1. Law School to host public hearing on access to justice for low-income or vulnerable residents

The Marquette University Law School will host the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission Public Hearing Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom.

Created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the State Bar, the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission seeks to develop and encourage means of expanding access to justice for low-income or vulnerable residents. At the hearing, community leaders, policy makers, judges, lawyers, service providers and members of the public are invited to share experiences with the challenges facing low-income or vulnerable residents who have critical civil legal problems.

The hearing is free and open to the public, and registration can be completed online. To present testimony at the hearing, contact Rebecca Blemberg, associate professor of legal writing, at 8-7834.

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2. Center for Teaching and Learning fall updates

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a series of workshops this fall focusing on e-teaching/learning topics and skills that are useful in face-to-face, online and blended courses. Workshops are typically offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. Participants who wish to earn an E-Learning Certificate must attend six sessions, although not necessarily all in the same semester. After completing six sessions, participants will be required to submit a written plan to incorporate a new technology tool into their classroom. A complete workshop list can be found online. Online registration is suggested, but not required.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is also seeking faculty interested in developing an online course for the summer of 2013. The center will provide instructional design and multimedia services, as well as financial support, for up to five faculty members. Interested faculty should submit their application by Monday, Oct. 1.

Additional details for both programs are available online or by contacting Heidi Schweizer, director of the Center for Electronic Learning, at 8-8811.

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3. DPS to offer session for faculty and staff on reacting to an imminent threat

To continue to educate the Marquette community on campus safety, the Department of Public Safety is offering an informational session for faculty and staff on what to do in the unlikely event of an imminent threat on campus. The presentation will take place Tuesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom.

The presentation will include a viewing of the film that offers guidance on how to react during an active shooter situation. The video is also used by the FBI in its training. After the video, DPS Captain Russ Shaw and DPS Senior Lieutenant Paul Mascari will discuss how it relates to Marquette, including campus procedures and resources like the Behavior Review Committee and the Threat Assessment Team. He will be joined by Counseling Center Director Mike Zebrowski, who will share perspectives on student behavior.

To RSVP, email Grow With Marquette by Sept. 13. For more information, contact Paul Mascari, senior lieutenant and assistant director of Public Safety.

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4. Activities planned for Sexual Violence Awareness Week, Sept. 9-13

Marquette's annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week will take place on campus Sept. 9-13. Events are intended to honor survivors, raise awareness and educate the campus community about the issue of sexual violence. View the complete schedule of events online. Events include:

Show support for those affected by sexual violence and help "Teal Out" campus by hanging Teal Out posters in windows and doors. To participate in this year's Teal Out, request a poster by contacting Julie Bach, office assistant in the Center for Health Education and Promotion, pick one up at the Sexual Violence Awareness Week Health Huts around campus beginning Monday, Sept. 10, or print a poster from the Center for Health Education and Promotion's website.

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5. Sports Rehab Clinic offers physical therapy and athletic training

The College of Health Sciences' Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic offers on-campus rehabilitation and sports medicine services from physical therapists and athletic trainers, including bone density scans and free injury evaluations. Free injury evaluations are available every Monday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and every Friday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Appointments are also available on Friday and before and after clinic hours. Marquette Cash or credit cards are accepted for insurance co-pays. The clinic is located in Cramer Hall, 215. Call 8-1400 to schedule an appointment.

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6. Honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001

Marquette University's ROTC community will host a ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 3:30 p.m. by the flagpoles in front of Raynor Memorial Libraries to honor the thousands of men and women lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The service will include an invocation by Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of Campus Ministry, a speech by Mark Rohlfing, Milwaukee fire chief, and a short colors ceremony.

For additional information, contact Alexander Muhlenbeck.

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7. Faber Center offering retreat for busy people, trip to local homeless shelter

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will offer a six-week "Retreat for Busy People," beginning with an opening prayer service Thursday, Sept. 20, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The retreat will involve weekly meetings with a retreat director at a mutually convenient time and a commitment to 15 minutes of prayer each day. A closing prayer service will end the retreat Friday, Nov. 2. Registration is due by Monday, Sept. 17, and can be completed by contacting the Faber Center at 8-4545.

The Faber Center will also host a trip to Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, for a light lunch and scripture reflection Friday, Sept. 14. Participants will leave as a group from the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, 111, at 11:45 a.m. and will return to campus by 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided, and all faith traditions are welcome. Register by Thursday, Sept. 13, by contacting Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545.

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8. Attend weekly 15-minute prayer sessions

Faculty, staff and students of all faiths are invited to join Campus Ministry for a 15 minute Examen prayer every Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The weekly Examen will begin Monday, Sept. 10, and continue throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Those interested in leading the Examen prayer can contact Annie Devine, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3689.

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9. Donations needed for Milwaukee children in homeless shelters

Donations are being accepted for Project Night Night, an organization that provides 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children in need of childhood essentials. Items needed are new crib-size blankets, new or like-new small and medium stuffed animals and new or like-new books for children up to age 11. Fleece and yarn are also needed for creating blankets.

Items can be delivered to Lalumiere Hall, 340, or arrangements can be made to deliver items to Marquette Hall, 003, over a lunch hour. Contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant of social and cultural sciences and chair of MU Volunteers, at 8-5500.

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10. Register with Marquette's team for the 2012 Milwaukee Heart Walk

Join Provost John Pauly and Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, at Veterans Park on Sunday, Sept. 30, for the 2012 Milwaukee Heart Walk in support of the research funding that Marquette receives from the American Heart Association. The Heart Walk is the premiere fundraising event for the Heart Association, raising money to save lives from the country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers heart disease and stroke.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. for both the one and three mile routes. The Heart Walk will offer live music, free food and drinks, a survivor/tribute area, a kid's zone, health screenings and more. There are no entry fees, but walkers are eligible for a Heart Walk t-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.

For more information on joining Marquette's team, contact Kimberly Newman, executive administrative assistant in the Office of the Provost, at 8-7033.

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11. Commuter Value Pass deadline is Sept. 20

The deadline to participate in the Commuter Value Pass payroll deduction program is Thursday, Sept. 20. The Commuter Value Pass, formerly Easy Pass, offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, Union Station, for passes that will be good during October, November and December. Those who wish to drop the pass must also do so in Union Station by Thursday, Sept. 20.

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12. Encourage students to attend Study Abroad Fair

The Office of International Education will hold a Study Abroad Fair Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Towne Square. Students will have the opportunity to explore Marquette's study abroad programs, talk with students who have studied on the programs and meet with study abroad coordinators. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage interested students to attend to learn more about studying abroad.

For more information, contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at 8-5762.

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13. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Sept. 7. The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.

  • Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
  • Hip Hop Fitness at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
  • Zumba at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
  • Lunch time variety class at noon at the RecPlex
  • Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

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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