1. Mother Teresa statue to be dedicated tomorrow

As part of Marquette University’s Centennial Celebration of Women, a 6 ½-foot statue of Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be dedicated tomorrow, Oct. 6, at 11:30 a.m. west of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, near the east entrance of the Schroeder Health Sciences Complex.

Marquette President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., will bless the statue. Remarks will also be provided by Stephanie Russell, executive director of university mission and identity; Liz Heth, a student in the College of Nursing; and Vincent Kuttemperoor. Kuttemperoor and his wife Geeta pledged the statue to the university in 2004.

The piece was crafted by artist Gautam Pal, who is known internationally for his statues of Mahatma Gandhi, one of which now stands in MacArthur Square, just east of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

A collection box for the campus food drive will also be provided at the dedication. Collection boxes are available in the AMU throughout Centennial Week. All non-perishable food donations benefit Hunger Task Force.

Raynor Libraries is featuring Mother Teresa in the October “In the Spotlight,” with images and print materials. The collection also includes the speech she gave when she visited Marquette in 1981, when she was awarded the Pere Marquette Discovery Award, the university’s highest honor.

The noon Mass at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel will follow the dedication.

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2. HRA appointment scheduling starts today

Beginning today, Oct. 5, employees can schedule their health risk assessment to qualify for a discounted 2010 health insurance premium. Call 1-877-765-3213 and press "1" to make an appointment for your on-campus HRA. Appointments are available Oct. 26 through Nov. 20. Employees can also see their primary care provider for a health risk assessment.

HRA participation is open to all employees, whether they enroll in the Marquette insurance plan or not. Again this year, participation in the HRA will result in a cost-saving premium reduction for employees enrolling in the Marquette health insurance plan.

The complete benefit packet of annual enrollment information for Marquette employees will arrive at employee homes the week of Oct. 12. All employees are encouraged to read the information packet and use MyJob to add and modify benefits during the annual enrollment period from Oct. 26 (Benefits Information/Wellness Day) through Nov. 13.

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3. College of Business Administration named outstanding business school

The College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management has been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the college in the new 2010 edition of its book, The Best 301 Business Schools. Princeton Review editors chose the 301 business schools based on their opinion of academic programs and offerings, as well as a review of institutional data collected from the schools. They also consider the opinions of students who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools.
Survey respondents cited Marquette’s “strong academic reputation,” its “proximity to Fortune 500 companies,” and the “Christian ethics” infused through the school’s Jesuit traditions. In their assessment of the college, Princeton Review editors wrote, “Students tell us, ‘Each course blends different facets of real problems faced in industry with theoretical knowledge to fully dissect the issues and understand them.’”
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in its book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall.

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4. Destination Dinner features two alumnae entrepreneurs

The Manresa Project will host a Destination Dinner today, 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.

Register online.

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5. Boheim Lecture to focus on feminine body ideals in China

“Female Bodies in China: Literati Fantasies, Iron Girls and Olympics Hoopla” is the topic of the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture, presented by the Association of Marquette University Women. Dr. Eva Kit Wah Man, 2009 AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies, will deliver the free, public lecture tomorrow, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.

A professor of humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University, Man will discuss the development of feminine body ideals in China from the 19th century to the present and their conflict within the recent history of China’s political and economic influences. Her research includes comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, women’s studies, feminist philosophy, cultural studies, gender studies and art and culture.

This year’s Boheim Lecture is being held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women.   

Register online.

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6. Alumnae to discuss influence of Marquette on their lives

A panel of Marquette alumnae from different decades will share how their Marquette experience shaped who they are tomorrow, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Panelists Ann Brandt Druml, Nurs 43; Patricia Kennedy Kraninger, Sp 68; Sandy Zilg Pavlic, Arts 51; and Kathleen Hintze Spears, Arts 84, will participate in “Living History: Marquette Women Through the Decades.”

