1. Final Title IX training session for faculty and staff is Friday

National, state and local legislation intersects with many aspects of the university's work, including when and how criminal activity needs to be reported. Marquette's Title IX team hosted multiple training sessions for faculty and staff, which will provide background information and reporting guidelines related to Title IX, as well as Wisconsin state statutes, the Clery Act, and Marquette policies and procedures.

The final training session will be held Friday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C.

Training sessions will be led by members of Marquette's Title IX team, composed of Associate Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J.; Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. William Welburn; Senior Associate Athletics Director Sarah Bobert; Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Lynn Mellantine; and Assistant Director of the Counseling Center Dr. Chris Daood, as well as the chair of Marquette's Sexual Misconduct and Response Team (SMART), Dr. Marya Leatherwood, and Associate General Counsel Jeff Kipfmueller.

Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972 and overseen by the United States Department of Education, which seeks to prevent gender discrimination in higher education. Sexual misconduct on college and university campuses is an expression of gender inequity, and recent legislation – particularly the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, enforced by the Office of Civil Rights – asks for more attention and sensitivity to related activities.

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2. Multiple events taking place this week to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intercultural Engagement in the Office of Student Development will hold events to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., during MLK Days of Engagement, which will take place through Friday, Jan. 24. The full schedule of events can be found online. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to tweet their reflections and experiences throughout the week using the hashtag #mlkdays.

Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will host two events to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, Jan. 21. A panel discussion moderated by Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, "A Dream Deferred: The Legacy of the March on Washington (50 Years Later)," will take place Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C. Dr. Heather Hathaway, associate professor of English and director of graduate studies; Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology and associate director of undergraduate studies; Dr. Andrew Kahrl, assistant professor of history; and Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor of philosophy, will serve as panelists.

Dr. William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "The Forgotten History of the March on Washington," Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C. Jones is the author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights. RSVP to Emily Laws, assistant librarian, at (414) 288-7068, by Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The next Soup With Substance, "Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Modern Civil Rights Movement," will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at noon in the AMU, Henke Lounge. This event will feature reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the modern struggle for civil rights by looking at landmark and contemporary civil rights lawsuits and legislation.

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3. Annual Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture is tomorrow

The annual Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture will be presented by photographer Brian Ulrich on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in Eckstein Hall's Appellate Courtroom. The Haggerty Museum of Art will feature Ulrich's work in an exhibit titled Copia – Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores, which will be on display from from Wednesday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, May 18.

Ulrich earned a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a bachelor's degree in photography from the University of Akron. His work has been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum. Copia – Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores is a three-phase investigation of the American consumer psyche.

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4. Attend information session on Kohler Center's ImpactNext Business Model Competition

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will kick off the 2014 ImpactNext Business Model Competition on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Attendees will learn about the competition and what it takes to create a viable business model for a start-up. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, Marquette alumni, and the Milwaukee community.

Light appetizers will be provided. RSVP online. For additional information, contact Sarah Eslyn, events coordinator in the College of Business Administration.

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5. Lecture to explore fifty years of Catholic ecumenism

The Department of Theology and Campus Ministry will host author Dr. Catherine Clifford for a lecture during the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which explores Catholic ecumenism since Vatican II. Clifford will present "Renew Your Wonders in Our Time: Vatican II at 50 Years," Thursday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

Clifford is a co-author of Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of the Council, and will explore the main features of Catholic ecumenism in the period following Vatican II and the continuing importance of the Decree on Ecumenism in the ecclesial landscape of the 21st century, which differs greatly from that of the 1960s.

For additional information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-3686.

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6. Next installment of the Last Lecture Series to focus on the millennial generation

The Honors Program Student Council will host the next installment of its Last Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C. Dr. Michael Browne, adjunct instructor of finance, will present "The Millennial Generation Opportunity."

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture, and refreshments will be provided.

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7. Departments of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences hosting research data blitz and poster session

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences will host a research data blitz and poster session featuring faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students Friday, Jan. 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 087. Faculty will make five-minute research presentations from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., followed by poster presentations and a social reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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8. CTL offering certificate programs on contemplative pedagogies, using technology for teaching and assessment

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a certificate program for faculty interested in exploring how using contemplative pedagogies in their classes can improve student attention, focus and learning. To complete the certificate program, participants must participate in six sessions, which can be completed over multiple semesters. Participants must also attend a required certificate program overview session. Identical sessions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Feb. 5. Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the CTL, at (414) 288-3693.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will also offer a workshop series focusing on using technology for teaching and assessment. Participants who wish to earn an e-Learning certificate must attend six sessions. A complete schedule of topics can be found online. For more information, contact Karina Mendoza, office assistant in CTL, at (414) 288-6854.

