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October 24, 2012 | Issue 3 | Volume 9

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Students to meet with academic advisers, Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

Every semester Marquette University takes a week for students to meet with their academic advisers. Advising is an important part of a student's success, whether the student is a freshman or senior. Parents can ask if students have scheduled time with their advisers and if they are prepared with questions.

All students are assigned an adviser for the college in which they are enrolled. Students are required to meet with their advisers once a semester before registering for next-semester courses. Each college handles this a little differently, so students are encouraged to check their Marquette email accounts for more information and to read the Undergraduate Bulletin, which describes the expectations for advisers and advisees.

While course scheduling and registration are important components of advising, students are encouraged to speak with their advisers about educational and career goals — and some strategies for achieving both. While each adviser/advisee relationship is different, ideally advising is an ongoing, collaborative relationship that helps students enhance their Marquette experience.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Vacant House Watch

Students living off campus can register their properties with the Department of Public Safety for Vacant House Watch while they are away from campus during the Thanksgiving and winter breaks. DPS officers will discreetly monitor the property periodically during their routine patrols of the neighborhood.

Students must fill out the Vacant House Watch form and return it to the DPS office in Parking Structure 1 on 16th Street. Students are also encouraged to discontinue mail and newspaper service over extended absences and to activate alarm systems if they are available.

Shuttle to train and bus station available for Thanksgiving break

Public Safety will provide shuttles to the Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus stations for Thanksgiving break. Shuttles will run every hour, on the hour, Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., leaving from the DPS office in Parking Structure 1 on 16th Street. Starting at 5 p.m., students can request a ride to the Amtrak or bus terminal using the LIMO service, which runs until 3 a.m. LIMO service will also be available on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., to get students from the train and bus stations back to campus. LIMO requests are made by calling DPS at (414) 288-6363. No reservation or notice is needed for the hourly shuttle on Tuesday. Whether using the shuttle or LIMO service, students should plan ahead as departure and pick-up times cannot be guaranteed.

Web exclusive: Alumni with business roots can help student entrepreneurs

Marquette's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship offers an incubator space and portfolio of entrepreneurial resources to students and faculty interested in starting their own social or business venture. The greatest resource, however, is a network of seasoned veterans willing to share their expertise.

Speaker to address sexual violence

Numerous Marquette departments are hosting Dr. David Lisak, a nationally renowned expert on addressing sexual violence, on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Lisak has consulted on sexual assault prevention and policies with universities across the country, the four branches of the U.S. Military, among other organizations, and is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In the past two years, Marquette University has implemented and embedded many educational programs on this important topic, including training more than 4,600 students in sexual violence awareness and prevention.

Online health magazine provides tips for students

New this fall, Marquette is providing students access to Student Health 101, a monthly online magazine that offers interactive content on various health topics. The service is sponsored by Marquette's Student Health Service and the Counseling Center. Every month, a quick-read summary is also available for parents.


MARQUETTE EVENTS

Admission deadline, Dec. 1

For all of its academic programs, Marquette has a priority admission and Ignatius Scholarship deadline of Dec. 1 (postmark/submit date). Applications completed after Dec. 1 will be considered on a space-available basis for admission and scholarship. Admission decisions begin rolling out from Marquette in February.

Family Weekend 2013, Oct. 4-6

Mark your calendar for Family Weekend 2013, Oct. 4-6. More than 2,000 parents siblings and friends enjoyed a variety of events this year, including performances by student theatre and music groups, bowling, and tours of Milwaukee. Pictures from the weekend are available on the Marquette Parents Facebook Group.


MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Fall sports continue amazing seasons

The men's and women's soccer teams continue their strong seasons and both teams are ranked in the top 25 of national polls. Not to be overlooked, the women's volleyball team is also have a strong season with an 18-4 overall record and 8-1 in the BIG EAST. Going back to the 2011 season, the three sports have a record of 51-7-1 in league play, for a winning percentage of .864, the best percentage in the BIG EAST.


IMPORTANT DATES 

Monday, Oct. 29 — Friday, Nov. 2:
Advising week

Sunday, Nov. 4:
Midterm exams

Wednesday, Nov. 21 — Sunday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving break, classes excused

Friday, Nov. 30:
Lessons and Carols Concert

Sunday, Dec. 2:
Music Area Holiday Concert

Monday, Dec. 10 — Friday, Dec. 14:
Final exams

Saturday, Dec. 15:
Residence halls close, noon

Saturday, Dec. 15 — Sunday, Jan. 13:
Christmas holiday, classes excused

Sunday, Dec. 16:
Mid-year Commencement

Sunday, Jan. 13:
Residence Halls open, 8 a.m.

Monday Jan. 14:
Spring semester classes begin

Monday, Jan. 21:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Vacant House Watch

Shuttle to train and bus station available for Thanksgiving break

Web exclusive: Alumni with business roots can help student entrepreneurs

Speaker to address sexual violence

Online health magazine provides tips for students

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Admission deadline, Dec. 1

Family Weekend 2013, Oct. 4-6

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Fall sports continue amazing seasons

IMPORTANT DATES

Advising week
Daylight saving time ends
Thanksgiving break, classes excused
Lessons and Carols Concert
Music Area Holiday Concert
Final exams
Residence halls close, noon
Christmas holiday, classes excused
Mid-year Commencement
Residence Halls open, 8 a.m.
Spring semester classes begin
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused