1. Last week of annual benefits enrollment

Marquette’s annual enrollment period ends this Friday, Nov. 11. All employees should have received a benefits enrollment packet at home. Everyone choosing a medical plan, even if previously enrolled, must re-enroll at MyJob at Marquette. Those participating in a flexible spending account re-enroll annually.

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2. Final day for inauguration academic event registration

Guest presenter Rev. Michael Zampelli, S.J., of Santa Clara University will join three Marquette educators to discuss “Depth of Thought, Depth of Imagination: Challenging Superficiality” Monday, Nov. 14, in Eckstein Hall at 4 p.m. held in conjunction with the Presidential Inauguration. The lively and interactive discussion will be based on an address that Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, presented to Jesuit university leaders in April 2010 in Mexico City.
Father Zampelli, a professor of theatre and dance at Santa Clara University, will discuss how educators help students examine their inner lives. Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry; Dr. Margaret Callahan, dean of nursing; and Dr. John Su, associate professor of English, will provide commentary. Dr. John Pustejovsky, chair and associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, will moderate. A reception will follow. RSVP to 8-7431 by Nov. 7.

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3. Discussion on faculty grants to be held

The Faculty Mentoring Program and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will hold a discussion, “Why Grants Matter and How We Can Help,” to answer any grant related questions and further explain ways in which they can assist graduates on Monday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research, will give a brief opening. Dr. Alison Abbott, assistant professor of biological sciences; Dr. Angela Sorby, associate professor of English; and Dr. Lucas Torres, assistant professor of psychology, will discuss how grants have made a difference in their careers, and how they balanced grant seeking with other expectations.

To register for this discussion, contact Jennie Schatman.

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4. Workshops to address service learning, inclusive classrooms and evaluations

In addition to one-on-one consultations and department-specific programming, The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering three workshops this week:

• “Evaluating the Impact of Service Learning on Student Learning Outcomes: A New Research Direction” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Raynor 320h.
• “Creating Inclusive Online Classrooms” Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor 320h, as part of an e-learning certificate.
• “Using End of Semester Evaluations” Friday, Nov. 11, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Raynor 320h, as part of the “In the Loop and in the Know” thematic series.

To register, email Mary Grant, CTL office associate, at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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5. AMUW hosting Annual Advent Reflection Luncheon

The Association of Marquette University Women will host its annual Advent Reflection Luncheon on Thursday, Dec 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom in the AMU. All alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to share in this seasonal reflection led by Dr. Kristina Ropella, Eng ’85, professor and chair of biomedical engineering and past recipient of the AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award.

This event is $20 per person and registration ends Wednesday, Nov. 23. To register, contact Alumni Engagement and Outreach at 8-7441 or AMUW.

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6. Helping Hands food drive to be held

Marquette Dining Services is kicking off its annual campus-wide Helping Hands food drive. Faculty and staff can get involved by signing up their department as a team to compete. The team that collects the greatest amount of non-perishable food items will win a premium continental breakfast for 20. Measuring the food items is based on weight.

Those interested can sign up online through Monday, Nov. 14. Bins will be provided for donations, and food will be picked up and weighed periodically throughout the food drive. The program runs from Monday, Nov. 7, to Saturday, Dec. 10. The winner will be announced before Dec. 15, and the prize will be awarded at the beginning of the spring semester.

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7. Two Ignatian spirituality events hosted by Faber Center

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., rector of the Marquette Jesuit Community and assistant professor of educational policy and leadership, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in Zilber 433B. Father LaBelle will present “Vision of the Society of Jesus in the 21st Century,” which will address the vision of the Society of Jesus and the vision of the Jesuits at Marquette. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111, the Faber Center will host the “Second Week Group,” in which participants will explore the second week of St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises discussing Jesus’ incarnation, birth and early ministry. The group will meet again on Nov. 28, and Dec. 5 and 12. A light lunch will be served.

All faith backgrounds are welcome. Space is limited and participants can register by emailing the Faber Center or by calling Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545, by Nov. 16.

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8. Haggerty to host lecture by local artists

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a lecture by local artists Reginald Baylor and Mark Brautigam, in conjunction with the Current Tendencies II exhibit, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty. A reception will follow at 7 p.m.

Reginald Baylor, the 2009 inaugural artist-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel and recipient of the 2010 Wisconsin Arts Board Artist Fellowship Award, focuses much of his time working in the community to preserve the importance of art for all generations. Baylor works with a variety of media, including acrylic canvas paintings, woodcuts, digital media, prints on paper and mixed media on fabric. Many of his prints and paintings have been exhibited nationally and featured in publications throughout the Midwest.

