— February 21, 2008—
- Aquinas Lecture to be presented Sunday by Dr. Myles Burnyeat
- Symphonic Band to perform free winter concert
- Ed Zore to speak about leadership and business
- Theoretical physicist to deliver Coyne lecture
- Marquette names Cottingham athletic director
- Tricia Geraghty named one of Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40”
- Online core courses offered this summer
- McNair scholarship applications due March 1
- Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
- Win $200 for an “A” paper
- Registration open for Women’s Leadership Conference
- Eucharistic Adoration tonight in Chapel of the Holy Family
- Stations of the Cross held on Fridays during Lent
- Women’s basketball to host “Dollar Night at the Al”
- MUSG election packets due
- 30-hour famine to kick off tomorrow
- RHA to hold biannual Diversity Commission
- Public Safety to offer self-defense classes
- Destination Dinner features School of Education alumni
- Performance of nor • mal portrays story of hope and survival
- College of Engineering hosting programs for kids, families and teachers
- Toothbrush and toothpaste donations needed
- Haggerty Museum soliciting student art submissions
- Photographs by Don Doll featured in Haggerty exhibition
- Sign up to receive Marquette Global newsletter
- Tuition tax deduction instructions needed for Form 1040
- Receive $10 gift card or cash to participate in study
1. Aquinas Lecture to be presented Sunday by Dr. Myles Burnyeat
Dr. Myles Burnyeat, emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University, and honorary fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge University, will deliver the 2008 Aquinas Lecture, “Aristotle’s Divine Intellect,” on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Burnyeat will provide a new interpretation of some contested ideas of Aristotle concerning the human mind and its relation to divine mind. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Burnyeat has published two books, The Theaetetus of Plato and A Map of Metaphysics Zeta. He has held visiting appointments at universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, Princeton University, Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, and the Central European University in Budapest.
The lecture is sponsored by the Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society for Philosophy at Marquette, in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.
2. Symphonic Band to perform free winter concert
The Marquette Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, will present its winter concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Varsity Theatre. 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. Sergio Pallottelli, internationally acclaimed flutist, will also serve as guest soloist. Admission is free.
3. Ed Zore to speak about leadership and business
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will host a discussion with Northwestern Mutual President and CEO Ed Zore on Monday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 325.
In addition to running a respected Fortune 500 company, Zore is also co-chairman of the Milwaukee 7, an organization promoting economic development in southeast Wisconsin. He will offer his insights on business, leadership and the regional economy.
Visit the Law School Web site for more information and to register.
4. Theoretical physicist to deliver Coyne lecture
Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., will present the annual Rev. George V. Coyne Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
Gates, the John S. Toll professor of physics and director of the Center for String & Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, will speak about “SUSY and the Lords of the Ring Supersymmetry Theory.” SUSY refers to Gates’ explanation of supersymmetry.
5. Marquette names Cottingham athletic director
Marquette University today announced the appointment of Steve Cottingham as athletic director. Cottingham had served as interim athletic director since January 2007.
“Steve’s leadership, his administrative and legal experience, and his intense commitment to Marquette will help continue the upward trajectory we’ve seen in our athletic program,” said Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.
Cottingham had originally said he would not be a candidate for the permanent AD position, but Wild said as time passed, “university and athletic officials recognized the valuable role Steve played” and Steve himself expressed a desire to continue the work he had begun.
“In the Ignatian, Jesuit tradition, we talk about the need for discernment, and this was certainly a period of discernment for me,” Cottingham said. “While I initially intended to return to my role as associate senior vice president for the university, the support I received and my own experience led me to conclude that this (the AD position) was the right place for me to serve the university at this point in time.”
In addition to his role as associate senior vice president, Cottingham, an attorney, had also served in Marquette’s Office of the General Counsel. In those roles he was closely connected to the athletic program, negotiating coaches’ contracts, the university’s contract with the Bradley Center and Marquette’s move to the BIG EAST Conference. As interim athletic director, he was responsible for negotiating a television contract that includes broadcast of all men’s basketball games, as well as a number of women’s games. He also hired several new coaches.
Marquette has 14 Division I teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track, men’s golf, and women’s volleyball.
“I believe I can foster the continued development of our athletic programs and staff,” Cottingham said. “I look forward to furthering Marquette’s connections within the BIG EAST Conference, to the ongoing development of our playing and practice sites and to working with our fund raisers to increase the number of endowed scholarships supporting our student athletes.”
Tom Crean, men’s basketball coach, called Cottingham “conscientious, committed and an exceptional leader.” “I have every confidence that he will continue to flourish and make our department even more respected nationally,” he said. “Steve, along with his outstanding team led by Mike Broeker, gives us every opportunity to grow and take the steps necessary to continue to compete at the highest level. On a personal note, the Crean Family is looking forward to many more years to come with Steve, Lisa and Taira.”
“I've enjoyed my relationship with Steve as interim athletic director and look forward to a great future with him. He has a desire to see our athletic programs continue to excel while maintaining the mission, character and integrity of the university,” Terri Mitchell, women’s basketball coach, said.
Cottingham said he met with coaches, athletic staff members and student-athletes this morning.
