— March 27, 2008 —
- Final provost candidate forum is today — video available
- Former president of Ireland to speak at Marquette University
- Tuesday’s Boheim Lecture is cancelled
- Top military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay visits Law School
- Rev. De Marco to discuss faith in the health professions
- History Department hosting Casper Lecture
- College of Professional Studies holding information session
- Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
- Dr. Burt Hopkins to speak at philosophy conference
- Bollywood film to be shown for International Film Night
- Gesu to host Celebration of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation
- The Manresa Project to sponsor a Destination Dinner
- Marquette women advance to WNIT quarterfinals
- Hunger Clean-Up registration now taking place
- Deposits for Haggerty trip to France due Monday
- Baseball season to kick off at the Annex
- Athletic training program hosting 5K run/walk
- Colleges Against Cancer hosting Relay For Life fund-raiser
- General election voting information available online
1. Final provost candidate forum is today — video available
The Provost Search Committee will hold an open forum today, March 27, at 5 p.m., in AMU Ballroom C, with candidate Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette. Video of the Pauly forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29, until 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31.
The video of Tuesday’s forum with Dr. Marek Dollár, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Miami University (Ohio), is available until 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29.
All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit comments about Pauly and Dollár at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/.
The availability of the links and comment forms coincides with the completion of each finalist's two-day interview schedule. The duration for each provides equal opportunity for viewing and feedback, although a slight adjustment is made for the last candidate given the weekend timeframe.
eMarq login information is needed to post comments. Comment forms are also available from Dr. Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president. Curriculum vitae and cover letters for each candidate are posted at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/ for viewing.
In addition to the open forums, each candidate has also met with various groups, including the deans, representatives of the Board of Trustees, the University Academic Senate, MUSG, the vice provosts and academic planning and management team members, and the vice presidents and administrative planning and leadership team members.
Dr. Patrick Carey, chair of the search committee, expects the committee will make recommendations to Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., this spring so a new provost can be appointed and start in time for the 2008-09 academic year.
2. Former president of Ireland to speak at Marquette University
Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland and former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, will give a free, public lecture at Marquette University at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Robinson will speak on “Responding to Human Rights Challenges” at the Varsity Theatre for the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Lecture Series in International Affairs.
Robinson served as the seventh president of Ireland from December 1990 until September 1997, when she was appointed to the United Nations high commissioner position. Today she chairs the Council of Women World Leaders and is president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, which is based in New York and works to bring standards of human rights into the globalization process and to support capacity-building in good governance in developing countries.
Recently appointed to the UN Global Compact Board, Robinson is one of 20 global business, labor and social leaders working to advance 10 universal business principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption for this corporate citizenship initiative. She also recently became a member of The Elders, a group of world leaders, founded by Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who contribute their wisdom, independent leadership, and integrity to tackling some of the world’s toughest problems with the goal of making the world a better place.
3. Tuesday’s Boheim Lecture is cancelled
The Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., has been cancelled. The scheduled presentation of “Women & Heart Disease: Raising Awareness and Understanding Risk,” by Dr. Karyn Holm, Association of Marquette University Women chair in humanistic studies at Marquette, may be rescheduled next academic year.
4. Top military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay visits Law School
Col. Lawrence Morris, Law ’82, the chief prosecutor of the Guantanamo military commissions, will be the next guest for the “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” series at Marquette University Law School, Wednesday, April 2, at noon in Eisenberg Hall, third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall. Morris will discuss his role at Guantanamo and offer a perspective on the upcoming trials of six suspected al Qaeda conspirators.
Morris, who will be prosecuting the alleged planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, was commissioned into the United States Army as a military intelligence officer. He has also has served as chief of the Army’s Trial Defense Service and was the chief lawyer at West Point Military Academy.
