1. Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., named associate vice president

Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., has been hired as associate vice president in the Office of the Executive Vice President. A Marquette alumnus, he reports to Dr. Mary DiStanislao, executive vice president. Hendrickson began his new role Aug. 1, and will work closely with senior leadership on the university's reaffirmation of accreditation process, as well as contribute to emergency preparedness and planning efforts. As a Jesuit priest and a former faculty member at two Catholic, Jesuit universities, Hendrickson's experience will enrich the university's focus on its mission through both an academic and administrative lens.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Daniel back to Marquette in a leadership capacity," said DiStanislao. "His perspective as a Jesuit scholar and his commitment to social justice, developed through years of cultural immersion in diverse societies around the world, are invaluable assets to the university as we work to elevate Marquette to even greater success."

Hendrickson entered the Society of Jesus in 1994 and was ordained a priest in 2006. He previously served as an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Creighton University, a visiting instructor at Jordan University College in Morogoro, Tanzania, and an adjunct professor of philosophy at Fordham University. He has completed several cultural immersion programs, including serving as an adjunct instructor at Creighton University's Institute for Latin American Concern in Santiago, Dominican Republic, a Spanish language study program in Ecuador and an inter-religious dialogue program in India.

Hendrickson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University, and an associate member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College, a post he held from 2000-2003, and since 2007. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and theology from Marquette University, a master of arts in philosophical resources from Fordham University, a master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, and a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy degree from Columbia University.

His twin brother, Rev. D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J., is also a Jesuit priest, and is currently completing his doctoral degree at Oxford University in England.

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2.Candlelight prayer vigil for Sikh temple shooting victims is Wednesday

In remembrance of the lives lost Aug. 5, 2012, at the Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., a candlelight prayer vigil will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. outside of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. If it rains, the event will be moved to the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome, and are asked to bring a bandana, scarf, handkerchief or other head covering (no hats) to show unity with those in the Sikh community.

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

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3. Bike thefts rising on campus, high-security locks recommended

With several recent incidents of bicycle theft on- and off-campus involving the cutting of cable locks, the Department of Public Safety reminds bicycle owners of several safety tips:

  • Always secure your bicycle with an effective locking device. High security U-shaped locks are available for $25 from the Parking Services office in Structure 2 on Wells Street.
  • Secure bicycles to fixed objects, such as permanent bicycle racks that are cemented or anchored to the ground. Do not secure bicycles to trees or other objects that can be removed or broken. On campus, bicycle parking is allowed in designated areas only.
  • The City of Milwaukee requires that all bicycles be licensed. Free licensing decals can be obtained from the Parking Services office. Licensing also assists in identifying the owners of recovered bicycles.
  • Secure bicycles in well-traveled, well-lit areas.

Bicycle racks should be used only for short-term parking. Those in need of long-term or overnight bicycle storage should use secured bike corrals in the 16th Street and Wells Street Parking Structures. Bicycles must be registered with Parking Services prior to accessing the bike corrals.

For more information, contact DPS at 8-6800.

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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. Highlights include:

To participate in this year's Teal Out, request a poster to hang in residence hall and departmental windows by contacting Julie Bach, office assistant in Student Health Service, 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. For more information about planned events, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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5. Native American poet and musician to perform Thursday on campus

The newly formed Milwaukee Native American Literacy Cooperative, an innovative partnership with other area institutions designed to bring the leading voices of indigenous literature and culture to Milwaukee, will host poet Joy Harjo for a night of spoken word poetry and jazz funk music Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Harjo is one of the most famous indigenous voices worldwide.

A talkback with Harjo, as well as a book signing for her new autobiography Crazy Brave: A Memoir, will take place after Harjo and a member of her band perform. The performance is supported by the Milwaukee Native American Literacy Cooperative, with members including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Indian Community School and Woodland Pattern Books. Additional funding is provided by an Excellence in Diversity Grant from the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. For additional information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.

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6. Sign up for MUSG positions

Marquette University Student Government is looking for students to fill two open positions: Senators and representatives for the Diversity Taskforce. Elections for MUSG Senators will be held Thursday, Sept. 13. MUSG Senators will be elected to represent residence halls, off-campus housing areas and commuter students. Candidate registration packets are available online and are due to the MUSG Office in the AMU, 133, no later than Friday, Sept. 7, at noon.

MUSG's Diversity Taskforce will serve as representatives of student organizations and will strategize and implement plans to support campus diversity. The application for participation is available online and should be completed by Thursday, Sept. 6. For additional information, contact Arica Van Boxtel, MUSG president.

