1. Marquette Central to open in Zilber Hall, providing centralized services for students

With their move into Zilber Hall, the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar will open Marquette Central on Thursday, Nov. 19, enabling students to access the services of the three offices in one centralized location.

Marquette Central is located on the first floor of the building, inside the entrance at 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave. Staff members from the three offices have been cross-trained to respond to student questions about enrollment and financial services. Marquette Central will provide walk-in and phone service (8-4000) for students Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Marquette Central Web site is in the Beta stage. Students and employees are encouraged to access the Beta site at http://demo.mu.edu/mucentral/ and offer suggestions.

The offices of the Bursar and Student Financial Aid will close at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, and re-open as a part of Marquette Central at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Staff will be unavailable during the move.

The Office of the Registrar will close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Staff will be unavailable during the move, however, as of Thursday, Nov. 19, many of the student services formerly accessed within the Office of the Registrar will be provided at Marquette Central. The Office of the Registrar will be unable to produce official transcripts during its move to Zilber Hall. Transcript requests that are submitted online or at Marquette Hall 310 by 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, will be processed. Transcripts requested after 2 p.m. Nov. 20, will not be available until Nov. 30. Transcripts requests may also be dropped off at Marquette Central starting Nov. 19.

A new, previously announced identification procedure is also required for access to student records.

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.

The Office of the Senior Vice President will be the next occupant of Zilber Hall, with the move tentatively scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 30. Watch News Briefs for more information as the moves take place.

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2. Limited H1N1 Vaccine available

Marquette Student Health Service has received 500 doses of the injectable H1N1 vaccine and will hold a clinic in the AMU ballrooms Monday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

In keeping with Wisconsin Division of Public Health guidelines, only students or employees who fall into priority groups will be eligible to receive the vaccine at this clinic, including:

• Pregnant women.

• People who live with or care for infants aged less than 6 months (parents, siblings, daycare providers or others working in child care settings).

•  Health care and emergency personnel who have direct contact with patients or infectious material. This includes students required to work in health care clinical settings as part of their academic programs. Most of these students were offered vaccinations earlier this fall.

• People 18 years of age or younger who have chronic medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-like complications.

Students or employees attending the H1N1 vaccine clinic on Nov. 16 must be prepared to present their Marquette ID and indicate under which priority group they fall.

Individuals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last and are advised that wait times may be long.

SHS is in continued contact with state and local health authorities and will update the campus community as more vaccine is received or as guidelines for allocation change.

Members of the Marquette community that do not fit these current priority groups are encouraged to check with their local health departments or personal health care providers for vaccine availability.

SHS still has a limited amount of seasonal flu vaccine available. Call 8-7184 for a seasonal flu appointment.

As a reminder, anyone with flu-like symptoms should stay home from class, work or campus activities until they are fever-free for 24 hours.

For more information, visit the SHS Web site.

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3. Symphonic band, jazz ensembles and wind ensemble performing free concerts

The Marquette Symphonic Band will present a concert Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre, highlighted by selections from The Sound of Music to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Broadway show.  

The Jazz Ensembles will present their fall concert Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature jazz standards from the swing era, as well as Latin, fusion and bebop styles.
The Wind Ensemble will perform its second concert of the year Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert, “Landmark Works for Winds,” will include many of the most important works for wind band from the last century, including newer works from the Japanese school of composition and contemporary American composers.

Each concert is free and open to the public.

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4. International Education Week events begin with working abroad workshops

The Office of International Education will host Interactive Workshops on Working and Volunteering Abroad as part of International Education Week. Zahara Heckscher, author of How to Live your Dream of Volunteering Overseas, will present two workshops Monday, Nov. 16, focusing on working and volunteering overseas after graduation. The workshops begin at 6:30 p.m. in AMU 407. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Education and Career Services

Paul Wilkes, Jour ’60, will present “Passage to India: My Delayed Vocation," Monday Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 407. His new book, In Due Season: A Catholic Life, a reference to Psalm 1, reflects his journey while trying to find a personal vocation.  
Kristen Michelson, assistant director of study abroad, will discuss study abroad scholarship options and give tips on securing funding Monday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in AMU 407.

Additional events will be held all week.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

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5. Young Marquette community members to discuss vocations at dinner

Young Marquette community members who are new to their vocations will share their journey and advice at “Destination Dinner: My vocation … I’m just getting started” Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Dinner will be provided.

Speakers include Rev. Phil Hurley, S.J., youth and young adult director, Apostleship of Prayer; Dorota Pruski, McCormick Hall minister; and Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa Coordinator for Liturgy, and her husband Greg, recently married alumni.

The event is sponsored by Manresa at Marquette.

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6. Electrical engineering colloquium Tuesday; chemistry’s cancelled

Dr. Hoachuan Jiang, principal engineer at GE Healthcare, will present “Ceramic Scintillators for Computed Tomography” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering 120.

The Department of Chemistry’s colloquium that was announced in Monday’s News Briefs has been cancelled.

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7. Next book available for Late Night Marquette Book Club

Copies of the next book, Slaughterhouse Five, for the Late Night Marquette Book Club Discussion Series are available for free in AMU 121 to the first 30 students. Other students can still participate in the discussion but will need to purchase the book on their own.

The book club is sponsored by Late Night Marquette and the BookMarq once a month, providing students the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of different novels chosen by Marquette faculty and staff. Book Club discussions are facilitated by the faculty or staff member who has chosen the book.

Jennifer Reid, student affairs communication director, has chosen this month’s book and will facilitate the discussion Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Henke Lounge, AMU. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

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8. Public safety offering self-defense classes

The Department of Public Safety will hold a free self-defense class at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in AMU 163.

The class incorporates national and local crime trends and a hands-on approach and effective techniques with simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations for both males and females.

Register by calling DPS at 8-6800.

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9. Electronic subscription to Business Journal of Milwaukee now available

Raynor Memorial Libraries now has a campus-wide electronic subscription to the Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee and its business journal “family” of 41 other metro area business papers. The new access is expected to be widely used by members of the campus community who research companies, industries and executives, as well as by students who are job prospecting.

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10. Hunger Clean-Up committee applications being accepted

The 2009-2010 Hunger Clean-Up Leadership Team is seeking applicants for its Community Awareness/Public Relations, Fundraising and Logistics/Team Leader committees.

Committee members are expected to be available for an All-Staff Retreat, Monday, Dec. 7, and the entire day of Hunger Clean Up, April 17, 2010.

Application and committee descriptions can be found online. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m. to the Office of Student Development, AMU 329.

Contact Vincent Howard or Tina Starkey at 8-1412 for more information.

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11. Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for spring break

Habitat for Humanity is organizing spring break trips to three different locations, March 14 to 21, 2010, to build houses for families.

Respond by Tuesday, Dec. 1, to Marc Sorenson for an application.

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