— October 30, 2006 —
- University Apartment deposit collection begins
- Scholarships available for graduate study
- All Souls service planned
- Election Day is one week from tomorrow
- Groups sponsor programs on constitutional amendment on marriage
- SHOO the FLU!
- Now there’s an easier way to track your degree progress
- Habitat for Humanity offers spring break opportunities
- Program highlights everyday spirituality
- Need a job? Sign Up for Job Search Boot Camp!
- Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
- Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar will speak next week
- University of Virginia biologist to speak
- Chemistry Colloquium features Kentucky professor
- Enjoy SALSA NIGHT
- This Week in Marquette History
- Interchange Highlights for the week of Oct. 30
- University Events
1. University Apartment deposit collection begins
Students who are interested in living in the University Apartments next year may submit their $200 housing deposit from Monday, Oct. 23, through Thursday, Nov. 2, for participation in the University Apartment online assignment process. Please make your check or money order payable to Marquette University. Deposits should be submitted at the Office of University Apartments, located at 1500 W. Wells, in Campus Town East. Current University Apartment residents who wish to remain in the apartments also need to submit a deposit. Students who will be two or more years out of high school as of fall 2007 are eligible to participate in the apartment assignment process.
The University Apartments offer studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, with unfurnished, partially furnished and fully furnished options. With six great on-campus locations, residents enjoy community events and leadership opportunities; cable, Internet and local phone included in the cost of rent; friendly, responsive management; flexible length leases in most buildings; and the ability to pay rent through your Marquette Bursar account. Call the University Apartments office at 8-7281 for more information.
2. Scholarships available for graduate study
Each year the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 Truman Scholarships, which are worth $30,000 toward the cost of graduate study for students planning careers in public service, broadly defined. (This includes law school IF it is shown to be a preparation for a public service career.)
Full-time juniors who are in the upper quarter of their class and committed to a career in public service are eligible. Public service is defined as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service oriented non-profit organizations such as those whose primary purpose is to help the needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment. This includes many fields of study and work.
The foundation seeks future 'change agents' who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state or local governments or in the not-for-profit and education sectors where they can influence public policies and change public programs.
Interested students should contact McGee Young in the Political Science Department, the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative, in William Wehr Physics room 407 (8-3296) as soon as possible.
Application information and materials are also available online.
The application deadline for the Marquette competition is Nov. 6, 2006.
3. All Souls service planned
All members of the Marquette community who have lost a family member in the past year are invited to attend a prayer service on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
This ecumenical prayer service of remembrance will involve hymns, readings and an opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection. All faculty, staff, administrators and students who lost a loved one in the past year are welcome to attend, as well as their spouses, family members and friends.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Krenz in the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1794 or e-mail her.
4. Election Day is one week from tomorrow
Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day, and Marquette encourages all students to exercise their right to vote.
Visit Marquette's Web site for information about registering to vote at the polls and to find out where you vote if you live in residence halls, university apartments, and some of the larger off-campus apartments. This site also has links to a city of Milwaukee Web site that gives you your polling location after you enter your address.
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.
5. Groups sponsor programs on constitutional amendment on marriage
The College Republicans and College Democrats will host "The 2006 Election Debate: The Proposed Marriage and Civil Unions Amendment" tonight, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
Panelists will include: Dr. Christopher Wolfe , professor of political science and a
member of the Wisconsin Coalition for Traditional Marriage; Rick Esenberg, adjunct faculty in the Law School; Mike Tate, campaign manager for Fair Wisconsin; and Scott Moss, assistant professor of law.
The panel is co-sponsored by Students for a Fair Wisconsin and the Gay/Straight Alliance.
Also on Monday, University Ministry and the Manresa Project are sponsoring a dialogue on "Defining Marriage in Wisconsin" at 5:30 p.m. in room 227 of the Alumni Memorial union.
The dialogue is part of Crosswalks, a forum where people of faith practice respectful dialogue on various issues of spiritual and public importance. Soup will be provided at the event. E-mail for more information.
The question regarding marriage in Wisconsin that will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot is: "Shall section 13 of Article XIII of the constitution be created to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?"
6. SHOO the FLU!
In conjunction with the Visiting Nurses Association of Milwaukee, Marquette University’s annual “SHOO The FLU” drive is taking place on campus today in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union until 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in room 227 of the AMU.
The cost for the flu shot is $25 (cash or check).
