1. Some hours of operation change for spring break

Many departments and services have special hours of operation for spring break, March 10 to March 18. In addition, only the Monday, March 12 edition of News Briefs will be published next week.

Alumni Memorial Union
Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Campus Ministry
There will be no Campus Ministry-sponsored Masses on Sunday, March 11. Sunday Masses will resume on Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m.

Help Desk
Saturday, March 9 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 – Closed
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 16 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – Closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, March 9 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 – Closed
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – Closed
Sunday, March 18 – 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Friday, March 9 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18 – Closed

Rec Plex
Friday, March 9 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 16 – 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Friday, March 9 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 — noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 — noon to 4 p.m.

Student Health Services
Regular hours – Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
*Union Sports Annex hours are subject to change based on Marquette basketball games
Friday, March 9 — 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 — Closed
Monday, March 12 — 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 17 — Closed
Sunday, March 18 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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2. Vacant house watch available during spring break

Students living in off-campus houses with private entrances can register their properties with the Department of Public Safety for Vacant House Watch while they are away from campus during spring break. DPS officers will discreetly monitor the property periodically during their routine patrols of the neighborhood. Students must fill out the Vacant House Watch form and return it to the DPS office in Parking Structure 1, on 16th Street. Students are also encouraged to discontinue mail and newspaper service over extended absences and to activate alarm systems if they are available.

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3. Spring Break Blitz 2012 taking place tomorrow

Campus and community representatives including AAA, Department of Public Safety, US Bank and Peer Health Educators will be answering questions about staying healthy and safe during spring break at Spring Break Blitz 2012 on Tuesday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU. Free spring break survival kits will be given out. For additional information, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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4. Green Energy Summit to feature Marquette faculty and students

The 2012 Green Energy Summit will be held Wednesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 10, at the Frontier Airlines Center. Sponsored in part by Marquette University, the event will feature internationally-known speakers presenting current research and policies related to energy use and sustainability. Marquette faculty and students will give poster and speaker presentations, and Marquette’s electric eLIMO vehicle, which was converted from gasoline to electric power by Marquette students, will also be featured.

The full summit agenda and registration information can be found online. Registration for students is free.

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5. Learn about minor in entrepreneurship for non-business majors

John Peterson, instructor of entrepreneurship and adviser for the entrepreneurship minor will lead a lunchtime session on the benefits of a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business students Thursday, March 8, at noon in the 707 Building, 422.

Contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, at 8-7337 for additional information or to reserve a spot.

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6. Invisible Children will host screening of KONY 2012

Marquette’s chapter of Invisible Children will host a screening of KONY 2012, a movie about bringing Joseph Kony, a war criminal in Africa who has abducted more than 30,000 children to use as child soldiers, to justice. The screening will be held Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111. After the screening, Jane Oyella, a woman from Uganda, will speak about how the ongoing war there has impacted her life.

For additional information, contact Christina Fiocchi, president of Marquette’s chapter of Invisible Children.

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7. Hunger Clean-Up registration deadline is March 9

The registration deadline to volunteer at Hunger Clean-Up, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, is Friday, March 9. Participants volunteering as part of a team will need to enter their team name when registering. Participants can also register as an individual, and will be matched with other individual volunteers on the day of the event. More than 50 local agencies rely on the Marquette community to volunteer for projects identified as areas of need.

Long-sleeved Hunger Clean-Up volunteer t-shirts that say, “We are Marquette. We are Milwaukee.” are available for $10 in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. Proceeds are used to support local agencies through the Hunger Clean-Up day of service and grants that address issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness.

In addition, Hunger Clean-Up partner, Hunger Task Force, is participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s first annual Match Day, Thursday, March 8, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Any donation of $10 or more made online to Hunger Task Force on March 8 will be doubled. All donations will support Hunger Task Force’s Farm in Franklin, which grows more than 300,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables each year for Milwaukee’s hungry.

For additional information, contact Leslie LaBonte, coordinator for community service programs in the Office of Student Development, at 8-4327.

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8. Orientation staff applications due March 20

Orientation staff applications for group discussion leaders and program assistants for fall 2012 student orientation are due Tuesday, March 20. Applications, job descriptions, time commitments and deadlines can be found online. All interested students who will graduate after May 2012 are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact Julie Murphy, coordinator for new student programs, at 8-5769.

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9. Brain Awareness Week events held during March

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center and the Milwaukee chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will host several Brain Awareness Week 2012 events during March. These events are held to bring attention to neuroscience research being done locally and to share information with the general public. A lecture titled, “Neuroanatomy Activities and Lecture for High School Students and the General Public,” will be held Friday, March 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 016 and 087. Space is limited.

“Human Brain in Health and Disease,” a seminar presented by Marquette researchers, will be held Friday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. The seminar will cover aging and memory, and obesity and spinal cord injuries.

For additional information or to reserve a spot, contact Diane Novotny, program coordinator and instructor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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10. Recognizing abundance to be next topic of "Building a Better Milwaukee" series

The College of Professional Studies and the Cardinal Stritch Leadership Center will host the second of three “Building a Better Milwaukee” seminars that aim to use the power of communities to build a better Milwaukee for all citizens. “Recognizing Abundance in Milwaukee” will be held Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 3 p.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Speakers will include Sharon Adams, founder of Walnut Way Conservation Corporation, Christopher Boston, director of sustainable communities at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Dr. Michelle Bria, CEO of Journey House and Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call (414) 410-4646.

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11. RSVP for Milwaukee Servant Leadership Event

The College of Professional Studies is one of the sponsors for the Milwaukee Servant Leadership Event, Tuesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. James D. Hunter, author of The Servant Leader and The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle, will be the guest speaker.

Register online. Space is limited. For additional information, contact Cindy Lorentzen, marketing director in the College of Professional Studies, at 8-7465.

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12. Register by March 12 for free yoga classes

Free yoga classes will be offered on Friday, March 23, Friday, March 30 and Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Classes will be taught at the beginner level by Meg Galarza, owner and director of YogaOne Studio.

The deadline to register is March 12. Students may register for one class per day by contacting Lynne Shumow, curator of education and community outreach, at 8-5915.

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13. Lenten prayer service to be held Tuesday

The Marquette Community is invited to attend a “Tuesday Lenten Prayer” on Tuesday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. This short prayer service provides an opportunity to slow down and reflect upon the season of Lent.

This event is sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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14. Eastern Orthodox Vespers service will be held tomorrow

The Marquette chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) will host an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Tuesday, March 6, at 6:45 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritual and peaceful, filled with God's love in Christ through the Trinity. The service is open to the entire Marquette community.

The service is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of OCF. For more information, contact Rev. John D. Jones at 8-5938.

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