— February 14, 2008—
- Marquette receives President’s Honor Roll Award for service
- Marquette Law School, Quarles & Brady open south-side legal clinic
- Children with special needs conference hosted by Law School
- Pedro Arrupe Award applications being accepted
- College of Professional Studies relocating
- Urgent need for university blood donors
- Women’s basketball team hosting Pink Out cancer awareness game
- General election takes place Tuesday
- Mission Week video of keynote panel now available online
- Stations of the Cross held on Fridays during Lent
- Orientation Staff 2008 applications due tomorrow
- Actor and actress appearing for Barack Obama on Saturday
- Pan-African Art Show to include dance performances
- Spanish Honor Society to host Mexican taco dinner
- Hope in Tanzania-Marquette to hold panel discussion
- HAVEN to address men's roles in stopping violence
- Campus Kitchens needs help cooking and distributing food
1. Marquette receives President’s Honor Roll Award for service
Marquette University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. More than 85 percent of Marquette undergraduate students participate in some form of service during their college experience.
Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll, as announced by The Corporation for National and Community Service, is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
Marquette is one of 127 schools nationwide on the honor roll with distinction.
Rooted in its Catholic, Jesuit tradition, Marquette University has a long, proud history of community engagement. Through both academic and co-curricular programs, Marquette strives to develop men and women who will dedicate their lives to the service of others. Members of the Marquette community, whatever their faith tradition, are known for demonstrating leadership through service to those in need.
2. Marquette Law School, Quarles & Brady open south-side legal clinic
Marquette University Law School has expanded its Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic to a second site, the Spanish Center, 614 W. National Ave., in partnership with Quarles & Brady, LLP. Attorneys from Quarles & Brady will partner with volunteer Marquette law students to provide free legal information and referral services for low-income individuals from the south side of Milwaukee. Bilingual (Spanish/English) services will be available at the site.
The south-side clinic will be open every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The MVLC will continue to operate at the House of Peace Community Center on 17th and Walnut Streets, where it provides free walk-in legal services every Tuesday between 3 and 7 p.m.
3. Children with special needs conference hosted by Law School
The Law School will host “Leaping the Gaps for Children with Special Needs,” a conference addressing social and legal issues involving special needs children, Friday, Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in AMU. Presenters and discussions will explore how to improve the future for children with disabilities through legal advocacy, public policy and inter-system collaboration. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 18.
Ann Yurcek, award-winning author of Tiny Titan, whose family triumphed through adversity, will deliver the keynote address at 12:10 p.m.
Additional sessions include “Access to Legal Representation for Children with Disabilities and Their Caregivers,” “Special Needs Law and Social Change for Children” and “Preventing Juvenile Justice Referrals: Developing Appropriate Interventions for Children with Special Needs.” Presenters and attendees will represent school, health, social service and justice systems throughout Wisconsin.
Registration is free to families with children with special needs. For others, the cost is $40. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and reception.
4. Pedro Arrupe Award applications being accepted
The Marquette University Alumni Association invites juniors to apply for the Pedro Arrupe Award. This award, established in 1991, recognizes a Marquette junior, man or woman, who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Arrupe, S.J., a superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1981. This award honors a student who is a junior in good standing, involved in service with and beyond the Marquette community and has provided leadership in community service and advocacy for those in need.
Nominations should be completed online by Wednesday, March 12.
Contact Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer, at 8-0398 for more information.
5. 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.
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6. Urgent need for university blood donors
The recent snow emergencies have had a significant impact on local blood collection efforts. During the past few weeks there has been a loss of nearly 1,700 units of blood.
The Spring All-University Blood Drive will be held today, Feb. 14, until 7 p.m., in AMU Ballroom E. For those who have already made an appointment to donate, it is essential that they keep that appointment. Appointments can still be made by contacting Ali Myszewski. Walk-ups are also welcome.
The Graduate School of Management and the College of Business Administration will also hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 28, from noon to 5 p.m., in the first floor atrium of David Straz Jr. Hall. Schedule an appointment online and enter drive number DRV0087642. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Jeanne Simmons, associate dean of the College of Business Administration/Graduate School of Management, at 8-7145.
