1. Social justice leadership to be explored in lecture

Tim Wise, prominent anti-racism writer and educator, will present, "Men and Women for Others: Exploring Social Justice Leadership," Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The lecture will explore how to better understand leadership roles in dismantling oppression and promoting inclusion within communities.

Wise was named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World" by Utne Reader in 2010. He lectures across the country on the topics of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market, and is the author of six books, including the memoir White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Student Development, MUSG, the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Education. For more information, contact Carla Cadet, assistant dean for multicultural affairs, at 8-6771.

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2. Freedom Project play and lecture taking place next week

The Theatre Arts Department will host A Vexed Question: John Quincy Adams and the Fight Against Slavery, Monday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom. A play by Noah Brady, The Vexed Question is a sweeping story of an often-ignored period of American history centered on the Congressional battles over the issue of slavery that dominated the 1830s and 1840s. The play will be performed by The Fiasco Company, based in New York City.

The History Department and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Mellon Fund will sponsor a lecture titled, "American Slavery/American Freedom: The Possibilities and Limits of Black Freedom in the Nineteenth Century," Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Dr. H. Robert Baker from Georgia State University, Dr. Kate Masur of Northwestern University and Dr. Kristen Foster, associate professor of history at Marquette, will debate and discuss the possibilities and limits of black freedom in the nineteenth century.

These events are part of the Freedom Project, a year-long commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exploring the many meanings and histories of emancipation and freedom in the United States and beyond. For more information, contact the Theatre Arts Department at 8-7505.

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3. University mourns death of Alice Miller

Marquette University mourns the death of Alice Miller, who worked in the Office of the President, the School of Dentistry and as an administrative assistant in the Law School. She retired from the university in 1999. Miller passed away Sept. 29. Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Roman's Catholic Church, 1810 W. Bolivar Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Association.

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4. Panel to address health care reform and stakeholder disputes

The Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution will present, "Health Care Reform and Health Care Stakeholder Disputes: Can We Identify Common Ground?" on Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Attendees will join health care providers, lawyers, insurers, legislators and academics to discuss the implementation of health care reform, identify areas of dispute and discuss processes to resolve them at a critical time for health care in the United States. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Arthur Derse Medical College of Wisconsin, director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
  • Dr. Howard Gadlin National Institutes of Health, ombudsman
  • Kathleen Lanava R.N., C.P.H.R.M., University of Michigan, Risk Management
  • Dr. Thaddeus Pope Hamline School of Law, Health Law Institute

Registration is free for employees and students, and can be completed online. For additional questions or information, contact Sherri Walker, office associate in the College of Professional Studies, at 8-1425.

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5. Attend panel presentation on education in Milwaukee

The Task Force on Community Engagement will host "Conversation on Community Engagement: A Focus on Education in Milwaukee," Monday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the AMU, 163. The forum will include a panel discussion focused on the education landscape in Milwaukee and will highlight the kinds of programs, research and service taking place among Marquette faculty, staff and students. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Bill Henk, professor and dean of the College of Education, and will be followed by roundtable discussions.

Those interested in attending should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.

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6. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center seminar continues Tuesday

Dr. Kurt Svoboda of the laboratory for developmental neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Zilber School of Public Health will present, "Zebrafishing for Mechanisms of Nicotine-induced Toxicity," Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.

The seminar is sponsored by the College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. A full schedule of the INRC's fall seminar series is available online. For additional information, contact the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center at 8-7329.

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7. Colloquium to address molecular encounters in exotic environments

The Department of Chemistry's fall colloquium series will host, "Molecular Encounters in Exotic Environments: From Ultracold Chemistry to Astrophysics," Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Balakrishnan Naduvalath, professor of chemistry at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, will deliver the presentation. For additional information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515.

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8. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science Fall Colloquium series continues

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. Larry Pratt from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Falmouth, Mass. will present "Chaos and Mixing in an Idealized, 3D Model of an Ocean Eddy."

For more information, contact the Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science at 8-7573.

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9. Sign up to host a Supper for 12 Strangers

Supper for 12 Strangers, sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women, is looking for faculty, staff and alumni to host a group of students in their home for a meal and conversation as part of this Marquette tradition. This year's suppers will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3
  • Sunday, Nov. 4
  • Saturday, Nov. 10
  • Sunday, Nov. 11

Hosts will determine what date they would like and how many students they would like to host. Register online by Wednesday, Oct. 24. For additional information, contact Libby Gard, advancement associate, at 8-8440.

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10. Online seminar to address best practices for online and blended courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a three-week online seminar that will explore best practices for facilitating online or blended courses, beginning the week of Monday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 4. Week one will focus on the skills and strategies needed to develop an online learning community. The next week will address the pedagogical, social, managerial and technical factors associated with promoting interactivity. In the final week, participants will explore techniques for managing effective assessment and feedback in the online environment.

All seminar work will be completed online. A link to the course will be provided upon registration. For additional information or to register, contact Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director, at 8-8811.

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11. Workshop will explore how to facilitate discussions between people of different faiths

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host, "Talking about Religion," Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 320A. This interactive workshop will explore how to facilitate discussions between people of different faiths and how to elevate students' abilities to engage people with cultural perspectives different from their own.

Registration can be completed online. For additional information, contact Dr. Shaun Longstreet, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-1777.

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12. Attend scripture reflection at Repairers of the Breach

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will offer a trip to Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, Friday, Oct. 12. Attendees will share a light lunch and scripture reflection in the African process method. Free transportation will be provided from the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, 111, at 11:45 a.m. Participants will return to campus by 1 p.m.

All faith traditions are welcome. Register by contacting Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545.

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13. University chorus to perform Family Weekend concert

The Marquette University Chorus, in collaboration with the Marquette University Orchestra, will hold a Family Weekend Concert Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. The performance will feature Fuge by Toch, as well as Beatitudes by Arvo Part, which will showcase the new organ in Gesu. The concert is free and open to all members of the Marquette community.

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14. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Oct. 5. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Zumba at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Spin at 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • Hot Lunch Variety at noon
  • 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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