1. All-University Prayer Service to be followed by free luncheon

President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and the Marquette Board of Trustees will host the All-University Centennial Prayer Service, as part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in Westowne Square. A free luncheon for the campus community will follow from noon to 1 p.m. In case of rain, the service will be relocated to the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family, and the lunch to Marquette Place. For more information or for special needs, call 8-7431.

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2. Provost announces search committees for deans

Dr. H. Richard Friman, professor of political science and Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies, will serve as chair of the search committee for dean of the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, and Dr. Thomas Wenzel, chair and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will chair the search committee for the Opus Dean of Engineering, Provost John Pauly announced today.

“Rich and Tom have the respect of their colleagues and broad knowledge of this wonderful institution we call Marquette,” Pauly said. “I am grateful for their willingness to assume this very important responsibility.”

Pauly said each search committee will include faculty and alumni representatives. The university has engaged a search firm to assist the university, and Pauly said he has already received inquiries about both positions. Dr. Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president, will serve as liaison to both committees.

“Our searches begin from a position of strength,” Pauly said. “The endowed deanship and the plans for a new College of Engineering facility will certainly be attractive to candidates. The focus of arts and sciences as the home of our core curriculum and the breadth of programs it offers our students is especially appealing to those who believe, as I do, in the value of a strong liberal arts foundation.”

Opus Dean of Engineering Stan Jaskolski last month announced his intent to retire. Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp continues as interim dean of arts and sciences; Dr. Mike McKinney retired from that position in December 2007.

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3. USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan to speak tomorrow

Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist, television sports analyst and best-selling author, will speak about women in sports journalism for the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication’s Axthelm Lecture. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Brennan is an on-air commentator for ABC News and ESPN and has covered 13 consecutive Olympic Games, starting with the 1984 Los Angeles Games. 

The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, a former writer at the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and his sister Bonnie, a former Media Networks and 3M executive.

4. Seasonal flu shots provided this week

Seasonal influenza vaccines will be available to the Marquette community Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in AMU 252, and at Shoo the Flu (with pneumonia vaccines), Oct. 26 and 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the AMU ballrooms. No appointment is necessary. Seasonal flu shots cost $30 (EPO reimbursement at 100 percent and PPO reimbursement at 80 percent, by year’s end). Medicare part B and Medicaid will also be accepted. Pneumonia shots will cost $45 (no insurance reimbursement). Cash and checks will be accepted.

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center is providing seasonal flu vaccines (shots or nasal spray) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave. The seasonal flu shot is available to anyone two years of age and older. Cost is $40 for those without insurance. MNHC will bill MU insurance, which will cover the cost (no co-pay) and may be able to bill other insurance providers, as well. Call 933-9100 for a same-day appointment.  

Student Health Service is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and students in the lower level of Schroeder Complex and will administer the vaccine at sites across campus beginning Oct. 1. Cost is $25. Cash, check, Mastercard/Visa and MU Cash are accepted. Student Health Service is unable to do third party billing; however, a receipt will be provided that can be submitted to insurance carriers. Call 8-7184 to schedule an appointment.

The vaccine for the H1N1 influenza is not yet available, but the university will continue to update the campus community with information when it is. For more information, see the Student Health Service Web site.

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5. Submit questions for town hall meeting by Wednesday

The annual Faculty Town Hall meeting for faculty to meet with Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president, and Dr. John Pauly, provost, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in AMU 157. Faculty are encouraged to submit questions on any topic to Edward Fallone, chair of University Academic Senate, by Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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6. Catholic Relief Services representatives to speak on HIV and AIDS care

Adil Sheraz, senior program manager for HIV and AIDS programming in Pakistan; Chabungbam Anand Singh, HIV coordinator with Catholic Relief Services India; and Sister Gertrude Kabanyomozi, antiretroviral therapy program coordinator with AIDSRelief in Uganda, will present, on behalf of CRS, “HIV: A Continuum of Care,” Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001.  

CRS supports more than 280 HIV and AIDS projects in the poorest and most vulnerable areas of the developing world, with a total expected expenditure of $170 million in 2009 alone. This year CRS will help nearly 24 million people affected by the pandemic — more than 8 million directly and nearly 16 million indirectly. CRS initiated its first HIV and AIDS program in 1986 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The program is co-sponsored by OIE and the College of Nursing.

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7. Wade Lecture to be delivered during theology symposium

Rev. William Kurz, S.J., will deliver the Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Chair Lecture Friday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suites. Kurz will discuss “Jesus and His Spirit-filled Disciples, especially Paul, as the Isaian Servant of the Lord in Acts,” in the morning session of the day-long symposium, “Theological Interpretation of Scripture,” sponsored by the departments of Theology and Philosophy. Panels comprised of graduate students and faculty from both departments will respond to Kurz’s lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Kurz, the Wade Chair for fall, 2009, has been a professor of theology at Marquette since 1975. He specializes in the critical explanation and interpretation of the New Testament and has authored seven books and monographs and more than 40 scholarly articles.

The symposium is free to attend, but registration is required. Contact Catharine Malloy, program coordinator, at 8-4022.

