1. Dempsey to discuss theological implications of stained glass

Dr. Deirdre Dempsey, associate professor of theology, will host a lunchtime learning session, “And Then There Was Light: Theological Implications of Stained Glass,” Wednesday, Sept. 15, at noon at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

The program is held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios. The exhibition examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers. Works designed by Tiffany Studios, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mayer of Munich, Leo Cartwright, Johann Minten, Janet McKenzie and James Walker will be featured in the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 2, 2011.

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2. Classes will be held Nov. 1

The printed edition of the Student Handbook inaccurately indicates on page 54 that no classes will be held Nov. 1, All Saints Day. Classes, however, will be held that day.

The online version of the handbook is correct, as is the university’s online academic calendar.

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3. Alís Run team registration deadline is Sept. 17

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning on the Marquette campus. The registration deadline to join a Marquette team is noon Friday, Sept. 17. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online. Search “Marquette” and use the password “Marquette.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteer opportunities are also available before, during and after the run/walk. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of AMU, at 8-3129 for more information.

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4. St. Paul is subject of Wade Lecture

Rev. Tom Stegman, S.J., associate professor of New Testament and professor ordinarius at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will present “The Language of Righteousness in the Letters of St. Paul: A Case for ‘Both-And’” for the Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Chair Public Lecture. The lecture will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. A reception will follow. RSVP to Dr. Catharine Malloy, program coordinator for the Francis Wade, S.J., Chair, at 8-4022.

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5. Ramp closed to I-94 east/I-43 south

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has closed the Wisconsin Avenue on-ramp to I-94 south/I-43 south and suggested an alternate route.
 
The ramp was closed Thursday night due to cracks in a concrete column supporting the ramp. While the DOT is investigating repair options, a timetable for the ramp reopening has not yet been set.
 
For more information about alternate routes contact the WisDOT Statewide Traffic Operations Center at (414) 227-2142.

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6. Intramural sports sign-ups begin today

Organizational meetings for intramural sports will be held today, Sept. 7, through Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Helfaer Rec Center. Each sport has its own meeting time. Students wanting to play intramurals must attend the individual sport meeting. Students who do not have a team can come to the meeting to be placed on a team. Call Intramural Sports at 8-1558 for more information.

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7. Study abroad fair is Wednesday

The Office of International Education will host a study abroad fair Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of AMU. The fair is an opportunity for the Marquette community to speak with program representatives and OIE staff as well as learn about the programs offered by Marquette.

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8. Group fitness class sign-ups begin today

Registration for group fitness classes at the Rec Center begins today, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Rec Center. Rec Plex class registration begins tomorrow, Sept. 8, at the Rec Plex.

Registration is first-come, first-served and no pre-registration is available. Participants are only allowed to register for themselves, and students must have their MUID with them. For more information call 8-6979.

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9. Choreographers, models and dancers needed for fashion show

Bayanihan Student Organization is looking for creative students to choreograph, model or dance for segments of its fall fashion show, “Fashion Forward,” which takes place Nov. 13. The show will feature a variety of dance genres, from hip-hop to contemporary.

Interested students should come with ideas for a dance number to choreographer auditions Wednesday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in AMU 252.

Students interested in modeling or dancing in the show should attend auditions Monday, Sept. 13, through Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. No experience is necessary.

E-mail the BSO Fashion Show for more information.

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10. Students needed for Student Health Advisory Board

The Student Health Advisory Board is recruiting students for five at-large member positions. The board works to ensure the satisfaction and quality of health care at Marquette by voicing student concerns to the administration of Student Health Service. The board is responsible for representing the needs, opinions and ideas of students; evaluating proposed budgets; recommending changes in services; and participating in the publicity and marketing of Student Health Service.

Applications are available at the Center for Health Education and Promotion, 707 Building 130. Applications are due at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.

For more information contact Becky Michelsen, board adviser.

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11. Trip to Spain for World Youth Day to be discussed

Campus Ministry will hold an informational meeting about World Youth Day on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in AMU 254.

WYD is a gathering of a million Catholic youth and young adults held every two or three years in different cities around the globe. This year’s gathering, “Rooted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” features a Papal welcome, catechesis sessions and cultural programming including concerts, exhibitions, displays, museums and plays, from Aug. 2 to 22, 2011. The final day will include a vigil and Eucharistic adoration ending with a Mass of Sending concelebrated by thousands of bishops, priests and Pope Benedict XVI.

As a precursor, the Marquette group will also participate in the Jesuit-sponsored MAGiS program in Loyola, Spain, the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. From there, small groups will travel to various Catholic sites in Spain and Portugal for experiences of pilgrimage, social service, art, spirituality, ecology, faith and culture.  
 
The Sept. 9 session will cover travel, expenses, fundraising, registration and procedures.

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12. Treatment for Latinos with depression to be discussed

Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present a Department of Psychology colloquium Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. She will present “Behavioral Activation: A Treatment Approach for Latinos with Depression.”

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13. Eastern Orthodox Vespers service to be held

Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Saint 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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14. Programs involving minors must register with risk management

Marquette programs that involve participation by minors must be registered with the Office of Risk Management according to a University Policy and Procedure (UPP-4-26) that became effective July 1, 2009.

The university and its faculty, administrators, staff, students and volunteers have a particular obligation to protect the safety and interests of the most vulnerable, including minors (those under the age of 18) who are participating in activities and programs on campus. The policy also addresses:

• Background checks for faculty, administrators, staff, volunteers and university students more than 18 years of age who are participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Training for those participating in such activities.

• Behavioral requirements, including prohibitive practices, for those participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Procedures to be followed when inappropriate conduct is suspected.

Required training is available online for individuals. For large group presentations a DVD is available. The training emphasizes basic guidelines to prevent problems and the perception of problems. Contact Risk Management at 8-8492 or Charyl Burke, risk manager, at 8-1552 for training information.

Background checks of individuals are required once every four years, and results will be stored separately and used only for the purpose of the Working with Minors policy.

Offices and programs that have not already reported their activities involving minors should contact Risk Management to determine if their activities are covered by the policy.

Contact Charyl Burke or Steve Duffy, associate vice president for administration, for more information.

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15. Music and movie downloads addressed in copyright policy

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 contains provisions for the regulation of peer-to-peer applications when used in ways that infringe on the copyrights of commercial works (usually entertainment media files). The Marquette Acceptable Use Policy includes a section, “Copyrights and licenses,” that defines copyright rules and possible penalties for not following the rules.

Sites where individuals can legally download music, movies, etc., are available online.

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