1. Marquette joins UWM, MSOE to form energy research center

Two Marquette-led projects are among seven projects being funded by the newly formed Southeastern Wisconsin Energy Research Technology Center.

Dr. Chung Hoon Lee, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will study, with partners from UW-Milwaukee, Rockwell Automation and Kohler Company, nanomaterials that could cut carbon emissions by 20 percent as they are used to convert waste heat to electrical energy. Dr. Jon Koch, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will lead a team examining how to optimize the design of gas burners in residential water heaters to reduce NOx emissions; his team includes faculty from UWM and researchers from A.O. Smith Corporation.

Marquette faculty will also participate in other funded projects, including studies of wind power, new materials for rechargeable batteries, producing biofuel from algae and identifying best practices for renovating existing buildings to be energy-efficient and comfortable work environments. 

SWERTC is a partnership of Milwaukee's three engineering schools and area companies and foundations formed to develop high potential research in the energy field.

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2. U.S. Senator Herb Kohl to speak at Law School

U.S. Senator Herb Kohl will be the guest for “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha at the Law School Wednesday, Sept. 2, at noon in Eisenberg Memorial Hall, third floor of the Law School.

Wisconsin’s senior senator will discuss health care reform and other important issues facing the nation.

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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3. McCabe Hall to be dedicated Sept. 2

McCabe Hall, Marquette’s newest residence hall, will be dedicated Wednesday, Sept. 2. The gathering is to begin at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will provide remarks and unveil the hall plaque with Courtney Sampson, McCabe Hall R.A., who will also speak. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., McCabe Hall chaplain, will provide the blessing.

Tours and light refreshments will be provided.

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4. Update personal contact information in university records

All students are strongly encouraged to update their personal contact information via CheckMarq. The university needs an updated address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) for each student. This information is used by university staff to contact students in emergencies and for vital university business.

Students should log on to CheckMarq, enter the “Student Center” and select “Addresses” and “Phone Numbers” from the “Personal Information” dropdown menu. Students should update their information by Tuesday, Sept. 8, and continue to do so whenever they have a change of address or phone number.

New registrants will receive a text message confirming their entry into the system.

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5. Department of Chemistry to present Habermann Lecture

Dr. Lawrence Que, Jr., 3M/alumni distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota, will present the Eugene Habermann Distinguished Lecture Friday, Sept. 4, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

Que will present “The Oxoiron(IV) Reaction Landscape.” High-oxidation state iron centers are thought to be key intermediates in the oxygen activation chemistry of many iron-containing enzymes. These studies advance the fundamental understanding of nature and inform design choices in synthetic complexes that could be used as catalysts to transform normally unreactive species into useful chemicals.

A reception will follow.

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6. Recycling practices change today

During listening sessions last year, the Sustainability Task Force heard from all corners of the university that the campus community wanted single-stream recycling. It begins today, Aug. 31.

Details of the new program and guidelines on what can and cannot be recycled are available online. As the name indicates, all recyclables are now collected in one bin and don’t need to be sorted. Furthermore:

• The small blue recycling bins in classrooms and offices are not just for paper anymore — any accepted recyclables can be tossed in.

• Plastics 1-7 can now be recycled (expanded from only 1 and 2).

• Soda bottle tops can be recycled (caps don’t need to be removed but bottles should be empty). 

• Marquette has a goal of recycling 30 percent of our waste by July 2011.

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7. Ensembles now available for credit; auditions scheduled

The Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Liturgical Choir are now available for credit through the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

With the implementation of the music minor in fall 2008, students are now able to participate in all Marquette music ensembles for one academic credit each semester. The Marquette Chorus, Symphonic Band and Orchestra were added as credit-generating courses last year. The zero credit option is still available.
 
For more information about auditions and rehearsal times, contact the appropriate director:

Gospel ChoirNathaniel Eubanks

Marquette ChorusGreg Carpenter

Orchestra and Symphonic BandDr. Jason Ladd

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble and Pep BandDr. Erik Janners

Liturgical ChoirRachelle Kramer

Auditions for the Liturgical Choir and new cantors and instrumentalists will be held Sept. 1-4 in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. Sign-ups for auditions are available in Campus Ministry, AMU 236. Singers interested in participating in the Sunday evening masses or Joan of Arc evening Masses need only arrive for rehearsal one hour prior to the Mass to sing with the group.

There are seven campus Masses at which choir members, cantors and instrumentalists can participate in music ministry.

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8. Department of Biological Sciences to hold seminar

A seminar by the Department of Biological Sciences will be held Friday, Sept. 4, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Authur Hefti, professor of dentistry, will present “Research at MUSoD: Overview of Current Activities.”

