1. Discussion on health care economics and innovation next Thursday

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research, will host a discussion on health care economics and innovation Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B&C.

The discussion will focus on identifying areas of collaboration within Marquette and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), in hopes of advancing health care economics and innovation in southeastern Wisconsin in collaboration with academic, community and institutional partners.

Topics to be covered include health communications, supply chain management, obesity control, violence prevention, addiction treatment, palliative care, process improvement and operations research.

Respond to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at 8-7225.

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2. Center for Teaching and Learning offering E-Learning Certificates

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a series of 11 workshops this semester that focus on e-learning topics and skills that are useful in face-to-face, online and hybrid teaching. Participants must attend at least six sessions to earn their e-learning certificate.

The next workshop will be held Friday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. All workshops will be held in Raynor Library 320H.

A complete list of workshops, dates and times can be found online.

Register by going online or by contacting Mary Grant, office assistant at the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263.

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3. Department of Psychology to hold colloquium

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 087. Dr. Stephen Guastello, professor of psychology, will present “Cognitive Workload and Fatigue.”

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4. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 3, in Eckstein Hall. The session will cover admissions, financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life and information from current students.

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Register online.

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5. AMUW hosting special reception

The Association of Marquette University Women will host a special reception Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art, prior to the performance of “Defying Gravity.” This is an open event and will include appetizers and a short program, including director’s comments from Phylis Ravel, artistic associate professor.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 7, by going online or by contacting Libby Gard, advancement associate, at 8-8440.

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6. First symposium on Africana studies to be held

The Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor “Race and Global Institutions: A Symposium in Africana Studies at Marquette,” Friday, Feb. 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library Suites B&C. This event will highlight three recent books published by faculty across the disciplines. These works ask large questions about how racial formations influence global institutions such as education, religion and capitalism. Each presenter will speak for 15 minutes on the genesis and aim of their book, and the final hour will be dedicated to questions and group discussion.

More information on the event and summaries of the authors and their works can be found online.

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7. Library happenings featured in spring newsletter

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ spring semester newsletter has been posted. Newsletter features include new staff appointments, collections news, upcoming events and lectures, a new online copyright tutorial, an advanced search feature in MARQCATplus, greetings from the dean and more.

The newsletter also includes the January through April schedule for the Saint John’s Bible on permanent display in the Raynor Library Prucha Archives Reading Room. Each weekday when classes are in session, pages are turned to a new illuminated scripture.

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8. Self-directed retreat offered during Lent

Campus Ministry will sponsor the Lenten Retreat in Daily Life, a self-directed retreat designed for busy people. In addition to an opening and closing prayer service, students will meet weekly with a spiritual director throughout the six weeks of Lent.

Registration is now available and must be completed by Monday, Feb. 13.

Additional information can be found online or by contacting Annie Devine, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3689.

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9. New vice president and director of athletics featured in Marquette Matters

The February issue of Marquette Matters, the printed monthly employee newsletter, will arrive in employee mailboxes within the next few days. This issue features articles about Mission Week 2012, Dr. Daniel Meissner’s Fulbright Scholarship and one faculty member’s biking streak of more than 7,000 miles.

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10. Women's basketball hosts PINK OUT

The Marquette women’s basketball team will host its seventh annual PINK OUT in support of breast cancer awareness Saturday, Feb. 4, at the 7 p.m. game against Pittsburgh in the Al McGuire Center.

There will also be a health fair sponsored by United Healthcare, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, Association of Marquette University Women and Marquette University’s Ethnic Alumni Association in the concourse beginning at 6 p.m.

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11. TIAA-CREF consultants available for free financial counseling

In conjunction with TIAA-CREF, Marquette will offer individual and confidential financial counseling sessions for faculty and staff. The 45-minute sessions will answer three common questions asked by participants: am I saving enough for retirement, am I properly allocated, and what are the options for taking distributions from my account? One-on-one sessions are available Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Thursday, Feb. 23, in AMU 362.

To schedule an appointment, call (312) 345-5605, Monday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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12. Marquette in the News delivers university media coverage to your inbox

The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University. OMC distributes via e-mail a collection of the top news stories about Marquette and members of the university community every Thursday afternoon. Marquette community members who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail Marquette in the News. To stay informed of all Marquette mentions in the news, or to track a specific facet of the university, sign up for news alerts through a search engine like Google or Yahoo. These services provide news alerts based on customized keyword searches.

Go to http://www.google.com/alerts and enter "Marquette University" or whichever university unit you would like to track.

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13. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Feb. 3.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.

• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Cardioblast at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

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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14. Faculty and staff invited to join choir

Members of the Marquette community are invited to sing in the Faculty and Staff Chorale. There are no auditions for the choir. The group currently meets Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100.

For more information on joining, contact Alexander Ng, associate professor of exercise science, at 8-6209.

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