1. Deadline to donate to Community Campaign is Oct. 16

The Marquette Community Campaign runs through Wednesday, Oct. 16. The annual Marquette Community Campaign is an opportunity for employees to donate to the university's Annual Fund – especially for scholarship aid; the United Performing Arts Fund, which assists performing arts organizations in southeastern Wisconsin; and United Way, which supports local health and human service programs.

The university's goal is to raise at least $350,000 from faculty and staff with 100-percent participation from the campus community. Employees can contribute by payroll deduction as well as by credit card or check. Visit the Community Campaign site for more details.

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2. Anticipated parking overflow on campus this Wednesday and Friday

Due to the PR + Social Media Summit Wednesday, Oct. 9, and the Cyber Security Summit Friday, Oct. 11, Parking Services anticipates additional traffic in university parking structures. Parkers in both the 16th Street Structure and the Wells Street Structure should be aware of these events and plan accordingly to find campus parking the mornings of the summits. Once the 16th Street Structure fills, cars will be rerouted to the Wells Street Structure and other service lots.

For additional information, contact Jay Sobota, manager of parking services, at 8-6911.

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3. Online biometric screening scheduling for Health Risk Assessments is available

Online scheduling for the biometric screening portion of the HRA begins Tuesday, Oct. 1. Appointments, which are available Oct. 28, through Nov. 23, to all employees whether they enroll in the Marquette health plan or not, can also be made by calling 1-877-765-3213 and pressing "1."

Employees who complete the two-part health risk assessment will receive a 10-percent discount on the employee portion of their 2014 medical only premium. Participation in the HRA includes the biometric screening and completion of an online health questionnaire after the screening. The online questionnaire will be available Oct. 28 through Nov. 25. Upon completion of both parts of the HRA, employees will be eligible to receive the 10-percent discount starting Jan. 1, 2014. Saturday morning biometric screening appointments are available on campus for spouses and same sex domestic partners who wish to voluntarily participate in the HRA process. However, only the Marquette employee must participate in order to receive the insurance discount.

Biometric screenings completed with a primary care provider are also eligible if completed between July 1 and Nov. 22, 2013. The primary care provider can complete the Health Risk Assessment Primary Care Provider Form and submit it to Aurora Health Care (contact information provided on the form) by Nov. 22. All screening information is confidential.

The benefits annual enrollment period will begin Monday, Oct. 28, and run through midnight Friday, Nov. 15.

The Benefits Information and Wellness Day is Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom.

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4. Faculty proposals for 2014-15 Honors seminars due Oct. 15

The University Honors Program invites faculty to propose Honors seminars for the 2014-15 academic year. The program strives to offer seminars in a wide variety of disciplines from all of Marquette's undergraduate colleges and offers four different kinds of seminars, each somewhat different in emphasis. The first and second year seminars are taught as course overloads, and the third and fourth year seminars usually replace one course in the faculty member's department or college course load.

Guidelines for proposals for all seminars can be found online and are due by Tuesday, Oct. 15. For more information or to discuss ideas for proposal, contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor and director of the Honors Program, at 8-3475.

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5. University mourns the death of Giles Daeger

The university mourns the death of Giles A. Daeger, professor of English for more than 40 years. Daeger passed away Sept. 22 at the age of 88. Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a service at 11 a.m., both at St. Robert Church, located at 4019 N. Farwell Ave. in Shorewood, Wis.

Memorials may be sent to: The Marquette Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund, 770 N. 12th St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Please remember Daeger, his family and friends in prayer.

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6. Marquette Neighborhood Health Center offers women's primary health care and prenatal services

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, run by the College of Nursing and staffed by certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, has moved to Hillside Family Resource Center, located near campus at 1452 N. 7th Street. The health center provides women's primary health care and prenatal services, including annual physical examinations, acute care services, health promotion and pregnancy-related services.

The center also provides services related to the College of Nursing's five-year, $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant aimed at improving birth outcomes for African-American women and increasing the rates of breastfeeding among African-American mothers.

There is no co-pay at the MNHC for patients who utilize Marquette's health insurance plan.

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7. Next Soup with Substance to focus on Catholic Relief Services' Campus Ambassador program

The Center for Peacemaking is partnering with Catholic Relief Services to launch a Campus Ambassador program. Marquette's ambassadors, Max Bertellotti and Megan Adreasen, will host a Soup with Substance on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon in the AMU, 157. They will provide an overview of Catholic Relief Services and discuss how to get involved on campus.

For more information on the Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-4444.

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8. Attend "Let's Talk Tech" brown bag lunch

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Digital Marquette will co-host a brown bag lunch Thursday, Oct. 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. "Let's Talk Tech" will provide an opportunity to informally talk about using technology for teaching, research and scholarship. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch. Soft drinks will be provided.

