1. Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit is Aug. 24

The Marquette community is invited to celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, which will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. at Church of the Gesu. Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., will preside. All are welcome to give thanks for and celebrate the many gifts of the Marquette family.

For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at (414) 288-0522.

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2. Haggerty Museum Director Wally Mason to leave Marquette; Lee Coppernoll to serve as interim director

After seven years as director of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Wally Mason is leaving his position to serve as the director of the University of Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art. Mason's last day at Marquette will be Sept. 12.

During his tenure at the Haggerty Museum, Mason was dedicated to providing arts-based educational programming for Marquette students and the greater Milwaukee community. Under Mason's leadership, the Haggerty Museum in 2011 received three collections comprising more than 135 pieces, including works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the first time the museum was gifted three collections of that size and scope within one year. Also under Mason's leadership, the Haggerty Museum added an in-house digital collection database to its website to allow visitors to view more than 1,100 artworks online, representing approximately 350 artists from 29 different countries.

Lee Coppernoll, associate director of the Haggerty Museum, will serve as interim director while the university conducts a nation-wide search for a permanent director of the Haggerty Museum.

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3. Fall 2014 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Access CheckMarq to find the most up-to-date fall 2014 course classroom assignments. Students should contact the department offering the course if they are unable to locate where a course is meeting.

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4. O-Fest and Community Service Fair is Aug. 28

The Office of Student Development will host this semester's O-Fest and Community Service Fair Thursday, Aug. 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Central Mall. The event gives students the opportunity to explore more than 270 student organizations by talking to organization representatives and will also feature Milwaukee food trucks.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at (414) 288-7205.

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5. New Graduate Student Orientation is Aug. 21

The Marquette University Graduate School will host orientation for incoming graduate students on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Helfaer Theatre. Incoming summer and fall Graduate School students are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be offered. Starting at 6 p.m., a lecture-style presentation will feature several speakers. Topics will include: Graduate School and Marquette policies, library resources, IT services, general academic requirements, student organizations, campus life and campus resources.

The Graduate Student Organization will host a social after the presentation until 8 p.m.

Sign up online by Monday, Aug. 18. For more information, contact the Graduate School at (414) 288-7137 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email mugs@marquette.edu for additional information.

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6. Join Al's Run team and kick-off Inauguration Week with President Lovell and Coach Wojo

Registration is open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m. More than 16,000 participants, including President Michael R. Lovell and Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8K run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $14 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds. There is a $25 registration fee for walkers and a $30 registration fee for runners, both of which include a special, Marquette Presidential Inauguration-branded T-shirt if registration is completed before Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. Register online as an individual or with a Marquette team. For more information about joining the Marquette team or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ali Myszewski, associate director of marketing and programming at the AMU, at (414) 288-3129.

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7. Inauguration Ceremony, Inaugural Ball tickets available for pick-up beginning next week

Tickets for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony will be available for pick-up while supplies last in the AMU Brooks Lounge during normal business hours beginning Monday, Aug. 25. MUSG is sponsoring a "gold out" for the Inauguration Ceremony. The first 500 students to pick up their Inauguration tickets will receive a free, gold Inauguration T-shirt to wear to the ceremony. Students can pick up one ticket/T-shirt per Marquette ID. Brooks Lounge hours can be found on the Inauguration website.

The Inauguration Ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. Doors will open at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the Helfaer Recreation Center. All members of the Marquette community are also invited to the Inaugural Mass on Thursday, Sept. 18, but are reminded that seating inside Church of the Gesu is limited. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets are not required for the Mass.

Complimentary tickets for the Inaugural Ball for faculty, staff and students will be available in the AMU Brooks Lounge beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26. One ticket per Marquette ID will be available while supplies last. The Inaugural Ball will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Semi-formal attire is requested.

For more information and a complete schedule of Inauguration events, visit the Inauguration website or call University Special Events at (414) 288-7431.

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8. New department chairs for 2014-15 academic year announced

Several departments across campus have new chairs for the 2014-15 academic year. Capt. Daniel Olson, professor of naval science, will chair the Department of Naval Science; Dr. Nancy Snow, professor of philosophy, will chair the Department of Philosophy; Dr. Brian Bennett, professor of physics, will chair the Department of Physics; Dr. Robert Masson, associate professor of theology, will chair the Department of Theology; Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, professor of finance, will chair the Department of Finance; Dr. John Pauly, professor of journalism and media studies, will chair the Department of Journalism and Media Studies; Dr. Scott D'Urso, associate professor of communication studies, will chair the Department of Communication Studies; Dr. April Harkins, associate professor of clinical laboratory science, will chair the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science; and Dr. Kim Halula, associate dean and clinical professor, will be the interim chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

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9. 2014-15 Marquette Theatre season announced

Marquette Theatre has announced its 2014-15 season, which will begin Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Helfaer Theatre. This year will mark 40 years of productions at the Helfaer Theatre with shows centered on the theme "home." Shows include: Our Town; In the Red and Brown Water; How I Became a Pirate; The Liar; and Company.

Individual and season tickets are available with discounts for students, employees and alumni, and can be purchased online or by calling the Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504.

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