1. Students should prepare for spring semester registration

Registration for spring semester classes begins Monday, Nov. 9. Undergraduates will use Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help plan their schedule and make their advising sessions more effective.

Snapshot is available now to plan spring courses. Spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register at that time or thereafter.

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2. Student forum with Father Wild is Oct. 27

MUSG will hold “Where the Wild Things Are: Father Wild Forum,” a student forum with Marquette’s senior leadership team Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU first floor lobby. Students can pose questions to Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Greg Kliebahn, senior vice president.

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3. Naylor to discuss Iranian history for Haggerty exhibition

Dr. Phillip Naylor, associate professor of history, will present “Lunchtime Learning: An Overview of Iranian History” Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum’s Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran exhibition.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran is an exhibition of photography and video installations by Iran’s most celebrated photographers. The exhibition gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while simultaneously addressing public concerns.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 17, 2010.

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4. Catholic Health Association executive to speak about health care ethics

Dr. Patricia Talone, grad ’87, vice president of mission services for the Catholic Health Association of the United States, will present “Careers in Health Care Ethics” Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in Olin Engineering 198.

She is the author of Feeding the Dying: Religion and End of Life Decisions and lectures on mission and health care ethics.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Theology.

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5. Scotton, McNamara to discuss Chinese media and economy

Dr. James Scotton, associate professor of journalism, will discuss “Media in China: Freer or More Controlled” Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in AMU 407. His talk is based on his forthcoming book, "New Media for a New China" to be published in spring 2010.

Rev. Dennis McNamara, S.J., professor and special assistant to the university president for China affairs at Georgetown University, will present “International Perspectives on the Economic Crisis,” Friday, Oct. 23, at noon in AMU 157. He will discuss the economic crisis based on his travels and research in Asia, particularly focusing on the interwoven economies of the United States and China. Soup will be served.

Both programs are sponsored by the Office of International Education.

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6. Scholar to discuss courtly love in medieval literature

Dr. William Calin, graduate research professor of French at the University of Florida-Gainesville, will present “The Knight, the Lady and the King: Courtly Love in Medieval Literature,” Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suite. Refreshments will be provided.

Calin, a medieval scholar, has authored 11 books and more than 100 scholarly articles and has presented more than 200 papers and lectures on the topics of medieval literature, French poetry, Occitan, Anglo-Norman and modern Breton literature and Franco-British Literary Relations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Contact Dr. Steven Millen Taylor, coordinator of the medieval studies minor, at 8-6309 for more information.

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7. Contractor will discuss the rebuilding of New Orleans

An alumnus who is president of an engineering and consulting firm in Louisiana will recount his experiences in rebuilding New Orleans following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in a special presentation sponsored by the College of Engineering on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Rhaoul Guillaume, president of GoTech, will speak at 5 p.m. in the AMU ballroom. His speech, “Being a Difference: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. Register with University Special Events at 8-7431.

Among the projects GoTech undertook in New Orleans were the repairing of the city’s submerged streets; construction management services for the rebuilding of New Orleans public school system and the city’s infrastructure, including police and fire stations, recreation center, museums and libraries damaged by flooding; and replacement work on the Twin Span Bridge between the cities of New Orleans and Slidell.

Guillaume will also speak with engineering students in classes throughout the day Oct. 28.

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8. Get a seasonal flu shot, win a flat-screen TV

All students who get a seasonal flu shot from Student Health Service by Nov. 3 will be eligible to win a number of donated prizes, including a flat-screen TV, Apple iPod and gift cards. SHS offers the seasonal flu vaccine in the lower level of Schroeder Complex and at sites across campus beginning today, Oct. 1. Call 8-7184 for more information. Cost is $25. Cash, checks, Mastercard/Visa and MU Cash are accepted.

Seasonal influenza vaccines will also be available at Shoo the Flu (with pneumonia vaccines), Oct. 26 and 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the AMU first floor lobby. No appointment is necessary. Seasonal flu shots cost $30. Cash and checks will be accepted.

The SHS prize eligibility only applies to vaccines administered by SHS, and not Shoo the Flu.

The vaccine for the H1N1 influenza is not yet widely available, but the university will continue to update the campus community with information when it is. For more information, see the Student Health Service Web site.

