1. Week of events highlight international education

The benefits of international education and exchange programs will be explored during International Education Week Monday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 18.

The Office of International Education will host activities throughout the week, including lectures, an evening of Spanish language exchange, a Soup with Substance luncheon on global service learning and a screening of the Nobel Peace Prize winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. A complete list of events is available online, and Marquette Global will provide Twitter updates during the week.

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2. Research projects highlighted at joint poster session

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host “Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy,” and the Office of International Education will host “Marquette International Research Poster Session” in a joint event, Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A brief address will be given at 1 p.m. by Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and dean of the graduate school, and a reception will follow the event from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event provides the campus community with the opportunity to learn about research projects and connect with faculty and students across the university.

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3. Fall music concerts continue Nov. 13

The music programs will continue their annual fall concerts with performances Sunday, Nov. 13, through Sunday, Nov. 20. All concerts are in the Varsity Theatre and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., the Marquette Wind Ensemble’s performance, “Spirituality and Art,”will  highlight several works inspired by spiritual and religious themes, such as Give Us This Day, a religious and spiritual symphony by David Maslanka, and Dali, a five-movement work inspired by the paintings and sculptures of the great Salvador Dali, by Aldo Forte.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., the Jazz Ensemble performance will feature classic swing-era works from Mary Lou Williams, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane, rock and R&B hits from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and several Latin style pieces as well.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., the Gold N’ Blues, a Marquette a capella group, the Fugees, a Marquette improv group, and the university’s Hype Dance team, will present “Grand New Brew,” a performance of popular songs from the radio today, as well as several oldies. An original song about Marquette will also be performed. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for all others.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., the Symphonic Band will devote its concert to the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Works will include popular tunes from the era, as well as music focusing on the positive outcomes of the war.

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4. Entrepreneurship Week to feature series of events on innovation

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration will host a weeklong series of programs on entrepreneurship and innovation in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 13-18.

All Entrepreneurship Week events are free and open to the public; however seating is limited and registration is required. A complete schedule of events and registration are available online.

The week will begin Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms, with a kick-off to the Hackathon, a weeklong event that unites software developers and designers into teams to create useful and compelling software programs. The finals will be held Friday, Nov. 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, where $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to winners.

Ralph Stayer, chairman, president and CEO of Johnsonville Sausage, will give a keynote address Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Stayer will also lead participants through the Harvard Business School’s “Johnsonville Sausage” case study, focusing on developing leadership to manage growth, prior to the presentation at 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

More information on the week’s events can be found online.

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5. Memorial mass and commemoration of Salvadoran martyrs to be held

A Memorial mass for Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., former Wade Chair at Marquette and recipient of an honorary degree at the inauguration of Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, at noon in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., rector of the Marquette Jesuit community, will preside.

Father Brackley was a visiting professor of theology at Marquette and served for more than 20 years in El Salvador after the assassination of the Jesuits at the University of Central America.

There will be a self-guided commemoration for these Salvadoran martyrs in the garden located behind the Jesuits Residence from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of this tragic anniversary.

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6. Counseling Center offering suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center is offering Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention training Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 254. QPR trains participants how to get help for a suicidal person. This free training is open to the entire campus community. Register with the Counseling Center at 8-7172.

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7. Volunteers needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner

Campus Ministry, with the assistance of Residence Life and Sodexho Food Service, need volunteers to serve a Thanksgiving dinner to students who are unable to go home for the holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, in Cobeen Hall. As many as 300 people are expected to attend, most of whom are international students.

The dinner is being provided in memory of Rev. William McEvoy, S.J., who first provided this annual dinner for students during the 1950s in the basement of the Dental School.

Faculty, staff and administrators are needed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to greet guests, serve the meal and help clean up. Contact Sue Niemi at 8-3685, by Nov. 18 if to volunteer.

