1. Haggerty Museum celebrating 25th anniversary Thursday

The Haggerty Museum of Art will celebrate its 25th anniversary Thursday, Oct. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This free event will include cake, refreshments, door prizes and a performance by the Western Civilization Blues Band.

The museum will also present a special exhibition to highlight some of the treasures of its permanent collection. The museum has acquired several new works, which will be shown for the first time. The variety of works will be organized in individual pairings that invite the viewer to consider one work in relationship to another and re-see the collection through the pairings.

The museum will also host “Lunchtime Learning: The History of the Movement to Emancipate Women in Iran” with artist Fahimeh Vahdat on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m.

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2. Employee Assistance Day, Shoo the Flu this week

Human Resources will hold Employee Assistance Days for one-on-one meetings with the benefits team:

• Thursday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 305
• Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 254
• Wednesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 252

All employees are encouraged to read the benefits information packet they received at home and add and/or modify benefits through MyJob during the annual enrollment period, which runs through Nov. 13.

Seasonal influenza vaccines are also available at Shoo the Flu (with pneumonia vaccines), today, Oct. 26, until 7 p.m., and tomorrow, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the AMU first floor lobby. No appointment is necessary. Seasonal flu shots 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.

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3. Governor, mayor and other officials to discuss freshwater hub

Political, business and public sector leaders will address what needs to be done in the next five years for Milwaukee to achieve its goal of becoming the world’s freshwater hub during a conference hosted by the Law School. “MILWAUKEE 2015: Water, Jobs and the Way Forward” will take place Monday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in the AMU.

Panelists and speakers will include Governor Jim Doyle; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Badger Meter CEO Rich Meeusen; UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago; MillerCoors Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Kim Marotta; Foley & Lardner Attorney Barry Grossman; and Siemens Water Technologies Corporation Senior Vice President Anselmo Teixeira. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and host of the “On the Issues” series at the Law School, will moderate the discussions about the challenges, opportunities and potential pitfalls the city will face in the next five years.

The conference is free to attend and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

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4. Communication expert to discuss social justice teaching

Dr. Larry Frey, professor of communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will present “Weaving Social Justice Teaching into the Disciplines,” Wednesday Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in the 707 Building, room 303A.

His teaching and research interests include group interaction, applied communication (including communication and social justice) and communication research methods.

RSVP by e-mail. Refreshments will be served.

This conversation for teachers of social justice is sponsored by the Service Learning Program, the College of Communication and Manresa for Faculty. Graduate students are also welcome.

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5. Engineering executive to describe rebuilding of New Orleans

An alumnus who is president of an engineering and consulting firm in Louisiana will recount his experiences in rebuilding New Orleans following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in a special presentation sponsored by the College of Engineering on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Rhaoul Guillaume, Eng ’71, president of GoTech, will speak at 5 p.m. in the AMU ballroom. His speech, “Being a Difference: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Register with University Special Events or call 8-7431.

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6. Obama interactive campaign to be discussed

Thomas Gensemer, managing director of Blue State Digital, will discuss “Obama for President Interactive Campaign” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

The program is sponsored by Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association and the Diederich College of Communication.

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7. Jane Leu to present the creation of Upwardly Global

Jane Leu, Marquette’s first social entrepreneur-in-residence, will share her story of how she identified a systemic problem affecting millions of immigrants and created an organization — Upwardly Global — to solve it Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Olin Engineering 202. Leu will also host an open discussion on Marquette’s first social entrepreneurship business plan competition at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, in the AMU Henke Lounge.
To register for either event, contact Laura Furey, graduate assistant for community service and sustainability, at 8-5791.

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8. Law School to host Appellate Practice Section conference

The Marquette Law School will sponsor an Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin Friday, Oct. 30, in Sensenbrenner Hall. Registration and coffee will start at 8:15 a.m. The program will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and lunch will be provided.

This conference will review the 2008-09 term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, preview the term just begun and address ongoing matters concerning the role of the court and the impact of campaign speech and finance on its work. 

