1. WASPs to discuss World War II service

A discussion about World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee.

Dr. Katherine Landdeck, oral historian and WASP specialist from Texas Women’s University, will moderate a discussion with two former WASPs: Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu and Dawn Seymour. Haydu will share some of her letters about life in training and active duty, and Seymour will tell the story of 38 WASPs who died on final approach.

The program is being held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette and the play Censored on Final Approach at the Helfaer Theater.

For more information, contact Boswell Books at (414) 332-1181.

For tickets to Censored on Final Approach, showing through Oct. 11, contact the Helfaer Theater Box Office at 8-7504.

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2. Author Susan Neville to read from her writings

As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, author Susan Neville will read from her non-fiction writings Monday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in AMU 227. Her writings range from visiting Hummer factories and Goth nights for teenagers to studying the painting of religious icons to contemplating our relationship to landscape.

Neville is the author of five works of creative nonfiction: Fabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning; Iconography: A Writer's Meditation; Sailing the Inland Sea: On Writing, Literature, and Land; Indiana Winter; and Twilight in Arcadia. Her prize-winning collections of short fiction include In the House of Blue Lights, winner of the Richard Sullivan prize and listed as a 'Notable Book' by the Chicago Tribune, and Invention of Flight, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

A reception and book-signing will follow.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Development and the Department of English.

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3. RSVP today for Terri Mitchell "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 today, Oct. 9.

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

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4. Memorial service for Brooke Peters is Monday

A memorial service for Brooke Peters will be held Monday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.

Brooke, a valuable member of her CommUNITY Floor in McCormick Hall, died July 20 in an automobile accident. She would have been a sophomore this fall in the College of Health Sciences.

The memorial was planned for during the academic year so that the entire campus community has the opportunity to attend.

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5. President of Bradley Foundation is guest for "On the Issues"

Michael Grebe, CEO and president of the Bradley Foundation, will be a guest for On the Issues With Mike Gousha on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.

Grebe ran one of the nation’s largest law firms, Foley & Lardner, before joining the influential Bradley Foundation as its CEO. He has also long been active politically, overseeing national conventions for the Republican Party.

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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6. Alverno professor to speak about "Women Changing Economics"

The Center for Global and Economic Studies will host Dr. Zohreh Emami, professor of economics at Alverno College, in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. Emami will present “Women Changing Economics” Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Her free program is co-sponsored by Center for Global and Economic Studies and the Marquette Economics Association.

RSVPs required.

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7. Director of Chilean Center for Biomedical Science to speak

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Luis Aguayo, director of the Center for Biomedical Science at the University of Concepcion, Chile, to present “Modulation of Glycine-activated Ion Channel Function and Pharmacology by Intracellular Gβγ Signaling.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.

Contact Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.

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8. Panel to discuss Hellenistic and Hebraic types of thought

The Seminar on Jewish Roots of Christian Mysticism and The Marquette Scripture Project will present “Hellenistic & Hebraic Types of Thought: A Discussion on Method, History and Theology,” Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A.

Dr. Steven Long, professor of theology; and associate professors of theology Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., Dr. Michel Barnes and Dr. Ralph Del Colle will be presenters.

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9. Faber Center sharing lunch and scripture at homeless shelter

The Faber Center will join members of Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and scripture reflection Friday, Oct. 16.

Participants will leave as a group from the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111, at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1 p.m. All faith traditions are welcome.  

RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 14, to Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director, at 8-6672.

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10. Workshop offered about online student activities and e-portfolios

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are offering “Online student activities and e-portfolios” Monday, Oct. 12.

The workshop is part of a hybrid teaching series that focuses on developing and teaching hybrid/blended courses. Hybrid courses combine classroom-based and online teaching and learning. A goal of the workshop series is for each participant to prepare an instructional module for use online this coming spring semester. Faculty who attend the six workshops and prepare an online module will receive a certificate of completion. All requirements do not need to be met in one semester. The series will be offered every semester. Space is limited.

Workshops are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor 320H. Additional workshops will be:

Oct. 26 — Graphic design, assessment and social networking tools
Nov. 9 — Instructional design, blogging and learning communities
Nov. 23 — Project presentations        

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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11. Best Buddies hosting bake sale next week

The Marquette chapter of Best Buddies will host a bake sale next week, Oct. 12-16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Raynor Library bridge. Cookies will be sold two for $1 and brownies and bags of puppy chow will be sold for $1 each.

The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships.

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