1. Voter registration opportunities available throughout campus

Led by MUSG and the Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, voter registration opportunities will be held throughout campus Monday, Sept. 24 through Tuesday, Oct. 16.

  • AMU, second floor lobby Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries lobby Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Students living in the residence halls can also register to vote with designated hall staff members. To register in advance through a special registration deputy, students will need a current, valid Wisconsin driver's license number or Social Security number. Students who register through this process will need to show their proof of residence document (a university fee payment receipt, bank statement, lease, etc.) on Election Day.

The Student Voter Registration Drive is sponsored by MUSG, the Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, the Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Student Development.

A list of registration requirements, voting resources and polling places can be found online.

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2. Social justice leadership to be explored in lecture

Tim Wise, prominent anti-racism writer and educator, will present, "Men and Women for Others: Exploring Social Justice Leadership," Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The lecture will explore how to better understand leadership roles in dismantling oppression and promoting inclusion within communities.

Wise was named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World" by Utne Reader in 2010. He lectures across the country on the topics of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market, and is the author of six books, including the memoir White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Student Development, MUSG, the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Education. For more information, contact Carla Cadet, assistant dean for multicultural affairs, at 8-6771.

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3. Applications for Ignatian Collegians due tomorrow

Applications are now being accepted for Ignatian Collegians, a reflection and discernment program for undergraduate students doing service in the local community who are interested in reflecting on that experience through the lens of Ignatian spirituality.

Ignatian Collegians will meet weekly from Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Dec. 7, and will continue with monthly meetings during the spring semester. Meetings will be scheduled based on accepted participants' availability. Students of all faiths are welcome to apply online by Friday, Oct. 5. For additional information, contact Annie Device, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3689.

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4. Les Aspin Center Winter break program to be held in Africa

The Les Aspin Center will offer a study abroad opportunity in Ghana over winter break. During the three-credit course, students will examine the manner in which culture, values and identity shape global and domestic politics in a developing democracy. Applications are available online and are due by Monday, Oct. 15.

For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber, manager of business and programs at the Les Aspin Center for Government, at 202-544-6265.

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5. Freedom Project play and lecture taking place next week

The Theatre Arts Department will host A Vexed Question: John Quincy Adams and the Fight Against Slavery, Monday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom. A play by Noah Brady, The Vexed Question is a sweeping story of an often-ignored period of American history centered on the Congressional battles over the issue of slavery that dominated the 1830s and 1840s. The play will be performed by The Fiasco Company, based in New York City.

The History Department and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Mellon Fund will sponsor a lecture titled, "American Slavery/American Freedom: The Possibilities and Limits of Black Freedom in the Nineteenth Century," Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Dr. H. Robert Baker from Georgia State University, Dr. Kate Masur of Northwestern University and Dr. Kristen Foster, associate professor of history at Marquette, will debate and discuss the possibilities and limits of black freedom in the nineteenth century.

These events are part of the Freedom Project, a year-long commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exploring the many meanings and histories of emancipation and freedom in the United States and beyond. For more information, contact the Theatre Arts Department at 8-7505.

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6. University mourns death of Alice Miller

Marquette University mourns the death of Alice Miller, who worked in the Office of the President, the School of Dentistry and as an administrative assistant in the Law School. She retired from the university in 1999. Miller passed away Sept. 29. Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Roman's Catholic Church, 1810 W. Bolivar Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Association.

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7. Supper for 12 Strangers sign-up now available

Students can now sign up to enjoy a meal at the home of an area Marquette alumnus, faculty or staff member as part of the Association of Marquette University Women, annual Supper for 12 Strangers. Suppers will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3
  • Sunday, Nov. 4
  • Saturday, Nov. 10
  • Sunday, Nov. 11

Students can register online by Wednesday, Oct. 24, to attend with friends or on their own. For additional information, contact Libby Gard, advancement associate, at 8-8440.

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8. Hunger Clean Up leadership applications now available

The Center for Community Service and Hunger Clean Up are now accepting applications for Hunger Clean Up leadership positions. Applications for co-coordinator positions are due Monday, Oct. 22, and applications for all other planning team chair positions are due Monday, Nov. 12.

For more information, contact Michael Lampe, graduate assistant for community service, at 8-5791.

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9. Connect with alumni professionals through CIRCLES eMentor Network

Students are invited to participate in the Marquette University Alumni Association's CIRCLES eMentor Network, an online community connecting students with alumni nationwide. More than 200 graduates in a wide variety of industries are available to provide career advice, answer questions and serve as a resource for participating students.

Students are also invited to the debut of the eMentor Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Local professional sports executives will speak about their experiences in the industry:

  • Gord Ash, assistant general manager, Milwaukee Brewers
  • John Hammond, general manager, Milwaukee Bucks
  • John H. Steinmiller, Comm '04, manager of media relations, Milwaukee Brewers

The panel will be moderated by Jeff Sherman, Bus Ad '91, co-founder of OnMilwaukee.com and member of the CIRCLES eMentor Network. Seating is limited and registration can be completed online.

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10. Panel to address health care reform and stakeholder disputes

The Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution will present, "Health Care Reform and Health Care Stakeholder Disputes: Can We Identify Common Ground?" on Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Attendees will join health care providers, lawyers, insurers, legislators and academics to discuss the implementation of health care reform, identify areas of dispute and discuss processes to resolve them at a critical time for health care in the United States. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Arthur Derse Medical College of Wisconsin, director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
  • Dr. Howard Gadlin National Institutes of Health, ombudsman
  • Kathleen Lanava R.N., C.P.H.R.M., University of Michigan, Risk Management
  • Dr. Thaddeus Pope Hamline School of Law, Health Law Institute

Registration is free for employees and students, and can be completed online. For additional questions or information, contact Sherri Walker, office associate in the College of Professional Studies, at 8-1425.

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11. Attend panel presentation 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 the AMU, 163. The 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 will be followed by roundtable discussions.

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

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12. Submit artwork for display in the AMU

The Information Center in the Alumni Memorial Union is looking for student artwork to display as part of its semi-annual "Artist in You" contest. To submit an entry, email a digital photo of the artwork, the artist's name, contact information and dimensions of the piece by Wednesday, Oct. 17. All artwork will be returned at the end of the fall semester. For additional information, stop by the Information Center on the second floor of the AMU.

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13. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center seminar continues Tuesday

Dr. Kurt Svoboda of the laboratory for developmental neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Zilber School of Public Health will present, "Zebrafishing for Mechanisms of Nicotine-induced Toxicity," Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.

The 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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14. Colloquium to address molecular encounters in exotic environments

The Department of Chemistry's fall colloquium series will host, "Molecular Encounters in Exotic Environments: From Ultracold Chemistry to Astrophysics," Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Balakrishnan Naduvalath, professor of chemistry at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, will deliver the presentation. For additional information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515.

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15. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science Fall Colloquium series continues

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. Larry Pratt from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Falmouth, Mass. will present "Chaos and Mixing in an Idealized, 3D Model of an Ocean Eddy."

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

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16. University chorus to perform Family Weekend concert

The Marquette University Chorus, in collaboration with the Marquette University Orchestra, will hold a Family Weekend Concert Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. The performance will feature Fuge by Toch, as well as Beatitudes by Arvo Part, which will showcase the new organ in Gesu. The concert is free and open to all members of the Marquette community.

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17. 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.
  • Spin 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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