Registration can be completed online or by emailing the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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9. Chemistry colloquium to discuss mass independent isotope effects

The Department of Chemistry will host "Using Mass Independent Isotope Effects to Track Life of Earth," Thursday, Oct. 10, at noon in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Mark Thiemens of the University of California-San Diego chemistry department will lead the seminar.

For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515. A complete schedule of the fall 2013 colloquium series can be found online.

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10. Department of Biological Sciences hosting a seminar this Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will host "Microbial Physiology and Pathogenicity of Candida Albicans," Friday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. This week's seminar will be presented by Dr. Kenneth Nickerson of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The full schedule for the Department of Biological Sciences' fall seminar series is online. For more information, contact Kristen Boeh, administrative assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences, at 8-7356.

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11. Encourage students to attend depression screenings, biofeedback demo

The Counseling Center will offer free, confidential depression screenings in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 252 and 254. Staff will also share information about the Counseling Center's Biofeedback Lab, which allows participants to learn relaxation skills while playing interactive computer games.

No appointment is necessary. For additional information, contact Linda Somppi, office associate in the Counseling Center, at 8-7172.

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12. Intercultural Engagement to screen Bully documentary

The Office of Student Development and Intercultural Engagement will host a screening of Lee Hirsch's documentary Bully on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Bully follows the lives of five students who face bullying in U.S. schools on a daily basis. A discussion about the impact of bullying on students' sense of themselves and their identities will follow the movie.

For more information, contact John Janulis, coordinator for multicultural affairs, at 8-7205.

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13. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist next "On the Issues" guest

Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, will be the next guest for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Rosenberg coauthors the "Fixes U" column in The New York Times, which focuses on solutions-based journalism. Rosenberg is the author of three books, and is visiting the Law School as part of the American Bar Association's Mediation Week.

Register online.

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14. New Foundations in Wisconsin directory available

Raynor Memorial Libraries' Funding Information Center has released its 2013 Foundations in Wisconsin directory. The annual directory provides information on Wisconsin private, corporate and community foundations and grants paid in the last year. The directory is available for purchase in both print and electronic form.

To order a copy of Foundations in Wisconsin, call 8-1515 or complete and return the online order form.

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15. Register for Faber Fall Retreat

Spots are still available for the annual Faber Fall Retreat, which will be held Friday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wis. Dr. Janet K. Ruffing, R.S.M., will lead "Touched by the Holy: Contemplation, Gratitude and Compassion."

Registration is available online. For additional information, contact the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at 8-4545.

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16. Events held to mark Respect for Life week

Campus Ministry and Students for Life will sponsor a variety of events to mark Respect for Life week Sunday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 11. Respect for Life week aims to raise awareness through various events on the issues surrounding every human being's right to life. Events include:

  • Living rosary, Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Central Mall
  • Film screening of The Human Experience, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy, 001
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day, Wednesday, Oct. 9, under the Raynor Memorial Libraries bridge
  • Marisa Beffel presents "Transforming Society One Person at a Time," Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom

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17. Sign up to host a Supper for 12 Strangers

Supper for 12 Strangers, sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women, is looking for faculty, staff and alumni to host a group of students in their home for a meal and conversation as part of this Marquette tradition. This year's suppers will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Sunday, Nov. 10
  • Saturday, Nov. 16
  • Sunday, Nov. 17

Hosts will determine what date they would like and how many students they would like to host. Register online by Wednesday, Oct. 30. For additional information, contact Molly Eldridge, assistant director of engagement in University Advancement, at 8-4497.

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18. Flu vaccinations available on campus this week

Injectable influenza vaccinations will be available to faculty and staff for $20 at several locations throughout campus. Flu clinics will be held:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, second floor
  • Monday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby, as part of Employee Benefits Day

Employee spouses and dependents are also eligible for vaccinations. Employees and dependents participating in the Marquette health insurance plan are eligible to receive reimbursement for their flu shot. Reimbursement levels will vary based on the health insurance plan; EPO coverage is 100-percent reimbursement, while PPO coverage is 80-percent reimbursement. Reimbursement will occur by Monday, Dec. 31, and will be mailed to the employee's home.

Clinics are administered by the Marquette University Medical Clinic in collaboration with the College of Nursing and the Department of Human Resources.

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19. Alpha Phi hosting all-you-can-eat taco event

Alpha Phi sorority will host its annual fundraiser, Alpha Phiesta, Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the 2040 Lofts' Lounge. Alpha Phiesta is a $5 all-you-can-eat taco event which benefits the Alpha Phi Foundation to promote heart health, research and prevention efforts. Tickets can be purchased from any Alpha Phi, at ticket booths around campus or at the door of the event.

For additional information follow @AlphaPhiEtaMu on Twitter and visit the Alpha Phiesta Facebook page

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