1. International Education Week events held all week

The Office of International Education is hosting a series of events this week in celebration of International Education Week.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Events include:

• “Saudi Lunch” at noon tomorrow, Nov. 16, in AMU 407

• “Career Café: Cross Cultural Communication” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 17, in AMU 157

• “The Muslim-American Experience” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the AMU Henke Lounge

• “Study Abroad Scholarship Presentation” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in AMU 407

• “Is Africa at War with Itself? The Causes and Consequences of Armed Conflict in Africa” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Marquette Hall 300

• “Global Village Potluck Dinner” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Campus Town East

• “An Indonesian Experience: Volunteerism at a Jakarta NGO” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in AMU 407

• “Film: Where Do I Stand?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in AMU 407

• “Soup With Substance: The Challenges of Peacebuilding in Postwar Africa” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in AMU 157

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2. Dr. Drew Pinsky of Celebrity Rehab to speak about relationships

Marquette University Student Government is hosting Dr. Drew Pinsky to speak Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms, discussing love, sex and relationships.

Drew is the host of several television series, including Sex…with Mom and Dad and Celebrity Rehab. He has also made numerous appearances on national television shows such as CNN’s Larry King Live, The Today Show, and Oprah.

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3. John Isner and Tim Smyczek to play tennis exhibition

Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center and the men’s and women’s tennis teams will host a professional tennis exhibition match between John Isner (ranked 19th in the world) and Milwaukee native Tim Smyczek on Friday, Nov. 19.

The event will include a reception and silent auction, a match featuring members of the Marquette tennis programs and a three-set singles contest between Isner and Smyczek. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the warm-up match scheduled for 6 p.m. and the featured Isner-Smychek exhibition scheduled for 7 p.m.  

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and are available online and at the door. Seating is limited.

All proceeds benefit the Summit Educational Association in Milwaukee.

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4. Speaker series focuses on success and vocation

The Office of Student Development is hosting “Connections and Callings,” a speaker series connecting members of the Marquette and the Milwaukee communities to engage in conversations about vocation and life purpose. Reflecting on “How do you define success?” will be:

• Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology, today, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room

• Dr. Christopher Miller, vice president of student affairs, Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Kate Trevey, assistant dean for leadership and vocation programs, at 8-7205.

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5. Nursing faculty receive national and state honors

Dr. Richard Fehring, director of the Institute for Natural Planning in the College of Nursing, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing at AAN’s annual meeting Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C. Fellows are selected by a panel of elected and appointed fellows based on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and health care delivery. Fehring, professor of nursing, has pioneered developments in fertility awareness, fertility monitoring and natural family planning.

Dr. Marilyn Frenn, associate professor of nursing, has been inducted as a fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. Fellows have made enduring contributions to nursing education as teachers, mentors, scholars, public policy advocates, practice partners and administrators, providing leadership and expertise in nursing education. Frenn was selected for her contributions in teaching and learning innovations, faculty development, research and leadership/public policy related to nursing education.

Dr. Leona VandeVusse, associate professor of nursing, has won the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership. VandeVusse was selected for her leadership in nursing education, practice and service and for serving as a mentor to students and faculty colleagues. She is director of the only nurse-midwifery program in Wisconsin, with more than 100 graduate since it opened in 1993, and a founder and leader of Project BEYOND, an initiative to increase recruitment and retention of nursing students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.

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6. Marquette Tribune awarded first place in national competition

The Marquette Tribune was recently awarded first place nationally for four-year weekly tabloid newspapers in the 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show contest. Other finalists included newspapers at Creighton University, University of Miami, University of Missouri, Ithaca College, Southern Illinois University, University Vermont, University of North Florida, Oakland University and Loyola Marymount University.

Entries were judged based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design, and photography, art and graphics.

This is the first time The Marquette Tribune has ever won the award, in the year that the university is celebrating its “Centennial of Journalism at Marquette University.”

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7. Former Olympic cyclist to speak about competitive cycling

The Cycling Club is hosting former U.S. Olympic cyclist Tom Schuler, Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Marquette Hall 100. Schuler will speak about competitive cycling, professional team management and issues facing the sport, such as blood doping.

During his 10-year cycling career, Schuler collected more than 100 victories, chartered the 7-Eleven cycling team and was the assistant director for the Motorola Cycling Team.

For more information, contact Mark Pochowski.

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8. Senior speaker nominations due Wednesday

Nominations for student speaker for Mid-Year Commencement are due Wednesday, Nov. 17, by e-mail.

Nominees will be notified and invited to apply to become the senior speaker for the Mid-Year Commencement ceremony. The Senior Speaker Selection Committee will then evaluate all applications and identify three finalists to present to the committee.

