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February 8, 2013 | Issue 6 | Volume 9

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Ten noted humanitarians inspire students

Fanning out across campus and Milwaukee into classrooms and lecture halls, students and the Milwaukee community had the opportunity to engage 10 noted humanitarians from all corners of the world this past week.

The honored guests were part of Mission Week, a time when Marquette reflects on its Catholic, Jesuit identity. The theme was "The World is our Home," and featured the eight living recipients of the Opus Prize, along with relatives of two deceased honorees. It was the first time all 10 Opus Prize recipients were together in one place to share their stories and mission.

Brief bios of the honored guests were in the latest Marquette Magazine issue and small snapshots of the week are posted as Marquette Magazine online exclusives: Father Miranda preaches on Being the Difference; For Father Frechette, faith pays off in Haiti. Additional online exclusives will be posted in coming days.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Online parents chat, Feb. 27

Staff members from around Marquette will host an online chat for parents Wednesday, Feb. 27, between noon and 1 p.m. CST. Participants will be available to answer questions about academic advising, housing selection and spring break, all which will occur shortly after the online chat. Staff will also be prepared to answer questions about academic support, relationships with roommates and friends, safety, student involvement, student employment, health, and financial aid.

Register for the chat online to receive an email reminder about the event. Transcripts from past chats are available online.

Career and internship fair, Feb. 21

Marquette University is again hosting the WorkForce Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Last year, 142 employers participated in the event, which is organized by Wisconsin's 23 private and independent colleges. Students do not need to register for the career fair but are encouraged to review tips on how to make the most out of attending.

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 Lenten Retreat in Daily Life, Feb. 12-March 26; Finding God in All Things, Feb. 15-17; Ignatian Guided Weekend Retreat, Feb. 22-24; and the Marquette Experience Retreat, March 22-24. Students can register for these retreats online or by visiting the Campus Ministry office located in the Alumni Memorial Union, 236.

Residence halls close March 9 for Spring Break

Residence halls close for Spring Break at noon, Saturday, March 9, and reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. Residence halls do not close for Easter break.

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 can be processed and sent to Marquette by the March 1 Priority Deadline. You and your student will need your own federal PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA, which is completed and submitted online. You can apply for a federal PIN or request a duplicate online.

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 Checkmarq. Questions can be directed to Marquette Central, (414) 288-4000.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

National Marquette Day, March 2

On Saturday, March 2, Marquette fans across the country and globe will cheer on the Marquette men's basketball team as they take on Notre Dame for National Marquette Day. Join other Marquette parents, alumni and friends at one of the more than 50 viewing parties, or volunteer to organize a viewing party in your area.

Save the date: Lil' Siblings Weekend, April 19-21

The Residence Hall Association is eagerly preparing for Lil' Siblings Weekend 2013, April 19-21. Registration will be available in early February. Additional information will be provided in future e-newsletters.


MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Basketball at midpoint of Big East Campaign

Midway through the Big East Conference season, the Marquette men's basketball team sits tied for first with Syracuse at 7-2 in league action. The Golden Eagles, currently 16-5 overall and ranked No. 24 in the nation by the Associated Press, have home games remaining at the BMO Harris Bradley Center against DePaul (Feb. 9), Pittsburgh (Feb. 16), Syracuse (Feb. 25) and Notre Dame (March 2, National Marquette Day). The women's program has just three home contests left, including its annual "Play 4 Kay" pink game against Notre Dame on Feb. 17.

Men's and women's Lacrosse open inaugural campaigns in February

The Marquette men's and women's lacrosse teams kick off their inaugural seasons during the month of February. The women are the first team in regular season action at Winthrop Friday, Feb. 15 before returning to Milwaukee for the program's first home contest on Saturday, Feb. 23 against Duquesne at Valley Fields. The men's squad will begin its season on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Ohio State and host just two home games in 2013.


IMPORTANT DATES 

Wednesday, Feb. 13:
Ash Wednesday

Friday, Feb. 15:
Recommended FAFSA deadline

Thursday, Feb. 21:
WorkForce Career and Internship Fair

Monday, March 4 — Friday, March 8:
Midterm exams

Saturday, March 9:
Residence halls close at noon for Spring Break

Sunday, March 17:
Residence halls reopen at 8 a.m.

Monday, March 18 Friday, March 22:
Advising Week

Thursday, March 28 — Monday, April 1:
Easter holiday, classes excused

Friday, April 19 —Sunday, April 21:
Lil' Siblings Weekend

Monday, May 6 — Friday, May 10:
Final exams

Saturday, May 11:
Residence halls close for summer break

Sunday, May 19:
Spring Commencement

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Online parents chat, Feb. 27

Career and internship fair, Feb. 21

Campus Ministry offers spring retreats

Residence halls close March 9 for spring break

FAFSA deadline reminder

MARQUETTE EVENTS

National Marquette Day, March 2

Save the date: Lil' Siblings Weekend, April 19-21

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Basketball at midpoint of Big East Campaign

Men's and women's Lacrosse open inaugural campaigns in February

IMPORTANT DATES

Ash Wednesday
Recommended FAFSA deadline
WorkForce Career & Internship Fair
Midterm exams
Residence halls close
Residence halls reopen
Advising Week
Easter holiday
Lil' Siblings Weekend
Final exams
Residence halls close
Spring Commencement