1. WellPoint CEO to speak at Business Leaders Forum

Angela F. Braly, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint Inc., will deliver the keynote speech at the annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the AMU ballroom. Braly’s presentation, “The Opportunity to Lead,” is open to the public. Register at 8-7431 by Tuesday, Sept. 15. Cost is $40 per person.

Braly, who also serves as a member of WellPoint’s board of directors, assumed her position in June 2007 after serving as the company’s executive vice president, general counsel and chief public affairs officer. In 2009, she was ranked eighth on Forbes’ “World’s Most Powerful Women” list and was named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” She is one of only two women to lead a Fortune 35 company. 

The Business Leaders Forum is a speaker series sponsored by Marquette University’s College of Business Administration.

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2. Haggerty hosting inaugural Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture

Dr. Robert Mattison, art historian, will deliver the first Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change lecture, “Robert Rauschenberg: The Stoned Moon Series and a Social Agenda,” Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Mattison, a Rauschenberg scholar, is the Marshall R. Metzgar professor of art history at Lafayette College. The lecture is offered in conjunction with the Haggerty exhibition Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg’s Prints at the Haggerty through Oct. 4.

The Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture Series is supported by an endowment fund created by the Friends of the Haggerty in honor of the Haggerty’s founding director and, in particular, Carter’s commitment to exhibitions and programs that explored the role of the arts as a vehicle for addressing social change issues.

Carter is a professor of philosophy at Marquette.

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3. Submit questions for town hall meeting with president and provost

The annual Faculty Town Hall meeting for faculty to meet with Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president, and Dr. John Pauly, provost, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in AMU 157. Faculty are encouraged to submit questions on any topic to Edward Fallone, chair of University Academic Senate, by Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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4. Sept. 11 observances taking place tomorrow

The Department of Military Science and Leadership will host the Tri-ROTC, Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the flagpoles in front of Raynor Library. Larry Rickard, chief of public safety, will serve as the guest speaker. There will also be a flag-lowering ceremony to honor those affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The College Republicans will also host a display from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Central Mall in honor of Sept. 11 victims. The display will be highlighted by 2,993 flags, with each flag representing a death to serve as a memorial for the deceased, injured and those who risked their lives in what is the biggest terrorist attack on American soil.

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5. Center for Peacemaking holding retreat Saturday

The Center for Peacemaking will host a retreat, “The Spirituality of Intimacy: Peacemaking for the Heart,” Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU Chapel.

Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, will facilitate. She will guide attendees to think about relationships, to help understand them and heal from past experiences.

E-mail Dhwani Rawal to RSVP.

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6. Workshops offered for teaching hybrid and blended courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are offering a Hybrid Teaching Workshop 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 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:
Sept. 14 — Introduction to hybrid teaching and course design
Sept. 28 — Web and MU-based resources for hybrid teaching
Oct. 12 — Online student activities and e-portfolios
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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7. Faber Center hosting interfaith meeting; book discussion

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host an organizational meeting for an Interfaith Discussion Group on Monday, Sept. 14, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. Participants of all faiths are welcome. RSVP or send ideas to Michael Hogan, director and facilitator, at 8-5059.

The Faber Center will also hold a Book Discussion Club Monday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Faber Center. Participants will discuss Interior Castle by St. Theresa of Avila. RSVP at 8-5059 by Wednesday, Sept. 16, to receive a copy of the book. Lunch is provided. Future dates are Oct. 26 and Nov. 23.

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8. Manresa hosting social justice breakfast; wine and cheese for new faculty

The Manresa Project and the Service Learning Program are hosting an inaugural breakfast discussion for all teachers of social justice topics across all academic disciplines. The conversation will take place Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. Similar breakfasts will be held Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26. RSVP to Dr. Susan Mountin, Manresa Project director.

Dr. Inosencia Amarante, clinical psychologist at the Green Bay Correctional Facility, will be the featured speaker at the Manresa Project’s “Real People, Real Stories” lecture Tuesday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 252. Amarante will present “Called to the Prisons: My work with maximum security inmates, and why I love my job.” A free lunch will be served.

A “Wine, Cheese and Chocolate” casual conversation for “newer faculty” will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the 707 Building, room 332. All faculty, newer ones especially, are invited to meet each other and explore faculty life at Marquette. Additional conversations will be held Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, sponsored by the Manresa Project through the Center for Teaching and Learning. RSVP to Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the Manresa Project.

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9. “Online and blended teaching with D2L” to be presented

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Online and blended teaching with D2L” Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.

Additional sessions this semester will include:

Sept 30 — Digital imaging and scanning in D2L
Oct. 14 — Video and audio production and distribution in D2L
Oct. 28 — Synchronous technology
Nov. 11 — Using social networking tools in teaching
Dec. 2 — Emerging technologies
Dec. 9 — Project presentations of D2L enhanced courses

All sessions are in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology.

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10. Biology, math and chemistry departments to hold seminars

The Department of Biological Sciences will hold a seminar tomorrow, Sept. 11, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Edwin Daniel, professor of pharmacology at the University of Alberta, Canada, will present “Caveolin-1, An Organizing Site in the Plasma Membrane: Some Lessons Learned.”

Dr. Michael Slattery, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Slattery will present “Classification of Finite P-Groups.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 11, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 12. Dr. A.S. Borovik, professor of chemistry at the University of California at Irvine, will present “Lessons from Nature: Utilizing Hydrogen Bonds to Control Metal-Mediated Processes.”

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11. Request classrooms for ad hoc events

Faculty who wish to request classroom space for an ad hoc event should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, faculty should contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU. Requests are handled by AMU Event Management.

Faculty can also request classroom space or a change in location from the registrar. Courses may only be moved for ADA instructor/student issues or if enrollment exceeds the assigned room capacity.

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12. Sacramental preparation offered through Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is offering several sacramental preparation programs this year:

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the formation process used by the Catholic Church to welcome, inform, prepare and support individuals interested in becoming Catholic. The process runs from the end of September to the beginning of May. Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 17.
Catholics who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation can participate in monthly sessions from the end of September through the Easter season. Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 17.

Campus Ministry can also facilitate preparation for engaged couples seeking to be married in the Catholic Church, whether locally or elsewhere.

For more information and to register, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry at 288-3686.

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13. Guest policy for Rec Sports enforced beginning Monday

The new Recreational Sports guest policy requiring members to register their guests two hours ahead will be strictly enforced beginning Monday, Sept. 14. The full guest policy is available online.

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