7. Women’s basketball team hosting Pink Out cancer awareness game
The women’s basketball team will host its Third Annual Pink Out game, against Seton Hall, Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. Fans wearing pink to the game receive half-price admission. Pink Women’s Basketball T-shirts will be on sale for $10, with all proceeds going to the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
A Family Health Fair in the concourse, with chances to win a $100 gift certificate to Bartolotta Restaurants, a $100 Neroli Salon & Spa gift card and a free girls' summer basketball camp, begins at noon.
At halftime VICI Capilli Salon and the Beautiful Lengths Campaign will cut the hair of those willing to give up at least eight inches of hair to help women who have lost their hair while fighting cancer.
Attendees can also make pledges for each Marquette three-pointer made for its "3-point Attack Against Breast Cancer" to benefit the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
For more information about the hair donation, contact Jamie Hays, athletics assistant director of marketing and sales, at 8-6018.
8. General election takes place Tuesday
Marquette community members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote in Wisconsin's general election, Tuesday, Feb. 19. In addition to presidential preference, voters in Milwaukee will consider candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, county executive, county board, mayor, city comptroller, city attorney, city treasurer and common council.
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.
Students are eligible to vote at the designated polling places provided that all of the eligibility requirements are met and have not voted in the same election elsewhere in person or by absentee ballot.
9. Mission Week video of keynote panel now available online
The video of the Mission Week keynote panel is now posted online. The video shows Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J.; Nicholas Coddington; Rev. John Dear, S.J.; and Dr. James Turner Johnson and moderator Soledad O’Brien discussing “War, Peace and People of Faith.”
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10. Stations of the Cross held on Fridays during Lent
University Ministry will hold the Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent, Feb. 15, 22 and 29 and March 7 and 14, from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Participants can make a prayerful pilgrimage, recalling the suffering of Christ, by offering this pilgrimage for all those who suffer from oppression and with a faith seeking to promote justice.
Call University Ministry at 8-6873 with questions.
11. Orientation Staff 2008 applications due tomorrow
The Office of Student Development is looking for energetic and outgoing individuals to be part of Orientation Staff 2008. Staff help new students transition into their new lives at Marquette.
Applications are due Feb. 15 for the orientation assistant/team leader position and March 26 for the group discussion leader position. Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-1412 for more information.
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12. Actor and actress appearing for Barack Obama on Saturday
Actor Tate Donovan, actress Kerry Washington, and Gabe and Gus Doyle — sons of Gov. Jim Doyle — will appear on behalf of Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday, Feb. 16, in AMU Ballrooms A and B. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for their addresses, which are expected to begin around 1:20 p.m.
Students for Barack Obama will host the “Rally for Change” to allow students to learn more about Obama and his candidacy for president.
Contact Stephanie Trifone for more information.
13. Pan-African Art Show to include dance performances
A Pan-African Art Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Admission is free.
AFAHYE, meaning “festival” in Twi, a Ghanaian language, is an Art Show showcasing different fashions, poetry, music and dance from three organizations of African ancestry on campus, African Student Association, Black Student Council, and the Society of Caribbean Ambassadors. The Kassumai Dance Group (African dance group), Grupo Maculele Capoeira and others will perform.
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14. Spanish Honor Society to host Mexican taco dinner
Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Honor Society, will hold a Mexican taco dinner fund-raiser Sunday, Feb. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. in the International Center, AMU 407. The menu includes all-you-can-eat meat and vegetarian tacos, rice and beans, and chips and salsa for $5, to benefit the American Red Cross Tabasco, Mexico Flooding Relief Fund.
15. Hope in Tanzania-Marquette to hold panel discussion
Ten Marquette students will present information about their recent service trip to Tanzania, Africa, with photos and film clips Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 118.
Students interested in attending the next trip are encouraged attend.
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16. HAVEN to address men's roles in stopping violence
The HAVEN Conversation Series will present “Be a Man: Stop the Violence” Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in AMU 163. The interactive program, provided by the Counseling Center’s VOICE peer education group, will focus on the many ways men and women can stop sexual violence. The program will also address ways to support victims of sexual violence and to help friends make safe and respectful decisions in their relationships.
Call Sue Cooper at 8-6800 for more information.
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17. Campus Kitchens needs help cooking and distributing food
Campus Kitchens, an on-campus service organization that works to eliminate hunger through cooking recovered food and distributing it around Milwaukee, is seeking volunteers. Volunteers cook the food in Schroeder's kitchen and deliver it to local schools, day care programs and elderly homes.
Volunteers for Monday and Wednesday evenings and Tuesday afternoons are especially needed.
E-mail for information.
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