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January 11, 2012 | Issue 4 | Volume 8

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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 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.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Residence halls open Saturday, Jan. 14

Residence halls will reopen for the spring term at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Spring semester classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 17. Classroom assignments for the spring semester are now posted in CheckMark. Students who cannot locate where a course is meeting should contact the department offering the course.

The residence halls will close for Spring Break at noon, Saturday, March 10, and reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 18. Accommodations are available in Mashuda Hall for students who are staying on campus over the break. Students must notify their residence hall director to make these arrangements before March 5.

Interviewing topic of Career Service Center luncheon

The Career Services Center will discuss the art of interviewing at the first On the Road to Your Career luncheon of the spring semester. The monthly luncheons are sponsored by the Kohl's Corporation and feature Career Services counselors and a Kohl's professional and includes a free lunch. Future sessions include:

•Thursday, Feb. 23: Job and Internship Search
•Tuesday, March 27: Dress for Success
•Thursday, April 19: First Year as a Professional

English Department hosts book swap

Friends and Alumni of Marquette English will host a book swap on the second floor of the AMU Sunday, Jan. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring gently used or new books to share and swap. Textbooks will not be part of the book swap. Participants can take home up to half of what they provide, up to five books. Remaining books will go to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and Sojourner Truth Family House.

Students encouraged to update contact information

The university needs accurate contact information so university staff can reach students in emergencies and to communicate vital university business. All students are encouraged to update their personal contact information, via CheckMarq. The university needs an updated address and telephone number, preferably a mobile number, for each student.

Students should log on to CheckMarq, scroll to the "Personal Information" section and update their information by Tuesday, Jan. 24, and continue to do so whenever they have a change of address or phone number.

Are new year's resolutions a good idea?

Marquette Magazine posed this question to Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, an associate professor of psychology at Marquette who has researched meaning-making, among other areas. His answer? Yes. Except for when they are not.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

National Marquette Day,
Feb. 11

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Marquette fans across the country and globe will be sporting their blue and gold for National Marquette Day. Can't make the game? Watch with friends. Marquette fans across the country are organizing viewing parties for National Marquette Day. Find out if there is a viewing party near you.

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

Conference play begins

Both Marquette men's and women's basketball have started Big East Conference play. This past Tuesday, Katie Young hit a 40-foot three pointer as time expired to pull off a dramatic 51-50 victory over Villanova to improve to 11-6 on the season and 2-2 in the conference. The team returns to action Sunday, Jan. 15, against St. John's at Madison Square Garden.

The men's team will begin a three game homestand against St. John's tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 11. The men's team continues to be ranked in the top 25 in both national polls. The team is 12-4 overall and 1-2 conference play after close losses to Syracuse, ranked first in the country, and Georgetown, than ranked ninth, last week. After the Red Storm, the men will host Pittsburgh on Friday and Louisville this coming Monday.

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

IMPORTANT DATES 

Saturday, Jan. 14: Residence halls open, 8 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, no classes

Tuesday, Jan. 17: Spring semester classes begin

Tuesday, Jan. 17: Saturday, Jan. 21: Winter Flurry

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Recommended FAFSA deadline

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

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

Saturday, March 10: Residence Halls close for spring break Sunday,

Sunday, March 18: Residence Halls reopen

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

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

FAFSA deadline reminder

Residence halls open Saturday, Jan. 14

Interviewing topic of Career Service Center luncheon

English Department hosts book swap

Students encouraged to update contact information

Are new year's resolutions a good idea?

MARQUETTE EVENTS

National Marquette Day, Feb. 11

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

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Conference play begins

IMPORTANT DATES

Check out these important updates and events