1. 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. Presentation materials for tomorrow's lecture can be found online.

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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2. Annual Simmons Lecture to be held tomorrow


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 Ballroom. 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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3. Liz Cheney, Howard Dean debate moved to Thursday

The debate between Liz Cheney and Howard Dean titled, "The Role of Government in a Free Society," has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, due to severe weather on the East Coast. Kent Wainscott, local political reporter for WISN, will moderate the debate.

The debate is sponsored by the Marquette Young Americans for Freedom and is part of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Great Debate Series. The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available online or in the AMU, Brooks Lounge.

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4. Benefits staff available to assist with online enrollment process

Members of the university's benefits staff are available to assist employees with the online benefits enrollment process and to answer questions related to employee benefits at the following times:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, 254

All benefit-eligible employees should have received a benefits enrollment packet at home. If you have not received a packet, contact the Human Resources Department at 8-7305. Annual enrollment is completed on-line through MyJob. A new third tier option for an employee plus one has been added to the medical, dental and vision plans for 2013.

Employees need to complete both parts of the Health Risk Assessment by the deadlines for a 10 percent discount on health premiums in 2013. Spouses and same-sex domestic partners can voluntarily participate in the HRA process, but are not required to do so for the employee to get the discount. Additional information can be found online.

Employees wishing to participate in the Flexible Spending Account program for 2013 must re-enroll via MyJob during the annual enrollment period. Existing health care debit (Benny) cards are valid through Dec. 31, 2014, and new 2013 elections are automatically loaded onto the card.

Employees who would like to enroll in MetLaw with Hyatt Legal Services, a voluntary group legal plan that provides professional legal counsel, need to complete a printed form by Nov. 9. The form needs to be turned in to Human Resources via email, fax, campus mail or in person to Straz Tower, 185.

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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. Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee hosting office hours Tuesday

The Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee co-chairs and members will host office hours Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 448. Other strategic planning office hours throughout the semester include:

  • Monday, Nov. 5, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, 231
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 448
  • Monday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the AMU, 231
  • Monday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 231
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 233

Those interested in attending any of the office hours should RSVP to Laura Hagan, office assistant in the Office of the University Architect, at 8-4439.

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7. Last Law School Poll before Election Day will be topic of next "On the Issues"

With about one week to go before the election, a new Law School Poll will be released Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will focus on the Wisconsin race for president and U.S. Senate. The results will be discussed at "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Running throughout the year, the Marquette University Law School Poll provides a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.

Register online.

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8. Rynne research presentation on spiritual violence is Friday

Dr. Theresa Tobin, associate professor of philosophy, will present a report on her research on spiritual violence, Friday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. in the AMU, 254. Spiritual violence involves the use of spiritual or religious symbols, teachings, or rituals to damage a person in her capacity for healthy spirituality. Tobin's research explores the nature and moral significance of spiritual violence as experienced by clergy sexual abuse victims, as well as members of socially marginalized populations.

Each year, the Center for Peacemaking awards two Rynne research grants of up to $2,500 for faculty and staff to advance research on an aspect of nonviolent peacemaking. The awards are intended to fund work for a two-month period during the summer. Applicants are encouraged to submit a research proposal of their choice or a topic in one of the Center's research areas. To apply for a 2013 Rynne fellowship, email the Center for Peacemaking or visit the center's website.

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9. Kohler Lunch and Learn series to host Asthmapolis co-founder

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch and Learn series will host "Asthmapolis How a Med-Tech Venture is Transforming Patient Asthma Control," Friday, Nov. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. Mark Gehring, co-founder of Asthmapolis, will discuss how the team has created an innovative approach to understanding and managing asthma through high-tech entrepreneurship.

The Kohler Center's Lunch and Learn series is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni, and includes a free lunch. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Kate Novotny, office assistant in the College of Business Administration, at 8-4175.

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10. Zeidler Center directors to discuss public dialogue in Milwaukee and beyond

Lisa Bates-Froiland, executive director of the Zeidler Center, and Matt Sweeney, project director of the Zeidler Center, will reflect on their experience with public dialogue and the promise and challenges of public dialogue in Milwaukee and beyond in a Soup with Substance presentation titled, "Conversation Across Divides: Public Dialogue in Milwaukee and Beyond," Wednesday, Oct. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157.

Bates-Froiland and Sweeney will share the history of the Zeidler Center and its current initiative, the Beyond Polarization Dialogues, which brings together people of very different beliefs and backgrounds to foster mutual understanding on polarizing public issues. The Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion is a Milwaukee-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building more collaborative and united communities through conversation. This event is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking.

