1. Phelps and McKenzie to conduct gallery walk-through for art museum

Paul Phelps, owner of Oakbrook Esser Studios, and Janet McKenzie, artist, will conduct an opening/gallery walk-through at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, for The Haggerty Museum of Art’s exhibition Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios. A reception and book signing with McKenzie will follow.

This exhibition examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers. Works designed by Tiffany Studios, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mayer of Munich, Leo Cartwright, Johann Minten, Janet McKenzie and James Walker will be featured in the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 2, 2011.

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2. Workshop offered about hybrid teaching and course design

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are offering “Introduction to hybrid teaching and course design” Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The workshop is part of a hybrid teaching series that focuses on developing and teaching hybrid/blended courses. Hybrid courses combine classroom-based and online teaching and learning. A goal of the workshop series is for each participant to prepare an instructional module for use online this coming spring semester. Faculty who attend the six workshops and prepare an online module will receive a certificate of completion. All requirements do not need to be met in one semester. The series will be offered every semester. Space is limited.

Workshops are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library 320H. Additional workshops will be:

Sept. 22 — Web and MU-based resources for hybrid teaching
Oct. 6 — Online student activities and e-portfolios
Oct. 20 — Graphic design, assessment and social networking tools
Nov. 3 — Instructional design, blogging and learning communities
Nov. 17 — Project presentations

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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3. D2L introductory training sessions offered

Desire2Learn Introductory Instructor Training will be held in Raynor 320H through the Center for Teaching and Learning:

• Sept. 3, 1-4 p.m.
• Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to noon
• Nov. 9, 1-4 p.m.

The training is for faculty who wish to incorporate D2L into their teaching. It provides an overview of the D2L tool set and is especially helpful for new and adjunct faculty and for faculty who wish to use more technology in their instruction.

Register online.

Faculty who need help with D2L but cannot attend the scheduled sessions should contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799.

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4. Marquette employee choir resumes

The Marquette employee choir will resume its rehearsals in Marquette Hall 100 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7.

This non-audition choir, the MUsical Staff, brings Marquette faculty, staff and administrators together from across campus to be inspired by singing.

Mark Konewko, carillonneur, is director.

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5. Free coffee samples offered for Marquette private label

The Brew Cafés will host a free coffee sampling Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Friday, Sept. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. outside the AMU Brew Bayou to gather feedback about coffee choices under consideration for Marquette's private label coffee. The campus community will be able to vote for which of the three choices they prefer, which were created by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters.

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6. Best Buddies recognized as Outstanding Chapter

Best Buddies Marquette, a student organization dedicated to creating friendships, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was recently honored as Outstanding Chapter at Best Buddies International's 21st Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference.

Chosen from more than 400 Best Buddies college programs throughout the world and 62 Outstanding Chapter applicants, the Marquette chapter was selected as 2009-2010 Outstanding College chapter for its dedication to the Best Buddies mission.

The organization held monthly events in 2009-10 including a showcase of talents of buddies (those with intellectual disabilities); arts and crafts; games; karaoke; and volunteer and fund-raising projects.

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7. Take shelter during severe weather

Members of the Marquette community are reminded to take shelter immediately when the local emergency sirens sound for severe weather. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the area and everyone should take immediate shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground location.

A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. Continue normal activities but monitor the situation.

For more information, see the Emergency Procedures Guide.

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