1. Attend Study Abroad Fair tomorrow

The Office of International Education and the Office of International Business Studies will hold a joint Study Abroad Fair on Friday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Westowne Square. Students will have the opportunity to explore the university's study abroad programs, talk with other students who have studied abroad and meet with program representatives. In case of rain, the event will be held in the AMU, second floor lobby.

Additional region-specific study abroad information sessions will be held Friday, Sept. 6, to Friday, Sept. 13. A full schedule is online. For additional questions, contact Erin LeMoine, international marketing and communication coordinator, at 8-7289.

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2. Be alert to cell phone theft trend

The Department of Public Safety has been made aware of a nationwide cell phone theft trend that may affect individuals on campus. Groups of juveniles, 12-18 years of age on bicycles or on foot, attempt to grab cell phones from victims' hand while they are in use. The subjects usually then flee the area quickly to avoid being taken into custody by law enforcement.

DPS reminds the campus community that the best way to prevent this sort of "crime of opportunity" is to remain aware of surroundings at all times. If at all possible, individuals should refrain from using cell phones while walking on city sidewalks unless they are in a well-lit area or with people they know. The campus community is asked to stay alert and to report suspicious activity to DPS immediately by calling 414-288-1911 if it is an emergency situation or 8-6800 for a non-emergency situation. Safety is a top priority for Marquette, and DPS is working with the Milwaukee Police Department to investigate this new crime trend and to help prevent further incidents in the future.

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3. MKE Food Tour is Saturday, tickets on sale now

Marquette University Student Government will host a MKE Food Tour on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. featuring Milwaukee food companies Times Square Pizzeria, Purple Door Ice Cream Co., and Milwaukee Cupcake Company, among others.

MKE Food Tour buses will leave SHAMU at 7 p.m., with the tour beginning at 7:30 p.m. The food on the tour is valued at $55, but tickets are only $20 with a MUID. Tickets are on sale in the Alumni Memorial Union's Brooks Lounge.

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4. Donate blood during Leukemia/Lymphoma Awareness Week

As part of Leukemia/Lymphoma Awareness Week, Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Registration can be completed online, or by contacting Megan Quaresima. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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5. Visiting scholar to give presentation on women and environmental history

Dr. Nancy Unger, professor of history at Santa Clara University, will present, "Wisconsin Women and the Environment: An Illustrated History," Monday, Sept. 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. The presentation will draw on Unger's recent book published by Oxford University Press, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the History Department, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Women's and Gender Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Marten, chair and professor of history, at 8-7901.

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6. Register to attend Constitution Day Program Sept. 17

Registration is now open for the Law School's Constitution Day Program, "How Do Citizens of Other Countries View the U.S. Constitution?" The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom. This free event features speakers who are members of the Marquette community and natives of countries other than the United States.

Registration can be completed online. For additional information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, associate dean for external relations, events and facilities, at 8-3167.

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7. Rec Plex swim classes begin Sept. 10

Registration for Rec Plex swim lessons is now open. Swim lessons for children will be held Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 10. Adult swim lessons will be held on Saturdays starting Sept. 14.

Various classes are offered, including:

  • Levels one to six, Introduction to Water Skills through Swimming and Skill Proficiency;

  • Tiny Tots and Wee Folks, for children six months to six years old. This program is designed to encourage water adjustment skills and develop basic swimming skills.

  • Adult Swim Lessons;

  • Private and Semi-Private Lessons, available for children and adults. A minimum of two swimmers is required for semi-private lessons.

Registration for all lessons must be done at the Rec Plex and cannot be completed over the phone. The cost is $40 for members and $46 for non-members for group classes. Enrollment is limited. All sessions have a minimum number of spaces that must be filled in order to offer the class, and classes may be combined to accommodate these requirements. Payment must be made at the time of registration, and a liability waiver must be completed before a child or minor can participate in the program.

Questions can be directed to John Kratzer, Rec Plex general manager, at 8-7778.

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8. Free group fitness classes available on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Sept. 6. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Intensity Bootcamp at 1 p.m.
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 4 p.m.
  • Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Zumba 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.

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