— November 16, 2006 —
- Deadline for New Orleans service trip extended to Saturday
- Attend the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture tomorrow
- Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
- Performances of "Doubt" are free
- Jazz Ensemble to perform “All that Jazz”
- Shop in Chicago
- MUSG sponsors “Night of Chocolate”
- Cheer on the Golden Eagles
- Marquette trustee featured on Milwaukee Television Show
- Notebook security tips offered
- University Events
1. Deadline for New Orleans service trip extended to Saturday
MARDI GRAS: Making a Real Difference in the Gulf Region and Area Surrounding is preparing for a massive service project in New Orleans over winter break.
The group will be leaving after finals, Dec. 15, and returning Dec. 21. More than 70 participants have committed to gutting homes in the hard-hit areas of New Orleans.
If you are interested in joining the trip, e-mail your request for an application. The application deadline has been extended to Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 a.m. A $35 deposit is due with the applicaiton. The remaining $115 dollars will be due Dec. 4. Fundraisers are in progress to alleviate individual costs.
2. Attend the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture tomorrow
Spirituality and end-of-life care issues is the topic of the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture tomorrow, Nov. 17, in the AMU ballrooms.
The speaker, sponsored by the College of Nursing’s Institute for End-of-Life Care Education, is Dr. Christine Puchalski, founder and director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish). Puchalski is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Health Care Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Her lecture will address spirituality and end-of-life care issues.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the lecture begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a panel response with Rev. Janis Blean-Kachigan, a clinical pastoral care educator, and Dr. Margaret Bull, professor of nursing at Marquette.
The lecture is in memory of James Wake, chaplain and husband of Provost Madeline Wake.
3. Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
The IT Services Help Desk will be closed Nov. 23-26. Hours on Wednesday, Nov. 22 will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular fall hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
4. Performances of "Doubt" are free
The Marquette University Players Society (MUPS) present the Tony-award winning play "Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, directed by senior Casey Harding, on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Straz Theater.
"Doubt" centers around Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school where she suspects one of her teachers, Father Flynn, of committing immoral acts with a young student. The audience is faced with the relevant question of what to do in times of doubt and suspicion, and where faith comes into play.
If you have any questions, please contact MUPS.
5. Jazz Ensemble to perform “All that Jazz”
The Jazz Ensemble will be performing their fall concert, entitled “All that Jazz,” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
6. Shop in Chicago
The annual Chicago shopping trip on Michigan Avenue will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Take advantage of this opportunity to tour, shop, dine and view the holiday decorations in Chicago’s beautiful and exciting downtown. Tickets for the trip are $5 and are currently on sale in the Brooks Lounge. Bring your MUID when purchasing your ticket, because this event is only open to students. Marquette University Student Government is the sponsor of this event.
For more information, please contact MUSG at 8-7672.
7. MUSG sponsors “Night of Chocolate”
“Night of Chocolate,” sponsored by Marquette University Student Government, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 to11 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union ballrooms.
Indulge in delicious chocolate treats and fondue fountains for only $5. You also have the chance to win chocolate prizes. Tickets are on sale now at the Brooks Lounge, but buy your ticket soon because they go fast.
For more information, please contact MUSG at 8-7672.
8. Cheer on the Golden Eagles
The Annex (16th & Wells) will host a viewing party on Monday, Nov.20, for the Marquette Men's Basketball team as they take on Texas Tech in
the CBE Classic Semi-finals.
Tip-off time is 8:30 p.m. Enjoy food specials, fan giveaways and half-time prizes.
9. Marquette trustee featured on Milwaukee Television Show
Glenn “Doc” Rivers, head coach of the Boston Celtics and former Marquette University and NBA basketball star, will be the guest on I Remember on Milwaukee Public Television MPTV-10 and MPTV-HD on Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Rivers earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Marquette in 1985 and was honored by the Pro Basketball Writers with the 1990 J. Walter Kennedy Basketball Citizenship Award. He is a 13-year NBA veteran as a player and in his fifth year as an NBA head coach.
Rivers will share his personal stories and insights on I Remember, a show dedicated to providing an intimate look at its special guests. The show is hosted by Jim Peck, leadership advancement officer in University Advancement.
10. Notebook security tips offered
According to national law enforcement statistics, laptop computer theft is on the rise, with one in 14 owners being victimized by theft. Laptops prove attractive to thieves, as they are small, easily concealed and expensive. The loss of a laptop can far exceed the monetary cost, however, depending on the value of the information stored upon it.
The Department of Public Safety and Information Technology Services remind laptop owners and users to practice thorough security habits when protecting their laptop and corresponding information.
- Never leave a laptop unattended, even while in the library or study areas. Laptops used in office areas should be secured within a locked drawer or cabinet or by use of a security cable, when not monitored.
- Use caution when storing information on a laptop. Documents relating to personal information or sensitive university business should not be stored directly on the laptop.
- Back up data frequently and store files in a safe location, separate from the laptop case.
- Create secure, complex passwords using alpha, numeric and special characters. Never share your passwords with anyone. Regularly update password protection and other security-related programs.
- If your notebook comes with biometrics software (such as fingerprint imaging) configure the notebook to use it.
- Encrypt or password-protect each file containing confidential and/or sensitive university information.
- Make a record of the make and model of the notebook and any serial or company identification number on the equipment and store the record in a separate, safe place.
- If you travel with a notebook, you should always make sure that you have the notebook case, including all its contents, over your shoulder before you leave the plane, taxi or train. When passing through a security checkpoint, keep your eyes on the device and pick it up as soon as possible.
- Immediately report to Public Safety the theft or loss of a university-owned laptop or a personal laptop containing university-related information.
For additional information on computer security, contact Public Safety at 8-6800 or IT Services at 8-7799.
11. University Events
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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