The panel will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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7. Free admission for employees at menís soccer game Wednesday

The men's soccer team will host Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:05 p.m. at Valley Fields when the Golden Eagles take on Notre Dame. Marquette employees receive free admission and free Bubb's Barbeque with their MU ID.

The women’s soccer team is offering $1 off the ticket price with the donation of two non-perishable food items Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. against Connecticut at Valley Fields.

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8. Swift to discuss Guantanamo Bay detainees

Charles Swift, best known for serving as defense counsel in the Supreme Court's Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision, will discuss his battle for recognizing rights of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 307. He is also a regular commentator on national news programming on issues of national security, military justice, terrorism and piracy.

RSVP online.

The program is sponsored by the Law School’s Public Interest Law Society.

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9. Two Soups with Substance to be held this week

Campus Ministry will host two Soup with Substance events from noon to 1 p.m. this week. A panel discussion about the Ignatian Teach-in at Fort Benning, Ga., and the Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, in AMU 227.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse, associate professor of anthropology at Michigan State University, will discuss the role of American Indians in the World Wars in AMU 157.

A simple meal of soup and bread will be provided.

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10. Psychology and chemistry departments to hold colloquiums

Dr. Amy VanHecke, assistant professor of psychology, will present a colloquium for the Department of Psychology on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. She will present “Assessing Physiological Indices of Social Behavior in Toddlers and Children.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, Oct. 9, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Pierre Moenne-Loccoz, professor of chemistry at Oregon Health and Science University, will present “Mechanistic studies of metalloproteins involved in bacterial responses to nitric oxide.”

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11. AMUW to host alumna to discuss her book

The Association of Marquette University Women will host a book club Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, Mary Eileen Wright, Jour ’74, will discuss her novel, The Captain’s Wife: A Story of the Great Lakes. Light refreshments will be served.  

The book is available for sale at the Book Marq.
For more information or to register, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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12. College of Engineering offering academies for K-12 students

The College of Engineering is offering several new engineering academies as part of its fall 2009 schedule for K-12 students.

Three of the new classes will introduce students to LabVIEW, software used to program robots, and prepare students for the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics Competition. The FIRST competitions are meant to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.

The first academy, "Super SUMO-bot Competition, RCX,” will be held Oct. 10 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students ages 8 to 14 will design, build and program robots to compete in a Sumo wrestling-style competition using the LEGO Mindstorms® RCX system.

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13. Physician assistants providing information about organ donation, antibiotic resistance

The Student Society of Physician Assistants will host an information table for National PA Week this week. Each activity will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the Raynor Library bridge:

• Tuesday, Oct. 6, National PA Day — Information about PAs and Marquette's PA program.
• Wednesday, Oct. 7, organ donation and registration information.
• Friday, Oct 9, information about staying healthy and antibiotic resistance, in conjunction with the CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week (Oct 5-11).

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14. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Oct. 9, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner 210. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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15. Resource page for online surveys now online

The Online Survey Review Group has launched a new Web page as a resource for Marquette faculty, staff and students who wish to conduct an online survey.

The Online Survey Review Group reviews and schedules all online surveys conducted by Marquette faculty, staff and students in accordance with UPP-1-22: The Marquette University Online Survey Policy.

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16. Wisconsin withholding tax changing

The Wisconsin Employer’s Withholding Tax Guide (Publication W-166) has been updated effective Oct. 1, with revised withholding tables.
The top individual income tax rate increased from 6.75 percent to 7.75 percent, effective for taxable years beginning Jan. 1, 2009. Brackets have been adjusted resulting from inflation.

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17. News Briefs running daily this week

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

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18. Celebrating women at Marquette ó AMUW and womenís scholarship

Following its pioneering campaign for improved student housing, the Association of Marquette University Women focused its efforts on promoting the educational and cultural opportunities of students. AMUW has also extended its work beyond campus to enhance the status of women in the community.

Want to know more? Go to the Centennial Celebration of Women Web site. A new note will be featured each week.

In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. To help honor the centennial, a year-long series of historical notes highlighting turning-point moments and figures in Marquette’s collaborative past is running in News Briefs.

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