1. Sportscaster Dick Enberg to reflect on life of Al McGuire in Axthelm Lecture

Renowned sports journalist Dick Enberg will deliver the 2012 Axthelm Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom. Enberg will reflect on the life of his longtime broadcast partner and legendary Marquette basketball coach, Al McGuire, as well as the five personal powers of communication that Enberg has used to entertain radio and television audiences worldwide.

Known for his versatility, 14-time Emmy Award winner Enberg has covered nearly every major sporting event since his debut on NBC in 1975. In 2000, he joined CBS Sports, and has lent his voice to the National Football League, college basketball, Major League Baseball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established to recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, former writer at the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and his sister, Bonnie, a former Media Networks and 3M executive. It awards one scholarship to a Marquette journalism student and brings notable journalists or executives to Marquette for the annual Axthelm lecture.

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2. FAFSA applications due Wednesday

Marquette students must complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to be considered for assistance. The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends having the FAFSA filed and submitted no later than Feb. 15, so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the March 1 priority deadline.

The student and one parent will need their own federal PIN numbers to electronically sign the FAFSA, which is completed and submitted online. Students can apply for a federal PIN or request a duplicate online.

If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the March 1 priority deadline, financial aid could be reduced or eliminated due to limited funding. Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the student's initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on CheckMarq. Questions can be directed to Marquette Central, 288-4000.

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3. Tickets available for Night of Chocolate, Feb. 18

Night of Chocolate will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. MUSG members will be passing out candy bars this week to promote the event. A select few candy bars will contain "golden tickets," which can be redeemed for two free tickets to Night of Chocolate. Tickets can also be purchased for $8 in the Brooks Lounge, on the lower level of the AMU, with a valid Marquette ID.

For more information, contact Derek Merten, MUSG programs vice president.

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4. Two-day program celebrating diversity at Marquette planned

The Department of Psychology is co-sponsoring a two-day program, Celebrating Diversity at Marquette University, on Feb. 24 and 25. The second annual, “Diversity Dialogue: A Panel Discussion on Cultural, Religious and Gender Diversity,” will be held Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, there will be an international buffet, dinner and dance in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Interested individuals must pick up a ticket from the Department of Psychology Office. Contact Sherri Lex at 8-7218 or go online for more information.

Additional co-sponsors include: Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate School, Office of Mission and Ministry, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Sodexo.

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5. Suicide prevention training offered by Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is offering QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in AMU, 254. This free training teaches participants how to get help for someone who is suicidal, and is open to the entire campus community. Contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172 to register.

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6. U.S. Court of Appeals judge to give Law School's Hallows Lecture

The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton will present, “Barnette, the Roosevelt Appointees, and the Progressive Embrace of Judicial Review,” for the Law School’s Hallows Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Judge Sutton will discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Board of Education v. Barnette, which held that the First Amendment protected students unwilling to salute the American flag on religious grounds, marked a turning point away from the progressive opposition to many forms of judicial review. Judge Sutton serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, is an adjunct professor of law at The Ohio State University and a lecturer on law at Harvard University.

Reserve your spot online by Feb. 22.

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7. Career Education Scholarships available for student organizations

The Career Services Center and Kohl’s Corporate are offering multiple Career Education Scholarships, designed to fund career education programming for registered student organizations. Programming events may include corporate site visits, networking events or educational speakers.

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24. Contact Kristen Adler, employer relations manager, at 8-5303 with questions.

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8. McNair Scholars to present research

The McNair Scholars Program and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will co-host a colloquium on Thursday, Feb. 23, at noon in Marquette Hall, 410. Two undergraduates from the McNair Scholars Program will present their research:

Devonique N. Small, sociology
Pepper in a Sea of Salt: Description on College Life by Black Undergraduate Students at a Predominantly White Private University

Cicely B. Hunter, history
Race and Identity: The Case of the Igbo People in the Americas

For more information, contact the McNair Scholars Program at 8-1771 or the Multicultural Center at 8- 7205. The McNair Colloquia series is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the McNair Scholars Program.

