— March 29, 2007—
- Student Organization Award nominations due tomorrow
- Engineer working in Pakistan to speak tonight
- Biological Sciences seminar location change
- 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
- Contact employers through virtual e-fairs
- National Geographic journalist to speak about human trafficking
- Haggerty Museum student exhibit submissions due Monday
- You better Belize it
- Applications available for VOICE peer education program
- Opportunities for Baccalaureate Mass, lectors and reflection
- Network with alumni and sponsors at Etiquette Dinner
- Dinner and a Movie tomorrow for $10
- Free food, picture holder for RockSTAR participants
- Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' to be performed at Helfaer
1. 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.
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. 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.
5. 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).
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6. 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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7. 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.
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8. Biomedical Engineering Symposium to feature MU entrepreneur
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.
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.
There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Contact Brigid Lagerman at 8-7856 for more information.
9. Contact employers through virtual e-fairs
The Career Services Center encourages students to participate in the Jesuit Virtual e-Fair and the Big East e-Fair now in progress.
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.
10. 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.
11. Haggerty Museum student exhibit submissions due Monday
The Haggerty Museum of Art and the MU Art Club will present “Student Fine Arts Night,” an exhibition of work by Marquette students, live music, free food and refreshments, on Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. All work must be submitted to Lynne Shumow at the Haggerty Museum of Art by Monday, April 2, 2007.
The exhibition is open to all Marquette students. A maximum of two art pieces per student can be submitted. Work in all media will be accepted — painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed-media, etc. Framed work is preferred, but not mandatory.
Accompanying each piece must be:
• name of student artist
• title of the work
• year work was created
• medium (such as oil on canvas)
For more information call 8-5915 or e-mail.
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12. You better Belize it
IMAP: Belize 2008 will accept applications for the January 2008 trip until Tuesday, April 3.
Participants prepare for the trip throughout the spring and fall semesters for the cultural and personal differences encountered in Belize. This is an immersion trip into the culture, language, lifestyle and spirituality of the people of Belize.
13. Applications available for VOICE peer education program
The VOICE program is now accepting applications for the 2007-’08 academic year through Wednesday, April 4.
VOICE is comprised of student volunteers who provide education to promote awareness against sexual violence and advocate for a violence-free campus. A program of the Counseling Center, these efforts address programming in residential, academic, athletic, Greek and other campus settings.
More information is available from Chris Daood, 8-7172, at the Counseling Center, Holthusen 204.
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14. Opportunities for Baccalaureate Mass, lectors and reflection
All seniors are invited to attend a Baccalaureate Mass planning meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, AMU first floor.
Information about the selection process for lectors will be provided immediately following the planning meeting, at 5:45 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.
It is also a custom for a senior to give a brief reflection during the Baccalaureate Mass. The information session about the selection process for the reflection is Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Applications for the senior reflection will be available at this meeting and in AMU 236.
15. Network with alumni and sponsors at Etiquette Dinner
The Student Alumni Network 7th annual Etiquette Dinner, on Thursday, April 19, at the Wisconsin Club, will include a networking reception and a dining etiquette presentation over a three-course meal. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with alumni and corporate sponsors such as Kohl's Department Store, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kohler Company, M&I Bank and Direct Supply.
Cost is $15. Register online by April 11. Contact Jennilee Berry or Nicole Roden for more information.
The program is co-sponsored by the Career Services Center and the Alumni Association.
16. Dinner and a Movie tomorrow for $10
MUSG will host Dinner & a Movie tomorrow, Friday, March 30, including dinner at Joey Buona's (appetizers, pizza, soft drinks and dessert) and "Deja Vu" at the Varsity Theatre. Buses will leave from the east side of the AMU at 7 p.m. and return to campus for the movie at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available in the Brooks Lounge, AMU.
17. Free food, picture holder for RockSTAR participants
Late Night Marquette will sponsor the free March Late Night — RockSTAR tomorrow, Friday, March 30, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the AMU. The first 100 people to attend will receive a star picture holder.
Activities include Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, bingo, Karaoke, a performance by Hype, and Dancing Heads — a simulator that shows the participant’s head on a dancing virtual body and includes a free DVD.
Free food and entertainment are provided.
18. 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.
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