1. Breaking Bad’s R.J. Mitte to speak on campus this Thursday

The first guest for MUSG’s 2013-14 Speaker Series will be R.J. Mitte, star of Breaking Bad. Mitte, who stars as Walter White, Jr., in Breaking Bad, will speak Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Like the character he plays on Breaking Bad, Mitte has cerebral palsy, and he will discuss how he has overcome adversity and bullying. Mitte previously starred in Hannah Montana.

This event is free and open to the public.

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2. Win $50 in Marquette Cash by visiting accreditation website

Marquette students who visit the reaffirmation of accreditation website between Sept. 19-25 and submit their name, email and how they are the difference in 140 characters or less, will be eligible to win $50 of Marquette cash. Four students will randomly be selected on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The drawing is being sponsored by Marquette University's Reaffirmation of Accreditation Initiative, which is preparing to welcome an eight-person site visit team from the Higher Learning Commission Monday, Sept. 30, to Wednesday, Oct. 2. During the visit, the team will hold an open forum for students on Monday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in AMU, 227. Students are encouraged to register for the open forum online.

The campus community is encouraged to read a briefing document, which provides an overview of the self-study prepared for the site visit team. The completed self-study is also available and individuals are encouraged to review the sections that are pertinent to their work on campus.

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3. Student chapter of National Dental Association hosting first Oral Cancer Walk this Saturday

The School of Dentistry’s student chapter of the National Dental Association will host its first Oral Cancer 3K Walk and 5K Run at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The walk will begin at the Olin overhang.

Approximately 46,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013, which includes tongue and throat cancer. When found early, there is an 80–90 percent survival rate; however, due to a lack of public awareness, the majority of cases are unfortunately discovered in a late-stage, which often proves to be fatal. In a continuing effort to increase awareness of oral cancer and the importance of early detection, free oral cancer screenings will be performed by community dentists the day of the event from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for all race participants.

A free continuing education course on oral cancer diagnosis and treatment and the importance of early detection will be offered Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the School of Dentistry. The course is free with registration for the run/walk.

Additional information is available online or by calling 8-1533.

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4. Strategic plan progress reports available on strategic plan website

Working with the strategic plan Goal Stewards and Lynn Sheka, associate director of university communication, Vice President of Planning Tom Ganey has posted the first progress reports to share information about implementation of the university strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, on the strategic plan website. Each Goal Steward has prepared a brief report outlining work being completed across campus to advance the strategic plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees to guide the university over the next seven years.

Successful implementation of the strategic plan will require action from all members of the university community. The goal stewards, acting in their positions as university leaders, will make periodic reports to the campus about the activities taking place to advance their respective goals. Members of the university community are encouraged to share stories about their work to implement the strategic plan and ideas to help the goal stewards via feedback forms on each of the goal progress report pages, listed under the “Progress Reports” section of the strategic plan website.

An interactive timeline has been developed to aggregate all information and collateral about strategic plan milestones in one location.

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5. Law School to launch Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic

The Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association are partnering to launch the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic, a specially outfitted bus designed as a vehicle to provide free, brief legal advice to individuals who find themselves outside of the areas currently served by legal volunteer efforts in metropolitan Milwaukee.

The Mobile Legal Clinic is believed to be the only service of its kind in Wisconsin, and one of only a handful in the nation delivering volunteer legal services in underserved areas. It will be operated by the Milwaukee Justice Center, a collaborative project among the Milwaukee Bar Association, Marquette Law School, and Milwaukee County.

The Mobile Legal Clinic will have its first outing Sept. 21 at the John C. Cudahy YMCA, 9050 N. Swan Road, in Milwaukee. It will host monthly sessions at that location through the end of the year before setting its full schedule for 2014.

“The Mobile Legal Clinic reflects the service-oriented mission of Marquette University Law School and the larger legal profession,” said Joseph D. Kearney, dean of Marquette Law School. “By helping those who may not otherwise be able to obtain professional legal counsel, and by doing so in their communities, the Mobile Legal Clinic will fill a gap in this region. It will also enable our students, working with attorneys and members of the community, to gain experience and develop an ethic of service.”

The Mobile Legal Clinic was made possible by a gift from Frank Daily, Law ’68, and Julianna Ebert, Law ’81, to honor the pro bono work of Michael Gonring, Law ’82, their friend and longtime partner at Quarles & Brady.