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9. Help prevent the spread of influenza

With the beginning of the fall semester, flu season will soon be upon us. The university anticipates that cases of seasonal and H1N1 flu will occur among students and employees. The symptoms of both seasonal and H1N1 flu are similar and include a combination of fever with either cough or sore throat, often accompanied by body aches and fatigue. 

A critical component to controlling the spread of flu-like illness is for sick individuals to avoid contact with others. In keeping with Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the university encourages students to make mature decisions and stay home from class and campus activities when they are ill with a flu-like illness until 24 hours after their fever is gone.

To help prevent the spread of influenza:

• Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based cleaner, 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.

Marquette University, working closely with public health officials, is monitoring the H1N1 flu situation and taking appropriate precautions. As the H1N1 flu continues to develop, the university will post updates or communicate with campus as needed. 

More information is available on the Student Health Service Web site.

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10. Rec Plex offering swimming lessons for adults and children

The Rec Plex will offer a “Learn to Swim” program sponsored by the American Red Cross beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. Children's lessons are on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27 and the new adult lessons are Saturdays from Sept. 12 to Nov. 14 (no class Oct. 24 and Oct. 31).

Sign up at the Rec Plex. Contact John Kratzer, general manager, at 8-7778 for more information.

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11. Weekend hours adjusted for libraries, AMU and Rec Center

In recognition of the Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-7, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Alumni Memorial Union and the Rec Center have adjusted their hours of operation:

Alumni Memorial Union
Friday, Sept. 4, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6, closed except for Masses in the Chapel of the Holy Family
Monday, Sept. 7, 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, Sept. 4, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 6 and 7, closed
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 24-hour access begins at 7:45 a.m.

Rec Center
Friday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 6 and 7, closed
Tuesday, Sept. 8, regular semester hours begin at 7 a.m.

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12. Former chair of psychology passed away last week

Dr. Mohammed Quereshi, professor emeritus and former chair of psychology, passed away last week after a battle with cancer.

Condolences and memorials can be sent to his wife and family:
Mrs. Farzana Quereshi and family
15660 Monet Court
Brookfield, WI  53005

A quantitative psychologist, Quereshi was a Marquette faculty member from 1964 until 2003, applying his techniques to personality testing, personnel selection and evaluation, social perception, program evaluation and gender differences.

Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, wrote a tribute to Quereshi for the Department of Psychology about 10 years ago.

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13. Alumni and faculty books to be on display in Raynor Library

As part of the university’s Centennial Celebration of Women, a rotating exhibit of Marquette women authors’ books, including current and past faculty, administrators and alumnae, is now on display at Raynor Library. Humanities disciplines are featured through Sept. 30.

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14. Office of the Bursar check-cashing services are discontinued

Due to widespread electronic banking options and duplicative services nearby, the Office of the Bursar has discontinued check-cashing and Western Union services.

US Bank, with a branch located in the AMU, offers check-cashing services, as do area banks within walking distance of Marquette. US Bank also provides Western Union services.

As additional banking conveniences, seven ATMs are located on campus, including AMU (2), Cudahy Hall, Department of Public Safety, Law School, Raynor Library and Straz Tower.

To reduce the risk of carrying large amounts of cash from cashing payroll checks, Marquette employees, including student employees, can have their Marquette pay deposited directly into their personal checking account. The Office of the Comptroller, Payroll, can coordinate direct payroll deposits with virtually any bank.

Marquette also offers the MarquetteCASH program, which enables students and employees to carry less cash by using their Marquette ID card as a debit card against their Marquette Cash balance.

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15. Annual notification of FERPA rights

Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights at the beginning of each term.

Go online to review the annual FERPA notification. Contact the Office of the Registrar, by e-mail, at 8-7034 or in Marquette Hall 310 for more information.

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16. Celebrating women at Marquette Catholic Sisters at Marquette

Marquette University’s survival and success owes much to the commitment and enthusiasm of Catholic sisters. The need to educate Catholic sisters inspired the landmark decision to admit women to Marquette in 1909.

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 will in News Briefs.

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1. Marquette joins UWM, MSOE to form energy research center

2. U.S. Senator Herb Kohl to speak at Law School

3. McCabe Hall to be dedicated Sept. 2

4. Update personal contact information in university records.

5. Department of Chemistry to present Habermann Lecture

6. Recycling practices change today

7. Ensembles now available for credit; auditions scheduled

8. Department of Biological Sciences to hold seminar

9. Help prevent the spread of influenza

10. Rec Plex offering swimming lessons for adults and children

11. Weekend hours adjusted for libraries, AMU and Rec Center

12. Former chair of psychology passed away last week

13. Alumni and faculty books to be on display in Raynor Library

14. Office of the Bursar check-cashing services are discontinued

15. Annual notification of FERPA rights

16. Celebrating women at Marquette Catholic Sisters at Marquette