— February 11, 2008—
- Historian to discuss public and academic history tonight
- Marquette hosting public roundtable about health care reform
- No Democratic debate scheduled at Marquette
- Math department holding two colloquiums this week
- Former skinhead to speak about hatred
- Affordable housing to be discussed at Soup with Substance
- Aquinas Lecture to be presented by Dr. Myles Burnyeat
- Law School program with Ed Zore rescheduled for Feb. 25
- Theoretical physicist to deliver Coyne lecture
- Flutist and Symphonic Band providing free performances
- Marquette Theatre to present All My Sons
- 2008-09 tuition, student fees approved
- College of Professional Studies relocating
- Ann Patchett’s Run to be 2008 First Year Reading selection
- Women’s Leadership Conference seeking presentations
- “Do you speak Bible?” Gospel readings during Lent
- Refer students to anxiety screening and workshop
- Open your home to some Marquette students
- TIAA/CREF holding retirement information sessions
- University blood drive needs donors
- US Bank offering $75 to new customers
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 11
1. Historian to discuss public and academic history tonight
Dr. Debra Reid, associate professor of history, Eastern Illinois University, will present a free, public lecture, “Shall the Twain Ever Meet? Academic History/Public History,” discussing ways to bridge the gap between public and academic history today, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.
Reid is the author of Reaping a Greater Harvest: African Americans, Rural Reform, and the Racialized State about rural history and minority studies. The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums awarded her with its “John T. Schlebecker Award for Excellence” in 2000.
Dr. Reid is the keynote speaker and the final presenter in a three-year series to introduce public history to the Marquette community by the Department of History, Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and the Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society.
2. Marquette hosting public roundtable about health care reform
Marquette University will host a free, public roundtable on health care reform, “Health Care in Wisconsin: Where Do We Go from Here?” featuring legislators, health care representatives and businessmen. The discussion will take place Thursday, Feb. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. in AMU Ballrooms A and B.
The panel, which will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will include:
- State Sen. Alberta Darling, R-Whitefish Bay
- Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton
- Kevin Hayden, secretary of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
- Steve Martenet, president of Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield
- David Riemer, J.D., an architect of Healthy Wisconsin and former director of the Wisconsin Health Project
- John Torinus, chairman of Serigraph, Inc.
- Dr. Nick Turkal, president and chief executive officer of Aurora Health Care
- Dr. Susan Turney, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Wisconsin Medical Society
The roundtable will cover the current state of health care in Wisconsin, how to make health care more affordable and accessible, what the government and the private sector can or should do to realize these goals, and whether a proposal like Healthy Wisconsin or other reform options are appropriate. The last half hour will be open to questions from the audience.
No registration is necessary.
3. No Democratic debate scheduled at Marquette
Despite media reports about a presidential primary debate at Marquette this week, there are no confirmed arrangements.
The Marquette University Law School has worked with local and state media to arrange a debate. The campaign staff of Hillary Clinton accepted an invitation but, to date, Barack Obama has not decided whether he will accept the invitation.
4. Math department holding two colloquiums this week
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold two colloquiums this week. Dobromir Dimitrov, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate at the University of Tennessee, will present “Adaptive cross-level modeling of infectious diseases in wild mammals with focus on bat rabies,” Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy 401.
Ning Shang, Ph.D. student at Purdue University, will present “Low Genus Curves and Cryptography,” Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy 401.
5. Former skinhead to speak about hatred
Jason Carney, a former skinhead who now uses poetry to continue to reform himself and heal others, will be the guest speaker for “Real People Real Stories” Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon in AMU 163. Lunch is included.
Carney was sent to a juvenile detention center as a youth after several violent hate crimes involving race and sexuality. While in the detention center, Jason roomed with a young gay male who was HIV positive and later passed away.
Carney has authored Flesh is the Only Lucid Language and has made it his life’s work to heal and help eliminate hate.
The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Development’s Intercultural Programs and The Manresa Project.
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6. Affordable housing to be discussed at Soup with Substance
Mike Soika, executive administrator of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Urban Campus, will speak at the Soup With Substance lunch Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon in AMU 227.