Panels will address the court’s past term in the areas of business law, torts and product liability; substantive and procedural criminal law; and public law. Separate panels will address the ongoing debate concerning the court’s jurisprudence and questions of judicial independence in the context of recent election cycles and the United States Supreme Court’s developing jurisprudence on due process and free speech, including the 2009 decision in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company.

Space is limited. Register online.

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9. Exchange rates in developing countries to be discussed

The Center for Global and Economic Studies will host Dr. Magda Kandil, senior economist at the International Monetary Fund, in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. Kandil will present “Exchange Rates and Developing Country Performance” Friday, Oct. 30, from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in David Straz 105. The program is co-sponsored by International Business. A reception will follow.

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10. Rosetta Stone license gives access to learning foreign languages

Raynor Memorial Libraries has a new, limited Rosetta Stone license available to members of the campus community. Rosetta Stone is a Web-based language immersion program for English speakers learning a second language, as well as for learning English as a second language.

Marquette’s license includes 25 languages and is limited to 30 users, who may register to use one language for a four-week period.

For more information contact Joan Sommer, head of access services, at 8-3606.

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11. Artwork requested for AMU information desk

Artwork is being solicited for display behind the information desk in the AMU through the rest of the academic year. Marquette community members can submit as many as three pieces for consideration. The maximum size is 20” x 16”.

Those interested should send a digital image of their artwork to Matthew Heinz by Monday, Nov. 2, with their name, contact information and the dimensions of the artwork. Artwork that can be hung on the wall will be accepted along with small sculptures.

Artwork depicting alcohol, drugs or nudity will not be considered.

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12. Women in Islam events held all week

The Muslim Student Association is sponsoring “Women in Islam,” a series of events throughout the week to celebrate heroines of Islam:

• Monday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., “Islam’s Heroines,” AMU 407 — a lecture given by a local community member from the Islamic Society of Milwaukee concerning the influential women during the life of Muhammad.  

•  Tuesday, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m., “Hijab How-to Workshop,” AMU 407 — a presentation/workshop on wrapping the hijab (headscarf) in preparation for Hijab-for-a-Day on Wednesday.

•  Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., “Love, Marriage and Chocolate,” Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Center — a young couple and an older couple discuss what successful marriages are like in Islam.

•  Wednesday, Oct. 28, “Hijab for a Day” — participants wear hijab for the day.

•  Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., “My Body, My Right,” AMU 407 — A panel of Marquette faculty will address the concept of modesty and the body in various theologies.

•  Thursday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., “Muslim Women in the Workplace,” AMU 227 — A panel of Muslim women professionals will discuss their experiences in fields such as nursing, psychiatry and medicine.

•  Friday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., “Spoken Word Performance,” AMU 227 — Muslim spoken word artist Tasleem Jamila Firdausee will perform and discuss her experiences as a Muslim female in art.

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13. Campus Ministry will host two Soups with Substance this week

Steve Serikaku, a retired educator and a member of the Illinois Single Payer Coalition and Move to Better Healthcare, will present "Healthcare Reform: What is Not Being Discussed (Enough)" Tuesday, Oct. 27, in AMU 157.

Dr. Larry Frey, professor of communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will discuss "Ethics in Social Justice Research" Wednesday, Oct. 28, at noon.

Both events will take place in AMU 157 with a light meal of bread and soup.

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14. Capabilities of Mathematica 7 to be presented

"Mathematica 7 in Education and Research" will be held Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Olin Engineering 494. The talk will cover the capabilities in Mathematica 7 that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus.

Topics include:
• 2D and 3D visualization
• Dynamic interactivity
• On-demand scientific data
• Example-driven course materials
• Symbolic interface construction
• Practical and theoretical applications
• Image Processing
• Parallel Computing
• Numerics
• Statistics

Prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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15. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling

TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to faculty and staff for individual and confidential financial counseling sessions Wednesday, Oct. 28, Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in AMU 362. The session can include overall financial advice, asset allocation, retirement income options, diversifying financial portfolios and learning about mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Call 1-800-842-2005, ext. 255674, to schedule an appointment.

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16. Celebrating women at Marquette trailblazing women

A small number of women were already studying at Marquette before Father McCabe’s landmark decision — and the years that followed brought new trailblazers.

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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