1. Offices of the General Counsel, Administration moving to Zilber Hall

The Office of the General Counsel will begin its move into Zilber Hall on Thursday, Dec. 10. The office expects to monitor phone and e-mail messages during its move, resuming normal operations Monday, Dec. 14, in Zilber 205.

The Office of Administration will begin its move into Zilber Hall on Friday, Dec. 11. The office expects to monitor phone and e-mail messages during its move and will resume normal operations Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Zilber 256.

The offices of the Provost (Dec. 14) and Marketing and Communication (Dec. 17) are scheduled to begin their moves next.

Current locations (and contact information) for employees and offices are listed in the online directory, which is updated with each Zilber move. The printed campus directory will be published at the beginning of second semester, when all the moves have been completed.

Watch News Briefs for more information as the moves take place.

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2. Economist to address “State of the U.S. Housing Market”

Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors, will discuss “State of the U.S. Housing Market” Thursday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. A reception will follow.
Prior to joining the NAR, Yun worked as an economic consultant to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education.
The free event is co-sponsored by the Marquette Center for Global and Economic Studies and the Marquette Center for Real Estate, in partnership with the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Nicole Truog, associate director of real estate program, at 8-8041.

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3. MUsical Staff, Naturals performing this week

Several holiday musical performances will take place this week:

• MUsical Staff, the employee choir, will perform Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Weasler Auditorium and Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Varsity Theatre. Both performances begin at 11:30 a.m.

•  The Naturals’ annual Christmas concert is Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100. The male a cappella group will sing renditions of Christmas classics such as Carol of the Bells and Silent Night, as well as arrangements of popular seasonal tunes.

• Carillonneur Mark Konewko will perform Carillon Concerts from Marquette Tower at noon Sundays, Dec. 13 and 20.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

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4. Scholarships available from alumni groups

Several alumni groups have scholarship awards for which they are seeking applications. Students who qualify for any of these awards are encouraged to apply. In some cases, a nomination from a Marquette faculty or staff member must accompany your application. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.

The Association of Marquette University Women Scholarship — $2,500 for junior (60-99 credits) women beginning their senior year in the fall of 2010 who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and demonstrate financial need. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.

Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship — Three awards, sponsored by the Ethnic Alumni Association, of up to $1,600 each for Marquette students of color who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. At least one award will go to an Educational Opportunity Program student and one to a non-EOP student. Application deadline is Feb. 12, 2010.

AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — $1,000 award for a senior woman enrolled full-time who excels academically and demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application. Application deadline is Feb. 19, 2010.

Pedro Arrupe Award — $2,500 for a junior in good standing and enrolled full-time who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1961 to 1984, and is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application and essay. Application deadline is March 26, 2010.

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5. Advent Reconciliation and Feast of Immaculate Conception Services scheduled

Campus Ministry will hold an Advent Reconciliation Service, “Be Strong, Fear Not,” in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family today, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The event will begin with a communal prayer service and include time for individual confession. Rev. Tom Lawler, S.J., vocation director for the Society of Jesus in the upper Midwest, will preside. Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa Coordinator for Liturgy, will provide a reflection.

Campus Ministry will also hold Masses at noon, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation, tomorrow, Dec. 8, in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. There will not be any Masses at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel tomorrow.

For more information contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa Coordinator for Liturgy, at 8-3058.

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6. Department of Biological Sciences to hold a seminar

Dr. John Allingham, assistant professor of biochemistry at Queen’s University, Canada, will present a seminar Friday, Dec. 11, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The title of the presentation is “The Cytotoxic Marine Macrolide Lobophorolide Mediates Dimerization of Actin with 2.2 Stoichiometry.”

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7. Live nativity begins tomorrow

Straz Tower will sponsor its fourth annual “Bring Home Jesus” event with a 24-hour live nativity beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8, in front of Raynor Library. More than 100 volunteers will staff the nativity scene to increase awareness and action to combat homelessness among children.

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8. Manresa Project hosting meditation workshop

The Manresa Outreach Team will offer a meditation workshop Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge. Students can learn how to use a variety of targeted meditations, including songs, labyrinth and visual meditations. Tea, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

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9. Exchange other university T-shirts for a new Marquette shirt

Marquette Athletics is holding a shirt exchange in which Marquette community members can donate T-shirts from other universities in exchange for a new Marquette T-shirt. All shirts collected will be donated to the Salvation Army.

The T-shirt exchange is Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby.

Students can wear their new shirt at the women’s basketball game, Friday, Dec. 11, against Wisconsin. All students will receive free pizza.

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10. Sorority recruitment session is Thursday

Panhellenic Association will hold a recruitment information session about each of the eight sororities at Marquette on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E. E-mail for more information.

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11. Students for Life to sponsor a trip to Washington D.C.

The student group Students for Life and Campus Ministry will sponsor a trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 20 to 24. The trip will include a vigil Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the annual March for Life with hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates, site-seeing and the Students for Life of America Conference.

Cost is $200 for the trip, $100 of which is due by Thursday, Dec. 10. Cost covers transportation, two-nights lodging and the conference.

For more information contact Joel Mishork.

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12. Holiday Giving Tree gifts due

Marquette community members who have selected a gift tag for the Holiday Giving Tree need to turn in their gifts (with the tag) at the Rec Center, Rec Plex, AMU Information Desk or Lalumiere 340.

Gifts benefit Jewish Family Services, Bethesda Outreach Program, Caritas for Children, Hands of Faith Ministry, Milwaukee Christian Center and La Casa de Esperanza.

Contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant for the Department of Social & Cultural Sciences, at 8-5500 for more information.

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13. Celebrating women at Marquette — women’s and gender studies

In 1975, Marquette President John Raynor, S.J., established the Marquette University Women’s Council. The council acted as a special committee of prominent leaders that represented Marquette in the community and promoted the interests and views of women in university activities. Called “ambassadresses of good will,” many members were not alumnae but shared a common interest in advancing both Marquette and Milwaukee. Within a year of its founding, the MUWC concentrated on the development of a campus art museum.

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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