1. ORSP hosting two workshops on NIH submissions

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host two workshops in early September that provide an introduction to National Institutes of Health grant submissions:

  • Monday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A
  • Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A

Erin Folstad, director of project planning and development in ORSP, will provide information on grants.gov, submitting an application package, how to find past awardees and how ORSP can assist with submission preparation.

RSVP for this free event by Friday, Sept. 6, to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP.

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2. Center for Teaching and Learning offering e-teaching workshops, seeking faculty interested in developing an online course

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a series of workshops this fall focusing on e-teaching topics and skills that are useful in face-to-face, online and hybrid courses. Workshops are typically offered from noon to 1:30 p.m., and participants who wish to earn an E-Learning Certificate must attend six sessions. A complete workshop list and registration can be found online.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is also seeking faculty interested in developing an online course. The center will provide instructional design and multimedia services, as well as financial support, for up to five faculty members. Interested faculty should submit their application by Tuesday, Oct. 1. Additional details are available by contacting Heidi Schweizer, director of the Center for Electronic Learning, at 8-8811.

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3. Visiting scholar to give presentation on women and environmental history

Dr. Nancy Unger, professor of history at Santa Clara University, will present, "Wisconsin Women and the Environment: An Illustrated History," Monday, Sept. 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. The presentation will draw on Unger's recent book published by Oxford University Press, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the History Department, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Women's and Gender Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Marten, chair and professor of history, at 8-7901.

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4. Register to attend Constitution Day Program

Registration is now open for the Law School's Constitution Day Program, "How Do Citizens of Other Countries View the U.S. Constitution?" The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom. This free event features speakers who are members of the Marquette community and natives of countries other than the United States.

Registration can be completed online. For additional information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, associate dean for external relations, events and facilities, at 8-3167.

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5. ORSP hosting seminar on resubmitting grant applications

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a seminar, "Resubmitting Your Grant Application," Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The seminar will include information on interpreting reviewer comments, strategies to improve a proposal and tips for receiving valuable feedback from colleagues. Register by contacting Jennie Schatzman, by Monday, Sept. 23, at 8-7225.

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6. Be alert to cell phone theft trend

The Department of Public Safety has been made aware of a nationwide cell phone theft trend that may affect individuals on campus. Groups of juveniles, 12-18 years of age on bicycles or on foot, attempt to grab cell phones from victims' hand while they are in use. The subjects usually then flee the area quickly to avoid being taken into custody by law enforcement.

DPS reminds the campus community that the best way to prevent this sort of "crime of opportunity" is to remain aware of surroundings at all times. If at all possible, individuals should refrain from using cell phones while walking on city sidewalks unless they are in a well-lit area or with people they know. The campus community is asked to stay alert and to report suspicious activity to DPS immediately by calling 414-288-1911 if it is an emergency situation or 8-6800 for a non-emergency situation. Safety is a top priority for Marquette, and DPS is working with the Milwaukee Police Department to investigate this new crime trend and to help prevent further incidents in the future.

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7. Rec Plex swim classes begin Sept. 10

Registration for Rec Plex swim lessons is now open. Swim lessons for children will be held Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 10. Adult swim lessons will be held on Saturdays starting Sept. 14.

Various classes are offered, including:

  • Levels one to six, Introduction to Water Skills through Swimming and Skill Proficiency;

  • Tiny Tots and Wee Folks, for children six months to six years old. This program is designed to encourage water adjustment skills and develop basic swimming skills.

  • Adult Swim Lessons;

  • Private and Semi-Private Lessons, available for children and adults. A minimum of two swimmers is required for semi-private lessons.

Registration for all lessons must be done at the Rec Plex and cannot be completed over the phone. The cost is $40 for members and $46 for non-members for group classes. Enrollment is limited. All sessions have a minimum number of spaces that must be filled in order to offer the class, and classes may be combined to accommodate these requirements. Payment must be made at the time of registration, and a liability waiver must be completed before a child or minor can participate in the program.

Questions can be directed to John Kratzer, Rec Plex general manager, at 8-7778.

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8. Employee Wellness offering free eight-week stress management program

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a free, eight-week stress management program, "Stop Stress This Minute," beginning the week of Sept. 23. Participants will receive a copy of the book, Stop Stress This Minute, by James Porter; a participant packet of assigned readings and journal logs; and an aromatherapy candle.

Each week, participants will complete the assigned readings and their stress management log. Reminder emails will be sent to keep participants on track. All participants who complete the program will be entered into a drawing to win prizes such as yoga classes, massages and guided meditation classes. Register online. For additional information, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at 8-5607.

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9. Donate blood during Leukemia/Lymphoma Awareness Week

As part of Leukemia/Lymphoma Awareness Week, Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Registration can be completed online, or by contacting Megan Quaresima. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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10. Donations needed for Project Night Night

Donations are needed to help support Project Night Night, which donates totes of child-friendly items to homeless children Milwaukee. Project Night Night has recently delivered more than 200 totes to five shelters in the Milwaukee area. Donations of new blankets, new or gently used books, new or gently used stuffed animals, fleece material and yarn can all be delivered to Lalumiere Hall, 340. Anyone interested in volunteering to help prepare and distribute totes should contact Kathleen Hawkins, chair of MU Volunteers, at 8-5500.

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11. Season tickets for volleyball, soccer on sale now

Season tickets for the 2013 women's volleyball and men's and women's soccer teams are on sale now.

If the women's volleyball team sells more than 200 season tickets, the team will do an additional 200 hours of community service throughout the academic year. Tickets cost $40 for general admission and $80 for new courtside seats, and can be purchased online.

A custom Marquette soccer scarf will be given with the purchase of soccer season tickets, which are available online.

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12. Dining Services has an updated fall catering menu

Dining Services has updated its fall catering menu to include autumn favorites such as a chili buffet and cranberry pork cutlets. The full fall catering menu can be found online, and will be available until Nov. 13.

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13. Free group fitness classes available on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Sept. 6. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Intensity Bootcamp 1 p.m.
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 4 p.m.
  • Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Zumba at 3 p.m.

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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