1. Spring semester registration begins today

Spring course registration begins today, Monday, Nov. 5. Snapshot is available to plan spring 2013 courses. Students' spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq.

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2. Waiting list available for Mary Oliver event, books available at Book Marq

Those without tickets to the sold out Mary Oliver poetry reading and honorary degree ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, may place their names on a waiting list by contacting University Special Events at 8-7431.

Prior to the ceremony, Book Marq will be selling Oliver's A Thousand Mornings, along with limited copies of other Oliver books. Books sales will begin at 3 p.m., and close shortly before the start of the ceremony around 3:50 p.m. Sales will continue after the event at 5:30 p.m.

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3. Theatre Arts Department presents The Women of Lockerbie, hosts corresponding clothing drive

The Theatre Arts Department will showcase The Women of Lockerbie, inspired by the Pan Am 103 tragedy depicting a grieving mother searching for her son's remains seven years after the crash. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theatre on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
  • 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.

The Marquette University Players Society and Jewish Student Union are hosting an "11,000 Pieces of Clothing" drive in honor of the 11,000 pieces of clothing left from victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. Donated clothing can be brought to the AMU first floor Nov. 5, 7, 13 and 16, and to the Brew AMU Nov. 8, 9, 12, 14 and 15. More information can be found on the event's Facebook page.

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4. 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, 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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5. Student discount tickets available for Startup Weekend Milwaukee

Startup Weekend Milwaukee, an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about entrepreneurship, software development, design and creating business models and launching a start-up, will be held Friday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 11, in Engineering Hall. This non-profit community-building event brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers and others, to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just three days.

Student tickets can be purchased at a discount for $45. Each ticket includes seven meals and parking. For more information, contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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6. Students invited to discuss campus diversity at Conversations for Change

The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee is hosting Conversations for Change Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room. This event is designed to hear from current Marquette students about their experiences and opinions on how to make Marquette a more diverse and inclusive campus.

Students will share their experiences and opinions with other students, Diversity Advocates and members of the Diversity Committee. This event also strives to bring students together who are passionate about social justice, diversity and inclusion.

For more information, contact John Janulis, Coordinator for Intercultural Engagement in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7205.

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7. Residence Life now accepting applications for Apartment and Facilities Manager positions

The Office of Residence Life is now accepting applications to become an Apartment or Facilities Manager for the 2013-2014 academic year. Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of their designated apartment building or residence hall. Students at the junior, senior or graduate level with at least two years of work experience are encouraged to apply. Learn more about this leadership opportunity at one of four schedules information session in the Campus Town East Lounge:

  • Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at noon
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 at noon

For more information or to request an application packet, visit the Office of Residence Life online or contact Michael Stark, assistant dean for student staffing/training, at 8-7208 or Dan Bergen, assistant dean for university apartments and off campus student services, at 8-7281.

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8. Student veterans invited to Veteran's Day lunch

The Division of Student Affairs will sponsor a Veteran's Day lunch for student veterans Monday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 252. The event will include a short program and lunch will be provided. All student veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Register by contacting Sally Kubly, student case manager, at 8-3151.

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9. University mourns death of Dr. Eugene Goetsch

The university mourns the death of Dr. Eugene Goetsch, former part-time faculty member in the Department of General Dental Sciences. Goetsch passed away Nov. 3, at the age of 72. A graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, Goetsch served as a clinical instructor at the dental school from 2003 to 2011 and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel in 1990.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt Mequon, located at 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, Wis. A celebration of his life will follow at 7 p.m. Please remember Dr. Goetsch, his family and friends in prayer.

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10. Student participation sought for Kohler Center focus groups

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting two focus groups for alumni entrepreneurs to gain feedback about their ventures in the Kohler Center, 707 Building, 422. The center is looking for students to participate and be part of the entrepreneurial process.

The first focus group, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m., will concentrate on identifying post-graduation short and long- term financial concerns. Jimmy Johns will be served.

The second focus group, to be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1 p.m., is looking for female students interested in fashion or in learning more about style, to participate in a focus group to help an alumni entrepreneur refine her idea for a women's retail concept targeting Marquette students. Free lunch will be served.

Registration for the focus groups is available online. For more information, contact Tina Quealy, associate director in the College of Business Administration, 8-7337.

