1. Father Pilarz goes "On the Issues" at the Law School

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will discuss his impressions of his first few months as president and his views on what the future holds for Marquette at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” Monday, Sept. 19, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Register online.

The inauguration of Father Pilarz as the 23rd president of Marquette University will take place Friday, Sept. 23.

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2. Dedication of Norris Park features refreshments and entertainment

“Green Fest: Norris Park Dedication and Games on the Green” will be Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. at Norris Park, Kilbourn Avenue between 18th and 19th streets. Held as part of the inaugural week activities for Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., the dedication of the new recreational green space for the Marquette community will feature games, music (performances by Repertoire, Something to Do and Jam Ak Jam, as well as a variety of student groups) and light refreshments, including free pizza from Pizza Shuttle.
Due in part to student advocacy for more recreational green space, improvements were made to remove asphalt, install new turf and landscaping for club intramural sport use, and install new lighting, fencing and security cameras. The dedication is co-sponsored by Marquette University Student Government.

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3. Sept. 11 to be commemorated on campus

Weekend events held in honor of 9/11 this weekend include a traditional military ceremony, two flag displays, a free movie screening and a PTSD/grief information table.

Members of Marquette’s ROTC branches (Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force) will perform a traditional military ceremony at the campus flagpoles, located outside Raynor Memorial Libraries, on Wisconsin Avenue near 13th Street at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 9.

The student organization Active Minds will provide information about post traumatic stress disorder and grief from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 9, in the Alumni Memorial Union first floor lobby. Group members will also hand out beads for those affected or who know those affected by PTSD and grief.

College Republicans are creating a flag in the AMU made from pieces of red, white and blue construction paper. Each piece will have a message that contains a memory from a student, staff or faculty member. The College Republicans will collect the thoughts at a table in the second floor lobby of the AMU tomorrow, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Messages can also be sent by email. The flag will be on display in the AMU second floor lobby Sunday and next week.

College Republicans will also display 3,000 flags to represent every person lost as part of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The flags will be placed on Westowne Square, on the west side of AMU, facing Wisconsin Avenue as part of Young America's Foundation's 9-11 Never Forget Project, from about 8 a.m. to dusk Sunday.

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.

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4. Ethan Casey to speak

Journalist and humanitarian Ethan Casey will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in AMU Ballroom B. He will speak about his experiences in Pakistan and how young Americans can positively and proactively contribute to America. The event is sponsored by the Muslim Students’ Association.

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5. 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 tomorrow, 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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6. Vitrolum Republic to perform at Haggerty

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a concert at the Church of the Gesu in conjunction with the Current Tendencies II exhibition Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. The Vitrolum Republic will perform works by Hans-André Stamm and original works of their own. A reception will follow at the Haggerty.

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7. Debate about media regulation to be held for Constitution Day

Distinguished media and First Amendment scholars will debate the constitutionality of government regulation of provocative media content Friday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall appellate courtroom.

The event, “Violence, Vulgarity and the First Amendment,” is sponsored by the Law School and the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication in recognition of Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. It is open to the public and food will be served.

Panelists will explore the impact of a recent and upcoming court case on the government’s ability to shield minors and others from dangerous or offensive content, and on the legitimacy of broader government regulation of media.

The panel will include Dr. Amy Kristin Sanders, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Minnesota; Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University; and Peter Rofes, professor of law at Marquette. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Erik Ugland, associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Communication.

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8. Center for Peacemaking holding fall retreat

The Center for Peacemaking will hold a fall retreat Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.

The retreat will address “struggles to transform our lives and our world by living Christ’s example and message of universal love and kindness in all our relationships.” The retreat will cover how to promote peace within the family, community, workplace, political structures and the world.

The retreat will be led by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, founder and original director of The Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at the University of Notre Dame, and John Carmody, director of the Center for Christian Nonviolence in Wilmington, Del.

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9. Award-winning Esquire writer to visit Marquette

Author and award-winning Esquire writer-at-large Mike Sager will visit the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication Sept. 19-21 to discuss his work.

Sager has been writer-at-large for GQ, contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a staff writer at the Washington Post. In 2010, he won the American Society of Magazine Editor’s National Magazine award for best profile for his Esquire piece "The Man Who Never Was," about the drug problems of quarterback Todd Marinovich.

A reception, which is open to the public, will take place in the jPad on the first floor of Johnston Hall from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Sager will speak on the topic "The Journalist Wears Two Hats: Reporter and Writer" from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Johnston 300.

