— November 1, 2007 —
- Spring registration begins next week
- Attend a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for free
- Truman Library director to discuss access to presidential papers
- Founder of Sharendipity.com to speak about Web-based creativity
- Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
- Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit
- Win free tickets to Body Worlds exhibit
- Learn more about the Jesuits on National Jesuit Vocations Day
- Ignatian Retreat deadline is tomorrow
- Attend a free dance Saturday
- Reel Big Fish and Lucky Boys Confusion to perform
- Help the needy and set a world record at the same time
- Reconciliation service to be held Monday
- Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams
- Help brighten someone’s holiday season
1. Spring registration begins next week
Spring registration begins Monday, Nov. 5, and Snapshot is available now for students to plan their spring courses. Spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register beginning at that time.
Students should visit their adviser before spring registration begins, as determined by their college advising policy. Students admitted to MU as new freshmen since fall 2005 should use Degree Navigator to help plan their schedule and make advising sessions more effective.
2. Attend a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for free
The Diederich College of Communication and Gesu Church will host a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for the Marquette and Gesu communities on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu. The free, public performance will include works by Gabrieli, Bizet, Strauss and Dvorak, and will open with the Marquette University Chorus.
3. Truman Library director to discuss access to presidential papers
Dr. Michael Devine, director of the Truman Library and Museum, will present “Presidential Libraries: Problems and Possibilities” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library. For this free, public lecture, Devine will focus on the Truman library and issues relating to access to presidential archives. Public access to presidential papers and secrecy are contentious issues. What records should the public see? Which ones should not be seen? Who should decide?
One of only 12 directors of presidential libraries in the United States, Devine has served as director of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and president of the Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs since 2001.
Devine’s lecture is part of a continuing program sponsored by Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences to foster public history awareness.
4. Founder of Sharendipity.com to speak about Web-based creativity
Greg Tracy, founder of Sharendipity.com, will present "Sharendipitous Moments: Create Yours Today" today, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
Sharendipity is a Web-based community that allows people to express their creativity and share it with the world. It provides resources to make games, tools and applications users have always wanted to make but have not had the programming skills to make happen.
This presentation is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. For more information, contact Dr. Terence Ow, assistant professor of management, at 8-5104.
5. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
The Graduate School of Management will hold three information sessions this month, covering curriculum, admissions requirements and application process. Except for Nov. 7, sessions will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:
Monday, Nov. 5, Executive MBA Program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor
Wednesday, Nov. 7, On-campus MBA and MS Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center (reception at 5 p.m. and presentation 5:30 p.m.), Straz Hall, second floor
Thursday, Nov. 8, Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha
To RSVP or for more information call 8-7145 or e-mail.
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6. Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit
Several maps from the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection at the Raynor Memorial Libraries are featured in the exhibition, “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World,” at The Field Museum, Chicago.
The exhibition runs from Nov. 2 to Jan. 27 and will be the largest exhibition of maps ever organized in the United States, featuring more than 130 maps from 70 institutions. Marquette’s contributions include: “Thror’s Map” from The Hobbit and “Chart of times and distances” and “Birdseye View Depiction of Minas Tirith” from The Lord of the Rings.
7. Win free tickets to Body Worlds exhibit
The College of Health Sciences is sponsoring a drawing for five pairs of admission tickets to the “Gunter von Hagens’ Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibit of Human Bodies” exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The tickets are for admission the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2008.
More than 22 million visitors in 40 cities across Asia, Europe and North America have viewed the exhibit’s 200-plus real human specimens since the exhibit’s debut in Japan in 1995.
Registration for the drawing takes place in the College of Health Sciences’ dean’s office during National Allied Health Professionals Week, Nov. 4-10.
8. Learn more about the Jesuits on National Jesuit Vocations Day
Find out about Jesuits on National Jesuit Vocations Day, Nov. 5. This day is set aside for prayer and reflection on God’s call of men to become Jesuits.
The Jesuits on campus are happy to talk to anyone interested in learning what it means to be a Jesuit. The Marquette Jesuit Residence, 1404 W. Wisconsin Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
For more information, call the Jesuit Residence at 8-5000.
9. Ignatian Retreat deadline is tomorrow
Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., will lead the Ignatian Retreat, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, from Nov. 9 to 11. The retreat is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 2.
Gillick is best known for his work at Creighton University as director of the Delgman Center for Ignatian Spirituality, his work as a spiritual director and his writings on the Creighton Collaborative Ministry Web site.
For more information and to register, go online. Space is limited. Cost is $45.
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10. Attend a free dance Saturday
The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Student Council will host a free dance open to all Marquette students this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 p.m. until midnight in the AMU, Marquette Place. The theme of the dance is “Dancing Through the Decades.” Students are encouraged to come in costume.
Students in all colleges, not just Arts and Sciences, are invited to attend. The dance is only open to Marquette students carrying their MU ID.
11. Reel Big Fish and Lucky Boys Confusion to perform
Reel Big Fish and Lucky Boys Confusion will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Varsity Theatre for MUSG’s fall concert, opened by Love Me Electric. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Student tickets are on sale in the Brooks Lounge, AMU, for $15. Tickets for the public are available for $22. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.
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12. Help the needy and set a world record at the same time
Sodexho Campus Dining Services invites participants in Cans Across America on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Canned goods can be dropped off at Marquette residence hall dining rooms, the AMU — Marquette Place and Brew Bayou, Parking Lot A on Wells Street, and Walgreens. All canned food will be donated to Marquette’s Campus Kitchen, which served over 14,300 meals to Milwaukee’s needy last year.
The event will be part of the national Cans Across America Event, which is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the most canned food donations in a single day, nationwide.
Contact Monica Heminger at 8-3070 for more information.
13. Reconciliation service to be held Monday
University Ministry will sponsor a reconciliation service Monday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. A communal prayer service will begin the evening followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
14. Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams
Marquette will host the Big East Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Al McGuire center. The top eight teams will compete for the championship. For tickets, call 8-GOMU.
The Golden Eagles women’s basketball team will play the University of Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. For every person over 4,000 in attendance, Head Coach Terri Mitchell will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. For tickets, call 8-GOMU.
15. Help brighten someone’s holiday season
The Marquette community can help those less fortunate this holiday season by donating Giving Tree items. Sponsored by the Marquette Volunteers and the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee, the Giving Tree program matches individuals with gift tags that include the name, age and three wishes of someone in need.
Gift tags are being distributed to those who have previously signed up to purchase a gift ($20-25 value) and more tags are available. Contact Kathy Hawkins at 8-5500 for tags.
Gifts must be dropped off at Lalumiere Hall 340, the AMU Information Desk, the Rec Center or the Rec Plex by Dec. 7.
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