— February 25, 2008—
- Town Hall meeting for faculty to be held Wednesday
- CPS co-sponsors forum for mayor and county executive candidates
- Founding publisher of Sports Business Journal to speak tomorrow
- Media panel to discuss crime coverage in Wisconsin
- Way Klingler Young Fellowship applications due Friday
- Biological sciences to present seminar
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Fourteen foreign films to be presented during free festival
- Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak to speak for Père Marquette Lecture
- Educational reformer to address “The Problem in Public Education”
- Marquette recognized for supporting ethnically diverse businesses
- “Do you speak Bible?” Gospel readings during Lent
- Deadline for half-day Lenten retreat registration is Monday
- Celebrate National Marquette Day with alumni, faculty and staff
- More than $2,000 collected for Day of Alms
- VOICE to discuss sexual violence at Soup with Substance
- “Diverse Health Professionals” is topic for POWER lunch
- Feminism program to address liberation and man-hating
- OIE hosting passport fair
- Performance of nor • mal portrays story of hope and survival
- Easy Pass deadline is March 14
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 25
1. Town Hall meeting for faculty to be held Wednesday
The annual Town Hall meeting for faculty will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall 120. Faculty should submit questions on any topic to Dr. Kristy Nielson, chair of University Academic Senate, by today, Feb. 25.
2. CPS co-sponsors forum for mayor and county executive candidates
All four candidates for the Milwaukee County executive and City of Milwaukee mayor will participate in a forum tomorrow, Feb. 26, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The candidates will answer questions drafted by the faith community and share their plans about issues such as economic development and creating new jobs, affordable housing, connecting workers to existing jobs and their role in the schools. This event is free and open to the public.
Participating candidates are:
Milwaukee County executive — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and state Sen. Lena Taylor
City of Milwaukee mayor — Mayor Tom Barrett and attorney Andrew Shaw
This event is hosted by the College of Professional Studies, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Urban Faith Roundtable, and Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope.
3. Founding publisher of Sports Business Journal to speak tomorrow
John Genzale, founding publisher of Sports Business Journal and contributor to its Inside Out and Over the Fence column, will present “Starting a sports industry trade magazine: Building a Bridge in Sports” as part of the Diederich Visiting Scholar Series. This free, public lecture will take place tomorrow, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C. A reception will follow.
4. Media panel to discuss crime coverage in Wisconsin
Tony Anderson, managing editor of the Wisconsin Law Journal, will moderate a panel discussion and Q-and-A session on “Feeding the Media Beast: Crime Coverage in the Cheese State,” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Johnston Hall 103. The program is free and open to the public.
Panelists will discuss crime coverage in Milwaukee and challenges facing journalists in reporting crimes. Panelists include:
• John Diedrich, federal reporter at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Tom Held, general assignment reporter at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Martin Hintz, author of Got Murder? The Shocking Story of Wisconsin’s Notorious Killers
• E. Michael McCann, Boden teaching fellow, adjunct professor of law and former Milwaukee County district attorney.
This event is hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists.
5. Way Klingler Young Fellowship applications due Friday
Applications for the Way Klingler Fellowships, given to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank with significant scholarship and higher potential, are due Friday, Feb. 29. Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2008, one each in science and humanities. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The fellows will be chosen by the designated selection committee.
Guidelines are availabl online.
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6. Biological sciences to present seminar
Dr. Anita Manogaran, postdoctoral research associate in the department of biological sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will present “Taking cues from yeast prions,” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, in Wehr Life Sciences 111.
7. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Carol Hirschmugl, associate professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 29, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Hirschmugl will present on “Synchrotron Infrared Microspectroscopy Imaging Using a Multi-Element Detector (IRMSI-MED) for Diffraction-Limited Chemical Imaging.”
8. Fourteen foreign films to be presented during free festival
The Coalition of Language Honors Societies is hosting a Foreign Film Festival from Saturday, March 1, through Thursday, March 6. All films are free, subtitled, open to the public and will be shown in the Weasler Auditorium.
March 1 — Ju Dou (China, 1990) at 3:45 p.m., Children of Heaven (Iran, 1999) at 6:15 p.m. and Paris je t’aime(France, 2006) at 8:30 p.m.
March 2 — Since Otar Left (Georgia, 2003) at 3:45 p.m., S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (Cambodia, 2003) at 6:15 p.m. and Paradise Now (Palestine, 2005) at 8:30 p.m.
March 3 — Water (India, 2005) at 6:15 p.m. and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Ancient Rome, 1966) at 8:30 p.m.
March 4 — Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Japan, 1990) at 6:15 p.m. and Machuca (Chile, 2004)at 8:30 p.m.
March 5 — Raja (Morocco, 2003) at 6:15 p.m. and After Midnight (Italy, 2004) at 8:30 p.m.
March 6 — Moolaadé (Burkina Faso, 2004) at 6:15 p.m. and The Lives of Others (Germany,2006) at 8:30 p.m.
The festival is sponsored by MUSG, the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Helen Way Klingler Arts & Sciences Student Council, the French-American Cultural Exchange, and La Città del Cinema.
9. Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak to speak for Père Marquette Lecture
The Department of Theology will host the 2008 Père Marquette Lecture in Theology, “Who Are the Church?” featuring Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, John and Gertrude Hubbard chair in religious studies at the Catholic University of America on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Komonchak will explore the hypothesis that for every statement one makes about the Church, one should be ready to answer the question, “Of whom am I speaking?” He supports his position with St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas and relates his views to those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.
