1. New pre-health advising website available for students interested in pursuing post-graduate health-related degrees

The College of Health Sciences and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences launched the Center for Pre-Health Advising, located at www.marquette.edu/pre-health-advising. The new site provides information and resources for students across campus who are interested in pursuing post-graduate health-related degrees, including pre-med, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant studies and more. The site also provides contact information for advisers in the colleges and resources for letter of recommendation services.

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2. International flag sashes available for May graduates

May graduates who hold citizenship from another country or have traveled overseas through a Marquette program have the opportunity to order an international flag sash to wear at the May graduation ceremony.

Students who wish to purchase a flag sash must bring a completed online form and a check to the Office of International Education on the fourth floor of Holthusen Hall by Friday, April 11. Flag sashes are available for all countries, and the cost is $32 for a single country sash, $42 for a double country sash and $52 for a triple country sash.

For additional information, contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at (414) 288-5762.

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3. Mental Health Awareness Week begins March 31

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014, "Be Mindful: Raising Awareness, Sharing Stories, and Reducing Stigma," will take place on campus Monday, March 31, through Sunday, April 6. This event is sponsored by Active Minds Marquette and 13 other student organizations.

For more information and events for the week, visit the Mental Health Awareness Week Facebook page.

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4. Marquette Theatre to present Shakespeare's Hamlet

Marquette Theatre will present Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, Hamlet, on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Hamlet is a story of ambition, madness, death and darkness. Tickets can be purchased at the Helfaer Theatre Online Box Office. For more information, contact Marquette Theatre at (414) 288-5227.

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5. Step Up! Marquette Chapter to host film series to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide

The Step Up! Marquette Chapter will host a film series in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide:

  • Rwanda:Through us, Humanity, Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the award-winning director Marie-France Collard.

  • Bruxelles-Kigali, Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. After the film there will be a Q&A with Marie-France Collard and Martine Beckers, a human rights speaker and political activist who lost her sister in the Rwandan genocide.

  • Komora: To Heal, Friday, April 4, at 5 p.m. in Straz Hall, 105. Following this documentary there will be a panel discussion with Marie-France Collard, Martine Beckers and the co-director Emmanuel Habimana, a survivor who was orphaned during the genocide.

For more information, contact Kelsey Bakken at (952) 288-6102.

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6. Philosophy Department colloquium series to focus on why immigration presents an ethical dilemma

The Department of Philosophy will host a colloquium, "Enforcement Matters: Why Immigration Presents an Exceptional Ethical Dilemma," Friday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The lecture will be given by Dr. José Jorge Mendoza, assistant professor of philosophy at Worcester State University.

For more information contact Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor of philosophy, at (414) 288-5653.

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7. Chemistry hosting colloquium on Friday

The Department of Chemistry will host "Dynamics Studies on High Dimensional AB Initio Potential Energy Surfaces," Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Joel Bowman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Emory 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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8. Marquette Debate to hold public forum on the drinking age

The Marquette University Debate Team in the Diederich College of Communication will host a public forum on whether the legal drinking age should be kept at 21 or lowered to 18, Friday March 28, at 4 p.m. in Straz, 105.

The public forum will consist of a debate between the members of the Marquette Debate Team, as well as audience participation and discussion.

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9. Writing Center offering mini writing retreats

The Ott Memorial Writing Center will offer two mini writing retreats in March and April. Experienced writing center tutors will help participants set goals before the devoted time for writing begins. The mini writing retreats will take place:

  • Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Raynor A
  • Sunday, April 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Raynor A

The retreats are open to all writers. Light food and drink will be provided. Register by emailing muwritingcenter@gmail.com or by contacting the Writing Center at (414) 288-5542.

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10. College of Engineering's Connecting with the World Seminar to focus on advancing microbiological risk assessment

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will host "Pathogens as Pollutants: Advancing Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment," Monday, March 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in Engineering Hall, 423.

Dr. Charles N. Haas, chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the L. D. Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, will discuss the development of a microbiological risk assessment, efforts his lab has done on dynamic models and the possible benefits this field might gain from collaborating with experts in the areas of epidemiology, molecular biology, fluid dynamics and immunology.

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer, professor of civil, construction and environmental and director of the Water Quality Center, (414) 288-5733.

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11. Expert in Middle East politics to speak about the political transition in Egypt

The Office of International Education will host Dr. Ann Lesch, professor emeritus of political science at American University in Cairo, an expert in Middle East politics, for a discussion about the ongoing political transition and turbulence in Egypt on Tuesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D. Lesch will speak on "Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt," and will draw upon her vast experiences and personal insight to bring current events into focus through an Egyptian perspective. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (414) 288-7289.

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12. Jewish Student Union speaker series to discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Jewish Student Union will host Dr. Timothy Crain, adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies, for part two of the speaker series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere, 392. Crain will present an unbiased view on what the future looks like for the conflict. The speaker series is sponsored by Marquette's Jewish Student Union and Hillel Milwaukee.

For more information, contact Dylan Elhai, Jewish Student Union.

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13. Typhoon Haiyan relief volunteer to speak about her experience

The Center for Peacemaking will host "On the Ground in Response to Typhoon Haiyan: Stacy McCoy's Personal Testimony," Wednesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. McCoy began her graduate studies at Purdue in the fall of 2012, and over her winter break spent four weeks supporting the Catholic Relief Services' response to super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

She will share her experience helping to implement an assessment of options for farmers who needed seeds for the upcoming planting season in the aftermath of the super-typhoon, as well as CRS's Integral Human Development framework. McCoy is a graduate student in agricultural economics at Purdue University with six years of international development experience promoting improved livelihoods for rural agrarian communities.

Register online. For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at (414) 288-8444.

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14. Wade Chair Lecture to focus on the golden rule

Rev. Harry J. Gensler, S.J., will give the Wade Chair Lecture Tuesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Father Gensler, professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, will discuss the golden rule. Most of his 13 books on logic and ethics involve the golden rule in some way, including his latest book latest book, Ethics and the Golden Rule.

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15. Libraries hosting information sessions on using RefWorks for bibliographic citations

Raynor Memorial Libraries will offer various information sessions on the bibliographic management and citation tool, RefWorks. RefWorks allows students to export reference from article databases, create bibliographies and generate in-text citations. Dates and locations of the sessions can be found online.

For more information, contact Emily Laws, assistant librarian, at (414) 288-7068.

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16. Campus Ministry to hold Lenten reconciliation service

Campus Ministry will hold a Lenten reconciliation service Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. The brief service will be followed by an opportunity to celebrate the individual Sacrament of Reconciliation

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

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17. Indoor mini-triathlon registration deadline extended to April 4

The Fitness Assessment Center in the Department of Recreational Sports will host an indoor mini-triathlon Saturday, April 5. It will consist of a 3-mile run, a 13-kilometer bike ride and a 300-yard swim. Individuals may register as a team of three for $25, or individually for $10.

Registration is now open at the Rec Center. For more information, contact the Fitness Assessment Center, at (414) 288-5624.

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18. Hype Dance Marquette to host dance showcase April 4

Hype Dance, Marquette's hip-hop dance crew, will host a showcase Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Marquette Place. The event is free and will feature other dance groups from Marquette, as well as dance groups from the Milwaukee area.

For more information, contact Emily Ruthenberg at (773) 957-8067.

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