1. Resources available to campus community grieving the loss of Sonia Zilvitis

The university mourns the loss of Mireille (Sonia) Zilvitis, help desk analyst in Information Technology Services, who passed away unexpectedly Oct. 30. The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Ministry are hosting a Community Support Meeting on Friday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 414, for members of the campus community to gain and offer support to each other during this difficult time. The meeting will provide a safe and supportive environment to share thoughts and feelings in response to the loss of a valued member of the Marquette community.

The Chapel of the Holy Family is open every day for prayer and reflection. During this time of loss, it can help to seek the comfort of others by talking about feelings and memories, praying together or simply spending time together. Resources available to the campus community include:

The Counseling Center also has grief and loss resources available on its website.

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2. Way Klingler Young Scholar, Fellowship and Teaching Enhancement applications now available

Applications for the 2014-15 Way Klingler Young Scholar, Fellowship and Teaching Enhancement Awards now available. Application guidelines are available online.

  • Way Klingler Young Scholar Award Up to four awards will be given for 2014-15 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $22,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of annual salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 10.

  • Way Klingler Fellowship Award Two awards, one in each applicant-designated area of science or the humanities and social sciences, will be made in 2013. The humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years, and the science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 17.

  • Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award Intended to foster the development of effective and sustainable changes and innovations in teaching approaches within specific courses or clusters of courses. For 2014-15, projects featuring innovations that promote high impact educational practices are encouraged. Applications are due Monday, Dec. 2.

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3. RSVP for faculty and staff community input sessions on presidential search

Community input sessions on the presidential search will be held for faculty and staff the week of Nov. 11. The staff session will be held Monday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms A and B. The faculty session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. RSVP online for the appropriate session.

Dr. Kristina Ropella, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering, and Dr. Stephanie Quade, dean of students in the Office of Student Development, will facilitate the sessions. Members of the Presidential Search Committee will be present at the session.

As the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees did in the previous presidential search in 2010, they are asking that the Marquette community provide input on the leadership qualifications that are most important for the president. Because the university's process during the presidential search three years ago was both extensive and inclusive, the Presidential Search Committee is reviewing the Presidential Profile that was developed at that time and asking for input on whether these attributes are still valid or should be adjusted.

An online form is available for faculty and staff who are unable to attend a community input session. Feedback is due by Thursday, Nov. 14.

In addition, discussion sessions are planned with students, University Academic Senate, the Faculty Council, the Marquette Jesuit community, the University Leadership Council, the Marquette University Alumni Association National Board and the Parents Council.

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4. Milwaukee Public Library bringing national Muslim poetry event to campus

The Milwaukee Public Library is one of six public library systems in the nation to participate in the American Library Association's event, "Poetic Voices of the Muslim World," on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Award-winning historian Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf will present "Islam and the Blues," which will illustrate how the blues may have evolved from the recitation of the Qur'an and the call to prayer in West Africa.

Diouf is an award-winning historian from the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Her presentation will illustrate the evolution of blues music through images and recordings. She will play early blues recordings side by side with African recordings of the call to prayer and the recitation of the Qur'an and invite the audience to catch the similarities in technique.

Raynor Memorial Libraries is a sponsor of the event.

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5. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with a kick-off event Nov. 1

November is National Novel Writing Month, and this November the Ott Memorial Writing Center will mark the celebration with Marquette's first annual writing month. The Writing Center invite all creative and academic writers to participate online and in person in this community-building event to encourage individuals to write.

To join in, individuals should write their name and their writing goals in the Marquette University Writing Month spreadsheet. Progress toward achieving goals can be updated on the same spreadsheet.

A kick-off event will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163, to meet fellow writers, set goals and start writing. Participants should bring their laptops, notebooks and any other writing materials. Individuals are requested to RSVP to muwritingcenter@gmail.com.

The month will feature a number of face-to-face events, regular "write-ins" (with opportunities for "word wars," pep talks, community building and expert advice) and a celebratory event in early December.

For additional information, contact the Ott Memorial Writing Center at 8-5542.

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6. Neuroscience colloquium to discuss fear and the prefrontal cortical networks

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Marieke Gilmartin, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Gilmartin will present "Learning to Fear: Prefrontal Cortical Networks in Memory Formation."

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7. Writing Center to host workshop on writing letters of recommendation for students

The Ott Memorial Writing Center will host a Writing Wednesday Workshop on writing letters of recommendation for students Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Panelists from the Department of Philosophy; the Graduate School; the Diederich College of Communication; the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; and the Physician Assistant Studies Program; will share their expertise and best practices.

