— November 6, 2006 —
- Election Day is tomorrow
- Spring 2007 registration begins today
- South Africa Service Learning fall 2007 application deadline extended
- Interested in New Orleans?
- Degree Navigator is available for spring 2007 planning
- Phi Beta Kappa Scholar will speak Thursday
- Workforce trends in information technology is subject of colloquium
- Biological Sciences seminar will feature Medical College researcher
- Wade Chair to give lecture
- Destination Dinner will feature speakers from South Africa
- Intercultural Programs highlight Arab heritage this month
- Order your holiday poinsettias now
- This Week in Marquette History
- Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 6
- University Events
1. Election Day is tomorrow
Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day, and Marquette encourages all students to exercise their right to vote.
Visit Marquette’s Web site for special information about registering to vote at the polls and to find out where you vote if you live in residence halls, university apartments, or some of the larger off-campus apartments. The site also has links to a city of Milwaukee Web site that gives you your polling location after you enter your address. Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Marquette has also made it easier for students living in residence halls or university apartments to register at polling locations. For all students living in those locations, residential information has been provided to the election commission, so students can simply show an MU ID to vote. Further details are available on the Web site.
Make your voice heard – get out and vote!
2. Spring 2007 registration begins today
You can review the spring and summer 2007 courses either on the SNAPSHOT or the CheckMarq Schedule of Classes found online.
For questions about spring registration, visit the Office of the Registrar in room 310 of Marquette Hall or go online and click on the Index of Registration Information.
You can also call 8-7034.
For summer 2007 registrations questions, visit the summer studies office in room 310 of Marquette Hall or go online and click on Admission/Registration Information. You can also e-mail or call 8-7506.
3. South Africa Service Learning fall 2007 application deadline extended
Applications for the fall 2007 semester in the Marquette Service Learning program in Cape Town, South Africa are still being accepted until Nov. 21.
Marquette University’s South Africa Service Learning Program, in conjunction with the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre and the University of the Western Cape, offers students the unique opportunity to increase their understanding of the people, history, culture, and traditions of South Africa through integrated academic coursework and direct immersion in the culture through community-based service. The program’s curriculum accommodates students from all academic disciplines; courses include Theology of Reconciliation and Forgiveness, Leaders in Grassroots Organizations, and two courses of a student’s choice at the University of the Western Cape where students study alongside South African students. Lectures will be given by well-known scholars and important community members such as theologian John de Gruchy, literary scholar and author Antjie Krog, and Linda Biehl, founder of the Amy Biehl Foundation, which works to prevent violence among the youth of South Africa through music, arts, sports education and more.
While studying in Cape Town, students will engage in two full days per week of service work at one of more than a dozen non-governmental organizations with which Marquette has established a connection. Service sites include but are not limited to: The Saartjie Baartman Center for Women & Children, Sibanye Economic Empowerment, the Women and Peace Building Programme, Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse (RAPCAN), and many others which have as common themes empowerment and giving voice to the voiceless.
As program participants, Marquette students live together, giving them an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences together and to delve more deeply into issues they encounter as they immerse themselves in South African society.
Excursions to places of historical and cultural importance within South Africa are an integral part of the program and guided by the program’s resident director, a Marquette faculty member.
Students from all colleges and majors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and who will have completed 60 credit hours prior to participation are encouraged to apply.
Go online for more information or contact the Study Abroad Coordinator at 8-1788.
4. Interested in New Orleans?
MARDI GRAS, Making A Real Difference in the Gulf Region and Area Surrounding, will discuss their new organization at meetings on Nov. 8 and 9 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in room 272 of Lalumiere Language Hall.
A documentary about the current condition of New Orleans and MARDI GRAS’ involvement in the recovery process will be shown. The documentary is composed of footage from the 2006 Fall Break Trip to New Orleans.
Information will also be available about the group’s upcoming service trip (Dec. 15-21) and involvement opportunities. Applications and deposits for the upcoming trip are due Nov. 15.
Contact MARDI GRAS to receive information about the documentary showing and upcoming opportunities.
5. Degree Navigator is available for spring 2007 planning
Don’t know how many credits you have or how many more you need in your major in order to graduate? Don’t know if you are meeting all the requirements to earn your degree? Unsure of which courses you need to take for your major? Do you want to know what will happen if you switch majors?
For students who entered Marquette as new freshmen in fall of 2005 or later, there is an easy way to track degree progress online. Degree Navigator is an interactive, online system that allows advisers and students to see what courses students have already taken, or are taking and what courses they still need to fulfill. This includes both core requirements and the requirements for a particular degree, major or minor. In addition, the program allows users to determine the impact on academic progress of various "what if" scenarios, such as changing majors or adding a minor.
Students can log in through the CheckMarq home page. A number of reports will be available, including a student’s course history, a short progress report and a program status report with the number of courses and credits completed and a listing of courses and credits still required. Degree Navigator will offer visual, tabular and narrative explanations of program and degree requirements and student progress in meeting those requirements.
Degree Navigator is intended to complement, not replace, adviser-student meetings and college/school degree requirements. Students must still meet with their advisers as per their college policy and schedule. Graduation requirements are determined by the academic bulletin and conferences with advisers and clearance for graduation will continue to be determined by the college office, although Degree Navigator should reflect those requirements throughout your time at Marquette.
Go online for more information about Degree Navigator.
