1. Flu update: H1N1 flu case confirmed, prevention measures encouraged

Marquette Student Health Service has confirmed the first case of H1N1 flu on campus. The person was self-isolated and is recovering.

Students who think they are sick with the flu should call Student Health Service at 8-7184 for screening of symptoms. Students should call first before visiting SHS in person so as to limit exposure to other students. For previously healthy patients whose illness is not severe, neither testing nor anti-viral treatment is recommended.  In keeping with Milwaukee Health Department and CDC guidelines, SHS will no longer test for either seasonal or H1N1 flu unless a patient meets certain high-risk criteria.

In order to limit the spread of the disease as much as possible, Student Health Service reminds all campus community members of the following important flu prevention practices:

• Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after you cough or sneeze.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your shirt-sleeve when you cough or sneeze.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

It is critical that students or employees with flu-like symptoms, including fever, stay home from class, work or campus activities until they are fever free for 24 hours.

Student Health Service is currently offering the seasonal flu vaccine for students in its office and will dispense it at sites across campus beginning Oct. 1. Call 414-288-7184 for more information. Details including dates, time and cost of the seasonal flu shot are available online. The H1N1 vaccine is not yet available, but the university will continue to update the campus community with information when it is.

Visit the Student Health Service Web site for more information on both H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

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2. Belknap, Cainkar to present gender research

Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, assistant professor of nursing, and Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will discuss their current research and the state of gender research in their disciplines Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A.

Belknap will address "Immigration, Health and Gender" and Cainkar “The Arab American and Muslim American Experience after 9/11.” The program is the initial “Conversations on Women and Research” session in a series of informal, noon-hour discussions hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women. Each session will feature two faculty members discussing their current research and the state of gender research in their disciplines.

RSVP to Susan Hopwood, outreach librarian, at 8-5995 by noon Tuesday, Sept. 15. A light lunch will be provided. The series is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries and Women's and Gender Studies.

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3. Philosophy Department to host seminars

Dr. Michael Chase, researcher at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in Paris, will present the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite D. The title of his presentation is “Porphyry on the Cognitive Process.” 

Chase will also present “Black Swans, the Brain and Philosophy as a Way of Life: Pierre Hadot and Nassim Taleb on Ancient Scepticism” Friday, Sept. 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. A reception will follow in Coughlin 139.

Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy, will present The Aquinas and the Arabs Text Seminar Series “Avicenna, Averroes and the New Epistemology of Aquinas in the Commentary on the Sentences” Friday, Sept. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite A.

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4. Discussion about religious fasting taking place Thursday

The Office of International Education, Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Association will host “An Alternative Lunch: What Fasting Means to Me,” Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157. The discussion will focus on the reasons and meanings for fasting in various religious and cultural groups on campus.

For more information, contact Susan Whipple, OIE assistant director, at 8-7289.

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5. Fulbright scholarship awarded to arts and sciences alumnus

Chris Hallberg, a 2009 graduate from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Fulbright scholarship to study in El Salvador. Hallberg will spend the year studying economic development programs in northern El Salvador, considering why some programs flourish while others fail. Ultimately, he hopes his findings will help government agencies and nonprofit organizations develop more effective development programs in the future.
Current Marquette students, both undergraduate and graduate, interested in learning about the Fulbright program should e-mail Dr. Lezlie Knox, associate professor of history, for more information.

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6. Department of Psychology to hold colloquium

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Bob Nohr, clinic director of Cornerstone Counseling Services, and Sue Hanson, attorney, will present “Psychological Roles in Divorce Work with Families.”

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7. Résumé critiques provided by Career Services Center

The Career Services Center will offer brief résumé critiques from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 to Sept. 18 outside of the Brew Bayou, AMU. No appointment is necessary.

Students should bring a hard copy of their résumé and visit career counselors to help put finishing touches on résumés and cover letters before the 2009 Fall Career Fair, which takes place Sept. 22 to Sept. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. For more information, call 8-7423.

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8. Students needed for Student Health Advisory Board

The Student Health Advisory Board is recruiting students for its three at-large member positions. The board works to ensure the satisfaction and quality of health care at Marquette by voicing student concerns to the administration of Student Health Service. The board is responsible for representing the needs, opinions and ideas of students; evaluating proposed budgets; recommending changes in services, and participating in the publicity and marketing of Student Health Service.

Applications are available online and at the Center for Health Education and Promotion, 707 Building 130. Applications are due at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.

For more information, contact Becky Michelsen, board adviser.

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9. Tickets available for Seven Nations concert

The Office of Student Development will sponsor a Seven Nations concert Friday, Oct. 2, at the Irish Cultural Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in Brooks Lounge, AMU, for $10.

Seven Nations is a Celtic rock band from New York City with 14 albums released. They performed at the Torch Lighting ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

For more information, call the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.

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10. Celebrating women at Marquette — first study abroad student

Today, studying abroad is a common choice for students. But that wasn’t the case in 1959, when 27-year-old English major Mary Jeanne Bowen became the first Marquette student to study abroad. Read more about the delights and challenges of Bowen’s year in Ireland.

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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