1. Webinar to discuss Massive Open Online Courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center will sponsor "Learning and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)," a two-day stop-in webinar that will address how MOOCs have captured the attention of millions of learners, higher education stakeholders and the public media. Is it all simply hype, or might there by something to be learned/gained from the MOOC mania? The webinar will be shown on large screens for two drop-in sessions, which will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, 320B
  • Thursday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, 320A

A complete agenda for the webinar can be found online. RSVP online or by contacting Karina Mendoza, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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2. Career Services Center to host strengths-based education training

The Marquette University Career Services Center will host a Strengths Educator for Higher Education training Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This training is open to all faculty and staff members who are interested in learning more about strengths-based development and how to incorporate a strengths-based education into work with students.

Registration is available online until Friday, April 26. The cost of the event is $175 per person. For more information, contact Laura Kestner, director of the Career Services Center, at 8-7424.

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3. Men's basketball Sweet 16 send-off event is tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

The Marquette University men's basketball team defeated the Butler Bulldogs 74-72 Saturday night to advance to its third straight Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 3-seeded Golden Eagles will take on the No. 2-seeded Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, March 28, at 6:15 p.m. CT, in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

Members of the campus community will send off the team in grand fashion outside of the Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th Street, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. The Marquette band, cheerleaders and Golden Eagle mascot will be at the event.

The Union Sports Annex, located at 16th Street and Wells Street, will open at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, and will host a viewing party for the 6:15 p.m. tipoff with fan giveaways, raffle prizes and a T-shirt toss.

Ticket and NCAA Tournament travel information can be found online.

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4. Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee hosting final office hours Wednesday

The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee co-chairs will host their final office hours of the semester Wednesday, March 27, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU, 233.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Laura Hagan, office assistant in the Office of the University Architect, at 8-4439.

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5. Deadline to apply for Women's and Gender Studies fellowships extended to April 2

The Women's and Gender Studies program is seeking proposals for four research fellowships to be awarded to faculty and undergraduate students. Two collaborative research fellowships will be awarded to faculty and undergraduate student teams for research to be performed in the summer and fall of 2013 related to gender and/or sexuality. In addition, two undergraduate summer research fellowships will be awarded for undergraduate research related to gender and/or sexuality, performed under the supervision of a faculty member during the summer of 2013.

Students and faculty in all disciplines and colleges are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students must be undergraduates who will be enrolled at Marquette in the fall of 2013. All fellowship recipients will be expected to present their research to the campus community at a formal event in November. Contact Carla Hay, associate professor of history, at 8-7150, for an application. Applications are due by Friday, March 27.

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6. Seminar to address conceptions of the body in the 14th century

The Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will present, "Some Conceptions of Body in the 14th Century," Thursday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. in AMU, 252. Dr. Henrik Lagerlund, associate professor and chair of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, will deliver the lecture.

For additional information, contact Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy, at 8-5649.

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7. Children needed for Physical Therapy Program research study

The Physical Therapy Program is seeking children ages 12-17 for 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. Participants will receive a free evaluation of physical fitness and body composition and will also be compensated for their time with gift cards.

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. This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

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8. Discount available for Marquette boys basketball camps

Registration is now open for Marquette summer basketball camps for boys. Three different week-long sessions will be offered Monday through Friday for the following dates: June 24-28, July 22-26, and July 28- Aug. 2. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, and all camps are held on Marquette's campus. Please visit the camp website for specific age limitations.

Activities will focus on individual skill development, league games, camp contests and team play. The cost is $275 per camp, but a $25 discount is available for children directly related to an individual employed by Marquette University. Registration is required and space is limited.

For more information, contact the Men's Basketball Office at 8-5937.

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9. Public Safety to offer self-defense class tonight

The Department of Public Safety will offer a self-defense class Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in AMU, 227. An additional class will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in AMU, 163.

For additional information, contact Joseph Secanky, public safety officer, at 8-6800.

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10. Sign up to participate in Colleges Against Cancer's Relay for Life

The Marquette chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will host Relay for Life, from 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, to Sunday, April 14, at 2 a.m. at the Helfaer Recreation Center. Themed "Super Heroes," the event will feature food, games and activities throughout the night while participants take turns walking around the track.

Team sign-ups are now available online. Relay for Life is the biggest annual fundraiser sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society. Funds raised go toward helping advance cancer research and treatments.

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11. Monthly Masses in Law School Chapel resume Wednesday

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the Marquette University Law School Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall during the spring semester. The next Mass for the spring semester will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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12. Graduate School to host open house April 4

The annual Graduate School Spring Open House will take place Thursday, April 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. This event is open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a graduate program represented by the Graduate School.

RSVP online by Monday, April 1. For more information, contact Jessica Matthews, Graduate School admissions coordinator, at 8-4792.

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13. Participate in traditional Arab Henna wedding ceremony

The Arab and Muslim Women's Research and Resource Institute, the Office of International Education and the Wisconsin Humanities Council will host a traditional Arab Henna wedding ceremony Saturday, April 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in AMU, 227. This ceremony will honor Alexander Fabrizio, Arts and Sciences '13, and his fiancÚ, Rochelle Christensen, Arts and Sciences '12. Henna night is a popular celebration in Arab culture, wherein the bride and groom, along with their family and friends, celebrate the upcoming wedding by wearing traditional embroidered dresses and joining in a night of festivities, music, folk dance, songs and ceremonial feasts.

Formal attire is not required, and gifts are not expected. All attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday, April 3, to Dr. Enaya Othman, visiting professor of foreign languages and literatures, at 8-5716.

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