1. A message from the VP for Student Affairs on students involved in an accident this morning


Dr. L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs, shared the following letter with the campus community at 11:30 a.m. today.

I am writing to share with you news of an accident involving two of our students at 17th Street and Wisconsin Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. The students were on the sidewalk when they were struck by a vehicle. Both students were immediately transported to Froedtert Hospital, where they are being treated for serious injuries. Both students' families, as well as their instructors and residence hall directors, have been contacted.

The prayers of our entire campus community go out to the students, their families and their friends. The Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU will be open at 1 p.m. for the community to gather in prayer and support. We have an incredibly close-knit community and I am confident that we will pull together to support our students.

The Department of Public Safety stopped the vehicle and the driver was taken into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department.

We recognize that at that time of day, many of you may have witnessed the accident. We encourage our campus community to make use of Marquette's counseling and spiritual services, including Campus Ministry, the Counseling Center, and the resources available through the Office of Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs.

As I have said before, the safety and wellbeing of our students is our most important priority. We will continue to keep the campus community informed as more information is made available.

Dr. L. Christopher Miller
Vice President for Student Affairs

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2. Books available at Book Marq for Mary Oliver event tonight

For those with tickets to the 4 p.m. sold out Mary Oliver poetry reading and honorary degree ceremony, Book Marq will be selling Oliver's A Thousand Mornings, along with limited copies of other Oliver books. Books sales will begin at 3 p.m., and close shortly before the start of the ceremony around 3:50 p.m. Sales will continue after the event at 5:30 p.m.

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3. ManpowerGroup global finance operations VP to discuss need for global competence


Patricia Puccinelli, vice president of global finance operations at ManpowerGroup and Marquette alumna, will present "The Need for Global Competence in Today's Workforce" as part of International Education Week on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. She will discuss how as the world becomes increasingly interconnected, businesses are hiring employees with the skills to succeed in a global workforce environment.

As leader of the global finance transformation initiative at Manpower since 2009, Puccinelli works to help streamline operations at Manpower's offices in more than 80 countries and territories around the world. Previously, at CNH Global (formally Case Corporation) Puccinelli held an 18-month assignment leading a European-wide team of IT professionals in Paris. Puccinelli is a Certified Public Accountant and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

This event is sponsored by the Office of International Education and Career Services. More information can be found online.

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4. Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee hosting office hours Thursday

The Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee co-chairs and members will host office hours Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 448. Other strategic planning office hours throughout the semester include:

  • Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 448
  • Monday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the AMU, 231
  • 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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5. Guest speakers from Colombia to celebrate university's Spanish Honors Society

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honors Society, will honor the university's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, Gamma Gamma, for its 20th consecutive year as "Chapter of Honor and Merit" with guest speakers Dr. Gabriel Pabón and Dr. Enrique Cabeza from Colombia. The lecturers will present on teaching and literature Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Both Pabón and Cabeza are renowned Spanish linguists.

An initiation ceremony for the 34 new members of the university's Sigma Delta Pi chapter will take place Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Light refreshments will be served following the event. For additional information, contact Carolyn Madigan or Kirsten Lehman.

These events are free and are sponsored by the Office of International Education, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Foreign Languages, the Graduate School and Sigma Delta Pi.

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6. Women's and Gender Studies to host presentation of faculty-student research projects

The Women's and Gender Studies program will host a presentation of its 2012 faculty-student research projects Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Light refreshments will be served before the program at 3 p.m.

  • Dr. Sarah Gendron, associate professor of French, and Kelly Henkel, communication studies and French major in the College of Communication, will present "Gendercide Culture: the Role of Popular Culture in the Treatment of Women During and After Genocide."

  • Dr. Christine Krueger, professor of English, and Mallory Daily, English and philosophy major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present "Making History: A Life of Mary Anne Everett Green."

  • Julia Novotny, WGST and psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present "Asserting the Right to Belong: Mentoring Among Graduate Student Women," advised by Dr. Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English.

  • Natalie Peters, WGST and psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present "It's Just a Joke: Reactions to and Justifications of Gender Stereotypes," advised by Dr. Debra Oswald, associate professor of psychology, and Lucie Holmgreen, doctoral student in the Department of Psychology.

For more information, contact Dr. Carla Hay, associate professor of history, at 8-7150.

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7. Faculty Activities Database (FAD) Review & Training Session

The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment will present an overview of the Faculty Activities Database Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. All are welcome to attend to this session to become familiar with the FAD, and to learn how to access the database, enter activity information and run reports. In addition, participants will learn how to submit activities to Compendium and e-Publications through the FAD.

To register, contact GROW at 8-7305. Contact FAD for more information.

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8. On-campus screenings for health risk assessments end Saturday

Health risk assessments are still available to all employees. Health plan participants who complete both HRA parts — biometric screening and health questionnaire — receive a 10-percent discount for 2013 health insurance premiums. All information regarding the Health Risk Assessment process is available on the benefits website, but key dates include:

  • Employees must complete their biometric screening by Saturday, Nov. 17. Schedule a HRA online or by calling 1-877-765-3213 and pressing "1."

  • Employees must complete their online questionnaire by Monday, Nov. 19. The questionnaire can be found online.

  • New this year, spouses and same sex domestic partners are eligible to voluntarily participate in the HRA process. Only employees are required to complete this process to receive the discount, and no additional discount is given if a spouse or same-sex domestic partner does not choose to participate.