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6. Tricia Geraghty named one of Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40”
Twelve of the 40 individuals selected by The Business Journal’s 2008 “Forty Under 40,” which recognizes young leaders in the Milwaukee area, have Marquette connections. Tricia Geraghty is Marquette’s vice president of marketing and communication, while the other 11 Marquette-related honorees are alumni.
In his letter of nomination, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., stated, “Tricia informs her work and her recommendations with research, a broad-based understanding of current market and technological trends, and a lifelong commitment to the values of the Ignatian, Jesuit tradition.” He praised Geraghty’s “vision, enthusiasm and talent.”
The 11 alumni in The Business Journal’s 2008 “Forty Under 40” group are:
Laura Bray, Comm ’94 and Grad ’03, Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc.
Dan Cary, Comm ’97, Lammi Sports Management
Kristin Ferge, Bus Ad ’95, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Melissa Goins, Comm ’03, Maures Development Group
Jeremy Karman, H Sci ’93, Aurora Sports Medicine Institute
Andrew Petzold, Grad ’96, Concord Development Co.
David Rodgers, Bus Ad ’92 Briggs & Stratton Corp.
Jennifer Schilling, Grad ’03, Empower Credit Union
Jon Sohn, Bus Ad ’95, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Casandra Tate-Mahoney, Grad ’02, Mercer LLC
Jessica Zolp, Law ’02, Miller Brewing Co.
They will be honored at a dinner Monday night, Feb. 25.
7. Online core courses offered this summer
Selected core courses will be offered online for the first time this summer. Students need to visit their adviser to see what offered courses might fit into their degree program. Students who were admitted as new freshmen since fall 2005, and new transfer students since fall 2007, may also have requirements listed in
Snapshot is available to plan summer courses, registration for which begins Monday, March 3. Registration appointments are not needed. To register, log onto CheckMarq beginning March 3.
For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.
8. McNair scholarship applications due March 1
Applications for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, from eligible undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate study, are due March 1. Students accepted to the program will participate in an eight-week summer research experience and receive a $2,800 stipend.
The program also offers a variety of services and activities, including GRE preparation, visits to area graduate schools and participation in national and regional research conferences.
To qualify, students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have completed 60 or more credits by the end of this semester.
For more information, contact the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.
9. 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 March. All sessions will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:
Monday, March 3: On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
Tuesday, March 4: Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha
Wednesday, March 5: Kohler MBA Program, at The American Club, 419 Highland Dr., Kohler, Wis.
Thursday, March 6: Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145 or e-mail.
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10. Win $200 for an “A” paper
Students can win a $200 cash prize for entering Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 11th Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition, which recognizes the importance of effective library research. $200 prizes will be awarded in freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories. All A-grade research papers written during the 2007 calendar year are eligible. The submission deadline is March 10.
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11. Registration open for Women’s Leadership Conference
Registration for the Women's Leadership Conference, a program held each spring about leadership unique to the experience of women, is now open. The conference features networking events, keynote addresses and breakout sessions conducted by students, faculty members, administrators and community leaders. It will be held at Marquette on Saturday, April 5.
The conference is also seeking interested faculty and staff to present 45-minute programs pertaining to women in leadership roles, social issues and self-care.
Contact Caitlin Madden for more information.
12. Eucharistic Adoration tonight in Chapel of the Holy Family
University Ministry and Catholic Outreach will sponsor Eucharistic Adoration (Exposition with Benediction) today, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
13. Stations of the Cross held on Fridays during Lent
University Ministry will hold the Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent, Feb. 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.
14. Women’s basketball to host “Dollar Night at the Al”
The women’s basketball team will host No. 18 Pittsburgh and “Dollar Night at the Al” Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. All tickets, hot dogs, soda and candy will be sold for $1.
For more information, call 8-4668.
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15. MUSG election packets due
MUSG election packets are due tomorrow, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. in the MUSG office, AMU 133.
Additional key dates for the election include:
• Meet the Candidates Night, Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.
• Primary elections, Thursday, March 6
• Primary elections results news conference, Friday, March 7, 2 p.m.
• Debate, Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
• Final election, Thursday, March 27
• Final election results news conference, Friday, March 28, 2 p.m.
Election packets are available in the MUSG office.
For more information, e-mail MUSG Communications Vice President Jillian Mertz.
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16. 30-hour famine to kick off tomorrow
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Catholic Outreach will co-sponsor the 30-hour Famine, a hunger awareness event in which students fast, Friday, Feb. 22, to Saturday, Feb. 23. A kick-off praise and worship night will be held Friday at 8 p.m., in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. Those not fasting are still invited to the kick-off.
E-mail Heather Dodgers for more information.
17. RHA to hold biannual Diversity Commission
Residence Hall Association will hold a meeting for its biannual Diversity Commission Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the RHA Suite, Carpenter Tower 119.
The Diversity Commission analyzes diversity in the Residence Halls to improve and promote diversity. A report on behalf of the committee will be submitted to the Office of Residence Life at the end of the spring semester. Anyone currently living in university-owned housing and interested in participating on the committee is encouraged to attend.
