1. Deadline for centennial brunch online registration is Friday

The year-long Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette will culminate with a Women’s Centennial Brunch at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom in conjunction with Alumni Reunion Weekend. President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will speak at the brunch on the legacy the celebration has created and the university’s reinvigorated commitment to providing access to higher education for all deserving students. The brunch is open to the Marquette community. Register online by Friday, July 16. Cost is $20 per person.

A 9 a.m. Mass at Church of the Gesu will precede the brunch. Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president in university advancement, will be the celebrant.

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2. Human fertility conference hosted by College of Nursing this week

The College of Nursing’s Institute for Natural Family Planning will host “Human Fertility—Where Faith and Science Meet,” July 15 to 17, at the Intercontinental Hotel, 139 East Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

The mission of the conference is to promote research on the science of Natural Family Planning and academic thinking about the Catholic Church’s teachings on human sexuality, marriage and family life.

Registration information is available online.

This academic conference is offered every four years and is co-sponsored by the Bishops’ Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and:
• Marquette University College of Nursing's Institute for Natural Family Planning
• The Catholic University of America, School of Theology & Religious Studies
• Saint Louis University, Nursing Center for Fertility Education
• Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
• Georgetown University, Institute for Reproductive Health

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3. Conference to be held for communication faculty at Catholic universities

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communication and Marquette will host “Power to Transform the World,” July 19-21 for faculty teaching media and communication in America’s Catholic colleges and universities. The conference will offer faculty an opportunity to discuss their work and that of their students in light of the tradition, mission and identity of their institutions.

Each day has a different focus:
• July 19 — combines reflection on the uniqueness and charisms that shape the identity of the institutions with presentations on how communication programs extend this identity into the community through service learning and other programs.

• July 20 — centers on ethics as a common base and the teaching strategies for ethics.

• July 21 — looks to the future: where can we go from here?

Each day begins with a keynote speaker and respondents, followed by panels or paper sessions.

There is no cost to attend the sessions. Call University Special Events at 8-7431 to register.

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4. Spirit Shop offering 70 percent off clearance merchandise

The Spirit Shop, Alumni Memorial Union, is holding a sale of 70 percent off already-reduced clearance merchandise while supplies last.

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5. Student events requested for Campus Connection by July 16

The Office of Student Development is soliciting event articles for its Campus Connection publication. Campus Connection is published at the beginning of each semester, highlighting university events for students. In fall it is distributed to all first-year students and their parents as well as various campus departments.

Departments that would like to provide event information for the fall issue should send the information to Jennifer Reid, student affairs communication director, in AMU 121 by Friday, July 16.

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6. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling

TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to faculty and staff for individual and confidential financial counseling sessions from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 15, in AMU 362. The session can include overall financial advice, asset allocation, retirement income options, diversifying financial portfolios and learning about mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Call 1-800-842-2005, ext. 255674, to schedule an appointment.

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7. Discounted Six Flags tickets are available

Human Resources has discounted Six Flags Great America tickets available. General admission tickets, for those age three and older, cost $32 ($54.99 at the gate for adults and $34.99 for children age 3 and older). Children age 2 and under are free. Season passes are also available for $66.94, including tax.

Tickets are available in Human Resources, Straz Tower 185. Call 8-7305 for more information.

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