1. Inauguration Ceremony tickets available in Brooks Lounge

Tickets for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony are available for pick up in the AMU Brooks Lounge 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. Parking adjustments to be made for inauguration and Mass

Employee parkers in Lot F and the Wells Street Parking Structure (Structure 2) are asked to relocate Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22 and 23, to make parking space available for the hundreds of guests visiting campus for the presidential inauguration.

Parkers in Lot F and Structure 2 should have received an email Thursday, Sept. 8, indicating where to park. A reminder email will be sent early next week. If you park in one of those locations and did not receive the email notification, contact the parking office at 8-6911.

The Inauguration Ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Al McGuire Center. The Inaugural Mass is 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Church of the Gesu.

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3. State Sens. Schultz and Cullen to speak at Law School

State Sens. Dale Schulz and Tim Cullen will speak at Eckstein Hall at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.”

Schultz is a Republican from Richland Center and Cullen is a Democrat from Janesville. Together, they’ve launched what they’re calling their “Common Ground” tour. After a summer of bitter recall elections, Schultz and Cullen are pushing for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in Madison. They’re also introducing a constitutional amendment that would end Supreme Court elections in Wisconsin and replace them with a merit-based selection program. 

Register online.

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4. Wheelchair user to discuss experience as an individual with a disability

Gary Karp, a wheelchair user since a spinal cord injury in 1973, will present “Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma” Monday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.

Karp will talk about the past 38 years of his life and his experience as an individual with a disability. He will discuss the process of coping with the initial stages of traumatic change, the psychosocial context in which this happens and the collaborative, partnered nature of the clinical relationship that students and faculty should strive for with someone going through this experience. 

For more information, email Dr. Dennis Sobush, associate professor of physical therapy, or Heidi Vering, associate director of student educational services.

The program is sponsored by the College of Health Sciences, Office of Disability Services, MARQ Your Path and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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5. Nez Perce elder to speak about national parks and Indian history

W. Otis Halfmoon, a Nez Perce elder and National Park Service interpreter, will present, “‘Are They Ready to Hear the Truth?’: The National Park Service, American Indian History and the Public” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

Halfmoon has had a wide-ranging career as a public historian in the National Park Service and in the past two decades has worked as a tribal liaison, interpreter, park historian and unit administrator with indigenous people in the West. Based in Santa Fe, N.M., Halfmoon mediates between Western tribal leaders and the U.S. government and documents and preserves his nation’s history and culture through oral histories. He is also an expert on the so-called Nez Perce War of 1877 and Chief Joseph.

Halfmoon’s presentation is sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History and Raynor Memorial Libraries.

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6. Workshops to address student learning and difficult conversations

The Center for Teaching and Learning will hold two workshops next week:

• “Quick and Easy Ways to Check Student Learning in the Classroom” Monday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Raynor 320H

• “Having Difficult Conversations in the Classroom” Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Raynor 320H

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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7. Blu-Ray disc player to be awarded to Safety Patrol user

Student Safety Programs is issuing a ticket to each campus community member to whom it provides a foot escort through the end of the semester for the chance at winning a Blu-Ray disc player. Ticket recipients can email their name and the number on the ticket to to be eligible to win the prize, which will be awarded via random prize drawing from submitted numbers. A random LIMO driver will also award a small prize to riders during a shift around the 25th of each month.

The prizes are being awarded in celebration of SSP’s 25th anniversary on campus.

LIMOs run 365 days a year from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on academic weekends. Student Safety Patrol teams are available by calling 8-6363 daily from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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8. Zipcar discount offered, cars moving to Lot A

The two Zipcars located at Marquette will be moved from Lot G to Lot A, on the corner of 16th and Wells streets, Wednesday, Sept. 14. Zipcar is a car-sharing service available to Marquette community members, ages 18 and older. Vehicles can be reserved by the day or hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for up to four days. Rates on all Marquette vehicles start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).
Through a partnership with Ford, Zipcar is currently offering a $10 discount on annual membership for anyone affiliated with Marquette. For a limited time annual membership is available for $25 and Marquette applicants receive $35 worth of free driving credit that applies toward their first month of driving.

