1. Course evaluations open today

Course evaluations open today, Nov. 28, and run through Sunday, Dec. 11. Students who complete evaluations for all their classes will receive a $1 coupon to the Brew Bayou and be entered into a drawing for an iPad2. The online course evaluation system, MOCES, now has a mobile-friendly page for students who wish to complete evaluations on their mobile devices.

Course evaluations are used by Marquette to review classes and instructors, with the primary goal of improving the quality of both. Responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with a response. For additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, contact MOCES.

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2. Revitalizing Marquette hosting diversity discussion

The Student Task Force of Revitalizing Marquette is hosting “Imagine Diversity,” a discussion to cultivate awareness of inclusive and exclusive tendencies within the campus culture, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C.

Revitalizing Marquette will reflect upon and examine the ways in which each level of the university approaches diversity in the creation of community, and to evaluate where Marquette can enhance the roles of members of the Marquette community.

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3. Honors program photography class to hold closing show

The Marquette honors program will hold their fourth annual Miksang Photography Reception class closing show Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Coughlin Hall 001. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Miriam Hall, lecturer for the honors program.

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4. Poster fair to explore university life at Marquette

Students from the advanced composition English course will hold a research poster fair Monday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Raynor Conference Center. Fifteen students will present their undergraduate research on university life at Marquette, which includes ethnographic research and proposals for change. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English, at 8-3468.

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5. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Dec. 2, 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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6. Multiple departments holding colloquiums

Dr. Xin Feng, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will discuss “Detecting Potentially Hazard Materials at the Airport Checkpoints Using Automated Segmentation and Recognition Technology,” Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Olin 120 at 2 p.m. A reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Olin 204A. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Yaz, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, at 8-6820.

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Dec. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Peter Glick, professor of psychology at Lawrence University, will present “Damned if She Does, Damned if She Doesn’t: Perceptions of Women Who Accept versus Reject Patronizing Help.”

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar Friday, Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Allison Abbott, assistant professor of biological sciences, will present “Uncovering New Functions for MicroRNAs in C. elegans.”

Marek W. Urban, distinguished professor of Polymers and High performance Materials at University of Mississippi, will present “Design and Synthesis of Self-Healing Polymer Networks” for a Department of Chemistry colloquium. The program will be Friday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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7. Achievement gap topic of Soup with Substance

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, will examine the achievement gap at Soup with Substance, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at noon in AMU 157. The topic, “Many frustrating paths: Are we making progress in closing the achievement gap?”, will look at ways to improve the academic success of low-income students.

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8. Advent reconciliation service to be held

An Advent reconciliation service will be celebrated in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of campus ministry for liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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9. Holy day of obligation to be celebrated

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated at noon and 9 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family Thursday, Dec. 8. Due to this holy day of obligation, there will be no Masses in the Joan of Arc Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 8. Contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs in campus ministry, for more information at 8-0522.

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10. InterVarsity holding bake sale

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is holding a bake sale Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Lalumiere. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a heifer cow for a community in need as part of Heifer International. Heifer International provides animals to communities in need as a source of food and revenue. For more information, contact InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

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11. MUSG hosting film director and holiday event

MUSG will host Catherine Hardwicke, a Hollywood film designer, who will speak on her decision to move from production design to directing on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

Friday, Dec. 2, MUSG will hold “Christmahanakwanzika” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The event will feature carriage rides, Christmas carol karaoke, spin-the-dreidel, ornament making, cookie decorating, ginger bread house competition and more.

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12. Chicago day trip offered

MUSG is offering a shopping day trip to Chicago Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Christkindlmarket, shop at department stores and ice skate in Millennium Park. The Christkindlmarket is a traditional German American holiday market in Daley Plaza. Tickets cost $15 with a valid MUID and can be purchased in the AMU Brooks Lounge. The cost includes coach bus transportation.

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