5. Rev. De Marco to discuss faith in the health professions
Marquette will host a free, public program about faith in the health professions Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m., in Cramer Hall 004E. Rev. David Gerard De Marco, S.J., assistant director of novices at the Loyola House Jesuit Novitiate of the Chicago and Detroit Provinces, will speak on “Entering the Patient’s Chaos: Moving Beyond Providing Healthcare toward More Meaningful Care Giver-Patient Encounters.” A reception will follow in the Cramer Hall student lounge.
De Marco’s vocational journey has included a career as a physician and now a Jesuit.
The program is sponsored by the Edward D. Simmons Commitment Fund, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Nursing and the School of Dentistry.
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6. History Department hosting Casper Lecture
Dr. Julia Clancy-Smith, associate professor of history at the University of Arizona, will speak about “Where Elites Meet: Households, Harem Visits, and Sea-Bathing in Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1830-1881,” for the Annual Reverend Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecture.
This free, public lecture will be held Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in David Straz Hall 105.
Clancy-Smith has authored or edited Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904); Domesticating the Empire: Gender, Race, & Family Life in the Dutch and French Empires; and North Africa, Islam, and the Mediterranean World from the Almoravids to the Algerian War.
The annual Casper Lecture was inaugurated by the History Department in 1993 to honor Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., a long-time member of the history departments at Creighton and Marquette universities, retiring as professor emeritus from Marquette in 1974. The endowed annual lecture allows the department to invite internationally renowned historians to Marquette.
For more information, call 8-7217.
7. College of Professional Studies holding information session
The College of Professional Studies will host an information session for prospective undergraduate, adult degree students Saturday, March 29, from 10 to 11:15 a.m., in Cudahy Hall 414. The session will provide information about undergraduate programs such as criminology and law studies, organization and leadership, professional communication and psychology (accelerated eight-week sessions, weeknight, Saturday and online classes), application and admission processes and financial aid.
Register online or call ext. 8-3153.
8. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
The Graduate School of Management will hold several information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information in April. All sessions (except April 3) will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:
Monday, March 31: Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.
Tuesday, April 1: Kohler MBA Program, at The American Club, 419 Highland Dr., Kohler, Wis.
Wednesday, April 2: Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
Thursday, April 3: On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor, 5 p.m. reception and 5:30 p.m. presentation.
To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145 or e-mail.
9. Dr. Burt Hopkins to speak at philosophy conference
The Philosophy Graduate Student Association will host its eighth annual conference, “The Philosophy of Love and Affectivity,” Saturday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Conference Center Beaumier Suite A. Dr. Burt Hopkins, professor of philosophy at Seattle University, will present “Eros and Affectivity in Plato’s Symposium.”
The cost of the conference is $10 for students and $30 for faculty. For more information, contact the Philosophy Graduate Student Association.
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10. Bollywood film to be shown for International Film Night
Global Village will offer an International Film Night today, March 27, at 7 p.m. in AMU 252. Snacks will be provided.
The event will include a free showing of Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood film with a new spin on Jane Austen's classic romance Pride and Prejudice. The Indian village of Diaspora replaces Austin’s England and Mrs. Bennett is now Mrs. Bakshi, but she is still in earnest search of a suitable husband for her daughters.
Global Village is an international living community where Marquette student ambassadors share apartments with international exchange students to help them acclimate to the U.S. culture and college experience.
11. Gesu to host Celebration of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation
Marquette students and community members will receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation on Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. Mass at Gesu Church.
Two candidates for full initiation will receive Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist; four candidates will be received into full communion with the Catholic Church and receive Confirmation and First Eucharist; and 16 candidates will complete their initiation by receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. These 22 candidates have spent the fall and spring semesters growing in Catholic, Christian faith through either the Rite of Christian Initiation process or Confirmation program sponsored by University Ministry.
A reception will follow. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-6873.
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12. The Manresa Project to sponsor a Destination Dinner
The Manresa Project will sponsor a Destination Dinner, “My Life as a Jesuit … teacher, doctor, pastor,” Wednesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU. Speakers include Rev. Tom Manahan, S.J., teacher at Marquette University High School; Rev. David DeMarco, S.J. M.D., of the Detroit/Chicago Province of Jesuits; and Rev. Peter Etzel, S.J., pastor of Gesu Parish. A free buffet dinner will be served.
