—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
- History professor appearing on PBS segment
- Safety Alert
- 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?
- Make a difference through MUSG open positions
- Jill Anderson selected as Alumni Association bookmark winner
- 2007-2008 parking rates to remain the same
- Tomorrow’s symphony tickets available at reduced price
- Katrina relief trip sign-up deadline is Saturday
- Neil Simon's “The Odd Couple” performing at Helfaer
- Free “Wild Wild Rec” is country-western Late Night
- Alumnus to present Concert for Life
- Kick Butts Day for tobacco awareness is Monday
- Public Safety offers self-defense class
- Basketball tournament to benefit AIDS orphans
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. 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.
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6. 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.
7. 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.
8. “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.
9. 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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10. 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.
11. 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.
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12. Make a difference through MUSG open positions
Many student government positions, paid and volunteer, need to be filled for the 2007-2008 school year. The Communications Department is accepting applications for art, public relations and multimedia staff. The Executive Department has openings for senior speaker coordinator, elections coordinator and others. More than 30 committees need to be filled, including Board for Student Media, Academic Senate, Committee on Teaching, Library Board, Parking Committee, and University Athletics Board.
Applications are also available online and in the MUSG office, AMU 133.
13. 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.
14. 2007-2008 parking rates to remain the same
There will be no increase in student parking rates for the 2007-2008 academic year. The full-time commuter rate will remain at $444 for the year, part-time at $148, and the evening rate at $100. Student 24-hour/overnight rates will also remain at $678 for both semesters. An economy-priced 24-hour rate for parking in surface Lot T on 19th St. is also being introduced, $580 for the year or $290 per semester.
The visitor rate will be $5 per day before 5 p.m., and $3 per day after 5 p.m. and on weekends.
For more information, contact Parking Services at 8-6911.
15. Tomorrow’s symphony tickets available at reduced price
Students can enjoy the Milwaukee Symphony with tickets for $11.50 at Marquette Night 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.
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 5460 on the MSO Web site to purchase tickets.
For more information contact Sarah Hogan at (414) 226-7836.
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16. Katrina relief trip sign-up deadline is Saturday
Engineers Without Borders will host a Katrina Relief Service Trip to Kiln, Miss., from May 12 to 18. Students will spend four days on projects such as roofing a house, building a porch, dry-walling or digging holes for a house foundation.
Kiln is in Hancock County, where 70 percent of the buildings were destroyed by Katrina. The trip also includes a tour of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, one of the areas that suffered the most devastation.
To participate, contact Natalie Bruders or Paige Peters by Saturday, April 21.
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17. 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.
18. Free “Wild Wild Rec” is country-western Late Night
A free country-western themed Late Night event, “Wild Wild Rec,” will include a bungee bull, square and line dancing lessons, make-your-own country music video, old-time photos, crafts, pool activities, bingo, free food and more. The event is tomorrow, April 20, from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Helfaer Rec Center.
For more information contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217 or the Helfaer Rec Center at 8-6976.
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. Basketball tournament to benefit AIDS orphans
A five-on-five Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 28, will benefit Marquette's Peace House, helping AIDS orphans in Tanzania. Men’s, women’s, and coed teams will compete at the Rec Center. Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, April 25.
The event will include free food, drinks, raffle prizes and MU basketball players.
Contact Erin Sheehan for more information.
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