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9. Massage-a-thon ends this week

The Physical Therapy Department’s Massage-a-thon runs through Friday, Nov. 19, on the third floor of Schroeder Complex. Massages are offered Monday and Tuesday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $7 for every 15 minutes. Appointments can be made online or by e-mail. Walk-ins are welcome.

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10. Program to cover Muslim beliefs and human rights in Middle East

The Center for Peacemaking is hosting a discussion of Project Nur on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Academic Support Facility 201. The presentation will provide Muslim and non-Muslim students an opportunity to share beliefs and discuss human rights in the Middle East.

Middle Eastern food will be served. Contact the Center for Peacemaking for more information.

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11. March for Life trip to be discussed

Students for Life and Campus Ministry will host an information session Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lalumiere 396 about the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Since 1974, the Marquette community has participated in the annual march to fight for the rights of the unborn and bring an end to abortion.

The cost for attending is $180 per student, which covers transportation, accommodations and some meals for the Jan 21-25 trip. Registration and final payment are due Friday, Dec. 10.

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12. Philosopher to discuss "A Way Out of the Present Philosophical Situation"

Dr. Leonard Lawlor, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University, will present “Further Questions: A Way Out of the Present Philosophical Situation,” Thursday, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A. Lawlor will discuss his latest book on early 20th century continental philosophy, Toward the Outside, in which he presents the conceptual features of the project of continental philosophy. The program is free and open to the public.

This Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics is sponsored by the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Fund.

For more information contact Dr. Pol Vandevelde, professor of philosophy, at 8-5962.

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13. Psychology, biology and chemistry colloquiums to be held this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. Dr. Karen Bowersox, therapist at Ann Arbor Consultation Services, will present “GAR Training.”

Dr. Patrick Westfall, senior scientist at Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. in Emeryville, Calif., will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Nov. 19. Westfall will present “Microbially Derived Artemisinin: Engineering Yeast Using Synthetic Biology to Stabilize the Supply of an Important Anti-malarial Drug for the Developing World” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

The Department of Chemistry will host a colloquium Friday, Nov. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Timothy Lodge, distinguished McKnight university professor at the University of Minnesota, will present “Block Polymers and Ionic Liquids: A New Class of Functional Nanocomposites.”

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14. Volunteers needed for Baccalaureate Mass

Graduating and current students are needed to serve at the Baccalaureate Mass on Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. Students interesting in participating as a lector, extraordinary minister of Communion or minister of hospitality can contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3058.

Students interested in singing in the choir or playing an instrument can contact Tom Koester, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3695.

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15. Smoking cessation support provided for Great American Smokeout

The Center for Health Education and Promotion is providing smoking cessation support and activities for the Great American Smokeout, which is Wednesday, Nov. 17, to Friday, Nov. 19:

• Health Hut, Nov. 17-18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU second floor lobby — Learn more about how to help yourself or a friend quit smoking

• Sigs Against Cigs Grill-Out, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., under Olin Engineering — Sigma Chi Fraternity will grill food and offer “Quit Kits”

• Great American Smokeout Cookout, Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., under Raynor bridge — Colleges Against Cancer will host a cookout and “Cold Turkey” bowling

MUSG After Dark dodgeball tournament, Friday, Nov. 19, 9 p.m., at Helfaer Rec Center — Register a team by noon Wednesday, Nov. 17

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16. Father Massingale to discuss racial justice and the Catholic Church

Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will discuss racial justice and the Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 4051 N. 25th St.

RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 18, to Cecelia Smith-Robertson at All Saints Catholic Church, at 444-5170.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry and the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order.

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17. Coffee sale to benefit Repairers of the Breach

The student organization Men Serving Others is hosting a coffee sale through Nov. 19, with proceeds benefitting Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter.

Sales will take place under the Raynor Library bridge Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sales under Olin Engineering will be Thursday, Nov. 18, and Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a table outside the AMU Brew on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Men Serving Others partnered with Stone Creek Coffee to create a custom blend of coffee, MSO Joe. Free samples will be offered at the tables throughout the week. Orders can be placed for a variety of Stone Creek products for $12 per pound.

Visit MSO or e-mail for more information or an order form.

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18. MUSG hosting dodgeball tournament

MUSG is hosting an After Dark Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Annex and the Rec Center. The grand prize is suite tickets for a Bucks game.

Student teams must be at least six people, with at least two females and up to two alternates. To sign up, e-mail the list of team member names, the team name, student MUIDs and a contact phone number by Wednesday, Nov. 17, at noon.

A list of rules is available in the MUSG office, AMU 133.

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19. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 19, 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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20. 11th Street on-ramp closed this week

The 11th Street on-ramp to I-94 east/I-43 south will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 16, and from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, until Monday, Nov. 22, to complete the repair work on the ramp. The ramp is scheduled to permanently reopen Monday evening.

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