1. Registration is now open for Entrepreneurship Week events

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration will host a weeklong series of programs on entrepreneurship and innovation in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 13-18.

All Entrepreneurship Week events are free and open to the public; however seating is limited and registration is required. A complete schedule of events and registration are available online.

The week will begin Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms, with a kick-off to the Hackathon, a weeklong event that unites software developers and designers into teams to create useful and compelling software programs. The finals will be held Friday, Nov. 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, where $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Ralph Stayer, chairman, president and CEO of Johnsonville Sausage, will give a keynote address Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Stayer will also lead participants through the Harvard Business School’s “Johnsonville Sausage” case study, focusing on developing leadership to manage growth, prior to the presentation at 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

More information on the week’s events can be found online.

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2. Free injury screenings to be offered

The Marquette University Sports Rehabilitation Clinic will offer free injury screenings by physical therapists, athletic trainers and qualified physical therapy and athletic training students with faculty supervision starting Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Cramer 215. Clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Reservations can be made by calling the clinic at 8-1400. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability, on a first-come first-served basis.

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3. Multicultural Affairs hosting events for Native American Heritage Month

Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Student Development will host Mark Powless, director of Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services, for “Hollywood Squares: Dispelling the myths of what an American Indian is,” Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in AMU 227. This free event will explore Hollywood’s portrayal of American Indians in the media. Registration is open for interested participants.

On Thursday, Nov. 3, a discussion, “Who’s the American Indian on the MU Flag,” will be facilitated by Renee Jean Zakhar, author of American Indians of Milwaukee, and Mark Thiel, certified archivist in Raynor Memorial Libraries, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in AMU 163. The discussion will feature conversations on urban Native Americans and relationships between the Jesuit community and American Indians. Those interested can RSVP to Multicultural Affairs.

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4. Reaffirmation of accreditation website launched

A website that provides background and information regarding Marquette University’s reaffirmation of accreditation process is now available. The site features a short video message by Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., talking about the importance of the process; lists of the steering committee members and subcommittee co-chairs; and background on the Higher Learning Commission and criteria explored during the process.

The steering committee is being co-chaired by Dr. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, and Dr. Toby Peters, associate senior vice president. Meyer and Peters are available to explain the process and goals of the reaffirmation process to campus offices and university community members. To schedule a presentation, call Lori Ozminkowski in the Office of the Provost at 8-6456. The steering committee has chosen the theme Reflect – Affirm – Inspire, for the process.

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5. Spring registration begins Nov. 7

Students should visit their adviser, as determined by their college advising policy, before registration for spring semester begins Monday, Nov. 7. Undergraduates use your degree progress report from Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help plan their schedule and make advising sessions more effective. Snapshot is available now to plan spring courses. Spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register at that time or thereafter.

Bulletins are now accessible online for the 2011-12 academic year. The new site is searchable, more up-to-date, easier to use and more cost-effective. This site is the most up-to-date source of course, degree and policy information for all students. As a result of the new bulletin software application — with the ability to access degree requirements, course and policy information online — the printed bulletins will no longer be produced.

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6. Ellen Gilligan to speak at Law School

Ellen Gilligan, president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will be a guest at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

GMF ranks among the top 30 community foundations in the nation and focuses on addressing Milwaukee’s most critical needs and issues, such as education, workforce development, and race relations. Before GMF, Gilligan was vice-president of community investment at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and has spent nearly 30 years in the non-profit sector. 

Register online. Seating is limited.

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7. Haggerty to host lecture by local artists

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a lecture by local artists Reginald Baylor and Mark Brautigam, in conjunction with the Current Tendencies II exhibit, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty. A reception will follow at 7 p.m.

Reginald Baylor, the 2009 inaugural artist-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel and recipient of the 2010 Wisconsin Arts Board Artist Fellowship Award, focuses much of his time working in the community to preserve the importance of art for all generations. Baylor works with a variety of media, including acrylic canvas paintings, woodcuts, digital media, prints on paper and mixed media on fabric. Many of his prints and paintings have been exhibited nationally and featured in publications throughout the Midwest.