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9. RefWorks workshops to be held, library newsletter available

Raynor Memorial Libraries will hold walk-in RefWorks workshops Sept. 14, noon to 1 p.m.; Sept. 15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 19, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sept. 20, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor 227. Users will learn how to set up an account, how to export and manage citations and produce a bibliography using one of hundreds of citation output styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian.

The libraries have also issued their fall newsletter, highlighting upcoming events and exhibits, new acquisitions, announcements for faculty, highlights of the spring survey, and new collections in Special Collections and University Archives. The newsletter also includes a new series of Friday walk-in introductions to two popular holdings in Special Collections — the Saint John’s Bible and the J. R. R. Tolkien Collection.

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10. Online retreat, mission trip and book club offered by Faber Center

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is holding an on-line retreat, an information session about its Spring Break Mission Retreat and a classics book club.

A new approach to the Spiritual Exercises, an online retreat will be offered by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality from Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, through Saturday, May 12, 2012. This retreat will allow participants the flexibility to participate on their own time. Contact Mike Hogan, director of the Faber Center, to register. Call 8-5059 for more information.

The Faber Center will hold an information meeting Monday, Sept. 19, at noon in Schroeder Complex 111 for its Spring Break Mission Retreat, March 11-16, 2012. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545 by Friday, Sept. 16.

The Faber Center will also host a Classics Book Club featuring The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena beginning Monday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m., in Schroeder Complex 111. Register with Mike Hogan at 8-5059 to receive the book prior to the first meeting. Future meeting dates are Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. A light lunch will be served.

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11. "Islamophobia" and 9/11 effects to be discussed

Othman Atta (Law '94), will present “Islamophobia: 10 years after 9/11,” a discussion about how the suspicion, fear and hostility toward Islam increased after Sept. 11, 2001. Known as “Islamophobia,” this attitude resulted in Muslims with no association to the 9/11 attacks to become victims of extreme acts of prejudice and violence.

Atta’s presentation will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157.

Atta serves as the executive director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and on the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee as a representative for ISM and is a member of the FBI Civil Rights Advisory Group.

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12. Eastern Orthodox vespers service to be held Wednesday

Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Saint 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, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, or Maria Tsikalas, president of OCF.

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13. Psychology, biology and chemistry colloquiums to be held

“Clinic Policies and Procedures; Ethical and Legal Matters” will be presented by Dr. John Grych, professor of psychology, for a Department of Psychology colloquium. The program will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J.

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar Friday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Yoshie Hanzawa, assistant professor of crop sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “The function of TFL1 in flowering control and inflorescence development.”

Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe, professor of chemistry at University of Virginia, will present “Development of Transition Metal Complexes for the Hydroarylation of Olefins.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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14. 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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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School Office of Admissions will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Sept. 16, in Eckstein 263. The session will cover admissions, financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and information from current students.

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Register online.

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16. Gift sale to benefit scholarship fund

The Department of Physical Therapy is holding a “$6 gift sale” Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 14-16, in the AMU first floor lobby. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Items include gifts, scarves, jewelry and accessories. Marquette cash and credit cards will be accepted. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit the Marie Sekeres Papanek Scholarship Fund. Contributions to the fund can also be made by contacting Kathleen Ludington, director of development — College of Health Sciences in University Advancement, at 8-1410.

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17. Blood drive held in honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month

In honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Kappa Alpha Psi is holding a blood drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Practice Space East (840 N. 16th St.), next door to Bookmarq.

Sickle cell disease affects 80,000 people in the United States, with 98 percent of them African American. Sickle cell patients often require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives. Donations will help benefit individuals with the disease.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a photo I.D. Donors should also be prepared to share their list of prescription medications, medical history and travel history outside of the United States.

Appointments can be scheduled online. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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18. Easy Pass deadline is Sept. 23

The deadline to participate in the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is Friday, Sept. 23. The Easy Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in AMU Union Station for passes that will be good during October, November and December. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by Sept. 23.

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