1. MUSG election packets for 2012-13 positions available

Election packets for students interested in running for MUSG senate, vice president or president positions are currently available. Election packets can be picked up in the MUSG office in AMU 133 or downloaded online.

For questions, contact Trent Carlson, MUSG executive vice president.

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2. Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind to discuss challenges facing the nation

Rep. Ron Kind, a Democrat representing western Wisconsin, will discuss his career in public service and the major issues the United States faces as part of the Law School’s “On the Issues” series with Mike Gousha on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Kind has represented Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District since 1996 and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Medicare, Social Security and international trade. He is a graduate of Harvard University, the London School of Economics and the University of Minnesota Law School.

Reserve a spot online.

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3. Soccer player Natalie Kulla named top BIG EAST female scholar-athlete

Former Marquette University soccer standout Natalie Kulla has been named the 2011-12 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Kulla graduated from Marquette in December 2011 with a 3.56 grade-point average as a civil engineering major. Kulla will receive a $4,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. The St. Louis native is currently pursuing a graduate degree in sustainability at St. Louis University.

Kulla completed her career in 2011 as one of the top goalkeepers in BIG EAST history. She is a two-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and the holder of Marquette’s single-season (16) and career (43) shutout records. She had a school-record 0.74 goals-against average in her career and ranks second on the school’s career wins (58) and minutes (7835:04) charts. Kulla helped the Golden Eagles to three consecutive BIG EAST American Division titles and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

Aside from her academic and athletic accomplishments, Kulla was also active with a number of community service efforts.

More information on Kulla’s accomplishments and the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award can be found online.

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4. Raynor Memorial Libraries holding research competition

The 15th annual Maria Dittman Library research competition is accepting submissions through Friday, March 9. The competition recognizes the importance of library research in academia and offers a $200 prize in three categories: freshman and sophomore, junior and senior and graduate and professional papers. Submissions must be A-grade papers written during the fall 2011 semester at Marquette. Full submission details and the entry form are now available.

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5. Deadline to start a new student organization is Feb. 17

Students interested in starting a new student organization before the end of the 2011-12 academic year must submit a completed Request to Organize form by Friday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m. The form is also available in the Office of Student Development in AMU, 121.

To be considered, the Request to Organize form must be completed in its entirety, including the signatures of at least five interested students. Upon receiving the Request to Organize Form, the Office of Student Development will work with each group to outline a timeline for approval. However, submission of the proper paperwork according to the deadline above does not guarantee that the organization will be approved prior to the end of the academic year.

Please contact Lynsy Yoder, graduate assistant for student organizations, with additional questions.

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6. Civil Rights Pilgrimage applications are being accepted

Multicultural Affairs, in the Office of Student Development, is accepting applications to attend the 2012 Civil Rights Pilgrimage, from Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17. This is an opportunity for students to explore key locations central to the Civil Rights Movement and to discover their impact. This year’s pilgrimage will take students to:

  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Selma, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • Memphis, Tenn.

An information session will be held Monday, Feb. 13, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in AMU, 121. The trip is $200 and includes transportation, lodging and attraction costs. Final payment for the trip is due Monday, Feb. 20, by 5 p.m.

More information on the trip and how to apply can be found online. For additional questions, contact Multicultural Affairs at 8-7205.

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7. Aspin Center hosting session about interning in Washington, D.C., tonight

The Les Aspin Center for Government will hold an information session tonight, Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Raynor Libraries’ Beaumier Suites B&C.

The Aspin Center offers students a chance to live, work and learn in Washington, D.C., for a semester or summer session. Internships are available for all majors. Materials will also be available on the Les Aspin Center’s local initiative, in which students are placed in legislative internships in Milwaukee.

Applications for the summer and fall 2012 sessions are due Monday, March 19.

For more information, contact the Les Aspin Center Marquette office at 8-7446.

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8. Master printer James Reid to speak at Haggerty

Master printer at Gemini G.E.L., James Reid, will speak about his collaborations with artists Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum. His presentation is in conjunction with the collection, Inevitable Finality, the Gemini G.E.L. Prints, which is currently featured at the Haggerty and presents all 25 lithographs Guston created in the last months of his life.

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9. Informational session to be held on sophomore Living Learning Communities

Current freshmen interested in learning more about Living Learning Communities within sophomore residence halls should attend the Office of Residence Life’s Housing Fair on Wednesday, February 15, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in various rooms in the AMU.

Attendees will learn about the features and sign-up process for the Performing Arts Living Learning Community and the Dorothy Day Social Justice Living Learning Community.

For additional information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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10. Nominations for outstanding female staff due tomorrow

Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Student Development is seeking nominations for the third annual Golden Roses: A Tribute to the Women at Marquette. Golden Roses is a celebration recognizing female staff, faculty and administrators for their contributions toward supporting underrepresented students in the campus community.

More information about Golden Roses and the nomination form can be found online. Nominations can be made by any Marquette community member and must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 10. For additional questions, contact Multicultural Affairs at 8-7205.

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11. Love Your Body Week events begin Monday

The Center for Health Education and Promotion will sponsor the 14th annual “Love Your Body Week: Celebrate EveryBODY!” Monday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17. Events during the week are intended to recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Month and provide interactive education about positive body image, self-esteem and overall wellness. A list of events taking place throughout the week can be found online.

The Great Jeans Giveaway clothing drive will also take place throughout the week. The Marquette community is encouraged to drop off new or gently-used jeans, dress pants and workout pants. Collection bins will be located throughout campus; all donated items will be given to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee.

For additional questions, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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12. Marquette Wind Ensemble concert "Latin and Jazz Spectacular"

The Marquette Wind Ensemble will hold a concert, “Latin and Jazz Spectacular,” Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature Latin and Jazz genres and a premiere piece of Martin Ellerby’s “Cinnamon Concerto.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

More information is available online or by contacting Erik Janners, director of music, at 8-7125.

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13. Bus trip to DePaul for women's basketball game

Students are invited to cheer on the women’s basketball team as they play DePaul University Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at McGrath Arena in Chicago. The bus will depart the Al McGuire Center at 10:30 a.m. and return there immediately after the game. Students can purchase tickets online.

For more information, contact the ticket office at 8-4668.

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14. Celebrate National Marquette Day at the Annex

All students are welcome at the Union Sports Annex Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate National Marquette Day. There will be free food, face painting, Marquette Nation t-shirts for the first 100 students and other giveaways. A free shuttle to the men’s basketball game against Cincinnati will be provided beginning at 12:30 p.m.

For any questions, contact Jennilee Schlinsky, engagement officer, at 8-7661.

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15. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Feb. 10. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.

• Kickboxing at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Variety Aerobics at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Cardio dance at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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