1. Campus community invited to participate in Family Weekend events

Marquette will host Family Weekend Oct. 1-3, offering students the opportunity to show their families what life is like on campus. The entire campus community is invited to participate. 

A few of the events include “Meet the Dean” sessions, campus tours, concerts, a parent retreat and “Beyond the Boards with Buzz,” at which Men’s Basketball Coach Buzz Williams will provide an exclusive, inside look at the upcoming season.  

Call University Special Events at 8-7431 for more information.

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2. Department of Performing Arts presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Department of Performing Arts will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sept. 23 to 26 at Helfaer Theatre. Performances for this Tony-winning musical based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for employees cost $16 and for the general public $16 to $20. Discounts are offered to senior citizens and alumni. Season ticket packages are also available. Call the theatre box office at 8-7504 for more information.

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3. Black Panther Party to be discussed at Haggerty Museum

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Black Panthers Making Sense of History,” Dr. Andrew Witt, associate professor of history at Edgewood College, will present “Picking Up the Hammer: Re-thinking the Black Panther Party” Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. A reception will follow.  

The program is free and open to the public.

In 1967, while a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Stephen Shames met Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale at an antiwar demonstration in San Francisco and began photographing the Panthers. This self-assigned project continued for the next six years, ending in 1973. Embraced by the organization, Shames was allowed unprecedented access, enabling him to capture not only its public face — street demonstrations, protests and militant posturing — but also unscripted behind-the-scenes moments, from private party meetings to Bobby Seale in prison. Through his output, Shames amassed an impressive archive of images, most of which have never been seen.

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4. Marquette trustee named president of Creighton University

Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Marquette University trustee, has been selected by the Creighton University Board of Directors as its 24th president. Father Lannon, currently president of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will assume his new position at Creighton on July 1, 2011.

Father Lannon previously served as associate executive vice president and vice president for university advancement at Marquette.

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5. Policies related to purchasing revised; training sessions scheduled

Training sessions about revised purchasing policies are being offered to users of the Marquette financial system, including account holders and credit card users. Content covered will include bid level requirements, diversity supplier inclusion, IRS requirements for credit card use and contract processing requirements related to the generation of purchase orders. The revised policies take effect Oct. 1.    

All campus account holders will be required to confirm knowledge of the policies:

UPP 1-06 Contracts Obligating University Funds
UPP 3-01 Purchasing Policy and Procedure
UPP 3-05 Procedure for Processing Invoices, DIVs and Consulting Fees
UPP 3-08 University Credit Card Program
Training sessions will be held in the Raynor Beaumier Suites:

• Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in B/C
• Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in A
• Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in B/C
• Oct. 12, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in B/C
• Oct. 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in B/C

E-mail to register.

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6. Program to address research proposal rejections and resubmissions

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host “Revising and Resubmitting Unfunded Proposals” Thursday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

This session will explore reasons why proposals are rejected and offer strategies for revising and resubmitting unfunded proposals. Examples of reviewers’ comments will be used so participants can determine whether resubmission is worthwhile, and, if so, how and what changes should be made. The session will also provide a brief overview of the review and resubmission process and funding rates of major federal agencies.

The program will be presented by Dr. Marjorie Piechowski, director of research support, and Michelle Schoenecker, senior technical grant writer, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

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7. Workshop offered about web resources for hybrid teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are offering “Web and MU-based resources for hybrid teaching” Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The workshop is part of a hybrid teaching series that focuses on developing and teaching hybrid/blended courses. Hybrid courses combine classroom-based and online teaching and learning. A goal of the workshop series is for each participant to prepare an instructional module for use online this coming spring semester. Faculty who attend the six workshops and prepare an online module will receive a certificate of completion. All requirements do not need to be met in one semester. The series will be offered every semester. Space is limited.

Workshops are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library 320H. Additional workshops will be:

Oct. 6 — Online student activities and e-portfolios
Oct. 20 — Graphic design, assessment and social networking tools
Nov. 3 — Instructional design, blogging and learning communities
Nov. 17 — Project presentations

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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8. First attendees to SHS open house receive Stone Creek Coffee coupon

The Student Health Advisory Board will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Student Health Service, Schroeder Complex lower level. The event will include tours of Student Health Service and an opportunity to meet with the Student Health Advisory Board members and staff. The first 30 attendees receive a coupon for a free drink from Stone Creek Coffee.

The Student Health Advisory Board is a group of students who serve as an advisory body to Student Health Service, addressing health care quality and student satisfaction with it at Marquette.

For more information, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217 or e-mail Becky Michelsen, board adviser.

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9. Four departments hosting colloquiums

Dr. Xizhou Feng, research engineer in ITS, will present “Computational Methods and Tools for Modeling Contagions on Large Realistic Social Contact Networks” tomorrow, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Haggerty Engineering 204A. His presentation is a colloquium of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Kathleen Patterson, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the VA Medical Center, and colleagues of hers from the VA will present “Issues in Geropsychology.”

Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, will present “The Life of the Mind in the Experience of God” from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. This Department of Philosophy colloquium will be held in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

Dr. Kurt Warncke, associate professor of physics at Emory University, will present a Department of Chemistry colloquium Friday, Sept. 17. Warncke will present “Dynamical Contributions to Catalysis in B12 Enzymes” at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

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10. Food and sustainability discussion series to cover effects of eating

"What's Eating Marquette?", a food and sustainability discussion series hosted by the Center for Peacemaking, will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Academic Support Facility 201. Graduate students, faculty and staff are invited for a conversation on the effects of eating habits on culture, society and ecological systems. A variety of Middle Eastern foods will be served.

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11. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Sept. 17, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein 263. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A tour of the Law School will also be provided. No registration is necessary.

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12. Group fitness class registration is open

Registrations for group fitness classes are still available at the Rec Center and the Rec Plex. Registration is first-come, first-served. Classes begin next week.

For more information call 8-6979.

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13. Libraries' newsletter covers acquisitions, workshops and new staff

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ fall newsletter is now online, including new staff, noteworthy acquisitions, fall workshops, spotlight on Research and Instructional Services, Turnitin and more.

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