1. Strategic planning discussion with Father Pilarz is Oct. 2

MUSG will host a student forum with President Scott R. Pilarz, S. J., Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, first floor lobby. The discussion will focus on the five themes developed to guide Marquette's strategic planning efforts. Established in 1996, the president-student forum gives students the opportunity to speak directly to the university's senior leadership.

Students can also share their thoughts and questions for Father Pilarz in advance of the forum by using the hashtag #muprez, or by directing tweets to @MarquetteU or @MUSG.

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2. Office of Mission and Ministry invites participation in the commemoration of Vatican II

In 2012-13 the Catholic Church will mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), which has had a deep impact on the self-understanding of Catholics and has influenced their relationship to the wider world. Declared by Pope Benedict XVI to be a global "Year of Faith," the formal commemoration of this anniversary will begin on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the Council's opening, and end on Nov. 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.

Fifty years after its occurrence, the spirit of the Council continues to animate the Church's and therefore Marquette's mission. The engagement of Catholicity and culture, the commitment to social justice, the full and active participation of the faithful in the liturgy, and a reverence for other religious traditions are all living legacies of Vatican II. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Marquette has a particular responsibility to explore the Council's meaning today and its challenges for the future.

All university departments and student organizations are invited to sponsor programs, or adapt existing programs, that address the Council and its heritage, i.e., a lecture, play, or book discussion, between October 2012 and November 2013. Contact Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., for information on upcoming programs or with ideas and suggestions. Further information is available on the Office of Mission and Ministry website.

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3. Community support meeting offered to help cope with the loss of Dr. Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle

In response to the tragic death of Dr. Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle, associate professor of Spanish and resident director of the Marquette en Madrid program, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Ministry are hosting two community support meetings this week. These are voluntary meetings open to all members of the campus community as a way to gain and offer support to each other during this difficult time. The meetings will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Office of International Education Program Center, Holthusen Hall, fourth floor. Campus community members will have the opportunity to share thoughts and feelings in response to the loss of a valued member of the Marquette community.

The Chapel of the Holy Family will be open this Thursday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to coincide with the memorial service in Madrid for Dr. Sanchez de la Calle. There will be an opening prayer at 8 a.m. and a closing prayer at 4 p.m., with time for silent prayer and reflection in between.

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4. Theatre Department presents Cymbeline, free show for students Oct. 11

New York City's Fiasco Theatre Company, in residence with the Helfaer Theatre, presents its version of Cymbeline. Produced in collaboration with Alverno Presents, the performance is part tragedy, part romance and a large part comedy. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theatre:

  • Thursday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. free dress rehearsal for students
  • Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

There are a limited number of tickets available for the free student show Oct. 11. Students must present their MUID to attend. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows are $30 and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at 8-7504.

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5. Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee co-chairs hosting office hours

The Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee co-chairs will host office hours on various dates throughout the fall 2012 semester to gather input from faculty, staff and students. Strategic planning office hours will be held:

  • Monday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 231
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 370
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 231
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 448
  • 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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6. Tolkien scholar to explore how The Hobbit came to Milwaukee

Dr. John Rateliff, a renowned J.R.R. Tolkien scholar, will present "How The Hobbit Came to Milwaukee," Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The event kicks off a year-long celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit's publication.

Rateliff will share what motivated Marquette to pursue the Tolkien manuscripts in the late 1950s and how they were obtained. The collection includes multiple working drafts for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, along with an original watercolor rendering by Tolkien of the dust cover for The Hobbit and Thror's map. Also obtained was the original copy of the children's book Mr. Bliss, written and illustrated by Tolkien. The collection has grown and now includes books by and about Tolkien, periodicals produced by Tolkien enthusiasts, audio and video recordings, and a host of published and unpublished materials relating to Tolkien's life and fantasy writings.

The event is made possible by the Tolkien Archives Fund established by the late Richard G. Blackwelder and augmented by a generous donation from Trustee Emerita Mercedes Hurley Hughes. Space is limited. Register by calling 8-7256.

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7. Aspin Center hosting sessions about interning in Washington, D.C.

The Les Aspin Center for Government will hold information sessions Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.

The Aspin Center offers students the opportunity to live, work and learn in Washington, D.C., for a semester or summer session. Internships are available for all majors. Material will also be available on the Kleczka Internship Program, Les Aspin Center's local initiative in which students are places in legislative internships in Milwaukee.

Applications for the spring 2013 session are due Monday, Oct. 29. Students studying at the Aspin Center during the spring semester will have the opportunity to attend events related to the Presidential Inauguration and the 25th anniversary of the Les Aspin Center.

For more information, contact the Les Aspin Center Marquette office at 8-7446.

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8. Hartman Literacy and Learning Center celebrates 20th anniversary

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center will hold a 20th anniversary celebration Friday, Oct. 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hartman Center, Schroeder Complex, 151. For 20 years, the Center, housed within the College of Education, has supported hundreds of Milwaukee area school children in mastering the core competency of reading.

