1. Join Inaugural Mass today at 4 p.m.; classes cancelled at 3 p.m. tomorrow for Inauguration Ceremony

All members of the Marquette community are invited to the Inaugural Mass today, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets are not required for the Mass.

A limited supply of tickets is still available for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremonywhich will take place Friday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center. One ticket per Marquette ID for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony is available for pick-up while supplies last in the AMU Brooks Lounge during normal business hours, which can be found on the Inauguration website.

Classes are cancelled beginning at 3 p.m. tomorrow so faculty, staff and students can attend the Inauguration Ceremony. Students who received Inauguration gold-out tickets with their ticket pick-up should wear them to the Inauguration Ceremony.

A reception will follow the Inauguration Ceremony at the Helfaer Recreation Center. Public Safety officers, along with members of the Milwaukee Police Department, will facilitate guests walking across Wisconsin Avenue. Guests will be guided through the center of campus and across the walkway on 16th Street to access the Rec Center. Public Safety officers will also be on site at the 16th Street crosswalk. Shuttles will be available, as well. To accommodate increased campus activity, 12th Street will be temporarily closed from approximately noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

To provide convenient parking and make way for the many invited guests that will be coming to campus Friday, Sept. 19, for the Inauguration Ceremony of President Michael R. Lovell, Wells Street Parking Structure commuter student parkers are being asked to park on the top five levels of the structure.

For more information and a complete schedule of Inauguration events, visit the Inauguration website or call University Special Events at (414) 288-7431.

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2. Provost search listening sessions will be held Sept. 22

The following campus listening sessions will be hosted by the provost search committee and representatives from Isaacson, Miller on Monday, Sept. 22:

  • Division of Student Affairs 10 a.m. in AMU 227
  • Staff in the academic division noon in AMU 157
  • Faculty 4 p.m. in AMU 227
  • Students 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites BC

Candidate nominations can be submitted via the Isaacson, Miller website. Initial screening of candidates by the search committee will begin in October.

Questions about the provost search can be directed to Dr. John Su, professor of English, director of the University Core of Common Studies, and chair of the provost search committee; at (414) 288-3476.

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3. MUSG holding fall elections today

MUSG will hold its fall elections Thursday, Sept. 18. Students may vote online or in person at the MUSG voting booth in the AMU, first floor lobby. All undergraduate students are encouraged to vote.

Questions about the election, should be directed to Grace Kinnaman, MUSG elections coordinator.

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4. Marquette receives two healthy employer awards

Marquette has been named a 2014 winner of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Healthiest Employers Awards. Winners were ranked on several factors including their commitment to a healthy workforce, work-life balance and wellness programs. Marquette is one of 31 organizations that will be honored at an awards luncheon in October and featured in the Milwaukee Business Journal on Friday, Oct. 31.

Marquette has also received a WELCOA Well Workplace gold designation for achieving a level of excellence in workplace wellness programming. This national award ranks organizations based on their commitment to protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of their employees.

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5. Kimberly-Clark CEO to keynote Marquette Business Leaders Forum

Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will deliver the keynote speech "The Sustainable Enterprise," at the College of Business Administration's annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 12:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon. Register online by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

A 31-year Kimberly-Clark veteran, Falk is the architect of the company's Global Business Plan. He was elected CEO in 2002 and chairman of the board in 2003. Under his leadership, Kimberly-Clark has grown sales to $21 billion as of 2013.

For more information, contact the College of Business Administration at (414) 288-7142.

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6. Students needed for voter registration efforts

The Offices of Public Affairs and Student Development have partnered with the City of Milwaukee Election Commission to provide two trainings to certify individuals as special voter registration deputies. Once certified, these individuals will help university voter registration efforts. The two training sessions are:

  • Monday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., AMU Monaghan Ballroom A
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., AMU 313

To be eligible to become a special voter registration deputy, individuals must meet the following conditions: be a United States citizen, live in the State of Wisconsin, be 18 years of age or older, and never had a felony. In addition, individuals who participate in the training will need to bring a photo identification card (which can be a Marquette ID card) that evening. Once certified, students will sign up for voter registration activities through the Office of Public Affairs. The training is open to all Marquette students, staff and faculty.

To sign up for the training contact Mary Czech-Mrochinski, director of governmental and community affairs, at (414) 288-3969.

The Offices of Public Affairs and Student Development will organize voter registration opportunities throughout the month of October.

Watch for future News Briefs and additional communication promoting registration opportunities, along with instructions on what documentation or identification will be needed to register and vote, including IDs.

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7. Voter ID law reinstated by federal appeal panel

On Friday, Sept. 12, a federal appeals panel reinstated Wisconsin's voter ID law. A valid State of Wisconsin Driver's License is an acceptable photo ID. For students who plan to vote in Wisconsin and use their campus address but do not have a Wisconsin driver's license, a Marquette ID will not be an approved form of photo ID to register or to vote.

