1. Flu update: H1N1 flu case confirmed, prevention measures encouraged

Marquette Student Health Service has confirmed the first case of H1N1 flu on campus. The person was self-isolated and is recovering.

Students who think they are sick with the flu should call Student Health Service at 414-288-7184 for screening of symptoms. Students should call first before visiting SHS in person to limit exposure to other students.

Employees should call their regular health care practitioner.

For previously healthy patients whose illness is not severe, neither testing nor anti-viral treatment is recommended. In keeping with Milwaukee Health Department and CDC guidelines, SHS will no longer test for either seasonal or H1N1 flu unless a patient meets certain high-risk criteria.

To limit the spread of the disease as much as possible, Student Health Service reminds all campus community members of important flu prevention practices:

• Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after you cough or sneeze.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your shirt-sleeve when you cough or sneeze.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

It is critical that students or employees with flu-like symptoms, including fever, stay home from class, work or campus activities until they are fever free for 24 hours.

Student Health Service is currently offering the seasonal flu vaccine for students in its office and will dispense it at sites across campus beginning Oct. 1. Call 8-7184 for more information. Details including dates, time and cost of the seasonal flu shot are available online. The H1N1 vaccine is not yet available, but the university will continue to update the campus community with information when it is.

Visit the Student Health Service Web site for more information on both H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

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2. Belknap, Cainkar to present gender research

Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, assistant professor of nursing, and Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will discuss their current research and the state of gender research in their disciplines Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A.

Belknap will address "Immigration, Health and Gender" and Cainkar “The Arab American and Muslim American Experience after 9/11.” The program is the initial “Conversations on Women and Research” session in a series of informal, noon-hour discussions hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women. Each session will feature two faculty members discussing their current research and the state of gender research in their disciplines.

RSVP to Susan Hopwood, outreach librarian, at 8-5995 by noon Tuesday, Sept. 15. A light lunch will be provided. The series is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries and Women's and Gender Studies.

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3. Philosophy Department to host seminars

Dr. Michael Chase, researcher at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in Paris, will present the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite D. The title of his presentation is “Porphyry on the Cognitive Process.” 

Chase will also present “Black Swans, the Brain and Philosophy as a Way of Life: Pierre Hadot and Nassim Taleb on Ancient Scepticism” Friday, Sept. 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. A reception will follow in Coughlin 139.

Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy, will present The Aquinas and the Arabs Text Seminar Series “Avicenna, Averroes and the New Epistemology of Aquinas in the Commentary on the Sentences” Friday, Sept. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite A.

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4. Discussion about religious fasting taking place Thursday

The Office of International Education, Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Association will host “An Alternative Lunch: What Fasting Means to Me,” Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157. The discussion will focus on the reasons and meanings for fasting in various religious and cultural groups on campus.

For more information, contact Susan Whipple, OIE assistant director, at 8-7289.

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5. Fulbright scholarship awarded to arts and sciences alumnus

Chris Hallberg, a 2009 graduate from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Fulbright scholarship to study in El Salvador. Hallberg will spend the year studying economic development programs in northern El Salvador, considering why some programs flourish while others fail. Ultimately, he hopes his findings will help government agencies and nonprofit organizations develop more effective development programs in the future.
 
Faculty who may have undergraduate and graduate students interested in a Fulbright program should contact Dr. Lezlie Knox, associate professor of history, for more information.

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6. Department of Psychology to hold colloquium

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Bob Nohr, clinic director of Cornerstone Counseling Services, and Sue Hanson, attorney, will present “Psychological Roles in Divorce Work with Families.”

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7. Faber Center hosting menís group, lunch at homeless shelter, online reflections

The monthly Men’s Spirituality Group will begin meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111 for men of all faiths and beliefs to discuss and reflect on the ways men relate to God and to God’s world. Michael Hogan, director of the Faber Center, and Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., associate director, will facilitate. Lunch is provided. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 14. Call 8-5059 for more information.

The Faber Center will also host a light lunch and scripture reflection with the members of the Repairers of the Breach day shelter run by and for the homeless of Milwaukee on Friday, Sept 18. Attendees will leave as a group from the Faber Center at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1 p.m. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 16, to Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center, at 8-6672.  

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.  

The Faber Center is also offering weekly reflections online, “Faber Takes Three!” focusing on justice and its intersection with spirituality. The reflections are offered by individuals throughout the university who come from different faith traditions and beliefs.

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8. MUsical Staff choir rehearsals beginning

The MUsical Staff choir for all Marquette employees is now holding rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100. Members can sing one or both days of the week. The choir is open to all employees, with no auditions required.

For more information, contact Dr. Alexander Ng, associate professor of exercise science, at 8-6209.

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9. 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, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 10, 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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10. Celebrating women at Marquette — first study abroad student

Today, studying abroad is a common choice for students. But that wasn’t the case in 1959, when 27-year-old English major Mary Jeanne Bowen became the first Marquette student to study abroad. Read more about the delights and challenges of Bowen’s year in Ireland.

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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