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11. Watch election results at election night viewing party

The Department of Political Science and the Les Aspin Center for Government will host an election night viewing party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Olin Engineering atrium. Drs. Julia Azari, Paul Nolette, Karen Hoffman and Amber Wichowsky of the political science department will be present to watch returns come in on multiple news outlets.

Food and beverages will be provided. Registration is not required. For additional information, contact Dr. Karen Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of political science, at 8-1573.

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12. Marquette community invited to celebrate Solemnity of All Saints, attend All Souls Prayer Service

Campus Ministry will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints Thursday, Nov. 1, at noon and 10 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. There will be no liturgies in St. Joan of Arc Chapel that day. The community will also celebrate festive Night Prayer immediately following Mass. For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

The Faber Center will host its annual All Souls Ecumenical Prayer Service Monday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. This prayer service is for all members of the Marquette community who have experienced the loss of a loved one over the past year. All faith traditions are welcome.

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13. Writing Center to offer workshops on designing multimedia assignments

The Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center will sponsor two workshops on designing multimedia assignments, including, but not limited to, projects involving digital technologies:

  • "Designing Multimedia Assignments: A Primer," will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 301. In this 90-minute session, participants will explore the advantages and trade-offs of assigning multimedia projects. Through analysis of examples, the workshop will provide strategies for scaffolding progress and assessing final products.

  • "Designing Multimedia Assignments: A Conversation with Experienced Faculty and Students," will be held, Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. In this 90-minute session, participants will see examples from and get to ask questions of individuals who have assigned and completed multimedia projects at Marquette. Panelists include Dr. Linda Menck, professional in residence in the College of Communication, Dr. Jenn Fishman, assistant professor of English and Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate dean of the Graduate School, as well as students from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education.

Participation in these workshops is open to all faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students. Individuals may attend either or both of the workshops. Preregistration is appreciated, and can be completed by emailing or calling the Writing Center at 8-5542.

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14. Attend presentation on mindfulness in everyday life

The Marquette Contemplative Community will host a presentation titled, "Mindfulness in Everyday Life," Monday, Nov. 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. The presentation will be given by Dr. Paul Norton, president of the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee.

For additional information, contact Alice Gormley, database management and serials librarian, at 8-7252.

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15. OIE holding international photo contest

The Office of International Education will hold its fourth annual International Photo Contest on OIE's Marquette Global Facebook page. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit photos that capture the essence of Marquette Global in two categories: "People and Culture" and "Landscapes and Landmarks." Photos can be submitted via email by Friday, Nov. 9.

Voting will be open during International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16. To vote, "like" a photo on Facebook. For a list of contest rules, or to vote without Facebook, visit the contest page. The photo with the most votes will receive a STA Travel voucher worth $100. Second and third places in each category will receive gift cards to local ethnic restaurants worth $50. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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16. Law School to host admissions seminar Nov. 3

The Law School will host an Admissions Saturday Seminar Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. in Eckstein Hall. This seminar will feature admissions and financial aid information, as well as a current student panel. Optional tours of the Law School will be available prior to the seminar.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Law School Admissions at 8-6767.

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17. Army ROTC to hold Veteran's Day Mass and brunch

Army ROTC will hold a mass to celebrate Veteran's Day Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. A brunch and ceremony following mass will honor the service of CSM William J. Bunting and pay tribute to new cadets as they contract with the ROTC and make their commitment to Marquette and the United States Army. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Old Gym.

The event is sponsored by the Marquette University Alumni Association. Register online or by contacting Maureen Krueger, engagement project associate in Advancement, at 8-0348, by Friday, Nov. 2. For additional information or special needs, contact Taylor Schult, associate engagement officer in Advancement, at 8-0389.

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18. Wisconsin Native Tree Collection map update available

The Wisconsin Native Tree Collection has expanded to more than 40 native tree species with labels on campus. The map has been updated and is available online and in the online campus web page directory. Printed brochures are available at the AMU's information desk. This project was inspired by the late Rev. Harold C. Bradley, S.J., and carried out by numerous employees and student organizations.

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19. Department of Recreational Sports sponsoring 5K Glow Run

The Department of Recreational Sports will host a 5K Glow Run Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. Registration is now open at both the Rec Plex and the Rec Center. The run will loop the Marquette Mile three times, and participants will wear glow-in-the-dark items to illuminate the course.

Registration is $5. The event will be co-sponsored by MU Radio, Late Night Marquette and Muscle Milk. For additional information, contact the Department of Recreational Sports at 8-5625.

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