— April 3, 2008—
- Ecksteins named 2008 alumni of the year
- Bus trip available for WNIT Championship game
- Philosophy of art expert to speak in honor of Dr. Curtis Carter
- Panel discussion to examine Milwaukee Public Schools
- Inaugural Sances lecture examines his legacy
- Marquette begins search for a new coach
- President of Free the Slaves to discuss human trafficking
- Eucharistic Adoration Mass today
- Tell us about fascinating May graduates
- Senator Joe McCarthy audio excerpts available from Raynor Libraries
- Students experiencing stomach flu
- Free food and prizes at the Milwaukee Art Museum today
- International Day features food and performances
- Soup with substance speaker to address ROTC on Catholic campuses
- Free Filipino cultural show showcases music and dance
- Chorus and Chamber Choir to perform at Music Ministry Concert
- Black Student Council hosting free fashion show
- Events to benefit Hunger Clean-Up
- School supplies needed for Council for Spanish Speaking
- College of Engineering hosting programs for kids, families and teachers
- $5 massages at Massage-A-Thon
1. Ecksteins named 2008 alumni of the year
Raymond A. Eckstein, Law ’49, and Kathryn A. Eckstein, Sp ’49, are the recipients of Marquette University’s 2008 Alumni of the Year Award. After establishing a law practice in Cassville, Wis., Ray founded Wisconsin Barge Lines in 1958 and later a new company, Marquette Transportation. The Ecksteins made a $51 million gift to the Law School in 2007 to inspire other alumni to do more for Marquette.
Alumni National Awards week is April 24-26.
A complete list of 2008 university alumni award recipients is posted online and includes:
• Alumni Merit Award (For professional achievement) — Robert B. Trussell, Jr., Bus Ad ’74
• Alumni Service to the Community Award — Patrick C. Johns, Arts ’71
• Alumni Service to Marquette Award — Neil E. Peterson, D.D.S., Dent ’67
• Spirit of Marquette Award (For achievement before 40) — Julie A. Duffy, Comm ’90
• Friends of the University Award (For service by non-alumni) — Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern
2. Bus trip available for WNIT Championship game
The Marquette women's basketball team will be hosted by Michigan State in the Women's National Invitation Tournament title game Saturday, April 5, beginning at 3 p.m. Central Time. Marquette defeated Colorado, 86-72, in Boulder, Col., in the semifinals Wednesday night.
A fan bus will depart Marquette at 8 a.m. Saturday for the game. Cost is $25 and includes a game ticket.
Call 8-GOMU for more information or to reserve a spot. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. tomorrow, April 4.
The game will be televised live on CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV).
3. Philosophy of art expert to speak in honor of Dr. Curtis Carter
In honor of Dr. Curtis Carter’s return to the Philosophy Department faculty, the department will host a colloquium tomorrow, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The speaker will be Dr. Jos de Mul, professor of philosophy at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. De Mul, an internationally recognized scholar in Carter’s of specialty of philosophy of art, will speak on "The Technological Sublime. The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology."
de Mul has published 19 books and more than 100 articles in various scientific journals in philosophical anthropology, the history of continental philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy of information and communication technology.
Carter returned to faculty after serving for 23 years as director of the Haggerty Museum of Art.
4. Panel discussion to examine Milwaukee Public Schools
The Les Aspin Alumni Council will host a free, public program exploring the current state of public education in the Milwaukee Public School system Monday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC. “Public Education in Milwaukee: Pass or Fail?” will feature a panel of influential policy-makers and education specialists in the Milwaukee area, including:
• Peter Blewett, president of the Milwaukee Public School Board
• Dr. Kathleen Cepelka, associate dean of the Marquette School of Education
• Myra Edwards, education policy specialist for Mayor Tom Barrett
• Dennis Oulahan, president of Milwaukee Teachers Education Association
Alan Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel journalist, will moderate.
The panelists will discuss the quality of the Milwaukee Public School system and suggest how it can be improved through policy change and community collaboration. Refreshments will be provided.
Contact Glynnis Hokenson for more information. No RSVP is necessary.
