1. Sports Illustrated's Peter King to speak Tuesday

Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Peter King, one of the country’s highest profile pro football pundits, will speak at Marquette on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of King’s talk will be “Why you’re kidding yourself if you think you only need to be good at one medium coming out of college.” He will speak for 30-40 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

King is speaking at Marquette in part due to the personal invitation of student Tess Quinlan, a broadcast and electronic communications major and the director of MUTV’s sports department. The program is sponsored by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

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2. Marquette faculty to share research journeys

Dr. Sharon Chubbuck, Dr. Kate Kaiser and Dr. Michael Monahan will discuss the paths they followed to their research and academic focuses in a “One Thing Led to Another” seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

• Chubbuck, associate professor of educational policy and leadership, will present “Social justice: one theme, many threads.”

• Kaiser, associate professor of management, will present “How George Wallace, RESPA, and my babysitter led me down the research path.”

• Monahan, associate professor of philosophy and director of core curriculum, will present “The confluence of people, place and wonder.”

A complimentary light lunch will be served. RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator, by Friday, Sept. 9.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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3. Sept. 11 documentary Rebirth to be screened at free showing

A documentary tracking the healing of five people affected by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks will be screened Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The showing of Rebirth is free and open to the public and features the work of field producer Danielle Beverly, visiting professional in residence in digital media for the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

Beverly will introduce Rebirth and answer questions afterward. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance film festival, follows the rebuilding of lives interwoven with construction of the World Trade Center in time-lapse film. It will also be a permanent exhibition at the WTC Memorial Museum and broadcast by Showtime.  

“To witness five people travel from grief to hope is a universal theme that speaks to the core of the human condition,” Beverly said. “I'm especially pleased to present it at Marquette, as the mission of Rebirth mirrors the spirit of Marquette — service and a desire to make the world a more loving, understanding place.”

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4. New LIMO service offered as campus safety resource

As a new campus safety resource, the Department of Public Safety has introduced a LIMO Scout, a special LIMO with a strobe light that will stop students walking late at night to inquire if they would like a ride or a walking escort. Last year, DPS provided nearly 300,000 LIMO rides. This van will actively roam the perimeters of the patrol zone as well as alleyways during the evenings.

All members of the campus community play a part in campus safety. Students and employees should immediately call DPS to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Calls can easily be made from one of the more than 300 blue light phones on or near campus or call DPS at 8-6800 (414-288-6800 off campus). Campus community members should also make use of the many safety resources available from DPS, including LIMO and safety patrol services.

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5. Some hours of operation change for Labor Day weekend

Buildings and services with special hours of operation for Labor Day weekend include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Friday, Sept. 2 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4 — closed
Monday, Sept. 5 — 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Help Desk
Saturday to Monday, Sept. 3-5 — closed

Marquette Place
Friday, Sept. 2 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Sept. 3-5 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, Sept. 2 — 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., 24-hour access ends
Saturday, Sept. 3 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Sept. 4-5 — closed
Tuesday, Sept. 6 — 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Friday, Sept. 2 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Sept. 4-5 — closed

Rec Plex
Friday, Sept. 2 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5 — closed

Spirit Shop
Friday, Sept. 2 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Sept. 4-5 — closed

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6. President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., featured in Marquette Matters

The September issue of Marquette Matters, the printed monthly employee newsletter that is also now available online, will arrive in employee mailboxes within the next few days. This issue features articles about President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as well as the restructured Center for Teaching and Learning, campus construction projects and the Haggerty Museum online database.

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7. Department of Chemistry holding colloquium

Dr. Torsten Fiebig, professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, will present “Ultrafast Processes in Biological and Bio-inspired Molecular Systems.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be tomorrow, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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8. Group fitness class registrations start next week

Registration for group fitness classes with the Department of Recreational Sports begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. for classes at the Rec Center and Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. for all classes at the Rec Plex. Sign up at the appropriate facility.

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

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9. Learn to Swim program begins next week

The Rec Plex is offering a Learn to Swim program sponsored by the American Red Cross. The program is segmented into six levels — a Tiny Tots/Wee Folks program and newly added adult lessons. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 6. Space is limited.

Cost is $40 for members and $46 for non-members.

Register in person at the Rec Plex. Call 8-7778 for more information.

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10. Blood drive to be held Wednesday

The Marquette University Graduate School of Management and the Blood Center of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive Wednesday, Sept. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Straz Hall first floor atrium.

Register online or by calling (877) 232-4376. Potential donors can also check their eligibility status for donating online or by calling (414) 937-6070. Donors must bring a state I.D. or Blood Center Donor Card to the blood drive.

Anyone interested in greeting donors, helping out at the canteen or assisting the mobile driver with set-up and take-down of equipment can contact Dr. Jeanne Simmons, associate dean of the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, at 8-7145.

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11. Emergency Procedures Guide available online

Employees who do not have a copy of their Emergency Procedures Guide should download a copy or request one from their building emergency coordinator.

The guide provides a quick reference for responding to criminal activity, bomb threats, infectious disease, medical emergencies, chemical spills, fire, hazardous leaks, severe weather and utility failures. Employees should review the guide periodically and become familiar with what they should do for themselves and others in an emergency.

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