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February 6, 2014 | Issue 6 | Volume 10

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Parents as partners: Supporting career education and professional preparation

Career development is an ongoing process for students and Marquette provides a number of resources to help prepare students for a meaningful and fruitful career. Parents play a critical role in encouraging students to become educated about career preparedness. Marquette understands that it can be difficult to know where to start, and for parents to know how much or how little to help their student. Laura Kestner, director of Marquette's Career Services Center, provides tips for parents on how to help their students prepare for a career and job search.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

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

Marquette students, faculty and staff have been discussing, listening and learning the art of forgiveness during Mission Week. Daily morning prayers, a keynote address by Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza and book discussions around The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, are just a few of the events offered throughout the week.

Presidential search is on schedule

John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad '77, vice chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees and chair of the Presidential Search Committee, provided an update to the campus community on the process Thursday afternoon. Conversations with top prospects - both Jesuit and lay - confirm the importance of confidentiality to protect the integrity of their current positions. The process remains on schedule to have a new president in place for the beginning of the next academic year.

Next online parent chat is Feb. 19

Staff members from around Marquette will host an online chat for parents Wednesday, Feb. 19, between 11 a.m. and noon CT. Staff will be available to answer questions about academic support, relationships with roommates, 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.

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.

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. More information in the January e-newsletter.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Lil' Sibs registration opens Feb. 15

Join us for a weekend that will give current students and their younger loved ones memories for years to come. Siblings and guests 5 years and older are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls and participate in an array of events during this special weekend. More information, including how to register, will be available from the Office of Residence Life soon. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.

National Marquette Day viewing events, Feb 15

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Marquette fans across the globe will cheer on the Marquette men's basketball team as they take on Xavier 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.

Limited amount of tickets available for parents basketball game, Feb. 15

Tickets are still available, but going quickly, for the Marquette parents basketball game, when the men's basketball team plays Xavier on National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. Tickets 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 with questions or special needs.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Ally Miller honored with McCahill Award

Former women's soccer standout Ally Miller has been named the recipient of Marquette University's 67th Annual Robert L. and William P. McCahill Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Marquette student-athlete. Miller and her sister Katie (2010 winner) are the first siblings to have received the honor.

Miller capped her stellar four-year career by leading the Golden Eagles to the program's first Big East Tournament title as a senior in 2012 while claiming Big East Defensive Player of the Year and all-tournament recognition. Marquette earned its fourth consecutive Big East American Division crown that season and she concluded her Marquette career with an overall record of 67-6-9, including 37-3-3 in Big East play.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Milwaukee

Marquette University and the BMO Harris Bradley Center will host the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on March 20-22 for the first time since 2010. There is limited availability for tickets to both second- and third-round games which can be purchased online through the NCAA.

IMPORTANT DATES 

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

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

Presidential search is on schedule

Next online parent chat is Feb. 19

Study abroad information sessions and deadlines approaching

FAFSA deadline reminder

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Lil' Sibs registration opens

National Marquette Day viewing events, Feb. 15

Parents basketball game update, tickets still available

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Ally Miller honored with McCahill Award

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Milwaukee

IMPORTANT DATES

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