— April 16, 2007—
- Simmons Lecture addresses cloning and stem cell research
- Baylor theology professor to present Schwartz Memorial Lecture
- Chapel open for Virginia Tech tragedy prayer, reflection
- Encourage students to attend Career Week events
- Text chosen for 2007 First Year Reading Program
- Horn of Africa representative featured at Soup with Substance
- Growing Power founder to speak about the strength of farming
- University of Chicago professor presenting seminar
- Rex Ellis program cancelled
- Dittman Library Research Competition winners announced
- Haggerty to host Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007
- Psychology Department hosting open house
- Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Math holding colloquiums
- Public relations executive to discuss corporate responsibility
- Top state bloggers participating in Law School forum
- Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
- Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
- Gousha recognized by Associate Press, Wisconsin Alumni
- $6 sale benefits Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund
- MARDI GRAS sponsoring blanket collection
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Liturgical Choir to perform sixth annual concert
- Folk, jazz guitarist Mulvey to perform benefit
- Control asthma with management program
- Donate underwear for area homeless and shelters
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 16
1. Simmons Lecture addresses cloning and stem cell research
The annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values will feature Rev. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., on Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. This free, public lecture, “Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research: Prometheus or Pandora?” will explore how biomedical research raises philosophical and theological issues regarding human nature, health and the human good.
Father FitzGerald is the Dr. David Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics and a research associate professor in the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Oncology.
2. Baylor theology professor to present Schwartz Memorial Lecture
Dr. Ralph C. Wood, professor of theology and religion at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, will present the second Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Raynor Library conference rooms B&C. Wood’s free presentation is titled “God May Strike You Thisaway: Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil on Affliction and Joy.” A reception will follow.
Wood, the author of many books, essays, articles and reviews, is editor-at-large for The Christian Century. The printed version of Wood’s lecture appears in the spring issue of Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature.
The lecture honors Joseph M. Schwartz, who died in 2002. He was emeritus professor of English at Marquette and former editor and senior editor of Renascence, the 60-year-old scholarly journal published at Marquette since the 1950s.
3. Chapel open for Virginia Tech tragedy prayer, reflection
In light of this morning's violence at Virginia Tech, the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. for quiet reflection and prayer. The 10 p.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel will continue as scheduled.
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4. Encourage students to attend Career Week events
The Career Services Center asks faculty and staff to encourage students to attend Career Week workshops, employer panels and an etiquette dinner from April 14 to 20. Topics will include breaking into career fields, job search techniques, interview tips, and career advice. Students can also earn prizes for attending 4 or more events.
Engineering Employer Panel — Monday, April 16
Business Employer Panel — Tuesday, April 17
Arts & Sciences Employer Panel — Wednesday, April 18
Communication Employer Panel — Thursday, April 19
Nursing & Health Sciences Employer Panel — Friday, April 20
Workshops will be:
Monday, April 16 — Resume Writing 101, 4 to 5 p.m., Holthusen first floor
Tuesday, April 17 — Obtaining an Internship, 4 to 5 p.m., Raynor Library Room BC
Wednesday, April 18 — Interviewing for Success, 4 to 5 p.m., Holthusen first floor
Thursday, April 19 — First Year as a Professional, 4 to 5 p.m., Holthusen first floor
Thursday, April 19 — Etiquette Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., Wisconsin Club
Pre-registration is required for the Etiquette Dinner. Call the CSC at 8-7423.
5. Text chosen for 2007 First Year Reading Program
The text for the 2007 First Year Reading Program will be Bombingham, by Anthony Grooms, a searing account of a key period in the civil rights movement, the massive non-violent demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala.
Told from the point of view of a young African-American boy in the spring and summer of 1963, the book describes children attacked by fire-hoses and police dogs, Martin Luther King’s dramatic arrest, and the bombing and murder of four young girls of the Sixteenth Street Baptist church by the KKK. It is a portrait of the wonder and the terror of childhood in a time when ordinary citizens risked their lives to change America.
In the Manresa Project's FYRP, all first-year students read a common text and discuss it with a faculty member during orientation. The book is often used in other fashions by faculty and alumni groups, as well. Students will receive their books at Preview in June and are expected to read it prior to arriving in August.
2007 is the 40th anniversary of a notable era in Milwaukee’s civil rights movement — the open housing marches of the fall of 1967 and the spring of 1968 led by Fr. James Groppi. Several events are being planned to commemorate these events, and the First Year Reading Program is honoring the occasion with this choice.
6. Horn of Africa representative featured at Soup with Substance
Scott LeFevre, Catholic Relief Services regional representative for the Horn of Africa, will speak at Soup with Substance, on Tuesday, April 17, in AMU 305, from noon to 1 p.m.
