— February 12, 2007—
- MUSG sponsors forum with university leaders
- “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
- Your bookmark design could be worth $300
- Law School information session is Feb. 16
- Learn about career options at Political Science Career Panel
- El Salvador program features community-based learning
- Pep Band to record a live CD at Bandorama Concert
- Special deal for Family Night at women’s basketball game
- Manresa Scholars offer part-time student ministry positions
- Student leaders needed for new student orientation
- Phonathon accepting applications for spring semester
- College of Communication presents “Hekebe”
- HAVEN Conversation Series addresses dating violence
- Public Safety offers self-defense classes
- Marquette teams with Greendale High School for free musical
- Stressed or fearful? Attend anxiety disorders screening
- Have questions about the Catholic faith?
- Join faculty and staff for a free, home-cooked meal
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 12
1. MUSG sponsors forum with university leaders
Tuesday, Feb. 20, is your chance to ask questions of Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Provost Madeline Wake and Greg Kliebhan, senior vice president. The forum, sponsored by MUSG, will begin at 7 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union.
All students are encouraged to attend the forum and ask questions.
2. “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
Awista Ayub, founder of the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, will keynote the Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “The Voice of Women: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,” on March 3 in the AMU. Conference attendees learn to enhance their leadership skills and interact with alumni leaders. Men and women alike are invited to attend.
The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with Ayub and a reception at 1 p.m.
The Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing Afghanistan’s youth with leadership skills required to promote athletics into their schools and communities. Ayub has been featured in a national news publications and programs including ABC News, ESPN, Glamour Magazine, American Morning, New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated.com, The San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today.
For more information and registration, go online. The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Manresa, Center for Health Education and Promotion, Student Government, and Residence Hall Association.
3. Your bookmark design could be worth $300
The Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors is sponsoring a competition for Marquette students to design a bookmark. In addition to having his or her design distributed campuswide, the winner will receive $300. The second and third place winners will receive $150 and $50, respectively. The competition is open to all Marquette University students.
This year’s theme is “Finding God in All Things.” The criteria are inspiration, creativity and visual appeal in keeping with the theme. The size of the bookmark is approximately 2 inches by 8.5 inches.
Copyrighted quotations and visuals used as part of the design, if any, must be acknowledged. Printing of the bookmark is subject to obtaining permission to use any copyrighted materials involved.
The deadline for submissions is March 19, and they should be sent to the Spirit of Ignatius Committee, Alumni Relations, 1212 Building, sixth floor, or by e-mail.
Members of the MUAA National Board of Directors’ Spirit of Ignatius Committee will serve as judges, and their decision will be final. Winners will be announced during the week of April 2.
Call 8-4764 or e-mail for more information.
4. Law School information session is Feb. 16
An information session for prospective Law School students will be Friday, Feb. 16. The sessions are conducted as overviews of the Law School, admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more.
Sessions are held at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall, 12:30 to 1 p.m., room 245, followed by a brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student.
In addition to Friday, other information sessions will be held on:
Friday, Feb. 23
Friday, March 2
Friday, March 30
Friday, April 13
5. Learn about career options at Political Science Career Panel
Students of all academic majors are invited to learn more about what they can do with their degree at the Political Science Career Panel on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Raynor Conference Rooms B and C.
Panelists include a lawyer, business professional, foreign service officer, congressional staffer, lobbyist and graduate school representative. Refreshments will be provided. The panel is sponsored by the Marquette Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society.
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6. El Salvador program features community-based learning
Santa Clara University, which hosts the Casa de la Solidaridad program enabling students to attend the Jesuit University de Centroamerica, will host an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 143. Another session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Cudahy 118.
The Casa de la Solidaridad program involves promotion of justice and solidarity, participation in community-based learning, immersion with the poor, and summer and medical programs.
7. Pep Band to record a live CD at Bandorama Concert
All MU Band ensembles (Symphonic Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Basketball Pep Band, and Flute Choir) will join together on Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Varsity Theatre for the Bandorama Concert. Pre-concert music by the Jazz Band will begin at 12:45 p.m. The main concert begins at 1 p.m., including the recording of the Pep Band’s first CD in more than seven years, under the direction of Dr. Otis C. French, along with a piece by the Symphonic Band.
Featuring favorites from the Bradley and Al McGuire Centers, the Pep Band will prepare Marquette fans for the men’s and women’s basketball games and the postseason tournaments. The Symphonic Band will also recognize Black History Month and honor Rosa Parks for Black History Month in "A Movement for Rosa.”
The Bandorama Concert is free and open to the public. All are invited to be a part of the live recording session, especially during the “Alma Mater” and “Ring Out Ahoya.”
8. Special deal for Family Night at women’s basketball game
Join the nationally ranked Marquette women’s basketball team for Family Night as they take on Big East rival St. John’s on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas cost $16 total.
For more information go online or call 8-GOMU
9. Manresa Scholars offer part-time student ministry positions
The Manresa Scholars Program, offering students a part-time (12-15 hours per week) ministry position in a local parish with an $8,000 stipend, is taking applications for the 2007-2008 academic year. Information sessions will be held on Feb. 12 and 13, at 11:00 a.m. in AMU 230.
In addition to the part-time ministry, the Scholars group also meets regularly for prayer and reflection to explore students’ ministry and call. Applications are available on the Manresa Project Web site. The application deadline is Feb. 22.
For more information call 8-0263, or 8-8214.
