1. Grades available at 5 p.m. Dec. 17; deadline for academic appeals is Dec. 23

Students will have access to view grades in CheckMarq Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. Access to grades and unofficial transcripts in CheckMarq are unavailable until then while the Office of the Registrar updates grades.

An email will be sent to students Wednesday, Dec. 18, and Thursday, Dec. 19, containing details for academic censure decisions. The deadline for academic appeals is Monday, Dec. 23, at 4:30 p.m.

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2. Sign up online for Public Safety's Vacant House Watch Program

During academic breaks, the Department of Public Safety offers its Vacant House Watch program to students residing in the near off-campus neighborhood. Students can register their residences with Public Safety online prior to leaving campus for the winter break. During the break, Public Safety officers monitor vacant residences during their routine patrols of the neighborhood. The information provided to Public Safety remains strictly confidential.

Apartment units within apartment complexes cannot be monitored by Public Safety. Only houses that offer a publicly visible entrance and windows into your living space (such as a rented house) can be monitored.

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3. Set up security questions for password reset before the holidays

In order to reset passwords when the university is closed, individuals must respond to security questions. Faculty, staff and students who have not set up answers to their individual security questions should follow these setup instructions. For more information, contact the IT Services Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.

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4. Spring semester parking permits are available online

Spring semester parking permits for students are now available for purchase online. The available permits include: 24-hour/overnight, full-time commuter, part-time commuter, evening commuter or surface Lot T 24-hour economy parking. Permits purchased online will be available for pick-up from the parking office in the Wells Street Structure beginning Monday, Jan. 6.

For additional information, visit the Parking Services website.

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5. Study abroad applications now available, study abroad fair Jan. 29

The Office of International Education and the Office of International Business Studies are leading 16 faculty-led study abroad programs during summer 2014 in countries ranging from Argentina to France to South Africa. Marquette faculty-led summer programs are an opportunity for students to build on their global experiences. All summer and fall applications are due March 1. More information is available on the study abroad website, and brochures are available at the Info Desk, Office of International Education and Office of International Business Studies.

The spring Study Abroad Fair will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor. It will highlight all summer study abroad options available to students. Students will have the opportunity to chat with advisers, program coordinators and study abroad alumni.

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6. Register for Dissertation Boot Camp by Dec. 20

Registration is open for the Graduate School's Dissertation Boot Camp, which will be held Friday, Jan. 6, through Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Raynor Memorial Libraries. The camp offers a dedicated time and location for graduate and doctoral students to come together and work toward completion of their dissertations. Faculty facilitators are available throughout the week to monitor progress and offer suggestions.

Participants will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with an early dismissal on Friday. For more information contact Lizzie Kerrick by Friday, Dec. 20.

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7. Applications available for Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Sophomore and junior students who have been actively involved in environmental work or Native American health or tribal policy and plan a future in one of these fields are encouraged to apply for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship by Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

For more information about the scholarship and to request an application, contact Dr. Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology.

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8. Input needed for College of Nursing accreditation

As part of the College of Nursing's accreditation evaluation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, all are invited to provide comments about the college to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Comments, which will be accepted through Dec. 23, are shared with members of the evaluation team, not directly with the college.

Please submit all comments to:

Catherine Sneed
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036

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