1. Grades will be available May 14 at 5 p.m.

Grades will be posted Tuesday, May 14, at 5 p.m. in CheckMarq. Students and those who have been given guest access to grades will not have access to view grades and unofficial transcripts in CheckMarq from Thursday, May 9, at 4:30 p.m. to Tuesday, May 14, at 5 p.m. This will give the Office of the Registrar time to post grades and run necessary reports for the colleges and schools.

Students are expected to read their Marquette email Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, for academic censure decisions. The deadline for academic appeals is Monday, May 20.

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2. Complete course evaluations for a chance to win an iPad

Spring 2013 course evaluations are available through Sunday, May 5. Students who complete evaluations for all of their classes will be entered into a drawing to win a new iPad. The online course evaluation system, MOCES, is also available as a mobile-friendly page for students who wish to complete evaluations on their mobile devices.

Course evaluations are used by Marquette to review classes and instructors, with the primary goal of improving the quality of both. Responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with a response. For additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, visit the MOCES website.

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3. Office of Residence Life wins national award

The Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities has named the Office of Residence Life's Dorothy Day Social Justice Living-Learning Community as one of the winners for the 2013 Mission Integration Project. The intent of this annual ASACCU project is to highlight model practice programs in various student life areas that articulate Catholic identity as an integral part of a student life program. Dr. Jim McMahon, associate vice president and dean of residence life, will receive the award at the ASACCU Annual Conference in July.

The Dorothy Day social justice initiative is organized to introduce and integrate mission-driven academic and social learning in a residence hall setting through faculty involvement, with the goal of an enriched learning experience for all participants.

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4. Stress reduction activities, pet therapy offered before finals week

The Counseling Center, MUSG and Student Health Service will offer a variety of stress-reduction activities Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 3 p.m. in the front of the AMU. Activities will include pet therapy, chair massages and Frisbee; free popcorn will also be provided. In the event of rain, the event will take place in the entrance of Raynor Memorial Libraries.

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5. University mourns the loss of Dr. Ralph Brownlee

The university mourns the loss of Dr. Ralph Brownlee, professor emeritus of marketing, who passed away April 24. Dr. Brownlee had been a professor at the university since 1949. A visitation will be held Monday, April 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Eugene's Catholic Church, 7600 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Audrey and Ralph Brownlee Faculty Research Endowment Fund at Marquette University, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., 53233, or the Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., 53211.

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6. Third installment of Last Lecture Series to be held Thursday

The Honors Program Student Council and the Arts and Sciences Student Council will host the third installment of its Last Lecture Series Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Dr. John Curran, professor of English, will deliver "Remember to Think: An Arthurian Valediction." Refreshments will be provided, and a question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

This free event is open to all members of the Marquette community. For additional information, contact the Honors Program at 8-7516.

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7. Colloquium to address advances in the synthesis and sequencing of glycosaminoglycans

The Department of Chemistry Spring 2013 Colloquium Series will host "Advances in the Synthesis and Sequencing of Glycosaminoglycans," Friday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Bob Lindhardt of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:45 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515. A complete schedule of the Spring 2013 Colloquium Series can be found online.

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8. Celebrate solemn exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Campus Ministry will host a 12-hour period of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, beginning with a morning prayer Thursday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. The chapel will be open throughout the day for prayer. Father Chris Hadley, S.J., will conclude solemn exposition with a service at 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.

For those interested in being a guardian during the day or for additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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9. Pi Beta Phi to host "Pie a Pi Phi" May 2

Pi Beta Phi will hold "Pie a Pi Phi," Thursday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in West Towne Square. All proceeds will help improve literacy efforts in Milwaukee. Pies can be purchased for $2 each.

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10. Faculty/Staff Chorale to perform annual spring concert

The Faculty/Staff Chorale, under the direction of Mark Konewko, carillonneur and director of university chorus, will present its annual spring concert Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday May 2, at 11:15 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. All are invited to attend the concert, which will feature music ranging from the Renaissance to modern era.

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11. Register for annual Rec Plex golf outing

The 18th Annual Rec Plex Golf Scramble will be held Thursday, June 6, at Silver Spring Country Club's Island and Falls course in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Proceeds from the event benefit the Breadwinner Scholarship, which aids students who have lost their "breadwinner" parent during their undergraduate years, and the Rec Sports equipment budget.

Register online. The cost is $100 or $115 for individuals and $400 or $460 per foursome, depending on the course. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, at 8-7778.

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