—April 19, 2007—
- Missing student found
- Schwartz Memorial Lecture rescheduled to today
- Panels to address gender equity and academic leadership
- International Day Festival highlights world cultures
- Women’s Spirituality Discussion on “A Hidden Wholeness”
- History professor appearing on PBS segment
- Safety Alert
- Find out how Medicare changes affect you
- Sudanese refugees to share experiences following Lost Boys
- “Full House” actress to speak about addiction
- Nobel Prize winner to present reading in the Brew Bayou
- Power Lunch featuring “Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage”
- Do we have good taste in motion pictures?
- Jill Anderson selected as Alumni Association bookmark winner
- Compendium submission deadline is tomorrow
- 2007-2008 parking rates announced
- Tomorrow’s symphony tickets available at reduced price
- Neil Simon's “The Odd Couple” performing at Helfaer
- Alumnus to present Concert for Life
- Kick Butts Day for tobacco awareness is Monday
- Public Safety offers self-defense class
- Have your Marquette paycheck deposited automatically
1. Missing student found
A student in the College of Business Administration whose parents had reported him missing was found this morning. He is safe.
The student, a resident of Carpenter Hall, had been missing since Sunday. University officials searched his room Wednesday to try to ascertain the student's whereabouts.
The Department of Public Safety notified the Milwaukee Police Department of the family's concern, and officers from both departments, accompanied by residence hall staff, canvassed the hall, interviewing residents to obtain more information about the student's whereabouts. Officers remained on the scene as a precautionary measure.
According to the Milwaukee Police Department, at no time was the student considered a threat to others. The student was located and detained off campus this morning.
"We take any expression of concern for our students' safety and welfare very seriously," Larry Rickard, director of public safety, said. "Particularly in light of recent events we have an obligation to be diligent in investigating every situation."
Rickard reiterated the advice included in a News Brief sent to all students and employees Tuesday, urging anyone to report suspicious incidents to Public Safety and to share with counselors or administrators concerns about the welfare of any student or employee.
2. Schwartz Memorial Lecture rescheduled to today
The Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Lecture scheduled for yesterday, April 17, has been rescheduled for today, Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Ralph C. Wood, professor of theology and religion at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, will present the lecture in Raynor Library conference rooms B&C. Wood’s presentation is titled “God May Strike You Thisaway: Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil on Affliction and Joy.” A reception will follow.
3. Panels to address gender equity and academic leadership
The Women’s Studies Program, the Office of the Provost and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences will host “Gender Equity at MU and Women as Academic Leaders at Jesuit Universities” tomorrow, Friday, April 20, in the Raynor Conference Center.
10 a.m. to noon panel — “Gender Equity: Where are we now?”
Dr. Lea Acord, dean of the College of Nursing;
Phoebe Williams, associate professor of law;
Dr. Diane Long Hoeveler, professor of English;
Dr. Cheryl Maranto, associate professor of management; and
Dr. Nancy Snow, associate professor of philosophy
The respondent is Christine Wiseman, provost of Loyola University of Chicago and former professor of law and associate vice president for academic affairs at Marquette.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. panel — “Women as Academic Leaders at Jesuit Universities”
Dr. Madeline Wake, provost; and
A buffet lunch and wine and cheese reception are included. RSVP to Rachel Weisner
4. International Day Festival highlights world cultures
Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from around the world as the Office of International Education and students representing countries and cultures celebrate the 23rd Annual International Day Festival. The festival, tomorrow, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU, features food, art displays, crafts, fashion and music. A Chinese fashion show is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. and Irish tunes by the Shinigans at 1 p.m., both on the Marquette Place stage.
5. Women’s Spirituality Discussion on “A Hidden Wholeness”
The Manresa Project’s Women's Spirituality Discussion will be held tomorrow, Friday, April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 233. Read chapter four of “A Hidden Wholeness” by Parker Palmer, which is now available at the Book Marq. New faculty and staff are welcome to join at any time.
You’re welcome to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.
