1. Clinical and Translational Science Institute seeking grant applications

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is seeking applications from new and established investigators for its 2010 Pilot & Collaborative Grants in Clinical and Translational Research. Mandatory letters of intent are due Sept. 30 and the application submission deadline is Oct. 29.

The CTSI is a partnership of all of the major academic institutions in the region — Marquette, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Zablocki VA Medical Center and Blood Center of Wisconsin. Formed in 2008, the institute is developing an infrastructure to enable researchers from various institutions to collaborate and to compete for federal grants.

The Public Policy Forum and the Milwaukee Regional Research Forum, with assistance from the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, will explain the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Monday, Oct. 25, at 11:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Milwaukee West, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. The new president of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. John Raymond, will be introduced, and the first-ever T. Michael Bolger Award will also be presented.

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2. Dempsey to discuss theological implications of stained glass

Dr. Deirdre Dempsey, associate professor of theology, will host a lunchtime learning session, “And Then There Was Light: Theological Implications of Stained Glass,” Wednesday, Sept. 15, at noon at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

The program is held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios. The 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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3. 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. Classes, however, 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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4. Alís Run team registration deadline is Sept. 17

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning on the Marquette campus. The registration deadline to join a Marquette team is noon Friday, Sept. 17. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online. Search “Marquette” and use the password “Marquette.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteer opportunities are also available before, during and after the run/walk. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of AMU, at 8-3129 for more information.

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5. St. Paul is subject of Wade Lecture

Rev. Tom Stegman, S.J., associate professor of New Testament and professor ordinarius at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will present “The Language of Righteousness in the Letters of St. Paul: A Case for ‘Both-And’” for the Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Chair Public Lecture. The lecture will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. A reception will follow. RSVP to Dr. Catharine Malloy, program coordinator for the Francis Wade, S.J., Chair, at 8-4022.

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6. Ramp closed to I-94 east/I-43 south

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has closed the Wisconsin Avenue on-ramp to I-94 south/I-43 south and suggested an alternate route.
 
The ramp was closed Thursday night due to cracks in a concrete column supporting the ramp. While the DOT is investigating repair options, a timetable for the ramp reopening has not yet been set.
 
For more information about alternate routes contact the WisDOT Statewide Traffic Operations Center at (414) 227-2142.

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7. Rosary, lunch with homeless and groups for men and those with aging parents scheduled

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is hosting several upcoming spiritual opportunities:

Praying of the rosary will take place Wednesday, Sept. 8, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Faber Center, in Schroeder Complex 111. No RSVP is required.

Rev. J. J. O'Leary, associate director of the center, will host a Caring for Aging Parents Support Group on Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. No RSVP is needed. Beverages will be served. Attendees should feel free to bring their lunch.

The Faber Center will join guests at Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and Scripture reflection Friday, Sept. 10. Participants will leave as a group from Schroeder Complex 111 at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, by Thursday, Sept. 9.

A men's spirituality group focusing on the place of duty in men's lives will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. All male employees are invited. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 10, to Ellen Blonski at 8-4545.

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8. Study abroad fair is Wednesday

The Office of International Education will host a study abroad fair Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of AMU. The fair is an opportunity for the Marquette community to speak with program representatives and OIE staff as well as learn about the programs offered by Marquette.

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9. Yoga class to be held for eight weeks

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a yoga class on Tuesdays from Sept. 21 through Nov. 9 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer 050. Susan Lorentzen, registered yoga instructor, will direct the class. Mats will be provided; participants can also bring their own. Cost is $40 for the eight-week session.  

The class is for beginners and intermediates and will cover basic yoga poses to improve balance, strength and flexibility. The class incorporates breathing techniques to use in everyday life.  
 
A minimum of 10 participants is required to offer the class, but space is limited to 25 participants. Registration is first-come, first-served. To register or for more information, contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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10. Group fitness class sign-ups begin today

Registration for group fitness classes at the Rec Center begins today, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Rec Center. Rec Plex class registration begins tomorrow, Sept. 8, at the Rec Plex.

Registration is first-come, first-served and no pre-registration is available. Participants are only allowed to register for themselves.

For more information call 8-6979.

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11. Treatment for Latinos with depression to be discussed

Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present a Department of Psychology colloquium Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. She will present “Behavioral Activation: A Treatment Approach for Latinos with Depression.”

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12. Eastern Orthodox Vespers service to be held

Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritually beautiful and peaceful, filled with God’s love in Christ through the Holy Spirit, according to Campus Ministry.

For more information, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, or Agust Magnusson, president of OCF.

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13. "Online and blended teaching with D2L" to be presented

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Online and blended teaching with D2L” Wednesday, Sept. 15.

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:

Sept. 29 — Digital imaging and scanning in D2L
Oct. 13 — Video and audio production and distribution in D2L
Oct. 27 — Synchronous technology
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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14. Programs involving minors must register with risk management

Marquette programs that involve participation by minors must be registered with the Office of Risk Management according to a University Policy and Procedure (UPP-4-26) that became effective July 1, 2009.

The university and its faculty, administrators, staff, students and volunteers have a particular obligation to protect the safety and interests of the most vulnerable, including minors (those under the age of 18) who are participating in activities and programs on campus. The policy also addresses:

• Background checks for faculty, administrators, staff, volunteers and university students more than 18 years of age who are participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Training for those participating in such activities.

• Behavioral requirements, including prohibitive practices, for those participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Procedures to be followed when inappropriate conduct is suspected.

Required training is available online for individuals. For large group presentations a DVD is available. The training emphasizes basic guidelines to prevent problems and the perception of problems. Contact Risk Management at 8-8492 or Charyl Burke, risk manager, at 8-1552 for training information.

Background checks of individuals are required once every four years, and results will be stored separately and used only for the purpose of the Working with Minors policy.

Offices and programs that have not already reported their activities involving minors should contact Risk Management to determine if their activities are covered by the policy.

Contact Charyl Burke or Steve Duffy, associate vice president for administration, for more information.

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15. Newest issue of Compendium available

The summer issue of Compendium, the semiannual publication of faculty and staff accomplishments, has been distributed to all faculty. The next issue will be distributed this winter and will cover accomplishments from early summer 2010 through early winter 2010.

Faculty and staff with scholarly accomplishments that have occurred since June 2010, such as publications, presentations and awards that aren’t in the summer issue, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Recent accomplishments should be submitted online.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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