1. Basketball teams open with Marquette Madness tomorrow

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold their annual Marquette Madness Friday, Oct. 16, at the Al McGuire Center.

The event begins with the Marquette volleyball team facing Georgetown at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Immediately afterward, the women’s basketball team will take to the court for a scrimmage followed by introductions of the men’s team, a dunk contest and scrimmage. Admission is free.

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2. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to perform at Gesu

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Diederich College of Communication, in association with Church of the Gesu, will host the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at Gesu Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

The concert will be conducted by Stuart Chafetz, known for his ability to engage audiences with classical, pops and family concerts. He is the resident conductor of the MSO and music director and conductor of the Maui Pops Orchestra. The concert will feature symphonies from Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The performance will begin with a prelude by Marquette choruses.

The MSO has 88 full-time musicians performing more than 140 concerts each season.

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3. First doses of H1N1 vaccine reserved for students in health professions

Marquette Student Health Service has received an initial batch of H1N1 vaccine. Due to the very limited quantity of this first shipment, it will be distributed, based on public health guidelines, first to students and faculty working in healthcare settings such as those in the College of Nursing, School of Dentistry and other programs for which clinicals in healthcare settings are required.

Students and faculty in these programs will be notified by their college or department with specific information about the dates and times of H1N1 vaccine availability.

Student Health Service anticipates that in the coming weeks enough H1N1 vaccine will be received to cover all interested individuals in the 18-24 age group, which the CDC has identified as a priority. As soon as the additional doses have been received, information about dates and times for vaccine clinics for the broader campus student population will be widely publicized through the Student Health Service Web site, News Briefs and postings in the AMU and residence halls, among other places. According to estimates from public health officials, this additional quantity may be available as soon as the beginning of November.

The seasonal flu vaccine is still widely available. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit one of the campus seasonal flu vaccine sites, their own health care provider, or one of the numerous other community locations such as Walgreens to receive this vaccine.

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4. Marquette hosting annual psychotherapy meeting

The 2009 Midwestern Regional Group Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU. The meeting will consist of paper presentations and panel discussions on original research from scholars from Marquette, the Medical College of Wisconsin and from around the Midwest.

The meeting is open to the public. Cost is $30 for students and $125 for researchers, clinicians and the general public. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences.

Contact Dr. Stephen Saunders, associate professor of psychology, at 8-7459 for more information.

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5. Programs about Aquinas and Arabs this weekend

The Aquinas and the Arabs International Working Group at Marquette will present “Aquinas and the Arabs/Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes” Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Center. The workinggroup promotes understanding and insight into philosophical and theological issues prominent in the Medieval period in the Abrahamic Traditions in Arabic, Hebrew and Latin writings. Several Marquette faculty members will participate.

This event is sponsored by the departments of Philosophy and Theology; the Commissio Leonina, Paris; and the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy with support from the Mellon Fund and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy.

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6. Symphony orchestra performing free concert Sunday

The Marquette University Symphony Orchestra will host its free, annual fall concert Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jason Ladd, will be joined by the Marquette University Symphonic Band and will feature works by Bizet, Holst and Sibelius.

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7. Philosophy workshop addresses feminist ethics

The Department of Philosophy’s Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy Workshop will feature Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, a graduate student in philosophy, presenting “Globalizing Feminist Ethics: A Critique,” Monday, Oct. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Coughlin 139.

Rahmat’s paper focuses on the challenge to formulate a feminist approach for multicultural dialogue in a globalized world. The presentation is open to the entire Marquette community.

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8. "International Law and Women’s Health" to be presented

Teresa Collett, professor of law and a fellow in the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership at University of Saint Thomas Law School, will present "International Law and Women's Health" Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in AMU 227. The presentation is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.  

The program is sponsored by the College of Nursing and Law School.

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9. Economic recovery and the patent system topic of annual Nies lecture

The need for increased innovation in the patent system will be the topic of the 13th annual Nies Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 21. John Duffy, scholar and practitioner of patent law, will speak on “Recovery and the Patent System,” at 4:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.
The recent economic crisis has revealed flaws in the patent system and recovery in the patent system is especially urgent because continuing prosperity depends on society’s ability to innovate, according to Duffy. Duffy will explain how the current patent system judges innovation and how the most pressing issue facing the patent system is a new theory of commendable invention.
A reception will follow.

Register online. Space is limited.

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10. Sports law and business conference hosted at Marquette

The National Sports Law Institute, in conjunction with its 20th anniversary, will host “The Evolution of Sports Law and Business from the 20th to the 21st Century,” Friday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU. The conference will bring together experts to discuss significant legal and business developments in the sports industry since the founding of the NSLI in 1989 and predict what may happen during the next five years.
The conference will include panel discussions addressing Olympic/international, professional, college and high school sports, and common legal issues affecting all levels of sports, such as gender equity and officiating.

Registration information is available online.

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11. Marquette Neighborhood Health Center extends business hours

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center has extended its hours of operation and is now open until 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday office hours remain the same, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours were extended due to the addition of three advanced practice nurses — two family nurse practitioners and an adult nurse practitioner specializing in advanced diabetes management.

The health center, 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave, suite 100, is a nurse-managed health center under the auspices of the College of Nursing. Certified advanced practice registered nurses provide community access to health care services while enhancing educational opportunities for nursing students.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 414-933-9100.

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12. Free talent show to be held tonight

Marquette’s Black Student Council will host a talent show, “MU’s Got Talent,” today, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Weasler Auditorium. Performances include poetry, singing and dance. Admission is free.

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13. Study abroad applications due Monday

Study abroad applications are due Monday, Oct. 19, for a number of programs:

• Austria: University of Innsbruck
• Belgium: University of Antwerp
• China: Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, Tongji University in Shanghai
• France: Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg
• Germany: Ingolstadt, Marburg
• Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Cordoba
• Spain: Marquette en Madrid

For more information visit the Marquette Study Abroad Web Site.

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14. Enjoy a free, home-cooked meal

The Association of Marquette University Women and the Student Alumni Network will sponsor the 39th annual Supper for 12 Strangers Saturday, Nov. 7; Sunday, Nov. 8; and Sunday, Nov. 15. All students are invited for an evening of conversation and a home-cooked meal in the home of a Marquette alum, faculty or staff member. Register as a group of friends or go solo and make some new friends.  
Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 28. For more information and to register, contact Alumni Engagement and Outreach at 8-0389.

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