1. Social Innovation Initiative to host Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge 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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2. College of Health Sciences to host Student Research Day on July 26

The College of Health Sciences will host a poster session Friday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Cramer Hall, 016, where 36 students from the College of Health Sciences will share their work. The poster session is being held as part of Student Research Day, a culmination of the college's Summer Research Program, which offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn first-hand about biomedical research through an intensive, 10-week experience. Since it was established in 2003, more than 200 students have participated in the program, which gives students the opportunity to be involved year-round in research. More information, including a schedule of events, can be found online.

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3. Undergraduate research joint poster session will be held July 30

The McNair Scholars, along with the departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, will host a joint poster session Tuesday, July 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cudahy Hall atrium. More than 50 undergraduate students will present the results of their summer research projects at the poster session.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Blumenthal, associate professor of biological sciences, at 8-6270.

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4. College of Professional Studies to hold information session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate information session for prospective adult students Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 414. Information to be presented will include: accelerated eight-week bachelor's degree programs; Saturday, weeknight, blended and online course offerings; the application process and financial aid opportunities.

Register online or by calling 8-3153.

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5. Office of Residence Life looking for volunteers for Arrival Day

The Office of Residence Life is looking for volunteers to help welcome students to campus. Arrival day for freshmen is Wednesday, Aug. 21, and arrival day for sophomores is Saturday, Aug. 24. Volunteers can work as greeters, assist with administrative tasks or volunteer to help students move into their rooms. There is no minimum or maximum time commitment.

For more information or to sign up, contact Rick Arcuri, associate dean for administration in the Office of Residence Life, at 8-7208.

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6. Join former students at Alumni Reunion Weekend

All faculty and staff are invited to reconnect with former students during Alumni Reunion Weekend Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28. This annual celebration features a variety of events for alumni, and will include affinity celebrations for the Clinical Laboratory Science 75th Anniversary, Dental Hygiene All-Class Reunion, engineering fraternities, Ethnic Alumni Association, Friars of Phi Kappa Theta and Student Safety Programs 25th Anniversary. Highlighted events include:

  • Block Party: Saturday, July 27, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Central Mall Food, beverages and music will be provided at this pay-as-you-go event. There will also be activities for children.

  • Marquette Fest: Saturday, July 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Westowne Square Alumni from any class year are invited to this inaugural street festival. Each decade will have its own "decade-themed" cash-bar, and complimentary snacks, as well as music from Milwaukee-native The 5 Card Studs will be provided.

A complete schedule of events can be found online. Registration can also be completed online.

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7. Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

Registration is now open for the 35th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 14. More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8K run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $14 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds. There is a $25 registration cost for walkers and a $30 registration for runners, which includes a t-shirt. Register online as an individual or with a Marquette team by Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. For more information about joining the Marquette University team or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of the AMU, at 8-3129.

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8. Subjects needed for physical therapy research

The Department of Physical Therapy is looking for people with type 2 diabetes and healthy adults 40 years of age or older to participate in exercise science and physical therapy research. Compensation will be provided for participants.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. Those interested in participating should contact Bonnie Schlinder-DeLap, research assistant, at 8-6674.

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9. Spirit Shop holding sale on clearance merchandise

The Marquette Spirit Shop is holding a 50-percent off sale on already reduced clearance clothing and gifts, while supplies last. For additional information, contact the Spirit Shop at 8-3050.

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