1. Mission and identity and risk unit move to Zilber Hall this week

The Office of Mission and Identity and the risk unit will begin their moves into Zilber Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Office of Mission and Identity expects to monitor phone and e-mail messages during its move, Dec. 2 to 4, and resume normal operations Monday, Dec. 7, in Zilber 423.

The risk unit, comprising the Office of Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety and Internal Audit, will also monitor phone and e-mail messages during its move, Dec. 2 to 4 and resume partial operations Friday, Dec. 4, in Zilber 212. The offices will open for normal business Monday, Dec. 7.

The Office of the General Counsel is scheduled to move next, beginning Dec. 10.

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. H1N1 vaccine now available to all Marquette students and employees

Marquette Student Health Service will hold another H1N1 vaccine clinic in the AMU Ballrooms Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The H1N1 vaccine is now available to all members of the Marquette community with an MUID.

The H1N1 vaccine is offered at no cost. Individuals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last. Wait times may be long. The H1N1 vaccine is also available by appointment; call SHS at 8-7184 for more information.

Seasonal flu vaccine is also still available by calling SHS for an appointment. Students receiving the seasonal flu shot before Dec. 11 are still eligible for raffle prizes. The seasonal flu vaccine is $25.
Anyone with flu-like symptoms should stay home from class, work or campus activities until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours.
For more information visit the SHS Web site.

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3. Course evaluations begin today

Course evaluations for fall 2009 classes are available beginning today, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 12. Log in to complete evaluations. Students will also receive an e-mail from the “Marquette Course Evaluation Manager” with login information and instructions about how to complete the course evaluations online. 

Course evaluations are used by the institution to review classes and instructors with the primary goal of improving the quality of both. Responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with responses.

For additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, visit the MOCES informational Web site or e-mail.

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4. Marquette to appear in webcast about admissions process

Roby Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning, will appear on a live Webcast co-sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and college search Web site Unigo on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. The webcast will be live-streamed and available online afterward.

The event, “Inside the Admissions Office,” will feature Marquette along with admission deans from Bryn Mawr College, Grinnell College, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Vermont, Wesleyan University and Williams College.

It will be moderated by Jordan Goldman, the founder and CEO of Unigo, and will explore topics including what a dean of admissions looks for when reviewing a college application, the importance of grades, test scores, interviews, essays and more.

Questions for the webcast can be submitted online ahead of time.

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5. College of Nursing receives maximum accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has granted the College of Nursing’s baccalaureate and master’s degree programs the maximum 10-year accreditation. The college’s doctor of nursing practice program was granted the maximum five-year accreditation.

“We are very pleased that CCNE has again recognized the quality of the Marquette College of Nursing and its programs,” said Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of the college. “The accreditation reaffirms that we are providing an excellent nursing education for our students and preparing them well for their careers of providing health care to others.”

CCNE evaluated the Marquette College of Nursing in areas such as mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and aggregate student and faculty outcomes.

CCNE is the only nursing education accrediting agency dedicated exclusively to the accreditation of bachelor's and graduate-degree nursing education programs.

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6. Poster session and colloquy features faculty/student research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the Fifth Annual Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy tomorrow, Dec. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Dr. Arthur Hefti, chair of the Committee on Research, will provide opening remarks.

Eight colleges and 16 departments are represented in 44 posters and two colloquy sessions about projects that will take place in the next 12 months.

The goal of the event is to celebrate and encourage faculty research that involves students.

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7. Ecuadorian immigrant to speak about migration

The Center for Transnational Justice and the Mexico-US Solidarity Network will host Nelly Ortiz, who will deliver “Why We Leave? A First-Hand Account of Migration to the US,” Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in AMU 227.

Ortiz, a leader in Chicago’s immigrant community, worked in a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Cuenca, Ecuador, before moving to the US in 1995. She is currently an organizer for Cleaning Power, a women’s household cleaning cooperative. The speech is free and open to the public.