18. Public Safety to offer self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety will offer free self-defense classes this semester, including hands-on techniques and national and local crime trends. The course is designed for both female and male audiences and incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Classes will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in AMU Ballroom A, March 11, in AMU Ballroom A, and April 1, in AMU Ballroom C.
Register by calling Public Safety at 8-6800.
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19. Destination Dinner features School of Education alumni
The Manresa Project will host a Destination Dinner and conversation featuring three School of Education alumni Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. The featured alumni are Jeni Berthold, Arts '97, Grad '07, a teacher at Madison Elementary in Wauwatosa; Erico Ortiz, Arts '79, administrator at Bradley Tech; and Allison Quandt, Arts '05, administrator at Notre Dame Middle School.
No RSVP is needed. E-mail the Manresa Project for more information.
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20. Performance of nor • mal portrays story of hope and survival
Marquette University's Counseling Center will host a performance of nor • mal: a family musical of hope and survival Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week/Love Your Body Week 2008. The musical is part of NORMAL in Schools, a not-for-profit arts-in-education program aimed at providing a curriculum that addresses health, wellness, eating disorders and the therapeutic impact of theatre.
Admission is free and a talk-back session with cast members and eating disorder specialists will follow the performance.
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21. College of Engineering hosting programs for kids, families and teachers
The College of Engineering will host “Engineering is a Family Affair” for ages 6 to 12 and parents, Friday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parent and child perform hands-on problem-solving activities in many engineering fields, including robotics. They also receive an electric circuit kit to continue experimenting at home.
Additional College of Engineering programs this semester include:
• Robotics Engineering for ages 8-12, March 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Students will learn the fundamentals of designing, building and programming LEGO Mindstorms RCX robots.
• Engineering for Young Women for ages 13 to 18, April 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Young women will work together to experience the challenge and excitement of engineering. Engineering will be presented as a positive force in improving quality of life.
• 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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22. Toothbrush and toothpaste donations needed
Physical Therapy Student Council is collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste through Friday, March 7, for the Global Medical Brigades medical mission trip to Honduras. Supplies are given to Hondurans in isolated communities who do not have access to healthcare.
A collection box is located in the PT office, Schroeder Complex 346. For more information, e-mail Mary MaryRose Luciano.
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23. Haggerty Museum soliciting student art submissions
The Haggerty Museum of Art and the Marquette Art Club will present “Student Fine Arts Night,” an exhibition of work by Marquette students, live music, free food and refreshments, Thursday, April 16, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. All work must be submitted to Lynne Shumow, curator of education, by April 10.
The exhibition is open to all Marquette students. A maximum of two art pieces per student can be submitted. Work in all media will be accepted — painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed-media, etc. Framed work is preferred, but not mandatory.
Accompanying each piece must be:
• name of student artist
• title of the work
• year work was created
• medium (such as oil on canvas)
For more information call 8-5915 or e-mail.
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24. Photographs by Don Doll featured in Haggerty exhibition
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art is presenting “The Grandeur of God”: Photographs by Don Doll, S.J., through April 13.
This photography exhibition, inspired by the Gerard Manley Hopkins 1877 poem God’s Grandeur, features more than 60 of Doll’s Native American images, panoramas along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Jesuits assisting refugees in Uganda, Sudan and Eastern Europe, landmine victims in Angola and Tsunami survivors in India and Sri Lanka.
Don Doll, S.J., is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic and a number of the Day in the Life of... books. Doll was introduced to photography and the Lakota people when he was assigned to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as a young Jesuit. Doll has photographed two books on Native Americans, Crying for a Vision and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.
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25. Sign up to receive Marquette Global newsletter
The Office of International Education sends out an e-mail newsletter twice per month that contains notices about internationally themed news, events and grants and scholarships for foreign study. To receive the Marquette Global newsletter, e-mail Katherine Arnold, office associate, Office of International Education.
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26. Tuition tax deduction instructions needed for Form 1040
Students, parents and employees who paid qualified tuition and fees and intend to claim the federal tuition tax deduction for calendar year 2007 will have to include the amount of tuition tax deduction on Form 1040. For line 34, “Tuition and fees deduction. Attach Form 8917,” claim the deduction for college tuition and fees by writing the letter “T” on the line and enter the eligible amount (for example, “T 4,000”). You cannot take this deduction on Form 1040 A.
The Internal Revenue Service’s Publication 970 details information about tax benefits and deductions needed to complete income tax forms.
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27. Receive $10 gift card or cash to participate in study
Volunteers are needed for a research study on forgiveness in romantic relationships. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and be involved in an exclusive romantic relationship for at least six months. At least one partner must be a Marquette student and both must be present to participate.
Participation will involve independently completing online questionnaires about transgressions that have occurred throughout the relationship (something hurtful your partner did to you or you to your partner) and how you and your partner responded to these transgressions.
Participation will take approximately 45 minutes at the Family Interactions Suite, third floor of the Academic Support Facility.
Each participant receives a $10 Best Buy or Borders gift card or $10 in cash.
Contact graduate student Patrick Gunderson, 8-5945, for more information.
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.
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