— February 18, 2008—
- Dr. Patrick W. Carey to speak at Annual Kelly Chair Lecture
- Human rights fellowship applications due Monday
- General election voting information available online
- Marquette students to provide WISN-TV election coverage
- Workforce Career Fair to be held in AMU
- Opening talk and reception for Hogarth exhibition is Thursday
- Biological sciences and chemistry departments to present seminars
- Law School holding information session
- Renewal Task Force seeks cost-saving ideas
- Lenten evening prayer offered
- “Do you speak Bible?” Gospel readings during Lent
- Senior retreat open for registration
- Free viewing of “Why We Fight” documentary
- Flutist Sergio Pallottelli performing tomorrow
- Voter information tables available tomorrow
- Spring break trip applications due Wednesday
- Battle of the Bands competition benefits charity Friday
- Win an iPod by finding Father Wild
- Father Wild to rededicate Brooks Mosaic
- OIE hosting passport fair
- Campus-wide pingpong tournament hosted by OIE
- Participants in muscle fatigue study needed
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 18
1. Dr. Patrick W. Carey to speak at Annual Kelly Chair Lecture
Dr. Patrick W. Carey, William J. Kelly, S.J. chair in Catholic theology, will deliver the annual Kelly Chair Lecture, “Brownson, Politics, and the Social Gospel During the Presidential Election,” Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
Carey will focus on the presidential campaign of 1840, when Orestes A. Brownson (Unitarian minister, political theorist, Democratic party partisan and social radical) wrote his classic essay on the “Laboring Classes,” a fundamental protest against an emerging capitalist economic system, political vested interests and the churches’ capitulation to the current social order. In this year of campaigning, the lecture will examine the relationship of politics, religion and social justice issues that have emerged in other years of presidential elections.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Discussion and refreshments will follow. Call 8-7170 for more information.
2. Human rights fellowship applications due Monday
Applications for the 2008 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship are due Monday, Feb. 25. Presented in collaboration with Marquette’s Human Rights Initiative and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, this fellowship is designed to promote social justice and provide practical training in human rights work.
Applicants must find a human rights or social justice organization willing to serve as their host for the duration of the fellowship in the summer of 2008. The fellowship offers up to $4,000 to undertake significant work in human rights anywhere in the world and is available to anyone currently residing in eastern Wisconsin. Consideration will also be given to applicants who will be able to contribute to the human rights community in Milwaukee or at Marquette following the fellowship.
3. General election voting information available online
Marquette community members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote in Wisconsin's general election, which will be held tomorrow, 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.
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.
4. Marquette students to provide WISN-TV election coverage
Marquette University students will provide content for WISN TV 12’s coverage of Wisconsin’s primary tomorrow, Feb. 19. The newscast will stream live at wisn.com beginning at 9:30 p.m. The student content will likely include blogs, analysis, round table discussion and reports from the scene. It will be entirely student-created and -produced, with only the technical support of wisc.com.
The Marquette students participating are Erica Bail, Elizabeth Cohen, Nicole Gates, Mallory Jones, Brendan Lowd, Sarah Pano and Bret Ratner.
The student correspondents are part of WISN-TV's Student Commitment 2008 project with Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater.
5. Workforce Career Fair to be held in AMU
The Career Services Center’s annual Workforce Career Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms, with 134 employers from the world of business, technology, nonprofit and government. Dr. Phil Gardner from Michigan State University will speak about “Trends of Recruiting,” reflecting his annual survey of employers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
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6. Opening talk and reception for Hogarth exhibition is Thursday
The opening talk and reception for the Haggerty Museum’s “William Hogarth: British Satirical Prints,” exhibition will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sean Shesgreen, research professor at Northern Illinois University Department of English and a visiting professor at Stanford University, will present “William Hogarth: Worlds of Virtue Worlds of Vice.” The exhibition will run until March 23.
Hogarth was born in London in 1697. Beginning at an early age, he engraved trade cards, apprenticed with a silversmith and then worked for a number of print sellers and created book illustrations. Considered among his best book illustrations are those he produced in 1726 for Samuel Butler’s satirical poem Hudibras. The exhibition includes 28 etchings and engravings from the permanent collection by the 18th-century British painter and engraver.
7. Biological sciences and chemistry departments to present seminars
Dr. Eckhard Jankowsky, assistant professor of biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will present “How DEAD-box proteins use ATP to unwind RNA duplexes,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
Dr. Jeremy Smith, assistant professor of chemistry at New Mexico State University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Smith will present “One and Two Electron Transformations of High Valent Iron Imido and Nitride Complexes.”
8. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 22, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
9. Renewal Task Force seeks cost-saving ideas
All members of the university community can help reduce campus expenses and reallocate resources by submitting ideas to the Renewal Task Force. Since fiscal 1999, the task force has saved more than $8.8 million.
Confidential ideas about your own work area or any area of the university can be submitted through the RTF Web page. The 2008 RTF, chaired by Kathy Lang, chief information officer, focuses not only on financial savings but also on quality enhancements. Quality enhancements include process improvements that allow the university to be more productive, new services to better support students and faculty, and the elimination of tasks that are no longer necessary.