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7. Fresh Fall Farmer's Markets will start Wednesday

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 series of Fresh Fall Farmer's Markets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Towne Square on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3

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 each day. In the case of rain, farmer's markets will be held under the overhang on Olin Engineering.

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8. Gender and Sexuality Resource Center opening celebration is Sept. 11

The university's new Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host an opening celebration Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, 425. A brief program featuring remarks from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC, will begin at 4 p.m.

Under the direction of the Office of the Provost, Marquette's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center provides support for educational programming and scholarly work related to gender and sexuality. The center aims to foster a diverse, inclusive and safe environment for students, faculty and staff interested in and affected by gender and sexuality issues.

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9. Undergraduate Admissions looking for freshmen and sophomore volunteers

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for freshmen and sophomore students living on campus to participate in the Volunteer in Admissions Program. VIA is a volunteer program that partners students with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to work with high school students during the admissions process. There are two programs under the VIA organization: the Ambassador Program and the Shadow Program.

Interested students should register online and attend the first VIA meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. in Marquette Hall, 300, to learn more about the program. For additional information, contact Katelynn Pope, admissions counselor, at 8-7302.

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10. Donate blood during Leukemia Awareness Week

As part of Colleges Against Cancer's Leukemia Awareness Week, the Marquette chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor a blood drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Register to donate online.

Blood donations will go to support children with leukemia. To learn more about the blood drive, contact the Blood Center of Wisconsin at 877-232-4376.

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11. Colloquium will discuss current status of women in physics

The Department of Physics will hold a colloquium, "Women In Physics in the United States: Numbers, Challenges, Solutions," Thursday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Physics, 216. Dr. Elizabeth H. Simmons, professor of physics at Michigan State University, will address the status of women in physics and the contributing factors to low numbers of women in physics degree programs and careers, stressing practical steps that institutions can take to promote greater diversity in science. Dr. Simmons is a practical theorist whose research focuses on the origins of the masses of the elementary subatomic particles, particularly the top quark.

This colloquium is sponsored by the Marquette University Women in Physics Club and the American Physical Society's Women's Speaker Program.

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12. Kohler Center's Lunch and Learn series returns this Friday

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch and Learn series will kick off its fall programming with, "The Launch — How to Get your Restaurant or Business Up and Running," Friday, Sept. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Kohler Center, 707 Building, suite 422. Stacy Noel Zielinski, alumna and co-owner of Transfer Pizza, VIA Downer and Sachen, will present about what it is like to launch and build a business.

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. For more information, contact Kate Novotny , office assistant in the College of Business Administration, at 8-4175.

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13. Department of Biological Sciences Fall Seminar Series begins Friday

The Biological Sciences Fall Seminar Series will host its first fall seminar, "The Multi-Step Pathway of Prion Formation and Polyglutamine Aggregation is Controlled By Two Classes of Genes," Friday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Anita Manogaran, visiting assistant professor of biological sciences, will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, call the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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14. Printed student employee paycheck distribution discontinued

In an effort to increase security, decrease costs and encourage direct deposit enrollment, the university discontinued providing printed paychecks to Marquette student employees as of July 1, 2012. Student employees are still able to view their pay statements through MyJob.

Student employees who do not currently use direct deposit will need to enter bank account information through their CheckMarq account. Students who do not enroll in direct deposit will be required to pick up their paper payroll check in the Comptroller's Office, Straz Tower, 175.

Electronic payments offer a more secure way of distributing payroll information due to fewer people and fewer steps involved. Electronic deposits also decrease the funds and resources needed for the university to print, sort and distribute monthly checks.

Instructions for enrolling can be found online. Paper forms are no longer accepted for student employees. For more information, contact Robert Krenzke, payroll associate, at 8-5164.

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15. Campus health services provided at Student Health Service, Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

To help meet the health needs of Marquette students, the university provides a wide variety of health services on campus. While Student Health Service is the primary health resource for Marquette students, the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, a nurse-managed center run by the College of Nursing, also serves as a health provider for students.

Services of both SHS and MNHC have been outlined in a handout, which is also available in print at both sites.

Full-time Marquette undergraduate students are assessed a per-semester health fee as part of their tuition and fees, entitling students to unlimited visits to SHS. Students are responsible for paying for services provided at MNHC, but may be covered by their parents' insurance plan.

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16. DPS lobby available for internet transactions

Marquette's Department of Public Safety recommends using caution when conducting Internet transactions, including Craigslist. Always meet in public spaces and take someone with when meeting people previously met online. Never allow someone to meet you at your residence. Public Safety and the Milwaukee Police Department have made their office lobbies available to conduct transactions.

Public Safety is located on the first level of the 16th Street Parking Structure. A list of Milwaukee Police Department District Stations can be found online.

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