1. Law School hosting senate debate, party chairs and Hallows Lecture

Candidates for U.S. Senate Ron Johnson and Russ Feingold will be the guests for the final “UPFRONT” Town Hall Challenge at the Law School tomorrow, Oct. 22. The program will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy. Registration for this event is closed, but the debate will be broadcast live on WISN-TV Ch. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The Law School will host Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate on Tuesday, Oct. 26, for “On the Issues With Mike Gousha.” The leaders of the state’s two major political parties will preview the final week of campaigning and break down the races for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress and control of the legislature at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Register online. Space is limited.

The Law School will also host the annual E. Harold Hallows Lecture on Monday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Aharon Barak, visiting professor of law, and Oscar M. Ruebhausen distinguished senior fellow at Yale Law School and former president of the Supreme Court of Israel, will present “Society, Law and Judging.” Register online. Space is limited.

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2. Entrepreneurship webinar is Tuesday; social entrepreneur in residence named

A Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Webinar, “Understanding Systemic Change,” will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Zilber 370. Dr. Karabi Acharya, Ashoka director, will discuss systemic change of social innovation and entrepreneurship. The webinar is presented by the Office of the Provost’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. Refreshments will be provided.  

Education entrepreneur Rajiv Vinnakota will be Marquette’s social entrepreneur in residence, Nov. 7-13. The co-founder and managing director of the SEED Foundation Inc. will spend a week working with students and faculty across campus on socially responsible innovation as part of the university’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.
The highlight of the week will be “High Success with High Needs Kids,” a one-day series of programs on urban education innovation and reform, Tuesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Eckstein Hall appellate courtroom.

The day will commence with Vinnakota’s presentation, “Social Impact Through Innovation: Urban Education Reform.” Following his speech will be a panel discussion at 10:45 a.m., “Local Paths to High Success for High-Need Students.” Panelists include: Clavon Byrd, principal, Lloyd Street Global Education School; Heidi A. Ramirez, chief academic officer, Milwaukee Public Schools; Robb Rauh, principal, Milwaukee College Preparatory School; and Marcia Spector, executive director, Seeds of Health, Inc.
From noon to 1:30 p.m., National Teacher of the Year and founder of the Hobart Shakespeareans Rafe Esquith will discuss his passion for and successes in urban education in “Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire.” Register online.

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3. Registration open for cyberinfrastructure conference

Marquette will co-sponsor Cyberinfrastructure Day on Friday, Nov. 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and Internet2, this free conference will include presentations from the sciences, engineering and the digital humanities. Researchers at public and private Wisconsin institutions of higher education will discuss how they are using cyberinfrastructure — tools, networks and services that balance people, technology, processes and data — to support their research.

Register online. Refreshments will be provided.

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4. Marquette completes purchase of Wells Street properties

The university has completed its purchase of the properties located at 1601 and 1607 W. Wells St., which house Angelo’s Pizza Restaurant and Marquette Gyros. The properties were the only parcels on the south side of Wells Street that Marquette did not own.

The owner of the buildings approached Marquette when he decided to retire and close his business, and the properties, with their strategic location, were purchased with funding from the university’s capital reserves budget.  

Marquette Gyros will continue to lease its space, and the Office of Administration is in conversations with various parties regarding the building that houses Angelo’s.

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5. Coach Terri Mitchell presents libraries' fall lecture

Terri Mitchell, head women’s basketball coach, will present “Lessons from the Hardwood,” Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Mitchell’s presentation will focus on life lessons she has learned both on and off the basketball court and will conclude with a question and answer session.

For more information contact Jean Zanoni, associate dean of libraries, at 8-7214.

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6. Gesu rose window restoration lecture to be held at Haggerty Museum

Kevin Grabowsky, project director for Conrad Schmitt Studios, who is overseeing the restoration of the Church of the Gesu rose window, will give a presentation at the Haggerty Museum Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m., about the window’s restoration process. A viewing of the rose window at Gesu with a presentation by John O’Brien, executive director of operations at Gesu, will follow.

