1. Visit adviser before summer and fall class registration begins

Before registering for classes for the fall semester, students must visit their academic adviser, as determined by their college advising policy. Students should bring a list of courses they are planning to take for the summer or fall semester, as well as any questions about study abroad, internships, double-majors and minors. Undergraduate students should use Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help plan class schedules and make advising sessions more effective.

Summer registration begins Thursday, March 20; appointments are not assigned. Fall class registration begins Monday, March 24, and Snapshot is available to plan fall courses. Registration appointments have already been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register for classes at their assigned time or thereafter.

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2. State of the University Address is March 18 at 3 p.m.

Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Interim Provost and Dean of the College of Nursing Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, will deliver a State of the University Address on Tuesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Father Wild and Callahan will discuss the university's progress in living its strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, key academic accomplishments and upcoming initiatives.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

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3. Milwaukee Business Journal has honored Marquette University with four awards during the past year

The Milwaukee Business Journal honored several Marquette University leaders and initiatives during the past year, which embody the university's core principles of service, excellence, leadership and faith – principles that are lived out by faculty, staff and students on campus and in the surrounding Milwaukee community. For a full recap of the awards, view the feature in the News Center.

Central City Business Award – Marquette University College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
The College of Nursing and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin were chosen to receive a Central City Business Award for their partnership on two new nurse-managed health care clinics at the Northside YMCA and COA Youth and Family Centers Goldin Center, which aim to bring health care options closer to patients in the areas of Milwaukee that are most in need. This award recognizes entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises whose contributions toward growth, expansion and prosperity are making a difference in the region.

CFO of the Year Award – Chuck Lamb
Chuck Lamb, vice president for finance, was named CFO of the Year in the education sector. This award recognizes the top financial executives whose strength and character are critical to the success of their organizations. For the past 11 years, Lamb has overseen the Office of Finance, which includes a staff of 70 in the following areas: Budget, Bursar, Comptroller, Endowment, Purchasing, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Accounts and Treasury Services.

Forty Under 40 Award – Dr. McGee Young
Dr. McGee Young, associate professor of political science, was honored with a Forty Under 40 award, which honors individuals for making a significant difference in their community at a young age. In his nomination letter, Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., emphasized Young's passion for social innovation, collaboration and conservation, reflected in his creation of H20Score.

Woman of Influence Award – Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan
Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, was named a 2013 Woman of Influence in the mentor category. Callahan, now in her fifth year as dean, has dedicated herself to the expansion of students' growth both inside and outside of the classroom.

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4. "Battle of the Beaks" giving challenge ends March 11

Marquette, Creighton University and St. John's University are competing in a donor participation challenge Feb. 19 through March 11. All alumni and undergraduate giving counts toward the challenge. Participants can also become an ambassador and join the battle online.

For more information, contact Sara Harvey, senior director of annual campaigns in University Advancement, at (414) 288-4766.

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5. Register for benefit dinner supporting Hunger Clean-up

Hunger Clean-up will host a benefit dinner Wednesday, March 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Attendees will include Hunger Clean-up's three grant winners, and members of the past and current planning and leadership teams. Guests will receive information about the impact of Hunger Clean-up on the Marquette and Milwaukee communities. Parents, alumni and community members are invited.

The dinner is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information contact, Nicholas Smeriglio, Hunger Clean-Up marketing director. RSVP to Emily Runnoe by Friday, March 14.

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6. Women's lacrosse team raising funds to support the fight against pancreatic cancer

The women's lacrosse team will host its annual PanCan game to support the fight against pancreatic cancer when it plays the University of Cincinnati Friday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Valley Fields. The team's goal is to raise $10,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. All faculty and staff will receive free admission to the game. Individuals can donate to the cause online, or purchase a raffle ticket at any of the team's home games.

For more information, contact Shea Hansen, marketing and sales assistant, at 414-288-4852.

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7. Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium to focus on random partition distributions

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium series continues with "Random Partition Distribution Indexed by Pairwise Information," Friday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. David Dahl, associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Brigham Young University, will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 342. For additional information, contact Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at (414) 288-6344.

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8. Chemistry colloquium to focus on electron and energy transfer processes

The Department of Chemistry will host "Spin and Zero-field Spin Polarization Effects on Electron and Energy Transfer Processes," Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Jim McCusker from Michigan State University will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:45 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry 121. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at (414) 288-3515.

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9. Congressmen Pocan, Ribble go "On the Issues" to discuss bipartisan cooperation in Washington

U.S. Reps. Reid Ribble and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin will discuss their efforts to foster bipartisan cooperation among members of Congress in the next "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Monday, March 17, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall.

Pocan, a Democrat from Madison, and Ribble, a Republican from the Fox Valley, have differing views on many issues, but they agree that elected officials in Washington must find a way to work together to move the country forward.

In a joint appearance, Ribble and Pocan will discuss their role in the No Labels Problem Solvers, a group of House and Senate members who meet regularly to build trust across the aisle.

Register online.

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10. Haggerty Museum of Art will host discussion on consumerism

In conjunction with the Haggerty Museum of Art's current exhibitions, the Haggerty and the Chipstone Foundation will present "Lightning Talks," Tuesday, March 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Six speakers representing diverse disciplines will each present a short lecture followed by a discussion on issues related to consumerism.

The presenters will include:

  • Dr. Syed Akhter, professor of marketing
  • Lane Hall, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Rob Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America
  • Niki Johnson, adjunct professor of sculpture at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Lisa Moline, associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Dr. Richard Popp, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

For additional information, contact the Haggerty Museum of Art at (414) 288-1669.

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11. Spring Housing Guide available from Marquette Student Media Advertising

Marquette Student Media Advertising has released its Spring Housing Guide, a publication to assist students with their transition to different housing options on campus. The magazine provides information that is useful to new renters, such as how to confront situations with new roommates, real stories from students living off campus and more. The guide also includes listings of available-for-rent properties.

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12. News Briefs will only be distributed Monday next week

Due to Spring Break, News Briefs will not be issued Thursday, March 13. Twice-a-week News Briefs will resume Monday, March 17.

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