— March 29, 2007—
- Diversity funding available to faculty and staff
- Engineer working in Pakistan to speak tonight
- Biological Sciences seminar location change
- Student Organization Award nominations due tomorrow
- Metaphysics conference on campus this weekend
- Palm Sunday Masses begin with campus processions
- University Ministry to hold reconciliation service
- Mother of rape and suicide victim to speak on Sunday
- Biomedical Engineering Symposium to feature MU entrepreneur
- Encourage students to sign up for virtual e-fairs
- National Geographic journalist to speak about human trafficking
- Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
- Anthony Iacopino named associate editor of dentistry journal
- Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' to be performed at Helfaer
- Free tax forms at the library
1. Diversity funding available to faculty and staff
Applications for Diversity Funds to create a richer and more diverse campus community are due April 17. These funds include:
Marquette Excellence in Diversity Grants are available to all faculty, staff and administrators. These grants are intended to provide small start-up or shortfall funding for a variety of projects or events in which Marquette community members are engaged or wish to initiate. Although the requirements are broad, the primary criterion is that the project be very clearly connected with a commitment to diversity at Marquette.
Curriculum Enhancement Grants are available only to faculty to create courses with a particular emphasis on diversity issues.
The Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Chair presents faculty with the opportunity to bring outstanding scholars and professionals of color to enrich the academic life of our students and faculty.
The determination of awards will be made by a selection committee under the auspices of the associate provost for diversity.
For more information, contact Keenan Grenell, associate provost for diversity.
2. Engineer working in Pakistan to speak tonight
The Catholic Relief Services water and sanitation team leader in Pakistan, Michelle Neukirchen, will speak today, Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Olin Engineering Building, room 198, about her experiences in Pakistan. She’ll discuss issues relating to engineering, infrastructure, women's empowerment, education and other challenges about her projects and experiences following the chaos created by a devastating October 2005 earthquake. Pizza will be provided.
For more information, contact Victoria McDonald. The presentation is hosted by the Marquette chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
3. Biological Sciences seminar location change
The location for the Department of Biological Sciences seminar tomorrow, March 30, has changed to the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 100.
Bitinia Espinoza, naturalist guide at the Galapagos National Park, will present “Galapagos Past, Present, and Future: Conservation of These Little Mounts of Earth in the Pacific,” at 3:30 p.m. The program is hosted by Dr. Stephen Munroe, associate professor of biological sciences at Marquette.
4. Student Organization Award nominations due tomorrow
Help celebrate the accomplishments of Marquette’s student organizations by nominating groups for Student Organization Awards by tomorrow, March 30. To emphasize the importance of Marquette student organizations, the Office of Student Development will present several awards at this year’s banquet on Wednesday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in AMU 163, including:
• Social Program of the Year
• Educational Program of the Year
• Diversity Program of the Year
• Officer of the Year
• Advisor of the Year
• Community Service Program of the Year
Nomination forms are available online and at the LEAD Center, AMU 121. Nominations are due to the Office of Student Development, AMU 121, by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 30.
5. Metaphysics conference on campus this weekend
The Philosophy Graduate Student Association will host the conference "Substance Abuse: The Use and Abuse of Metaphysics for Life," Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.
Conference sessions on Friday are in David Straz Hall, room 288, beginning at 1 p.m., with a keynote address at 7 p.m. by Dr. John D. Jones, professor of philosophy at Marquette University. Sessions on Saturday, March 30, will be held in David Straz Hall, room 105, beginning at 8 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Carr, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, at 4:45 p.m.
Admission is $5 for Marquette undergraduates, $10 for graduate students and $20 for professionals.
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6. Palm Sunday Masses begin with campus processions
The 4 p.m. Palm Sunday Mass on Sunday, April 1, at Gesu Church will begin with a procession at 3:40 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Chapel (or Gesu’s lower church if it’s raining).
The 8 and 10 p.m. Masses in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, will begin with a procession from the cross at West Towne Mall just outside the AMU (or the AMU second floor rotunda if it’s raining).
7. University Ministry to hold reconciliation service
University Ministry will sponsor a reconciliation service on Monday, April 2, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU second floor. A communal prayer service will begin the evening followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
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8. Mother of rape and suicide victim to speak on Sunday
Kristin Cooper, a 20-year-old member of Alpha Chi Omega at Baker University (Kansas), committed suicide after being raped by a friend on New Year’s Eve 1995. Andrea Cooper, Kristin's mother and a member of Delta Delta Delta, will share Kristin's story on Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.
This program is supported by Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta Foundations. Donations will be accepted at the door.
9. Biomedical Engineering Symposium to feature MU entrepreneur
The Biomedical Engineering Department’s annual Biomedical Engineering Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Raynor Memorial Library.
The symposium will highlight the work of graduate students through oral presentations and posters. Mark Gehring, Eng '86, CEO of Sharendipity will give a keynote address titled “A (Long) Tale of Three Startups,” sharing his entrepreneurial challenges and experiences in the medical industry. Prior to founding Sharendipity, Gehring started two other companies.
There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Contact Brigid Lagerman at 8-7856 for more information.
10. Encourage students to sign up for virtual e-fairs
The e-fairs offer students the opportunity to submit resumes to a variety of employers. Students only need an online resume, Internet access and desire to pursue an internship or full-time position.
The Career Services Center asks faculty and staff to encourage students to participate in the Jesuit Virtual e-Fair and the Big East e-Fair now in progress.
11. National Geographic journalist to speak about human trafficking
Jodi Cobb, a world-renowned photographer for National Geographic Magazine, will speak on Tuesday, April 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E, with a dessert reception to follow. Sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Student Council and MUSG, Cobb will speak on “Human Slave Trade: The Scandal of the 21st Century.” Her program will focus on how the demand for ever-cheaper goods and services has made trafficking in humans the third largest criminal activity in the world, just behind weapons and drugs.
Cobb has worked in more than 50 countries, primarily in the Middle East and Asia, and has written 24 articles for National Geographic about her experiences. She was one of the first photographers to enter China when it reopened to the West, resulting in her book Journey Into China, and has also written extensively on the geisha of Japan for her book Geisha: The Life, the Voices, the Art.
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12. 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.
13. Anthony Iacopino named associate editor of dentistry journal
Dr. Anthony Iacopino, professor of general dental sciences, has been named the associate editor of a new dentistry journal, Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine. The journal presents the latest links between oral and systemic health in a way that is most useful to the field practitioner
14. Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' to be performed at Helfaer
The Department of Performing Arts will present Neil Simon’s classic The Odd Couple April 19 to 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.
15. Free tax forms at the library
Federal and Wisconsin tax forms and booklets are available in the Raynor lobby while the supply lasts, and on the library’s tax forms Web page.
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