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January 9, 2014 | Issue 5 | Volume 10

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FAFSA deadline reminder

Marquette students must complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to be considered for assistance. The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends having the FAFSA filed and submitted no later than Feb. 15, so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the March 1 Priority Deadline.

The student and one parent will need their own federal PINs to electronically sign the FAFSA, which is completed and submitted online. Students can apply for a federal PIN or request a duplicate if the student has misplaced their PIN.

If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the March 1 Priority Deadline, financial aid could be reduced or eliminated due to limited funding. Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the student's initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on students' To Do Lists in CheckMarq. Questions can be directed to Marquette Central, (414) 288-4000.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Greek life recruitment takes place in January

Marquette is home to 23 sororities and fraternities that provide leadership opportunities through committee work, managing budgets, facilitating peer education and participating in community service projects. Sorority recruitment for new members takes place Jan. 21-25, and fraternity recruitment takes places Jan. 27-31. More information about Greek Life at Marquette is available on the Office of Student Development website.

Spring break service trip application due Jan. 23

For more than 30 years, Campus Ministry has provided service trips during spring break. The Marquette Action Program, or MAP trips, are organized within the themes of urban poverty, rural poverty, education, diversity and justice. Each site provides students the chance to live simply and work hand-in-hand with a community in need for one week. Applications are due Jan. 23.

Campus Ministry offers spring retreats

A variety of spiritual retreat experiences are offered through Campus Ministry. Those being offered during the spring semester include the Ignatian Guided Weekend Retreat, Jan. 31-Feb. 2; Connect Retreat for first-year students, Feb. 7-9; the Salt and Light Retreat, a new offering, Feb. 21-23; the Lenten Retreat in Daily Life, March 18-April 15; and the Marquette Experience Retreat, March 28-30. Students can register for these retreats online or visit the Campus Ministry office located in the Alumni Memorial Union, 236, for more information.

Study abroad information sessions and deadlines approaching

All students planning to study abroad in the summer or fall of 2014, or for the entire 2014-15 academic year, need to have applications completed by Saturday, March 1.

Marquette's Office of International Education provides a variety of programs and support for students to study abroad at more than 70 locations around the globe. In addition to semester-long programs, Marquette faculty members are leading 16 summer programs in locations such as Argentina, China, England and South Africa. OIE will hold a study abroad fair on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and region-specific information sessions Jan. 31 to Feb. 10.

Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

All members of the Marquette community are invited to explore "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness" during Mission Week 2014, which will take place from Sunday, Feb. 2, through Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The capacity to forgive and be forgiven informs individuals' spiritual, psychological and social development in profound ways. Mission Week 2014 will examine the theme of forgiveness in many forms, from the interpersonal to the international.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Webinar: Leveraging LinkedIn for Success, Jan. 22

Marquette parents are invited to join the next Alumni Association Webinar, Leveraging LinkedIn for Success, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CST. The webinar will be led by Wayne Breitbarth, LinkedIn expert, Marquette alumnus and best-selling author. Details and registration information is available online.

Marquette parents basketball game, Feb. 15

Mark your calendar for this annual Marquette parents event when the men's basketball team plays Xavier on National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. A block of tickets has been reserved for Marquette parents and are available for $22 each on a first-come, first-served basis. You can purchase tickets online and view recommendations for pre- and post-game dining and Milwaukee entertainment on the Marquette Parents Website. Please contact Julie Murphy, assistant dean for new student and family programs at 414-288-5769 or julie.h.murphy@marquette.edu with questions or special needs.

Save the date: Lil' Sibs 2014, April 11-13

The wrong date was provided in the last parent e-newsletter for Lil' Sibs Weekend. Please note the correct dates are April 11-13. Registration will be available in early February.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Big East Conference play underway for basketball teams

The men's basketball team continues Big East Conference play Thursday evening on the road when the squad travels to Xavier after splitting their first two conference games with a defeat to Creighton and a victory over DePaul. During the DePaul game, Davante Gardner became the 45th player in Marquette's history to score 1,000 career points. The Xavier game will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. The team will have a quick turnaround returning to Milwaukee to take on Seton Hall on Saturday.

After an exciting overtime victory against Georgetown, the women's team is 2-1 in conference play. Senior Katherine Plouffe led the team in the overtime victory with 33 points and was selected as the Big East Player of the Week. The team is back in action Saturday at new league member Xavier.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Saturday, Jan. 11:
Residence halls open at 8 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 13:

Spring semester classes begin

Monday, Jan. 20:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused

Sunday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb. 7:
Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

Saturday, Feb. 15:
Marquette Parents Basketball Game/National Marquette Day

Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 7:
Midterm exams

Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17:
Spring break, classes excused

Thursday, April 17 – Monday, April 21:
Easter holiday, classes excused

Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 10:

Final exams

Saturday, May 17:
Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 18:
Spring Commencement

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Greek life recruitment takes place in January

Spring break service trip application due Jan. 23

Campus Ministry offers spring retreats

Study abroad information sessions and deadlines approaching

Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Webinar: Leveraging LinkedIn for Success, Jan. 22

Marquette parents basketball game, Feb. 15


Save the date: Lil' Sibs 2014, April 11-13

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Big East play underway for basketball teams

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan. 11: Residence halls open at 8 a.m.

Jan. 13: Spring semester classes begin

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused

Feb. 2–7: Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

Feb. 15: Marquette Parents Basketball Game/National Marquette Day

March 3–7: Midterm exams

March 8–17: Spring break, classes excused

April 17–21: Easter holiday, classes excused

May 5 – May 10: final exams

May 17: Baccalaureate Mass

May 18: Spring Commencement