— January 22, 2008 —
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel now available
- McNair Series sessions help prepare students for graduate school
- Registration for human bite mark patterns program due today
- Law School holding information session
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Update contact information in university records
- Free MATLAB software available
- Applications still accepted for fall South Africa program
- Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit until Sunday
- Counseling Center recruiting suicide prevention trainers
- HAVEN Conversation Series hosts stalking presentation
- Sorority recruitment kicks off tomorrow
- Club Kobudo to hold martial art demonstration and sample class
- Lenten and senior retreats open for registration
- Free workshop to address pastoral care for veterans
- Haggerty Museum soliciting student art submissions
- Gesu Parish hosting Lenten Retreat
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 22
1. Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel now available
Tickets for the Mission Week keynote event,"War, Peace and People of Faith," are now available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. Brooks Lounge hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11:30 p.m.
Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the panel about how faith affects moral decision-making involving contemporary world conflict. The panel, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (largest interfaith peace organization in the United States) and author/editor of 25 books on peace and justice.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region and senior officer deployed to Baghdad to establish the Iraqi Military Academy.
Tickets for the panel discussion are available while supplies last, with a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID. Beginning Jan. 30, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 for more information.
2. McNair Series sessions help prepare students for graduate school
The first information session of the McNair Series, “The McNair Scholars Program Overview,” will be presented Thursday, Jan. 24, and again Monday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in AMU 121.
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible students for graduate school. During the academic year, students attend monthly seminars, meet visiting scholars, and participate in student and professional conferences. McNair students also participate in the Summer Research Internship Program, a paid research internship.
Future sessions will include “Developing a Research Topic,” Feb. 4 and 7; and “Finding a Mentor,” Feb. 11 and 14. Sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. in AMU 121.
The application deadline is March 1. For more information, contact the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.
3. Registration for human bite mark patterns program due today
Dr. Thomas Radmer and Dr. L.T. Johnson, School of Dentistry, and Dr. Daniel Blinka, Law School, will present the use of human bite mark patterns in the identification of criminal suspects Thursday, Jan. 24, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, room 194.
They have studied the bite mark patterns of more than 400 volunteer subjects and have identified specific criteria for determining the probabilities of unique bite patterns in individuals. Their results indicate the uniqueness of an individual bite is similar in specificity to fingerprinting. The researchers will also present their research at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.
RSVP to Brian Hodgson by today, Jan. 22. A light lunch will be provided.
4. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 25, 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.
5. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Hairong Guan, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Guan will speak on “Iron and Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrogenation Reactions.”
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6. Update contact information in university records
With the close of late registration today, all students are strongly encouraged to update their “Personal Information” section of CheckMarq for university emergency and business communications. The university needs an updated address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) for each student.
7. Free MATLAB software available
IT Services has purchased a campus-wide license for MATLAB, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis and numeric computation.
A student license is included with the purchase and will allow students to install the standard configuration of the program (MATLAB, Simulink and 13 toolboxes).
Students can download this software to their personal computers via and choose the appropriate link.
Contact the Help Desk at 8-7799 for additional information.
8. Applications still accepted for fall South Africa program
The application deadline for the fall 2008 semester for South Africa Service Learning Program has been extended to Feb. 15. The application and more information are available from the Office of International Education, AMU 425.
9. Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit until Sunday
Several maps from the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection at the Raynor Memorial Libraries are featured in the exhibition, “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World,” at The Field Museum, Chicago.
The exhibition runs through Jan. 27 and is the largest exhibition of maps ever organized in the United States, featuring more than 130 maps from 70 institutions. Marquette’s contributions include: “Thror’s Map” from The Hobbit and “Chart of times and distances” and “Birdseye View Depiction of Minas Tirith” from The Lord of the Rings.
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10. Counseling Center recruiting suicide prevention trainers
The Counseling Center is looking to expand the “Question, Persuade, Refer” suicide prevention training team and sustain the Link for Life suicide prevention program after grant funding ends.