RSVP by contacting the Writing Center at 8-5542.

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8. Lecture will focus on the emphasis on aroma in Roman dining

University of Michigan professor David Potter will be speaking on "The Aroma of Roman Dining" Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 433. Dr. Potter will be speaking about the emphasis on the olfactory in Roman dining and the importance of aroma to the overall dining experience in ancient Rome.

The free lecture will be followed by a reception. RSVP online.

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9. Strong Towns president to discuss economic realities facing local cities

Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, will present "A Discussion of New Strategies for the Economic Realities Facing America's Cities," Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. Strong Towns is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that helps America's cities and villages achieve financial strength and resiliency. Marohn will discuss the current financial situation facing Wisconsin's cities and villages, as well as what the coming new economy will likely look like.

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10. Bestselling author Thomas Cahill lecture moved to Boswell Book Company

Thomas Cahill, historian and international bestselling author, will discuss his newest book Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave. Heretics and Heroes, Cahill's sixth installment to the Hinges of History series, aims to guide readers through the development of Western civilization via the stories of people who were influential at major turning points along the way.

For more information, contact Daniel Goldin at (414) 332-1181.

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11. Marquette University Medical Clinic opening additional student clinic on campus

The Marquette University Medical Clinic will open an additional clinic for students on the east side of campus. Opening Monday, Nov. 4, the Marquette Medical Clinic East will be located at 707 N. 11th Street, Suite 130 (across from Carpenter Tower). The clinic will be open Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide care for limited illnesses, including common cold, sinus infection, sore throat, swollen glands, ear aches, rashes and urine infections. Students visiting the Marquette Medical Clinic East will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be accepted.

The main Marquette University Medical Clinic, located in the lower level of Schroeder Complex, will continue to be available to students for all medical services. Appointments re required for most services. Call 8-7184 or schedule an appointment online.

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12. The Solemnity of All Saints will be celebrated Nov. 1

The Solemnity of All Saints, which is a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family, Friday, Nov. 1, at noon and 6 p.m. Relics of various canonized saints will be stationed throughout the chapel.

For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, associate director of campus ministry, at 8-0522.

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13. LGBT prayer session will be held Nov. 4

Campus Ministry is sponsoring prayer sessions for members of Marquette's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning (LGBTQ) and allied community on the following Mondays: Nov. 4, Nov. 18, and Dec. 2. All prayer sessions will be held at 7 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The prayer format follows the traditional Ignatian Examen.

For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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14. Law School to hold information session for prospective students Nov. 8

The Law School is hosting an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 8, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein Hall, 263. The information session will give prospective students a chance to learn about admissions, financial aid, enrollment policies and procedures, and the curriculum, as well as to take a tour of the Law School led by a current law student.

Register online.

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15. Register for Army ROTC Veteran's Day Mass and breakfast

Army ROTC will celebrate Mass on Veteran's Day, Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:45 a.m. A breakfast and ceremony to honor the service of BG (retired) Stephen Gonczy, Eng '69; MG Luis Visot, Arts '78; and MG (retired) Patrick Kelly, Eng '59, and pay tribute to new ROTC cadets will follow. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Old Gym.

The event is sponsored by the Marquette University Alumni Association. Register online by Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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16. Marquette Radio's Rock-A-Thon charity fundraiser begins Nov. 4

Marquette Radio DJs will broadcast live from the AMU Monday, Nov. 4, to Friday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to encourage listeners to donate to the station's annual Rock-A-Thon charity fundraiser.

Proceeds will go to Pablove, a charity fighting childhood cancer founded by Jeff Castelaz, Marquette alumnus and former Marquette Radio staff member.

Visit the station's website or contact Hannah McCarthy, general manager, for more information.

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17. OIE international photo contest entries due Nov. 13

The Office of International Education will hold its fifth annual international photo contest on OIE's Marquette Global Facebook page. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit photos by Wednesday, Nov. 13. Voting will be open during International Education Week, Friday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 22. To vote, "like" a photo on Facebook. For a list of contest rules, or to vote without Facebook, visit the contest page.

Winning entries will receive awards valued at $75 or less. Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 22.

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18. $10 massages available during Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon through Friday, Nov. 15, at Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $10 for 15 minutes, $15 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes and $30 for one hour. Appointments can be made online. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash, check or Marquette Cash are accepted.

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19. Walkway by Church of the Gesu closed through Nov. 12

Stollenwerk Walkway, the covered sidewalk between the Church of the Gesu and the Gesu Parish Center, will be closed for reconstruction through Tuesday, Nov. 12. Pedestrians are asked to find an alternate route.

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