1. Lecture to address the reality of sexual violence on college campuses

Dr. David Lisak, preeminent researcher on sexual violence perpetration, investigation and prevention, will present, "Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence on the College Campus," Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. During the past two years, Marquette has implemented and embedded many educational programs on this important topic, including training more than 4,600 students in sexual violence awareness and prevention.

Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence for 25 years. An associate professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country and has conducted workshops on sexual violence prevention in all 50 states. He also consults widely on sexual assault prevention and policies with universities, the four branches of the U.S. military, the Department of Defense and other institutions, and he frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases.

This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center, Department of Public Safety, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Mission and Ministry, Marquette University Law School Restorative Justice Initiative, Department of Athletics, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Department of Human Resources, MUSG, Women and Gender Studies program, Office of Student Development, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Department of Philosophy and Residence Hall Association.

No pre-registration is necessary for this free event. For more information, contact Christopher Daood, assistant director of the Counseling Center, at 8-7172.

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2. Campus Connections to offer motor coach route to Twin Cities during holiday breaks

Campus Connections will be offering a motor coach route to the Twin Cities for students traveling home over Thanksgiving. The route will begin in Milwaukee and drop students off in Bloomington, Minn., making the following stops along the way: Eau Claire, Wis., La Crosse, Wis., Northfield, Wis., and Winona, Minn. For Thanksgiving break, the Campus Connections motor coach will depart at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will return students to campus Sunday, Nov. 25. Information regarding additional, ongoing Campus Connections services can be found online.

Marquette's pick-up and drop-off location will be in front of Raynor Memorial Libraries. Tickets can be purchased online and will include a box lunch, snacks, movies and wi-fi.

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3. Dave Murphy named interim vice president for Marketing and Communication

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has named Dave Murphy, senior director of brand marketing in the Office of Marketing and Communication, interim vice president for Marketing and Communication. His appointment comes after Tricia Geraghty announced her resignation to become the Corporate Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Murphy will assume his responsibilities effective Nov. 9, 2012.

Murphy has led Marquette's brand marketing efforts for four years, overseeing the development and growth of Marquette's brand strategies and working to achieve positive marketplace impact in academic reputation, student recruitment, fund raising and alumni relations. Prior to joining Marquette, Murphy was executive creative director and partner at Versant, a Milwaukee-based marketing firm, for 25 years.

"Dave possesses a strong and diverse background in marketing and understands Marquette's unique qualities. He is well-positioned to maintain continuity on key initiatives and articulate the voice of the university as we progress in the strategic planning process," Pilarz said.

"We will conduct a search, and I'm confident that we can identify a top quality vice president in the near future," Pilarz said.

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4. Liz Cheney, Howard Dean debate role of government in a free society

As part of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Great Debate Series, the Marquette Young Americans for Freedom will host, "The Role of Government in a Free Society," a debate between Liz Cheney and Howard Dean, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Kent Wainscott, local political reporter for WISN, will moderate the debate.

The debate is free. Tickets are available online or can be picked up in the AMU, Brooks Lounge.

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5. Volunteers needed for Election Day

The Office of Public Affairs is looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts to assist visitors and students on campus on Election Day, Nov. 6. The Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom is a polling site for many students living in university and off-campus housing, as well as for members of the neighborhood community. Volunteer roles include greeting visitors and directing them to the polling site in the AMU, directing voters to their proper ward, helping students not registered to obtain a fee payment receipt if they live in university-owned housing, and explaining to unregistered voters the proper identification needed for same-day registration. Ten volunteers per shift will be needed.

Shift times on Nov. 6 are as follows:

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Milwaukee Elections Commission will be providing training for volunteers. Those interested in volunteering should contact Mary Czech-Mrochinski in the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.

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6. Spring registration begins Monday, Nov. 5

The Office of the Registrar reminds all students to visit their adviser before the registration period begins, per the student's college advising policy. Undergraduate students should use their degree progress report from Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help them plan their schedule and make their advising session more effective.

Spring registration beings Monday, Nov. 5. Snapshot is now available to plan spring 2013 courses. Students' spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq.

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7. Annual Simmons Lecture to be held Oct. 30

The Center for Ethics Studies and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, through the generosity of Marquette alumnus Keith G. Myers, will sponsor the Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Dr. P. Aarne Vesilind will present, "Kermit's Lament: It's Not Easy Being Green," which will challenge the basic precepts of green engineering and ask business leaders, planners and engineers to reconsider why they are committed to working toward this goal.

