1. College of Nursing to honor 13 area nurses

Six Marquette University alumnae have been selected as recipients of the College of Nursing’s first-ever Cameos of Caring awards. In a celebration of nursing excellence, Marquette alumnae to be honored are:

Carole Farrell, Arts '73 — Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Marilee Fuss, Grief Counseling Certificate '99 — Community Memorial Hospital
Kaylen Moore, Nurs ‘03 — Froedtert Hospital
Katie Muhle, Nurs '91 — Columbia St. Mary's
Amanda Potter, Arts '00 and Grad '04 — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Joseph
Pamela Yust, MSN '92 — Aurora Healthcare

Area hospitals, hospital systems and long-term care facilities were invited to partner with the university to recognize outstanding nurses and their contributions to health care. Nurses were nominated by their facilities. Selections were for nurses who work directly with patients at the bedside in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities or ambulatory settings.

Additional 2008 award recipients are:

Elaina Janikian — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints
Tanya Pakulski — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - The Wisconsin Heart Hospital
Karlyn Saffran — Extendicare Health Services
Deb Schramm — ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial
Arvilla Shoults — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Elmbrook Memorial
Ruth Ann Stark — ProHealth Care - Waukesha Memorial
Sue Williams — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis

The awards will be presented during a black tie event Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at Marquette. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Cameos of Caring Scholarship Fund, which offers scholarships to support educational advancement of registered nurses and the college's Simulation and Technology Learning Resource Center, which supports skill development for nurses.

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2. Registration for spring semester begins Monday

Registration for spring semester classes begins Monday, Nov. 3. Undergraduates will use Academic Advisement (which has replaced Degree Navigator) in CheckMarq to help plan their schedule and make their advising sessions more effective.

Snapshot is available now to plan spring courses. Spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register at that time or thereafter.

As part of the Office of the Bursar’s continuing communication efforts, the 2009 spring registration will include a financial responsibility disclosure each student will be required to read and acknowledge.

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3. Business plan competition deadline is Monday

Marquette’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship is accepting submissions for its 2009 Business Plan Competition until Monday, Nov. 3. Submissions require completing an entry form and answering three questions. At least one member of a team must be a Marquette student, faculty member, staff or alumnus/a.

The competition provides a learning environment in which entrepreneurs develop their business ideas and receive feedback from faculty and experienced entrepreneurs, according to Tim Keane, director of the center and the Marquette Golden Angels Network. Following the deadline for entries, the submissions will be reviewed by a team of judges. The entrants accepted into the competition will be paired with an entrepreneurial mentor from the Golden Angels Network, a Marquette alumnus or another community entrepreneur to develop a more in-depth plan. Entrants will also participate in a series of workshops covering business model development, plan refinement and presentation skills.

The fully developed plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will select semi-finalists to participate in oral presentations. The winners, who will be announced at Marquette on April 15, 2009, will receive services, such as legal, accounting and public relations assistance.

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4. Nurses to describe professional experiences

Marquette’s Navy Nurse Corps Club will host a Biennial Navy Nurse Corps Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Navy ROTC nursing students from throughout the country will attend presentations by speakers who will talk about their experiences in the Navy and as nurses. Speakers will range from two to 20 years of nursing experience. The event is also open to the campus community.

The symposium will be held in Emory T. Clark Hall 111. The event is free and lunch is included, but space is limited. RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 2.

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5. Remember to vote Tuesday, Nov. 4

Wisconsin's fall general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Marquette’s mission is to educate men and women who are prepared to be ethical and informed leaders in their civic, cultural, professional and religious communities. One expression of leadership is for students to exercise their right to vote.

Students who have not already registered to vote must bring:

• a valid driver's license number, a state-issued identification card number, or the last four digits of their Social Security number.

• proof of residence indicating they have lived at their current address for 10 days preceding the election.

• only their Marquette I.D. if they live in university-owned housing.

Not all students vote in AMU. Polling place locations, a list of candidates and more election information is available online.

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6. Casper Lecture to address terrorist threat of North Korea

Dr. Bruce Cumings, chair of the history department at University of Chicago, will present “North Korea: Still in the axis of evil?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Cudahy 001.

