1. 2012-2013 tuition announced

Undergraduate tuition at Marquette University will increase $1,410 next year to $32,810.

In a letter to parents, Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., said that “affordability, accessibility and debt loads among students and parents remain the university’s primary concerns.” Underscoring this promise, Pilarz wrote, “I am committed to ensuring that Marquette University forever remains true to its mission of being an engine of opportunity for all. To achieve this, we will continue to be fiscally responsible, grow our endowment and raise funds specifically to increase financial aid.”

More than 90 percent of Marquette undergraduates receive some form of financial aid each year, and the university’s institutional aid totals more than $90 million.

Room and board rates will increase an average of 3 percent. The Student Activity Fee remains the same; however, the annual fee for student health will increase $12 to $284. Per-credit and annual tuition rates for graduate and professional programs also increased.

The new 2012-2013 rate guide, which includes detailed room and board rates, is posted on Marquette Central.

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2. U.S. HUD secretary to hold town hall discussion at Marquette Jan. 26

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will host a town hall discussion with Marquette University students Thursday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballroom.

Sponsored by the Marquette University Student Government, the event is part of a series of university visits White House and Obama Administration officials are conducting following President Obama’s State of the Union address tomorrow night.

During the event, HUD Secretary Donovan will give brief remarks about the President’s State of the Union address and recent initiatives forged by President Obama to help students. The town hall, moderated by MUSG President Joey Ciccone, a senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and an international relations major, will conclude with a question and answer period involving the university student body.

Because space is limited, faculty, staff and students need to register through MUSG’s website. On the registration form, there is a space to submit questions for Secretary Donovan to respond to during the event.

Faculty, staff and students will need to show their Marquette ID when they check in.

Staff with questions about the event can contact MUSG at musg.president@marquette.edu or 414-288-7416.

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3. 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 AMU Ballroom. 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 students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. A reception will follow.

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4. W-2 forms for 2011 are now available

Annual W-2 tax forms for student employees are now available online via MyJob. Select "MU Employee Self Service," "Personal Actions," "Employee W-2" and "Start."

Printing the W-2 from this webpage is an acceptable copy for attaching to annual tax returns. Use the printer icon below the words "Select Organization/year," not the printer icon on your browsers, to print the form.

Some users may need to adjust their Acrobat settings to access the W-2 forms. Instructions for doing this are on the MyJob log-in page or call the Help Desk at 8-7799 for assistance.

Traditional paper forms will also be mailed to permanent home addresses. The post office asks users to allow up to 10 days to receive the W-2 forms in the mail.

See the Office of the Comptroller for more information.

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5. Marquette Law School Poll launches Jan. 25

The first results of the Marquette Law School Poll will be the subject of the next On the Issues with Mike Gousha, Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Running monthly throughout the year, the Marquette Law School Poll will provide a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin during this historic election year.

The polling initiative is led by Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, and a nationally recognized expert in polling and voter analysis. Mike Gousha and other faculty in the Law School and across campus will also provide context and analysis throughout the year. Interested participants can RSVP online.

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6. Interpersonal violence awareness in Native American communities to be discussed

The Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, Multicultural Affairs and the Native American Student Association will cosponsor a Soup for Substance focusing on “Interpersonal Violence Awareness and Solutions: Perspectives on Healing from the Native American Community,” Wednesday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157.

Data from the Department of Justice indicate that Native American women disproportionately experience violence compared to other groups. This event will feature a panel of experts whose passion it is to stem this cycle of violence, provide support for women in need and honor the life giving force of all humanity.

More information on the event and a complete list of panelists can be found online.

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7. Manager's meetings for spring intramurals to be held

The manager’s meetings for intramural spring sports will take place throughout the week. The 5-on-5 basketball meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 26, meetings will be held for dodgeball and inner tube water polo at 4 p.m., indoor volleyball at 4:30 p.m. and indoor soccer at 5 p.m.

A complete list of spring intramurals manager’s meetings can be found online. Contact the intramural office at 8-1558 with more questions.

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8. 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, with a reception following at 7 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Barney’s collection The Europeans, an intimate look at wealthy Europeans through the eyes of the American photographer, is on display at the Haggerty.

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9. Dance Inc. auditions to be held

Dance Inc. will hold auditions Sunday, Jan. 29, at noon in the Varsity Theatre for the Spring Showcase.  Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. for new members.  There will be a group warm-up at 11:30 a.m. Dancers of all styles and skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Dance Inc.

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10. Public Safety offering self-defense classes

The Department of Public Safety will be offering self-defense classes throughout the semester.

Classes will be held at 5 p.m. on:
• Monday, Jan. 30
• Tuesday, Feb. 28
• Monday, March 26
• Wednesday, April 11

All classes will be held in AMU 157. Contact Joseph Secanky, public safety officer, at 8-4247 for more information.

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11. Monthly Masses in Law School Chapel begin Jan. 24

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the Law School’s St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall during the spring semester.

Masses will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on:
• Tuesday, Jan. 24
• Tuesday, Feb. 28
• Tuesday, March 27
• Tuesday, April 24

All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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