5. Inaugural Sances lecture examines his legacy
The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host the inaugural address of the Anthony Sances, Jr., Memorial Lecture at its symposium on Tuesday, April 8, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. The symposium is free and open to the public.
The keynote address will take place at 1 p.m., followed by oral presentations from Ph.D. candidates at 2 p.m. and reception at 4 p.m.
The keynote speakers will be Dr. Dennis Maiman, professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Dr. Frank Pintar, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette and professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Maiman and Pintar, former students of Sances, will present “Injury Biomechanics from Head to Toe: The Legacy of Dr. Anthony Sances, Jr.”
Dr. Anthony Sances, Jr., former professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, had a passion for the scientific study of human body trauma. He began collaborative laboratory work in 1964 with physicians and other scientists from what was then the Marquette University school of Medicine (now the Medical College of Wisconsin).
RSVP by Monday, April 7, to Brigid Lagerman, associate chair of biomedical engineering, at 8-7856.
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6. Marquette begins search for a new coach
The university has begun its search for a new men’s basketball coach to succeed Tom Crean, who announced this week that he was leaving Marquette to take the head coaching job at Indiana University.
Athletic Director Steve Cottingham said at a news conference Wednesday, “We will build on Marquette’s strong foundation and tradition to continue competing at the highest level nationally. We have much to offer a new coach — a strong fan base, proud alumni, an excellent practice facility here at the Al, our BIG EAST affiliation, and a terrific staff and student athletes.
“We’ve already begun our search for an outstanding men’s basketball coach. We’re prepared and we’re moving forward. We will find a coach that not only embraces the tradition of Al McGuire and Tom Crean, but who will continue our focus on excellence and will take us to the next level, on and off the basketball court.”
Cottingham declined to name candidates on a “short list of names,” but he said the university was moving “quickly and aggressively” to find the “best person to take us forward” next season and in the future.
7. President of Free the Slaves to discuss human trafficking
Dr. Kevin Bales, award-winning author and president of Free the Slaves, a non-governmental organization dealing with modern slavery, will discuss “The Challenge of Modern Day Slavery” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in AMU Ballroom CD. This free, public lecture is hosted by the Center for Transnational Justice and will address issues ranging from human trafficking to debt bondage.
Bales will also speak at Soup with Substance at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in AMU 163.
Bales co-founded Free the Slaves and now serves as its president. The organization works with liberators worldwide to help free the estimated 27 million slaves around the globe. Free the Slaves’ research shows there are more slaves now than at any other point in history, citing population explosions in developing countries, rapid global social and economic changes, and government corruption as reasons for the resurgence.
Emeritus professor of sociology at Roehampton University in London, Bales published Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy in 1999, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The book was based on the first-hand, in-depth study of five slave-based “businesses” in five different countries.
8. Eucharistic Adoration Mass today
Catholic Outreach and University Ministry are sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration today, April 3, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the Alumni Memorial Union. All are welcome to attend this special time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
9. 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.
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10. Senator Joe McCarthy audio excerpts available from Raynor Libraries
Raynor Memorial Libraries have completed their ninth and newest digital collection, Senator Joe McCarthy: Audio Excerpts, 1950-1954. The collection provides access to 35 streaming audio files of public remarks delivered by Sen. McCarthy during his controversial campaign to remove communists and communist sympathizers from government. McCarthy, Republican senator from Wisconsin, was a 1935 graduate of Marquette’s Law School.
The digital files were made from original analog tape recordings and represent only a fraction of the recorded material in the libraries’ Joseph R. McCarthy Papers. The audio excerpts vary from 22 seconds to over 10 minutes and are keyword searchable via transcripts at the site.
11. Students experiencing stomach flu
Marquette Student Health Service has received recent reports of students becoming ill with stomach-related symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. SHS has no reason to believe this illness is food borne, rather it is viral gastroenteritis (commonly called the “stomach flu”), which has not only infected the Marquette campus, but the metro Milwaukee area as well. Symptoms generally last one or two days.
