1. New poll release, gubernatorial debate at Law School this week

With less than a week until the gubernatorial recall election, a new Marquette Law School Poll will be released tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30. Hear about the results and get context and analysis from Professor Charles Franklin, director of the poll, at "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, May 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall. Lunch is provided. Register online.

The following night, Thursday, May 31, the Law School will co-sponsor and host a live debate between Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, candidates in the recall election. It will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and host of "12 News UPFRONT." Due to limited seating in the venue, all seats have been reserved, but the debate will be broadcast throughout Wisconsin without commercial interruptions by WISN-TV in Milwaukee and the statewide UPFRONT affiliates, beginning at 9 p.m.

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2. MBA, EMBA information sessions begin June 5

The College of Business Administration is hosting several Graduate School of Management information sessions, beginning Tuesday, June 5.

  • Waukesha MBA Program: Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at The Management Association, N19W24400 Riverwood Drive, Pewaukee
  • Executive MBA Program: Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the College of Business Administration's Executive Center, David Straz Hall, second floor.
  • On-campus MBA and MS Programs: Thursday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. in David Straz Hall, 105.

Each 90-minute session will cover program offerings, curriculum requirements, and scheduling and admissions processes. For additional information and to RSVP, call 8-7145, or go online.

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3. Marquette Neighborhood Health Center will begin offering midwifery services June 1

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC), a nurse-managed clinic run by the College of Nursing, will begin accepting pregnant patients into its practice Friday, June 1. Certified nurse-midwives (CNM) are available to provide prenatal and postnatal care, including CenteringPregnancy®, an evidence-based model of group prenatal care designed to empower women and reduce health disparities, such as preterm births and low birth weights; group and peer breastfeeding support; and prenatal care coordination services. Appointments with a CNM for consultation are welcomed.

The vision of the MNHC is to reduce health disparities by delivering quality health care to adults and children in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and to provide clinical education to nursing students. The MNHC is located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave., and accepts most insurance plans. Marquette employees do not have to pay a co-pay. Call (414) 933-9100 or go online for more information or to make an appointment.

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4. Register for MATLAB seminar on mathematical modeling

Join MathWorks and the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a complimentary seminar on mathematical modeling Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in Olin Engineering, room 202. Mathematical models are critical to understanding and accurately simulating the behavior of complex systems. They enable important tasks such as forecasting system behavior for various "what if" scenarios, characterizing system responses and designing control systems.

The session, presented by Dr. Brett Shoelson, principal application engineer at MathWorks, will show participants how to use MATLAB products for mathematical modeling tasks, including:

  • Developing models using data fitting and first-principle modeling techniques
  • Optimizing the accuracy of models
  • Simulating models and post-processing results
  • Documenting and sharing models

Register online. For additional information, contact Sarah Fayyad at MathWorks at (508) 647-4645.

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5. IT Services reminds users to practice safe computing

The campus community is asked to practice safe computing by never clicking on links in e-mails that look like spam and never answering an e-mail that asks for a password or any other type of confidential data. Failure to comply with these safe computing guidelines may result in identity theft, loss of other critical information and disruptions to the university's ability to send and receive e-mails from individuals outside of the university.

All e-mails from university sources will never ask for a password or personal information. Anyone who has received a suspicious e-mail should delete it and should not send any personal information.

Contact the IT Help Desk at 8-7799 if you receive a questionable e-mail and are unsure of what to do.

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6. New Colleagues' Convocation to be held Aug. 20

The Office of Mission and Ministry, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice President will sponsor the New Colleagues' Convocation, formerly called New Folks' Convocation, Monday, Aug. 20.

This annual, university-wide orientation is for all university faculty members and staff hired since Aug. 22, 2011. The purpose of this all day program is to introduce new employees to a clearer understanding of the Catholic and Jesuit tradition that characterizes and animates Marquette. Invitations will be sent to new employees in mid-June.

The event will begin in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, at 8:15 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, and will conclude with a wine and cheese reception at the Jesuit Residence at 3 p.m. For additional information, contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 8-1794.