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11. Lunch and Learn series to feature innovation in biomedical engineering

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch and Learn series will host, "Engineering New Venture Ideas Innovation in the Bio-Med Space," Friday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. DJ Quam, Eng '10, Grad '12, and Dr. John LaDisa, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will discuss how they are revolutionizing advanced visualization technology for high-risk pediatric patients.

The Lunch and Learn series is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni and a free lunch will be served. Registration is available online. Contact Kate Novotny, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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12. Haggerty to feature program with artist from Thenceforward, and Forever Free exhibition

The Marquette University Excellence in Diversity Grant and the Marquette University Andrew W. Mellon Fund will sponsor a conversation by Michael Ray Charles and Dr. Travis L. Dixon of the University of California-Los Angeles, in which they will discuss Charles' works, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Straz Hall, 105. Charles' works is featured in the current Haggerty Museum of Art exhibition, Thenceforward, and Forever Free, which runs through Saturday, Dec. 22. A reception will follow in the Haggerty Museum of Art.

For more information contact Mary Dornfeld, communications assistant at the Haggerty Museum of Art, at 8-7290.

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13. Neighborhood Health Center offering menopause clinic

Student nurse midwives will host a free menopause workshop Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Attendees will learn about what menopause really is and different approaches in managing symptoms, such as hormone replacement therapies, alternative medicine and lifestyle changes. The workshop will be beneficial for individuals interested in learning more about menopause, including students in health-related professions who will discuss menopause with their patients.

Space is limited. RSVP to menopauseworkshop@gmail.com by Wednesday, Nov. 15, or contact Sarah Lynch for additional information.

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14. Native population and justice topics of next Soup with Substance

Injustice toward Wisconsin's Native American tribes will be the topic of the next Soup with Substance discussion, Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157. The discussion will focus on Native Americans' right to gather, hunt and fish on off-reservation lands and waters in Wisconsin, which was affirmed in 1983 in a landmark decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, more commonly known as the Voigt decision. Tensions over modern fishing practices exploded during the 1980s with non-Indian sentiment over where Wisconsin's tribes could hunt and fish.

A panel made up of Richanda Kaquatosh, coordinator of the First Nations Studies Program at Milwaukee Public Schools; Laree Pourier, a Marquette junior and Jacqueline Schram, governmental and community affairs associate in the Office of Public Affairs; will discuss current sentiment toward the people of Wisconsin's First Nations, as well as efforts to eradicate racism and ignorance.

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15. Holiday Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 7

Holiday Giving Tree tags have arrived for Marquette community members who signed up to purchase a gift for one of more than 600 individuals from six different Milwaukee agencies in need this holiday season. Wrapped gifts must be returned to various drop-off locations on campus by Friday, Dec. 7. The approximate value of the gifts should range from $15 to $25.

To sign up to receive a Giving Tree name or to make a donation, contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Office of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-6838.

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16. Student Health Service online magazine available

The November edition of Student Health 101, an online magazine sponsored and managed by Student Health Service and the Counseling Center, is now available and features how-to videos and articles on understanding and reaching one's optimal heart rate, the effects of sleep on learning, staying active despite the change in weather and cooking with dried fruits, among others.

Follow Student Health 101 on Facebook for insider stories, videos and articles on how to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit. For more information, contact Student Health Services at 8-7184.

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17. Praise and worship offered tonight

A praise and worship style prayer will be offered Monday, Nov. 5, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by fellowship. This prayer is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry. Contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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18. Evans Scholars collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief

The Evans Scholars will be collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, first floor. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, specifically for Hurricane Sandy relief. Donations can also be made online.

For more information, contact Charles Michael.

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19. Dance Inc. to perform fall 2012 showcase

Marquette's Dance Inc. will perform its fall 2012 showcase, "Dance with Somebody!" on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Tap, ballet, jazz, hiphop, contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre pieces will all be performed in the showcase.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marquette Dance Inc.

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20. Alpha Xi Delta's Puzzlepalooza to benefit Autism Speaks

Alpha Xi Delta Sorority will host Puzzlepalooza, a bracket-style puzzle-making competition, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the 240 Lofts. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. To purchase tickets, contact Alpha Xi Delta or any of its members.

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