Contact Dr. H. Richard Friman, Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies, at 8-5991 for more information.

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8. AIDS awareness events include photo display, speaker about Kenya

The student organization Watumishi is hosting a Gallery Night at the Haggerty Museum of Art on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., displaying photographs of AIDS and poverty around the world. The event, held in recognition of World AIDS Week, will also include music and free food. Admission is $3. Proceeds benefit Watumishi's library project in Kenya.

Watumishi will host Dr. Peninnah Kako, assistant professor of nursing at UW-Milwaukee, to speak about her research on AIDS in Kenya, "En route to HIV discovery and its aftermath: Experiences of Kenyan women," Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A.

Watumishi will also have information available and shirts for sale in front of the AMU Brew from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

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9. Program for Women Transforming Marquette exhibit is Thursday

The opening program for the Women Transforming Marquette exhibit at Raynor Memorial Libraries is Thursday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The exhibit, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, was researched and designed by students in the Technology for Historians and The Craft of Digital Storytelling classes. Students will describe their conceptualization of the exhibit, research and other aspects of the project at the program.

The exhibit will open Thursday, Dec. 11, and will run through Feb. 4, 2010, on the second floor of Raynor Library.

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10. Water crisis author to speak at Law School event

Dr. Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, will deliver a luncheon address about the nation’s water crisis Tuesday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Glennon's remarks, part of the “On the Issues of Mike Gousha” series, should be particularly relevant to a Milwaukee audience, given the region's efforts to become a global water technology hub. The cost is $15 for lunch or $25 for lunch and a copy of Unquenchable.

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11. Articles requested for peace and conflict journal

The Center for Peacemaking is soliciting submissions for the next issue of the Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, a peer-reviewed journal that accepts submissions from all disciplines.

The journal publishes a variety of scholarly articles, essays and poetry on topics such as war, peace, global cooperation, domestic violence, teaching approaches, and interpersonal conflict resolution, including questions of military and political security, the global economy, and global environmental issues.

The intended audience includes scholars from a wide range of interests within the university community and educated members of the public.

The deadline for abstract submissions Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. The deadline for article submissions is Jan. 30, 2010.

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12. Psychology, biology and chemistry seminars held this week

Diogene Ntarindwa, a Rwandian writer and actor, will give a lecture at the Department of Psychology’s colloquium Thursday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Marquette 200. Ntarindwa will deliver “The Role of Memory in Identity Formation: The Life Story of a Former Exile from Rwanda,” discussing his life experiences and expertise regarding memory and identity.

Dr. Mark Alkema, assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will present a Department of Biological Sciences seminar Friday, Dec. 4, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The title of the presentation is “Neural Control of a C. elegans Escape Response.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Jean Chmielewski, professor of Chemistry at Purdue University, will present “Next Generation Therapeutic Targets: Multidrug Resistance and Regenerative Medicine.”

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13. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner 210. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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14. Spanish honor society hosting clothing drive

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society will host a clothing drive beginning today, Nov. 30, to Dec. 11 to benefit St. Adalbert’s Parish on Milwaukee’s south side. New and gently used clothing can be placed in boxes in Lalumiere Hall’s lobby.

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15. Food drive benefits Hunger Task Force

Raynor Memorial Libraries and Marquette Student Government are holding a food drive through Friday, Dec. 18. Nonperishable food items will benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, which distributes more than 9.5 million pounds of food to area food banks. Collection barrels are located in the Raynor lobby, AMU Information Desk and the MUSG office, AMU 133.

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16. Brooks Lounge opening two hours earlier

The AMU Brooks Lounge is opening two hours earlier, at 10 a.m. weekdays, beginning today, Nov. 30. The earlier opening was made in response to recommendations from MUSG and students seeking additional table/booth study space around the lunch hours.

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

The university launched a new women’s and gender studies major this fall. But, the origin of the academic program dates to the early 1970s, when Marquette began offering a course dedicated to studying women’s issues, “Women in Perspective.”

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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