LeFevre leads Sudan-related advocacy work for C.R.S. in the United States, supporting grass-roots education and awareness-raising.
Soup with Substance is a noon-time social justice discussion series based on the model of the Catholic Worker Movement. Soup is provided.
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7. Growing Power founder to speak about the strength of farming
Will Allen will share his life story and decision to leave his career in marketing to found Growing Power, a nonprofit training center in Milwaukee, and his work using the power of farming to shape lives. The “Real People, Real Stories” presentation will be Tuesday, April 17, at noon in AMU 227. Lunch will be served.
Growing Power has taught farming and food processing to more than 1,000 students and helped launch more than 25 urban gardens, some in the poorest counties in the United States.
The presentation is sponsored by the Manresa Project and OSD Intercultural Programs.
8. University of Chicago professor presenting seminar
The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will present a seminar featuring Dr. Paul Vezina, associate professor of psychiatry, neurobiology, pharmacology and physiology at the University of Chicago. He will speak on “Sensitization and drug taking: Exploring a role for enhanced dopamine and glutamate signaling” on Tuesday, April 17, from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 356 of Schroeder Complex.
9. Rex Ellis program cancelled
Weather conditions have prevented Dr. Rex Ellis, vice president of the Historic Area at Colonial Williamsburg, from traveling for his scheduled program today, Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center. Organizers hope to reschedule his visit for fall.
10. Dittman Library Research Competition winners announced
Three students will collect $200 at a Dittman Library Research Competition award ceremony and social open to the campus community on Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m.in the Raynor Conference Center, Suite A.
Kaye Wierzbicki won the freshman/sophomore category with her English 171 (Krueger/Wiegand) paper, "Bridging the Gap between Subject and Object: Autobiographical Discourse in Fiction as a Means to Justice." James Conway won the junior/senior category for "A Legion of Heroes: The Return of Milwaukee's Union Veterans in the Gilded Age," written for History 196 (Jablonsky). Abby Mattson's paper, "Investigation of NO Formation in Internal Combustion Engines Using Laser-Induced Fluorescence for MEEN 159 (Koch) won the graduate/professional award.
The 10th annual competition is named for Maria Dittman (1931-2005), instruction librarian at Marquette for more than 25 years.
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11. Haggerty to host Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007
The Haggerty Museum of Art will host the Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007, an exhibition of works in all media by Wisconsin painters and sculptors, from April 19 through July 15. This juried exhibition features new works from more than 60 Wisconsin artists chosen from more than 400 entrants.
The exhibition opening will be on Sunday, April 22, featuring a 1 p.m. panel presentation discussing "Regional Art in a Period of Globalization." Panelists will include Lee Coppernoll, acting director of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Tom Lidtke, executive director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and Stephen Fleischman, director of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.
The Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 is coordinated by Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, who invited Wisconsin artists to submit works created since 2003. They were selected by Marianne Richter, curator of the Union League Club of Chicago.
12. Psychology Department hosting open house
The Psychology Department, recently relocated to Cramer Hall third floor, will hold an open house on Friday, April 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A brief program, with remarks by Rev. Robert Wild, S.J., will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room 326.
Formerly located in Schroeder Complex, the Psychology Department office is located in Cramer Hall 317 and the department chair, Dr. Michael Wierzbicki, is in 317B.
Contact Sherri Lex for more information.
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13. Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Math holding colloquiums
Three departments will host colloquiums on Friday, April 20.
Dr. David Baker, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, will present “Probing Outside of the Synapse: Extrasynaptic Glutamate and Neural Disorders,” at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
Dr. Kathleen Carrado, Argonne National Laboratory, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Dr. Carrado will speak on “Silicate-Based Catalysts and Nanocomposites for Energy Applications.”
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium presented by Dr. Matt Insall, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri, at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401. The program topic is “Differentiation in Some Topological Structures.”
14. Public relations executive to discuss corporate responsibility
John Paluszek, Visiting Diederich Professional-in-Residence, will discuss “Corporate Social Responsibility — Here and Around the World” on Monday, April 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Raynor Library Conference rooms B and C. A reception will follow.
Paluszek is senior counsel at Ketchum Communications, Inc. (New York and Washington, D.C.) specializing in reputation management.
15. Top state bloggers participating in Law School forum
The Law School will join WisPolitics.com in hosting the second Wisconsin Blog Summit on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307.
Participants will include top state bloggers and commentators Jay Bullock, Tim Cuprisin, Brian Fraley, Ed Garvey, Eugene Kane, Jessica McBride, Owen Robinson and Charlie Sykes. They will analyze the impact bloggers are having on politics and journalism. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate.
Attendance is free but advanced registration is required. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel at 8-3167.
16. Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this May who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree, graduates who will be doing something unusual after graduation, a student with straight A’s, or anything else of interest. E-mail with your ideas.
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17. Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
Faculty and staff are invited to serve as column marshals for Commencement on Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center. A column marshal leads the graduates, faculty, staff and the stage party into the arena and escorts them out after the ceremony.
Column marshals need to arrive at the Bradley Center at 8:30 a.m. for the ceremony, which is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m. Marshals are also asked to attend a brief rehearsal with the Ph.D. candidates and their dissertation directors the week before Commencement.
For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
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18. Gousha recognized by Associate Press, Wisconsin Alumni
Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy Mike Gousha will receive awards from the Wisconsin Associated Press and University of Wisconsin Alumni Association.
He will receive the Carol Brewer Award from the Wisconsin Associated Press on April 21 at Hilton City Center, Milwaukee. The statewide award commemorates an individual who “has made an outstanding, long-term contribution to broadcast journalism.”
The University of Wisconsin Alumni Association – Milwaukee Chapter will present Gousha with the 2007 Badger of the Year award at UW Founder’s Day on Wednesday, May 9, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee.
19. $6 sale benefits Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund
Stop by the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund $6 sale in AMU from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday to check out the merchandise. Twenty percent of sales benefit the doctoral program scholarship fund. Marquette cash and credit cards are accepted.
20. MARDI GRAS sponsoring blanket collection
Help hurricane victims in the town of Bayou La Batre, Ala., by donating new and gently used blankets this week. MARDI GRAS volunteers who went to the Gulf Region over spring break witnessed the great need for supplies even a year and a half after Hurricane Katrina. Collection boxes will be located in the residence halls and the union from today, April 16, to Saturday, April 21. E-mail to arrange for a pick-up or for more information.
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21. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in AMU 364. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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22. Marquette Liturgical Choir to perform sixth annual concert
Join the Marquette Liturgical Choir, the ensemble that sings for the 4 p.m. Sunday Mass at Gesu Church, for its sixth annual spring concert, "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name." The free concert will be held Saturday, April 21, at Gesu Church at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include scripture and a variety of songs ranging from Mozart to Gospel to contemporary composers. Audience members will be invited to sing along on various pieces, including the final selection, a contemporary setting to the traditional hymn, “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name.” The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Rachelle Kramer at 8-3695.
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23. Folk, jazz guitarist Mulvey to perform benefit
Jazz and folk guitarist Peter Mulvey will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Helfaer Theatre.
Tickets are a minimum $25 donation to the Marquette University Department of Performing Arts “Dublin Project,” which is an intensive student workshop abroad with Patrick Sutton, artistic director of Ireland’s premier drama school, the Gaiety School of Acting. Tickets will also be available to Marquette students for $10, with ID, starting at 6:30 p.m. prior to the show.
Contact the box office at 8-7504.
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24. Control asthma with management program
Dennis Sobush, associate professor physical therapy, will coordinate an asthma management program on Monday, April 23, and Monday, April 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, room 267D.
Sobush will present the “Breathe Well, Live Well” program of the American Lung Association, teaching adults how to control asthma symptoms and enhance their enjoyment of daily living activities. Content will include identifying and avoiding triggers, recognizing warning signs of an asthma attack, developing a medication schedule, measure peak flow, creating an asthma management action plan, and getting the most from healthcare providers.
Attendees must be at both sessions and register at 8-7161 by April 19. Participation and all training materials are free. Refreshments will be provided.
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25. Donate underwear for area homeless and shelters
The Marquette University Volunteers are collecting new undergarments for Undie Monday, April 30, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21. All underwear will be given to area homeless or shelters.
Half of the available gift tags, similar to those distributed during the holiday giving tree celebration, are still available to help select the sizes and type of underwear and ensure that a wide variety of sizes from children to adults will be donated. All undies should be returned with the tag attached by April 30 to the AMU Information Desk or Lalumiere 340. Financial contributions are also accepted.
Contact Kathleen Hawkins at 8-5500 for gift tags or more information.
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26. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the United States Navy named a cargo ship for Marquette, and a sculpture got a new home.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
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27. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 16
• The daytime drilling at 10th and Tory Hill will be complete early this week.
• Daytime piling/sheeting will be driven on Tory Hill, west of 10th St. this week.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 6th and Michigan, on the new westbound I-794.
• Daytime demolition work continues this week at 13th St. south of Clybourn, and on the High Rise Bridge over the Menomonee River Valley.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets will be closed to through traffic in both directions on Monday, April 16. This closure will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 6 a.m. the following morning.
• There will be a full closure of northbound I-43 at National Ave. on Monday, April 16, from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
• The Plankinton off-ramp from northbound I-43 will be closed on Tuesday, April 17, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
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