Marquette is in the process of determining how to modify or provide a university issued ID that will meet the requirements of the voter ID law. The university will also factor in any regulatory guidance that may be issued to help to assure that whatever we do meets the requirements of the law.

In addition to the photo ID, students will also need to provide a bursar receipt. Watch for future News Briefs and additional communication promoting registration opportunities, along with instructions on what documentation or identification will be needed to register and to vote.

As most students are either first-time voters or have moved on campus since the last time they have voted, most students will need to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Individuals can verify their registration status and polling location on the Government Accountability Board's website.

Questions about voter registration efforts on campus can be directed to Mary Czech-Mrochinski, director of governmental and community affairs, at (414) 288-3969.

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8. Post-graduate service fair is Sept. 23

A post-graduate service fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. Immediately following, a careers in service panel discussion will be held at 7:15 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom D. Thirty local, national and international organizations will be on site to discuss programs that are recruiting volunteers. Students of all academic years are encourages to attend.

Additional information is available online.

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9. Writing workshop to help develop teaching portfolios

The Ott Memorial Writing Center will host a workshop to provide writers with an introduction to the genre of teaching portfolios, Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suite A. Participants will see examples of actual portfolios and discuss strategies for developing and assembling a collection of materials for the job market or tenure and promotion process.

To preregister, contact the Writing Center, at (414) 288-5542.

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10. Journal Sentinel partners with Law School to examine Milwaukee arena issue

Don Walker, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will serve during the next several months as a Lubar Fellow for Public Policy Research at the Law School.

Walker, Jour '75, will use the fellowship to focus on the prospect of a new arena in downtown Milwaukee and related development, exploring the track record and plans of the Milwaukee Bucks' new owners and examining the experiences of other cities.

Established in 2010 with a $2 million donation from Milwaukee business leader and philanthropist Sheldon B. Lubar, the fund supports public policy research and initiatives. Two other Journal Sentinel journalists, Rick Romell and Craig Gilbert, served previously as Lubar Fellows.

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11. Safe Zone training program is Sept. 24

Safe Zone Training will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, for all interested faculty and staff. The Safe Zone program provides faculty and staff with opportunities to deepen their knowledge about LGBTQ and gender issues, student identity development, and religion and sexuality. The co-facilitators of the training will be Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, and Dr. Angela Zapata, diversity coordinator at the Counseling Center.

For more information about Safe Zone, to register or to request a departmental information session, contact the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at (414) 288-4975.

Students interested in Safe Zone training should email the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center for notice of upcoming trainings.

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12. University mourns the death of Jane Hacker Piering

Marquette University mourns the death of Jane Hacker Piering, group coordinator for Practice Group D in the Department of General Dental Sciences in the Dental School, who died Sept. 13 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Piering was very proud of her Irish heritage and wants family and friends to celebrate her life with an "Irish Wake". The wake will be held at Mo's Irish Pub in Wauwatosa on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to:
The Piering Family
711 Fairlawn Way
Waukesha, WI 53188-8024

Please remember Piering, her family and friends in prayer.

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13. INRC hosting seminar on schizophrenia

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center in the College of Health Sciences will host "Synaptic Scaffolding Molecules of Excitatory Synapses and Schizophrenia" Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Sang Lee of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Medical College of Wisconsin will lead the seminar.

A full list of INRC seminars is available online.

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14. Department of Social and Cultural Sciences to host colloquium, Sept. 26

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences will host a colloquium Friday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in Lalumiere 177 on Associate Professor of Sociology Dawne Moon's recent work. Moon will present preliminary findings and early conceptualizations of her preliminary findings about reconciliation between conservative Christians and LGBT individuals.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dr. Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, at (414) 288-3441.

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15. Salt and Light Night is Sept. 24

Salt and Light Night is a weekly community gathering filled with faith and fun. The gatherings begin Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.

For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-6873.

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16. Faber Fall Speaker to discuss the call of vocation

Dr. Jennifer Haworth, emeritus associate professor from Loyola University Chicago's College of Education, will present, "The Call of Vocation: Opening Ourselves to Life," Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C as the Faber Fall Speaker. Haworth's presentation is based on insights from her own life and from 15 years of exploring life's big questions with faculty, staff and students.

A reception will follow. Additional information is available online or by calling The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at (414) 288-4545.

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17. Italian conversation group meets every Tuesday

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' La Tavola Italiana, an Italian conversation group for students, faculty and staff, will meet every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. in the AMU Marquette Place. The informal group is intended for those not currently enrolled in Italian courses but would like to keep speaking the language.

For more information contact Claudia Pessarelli, lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, at (414) 288-3890.

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