1. Faculty to share how they arrived at their research focus

Dr. Gary Krenz, Dr. Felicia Miller and Dr. McGee Young will share the paths they followed to their research focus in the “One Thing Led to Another,” series Wednesday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC.

• Krenz, chair and professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present “An Unplanned Life Confession: 1798 to 1881.”

• Miller, assistant professor of marketing, will present “Celebrities – their role and value in consumer culture.”

• Young, assistant professor of political science, will present “My Thesis is that Your Thesis is Wrong’: The Challenges of Finding One’s Academic Voice.”

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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2. Using the courts for social change is Constitution Day discussion topic

Constitution Day, Sept. 17, will feature a discussion on “The Calculations, Costs, and Consequences of Using the Courts for Social Change: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage.” Dr. Laura Beth Nielsen, research professor with the American Bar Foundation and associate professor of sociology at Northwestern University, and Dr. Stephen Engel, assistant professor of political science, will address the question of whether courts should be used as tools of social change, applying that question to the case of same-sex marriage litigation.

The talk will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall first floor Appellate Courtroom.

The event is co-sponsored by:
• Department of Political Science
• Law School
• Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
• Women’s and Gender Studies
• Marquette University Student Government Diversity Commission
• Empowerment
• Gay/Straight Alliance
• Pi Sigma Alpha
• American Constitution Society

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3. Ceremonies to honor lives affected on September 11, 2001

The Department of Military Science and Leadership will host a Tri-ROTC Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony tomorrow, Sept. 10, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Raynor Library flag poles. Charles Wiley, an international journalist and war correspondent, will speak at the service and a flag-lowering ceremony will honor the lives of those affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Marquette College Republicans will also place flags in Westowne Square on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., will lead a prayer and moment of silence at 3 p.m. at the Raynor Library flag poles.

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4. Request classrooms for ad hoc events

Faculty who wish to request classroom space for an ad hoc event should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, faculty should contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU. Requests are handled by AMU Event Management.

Faculty can also use the SOC Change Request form to request classroom changes for either reason. Courses may only be moved for ADA instructor/student issues or if enrollment exceeds the assigned room capacity.

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5. Math, chemistry and engineering departments to host speakers

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Bruce Edwards, professor of mathematics at the University of Florida, will present “How Do Calculators Calculate?"

The Department of Chemistry will host Dr. Robert Hausinger, professor of microbiology & molecular genetics at Michigan State University, for a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 10. Hausinger will present “Mechanism and Diversity of Fe(II)/2-Oxoglutarate Dependent Hydroxylases” at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

Dr. Michael Schwar, project engineer at HNTB in Milwaukee, will present a seminar for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at noon in Haggerty Engineering 494. Schwar will present “Illinois River Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project.”

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6. Faber Center offering Retreat for Busy People and Annual Fall Retreat

The Faber Center will offer A Retreat for Busy People that will begin with the opening prayer service Thursday, Sept. 23, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. This six-week retreat involves meeting weekly with a retreat director at a mutually convenient time. Register by Monday, Sept. 20, with the Faber Center at 8-4545. 

The Annual Faber Fall Retreat, with Bishop Robert Morneau, will take place Oct. 29-31 at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wis. On-line registration begins Monday, Sept. 13. Space is limited.

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7. Nutritional consultations and farmerís market walk offered

Nutritional consultations are now being offered through the Employee Wellness Program. Participants meet with a registered dietitian for nutritional guidance based on the individual’s personal goals. Consultations may address meal planning, weight management, medical-related issues, food allergies, sports nutrition, vegetarianism or eating disorders. Cost is $30 for an initial 45-minute appointment and $20 per follow-up appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Student Health Service at 8-7184.

The Employee Wellness Program is also leading a walk to the Westown Farmer’s Market every Wednesday, weather permitting, beginning at noon in front of Zilber Hall. The market is located on Michigan Street between Third and Fourth streets — approximately a 10-minute walk one-way. An Employee Wellness representative leads the walk down and participants are welcome to walk back at their convenience. The farmers’ market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the summer. For more information, contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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8. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free group fitness classes each Friday beginning tomorrow, Sept. 10.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Total Body Workout at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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9. Confidential hotline available to report financial misconduct

Marquette University values its obligation to students, faculty, staff and the public to maintain the highest ethical standards. To help maintain those standards, the university offers an anonymous, confidential hotline for reporting activities that may represent financial misconduct.
 
Marquette contracts with EthicsPoint to provide a secure server and toll-free hotline, which are not operated by Marquette. This resource may be especially important for members of our community who feel uncomfortable discussing suspected financial misconduct with their colleagues or supervisors.
 
Individuals can report activities online or by calling 1-800-445-7068.

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