1. Men's basketball Sweet 16 send-off event is tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., student transportation package to Washington, D.C., available

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.

MUSG is offering a student fan transportation package for the upcoming Sweet Sixteen game. Details will be sent to student ticket holders later this evening, but tentative plans are to offer $75 round-trip bus transportation, leaving Milwaukee on the evening of Wednesday, March 27, and departing from Washington, D.C., for the return trip after the game Saturday, March 30. A low-cost hotel option near the Marquette team headquarters hotel is also being explored. Fanatics interested in this travel option should check their email or contact musg@marquette.edu for more details. The travel package does not include game tickets, which should be requested directly through Athletics by calling 8-4668 by 5 p.m. today.

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2. MUSG election postponed until after Easter break

The spring MUSG general election, originally scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 26, has been postponed until Wednesday, April 3, because of an upcoming hearing to address alleged election rule violations during the primary by one of the campaigns for MUSG President and Executive Vice President. The election cannot take place until the final candidates to appear on the ballot have been verified and confirmed.

For additional information, visit the MUSG Elections website.

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3. Fall class registration begins today

Fall class registration begins Monday, March 25, and Snapshot is available to plan fall courses. Registration appointments have already been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register for classes at their assigned time or thereafter.

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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. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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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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