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9. D2L walk-in support available this week

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host walk-in D2L support from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 326B, on the following Fridays during the spring semester: Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21.

D2L support assistants will be available to answer questions and respond to concerns. No appointment is necessary.

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10. Digital Marquette hosting a brown bag discussion Jan. 28

Digital Marquette, a campus network for faculty and staff interested in digital academic and community work, will host a brown bag discussion Tuesday, Jan. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Raynor Conference Room.

For more information, contact Dr. Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English, at (414) 288-3468.

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11. Register for pilgrimage to Illinois Holocaust Museum and interfaith dialogue

Campus Ministry, the Department of Theology, Intercultural Engagement, the Office of International Education, the Office of Student Development, Hillel Milwaukee, Cru and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will sponsor a pilgrimage to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 9. Participants will learn more about the Holocaust and engage in interfaith dialogue during the pilgrimage.

The pilgrimage costs $8, and registration is can be completed online until Monday, Feb. 3. First priority will be given to students. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-3686.

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12. Marquette Student Media launches news website, Marquette Wire

Marquette Student Media in the Diederich College of Communication today launched a news website, Marquette Wire, to serve as a new digital platform for all student media outlets, including The Marquette Tribune, Marquette Television, Marquette Radio, the Marquette Journal and Marquette Student Media Advertising.

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13. Law School hosting open house Jan. 25

The Law School will host an open house for prospective students Saturday, Jan. 25, in Eckstein Hall. Optional tours begin at 9 a.m., with a seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The seminar will include admissions and financial aid information, an overview of full- and part-time enrollment options and a panel featuring several current students.

RSVP online.

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14. Department of Public Safety offering free self-defense class

The Department of Public Safety will hold a free self-defense class for faculty, staff and students Monday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, 227. For more information, contact Officer Joseph Secanky at (414) 288-4247.

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15. Employee Wellness hosting physical and spiritual wellness events this month

Employee Wellness is offering a variety of events during the month of January.

Registration is still available for group fitness classes, including Pilates, Crossfit, yoga and spinning.

The Eat Right Healthy Cooking Series continues with "Heart Healthy Seafood," Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, first floor lobby. Register online.

A Weight Watchers Open House will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Study D. Weight Watchers Employee Wellness incentives are now being offered for Weight Watchers members.

Employee Wellness and the Faber Center have partnered together to offer an eight-week self-guided spiritual wellness program that will start Monday, Jan. 27. Registration is available online. A Grow with Marquette class on "Exploring Your Spiritual Wellness" will be held Friday, Jan. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Register by emailing Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center. Grow with Marquette will also offer "Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?" Monday, Jan. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C. Register by emailing Peter Kovochich, coordinator of training and special projects in Human Resources.

For more information, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at (414) 288-5607.

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16. Participants needed for Type 2 diabetes research study

People with Type 2 diabetes and healthy adults ages 40 years or older are needed to participate in exercise science and physical therapy research. Compensation will be provided.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at (414) 288-7570.

For more information, contact Bonnie Schlinder-Delap, research assistant, at (414) 288-6674.

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17. Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson to speak on campus

Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics and philanthropist, will speak on campus Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Johnson will discuss overcoming adversity and giving back to the community in a speech presented by MUSG.

Tickets for the event will be available beginning Jan. 22, and can be picked up in the Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement, located in the AMU, 137. Faculty, staff and students must present their MUID in order to pick up their free ticket. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public.

For more information, email MUSG or contact MUSG at (414) 288-7416.

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18. Interfraternity Council speaker to discuss how Greek life positively affected his career

The Marquette Intrafraternity Council will host Ryan Murphy, a lawyer who will speak about how Greek life positively affected his career, Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Attendees can also talk to members of Marquette's Greek community for additional information before rush week.

For additional information, contact Rory Gilhooly or Gilberto Vaquero.

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19. Spring semester Fit Passes are now available

Fit Passes for the spring semester are on sale through the Group Fitness Office in the Department of Recreational Sports. There are three levels of passes available ranging from $40 to $65 for the 10-week semester. The Rec Plex and the Rec Center are offering 40 classes a week, which the Fit Pass gives individuals access to.

To purchase a Fit Pass, contact the Group Fitness Office at (414) 288-6979, or email marquettegroupfitness@gmail.com.

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