1. Inauguration Ceremony tickets available for pick up tomorrow

Tickets for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony will be available for pick up in the AMU Brooks Lounge beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 16, or while supplies last. Students and employees can pick up one ticket per Marquette ID. The Brooks Lounge is open from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

All members of the faculty have been invited to participate in the academic procession. Faculty participating in the procession do not need a ticket for the ceremony, but must RSVP to University Special Events as soon as possible. Faculty who are not walking in the procession will need a ticket for the ceremony and should pick one up in the Brooks Lounge.

The Inauguration Ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Al McGuire Center. Doors will open at 9 a.m. All members of the Marquette community are also invited to the Inaugural Mass on Thursday, Sept. 22, but are reminded that seating inside Church of the Gesu is limited. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for the 3:30 p.m. Mass. Tickets are not required for the Mass. 

More information about the Presidential Inauguration events is available online.

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2. Workshops to address active lecturing and tech in the classroom

The Center for Teaching and Learning will hold workshops on “The Active and Engaged Lecture” and “Thinking about Tech in the Classroom” next week.

“The Active and Engaged Lecture” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Raynor 320H as part of the center’s “Teaching at its Best Seminars” series. The program will address turning the lecture from a passive listening exercise to a more active learning experience, increasing retention and better skills development.

“Thinking about Tech in the Classroom” will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor 320H as part of the center’s “Teaching Well Using Technology: eCertificate” series. The workshop will explore why the integration of technology serves to motivate students to engage in reflective, self-directed learning.

The CTL is offering programming for faculty in thematic series this fall, beginning with an inclusive excellence program, “We are Marquette;” a series on best practices, “Teaching at Its Best;” and a series centered on creating feedback in courses, “In the Loop and in the Know.”

The CTL also offers an e-learning certificate in which participants integrate instructional technology in their courses. Manresa for Faculty is hosting “One Thing Led to Another” forums and the Service Learning Program is offering a series to assist and orient faculty to programs with community based-research and service learning.

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

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3. Graduating Senior Survey and Junior Survey results available

Marquette students continue to report very high rates of satisfaction with their Marquette education, with 85 percent of graduating seniors reporting that they would choose to attend Marquette again if starting over, according to the 2011 Graduating Senior Survey and Junior Survey. Furthermore, 94 percent of respondents indicated that their Marquette education met their overall goals and 86 percent reported that they were completing their degree as quickly as they had planned.

The Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment annually survey Marquette juniors and graduating seniors about co-curricular learning experiences, satisfaction, future plans and the impact of their education.

Students reported that longer-term experiences, such as study abroad, internships, co-ops and research with a faculty member, had the greatest impact. When factoring in both rates of participation and level of impact, participation in a student organization had the greatest source of impact on undergraduate students of the all the co-curricular learning opportunities measured by the survey. Eighty-five percent of respondents said they participated in student organizations, 83 percent in community service and 52 percent in organization leadership roles. 

With the survey administered in April 2011, 52 percent of graduating seniors were applying for full-time employment in 2011. Twenty-five percent of graduating seniors had been offered jobs by April, compared to 26 percent in 2010 and 2009 and 42 percent in 2008. Similar to previous years, 36 percent of graduating seniors had applied to graduate or professional degree programs at the time of the survey and 12 percent had applied for full-time service positions.

The executive summary, including comparisons with previous years, is available online and also includes information about why students consider transferring as well as summaries of graduating seniors' open-ended comments about positive experiences at Marquette and opportunities for improvement.

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4. DPS expands campus patrol area

The Department of Public Safety has expanded its patrol area north to Highland Ave. from 14th Street to 17th Street as an additional campus safety measure. This expansion will be patrolled by DPS squads and the new LIMO Scout, the special LIMO with a strobe light announced last week that stops students walking late at night to inquire if they would like a ride or a walking escort. Traditional blue LIMO vans will also provide transportation in this expanded area.

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. Dr. Carey to discuss the late Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.

Dr. Patrick Carey, professor and William J. Kelly, S.J., chair in Catholic theology, will speak about his book, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.: A Model Theologian, tomorrow, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. The presentation, which is part of the Department of Theology convocation, is open to the campus community.

The book is a biography of Cardinal Dulles, focusing on his distinctive personal journey of faith and theology, as well as the representative nature of his experiences and his thinking within the American Catholic community.

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6. Praying of the Rosary and lunch with homeless to be held

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will resume praying of the Rosary and lunch and reflection with Repairers of the Breach this week.

