1. Norris Park to be dedicated tomorrow

“Green Fest: Norris Park Dedication and Games on the Green” will be tomorrow, 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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2. Students to gather with Father Pilarz this evening for reflection

All students are invited to join President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., at “Reflections on the Journey: Student Retreat with Father Pilarz” at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 19, in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. This informal reflection will be a time of conversation and prayer about life’s journey, passages and new beginnings. Students will get to hear from Father Pilarz and share some of their own reflections.

Campus Ministry is hosting this event as part of the Inaugural week activities for Father Pilarz. Contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry — liturgy, for more information.

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3. Marquette revising weapons policy

To the extent allowable under 2011 Wisconsin Act 35, Marquette University will continue its no weapons allowed policy.
The university will begin posting signage on academic and office buildings and residence halls next month indicating that “Weapons are prohibited” in these buildings.
The signage is required by the new state law if the university is to continue prohibiting weapons in these buildings after Nov. 1, when licensed individuals are permitted to carry concealed weapons.
The law permits property owners to prohibit weapons under certain conditions. As a result, in addition to signs, the university is imposing restrictions on the use and storage of weapons that apply to all university property and operations. University policies, including student and employee handbooks, are being revised to reflect exactly what is and is not permissible. A website delineating all the requirements will be launched next month.
Meetings are being planned with various representative groups on campus to explain the revisions.

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4. Inauguration Ceremony tickets available, classes cancelled

Tickets for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony are available for pick up in the AMU Brooks Lounge through Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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. weekdays. A Luncheon Celebration will follow the ceremony at AMU and Westowne Square.

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.

As previously announced, classes are cancelled Friday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for campus community members to be able to attend the festivities.

Both the Inaugural Mass and Ceremony will be webcast for those unable to attend in person.

Commuter student 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 Inauguration. Parkers in Lot F and Structure 2 should have received an email Thursday, Sept. 8, indicating where to park.

More information about the Presidential Inauguration events is available online.

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5. Digital collection of Marquette presidents posted

In celebration of the Inauguration, University Archives has posted a small digital collection featuring Marquette’s presidents. The collection consists of 137 images, both photographic and documentary, including inaugural programs and addresses, a 1912 prayer card for Rev. Rudolph J. Meyer, S.J., and Lux Ignatiana, an ode composed for the 1928 inauguration of Rev. William M. Magee, S.J.  

A new display on the first floor of Zilber Hall also depicts several historic Marquette presidents and their contributions to the university.

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6. 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. tomorrow, 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.

The event is free and open to the general public.

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7. Personal training at Rec Center and Rec Plex expands

The Helfaer Recreation Center and Rec Plex have increased the number of personal trainers on staff, providing greater access for the campus community.

The student rate is $12 per hour. Trainers also provide a free, 30-minute initial consultation from which to create an individualized program. Trainers are certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association or the American Council of Exercise, or both.
Hours of availability follow the hours of operation for the Rec Center and the Rec Plex, along with the available hours of the personal training staff.

Email for more information.

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8. Hunger Clean-Up leadership applications due

Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, is accepting applications from students interested in serving as co-coordinators (applications due Sept 19; interviews Sept. 20-23), committee chairs (applications due Sept 30; interviews Oct 5-12) and committee members (applications due Oct. 19).

A Leadership/Planning Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. Oct. 20, to 3 p.m. Oct 21.

For more information contact Leslie LaBonte, coordinator for community service programs, at 8-4327.

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9. Soup with Substance to address healthy relationships

Soup with Substance will explore influences from feminism to today’s hook-up culture on relationships, dating and social expectations surrounding sex and ways to think about sex and healthy relationships. The program will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157.

The discussion will be lead by Dr. Amelia Zurcher, coordinator of the Women's Studies Program; Sara Johnson, coordinator of alcohol programs in the Office of Student Development; and Sue Cooper, coordinator of sexual violence services/advocate in Student Health Service.

Soup with Substance is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, and Multicultural Affairs. A light lunch of soup and bread will be served.

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10. Psychology and chemistry colloquiums this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. James Hoelzle, assistant professor of psychology, will present “Preparing for Internship.”

Dr. Vasanthi Jayaraman, professor of integrative biology and pharmacology at University of Texas-Houston Medical School, will present “Glutamate Receptors as Seen with Light” for a Department of Chemistry colloquium. The program will be Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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11. Registrations being taken for School of the Americas vigil

The Center for Peacemaking is accepting registrations for students interested in attending the School of the Americas Vigil in Columbus, Ga. This year’s vigil is Nov. 17 to 21. Space is limited.

According to the Center for Peacemaking, thousands gather every year at Fort Benning, Ga., to commemorate the thousands of people who have been tortured and murdered by graduates of the SOA/WHINSEC and to change the system of violence that institutions like the SOA/WHINSEC represent. For more information email the Center for Peacemaking.

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12. Women's lacrosse holding youth tournament

The women’s lacrosse team will hold a women’s 5 v 5 lacrosse tournament for youth players Saturday, Oct. 1, at Valley Fields. Players can sign up as a team or individually. Fees are $350 per team or $50 per individual player. Registration for the tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the event day. For more information email Courtney Tamasitis, assistant coach.

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