1. Celebrate National Marquette Day this Saturday

Campus will celebrate National Marquette Day Saturday, Feb. 15, with various events and contests. Marquette Nation will provide the first 1,000 student fans in line at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the men's basketball game vs. Xavier at 3 p.m. and the first 300 students at the Al McGuire Center for the women's basketball game vs. Xavier at noon with a giveaway. Alumni will gather in Milwaukee and in 80 locations around the world to cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams and celebrate Marquette.

Students are encouraged to show their Marquette spirit by submitting a video for the Vine Out, Ahoya contest for a chance to win four VIF seats at the men's basketball game vs. Xavier. The contest ends Thursday, Feb. 13, at midnight.

The campus community is encouraged to wear blue and gold on Friday, Feb. 14, to show their school spirit. Photos tagged on social media with #MUDay14 will be entered for a chance to win a Marquette Spirit Shop gift card. The AMU Brew Coffee Shop will provide a 22-percent discount on drip coffee and baked goods to customers wearing blue and gold to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of National Marquette Day.

For more information, visit the National Marquette Day website, or contact Jennilee Schlinsky, senior alumni engagement officer, at (414) 288-7661.

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2. Danny Pudi and The Avalancheros to present free improv show this Saturday

The Avalancheros, an improv group featuring Danny Pudi, Marquette alumnus and star of the television show Community, will present a free show Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, in honor of National Marquette Day. The Avalancheros are a touring improvisational group featuring Kevin Farley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), John Farley (Rules of Engagement), Patt Finn (House) and Chris Marrs (Hot in Cleveland). The Farleys are brothers of the late Chris Farley, also a Marquette alumnus and comedian, who starred in several movies and on Saturday Night Live.

The event is free and open to all students.

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3. 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. Students may also choose to share access to their bursar account and financial aid information. Students control who has access and the password, and can change them at any time. Log in to CheckMarq to set up guest access.

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4. Marquette Theatre's Almost, Maine, opens tonight

Marquette Theatre will present Almost, Maine, a comedy that chronicles how the residents of the tiny town of Almost finds themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways one magical winter night. Performances will run:

  • Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at (414) 288-7504.

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5. Sign up to participate in Call of Duty community service event Feb. 16

The Muslim Student Association will host a community service event, Call of Duty, Sunday, Feb. 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The event consists of four community service opportunities:

  • Povertunity: Creating kits of essential items for Milwaukee's homeless
  • Neighborhood cleanup
  • Visiting elderly at nursing homes
  • Visiting newly arrived refugee families

Interested students can sign up online to participate. Transportation will be provided.

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6. Senior Challenge hosting kick-off event this Saturday

Senior Challenge invites all seniors to the Senior Challenge kick-off event following the Marquette vs. Xavier game on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Buckhead Saloon on Old Third Ward Street. Free food and door prizes will be available. Senior students must be 21 to attend the kick-off event.

Senior Challenge is a student organization comprised of graduating seniors responsible for the senior class gift to the university. For more information, email Sterling Hardaway, Senior Challenge co-chair.

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7. Center for Peacemaking Fellowship applications due Feb. 17

Center for Peacemaking Student Peacemaking Fellowship applications for undergraduate and graduate students are available online and must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 17. The fellowships provide awards of up to $2,000 for student projects and internships that foster the development of nonviolent peacemakers. Past recipients have completed internships with local non-profits, traveled internationally and created their own project design.

For more information or to discuss project ideas, contact Chris Jeske, program associate in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, at (414) 288-8444.

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8. Marquette Symphony Orchestra to perform Feb. 16

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature electric violinist Bridgid Bibbens, who has performed with musicians including Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Robin Thicke, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Josh Groban. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, Op. 21.

The concert is free. For more information, contact Jason Ladd, assistant director of instrumental music, at (414) 288-7476.

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9. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Colloquium Series continues Feb. 18

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium series continues with, "Transportation Electrification: An Overview with Special Considerations for Commercial and Off-road Vehicles," Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. Dr. Bruno Lequesne, principal engineer at Eaton Corporation, will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 204A. For more information or questions, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at (414) 288-6820.

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10. GSRC to host Faculty Fellow presentation Feb. 18

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host a Faculty Fellow presentation with Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and assistant chair of psychology, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D. De St. Aubin and student researchers will present, "Bringing SexBAKI," which includes research on student sexual behavior, attitudes, knowledge and identity.

For more information, contact Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC, at (414) 288-0704.

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11. Former CEO of Allen Edmonds is next guest at "After Hours Speaker Series"

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will host the second edition of the "After Hours Speaker Series" on Monday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event will feature John Stollenwerk, former CEO and owner of Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation. Stollenwerk, a Marquette University trustee emeritus, will discuss his time running the shoe brand along with his decades of international and domestic business experience.

Register online. For more information, contact Sarah Eslyn, events coordinator in the College of Business Administration, at (414) 288-7745.

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12. Bucyrus chairman Ted Rogers to speak about the ways philosophy and art inform business, engineering and leadership

A panel featuring Ted Rogers, Grad '68, former CEO and current chairman of Bucyrus International, will discuss the ways philosophy and art inform business, engineering and leadership Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Admissions Presentation Room on the first floor of Zilber Hall.

Rogers founded a billion dollar private equity firm, led Bucyrus International as CEO and has served on four Fortune 500 company boards. His love of the arts is reflected in his long-standing support of the classical Theatre for a New Audience in New York, where he has served as board chairman for 15 years, raising millions for the vision of sharing Shakespeare. Rogers has also served as chairman of the New York City Ballet.

Joining Rogers on the panel are Dr. Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy; Dr. Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management; Dr. Kris Ropella, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering; and moderator Dr. John Su, professor of English and director of the Core of Common Studies.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Marlee Rawski, director of regional engagement in University Advancement, at (414) 288-4767.

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13. Hunger Clean-up to host "Sample the Soups" fundraiser

Hunger Clean-up, with the support of Sodexo, will host "Sample the Soups," Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Soup and bread will be provided free of charge, and participants can take home a homemade ceramic bowl.

The event is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. All donations help fund Hunger Clean-up efforts.

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14. Register to participate in dance marathon to benefit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

A dance marathon will take place Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Union Sports Annex to raise money for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Registration costs $12, and can be completed online.

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15. Remember to complete Raynor Memorial Libraries survey

All faculty and one third of students (randomly selected) have received an invitation to participate in LibQual+, an assessment survey of the Raynor Memorial Libraries. This survey will assess the satisfaction with the libraries' collections, services, access and space, and is administered by the Association of Research Librarians. All responses will be confidential. All student participants will be registered to win a Kindle.

The LibQual+ survey closes Feb. 28. For additional information, contact Jean Zanoni, associate dean for administration and planning, at (414) 288-5979.

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16. Alpha Chi Omega selling red carnations to support the fight against domestic violence

Alpha Chi Omega will sell red carnations for $1 on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14, on the second floor of the AMU. All proceeds will support the Milwaukee Women's Center, which provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence.

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17. Males ages 18-30 needed for research study

The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Center for Motion Analysis in the College of Engineering are looking for males between the ages 18-30 with no lower extremity injuries to participate in a research study. The study will involve two, one-hour visits. Participants will be paid $50 for each visit and will receive a pair of running shoes. For more information, contact Janelle Cross, teaching assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at (414) 288-0697.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at (414) 288-7570.

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