— March 24, 2008 —
- Natsios will speak at Marquette commencement
- Provost candidates to participate in open forums this week
- MUSG candidate debate set for tomorrow night
- Law School hosting county executive candidate debate
- Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe
- Sessions to provide information about IMAP Belize
- “Women & Heart Disease” is topic for Boheim Lecture
- Memorial services scheduled for Richard A. “Dick” Burke
- Law School holding information session
- Orientation staff 2008 applications due Wednesday
- Executive to speak about food and beverage wastewater treatment
- Marquette Opens WNIT play against Creighton tonight
- Performers to find use for “running in bicycle shorts”
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Sign up now for Hunger Clean-up
- Soup with Substance speakers to discuss WHINSEC
- Applications available for VOICE Peer Education Program
- Free Brewer tickets available with Marquette ID
- Etiquette and networking highlighted at Student Alumni Network dinner
- Volunteer for Senior Prom
- $5 massages at Massage-A-Thon
- Stone Creek Coffee benefits Hunger Clean-Up
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 2
1. Natsios will speak at Marquette commencement
Andrew Natsios, distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University and the former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be the speaker at Marquette University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2008. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
Natsios joined the faculty of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown in January 2006, following his resignation at USAID. An appointee of President George W. Bush, he served as USAID administrator from May 2001 to January 2006, managing the agency’s reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iran and the Sudan. He also served as the U.S. special presidential envoy to the Sudan from September 2006 to December 2007. Natsios had previously been director of USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and assistant administrator for the Bureau for Food and Humanitarian Assistance.
The author of U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and The Great North Korean Famine, Natsios has also written numerous articles on foreign policy and humanitarian emergencies. A graduate of Georgetown and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration, Natsios will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Marquette’s commencement.
Other honorary degree recipients are:
• Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University
• Andreas Delfs, music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
• Margaret Farrow, former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin and a Marquette alumna
• Rev. John P. Foley, S.J., founding president of the Cristo Rey High School Network
• Kate Huston, retired city librarian, City of Milwaukee
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2. Provost candidates to participate in open forums this week
Dr. Marek Dollár, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Miami University (Ohio) will participate in an open forum with the Marquette community tomorrow, March 25, at 5 p.m., in Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Suites.
Video of the forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Thursday, March 27, until 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29. All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit comments about Dollár at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/.
The Provost Search Committee will also hold an open forum Thursday, March 27, at 5 p.m., in AMU Ballroom C, with candidate Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette. Video of the Pauly forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29, until 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31.
The availability of the links and comment forms coincides with the completion of each finalist's two-day interview schedule. The duration for each provides equal opportunity for viewing and feedback, although a slight adjustment is made for the last candidate given the weekend time frame.
eMarq login information is needed to post comments. Comment forms are also available from Dr. Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president. Curriculum vitae and cover letters for each candidate are posted now at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/ for viewing.
In addition to the open forums, each candidate will also meet with various groups, including the deans, representatives of the Board of Trustees, the University Academic Senate, MUSG, the vice provosts and academic planning and management team members, and the vice presidents and administrative planning and leadership team members.
Dr. Patrick Carey, chair of the search committee, expects the committee will make recommendations to Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., this spring so a new provost can be appointed and start in time for the 2008-09 academic year.
3. MUSG candidate debate set for tomorrow night
MUSG President and Executive Vice President candidates will debate on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in AMU 163. Students will have the opportunity to pose questions for the candidates to debate. The final election will be held Thursday March 27; students will be able to cast their votes online.
Learn more about the candidates running for MUSG President and Executive Vice President online.
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4. Law School hosting county executive candidate debate
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and State Senator Lena Taylor, candidates for Milwaukee County Executive, will debate the issues during a forum moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School. The event will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Eisenberg Hall, 3rd floor of Sensenbrenner Hall, 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The two candidates will set forth their respective visions for Milwaukee County and take questions from a panel including Greg Borowski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, David Wise of the political Web site Wispolitics.com, and Patrick Hogan, a Marquette student. The event is co-sponsored by Marquette Law School, Marquette University’s Les Aspin Center for Government, Wispolitics.com, and Milwaukee Public Television, which will broadcast the debate Wednesday, March 26, at 9 p.m. on Channel 36.
5. Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe
Rev. Kevin Burke, S.J., dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, will present “A Mysticism of Open Eyes,” Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at Gesu in the upper church. The Gathering Points Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983.
Arrupe led the Society of Jesus through the tumultuous times after Vatican II and called its members to be renewed by returning to the inspiration and spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. His impact was not just with the Jesuits but with the renewal of many other religious orders. He was a champion of a faith seeking justice and called all men and women associated with the Society of Jesus to be “men and women for others.” Burke edited Pedro Arrupe, Essential Writings.
The presentation is sponsored by Marquette University and Gesu Parish.
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6. Sessions to provide information about IMAP Belize
University Ministry will hold information sessions about the International Marquette Action Program Belize program Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. Both sessions take place in AMU 163.
IMAP Belize is an immersion experience to help students understand the people and lifestyles of this developing country. Students work with locals on a church building project in a rural Mayan village.
For more information, contact Gerry Fischer, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-3687.
7. “Women & Heart Disease” is topic for Boheim Lecture
Dr. Karyn Holm, Association of Marquette University Women chair in humanistic studies at Marquette, will speak on “Women & Heart Disease: Raising Awareness and Understanding Risk,” for the Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture on Tuesday, April 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Beaumier Suites of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Memorial Library.
Holm will address how heart disease, once thought to be a disease of men alone, is now the No. 1 cause of death in women. She will discuss factors knownto increase risk, including factors that cannot be changed and those that can be, such as hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity and obesity.
Holm, Vincent de Paul Professor and professor of nursing at DePaul University in Chicago, has focused her research and scholarship on the importance of physical activity and exercise in health, the prevention of heart disease and bone loss in women, and functional decline with hospitalization in aging adults. She haspublished extensively and has presented her work nationally and internationally. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a fellow in the American Heart Association, has a Ph.D. from Loyola University, and a M.S. and B.S.N. from DePaul University.
AMUW promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future women students to link them in a common endeavor. AMUW provides opportunities for service with peers and strives to enhance women's educational and culturalopportunities.
8. Memorial services scheduled for Richard A. “Dick” Burke
A memorial service for Richard A. "Dick" Burke, trustee emeritus of the university and sponsor of the Marquette University Burke Scholarship and Trinity Fellows Programs, will be held Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.
Burke family members will join students, alumni, faculty and other members of the Marquette community for a prayer service followed by a reception in AMU Ballroom C.
For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Quade, director of the Burke
Scholarship Program, at 8-1412.
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9. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, March 28, 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.
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10. Orientation Staff 2008 applications due Wednesday
The Office of Student Development is looking for energetic and outgoing individuals to be part of Orientation Staff 2008. Staff help new students transition into their new lives at Marquette.
Applications are due Wednesday, March 26, for the group discussion leader position. Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-1412 for more information.
11. Executive to speak about food and beverage wastewater treatment
Dennis Tozke, president of Applied Technologies, will present “Anaerobic Treatment of Beverage and Food Processing Wastewaters — Four Case Studies,” Thursday, March 27, at noon in Haggerty Engineering 119. Totzke will present case histories describing anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewater for bakery products, fruit products, fruit juices and soda.
The presentation is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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12. Marquette Opens WNIT play against Creighton tonight
The Marquette women's basketball team will open the 2008 women's National Invitation Tournament play at the Al McGuire Center Monday night against Creighton. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available. Reserved seats are $8, and general admission is $5. For information, call 8-4668.
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13. Performers to find use for “running in bicycle shorts”
“Running in Bicycle Shorts,” a lyric competition, will be held Wednesday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Annex. This competition challenges poets, dramatists and singers/songwriters to compose a song, poem, monologue or joke incorporating the line “running in bicycle shorts.” The best performance/use of the line will win a prize. Sign-ups are available at Campus Town East, West and Humphrey front desks.
For more information, contact Michael Orr or Maggie Campbell.