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6. History professor appearing on PBS segment
Dr. Athan G. Theoharis, emeritus professor of history, will appear in the Friday, April 20, installment of the America at a Crossroads series on PBS. Titled “Security Versus Liberty: The Other War,” the hour-long documentary airs at 8 p.m. locally.
According to the program’s Web site, “'Security Versus Liberty' explores this urgent national debate by talking with leading critics and advocates about the new policies, and telling the stories of people whose lives have been directly affected.” Theoharis, who retired and was named professor emeritus last year, has studied the FBI for decades, specializing in the history of 20th century government surveillance. He has authored four books on the subject.
7. Safety Alert
The Department of Public Safety reported an armed robbery in the 900 block of North 17th St. at about 3 a.m. Thursday. The victim, a Marquette student, was not harmed.
The victim was able to give a detailed description of both the suspect and the vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, about 25 years of age with braided-style hair, sideburns and a thin beard. He was wearing a white jacket with logos on it. The vehicle was reportedly a white Jeep. The victim was unable to describe the driver of the vehicle.
If you notice a white Jeep with someone matching the suspect’s description, notify DPS immediately. Also be sure to exercise common safety precautions, such as using LIMOS or the student safety patrol when walking at night, walking in groups and being aware of your surroundings and of the location of blue light phones.
8. Find out how Medicare changes affect you
Human Resources will host a Medicare D and Social Security information session on Monday, April 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A.
There have been recent updates to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. Medicare B premiums are now based on income and Medicare D was established to offer prescription drug plans to Medicare participants.
Denny Mueller of Bankers Life and Casualty Company will overview Medicare A, B and D plans. Karyl Richson of The Social Security Administration will discuss social security benefits and retirement age requirements.
Space is limited, so RSVP at 8-7305 by Friday, April 20.
9. Sudanese refugees to share experiences following Lost Boys
Two Sudanese refugees will share their stories and how they came to the United States following a showing of Lost Boys of Sudan on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry, room 112. The program is sponsored by Marquette JUSTICE and Darfur Action Coalition.
Lost Boys of Sudan is an award-winning documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children.
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10. “Full House” actress to speak about addiction
Jodie Sweetin, former “Stephanie Tanner” star of “Full House,” will speak on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium about her previous addiction and how it affected her life. This free event is sponsored by Marquette University Student Government.
11. Nobel Prize winner to present reading in the Brew Bayou
Gabriel García-Márquez, a Colombian novelist, journalist and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, will present a reading on Tuesday, April 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Brew Bayou. The reading is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Prize for Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude). Attendees are invited to participate by reading passages in English or Spanish, or just listening.
The event is hosted by Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.
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12. Power Lunch featuring “Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage”
Learn from a panel of professionals in various career fields for “Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage” at the Career Services Center’s Power Lunch on Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227. A free lunch is provided.
Speakers include Margaret Crawford of Northwestern Mutual, Mick Joneja of Target, Rita Sharma of Polymorph Media Solutions and Pa Britney Xiong of Western Bilingual Employment Services.
Discussion will include career information specific to each professional’s area of expertise and a focus on real experiences, including stories of challenge and success.
13. Do we have good taste in motion pictures?
The Kellstadt Speakers Series and the Marquette University Department of Marketing present "Taste Versus the Market: An Extension of Research on the Consumption of Motion Pictures ... or ... Do Consumers Have 'Good Taste'?" by Dr. Morris Holbrook on Friday, April 27, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in David Straz Hall, room 106.
Holbrook, the William T. Dillard Professor of Marketing at Columbia University Business School, was the most published author in the top journals (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Marketing Research) in the marketing field for 20 years. His research has covered topics in marketing and consumer behavior focusing on communication, aesthetics, semiotics, hermeneutics, art, entertainment, music, motion pictures, nostalgia and stereography.
For more information, contact Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, 8-7181.
14. Jill Anderson selected as Alumni Association bookmark winner
Jill Anderson, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, took first place in the Alumni Association bookmark design competition. In addition to having her design distributed campus-wide, Anderson won $300. Sarah Salzer, a senior in the College of Communication, took second place ($150) and Sarah Schmidt, a senior in the College of Communication, submitted the third place entry ($50).
