1. Activities planned for Sexual Violence Awareness Week

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:

Show support for those affected by sexual violence and help "Teal Out" campus by hanging Teal Out posters in windows and doors. To participate in this year's Teal Out, request a poster by contacting Julie Bach, office assistant in the Center for Health Education and Promotion, 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.

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2. Office of International Education to hold region and program-specific sessions

The Office of International Education will hold region and program-specific information sessions Monday, Sept. 10, through Thursday, Sept. 13 in Holthusen Hall, fourth floor. Specific dates and times for regions and programs can be found online. Sessions will cover the types of programs, academics, scheduling, housing, financial aid and the application process. Recent study abroad students will also share their experiences and answer questions. Students interested in international opportunities are encouraged to attend.

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3. McNair Scholars to hold information session, present research

The McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate study. Information sessions about the program will be held at 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries on the following dates:


  • Wednesday, Sept. 12
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3

At the sessions, 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.

Undergraduates from the McNair Scholars Program will present their research at the McNair Colloquia Series Thursday, Sept. 13, at noon in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center, Beaumier Suite A. Presentations will include:

  • Alexandra K. Reveles, psychology "Gender Differences in Perceived Discrimination as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms Among Latinos"
  • Casimir E. Korducki, history "Not Our War: Anti-imperialist Discussions on the Spanish-American War Across the Racial Divide"

Complimentary light lunch will be served. The McNair Colloquia Series is sponsored by the McNair Scholars Program, the Urban Scholars Program and the Office of Student Development Intercultural Engagement. For more information, contact the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.

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4. Fall 2012 Law School information sessions

The Law School's Office of Admissions is offering information sessions for prospective students to learn more about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum, and intellectual and student life. All sessions will be held in Eckstein Hall, 263. Each information session begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and will last approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Those who wish to attend can register online. For more information, contact Law School Admissions at 8-6767. Sessions will be offered:


  • Friday, Sept. 14
  • Friday, Sept. 28
  • Friday, Oct. 5
  • Friday, Oct. 19
  • Friday, Nov. 30
  • Monday, Dec. 17

The Law School will also hold a multicultural information session, Thursday, Sept. 20, focusing on diversity. Additional details and registration can be found online. A Saturday Information Seminar will be held Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Register online.

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5. College of Health Sciences forum will tackle depression

The College of Health Sciences will present "Depression: The Intersection of Hope, Medicine and Research," Monday, Sept. 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. The forum will tackle what neuroscience researchers and mental health providers are learning about depression, its biological basis and the hope for a biological treatment. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 10 percent of adults in the U.S. are affected by depression, the need to de-stigmatize this condition is long overdue. Guest panelists will include:


  • Dr. Peter M. Lake, medical director at Rogers Memorial Hospital Oconomowoc, Child and Adolescent Center
  • Suzy Favor Hamilton, Olympic runner successfully coping with depression
  • Dr. Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences
  • Dr. William E. Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences

A complimentary breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m. Registration can be completed online. For additional questions or special needs, contact Alysia Dvorachek, advancement associate, at 8-7697. This event is sponsored in part by the Kelben Foundation, Marquette CIRCLES, Rogers Memorial Hospital, and Billie and Dr. Michael Kubly.

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6. Panel discussion will celebrate Constitution Day, Sept. 17

"What Does it Mean to 'Stick to the Constitution?'" a panel discussion in celebration of Constitution Day, will be held Monday, Sept. 17, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Panelists will include:


  • Dr. Gordon Hylton, professor of law
  • Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science
  • Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science
  • Dr. Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences
  • Edward Fallone, associate professor of law

Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Marquette University Law School, Pi Sigma Alpha, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

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7. Psychology colloquium to address ethical and legal matters in clinics

The Department of Psychology will host "Clinic Policies and Procedures: Ethical and Legal Matters," Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 104J. Dr. Michael Wierzbicki, associate professor of psychology, will lead the seminar. For more information, contact the Department of Psychology at 8-7218.

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8. Biological Sciences' seminar series continues Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will host "To Breathe or Not to Breathe: The Role of Serotonergic Neurons in Respiratory and Thermoregulatory Control in Mice," Friday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Matthew Hodges of the Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Physiology will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. Robert Fitts, chair and professor of biological sciences. Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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9. Campus Ministry offering Sacramental preparation sessions

Campus Ministry will offer several sacramental preparation programs this year. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process of the Catholic Church to welcome, inform, prepare and support individuals interested in becoming Catholic. The process runs through the beginning of May. Interested students should sign up to participate by Thursday, Sept. 13. Marquette students who would like to learn more about becoming Catholic without a commitment to sign up for RCIA are invited to contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3686, for an individual appointment.

Catholic students who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in the Campus Ministry Confirmation sessions that begin at the end of September. Confirmation takes place during the Easter season. Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 13, by emailing Steve Blaha.

Campus Ministry also provides information for engaged couples seeking to be married in the Catholic Church. Whether couples intend to get married locally or elsewhere, Campus Ministry can facilitate their preparation.

Students interested in participating in any of the aforementioned sacramental preparation opportunities are invited to attend an information session Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in Campus Ministry, AMU 236, to learn more.

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10. Blood drive to be held for Leukemia Awareness Week

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

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

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11. Adults needed for physical therapy study

Young, healthy adults (18-30 years) and older, healthy (65-90 years) adults are needed for physical therapy research examining the relationship between exercise and reports of pain. Participants will be asked to take part in up to three sessions, ranging from 60-90 minutes each. This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

Adults interested in participating in the study should contact Dr. Marie Bement, assistant professor of physical therapy, at 8-3634.

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12. Sections of campus to be affected by half-marathon race course

Parts of campus will be affected by the Brewers Mini-Marathon Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Sections of Clybourn Avenue will be closed during the race. Also, certain parking and delivery services may be impacted for the Law School, Haggerty Museum of Art, College of Communication, Lalumiere Hall, Facilities Services, Wehr Life Sciences, ROTC, Rec Center and the Childcare Center. A complete course map of areas to be affected can be found online.

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13. Gift sale to benefit physical therapy scholarship fund

The almost everything $6 gift sale will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14, in the AMU. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The sale features gifts, jewelry and accessories, with 20 percent of the sale proceeds going to the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. Items will include both licensed merchandise greater than $6 and specials under $6.

Marquette Cash and credit cards are accepted. Those interested in making a contribution to the scholarship fund to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program can contact Kathleen Ludington, director of development for the College of Health Sciences, at 8-1410.

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14. Dance, Inc. to hold auditions

Dance, Inc. will hold auditions Saturday, Sept. 15, at noon in the Weasler Auditorium. All dance styles and experience levels are welcome to audition. For more information, contact Dance, Inc.

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15. Raynor Memorial Libraries' fall newsletter now available

Raynor Memorial Libraries' fall newsletter includes recent library appointments, collection news, upcoming events in connection with The Hobbit's 75th anniversary and banned book events in connection with the Freedom Project. The newsletter also includes a letter from Dr. Janice Welburn, dean of Raynor Memorial Libraries, highlighting recent annual statistics, the renaming of the Learning Commons, the Digital Media Studio and the Libraries' strategic plan.

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