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9. Herman Cain's chief of staff goes "On the Issues" at Law School

Mark Block, chief of staff for former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, will be the next guest for the Law School’s "On the Issues" series with Mike Gousha, Thursday, Feb. 16, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., in Eckstein Hall.

A longtime Wisconsin political operative, Block will share his stories from the campaign trail, his perspective on the rise and fall of the Cain candidacy and his role in a low-budget campaign advertisement that went viral. Block will also discuss the state of the GOP nomination battle and his role in Cain’s latest political project.

Reserve a spot online.

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10. Student scholarship awards available

Several Marquette alumni organizations offer annual scholarship awards and are seeking applications. Students who meet the criteria for these awards are encouraged to apply. In some cases, a nomination from a Marquette faculty or staff member is also required. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.

AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — A $1,000 award for a senior woman, graduating in 2012 and enrolled full-time, who excels academically, demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee communities or her hometown community, and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. A faculty or staff nomination is required along with the student application, which is due Feb. 15.

The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) Scholarship — A $2,500 award for junior women beginning their senior year in Fall 2012 who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and demonstrated financial need. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

Ethnic Alumni Association Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship – Three awards of up to $2,000 each for students of color who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. At least one award will go to an Educational Opportunity Program student and one to a non-EOP student. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

Pedro Arrupe Award — A $2,500 scholarship for a junior in good standing who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., is enrolled full-time and is involved in service both in and beyond the Marquette community. A faculty or staff nomination is required along with the student application and essay, due March 23.

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11. Applications for student peacemaking grants due Friday

The Center for Peacemaking is accepting applications for Peacemaking Fellows grants, ranging from $200 to $2,000. Full-time Marquette students who want to explore the power of nonviolence are encouraged to develop a proposal to work independently or with existing peacemaking and/or development organizations. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 17.

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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12. Registration open for Marquette 5K pregame run/walk, March 3

The Department of Recreational Sports will host a 5K pregame run/walk before the Marquette vs. Georgetown men’s basketball game Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. outside of Todd Wehr Chemistry. Participants will run or walk the Marquette Mile three times, either as an individual or as a part of a team. The event is open to students, faculty and staff.

The registration fee is $5 per person and can be done at the main offices of the Helfaer Rec Center or the Rec Plex. Participants will receive a long sleeve gold t-shirt and refreshments following the run/walk. Early registration is encouraged, although walk-in registration will be available the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m.

Contact the Fitness Assessment Center at 8-5624 for additional information.

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13. Students can grant guest access to grades

Interested students can provide parents, guardians and others access to view their grades by setting up a guest account in CheckMarq. Students can give access to view mid-term and final grades, as well as Bursar and Financial Aid account information. Additional details are available online.

Log in to CheckMarq to set up guest access.

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14. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center hosting seminar

Dr. Kuei Y. Tseng, assistant professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, will give a presentation titled, “Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction,” on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.

This seminar is sponsored by the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center (INRC). The full schedule of the INRC’s spring seminar series is available online.

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15. Master printer James Reid to speak at Haggerty

Master printer at Gemini G.E.L., James Reid, will present a lecture titled, “Ink on Paper: How it Gets There,” about his collaborations with artists Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Mr. Reid will also give print demonstrations at a cocktail party benefitting the Haggerty’s education programs and exhibitions on Friday, Feb. 17, at RedLine Milwaukee, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 per person at the door. Reserve a spot online or contact Mary Dornfeld at 8-7290.

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16. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 17, in Eckstein Hall. The session will cover admissions, financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and perspectives from current students.

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. and will last approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Register online.

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17. Get the word out with News Briefs

Marquette publishes its electronic News Briefs newsletter to keep Marquette students, faculty and staff informed about university-related news. News Briefs is published every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks, when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest-priority notices, as determined by university leadership, are also sent periodically.

Submit items for consideration online and contact Lynn Sheka, university communication manager in the Office of Marketing and Communication, at 8-6712 with questions.

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