1. Drunken driving laws to be discussed at Law School

State Reps. Mark Gundrum and Tony Staskunas will be guests for “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.

Gundrum, a Republican representative from New Berlin, Wis., and Staskunas, a Democratic representative from West Allis, Wis., will discuss the state’s drunken driving laws. Wisconsin’s drunken driving laws are among the most lenient in the country, but as the legislature prepares to go back to work, Gundrum and Staskunas are pushing tougher policies in our state.

Register online.

Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.

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2. New centennial celebration video provides a taste of what’s to come

The Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette continues with a new video featuring Marquette faculty, students and an alumna reflecting on the past 100 years and lasting legacy that will guide Marquette into the future as women and men working together for others. A more in-depth video is scheduled for release this fall with more historic footage and interviews.

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3. How Luther’s teaching became a doctrine to be addressed at lecture

Dr. Markus Wriedt, visiting professor of theology, will deliver the Luther Studies in a Catholic Context Lecture, “How did Luther’s teaching become a doctrine?” Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

According to Wriedt, in ecumenical dialogues, representatives of different denominations and churches often refer to Luther's doctrine as represented in the confessions, such as the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Formula of Concord, and the Book of Concord. Some theologians, however, prefer to take Luther's teaching itself as their point of reference, which sometimes seems to be in tension with the doctrinal formulations found in the Confessions.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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4. Registration open for Marquette’s Al’s Run teams

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, a couple of weeks later than in the past. The registration deadline to join the Marquette team, and all teams, is Friday, Sept. 25. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online, search “MU” and use the password “goldeneagles.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteers are also needed before, during and after the race. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of Alumni Memorial Union, at 8-3129 for more information.

The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $10 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

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5. Free tutoring and study skills assistance provided

The Office of Student Educational Services is offering free tutoring and study skills assistance for most freshmen- and sophomore-level courses beginning Monday, Sept. 14.

Groups meet weekly for one hour and are grouped according to the subject and instructor. Registration is voluntary, but attendance is taken. Groups will be formed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register in AMU 317. For more information, call 8-3270.

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6. Programs involving minors must register with risk management

Marquette programs that involve participation by minors must be registered with the Office of Risk Management according to a University Policy and Procedure that became effective July 1.

The university and its faculty, administrators, staff, students and volunteers have a particular obligation to protect the safety and interests of the most vulnerable, including minors (those under the age of 18) who are participating in activities and programs on campus. The policy also addresses:

• Background checks for faculty, administrators, staff, volunteers and university students more than 18 years of age who are participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Training for those participating in such activities.

• Behavioral requirements, including prohibitive practices, for those participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Procedures to be followed when inappropriate conduct is suspected.

For employees, volunteers and students who do not receive background checks and training through the agencies with which they work, training sessions are required, emphasizing basic guidelines to prevent problems or the perception of problems. Training can be completed by using a DVD available from Charyl Burke, risk manager, at 8-1552.

Background checks of individuals will be required once every four years, and results will be stored separately and used only for the purpose of the Working with Minors policy.

Offices and programs that have not already reported their activities involving minors should contact Burke to determine if their activities are covered by the policy.

Contact Charyl Burke or Steve Duffy, associate vice president for administration, for more information.

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7. Study abroad programs featured at fair and information sessions

The Office of International Education will host a Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can learn more about the programs Marquette offers and speak with program representatives.

The Office of International Education and the College of Business Administration will host information sessions for individual study abroad programs from Sept. 9 to Sept. 23. The complete schedule of information sessions, information about the Study Abroad Fair and all the programs Marquette offers are available online.

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8. Volleyball team opens home season with tournament

The women’s volleyball team will begin its home season with the Marquette Invitational Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5. Marquette will play four matches in two days, taking on Texas State at 2 p.m. and Butler at 7 p.m. Friday; and Binghamton at 3 p.m. and Austin Peay at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youth and free for all Marquette students. All matches will be played at the Al McGuire Center.

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9. Free group fitness classes offered

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free, trial group fitness classes next week at both the Rec Center and Rec Plex for campus community members to try out before making a commitment.

Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8-10. Trial classes will be held the same times and days as the regular class sessions for the fall semester. The only class not being offered is the Zumba class Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Rec Plex.

Group fitness class sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, for Rec Center classes and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, for Rec Plex classes.

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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10. Late Night Marquette Book Club to discuss Lucky: A Memoir

Copies of the book, Lucky: A Memoir, 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 monthly by Late Night Marquette and the BookMarq, providing students with the opportunity to discuss a variety of novels chosen by Marquette faculty and staff. Book Club discussions are facilitated by the faculty or staff member who has chosen the book.

Becky Michelsen, health educator in the Center for Health Education and Promotion, has chosen this month’s book and will facilitate the discussion Thursday, Sept. 24, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Henke Lounge, AMU. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

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