1. Gov. Doyle to speak at Law School

The Law School will host Gov. James Doyle on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall for “On the Issues With Mike Gousha.” Gov. Doyle, the state’s outgoing chief executive, will discuss his career in public service and his future, as he wraps up his second and final term in office.

Register online.

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2. J.R.R. Tolkien expert to give free lecture

Mike Foster (Arts ‘68, Grad ‘71), retired professor of English and journalism at Illinois Central College, will present “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Languages of his Legendarium,” Monday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library. Foster is the North American representative for the Tolkien Society and a voting member of the Mythopoeic Society Inklings scholarship committee. He has studied Marquette’s Tolkien manuscripts since 1977.

The event, hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Marquette Linguistics Club, is free and open to the public. Guests who do not have a Marquette ID must register by calling Special Collections at 8-7256 before noon Nov. 29.

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3. Publishing research in social entrepreneurship to be discussed

Dr. Phil Auerswald, co-editor of Innovations, a quarterly journal from MIT Press, will present “Publishing Research in Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship” in a free webinar Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Zilber 370. Auerswald, associate professor of public policy at George Mason University, will discuss opportunities in the social entrepreneurship sector within the framework of developing and publishing applied research, and introduce ideas about the future of higher education, including content/knowledge creation and dissemination.

Auerswald's work focuses on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. George Mason University is one of 10 Ashoka Changemaker Campus members nationally, as is Marquette.

RSVP to Elizabeth Wieland, university advancement office associate, at 8-0726.

For more information contact Dr. Jeff Snell, special adviser to the president, at 8-4758.

The webinar is sponsored by the Office of the Provost’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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4. Leadership training program wins regional award

Six students from Marquette’s Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary were recently honored with the Student Award for Leadership Training from the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls. They were selected for their TRAC program — “Training Residence and Apartment Councils,” which prepares residential students for new leadership positions within their community.

Students recognized with the award were Matthew Dresen and John Dunlap, College of Business Administration; Molly Milota and Ann Shay, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences; Melanie O’Laughlin, Diederich College of Communication; and Allison Reitzner, College of Health Sciences.

As the regional award winner, the TRAC program will be considered for the National Association of College and University Residence Halls award Jan. 20, 2011.

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5. Nominations for U.S. professor of the year due Dec. 1

The Committee on Teaching is seeking recommendations for its nomination for the U.S. Professors of the Year program. The program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country — those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students. Recommendations must be received by Dec. 1.

A recommended faculty member must be a full-time teacher at Marquette who exhibits extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching as demonstrated by excellence in:

• Impact and involvement with undergraduate students

• Scholarly approach to teaching and learning

• Contribution to undergraduate education at Marquette, in the community and within the profession

Recommended faculty must also have been recognized in the past for teaching excellence, such as with a teaching award received within a department or college, the university or through a disciplinary or professional organization.

Recommendations can be submitted by e-mail with:

• the nominator’s name

• the name of the recommended teacher

• three to five sentences explaining why the individual should be selected. Self-recommendations are accepted.

All recommendations will be reviewed by the Committee on Teaching to verify full-time status and previous award recognition.

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6. Tell us about interesting December graduates

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2010 graduates for possible use with area media. Graduates with unusual backgrounds; who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; who will be doing something unusual after graduation; with recent national-level exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.

What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details.

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7. Engineering and neuroscience colloquiums next week

Dr. Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of Engineering, will present “Precision Lunar Descent Navigation” Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 1:30 p.m. in Haggerty Engineering 204A. His presentation is a colloquium of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Devin Mueller, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. He will present "Extinction and Retrieval of Cocaine-associated Memories."

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8. Some hours of operation change for Thanksgiving break

Departments and services with special hours of operation for Thanksgiving break include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25, to Saturday, Oct. 27 — Closed
Sunday, Nov. 28 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

IT Services Help Desk
Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Nov. 28 — Closed

Rec Center
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 28 — Closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25, to Friday, Nov. 26 — Closed
Saturday, Nov. 27 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 — 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Plex
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 — Closed
Friday, Nov. 26 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cobeen Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 26 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

McCormick Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — Closes at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 — Reopens at 4:30 p.m.

Mashuda Hall, Straz Tower, Schroeder Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — Close at 2 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 29 — Reopen at 7:15 a.m.

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9. Relay for Life registration fee reduced prior to winter break

Colleges Against Cancer is hosting Relay for Life from April 30 to May 1, on Central Mall. Participants will participate in games and activities while walking or running around a track to raise funds to fight cancer.

Team registration is available online. Teams registering before winter break will receive a discounted registration fee of $100. The registration fee for teams signing up after break is $150.

More information is available online and @MUCAC on Twitter.

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10. Library newsletter features holiday reading selections

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Ex Libris issue for November features recommended books for holiday reading. The newsletter includes books in the Browsing Collection, new books by faculty and alumni and literary prizewinners.

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11. 11th Street on-ramp closure extended

The closure of the 11th Street on-ramp to I-94 east/I-43 south has been extended. It is now scheduled to reopen the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 29.

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