The flu shot is a great preventive measure for all college students who want to remain healthy and lessen illness throughout the academic year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Student Health Service at 8-7184 or the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
7. Now there’s an easier way to track your degree progress
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 was piloted last year, and all data for the 2005-06 and
2006-07 new freshmen have been entered. In coordination with the Committee on Academic Procedures (CAPS), training sessions for all advisers were scheduled this fall so that Degree Navigator may be used as a tool for spring 2007 advising in November.
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.
8. Habitat for Humanity offers spring break opportunities
Do you want to make a difference during spring break this year?
Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring up to three Collegiate Challenge spring break trips this year. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in room 170 of Haggerty Hall (Engineering).
If you are interested and can’t make it, reply by e-mail.
9. Program highlights everyday spirituality
University Ministry is sponsoring a special program for graduate and professional school students entitled “Everyday Spirituality: Integrating your faith into an already demanding life” on Saturday, Nov. 4. The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Chapel of the Holy Family, located in the Alumni Memorial Union.
Mary Ferwerda, assistant director of the Manresa Project and a first year law student, will present a program about bringing balance to the hectic pace and pressures of graduate studies through prayer and personal spirituality.
The program is open to all graduate and professional school students, as well as faculty, staff and significant others. There is no charge.
If possible, please call 8-6873 to register (if you can’t, please come anyway).
10. Need a job? Sign Up for Job Search Boot Camp!
Jump start your job search by learning how to market yourself, write a perfect resume and cover letter, research employers, network, and practice interviewing. The Career Services Center is hosting an action-packed Job Search Boot Camp on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Raynor Library. Check-in in the first floor lobby.
Registration includes free lunch and giveaways. Students may register online.
11. Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
The men’s basketball program will host an open scrimmage for Marquette employees and students only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Al McGuire Center.
Those interested in attending must present their Marquette ID at the door.
Come see the Golden Eagles in their final tune-up before Sunday’s exhibition game with Cardinal Stritch.
12. Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar will speak next week
Professor Margaret Levi, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, will speak at 4:30 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.
13. University of Virginia biologist to speak
Dr. Jay Hirsh, professor of biology at the University of Virginia, uses fruit flies as a model for studying responses to cocaine.
Dr. Hirsh will discuss his research at this week’s Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Program. The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building.
14. Chemistry Colloquium features Kentucky professor
Dr. Todd Porter from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine will discuss “Inhibition of Cholesterol Synthesis by Garlic and Other Natural Products” at the Chemistry Department’s Fall Colloquium this week.
The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:40 p.m.
15. Enjoy SALSA NIGHT
Dance, eat and mingle at SALSA NIGHT on
Saturday, Nov. 4, at in the ballroom on the 3rd floor of AMU. At 7 p.m.
salsa dance lessons will be
taught by Sodie Rivera. Enjoy music provided by DJ Harry O from 8 - 11 p.m.
Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned dancer or just want to socialize, you won't want to miss the fun!
Delicious food will be provided, and the event is free for students.
Questions? Call 8-7439 or e-mail.
16. This Week in Marquette History
In this week in Marquette History, the first student to enroll at Marquette was also the first to leave, and a Marquette alum was elected as Wisconsin’s first Latino legislator.
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.
17. Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 30
1. If you have been watching progress with the Interchange reconstruction, you will note that not only is the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge near completion, the contractor has decided to construct the bridge portion of the “wiggle” (the future 11th Street, located just east of Carpenter Tower). Beams are in place and the deck is being formed. Roadway portions will then need to be constructed south of Wells Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The scheduled completion for this redirected 11th Street is 2008. If conditions continue to be favorable, the completion may be sooner. Completion of the wiggle will signify the last major disruptive work in close proximity to campus. The university is working on obtaining rights to the existing 11th Street and adjacent property. A plan is being developed that will create an attractive pedestrian mall between Cobeen and Carpenter Tower.
2. Demolition work south of Tory Hill/Clybourn continues this week. Most of the work will be daytime, but there will be overnight work on Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. This will continue for the next week or two.
3. Pile driving south of 7th and Michigan is scheduled to resume the week of Nov. 6. This will occur during daytime hours.
4. Sheeting will also be driven just south of Tory Hill at 10th Street Monday through Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3. This work will begin in the late afternoon, and continue into the later evening. It will not go on overnight. Sound levels will be monitored to ensure that they are not excessive.
5. Sidewalks on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue are complete from 8th to 10th Streets.
6. Improvements will be made to the Tory Hill walkway this week to eliminate the mud and water flow at the low point.
7. Paving is restricting traffic to the west side of 12th Street from Highland to Vliet.
8. Ninth Street from Wisconsin Avenue to Wells is back to two-way traffic.
9. There are many temporary freeway closures and restrictions. Go online for details.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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