1. Guest access available to view grades online

Students can create guest accounts on CheckMarq to provide access for parents, guardians and others to view their grades, bursar account and financial aid information. Students may share the login information for their guest account with anyone they choose. Students control the access and the password and can change them at any time. Log in to CheckMarq to set up guest access.

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2. Counseling Center to offer depressing screenings, biofeedback demo

The Counseling Center will offer free, confidential depression screenings in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 252 and 254. Staff will also share information about the Counseling Center's Biofeedback Lab, which allows participants to learn relaxation skills while playing interactive computer games.

No appointment is necessary. For additional information, contact Linda Somppi, office associate in the Counseling Center, at 8-7172.

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3. Events held to mark Respect for Life week

Campus Ministry and Students for Life will sponsor a variety of events to mark Respect for Life week Sunday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 11. Respect for Life week aims to raise awareness through various events on the issues surrounding every human being's right to life. Events include:

  • Living rosary, Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Central Mall
  • Film screening of The Human Experience, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy, 001
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day, Wednesday, Oct. 9, under the Raynor Memorial Libraries bridge
  • Marisa Beffel presents "Transforming Society One Person at a Time," Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom

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4. Intercultural Engagement to screen Bully documentary

The Office of Student Development and Intercultural Engagement will host a screening of Lee Hirsch's documentary Bully on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Bully follows the lives of five students who face bullying in U.S. schools on a daily basis. A discussion about the impact of bullying on students' sense of themselves and their identities will follow the movie.

For more information, contact John Janulis, coordinator for multicultural affairs, at 8-7205.

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5. Next Soup with Substance to focus on Catholic Relief Services' Campus Ambassador program

The Center for Peacemaking is partnering with Catholic Relief Services to launch a Campus Ambassador program. Marquette's ambassadors, Max Bertellotti and Megan Adreasen, will host a Soup with Substance on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon in the AMU, 157. They will provide an overview of Catholic Relief Services and discuss how to get involved on campus.

For more information on the Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-4444.

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6. Alpha Phi hosting all-you-can-eat taco event

Alpha Phi sorority will host its annual fundraiser, Alpha Phiesta, Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the 2040 Lofts' Lounge. Alpha Phiesta is a $5 all-you-can-eat taco event which benefits the Alpha Phi Foundation to promote heart health, research and prevention efforts. Tickets can be purchased from any Alpha Phi, at ticket booths around campus or at the door of the event.

For additional information follow @AlphaPhiEtaMu on Twitter and visit the Alpha Phiesta Facebook page.

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7. Anticipated parking overflow on campus this Wednesday and Friday

Due to the PR + Social Media Summit Wednesday, Oct. 9, and the Cyber Security Summit Friday, Oct. 11, Parking Services anticipates additional traffic in university parking structures. Parkers in both the 16th Street Structure and the Wells Street Structure should be aware of these events and plan accordingly to find campus parking the mornings of the summits. Once the 16th Street Structure fills, cars will be rerouted to the Wells Street Structure and other service lots.

For additional information, contact Jay Sobota, manager of parking services, at 8-6911.

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8. Global Village Ambassador applications due Friday

Global Village Ambassador applications will be accepted now through Friday, Oct. 11, by 4:30 p.m. Applications can be picked up from the University Apartments office or found online. There will be a Global Village Open House on Monday, Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Campus Town West, third floor, for all interested students.

Global Village Ambassadors are responsible for assisting new international students in navigating Marquette's campus and processes, planning activities to showcase local culture and representing the university community to new students. For more information, contact University Apartments at 8-7281.

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9. Applications available for Les Aspin Ghana program

The Les Aspin Center for Government, Marquette's study center in Washington, D.C., will offer a study abroad opportunity in Ghana over winter break. This three-credit course will give students the opportunity to examine the manner in which culture, values and identity shape global and domestic politics in a developing democracy. Applications are available online and are due Monday, Oct. 14.

For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber, manager of business and programs at the Les Aspin Center, at 202-544-6265.

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10. University mourns the death of Giles Daeger

The university mourns the death of Giles A. Daeger, professor of English for more than 40 years. Daeger passed away Sept. 22 at the age of 88. Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a service at 11 a.m., both at St. Robert Church, located at 4019 N. Farwell Ave. in Shorewood, Wis.

Memorials may be sent to: The Marquette Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund, 770 N. 12th St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Please remember Daeger, his family and friends in prayer.

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11. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist next "On the Issues" guest

Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, will be the next guest for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Rosenberg coauthors the "Fixes U" column in The New York Times, which focuses on solutions-based journalism. Rosenberg is the author of three books, and is visiting the Law School as part of the American Bar Association's Mediation Week.

Register online.

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12. Supper for 12 Strangers sign-up now available

Students can now sign up to enjoy a meal at the home of an area Marquette alumnus, faculty or staff member as part of the Association of Marquette University Women annual Supper for 12 Strangers. Suppers will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Sunday, Nov. 10
  • Saturday, Nov. 16
  • Sunday, Nov. 17

Register online by Wednesday, Oct. 30. For additional information, contact Molly Eldridge, assistant director of engagement in University Advancement, at 8-4497.

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13. Chemistry colloquium to discuss mass independent isotope effects

The Department of Chemistry will host "Using Mass Independent Isotope Effects to Track Life of Earth," Thursday, Oct. 10, at noon in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Mark Thiemens of the University of California-San Diego chemistry department will lead the seminar.

For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515. A complete schedule of the fall 2013 colloquium series can be found online.

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14. Department of Biological Sciences hosting a seminar this Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will host "Microbial Physiology and Pathogenicity of Candida Albicans," Friday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. This week's seminar will be presented by Dr. Kenneth Nickerson of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The full schedule for the Department of Biological Sciences' fall seminar series is online. For more information, contact Kristen Boeh, administrative assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences, at 8-7356.

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15. Flu vaccinations available on campus this week

Injectable influenza vaccinations will be available to students for $20 at several locations throughout campus. Flu clinics will be held:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, second floor
  • Monday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby, as part of Employee Benefits Day

Clinics are administered by the Marquette University Medical Clinic in collaboration with the College of Nursing and the Department of Human Resources.

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