1. Campus community invited to participate in Family Weekend events

Marquette will host Family Weekend Oct. 2-4, offering students the opportunity to show their families what life is like on campus. Marquette employees are invited to participate. 

Events include “Meet the Dean” sessions, campus tours, lectures, a parent retreat and a Milwaukee-style fish fry. New this year is Beyond the Boards with Buzz, at which attendees can meet the team, have their photo taken with the mascot and enjoy concessions.  

Call University Special Events at 8-7431 for more information.

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2. Town Hall meeting for faculty is Wednesday

The annual Faculty Town Hall meeting 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 attend.

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3. Students to present Honors Program research

The Honors Program will host its Sixth Annual Honors Research Fair Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Conference Center Beaumier Suite A. Summer 2009 fellowship recipients will present their research projects, including:

• Olivia Corradin, biological sciences, “Characterization of DmNAT2: Octopamine Synthesis and Egg-laying in Drosophila”

• Katelyn Ferral, political science, “Alternatives to Incarceration in Milwaukee County: Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Diversion Programs and their Effect on Recidivism”  

• Klarissa Keadle, biological sciences, “Investigating the Diversity of Syntrophomonadaceae Using Molecular Techniques”

• David Quam, biomedical engineering, “Computer-Generated Geometrics of Bifurcations”

• Jonathan Stepp, history, “Bertolt Brecht and John Heartfield in the German Democratic Republic”

• Karisa Tell, English, “The Reduplicated Copula ‘Being is’: Why, When, and How it is Used”

• Nathan Wagner, clinical laboratory science, “Phospholipase D1 Analysis During Biofilm Formation of Candida Albicans”

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4. South African professor to speak about equality

Dr. Pieter Le Roux, director of the Institute for Social Development at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, will speak about equality in South African society Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. in AMU 407. The title of his presentation is “How to transform South Africa into a more equal and prosperous society: The challenges facing the new ANC government.”

Le Roux was instrumental in the development of Marquette’s Service Learning Program in South Africa.
 
The presentation is free, open to the public and will include light refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Education.

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5. Department of Philosophy hosts annual Simmons lecture

Dr. Jan Boxill, editor of Sports Ethics and Issues in Race and Gender, will deliver the annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons lecture Monday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. This free, public lecture is titled “The Moral Significance of Sport” and is being held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

Blending academics with her love of sports, Boxill serves as the public address announcer for North Carolina’s women’s basketball and field hockey teams and is a radio commentator for women’s basketball games. At the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Boxill was one of four public address announcers and the first and only woman to serve in that capacity.

For more information, visit the Department of Philosophy or call 8-6857.

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6. Boheim Lecture to focus on feminine body ideals in China

“Female Bodies in China: Literati Fantasies, Iron Girls and Olympics Hoopla” is the topic of the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture, presented by the Association of Marquette University Women. Dr. Eva Kit Wah Man, 2009 AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies, will deliver the free, public lecture Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.

A professor of humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University, Man will discuss the development of feminine body ideals in China from the 19th century to the present and their conflict within the recent history of China’s political and economic influences. Her research includes comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, women’s studies, feminist philosophy, cultural studies, gender studies and art and culture.

This year’s Boheim Lecture is being held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women.

Register online.

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7. Biology and chemistry departments to hold seminars

Dr. Andrew Dentino, associate professor of dental surgical sciences, will present a Department of Biological Sciences seminar Friday, Oct. 2, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The title of the presentation is “Phosphated Acrylics: A Potential Intra-Oral Drug Delivery System.”

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8. Father Naus to discuss spirituality of humor

Rev. John Naus, S.J., will present part one of a three-part Soup with Substance series, "Clown for Christ" Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon in AMU 227. Father Naus' reflections will be on the philosophy, theology and the spirituality of humor. Father Naus will continue the series Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

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9. Tobacco coalition to begin meeting this week

Marquette students and employees are invited to participate in the Marquette University Tobacco Coalition. The Tobacco Coalition works to unify campus-wide tobacco education and advocacy efforts. Coalition members are responsible for reviewing data about tobacco use on campus, proposing changes to policies, implementing a plan for enforcement of policies and developing an awareness plan.

The first coalition meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A.

For more information, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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10. Faber Center hosting scripture study; Buzz Williams talk on spirituality

The Faber Center is offering a weekly scripture study on Luke's Gospel: The Good News of God's Mercy, on six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. RSVP to the Faber Center by Friday, Oct. 2. Call 8-4545 for more information.

The Faber Center will also host a Men's Spirituality Group on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. Coach Buzz Williams will speak about his own spiritual life and relationship with God, followed by a tour of the center. RSVP to the Faber Center by Monday, Oct. 5, at 8-4545.

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11. Committee On Staff recruiting new members

Committee On Staff is seeking mission-driven support staff to serve as area representatives. Nomination forms will be e-mailed to eligible support staff and are due by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7. For a paper ballot or more information, contact Kristina Fisher, vice chair of COS, at 87431.

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12. Single-stream recycling guides available online

A new PDF reference guide about what can be recycled and how (Can the cap stay on that soda bottle?) will make recycling easier for the Marquette community. The guide can be printed and posted at recycling bins in your department or office.
 
Single-stream recycling allows all acceptable items to be placed in any of the recycling bins — no sorting needed — including the small, blue recycling bins in classrooms and offices. It also allows more items to be recycled, including plastics grades 1 through 7. See the Sustainability Task Force Web site for additional information.

Marquette’s goal is to achieve a recycling rate of 30 percent by July 2011.

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13. Foundations in Wisconsin directory available online

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Funding Information Center has released its 2009 Foundations in Wisconsin. The directory, available in both print and online formats, provides information on 1,286 private, corporate and community foundations in the state and documents almost $508 million in total grants paid in the last year, a 7 percent increase. Both forms of the directory are available for purchase; however, the online directory is available for free to all current members of the Marquette community.

For more information or to visit the Funding Information Center, contact Mary Frenn, funding information librarian, at 8-1995.

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14. Hearing test volunteers receive $10 gift card

The School of Dentistry and the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department are recruiting volunteers to take a hearing test. The study, "The air turbine and hearing loss: Are dental students at risk?" is examining the effects of the dental drill on dental students' hearing throughout the four years of dental school.  

Study volunteers will serve as a control group, filling out a health survey and participating in a free, 20-minute hearing test. Participants must be age 21-27 and not have any hearing defects.

All participants receive a $10 gift card to Qdoba, Jimmy John's or Starbucks.

Hearing tests in Cramer 230Q can be scheduled for Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. E-mail Samantha Olbrys, graduate student, for more information and to schedule an appointment.

The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.

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15. Celebrating women at Marquette Sister Mary Mercy Hirschboeck

After surviving a tragic automobile accident Dec. 2, 1922, 19-year-old Elizabeth Hirschboeck knew she was destined to become a nun. On the way back to Milwaukee after spending Thanksgiving at a friend’s house in Dubuque, Iowa, the car that Hirschboeck and five others were traveling in slipped on an icy bridge, plummeting into the river underneath.

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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