— November 26, 2007 —
- Aspin speaker to discuss the environment
- Business Plan Competition hosting information session today
- Symphonic Band and orchestra to hold holiday concerts
- POWER Lunch to cover impact of sexual orientation on careers
- Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
- Neuroscience, biological sciences and chemistry present seminars
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
- Free food and prizes for women’s basketball game today
- Quilt squares, HIV discussion highlight AIDS Week
- Society of Professional Journalists welcomes MKE editor
- Apartment and facilities manager positions available
- Dance Inc. to perform at Haggerty Museum
- Local bands perform for Jamnesty at the Annex
- Volunteer for live nativity
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 26
1. 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.
2. 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.
All undergraduate and graduate students 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
Rev. Thomas Keating, a member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, will speak Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. His lecture will focus on Centering Prayer, a method of contemplative prayer in which participants respond to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and actions within themselves. 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, on April 23, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
For more information contact Anthony Peressini or Heather Hathaway.
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6. 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.”
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Free food and prizes for women’s basketball game today
Residence Hall Association will host “Crazy Fans at the Al McGuire Center” today, Nov. 26, for the women’s basketball game against William and Mary.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first 250 students receiving a T-shirt. A free throw contest and cardboard cutouts of Marquette basketball players will also be featured.
The 7 p.m. game includes free dinner, contests and prizes such as the craziest dressed fan(s) and the residence hall with the best attendance percentage.
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10. 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.
11. Society of Professional Journalists welcomes MKE editor
Diane Bacha, editor of MKE magazine, will speak about the world of entertainment, editing, reporting and her experiences at MKE and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 125. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
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12. Apartment and facilities manager positions available
The Office of Residence Life is accepting applications for apartment and facilities manager positions for the 2008-2009 academic year. Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of their apartment building or residence hall. Junior, senior and graduate students with at least two years of work experience are encouraged to apply.
Information sessions will be held:
Thursday, Nov. 29, from noon to 1 p.m., AMU 252
Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Town East lounge, 1500 W Wells
Thursday, Dec. 6, from 8 to 9 p.m., Campus Town East lounge, 1500 W Wells
For more information or an application packet, contact Dannie Moore, 8-5468, Dana Northrup, 8-3100, or Dan Bergen, 8-7281.
13. 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.
14. Local bands perform for Jamnesty at the Annex
Amnesty International will host “Jamnesty: Rock for Rights” Thursday, Nov. 29, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Annex to raise awareness for its “Instant Karma: Save Darfur,” “Denounce Torture: Close Guantanamo,” and “Stop Violence Against Women” international campaigns.
The Shinnigans, The Buskers and Abedesi will perform. Free soft drinks and T-shirts will be available for a limited time. E-mail for more information.
15. Volunteer for live nativity
Straz Tower Residence Hall is looking for volunteers for the “Bring Home Jesus” 24-hour live nativity from 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, through 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in front of Raynor Memorial Library.
Donations will also be collected during the live nativity and in the lobby of Straz Tower Residence Hall to benefit abused and abandoned children in Milwaukee.
E-mail with your name and hours of availability.
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16. 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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