1. Online course evaluation system begins this semester

Beginning this semester, MOCES, Marquette’s new online course evaluation system, will be used to evaluate most Marquette classes. MOCES allows you to complete your evaluations online quickly, easily and anonymously. Your participation in these evaluations is critical to the continued improvement of the quality of classes and instructors at Marquette.

You will receive an e-mail this week from “Marquette Course Evaluation Manager” with information about how to complete your evaluations.

Additional information, including FAQs, the evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, are available online.

E-mail for more information.

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2. Truman Scholarships available for public service careers

Full-time juniors who are in the upper quarter of their class and committed to a career in public service are eligible to apply for Truman Scholarships for graduate study. Public service is defined as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and educational organizations, public and private schools and non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to help the needy or disadvantaged or to protect the environment. This includes law school if in preparation for a public service career.

Each year the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 $30,000 Truman Scholarships. The foundation seeks future “change agents” who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state or local governments or in the non-profit and education sectors where they can influence public policies and change public programs.

The application deadline for the Marquette competition is Dec. 2, 2008. For more information or an application, contact Dr. McGee Young, assistant professor of political science and Truman Scholarship faculty representative, at 8-3296.

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3. Author to argue that immigration threatens United States

The Law School’s Federalist Society and Hispanic Law Student Association will host “Should We End All Immigration, Legal and Illegal?” tomorrow, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157. Mark Krikorian, author of The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal, will argue that immigration, in all forms, threatens to cripple America. Debating him will be Ed Fallone, professor of law.

Lunch is included.

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4. Study abroad in Italy to be presented Wednesday

Marquette will offer a new study abroad experience for communication students next summer in Cagli, Italy. The course will teach students how to create a Web documentary through writing, photos and video. Students will also participate in excursions throughout Italy, including a program in Rome. This course will be taught in English and runs from May 30 to June 26, 2009.

An information session will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Johnston 025.

Additional information and an application are available online.

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5. Arab heritage celebration features music and dance

The Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs will sponsor a free Celebration of Arabic Music and Dance on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The program will feature music by Ali Lubbad, who received the 414 Milwaukee Music Award in 2008. Lubbad has performed throughout Milwaukee, including Arab World Fest and the Milwaukee Art Museum, blending Arabic, African and Western music styles. The program also features dance by Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance, whose improvisational style is inspired by the dances of North Africa, Spain, India and the Middle East.

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6. Several departments holding colloquiums this week

The Philosophy Department will host a seminar Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Conference Center Beaumier Suite A. Dr. William McNeill, professor of philosophy at DePaul University, will present "The Hermeneutics of Everydayness: On Heidegger's Phenomenology of Dasein."

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Thursday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 401. Dr. Vilas Menon, graduate student in the Department of Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University, will present “A novel genetic algorithm to optimize state-dependent ion channel models.” Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in room 342.

The Department of Biological Sciences will offer a seminar Friday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Joseph P. Vogel, assistant professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University, will present “Legionella Pneumophila: An Intracellular Pathogen of Alveolar Macrophages.”

The Philosophy Department will also have a colloquium Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Conference Center Beaumier Suite A. Dr. David Schweickart, professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, will present “Global Poverty: What Is to Be Done- and Why.”

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7. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more. A brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student will follow. No registration is necessary.

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8. SSP now offering door-to-door LIMO service

Student Safety Programs is now offering door-to-door LIMO service until 4 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday during the academic year. Call 8-6363 or flag down a LIMO for a ride.

This service is in addition to the regular LIMO service offered from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., the Student Safety walking escorts from 5 p.m. until midnight, and the Early Morning Shuttle from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.

All of these services are offered seven days a week and can be requested by calling 8-6363.

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9. Apartment and facilities managers needed

The Office of Residence Life is accepting applications for apartment and facilities managers for the 2009-2010 school year. Managers are responsible for daily operations and administration of their designated apartment building or residence hall. Juniors, seniors and graduates with at least two years of work experience are encouraged to apply.

Information sessions will be held in the Campus Town East lounge, 1500 W. Wells:

• Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon and 7 p.m.

• Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

For more information and to request an application packet, contact Dan Bergen, area coordinator for university apartments, 8-7281, or Dave Laur, residence hall director, at 8-6380.

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10. Prizes and healthy living information available at program

The University Apartments will host "Just Breathe," Nov. 18 and 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in David Straz Hall 105.

The first night Barbara Troy, adjunct assistant professor of biomedical sciences, will speak about foods that enhance healthy body function and help us cope with stress, along with food samples. Stephanie Perry, apartment manager and graduate student in counseling, will also speak about the power of hope with an interactive component. Peer Health will lead a meditation activity, and the Counseling Center will provide resources.

The second night will include foods that can be harmful when not consumed in moderation. It will conclude with an interactive speaker about body image.

Students who attend both nights will be entered to win a "Just Breathe" basket with a book, massage and healthy food.

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11. Habitat for Humanity spring trips deadline is Wednesday

The deadline to apply for Habitat for Humanity's spring break trips is Thursday, Nov. 20. Students will build and remodel homes in Columbus, Ga., Russell, Ala., and Biloxi, Miss.

Cost is $120.

For more information, contact Kathryn Coutu.

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12. Network gaming event all day Saturday

EagleCon, Marquette's only university-supported LAN (local area network) party, hosted by Eta Kappa Nu, will hold its semi-annual event Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Students, staff and the public provide their own desktop or laptop computers for a day of network gaming.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

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13. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to benefit from campus donations

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Student Council & Any Soldier, Inc. are collecting personal hygiene products, snacks and other items to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The drive will run until Monday, Nov. 24, with collection boxes in the Student Government Office in AMU, Arts & Sciences Office on the second floor of Marquette Hall, and at 2040 Lofts. Suggested items include paper/pens/envelopes, chapstick, Granola bars, powered drink mixes, crossword puzzle books, personal hygiene products, sunscreen, baby wipes and magazines.

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14. Time Warner Cable airing weekly Buzz Williams show

Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams is airing Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Sports channel 32. The half-hour show is an in-depth look at the men’s basketball program, hosted by Dennis Krause. Every week will include Steve "Homer" True conducting one-on-one interviews with players in the "Up Close with Homer" segment.

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