Mark Brautigam, a photographer living in Milwaukee, was a 2009 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Emerging Artist finalist and the recipient of the Arthur P. Haas Memorial Photography Award. Brautigam currently serves as an art director at GS Design in Glendale, Wis., and completed his first major project, On Wisconsin, in 2010.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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9. Ellen Gilligan to speak at Law School tomorrow

Ellen Gilligan, president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will be a guest at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

GMF ranks among the top 30 community foundations in the nation and focuses on addressing Milwaukee’s most critical needs and issues, such as education, workforce development, and race relations. Before GMF, Gilligan was vice-president of community investment at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and has spent nearly 30 years in the non-profit sector.

Register online. Seating is limited.

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10. Spring 2012 classroom assignments posted

The majority of spring 2012 classroom assignments are posted in CheckMarq. The remaining assignments will be posted Friday, Nov. 11. Instructors can access CheckMarq to review classroom assignments during a review period from Monday, Nov. 14, through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Faculty who need larger final exam rooms and/or review sessions can request classroom space from the Office of the Registrar during the review period.

Faculty should submit the online form to request a classroom change or a classroom for spring review sessions.

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11. Class reserve requests available for spring semester

Instructors are encouraged to begin making class reserve requests for spring 2012 through the Ares system at Library--Class Reserves. For more information, consult the guide at Ares guide or the reserve desk at 8-7253.

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12. Compendium submissions due Dec. 2

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they are documented on the university’s Compendium online resource by Friday, Dec. 2.

Accomplishments that have occurred June 1 through November 30 that did not appear in the summer issue of Compendium will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of February. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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13. Deadline for 9th Annual Green Energy Summit papers extended to Dec. 1

Papers and posters are requested for the 2012 Green Energy Summit, March 7-10, 2012, at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee. The goal of the summit is to raise awareness of the opportunities driven by green energy, and encourage investment and development in the green sector. Marquette University is a major sponsor and organizer of the conference, and Marquette faculty and student groups have presented their work at past conferences.

Abstracts are due Dec. 1 and all topics will be considered. Program tracks for topic areas of special interest are available online. Refer to the summit’s call for papers website for more information and instructions for submitting an abstract or contact Tom Quinn, director of sales and marketing, College of Engineering.

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14. Departments of Psychology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics holding colloquiums

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will present “Forensic Subjectivities, DNA, & the Sexual Assault Intervention.”

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar Friday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Michael Schläppi, associate professor, compliance officer and radiation safety officer of biological sciences, will present “Cold War in Plants: A Whole Genome Search for Resistance Fighters.”

Peter Politzer, distinguished professor of chemistry at University of New Orleans, will present “Halogen bonding and other sigma-hole interactions” for a Department of Chemistry colloquium. This program will be Friday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Uri Andrews, visiting assistant professor of mathematics from UW-Madison, will present “Computable Stability Theory” Friday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 401 as a Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium.

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15. Hmong Student Organization and InterVarsity hosting culture night

The Hmong Student Organization and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship are co-hosting “Pho-nomenal Culture Night” Friday, Nov. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Office of International Education, Holthusen Hall fourth floor. Pho, a traditional noodle broth that remains popular among Hmong, Laotion and Vietnamese people, will be provided, as well as information on Hmong and Lao history. This free event is an effort to support cultural awareness and diversity at Marquette.

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16. Rec Center and Rec Plex sponsoring coloring contest

The Rec Center and Rec Plex are sponsoring a coloring contest to benefit VETS Place Central’s Thanksgiving dinner, a local shelter serving the homeless veteran population. Interested participants can stop by the Rec Center or Rec Plex and donate $1 to color a turkey. The contest ends Friday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit VETS Place Central’s Thanksgiving dinner. The first place prizewinner will receive two personal training sessions.

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17. Eastern Orthodox Vespers holding evening prayer service

Members of the Marquette community are invited to worship at an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service, co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the St. 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 please contact Fr. John D. Jones or Maria Tsiklais, president of the Marquette University Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

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18. College Republicans hosting Freedom Week

The College Republicans of Marquette will be hosting Freedom Week Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 11.

• A thank-you banner for veterans will be available to sign on the second floor of the AMU throughout the week.
• A mock Berlin Wall will also be on display, as well as a piece of the actual Berlin Wall.
• Wednesday, Nov. 9, there will be a Freedom Panel, featuring four Wisconsin state lawmakers, at 8 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A.
• Friday, Nov. 11, a bake sale will be held under the Raynor Memorial bridge featuring American flag cookies and miniature apple pies, with proceeds benefitting Veteran Affairs.

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19. Weekly Meditation Hour available in Joan of Arc Chapel

The Marquette Contemplative Community, which works to support the interests of those surrounding the university, holds a weekly meditation hour open to students, faculty and staff every Wednesday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Joan of Arc Chapel. Those interested can stay for some or all of the meditation. Instructions are available.

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20. Last week of $7 massages at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students are holding a Massage-A-Thon through Friday, Nov. 11, at Schroeder Health Complex 397. Cost is $7 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. Appointments can be scheduled by email or online. Walk-ins are also welcome. Gift certificates are available.

Hours are:
Monday and Tuesday — 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday — 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday — 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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