1. Dave Murphy named interim vice president for Marketing and Communication


President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has named Dave Murphy, senior director of brand marketing in the Office of Marketing and Communication, interim vice president for Marketing and Communication. His appointment comes after Tricia Geraghty announced her resignation to become the Corporate Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Murphy will assume his responsibilities effective Nov. 9, 2012.

Murphy has led Marquette's brand marketing efforts for four years, overseeing the development and growth of Marquette's brand strategies and working to achieve positive marketplace impact in academic reputation, student recruitment, fund raising and alumni relations. Prior to joining Marquette, Murphy was executive creative director and partner at Versant, a Milwaukee-based marketing firm, for 25 years.

"Dave possesses a strong and diverse background in marketing and understands Marquette's unique qualities. He is well-positioned to maintain continuity on key initiatives and articulate the voice of the university as we progress in the strategic planning process," Pilarz said.

"We will conduct a search, and I'm confident that we can identify a top quality vice president in the near future," Pilarz said.

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2. Lecture to address the reality of sexual violence on college campuses


Dr. David Lisak, preeminent researcher on sexual violence perpetration, investigation and prevention, will present, "Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence on the College Campus," Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. During the past two years, Marquette has implemented and embedded many educational programs on this important topic, including training more than 4,600 students in sexual violence awareness and prevention.

Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence for 25 years. An associate professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country and has conducted workshops on sexual violence prevention in all 50 states. He also consults widely on sexual assault prevention and policies with universities, the four branches of the U.S. military, the Department of Defense and other institutions, and he frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases.

This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center, Department of Public Safety, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Mission and Ministry, Marquette University Law School Restorative Justice Initiative, Department of Athletics, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Department of Human Resources, MUSG, Women and Gender Studies program, Office of Student Development, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Department of Philosophy and Residence Hall Association.

No pre-registration is necessary for this free event. For more information, contact Christopher Daood, assistant director of the Counseling Center, at 8-7172.

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3. Liz Cheney, Howard Dean to debate role of government in a free society

As part of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Great Debate Series, the Marquette Young Americans for Freedom will host, "The Role of Government in a Free Society," a debate between Liz Cheney and Howard Dean, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Kent Wainscott, local political reporter for WISN, will moderate the debate.

The debate is free. Tickets are available online or in the AMU, Brooks Lounge.

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4. Annual Simmons Lecture to be held Oct. 30

The Center for Ethics Studies and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, through the generosity of Marquette alumnus Keith G. Myers, will sponsor the Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Dr. P. Aarne Vesilind will present, "Kermit's Lament: It's Not Easy Being Green," which will challenge the basic precepts of green engineering and ask business leaders, planners and engineers to reconsider why they are committed to working toward this goal.

Vesilind joined the faculty at Duke University in 1970 and was chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. While at Duke, he headed for many years the Program in Science, Technology and Human Values, an undergraduate enrichment program that sought to build bridges between the humanities and engineering. He wrote more than 174 articles in professional journals, has been a principal investigator on more than 53 research projects and training grants, and has authored more than 20 textbooks and other technical and professional books.

The event is free and a reception will follow. For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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5. Volunteers needed for Election Day

The Office of Public Affairs is looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts to assist visitors and students on campus on Election Day, Nov. 6. The Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom is a polling site for many students living in university and off-campus housing, as well as for members of the neighborhood community. Volunteer roles include greeting visitors and directing them to the polling site in the AMU, directing voters to their proper ward, helping students not registered to obtain a fee payment receipt if they live in university-owned housing, and explaining to unregistered voters the proper identification needed for same-day registration. Ten volunteers per shift will be needed.

Shift times on Nov. 6 are as follows:

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Milwaukee Elections Commission will be providing training for volunteers. Those interested in volunteering should contact Mary Czech-Mrochinski in the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.

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6. President of Trek Bicycle to deliver keynote address for Entrepreneurship Week

John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle, will deliver a keynote address, "Trek: Ten Lessons Learned," as part of the College of Business Administration's Entrepreneurship Week Thursday, Nov. 8, in Eckstein Hall's Appellate Courtroom. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the keynote beginning at 6 p.m.

Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been the company's president since 1997. In addition to leading Trek, Burke is a founding member of the Bikes Belong Coalition and served as a chairman of President George W. Bush's President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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7. Attend conversation on education in Milwaukee

The Task Force on Community Engagement will host "Conversation on Community Engagement: A Focus on Education in Milwaukee," Monday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in AMU, 163. This forum will include a panel discussion focused on the education landscape in Milwaukee and will highlight the kinds of programs, research and service taking place among Marquette faculty, staff and students. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Bill Henk, professor and dean of the College of Education, and round-table dialogues will follow.

Those interested in attending should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.

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8. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science Fall Colloquium Series to continue Friday

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Gokel Kadel from the Department of Mathematics at Bowling Green State University will present "Dual Hypercyclic Extension of an Operator on a Hilbert Subspace."

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

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9. Marquette Lonergan Project to hold annual colloquium Nov. 1-2

The Marquette Lonergan Project will hold its fourth-annual colloquium Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, in Raynor Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. This year's topic is "Globalization and the Multireligious Situation." Seminars include:

  • Thursday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m.: "Christ, Globalization and the Church," presented by Dr. Neil Ormerod, Australian Catholic University, with a panel discussion to follow, including Dr. Susan Wood, S.C.L., chair and professor of theology, Marquette University; Rev. John Thiede, S.J., assistant professor of theology, Marquette University; Joseph Gordon, Marquette graduate student in theology.

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m.: "Lonergan and Integral Development," presented by Rev. Joseph Ogbonnaya with a panel discussion to follow, including Rev. Darren Dias, O.P., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto; Dr. Jame Schafer, associate professor of theology, Marquette University; Jonathan Heaps, Marquette graduate student in theology.

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.: "The Divine Mission and Globalization," presented by Rev. Robert M. Doran, S.J., with a panel discussion to follow, including Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., associate professor emeritus, Marquette University; Jeremy Blackwood, theology instructor, Marquette University; Jeff Walkey, Marquette graduate student in theology.

For more information, contact Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., at 8-3164.

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10. Center for Teaching and Learning to hold D2L seminar

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host, "Using D2L for Rubrics, Grading and Making Your Job Teaching Easier," Tuesday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-8811.

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11. Register for meet-and-greet breakfast for adjunct and part-time faculty

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a meet-and-greet continental breakfast reception for adjunct and part-time faculty Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Raynor Memorial Libraries, 326.

Register to attend online. For additional information, contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-3693.

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12. Graduate School to host open house

The Graduate School will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. This event is open to those interested in pursuing enrollment in a Graduate School program.

Registration can be completed online or by contacting the Graduate School at 8-7137 by Monday, Nov. 5.

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13. Engineers Without Borders holding coffee sale

Marquette's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will hold a coffee sale to fund its Guatemala Project, which helps supply electricity to a Guatemalan city. EWB will offer a light roast, morning blend, two medium roasts, Guatemala Roast, an Engineers Without Borders Blend made from beans from Guatemala and one dark roast, Organic Dark Columbia. Orders can be placed and paid for in the College of Engineering Office, Olin 201, through Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Caroline Villa.

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14. Registration now available for yoga classes

Employee Wellness will offer a five-week series of yoga classes, held every Wednesday from Nov. 7 to Dec. 12, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 050. The cost is $25 for five classes. Space is limited.

Registration can be completed online. For additional information, contact Kristin Kipp, adjunct instructor of physical therapy, at 8-4476.

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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, Oct. 5. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Zumba at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Dance Fitness at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Hot Lunch Variety at noon
  • Zumba 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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