1. Register for annual Functional Neuroscience Symposium

The College of Health Sciences is holding its annual Functional Neuroscience Symposium on Friday, July 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall. The symposium is a series of lectures by faculty neuroscientists studying topics ranging from stress and addiction to brain and spinal cord trauma to novel treatments for neuromotor and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Registration costs $50, and participants can choose to attend up to four of the eight presentations. To register, contact the College of Health Sciences at 8-5053.

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2. Social Innovation Initiative to host Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge on Aug. 15

The Social Innovation Initiative will host round three of the Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge this summer. This challenge provides an opportunity for students and aspiring entrepreneurs to submit a business model that will have a social or environmental impact. Up to five teams/individuals will be selected to present their idea in the Brady Midwest Regional Championship on Aug. 15. Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be shared among the three final winners.

Business model ideas must be submitted by Monday, July 29, at noon. The competition timeline and additional details are available online. Registration can also be completed online. For additional information, contact Elise Chapman, special project manager for the Social Innovation Initiative, at 8-4990.

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3. Celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on July 31

The Office of Mission and Ministry invites the campus community to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on Wednesday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The Mass will celebrate the life and ministry of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, who died July 31, 1556. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president of mission and ministry and associate director of the Faber Center, will preside at Mass.

A luncheon reception and a performance by the St. Patrick's Children's Choir will follow in Westowne Square.

Register online to attend the Mass and celebration. For additional information, contact Brigid Alba, assistant to the vice president of mission and ministry, at 8-1794.

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4. Training sessions available for new version of D2L

Desire2Learn, the university's course management system, has been upgraded to Version 10. While most of the features and functions remain, there are some significant enhancements to the visual display. A variety of training dates are scheduled throughout the summer to familiarize users with these changes and to assist with course building. The July training sessions are scheduled for Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, July 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

View the full list of training dates and register for training sessions online.

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5. Register for AMUW's fall book club

The Association of Marquette University Women will host its annual fall book club Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite. Join Chitra Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing, for an evening of conversation surrounding her book, which is the selection for the 2013 First Year Reading Program. One Amazing Thing chronicles the personal stories told by nine strangers as they cope together during the aftermath of an earthquake.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Rachelle Shurn, advancement associate, at 8-4765.

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6. Children needed for physical therapy study

The Department of Physical Therapy is looking for children, ages 12-17, to participate in a research study examining the effects of physical fitness and body composition on pain reports. Participants will take part in three research sessions ranging from 60-90 minutes each, and will receive a free evaluation of physical fitness and body composition. Participants will be compensated with gift cards.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. Parents and legal guardians of children who are interested in participating in the study should contact Dr. Marie Bement, associate professor of physical therapy, at 8-6738 or Stacy Stolzman, physical therapy graduate assistant, at 8-6085. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

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7. Marquette in the News delivers university media coverage to your inbox

The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University. OMC distributes via e-mail a collection of the top news stories about Marquette and members of the university community every Thursday afternoon. Marquette community members who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail Marquette in the News.

Past issues of Marquette in the News can be found on the University News Center.

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