1. Meet more than 100 employers at WorkForce Career Fair today

The Career Services Center, in conjunction with 23 additional private and independent Wisconsin colleges, will host the WorkForce Career Fair Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. The fair will feature more than 100 regional and national employers recruiting for both full-time and internship positions in areas such as business, health sciences, government, communication, engineering, computer science, the arts and non-profit organizations.

Students are encouraged to research the companies attending in advance of the fair and to come prepared with copies of their resume. For additional information, visit the Career Services Center, Holthusen Hall, fourth floor.

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2. Intramural sports league registration starts today

Intramural sports league sign-ups begin today, Thursday, Feb. 21. A team manager or representative must attend a manager meeting today at the Helfaer Rec Center. Individuals without a team who would like to participate should also attend the appropriate meeting.

Manager meetings will be held at the following times today at the Rec Center:

  • Sand volleyball – 4 p.m. on the racquetball court
  • Softball – 4:30 p.m. on the racquetball court
  • Football – 5 p.m. on the racquetball court
  • Bags doubles – 5 p.m. in the conference room
  • Futsal – 5:30 p.m. on the racquetball court

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3. Writing Center to host workshop on in-class essay exams

The Ott Memorial Writing Center will host "Writing In-Class Essay Exams," Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Just in time for midterms, this 90-minute workshop will focus on developing strategies for taking and studying for timed, in-class essay exams.

Pre-registration is appreciated. For additional information or to register, contact the Writing Center at 8-5542.

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4. Senior Speaker nominations now being accepted

Nominations are being accepted for the undergraduate Senior Speaker for May Commencement. Graduating seniors are invited to nominate fellow graduating seniors who embody the values of leadership, service, excellence and faith. The nominations will be accepted through Thursday, March 7, and can be submitted online. Seniors will be able to vote from a list of ten nominated seniors Tuesday, March 26.

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5. Freshmen and seniors asked to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement

Freshmen and seniors have received an email asking for their participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement. The NSSE survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and helps the university understand how students are spending time in and out of the classroom.

In appreciation for participating, all students who complete the survey by April 1 will be entered into a drawing for one of 10 Marquette Cash gift cards worth $50 each. Approximately 1,500 students are eligible to win.

For questions about the project or how the university plans to use the results, contact Alexandra Riley, associate director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, at 8-8049.

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6. Hunger Clean-Up to host "Sample the Soups" event

Hunger Clean-Up, with the support of Sodexo, will host "Sample the Soups," Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Soup and bread will be provided free of charge and participants can take home a homemade ceramic bowl made by Empty Bowls Milwaukee.

The event is free, although a $5 to $10 donation is suggested. Music will be performed by Claire Kelly and Ben Wagner. All donations help fund Hunger Clean-Up efforts.

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7. Marquette Wind Ensemble to host percussion soloist John Beck

The Marquette University Wind Ensemble will welcome guest soloist John Beck for its concert, "Music of the Dance," Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.

Beck, an internationally-renowned soloist and educator, is an artist and faculty member at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He will perform two works with the wind ensemble as a part of this concert. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Erik Janners, director of music in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7125.

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8. Sign up to participate in Relay for Life

The Marquette University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will host Relay for Life, from Saturday, April 13, from 6 p.m. to Sunday, April 14, at 2 a.m. at the Helfaer Recreation Center. Themed "Super Heroes," this 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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9. Register for ImpactNext business model challenge

ImpactNext, a new business model contest that has replaced the Business Plan Competition, is open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and staff. The competition is sponsored by the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. Applicants must submit a registration form, which includes a summary of and questionnaire about the proposed business model, by March 8. The registration fee is $25 for those who apply by Feb. 22 and $50 after. Student scholarships are available.

The competition will culminate with an event on Friday, April 12. Participants will showcase their business models during a networking and poster session. Preliminary judging during that time will determine one winner from each category: undergraduate, graduate, alumni, staff and community. Each category winner is eligible to receive $1,000 toward their venture.

Judges at that time will also determine the top five finalists (not necessarily category winners) who will move on to the next round. Those finalists will deliver one- to two-minute pitches to the judges and the audience; judges will have the opportunity to ask questions. Winners will be announced later in the evening. The grand-prize winner among the five finalists will receive $2,000.

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10. Aquinas Lecture to focus on omnisubjectivity

The Department of Philosophy will host the annual Aquinas Lecture Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites A/B. Dr. Linda Zagzebski, Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Oklahoma, will present "Omnisubjectivity: A Defense of a Divine Attribute."

Dr. Linda Zagzebski is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers and of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In 2012-13 she held a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her book, Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief.

A reception will follow the lecture.

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11. Colloquium to discuss algorithm visualization

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Colloquium Series will host "Algorithm Visualization: A Perspective on the Past and a Vision for the Future," Friday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy, 401. Dr. Tom Naps, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 342. For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at 8-6344.

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12. Seminar to address rethinking stress biology

The College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center Spring 2013 Seminar Series will present "Rethinking Stress Biology," Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Dr. James P. Herman, of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, will lead the seminar.

For more information, contact the College of Health Sciences at 8-5053. A complete schedule of the Spring 2013 Seminar Series can be found online.

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13. Pre-law students and advisers invited to Wisconsin Statewide Minority Students and Adviser Seminar Day tomorrow

The Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Minority Students and Advisers Day 2013 will be held Friday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. This free event for pre-law students and academic advisers will include conversation with admissions officers from Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School. For those traveling from Milwaukee to Madison, free round-trip bus transportation is available from the law schools.

Registration for the event and free bus transportation can be completed online. Participants must register separately for the event and transportation. This event is cosponsored by Marquette University Law School, the University of Wisconsin Center for Academic Excellence, the University of Wisconsin Law School and Multicultural Affairs and Student Success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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14. Free group fitness classes on Friday, sign up for Fit Pass

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Feb. 22. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Spin Class at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Full Body Sculpt at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Variety Class at noon
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 3 p.m.

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

Students can also purchase a Fit Pass, which will serve as an all-access pass for fitness classes after spring break. The pass is $20, and participants can choose to have access to aerobics classes only or spin classes only. An Ultimate Pass can be purchased for $30, and will give participants access to any class at either facility. Passes may be obtained between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. from the Group Fitness Office at the Rec Center. For additional information, call 8-6979.

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