— September 8, 2008 —
- Alliance for the Great Lakes president and CEO to speak at Law School
- Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
- Papers requested for pediatric behavioral health topics
- OIE holding study abroad fair
- Students encouraged to vote in Tuesday's primary
- Explore a small group discussion course through Campus Ministry
- ROTC units holding Sept. 11 memorial
- Living Well with Chronic Conditions program offered
- Suicide Prevention Awareness Week begins Sept. 7
- Komen On the Go tour focuses on breast health
1. Alliance for the Great Lakes president and CEO to speak at Law School
Cameron Davis, president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, will visit the Law School for an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” event to discuss the future of the region's Great Lakes on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon in Eisenberg Hall, third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall. Davis, who has worked for both the United Nations and the Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss the Great Lakes Compact and efforts to address the problems posed by invasive species, pollution and falling lake levels.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes has received the American Bar Association’s Distinguished Award for Environmental Law and Policy.
Register online. Space is limited.
2. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
The Graduate School of Management will hold several information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information this fall. All sessions will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:
Monday, Sept. 15: Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
Tuesday, Sept. 16: Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145 or e-mail.
3. Papers requested for pediatric behavioral health topics
The Second Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference, "Collaborative Projects and Promising Innovations in Southeast Wisconsin," is soliciting abstracts for the Feb. 27, 2009, conference. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2008.
Breakout sessions will include family involvement, the intersection of mental and physical health, health promotion, and quality of life.
The conference is co-sponsored by Children's Research Institute, which is a member of Children's Hospital and Health System and is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University College of Nursing, and UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing.
Contact at Dr. Astrida Kaugars, assistant professor of psychology, at 8-3665 for more information.
4. OIE holding study abroad fair
The Office of International Education will host Marquette’s first-ever campus-wide study abroad fair Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the second floor of AMU. Study abroad program information and program representatives will be available.
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5. Students encouraged to vote in Tuesday’s primary
The Wisconsin primary election Tuesday, Sept. 9, includes candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Wisconsin Senate, the Wisconsin Assembly and district attorneys for each county. Marquette students may register to vote at the polls on election day. To register at the polls, students living off-campus must bring a form of government-issued identification (such as a driver’s license) and proof of residence (such as a utility bill or a lease). Students who live in university-owned residence halls and apartment buildings only need to bring their Marquette ID to register.
6. Explore a small group discussion course through Campus Ministry!
Voluntary Simplicity Course
Do you wonder if it is possible to want less and spend less and be happier and more fulfilled in the process? Do you want to live life more intentionally? Campus Ministry will be offering the self-guided “Discussion Course in Voluntary Simplicity” to explore these questions and more. Interested? Come to an organizational meeting for this semester’s course on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in AMU 254.
Menu for the Future
The discussion course, Menu for the Future, invites course participants to learn more about modern food systems and to reflect on their own roles as eaters in a global food marketplace. Interested? Come to an organizational meeting for this semester’s course on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in AMU 254. The cost of the course is the $18 cost of the book. For more information contact Gerry Fischer or call 288-3687.
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7. ROTC units holding Sept. 11 memorial
The Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC programs will conduct a ceremony in remembrance of the men and women who died Sept. 11, 2001, and in recognition of the selfless acts of the numerous public servants on that day. The event will take place from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, near the flagpoles of Raynor Memorial Library. Assistant Chief of the Milwaukee Fire Department Mark Sain, who traveled to New York to assist the New York Fire Department shortly after the bombings, is guest speaker. Steven Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, will offer the benediction.
8. Living Well with Chronic Conditions program offered
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center will offer a Living Well with Chronic Conditions program weekly for six sessions for those with chronic medical conditions.
Participants learn new skills and develop new ways to manage and cope, including symptom and nutrition management, exercise, communication, problem-solving and dealing with emotions.
The program will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, at the health center, 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Cost is $10. Space is limited.
Contact Martty Berner, nurse manager, at 8-8458 for more information or to register.
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9. Suicide Prevention Awareness Week begins Sept. 7
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week runs through Saturday, Sept. 13, with a number of informational events about suicide prevention planned.
A Lifekeeper Memorial Quilt will be on display on the second floor of AMU all week as a visual reminder of the effects of suicide on survivors.
A Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training Blitz will take place Wednesday, Sept. 10, in AMU 254. Training sessions at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., will enable participants to become suicide prevention gatekeepers. No registration is necessary.
A free screening of the film Jumping Off Bridges will take place in the Weasler Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. The film about friendship, strength and finding hope chronicles a real-life story of teenagers coming to terms with a parent’s mental illness and eventual suicide. The screening will be followed by a talkback session with a panel of experts.
For a complete schedule of Suicide Prevention Week events, contact Bridgette Hensley, Counseling Center psychologist, at 8-7172.
10. Komen On the Go tour focuses on breast health
The Center for Health Education and Promotion will host Komen On the Go on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of 16th St. and Wells. This is a stop along the nationwide tour to teach breast health and empowerment to share information with friends. Komen On the Go will include an interactive learning center, recommendations about breast health awareness, breast self-exam information and an eight-foot “graffiti wall” for sharing memories or pledging support for the cause.
Volunteers are still needed on the day of the event. E-mail or call 8-5217 for more information.
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