Soika has more than 25 years of experience in management, government, community and economic development, housing policies and homelessness. He was a founding member of the Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund Coalition, an effort to create a Housing Trust Fund in Milwaukee.
7. Aquinas Lecture to be presented by Dr. Myles Burnyeat
Dr. Myles Burnyeat, emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University, and honorary fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge University, will deliver the 2008 Aquinas Lecture, “Aristotle’s Divine Intellect,” on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Burnyeat will provide a new interpretation of some contested ideas of Aristotle concerning the human mind and its relation to divine mind. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Burnyeat has published two books, The Theaetetus of Plato and A Map of Metaphysics Zeta. He has held visiting appointments at universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, Princeton University, Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, and the Central European University in Budapest.
The lecture is sponsored by the Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society for Philosophy at Marquette, in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.
8. Law School program with Ed Zore rescheduled for Feb. 25
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will host a discussion with Northwestern Mutual President and CEO Ed Zore on Monday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 325.
In addition to running a respected Fortune 500 company, Zore is also co-chairman of the Milwaukee 7, an organization promoting economic development in southeast Wisconsin. He will offer his insights on business, leadership and the regional economy.
Visit the Law School Web site for more information and to register.
9. Theoretical physicist to deliver Coyne lecture
Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., will present the annual Rev. George V. Coyne Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Ballroom CD in the AMU.
Gates, the John S. Toll professor of physics and director of the Center for String & Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, will speak about “SUSY and the Lords of the Ring Supersymmetry Theory.” SUSY refers to Gates’ explanation of supersymmetry.
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10. Flutist and Symphonic Band providing free performances
Sergio Pallottelli, internationally acclaimed flutist, will perform a solo flute recital Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Varsity Theater. His recital will include classical flute and world music compositions for the flute. Admission is free.
The Marquette Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, will present its winter concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Varsity Theater. The 120-member band will perform a variety of music including Mars from The Planets, by Gustav Holst, and works by Sparke, Whitacre and Alfred Reed. Pallottelli will also serve as guest soloist. Admission is free.
Pallottelli performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South American and Australia. He has performed at Nice Summer Music Academy, France; Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador; Festival Internacional de Flautistas, Peru; and Festival de Flautistas, Costa Rica.
11. Marquette Theatre to present All My Sons
The Department of Performing Arts will present Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning play, All My Sons, at the Helfaer Theatre. Shows will be Thursday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:30 p.m.
The story follows protagonist Joe Keller and his choice between family and profit during the World War ll era. Keller and his partner sell the military faulty parts that result in the crash of more than 21 World War ll planes and the death of 21 pilots. Keller faces the reality that one of his sons did not return home from war and is listed missing in action.
Tickets for the general public range from $5 to $18 and discounted tickets are available for senior citizens and students. Call 8-7504 for tickets.
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12. 2008-09 tuition, student fees approved
To continue to provide truly excellent academic programs that are grounded in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty and staff, to maintain a safe and appealing campus environment, and to offer students opportunities to explore and discover all they can be requires continued investment and stewardship of existing resources.
Guided by the principles outlined in the university’s mission statement — faith, excellence, leadership and service, the Marquette Board of Trustees has approved the following tuition, room and board, and fee schedules for 2008-09:
- A tuition increase of $1,450 a year for full-time undergraduate students;
- An average room and board increase of $343 for the year; and
- A per-credit increase of $40 for graduate students and $20 for undergraduate students in the College of Professional Studies.
Rents for university-owned apartments will remain the same. Fees for the Student Health Service and the UPASS program, as well as the student activity fee, also remain unchanged.
Letters regarding the tuition increase were sent out today.
13. College of Professional Studies relocating
The College of Professional Studies dean’s office, undergraduate advisors and Future Milwaukee, currently located in the 1212 Building, will relocate Feb. 15 to 18 and will be closed. Voicemails will be checked periodically Friday and Monday.
Offices will re-open Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the new location, 707 Building, fourth floor, suite 403.
