— November 26, 2007 —
- RSVP for Wake reception by Wednesday
- Michael McKinney to be honored at reception
- Business Plan Competition hosting information session today
- Aspin speaker to discuss the environment
- Symphonic Band and orchestra to hold holiday concerts
- POWER Lunch to cover impact of sexual orientation on careers
- Centering Prayer presented at workshop and speech
- Community Campaign continues this week
- New products presented for D2L
- Neuroscience, biological sciences and chemistry present seminars
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Undergraduate application deadline is Saturday
- New procedure for final exam classroom requests
- Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
- Quilt squares, HIV discussion highlight AIDS Week
- Dance Inc. to perform at Haggerty Museum
- Celebrate Advent on a half-day Ecumenical retreat
- University women hosting Advent Luncheon Reflection
- Flu shots still available
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 26
1. RSVP for Wake reception by Wednesday
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., invites all faculty, staff and administrators to a reception celebrating the dedicated service of Dr. Madeline Wake, provost and former dean of the College of Nursing, on the occasion of her return to Marquette’s faculty.
The reception will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom, AMU.
RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 28.
2. Michael McKinney to be honored at reception
Provost Madeline Wake and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception to honor Dr. Michael McKinney, dean of the college, as he retires after 40 years of service to Marquette University.
The reception will take place Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 4.
3. Business Plan Competition hosting information session today
An information session for the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's 2008 Business Plan Competition will be held today, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. in Straz Hall 265.
Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit new business proposals to compete for prizes. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Only one member of each team needs to be affiliated with Marquette. Participants in the competition will learn about developing a successful business plan and have the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs from the Marquette community. Plans that are chosen to compete will receive advising from entrepreneurs and angel investors.
The registration fee is $25 for undergraduate teams and $50 for all other teams. More information is available online.
4. Aspin speaker to discuss the environment
Dr. McGee Young, assistant professor of political science, will present “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: A Discussion on How to Organize Politically for Environmental Change” for the second installment of the Aspin Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite B. Young’s research focuses on the politics of environmental interest groups. He will discuss how these groups have helped inform and mold the environmental debate.
The presentation is sponsored by the Les Aspin Center for Government, the Aspin Alumni Council, Pi Sigma Alpha, Amnesty International and Students for an Environmentally Aware Campus. Refreshments will be served.
5. Symphonic Band and orchestra to hold holiday concerts
The Marquette Symphonic Band will present its annual holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, the Symphonic Band will perform musical selections from the Nutcracker Ballet as well as several holiday medleys and carols. The concert will also feature a prelude performance by the Marquette Flute Choir and a musical setting of The Night Before Christmas, narrated by Dr. Mark McCarthy, assistant vice president/dean of student development. Admission is free and open to the public. The concert will be preceded by a band alumni reception in the Varsity Theatre at 12:30 p.m.
The Marquette University Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the AMU. Under the direction of Steven Rindt, interim orchestra director, the orchestra will perform a program of holiday music. Admission is free and open to the public.
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6. POWER Lunch to cover impact of sexual orientation on careers
The next POWER Lunch installment, “Sexual Orientation and Your Career,” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists include Kevin Perrine of Direct Supply; Carolyn L. Bell, assistant director of Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin – Madison; Elisa Welch, 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher at DeForest Area Middle School; and Warren Scherer, program coordinator III, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center/ProjectQ.
The POWER Lunch series provides the opportunity to network with professionals in various career fields, hear real stories and experiences from experts representing diverse cultures, and enjoy free lunch.
More information is available online.
7. Centering Prayer presented at workshop and speech
Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, president of Contemplative Outreach, will provide a workshop on Centering Prayer Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. Centering Prayer, traditionally called contemplative prayer, consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. The workshop includes a light dinner. RSVP by today, Nov. 26, to Theresa Fallon at 8-4545.
Rev. Thomas Keating, a member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, will speak about Centering Prayer on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Besides being an author, teacher and monk, Keating founded Contemplative Outreach, an international network committed to renewing the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in daily life.
Keating’s lecture is the first of two university-wide lectures made possible by an American Council of Learned Societies grant awarded to the University Honors Program to promote contemplative practices and pedagogies in the classroom. Dr. Richard J. Davidson, director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the second guest in the lecture series, April 23, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
For more information contact Anthony Peressini or Heather Hathaway.
8. Community Campaign continues this week
Due to early problems with the online donation function, the Community Campaign will continue through the end of November. Employees who have not yet contributed to the Marquette University Community Campaign are encouraged to join the more than 200 employees who have already donated more than $60,000.
Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a profound impact as well as an important statement about your belief in Marquette mission.
Everyone who completes a pledge form is eligible to win two tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game, with complimentary food and refreshments, in the Marquette suite at the Bradley Center. There will be 10 winners.
9. New products presented for D2L
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “On the horizon — promising new products” Friday, Nov. 30, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
The last session of the semester, “Presentations of D2L-enhanced courses,” will take place Dec. 7.
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10. Neuroscience, biological sciences and chemistry present seminars
Dr. J. Carson Smith, assistant professor of human movement sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center's seminar Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. in Cramer Hall 004E. The program title is “Exercise, Negative Affect, and Emotion." For more information, contact Cathy Morrell at 8-8329.
Dr. Diane K. O’Dowd, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California-Irvine, will present “Neurobiology in Drosophila: Small Brain, Large Potential,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Wehr Life Sciences 111.
Dr. Mark Thompson, professor of chemistry at the University of Southern California, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Thompson will speak on “The Use of Heavy Metal Complexes in Organic LED’s and Solar Cells.”
11. Law School holding information session this Friday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
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12. Undergraduate application deadline is Saturday
Except for Professional Studies students and international applicants, the application deadline for full-time freshmen desiring to enroll for the 2008-09 academic year is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Admissions office at 8-7302 or access the application form online.
13. New procedure for final exam classroom requests
To reserve classroom space for final exam week review sessions, faculty should complete an online Ad-Hoc Classroom Reservation Request Form. This form should also be used for those who want to give their final exam in a room other than the one assigned.
Contact Marie Hegerty or Jason Taylor for more information about classroom space procedures for exam week, Dec. 10 to 15.
14. Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this May who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree, graduates who will be doing something unusual after graduation, a student with straight A’s, or anything else of interest. E-mail with your ideas.
15. Quilt squares, HIV discussion highlight AIDS Week
Watumishi and the Center for Health Education and Promotion will host events during World AIDS Week, Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. Members of the campus community can decorate a quilt square for an HIV/AIDS quilt or purchase a T-shirt outside the Brew Bayou in the AMU from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit Watumishi’s library in Voi, Kenya.
Free HIV testing by Keenan Central Health Clinic will be available in AMU 362 and 364 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29.
World literature will be shared at the Brew Bayou by individuals infected with and affected by AIDS Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Dr. David W. Seal will address the challenges of discussing HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention within relationships in his address, “Love, Intimacy, and HIV” Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E. Seal is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research Center. Refreshments will be provided.
Singer Jeanna Salzer will perform a benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mocha coffee bistro, 124 W. Wisconsin Ave.
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16. Dance Inc. to perform at Haggerty Museum
Dance Inc. will perform dance styles ranging from lyrical to jazz to funk at the Haggerty Museum of Art on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.
Dance Inc. is a student-run organization to give everyone the opportunity to dance, no matter the style or the technique level.
For more information, call the museum at 8-7290.
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17. Celebrate Advent on a half-day Ecumenical retreat
All staff and administrators are invited to an ecumenical, half-day Advent retreat Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gesu Parish Center. The retreat, sponsored by the Faber Center, will include time for guided meditation, quiet personal prayer, small group sharing and communal prayer. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are included.
RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3, to Theresa Fallon at 8-4545.
18. University women hosting Advent Luncheon Reflection
The Association of Marquette University Women is hosting its annual Advent Luncheon Reflection on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, will lead the reflection.
All faculty and staff are invited. The event costs $17, which includes lunch. Register by contacting Terrie Bruckbauer, office associate in Alumni Relations, at 8-3353. The deadline to register is Dec. 5, but space is limited.
19. Flu shots still available
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center still has flu shots available. Anyone who would like a flu vaccination should call 933-9100 to make an appointment. Individuals enrolled in a Marquette insurance plan receive coverage at the rate of an in-network provider.
The clinic is located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave., first floor.
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20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 26
• Tory Hill will open with single lanes in both directions by Thursday morning, Nov. 22. With the opening of Tory Hill, left turns will be allowed from 11th Street. This will benefit Lot-J parkers, who have only been able to go west on Clybourn. The traffic signals will return to normal operation. Periodic short-term closures will still be required for future work. The pedestrian sidewalks will remain closed.
• The remodeled Milwaukee Intermodal Station at 5th and St. Paul officially opens today, Nov. 26. The exit ramps from eastbound I-794 to W. James Lovell St. and W. St. Paul Ave. are now open to traffic. From this exit drivers will be able to go east and west on St. Paul, north on Lovell and will have access to southbound 6th Street.
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