The Office of the Registrar reminds all students to visit their adviser before the spring registration period begins, per the student's college advising policy. Undergraduate students should use their degree progress report from Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help them plan their schedule and make their advising session more effective.
Spring registration beings Monday, Nov. 5. Snapshot is now available to plan spring 2013 courses. Students' spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq.
Renowned poet Mary Oliver, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, will receive an honorary degree from Marquette University Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Oliver, described by the New York Times as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet," will also read from her poems during the event. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. A very limited number of tickets are still available for pick up in the AMU, Brooks Lounge.
Oliver's new poetry collection, A Thousand Mornings, was released Oct. 11. She will be signing the book immediately following her reading at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
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.
MUSG and the Les Aspin Center for Government will co-sponsor a viewing party for the presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the jPad, Johnston Hall. The viewing party will be non-partisan; all political affiliations are welcome. Students will also be able to register to vote at the event.
This event will also be the capstone to the Diederich College of Communication's Nieman Conference on Media, Technologies and Politics taking place Monday, Oct. 15 to Tuesday, Oct. 16.
For more information, contact Alex Lahr, MUSG communications vice president.
Deposit collection for students interested in living in University Apartments for 2013-14 leasing periods begins Monday, Oct. 22 and ends Friday, Nov. 2. Interested students must pay a $300 deposit to participate in the selection process. Checks or money orders payable to Marquette University will be accepted at the University Apartments Office, 1500 W. Wells, Suite 109. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.
Additional information about the assignment process can be found online or by contacting University Apartment and Off-Campus Student Services at 8-7281.
Nominations are now being accepted for the undergraduate Senior Speaker for the December graduation ceremony, and recommendations from faculty and staff are strongly encouraged. All nominated students will be invited to submit an application. A selection committee, appointed by MUSG, will interview students, listen to proposed speeches and make a final recommendation to President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.
Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, Nov. 4, and can be submitted online. For additional information, contact Patrick Millar, MUSG Senior Speaker coordinator.
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.
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 Ballrooms. 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.
A new Law School Poll will be released Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will focus on the Wisconsin race for president and U.S. Senate as both continue to intensify. The results will be discussed at "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Register online.
University Advancement will host featured guests Charles Franklin, director of the Law School Poll and an ABC News polling expert, and Mike Gousha, Marquette Law School distinguished fellow, for a free webinar Thursday, Oct. 18, about the Law School Poll, where the presidential candidates stand, key Senate seats to watch and the historic 2012 election year. Register online.
In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Intercultural Engagement in the Office of Student Development, the Office of Disability Services and MARQ Your Path invite the Marquette community to a free screening of the HBO documentary, The Journey into Dyslexia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, 227. The film explores the emotional effects that dyslexia has on individuals, along with how society's expectations of intelligence affect a person's ability to fully participate and be accepted into a variety of systems.
Light refreshments and a brief discussion will follow the film. For more information, contact Meghan Schifalacqua, MARQ Your Path counselor in Student Educational Services, at 8-3444, or John Janulis, coordinator for Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7205.
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Colloquium Series will present, "The Process of Seeking Treatment for Mental Health Problems: Implications for Clinical Practice," Wednesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Dr. Stephen Saunders, professor of psychology and director of graduate studies, will lead the seminar.
For more information, contact the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at 8-5790.
The Graduate School of Management will hold several open houses for its MBA and MS programs throughout November:
For directions, additional information or to register, contact the Graduate School of Management at 8-7145.
The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Oct. 19, 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.
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 Zilber Hall, 136.
Those interested in volunteering for Project Homeless Connect can fill out a volunteer form online.
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.