— April 21, 2008 —
- Marquette hosting Wisconsin Black Historical Society exhibit
- Open house features LED lighting for sustainability efforts
- Dr. Richard Davidson to speak at Honors Program lecture
- Panel discussion to examine Iraq war
- DPS to recognize campus and community partners
- Student Affairs presents student leadership awards
- Submit requests for spring final exam classrooms
- Service Member Appreciation Day to thank members of the armed forces
- Day of Silence to be discussed at Soup with substance
- Father Majka to present spiritual exercises
- Manresa holding “Voices of Faith and Justice in the World”
- Philosophy and chemistry colloquiums this week
- Haggerty Museum of Art features new exhibitions
- Law School holding information session
- Presentation on new products in D2L to be presented Friday
- Cancer support group meets Wednesday
- Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to fight domestic violence
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Discounted Summerfest tickets available
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 21
1. Marquette hosting Wisconsin Black Historical Society exhibit
Raynor Memorial Libraries will present the opening of March on Milwaukee: More Than One Struggle, a traveling exhibit of historic photographs documenting the civil rights movement in Milwaukee, today, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. The event is free and open to the public but preregistration is needed by calling 8-7256.
The event will culminate at 7 p.m. with a keynote lecture, “We Will Show the World What it has Never Seen Before: Milwaukee’s African American Community, 1919-1939,” by Dr. David F. Krugler, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Designed by the WBHS, March on Milwaukee examines both the leaders and the seminal events of the 1960s civil rights movement, including open housing legislation, school desegregation and the 1967 civil disturbances in the central city. Marquette students enrolled in “History 191: Technology for Historians” have developed additional interpretive materials for the exhibit.
Following the event, the exhibit will move to the main lobby of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, where it will be on display through Friday, May 9.
2. Open house features LED lighting for sustainability efforts
The Office of Administration will host an open house to showcase its LED (light-emitting diode) lighting from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, on the fourth floor of the 707 Building.
Marquette has been named an “LED University” by Cree, Inc., in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainability through a pilot program to implement LED lighting on campus. Marquette joins four other universities nationally and internationally in earning the designation. The program aims to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient technology through the evaluation, promotion and deployment of LED lighting. Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors based in Durham, NC, estimates that widespread LED deployment by 2025 can save $115 billion in electricity and eliminate 258 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.
The College of Professional Studies will also hold an open house on the same floor. Food will be provided.
Marquette has invested more than $7 million in energy efficiencies over the last several years, resulting in reduced annual energy use by the equivalency of more than 1 million kilowatt hours and reduced annual water consumption by the equivalency of more than 13 million gallons.
For more information about Marquette’s sustainability efforts, visit the Office of Administration Web site.
3. Dr. Richard Davidson to speak at Honors Program lecture
Dr. Richard J. Davidson will present “Transform the mind to change the brain: Steps toward a neuroscience of well-being,” sponsored by the Honors Program and the American Council of Learned Studies Contemplative Faculty, Wednesday, April 23, at 4 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall 111. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program is free and open to the public.
Davidson is internationally renowned for research on the neural substrates of emotion and emotional disorders. He has recently been working with HH Dalai Lama and his students on changes in brain physiology and function caused by meditation practices.
For more information, call the Honors Program at 8-7516.
4. Panel discussion to examine Iraq war
The Office of International Education will host a “A Global Perspective on the War in Iraq” panel discussion Wednesday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The panel discussion, which is an initiative under the Wisconsin Jesuit Province “Ignatian PeaceAction,” will include 10 Marquette current students — international students and U.S. students who have recently studied abroad — to present perspectives. Most information will be presented from a U.S. perspective. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Richard Friman, Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies and professor of political science.
5. DPS to recognize campus and community partners
The Department of Public Safety invites all students, faculty and staff to its annual awards ceremony Friday, May 2, at 2 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Campus and community members will be recognized for their partnership with the department in maintaining a safe campus. This year’s guest speaker is Capt. James Harpole of the Milwaukee Police Department, District Three. A DPS open house, with refreshments, will follow the ceremony.
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6. Student Affairs presents student leadership awards
The Division of Student Affairs has honored 80 Marquette students who have made outstanding contributions to the university or Milwaukee community by implementing programs and services through Student Affairs, University Ministry or student organizations.
Students were recognized for contributions in celebration and promotion of diversity, community service, peer education, recreation, health and wellness, social and arts programming, spiritual development and justice education, and student governance and organizational leadership.
Seven students were recognized with awards to honor exceptional contributions across several areas:
Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award:
Nathan Schultz (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Stevens Point, Wis.)
Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award:
John Kristan (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Waunakee, Wis.)
Desiree Valentine (Diederich College of Communication, Woodridge, Ill.)
Outstanding Junior Leadership Award:
Claire Anglim (Diederich College of Communication, West Bend, Wis.)
Jason Rae (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Rice Lake, Wis.)
Outstanding Senior Leadership Award:
Andrew Hunt (College of Business Administration, Plymouth, Minn.)