6. Phi Beta Kappa Scholar will speak Thursday
Professor Margaret Levi, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in room 227 of the Alumni Memorial Union. Her speech is entitled “Transforming Self-Interest and Developing Pro-Social Preferences.”
She is the past president of the American Political Science Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received numerous distinguished fellowships and research grants and has written and edited many books and scholarly articles on a broad range of subjects in political science. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.
7. Workforce trends in information technology is subject of colloquium
Dr. Kate M. Kaiser, associate professor of management, will discuss current workforce trends and skill requirements in information technology on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. in room 401 of Cudahy Hall.
Kaiser will present the results of a survey conducted in 2005 by a team of 20 researchers, who interviewed senior executives in IT departments about what they look for in employees. The colloquium, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, is open to faculty, students and staff. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.
8. Biological Sciences seminar will feature Medical College researcher
This week’s Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Program will feature Cheryl L. Stucky, Ph.D., from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Cell Biology, Neurology and Anatomy. Dr. Stucky’s topic is “TRP Channel Function in Neuropathic Pain.”
The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building.
The Biological Sciences Seminar series is supported by the Scholl Endowment and Wehr Foundation. For more information please contact Gail Luster-Johnson at (414) 288-7356.
9. Wade Chair to give lecture
The Department of Theology presents the Wade Chair Lecture, “Birth or Death: The Shadow of Cavalry over Bethlehem,” by Rev. Gerald O’Collins, S.J., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in room 105 of Straz Hall.
O'Collins is professor emeritus of theology at the Gregorian Univerisity in Rome, Italy, where he has been teaching since 1974. An Australian with a doctorate in theology from Cambridge University, he is the author or co-author of 45 titles. This is the second time he has held the Wade Chair.
A reception will follow the lecture.
10. Destination Dinner will feature speakers from South Africa
In 1993, Amy Biehl, an American Fulbright Scholar working in South Africa against apartheid, was beaten and stabbed to death in a township near Cape Town. To honor her memory, her mother and family started the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust to help continue Amy’s work for peace and justice.
Hear the unbelievable story of a mother’s grief and courage and a young man’s path to commit his life to ending violence. Linda Biehl, Amy’s mother and continuing champion of the Amy Biehl Foundation, and Ntobeko Peni, one of the men convicted of Amy’s murder and a current employee of the foundation working to end violence in South Africa, will speak at a Destination Dinner sponsored by the Manresa Project on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room of the Alumni Memorial Union. The two are in Milwaukee to speak at the International Restorative Justice Conference sponsored by Marquette’s Law School.
For more information about the International Restorative Justice conference being held at Marquette next Monday, go to the MU Law School Web site. For more information about the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust, please go online. For more information about the Manresa Project, please see the project's Web site or or contact Mary Ferwerda.
11. Intercultural Programs highlight Arab heritage this month
Throughout the month of November, the Office of Student Development’s Intercultural Programs is presenting the Arab Heritage Celebration: “Bridging East and West.” A combination of lectures, presentations, displays and performances will celebrate Arab culture.
There will be displays in the second floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) all month celebrating different aspects of Arab heritage. On Nov. 10, there will be a Darfur picture display and from Nov. 13 to 17, a Village Bazaar Artwork display from the Arab World.
The AMU Marquette Place and the Lunda Room will be serving Middle Eastern Cuisine on Thursdays, Nov. 9 and 16.
A full calendar of events is available online.
Through training, programming, and one-on-one and group advising, the Multicultural Center educates the campus community about a variety of cultures, celebrates the rich contributions of those cultures to our campus, and models how to live in an inclusive, intercultural world.
12. Order your holiday poinsettias now
The Marquette University Chorus is ushering in the holiday season with its annual poinsettia sale. Poinsettias are available in red and white and come in pots of single, double or triple plants. Each poinsettia plant is full and rich in color -- sure to make your home or office beautiful for the holiday season!
If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia, e-mail the MU Chorus vice president or call (414) 244-2581 for more information. Orders are due on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
13. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, in 1905 Marquette the founder of the Catholic Worker was born and Marquette celebrated the end of World War I.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in Marquette History is a project of the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
14. Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 6
1. The entire project and related work is nearly two-thirds complete. The project is ahead of schedule and on budget. Much of the related work, work technically not in the Interchange Project (such as utilities work, 25th/26th/ St. Paul, and the Courthouse Annex) has been completed. Kudos to the State and the Contractors for an excellent record so far!
2. New Get Around Guides are out! They were in last Sunday’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. If you need copies, please call Lori at 8-0370.
3. Improvements have been made to the Tory Hill walkway to eliminate the mud and water flow at the low point.
4. Utility work on the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge will occur overnight Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 8. Hall residents have been advised as to what to expect.
5. Demolition work south of Tory Hill/Clybourn continues this week. This work will take place during the daytime, and will continue for the next week or two.
6. Pile driving south of 7th and Michigan is scheduled to resume this week. This will occur during daytime hours on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 9, and the entire week of Nov. 13.
7. St. Paul between 5th and 13th will be closed to through traffic at 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights, Nov. 6 and 7. It will reopen by 9 a.m. the following mornings.
8. There will be daytime traffic lane restrictions on Canal Street, between 6th to 13th Streets, on Saturday and Monday, Nov. 11 and 13. On both days, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., westbound traffic will be rerouted to the eastbound lanes. This will restrict eastbound traffic.
9. Go online for details about freeway closures and restrictions.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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