— 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
- The university architect Web site provides construction updates
- Biological sciences and chemistry departments holding seminars
- Team registration deadline for Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk is today
- Gabriela Garcia Medina to perform
- Passport fair to be held in AMU
- Freshmen invited to First Year Experience Retreat
- Students can register to vote on campus
- C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” Bus Tour visiting campus
- Liturgical Ministry to hold training sessions
- Public safety offering self-defense classes
- Winter Flurry Executive Board applications due tomorrow
- Applications available for Hunger Clean-Up Planning Team
- MUSG student organization allocation deadline is tomorrow
- Kung Fu Panda to be shown at Varsity Theatre
- Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer’s research
- Teeter-totter marathon to benefit sexual violence awareness
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.
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. The university architect Web site providing construction updates
The Office of the University Architect’s Web site has been developed to provide up-to-date information about construction on campus. Upcoming activity and current photos will be posted.
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6. 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.”
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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10. Freshmen invited to First Year Experience Retreat
All first-year students are invited to reflect on faith and their time at Marquette by attending one of Campus Ministry’s First Year Experience Retreats. The retreats are an opportunity to connect with God and fellow students in a context of faith and relaxation. One one-night retreat and one two-night retreat are available each semester. The first retreat is Sept. 26.
Visit the Campus Ministry Web site for more information and to register online, or contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-0522.
11. Students can register to vote on campus
The Office of Public Affairs and the Les Aspin Center Alumni Council will offer several opportunities to register on campus to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election. Voter registration tables will be in front of the Brew in the AMU on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Oct. 15. The staff in the Office of Public Affairs, 1616 W. Wells St., can also register voters between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until Oct. 15. Students living in residence halls can also visit their RA to register by Oct. 15. Voters need to bring their Wisconsin driver’s license number, Wisconsin state ID card number or their Social Security number.
Although Wisconsin voters can register on Election Day, they are encouraged to register by the Oct. 15 deadline to avoid long lines Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
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12. 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.
13. Liturgical Ministry to hold training sessions
Students interested in serving as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and greeters should attend Liturgical Ministry Training on Monday, Sept. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU. Registration begins a half hour before each training session. Students are also encouraged to pre-register online. Contact Gretchen Baumgardt, liturgy director, for more information.
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. Winter Flurry Executive Board applications due tomorrow
Students interested in being a part of the Winter Flurry 2009 Executive Board should turn in applications to the Office of Student Development, AMU 121, by 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 12.
Applications for the Winter Flurry planning team are due Friday, Sept. 26.
Available executive board positions are:
• Director: $1,000 stipend
• Entertainment chair: $250 stipend
• Spotlight chair: $250 stipend
• Snowball chair: $250 stipend
Applications are available in the Office of Student Development, AMU 121.
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16. Applications available for Hunger Clean-Up Planning Team
The Center for Community Service is looking for students to join the 2009 Hunger Clean-Up Planning Team. Applications are due at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the Office of Student Development, AMU 121. For more information, call the Center for Community Service at 8-1412.
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17. MUSG student organization allocation deadline is tomorrow
The deadline for student organizations to apply for funding through MUSG’s Student Organization Allocation process is 5 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 12, in the MUSG office, AMU 133. The deadline applies to events scheduled by organizations between Sept. 22, 2008, and May 3, 2009.
18. Kung Fu Panda to be shown at Varsity Theatre
MUSG will show the movie Kung Fu Panda tomorrow, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre. Admission is $2 with a valid MUID and $3 for general admission.
19. Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer’s research
Sigma Kappa Sorority will host its annual Sigma Kappatizers fundraiser tomorrow, Sept. 12, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sigma Kappa house at 17th and Kilbourn. Hot dogs, french fries, mozzarella sticks and other snacks will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to the Sigma Kappa Foundation, which benefits Alzheimer’s disease research.
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20. 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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