Vice President’s Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship and Service:
Stephen Horras (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Boise, Idaho)
The Spirit of Marquette Award was presented to three student organizations for excellence in supporting the mission of the university through their activities: Colleges Against Cancer, National Society of Black Engineers and Watumishi: People of Service. Each organization will receive a monetary award to support future activities.
7. Submit requests for spring final exam classrooms
To reserve classroom space for spring final exam week, May 5 to 10, and exam review sessions, faculty should complete an online Ad-Hoc Classroom Reservation Request Form. This form should also be used for those who want to give their final exam in a classroom other than the one assigned. A 24-hour advance notice is needed for requests.
Contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU, for more information.
8. Service Member Appreciation Day to thank members of the armed forces
The Jeanette Kapus Silver Wings Chapter will host its second annual Service Member Appreciation Day to show appreciation for the armed forces. Members of Silver Wings will provide thank you cards and banners for attendees to personalize with notes of gratitude to men and women service members tomorrow, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the second floor AMU lobby. These cards and banners will be sent to military contacts of Silver Wings.
Attendees are invited to bring the names and addresses of their family and friends who are currently serving in the U.S. military for Silver Wings to send these individuals a card or banner. This is not exclusive to members serving in combat zones.
A slideshow of military members associated with members of the Marquette community will also be shown throughout the event.
Contact Emily Fleck-Mitchell, Silver Wings Chapter president, with questions, photos and military members' contact information.
9. Day of Silence to be discussed at Soup with substance
University Ministry will host Soup with Substance, a discussion on the upcoming Day of Silence (April 25), Wednesday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 163. Members of the Gay-Straight Alliance will discuss the National Day of Silence, which brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.
Inspired by the "round table discussions" of Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker movement, Soup with Substance is a presentation on an issue related to social justice, over a simple meal of soup and bread.
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10. Father Majka to present spiritual exercises
Rev. Frank Majka, S.J., will present “A Walk Through the Spiritual Exercises,” the final talk in the series about the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Thursday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227. Lunch will be provided. No RSVP is needed.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola are a month-long program of meditations, prayers, considerations and contemplative practices that help Catholic faith become more fully alive in the everyday life of contemporary people.
11. Manresa holding “Voices of Faith and Justice in the World”
The Manresa Project’s final reflection session, “Voices of Faith and Justice in the World,” will be held Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in AMU. Participants of the annual vigil held each fall at Fort Benning, Ga., to protest the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) will reflect on how their sense of faith and justice called them to participate in this annual protest. Speakers will include Gerry Fischer, assistant director of University Ministry, and Theresa Lauer, a member of the student organization JUSTICE.
12. Philosophy and chemistry colloquiums this week
Dr. Stephen Phillips, professor of philosophy and Asian studies at University of Texas at Austin, will present the Department of Philosophy's colloquium Friday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B/C. He will discuss “The Classical Indian Criteriological Argument for the Existence of God.”
Dr. Michael G. Richmond, professor of chemistry at the University of North Texas, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, April 25, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Richmond will discuss “Diphosphine Isomerization and Bond-Activation Sequences in the Triosmium Cluster Os3(CO)10(bpcd).”
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13. Haggerty Museum of Art features new exhibitions
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will present new exhibitions beginning Thursday, April 24. Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos: Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown, The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration explores experiences of migration through contemporary visual art and will be held until July 13. Re-seeing the Collection features works from the museum’s vast permanent collection, including Old Masters from the Haggerty, Portraits of Women until July 13 and Roy Lichtenstein Prints until Aug. 17.
14. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, April 25, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
15. Presentation on new products in D2L to be presented Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Special topics: promising new products” Friday, April 25, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
The final session this semester will be Friday, May 2, “Project presentations of D2L enhance courses.”
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
16. Cancer support group meets Wednesday
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality’s Cancer Support Group for faculty, staff and administrators who have cancer or are cancer survivors will meet Wednesday, April 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. The Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., and Stephanie Russell, executive director of University Mission and Identity, lead the group and offer their support.
For more information, contact the Faber Center at 8-4545.
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17. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to fight domestic violence
The Counseling Center and Sojourner House will hold Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness of domestic violence, Sunday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m., in Marquette University’s central mall. The event will begin with registration, food, T-shirt pick-up, team pictures and shoe fittings. The walk will begin at 11 a.m.
Participants have the opportunity to create teams to obtain pledges. Registration is available online. For more information, call (414) 643-1777.
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18. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in AMU 230; Wednesday, April 23, in AMU 228; and Thursday, April 24, in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
19. Discounted Summerfest tickets available
The Department of Human Resources has arranged for discounted Summerfest tickets for Marquette employees. Tickets are $12 each ($15 value). They are limited to eight tickets per person and can be printed at home.
For more information, call (414) 291-5320.
20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 21
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight through Friday, April 25.
• Many freeway closures and detours are in effect. The up-to-date list is available from WisDOT.
• The last bridge beams for the entire project will be installed this week. These are over Tory Hill for the on-ramp from 11th Street and Wisconsin Avenue to southbound I-43 and eastbound I-94.
• Night work will take place at various locations through Friday, April 25.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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