The CPS graduate programs will not move and will remain open for business at the Wehr Physics Building 106.
14. Ann Patchett’s Run to be 2008 First Year Reading selection
“Run” by Ann Patchett, has been selected as the text for the 2008 First Year Reading Program. From the author of Bel Canto, Run tells the story of a former white mayor of Boston and his two African-American sons and the exploration of tension between family expectations and personal vocation, the intersections of class and race, the power of politics and of faith and the many meanings of family.
The First Year Reading program encourages all incoming first-year students
to read a common text and to discuss it with a small group of fellow
students led by a faculty member and a student leader during New Student
Orientation in August. Run marks the sixth year of the First Year Reading
program. Previous texts include A Hope in the Unseen, Bird by Bird, A Lesson Before Dying and Bombingham.
15. Women’s Leadership Conference seeking presentations
The Women's Leadership Conference is seeking interested faculty and staff to present 45-minute programs pertaining to women in leadership roles, social issues and self-care. The conference will be held at Marquette on Saturday, April 5.
Contact Caitlin Madden for more information.
16. “Do you speak Bible?” Gospel readings during Lent
The College of Arts and Sciences and Raynor Memorial Libraries will hold readings of the complete Gospels during Lent. The Gospel of Matthew will be read Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center (lower level). The subsequent sessions will take place Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 5. Each session will last about two and a half hours. Light refreshments will be provided.
Contact Dr. John Pustejovsky, interim dean, at 8-7230 for more information.
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17. Refer students to anxiety screening and workshop
Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students showing signs of anxiety to the Counseling Center’s free anxiety screenings on Anxiety Screening Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Holthusen Hall 205. Anxiety symptoms include excessive worry, nervousness, rapid heart rate, stomachache and interference with academics and relationships.
In addition to the screening, a Stress Reduction/Relaxation Workshop will also be held in Holthusen 207 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. The workshop will focus on how to reduce stress and anxiety, such as with deep breathing and guided imagery techniques.
Students do not need to be screened before attending the workshop. Workshop registration is not required but is strongly recommended since space is limited.
Contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172 for more information.
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18. Open your home to some Marquette students
The Association of Marquette University Women and the Student Alumni Network invite Marquette faculty and staff to host two to 12 students in their home for dinner and an evening of casual conversation for the 37th annual “Supper for 12 Strangers.” “Supper” can be as formal as a gourmet meal on fine china or as casual as brats and burgers on paper plates.
Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Contact Alumni Relations at 8-4764 for more information.
19. TIAA/CREF holding retirement information sessions
TIAA/CREF will host retirement planning sessions for Marquette employees next week:
“Your Retirement Income Options” — Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., AMU 227; and Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., AMU 157.
“Getting Ready for Retirement” — Feb. 12, 1 to 2 p.m., AMU 227; and Feb. 13, 1 to 2 p.m., AMU 157.
“Planning Ahead for Retirement” — Feb. 12, 3 to 4 p.m., AMU 227; and Feb. 13, 3 to 4 p.m., AMU 157.
No registration is necessary.
20. University blood drive needs donors
The Spring All University Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in AMU Ballroom E. Early sign-up for blood, dual red and platelet donations is encouraged. Walk-ups are also welcome.
Contact Ali Myszewski at 8-3129 to schedule a time.
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21. US Bank offering $75 to new customers
US Bank, with a branch located in AMU, is offering $75 this week to new customers who open an account and set up direct deposit. The offer is available to new customers who open a checking account and receive a direct deposit of $100 or more within the first 30 days of opening the account. For more information contact US Bank at 414-223-2030.
Marquette offers direct deposit to all employees at no cost, eliminating lost and stolen paper checks, trips to the bank and check-cashing stores, waiting in lines to pick up a payroll check, and special arrangements if an employee is sick or on vacation. Direct deposit is available at all financial institutions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, contact Payroll in Straz Tower, at 8-7264.
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22. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 11
• Sheeting will be removed early Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, west and south of Straz Tower, causing some noise and brief vibrations.
• Steel beam installation overnight Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 14, on westbound I-794 south of the university may cause minor noise and lights.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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