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9. Some hours of operation change for fall break

Departments and services with special hours of operation during fall break include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Oct. 21 — 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Oct. 22 — 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Oct. 24 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct. 25 — 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

IT Services Help Desk
Oct. 21-22 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Oct. 23 — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 24 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 25 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Oct. 21 — 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., 24-hour access ends
Oct. 22-23 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 24 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 25 — 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Oct. 21 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Oct. 22 — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Oct. 23 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 24-25 — closed

Rec Plex
Oct. 21-22 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Oct. 23 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 25 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Oct. 21 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 22-23 — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 25 — 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Union Sports Annex Restaurant
Oct. 21-23 — 4 p.m. to midnight
Oct. 24-25 — 11 a.m. to midnight

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10. Parking meter fees to increase around campus

The City of Milwaukee Common Council recently passed an ordinance that increases the cost of street parking for an hour at certain meters around the city beginning Nov. 1. This includes meters around campus and Aurora Sinai, which will increase from 50 cents to $1 an hour. This is the first change to these meters, according to the city, since 1992.

Affected streets in the Marquette area are:
• north side of W. Clybourn Street from 11th to 14th streets
• south side of W. Kilbourn Avenue from 13th to 11th streets
• north side of W. Kilbourn Avenue from 11th to 12th streets
• both sides of W. Wells Street from 11th to 17th streets
• both sides of W. Wisconsin Avenue from 16th to 17th streets
• south side of W. Wisconsin Ave. from 17th to 19th streets
• west side of 11th Street from Tory Hill to W. Wells Street
• both sides of 12th Street from W. Wisconsin Avenue to W. Wells Street
• east side of 12th Street from W. Wells Street to W. State Street
• west side of 12th Street from W. State Street to W. Kilbourn Avenue
• both sides of 13th Street from W. Wells Street to W. Kilbourn Avenue
• east side of 16th Street from W. Clybourn Street to W. Kilbourn Avenue
• west side of 16th Street from W. Kilbourn Avenue to W. Wisconsin Avenue
• west side of 17th and 18th streets from to W. Clybourn Street to W. Wisconsin Avenue
• east side of 19th Street from W. Wisconsin Avenue to W. Clybourn Street

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11. Students can give guest access to grades and accounts

Students can create guest accounts on CheckMarq to provide access for parents, guardians and others to view their grades, bursar account and financial aid information. Students may share the login information for their guest account with anyone they choose. Students control the access and the password and can change them at any time. Students should be careful about to whom they disclose access information, since personal information about their finances and academic record should be guarded.

Log in to CheckMarq to set up guest access.

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12. Writing helpers in AMU tomorrow

In celebration of the National Day on Writing, trained writing consultants from the Ott Memorial Writing Center will offer support for writers Tuesday, Oct. 20, at a table outside the Brew Bayou from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may bring ideas, drafts and questions about their thesis, citations and more.

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13. Web cast to cover campus sustainability strategies

The Sustainability Task Force will present the streamed Web cast of Campus Sustainability Day 7: Sustainability Strategies for Vibrant Campus Communities Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 227.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

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14. Vespers service to be held Wednesday

Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, will lead a Vespers service in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.

Vespers is the evening prayer service of the Orthodox Church.

He will also lead a Vespers service Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

For more information, contact Father Jones at 8-5938 or Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-6873.

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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Oct. 23, 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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16. Caramel apple sale to benefit children in Tanzania

The Marquette Student Nurses Association will sell caramel apples for $2 each under the Raynor Library bridge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Proceeds benefit Hearts in Unity, which provides clothing, food and education to children in Tanzania.

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17. Free apples provided in celebration of individuality

In honor of the United Kingdom’s Apple Day holiday celebrating individuality, MUSG’s diversity commission will hand out free apples outside the Olin Engineering Center Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each apple, harvested from the local Barthel Orchards, will be tagged with an inspirational quote to reinforce the notion and importance of celebrating everyone’s individuality.

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18. Haunted High hosting two Marquette nights

The Office of Student Development’s Late Night Marquette program is sponsoring a trip to Haunted High, “America’s only haunted high school and the largest haunted attraction building in Wisconsin.” It was built in the 1900s as Oconomowoc High, but now sits abandoned.

Cost is $12 (including a $2 donation to Marquette’s Greek Life programs) with an MUID for Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30. Late Night Marquette will provide free transportation to students who sign-up online by Monday, Oct. 26. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205 for more information.

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19. Celebrating women at Marquette — the Haggerty Museum of Art

The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art is an enduring testament to the generosity and commitment of the Haggerty family.

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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