— April 17, 2008 —
- Jesuit honor society holding alumni awards brunch
- Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., to be honored at reception
- Family Research Enterprise Conference features poster session
- AT&T customer marketing director to give talk
- Haggerty Museum featuring the Chas and Judy Mulcahy Thai art gift
- Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony this weekend
- Symphonic Band performing free, spring concert
- Arts & Sciences graduation tickets available
- Fascinating May graduates needed
- Tell us about your best Marquette experiences
- Little Sib’s weekend features events for students and siblings
- MUSG sponsoring comedy, Anthony Rapp and Talib Kweli events
- Donate blood for National Donate Life Month
- All-you-can-eat cookout to benefit charities
- Marquette men's a cappella group, The Naturals, presents spring concert
- $4,000 stipend available for Liturgical Choir accompanist
- Women’s Club Volleyball team wins national championship
- MUSG Senate seats open
- 2008-2009 RHA Executive Board to be installed
- Spring issue of Ex Libris is online
1. Jesuit honor society holding alumni awards brunch
The Father Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, will hold its 2008 awards brunch on Sunday, April 20.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, followed by brunch and the award presentation at 10:45 a.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU.
Don and Mary Jo Layden, both of whom are Marquette alumni, will be honored as alumni of the year. For more than a decade they have been Ignatian associates and are now part of the Ramos Community living a commitment to Ignatian ideals, in addition to considerable other community involvement.
RSVP to John Novotny, director of law school development, Sensenbrenner Hall 345, by noon tomorrow, April 18. Cost is $25.
2. Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., to be honored at reception
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., invites members of the Marquette community to a reception celebrating 18 years of dedicated service from Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., vice president of student affairs. The reception will be held Monday, May 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in AMU Monaghan Ballroom. A program will take place at 5 p.m.
Thon will step down as vice president for student affairs at the end of the semester. He will take a year’s sabbatical to do some writing, including updating a monograph he authored in 1989, The Ignatian Perspective: The Role of Student Affairs in Jesuit Higher Education. During this time, he will also serve as president of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
During Thon's tenure as vice president, improvements in the residential aspect of student life have included the creation of the Office for University Apartments and Off-Campus Student Services, the building of Campus Town Phase V, the renovation of Straz Tower and the opening of Abbottsford Hall. Thon himself has resided for the past 18 years in McCormick Hall, serving as hall minister and experiencing firsthand the lives and concerns of students.
RSVP by Wednesday, April 30, to University Special Events at 8-7431.
3. Family Research Enterprise Conference features poster session
The College of Business Administration will host the Fourth Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference from 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, until noon Sunday, April 20. The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Milwaukee City Center, 611 West Wisconsin Ave., and at Raynor Library.
The Family Enterprise Research Conference is dedicated to developing a community of scholars interested in research to improve understanding of family firms and create usable knowledge. The conference aims to enable scholars to design and develop research projects that are theoretically sound, empirically rigorous and of practical significance and applicability to family firms. The scholars are inter-disciplinary — mainly business professors but also anthropology, family studies and law.
A free, public poster session will be held in the Beaumier Suites at Raynor on Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The conference itself costs $400 to attend. Register online.
4. AT&T customer marketing director to give talk
Tom Wilson, executive director of SMB customer marketing at AT&T, will present “Data — the Foundation of Strategic Marketing: Confessions of a Data Junkie” for the Marketing Executive Speakers Series tomorrow, April 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Straz Hall 106. Wilson is responsible for customer marketing and customer experience for AT&T’s small- and medium-business customers in the United States. He will discuss the use of customer data for crafting marketing strategies.
The event is sponsored by the Marketing Department.
5. Haggerty Museum featuring the Chas and Judy Mulcahy Thai art gift
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the gift of Thai temple paintings from Chas and Judy Mulcahy with a talk by Darika Nantiya, adjunct professor of philosophy at Southern Connecticut University, on Saturday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in AMU 157. The 40 paintings, on view in the AMU, are derived from wall murals in Thai temples and other sacred sites. The talk will be followed by a performance of Thai dance by members of the Thai American Association of Milwaukee and reception featuring Thai cuisine.
The Haggerty’s collection of Thai paintings is a gift to the museum and Marquette from the Mulcahy’s. It is one of the largest collections of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, consisting of works on canvas by contemporary Thai artists who have revived the traditional styles and subjects originally conceived for temple murals.
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6. Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony this weekend
The annual Tri-ROTC Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in the Gymnasium, room 100. Government and civilian organizations will recognize the achievements of cadets and midshipmen from Marquette’s Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC Units.
7. Symphonic Band performing free, spring concert
The Marquette Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, will perform its spring concert, “Of Sailors and Whales," Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The performance is a musical setting of the literary classic Moby Dick and will feature a narration by student Nicholas Inzeo.
The band will also recognize its graduating seniors and present the William Geisheker award to the senior who best embodies the spirit of the band. Former director Nick Contorno will join the band to present the first-ever Nick Contorno award to the outstanding musician of the band.
This event is free and open to the public.
8. Arts & Sciences graduation tickets available
Tickets for the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences graduation ceremony are available to all May and August undergraduates and master’s candidates between noon and 11:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, April 17 and 18. Each graduate may obtain a maximum of four complimentary tickets with his/her MU ID at Brooks Lounge, AMU.
Tickets are required for all guests. Graduates do not need tickets. Tickets will not be available the day of the event and lost tickets will not be replaced.
Unclaimed tickets will be redistributed on a first-come, first-served basis while they last beginning Wednesday, April 23, in Brooks Lounge.
For more information call 8-7059.
