1. Activities planned for Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Marquette's annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week will take place on campus Sept. 29 through Oct. 4. Events are intended to honor survivors, raise awareness and educate the campus community about the issue of sexual violence. View the complete schedule of events online. Events include:

  • The 11th Annual O'Donnell Hall Teeter Totter Marathon, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various locations on campus beginning Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • Healing Service, Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family

  • Shutter the Silence Gallery Opening Night, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. The exhibit will be open all week.

  • Keynote Speaker: Jaclyn Friedman, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Friedman is the author of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.

  • Self Defense and Bystander Intervention Training, various dates and times on campus

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2. University to launch new website interface Oct. 3

The university will launch a redesigned Marquette website interface Thursday, Oct. 3. The Marquette.edu homepage and highly-viewed pages such as "Undergraduate Admissions," "About Marquette" and "Search" will reflect the new layout.

The new interface features responsive design, which allows for the website to be viewed properly on multiple devices; improved search functionality with predictive search capabilities; enhanced faculty/staff and student pages; and a modern design focused on visual content and audience usability.

During the spring 2013 semester, the campus community had the opportunity to submit feedback on the new design. The Office of Marketing and Communication has implemented the community's feedback in addition to extensive usability testing.

A feedback form will be available on the redesigned pages for the campus community to share comments. Contact webquestions@marquette.edu with questions.

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3. Registration for Family Weekend ends today

Registration for Family Weekend 2013 closes Monday, Sept. 30. Family Weekend will run from Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6, and includes events for the whole family such as bowling, trivia, a 5k fun run, tours of Milwaukee, apartment presentations and theatre presentations. Registration, as well as a complete schedule of events, can be found online.

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4. Shaw to serve as interim director of public safety, Mascari as interim head of operations

Russ Shaw will serve as the interim director of public safety, and Paul Mascari will serve as interim head of operations until the search for a new director is completed. It was previously announced that Larry Rickard, the former director and chief who has served the Marquette community for 21 years, would retire Sept. 29.

The two have more than 33 years of combined experience serving the Department of Public Safety and will work with the more than 80 professional and 100 student staff members to provide the many safety resources offered by the department.

A search committee is currently being formed to identify the next director. The committee will be chaired by Art Scheuber, vice president for the Office of Administration, and will include student, faculty and staff representation.

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5. Les Aspin Center information sessions taking place this week

The Les Aspin Center for Government, Marquette's study center in Washington, D.C., will hold information sessions Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A.

The Les Aspin Center offers students a chance to live, work and learn in the nation's capital for a semester or summer session. All interested students are encouraged to attend the information sessions and apply. Internships are available for all majors. Material will also be available on the Aspin Center's local initiative, where students are placed in legislative internships in Milwaukee.

Applications for the spring 2014 semester are due by Monday, Oct. 21. For more information, contact the Les Aspin Center's Marquette office at 288-7446, or visit the Les Aspin Center website.

The Les Aspin Center will also offer a study abroad opportunity in Ghana over winter break. This three-credit course will give students the opportunity to examine the manner in which culture, values and identity shape global and domestic politics in a developing democracy. Applications are available online and are due Monday, Oct. 14. For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber, manager of business and programs at the Les Aspin Center, at 202-544-6265.

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6. McNair research scholars to celebrate McNair Day tomorrow

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program will celebrate McNair Day on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Marquette Hall, fourth floor. The ceremony will include oral and poster presentations by undergraduate McNair research scholars, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the McNair Scholars program. For more information, contact the McNair Scholars Program at 8-1771.

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7. Soup with Substance to explore Gandhian economics and conflict resolution

Dr. Lingam Raja, professor at the Gandhigram Rural Institute in India, will present a Soup with Substance discussion on Gandhi's teachings on economics Wednesday, Oct. 2, at noon in the Office of International Education, Holthusen Hall, 403. In India, Oct. 2 is a national holiday marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation." Raja will describe why, where and when Gandhian economics are needed.

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8. Applications for IMAP Ecuador immersion experience due Oct. 4

The application for the IMAP: Ecuador 2014 immersion experience sponsored by Campus Ministry is available online. Completed applications are due by Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m.

The IMAP Ecuador experience will take place May 13-26, 2014. This international immersion experience integrates reflection, action and engagement on issues of justice and solidarity with the poor.

For additional information, contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 9-3694.

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9. Nieman Speakers to discuss campaign spending in America

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication will host the 2013 Nieman Speakers Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. John Nichols and Robert McChesney will discuss their newest publication, Dollarocracy, which focuses on politics and campaign spending in America.

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10. Marquette Theatre presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Marquette Theatre will present Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the story of a master conman and a young apprentice who engage in a contest to see who can have it all: the fame, the money and the girl.

The winner of 10 Tony Awards in 2005, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performances will run:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.

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11. Last week to buy tickets for PR + Social Media Summit

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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12. Join a living rosary on the Central Mall on Oct. 7

The university community will celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. by praying the rosary on Central Mall. All are welcome to join the prayer service. Individuals interested in helping lead the prayer by reciting a Hail Mary, can sign up online.

The service is sponsored by Campus Ministry, the St. Robert Bellarmine Society, the Knights of Columbus and Students for Life. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at 8-0522.

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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. Department of Biological Sciences hosting a seminar this Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will host "Rhythmic Revel in Rhombencephalon: Neural Origins of Locomotor Activity in the Lamprey," Friday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. This week's seminar will be presented by Dr. James Buchanan, professor of biological sciences.

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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15. Chemistry colloquium to discuss chiral polybrates in asymmetric catalysis

The Department of Chemistry will host "Chiral Polybrates in Asymmetric Catalysis," Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. William Wulff of the Michigan State University chemistry department will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:45 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. 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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