— March 1, 2007—
- Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
- Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
- “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
- Oxford professor to present Pere Marquette Theology Lecture
- Women’s conference features art by and about women
- Deadline for McNair Scholars Application is next Friday
- Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
- Kujichagulia founder to speak on avenues of learning
- Haggerty forum covers arts as a vehicle for developing leaders
- Feminism program to address myths and truths
- Obligation to the embryo program presented by Faculty for Life
- Speaker to address knowing God’s Will in decision-making
- Tanzania trip applications are due today
- Sample soups to benefit Hunger Clean Up
- Student leaders needed for new student orientation
- University Ministry sponsors Reconciliation Service on Monday
- Tickets for Jack’s Mannequin on sale
- Passport Milwaukee now online
1. Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
All students using a university computer station must update their computer to accommodate a change in Daylight Saving Time enacted by Congress.
Detailed instructions for updating your programs are now available from IT Services. It is not simply a matter of manually changing your clock setting.
Several major software programs need to be updated to properly adjust to the new DST. Programs affected by the DST change include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MAC OS, and mobile devices including PDAs, smart phones, and Blackberrys. You must apply these updates to schedule appointments correctly in your calendar.
Updates must be completed as soon as possible. DST begins at 2 a.m. on March 11.
2. Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
Thousands of excited, blue-and-gold-clad Marquette fans are needed to fill the seats behind the broadcasters for the ESPN live GameDay broadcast at the Bradley Center on Saturday, March 3, against Pittsburgh.
Host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps cover game previews and analysis, interviews, feature stories and a half-court shot for the GameDay broadcast.
GameDay taping begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until approximately noon. The show is live from 10 until 11 a.m., with other segments taped in between. The first 1,000 fans attending GameDay will receive a limited edition T-shirt and prizes will be given throughout the morning.
The GameDay set will be at midcourt, with seating in sections 200, 201, 202, 226, and 227. Student wristbands for sections 106 and 225 and the lower level for the game against Pitt will be distributed based on students’ places in line for the GameDay taping.
GameDay participation is free. No ticket is needed. Free shuttle buses will run from the Annex from 7 to 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m. Shuttle service will resume at 5:30 p.m. for rides to and from the game. Don’t have a ticket? Watch it at the Annex, the next best thing to being at the game.
For more information, go online.
3. “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 Saturday, 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.
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.
4. Oxford professor to present Pere Marquette Theology Lecture
Dr. Christopher Rowland, professor of theology at the University of Oxford, will present "Wheels Within Wheels — William Blake and the Ezekiel's Merkabah in Text and Image" for the Theology Department’s 38th Annual Père Marquette Theology Lecture. The lecture will take place on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
5. Women’s conference features art by and about women
The Women’s Studies Program’s 13th Annual Conference, “Women and Creativity,” provides a forum for women from around the country to discuss music, art and literature by and about women. The conference will take place from March 22 to 24 in Raynor Memorial Library conference rooms.
The program is free and no registration is needed. It’s sponsored by the MU Women’s Studies Program, office of the provost and Helen Way Klinger College of Arts & Sciences.
For more information, e-mail Diane Hoeveler.
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6. Deadline for McNair Scholars Application is next Friday
The application deadline for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded program to help undergraduate students plan for graduate study, is Friday, March 9.
Selected students participate in an eight-week summer research experience, working under the guidance of a MU faculty mentor and receive a $2,800 stipend. Students also participate in graduate school visits, research conferences and GRE preparation.
For more information, contact the McNair Office, Marquette Hall 407, or call 8-1771.
7. Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
All A-grade papers written during calendar 2006 for a MU course are eligible for the Libraries' 10th Annual Dittman Research Paper Competition recognizing the importance of effective library research. One $200 prize each will be awarded in the freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories.
Submissions will be accepted until March 5. More information is available online.
8. Kujichagulia founder to speak on avenues of learning
Venice Williams, founder of Kujichagulia (Swahili for “self determination”) Lutheran Center, will present “Real People, Real Stories,” on Monday, March 5, at noon in AMU 163. Kujichagulia Lutheran Center serves area individuals and families exploring avenues of spiritual, cultural, artistic and academic learning. A light lunch will be provided.
The program is sponsored by Intercultural Programs and the Manresa Project
9. Haggerty forum covers arts as a vehicle for developing leaders
Dr. Gail Sylvia Lowe will speak at the annual Art and Social Change Forum on “Leadership and Diversity: Community Development through the Arts,” focusing on visual arts as a vehicle for developing leaders for a diverse Milwaukee followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum. The Haggerty Art and Social Change Forum is convened each spring to focus on how the arts strengthen community social and economic vitality.
Lowe is an historian with the Anacostia Community Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, where she also leads the museum’s Research, Documentation and Publications Department.
For more information, call 8-7290.
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10. Feminism program to address myths and truths
Dr. Theresa Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy, will facilitate a presentation and discussion on “Outspoken: What is Feminism?” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the AMU Multicultural Center. Refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by the MUSG Diversity Commission.
11. Obligation to the embryo program presented by Faculty for Life
The Marquette University Faculty for Life will sponsor “Our Moral Obligation to the Abandoned Embryo,” a presentation by Peter Ryan, S.J., on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in room 104J of Cramer Hall. There will be a short response to Father Ryan’s talk by Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of moral theology, and Dr. James Linn, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia-Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Father Ryan, associate professor of moral theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., has written articles on a variety of topics, including bioethics, academic freedom in the Catholic university, and the relationship between moral action and ultimate human fulfillment.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Nursing, the Department of Theology, and the Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association.
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12. Speaker to address knowing God’s Will in decision-making
The MU Knights of Columbus will host Father Don Hying, dean of formation at St. Francis Seminary, to speak on "Discernment: How to Know the Will of God in Making Important Decisions," on Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Straz Hall 105.
13. Tanzania trip applications are due today
Peace House Foundation applications for the January 2008 trip to Tanzania are due are to the LEAD center by 5 p.m. today, March 1. The two-week stay is with Peace House Academy, a school dedicated to educating AIDS orphans.
For more information, contact Erin Sheehan
14. Sample soups to benefit Hunger Clean Up
Hunger Clean Up 2007 will host a “Sample the Soups” fund-raiser on Thursday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. The requested donation is $10. Campus Kitchens Job Training Class provides soup and Milwaukee schools provide handcrafted clay bowls, which are available for purchase after soup sampling.
Funds raised will benefit Hunger Clean Up, which is Saturday, April 21. For more information contact David Quam.
15. 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.
In addition to leading small group discussions, students assist with family-member programming and support all programming during new student and family orientation. The application deadline 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.
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16. University Ministry sponsors Reconciliation Service on Monday
University Ministry will sponsor a Reconciliation Service on Monday, March 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in AMU. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
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17. Tickets for Jack’s Mannequin on sale
Tickets for Jack’s Mannequin, a rock band from Orange, Calif., are on sale in Brooks Lounge, first floor of AMU. Tickets for the April 19 performance at the Varsity Theatre are $15 for Marquette students and $20 for the general public (must be age 18 or older to attend). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert. The performance is sponsored by MUSG.
18. Passport Milwaukee now online
Late Night Marquette has placed Passport Milwaukee, a guide for students to Milwaukee theaters, dining, and nightlife online for easier access. The online Passport also includes features the print version does not, such as maps and ratings of local businesses.
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