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8. Biafra-Nigeria Civil War Conference to be held in AMU

An International Conference on the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War will be held Sept. 25 to 26 in the AMU. Several speakers will present on the theme “Our Stories and Lessons Learnt.” Dr. Michael Echeruo, professor of modern letters at Syracuse University, will present the keynote address, “Biafra, Civil War and Genocide,” Friday, Sept. 25, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in AMU 227.

Additional sessions will include “War and Memory,” “Literary Perspectives,” War, Foreign Policy and Propaganda,” “Biafra War, Human Rights and Discourse on Genocide,” “War, Innovation and Post-War Conditions” and “Historical Perspectives on the War.”

The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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9. EOP celebrating 40th anniversary Friday with open house

The Educational Opportunity Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an Open House Friday, Sept. 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of Marquette Hall. The program founder and current member of the Marquette Board of Trustees, Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, and Marquette President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., will provide remarks at 3:45 p.m. In conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, two alumnae will be honored for their continued service to the EOP — Maureen Hoyler, Arts ’70 and Law ’79, and Marion Fraleigh, Grad ’00.

The EOP is an academic department that assists first-generation college students, underrepresented students and students from low-income families to obtain a college education.

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10. Registration deadline for Alís Run teams is Friday

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, a couple of weeks later than in the past. The registration deadline to join the Marquette team, and all teams, is Friday, Sept. 25. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online, search “MU” and use the password “goldeneagles.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteers are also needed before, during and after the race. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of Alumni Memorial Union, at 8-3129 for more information.

The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $10 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

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11. Math teacher to talk about "redesign of an engineer"

The inaugural Noyce Scholar Program Future STEM Teacher Seminar series will feature Mary Petrie, Eng ’81 and Grad ’92, math specialist and fifth-grade teacher at St. Martin of Tours Parish School, Franklin, Wis. She will present "Re-Design of an Engineer as a STEM Teacher" Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 112.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Cepelka, associate dean of the College of Education and co-director of the Noyce Scholar Program, at 8-7375.

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12. Faculty to share how they arrived at their research focus

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Manresa Project will host the first seminar in a new series, “One Thing Led to Another,” featuring short, lunch-time presentations by faculty who will share the paths they followed to their research focus.

Dr. Kristina Ropella, professor of biomedical engineering; Dr. April Harkins, assistant professor of clinical laboratory sciences; and Dr. Theresa Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy; will speak Wednesday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A. A free lunch of soup and salad will be served. RSVP to Jennie Schatzman office coordinator.

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13. Psychologist to discuss gender similarities

As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, the Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in Marquette Hall 200. Dr. Janet Hyde, professor of psychology women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth: The Gender Similarities Hypothesis.”

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14. Engineering and chemistry departments to hold seminars

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host a seminar Thursday, Sept. 24, at noon in Haggerty Hall 494. John Kouba, principal of Hard Hat Services in Menomonee Falls, Wis., will present "Water Supply Project for Urban Poor in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia."

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, Sept. 25, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Richard Givens, professor of chemistry at the University of Kansas, will present “Light, a ‘Traceless Reagent’ for Rapid Release of Substrates: Utilizing the photo-Favorskii Rearrangement.”

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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Sept. 25, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner 210. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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16. Papers requested on pediatric behavioral health topics

The Third Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference, "Inspiring Collaboration in Research is soliciting abstracts for the Feb. 26, 2010, conference. Abstracts are due Oct. 2, 2009.

Breakout sessions will include pain, quality of life, interventions and outcomes in children’s mental health, intersection of mental and physical health, and children’s environmental health sciences.

The conference is co-sponsored by Children's Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, and UW-Milwaukee.

Contact at Dr. Astrida Kaugars, assistant professor of psychology, at 8-3665 for more information.

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17. The Ethnic Alumni Association hosting Salsa Night

The Ethic Alumni Association will host Salsa Night on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Marquette Place, second floor of the AMU. Salsa dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. Music and dancing from will run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
Admission is free for Marquette students with a MU ID and $10 for others. Register online. Walk-ins welcome. Contact Taylor Schult at 8-0389 for more information

All proceeds will benefit the Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship Fund.

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18. MUTV goes live on Thursday

Marquette University Television will go live for the fall 2009 semester Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. on channel 99 on campus. The news, sports and entertainment departments will produce multiple shows each week, and the sports department will cover volleyball and basketball games, as well as Marquette Madness.

For more information, contact Leif Brostrom, station manager.

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19. Emergency Procedures Guide available online

Employees who do not have a copy of their Emergency Procedures Guide should download a copy or request one from their building emergency coordinator.

The guide provides a quick reference for responding to criminal activity, bomb threats, infectious disease, medical emergencies, chemical spills, fire, hazardous leaks, severe weather and utility failures. Employees should review the guide periodically and become familiar with what they should do for themselves and others in an emergency.

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20. Celebrating women at Marquette ó beginning of EOP program

Marquette’s nationally recognized Educational Opportunity Program celebrates its 40th anniversary with an open house this week. But how did it all begin? It started with the pioneering leadership of Dr. Arnold Mitchem and a group of committed students.

Want to know more? Go to the Centennial Celebration of Women Web site. A new note will be featured each week.

In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. To help honor the centennial, a year-long series of historical notes highlighting turning-point moments and figures in Marquette’s collaborative past is running in News Briefs.

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