1. Centennial of women celebrated next week; food drive starts

In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to admit women alongside men into its regular undergraduate program. As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, a weeklong series of featured speakers and activities will commence Monday, Oct. 5.

Collection boxes will be available in the AMU throughout Centennial Week for a campuswide food drive. The women’s soccer team will offer $1 off the ticket price with the donation of two non-perishable food items Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. at Valley Fields. All non-perishable food donations will benefit Hunger Task Force.

In honor of the centennial celebration and the many events being held next week, News Briefs will run daily, Monday, Oct. 5, to Friday, Oct. 9.

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2. Family Weekend Mass, musical performances this weekend

Marquette will host Family Weekend Oct. 2-4, offering students the opportunity to show their families what life is like on campus. Marquette employees are invited to participate. 

Campus Ministry will hold a special Family Weekend Mass on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president for university advancement, will preside and the Marquette Liturgical Choir will sing.

The Marquette Chorus will perform Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

The Marquette Wind Ensemble will perform Sunday, Oct. 4, at noon in Westowne Square in conjunction with Family Weekend activities. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will include a work by a leading female composer to kick off the week of activities for the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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3. Free tickets available to hear author of Dead Man Walking

Free tickets for the speech by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, are available in the Brooks Lounge, AMU. Marquette will present Sister Prejean with an honorary degree at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, followed by her speech, “DEAD MAN WALKING: The Journey Continues." Sister Prejean is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.

The presentation is also the opening of the seventh annual national conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, which is being hosted by the Center for Peacemaking on Marquette’s campus.  

Sister Prejean’s visit is being sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking and the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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4. Seasonal flu shots available

Student Health Service is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and students at sites across campus beginning today Oct. 1. Cost is $25. Cash, check, Mastercard/Visa and MU Cash are accepted. Student Health Service is unable to do third party billing; however, a receipt will be provided that can be submitted to insurance carriers. Call 8-7184 to schedule an appointment.

Seasonal influenza vaccines will also be available at Shoo the Flu (with pneumonia vaccines), Oct. 26 and 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the AMU across from US Bank. No appointment is necessary. Seasonal flu shots will cost $30 (EPO reimbursement at 100 percent and PPO reimbursement at 80 percent, by year’s end). Medicare part B and Medicaid will also be accepted. Pneumonia shots will cost $45 (no insurance reimbursement). Cash and checks will be accepted.

The vaccine for the H1N1 influenza is not yet available, but the university will continue to update the campus community with information when it is. For more information, see the Student Health Service Web site.

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5. Department of History hosting annual Frank L. Klement lecture

The Department of History is hosting the annual Frank L. Klement lecture today, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Memorial Ballroom. A reception will precede the lecture, at 6 p.m.

Dr. Allen Guelzo, Luce professor of Civil War era studies/professor of history at Gettysburg College, will address “Colonel Utley’s Emancipation: The Strange Case of President Lincoln and His Bid to Become a Slaveowner.”

The Frank L. Klement Lecture presents the work of historians who continue the Klement tradition of offering alternative views of the Civil War era. Klement joined the Department of History at Marquette University in 1948 and retired 27 years later as professor emeritus. This year's lecture is part of the university's celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birthday.

RSVP online. For more information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Law School assistant dean for external affairs, at 8-3167.

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6. Department of Performing Arts presents "Censored on Final Approach"

As part of Marquette’s Centennial Celebration of Women, the Department of Performing Arts will kick off its 2009-10 season with Censored on Final Approach, a tribute to the World War II women Air Force service pilots. Censored on Final Approach opens Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 11. Performances are:

• Thursday, Oct. 1, to Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 7, to Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Other 2009-’10 performances include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America and Sunday in the Park with George.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $20, and season ticket packages are available online or by calling the theatre box office at 8-7504. Discounts are offered to senior citizens and Marquette students, employees and alumni.

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7. Department of Philosophy hosting annual Simmons lecture

Dr. Jan Boxill, editor of Sports Ethics and Issues in Race and Gender, will deliver the annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons lecture Monday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. This free, public lecture is titled “The Moral Significance of Sport” and is being held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

Blending academics with her love of sports, Boxill serves as the public address announcer for North Carolina’s women’s basketball and field hockey teams and is a radio commentator for women’s basketball games. At the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Boxill was one of four public address announcers and the first and only woman to serve in that capacity.

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8. Michigan professor to speak about global financial markets

The Center for Global and Economic Studies will host Dr. Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. Dominguez will present “State of global financial markets” Monday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in David Straz 105. A reception will follow at 6:45 p.m. in David Straz 269. Her program is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics Alumni Board.

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9. Destination Dinner features two alumnae entrepreneurs

The Manresa Project will host a Destination Dinner Monday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Manresa will celebrate the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette by featuring two alumnae who founded and run their own businesses.