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6. Flu vaccinations available on campus in September and October

Injectable influenza vaccinations will be available for $20 at several locations throughout campus. Flu Clinics will be held:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Straz Hall, atrium
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, terrace
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the AMU, second floor
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dental School, second floor
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, 254
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dental School, 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

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

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7. PR + Social Media Summit will be Oct. 9

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication’s annual PR + Social Media Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, and the Weasler Auditorium. The conference will feature experts in the fields of social media and public relations. Registration can be completed online, and student and faculty and staff discounts are available.

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8. Soup with Substance to explore border awareness experiences

Gerry Fischer, associate director of Campus Ministry, will present a Soup with Substance discussion with the participants of the 2013 Border Awareness Experience on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at noon in the AMU, 157. Students will share their experience from their travels to the Mexican-American border to learng about the reality of migrants and people in border communities.

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9. Marquette University Medical Clinic to offer guided meditation series

Marquette University Medical Clinic is offering a four-week Guided Meditation series on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the 707 Building, 130. These sessions will help students learn how to incorporate the benefits of breathing and meditation designed to improve focus and concentration, decrease the impact of stress and increase peace of mind. The first series will start Wednesday, Sept 18. Two more series of four will be scheduled through Dec. 11.

To register, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444. Email healthyeagle@marquette.edu with questions.

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10. Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology holding colloquium

The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology will hold a colloquium Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon in the AMU, 227. Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership, will present “Career-Counseling: Finding the Best Fit in Higher Education.” A schedule of upcoming colloquium presentations is online.

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11. Biological Sciences hosting seminar this Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar, "Manipulating the IFG-1 Isoform System to Promote Adaption of the Heart," Friday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Science, 111. This week's seminar will be presented by Dr. Paul Goldspink, professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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12. Lonergan Society to host “Lonergan on the Edge” conference

The Lonergan Society at Marquette University will be hosting "Lonergan on the Edge," an annual graduate student conference exploring the thoughts of Bernard J. F. Lonergan, S.J., in the Raynor Conference Center, Sept. 20-21.

Presentations will cover philosophy, theology and place Lonergan's thought in dialogue with a variety of topics such as substantial form, pure nature, reason and affection, grace and conversion and international law. Speakers will include graduate students and professors from universities from around the country.

The full conference schedule is available online. For additional information, email The Lonergan Society.

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13. Register for dispute resolution and health care conference

Registration is now open for the College of Professional Studies' second annual Dispute Resolution and Health Care Conference, which will take place Friday, Oct. 18, in the AMU. This day-long conference will feature researcher Dr. Leonard Marcus, director of the program for health care negotiation and conflict resolution at Harvard School of Public Health.

Registration for this event is available online.

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14. UPP 1-25: Reporting of Unethical, Illegal, or Improper Behavior Policy, formerly Whistleblower Policy, has been revised

Marquette University is committed to providing a culture of compliance with ethical standards, laws, and applicable regulations and policies in order to promote a productive and safe work environment and to facilitate the accomplishment of the university’s mission. To create and sustain this culture, prompt disclosure of evidence of unethical, illegal, or improper behavior is essential.

“Unethical, illegal, or improper behavior” includes any behavior that may reasonably be considered to fall under that term. The focus of the revised University Policy and Procedure is on disclosure of evidence, not allegations.

The UPP emphasizes that managers and supervisors have an affirmative duty to report evidence of criminal conduct to their manager or supervisor, the Director of Internal Audit, the Office of General Counsel, Human Resources, Public Safety, or anonymously on the EthicsPoint hotline. Failure to report may result in disciplinary action. Any person making such a report in good faith (the evidence has a reasonable basis in fact and is not provided for purposes of harassment) is protected against retaliation. Examples of retaliation are listed in the policy.

The revised UPP is online.

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15. Monthly Masses in Law School Chapel begin Wednesday

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and campus minister in the Law School, will celebrate Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel located in Eckstein Hall, fourth floor, on a monthly basis in the fall semester. The first Mass will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Future dates for the monthly Masses on Wednesdays are: Oct. 16 and Nov. 20.

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16. Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic available for campus community

The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic is a full-service rehabilitation/sports medicine clinic open to students, staff and faculty. It is run by the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic provides free injury evaluations Mondays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (414) 288-1400 or visit the clinic's Facebook page.

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17. Cudahy Hall to be lit in orange this week for hunger awareness

The Marquette Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will participate in a Hunger Awareness Light-Up on campus this week to support the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Miles for Meals 5K run and two-mile walk Saturday, Sept. 21. Cudahy Hall, along with the Milwaukee Domes, Marquette Interchange, U.S. Bank Building and Miller Park will be lighting up orange to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America.

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