— January 28, 2008 —
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel available to the public this week
- Study abroad information sessions held this week
- Nominate commencement speaker by Thursday
- AMUW scholarship applications due Friday
- Applications accepted for Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship
- Faculty to discuss global warming
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Faith and spirituality discussed at next POWER Lunch
- Donate hair to Locks of Love
- Student film festival to cover poverty in Milwaukee
- Tour guide applications are due Friday
- Enjoy a free, home-cooked meal
- Rec Plex classes still available
- Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 28
1. Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel available to the public this week
Tickets for the Mission Week keynote event, “War, Peace and People of Faith,” are still available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. 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.
Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the keynote 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 and Peace.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers.
• 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.
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.
2. Study abroad information sessions held this week
The Office of International Education and the College of Business Administration will hold information sessions for study abroad programs this week. Upcoming sessions include South Africa Service Learning Program, today, Jan. 28, 5 to 6 p.m. in AMU 227; Summer Abroad Programs, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4 to 6 p.m., in Straz Hall 265; and UK/Australia/Belgium/Japan/Denmark/India/Italy Programs, Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Straz Hall 265.
3. Nominate commencement speaker by Thursday
Nominations for a student commencement speaker are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The senior speaker is a graduating senior who can inspire and relate to the Marquette community. The selected student will write and deliver a speech at graduation.
Nominations can be made online.
E-mail Megan Ward, senior speaker coordinator, for more information.
4. AMUW scholarship applications due Friday
The Association for Marquette University Women is accepting applications for the 2008-2009 AMUW Scholarship, valued at $2,500. Eligible candidates must be junior women beginning their senior year in the fall of 2008 who are enrolled full-time in any college or program at Marquette, hold a minimum GPA of 3.3 and demonstrate financial need. The application is available online and should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 1. E-mail for more information.
5. Applications accepted for Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship
The Human Rights Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2008 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship. Presented in collaboration with 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.
The submission deadline is Feb. 25.
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6. Faculty to discuss global warming
Five faculty members from diverse academic disciplines will discuss global warming Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. in AMU 252. "Students for an Environmentally Active Campus Focus the Nation Teach-In" will include:
• Dr. Milton Bates, professor of English
• Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology
• Dr. Jame Schaefer, assistant professor of theology
• Dr. Gail Schumann, adjunct professor of biological sciences
• Dr. McGee Young, assistant professor of political science
The five professors will speak about how global warming relates to their areas of study, how Marquette can become more environmentally conscious and how individuals can improve their carbon imprint.
7. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Sarah J. Schmidtke, assistant professor of chemistry at The College of Wooster, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Schmidtke will speak on the “Solvent Impact on the Photophysical Properties of Benzophenone Derivatives.”
8. Faith and spirituality discussed at next POWER Lunch
The subject for the next POWER Lunch, Wednesday, Jan. 30, from will be “Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.” The program be from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A.
Panelists will be:
• Melanie Landgraf, owner and registered yoga teacher, Tosa Yoga, Wauwatosa.
• Giselle Castillo, account manager, Direct Supply, Brown Deer.
• Dr. Robert Shelledy, visiting assistant professor of political science and director of Catholic Social Action, Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
The POWER Lunch series provides the opportunity to network with professionals in various career fields, hear real stories and experiences from experts representing diverse cultures and enjoy free lunch.
9. Donate hair to Locks of Love
Members of the Marquette community are invited to donate 10 inches or more of hair to Locks of Love on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in AMU 380. GLOW Salon will provide free haircuts and styles to those donating their hair.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children under age 18 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Contact Amanda Wolff to schedule a time.
The staff of Cobeen Residence Hall is cosponsoring the event with GLOW Salon and Spa.
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10. Student film festival to cover poverty in Milwaukee
An information session about the “‘Reel’ Poverty Film Festival” will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in AMU 252 for those interested in making a short film for the April 17 film festival at the Annex. The winning film will be shown to the incoming freshman class during the 2008 orientation. The creators of the winning film will also be awarded a two-night stay at the Pfister Hotel.
Films should be five to 10 minutes in length, focusing on issues of poverty in the Milwaukee community and the solutions students can provide. Filming assistance and and equipment will be provided. Submission forms and additional information are available in AMU 329 or by e-mailing Michael Ziegler.
11. Tour guide applications are due Friday
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for tour guides until Friday, Feb. 1. About 15 students are expected to be hired, with preference given to underclassmen and students available for spring break this year.
Applications are available in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Marquette Hall 106. E-mail for more information.
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12. Enjoy a free, home-cooked meal
All students are invited to a free, home-cooked meal in the home of a Marquette alumnus, faculty or staff member Saturday, Feb. 23, or Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Association of Marquette University Women and the Student Alumni Network sponsor their annual “Supper for 12 Strangers” as an informal, social and networking event.
The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14. Contact Alumni Relations at 8-4764 for more information.
13. Rec Plex classes still available
Registration is still open for spring Rec Plex classes, including PiYo (a combination of pilates and yoga), Yoga, Zumba, Eastern European Dance, Turbo Tone and a Hot Lunch class from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778 for more information.
14. Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
Healthy individuals 18 to 40 years of age are needed for a research study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, and Dr. Xue-Cheng Liu of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Individuals interested in participating in the study, "Conservative vs Surgical Clubfoot Treatment,” will receive $25 and must meet participation criteria:
• Have no orthopaedic or neuromuscular impairment that affects the way their muscles work.
• Be able to attend a four-hour visit to the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
• Are not pregnant.
Most testing will take place during weekday business hours, but some evening and weekend times are available.
Contact the Motion Analysis Lab by Monday, Feb. 11, 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.
15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 28
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. from Tuesday, Jan. 29, to Friday, Feb. 1 for beam installation. Access to the Intermodal station will be available from the east and Lovell exit ramp only. The Lovell exit ramp will also be open to eastbound St Paul.
• Night work is scheduled to take place overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, on I-43 northbound. There will be some noise and lights to the west of Straz Tower as the contractor removes formwork.
• There is no sheeting or pile-driving scheduled this week.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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