1. Marquette Law School Poll launches Jan. 25

The Marquette Law School Poll will present its first poll results on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. This is a part of the Law School's On the Issues series. Running throughout the year, the Poll will provide a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin.

The polling initiative is led by Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, and a nationally recognized expert in polling and voter analyses. Interested participants can RSVP online.

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2. FAFSA applications due Feb. 15

Marquette students must submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online by Feb. 15 for it to be processed and sent to Marquette by the March 1 priority deadline.

The student and one parent will need their own federal PINs to electronically sign the FAFSA. Go online to apply or reapply for a duplicate pin.

If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the March 1 priority deadline, financial aid will 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 8-4000.

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3. Departments of Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science, and Psychology to hold colloquiums

Qianchuan Chan He, Ph.D. candidate of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will present “Variable Selection in Meta-Analysis under High-Dimensional Settings” Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy 401 as part of a Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy 342.

The Department of Psychology will also hold a colloquium Thursday, Jan. 26, in Cramer 087 at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Michael McCrea, professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Longitudinal Perspective on Acute and Chronic Effects.”

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4. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 27, in Eckstein Hall. The session will cover admissions, financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and information from current students.

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

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5. McNair Scholars Program info session to be held

Undergraduates interested in applying to the McNair Scholars Program for the upcoming year should attend one informational session.

Sessions will be held:
• Wednesday, Jan. 25
• Thursday, Feb. 2
• Tuesday, Feb. 7
• Wednesday, Feb. 22

All sessions will be at 5 p.m. in the Raynor Conference Room, Beaumier Suite A.

Current McNair scholars will be available to share insights and provide an overview of the McNair experience. This program prepares eligible students for graduate study by providing a variety of services including research internships, GRE prep, funding to conferences and graduate school visits. All applications are due Friday, March 9.

For more information, call the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.

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6. Campus Ministry to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Campus Ministry will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The Mass will be held in St. Joan of Arc Chapel and will include a blessing of candles and a candlelight procession. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs at 8-0522.

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7. Non-club sports funding forms due tomorrow

The deadline for non-club sports Student Organization Funding is Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. in the MUSG office. Any non-club sports student organizations looking for funding to be used for events before March 23 must submit SOF paperwork.

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8. English Department group 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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9. Senior Speaker nominations are now being accepted

Nominations are being accepted for the undergraduate Senior Speaker for May graduation. Any student is invited to nominate a graduating senior who would provide an inspiring and insightful speech about their years on campus. The nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 4, and can be submitted online. All nominated students will be invited to submit an application. A selection committee, appointed by MUSG, will interview students, listen to proposed speeches and make a final recommendation to Father Pilarz. For additional information, contact MUSG Senior Speaker coordinator John Heflin.

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10. Applications due for Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Sophomore and junior students who have been actively involved in environmental work, Native American health or tribal policy, and plan a future in one of these fields are encouraged to apply for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship by Monday, Feb. 6.

The foundation anticipates awarding 80 merit-based scholarships of $5,000 and 50 honorable mention awards in 2012. For more information about the scholarship and to advance an application, contact Dr. Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology.

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11. 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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12. Win prizes by attending Career Services Center events

As a part of Career Services and Kohl’s Winter Career Kick-off, students who attend at least four CSC events in January and February will be registered in a drawing for prizes. The Reverse Career Fair, Kohl’s Retail Site Visit and Practice Interview Day all require students to register in advance.

Prizes include an iPad, MU Padfolios and $10 Qdoba Gift Cards. Winners will be notified when the drawing takes place on Thursday, March 1.

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13. Anonymous hotline available for reporting misconduct

Marquette University values its obligation to students, faculty, staff and the public to maintain the highest ethical standards. To help maintain those standards, the university has expanded the scope of EthicsPoint, the anonymous hotline for reporting activities that may constitute misconduct.

Originally established in 2006 as a resource for reporting financial misconduct, EthicsPoint can receive reports of misconduct about a variety of subjects, including academic integrity and ethics; athletics; human resource and personnel issues; information technology and medical; risk and safety matters; and financial information. The scope was expanded to implement an industry best practice that provides the university a way in which to be better informed about possible misconduct and compliance issues.

Marquette contracts with EthicsPoint to provide a secure server and toll-free hotline that are not operated by Marquette. This resource may be especially important for members of our community who feel uncomfortable discussing suspected misconduct with their colleagues or supervisors.
Individuals can report activities online or by calling 1-800-445-7068.

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14. Raynor Memorial Libraries offering RefWorks workshops

Raynor Memorial Libraries will be offering free RefWorks workshops for students and faculty. All sessions will be held in Raynor 227.

Sessions will be held:
• Tuesday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 1, noon to 1 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Participants will learn how to set up an account, how to export and manage citations, and produce a bibliography using one of hundreds of citation outputs, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian. Contact Rose Trupiano, librarian, at 8-5998.

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15. Milwaukee County Transit changes routes

Milwaukee County Transit will change, add and eliminate some routes, with all route changes taking effect Sunday, Jan. 29. Ride MCTS has information regarding changed, new and eliminated routes.

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16. Free Friday fitness classes begin tomorrow for spring semester

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Jan. 20. These are the first free Friday fitness classes of the semester.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Cardioblast at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Cardio Kickboxing at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

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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17. Group fitness classes begin next week

Registration for group fitness classes at the Rec Center and Rec Plex will begin next week. Registration for classes at the Rec Center begin Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m., and registration for classes at the Rec Plex begin Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m.

Participants must register at the facility in which the class will be held. A complete list of classes and registration information is available online.

Contact the group fitness office at 8-6979 or email Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, for more information.

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