1. Make Community Campaign contributions by Wednesday

Wednesday, Nov. 26, is the last day to contribute to the Community Campaign to support Marquette Today, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund. Today, in the midst of economic turmoil, every gift matters as we support our students and community. Everyone who completes a Community Campaign pledge form will be eligible to win two tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game in the Marquette suite at the Bradley Center.

Donations can be made through the online giving form or paper pledge forms available by calling 8-0391.

Donors who make a contribution of at least $150 to United Way receive a United Way Impact Card, entitling them savings on area dining, entertainment and services with local businesses.

Community Campaign participants who give $75 or more to UPAF receive the smART card, enabling donors to buy one ticket and receive another ticket free-of-charge at each of 16 UPAF member groups.

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2. Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy focusing on future research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms and rooms 227, 252 and 254. The event will celebrate upcoming collaborative faculty and student research from five colleges and 13 departments with 40 posters and 11 colloquy sessions.

A reception will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Abstracts are available online and include research in the humanities, behavioral and cognitive sciences, social and economic sciences, engineering, computer and information sciences, education, math and physical sciences, medical and health sciences, nursing, business, law, biological and biomedical sciences, and interdisciplinary research.

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3. Women’s basketball team hosting weekend basketball tournament

The women’s basketball team will host the WBCA Classic over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28-30, against Gonzaga, Utah and Virginia at the Al McGuire Center. All fans in attendance will receive a 25 percent off coupon to the Marquette Spirit Shop. To purchase tickets or for more information call 414-288-GOMU.

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4. Advent Reconciliation Service to be held Dec. 1

Campus Ministry will hold an Advent Reconciliation Service on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Tom Lawler, S.J., of the Wisconsin Province of Jesuits, will serve as presider and homilist for the service, “Walk in the Light of the Lord.”

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5. Submit requests for fall review sessions and exam classrooms

To reserve classroom space for fall 2008 review sessions prior to exam week, Dec. 8 to 13, faculty should complete the online Ad-Hoc Classroom Reservation Request Form. This form must also be used for those who want to give their final exam in a classroom other than the one assigned. A 24-hour advance notice is needed for these requests.

Contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU, for more information.

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6. Submit scholarly accomplishments to Compendium by Dec. 1

Faculty and staff with 2008 professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards that we included in the summer issue, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource by Monday, Dec. 1. Submissions will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed this winter and will cover accomplishments from spring through early winter 2008.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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7. Faber Center hosting Advent holy hour and retreat

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host an Advent Holy Hour and Benediction on Monday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU. It will be led by Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center.

The Faber Center will also host a Half-Day Ecumenical Advent Retreat for staff and administrators Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gesu Parish Center. The retreat is a time for guided meditation, quiet reflection, small group discussion and communal prayer. Breakfast and lunch are provided. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 1, at 8-4545.

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8. Carillon concerts taking place each Sunday in December

The Office of Student Development will sponsor “Silver Bells: It's Christmas Time in the City,” a carillon concert series at noon the first three Sundays in December. The concerts, featuring Christmas carols from around the world, will be performed by Mark Konewko, who has been Marquette’s carillonneur since 1999.

Marquette’s carillon is comprised of 48 bells and is located at the top of Marquette Hall. A complete program of carols as well as more information about Marquette’s carillon is available online.

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9. Access to final exam classrooms announced

Fall 2008 final exams are scheduled Dec. 8–13. During this time, smart classrooms with key access will be opened by the Department of Public Safety prior to the exam. Smart classrooms with card reader access will be opened by the faculty member, using his/her ID card. Non-smart classrooms will be opened by the custodial staff.

Call the Department of Public Safety at 8-6800 with any access problems.

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10. Video exhibition featured at Haggerty Museum

The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art is presenting stop.look.listen: an exhibition of video works featuring works by 14 international artists through Feb. 22.

This exhibition considers the connections between two prevalent expressions in video from the last 15 years, “feedback” and “immersion,” focusing on works that have a significant relationship between sound and image and those that are purposefully silent.

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11. AMU, Annex, Spirit Shop adjust hours over Thanksgiving

The AMU will be open from 6:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, and from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. The AMU will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 29, and will re-open Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The Spirit Shop will be open Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

The Annex will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Thursday, Nov. 27. It will re-open Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m. to accommodate those who want to dine before the women’s basketball tournament at the Al McGuire Center or watch the men’s basketball team in the Chicago Invitational, which will be televised at the Annex. The Annex will also be open Sunday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to midnight.

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