9. Fascinating May graduates needed
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. Tell us about your best Marquette experiences
The Office of Marketing and Communication is looking for students to tell their most inspiring, challenging, hilarious, wacky Marquette experiences to give prospective students a peek into what it’s really like to be a Marquette student. Selected student stories will be used on Marquette’s Web site.
Selected students will participate in a 45-minute on-camera interview April 28 and 29. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information and to apply, go online.
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11. Little Sib’s weekend features events for students and siblings
Little Sib’s weekend will take place April 18 to 20 with several events. Late Night Marquette will host Rock the Rec on Friday, April 18, at 9 p.m., at the Rec Center with arts and crafts, inflatables and free food.
The Office of Residence Life will host the Ahoy Matey! Pirate Party in the AMU on Saturday, April 20, with mini golf, laser tag and picture frame decorating.
MUSG will host bowling at the Annex on Sunday, April 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Free tickets for this event will be handed out at the Saturday Pirate Party in the AMU.
Registration and more information Little Sib’s weekend, is available from the Office of Residence Life.
12. MUSG sponsoring comedy, Anthony Rapp and Talib Kweli events
Will Mafori and Kyle Dunnigan will perform at Comedy Night today, April 17, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. This event is free and hosted by MUSG and RHA.
Anthony Rapp, star of the stage and film productions of “Rent,” will discuss his career and AIDS advocacy work on Sunday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. This event is sponsored by MUSG and Watumishi.
Talib Kweli will perform at MUSG’s spring concert Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in Brooks Lounge, AMU. Student tickets are $15 and public tickets are $22. Individuals must be 18 years or older to attend.
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13. Donate blood for National Donate Life Month
To recognition of National Donate Life Month, the Marquette Army ROTC and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive tomorrow, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Sign-up at online or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Walk-ins are welcome.
14. All-you-can-eat cookout to benefit charities
Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Chi will host their second annual Chi Cookout on Friday, April 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Schroeder Field. All-you-can eat hamburgers, hot dogs and sides are provided for a $5 ticket. Tickets can be bought at the event or from fraternity members.
Proceeds benefit the Sojourner Truth House and the Jimmy V Foundation.
15. Marquette men's a cappella group, The Naturals, presents spring concert
The all-men’s a cappella vocal ensemble The Naturals will hold its annual spring concert Sunday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.
The instrumental group will perform barbershop-style songs, doo wop classics and pop hits from the 1980s, all done in The Naturals’ harmonic style.
The concert is free and open to the public.
16. $4,000 stipend available for Liturgical Choir accompanist
Applications are being accepted for the Liturgical Choir accompanist position for the 2008-09 academic year. A $4,000 stipend will be provided to a Marquette undergraduate or graduate student exhibiting strong piano and improvisational skills, sight-reading ability and proficiency in choral score reading. Main responsibilities include weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals, 4 p.m. Sunday Masses at Gesu Church, all-university liturgies and two annual concerts.
Applications are due Monday, May 1, and auditions will be held Monday, May 5, through Friday, May 9. Application materials and audition information are available online or at University Ministry, AMU 236. For more information, contact Rachelle Kramer, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-3695.
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17. Women’s Club Volleyball team wins national championship
The Women’s Club Volleyball team won the Collegiate Club Volleyball National Championship in Dallas last week. Of the 360 registered women’s collegiate club teams, the top 108 were invited to compete for the National Championship. Marquette defeated the University of Texas 25-21 in the championship game.
Sarah Frogge was named most valuable player. Margaret Hall, Caitie O'Brien, Nicole Purcell and Nicole Wallace were named All-Americans. Additional team members are Molly Aikins, Rachel Ansay, Ally Bresnahan, Marissa Dehler, Molly Madonia, Bridget O’Brien, Kelsey Simons and Tina Starkey. Coaches are Anne Pufahl and Liz Egasti-Miller.
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18. MUSG Senate seats open
Marquette University Student Government Senate has off-campus and commuter senator seats open. Any full-time student who lives outside the residence halls but within the 53233 area code can apply for the off-campus position. The commuter seat is open to anyone living outside the 53233 area code. Contact Abraham Matthew at 8-5199 to apply by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.
MUSG has also confirmed its final two vice presidents, completing the MUSG Executive Board for 2008-2009. The student leaders have started their terms in office and can be reached at 8-7416 or in the MUSG Office, AMU 133.
The 2008-2009 executive board includes:
President – Ray Redlingshafer, junior, business administration
Executive Vice President – Kathleen Blaney, junior, nursing
Communications Vice President – Katy Leukam, junior, communications
Financial Vice President – Jimmy Schott, junior, business administration
Legislative Vice President – Abe Matthew, junior, arts and sciences
Program Vice President – Claire Anglim, junior, communication
19. 2008-2009 RHA Executive Board to be installed
The officers of the 2008-2009 Residence Hall Association Executive Board will take office following the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, April 29, at the Residence Life Leadership Awards banquet. The new officers are:
President: Brian Pelerine — freshman, arts and sciences
Vice President: Michael Muratore — freshman, business administration
Treasurer: Jessica Beauchamp — sophomore, arts and sciences
Secretary: Sarah Reiff — sophomore, arts and sciences
National Communications Coordinator: Nathan Schultz — freshman, education
Parliamentarian: Aaron Dilger — freshman, arts and sciences
Publicity Coordinator: Allison Herman — freshman, communications
20. Spring issue of Ex Libris is online
Raynor Memorial Libraries has released its spring issue of Ex Libris, a newsletter of staff reading recommendations. A broad selection of contemporary fiction and non-fiction books are highlighted, as well as the Manresa first-year reading selection, new books by faculty and some literary prizewinners.
News Briefs is published for Marquette students, faculty and staff every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
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