1. Service Learning Program named Experiential Education Program of the Year

Marquette's Service Learning Program, part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, was recently named Experiential Education Program of the Year by the National Society for Experiential Learning, and is currently being featured by the American Association of Colleges and Universities as an excellent exemplar of service learning. Following in the Jesuit tradition of faithful service, the Service Learning Program facilitates student academic learning through meaningful service experiences.

Earlier this year, Marquette was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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2. 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.

Registration will also take place in residence halls for students living within the residence halls. Students should be aware of several voting restrictions, namely that they must live in their district for 28 days before registering, and pre-registration closes 21 days before election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. A list of registration requirements, voting resources and polling places can be found online.

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3. Student discount available for PR + Social Media conference

The fourth annual PR + Social Media Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU and the Weasler Auditorium. The one-day conference features speakers and panelists from Fortune 50 companies, news organizations, public relations agencies and brands discussing their social media strategy for business, sports and arts and entertainment.

Speakers include Brian Moran, small business consultant and former executive director of sales development at The Wall Street Journal; Mary Henige, director of social media and digital communications at General Motors Company; and Molly McKenna Jandrain, director of public relations for McDonald's USA.

Students can buy the $129 tickets for $25 online, using the discount code "hashtagstudentdiscount," and must bring their Marquette ID for check-in at the event. A limited number of discounted tickets are available. The Diederich College of Communication and Hanson Dodge Creative are co-sponsoring the event.

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4. Dr. McGee Young to serve as Kohler Center's first Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow

McGee Young, associate professor of political science, will be the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's first ever Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow for the 2012-13 school year. The newly created Entrepreneur Faculty Fellow Program is designed to provide Marquette faculty with the opportunity to pursue an entrepreneurial enterprise, focus their research and teaching on entrepreneurship and share their experiences with students across campus in support of the goals of the Kohler Center.

As an entrepreneur, Young has founded three nonprofit organizations and most recently the for-profit venture H2Oscore, an online dashboard where consumers can track their water usage to save money and the environment.

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5. End-of-life care explored in one-person play

The College of Nursing, in conjunction with the Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care and Gesu Parish Adult Formation, will sponsor Deep Listening, a one-person play exploring the subjects of death, dying and end-of-life care Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The 70-minute play conveys valuable insights for health care professionals, care providers, social workers, counselors and others who are confronted with the topics of death and dying on a regular basis.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and conversation and a reception will follow immediately after the performance. To register for this free event, contact Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor of nursing, at 8-3848.

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6. 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 U.S. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Arthur Derse Medical College of Wisconsin, 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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7. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science to hold lecture

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host, "An Efficient GPU Implementation of a Tree-based N-body Algorithm," Friday, Sept. 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Martin Burtscher from the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University will lead the seminar.

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

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8. Attend weekly Examen prayer

Faculty, staff and students of all faiths are invited to join Campus Ministry for a 15 minute Examen prayer every Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Those interested in leading the Examen prayer can contact Annie Devine, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3689.

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9. Individuals ages 18-26 needed for research study

Dr. Nakia Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, are recruiting participants for a research study that investigates brain activity, heart rate and emotions. Volunteers should be in good health and ages 18-26. The two-hour research session will take place at Marquette.

Participants will complete questionnaires, participate in a noninvasive EEG (electroencephalogram) scan, which is a non-harmful way to measure brain activity, have their heart rate measured, and will be asked to rate their emotional response to photos. All testing will occur at Cramer Hall.

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. For further information or to participate, contact Kate Reiter, study coordinator, at 8-6134.

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10. 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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11. Register for 2012 Milwaukee Heart Walk for chance to win an iPad

Join Provost John Pauly and Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research/dean of the graduate school, at Veterans Park on Sunday, Sept. 30 for the 2012 Milwaukee Heart Walk in support of the research funding that Marquette receives from the American Heart Association. The Heart Walk is the premiere fund-raising event for the Heart Association, raising money to save lives from the country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers heart disease and stroke.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. for both the one and three mile routes. The Heart Walk will offer live music, free food and drinks, a survivor/tribute area, a kid's zone, health screenings and more. There are no entry fees, but walkers are eligible for a Heart Walk t-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100. For every $100 raised online between today, Thursday, Sept. 20 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPad.

For more information on joining Marquette's team, contact Kimberly Newman, executive administrative assistant in the Office of the Provost, at 8-7033.

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12. Campus buildings part of Doors Open Milwaukee tours

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. will present the second annual Doors Open Milwaukee event Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, as an opportunity to experience the city's "built environment" that is integral to Milwaukee's history, economy and culture past and present.

Participants must pre-register for free tours at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., on the day of the tour. Tickets will be distributed for that day's tours starting at 9 a.m. Several campus locations will also be open for free tours as part of the event, with no registration needed:

  • Eckstein Hall Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Haggerty Museum of Art Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Joan of Arc Chapel Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Engineering Hall Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, contact Jacqueline Schram, governmental and community affairs associate, at 8-3039.

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