1. MUSG primary election to be re-run today and tomorrow

Marquette University Student Government has chosen to re-run the primary election for MUSG President and Executive Vice due to technical issues with the election system.

The primary will be re-run during a 24-hour period from 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, through 4 p.m. Friday, March 22. Primary election results will be announced at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, in front of the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The debate between the final candidates has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, 163. The general election will occur as originally scheduled on Tuesday, March 26.

Go online for more information about the MUSG elections and candidates.

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2. Marquette women's basketball earns WNIT bid, will host Northern Iowa Friday

The women's basketball team has earned a WNIT bid and will host Northern Iowa Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. Students will receive free admission with their MUID. Free pizza will be available for the first 150 students at the game.

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3. Panel discussion on engaging the LGBTQA community is tonight

The Gender Sexuality Alliance will host "Bringing the Rainbow to Marquette," Thursday, March 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. This panel discussion is aimed at building awareness and engaging the campus community on various concerns impacting the LGBTQA+ community at large and on campus. The panel will be staffed by GSA members and moderated by Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.

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4. Palm Sunday Mass is at 9 p.m. on March 24

The campus community will celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Sunday, March 24, at 9 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. The 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Masses will not be celebrated.

For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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5. Jewish Student Union to host Passover Seder

In honor of Passover, the Jewish Student Union will be holding a Passover Seder Sunday, March 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Center for Intercultural Engagement. Food will be served at the event; all members of the Marquette community are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Ryan Perel.

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6. International flag sashes available for May graduates

May graduates who hold citizenship from another country or have traveled overseas through a Marquette program have the opportunity to order an international flag sash to wear at the May graduation ceremony.

Students who wish to purchase a flag sash must bring a completed online form and a check to the Office of International Education on the fourth floor of Holthusen Hall by Friday, April 12. Flag sashes are available for all countries, and the cost is $32 for a single country sash, $42 for a double country sash and $52 for a triple country sash.

For additional information, contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at 8-5762.

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7. First Year Photo Project to be exhibited Friday

The Office of Student Development will host an exhibit of photography from five first-year students Friday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries. Five students were chosen for the First Year Photo Project to document their first-year experience at Marquette in still photography. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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8. Halo Project Interfaith Summit is March 22

The College of Business Administration and the Center for Teaching and Learning will host the Halo Project Interfaith Summit Friday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the AMU, 227. This summit will bring faith community leaders together with faculty and students to create dialogue about faith traditions and social justice in Milwaukee. A panel featuring Muslim, Jewish, Protestant and Roman Catholic representatives will begin the event, followed by table conversations to further explore partnerships for research, service learning and internships.

Breakfast is included. Space is limited; registration can be completed online. This event is supported with a grant from the Simmons Religious Commitment Fund. For additional information, contact Dr. Noreen Lephardt, adjunct associate professor of economics, at 8-7411, or Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-3693.

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9. Applications for Women's and Gender Studies fellowships due March 27

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

Freshmen and seniors have received an email from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., asking them to participate 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 how Marquette 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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11. John Steinbeck's work to be performed, analyzed

The Center for Peacemaking will host author/actor/educator Paul McComas, a Milwaukee native and two-time recipient of the Chicago Reader's "Critic's Choice" in Theater and Performance, Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D. The event is free and open to the public.

Three-quarters of a century after the publication of "the great American novella" Of Mice and Men (1937) and the epic Depression-era protest novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), McComas will present dramatic readings from, and commentary on, these and three other Steinbeck classics.

McComas is the author of four acclaimed books: two novels, Planet of the Dates and Unplugged, and two short-story collections, Unforgettable (a Silver Prize-winner at 2012's Midwest Book Awards) and Twenty Questions. A recipient of the Mental Health Association's Distinguished Service Award, he serves on the National Leadership Council of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

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12. Colloquium to address estimation and assimilation strategies for lagrangian ocean data

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Spring 2013 Colloquium Series will host "Estimation and Assimilation Strategies for Lagrangian Ocean Data," Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. in Olin, 120. Dr. Elaine T. Spiller, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 1:30 p.m. in Olin, 204A. For more information, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at 8-6820.

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13. NeuroMotor Control Laboratory seeking children for research study

The NeuroMotor Control Laboratory is seeking healthy right-handed children ages 11-18 for a study investigating motor coordination and brain activity. Study participation involves three research sessions at Medical College of Wisconsin. During each session, children will be asked to play a video game in which they move the handle of an exercise device to control graphics on a computer screen.

The final session involves participation in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, a non-invasive, non-harmful way of measuring the children's brain activity. Parents and children will be asked to complete questionnaires about the child's development. Children are not allowed to participate if they have metal within the body, such as orthodontic braces, aneurysm clips, metal implants or pacemakers. Participants will be compensated $15 per hour for practice sessions and $30 per hour for the MRI session and will be provided with free parking. Sessions will last up to 2 hours. Boys, in particular, are needed for the study. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

The study has been approved by Marquette's and the Medical College of Wisconsin's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information or to volunteer, contact Nicole Salowitz, research assistant of biomedical engineering, or Dr. Robert Scheidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, at 8-6184.

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14. Free group fitness classes on Friday

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

Rec Center:

  • Spin Class at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Boot Camp at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Variety Class at noon

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 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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