1. Minor in entrepreneurship will be offered

Provost John Pauly today approved a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business majors beginning in fall 2011.

The College of Business Administration has offered a major in entrepreneurship since 2004. The new 21-credit minor will include courses in economics, business statistics and accounting, as well as entrepreneurship, a business elective and an applied experiential course.

“The primary goal for the minor in entrepreneurship is to provide students in non-business fields a basic but limited insight into how to use self-employment as a means to live fulfilling lives,” according to the program proposal, which was approved by the Board of Undergraduate Studies. “The minor supports the goals of the cross-campus entrepreneurship initiative which include instilling entrepreneurial thinking across campus in many disciplines and providing learning opportunities for students in developing their own entrepreneurial ideas and ventures and working on cross functional teams.”

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2. Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna to deliver Simmons Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jacqui Banaszynski, Jour ’74, will deliver the annual Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the AMU ballrooms. The free, public lecture, “The Heart of the Story: Bearing witness with courage and compassion,” calls for journalists to question how to challenge authority and fight for justice.

Banaszynski brings a background of working in newsrooms for more than 30 years, most recently as projects editor at The Seattle Times. She is currently the Knight Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism and is an Editing Fellow at the Poynter Institute.

While at the St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press, Banaszynski won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Distinguished Service Award for “AIDS in the Heartland,” an intimate account of the death of a gay farm couple. She was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for coverage of the Ethiopian famine and won the national Associated Press Sports Editors award with deadline coverage at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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3. Undergrads to present Honors Program research projects

The Honors Program will host its seventh Annual Honors Research Fair on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. Summer 2010 fellowship recipients will present their research projects, including:

• Hilary Braseth, economics, “Rebuilding New Orleans: Non-profit behavior in Katrina’s wake”

• Jessica Jeruzal, philosophy, “Healthcare reform and its effect on efforts to start a co-op in Wisconsin”

• Claire Lally, English, “Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead and Native American feminist identity”

• Caitlin O’Brien, social and cultural sciences, “Works of Mercy: Observing community values at the Casa Maria Catholic Worker House”

The Honors Undergraduate Research Project is intended to provide honors students with an opportunity to conduct, write and disseminate an original research project with a university faculty member.

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4. Panel to discuss religion and First Amendment rights in America

A panel discussion, “Religion in America: The Constitution in Practice,” will be held Friday, Oct. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom. Dr. Mary Anne Siderits, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Stephen Engel, assistant professor of political science; and Scott Idleman, professor of law, will explore First Amendment rights, American identity and the experiences of religious communities in the United States.

The program is sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, Campus Ministry, Department of Political Science, Democracy Matters, Department of Psychology, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences and the MUSG Diversity Commission.

For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3686.

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5. Classes will be held Nov. 1

The printed edition of the Student Handbook inaccurately indicates on page 54 that no classes will be held Nov. 1, All Saints Day. However, as reported in September, classes will be held that day.

The online version of the handbook is correct, as is the university’s online academic calendar.

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6. Student reported with pertussis

The Milwaukee Health Department and Marquette are working together after learning that a Marquette student has pertussis (also known as whooping cough), a mild bacterial respiratory illness that requires close, prolonged (usually an hour or more) contact for transmission.
The student involved does not live in university housing, but university officials have identified those who had a class with the individual. Those faculty and students will receive letters notifying them of the possible exposure and asking them to monitor themselves for symptoms.  

Under federal law, Marquette is not allowed to disclose personal information about the individual with pertussis.

Pertussis usually starts with cold symptoms, such as a runny nose and cough, followed by episodes of severe coughing that can last one to two months. It is spread through respiratory droplets (such as coughing or sneezing). To prevent its spread, especially to infants and young children for whom pertussis can be serious if they have not been vaccinated, it is important that individuals with possible symptoms receive antibiotics.
To help stop the spread of germs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend:

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
• Put your tissue in the wastebasket.
• Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing (wash with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner).

Members of the Marquette community (including students, faculty and staff) as well as parents or guardians with questions about pertussis can call Student Health Service at 8-7184.

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7. Deadline is Wednesday to respond to pathways to funding program

“Your Pathway to Funding: How University Offices Collaborate in Pursuit of External Funding” will be presented Monday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157.