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10. Student leaders needed for new student orientation
The Office of Student Development is looking for mature and dedicated Marquette students to serve as role models for the class of 2011.
The deadline for orientation assistant/team leaders, who serve as the Preview student staff members and lead a team of group discussion leaders, is Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The deadline for group discussion leaders, who lead small group discussion, assist with family-member programming and support all programming during new student and family orientation, is Friday, March 9.
For more information, pick up an application packet in the Office of Student Development in AMU 121 or 329 or download an application.
11. Phonathon accepting applications for spring semester
The Phonathon, a student-run campus job of contacting alumni and friends to support Marquette, is hiring for spring semester. Pay starts at $6.50 per hour, plus chances for performance-based bonuses, semester raises and extra hours.
The eight-hour per week commitment runs until the end of the school year, with no work on Fridays and Saturdays and during finals. Shifts run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, with an additional shift on Sunday morning.
Call 8-6955 or e-mail for more information. Or, visit room 111 of the 707 Building after 5 p.m. during work shifts for an application.
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12. College of Communication presents “Hekebe”
A story of strength and vulnerability, “Hekebe” is considered Euripides’ commentary on the deteriorating values of his time. The Diederich College of Communication's Department of Performing Arts will present Euripides' “Hekebe” from Feb. 15 to 25 in Helfaer Theatre. The performance is directed by Phylis Ravel, translated by Robert Emmet Meagher and choreographed is by Roxanne Kess.
For more information, show times and ticket information, call 8-7504, e-mail or go online.
13. HAVEN Conversation Series addresses dating violence
HAVEN and Becky Wittig, community education specialist with the Women’s Center, present February’s HAVEN Conversation Series, “When dating becomes dangerous: Current trends in dating violence,” on Thursday, Feb. 15, at noon in AMU room 305.
Research indicates that teens and young adults are experiencing more violence in dating relationships than ever before. Learn about trends in dating violence and how to assist and support those involved in abusive relationships.
HAVEN (Helping Abuse and Violence End Now) is a partnership of university departments and students committed to the prevention of interpersonal violence and to providing safe referral sources for those affected by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Call 8-5746 or e-mail for more information.
14. Public Safety offers self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety is offering several free self-defense classes combining 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.
Classes will be held:
• Monday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom AB
• Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom CD
• Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom AB
• Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom CD
Register by calling 8-6800.
15. Marquette teams with Greendale High School for free musical
Greendale High School and Marquette’s Student Health Service and Counseling Center present “nor • mal: a family musical of hope and survival,” on Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free.
Resulting in standing ovations after performances by the Greendale High School Advanced Theatre Class in December 2006, this musical addresses student health, wellness, the devastating impact of eating disorders, and the therapeutic impact of theatre.
A talk-back session with cast members and eating disorder specialists will follow the performance. The musical is presented in conjunction with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week/Love Your Body Week 2007.
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16. Stressed or fearful? Attend anxiety disorders screening
Do you feel fearful or panicky, seemingly for no reason, or keyed up or stressed out? Maybe you become overwhelmed with anxiety in social or classroom situations.
The Counseling Center is holding a free anxiety disorders screening on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Holthusen Hall, room 207, from noon to 4 p.m. Counseling Center staff will provide students with an anonymous screening questionnaire and an opportunity to discuss the results.
Anxiety disorders, which affect 25 million Americans, are treatable conditions that do not have to affect an individual’s life.
For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172, or go online.
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17. Have questions about the Catholic faith?
Bring your questions about the Catholic faith to “Java with the Jesuit,” an open conversation with Frank Majka, S.J., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. in Brew Bayou in the AMU. The program is sponsored by University Ministry and Catholic Outreach.
18. Join faculty and staff for a free, home-cooked meal
The Association of Marquette University Women invites all students to join its annual “Supper for 12 Strangers.” In the spirit of Jesus’ last supper with his 12 apostles, this “supper” matches current students with Marquette alumni, faculty, administrators in a social setting for food, camaraderie, and fun, on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25.
This informal, social event and networking opportunity is open to all current students, men and women, and is provided in the homes of Marquette alumni, faculty and administrators.
For more information or to register, call 8-0347 or e-mail.
19. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Marquette, and a famous Marquette alumnus was born.
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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20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 12
• Sub-zero weather last week cancelled all of the scheduled closures and contractor operations; they have been moved to this week.
• Daytime drilling continues west of Straz Tower.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th St. and Michigan, and further east on the new westbound I-794.
• Night demolition resumes south of 10th St. and Tory Hill from Wednesday, Feb. 14, through Friday, Feb. 14, as well as Sunday, Feb. 17, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Noise is being monitored, and is becoming less and less noticeable as work moves away from the university.
• Nighttime demolition work will occur north of St. Paul Ave. near 9th St. from Monday, Feb. 12, through Saturday, Feb. 17, and south of 9th St. and Michigan St. on Sunday, Feb. 18.
• St. Paul Ave., between 5th and 13th streets, will be closed nightly to through-traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 16, as well as Saturday morning, Feb. 17, until noon. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Ave. These closures are required for overhead demolition work.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed overnight from Wednesday, Feb. 14, through Friday, Feb. 14, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. This ramp will also be closed on the following Sunday, Feb. 18, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., for overhead demolition work. These closures are anticipated through most of February.
• The Plankinton exit ramp from northbound I-43 will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
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