13. Marquette women advance to WNIT quarterfinals
Marquette women's basketball team defeated Illinois, 72-64, at the Al McGuire Center in third-round action of the Women's National Invitation Tournament Wednesday night to advance to the quarterfinals.
The Golden Eagles advance to the fourth round and will travel to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats in Lexington on Sunday, March 30. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. Central Time at Memorial Coliseum.
14. Hunger Clean-Up registration now taking place
Team and individual sign-ups are now available for Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, which takes place Saturday, April 19.
Registration is available today, March 27, and tomorrow, March 28, at the AMU from 1 to 7 p.m.; at Raynor Library from 7 to 8 p.m., and at Cobeen, Mashuda, McCormick, O’Donnell, Schroeder and Straz residence halls from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m.
15. Deposits for Haggerty trip to France due Monday
The $500 deposit for the Haggerty Friends Travel Committee’s trip to southern France from Sept. 4 to 14, 2008, is due March 31.
Participants will fly from Chicago through Madrid on Iberian Airlines to Marseille and stay at Vallon de Valruges in St. Remy de Provence for four nights. Activities during this multiple-city tour will include an excursion to Les Baux de Provence and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon. The last five nights include a stay at the four-star Splendid Hotel and Spa, near the Promenade des Anglais and the historical center of Nice. Visits include several museums and collections in the south of France along with the Maeght Foundation.
The $5,599 cost, based on double occupancy, includes air and coach transportation, lodging with continental breakfast, admission to all museums and cultural institutions and professional guides throughout the trip. Free time is also scheduled.
For more information, contact Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, associate curator, at 8-5588.
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16. Baseball season to kick off at the Annex
The Annex will open the baseball season Monday, March 31, at noon with the Brewers vs. Cubs game at 1:30 p.m. The event will include tailgate food specials, prize giveaways and a chance to win the “Best Seat in the House” for the duration of the game. The Annex will also have a special noon opening both Wednesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 3, for the remainder of the series.
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17. Athletic training program hosting 5K run/walk
The College of Health Sciences’ Athletic Training Degree Program will host a 5K run/walk Saturday April 5, to benefit the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Marquette’s athletic training program, and the Wisconsin Athletic Training Organization.
Registration tables will be on the second floor of AMU Monday, March 31, to Tuesday, April 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Forms can also be picked up from the Exercise Science Degree Program office, Cramer Hall second floor.
The run will begin at 10 a.m. under the Raynor Bridge. A $15 minimum donation is required to receive a T-shirt and an entry in the run and raffle. Raffle prizes include Brewers and Milwaukee Wave tickets. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at the registration table.
For more information, contact Megan Herbert.
18. Colleges Against Cancer hosting Relay For Life fund-raiser
Team registration is open for Colleges Against Cancer’s third annual Relay For Life, from 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Valley Fields. Teams of eight to 15 people can register online and raise funds prior to the event in support of the American Cancer Society. Teams must have at least one member of their team walking the track at all times during the event. Contact Amanda Vargo for more information about registration.
The ceremonies begin with cancer survivors taking the first lap around the track. After the first lap, a special dinner is provided for them. Cancer survivors interested in participating should contact Haley Ford.
19. General election voting information available online
Marquette community members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote in Wisconsin's general election, Tuesday, April 1. Voters in Milwaukee will consider candidates for supreme court, courts of appeals, circuit court, county executive, county board, mayor, city comptroller, city attorney, city treasurer, and Common Council. A statewide referendum will also be decided.
Individuals who have not already registered to vote can still do so at the polls. Voting in Wisconsin is limited to U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years old on Election Day, who are residents for 10 days or more of the district or ward where an election is being held, and who are not currently serving a sentence (including probation or parole) for a felony conviction.
Raynor Memorial Libraries have also posted a non-partisan resource guide for the 2008 elections including background information, polls, party and candidate sites and news sites.
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