1. Teaching Enhancement, Teaching Excellence Award applications due in November


Applications for the Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award are due Friday, Nov. 30, and should be submitted to Dr. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching. The award is intended to foster the development of effective and sustainable changes and innovations in teaching approaches within specific courses or clusters of courses. For 2013-14, projects featuring innovations that promote high impact educational practices are encouraged.

Nominations for the university's annual Teaching Excellence Awards are due by Friday, Nov. 16. This award honors full-time faculty members in recognition of demonstrated ability to inspire students to see the ideals of the university and to cause them to grow in knowledge and scholarship for the glory of God and the good of others. More information on the award and the nominating application can be found online.

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2. Volunteers needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner for students


Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to serve a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, to students who are unable to travel home for the holiday. Many of the 300 students expected to attend the dinner are international students. The dinner is provided in memory of Rev. William McEvoy, S.J., who first provided this annual dinner for students during the 1950s in the basement of the Dental School.

Faculty and staff are needed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to greet guests, serve the meal and help with minor clean up after the dinner. The Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Cobeen Hall dining room, and is sponsored by Campus Ministry with the assistance of the Office of Residence Life and Sodexo Food Service.

Interested faculty and staff should contact Sue Niemi, administrative secretary in Campus Ministry, at 8-3685 by Friday, Nov. 16, to volunteer.

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3. Theatre Arts Department presents The Women of Lockerbie

The Theatre Arts Department will showcase The Women of Lockerbie, which depicts a grieving mother searching for her son's remains seven years after the Pan Am 103 tragedy. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theatre:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.

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4. Colloquium to address managing high risk behavior in veterans

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. Zeno Franco from the department of family medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin will present, "Community Engagement and Veteran Health: Developing a Sociotechnical Approach to Managing High Risk Behavior in Veterans."

For more information, contact the Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science at 8-7573.

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5. Philosophy workshop to focus on newer research in German philosophy

The Department of Philosophy will host a workshop, "Newer Research in German Philosophy: Innocence Cognition and Interest Transcendental Idealism Civil Religion," Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. A reception will follow the event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This workshop is funded by the Helen Way Klingler Fellowship Grant, and will take place in memoriam of Claudia Schmidt. For more information or to register for this free event, contact Sebastian Luft, associate professor of philosophy, at 8-5960, by Sunday, Nov. 18. A complete list of speakers and workshop topics can be found online.

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6. Preparation session offered for Social Innovation Design Contest

In advance of the university's Social Innovation Design Contest Thursday, Dec. 6, an overview and preparation session will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Zilber Hall, 025.

A light breakfast will be served at the prep sessions. Winners of the Social Innovation Design Contest will receive up to $1,000 to attend the Ashoka Exchange Thursday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 23, in San Diego, and automatic entry in the Midwest Social Innovation Pitch Contest and the national Dell Social Innovation Challenge.

The Social Innovation Design Contest is sponsored by the Office of the Provost's Social Innovation Initiative. For more information or to participate, contact Elizabeth Wieland, office associate in University Advancement, at 8-0726, or Tyler Atkinson, president of Changemakers.

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7. Attend poster sessions on international research, forward thinking

The Office of International Education will host "Marquette International Research Poster Session," and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host "Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy," Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. This event provides the opportunity to learn about research projects and connect with faculty and students across the university.

A reception will follow the sessions from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Erin Folstad, director of project planning and development in ORSP, at 8-3642.

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8. Miracle on Westowne Square will be held Dec. 2

The university will host Igniting Hope: Miracle on Westowne Square Sunday, Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent. The event will begin with an 8 p.m. Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU, concelebrated by President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Following the Mass, there will be a candlelight procession to Westowne Square, where there will be a tree lighting ceremony and blessing beginning at 9:15 p.m., concelebrated by Father Pilarz. The event will conclude with a reception in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, which will include cookies, hot cider and hot cocoa. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this event, meant to bring the campus community together to reflect and prepare for the winter season.

For additional information, contact the Residence Hall Association at 8-5851.

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9. Students for Life offering night of babysitting

Students for Life will host "Parents' Night Off," Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the AMU, 254. Parents can drop off their children to enjoy a night off relaxing or Christmas shopping, while children will enjoy fun, games, and arts and crafts. The students participating have prior experience working with children.

Students for Life will be accepting donations as a fundraiser for the March for Life trip to Washington, D.C. in the spring. Register by Friday, Nov. 16, by contacting Students for Life or by calling Angie Schutz at 715-741-0058.

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10. Men's soccer hosting NCAA second-round match Sunday, women's team advances today

Men's soccer has received the No. 7 seed in the NCAA men's soccer championship tournament and will host a second-round match Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Valley Fields. The team will play the winner of the Western Illinois vs. Northwestern game. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for youth (ages 12 and under), seniors and visiting team students, and free for Marquette students with a valid student ID. Tickets are available by contacting the ticket office at 8-4668.

The women's team has advanced to the second round of the NCCA championship tournament with a win over Illinois State. They will face Princeton Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in Provo, Utah.

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11. No. 2 Marquette to host No. 7 Pittsburgh Friday in the Big East Volleyball Championship

The women's volleyball team has clinched the No. 2 seed in the Big East Conference Championship for the first time in program history. The team will host No. 7 Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center.

The eight-team tournament will run Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Al McGuire Center. Sunday's title match will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.

Ticket prices for the weekend are as follows:

  • Friday, Nov. 16: $10 for adults, $5 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over) and free for children under two and students with a MUID
  • Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18: $7 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors and free for children under two students with a MUID
  • All-sessions pass: $20 for adults and $10 for youth and seniors

Bracket and game schedule information can be found online. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the ticket office at 8-4668.

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12. News Briefs to only be distributed Monday next week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, News Briefs will not be issued Thursday, Nov. 22. News Briefs will resume Monday, Nov. 26.

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13. Learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals at cooking series

The Employee Wellness Program and Sodexo have partnered to offer an Eat Right Healthy Cooking series to teach employees how to prepare healthy and tasty meals. Session dates and topics include:

  • Monday, Nov. 19 Easy Crock Pot Meals
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 Soup, Salad and the Knife Skills to Go With
  • Thursday, April 18, 2013 Learn to Roll Your Own Sushi

Additional tips on healthy eating can be found online. All sessions will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Registration is required and can be completed by contacting Sherri Walker, office associate in the College of Professional Studies, at 8-1425.

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14. Christian Fellowship to hold annual church service

Christian Fellowship of Marquette will hold its annual church service Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 157. All are welcomed to participate in praise, worship and fellowship and end the semester with Christian Fellowship's theme of "Run CFM."

Additional information about the event can be found on the group's Facebook page.

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15. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Nov. 16. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Spin Class at 4 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Fitness at 1 p.m.
  • Zumba at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Hot Lunch Variety at noon
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 3 p.m.

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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