1. 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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2. Marquette Colleges Against Cancer hosting bowling tournament

The Marquette chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will host a "Spare a Pair" bowling tournament to raise awareness for breast cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Union Sports Annex. Teams of up to six students can sign up to bowl for an hour and a half for $50. Twelve teams will compete against each other at a time. Team scores will be tallied and the winning team will receive a grand prize.

Participants will receive a Colleges Against Cancer t-shirt and bracelet. Register online, and contact Ben Hofman, co-director of publicity for Marquette's chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, with questions.

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3. New features added to MU Career Manager

Career Services Center has made enhancements to the career management system, MU Career Manager. New features include:

All students automatically have an account
Students log in using CheckMarq/eMarq username and password
Search for internships and full-time positions locally and nationally with new partners
Network with existing LinkedIN contacts

Students can verify their existing MU Career Manager profile by logging in using their CheckMarq/eMarq username and password and making any updates to their accounts. New accounts can be created with a profile and uploaded resume, and are activated and approved within two business days. Tips on writing resumes and cover letters are also available.

The new features for MU Career Manager were made possible by the Kohl's Corporation.

Students who log on to MU Career Manager now through Wednesday, Feb. 29, are automatically registered for an iPad drawing. The winner will be contacted after March 1.

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4. Monitor university communications for weather-related closings

In the event of a weather-related closing, students, faculty and staff will be notified by e-mail and, for those registered, by text messaging and Twitter. Local media will be notified of any closing, and Marquette.edu will also post information.

To receive the text message, students should enter their cell phone number in the "Personal Information" section of CheckMarq and keep it updated. Instructions are online.

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5. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center hosting seminar

Dr. Chris Olsen, assistant professor in the Neuroscience Research Center at Medical College of Wisconsin, will give a presentation titled, "Shedding Light on Addiction: Using Operant Sensation Seeking to Study Motivated Behavior," on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 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. For additional information, contact the INRC at 8-7329.

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6. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues next Friday

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host "Mitochondrial Potassium Channels in C. Elegans and Mice?" Friday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Keith Nehrke, associate professor at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry, will lead the seminar. The event is hosted by Dr. Allison Abbott, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar, beginning at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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7. Pre-registration for Marquette 5K pregame run/walk ends Feb. 27

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 pre-registration can be done at the main offices of the Helfaer Rec Center or the Rec Plex until Monday, Feb. 27. All participants who pre-register will receive a gold long sleeve t-shirt. Pre-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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8. Spirit Shop hat sales benefit military veterans

The Marquette Spirit Shop is participating in a national program called Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a program that builds support and funds for soldiers and veterans seeking medical treatment in VA medical centers. Two officially-licensed Marquette hats are now available in the Spirit Shop, priced from $18 to $24.

For more information, contact Jim Graebert, senior director of merchandising and licensing in the Spirit Shop, at 8-3050.

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