1. Shuttle service provided to Amtrak, Megabus and Badger Bus depots for Thanksgiving break

Student Safety Programs will provide shuttles to Amtrak, Megabus, and Badger Bus depots Tuesday, Nov. 20, for students traveling home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shuttles will depart from the Public Safety Office, located at 749 N. 16th Street, starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and running every hour, on the hour until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, students can call 8-6363 to request a ride. Shuttles will also run ever hour on Wednesday, Nov. 21, until noon. Students should plan ahead to have luggage and belongings ready. On Sunday, Nov. 25, rides from Amtrak, Megabus, and Badger Bus depots back to campus, are available during regular LIMO hours, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Students should call 8-6363 to request a ride.

Students should note that Public Safety does not provide rides to or from the airport. While regular LIMOs (blue vans) will be running nightly during Thanksgiving Break periods, LIMO Expresses (white vans) will not run during the break.

In addition, Campus Connections will offer a motor coach route to the Twin Cities for students traveling home over Thanksgiving. The route will begin in Milwaukee and drop students off in Bloomington, Minn., making the following stops along the way: Eau Claire, Wis., La Crosse, Wis., Northfield, Wis., and Winona, Minn. For Thanksgiving break, the Campus Connections motor coach will depart the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will return students to campus Sunday, Nov. 25. Information regarding additional, ongoing Campus Connections services can be found online.

Marquette's pick-up and drop-off location will be in front of Raynor Memorial Libraries. Tickets can be purchased online and will include a box lunch, snacks, movies and wi-fi.

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2. Men's soccer hosting NCAA second-round match Sunday, women's team advances today

Men's soccer has received the No. 7 seed in the NCAA men's soccer championship tournament and will host a second-round match Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Valley Fields. The team will play the winner of the Western Illinois vs. Northwestern game. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for youth (ages 12 and under), seniors and visiting team students, and free for Marquette students with a valid student ID. Tickets are available by contacting the ticket office at 8-4668.

The women's team has advanced to the second round of the NCCA championship tournament with a win over Illinois State. They will face Princeton Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in Provo, Utah.

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3. No. 2 Marquette to host No. 7 Pittsburgh Friday in the Big East Volleyball Championship

The Marquette University women's volleyball team has clinched the No. 2 seed in the Big East Conference Championship for the first time in program history. The team will host No. 7 Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center.

The eight-team tournament will run Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Al McGuire Center. Sunday's title match will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.

Ticket prices for the weekend are as follows:

  • Friday, Nov. 16: $10 for adults, $5 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over) and free for children under two and students with a MUID
  • Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18: $7 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors and free for children under two students with a MUID
  • All-sessions pass: $20 for adults and $10 for youth and seniors

Bracket and game schedule information can be found online. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the ticket office at 8-4668.

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4. Theatre Arts Department presents The Women of Lockerbie

The Theatre Arts Department will showcase The Women of Lockerbie, which depicts a grieving mother searching for her son's remains seven years after the Pan Am 103 tragedy. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theatre:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.

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5. Screening of The Way for students interested in attending World Youth Day pilgrimage

Campus Ministry will host a screening of the film The Way, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Town East Lounge. The film tells the story of a father who travels overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El Camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Information about the World Youth Day pilgrimage and the Magis program will also be available at the event.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Contact Chelsea Casey, campus minister, to RSVP.

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6. Preparation session offered for Social Innovation Design Contest

In advance of the university's Social Innovation Design Contest Thursday, Dec. 6, an overview and preparation session will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Zilber Hall, 025.

A light breakfast will be served at the prep sessions. Winners of the Social Innovation Design Contest will receive up to $1,000 to attend the Ashoka Exchange Thursday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 23, in San Diego, and automatic entry in the Midwest Social Innovation Pitch Contest and the national Dell Social Innovation Challenge.

The Social Innovation Design Contest is sponsored by the Office of the Provost's Social Innovation Initiative. For more information or to participate, contact Elizabeth Wieland, office associate in University Advancement, at 8-0726, or Tyler Atkinson, president of Changemakers.

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7. Attend poster sessions on international research, forward thinking

The Office of International Education will host "Marquette International Research Poster Session," and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host "Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy," Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. This event provides the opportunity to learn about research projects and connect with faculty and students across the university.

A reception will follow the sessions from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Erin Folstad, director of project planning and development, at 8-3642.

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8. Miracle on Westowne Square will be held Dec. 2

The university will host Igniting Hope: Miracle on Westowne Square Sunday, Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent. The event will begin with an 8 p.m. Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU, concelebrated by President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Following the Mass, there will be a candlelight procession to Westowne Square, where there will be a tree lighting ceremony and blessing beginning at 9:15 p.m., concelebrated by Father Pilarz. The event will conclude with a reception in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, which will include cookies, hot cider and hot cocoa. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this event, meant to bring the campus community together to reflect and prepare for the winter season. 

For additional information, contact the Residence Hall Association at 8-5851.

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9. Pure Dance Marquette to hold showcase this weekend

Pure Dance Marquette will present its free showcase, "Kaleidoscope," Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Both shows will be held in the Weasler Auditorium.

For more information, contact Alexis Holbach.

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10. News Briefs to only be distributed Monday next week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, News Briefs will not be issued Thursday, Nov. 22. News Briefs will resume Monday, Nov. 26.

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11. Colloquium to address managing high risk behavior in veterans

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. Zeno Franco from the department of family medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin will present, "Community Engagement and Veteran Health: Developing a Sociotechnical Approach to Managing High Risk Behavior in Veterans."

For more information, contact the Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science at 8-7573.

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12. Philosophy workshop to focus on newer research in German philosophy

The Department of Philosophy will host a workshop, "Newer Research in German Philosophy: Innocence Cognition and Interest Transcendental Idealism Civil Religion," Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. A reception will follow the event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This workshop is funded by the Helen Way Klingler Fellowship Grant, and will take place in memoriam of Claudia Schmidt. For more information or to register for this free event, contact Sebastian Luft, associate professor of philosophy, at 8-5960, by Sunday, Nov. 18. A complete list of speakers and workshop topics can be found online.

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13. Christian Fellowship to hold annual church service

Christian Fellowship of Marquette will hold its annual church service Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 157. All are welcomed to participate in praise, worship and fellowship and end the semester with Christian Fellowship's theme of "Run CFM."

Additional information about the event can be found on the group's Facebook page.

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14. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Nov. 16. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Spin Class at 4 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Fitness at 1 p.m.
  • Zumba at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Hot Lunch Variety at noon
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 3 p.m.

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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