Those interested in attending should respond to University Special Events at 8-7431 by Friday, Sept. 28.

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9. Writing Center to host workshop on mastering essay exams

The Ott Memorial Writing Center will host a 90-minute workshop focusing on developing strategies for taking timed, in-class essay exams Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 227. For additional information or to register, contact the Ott Memorial Writing Center at 8-5542.

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10. Indian Student Association to host documentary screening

The Indian Student Association, the Muslim Student Association, the Center for Peacemaking and MUSG, with support from Campus Ministry, will host a screening of the documentary Saving Face, which promotes diversity and awareness of a significant human rights issue Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Saving Face is an Oscar-winning documentary about the struggles faced by women in Pakistan due to acid violence.

For more information, contact Puja Bhagwakar, president of the Indian Student Association.

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11. Global Village Ambassador applications due Friday

Global Village Ambassador applications will be accepted now through Friday, Oct. 5, by 4:30 p.m. Applications can be picked up from the University Apartments office or found online. There will be a Global Village Open House Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Campus Town West, third floor, for all interested students.

Global Village Ambassadors are responsible for assisting new international students in navigating Marquette's campus and processes, planning activities to showcase local culture and representing the university community to new students. For more information, contact University Apartments at 8-7281.

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12. McNair Scholars to hold information session

The McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate study Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries.

At the session, current McNair Scholars will share insights and provide an overview of the McNair experience. The program prepares eligible students for graduate study by providing a variety of services, including research internships, GRE prep, funding for conferences and graduate school visits. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 12.

For more information, call the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.

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13. Attend global discussion on what's next for Latin America

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of International Education will host the second Global Discussion Series event, "What's Next for Latin America?" Friday, Oct. 5, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. This engaging discussion will focus on the large questions facing the region and will allow faculty and students to share their views, experience and research. A librarian will also provide reliable resources to delve deeper into the topics discussed.

The discussion is free and open to all members of the Marquette community. Tea and crumpets will be served. For additional information, contact the Office of International Education at 8-7289.

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14. Kohler Lunch and Learn series continues Friday

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch and Learn series will host "What is Your Business Model? How to Use a Business Model Canvas to Answer the Big Question" Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. Dr. McGee Young, associate professor of political science, will present an interactive workshop in which participants will explore how to use the Business Model Canvas as a strategic entrepreneurial tool to describe, design, challenge, invent and pilot a business model.

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, office assistant in the College of Business Administration, at 8-4175 with questions.

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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Oct. 5 in Eckstein Hall, 263. The session will cover admissions, financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and information from current students.

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Register online. For more information, contact Law School Admissions at 8-6767.

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16. College of Professional Studies to hold undergraduate degree information sessions

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree information session for prospective adult students Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Cudahy, 414. Information presented will include eight-week session bachelor's degree programs, Saturday sessions, weeknight sessions, blended online education and fully online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities. Register online or by contacting the College of Professional Studies at 8-3153.

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17. Seminar to address effects of smoking and drinking

Dr. Daniel McGhee, from the department of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago, will present, "Smoking and Drinking: Ethanol Interactions with Nicotinic Receptors," Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.

This seminar is sponsored by the College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. A full schedule of the INRC's fall seminar series is available online. For additional information, contact the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center at 8-7329.

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18. Engineering Hall to hold Clock Shadow Building presentation

The College of Engineering will host a presentation by Bryce Unger, project manager at CG Schmidt, on Milwaukee's Clock Shadow Building Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Engineering Hall, 236. The Clock Shadow Building has exceeded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification and has gained nationwide attention, including being recognized as the Best Green Building Project of 2012 by Engineering News Record Midwest.

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19. Fresh Fall Farmer's Market will be held tomorrow

MUSG, Sodexo, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, the Office of Sustainability, the Office of Residence Life and the Alumni Memorial Union will host a Fresh Fall Farmer's Market Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Towne Square.

Come sample and purchase favorite fall items, including apples, potatoes, onions, carrots, squash and cider. Free reusable grocery bags will be given to the first 200 people. In the case of rain, Farmer's Markets will be held under the Olin Overhang.

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20. Volunteers, donations needed for Project Homeless Connect

Campus Ministry is now accepting donations of new socks, gloves, hats, disposable razors and reading glasses for Project Homeless Connect. This annual event, in which the homeless of Milwaukee can access multiple services and resources they may need, will take place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU.

Donations can be brought to Ann Hilbert, administrative assistant, in Campus Ministry, AMU, 236, or to Carol Chilson, administrative assistant to the dean in Undergraduate Admissions, in Zilber Hall, 136.

Those interested in volunteering for Project Homeless Connect can fill out a volunteer form online.

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21. Physical Therapy Massage-A-Thon

The Marquette Physical Therapy Massage-A-Thon will run from Monday, Sept. 17, through Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Massage appointments can be made for the following times:

  • Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays from noon to 6 p.m.

The cost is $7 for 15 minutes, and appointments can be made for up to one hour. Only cash or check will be taken for payment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online.

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