1. Father Pilarz will deliver first Presidential Address Jan. 24

Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will deliver his first Presidential Address on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Father Pilarz is expected to share what he has learned during his first six months and begin sharing his vision for the future of the university. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. A reception will follow.

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2. FAME sponsoring book swap

Friends and Alumni of Marquette English will host a book swap on the second floor of the AMU Sunday, Jan. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring gently used or new books to share and swap. Textbooks will not be part of the book swap. Participants can take home up to half of what they provide, up to five books. Remaining books will go to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and Sojourner Truth Family House. For more information, contact the Department of English at 8-7179.

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3. Spring 2012 classroom assignments posted

Classroom assignments for the spring semester are now posted in CheckMarq. Students who cannot locate where a course is meeting should contact the department offering the course.

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4. Performance added for If You Take a Mouse to School due to popular demand

A performance of If You Take a Mouse to School has been added for Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. Based on the book by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, If You Take a Mouse to School tells the hilarious tale of a little mouse that creates a big commotion. A mouse will ask for a lunch box and anything else he can get his paws on, and cause trouble from the science fair to the playground and from the lunchroom to the school bus.

This Marquette Theatre Arts performance is part of Theatre for Young Audiences. Performances take place in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online or by contacting the theatre box office at 8-7504.

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5. Update personal contact information in university records

All students are encouraged to update their personal contact information via CheckMarq. The university needs an updated address and telephone number, preferably a mobile number, for each student. This information is used by university staff to contact students in emergencies and for vital university business.

Students should log on to CheckMarq, scroll to the "Personal Information" section and update their information by Tuesday, Jan. 24, and continue to do so whenever they have a change of address or phone number.

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6. Photographer to lecture on collection of European photos

Photographer Tina Barney will present “Survey,” a lecture about her photography, Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. A reception will follow at 7 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum. The Europeans, an intimate look at wealthy Europeans through Barney’s eyes, is on display at the Haggerty Museum.

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7. Interviewing to be discussed at career luncheon

“Interviewing” is the topic for the Career Services Center’s monthly Powered by Kohl’s luncheon series, On the Road to Your Career, Friday, Jan. 20, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in AMU 157.

This luncheon is sponsored by Kohl’s Corporation and features Career Services counselors and a Kohl’s professional.

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8. Notification of FERPA rights

Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights at the beginning of each term.

Go online to review the annual FERPA notification and contact Marquette Central at 8-4000 for more information.

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9. Formal Recruitment registration open for Panhellenic Association

The Panhellenic Association of Marquette University has opened registration for their Spring Formal Recruitment. Membership in a sorority provides opportunities for leadership, service and academic excellence.

Full-time undergraduate female students of Marquette, with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and 12 completed credits or approved transfer status, are eligible for recruitment. The deadline to register is Jan. 22, 2012.

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10. Rec Plex swim classes begin Jan. 17

Registration for Rec Plex swim lessons is now open. Swim lessons for children will be held Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 17. Adult swim lessons will be held on Saturdays starting Jan. 21.

Various classes are offered:
· Levels one to six, Introduction to Water Skills through Swimming and Skill Proficiency;
· Tiny Tots and Wee Folks, for children six months to six years old. This program is designed to encourage water adjustment skills and develop basic swimming skills.
· Adult Swim Lessons;
· Private and Semi-Private Lessons, available for children and adults. A minimum of two swimmers is required for semi-private lessons.

Registration for all lessons must be done at the Rec Plex and cannot be completed over the phone. The cost is $40 for members and $46 for non-members. Enrollment is limited. All sessions have a minimum number of spaces that must be filled in order to offer the class, and classes may be combined to accommodate these requirements. Payment must be made at the time of registration, and a liability waiver must be completed before a child or minor can participate in the program.

Questions can be directed to John Kratzer, Rec Plex general manager, at 8-7778.

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11. Gesu Parish holding blood drive and chili meal

The Church of the Gesu will hold a Blood Drive and Chili Fest Monday, Jan. 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fr. Herian Hall at Gesu Parish Center. Registration can be done online, and walk-ins will be welcome. Participants can enjoy a meal of homemade chili varieties and whole grain breads after donating blood.

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