The various ways that projects on the Marquette campus become funded will be discussed. Three primary offices — Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of Public Affairs and University Advancement — work together to secure funding for research and other efforts. How each office works, what services they provide and which path may be the best for a project will be covered.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, by Wednesday, Oct. 27.

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8. Employees can earn rewards by participating in wellness programs

The Employee Wellness Program is introducing a Wellness Rewards Program in which employees can earn rewards by participating in wellness activities.

Every time a employee attends a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs and from Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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9. Hefti, Johnson and Peterson to share how they arrived at their research focus

Dr. Arthur Hefti, Dr. Mike Johnson and Dr. Jane Peterson will share the paths they followed to their research focus in the “One Thing Led to Another,” series Wednesday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC.

•  Hefti, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Dentistry, will present "Role Models"

• Johnson, associate professor of electrical and Computer Engineering, will present “It’s my wife’s fault — how a family vacation led to talking with elephants”

• Peterson, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, will present “Seeds of Change: A Midwest Redux”

A free, light lunch will be served. Employees and graduate students are welcome. RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The series is co-sponsored by the Office and Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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10. Harvard professor to present Marburg Lecture

Dr. Robert Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and visiting professor of public policy at the University of Manchester, England, will present the College of Business Administration’s Marburg Lecture, “American Grace,” Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. A former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Putnam will discuss his new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which is based on two of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America.

Register online.

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11. Lonergan Project events are next week

The Marquette Lonergan Project, Second Annual Colloquium "Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World" will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC.

Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, will present the 2010 Doerr Lecture, "Social Grace and the Mission of the Word" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.

Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., retired theology faculty member, will present "Classical Christology and Social Justice: Why the Divinity of Christ Matters" at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5.

Dr. Danielle Nussberger, assistant professor of theology, will present "The Spirit of Truth: Receiving and Communicating the Word in Dialogue” at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5.

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12. Supper for 12 Strangers deadline is Wednesday

The Association of Marquette University Women will sponsor Supper for 12 Strangers Saturday, Nov. 6; Sunday, Nov. 7; and Sunday, Nov. 14. This tradition offers Marquette faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to host two to 12 students in their home for dinner and an evening of casual conversation. The “supper” can be as formal as a gourmet meal on fine China or as casual as pizza on paper plates. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 27. For more information and to register, contact Libby Gard, engagement and external relations office associate, at 8-8440.

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13. Events for expectant mothers, those who have lost a loved one are next week

The Faber Center will also host a gathering for expectant mothers Monday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. for all mothers — whether expecting their first or fourth child — to share their joy, questions, insights, wisdom and support. The group will meet at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545 by Friday, Oct. 29. A light lunch will be provided.

An Ecumenical Prayer Service for employees and family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality hosts this annual event on All Souls Day. All faith traditions are welcome.

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14. Free samples at Tory Hill Café and Diner at Mashuda events

Grand openings for Tory Hill Café at Eckstein Hall and the Diner at Mashuda Hall each take place this week.

The opening for Tory Hill Café at Eckstein Hall will be Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free menu samples, a sushi bar demonstration and live music, help determine what the seasonal latté will be for November and enter to win an Apple iPad. Beer samples (I.D. required) from Sprecher Brewery and cheese pairings will also be provided.

The grand opening for the Diner at Mashuda will be Friday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with $1 hot dogs and hamburgers, and free pie and milkshake samples. Attendees can also enter to win an Apple iPad.

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15. Math and chemistry departments holding colloquiums

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Texas-Arlington, will present “High-Performance Green Computing in Large-Scale Computational Grids.”

The Department of Chemistry will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 29, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Jim Mayer, Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Endowed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, will present “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: From Hydrogen Atom Transfer to Marcus Theory.”

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16. Student nurses hosting blood drive

Student Nurses Association is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Blood Center of Wisconsin in the lower terrace lounge of Clark Hall. Schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. Donors also need to bring a photo I.D. with birth date.

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17. Part of 10th Street closed this week

10th Street will be closed between Michigan Street and Wisconsin Avenue through Friday, Oct. 29, due to repair work. The signed detour route will be to use 8th Street.

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