Moira Kelly, Jour ’74 and Grad ’07, is the founder of Kelly Consulting, LLC, an organization focused on dispute resolution, organizational effectiveness, labor relations consultation and training. Susan Marks, Bus Ad ’84, is the CEO of Pinstripe, Inc., a talent recruitment and management business focusing on health care, financial services, technology and telecommunications.

For more information, contact Mary Ferwerda, assistant director for Manresa programs, at 8-7205.

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10. Feminism to be discussed at two events

The student organization Empowerment will host its third annual “Feminism 101” Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001. Attendees will discuss what feminism is, what it isn’t and what it can be by addressing the historical evolution of feminism as a movement and its role in society today. Marquette students will also discuss their attitudes toward feminism and gender relations by screening a 2008 video street survey.

Empowerment is also sponsoring a roundtable discussion to explore how Christian faith and feminism relate to each other Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suite A. Local pastors, lay ministers, students and professors will facilitate the discussion about different perspectives on the intersection of gender and faith.

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11. Ulice Payne is guest for On the Issues with Mike Gousha

Ulice Payne, Bus Ad '78, Law '82 and president of Addison-Clifton, will be a guest for On the Issues With Mike Gousha on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.

The discussion will cover a wide variety of topics involving Payne, who runs a firm that focuses on global trade compliance solutions and has a significant presence in China. He is also the former president and CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers, a former managing partner of the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner, and a former Wisconsin securities commissioner. Payne serves on numerous corporate and civic boards and is the chairman-elect of the YMCA of the USA's Board of Directors. He is a member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees and played on Marquette’s 1977 NCAA championship basketball team.

Register online.

Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.

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12. Alumnae business leaders to discuss work-life balance

Four alumnae business leaders will lead a luncheon panel, “The CEO of Everything: Marquette Women Balancing Careers and Families,” Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the AMU ballroom. The event is part of Marquette’s Centennial Celebration of Women.

Moderated by Dr. Linda Salchenberger, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, the panel comprises successful alumnae with a variety of backgrounds and career choices who share a common bond – they are all working mothers. These women will share their stories of how Marquette prepared them to be leaders in their fields and about their experiences balancing two of life’s greatest challenges.

The $15 luncheon is open to the public. Online registration and payment are available.

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13. Walk-in rates offered for peace and justice conference

Employees can attend next week’s Peace and Justice Studies Association conference, “Exploring the Power of Nonviolence,” for a daily rate of $25. The conference schedule includes presentations by Sister Prejean, CJS; author Jonathan Schell; Distinguished Professor of Law Janine Geske; and Will Allen, founder and director of Growing Power, in addition to 80 concurrent sessions Oct. 8-10. The conference is cosponsored by the Center for Peacemaking.

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking.

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14. Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship today

Catholic Outreach and Campus Ministry will offer Eucharistic Adoration in the AMU Eucharistic Chapel until 6 p.m. today, Oct. 1. Praise and worship will accompany Adoration beginning at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.

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15. Democracy Matters screening Tom DeLay documentary

The student organization Democracy Matters will host a free screening of The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress today, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Cudahy 114. Refreshments will be provided.

Democracy Matters is a non-partisan, issue-advocacy organization aiming to eliminate the influence of money in politics by fighting for fair elections.

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16. Free tickets available to Seven Nations concert

Late Night Marquette is giving away a limited number of tickets to the Seven Nations concert tomorrow, Oct. 2, at the Irish Cultural Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are available in the Brooks Lounge on a first-come first-serve basis to students, faculty and staff.

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17. COA election nominations now being accepted

The Committee on Administrators is now accepting nominations for its annual membership election. Nominations are being accepted for two at-large representatives and one area representative — the Office of the Provost.

Nomination forms, due Friday, Oct. 16, are available on the COA Web site. COA will select the names of the candidates receiving the most votes from the submitted nominations to include on the final election ballot in November. Only candidates willing to serve will be placed on the ballot.

For more information, contact Mary Minson, COA sub-committee on nominations, appointments and elections chair, at 8-5989.

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18. Physical Therapy Department sponsoring Lung Association run/walk

Marquette community members are invited to participate in Wisconsin Lung Association’s Lung Walk at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. in support of those with asthma, lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Participants can join the Marquette team “Football Player with Wings” online.

The run/walk is sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy.

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19. Cyber security tips offered by IT Services

In recognition of "October is national Cyber Security Awareness month," IT Services encourages Marquette community members to review security tips from staysafeonline.org and secure your home network and to view Computer Security Awareness videos made by students from other universities on the Marquette ITS Cyber Security Awareness Web site.

Links to information about cyber security can also be submitted for consideration to be added to the Web page.

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