1. Prayer service to send off group headed to SOA protest

A send-off prayer service will take place today, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family to send off students and staff attending the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In and SOA/WHINSEC protest in Ft. Benning, Ga. The prayer service will include a homily by Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J., director of the Center for Peacemaking.

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2. Advent Scripture study hosted by Faber Center

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is hosting Ecumenical Advent Scripture Study and Faith Sharing on Tuesday mornings, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. The study will focus on Gospel readings of the following Sunday. Coffee and tea will be served. No registration is needed.

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3. Campus Ministry and the Faber Center to offer silent retreat

Campus Ministry and the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will offer a directed retreat Sunday, Jan. 4, to Friday, Jan. 9, at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh. This five-day silent retreat allows Marquette community members to form a retreat for their own personal reflection, along with daily meetings with a spiritual director.

The cost is $200 for employees. Register by Friday, Dec. 19. Space is limited.

For more information, e-mail Craig Zimmer, assistant director of campus ministry; or Mike Hogan, director of the Faber Center.

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4. Bernard Lonergan archives available online

A new Web site, www.bernardlonergan.com, provides access to the archives of Bernard Lonergan, the late Canadian Jesuit theologian, philosopher and economist. Organization and development of the Web site was managed by Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor of theology.

Lonergan is often considered one of the most significant philosophical thinkers of the 20th century. More than 1,000 pieces from his estate are available online, including searchable PDF files of scanned microfilm, audio files of class lectures and hand-written notes. The materials represent nearly 25 years of work cataloguing, indexing and transcribing by Doran. As Marquette’s Emmett Doerr Chair in Theology, Doran continues to work on Lonergan’s archives and plans to add additional pieces to the Web site over the next couple of years. A Lonergan fund established by Marquette in 2007 enabled the development of the Web site.

To access the Lonergan archives online, researchers must register on the Web site.

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5. Neuroscience Center to hold colloquium

The Integrative Neuroscience Center will host Dr. Anthony Hudetz, professor of anesthesiology, physiology and biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, for “Toward the Neural Correlates of Anesthetic-induced Unconsciousness,” Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 004E.

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6. Only one issue of News Briefs next week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, News Briefs will not be issued Thursday, Nov. 27. There will be a News Briefs on Monday, Nov. 24. The submission deadline for Monday is noon tomorrow, Nov. 21.

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7. Submit orders for 2008 Marquette holiday cards

The Office of Marketing and Communication is offering holiday cards for purchase this Christmas season to campus departments and offices. The cards will be pre-printed with a general greeting from Marquette and enough space for handwritten personal messages or signatures. Orders will be accepted while supplies last.

Additional information, including images of the cards and how to order, is available online.

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8. Tell us about fascinating December graduates

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this December for possible use with area media. December graduates with unusual backgrounds; who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; who will be doing something unusual after graduation; with recent exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.

What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details by Monday, Dec. 1.

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9. Public safety cautions drivers and pedestrians to abide by laws

During any given day, most of us act as both drivers and pedestrians. Many drivers, however, do not make a point of being aware of or yielding to pedestrians. And many pedestrians around campus tend to ignore signals at intersections and often do not pay attention to the traffic moving in multiple directions. This lack of awareness can lead to dangerous situations. Gaining knowledge of and abiding by pedestrian and vehicle laws allows both drivers and pedestrians to travel safely on and around campus.

According to Wisconsin law, drivers must yield to pedestrians at controlled and uncontrolled intersections, as well as marked pedestrians crosswalks. Pedestrians have a duty to exercise caution prior to crossing. At an uncontrolled crossing, pedestrians must watch and wait for traffic to clear before crossing. When a pedestrian properly steps into a crosswalk, vehicles must come to a stop prior to the crosswalk lines. Pedestrians are required to abide by pedestrian crossing signals at controlled intersections and may not walk against the light, even when no traffic is approaching.

A video produced by the Milwaukee and Madison Police Departments reviews pedestrian-related laws in more detail.

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10. Hip-hop dance showcase this Saturday

Hype Dance Marquette will host its fall hip-hop dance showcase, “Tormentia,” Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The showcase will be performed by the chapters for Hyperformance Dance Co. and other dance groups from Marquette and the Milwaukee area.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for this free event.

For more information, contact Selvin Quire Jr.

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11. Rock-a-Thon offers prizes, benefits rescue mission

Marquette Radio’s second annual Rock-a-Thon, through 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, benefits the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, the oldest and largest homeless shelter in Wisconsin. The Rock-a-Thon will include interviews, remote broadcasts and a variety of music-based programming online. Broadcast of the men’s basketball game against UW-Milwaukee will follow the event.

The single highest donor will receive a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee ($200 value). The second highest donor will receive a one-night stay and breakfast at the Hampton Inn in Milwaukee. Eligible donors must make checks out to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and deliver them to Johnston Hall 420 by Monday, Nov. 24.

Additional prizes, including autographed men’s basketball memorabilia and free food coupons, will be given away at remote broadcasts on- and off-campus.

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12. Christmas toy drive to benefit area Hispanic children

The Latin American Student Organization and Black Student Council, in collaboration with Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, are holding a new and used toy drive for low-income Hispanic children in the Milwaukee area. Boxes will be located in all residence halls, Evans Scholar House, AMU Cultural Center, Campus Town East and West, Humphrey Hall, Lalumiere Hall and Marquette Hall until Dec. 3.

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13. Spirit Shop to hold Thanksgiving sale

The Spirit Shop, AMU, is holding a Thanksgiving sale through Wednesday, Nov. 26. Hoodies, sweatshirts, polos, caps, kids clothing and barware are 25 percent off. Additional bonus buys are available.

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14. Raynor Libraries posts recommended reading newsletter

Raynor Memorial Libraries has posted the November issue of Ex Libris, a staff newsletter of recommended reading. Featuring a range of contemporary nonfiction and fiction, the issue also includes literary prizewinners, a new novel by Paul Salsini, lecturer in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, and a roundup of books to help understand the state of the economy.

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15. Sidewalk near Eckstein Hall closed

The sidewalk along the north side of Clybourn Street near the Eckstein Hall construction site will be closed to pedestrian traffic for one week beginning today, Nov. 20.

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