— Feb. 15, 2007—
- Bypassing university’s Internet network rules draws consequences
- MUSG sponsors forum with university leaders
- Hans Waldenfels to speak at Wade Chair Lectur
- National Black Sisters Conference Collection now available online
- College of Communication holding colloquium tomorrow
- Neuroscience Research Center hosting gene profiling seminar
- Update your computer for daylight-saving time
- Make the library your IM buddy
- Marquette and Discovery World kick off Engineers Week
- Obligation to the embryo program presented by Faculty for Life
- Michael Leahy to speak on living in a hypersexual world
- Watumishi produces winning Mission Week Film
- Last chance to apply for MARDI GRAS service trip
- Sessions available for students interested in studying abroad
- Ash Wednesday Masses celebrated
- Join faculty and staff for a free, home-cooked meal
- Save a life at university blood drive
- Donate hair to Locks of Love
- Tickets for Jack’s Mannequin go on sale Monday
- Have questions about the Catholic faith?
- Free transportation available to mass transit stations
- Annex to show men's Saturday basketball game at 8 p.m.
1. Bypassing university’s Internet network rules draws consequences
IT Services has received complaints regarding Internet connectivity within the university’s network; it is sometimes nearly impossible to navigate the Internet. IT Services has investigated and determined the cause to be peer-to-peer connections, which are commonly used for gaming and downloads. IT Services staff restrict Internet bandwidth connectivity when those connections can be identified, because they use large amounts of Internet bandwidth.
Some students have recently found a way around this limitation and are using a large amount of the university’s Internet bandwidth, degrading and sometimes blocking Internet access for others. To knowingly bypass the university’s network rules is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy, and students violating the policy are subject to disciplinary action.
IT Services is in the process of identifying violators. Anyone bypassing the university’s network rules is advised to stop now. If violations continue, the university may be forced to limit Internet bandwidth to the entire student population. If that happens, the majority of students will likely have a difficult time accessing the Internet.
2. MUSG sponsors forum with university leaders
Tuesday, Feb. 20, is your chance to ask questions of Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Provost Madeline Wake and Greg Kliebhan, senior vice president. The forum, sponsored by MUSG, will begin at 7 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union.
All students are encouraged to attend the forum and ask questions.
3. Hans Waldenfels to speak at Wade Chair Lecture
The Department of Theology will host the Wade Chair Lecture, “Benedict XVI’s Approach to Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue,” by Rev. Hans Waldenfels, S.J., on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Father Waldenfels, professor emeritus of the University of Bonn, Germany, is a world-renowned expert in the theology of interreligious dialogue and author of 21 books and more than 400 other published writings.
4. National Black Sisters Conference Collection now available online
Raynor Memorial Libraries now has available online the National Black Sisters Conference Collection. The National Black Sisters Conference was founded in 1968 to provide ongoing communication, focusing on the education and support of African American women religious. The NBSC Collection includes correspondence, minutes, unpublished papers, presentations, conference materials, and other materials documenting the programs and services provided by the conference.
Donated to the Marquette Libraries' Department of Special Collections by the NBSC in 2003, the collection is now fully processed and accessible to researchers. Details on the scope of the collection and a complete descriptive inventory are available online.
5. College of Communication holding colloquium tomorrow
The Diederich College of Communication is hosting a colloquium by Dr. Gee Ekachai, associate professor of advertising and public relations, and Dr. Karen Slattery, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication, tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 16, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Johnston Hall, O'Sullivan Room 303.
The colloquium, “Ethics and Loyalty in Public Relations in Thailand,” explores the issue of Westernized concept of loyalty as a public relations ethics concept in Thailand. The issue is examined from the perspectives of journalists, public relations practitioners and mass communication educators.
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6. Neuroscience Research Center hosting gene profiling seminar
The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center is hosting Dr. Robert C. Thompson, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, for a seminar, “Gene Expression Profiling in the Brain.” Dr. Thompson’s presentation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Schroeder Complex Room 356.