First semester ideas were submitted by:
• Scott Feldstein, ITS
• Joan Holcomb, Office of Marketing and Communication
• Erin Kuecker, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
• April McCaskill, Office of the Comptroller
• Dr. David Moberg, Department of Sociology
• Mykl Novak, ITS
• Mary Simmons, ITS
• Diana Sroka, College of Communication
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10. Lenten evening prayer offered
University Ministry will sponsor Lenten Evening Prayer, a reflective prayer of Scripture and song, today, Feb. 18, from 7:30 to 8 p.m., in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
11. “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 Mark will be read Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center (lower level). The subsequent sessions will take place Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and 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.
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12. Senior retreat open for registration
The Undergraduate Senior Retreat, Feb. 22 to 24 at the Pallotti Retreat Center in Elkhorn, helps students pause to discern their future. The cost is $45. Registration will remain open until Feb. 20 or until full.
13. Free viewing of “Why We Fight” documentary
Students for Ron Paul at Marquette, with support by the MUSG Student Activity Fee, will host a free viewing of Euguene Jarecki’s 2005 documentary, Why We Fight, today, Feb. 18, at 8:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. This award-winning film “looks at the military industrial complex, the collusion between the American armaments industry and our government warned about by President Eisenhower and his famous 1961 speech.”
For more information, contact Andy Marshall.
14. Flutist Sergio Pallottelli performing tomorrow
Sergio Pallottelli, internationally acclaimed flutist, will perform a solo flute recital Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Varsity Theater. His recital will include classical flute and world music compositions for the flute. Admission is free.
The Marquette Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, will also present its winter concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Varsity Theater. The 120-member band will perform a variety of music including Mars from The Planets, by Gustav Holst, and works by Sparke, Whitacre and Alfred Reed. Pallottelli will also serve as guest soloist. Admission is free.
Pallottelli performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South American and Australia. He has performed at Nice Summer Music Academy, France; Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador; Festival Internacional de Flautistas, Peru; and Festival de Flautistas, Costa Rica.
15. Voter information tables available tomorrow
The Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council will staff voter information tables from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19, on the second floor of the AMU. The tables will provide information about polling place locations and what is needed to register to vote Tuesday.
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16. Spring break trip applications due Wednesday
Engineers Without Borders will host a trip to Kiln, Miss., from March 13 to 19 to assist with Hurricane Katrina recovery work. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the EWB mailbox, Olin Engineering Center 200.
For more information contact Paige Peters or Julie Sterner.
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17. Battle of the Bands competition benefits charity Friday
Delta Chi fraternity and Pi Beta Phi sorority will sponsor the Third Annual Battle of the Bands competition for charity Friday, Feb. 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Weasler Auditorium. Prizes will be given away while Javier and the Bear, York White Roses, Washpool, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Planet Dastardly, and Birthrites compete.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold Wednesday, Feb. 20, to Friday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McCormick, Schroeder and Straz Halls. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door.
All proceeds benefit the Jimmy V foundation for cancer research and the Pi Beta Phi foundation for literacy promotion.
18. Win an iPod by finding Father Wild
The annual Father Wild Forum, which gives students a chance to ask questions of President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Interim Provost Dr. David Shrock and Senior Vice President Greg Kliebhan, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., AMU first floor.
Life-size posters of Father Wild are hidden around campus. Students can go online to register where they saw a Father Wild poster and automatically be entered for a chance to win an iPod. Students must be in attendance at the forum to win the iPod.
19. Father Wild to rededicate Brooks Mosaic
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette, will host a ceremony rededicating the Brooks Mosaic, second floor of AMU, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. The brief ceremony will include presenting the history of Father Peter Brooks and rededicating the mosaic to its new location in AMU from its previous location in Brooks Memorial Union. Light refreshments will be provided.
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20. 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 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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21. Campus-wide pingpong tournament hosted by OIE
The Office of International Education will hold a campus-wide pingpong tournament Friday, Feb. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., in AMU 407. There is no cost to enter the tournament but participants must sign up by Monday, Feb. 25, in AMU 407.
For more information, call the Office of International Education at 8-7289.
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22. Participants in muscle fatigue study needed
Marquette researchers seek participants for a study examining the influence of aging on muscle fatigue.
Participants need to be aged 18 to 35 years or 65 years and over, who will be seated and exercise their lower leg or arm muscles while researchers record muscle activity. The time commitment is an introductory session followed by three two-hour weekday sessions with opportunities for additional participation. Sessions take place in the Exercise Science Program, Cramer Hall. Participants will receive monetary compensation.
The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.
For more information about participating in the study, contact Bonnie Schlinder-Delap, lab supervisor, at 8-6674, or Dr. Sandra Hunter, assistant professor of exercise science, at 8-6673.
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23. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 18
Due to last week’s inclement weather, most of scheduled work has been shifted to this week.
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 to 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following days for beam installation. Access to the Intermodal station will be available from the north at 5th and Clybourn, the east on St. Paul or the St. Paul/ Lovell eastbound I-794 exit ramp. There will be no direct access to the Intermodal station from the west on St. Paul Avenue. The beam installation may cause some minor noise and lights.
• The off-ramp from eastbound I-94 to 6th and Kilbourn will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 a.m.
• Sheeting removal early Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, west of and south of Straz Tower, will cause some vibrations over a brief period.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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