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8. Manresa development program and applications available

Manresa for Faculty is presenting Dr. Abir Bekhet, assistant professor of nursing, who will discuss “The Best Practices of Integrating Teaching and Research in Undergraduate Classrooms: How can you keep a large class engaged for three hours?” Friday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor 320h. Register with Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Manresa is also accepting applications for participants in the third cohort of a faculty learning community, “Companions in Inspiring Futures,” sponsored by Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Ten faculty members from across the disciplines will be selected to participate in an experience of study and reflection on Ignatian Pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching in a Catholic and Jesuit institution. Stipends of $600 in salary dollars will be awarded to those who fully participate. Deans, vice presidents and faculty are encouraged to nominate colleagues. Self-nominations are also welcomed.

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9. ROTC holding Veterans Day Ceremony

Marquette University ROTC will gather for the annual Wall of Honor and Contracting Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. ROTC will honor veterans and pay tribute to the newest cadets, as they affirm their commitment to the Army and to Marquette. Col. Mark Mitchell, Marquette Army ROTC alumnus and Distinguished Service Cross recipient, will be recognized for his exemplary service.

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10. Holy Days performance at Marquette opens today

In 1936, the Great Plains of Kansas were plagued with drought and decay in the wake of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. As America migrated to find work, one family remained rooted to their barren farm, haunted by loss and the memories of a once prosperous life.

Harrowing and uplifting, this Marquette Theatre Arts performance of Sally Nemeth’s Holy Days chronicles the strength of the human spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Holy Days is partially supported by the Theatre and Social Justice Fund and features the work of an all-student design team. The performance will run:

· Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
· Sunday, Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m.
· Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
· Sunday, Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the general public range from $16 to $20. Discounts are offered to senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the theatre box office at 8-7505 or online.

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11. Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology holding colloquium

The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology will hold a colloquium Wednesday, Nov. 16, at noon in AMU 227. Angela Zapata, diversity coordinator for the Counseling Center, will present “Practitioner self-care.” For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, at 8-1433.

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12. Research volunteers wanted for travel book data mining

An interdisciplinary student-faculty team from various departments and majors led by Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, associate professor of Spanish, is mining travel books for data as part of “Time, Routes, and Places of Nineteenth-Century Travelers.” The team is developing a series of interactive maps to visualize the routes and ideas of nineteenth-century travelers and a searchable database to record what the travelers wrote about the adventures.

The majority of the books are in English, with other European languages available. Data mining can take one to two weeks, and all data must be submitted by Thursday, Dec. 1.

Those interested in joining the research project can complete an online form. Data mine volunteers who mine in one book will receive a certificate and public recognition as a volunteer on the project website. If data is mined in five or more books, volunteers will be recognized as a contributor to the database. All participants will be invited on a two-week pilgrimage to Spain in May-June 2013. For more information, contact Dr. Afinoguénova at 8-6715.

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13. Ancient and medieval philosophy seminar to be held

An ancient and medieval philosophy seminar will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Library conference center room C. Dr. Jules Janssens, De Wulf Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, will present “Avicenna’s Insistence on the Necessity of a Fully Metaphysical Proof for the Existence of God.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Owen Goldin, professor of philosophy, at 8-5949.

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14. Column marshals needed for mid-year commencement

Faculty, staff and administrators are needed as column marshals for mid-year commencement Sunday, Dec. 18, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Column marshals will guide the graduates, faculty, staff and stage party into the arena, and escort them out after the ceremony. Marshals need to arrive by 8 a.m. Contact University Special Events at 8-7431 for more information.

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15. Bayanihan student organization holding fall fashion show

The Bayanihan Student Organization is holding the 15th Annual Fall Fashion Show, “Cabaret Meet the Catwalk,” Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Proceeds will benefit the Repairers of the Breach, which advocates for and provides services for the homeless of Milwaukee. Tickets will be sold Friday, Nov. 11, on the second floor of the AMU for $6, and on the night of the event for $8.

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16. Basketball garage sale to be held before game

There will be a pre-game garage sale at the women’s basketball home opener Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. on the concourse of the Al McGuire Center, running until half-time. Various promotional items and t-shirts from previous years will be for sale; cash and checks are accepted. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

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17. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Nov. 11.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Hip Hop Fitness at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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