1. Marquette to offer new doctoral degree

Marquette will offer a doctoral program and master’s degree in clinical and translational rehabilitation health science beginning in fall 2011. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the new programs Wednesday.

The programs will be part of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The university’s PT program ranks in the top 10 percent of the more than 200 accredited physical therapy programs nationwide.  

“The CTRH degrees will focus on improving the human condition through research, with a strong emphasis on neuromuscular conditions,” said Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “Clinical and translational research allows us to use our faculty expertise to make discoveries, prevent injuries, develop better treatments, and test new methods that will benefit our patients and ensure best practices within our professions.”

The Ph.D. in CTRH will require 69 credits, including a 12-credit dissertation and up to 25 credits that may be transferred from a professional or master’s degree program. The 36-credit master of science degree will allow students to choose from among three areas of emphasis: community wellness, sports medicine or performance enhancement; students may also choose a thesis or non-thesis track. Undergraduates in Marquette’s exercise science and athletic training programs may enroll in an accelerated degree program, completing both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in CTRH in five years.

For more information about the CTRH program, contact Dr. Paula Papanek, associate professor of physical therapy and graduate director for CTRH, at 8-5069.

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2. Funeral arrangements for Hank Raymonds set

The visitation for Hank Raymonds, who passed away Monday, will be Sunday, Dec. 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Gesu. A reception will follow in the AMU Ballrooms.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Virginia Raymonds, 177 N. 85th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4601.

Raynor Memorial Libraries' Hall of Fame digital collection features nearly 100 images from Raymond's Marquette career as coach and administrator. Marquette Magazine featured Raymonds in its October 2010 issue.

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3. Libraries extend hours for finals week

Raynor Memorial Libraries has extended hours for finals week.

The Lower Level will be open until 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, to Thursday, Dec. 16, and Friday, Dec. 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., when 24-hour access ends. It will be open Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed Sunday, Dec. 19.

Hours for Brew @ the Bridge:
Thursday, Dec. 9  — to 10 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 10 — 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 — 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12 — 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (free coffee and treats at closing)
Monday, Dec. 13 — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (free coffee and treats at closing)
Tuesday to Thursday, Dec. 14, to Dec. 16 — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17 — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 18 — closed until spring semester

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4. Free house watch, parking and shuttles available for winter break

Students living off-campus can register their properties with the Department of Public Safety for Vacant House Watch while they are away from campus during winter breaks. DPS officers will discreetly monitor the property periodically during their routine patrols of the neighborhood. Students must fill out the Vacant House Watch form and return it to the DPS office in Parking Structure 1, on 16th Street. Students are also encouraged to discontinue mail and newspaper service over extended absences and to activate alarm systems if they are available. All registrations received by Monday, Dec. 20, will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Target gift card.

Students concerned about leaving their vehicles unattended can obtain free on-campus parking during the winter break in exchange for a non-perishable food item or cash donation to Campus Kitchens. Students can register vehicles with Parking Services after their last final exam. Call 8-6911 for more information.

DPS is also providing shuttles to the Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus stations. Shuttles will run every hour, on the hour, Friday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., leaving from the DPS office in Parking Structure 1 on 16th Street. Starting at 5 p.m., students can request a ride to the Amtrak or bus terminal using the LIMO service, which runs until 3 a.m. LIMO service will also be available on Sunday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 17, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., to get students from the train and bus stations back to campus. LIMO requests are made by calling DPS at (414) 288-6363. No reservation or notice is needed for the hourly shuttle on Friday, Dec. 17. Whether using the shuttle or LIMO service, students should plan ahead since departure and pick-up times cannot be guaranteed.

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5. Marquette Magazine honored as best alumni magazine

Marquette’s alumni magazine, Marquette Magazine, will be recognized with a gold award in the “best alumni/institution magazine,” 10,000-plus circulation category by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education at CASE's annual conference Dec. 12-14 in Chicago. Ordinarily, Marquette Magazine is a 48- to 52-page, four-color quarterly mailed to 127,000 university alumni and friends. But for the fall 2009 issue, the magazine staff created a special 60-page tribute to celebrate the 2009–10 Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. It included the magazine’s regular lineup of university and alumni news and was supplemented with a salute to the university’s 157-year history through archival photos and stories.

Marquette will also receive a silver award for “best video feature.” The video was another tribute to the centennial celebration and included storytelling by faculty, students, alumnae and experts, as well as photographs and archival video.

Both were developed by the Office of Marketing and Communication with support from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives; the Office of Public Affairs; and University Advancement.

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6. Live nativity ends tomorrow

The residents of David A. Straz Tower are hosting the fourth annual “Bring Home Jesus” live nativity through 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in front of Raynor Memorial Libraries. The “Bring Home Jesus” event includes more than 100 volunteers who put on a live, outdoor nativity display to increase awareness and raise money for homeless children and teens. This year’s donations are supporting Kids Matter, Inc., a Milwaukee-based agency that assists foster children.

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7. Movie, free breakfast hosted by MUSG

MUSG will host showings of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World this weekend and a free, “Late Night Breakfast” on Monday.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World will be showing at the Varsity Theatre on Friday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Scott Pilgrim is a bass guitarist in an up-and-coming garage band who meets a mysterious American girl, falls in love with her and finds out he must defeat her seven evil exes. Tickets cost $2 with an MUID and $3 without.

The “Late Night Breakfast” study break will be held Monday, Dec. 13, at 9 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The menu will include scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, coffee and orange juice.

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8. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering its final free group fitness classes of the semester tomorrow, Dec. 10.

The classes are free to members:
• Spin at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Change It Up to Shape It Up at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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9. Teach for America application deadline is Dec. 17

The Teach For America application deadline is Friday, Dec. 17, at 11 p.m. Teach For America is a non-profit organization dedicated to help eliminating educational inequity in the United States. Marquette announced its partnership with TFA in March 2009.

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