Praying of the Rosary will begin Thursday, Sept. 8, from noon to 12:30 p.m., at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. No RSVP is needed. Future dates are Sept. 20, Oct. 10 and 25, Nov. 9 and 21 and Dec. 15.

The Faber Center will also join guests at Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and Scripture reflection in the African process method Friday, Sept. 9. Participants will leave as a group from the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111, at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1 p.m. Transportation is provided. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545 by Thursday, Sept. 8. All faith traditions are welcome.

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7. Psychology and biology colloquiums to be held this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Julie Crouch, director of the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault at Northern Illinois University, will present “Social Cognition in Child Physical Abuse Risk.”

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar Friday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Sergei Kuchin, professor of biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present “Novel Aspects of Snf1 (AMPK) Regulation in Yeast.”

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8. Study abroad fair to be held Friday

The Office of International Education will hold a study abroad fair Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Westowne Square outside of AMU (rain location is the AMU second floor lobby). Students will have the opportunity to explore Marquette's study abroad opportunities and meet program representatives, students who have studied in the programs and OIE staff. Employees are also welcome.

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9. AMUW Fall Book Club to cover The Other Wes Moore

The Association of Marquette University Women will host its annual Fall Book Club on Tuesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. The best-selling memoir The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore will be discussed. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Advance registration is appreciated. Contact Alumni Engagement and Outreach at 8-7441 or for more information.

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10. Counseling Center offering free suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session Thursday, Sept. 15, 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. The training is open to the Marquette community.  

RSVPs requested. Contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172 to RSVP or for more information.

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11. Programs involving minors must register with risk management

Marquette programs that involve participation by minors must be registered with the Office of Risk Management according to a University Policy and Procedure (UPP-4-26).

The university and its faculty, administrators, staff, students and volunteers have a particular obligation to protect the safety and interests of the most vulnerable, including minors (those under the age of 18) who are participating in activities and programs on campus. The policy also addresses:

• Background checks for faculty, administrators, staff, volunteers and university students more than 18 years of age who are participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Training for those participating in such activities.

• Behavioral requirements, including prohibitive practices, for those participating in activities covered by the policy.

• Procedures to be followed when inappropriate conduct is suspected.

Required training is available online for individuals. For large group presentations a DVD is available. The training emphasizes basic guidelines to prevent problems and the perception of problems. Contact Risk Management at 8-8492 or Lori Richard-Hayes in the Office of Risk Management for training information.

Background checks of individuals are required once every four years, and results will be stored separately and used only for the purpose of the Working with Minors policy.

Offices and programs that have not already reported their activities involving minors should contact Risk Management to determine if their activities are covered by the policy.

Contact Lori Richard-Hayes or Steve Duffy, associate vice president for administration, for more information.

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12. Study participants needed for walking

Volunteers are needed for a research study, “Assessment of a Lower Cost, Eight-Camera Optitrack System for Human Motion Analysis Applications,” to determine accuracy of joint angles during normal walking.

Participants, who will be asked to walk normally while their motion is captured using infrared cameras, must:

  • Be age 18-30.
  • Have no orthopaedic or neuromuscular impairment that may affect lower extremity motion.
  • Participate in a screening process and asked to walk to ensure a normal gait pattern.
  • Attend a single, two-hour visit at the Academic Support Facility at Marquette. Weeknight and weekend appointments are available.

For more information contact Cheryl Wanta, biomedical engineering office associate in the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center at 8-0697.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering, and Jeffrey Kertis, graduate student in biomedical engineering.

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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13. Golf outing to benefit Milwaukee Women's Center

Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Chi will host the first Drive Away Domestic Violence golf outing Saturday, Sept. 24, at Oak Hills Golf Course, Oak Creek.

Registration includes optional transportation from Alumni Memorial Union, nine holes of golf beginning at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., a cart, goodie bag, lunch, chances to win raffle prizes and on-course competitions. All proceeds benefit the Milwaukee Women's Center. Cost is $55. Student cost is $40.

Individual and group registrations are available online.

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14. Hats, mittens and scarves requested

The College of Education is holding a donation drive, “Weather the Cold,” for gently used child-sized hats, mittens and scarves during September.

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center in the College of Education provides after-school tutoring for about 100 local children each semester. Donations will go to children who come to the center with chapped hands and cold ears because they do not have the appropriate warm, winter clothing.

Donations can be put in the collection box outside the Hartman Center in Schroeder Complex 151.

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