7. Update your computer for daylight-saving time
Since the United States Congress passed an energy bill in August 2005 extending Daylight Savings Time by about a month, several major software programs, including PeopleSoft, Oracle, D2L, Microsoft Windows, and Office, need to be updated to properly adjust to the new DST. It is not simply a matter of manually changing your clock setting. Of particular note, eMarq calendar appointments between March 11 and April 1 will need to be manually adjusted. DST will begin at 2 a.m. on March 11 and end at 2 a.m. on Nov. 4.
A Web site with specific patching instructions will be available shortly. To minimize confusion for users during the extended DST period (March 11 to April 1), follow these steps:
• When a meeting is organized during the extended DST period, write the correct meeting time in the subject line or the body of the message. For example, include the following text in the subject line or the body of the message: “Project planning meeting – 8:30 a.m.”
• Consider any calendar items in the extended DST period to be suspect. If you are not sure, verify the correct time with the organizer.
8. Make the library your IM buddy
Do you IM? Your library does. Put the library on your buddy list and get help for quick questions from anywhere. Or, look for the AskUs! link on the libraries’ home page for other services of Raynor’s Information Desk — AskUs Live Chat 24/7, phone, e-mail, walk-up and research consultations.
9. Marquette and Discovery World kick off Engineers Week
Engineers Week, a week dedicated across the nation to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science, will be celebrated locally by Marquette University in partnership with Discovery World. The week kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with a presentation on engineering innovation at Marquette and concludes on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Discovery World with events planned for all ages.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Haggerty Hall Lobby, “The Age of Innovation” — Jack Samuelson discussion followed by a video
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, 500 N. Harbor Dr., “Engineering Is For Everyone” — community exhibits
Thursday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, 500 N. Harbor Dr., Introduce a Girl to Engineering
Friday, Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m., Haggerty Hall Lobby, “Engineers Invent the Future” — hands-on activities showcasing engineering principles
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Haggerty Hall Lobby, “Engineering Open House” — tours and presentations
Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin 500 N. Harbor Dr., “Family Challenge” — Family competition
For more information, contact Lori Stempski in the College of Engineering at 8-6720.
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10. Obligation to the embryo program presented by Faculty for Life
The Marquette University Faculty for Life will sponsor “Our Moral Obligation to the Abandoned Embryo,” a presentation by Peter Ryan, S.J., on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in room 104J of Cramer Hall. There will be a short response to Father Ryan’s talk by Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of moral theology, and Dr. James Linn, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia-Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Father Ryan, S.J., associate professor of moral theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., has written articles on a variety of topics, including bioethics, academic freedom in the Catholic university, and the relationship between moral action and ultimate human fulfillment.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Nursing, the Department of Theology, and the Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association.
11. Michael Leahy to speak on living in a hypersexual world
As part of a 50-campus tour, Michael Leahy is bringing the critically acclaimed multimedia program, “Porn Nation — The Naked Truth” to the AMU Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m.
As featured on ABC’s 20/20 and The View, Leahy shares his amazing story of sexual addiction and his family's battle to survive what Oprah Winfrey calls, “America's No. 1 addiction.” With the United States as the largest producer, consumer and exporter of porn in the world, how does this affect us as individuals in the way we see ourselves and in how we see and act toward others?
The presentation features video segments and interviews with experts and everyday people who share their personal struggles with sexual behaviors.
The program is sponsored by Women and Youth Supporting Each other, Bayanihan Student Organization, Knights of Columbus, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the MUSG Student Activity Fee. E-mail for more information.
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12. Watumishi produces winning Mission Week Film
The film produced by the student organization Watumishi: People of Service was selected as the winner of the Mission Week Film Festival.
All registered Marquette student organizations were invited to submit a three-minute video titled, “Marquette: Challenged to Choose, the Courage to Act.” For their depiction of that theme, the group received a pizza lunch and had their film shown at the beginning of the Mission Week keynote address by Lynn Brewer.