Vesilind joined the faculty at Duke University in 1970 and was chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. While at Duke, he headed for many years the Program in Science, Technology and Human Values, an undergraduate enrichment program that sought to build bridges between the humanities and engineering. He wrote more than 174 articles in professional journals, has been a principal investigator on more than 53 research projects and training grants, and has authored more than 20 textbooks and other technical and professional books.

The event is free and a reception will follow. For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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8. Deposits now being accepted for University Apartments

Deposit collection for students interested in living in University Apartments for 2013-14 leasing periods ends Friday, Nov. 2. Interested students must pay a $300 deposit to participate in the selection process. Checks or money orders payable to Marquette University will be accepted at the University Apartments Office, 1500 W. Wells, Suite 109. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.

Additional information about the assignment process can be found online or by contacting University Apartment and Off-Campus Student Services at 8-7281.

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9. Dr. Stephen Long to discuss personal journey to theology

The Office of Student Development and the Theology Undergraduate Program will sponsor, "Lessons From The Road," with Dr. D. Stephen Long, professor of theology, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at noon in the AMU, 163. Long will discuss his journey to theology and his transition as a student from the hard sciences to theology. That transition emerged from detours in his life that took him to Haiti and Honduras, both of which raised questions for him that continue to haunt him and shape his work. Long is the author of eight books and is a specialist in ethics and economics.

Dessert and lemonade will be served, but participants are invited to bring their lunch and eat during the presentation. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at 8-1412.

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10. President of Trek Bicycle to deliver keynote address for Entrepreneurship Week

John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle, will deliver a keynote address, "Trek: Ten Lessons Learned," as part of the College of Business Administration's Entrepreneurship Week Thursday, Nov. 8, in Eckstein Hall's Appellate Courtroom. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the keynote beginning at 6 p.m.

Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been the company's president since 1997. In addition to leading Trek, Burke is a founding member of the Bikes Belong Coalition and served as a chairman of President George W. Bush's President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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11. Student discount tickets available for Startup Weekend Milwaukee

Startup Weekend Milwaukee, an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about entrepreneurship, software development, design, creating business models and launching a start-up, will be held Friday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 11, in Engineering Hall. This non-profit community-building event brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers and others, to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just three days.

Student tickets can be purchased at a discount for $45. Each ticket includes seven meals and parking. For more information, contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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12. Graduate School to host open house

The Graduate School will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. This event is open to those interested in pursuing enrollment in a Graduate School program.

Registration can be completed online or by contacting the Graduate School at 8-7137 by Monday, Nov. 5.

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13. Marquette Lonergan Project to hold annual colloquium Nov. 1-2

The Marquette Lonergan Project will hold its fourth-annual colloquium Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, in Raynor Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. This year's topic is "Globalization and the Multireligious Situation." Seminars include: 

  • Thursday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m.: "Christ, Globalization and the Church," presented by Dr. Neil Ormerod, Australian Catholic University, with a panel discussion to follow, including Dr. Susan Wood, S.C.L., chair and professor of theology, Marquette University; Rev. John Thiede, S.J., assistant professor of theology, Marquette University; Joseph Gordon, Marquette graduate student in theology.

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m.: "Lonergan and Integral Development," presented by Rev. Joseph Ogbonnaya with a panel discussion to follow, including Rev. Darren Dias, O.P., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto; Dr. Jame Schafer, associate professor of theology, Marquette University; Jonathan Heaps, Marquette graduate student in theology.

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.: "The Divine Mission and Globalization," presented by Rev. Robert M. Doran, S.J., with a panel discussion to follow, including Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., associate professor emeritus, Marquette University; Jeremy Blackwood, theology instructor, Marquette University; Jeff Walkey, Marquette graduate student in theology.

For more information, contact Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., at 8-3164.

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14. Attend conversation 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 AMU, 163. This 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 round-table dialogues will follow.

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

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15. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science Fall Colloquium Series to continue Friday

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Gokel Kadel from the Department of Mathematics at Bowling Green State University will present "Dual Hypercyclic Extension of an Operator on a Hilbert Subspace."

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

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16. Engineers Without Borders holding coffee sale

Marquette's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will hold a coffee sale to fund its Guatemala Project, which helps supply electricity to a Guatemalan city. EWB will offer a light roast, morning blend, two medium roasts, Guatemala Roast, an Engineers Without Borders Blend made from beans from Guatemala and one dark roast, Organic Dark Columbia. Orders can be placed and paid for in the College of Engineering Office, Olin 201, through Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Caroline Villa.

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17. 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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