1. Final grades due Dec. 18 by noon

Final grades are due in CheckMarq (not on D2L) no later than noon, Tuesday, Dec. 18, for classes ending Dec. 15 or before. The Office of Registrar will enter grades of NG (for no grade) on any grade roster with missing grades, starting at noon Tuesday, Dec. 18. Faculty members are responsible for submitting a grade change for each student who receives a grade of NG.

For those planning to scan exams, instructions are available from IT Services online. To ensure a quick turn-around, be certain exams are turned in to the IT Services Help Desk (Cudahy Hall, Second Floor) for scanning as soon as possible after the end of the exam.

The Office of the Registrar is available to help you with grading questions. Contact Kerry Grosse, associate registrar, at 8-6320, or Vicki Trautschold, associate registrar, at 8-6313, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For any questions after business hours, contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799. If needed, the IT Services Help Desk will contact the registrar on-call during grading weekend.

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2. James Wake Memorial Lecture to feature oncology expert

The College of Nursing's Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care will host the James Wake Memorial Lecture Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Dr. Betty Ferrell, professor and research scientist at the City of Hope Medical Center in Los Angeles, will present "Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care."

Ferrell has practiced in the field of oncology nursing for more than 35 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life and palliative care. Specifically, her research focuses on spiritual care as a critical component in palliative care situations where patients face serious and life-threatening illness.

A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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3. Discounted tickets available for Marquette vs. UW-Madison game this Saturday, Dec. 8

As an exclusive offer to faculty and staff, a limited number of 400 level seats are available for the Marquette men's basketball game vs. the University of Wisconsin-Madison this Saturday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. at the Bradley Center. Tickets are $28 per seat and can be purchased online. Tickets are limited to four per person.

For more information, contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 8-4668.

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4. Course evaluations end Sunday

Fall 2012 course evaluations will be available for students to complete online through Sunday, Dec. 9. The Marquette Online Course Evaluations System (MOCES) will be used to administer the evaluations. The Office of the Provost is strongly encouraging all instructors to provide students the opportunity to complete course evaluations in class using mobile technology. Instructors should plan to set aside 15-20 minutes of class time during the last two weeks of the term for the evaluation. Instructions for offering an in-class evaluation are available online.

Results will be made available to faculty after final grades for all classes have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar, anticipated to be Wednesday, Dec. 19. Instructors, department chairs and deans will receive an e-mail on or around Wednesday, Dec. 19, with login information and instructions about how to access the online results.

For additional information, including a sample in-class announcement, the course evaluation schedule, a sample evaluation form and more, visit the MOCES website or email courseval@marquette.edu.

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5. Seminar to address the neuroscience forebrain system

Laszlo Zaborszky of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University will present, "The Basal Forebrain Cholinergic System: Anatomy to Function and Dysfunction," Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.

This seminar is sponsored by the College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. A full schedule of the INRC's spring seminar series is available online. For additional information, contact the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center at 8-7329.

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6. Tell us about interesting December graduates by tomorrow

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2012 graduates for possible use with area media. Graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; unusual backgrounds; overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; recent national-level exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.

What graduates do you know that have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details by Friday, Dec. 7.

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7. Center for Peacemaking celebrating Human Rights Day

The Center for Peacemaking is joining 2 Million Friends for Peace in Afghanistan by hosting an open house Monday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, 252. There will be a Skype connection with a peace delegation in Kabul, Afghanistan, that will include several Marquette alumni. Displays and discussions will be held throughout the day.

The United Nations recognizes Dec. 10 as Human Rights Day. This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making. The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee will be participating.

Peace Action Wisconsin will set up a table to take collections for the Vets for Peace "Never Homeless" initiative. At 3 p.m., Rev. Simon Harak, S.J., will lead a prayer vigil, followed by a closing discussion.