13. Last chance to apply for MARDI GRAS service trip
Today is the deadline for applications to the MARDI GRAS spring break service trip. Applications are due to the LEAD Center by 8:30 p.m. today, Feb. 15.
The service trip, March 9 to 18, is to help gulf region homeowners rebuild. Cost is $150 and covers transportation, food and lodging.
E-mail for more information or an application.
14. Sessions available for students interested in studying abroad
A series of program-specific information sessions will be held through Feb. 22 for semester-long and summer study abroad programs. Sessions will highlight specific study abroad locations (culture, courses, student living) as well as procedures for study abroad. Students of all years, especially freshmen, are encouraged to attend.
For the information session schedule and more information, visit online, e-mail or call 8-8063.
15. Ash Wednesday Masses celebrated
A noon Mass and a 4 p.m. Ecumenical Service in the Chapel of the Holy Family will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 21, for Ash Wednesday. The all-university Masses will be at 8 and 10 p.m. at Gesu church. No Masses will be celebrated at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Ash Wednesday.
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16. Join faculty and staff for a free, home-cooked meal
The Association of Marquette University Women invites all students to join its annual “Supper for 12 Strangers.” In the spirit of Jesus’ last supper with his 12 apostles, this “supper” matches current students with Marquette alumni, faculty and administrators in a social setting for food, camaraderie and fun, on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25.
This informal, social event and networking opportunity is open to all current students, men and women, and is provided in the homes of Marquette alumni, faculty and administrators.
For more information or to register, call 8-0347 or e-mail.
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17. Save a life at university blood drive
Take a few moments from your day to save a life at the spring All University Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in AMU Ballroom B from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Schedule an appointment at the University Information Center or call 8-7250 for platelet, dual red and blood donors. Walk-ins without appointments are also welcome on the day of the drive.
18. Donate hair to Locks of Love
Residence Hall staff and GLOW Salon and Spa are providing free haircuts to the Marquette community on Monday, March 26, in the AMU for individuals with at least 10 inches of hair when in a ponytail who are donating their hair to Locks of Love. Specific times and sign up information will be available shortly.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization providing hair prosthetics for disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term hair loss due to medical conditions.
E-mail for more information about the campus event. For more information and guidelines for donating hair, go online.
19. Tickets for Jack’s Mannequin go on sale Monday
Tickets for Jack’s Mannequin, a rock band from Orange Calif., go on sale Monday, Feb. 26, in Brooks Lounge, first floor of AMU. Tickets are $15 for Marquette students and $20 for the general public (must be age 18 or older to attend). The performance is sponsored by MUSG.
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20. Have questions about the Catholic faith?
Bring your questions about the Catholic faith to “Java with the Jesuit,” an open conversation with Frank Majka, S.J., on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Brew Bayou in the AMU. The program is sponsored by University Ministry and Catholic Outreach.
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21. Free transportation available to mass transit stations
Student Safety Programs provide free transportation for the Marquette community to those traveling by Amtrak train and Megabus, Greyhound and Badger Bus coaches.
Student Safety Patrol offers LIMO service to the on-campus Badger Bus and Greyhound terminals during all regular operating times. SSP also offers its LIMO services to travelers on Amtrak and Megabus lines for trains and busses arriving and departing from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily. LIMOs may be requested to the Amtrak station and Megabus staging location by calling 8-6363. Travelers wishing to board should request a LIMO well in advance of their departure time. Incoming travelers should call when they arrive in Milwaukee.
If traveling by Megabus, be sure to inform the dispatcher; otherwise a LIMO will be dispatched to the Amtrak station only. Patrons requesting service to or from either location need to present a valid ticket to the LIMO driver. E-mail or call 8-6363 for more information.
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22. Annex to show men's Saturday basketball game at 8 p.m.
Stop by the Annex for lunch before watching the women's basketball team
take on Louisville at the Al at 2 p.m.
The Annex will also show the 8 p.m. game broadcast of Saturday's men's
basketball game vs. Louisville. Tickets for the game at the Bradley
Center are sold out.
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