For more information, call 8-7170.
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10. Educational reformer to address “The Problem in Public Education”
The CEO of the NewSchools Venture Funds, a philanthropy firm working to transform public education by supporting educational entrepreneurs, will deliver the Tommy G. Thompson Educational Reform Lecture on Monday, March 10. Dr. Ted Mitchell will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for this free, public lecture.
Mitchell, who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University, was named CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund in 2005 after serving on the NewSchools Board of Directors for seven years. He chairs the California Governor’s Committee on Educational Excellence, which is charged with making recommendations to improve the state’s system of K-12 finance and governance. In 2007 he was also named to the California State Board of Education.
Mitchell served as president of Occidental College, a liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, for six years and was a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees from 1985-1990.
The Tommy G. Thompson lecture series is jointly sponsored by Marquette’s School of Education and the Tommy G. Thompson Center at Marquette, which houses four decades of the former Wisconsin governor’s papers, including extensive documentation of Thompson’s role in the educational reform movement.
11. Marquette recognized for supporting ethnically diverse businesses
The Business Council and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Marquette as one of five area organizations with at least five years of participation in their Supplier Diversity Module.
The module was created in 2002 by the council to create a network of minority-owned businesses in the metro Milwaukee area dedicated to maximizing business opportunities in the region, supporting the financial state of its member firms and stimulating their expansion through a minority supplier network and other resources.
In 2002, the module ended the year with total sales of $3 million among 10 ethnically diverse businesses and six corporations. In 2007, gross sales totaled $35.2 million at the end of the year among 18 businesses and eight corporations.
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12. “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 Luke will be read Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center (lower level). The final session will take 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.
13. Deadline for half-day Lenten retreat registration is Monday
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is offering a Half-Day Lenten Retreat on Friday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gesu Parish Center.
Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center, and Rev. James O’Leary, S.J., the retreat will offer time for guided meditation, quiet reflection, small group discussion and communal prayer. Breakfast and lunch are included.
RSVP by Monday, March 3, to Theresa Fallon, office associate, at 8-4545.
14. Celebrate National Marquette Day with alumni, faculty and staff
Marquette alumni, faculty, staff and friends will celebrate National Marquette Day and watch the men’s basketball game against Georgetown at Bar Louie, 1114 N. Water Street, on Saturday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This family-friendly event will offer Marquette give-a-ways, including two tickets to the basketball game and food and drink specials. Those who already have tickets to the game can still attend the pre-game party and take a complimentary shuttle to the Bradley Center.
Register online or contact Kim Perez, office associate in Alumni Relations, 8-7441.
15. More than $2,000 collected for Day of Alms
The Mission Week Day of Alms collection for La Sagrada Familia resulted in a $2,120 donation, which was sent to the Archdiocesan Office of World Mission Ministries to help rebuild a parish community in the Dominican Republic.
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16. VOICE to discuss sexual violence at Soup with Substance
VOICE, “Violence Opposition in Community Education,” will host an overview of its programming at Soup with Substance on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227. Student members will address how they perceive sexual violence on campus and what can be done about it.
VOICE is run through Marquette’s Counseling Center and is comprised of eight undergraduate student volunteers who educate students and advocate against sexual violence on campus.
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17. “Diverse Health Professionals” is topic for POWER lunch
This month’s POWER Lunch will be “Diverse Health Professionals” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 163. Panelists include:
• Dr. JoAnne Hill, director of Sunnyslope Health Center
• Dr. Cesar D. Gonzalez, associate professor and director of the predoctoral program in endodontics, School of Dentistry
• Zieneb Hamdan, clinical laboratory scientist, Blood Center of Wisconsin and Dynacare Labs
• Gloria Rhone, part-time temporary administrator, College of Nursing
No RSVP is required.
18. Feminism program to address liberation and man-hating
The student organization Empowerment will host Feminism 101, a dialogue about the history of feminism, where it stands today and its future Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere 216. The program will examine if feminism is a liberation movement, an archaic term or an excuse for man-hating. Food will be provided.
For more information, contact Empowerment.
19. OIE hosting passport fair
The Office of International Education will host a passport fair to give members of the Marquette community the opportunity to renew an existing passport or apply for a new one on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 407. New travel requirements now require every American citizen traveling abroad to have a passport.
Registration is required. For more information, visit the OIE office.
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20. Performance of nor • mal portrays story of hope and survival
Marquette University's Counseling Center will host a performance of nor • mal: a family musical of hope and survival Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Helfaer Theater, as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week/Love Your Body Week 2008. The musical is part of NORMAL in Schools, a not-for-profit arts-in-education program aimed at providing a curriculum that addresses health, wellness, eating disorders and the therapeutic impact of theatre.
Admission is free and a talk-back session with cast members and eating disorder specialists will follow the performance.
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21. Easy Pass deadline is March 14
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $192 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, March 14, in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during April, May and June. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by March 14.
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22. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Tuesday, Feb. 26; Wednesday, Feb. 27; and Thursday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 228. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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23. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 25
• Clybourn Street is closed in both directions between 2nd and 5th streets until Aug. 1. There will also be lane reductions east and west of the closed area and one or two of the cross-streets will also be closed at various times between Clybourn and St Paul.
• Steel beams will be installed overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 26 to 28 for the entrance ramp from 11th and Wisconsin Avenue to southbound I-43/94 to westbound I-794, causing some distant noise and lights south of Straz Tower.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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