1. J.R.R. Tolkien expert to give free lecture today

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,” today, 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.

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2. Gov. Doyle to speak at Law School

The Law School will host Gov. James Doyle tomorrow, 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 us his second and final term in office.

Register online.

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3. Panel to discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship

University leaders will discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship at Marquette from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in AMU 252.     
Participants will include:
• Dr. David Buckholdt, university professor and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
• Dr. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching
• Dr. L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs
• Stephanie Russell, vice president of mission and ministry    
Refreshments will be served.

The panel serves as the closing session for the campus visit by Dr. Max Martin, senior fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and visiting professor at the University of Geneva. Martin’s visit focuses on using social innovation and social entrepreneurship as tools for “impactful teaching, engaged learning, and a framework for life.” The visit is presented by the Office of the Provost’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, exploring a fit for social entrepreneurship at Marquette.  
For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Snell, special adviser to the president, at 8-4758.

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4. Fall course evaluations now available

Course evaluations for fall 2010 classes are available through Sunday, Dec. 12. Students will receive an e-mail from the “Marquette Course Evaluation Manager” with login information and instructions about how to complete the course evaluations online. They can also log in directly.  

Course evaluations are used by the institution to review classes and instructors with the primary goal of improving the quality of each. Student responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with student responses.

Additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule, a sample evaluation form, and more, is available online. E-mail for more information.

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5. Poster session and colloquy focuses on future research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The event will celebrate collaborative faculty and student research to take place in the next 12 months. The program will begin with a brief address by Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.

Poster and oral presentations will include research in the humanities, behavioral and cognitive sciences, social and economic sciences, engineering, computer and information sciences, education, math and physical sciences, medical and health sciences, nursing, business, law, biological and biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary research.

A reception will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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6. Cancer pain at the end of life is topic of nursing lecture

Dr. Judith Paice will present “The War on Cancer Pain — Making a Difference at the End of Life” for the James J. Wake Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Clark 111. Paice is director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and a research professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Much of Paice’s clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. Her research interests include adverse effects associated with pain medications and quality improvement measures to foster pain relief.

The lecture is presented by the Institute for End of Life Care Education in the College of Nursing in memory of James Wake, late husband of former Marquette Provost Madeline Wake, who is now Raynor Chair and university professor. James Wake was a chaplain who devoted his career to helping others through social work and chaplaincy. As chaplain, he specialized in end-of-life ministry.

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7. Campus building history featured in new digital collection

Raynor Memorial Libraries have launched “Building a Campus,” a digital collection that documents Marquette’s campus history through photographs, drawings, clippings and programs. The collection includes more than 600 items, circa 1900 to the present, capturing buildings such as the original Marquette College, Church of the Gesu, Brooks Memorial Union, McCormick Hall and St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

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8. Pure Dance Marquette presenting free showcase Sunday

Pure Dance Marquette will present a free dance showcase “Legends: past, present and future” at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the Weasler Auditorium. Styles include tap, ballet, pointe, jazz and lyrical.

The Naturals, an all-male a cappella group, will also perform.

Monetary donations will benefit the United Performing Arts Fund, a Milwaukee-based organization supporting the arts.

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9. Session to cover information about becoming apartment/facilities managers

The Office of Residence Life is hosting an information session about becoming an apartment or facilities manager for the 2011-2012 school year Thursday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Town East Lounge. Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of their designated apartment building or residence hall.

Juniors, seniors and graduate students with at least two years of work experience are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2011.

For more information or an application packet, contact Anthony Perez, Mashuda Hall residence hall director, at 8-6310; or Dan Bergen, area coordinator for university apartments, at 8-7281.

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10. Philosophy, psychology, biology and math seminars this week

The Marquette University Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will take place Thursday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Wehr Physics 154. Dr. Owen Goldin, professor of philosophy, will present “Conflict and cosmopolitanism in Plato and the Stoics.”

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, assistant professor of trauma/critical care at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present "Life After Graduate School: Psychology Practice in an Academic Medical Setting."

Dr. Martin St. Maurice, assistant professor of biological sciences, will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Dec. 3. St. Maurice will discuss “Mechanisms of Allostery and Catalysis in the Multifunctional Biotin-Dependent Enzyme Family” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Brian Merkey, post-doctoral fellow in engineering sciences and applied mathematics at Northwestern University, will present “Modeling the Effect of Operational Conditions on the Performance of a Microbial Fuel Cell”

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11. Eastern Orthodox spirituality discussion and vespers service this week

Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritually beautiful and peaceful, filled with God’s love in Christ through the Holy Spirit, according to Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, or Agust Magnusson, president of OCF.

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12. Giving Tree gifts due Friday

All Giving Tree gifts are due Friday, Dec. 3. Drop off locations are AMU information desk, Lalumiere 340, Zilber 121, Rec Center and Rec Plex.

Community agencies will start to pick up 675 gifts on Monday, Dec. 6. Marquette volunteers need to log in, sort and box all gifts to be ready for pick up.

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13. Counseling Center offering free suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 305. The “Question, Persuade, Refer” training is a nationally recognized program designed to save lives through increasing awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs. It teaches participants how to talk to someone about suicide and educates participants on how to facilitate appropriate mental health referrals.

To register or for more information, contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172.

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14. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Dec. 3, 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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