Treatment includes resting and drinking room temperature clear fluids (such as water or Gatorade) as tolerated to maintain hydration. There is no medication currently available that will treat viral gastroenteritis.
Since this illness is contagious, frequent and effective hand-washing (before eating and after using the restroom) is essential to prevent spreading the illness.
Additional information is available from the Centers for Disease Control.
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12. Free food and prizes at the Milwaukee Art Museum today
The Milwaukee Art Museum will host its first “College Art After 5” event today, April 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. Student photography will be showcased via a digital photo gallery in conjunction with the art museum’s Foto: Modernity in Central Europe exhibit. This free event will include door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and music. Admission to the museum galleries is $4.
The event is organized for Milwaukee college students by college students, including Marquette’s Art Club.
13. International Day features food and performances
The Office of International Education will host the 24th Annual International Day, a celebration of cultures from around the world, tomorrow, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU. This free, public event will include goods and cultural items from dozens of countries, global cuisine samples and cultural performances from around the world.
14. Soup with substance speaker to address ROTC on Catholic campuses
Michael Griffin of Catholic Peace Fellowship will speak about the presence of ROTC on Catholic university campuses on Friday, April 4, at noon in AMU 227 for Soup with Substance.
15. Free Filipino cultural show showcases music and dance
Student organization Bayanihan is hosting its annual Bayanihan Cultural Show tomorrow, April 4, at the Weasler Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. show.
This free show includes music and dance from Philippine history.
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16. Chorus and Chamber Choir to perform at Music Ministry Concert
The Marquette University Chorus and Chamber Choir will perform at the Music Ministry Concert on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu Church. The chorus and choir are directed by Gregory Carpenter and will be accompanied by organist John Weissrock, Gesu organist.
A free will offering will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Gesu Organ Renovation Fund.
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17. Black Student Council hosting free fashion show
The Black Student Council is hosting Genesis Designs, a free fashion show, Saturday, April 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in the first floor lobby of AMU. The show will feature local stores Ma Jolie, Miss Ruby Boutique and HipHopUCit, as well as entertainers G.Fam, Swaaag Up and Young Status.
18. Events to benefit Hunger Clean-Up
Several upcoming events will benefit Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project:
Teams of five to eight people can participate in a dodge ball tournament Saturday, April 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team. Register by e-mail.
The top 15 photos submitted for the “Service Fighting Poverty” photo contest will be displayed in the AMU and at the Real Poverty Film Festival. E-mail for more information and to submit photos.
One-pound bags of Stone Creek Coffee ($11 to $12 per bag) are on sale until Wednesday, April 16. Stop by the Office of Student Development, AMU 329, or e-mail for a list of blends and prices and to place an order.
Jars have been set out at residence hall front desks for a “Penny War” competition. Money placed in your hall’s container generates positive points for your building and in your opponents’ jars count as negative points. The jars will be out until April 18.
19. School supplies needed for Council for Spanish Speaking
The Graduate School of Management will collect school supplies and books for the Council for Spanish Speaking for the Jesuit MBA Cares national day of service. Desired items include educational videos, backpacks, dictionaries, thesauruses, school supplies and craft supplies.
Donations can be dropped off in Straz Hall 275 from Monday, April 7, through Friday, April 11. Call 8-7145 for more information.
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20. College of Engineering hosting programs for kids, families and teachers
The College of Engineering will host “Engineering for Young Women” for ages 13 to 18, Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Young women will work together to experience the challenge and excitement of engineering.
Additional College of Engineering programs this semester include:
• Engineering for Educators, April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — K-12 teachers will learn how to integrate engineering concepts and lessons or clubs at their schools. Activities will include building spaghetti bridges, constructing electric circuits, launching water rockets and building Mindstorms robots.
• Robotics Engineering Saturday Series for ages 8 to 12, May 3, 10 and 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Students will design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms RCX robots.
Registration information is available online.
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21. $5 massages at Massage-A-Thon
Physical therapy students are hosting a Massage-A-Thon through Friday, April 18, at Schroeder Health Complex 397.
Hours are Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays noon to 6 p.m.
Cost is $5 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. E-mail for appointment requests. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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