1. Gender and Sexuality Resource Center announces faculty fellows

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center has named Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, and Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, professor of psychology, as its 2013-2014 faculty fellows. The two faculty fellows will serve as a resource for campus departments, as well as engage in scholarly activities related to gender and sexuality.

While in residence at the GSRC in fall 2013, Harris will continue her research project, "Promoting Healthy Body Weight among African-American Women in Lindsay Heights," in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Bread of Healing Clinic. She will also build partnerships to explore projects that will advance the university's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

During his GSRC residency in spring 2014, de St. Aubin's research and community work will address the intersection of faith and sexuality in the lives of university students. He plans to expand his ongoing study on how undergraduate students experience faith and sexuality, currently underway in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and to host forums promoting interdisciplinary learning and scholarship among faculty and students.

For more information, contact Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC, at 8-0704.

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2. Annual Functional Neuroscience Symposium is July 19

The College of Health Sciences is holding its annual Functional Neuroscience Symposium Friday, July 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall. The symposium is a series of lectures by faculty neuroscientists studying topics ranging from stress and addiction to brain and spinal cord trauma to novel treatments for neuromotor and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Registration costs $50, and participants can choose to attend up to four of the eight offered presentations. To register, contact the College of Health Sciences at 8-5053.

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3. Retirement party for Jim Nasiopulos will be July 8

After more than 30 years of service to the university, Jim Nasiopulos, associate athletic director of facilities and events, has announced his retirement, effective July 8. Nasiopulos began his tenure at Marquette in recreational sports before becoming head coach of the men's golf team and managing the university's athletics facilities. His efforts have led to the university hosting numerous conference and NCAA events throughout his tenure.

Faculty and staff are invited to wish Nasiopulos well during his next chapter at a retirement celebration Monday, July 8, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Union Sports Annex.

To RSVP, contact Sarah Claus, athletics special events coordinator, at 8-4785.

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4. Register for mini-course on facilitating online courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a three-week online mini-course from Monday, July 29, to Sunday, Aug. 18. Participants will explore best practices for facilitating online or blended courses. All coursework is online.

Registration is now open and space is limited. For additional information, contact Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director, at 8-8811.

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5. Raynor Memorial Libraries will have special hours next week

Raynor Memorial Libraries will hold special hours for the summer intercession and July 4 holiday. Hours of operation will be:

  • Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30: Closed
  • Wednesday, July 3: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 4: Closed

The full schedule of library building hours by month can be found online.

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6. Employee Wellness offering guided meditation session

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a four-week guided meditation session beginning Wednesday, July 10, and continuing every Wednesday through July 31, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Coughlin Hall, 001. The cost for the four-week session is $16; space is limited to 15 participants.

Information and registration can be found online. For additional questions, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at 8-5607.

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7. TIAA-CREF consultants on campus this week for free financial counseling

In conjunction with TIAA-CREF, Marquette will offer individual and confidential financial counseling sessions for faculty and staff. The 45-minute sessions will answer three common questions asked by participants: am I saving enough for retirement, am I properly allocated and what are the options for taking distributions from my account?

One-on-one sessions are available Wednesday, June 26; Thursday, June 27; and Friday, June 28. To schedule an appointment, call (312) 345-5605, Monday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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8. Join former students at Alumni Reunion Weekend

All faculty and staff are invited to reconnect with former students during Alumni Reunion Weekend Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28. This annual celebration features a variety of events for alumni, and will include affinity celebrations for the Clinical Laboratory Science 75th Anniversary, Dental Hygiene All-Class Reunion, engineering fraternities, Ethnic Alumni Association, Friars of Phi Kappa Theta and Student Safety Programs 25th Anniversary. Highlighted events include:

  • Block Party: Saturday, July 27, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Central Mall Food, beverages and music will be provided at this pay-as-you-go event. There will also be activities for children.

  • Marquette Fest: Saturday, July 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Westowne Square Alumni from any class year are invited to this inaugural street festival. Each decade will have its own "decade-themed" cash-bar, and complimentary snacks, as well as music from Milwaukee-native The 5 Card Studs will be provided.

A complete schedule of events can be found online. Registration can also be completed online.

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9. Register for annual scholarship golf outing

The Marquette University Business Administration Alumni Association annual golf outing will be held Monday, July 15, at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, Wis. Proceeds from the event benefit the MUBAAA scholarship fund, which helps support students in the MBA program.

Register online by Monday, July 1. Event details can be found online. For more information, contact Lindsay Gonzalez, advancement associate, at 8-4768.

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10. Participants needed for Marquette's International Friendship Program

Marquette's International Friendship Program is currently looking for individuals and families interested in spending time once a month over the course of the academic year with an international student. Applications can be found online and are due to the Office of International Education, Holthusen Hall, fourth floor, or via email.

For additional information, contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at 8-5762.

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11. Guest lodging available in campus apartments

Guest apartments are available this summer in Campus Town East and West to provide visitors with an alternative to area hotel accommodations. Faculty and staff can house job candidates, guest speakers, seminar participants, new staff members, parents and other visitors who need a place to stay while on campus.

Each furnished, air-conditioned guest apartment can accommodate up to six people and has a fully-equipped kitchen with appliances and dishes, two extra-long twin beds in each bedroom with pillows and bed linens, alarm clock/radio, dresser, desk, closet space, a full bathroom with linens, wireless Internet access, an iron/ironing board and cable television. For rates and room availability, contact Conference Services in the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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