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October 3, 2012 | Issue 2 | Volume 9

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Student voting on campus

Marquette encourages students to take part in the election process, either by voting absentee using their home address or by registering in Wisconsin and voting in the local elections.

For students who choose to vote using their campus/local address, Marquette University Student Government is sponsoring a voter registration drive until Oct. 16. Special registration deputies are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union and from 7 to 9 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Library lobby, to register students to vote using their campus/local address. Students will need a current, valid Wisconsin driver's license or their Social Security number to register in advance. On Election Day, they will also need to show proof of residence (a university fee payment receipt, bank statement with local address, lease, etc.) on Election Day. Students may also choose to register on Election Day. The student voter registration drive is also sponsored by the Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, and the Offices of Public Affairs, Residence Life and Student Development.

Additional information on polling sites, voter ID requirements and eligibility requirements is available online at www.marquette.edu/vote/.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

University apartment deposits accepted Oct. 22-Nov.2

Sophomores and juniors thinking about signing leases for the 2013-14 academic year can place deposits for university-owned apartments between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2. The deposit does not guarantee an available apartment — it allows students access to the apartment selection system to choose an apartment, if available, at a randomly designated time.

University Apartments offers studio, one, two and three-bedroom options in five safe and convenient living communities on or close to campus. Open house tours are available Oct. 6, 11, 13, 24 and 28, and information sessions will be offered in all sophomore residence halls.

Current residents have until Nov. 8 to renew or request a different apartment. Prospective residents will select apartments on Nov. 12 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sign-up times for prospective students will be posted Nov. 9-12. Current first-year students will be emailed information regarding deposit and roommate requests for in residence halls in February.

Online program assists with internship and job searches

All full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates at Marquette have access to MU Career Manager, an online career management system. Students are encouraged to utilize the system for internship and job searches. By submitting a resume online and completing a profile, students can search for internship and job openings, participate in on-campus interviewing, research employers attending career fairs and learn about career events on campus. Students log into the system using their CheckMarq username and password.

Supper for 12 Strangers registration deadline Oct. 24

Every fall, Marquette alumni, staff and friends open their doors and invite current students to enjoy a free meal at their homes as part of Supper for 12 Strangers. It's a great opportunity for students to network with the Marquette family and make new friends. Students must register for the event by Oct. 24, and can select from four November weekend dates. The event is sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women.

Video: Dwyane Wade talks about parenting

NBA champion and former Marquette basketball star Dwyane Wade talks about his new book Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball. Wade was on campus in September to sign copies of his book and to welcome the latest recipient of a full-tuition scholarship that is awarded through a national partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Registrations open for Campus Ministry retreats

Registration is now open for Campus Ministry's fall retreats. Open to students of all faiths, the retreats provide students with time to reflect on their personal and Marquette experiences. The Finding God in All Things retreat is open to sophomores through seniors and is a unique opportunity for students to reflect on their daily lives and routines. The Connect retreat invites first-year students to step back from all the changes during the past few months and meet other first-year students who may be experiencing similar challenges and joys of arriving on campus. The Marquette Experience retreat is suggested for students who have been on campus for at least one year. Students will have the opportunity to hear their peers' experience of Jesuit ideals and to reflect on how Jesuit ideals are present within their own life. Along with repeating the Marquette Experience and Finding Good in All Things retreats, Campus Ministry will offer the Lenten Retreat in Daily Life and a Silent Directed Retreat during the spring semester.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Pulitzer Prize poet Mary Oliver to receive honorary degree

Renowned poet Mary Oliver, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, will receive an honorary degree from Marquette University Nov. 12. Described by The New York Times as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet," Oliver will also read from her poems during the ceremony.


Open house for prospective students Oct. 14

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Admissions is hosting the Fall Open House for prospective students. The application deadline to apply to Marquette is Dec. 1, 2012. It is recommended that prospective students apply by Oct. 31, leaving Marquette time to contact the student by Dec. 1 if something is missing from the application.


MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's and women's soccer teams nationally ranked

After a double overtime victory against Wisconsin last week and a conference win against Providence over the weekend, the men's soccer team remains undefeated with a 9-0-0 record. The men's team is currently ranked in the top 10 of both national polls.

The women's soccer team remains ranked in the top 20 of both national polls following a 5-0 victory of BIG EAST opponent Cincinnati. The women's team is undefeated in conference play and has 9-2-1 overall record.


IMPORTANT DATES 

Friday, Oct. 5 — Sunday, Oct. 7:
Family Weekend

Thursday, Oct. 11 — Wednesday, Oct. 17:
Midterm exams

Thursday, Oct. 18 — Sunday, Oct. 21:
Midterm break, classes excused

Monday, Oct. 29 — Friday, Nov. 2:
Advising week

Sunday, Nov. 4:
Daylight saving time ends

Wednesday, Nov. 21 — Sunday, Nov. 25:
Thanksgiving break, classes excused

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

University apartment deposits accepted Oct. 22-Nov.2

Online program assists with internship and job searches

Supper for 12 Strangers registration deadline Oct. 24

Video: Dwyane Wade talks about parenting

Registrations open for Campus Ministry retreats

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Pulitzer Prize poet Mary Oliver to receive honorary degree

Open house for prospective students Oct. 14

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's and women's soccer teams nationally ranked

IMPORTANT DATES

Family Weekend
Midterm exams
Midterm break, no class
Advising week
Daylight saving time ends
Thanksgiving break, no class