1. Marquette Central hosting open house next week

Marquette Central will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 19-22, on the first floor of Zilber Hall. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

Marquette Central opened in December, centralizing the services of the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar. Attendees can meet staff and learn more about enrollment and financial services.

Tours of Zilber Hall will be offered at the building’s formal dedication and open house, scheduled for spring.

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2. McCormick to present for Honors Program lecture series

Dr. Barrett McCormick, professor of political science, will speak in the 2009-10 Honors Program Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in Cudahy 001. McCormick will present “China and America in the 21st Century: Democracy and Dictatorship, War and Peace.”

The Honors Student Advisory Council hosts the lecture series by inviting faculty to address a topic from the viewpoint of “If this were the last lecture of your career, what would you say?”

Additional speakers will be Dr. Julian Hills, associate professor of theology (Feb. 11); Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the Manresa Project (March 11); and Dr. Ronald Zupko, professor emeritus of history (April 15).

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3. Spring 2010 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Faculty should access CheckMarq for the most up-to-date spring 2010 course classroom assignments. They can e-mail Marie Hegerty or Robert Whaples in the Office of the Registrar if unable to locate where a course is meeting. 

Once assigned, courses may not be moved without approval from the Office of the Registrar. Fill out the SOC Classroom Change Web form to have a classroom assignment changed.

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4. Persian Visions exhibition running through Sunday at art museum

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran, an exhibition of photography and video installations by Iran’s most celebrated photographers, runs at the Haggerty Museum of Art through Sunday, Jan. 17. The exhibition gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while simultaneously addressing public concerns.

The Haggerty will open six exhibitions beginning Jan. 27, including Stella Johnson’s AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua; Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade; Lucinda Devlin’s The Omega Suites; Barbara Morgan’s The Montages; The Northern Masters prints; and Old Master Paintings from the Haggerty.

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5. COA announces election results

Dan DeWeerdt, senior director of engagement communications in University Advancement, and Tom Ford, associate athletics director, have been elected at-large representatives of the Committee on Administrators. Carol Trecek, director of continuing education and alumni relations in the School of Dentistry, has been elected the area representative for the Office of the Provost.

Their three-year terms began Jan. 1.

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6. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 15, 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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7. Guest lodging available at Mashuda Hall

Faculty, staff and administrators who have a job candidate, guest speaker, seminar participant, new staff member, parent or other visitor who needs a place to stay while on campus can reserve a room at the Mashuda Hall Guest Wing, 1926 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

Nineteen air-conditioned rooms with two extra-long twin beds, full bath with linens, desk, cable TV, microwave-refrigerator and WiFi accommodate up to 38 people. Other amenities available for an extra fee include overnight parking, in-hall meal service and use of campus recreational facilities. 

For rates and room availability, contact Conference Services in the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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8. Dining Services offering meal plans to employees

Dining Services is offering the “Loyalty 50 Dining Plan” for employees who dine on campus. Participants can dine at more than 15 locations with this 50-meal plan, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal exchanges are available at Marquette Place, The Natural Smart Market, Brew Cafés, Cobeen Hall, McCormick Hall, Straz Tower, Mashuda Hall and Café Italiano in Schroeder Hall.

The cost for 50 meals is $295.

For more information or to purchase a dining plan, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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9. Emergency Procedures Guide available online

Employees who do not have a copy of their Emergency Procedures Guide should download a copy or request one from their building emergency coordinator.

The guide provides a quick reference for responding to criminal activity, bomb threats, infectious disease, medical emergencies, chemical spills, fire, hazardous leaks, severe weather and utility failures. Employees should review the guide periodically and become familiar with what they should do for themselves and others in an emergency.

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10. Celebrating women at Marquette early years of nursing

She was the university’s first female academic dean and the first woman in Wisconsin to earn a doctorate degree in nursing. Sister Berenice Beck, O.S.F., was also responsible for bringing nursing education back to Marquette.

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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