1. Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

Registration is now open for the 34th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 17.

More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8k run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $12 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds.

The $25 cost includes walk/run participation and a T-shirt. Register online by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, as an individual or with a Marquette team. For more information about joining the Marquette University team, contact John Cary, supervisor of university information, at 8-3128. Event day registration is also available.

Volunteer opportunities are also available before, during and after the run/walk. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of AMU, at 8-3129 for more information.

The event date has returned to the third Saturday in September after a two-year stretch in October due to a conflict with Rosh Hashanah in 2009 and 2010.

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2. Marquette hosting Youth Venture Summit

Marquette is hosting the 2011 Youth Venture Summit that brings together more than 100 young leaders interested in social entrepreneurship and creating social change, as well as the adult mentors and professionals who support them. Summit attendees will be on campus July 28-31 to access workshops, tools, a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and seed funding to establish their own business ventures that solve problems around them.

Two tracks are available — one for the youth and one for their adult allies. The adult track provides tips and support to the adults in their lives. The youth track is led mostly by young changemakers.

Register online.

Youth Venture was created by Ashoka, the global pioneer of the social entrepreneurship sector and the world’s biggest network of social entrepreneurs.

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3. Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults program to be held

The Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, housed in the College of Nursing, is holding “Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults,” Thursday, July 14, at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet Street. The program will feature seven panelists discussing local organizations, community resources and prepping for emergencies. Panelists represent organizations such as the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Interfaith Older Adult Programs and the American Red Cross.

Registration is available at the door beginning at 12:45 p.m. The program will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Stacy Barnes, director of Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, at 8-3709.

The program is free to Marquette employees and students.

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4. Toastmasters campus chapter to hold open house meeting

Marq Our Words, a Toastmasters International chapter for Marquette employees, will hold an open house of a typical meeting at noon Wednesday, July 13, in AMU 163.

The purpose of Toastmasters is to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, providing constructive feedback and more — in a supportive environment. The campus chapter meets over the lunch hour on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. For more information, contact Nikki Sweeney Etter, senior writer/assistant editor in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

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5. Meet with Marquette community members when traveling abroad

The Marquette University Alumni Association is looking for assistance in reaching out to the more than 2,900 alumni, parents of students and other Marquette community members who live outside the United States.

Alumni Engagement and Outreach asks faculty and staff interested in meeting alumni during their travels to contact Alumni Engagement about their plans. No matter what country faculty and staff are traveling to, Alumni Engagement is willing to help connect with alumni there.

According to survey results from an article in the fall 2008 issue of Marquette Magazine, alumni would love to meet with faculty and university staff members who are traveling to their countries.

Contact Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer, at 8-0398 for more information.

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6. TIAA-CREF consultants available for free financial counseling

TIAA-CREF representatives will offer individual and confidential financial counseling sessions for faculty and staff Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 231. Consultants will be available to discuss personal financial goals and how to reach them by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Schedule an appointment online, or call (800) 732-8353.

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