1. Concerts and Mass featured for Family Weekend

Marquette’s Family Weekend celebration will include a Saturday Mass and Sunday concert.

Campus Ministry is sponsoring the Mass on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, celebrated by Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president in University Advancement. Campus Ministry will also hold Masses on Sunday, Oct 3, at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu and at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. For more information, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3058.

The Marquette University Chorus will perform a concert Saturday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The concert will include performances by the MU Chorus, Men's and Women's Choirs, Chamber Choir and the MUsical Staff, featuring folk songs, sacred music and contemporary choral pieces.

The Marquette University Bands will perform a concert Sunday, Oct. 4, at noon in Westowne Square, in conjunction with Family Weekend. The concert will include performances by the Marquette Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and will feature marches, show tunes and movie music. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Varsity Theatre.

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2. Flu vaccinations available

Influenza vaccinations (injectable) will be available to students at several sessions beginning Monday, Oct. 4. This year’s vaccination is combined to cover both the seasonal and H1N1 influenzas. All students who receive the flu vaccine will be entered into a prize drawing.

Flu clinics are:
• Monday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., AMU second floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., McCormick Hall lobby
• Monday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Cobeen Hall lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., AMU second floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Schroeder Hall lobby
• Monday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., AMU first floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., AMU first floor lobby

Clinics are administered by the College of Nursing, Human Resources and Student Health Service.

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center is also offering the combined influenza vaccine, both injectable (for ages 6 months and older) and nasal mist (for ages 2 to 49 years) for $40. Call 933-9100 for an appointment. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and some Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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3. Tonight’s MUSG speaker is postponed

Due to an unexpected travel conflict, tonight’s scheduled MUSG speaker, Colin Beavan, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for the near future. For more information about the new date or MUSG’s speaker series, contact the MUSG Speakers Commissioner, Niki Marquardt.

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4. Co-founder of nonviolence center to discuss peace in the Holy Land

Mubarak Awad, co-founder of the Palestine Center for the Study of Nonviolence and professor of international service at American University, will present a lecture on “Prospects for the use of nonviolence in promoting peace in the Holy Land.” The lecture, which is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 28, in AMU 157.

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5. Counseling Center offering suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session Tuesday, Oct. 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 254. 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. 

For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172.

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6. Couples wanting to avoid pregnancy naturally needed for study

The College of Nursing’s Institute for Natural Family Planning is recruiting couples interested in preventing pregnancy to participate in a study involving two Web-based methods of natural family planning. Dr. Richard Fehring, professor of nursing and director of the institute, is the principal investigator in the study, supported by a $595,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate and compare the success and satisfaction of two Internet-based family planning methods — one “high tech” and one “low tech.”

All participating couples will receive a free electronic hormonal fertility monitor and test strips (market value about $200), access to the electronic charting system and online discussion rooms, and advice from the professional nurse NFP teachers and physicians linked to the study. Each couple will also receive $10 for each month’s participation in the study. 

Participants in the study must be in a committed relationship, sexually active and have no known fertility problems. Women must be between the ages of 18 and 42. Their male partners must be between 18 and 50. Both partners must intend for the woman not to become pregnant for the 12 months of the study.

The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.

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7. 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. 30, 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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8. Department of Biological Sciences to hold colloquium

The Department of Biological Sciences will hold a colloquium Friday, Oct. 1, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. David Mitchell, professor of cell and development biology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, will present “Cilia — A Great Way to Travel.”

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9. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Oct. 1, 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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10. 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. 4
• Monday, Oct. 25
• 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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