1. Student forum with Father Pilarz is Monday

MUSG will host its first student forum with Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU first floor lobby. The forum gives students the opportunity to ask Father Pilarz questions about his goals and plans for Marquette.

Students can also tweet their questions to #MUprez with the possibility of having the question asked at the forum.

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2. Free fall music concerts start Oct. 30

The music programs will begin their annual fall concerts with a performance, “Music for the Stage,” by the symphony orchestra Sunday, Oct. 30. All concerts are in the Varsity Theatre and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 

• Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m., Symphony Orchestra Concert 

• Saturday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m., Gospel Choir Concert 

• Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., Wind Ensemble Concert 

• Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Jazz Ensemble Concert

• Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Gold ‘N Blues Concert. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for all others.

• Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., Symphonic Band Concert

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3. Will Allen to speak at Law School

Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, will be a guest at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

At Growing Power, a farm and community food center, Allen promotes the belief that all people, regardless of economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times. The son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, Allen was named in 2010 by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Register online. Seating is limited.

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4. Five undergrads to present Honors Program research

Five undergrads will present their research at the Honors Program Research Fair Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite C. In addition to the short presentations, the fair will include a poster session and light refreshments.

Presenters are:

Ashley Hinkamper: “The Effect of Deployment on the Parents of Those Deployed.” Faculty research sponsor is Stephen Saunders, professor of psychology.

Dominique Reid: “Freedom as Reflection and Action in Spinoza’s Ethics.” The faculty research sponsor is Dr. Melissa Shew, visiting assistant professor of philosophy.

Kathryn Scott: “The Measure of a Citizen: Knowledge and Action in American Civic Life.” The faculty research sponsor is Dr. Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science.

Tayler Sheahan: “Female Sterility & Compromised Eggshell Integrity of Drop-Dead Mutants in Drosophila Melanogaster.” The faculty research sponsor is Dr. Edward Blumenthal, associate professor of biological sciences.

Jisun Yoo: “Examining the Use of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors for Familial Hypercholesterolemia Treatment.” The faculty research sponsor is Max Cayo, graduate student in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The Honors Undergraduate Research Project is intended to provide the Honors Student with an opportunity to participate in, conduct, write up and disseminate an original research project with a university faculty member.

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5. Father Brackley, honorary degree recipient, dies in El Salvador

Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., who was awarded an honorary doctor of religious studies degree at the Sept. 23 inauguration of President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., died of pancreatic and liver cancer Sunday, Oct. 16.

Father Brackley entered the Society of Jesus in 1964 and was ordained into the priesthood in 1976. He joined the faculty at the University of Central America after six of his fellow Jesuits were killed at the height of a civil war, and he traveled throughout the United States and to Europe to lecture about the situation in El Salvador and to keep the memory of the priests and other martyrs alive. During his ministry, Father Brackely worked as a community organizer in the South Bronx, experiencing the difficulties faced by people living in poor communities, and also served as an administrator for the University of Central America’s School for Religious Education from 1990 to 1996.

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6. Flu vaccinations available

Influenza vaccinations (injectable) will be available to students, faculty and staff next week at the last two flu clinics. This year's vaccination is combined to cover both the seasonal and H1N1 flu strains.

Flu clinics are:
• Monday, Oct. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., AMU second floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., AMU first floor lobby

Clinics are administered by the Student Health Service in collaboration with the College of Nursing and Department of Human Resources.

Flu shots for $20, the same cost as at campus flu clinics, are also available at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center. Call the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center at 933-9100 for an appointment. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and some Saturdays.

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7. Marquette professor of theology to receive peace education honor

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies has selected Dr. Terrence Rynne, adjunct professor of theology and co-founder of the Center for Peacemaking, as the 2010-11 Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator. The award will be presented at the institute’s fall conference tomorrow, Oct. 21, at Cardinal Stritch University.

Rynne co-founded the Center for Peacemaking in 2007 with his wife, Sally, and Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of theology. He is also co-president of the Sally and Terry Rynne Foundation dedicated to peace and the empowerment of women, as well as the author of Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence.

The Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator Award recognizes a faculty or staff member from a Wisconsin university or college who has made an outstanding contribution to the teaching or studying of conflict, peace and global cooperation, human rights, environmental responsibility and/or conflict resolution. The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is a consortium of private and public colleges and universities dedicated to enriching academic and public discourse on issues of peace and conflict.

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8. Some hours of operation change for fall break

Buildings and services with special hours of operation for fall break include:

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. (24-hour access ends)
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. (24-hour access resumes)

Rec Center
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 – building closed

Rec Plex
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20 – 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 – 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union and Information Desk
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 20-22 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 19-21 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

Union Sports Annex  
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19-20 – 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 – 4:30 p.m. to close
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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9. Documentary and film discussion to address autism

A free showing of the film, The Boy Inside, will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Clark 120 in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. The film addresses a young boy and his family’s journey with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, and includes interviews with autistic children and their families. Following the film, Dr. Martin Scanlan, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership, will facilitate a reflective discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Disability Services and MARQ Your Path. For more information, contact Meghan Schifalacqua, MARQ Your Path counselor, at 8-3444.

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10. Engineering and neuroscience colloquiums to be held next week

Dr. Gary Krenz, chair and professor in of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, will discuss “Modeling Redox Reactions in Endothelia Cells” Tuesday, Oct. 25. The colloquium for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will begin at 2 p.m. in Olin 120. A reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. in room 204-A. For more information, call 8-6820.

Dr. Kristoff Kipp, assistant professor of exercise science, will present “Sensorimotor Integration in Individuals with Ankle Instability” for The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. The presentation will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.

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11. Rojas to present bilingual translation of Tales of Clay

Dr. Nelson López Rojas, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, will present a bilingual translation of Salarrué’s Tales of Clay on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Lalumiere 288. Rojas will discuss why the book is important to the study of cultural evolution and how it relates to the discrimination against indigenous peoples in El Salvador. The event is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

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12. Group fitness classes reopened

The Department of Recreational Sports has reopened registration for all group fitness classes at the Rec Center and Rec Plex, with the exception of yoga and pilates classes. Classes will run from Monday, Oct. 24, through Thursday, Dec. 1. Cost for the five weeks is $25 for students. Space is limited.

For more information contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-6979.

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13. AMU to host blood drive

The Alumni Memorial Union will host an all-university blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Appointments are not required, but can be made online. For more information, contact the Blood Center of Wisconsin at 877-232-4376.

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