The criteria were inspiration, creativity and visual appeal in keeping with the theme, “Finding God in All Things.” The bookmark is the third in a planned series of bookmarks from the Alumni Association for the Marquette community.
15. Compendium submission deadline is tomorrow
The deadline for submissions to the next issue of Compendium, Marquette’s semiannual publication recognizing faculty research, scholarship and other achievements, is tomorrow, Friday, April 20. Be sure that your accomplishments are represented.
If you have a 2006-2007 submission that was not published in the winter edition of Compendium, go online or use the form on the back of the printed edition.
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16. 2007-2008 parking rates announced
Employee parking rates for the 2007-2008 academic year will increase $1 per month in all categories. Next year’s rates will be $61 per month for full-time, $37 for part-time and $18 for evening employees.
The weekday visitor rate will increase by a dollar, to $5 per day before 5 p.m., and will remain at $3 per day after 5 p.m. and on weekends.
For more information, contact Parking Services at 8-6911.
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17. Tomorrow’s symphony tickets available at reduced price
Enjoy reduced-price tickets for Marquette Night at the Milwaukee Symphony tomorrow, Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. The performance will take place at Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St. Faculty, staff, alumni and their friends can purchase tickets for 25 percent off regular price.
The program includes Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and a piano quartet by Brahms. Andreas Delfs will conduct and Garrick Ohlsson will play piano.
Enter source code 5459 on the MSO Web site to purchase tickets, and encourage students to take advantage of the student price of $11.50.
For more information contact Sarah Hogan at (414) 226-7836.
18. Neil Simon's “The Odd Couple” performing at Helfaer
The Department of Performing Arts will present Neil Simon’s classic The Odd Couple beginning today, April 19, through April 29 in the Helfaer Theatre.
Under the direction of Debra Krajec, the play, a Tony award-winning comedy that became a hit film and television series, will run:
• Thursday to Saturday, April 19-21, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday to Saturday, April 25-28, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, April 29, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and $18 for general admission, $13 and $15 for senior citizens, and $8 for students. Wednesday, April 25, is the “Great $5 Night.”
For reservations and more information, call 8-7504.
19. Alumnus to present Concert for Life
Matt Wessel, Comm '03, will present a Concert for Life to benefit theAmerican Cancer Society from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the Weasler Auditorium. Hear music from Wessel’s latest CD, “Carry On.” The night will feature music, raffles and other surprises.Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door.
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20. Kick Butts Day for tobacco awareness is Monday
The Center for Health Education and Promotion will host a Kick Butts Day on Monday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the Raynor Library Bridge. The event, to speak out against marketing cigarettes to children and teens, also features a "graffiti" wall, a petition for a smoke-free Annex, free "quit-kits," wrist bands and stickers.
For more information contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-0234.
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21. Public Safety offers self-defense class
The Department of Public Safety is offering a free self-defense class on Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom CD. The class combines a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about national and local crime trends. Designed for both female and male audiences, the class incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Register by calling 8-6800.
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22. Have your Marquette paycheck deposited automatically
The opportunity to have payroll checks directly deposited into personal bank accounts is available to faculty, staff and student employees. Direct deposit means paychecks are automatically deposited into personal bank accounts on scheduled pay dates without having to first pick up checks and then make special trips to the bank or the Office of the Bursar.
Paychecks can be deposited into multiple accounts as well as out-of-state financial institutions. Those who do not have personal bank accounts, or prefer to establish a local banking relationship, may easily open an account at the U.S. Bank branch in the Alumni Memorial Union.
To initiate the direct deposit process, log into Employee Self-service via MyJob, an online application providing easy access to your employment and benefit information.
Using your eMarq user name and password, choose “Personal Actions” from the menu, then “Manage Payroll Payments.” Follow the instructions on the screen, entering the appropriate routing and account numbers for each deposit amount. You will receive a message in "Notifications” on MyJob once Payroll accepts your direct deposit information.
Call Payroll at 8-7264 for more information.
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