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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8. Gender and Sexuality Resource Center to co-host comedian Julie Goldman

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee LGBT Resource Center, will host comedian Julie Goldman Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the UWM Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, will meet students on W. Wisconsin Ave. and N. 16th St. at 6:20 p.m. and will ride the 30 Bus towards UWM via Downer. Individual transportation is acceptable as well.

The event is free for all students. For more information, contact the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at 8-4975.

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9. Applications for faculty learning community, Companions in Inspiring Futures, being accepted

Faculty interested in exploring the traditions and contemporary study of Jesuit Higher Education and Ignatian Pedagogy are invited to participate in "Companions in Inspiring Futures," a new cohort of a year-long faculty learning community. Ten faculty members from across the disciplines will reflect on their teaching and student learning in light of the 500-year history of Ignatian practice and the contemporary direction of Jesuit higher education worldwide. Each participant will adapt a course that they will teach during the 2013-2014 academic year, and stipends of $600 in salary dollars will be awarded to those who fully participate. The group will meet six times during the spring semester, beginning Friday, Feb. 1. Additional information and application requirements can be found online.

Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 21. The program is sponsored by Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning. For additional information contact Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-3693.

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10. Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12

A bilingual Mass will be held in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Jeff LaBelle, S.J., rector of the Marquette Jesuit community.

A light reception will follow. For additional information, contact Timothy Johnson, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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11. Notify students of scholarship awards

Several Marquette alumni organizations offer annual scholarship awards and are seeking faculty/staff nominations and assistance in communicating these opportunities to undergraduate students. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.

AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — $1,000 award for a senior woman, graduating in 2013 and enrolled full time, who excels academically and demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee communities, or her hometown community, and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application by Feb. 15, 2013.

Pedro Arrupe Award — $2,500 for a junior in good standing and enrolled full time who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., and is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application and essay by March 22, 2013.

The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) Scholarship — $2,500 for junior women beginning their senior year in fall 2013 who are enrolled full time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2013.

Ethnic Alumni Association Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship — Three awards of up to $2,000 each for students of color who are enrolled full time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. At least one award will go to an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student and one to a non-EOP student. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2013.

The Marquette University Women's Council Scholarship — A renewable tuition scholarship of approximately $3,000 annually for a non-traditional female undergraduate student. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2013.

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12. Online registration open for winter 2013 group fitness classes

Online registration is now open for the winter 2013 group fitness classes offered through the Employee Wellness Program. New classes will be offered this semester with a choice of registering for a 10 - or 15-week session. Information on each class offered, as well as links for registration forms, can be found online. Classes will begin the week of Monday, Jan. 21.

There will also be three Guided Meditation sessions offered throughout the term. Each session is four weeks and will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday. The first session will begin on Feb. 13, and the cost is $16 per session. Registration and additional information can be found online. For additional questions, contact Kristin Kipp, adjunct instructor of physical therapy, at 8-4476.

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13. Marquette faculty/staff bowling registration available

The third season of Marquette faculty and staff bowling begins Monday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Union Sports Annex. Registration ends Wednesday, Jan. 2, or until filled.

Teams of three with a maximum of three subs are allowed. The league is limited to 12 teams. The duration of the league will be determined by the number of registered teams, with a tentative ending date of Monday, April 22.

The cost of bowling is $8 per person for three games, including shoe rental and banquet fund. Teams bowling must have a minimum of two registered bowlers present to avoid a forfeit. Individual registrations are welcome.

For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of Recreational Sports, at 8-7778.

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14. Free group fitness classes Friday and throughout finals week

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Dec. 7. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Spin Class at 1 p.m and 4 p.m.
  • Zumba at 1 p.m.
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Hot Lunch Variety at noon
  • Zumba at 3 p.m.

The Department of Recreational Sports will also offer free fitness classes as a stress reliever during finals week. Classes will be held at both the Rec Center and the Rec Plex, free of charge for students and $2 for faculty and staff non-members. A schedule of classes can be found online.

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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