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7. Haggerty Museum's new summer exhibitions open June 6

Three new summer exhibitions will be installed at the Haggerty Museum of Art from June 6 through Aug. 5. The new exhibitions are "Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection," contemporary and modern American prints; "NYC July 4, 1981, Photographs by Tom Arndt," featuring select images of Independence Day celebrations captured on a single night in two of Manhattan's downtown neighborhoods; and "Dusk" by Mark Ruwedel, which feature eight images from 2007-2011 that capture the degraded, fringe spaces of the high desert in Southern California.

For more information, visit the Haggerty's website or contact Mary Dornfeld, communications assistant at the Haggerty, at 8-7290.

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8. Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic to hold summer hours

The Marquette University Sports Rehabilitation Clinic will remain open this summer to provide physical therapy and athletic training services, x-rays, bone density scans and free injury evaluations for students, faculty and staff. Users can also access the body composition, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and motion analysis laboratories. Summer hours are:

  • Mondays – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The clinic will also offer free injury evaluations on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment. Appointments are also available on Fridays and before and after clinic hours, as needed. Marquette Cash or credit cards are accepted for insurance co-pays. The Sports Rehabilitation Clinic is located in Cramer Hall, 215. To schedule an appointment, call 8-1400.

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9. Guest lodging available in campus apartments

Guest apartments are available this summer in Campus Town East and West to provide visitors with an alternative to area hotel accommodations.

Faculty and staff can house job candidates, guest speakers, seminar participants, new staff members, parents and other visitors who need a place to stay while on campus. Each furnished, air-conditioned guest apartment can accommodate up to six people and has a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and dishes, two extra-long twin beds in each bedroom with pillows and bed linens, alarm clock/radio, dresser, desk, closet space, a full bathroom with linens, wireless Internet access, an iron/ironing board, and a living room with a cable television, couch and chair.

For rates and room availability, contact Conference Services in the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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10. Engineering Academies available for K-12 students this summer

The College of Engineering is offering 13 Engineering Academies for K-12 students this summer. The classes are designed to challenge youth to become critical-thinking problem solvers and to explore the engineering design process. They also help prepare future Marquette engineers to be critical thinkers and leaders that will contribute to a global society. The full summer class schedule and registration information are posted online.

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11. Committee on Administrators ballot forms due June 4

The Committee on Administrators (COA) is conducting its annual membership election, and is looking to fill two At-Large Representative and three Area Representative positions: the Office of the Provost Area Representative, University Advancement/Marketing and Communication/Public Affairs Area Representative, and the Office of Administration Area Representative.

Ballots were mailed to all administrators and are also available on the COA website. They are due Monday, June 4, and can be sent to Mary Minson, chair of the COA Committee on Nominations, Appointments and Elections, in Marquette Hall, 208. Election results will be announced in June in News Briefs.

For additional information, contact Mary Minson, senior assistant dean of advising, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, at 8-5989.

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12. Discounted Six Flags tickets available

Human Resources has discounted Six Flags Great America tickets available for Marquette employees. General admission tickets for individuals ages three and older cost $36. Children ages two and under are free. Tickets are valid for any regularly scheduled operating day through October 28, 2012. Checks can be made payable to Marquette University.

For more information contact Peter Kovochich, coordinator of training and special projects, at 8-1560.

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13. Engage with Marquette on social media

Marquette community members can get information and stay up-to-date with Marquette happenings through multimedia and social networks. Connect with Marquette through:

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14. Join Marquette women's basketball for annual golf outing

Registration is still open for the women's basketball program's annual Tee It Up for Hoops scramble golf outing, which begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at The Legend at Bristlecone. The outing is $195 per golfer for a four-person, 18-hole scramble. All proceeds benefit the women's basketball program.

New to the event this year is a Golf 2.0 interactive clinic for beginner golfers, which will be led by Bristlecone's head PGA Professional, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is $75 per golfer and begins at 10 a.m. the day of the event.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for corporations or individuals. For more information, contact Erin Wright at 8-5784.

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