1. Marquette Law School Poll launches Jan. 25

The Marquette Law School Poll will present its first poll results on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. This is a part of the Law School's On the Issues series. Running throughout the year, the Poll will provide a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin.

The polling initiative is led by Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, and a nationally recognized expert in polling and voter analyses. Interested participants can RSVP online.

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2. Grow with Marquette brochures to be delivered next week

The Spring 2012 Grow with Marquette brochures will be delivered to mailboxes by early next week. Grow with Marquette is sponsored by the Department of Human Resources and is intended for the enrichment of Marquette employees. The full class schedule can also be found at the Human Resources website. Those interested can register for sessions online or by calling 8-7305.

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3. Departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Psychology to hold colloquiums

Qianchuan Chan He, Ph.D. candidate of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will present “Variable Selection in Meta-Analysis under High-Dimensional Settings” Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy 401 as part of a Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy 342.

The Department of Psychology will also hold a colloquium Thursday, Jan. 26, in Cramer 087 at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Michael McCrea, professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Longitudinal Perspective on Acute and Chronic Effects.”

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4. Annual Faculty-Intercollegiate Athletics dinner to be held

The fourth annual complimentary Faculty-Intercollegiate Athletics Department dinner will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Al McGuire Center in the Eagles’ Nest. Faculty family members are invited to attend the dinner and get acquainted with Athletics Department staff. Associate athletics director Tom Ford, his staff and faculty athletics representative Dr. Phillip Naylor will serve as hosts.

The women’s basketball team will play against University of Cincinnati afterward. Tip off is at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. Half-price tickets can be purchased at the Al McGuire Center ticket office anytime before the game.  

RSVP to Tom Ford by Friday, Jan. 27.

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5. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 27, in Eckstein Hall. 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. Campus Ministry to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Campus Ministry will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The Mass will be held in St. Joan of Arc Chapel and will include a blessing of candles and a candlelight procession. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs at 8-0522.

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7. English Department group sponsoring book swap

Friends and Alumni of Marquette English will host a book swap on the second floor of the AMU Sunday, Jan. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring gently used or new books to share and swap. Textbooks will not be part of the book swap. Participants can take home up to half of what they provide, up to five books. Remaining books will go to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and Sojourner Truth Family House. For more information, contact the Department of English at 8-7179.

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8. Senior Speaker nominations are now being accepted

Nominations are being accepted for the undergraduate Senior Speaker for May graduation. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to recommend graduating seniors for this honor. The nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 4, and can be submitted online. All nominated students will be invited to submit an application. A selection committee, appointed by MUSG, will interview students, listen to proposed speeches and make a final recommendation to Father Pilarz. For additional information, contact MUSG Senior Speaker coordinator John Heflin.

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9. Anonymous hotline available for reporting misconduct

Marquette University values its obligation to students, faculty, staff and the public to maintain the highest ethical standards. To help maintain those standards, the university has expanded the scope of EthicsPoint, the anonymous hotline for reporting activities that may constitute misconduct.

Originally established in 2006 as a resource for reporting financial misconduct, EthicsPoint can receive reports of misconduct about a variety of subjects, including academic integrity and ethics; athletics; human resource and personnel issues; information technology and medical; risk and safety matters; and financial information. The scope was expanded to implement an industry best practice that provides the university a way in which to be better informed about possible misconduct and compliance issues.

Marquette contracts with EthicsPoint to provide a secure server and toll-free hotline that are not operated by Marquette. This resource may be especially important for members of our community who feel uncomfortable discussing suspected misconduct with their colleagues or supervisors.
Individuals can report activities online or by calling 1-800-445-7068.

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10. Raynor Memorial Libraries offering RefWorks workshops

Raynor Memorial Libraries will be offering free RefWorks workshops for students and faculty. All sessions will be held in Raynor 227.

Sessions will be held:
• Tuesday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 1, noon to 1 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Participants will learn how to set up an account, how to export and manage citations, and produce a bibliography using one of hundreds of citation outputs, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian. Contact Rose Trupiano, librarian, at 8-5998.

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11. Milwaukee County Transit changes routes

Milwaukee County Transit will change, add and eliminate some routes, with all route changes taking effect Sunday, Jan. 29. Ride MCTS has information regarding changed, new and eliminated routes.

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12. Emergency Procedures Guide available online

Employees who do not have a copy of their Emergency Procedures Guide should download a copy or request one from their building emergency coordinator.

The guide provides a quick reference for responding to criminal activity, bomb threats, infectious disease, medical emergencies, chemical spills, fire, hazardous leaks, severe weather and utility failures. Employees should review the guide periodically and become familiar with what they should do for themselves and others in an emergency.

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13. Free Friday fitness classes begin tomorrow for spring semester

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Jan. 20. These are the first free Friday fitness classes of the semester.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Cardioblast at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Cardio Kickboxing at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

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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14. Group fitness classes begin next week

Registration for group fitness classes at the Rec Center and Rec Plex will begin next week. Registration for classes at the Rec Center begin Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m., and registration for classes at the Rec Plex begin Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m.

Participants must register at the facility in which the class will be held. A complete list of classes and registration information is available online.

Contact the group fitness office at 8-6979 or email Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, for more information.

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