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14. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. John Blanchard, Dan Danciger professor of biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. The topic of Blanchard’s presentation is “The peculiar mechanism of action of isoniazid and the multiple forms of resistance exhibited by M.tuberculosis.”
15. Sign up now for Hunger Clean-up
Hunger Clean-up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, is accepting applications for both teams and individuals through Friday, March 28. The event sends groups of students and employees out into the community on Saturday, April 19, in order to strengthen Marquette’s connection to the city of Milwaukee. Register online or at any of the staffed tables in the residence halls, Raynor Bridge or the union.
16. Soup with Substance speakers to discuss WHINSEC
Students who represented Marquette at the Ignatian Family Teach-In and annual protest against the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas), in Ft. Benning, Ga., last fall, will discuss their experience at Soup with Substance, Wednesday, March 26, at noon in AMU 227.
17. Applications available for VOICE Peer Education Program
The VOICE program is run through the Counseling Center and is comprised of student volunteers who provide education to promote awareness against sexual violence and advocate for a campus free of sexual violence. These efforts are achieved through passive and active programming in residential, academic, athletic, Greek and other campus settings.
Applications for peer educators are being accepted now through Friday, April 4, for the 2008-09 academic year. Applications are downloadable from the Web page or through the Counseling Center in Holthusen, #204. If you have any questions please contact Chris Daood via phone at 8-7172 or by e-mail.
18. Free Brewer tickets available with Marquette ID
The Brewers are offering free tickets to Marquette students, faculty and staff for the April 8-10 series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Tickets are available beginning today, March 24, in the Brooks Lounge of the AMU. There is a maximum of four tickets per MU ID. There are 1,000 tickets available for the Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, games which begin at 7:05 p.m. There are 500 tickets available for the day game on Thursday, April 10.
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19. Etiquette and networking highlighted at Student Alumni Network dinner
The 7th Annual Etiquette Dinner sponsored by the Student Alumni Network will take place Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event includes a presentation on proper dining etiquette and an accompanying three-course meal at the Wisconsin Club.
Laura Kestner, director of Career Services Center and etiquette expert, will lead the evening by providing networking and dining etiquette tips. During dessert, students will have the opportunity to network with Marquette alumni and local employers.
Register online or contact the Alumni Relations Office at 8-7441 by Monday, March 31. Cost of the event is $15.
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20. Volunteer for Senior Prom
Volunteers are needed for the 11th Annual Senior Citizens' Prom on Sunday, March 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms CDE. Volunteers dance and talk with the attending senior citizens.
This year's theme is "Tropical Enchantment" and will also feature food and raffle prizes. The event is sponsored by the Center for Community Service.
Contact Pat Landry in the Center for Community Service, AMU 329, at 8-1412 by 4 p.m. Friday, March 28 for more information or to volunteer.
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21. $5 massages at Massage-A-Thon
Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon from Thursday, March 27, through Friday, April 18, at Schroeder Health Complex 397.
Hours are Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays noon to 6 p.m.
Cost is $5 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. E-mail for appointment requests. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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22. Stone Creek Coffee sale benefits Hunger Clean-up
One-pound bags of Stone Creek Coffee ($11 to $12 per bag) are on sale until Tuesday, April 1, to support Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette's largest one-day service project. The funds benefit community agencies around Milwaukee working to fight poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Stop by the Office of Student Development, AMU 239, or e-mail for a list of blends and prices and to place an order.
23. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 27
Westbound Michigan is closed at 10th Street through next Monday, March 31. This creates the following traffic restrictions:
• Lot R/RR and Rec Plex parking: Enter from the east only. Exit west is open only to 10th Street. Exit to east is normal.
• Lot J Parkers: No left turn at 11th and Tory Hill. Eastbound access from 16th Street only.
• Tory Hill between 10th and 11th Streets is closed.
• Eastbound traffic on Clybourn will detour north on 16th Street. Local/university traffic only between 16th and 11th on Clybourn.
Nighttime work will occur tonight and Monday through Friday this week south of Straz Tower. There may be some minor noise related to this work. Straz Tower residents have been advised of the work.
Work levels on the reconstruction of the Marquette Interchange will increase significantly this week as the project moves into the final spring/summer phases.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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