1. MUSG hosting #MUMania this weekend

MUSG is hosting #MUMania, featuring several fun events and activities throughout the long weekend. Activities include: O-Fest plus food trucks in the Central Mall, Thursday, Aug. 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; an outdoor showing of Edge of Tomorrow in the Central Mall, Thursday, Aug. 28, starting at 9 p.m.; Unplugged BBQ, Friday, Aug. 29, in Westowne Square from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the aMUzing Race kick-off Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. in Marquette Place; a Custard Crawl, Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. departing from the Union Sports Annex; and a Late Night Marquette event at the Union Sports Annex, Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For a complete list of events and additional information visit the MUSG website.

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2. Ott Memorial Writing Center opens Sept. 2

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, tutors at the Ott Memorial Writing Center will be available to assist writers. Tutors can work with student writers on any project for any course, including introductory and general education courses, upper-division classes, STEM and lab classes, as well as capstone and master's or doctoral projects. The Writing Center can help with brainstorming, revising early drafts and fine-tuning polished drafts.

Students can schedule an appointment or drop-in. The Writing Center is located in Raynor Memorial Library 240 and has a satellite location in McCormick Residence Hall.

For hours and to schedule an appoint, visit the Ott Memorial Writing Center website or call (414) 288-5542.

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3. Inauguration Ceremony tickets available; student-centered Inauguration events taking place Sept. 13-20

Tickets for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony are 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. in the Al McGuire Center. Doors will open at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the Helfaer Recreation Center. Classes are cancelled beginning at 3 p.m. so faculty, staff and students can attend the Inauguration Ceremony. 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.

In addition to the Inaugural Mass and Inauguration Ceremony, a variety of free, student-centered Inauguration events with President Lovell are taking place Sept. 13-20, including:

  • Sign a welcome banner for President Lovell throughout Inauguration week in the AMU second floor lobby
  • Inaugural Ball, Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom
  • Interfaith Prayer Service, Sunday, Sept. 14, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Westowne Square Campus Ministry is sponsoring an opportunity for students of all faith backgrounds to share in prayer. RSVP to University Special Events.
  • Dinner in Cobeen Hall, Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Hot Cookie Night at McCormick Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Residence Hall Association Carnival, Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Westowne Square
  • Men's soccer game vs. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7:05 p.m. at Valley Fields
  • Glow BINGO, Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Join Mrs. Amy Lovell for glow-in-the-dark BINGO to support her charity, REDGen, a community action group committed to promoting balance and resiliency in the lives of youth and families. This event is sponsored by Active Minds, Marquette's student group dedicated to mental health awareness, the Residence Hall Association, the Counseling Center and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
  • Inauguration Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. on the Central Mall

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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4. Families invited to campus for Family Weekend, Oct. 3-5

Family Weekend, Oct. 3-5, is an opportunity for students to bring their families to campus and celebrate all that makes the Marquette experience unlike any other. Family Weekend is three days of events for the whole family, including family-style meals, music and sporting events, trivia, bowling, a 5K fun run, theatre performances, tours of Milwaukee, apartment presentations and tours, worship opportunities, family photos, and Late Night events.

Registration opens Thursday, Aug. 28. View a complete schedule of events and register online. Online registration closes Tuesday, Sept. 30 and popular events fill quickly.

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5. Free T-shirt for students who volunteer during Inauguration Week

Interested students can sign in to Marquette Involvement Link and then sign up to volunteer their time and talents during Inauguration Week. All student volunteers will be trained on their respective duties and will receive a free Inauguration volunteer T-shirt.

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6. History Department to host commemorative WWI events

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the Department of History will host a series of events to re-examine the war, including four public lectures by internationally known experts on the war. A complete list of events is online.

The lectures are open to faculty, staff, students and the general public. For more information, contact the History Department at (414) 288-7217.

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7. Register online to serve as a liturgical minister

Campus Ministry is looking for liturgical ministers, including lectors, hospitality staffers and Communion ministers, to serve at campus Masses. Interested applicants can apply online. Applications are being accepted now through Monday, Sept. 1.

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

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8. Pick up new U-PASS in the AMU

The U-PASS allows all full-time undergraduate students to ride any Milwaukee County Transit System bus for free, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, during the fall and spring semesters. The U-PASS is not valid during the summer semester. All full-time undergraduates who have paid the student activity fee can pick up a U-PASS at the MarquetteCard Office in the AMU. The new U-PASS is a card (instead of paper) and will require students to present a photo ID at the time of use. The U-PASS is non-transferable and can be used for the entirety of students' undergraduate studies at Marquette.

There is a $25 fee for a replacement if a U-PASS is lost. If damaged, there is a $10 fee for a replacement.

Find information here on bus routes, schedules and the U-PASS.

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9. Department of Recreational Sports offering Fit Pass

The Department of Recreational Sports will once again offer the Fit Pass for all members and students, as well as faculty and staff guests. The Fit Pass is $50 for the semester and the user may use the pass to gain entry to any group fitness class Recreational Sports offers at either the Rec Plex or the Rec Center. Recreational Sports is offering approximately 40 group fitness classes per week between the two facilities.

From Sept. 2-5, all group fitness classes will be free of charge to let users try classes before purchasing the Fit Pass. The schedule of classes is online. For more information, contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of Recreational Sports, at (414) 288-7778.

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10. Rec Plex offering swim lessons this fall

The Rec Plex will offer swim lessons segmented into six levels, including a Tiny Tots/Wee Folks program and Adult Lessons. For lesson dates and times, see the online brochure. Sign-ups begin on Friday, Aug. 29. The cost is $40 for members and $46 for non-members.

Participants need to register in person at the Rec Plex Main Office. For additional information, contact Sandy O'Donoghue, Rec Plex office coordinator, at (414) 288-7778.

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11. Annual consumer information notice

Under federal financial aid program guidelines, universities must annually provide notice to all enrolled students describing the availability of a wide range of consumer information.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 mandates that students are provided with a significant amount of additional information about the institution they are attending. This information is online or students may request a hard copy be mailed to them. Students should fill out an online form with their full name and mailing address or stop by Marquette Central on the first floor of Zilber Hall to request a hard copy.

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12. Notice of federal student aid penalties for drug convictions

Every higher education institution must provide to each student a separate, clear, and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a conviction for any offense during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student financial aid funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, will result in the loss of eligibility for any federal student grant, loan or work-study assistance under HEA Sec. 484 (r)(1) and (20 U.S.C.1091 (r)(1)).

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