As the Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., lecturer, Cumings will share his insight on the U.S. State Department’s recent decision to remove North Korea from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Cumings is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift distinguished service professor in history at the University of Chicago. His books include The Origins of the Korean War, volumes one and two; War and Television; North Korea: Another Century; and Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power.

The annual Casper Lecture was inaugurated by the Marquette Department of History in 1993 to honor Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., a long-time member of the history departments at Creighton University, Omaha, and at Marquette.

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7. University Advancement offices have new locations

University Advancement has shuffled department locations. Offices that are now located in the 500 N. 19th Street building are: vice president, recruitment, alumni outreach, special programs, regional development, college advancement, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, AIS prospect analysis, and research and strategic initiatives.

Offices now in Cramer Hall are: operations, administrative services, advancement information services (gift and data), advancement communications, donor relations, and scholarship aid campaign and annual giving.

Phone numbers will remain the same for individuals and the faxes will stay the same as listed by building.

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8. Deposits for University Apartments due tomorrow

New applicants, as well as students wishing to renew their leases for University Apartments for the 2009-10 academic year, have until tomorrow, Oct. 31, to make their deposits to the University Apartments Office, Campus Town East, 1500 W. Wells Street.

University Apartments is offering a 15 percent rate decrease for the 2009-10 leasing period for two- and three-bedroom apartments in Humphrey and Campus Town. Students signing leases for next year will also have the opportunity to lease the same apartment at the same rate for the following year.

The $200 deposit for new applicants allows them to sign up Nov. 10 during a randomly assigned time period.

For more information, contact the University Apartments Office at 8-7281.

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9. Janine Geske named a Wisconsin Academy 2008 fellow

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, has been named a 2008 fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The fellows, “men and women of extraordinary lifetime accomplishment in the sciences, arts and letters,” will be formally inducted and celebrated in a ceremony Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

Geske has served Wisconsin as Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, and Milwaukee County executive. As founder of the Restorative Justice Institute at the Law School, she works in the prisons and the community with victims of crime and offenders. In her latest project, she assists with a federal Safe Streets Grant in Milwaukee. She has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of "The Best Lawyers in America" for her work in dispute resolution.

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10. Campus Ministry to offer silent retreat weekend

Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., spiritual director at Creighton University, will facilitate the Ignatian Preached Retreat from Friday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Redemptorist Retreat Center, Oconomowoc. Gillick will give a series of talks throughout the retreat. The rest of the weekend is for an individual retreat experience.

The cost of the retreat is $45 and registration is online. Space is limited. For more information, contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-0522.

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11. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale training session scheduled

The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology will host a training session on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th edition on Friday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. John Hanson, assessment consultant at Harcourt Assessment/Psych Corp, will present the training session.

Cost is $30 for those with no affiliation to the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. RSVP to Coreen Bukowski, assistant to the COEP chair, at 8-5790 by Tuesday, Nov. 11. Seating is limited.

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12. Libraries “spotlighting” presidential campaign visits to Marquette

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives have launched a new, monthly “In the Spotlight” feature that highlights select digital collections. The inaugural “In the Spotlight” collection will feature past presidential campaign visits to Marquette, from Nixon in 1956 and Kennedy in 1959, to 2004 when the presidential debate was held in the Alumni Memorial Union. Future “spotlights” will draw on all areas of the collections — manuscripts, university archives and rare books.

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13. Late Night Marquette announces Halloween celebrations

Late Night Marquette has compiled a list of events around campus and Milwaukee this weekend, including concerts, haunted houses, comedy shows and more. Many events are a bus ride from campus.

Late Night reminds students to be safe by being aware of their surroundings, traveling with friends and taking advantage of the services that the Marquette Department of Public Safety offers, including L.I.M.O. service, Student Safety Patrol, after hours Public Safety Squad Service and 24-hour blue light phones.

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14. RSVP by Nov. 7 to participate in Giving Tree

Marquette University Volunteers are looking for volunteers to purchase gifts for names on the Holiday Giving Tree. When the Giving Tree recipient names are available in early November, they will be campus-mailed to those who have requested names.

Each name ornament has the recipient’s age and a gift suggestion to make purchasing easier. The gifts should be between $20 and $25. Monetary donations and general gift donations are also welcome.

Contact Kathy Hawkins, chair of MU Volunteers, to RSVP or for more information.

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