Prospective QPR trainers must be able to attend a one-day, eight-hour training session and commit to facilitating at least three, two-hour QPR trainings per year. The next QPR “train the trainers” session is tentatively scheduled for March.
Marquette community members interested in being trained as a certified QPR trainer or would like to participate in a sustainability committee should contact Dr. Bridgette Hensley, psychologist, at 8-7172.
11. HAVEN Conversation Series hosts stalking presentation
This semester's HAVEN Conversation Series kicks off Thursday, Jan.24, at noon in AMU 163 with “Stalking and Love Persistence.” Dr. Mike Zebrowski, director of the Counseling Center, will host a candid discussion on stalking and how this crime has begun to shape the way we interact with and engage in our relationships with others.
Definitions of stalking, a comprehensive examination of stalking behaviors,
the increased popularity of Web-based communication resources among college students and the impact of stalking upon victims will be discussed.
For more information, contact Sue Cooper, crime prevention officer, at 8-6800.
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12. Sorority recruitment kicks off tomorrow
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment takes place this week with several events:
• “Info Night,” Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., Weasler Auditorium — Potential new members learn what is expected of them for the next four days and meet with their groups and recruitment counselor.
• “Meet the Chapters Night,” Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., AMU Ballrooms — Each sorority and PNM will meet to get to know each other.
• “Philanthropy Night,” Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. AMU Ballrooms — The sororities will have activities for the PNMs and educate them on different philanthropy.
• “Preference Night,” Jan. 26, at 5 p.m., AMU Ballrooms — PNMs will meet with two chapters, participate in a ceremony and sign their preference cards.
• “Bid Day,” Jan. 27, at 9 a.m., AMU Ballrooms — PNMs learn which chapter extended them a bid to join their sorority and reveal what chapter they have joined.
13. Club Kobudo to hold martial art demonstration and sample class
Club Kobudo will host a kobudo demonstration and sample class tomorrow, Jan. 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in AMU 163.
Attendees can view a variety of traditional Japanese martial art techniques demonstrated by students and try some basic self-defense (Goshin Jutsu) techniques. RSVP to Kobudo Club.
14. Lenten and senior retreats open for registration
University Ministry will host two retreats next month — Undergraduate Senior Retreat and Lenten Retreat in Daily Life.
The Lenten Retreat in Daily Life, Feb. 5 to March 11, is an on-campus, self-directed retreat for busy graduate and undergraduate students. Retreatants commit to at least 15 minutes of daily prayer and weekly meetings with a spiritual director. The retreat begins with a prayer service Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Registration will remain open until Feb. 1 or until full.
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.
15. Free workshop to address pastoral care for veterans
“Pastoral Care for Returning Veterans,” a free workshop for pastors, pastoral workers, veterans and their families, will be held Friday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B. The purpose is to discuss and develop models of reaching out to meet the needs of those whose lives are changed by war.
Content will include:
• how to find and invite veterans to church-based “listening sessions”
• reaching veterans without church connections
• structuring listen sessions and involving congregations
• working with veteran families
• healing rituals, scriptures and sermons
The workshop is open to the public. Space is limited. E-mail Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of theology, to register.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking.
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16. Haggerty Museum soliciting student art submissions
The Haggerty Museum of Art and the MU Art Club will present “Student Fine Arts Night,” an exhibition of work by Marquette students, live music, free food and refreshments, Thursday, April 17, from 7 to 9 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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17. Gesu Parish hosting Lenten Retreat
Gesu Parish will host its annual Lenten Retreat from Feb. 8 to 10. The director will be Rev. Thomas Manahan, S.J. There is no cost. To register, call 8-7101 by Friday, Feb. 1.
18. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 22
The city has added a left turn signal at 11th and Wisconsin Avenue for westbound traffic to foster pedestrian safety and to prevent traffic accidents. Be sure to follow the signals and use the safety island placed for the benefit of pedestrians in the intersection.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is beginning to put together design ideas for the Zoo Interchange Project. A Zoo Interchange Public Design Workshop will be held tomorrow, Jan. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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