- Renascence announces second J.M. Schwartz Award
- Annex to open at 11:30 a.m. for Thursday’s tournament game
- Bring used soccer balls back from Spring Break
- Photographs by Don Doll featured in Haggerty exhibition
- Tuition tax deduction instructions needed for Form 1040
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 17
1. Renascence announces second J.M. Schwartz Award
Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, the 60-year-old scholarly journal edited and published at Marquette, has announced the second Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Essay Prize. Awarded in alternate years to the author of the best essay published in Renascence in the previous two years, the Joseph M. Schwartz prize honors the late Dr. Joseph M. Schwartz, past editor of Renascence, former chair of the English Department, and emeritus professor at the time of death in 2002.
This year’s winner is Dr. Ellen M. Caldwell, assistant professor of English at California State University at Fullerton, for her essay on Shakespeare’s I Henry IV, titled “’Banish all the wor(l)d’: Falstaff’s Iconoclastic Threat to Kingship in I Henry IV.” Caldwell will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and her essay will be posted for 12 months on the Renascence Web site.
In the year that an essay prize is not awarded, Renascence commissions a commemorative lecture at Marquette in American literature.
2. Annex to open at 11:30 a.m. for Thursday’s tournament game
The sixth-seeded men’s basketball team’s first round NCAA tournament game will be shown at the Annex on Thursday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. against Kentucky. The Annex will open at 11:30 a.m. and will provide food specials, fan giveaways and half-time prizes.
3. Bring used soccer balls back from Spring Break
The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council is collecting used soccer balls in support of the "Kick For Nick" project to give soccer balls to children in Iraq.
Pfc. Nick Madaras, a soldier who was killed while serving in Iraq, observed children there playing soccer with bags of rocks, so he started a drive to collect soccer balls in his hometown. Thousands of balls have been collected in his honor to send to Iraq.
The balls will be collected in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences office, Marquette Hall 208, from March 25 to April 4.
E-mail for more information.
4. 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.
5. 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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6. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 17
Portions of Tory Hill, Clybourn, Michigan and 10th streets north of Michigan will close:
• Eastbound Clybourn/Tory Hill between 16th and 10th streets from 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, until Sunday, June 1.
• Westbound Michigan Street between 10th and 11th streets from 6 a.m. Monday, March 24, until Sunday, June 1. Local travel to the Rec Plex will be open.
• Westbound Michigan Street from 10th to 11th Street from 6 a.m. Monday, March 31, until Thursday, April 25.
• Northbound 10th Street between Michigan and Wisconsin avenues from 6 a.m. Monday, March 31, through Thursday, April 25.
These closures will affect vehicle access to and from Lot R/RR, Lot-J and 11th Street at Tory Hill/ Clybourn. From March 24 until late May, no left turns will be possible from 11th and Tory Hill nor eastbound access from Lot-J. Lot R/RR will only be able to be entered and exited to the east from Tuesday, March 24, until about the end of April.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.