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Feb. 1, 2012 | Issue 6 | Volume 8

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Study abroad deadline March 1

All students planning to study abroad in the summer or fall of 2012, or for the entire 2012-13 academic year, need to have applications completed by Thursday, March 1.

Marquette's Office of International Education provides a variety of programs and support for students to study aboard at more than 70 locations around the globe. Through Feb. 13, student can attend information sessions according to geographical locations to learn about specific programs and offerings.

In addition to semester-long programs, Marquette faculty members are leading 10 summer programs in locations such as Ghana, Bolivia, Cuba, China and Italy. The programs, which range from three to eight weeks, are great options for students who want to build their global experience, while earning credits.

General application requirements include completing an online form, submitting an essay and soliciting letter(s) of recommendation.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Mission Week 2012: Who is my neighbor?

The Marquette community will reflect on our university's Catholic, Jesuit identity during Mission Week, Feb. 19-25. This year's theme, "Who is my neighbor?," will encourage the campus community to reflect on who our neighbors are locally, nationally and internationally, and to examine how we can create international networks to address issues of faith, justice and ecology.

The week begins with a Mass at the Church of the Gesu celebrated by Father Doug Leonhardt, S.J., with the homily by Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Bernard Amadei, founding president of Engineers Without Borders USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders — International. His address, Engineering for the Developing World: From Crisis to Development, will be Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Student Affairs launches website regarding sexual misconduct

The Office of Student Affairs launched a new website Monday that provides resources and information for the campus community regarding sexual misconduct.

In an email to students this week, L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs, said, "Reflecting on what makes our campus a tight knit and caring community, I want to remind everyone that we all play a valuable role in preventing acts that violate individuals' basic dignity. To help support that type of community, we have developed a new Web page."

Developed with input from community advocates, staff from the Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Student Development, the Department of Public Safety and faculty, the site provides background on how to identify acts of misconduct, information on resources available to students and tips on how students can support each other.

New spiritual retreat offered through Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is offering the Ignatian Weekend Retreat, Feb. 24-26, a new retreat that offers a quiet weekend of individual reflection. Other retreat opportunities this semester include the Connect Retreat, Feb. 17-19, and Lenten Retreat in Daily Life.

CIRCLES eMentor Network available to students

The Career Services Center and the Marquette University Alumni Association have created the CIRCLES eMentor Network on LinkedIn. The effort provides students the opportunity to connect with alumni for career advice, industry information and other guidance. Students can sign up online through the Career Services Center and be admitted to the LinkedIn group and receive a mentor.

Food for thought, helping to feed the homeless

O'Donnell Hall isn't just home to freshman guys. Four nights a week, students gather in the O'Donnell kitchen to fight one of Milwaukee's greatest problems — hunger. Campus Kitchen Marquette, which started in 2003, enlists student and community volunteers to gather, prepare and deliver meals to the homeless in Milwaukee.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Parents Association game and National Marquette Day,
Feb. 11

The Marquette Parents Association block of game tickets is sold out. The Marquette Club of Chicago is happy to offer tickets at $30 each to Marquette parents and family members who still wish to attend the game. To learn more about this offer, call Taylor Schult at (414) 288-0389.

Local game-watching parties for National Marquette Day, Feb. 11

Can't make it to Milwaukee for the game? Marquette fans are hosting nearly 60 game- watching parties across the country.

Save the date: Lil' Siblings Weekend, April 20-22

The Residence Hall Association is eagerly preparing for Lil' Siblings Weekend 2012, April 20-22. Registration will be available in early February. Additional information will be provided in future e-newsletters.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's basketball extend winning streak

The Marquette men's basketball team extended its winning streak to seven games with a 66-59 win against Seton Hall Tuesday night. Ranked 15 in both national polls, the team is currently in second place in the Big East Conference. The team's next game is Saturday at Notre Dame. The women's team looks to get back to its winning ways tonight against Cincinnati. It's the first of a two-game homestand, with the team hosting Pittsburgh on Saturday.

For more information on Marquette Athletics or to order tickets, visit GoMarquette.com.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Wednesday, Feb. 15:
Recommended FAFSA deadline


Sunday, Feb. 19: Saturday, Feb. 25:
Mission Week


Thursday, March 1:
Study abroad applications due

Monday, March 5: Friday, March 9:
Midterm exams


Saturday, March 10:
Residence Halls close for spring break

Sunday, March 18:
Residence Halls reopen


Thursday, April 5 - Monday, April 9:
Easter holiday, classes excused

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Study abroad deadline March 1

Mission Week 2012: Who is my neighbor?

Student Affairs launches website regarding sexual misconduct

New spiritual retreat offered through Campus Ministry

CIRCLES eMentor Network available to students

Food for thought, helping to feed the homeless

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Parents Association game and National Marquette Day, Feb. 11

Local game watching parties for National Marquette Day,
Feb. 11

Save the date: Lil' Siblings Weekend, April 20-22

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's basketball extend winning streak

IMPORTANT DATES

Check out these important updates and events