1. DPS offers pedestrian safety tips

On Tuesday afternoon, a Marquette student was involved in a hit-and-run accident on 10th and Wisconsin. The student was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.

Marquette University encourages Marquette community members to practice caution when walking across campus and in nearby neighborhoods.

•  Cross only at intersections and crosswalks.
•  Obey traffic signals. Even if it appears that there is no traffic approaching, vehicles can enter intersections quickly.
•  Pay attention to all that is going on around you. Don’t become distracted by talking on your phone or playing your iPod at a high volume when walking around the campus neighborhood.
•  Look left, right and left again for traffic before stepping off the curb. Watch especially for turning vehicles. On 16th Street and other one-way streets, look both ways; cars sometimes turn into these streets not realizing they are one-way.
•  Be especially careful during rainy or snowy weather, when streets are often slick, making it difficult for vehicles to stop suddenly.
•  When crossing multi-lane streets, don’t blindly accept a driver’s offer to cross because there may be a vehicle in the adjacent lane that does not stop.

At night:
•  Use the buddy system. Do not walk alone.
•  Use the LIMO services or request a Student Safety Patrol escort.
•  Stay in well-lit areas. Avoid taking short cuts through alleys or dark locations in the off-campus neighborhood. A well-lit path in a heavily traveled area is the safest route to any destination, even if it takes a bit longer.
•  Dress to be seen by drivers. Wear reflective or retroreflective materials that give off light when headlights shine on them.

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2. Marquette Magazine centennial edition available online

Marquette Magazine's special commemorative issue celebrating 100 years of women at Marquette will hit mailboxes tomorrow. In the meantime, Marquette community members can get a sneak peek at the magazine online. Go behind the history with photos, profiles and trivia that tell the story of Marquette’s 100 years of coeducation.

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3. Terri Mitchell to speak at "Lunch and Learn"

Head women’s basketball coach Terri Mitchell will present a “Lunch and Learn” program sponsored by the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. Mitchell will present “Living to Win Big — Making a Difference in the World Around You,” Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 163. The event is open to the entire Marquette community and a free box lunch will be provided. RSVP online by Friday, Oct. 9.

Contact University Special Events, at 8-7431 for more information.

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4. Philosophy professor to discuss pride and humility

Dr. May Sim, associate professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross, will present “Pride or Humility? Aristotle or Confucius?” Friday, Oct. 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. Sim’s research interests include ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle), Asian philosophy (especially Confucius), ethics, metaphysics and human rights.

The program is free and open to the public.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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5. Peace and justice conference begins tomorrow

Employees can attend the 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, CSJ; 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.

Free tickets for the speech by Sister Prejean 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."

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking.

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6. Speakers to discuss fat acceptance, transgender experiences

The student organization Empowerment, along with the Women's and Gender Studies program, will host Kate Harding, an author and fat acceptance activist, to present "Fat as a Feminist Issue," today, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge. Harding will discuss the concept of body/size acceptance and health at every size “in the context of a culture saturated with ideals of thinness, dieting and fat hatred.” A question and answer period will follow. Refreshments will be provided.

The Women's and Gender Studies program will also host Ashley Altadonna, local filmmaker, to showcase two of her short films at “Transgender Experiences Through Film: An Evening with Transexual Filmmaker Ashley Altadonna,” tomorrow, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The films have been shown at festivals in London, Berlin, Melbourne, New York, Seattle and San Francisco and cover the concept of gender in general as well as Altadonna’s personal experience living as a transsexual individual. A talk back session will follow.

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7. "Father of e-spam" to discuss disruptive technology

Gary Thuerk, the “Father of e-spam,” will present “IT and Disruptive Technology ‘It all started with the ARPAnet’” Friday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy 001. Starting with a historical review of the Internet, Thuerk will discuss computer security and disruptive technology.

Thuerk sent the first email-spam in May 1978. He has been featured in the Guinness World Records, IEEE A Brief History of Computer Time, SPAM: The Documentary, Entrepreneur Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Computerworld, USA Today, PC World and the Wall Street Journal.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

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8. Register for Holiday Giving Tree by Oct. 15

Marquette community members should register for the Holiday Giving Tree, sponsored by the Marquette Volunteers, by Thursday, Oct. 15. Response so far this year is less than half of what it was last year, but the number of people needing gifts is considerably higher. Employees help adults, teens, children, those with a disability and others in need by purchasing a gift for them. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After the volunteers have a general idea of how many employees will participate, they’ll place tags on the Giving Tree in November with a name, age and three gift wishes, but only one gift needs to be purchased. The suggested gift amount is $15-25. All items should be returned by Friday, Dec. 4.

Contact Kathleen Hawkins, social and cultural sciences administrative assistant, at 8-5500 to participate and for more information.

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