He will give a reading of his work followed by a question and answer session that’s open to the public from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the jPad.

For more information email Dr. Pamela Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism.

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10. Life of Little Women author to be explored

Marquette Libraries, in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Library, will offer a five-event series, “Louisa May Alcott: The woman behind Little Women,” Sept. 19 to Nov. 29. All events are free and open to the public.

Drs. Angela Sorby and Sarah Wadsworth, associate professors of English, will present lectures, lead book discussions, and screen films over the course of events. The programs will explore the less known thriller books of Alcott, recognized as the author of Little Women, her experience as a Civil War nurse and other events that surrounded her life.

The first of the series, “Louisa May Alcott: Through her eyes,” will be held Monday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. The program will feature brief, dramatic readings from several lesser-known Alcott works, followed by a reception, refreshments and a drawing for Alcott books.

Supporting exhibits at the libraries will also be on display. MPL’s exhibit will feature historical printed matter highlighting Alcott’s personal relationships with Concord Transcendentalists; 19th-century popular fiction; local connections to reforms Alcott supported, such as abolition, education, and women’s health; and Wisconsin’s role in the Civil War. Raynor Library’s lobby will feature books by and about Alcott and showcases relevant aspects of 19th-century American print culture, such as St. Nicholas magazine, as well as contemporary interpretations of Alcott’s works.

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11. Request classrooms for ad hoc events

Faculty who wish to request classroom space for an ad hoc event should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, faculty should contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU. Requests are handled by AMU Event Management.

For course moves, faculty should use the SOC change form to request classroom changes. Courses may only be moved for ADA instructor/student issues or if enrollment exceeds the assigned room capacity. Only requests that meet these criteria will be considered for a move.

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12. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Sept. 9.

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
• Hip Hop Dance at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Turbo Kick at 1 p.m. on the sand volleyball courts at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

Registration for group fitness classes with the Department of Recreational Sports is still open, as well. 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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13. Enrollment open for Zumba, muscle conditioning and Weight Watchers

The Employee Wellness Program is taking registrations for Muscle Conditioning and Zumba group fitness classes.

The muscle conditioning class will be held from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuedays and Thursdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 17 in Cramer 010. The class is designed to strengthen various muscle groups using hand weights, resistance bands and other equipment. It is a full-body workout that builds bone density and muscle strength to increase efficiency in daily activities. Cost is $75 for the 10-week session.

The Zumba class fuses Latin rhythms and a variety of styles in its routines, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggeaton, mambo, hip hop, swing/jive, cha-cha, flamenco, belly dancing, samba, tango and jazz. It will be held Tuesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer 050. Cost is $50 for the 10-week session.

Minimum enrollment must be met to offer the class. Space is limited. Cash, check or major credit card accepted.

The Marquette Weight Watchers At Work program now offers more flexibility through the Monthly Pass, which allows participants to attend meetings at work and locally for $39.95 monthly. eTools are included. Marquette employees also receive half off the cost for the first month. Lifetime members within two pounds of their goal are still free. With a letter from a physician stating weight loss is a medical necessity, Weight Watchers at Work classes are an eligible medical flexible spending account expense (food is not included). This could include weight loss needed to control diabetes, high blood pressure and other weight-related medical issues. For more information contact the Employee Benefits Corporation, Marquette's FSA administrator, at 1-800-346-2126. The Weight Watchers meetings are every Thursday at noon in Raynor Library.

To register or for more information, contact Mandi Richter, employee wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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14. Girls' lacrosse clinic to be held this weekend

Marquette women’s lacrosse is holding a lacrosse clinic Sunday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Valley Fields. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The clinic is open to girls of all ages and skill levels. Cost is $45 per athlete and registration can be completed online.

Email Jackie Doherty, women’s lacrosse assistant coach, for more information.

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15. Farmers' markets to be held on campus

A series of “Fresh Fall Farmers’ Markets” will be held Tuesdays Sept. 13, Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot A (next to the Weasler Auditorium). Items for sale include apples, potatoes, onions, carrots, squash, cider and fresh cut flowers. Free green grocery bags will be given to the first 200 people at each market.

The markets are sponsored by MUSG, Sodexo, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, the sustainability program, the Office of Residence Life and the Alumni Memorial Union.

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16. Faculty/Staff Chorale beginning rehearsals

Employees interested in joining the Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale are invited to participate in rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100. No auditions are required. The chorale sings a variety of music, from Renaissance madrigals and sacred songs to more modern choral works and folk songs.

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