— November 29, 2007 —
- Father Massingale to speak at December graduation ceremony
- Tree lighting ceremony in Central Mall is Monday
- Senior Experience Class students hosting photography exhibit
- Free dinner and presentation tonight for Arab Heritage Celebration Month
- “News From You” professional accomplishments due tomorrow
- Cell biologist to present workshop on undergraduate engagement
- Simmons religious commitment grants available
- New procedure for final exam classroom requests
- Column marshals needed for December graduation
- Advent Reconciliation Service to be held by University Ministry
- Faber Center offers Advent programs
- 25 percent off for Spirit Shop Christmas sale
- Fair trade shopping items available tomorrow
- The Naturals holding free Christmas Concert
- Free showing of The Devil Came on Horseback movie
- Toy drive to benefit area children
- Get your gifts wrapped on campus
- Pre-sale Billy Joel tickets available to Marquette employees
1. Father Massingale to speak at December graduation ceremony
Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will speak at Marquette’s December graduation ceremony, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The program will include individual recognition of the candidates, remarks by Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and student speaker Yorm Ackuaku, a native of Ghana, from the College of Business Administration. The Baccalaureate Mass will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu Church, celebrated by Father Wild and other members of the Marquette Jesuit community.
2. Tree lighting ceremony in Central Mall is Monday
In celebration of Christmas, the Residence Hall Association will host Marquette's annual tree lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. in Central Mall. Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., vice president for student affairs, will speak and bless the tree. Each residence hall and apartment council will present its gift with service time pledges to the university and fellow students. Santa, cookies and hot cider will follow in the Raynor Library lobby at 5:30 p.m.
3. Senior Experience Class students hosting photography exhibit
Arts and Sciences Senior Experience Class students will show photography of middle school students for the "Through the Eyes of Children: Photographic Portrayals of Personal Meaning" exhibit today, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Neu Life Community Resource Center, 2014 W. North Avenue. This is a project of the senior experience course, “Finding Personal Meaning in a Complex World.” There is a suggested donation of $3 to $5, which will benefit the Neu Life Center. Refreshments will be provided.
4. Free dinner and presentation tonight for Arab Heritage Celebration Month
Author Ali Abunimah will speak on "A Just Peace Beyond a History of Ethnic Cleansing, Partition, and Apartheid" at a free dinner today, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs, the Arab Student Association, MUSG Student Activity Fee and Peace Action Wisconsin.
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5. “News From You” professional accomplishments due tomorrow
Faculty and staff with recent professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource. Those submissions will then be printed in the next issue of Compendium, winter 2007/08.
If you have a 2007 accomplishment that wasn’t submitted for the spring/summer issue of Compendium, go online to submit it by tomorrow, Nov. 30.
Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
6. Cell biologist to present workshop on undergraduate engagement
Dr. Diane K. O’Dowd, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California-Irvine, will present a workshop, “Strategies for Engaging Undergraduates in Large Classes Without Sinking Your Research Career,” from noon to 12:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Wehr Life Sciences Building 111. Her workshop is applicable to all disciplines.
O’Dowd will also present the Department of Biological Sciences seminar “Neurobiology in Drosophila: Small Brain, Large Potential,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Wehr Life Sciences 111.
7. Simmons religious commitment grants available
Proposals for the 2008-2009 Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund are being accepted for projects and events that enhance Marquette’s institutional religious commitment. New guidelines are posted online.
Available to Marquette staff, faculty and administrators, the fund provides modest grants ($500 to $2,500) to finance small projects or provide seed money for programs or events that deepen the religious nature of Marquette University.
The deadline for proposals is Jan. 31, 2008.
8. 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, 2007.
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9. Column marshals needed for December graduation
Faculty and staff are needed to serve as column marshals for December graduation Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Column marshals lead the graduates, faculty and stage party into the arena and escort them out following the ceremony. Column marshals are needed at the arena from 8:30 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m.
For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
10. Advent Reconciliation Service to be held by University Ministry
University Ministry is holding an Advent Reconciliation Service on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU second floor. A communal prayer service will be followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
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11. Faber Center offers Advent programs
The Faber Center will hold several spiritual programs for the Advent season, beginning with ecumenical Advent scripture study and faith sharing Tuesday mornings, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. The sessions will be facilitated by Rev. Wally Stohrer, S.J., and Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center, from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. No registration is required.
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 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, at 8-4545.
The Nativity Story will be shown and discussed Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Faber Center. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 10, at 8-4545.
12. 25 percent off for Spirit Shop Christmas sale
The Spirit Shop will hold its Christmas sale from Friday, Nov. 30, to Sunday, Dec. 16, with 25 percent off sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, kids’ clothing and gifts. Additional selected items, including clearance merchandise, are up to 40 percent off. Exclusions apply.
13. Fair trade shopping items available tomorrow
Holiday shoppers can support fair trade tomorrow, Nov. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Eight local fair trade businesses will sell fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, food, jewelry, accessories, musical instruments, hand-crafts, clothes, artwork and more. Free samples will also be provided.
Contact Lizzie Mytty or Carlo Giombi for more information.
14. The Naturals holding free Christmas Concert
The Naturals, Marquette’s men’s a cappella group, will perform its third annual free Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Helfaer Theatre, including arrangements of ‘N Sync’s version of O Holy Night and The Beach Boys’ version of Little Saint Nick.
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15. Free showing of The Devil Came on Horseback movie
The Darfur Action Coalition will provide a free showing of the film The Devil Came on Horseback, Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Marquette Hall 300. The film exposes the tragedy of Darfur through the eyes and photos of an American witness, U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Steidle. The showing is free and open to the public.
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16. Toy drive to benefit area children
The Air Force ROTC Detachment is conducting a campus toy drive in support of the national Toys for Tots program, which distributes new toys to needy children during the Christmas season. The Marquette Toys for Tots drive will run through Tuesday, Dec. 11, and will benefit children in the Milwaukee area. Donated toys must be new and not gift wrapped. Drop off hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the 707 building.
Call Tech. Sgt. Andriea Pederson at 8-7682 for more information.
17. Get your gifts wrapped on campus
The Division of Student Affairs and University Ministry staff will wrap presents for the campus community Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby. Donations will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots toy drive.
18. Pre-sale Billy Joel tickets available to Marquette employees
The Bradley Center is offering Marquette employees a one-time-only offer to purchase pre-sale tickets to the March 2, 2008, Billy Joel concert. There will be no other pre-sale opportunities for tickets prior to the public sale.
The vast majority of these pre-sale tickets will be preferred lower level seats, with approximately 10 percent in the first few rows of the upper level closest to the stage. All pre-sale tickets are $105 inclusive of all fees and shipping and must be ordered by Friday, Dec. 7. This is less than the public price after fees, according to the Bradley Center. Orders can be placed online.
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