1. Campus community invited to participate in Family Weekend events

Marquette will host Family Weekend Oct. 1-3, offering students the opportunity to show their families what life is like on campus. The entire campus community is invited to participate. 

A few of the events include “Meet the Dean” sessions, campus tours, concerts, a parent retreat and “Beyond the Boards with Buzz,” at which Men’s Basketball Coach Buzz Williams will provide an exclusive, inside look at the upcoming season.  

Call University Special Events at 8-7431 for more information.

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2. Department of Performing Arts presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Department of Performing Arts will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sept. 23 to 26 at Helfaer Theatre. Performances for this Tony-winning musical based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for students cost $10 and for the general public $16 to $20. Discounts are offered to senior citizens and alumni. Season ticket packages are also available. Call the theatre box office at 8-7504 for more information.

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3. Black Panther Party to be discussed at Haggerty Museum

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Black Panthers Making Sense of History,” Dr. Andrew Witt, associate professor of history at Edgewood College, will present “Picking Up the Hammer: Re-thinking the Black Panther Party” Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. A reception will follow.  

The program is free and open to the public.

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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4. Marquette trustee named president of Creighton University

Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Marquette University trustee, has been selected by the Creighton University Board of Directors as its 24th president. Father Lannon, currently president of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will assume his new position at Creighton on July 1, 2011.

Father Lannon previously served as associate executive vice president and vice president for university advancement at Marquette.

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5. First attendees to SHS open house receive Stone Creek Coffee coupon

The Student Health Advisory Board will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Student Health Service, Schroeder Complex lower level. The event will include tours of Student Health Service and an opportunity to meet with the Student Health Advisory Board members and staff. The first 30 attendees receive a coupon for a free drink from Stone Creek Coffee.

The Student Health Advisory Board is a group of students who serve as an advisory body to Student Health Service, addressing health care quality and student satisfaction with it at Marquette.

For more information, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217 or e-mail Becky Michelsen, board adviser.

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6. Center for Peacemaking funding student travel to Israel

The Center for Peacemaking is hosting an information session Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. in Academic Support Facility 201 for students interested in traveling to Israel to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Participants in this program will apply to travel to Israel to work with non-governmental organizations that are working toward a peaceful coexistence between the Israeli and Palestinian people.

The CFP will provide transportation, room and board for students traveling abroad. Participants will meet throughout the year to study the conflict, learn nonviolent theory and discuss efforts to promote coexistence. Students must commit to public presentations and ongoing reflection and study groups upon their return to Marquette.

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7. Four departments hosting colloquiums

Dr. Xizhou Feng, research engineer in ITS, will present “Computational Methods and Tools for Modeling Contagions on Large Realistic Social Contact Networks” tomorrow, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Haggerty Engineering 204A. His presentation is a colloquium of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Kathleen Patterson, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the VA Medical Center, and colleagues of hers from the VA will present “Issues in Geropsychology.”

Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, will present “The Life of the Mind in the Experience of God” from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. This Department of Philosophy colloquium will be held in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

Dr. Kurt Warncke, associate professor of physics at Emory University, will present a Department of Chemistry colloquium Friday, Sept. 17. Warncke will present “Dynamical Contributions to Catalysis in B12 Enzymes” at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

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8. Campus Ministry offering Sacramental preparation sessions

Campus Ministry will offer several sacramental preparation programs this year.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of the Catholic Church to welcome, inform, prepare and support individuals interested in becoming Catholic. The process runs through the very beginning of May. Interested individuals may sign up through Thursday, Sept. 16. Marquette community members who would like to learn more about becoming Catholic but without a commitment to signing up for RCIA are invited to schedule an individual appointment.

Catholic students who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in the Campus Ministry Confirmation sessions that begin at the end of September. Confirmation takes place during the Easter season. Sign-up deadline is Thursday, Sept. 16.

Campus Ministry also provides information for engaged couples seeking to be married in the Catholic Church. Whether couples intend to get married locally or elsewhere, Campus Ministry can facilitate their preparation.

Students interested in participating in any sacramental preparation opportunities are invited to attend an info session Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. in Campus Ministry, AMU 236, to learn more.

For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3686.

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9. Christian reflection group information session is Friday

An information session about Campus Renew is Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in AMU 236. Campus Renew is a small Christian community that meets for one hour a week to reflect on Scriptures, share faith and identify ways to live as people for others. Students can sign-up through Campus Ministry through Monday, Sept. 20.

Campus Renew lets students look for new ways to live their faith, connect with others and experience Ignation spirituality. An experienced group leader facilitates the process and group size ranges from eight to 10 people. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3686.

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10. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Sept. 17, 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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11. Group fitness class registration is open

Registrations for group fitness classes are still available at the Rec Center and the Rec Plex. Registration is first-come, first-served. Classes begin next week.

For more information call 8-6979.

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12. Libraries' newsletter covers acquisitions, workshops and new staff

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ fall newsletter is now online, including new staff, noteworthy acquisitions, fall workshops, spotlight on Research and Instructional Services, Turnitin and more.

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