— September 10, 2007 —
- Colonial Williamsburg executive to speak about storytelling
- Vote in MUSG fall elections
- Charlie Sykes to talk about his role in the media
- Keep parked vehicles safe from theft
- Study abroad information sessions begin next week
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Biological Sciences to present seminar
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Students invited to Liturgical Ministry Training
- Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
- Apply on campus for your U.S. passport
- Late Night Marquette kicks off this Friday
- Play to be performed for Sexual Awareness Week
- Become a Marquette University student ambassador
- 2007 edition of Foundations in Wisconsin released
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Sept. 10
1. Colonial Williamsburg executive to speak about storytelling
Dr. Rex Ellis, vice president of the Historic Area at Colonial Williamsburg, will speak about storytelling as a means for teaching sensitive cultural subjects. Ellis will present “Black Agency in an Era of Oppression: Engaging in the Fight for Freedom,” on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center.
Ellis has found that storytelling allows him to teach history by humanizing a population that had been dehumanized in the past. Previously, he chaired the Division of Cultural History at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. In 1979, Ellis helped create Colonial Williamsburg’s African-American interpretation program, which helps visitors become aware of 18th-century slave life through stories and drama.
2. Vote in MUSG fall elections
Student government primary elections will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and general elections will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Students are encouraged to vote online.
A news conference will be held to announce the winners on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in the student commons area, outside the student government office in AMU.
For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber or Glynnis Hokenson.
3. Charlie Sykes to talk about his role in the media
Talk radio and television host Charlie Sykes will visit the Law School to talk about his role in the public arena on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 325. The author of six books, including the best-selling A Nation of Victims, Sykes will also discuss his latest book, 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School.
Seating is limited and registration is required.
4. Keep parked vehicles safe from theft
The Department of Public Safety has received several recent reports of thefts from vehicles parked on and near campus. To keep your vehicles secure:
• Park in well-lit, traveled areas.
• Lock all doors and secure windows.
• Remove all items from the vehicle upon exiting, including removable faceplates from stereos, compact discs, parking change and cell phones. Do not leave valuable items in the glove box.
• Consider installing a license plate guard to protect registration stickers from being tampered with.
• Consider using a high-security steering wheel lock to reduce the risk of vehicle thefts.
Be sure to report to Public Safety at 8-1911 or by using a Blue Light Phone if you observe:
• People loitering near vehicles or parking areas.
• People looking into vehicles.
• The sound of breaking glass.
• The sound of activated vehicle alarms.
• Vehicles with broken windows or other damage.
For additional information on vehicle security or other safety-related issues, contact Public Safety at 8-6800.
5. Study abroad information sessions begin next week
Program-specific study abroad information sessions, hosted by the Office of International Education and the College of Business Administration, begin today, Sept. 10, and run throughout September. Sessions feature program alumni and cover topics such as academics, living arrangements, application procedures, financial aid and life abroad.
For more information, contact the Office of International Education at 8-7289.
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6. Law School holding information session this Friday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students on Friday, Sept. 14, 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. The session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
7. Biological Sciences to present seminar
Dr. Valerica Raicu, assistant professor of physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present “Use of Multiphoton Excitation Microscopy in FRET-based Imaging of Protein-Protein Interactions in Vivo,” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
8. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Olafs Daugulis, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Houston, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Daugulis will speak on “Regioselective Functionalization of Unreactive C-H Bonds.”
9. Students invited to Liturgical Ministry Training
Students interested in serving as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, greeters, and cantors are invited to attend Liturgical Ministry Training on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Contact Gretchen Baumgardt, director of liturgy, or Rachelle Kramer, director of music, for more information.
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10. Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
Healthy individuals 18 to 40 years of age are needed for a research study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, and Dr. Xue-Cheng Liu of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Individuals interested in participating in the study, "Conservative vs Surgical Clubfoot Treatment,” will receive $25 and must meet participation criteria:
• Have no orthopaedic or neuromuscular impairment that affects the way their muscles work.
• Be able to attend a four-hour visit to the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
• Are not pregnant.
Most testing will take place during weekday business hours, but some evening and weekend times are available.
Contact the Motion Analysis Lab by Monday, Sept. 24, for more information.
11. Apply on campus for your U.S. passport
The Marquette community is invited to take advantage of a unique opportunity to apply for a passport on Thursday, Sep. 13, from noon to 5 p.m., at Marquette’s Passport Application Fair.
New regulations require all U.S. citizens traveling outside the country, including to Mexico and Canada, to have a valid passport.
RSVP by noon Wednesday, Sept. 12, to Luba Aganina at 8-7289 or stop by the Office of International Education, AMU 425. Additional information, including the fair location, will be provided with the RSVP response.
The fair is sponsored by the Office of International Education and the United States Postal Service.
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12. Late Night Marquette kicks off this Friday
The Late Night Marquette Kick-Off Event this Friday, Sept. 14, includes “Get Wired” trivia, riding a Segway, music by Dan Bergen, Nintendo Wii, crafts and Scrabble and Risk games. This free event takes place at the Alumni Memorial Union and the Weasler Auditorium beginning at 9 p.m.
13. Play to be performed for Sexual Awareness Week
In recognition of Sexual Awareness Week, MUSG and the Marquette University Center for Health Education and Promotion will sponsor Sex Signals, a play that explores sex role stereotypes. Sex Signals is an interactive show that looks at the realities of dating, relationships, sex and date rape on college campuses.
The play will be performed Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Admission is free for Marquette students.
14. Become a Marquette University student ambassador
Students are invited to volunteer in the Marquette Student Ambassador program to work with high schools in their hometown to share information and enthusiasm about transitioning from high school to Marquette. The program is run by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Contact Molly Thompson for more information.
15. 2007 edition of Foundations in Wisconsin released
Raynor Memorial Libraries' Funding Information Center has published its 2007 edition of Foundations in Wisconsin: A Directory. The new, 26th edition reports a record number of 1,251 private, corporate and community foundations in the state and is an important tool for fund-raisers. The directory is available for reference and sale in the Funding Information Center (1st floor, Raynor Library), and as a Web-based subscription database. All members of the Marquette community have free access to the electronic edition.
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16. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Sept. 10
• A number of freeway closures will take place in the coming week, including:
Northbound I-43 off-ramp to Plankinton Avenue, closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day Tuesday, Sept. 11.
One lane of southbound I-43 connector ramp to westbound I-94 closed weeknights through Friday, Sept. 14.
One lane of eastbound I-94 connector ramp to northbound I-43 closed weeknights Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12.
• St. Paul Avenue will be closed in both directions from 4th to 5th streets on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
• Briggs & Al’s Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 15. It will start on the Wells Street Bridge and proceed east on Wells Street to the lakefront, affecting traffic along the entire route. Expect delays and detours from 27th Street to the lakefront. Street access and freeway exits will close at 9 a.m. and should reopen before noon.
• Canal Street is restricted between 6th and 13th streets to a single lane until mid-September.
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