— September 11, 2008 —
- Series of forums to examine the election’s effects on the nation
- Retired Army general to speak on campus
- Career Services to hold Open House
- Panel to discuss U.S. Constitution and executive powers
- Requests for academic information data now go to OIRA
- The university architect Web site provides construction updates
- Schedule fall ad hoc events through Event Management
- Biological sciences and chemistry departments holding seminars
- Team registration deadline for Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk is today
- Free admission to volleyball game for employees
- Gabriela Garcia Medina to perform
- Passport fair to be held in AMU
- C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” Bus Tour visiting campus
- Public safety offering self-defense classes
- Teeter-totter marathon to benefit sexual violence awareness
- Photojournalist Steve McCurry exhibit to benefit Marquette consortium
1. Series of forums to examine the election’s effects on the nation
The Office of Public Affairs, the Les Aspin Center for Government and the Law School will host “The Way Forward,” four interactive forums leading up to the Nov. 4 general election.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law & public policy, will moderate three town hall events featuring panels of experts.
“Jobs, Energy and the Future of the Economy” will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in AMU 163.
“U.S. Involvement in Foreign Affairs” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
“Politicking, Polls and Public Perception: Behind the Scenes of Campaign Advertising” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The fourth forum will feature a live radio broadcast with Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
For more information contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
2. Retired Army general to speak on campus
Gen. Hal Moore, a retired three-star Army general and co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young and the recently-published We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in AMU 157. Moore’s We Were Soldiers Once described the November 1965 Ia Drang battle in Vietnam. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for 17 weeks and was adapted to the big screen for the 2002 We Were Soldiers film starring Mel Gibson.
3. Career Services to hold Open House
The Career Services Center will hold an open house Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Holthusen Hall, first floor. The event will include tours of the office and an introduction to the services that the Career Services Center offers to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as free food and an iPod giveaway.
Faculty and staff are invited and asked to encourage their students to attend.
4. Panel to discuss U.S. Constitution and executive powers
The Department of Political Science will host a Constitution Day Observance panel Wednesday, Sept. 17, to discuss the United States Constitution and executive powers. The panel will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.
Dr. J. Gordon Hylton, professor of law; Dr. Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science; and Dr. Karen Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of political science, will each give a brief presentation about an aspect of the constitution before taking questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served.
5. Requests for academic information data now go to OIRA
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and the Office of the Registrar have collaborated for all official academic census aggregate data to now be generated and released by OIRA. The OIRA Web site has considerable information already available.
All academic data needed about individual students or unofficial aggregate data needed before the census data is released by OIRA each term will be generated and released by OTR. Unofficial aggregate data are available on the OTR Web site.
To request individual student data, use the Student Information Data Request form on the OTR site.
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6. The university architect Web site provides construction updates
The Office of the University Architect has developed a Web site to provide up-to-date information about construction on campus. Upcoming activities and current photos will be posted.
7. Schedule fall ad hoc events through AMU Event Management
Faculty needing to schedule classroom space for ad hoc events should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form through AMU Event Management. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU. Faculty who need changes to classrooms for their courses should continue to use the SOC Change form.
8. Biological sciences and chemistry departments holding seminars
Dr. Daniel Sem, assistant professor of chemistry, will present “Pursuit of Oxidoreductases as Infectious Disease Drug Targets” Friday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.
The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry Building 121. Dr. Hua Guo, professor of chemistry at the University of New Mexico, will present “Quantum Spectroscopic and Reaction Dynamics in Small Molecular Systems.”
9. Team registration deadline for Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk is today
Today is the last day to register for any Marquette team for the 31st annual Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital, Saturday, Sept. 20. To join the general Marquette team or other Marquette teams for the three- or five-mile run/walk, register online. Search “MU” and use the password “gomarquette.”
For more information, call 8-3265 or visit the Administration Office, AMU 213, or e-mail Annette Conrad or Linda Lee.
Volunteers are needed to serve as information/traffic movers (8 to 10 a.m.) along Wisconsin Avenue to provide participants with event information, and sentries (8:30 a.m. to noon) along Prospect Avenue to cheer participants, hand out water and provide general safety at intersections and driveways. A shuttle bus will drop off volunteers on Prospect, but volunteers return on their own. Contact Ali Myszewski at 8-3129.
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10. Free admission to volleyball game for employees
The Marquette volleyball team will host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night tomorrow, Sept. 12, against Temple at the McGuire Center. All employees who show their MU ID card will receive free admission.
11. Gabriela Garcia Medina to perform
The MUSG Diversity Commission will sponsor a free performance by Gabriela Garcia Medina on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in AMU 227. Medina is an internationally known spoken word artist, award-winning poet, actress, fashion designer and Latina woman of empowerment and social justice. The event will also feature the movie Students Like Us, a film detailing the lives of a group of Latino students trying to establish their own organization on their college campus without support from their university.
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12. Passport fair to be held in AMU
The Office of International Education will hold a passport fair with the United States Postal Service on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 407, by appointment only. Attendees will be able to apply for or renew a passport. For more information and to sign up for an appointment, visit the OIE office, AMU 425, by Monday, Sept. 15. Travel requirements enacted Jan. 1, 2008, require that every American citizen going abroad, including to Mexico and Canada, have a passport.
13. C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” Bus Tour visiting campus
C-SPAN’s 45-foot mobile production studio will visit Marquette on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at AMU.
The bus is on the campaign trail to gather political news, tour state capitols and travel to political events such as campaign primaries, caucuses, conventions and debates. Members of the campus community will be able to tour the bus to learn more about C-SPAN’s public affairs programming.
14. Public safety offering self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety will offer several free self-defense classes this semester, with a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques. Designed for both female and male audiences, the class incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Classes will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Schroeder Hall multipurpose room; Monday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. in AMU 227; and Monday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in AMU 227.
Call DPS at 8-6800 to register.
15. Teeter-totter marathon to benefit sexual violence awareness
The men of O’Donnell Hall will hold their annual 72-hour teeter-totter marathon to raise awareness and funds for a local charity benefiting women and children affected by sexual violence from 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. The teeter-totter marathon will be held outside AMU, where donations will be accepted.
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16. Photojournalist Steve McCurry exhibit to benefit Marquette consortium
The Center for International Healthof which Marquette is a corporate member, will host Human Reflection: The Photo Symphony, featuring the work of photojournalist Steve McCurry accompanied by original symphonic music. McCurry is best known for his portraits of real people caught in extraordinary moments of their everyday lives (“Afghan Girl” of the National Geographic cover).
The benefit for the center will take place Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield.
Working in countries with vast differences in income, institutional development, politics and geography, the Center for International Health provides healthcare, education and nutrition to individuals while promoting good global health.
For more information about group packages for the fundraiser, call 414-266-6343. For individual tickets contact the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center box office at 262-781-9520.
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