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March 28, 2012 | Issue 8 | Volume 9

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Lil' Sibs pre-registration open until Friday

The pre-registration deadline for Lil' Sibs Weekend is Friday, March 30. Payments and waiver forms should be sent to the university by the same date. Forms and instructions are available online.

Lil' Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for Marquette students to invite their siblings, cousins, other relatives or family friends to visit them on campus. During the weekend, students and guests will have an opportunity to participate in Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette's largest service project, and enjoy a variety of age-appropriate activities.

On-site registration will also be available Friday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Alumni Memorial Union. Liability waivers must be printed and signed by a parent/guardian prior to arrival if registering on-site without a parent/guardian present.

Please contact the Residence Hall Association for more information.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Registration for summer studies is open

Whether your student is looking to catch up, get a head start on the fall semester or is interested in graduating sooner, Marquette's summer studies program offers 350-plus on-campus options and more than 40 online courses, including many popular introductory and Core of Common Studies classes. Six-week accelerated summer programs allow students to take a class in the morning or evening, meaning there's plenty of time for summer jobs or internships and to enjoy summer in Milwaukee.

Marquette open house for high school sophomores and juniors, April 21

On Saturday, April 16, Marquette will host an open house for high school sophomores and juniors who are beginning their college search. During the day, parents and students will learn how to conduct a successful college search and will learn more about the different programs offered at Marquette. Register online today.

Career Services Center to host etiquette dinner

From job and internship interviews, to networking and meeting a new boss, a lot of professional conversations happen during a meal. More than just forks and knives, the Professional Etiquette Dinner, April 23, will review tips on greeting, ordering and small talk, allowing students to make a lasting impression during a meal.

Graduate school open house

Juniors and seniors considering graduate school are encouraged to attend an open house sponsored by the Marquette Graduate School, Thursday, April 12. Students will have the opportunity to hear about the 40-plus programs offered by Marquette and meet other students who are considering graduate programs. Students interested in attending are encouraged to register by April 10.

The science of making friends

Until now, most autism research has focused on what children with autism can't do. Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, is setting out to show what autistic kids can do. Her current research studies the neurological effects of PEERS (Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skill), a program that teaches autistic teens how to make friends. She is one of many professors spotlighted in Discover, an annual Marquette publication that highlights research around campus.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Commencement, May 20

All parents, family and friends are invited to attend Commencement weekend, May 18 to May 20. The all-university Baccalaureate Mass will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. No tickets are required for the mass. The all-university Commencement ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Bradley Center. Information regarding college commencement ceremonies is available online, with each college having different instructions and guidelines concerning tickets.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's basketball reaches Sweet 16

A great season for the men's basketball team unfortunately came to an end last Thursday, as the Golden Eagles fell to Florida, 68-58, in the West Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The team reached the Sweet Sixteen for the second-straight year, defeating BYU and Murray State.

Senior forward Jae Crowder claimed BIG EAST Player of the Year honors, leading Marquette to a program-best second-place finish in the conference and a 27-8 overall record. Fellow senior Darius Johnson-Odom will leave Marquette as the 11th leading scorer in program history with 1,649 points.

Returning for the 2012-13 season will be a solid core, including starters Junior Cadougan, Vander Blue and Jamil Wilson. Look for the schedule to be released in September and the new season to tip off in early November.

Athletic's academic success featured on CNN

In a story on NCAA men's basketball program graduation rates, CNN featured Marquette's program as an example of one where "graduation is the rule, not the exception."

A longer, 10-minute story will air on Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m.,10 p.m. and 1 a.m., as part of "CNN Presents."

IMPORTANT DATES 

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

Friday, April 20 — Sunday, April 22:
Lil' Siblings Weekend

Friday, May 4:
Last day of classes

Monday, May 7 — Friday, May 11:
Final Exams

Saturday, May 12, at noon:
Residence halls close for summer

Saturday, May 19:
Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 20:
Spring Commencement

Wednesday, Aug. 22 — Sunday, Aug. 26:
New student and family orientation

Friday, Aug. 24:
Sophomore and upperclassmen move in

Monday, Aug. 27:
First day of classes

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Registration for summer studies is open

Marquette open house for high school sophomores and juniors, April 21

Career Services Center to host etiquette dinner

Graduate School open house

The science of making friends

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Commencement, May 20

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's basketball reaches Sweet 16

Marquette's off-court success highlighted on CNN

IMPORTANT DATES

Important upcoming dates and events