— April 17, 2008 —
- Jesuit honor society holding alumni awards brunch
- Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., to be honored at reception
- Family Research Enterprise Conference features poster session
- AT&T customer marketing director to give talk
- Haggerty Museum featuring the Chas and Judy Mulcahy Thai art gift
- Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony this weekend
- Symphonic Band performing free, spring concert
- Tell us about fascinating May graduates
- Submit professional accomplishments for Compendium newsletter
- International Partnership and Research Database available
- Campus Kitchen Brown Bag fund-raiser this week
- Donate blood for National Donate Life Month
- Marquette men's a cappella group, The Naturals, presents spring concert
- Women’s Club Volleyball team wins national championship
- Spring issue of Ex Libris is online
1. Jesuit honor society holding alumni awards brunch
The Father Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, will hold its 2008 awards brunch on Sunday, April 20.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, followed by brunch and the award presentation at 10:45 a.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU.
Don and Mary Jo Layden, both of whom are Marquette alumni, will be honored as alumni of the year. For more than a decade they have been Ignatian associates and are now part of the Ramos Community living a commitment to Ignatian ideals, in addition to considerable other community involvement.
RSVP to John Novotny, director of law school development, Sensenbrenner Hall 345, by noon tomorrow, April 18. Cost is $25.
2. Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., to be honored at reception
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., invites members of the Marquette community to a reception celebrating 18 years of dedicated service from Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., vice president of student affairs. The reception will be held Monday, May 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in AMU Monaghan Ballroom. A program will take place at 5 p.m.
Thon will step down as vice president for student affairs at the end of the semester. He will take a year’s sabbatical to do some writing, including updating a monograph he authored in 1989, The Ignatian Perspective: The Role of Student Affairs in Jesuit Higher Education. During this time, he will also serve as president of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
During Thon's tenure as vice president, improvements in the residential aspect of student life have included the creation of the Office for University Apartments and Off-Campus Student Services, the building of Campus Town Phase V, the renovation of Straz Tower and the opening of Abbottsford Hall. Thon himself has resided for the past 18 years in McCormick Hall, serving as hall minister and experiencing firsthand the lives and concerns of students.
RSVP by Wednesday, April 30, to University Special Events at 8-7431.
3. Family Research Enterprise Conference features poster session
The College of Business Administration will host the Fourth Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference from 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, until noon Sunday, April 20. The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Milwaukee City Center, 611 West Wisconsin Ave., and at Raynor Library.
The Family Enterprise Research Conference is dedicated to developing a community of scholars interested in research to improve understanding of family firms and create usable knowledge. The conference aims to enable scholars to design and develop research projects that are theoretically sound, empirically rigorous and of practical significance and applicability to family firms. The scholars are inter-disciplinary — mainly business professors but also anthropology, family studies and law.
A free, public poster session will be held in the Beaumier Suites at Raynor on Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The conference itself costs $400 to attend. Register online.
4. AT&T customer marketing director to give talk
Tom Wilson, executive director of SMB customer marketing at AT&T, will present “Data — the Foundation of Strategic Marketing: Confessions of a Data Junkie” for the Marketing Executive Speakers Series tomorrow, April 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Straz Hall 106. Wilson is responsible for customer marketing and customer experience for AT&T’s small- and medium-business customers in the United States. He will discuss the use of customer data for crafting marketing strategies.
The event is sponsored by the Marketing Department.
5. Haggerty Museum featuring the Chas and Judy Mulcahy Thai art gift
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the gift of Thai temple paintings from Chas and Judy Mulcahy with a talk by Darika Nantiya, adjunct professor of philosophy at Southern Connecticut University, on Saturday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in AMU 157. The 40 paintings, on view in the AMU, are derived from wall murals in Thai temples and other sacred sites. The talk will be followed by a performance of Thai dance by members of the Thai American Association of Milwaukee and reception featuring Thai cuisine.
The Haggerty’s collection of Thai paintings is a gift to the museum and Marquette from the Mulcahy’s. It is one of the largest collections of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, consisting of works on canvas by contemporary Thai artists who have revived the traditional styles and subjects originally conceived for temple murals.
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6. Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony this weekend
The annual Tri-ROTC Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in the Gymnasium, room 100. Government and civilian organizations will recognize the achievements of cadets and midshipmen from Marquette’s Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC Units.
7. Symphonic Band performing free, spring concert
The Marquette Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, will perform its spring concert, “Of Sailors and Whales," Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The performance is a musical setting of the literary classic Moby Dick and will feature a narration by student Nicholas Inzeo.
The band will also recognize its graduating seniors and present the William Geisheker award to the senior who best embodies the spirit of the band. Former director Nick Contorno will join the band to present the first-ever Nick Contorno award to the outstanding musician of the band.
This event is free and open to the public.
8. Tell us about fascinating May graduates
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this May for possible use with area media. May graduates with unusual backgrounds; who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; who will be doing something unusual after graduation; with recent exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.
What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details within the next few weeks.
9. Submit professional accomplishments for Compendium newsletter
The next issue of Compendium, the semiannual newsletter of faculty and staff accomplishments, will be distributed this summer.
Faculty and staff with 2008 professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource. Those submissions will then be printed in the next issue.
Recent accomplishments should be submitted online.
Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
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10. International Partnership and Research Database available
The Office of International Education has created an International Partnership and Research Database to showcase Marquette’s activity around the world and allow others to find contacts for specific countries. The database is indexed by country and includes partnerships and regional experts.
To add your name and research or partnership information to the database, e-mail Luba Aganina, office associate in the Office of International Education.
11. Campus Kitchen Brown Bag fund-raiser this week
Tomorrow, April 18, is the last day to donate to the Campus Kitchen fund-raiser. Brown bags were distributed to department offices earlier this week for staff to donate their lunch money for a day. Donations support the Campus Kitchen’s programming, including meal deliveries to individuals and families in Milwaukee, nutrition education for youth and culinary job training for unemployed adults.
All participating members from the department that donates the most money per participant will win a free pizza party at the Annex. Volunteers will collect brown bags and donations tomorrow, April 18.
12. Donate blood for National Donate Life Month
To recognition of National Donate Life Month, the Marquette Army ROTC and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive tomorrow, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Sign-up at online or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Walk-ins are welcome.
13. Marquette men's a cappella group, The Naturals, presents spring concert
The all-men’s a cappella vocal ensemble The Naturals will hold its annual spring concert Sunday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.
The instrumental group will perform barbershop-style songs, doo wop classics and pop hits from the 1980s, all done in The Naturals’ harmonic style.
The concert is free and open to the public.
14. Women’s Club Volleyball team wins national championship
The Women’s Club Volleyball team won the Collegiate Club Volleyball National Championship in Dallas last week. Of the 360 registered women’s collegiate club teams, the top 108 were invited to compete for the National Championship. Marquette defeated the University of Texas 25-21 in the championship game.
Sarah Frogge was named most valuable player. Margaret Hall, Caitie O'Brien, Nicole Purcell and Nicole Wallace were named All-Americans. Additional team members are Molly Aikins, Rachel Ansay, Ally Bresnahan, Marissa Dehler, Molly Madonia, Bridget O’Brien, Kelsey Simons and Tina Starkey. Coaches are Anne Pufahl and Liz Egasti-Miller.
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15. Spring issue of Ex Libris is online
Raynor Memorial Libraries has released its spring issue of Ex Libris, a newsletter of staff reading recommendations. A broad selection of contemporary fiction and non-fiction books are highlighted, as well as the Manresa first-year reading selection, new books by faculty and some literary prizewinners.
News Briefs is published for Marquette students, faculty and staff every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
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