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7. Philosopher to discuss ethical knowledge and free decision

Dr. Tobias Hoffmann, associate professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, will present “Duns Scotus on Why Ethical Knowledge Is Untainted by Bad Habits” Thursday, Oct. 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in AMU 380. The program is sponsored by the Marquette Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.

Hoffmann will also present “Peter Auriol on Free Decision” Friday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A. The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

Hoffmann’s research interests involve the ethics of Thomas Aquinas, epistemology and metaphysics in 13th and 14th century philosophy.

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8. Zipcars to be available in November

Two Zipcars will be available to Marquette students, faculty and staff, ages 18 and older, by early November. Zipcar is a car-sharing program that allows members to reserve cars online or on a mobile device. An annual fee provides access to the Zipcars, which offer hourly or daily rates that include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day.

More information, including about the cars that are coming to campus, is available online and by e-mail.

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9. Flu vaccinations available

Influenza vaccinations (injectable) are available to students, faculty and staff at upcoming sessions. This year’s vaccination is combined to cover both the seasonal and H1N1 influenzas. Employee spouses and dependents are also eligible for vaccinations. Cost is $25 per person. Employees and dependents participating in the Marquette health plan can submit their payment receipt for reimbursement (EPO coverage is 100 percent; PPO is 80 percent). All employees who receive the flu vaccine will be entered into a prize drawing.

Flu clinics are:
• Monday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., AMU first floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., AMU first floor lobby

Clinics are administered by the College of Nursing, Human Resources and Student Health Service.

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center is also offering the combined influenza vaccine, both injectable (for ages 6 months and older) and nasal mist (for ages 2 to 49 years) for $40. Both are covered by MU insurance with no co-pay — insurance is billed directly. Call 933-9100 for an appointment. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and some Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marquette employees can also subscribe to the Human Resources RSS feed for regular benefit news sent directly to their e-mail.

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10. Marquette makes it to second round of vegan-friendly campus competition

Marquette community members can vote for Marquette as one of the most vegan-friendly colleges in the country through an online competition in the “Small U.S. Schools” category. Marquette won its first round competition and now “competes” against Northwestern University. Voting for the second round ends Monday, Oct. 25.

Marquette was selected by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals based on quality and quantity of vegan options and online feedback from students, according to Kevin Bayley, marketing manager for Sodexo Campus Services

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11. Battery advancements and hydrolic impacts of development to be discussed

Dr. Ou Mao, director of advanced product development at Johnson Controls, will present “Advances in Batteries for Cars and Energy Storage” Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in Haggerty Engineering 204A. His presentation is a colloquium of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Robert Montgomery, principal at Montgomery Associates, will present a Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering colloquium next week. Montgomery will discuss “The Challenges of Mitigating Hydrologic Impacts of Development: Lessons Learned in Dane County, WI,” Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in Haggerty Engineering 204A.

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12. "Synchronous technology" to be presented

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Synchronous technology” Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.

Additional sessions this semester will include:

Nov. 10 — Using social networking tools in teaching
Dec. 1 — Emerging technologies
Dec. 8 — Project presentations of D2L enhanced courses

All sessions are in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology.

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13. Some hours of operation change for midterm break

Departments and services with special hours of operation for midterm break include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Thursday, Oct. 21, to Saturday, Oct. 23 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24 — 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Rec Center
Thursday, Oct. 21 — open to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 22 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Thursday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 22 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24 — 10 to 11:45 p.m. (24-hour access resumes)

Rec Plex
Thursday, Oct. 21 — open to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 22 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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14. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling

TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to faculty and staff for individual and confidential financial counseling sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, in AMU 233. The session can include overall financial advice, asset allocation, retirement income options, diversifying financial portfolios and learning about mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Call 1-800-842-2005, ext. 255674, to schedule an appointment.

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