Mark Brautigam, a photographer living in Milwaukee, was a 2009 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Emerging Artist finalist and the recipient of the Arthur P. Haas Memorial Photography Award. Brautigam currently serves as an art director at GS Design in Glendale, Wis., and completed his first major project, On Wisconsin, in 2010.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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8. Midnight Run hosting events for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

November is hunger and homelessness month and Midnight Run has put together various events to help raise awareness on these issues in the community and around the world.

  • Throughout the entire month, “Soles for Souls” shoe drive will be collecting useable shoes in bins located in Campus Ministry in AMU 236.
  • “Reel Poverty: Live!” will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in AMU Brooks Lounge.
  • “Soup with Substance: H&H and Marquette” will be Wednesday Nov. 2, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU 157.
  • “Noon Run on Campus: Be our guest for lunch” will take place Thursday, Nov. 3, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. outside of Raynor Library.

For questions and more information contact Angie Macias.

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9. Career Services hosting career navigation luncheon and arts and sciences career preparation

Career Services is sponsoring an event to prepare arts and sciences majors for career success by teaching students how to complete essential steps for a job search through activities and introducing students to resources offered through the center. This event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU 163. All majors and class years are welcome. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

On Thursday, Nov 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. there will be a luncheon for students navigating their careers to explore building and identifying skill sets as part of the career navigation series. A Kohl’s Corporation representative and Marquette’s Career Services Center counselors will be present to share industry and expert career advice on this month’s topic of building and identifying skill sets. Lunch will consist of Swedish meatballs, salad, and mashed potatoes, along with coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water.

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10. Reserve spots for Robert F. Boden Lecture by Nov. 1

Margaret Raymond, Fred W. and Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law at UW-Madison, will present “‘The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration’ – Delaying the Postmortem on American Law Practice” at the Annual Boden Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Reservations are required for this free lecture, and spots can be reserved online through Tuesday, Nov. 1.

This event is hosted by Marquette Law School.

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11. MUSG Nov. 3 speaker postponed

Morgan Spurlock, guest speaker for MUSG, was scheduled to speak Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Varsity Theatre. Due to scheduling conflicts, this event is canceled. MUSG is looking to reschedule Spurlock for the spring semester, and will provide more information when it becomes available.

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12. Caring for the Caregiver conference to be held

The fifth annual Caring for the Caregiver Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union. Lynda Marcut, an education and dementia specialist and workplace education coordinator for the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be the keynote speaker.

The conference seeks to help informal and professional caregivers of older adults learn how to provide better care for their patients, and to ensure caregivers are taking care of themselves. The cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, call the Family Caregiver Support Network at 414-220-8600.

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13. Jason Fried featured as Entrepreneur Innovation Speaker

Jason Fried will be featured as part of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Speaker Series Wednesday, Nov 2, at 5 p.m. in the Kohler Center 422, located in the 707 building.

Fried is the co-founder and president of 37Signals, a Chicago-based web-application company. This session includes a live video chat where students will have the opportunity to speak with Fried and ask questions about his company, philosophies or their own start-up companies. Seating for this event is limited. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Tina Quealy, associate director for the college of business administration.

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14. Psychology, biological sciences and chemistry departments holding colloquiums this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Nov. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Alyson Gerdes, associate professor of psychology, will present “Externship Preparation.”

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar Friday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Katsura Asano, from the division of biology at Kansas State University, will present “Mechanism and Control of Translation Initiation by Translation Factors eIF4G and eIF3e/Int6.”

Craig A. Grapperhaus, distinguished professor of chemistry at University of Louisville, will present “Redox Regulated Binding of Alkenes to Metal-Stabilized Thiyl Radicals.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 4, 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. Book fair to benefit Milwaukee Public Schools

The Multicultural Business Organization will be hosting its annual book fair Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby, with additional times from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Proceeds will benefit Sam’s Hope Foundation, which will donate the books and profits to Milwaukee Public Schools. The book fair is co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Bucks, Sam’s Hope, Time Warner and Scholastic Book Fairs.

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17. Medieval Society hosting puppy chow fundraiser

The Marquette Medieval Society is hosting a fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Olin Engineering. Bags of puppy chow will be sold, with proceeds going to the Medieval Society.

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