1. Spring registration begins Nov. 8

Before registering for classes for the spring semester, students must visit their academic adviser, as determined by the student’s college advising policy. Undergraduates can use a degree progress report from Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help plan scheduling and make advising sessions more effective.

Spring registration begins Monday, Nov. 8, and Snapshot is available to plan spring courses. Registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed through CheckMarq. Students can register at their assigned time or thereafter.

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2. Nursing sponsoring Catholic social teaching lecture and one-woman play

Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will present "Caritas in Veritate: Life Issues and Catholic Social Teaching,” Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Clark 111. Father Koterski’s presentation will be based on the third encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, which describes how charity is at the heart of the Catholic Church’s social teachings and that respect for all human life is essential for social justice. A reception will follow.

Dr. Barbara Leigh of the Milwaukee Public Theater will present a one-woman play about the difference between patient and provider perspectives Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Clark 111. The play, Art of Healing, brings the audience into the perspective of one whose life is profoundly changed by an accident.

Both events are sponsored by the College of Nursing in honor of its 75th anniversary celebration.

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3. Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna to deliver Simmons Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jacqui Banaszynski, Jour ’74, will deliver the annual Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the AMU ballrooms. The free, public lecture, “The Heart of the Story: Bearing witness with courage and compassion,” calls for journalists to question how to challenge authority and fight for justice.

Banaszynski brings a background of working in newsrooms for more than 30 years, most recently as projects editor at The Seattle Times. She is currently the Knight Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism and is an Editing Fellow at the Poynter Institute.

While at the St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press, Banaszynski won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Distinguished Service Award for “AIDS in the Heartland,” an intimate account of the death of a gay farm couple. She was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for coverage of the Ethiopian famine and won the national Associated Press Sports Editors award with deadline coverage at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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4. Undergrads to present Honors Program research projects

The Honors Program will host its seventh Annual Honors Research Fair on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. Summer 2010 fellowship recipients will present their research projects, including:

• Hilary Braseth, economics, “Rebuilding New Orleans: Non-profit behavior in Katrina’s wake”

• Jessica Jeruzal, philosophy, “Healthcare reform and its effect on efforts to start a co-op in Wisconsin”

• Claire Lally, English, “Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead and Native American feminist identity”

• Caitlin O’Brien, social and cultural sciences, “Works of Mercy: Observing community values at the Casa Maria Catholic Worker House”

The Honors Undergraduate Research Project is intended to provide honors students with an opportunity to conduct, write and disseminate an original research project with a university faculty member.

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5. Black Panther Party exhibition featured at Haggerty Museum

The exhibition “The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History” is running at the Haggerty Museum of Art through Jan. 2, 2011.

In 1967, while a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Stephen Shames met Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale at an antiwar demonstration in San Francisco and began photographing the Panthers. This self-assigned project continued for the next six years, ending in 1973. Embraced by the organization, Shames was allowed unprecedented access, enabling him to capture not only its public face — street demonstrations, protests and militant posturing — but also unscripted behind-the-scenes moments, from private party meetings to Bobby Seale in prison. Through his output, Shames amassed an impressive archive of images, most of which have never been seen.

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6. Department of Biological Sciences holding colloquium

Dr. Erik Sontheimer, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology at Northwestern University, will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Oct. 22. Sontheimer will present “RNA-Directed Genetic Interference Pathways in Bacteria and Animals” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

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7. Free showing of Broken on All Sides Wednesday

Marquette’s student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will host a free Legal Movie Night, showing the documentary Broken on All Sides Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in Eckstein 263. Concessions will be open.

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8. Public Safety offering self-defense classes

The Department of Public Safety will hold free self-defense classes at 5 p.m. in AMU 227 Monday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 9.

The class incorporates national and local crime trends, a hands-on approach and effective techniques with simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations for both males and females. Register online or by calling DPS at 8-6800.

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9. Wisconsin Avenue on-ramp reopens today

The Wisconsin Avenue on-ramp to I-94 east/I-43 south re-opened today, Oct. 18. The ramp was closed in September due to cracks in a concrete column supporting the ramp.

Demolition of the existing column begins tomorrow night depending on a noise test. If acceptable, work should be completed next week.

For more information contact the WisDOT Statewide Traffic Operations Center at (414) 227-2142.

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