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9. Biological Sciences fall seminar series continues Friday

The Biological Sciences Fall Seminar Series will host "Assembly of the Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation Machinery - A Complex Matter," Friday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Rosemary Stuart, 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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10. Philosophy department hosting colloquium Friday

Dr. Britt-Marie Schiller of Webster University will present "Cultivating a Dialogue Between the Two Sexes: Luce Irigaray and Sexual Difference," Friday, Nov. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A, as part of the Department of Philosophy's colloquium series.

Schiller teaches philosophy and psychoanalysis, epistemology, feminist theories, and history of philosophy at Webster and is a practicing psychoanalyst at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. Her research is focused on the intersection of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and gender - currently on articulating alternative conceptions of masculinity.

For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy at 8-6857.

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11. Soup with Substance to discuss service and education in post-apartheid South Africa

The next Soup with Substance will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon in the AMU, 157, and will feature South Africa study abroad alumni who will discuss service and education in post-apartheid South Africa through the lens of their experiences. Presenters will examine the current conversations around South Africa's education system and share their own personal experiences, challenges and observations. This program is sponsored by the Office of International Education as part of International Education Week, Nov. 12-16.

Marquette's Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry and Center for Intercultural Engagement partner to host Marquette's Soup with Substance program. The program invites members of the Marquette and larger Milwaukee community to listen and discuss a topic with a local or national figure known for their academic or practical work in nonviolence, while enjoying free soup and bread during the lunch hour. For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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12. Counseling Center offering suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 254. The "Question, Persuade, Refer" training is a nationally recognized program designed to save lives through increasing awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs. It teaches participants how to talk to someone about suicide and educates participants on how to facilitate appropriate mental health referrals. The training is open to the Marquette community.

Pre-registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172.

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13. Faber Center to offer Advent Spiritual Exercises opportunity

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host the "Second Week Group," beginning Monday, Nov, 26, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. This group, facilitated by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate vice president of Mission and Ministry, and Rev. J.J. O'Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center, will explore the second week of the Spiritual Exercises with emphasis on Jesus' birth, life and public ministry. Additional dates include Monday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. A light lunch will be served.

Register by Wednesday, Nov. 21, by emailing Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant Faber Center, or by calling 8-4545. All faith backgrounds are welcome.

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14. Tobacco cessation support provided for Great American Smokeout

In recognition of the 37th annual Great American Smokeout, Thursday, Nov. 15, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, Colleges Against Cancer, and Spark are providing tobacco cessation support and activities on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15:

  • Health Huts, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU second floor lobby
  • Nov. 14, "Breaking Bad Habits," an information table for individuals thinking about quitting or those supporting someone who is trying to quit
  • Nov. 15, "Tobacco's Dirty Laundry," an information table exposing how Big Tobacco is targeting 18-24-year-olds
  • Great American Smokeout Cookout, Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., under Raynor Bridge - Colleges Against Cancer will host a cookout and "Cold Turkey" bowling

For additional information, contact Becky Michelsen, health educator, at 8-5217.

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15. Neighborhood Health Center offering menopause clinic

Student nurse midwives will host a free menopause workshop Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Attendees will learn about what menopause really is and different approaches in managing symptoms, such as hormone replacement therapies, alternative medicine and lifestyle changes. The workshop will be beneficial for individuals interested in learning more about menopause, including students in health-related professions who will discuss menopause with their patients.

Space is limited. RSVP to menopauseworkshop@gmail.com by Wednesday, Nov. 15, or contact Sarah Lynch for additional information.

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16. Salvadoran priest speaking about environmental degradation

A Salvadoran priest will speak about environmental degradation in Milwaukee and El Salvador Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:45 p.m. at Cudahy Hall, 001. Brother Domingo Solis is a Franciscan friar and the director of the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in El Salvador. JPIC is an organization of Franciscans whose mission is to care for the poor and marginalized, advocate for human rights, be peacemakers and respect and care for all of creation. In El Salvador, JPIC is an active member of the National Roundtable against Metallic Mining (the Mesa) and has supported the struggle for a complete ban on all metallic mining in the country.

This event is sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus.

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17. College of Professional Studies to host information session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree information session for prospective adult students Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 414. Information presented will include an accelerated eight-week session bachelor's degree, course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities.

Registration is available online or by calling 8-3153. For more information, contact the College of Professional Studies at 8-3153.

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18. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will hold an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 16, in Eckstein Hall, 263. 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. For more information, contact Law School Admissions at 8-6767.

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19. Marquette to host Big East volleyball championship this weekend

The 2012 Big East Conference Women's Volleyball Championship will be held Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Al McGuire Center. Marquette's women's volleyball team has clinched a spot and will play in a late match Friday, Nov. 16. Other games will be determined if they advance. A complete bracket can be found online.

Ticket prices for the weekend are as follows:

  • Friday, Nov. 16: $10 for adults, $5 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over) and free for children under two and students with a MUID
  • Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18: $7 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors and free for children under two students with a MUID
  • All-sessions pass: $20 for adults and $10 for youth and seniors

Bracket and game schedule information can be found online. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the ticket office at 8-4668.

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20. Marquette Pep Band will release a new CD

The Marquette Pep Band has a new CD recording of music from the 2011-2012 season. The CD was professionally recorded and will be available after Thanksgiving in the Marquette Spirit Shop.

For more information on the band program, contact Dr. Erik Janners, director of music in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7125.

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