1. Immigration, Sacco and Vanzetti to be discussed tomorrow

Dr. Kevin Boyle, National Book Award-winning historian, will re-examine the controversial 1927 executions of two Italian-American anarchists for the 19th Annual Klement Lecture at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 5, in Cudahy 001. Boyle, professor of history at Ohio State University, will present “The Glorious Dead: An American Ordeal,” exploring the case of Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and applications to current debates over immigration and terrorism.

For more information contact Dr. Alison Clark Efford, assistant professor of history.

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2. Two "On the Issues" events at Law School this week

The Law School is hosting two events this week for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.”

Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin, and Rick Esenberg, professor of law, will discuss the role of money in political campaigns Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

The first joint campaign appearance of J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett, candidates for Wisconsin attorney general, will take place Thursday, Oct. 7, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Van Hollen, the Republican incumbent, was first elected attorney general in 2006. Hassett is a trial attorney and former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Register online. Seating is limited.

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3. Marquette Wind Ensemble performing free concert Saturday

The Marquette Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, will give its first full concert of the year Saturday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The ensemble, Marquette's top-level wind band, will perform a mix of band music including the Wisconsin premiere of Gagarin, which chronicles the story of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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4. Performance about 12th century prophetess and composer is Sunday

The Medieval Studies Minor, Church of the Gesu and Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are co-sponsoring “Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light,” Sunday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu.
Through song and readings, international mezzo soprano Linn Maxwell will embody the life of the 12th century German prophetess, healer and composer. Maxwell will accompany herself on authentic medieval instruments, including psaltery, organistrum and harp, as she performs seven of Hildegard’s original songs and recites from letters and writings authored by the abbess.
Ahead of her time and in a male-dominated world, Hildegard challenged the established authority of the Church, both philosophically and musically.
The program is free and open to the public.

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5. Race and housing in Milwaukee to be discussed

Two authors and two local community activists will participate in a forum on race issues Monday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC. Sociologist Matthew Desmond, author of The Theory of Racial Domination and Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty; historian Patrick Jones, author of The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee; and William Tisdale and Carla Wertheim of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, will focus on housing issues and race relations in Milwaukee.

The program is sponsored by the Institute for Urban Life, the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, McGee Lecture Series, and the Department of History. A reception will follow.

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6. Jesuit to present "Ecojustice and Creation Care"

Rev. John Coleman, S.J., associate pastor of Saint Ignatius Church in San Francisco, will present “Ecojustice and Creation Care” Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for the Gathering Points Lecture series. Father Coleman, the former Charles Casassa Professor of Social Values at Loyola Marymount University, lectures and writes about environmental topics.

The series features topics on the contemporary Catholic Church and is sponsored by Marquette and Church of the Gesu.

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7. Cyberinfrastructure topics sought for local conference

Session topics and other ideas for are being sought by the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science for the first-ever Wisconsin Cyberinfrastructure Day. Marquette is a co-sponsor of the event, which will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 5.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and Internet2, this conference will be relevant to all disciplines and will include presentations from the sciences, engineering and the digital humanities. Researchers at both public and private Wisconsin institutions of higher education will discuss how they are using cyberinfrastructure — tools, networks and services that balance people, technology, processes and data to support their research.

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8. O’Hear appointed to Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission

Michael O’Hear, professor of law and associate dean of the Law School, will begin a five-year term on the City of Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission when he takes the oath of office Thursday, Oct. 7. His appointment by Mayor Tom Barrett was approved last month by the Milwaukee Common Council with a vote of 14-0.

The commission oversees all aspects of Fire Department and Police Department operations, setting overall policy as the citizens’ voice in police and fire matters. Kathy Hein, assistant director of the Aspin Center for Government, is also a commissioner.

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9. Biology, chemistry and math colloquiums are Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry will co-host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 8, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Vern Schramm, professor of biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present “Design of New Drugs from Enzymatic Transition States.”

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Jie Yu, assistant professor of water resources/environmental engineering at North Carolina State University — Raleigh, will present “Wave-Current Interaction and Nearshore Circulation.”

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10. Bags and brats event to be held tomorrow

Sigma Chi and Pi Beta Phi are hosting the third Annual Bags and Brats event tomorrow, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schroeder field, on Wells Street between 12th and 13th streets. The $5 admission allows students to participate in the bean bag toss tournament as well as all-you-can-eat brats and chips. All proceeds benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute and First Book.

Tickets are available in advance from any Sigma Chi or Pi Beta Phi member as well as at the event.

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11. Praying of the rosary taking place every other Thursday

Campus Ministry is hosting sessions for praying of the rosary every other Thursday beginning Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. Additional dates are Nov. 4, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.

For more information, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry.

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12. Trip planned to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America

MUSG is hosting a trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America on Friday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Fright Fest features roller coasters in the dark, shows, street performances and haunted houses.

The $20 cost includes admission and transportation. A limited number of tickets are available in AMU Brooks Lounge.

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13. Blood drive to be held Oct. 11

The All University Blood Drive will take place Monday, Oct. 11, in AMU Ballrooms A & B from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information contact Foluke Akanni.

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14. Follow Marquette updates online

Marquette community members can get information and stay up-to-date with Marquette happenings through multimedia and social networks. Connect with Marquette through:

Marquette on Twitter – in 140 characters or less.

Marquette’s Facebook page, as well as many Marquette departmental pages. Nearly 11,700 fans follow Marquette’s Facebook page.

Marquette News Center — RSS subscription available to receive university news announcements.

Marquette’s YouTube channel, where viewers can watch, rate and comment on videos about Marquette.

Videos of key thought leaders speaking on campus on the Difference Network.

Marquette photos on Flickr.

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15. Safety guide and fire safety report available online

The 2010 edition of the Safety Resource Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report have been posted online. Printed copies of the guide are available at the Department of Public Safety, Parking Structure 1.

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