1. Drunken driving laws to be discussed at Law School

State Reps. Mark Gundrum and Tony Staskunas will be guests for “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.

Gundrum, a Republican representative from New Berlin, Wis., and Staskunas, a Democratic representative from West Allis, Wis., will discuss the state’s drunken driving laws. Wisconsin’s drunken driving laws are among the most lenient in the country, but as the legislature prepares to go back to work, Gundrum and Staskunas are pushing tougher policies in our state.

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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2. New centennial celebration video provides a taste of what’s to come

The Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette continues with a new video featuring Marquette faculty, students and an alumna reflecting on the past 100 years and lasting legacy that will guide Marquette into the future as women and men working together for others. A more in-depth video is scheduled for release this fall with more historic footage and interviews.

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3. Faber Center offering women’s lunch, parents’ group, rosary recitation

Stephanie Russell, executive director of mission and identity, will be the guest speaker at the Faber Center’s “Women’s Centennial Leading from the Spirit” luncheon Wednesday Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Henke Lounge, AMU. Russell will discuss leadership practices ground in wise human and spiritual values, experiences and challenges as found in the lives of women. The gathering is open to all women employees and will include lunch. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant for the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, by Tuesday, Sept. 8. Space is limited.

Rev. J.J. O'Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center, will lead a recitation of the rosary Tuesday, Sept. 8, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. No RSVP is needed. Future dates are Oct. 1, 7 and 29.

The Caring for Aging Parents support group, facilitated by Father O’Leary, will meet for the first time this fall Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. The group is open to all who are helping to care for an aging parent. No RSVP is needed.

On-line registration for the free, Faber Fall Retreat, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wis., is now available online. Space is limited.

Call the Faber Center at 8-4525 for more information.

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4. How Luther’s teaching became a doctrine to be addressed at lecture

Dr. Markus Wriedt, visiting professor of theology, will deliver the Luther Studies in a Catholic Context Lecture, “How did Luther’s teaching become a doctrine?” Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

According to Wriedt, in ecumenical dialogues, representatives of different denominations and churches often refer to Luther's doctrine as represented in the confessions, such as the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Formula of Concord, and the Book of Concord. Some theologians, however, prefer to take Luther's teaching itself as their point of reference, which sometimes seems to be in tension with the doctrinal formulations found in the Confessions.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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5. Registration open for Marquette’s Al’s Run teams

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, a couple of weeks later than in the past. The registration deadline to join the Marquette team, and all teams, is Friday, Sept. 25. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online, search “MU” and use the password “goldeneagles.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteers are also needed before, during and after the race. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of Alumni Memorial Union, at 8-3129 for more information.

The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $10 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

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6. Campus Directory listings need updates

To ensure accurate information in the 2009-10 Campus Directory, full-time faculty, administrators and staff should verify their listings online by searching for their name. All corrections are due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8.

If the entry is not accurate or not listed, click the "Report Correction" link on the results page or contact your area’s Campus Directory keeper.

The directory will be delivered in October.

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7. Programs involving minors must register with risk management

Marquette programs that involve participation by minors must be registered with the Office of Risk Management according to a University Policy and Procedure that became effective July 1.

The university and its faculty, administrators, staff, students and volunteers have a particular obligation to protect the safety and interests of the most vulnerable, including minors (those under the age of 18) who are participating in activities and programs on campus. The policy also addresses:

• Background checks for faculty, administrators, staff, volunteers and university students more than 18 years of age who are participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Training for those participating in such activities.

• Behavioral requirements, including prohibitive practices, for those participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Procedures to be followed when inappropriate conduct is suspected.

For employees, volunteers and students who do not receive background checks and training through the agencies with which they work, training sessions are required, emphasizing basic guidelines to prevent problems or the perception of problems. Training can be completed by using a DVD available from Charyl Burke, risk manager, at 8-1552.

Background checks of individuals will be required once every four years, and results will be stored separately and used only for the purpose of the Working with Minors policy.

Offices and programs that have not already reported their activities involving minors should contact Burke to determine if their activities are covered by the policy.

Contact Charyl Burke or Steve Duffy, associate vice president for administration, for more information.

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8. Volleyball team opens home season with tournament

The women’s volleyball team will begin its home season with the Marquette Invitational Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5. Marquette will play four matches in two days, taking on Texas State at 2 p.m. and Butler at 7 p.m. Friday; and Binghamton at 3 p.m. and Austin Peay at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youth and free for all Marquette students. All matches will be played at the Al McGuire Center.

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9. Free group fitness classes offered

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free, trial group fitness classes next week at both the Rec Center and Rec Plex for campus community members to try out before making a commitment.

Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8-10. Trial classes will be held the same times and days as the regular class sessions for the fall semester. The only class not being offered is the Zumba class Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Rec Plex.

Group fitness class sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, for Rec Center classes and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, for Rec Plex classes.

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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10. Dining Services offering meal plans to employees

Dining Services is offering the “Loyalty 50 Dining Plan” for employees who dine on campus. Participants can dine at more than 15 locations with this 50-meal plan, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal exchanges are available at Marquette Place, The Natural Smart Market, Brew Cafés, Cobeen Hall, McCormick Hall, Straz Tower, Mashuda Hall and Café Italiano in Schroeder Hall.

The cost for 50 meals is $295 and unused meals carry over from the fall semester 2009 to the spring semester 2010.

For more information or to purchase a dining plan, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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11. Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips

The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University news, faculty, staff, students and alumni. OMC distributes a synopsis of the media coverage through News Clips three times per week via e-mail. Marquette faculty and staff who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail News Clips.

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