1. Shuttle service provided to Amtrak, Megabus and Badger Bus depots for Thanksgiving break

Student Safety Programs will provide shuttles to Amtrak, Megabus, and Badger Bus depots Tuesday, Nov. 20, for students traveling home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shuttles will depart from the Public Safety Office, located at 749 N. 16th Street, starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and running every hour, on the hour until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, students can call 8-6363 to request a ride. Shuttles will also run ever hour on Wednesday, Nov. 21, until noon. Students should plan ahead to have luggage and belongings ready. On Sunday, Nov. 25, rides from Amtrak, Megabus, and Badger Bus depots back to campus, are available during regular LIMO hours, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Students should call 8-6363 to request a ride.

Students should note that Public Safety does not provide rides to or from the airport. While regular LIMOs (blue vans) will be running nightly during Thanksgiving Break periods, LIMO Expresses (white vans) will not run during the break.

In addition, Campus Connections will offer 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 the afternoon of 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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2. Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee hosting office hours Nov. 26

The Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee co-chairs and members will host office hours Monday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the AMU, 231. Other strategic planning office hours throughout the semester include:

  • Monday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 231
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 233

Those interested in attending any of the office hours should RSVP to Laura Hagan, office assistant in the Office of the University Architect, at 8-4439.

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3. MyJob log-in page to change

The university is upgrading its financial and human resources software application from Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Monday, Nov. 26. The MyJob log-in page will change as a part of the upgrade, meaning faculty, staff and students will see a new MyJob log-in page beginning Monday, Nov. 26. 

For additional information about this ongoing project, visit the Oracle e-Business Suite Upgrade project website.

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4. Graduate and professional students invited to attend discussion on strategic planning themes

The Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee, in collaboration with Campus Ministry and the Board of Graduate Studies, will host a discussion Thursday, Nov. 29, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Conference Room A, to gather input from graduate and professional students on the proposed strategic planning themes.

To register, contact Megan Petrik, psychology doctoral candidate and graduate representative on the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee, at 8-5218 (ext. 1) by Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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5. Talk with Five for Fighting lead singer rescheduled to Nov. 29

MUSG has rescheduled John Ondrasik, lead singer of Five for Fighting, for Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Due to an illness, Ondrasik had to cancel a visit to campus earlier in November. Ondrasik will speak about issues influencing college campuses and his personal role as a songwriter and social activist.

This event is free and open to all members of the Marquette community. "What Kind of World Do You Want?" is part of the 2012-13 MUSG Speaker Series and Office of Student Development's "Big Question Marquette" program. This event is also sponsored by Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. For more information, contact the MUSG office at 8-7416 or follow updates on Facebook or Twitter.

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6. CIRCLES eMentor Speaker Series to discuss marketing and advertising careers

The next Marquette CIRCLES eMentor Speaker Series will bring alumni and students together to discuss careers in digital media, branding, marketing and advertising Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. A light dinner will be provided.

The event will feature alumnae Robin Shea, digital marketing manager at Roundy's Supermarkets, and Ebony Ssali of Ssali Media Group.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made online.

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7. Mass schedule changes for Sunday, Nov. 25

There will be no 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. Mass celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 25. The 10 p.m. Mass in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family, will still be celebrated. Contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522 with any questions.

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8. Gesu Parish offering Advent Morning of Reflection

Church of the Gesu is offering an Advent Morning of Reflection on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rev. Wally Stohrer, S.J., will be the retreat director. Father Wally has served on the faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and is the chaplain for the College of Nursing.

This event is free. To register, contact Mike Heimbach, director of adult formation at Gesu Parish, or call 8-7101.

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9. Holiday Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 7

Holiday Giving Tree tags have arrived for Marquette community members who signed up to purchase a gift for one of more than 600 individuals from six different Milwaukee agencies who are in need this holiday season. Wrapped gifts must be returned to various drop-off locations on campus by Friday, Dec. 7. The approximate value of the gifts should range from $15 to $25.

To sign up to receive a Giving Tree name or to make a donation, contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Office of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-6838.

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10. Seminar to address environmental pollution, human impact and microbes in action

The Biological Sciences Fall Seminar Series will host "Environmental Pollution, Human Impact, and Microbes in Action," Friday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Krassimira Hristova, assistant professor of biological sciences, will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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11. Law School to host discussion on the effects of mass incarceration on families and communities

The Law School will host "The Collateral Consequences of Incarceration," given by Traci Burch, assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Dr. Burch will discuss the effects of mass incarceration on families and communities, including how criminal justice policies affect disease, crime, domestic partner relationships, children and voting participation in low-income communities. This talk is based in part on her forthcoming book, Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.

Light refreshments will be served after the event. RSVP online. For more information, contact the Law School at 8-7090. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Law School, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences and the Institute for Urban Life.

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12. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center seminar series continues Nov. 27

Dr. Geoffrey Swanson from the department of molecular pharmacology and biological chemistry at Northwestern University will present "The Other Guys of Excitatory Synapses: Kainate Receptors and Their Signaling Partners," on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.

This seminar is sponsored by the College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. The 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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13. Raynor Memorial Libraries' fall edition of Ex Libris available

Raynor Memorial Libraries' fall issue of Ex Libris is now available and includes holiday reading and gift-giving recommendations from library and campus colleagues. Suggestions include fiction and nonfiction works, a book of poetry, and the winner of the Booker Prize, Britain's most significant literary award. For more information, visit the Raynor Memorial Libraries website.

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