- Young scholars and Haggerty research award recipients announced
- Marquette hosting public conference about race, class and place
- CheckMarq upgrade to be implemented this summer
- Department of Public Safety to recognize campus and community partners
- Musicians and ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
- University Ministry holding Eucharistic Adoration
- Reception to honor retirement of Dr. Martin Seitz
- Writing contest to honor 1212 building
- Free Comedy Sportz show tonight
- Spirit Shop holding year-end sale
- Carpenter Tower to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
- Study breaks offered during finals week
- Marquette Basketball Day Camp offered in three sessions
- IT Services to remove phones from residence hall rooms
1. Young scholars and Haggerty research award recipients announced
The recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence and the four recipients of the 2008 Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the Annual Distinguished Scholars Reception this week. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. Bill Wiener, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, introduced this year’s recipients:
Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence
Dr. Patrick Carey, the William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology, for researching the relationships between Catholics and other religious groups in the United States and the influence of Catholicism on politics and social thought.
Dr. Dmitri Babikov, assistant professor of chemistry, for studying chemical processes on an atomic scale, including the reaction that forms ozone.
Dr. Lisa Edwards, assistant professor of counseling and educational psychology, for researching the well-being of ethnically diverse individuals, particularly Latino/a youth.
Dr. James Gardinier, assistant professor of chemistry, for researching new inorganic (metal-based) catalysts for converting petroleum sources and new organic (carbon-based) white-light emitting compounds for highly energy-efficient illumination sources.
Dr. Andrei Orlov, assistant professor of theology, for his monograph on the Apocalypse of Abraham, exploring the apocalypse’s significance for understanding New Testament Christology, eschatology (ultimate destiny of humanity) and salvation history.
2. Marquette hosting public conference about race, class and place
The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will hold a free, public conference, “Who Claims the City?: Thinking Race, Class, and Urban Place,” Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at Raynor Memorial Libraries. The conference will explore "the city" as a place of social conflict, law, ideology, policy and planning through issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and movement.
Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, will deliver the keynote address, “Looking Forward, Looking Back: Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America Ten Years Later.” The speech will take place Friday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
Conference presentations and panel discussions will include sessions on urban crime; civil rights; architecture, space and urban development; deportation as public policy; urban planning; and race, class and Hurricane Katrina.
Pre-registration is requested.
3. CheckMarq upgrade to be implemented this summer
The university is upgrading CheckMarq, the student information system, to provide improved usability. The new CheckMarq has four distinct areas: academics, finances, personal information and admissions.
Students will register for summer and fall classes in the current version of CheckMarq until late July, when the university will move to the new version. The Web address for CheckMarq will not change.
Monitor CheckMarq and NewsBriefs throughout summer and fall for updates and the project update page for more information.
4. Department of Public Safety to recognize campus and community partners
The Department of Public Safety invites all students, faculty and staff to its annual awards ceremony tomorrow, May 2, at 2 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Campus and community members will be recognized for their partnership with the department in maintaining a safe campus. This year’s guest speaker is Capt. James Harpole of the Milwaukee Police Department, District Three. A DPS open house, with refreshments, will follow the ceremony.
5. Musicians and ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
Singers and instrumentalists are needed for the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena. Arrival time for musicians is 2:15 p.m. A mandatory rehearsal will be held Thursday, May 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gesu Choir Loft. Contact Rachelle Kramer, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-3695 by Friday, May 9.
Ushers are also needed from 3 to 7 p.m. for the Baccalaureate Mass. Duties include handing out worship aids, directing families to seating, directing communion traffic and picking up their section at the end of the service. Contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-3694 by Friday, May 9.
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8. Writing contest to honor 1212 building
The campus community is invited to bid a farewell to the 1212 Building by entering an ode to the building in a writing contest. The finalists will have their ode (100 words or less) read during a brief presentation before the wrecking ball takes the first swing Friday, May 23, at 9 a.m. in Parent’s Park. References could include:
• The 1212 Building was built as a doctor’s clinic in the 1950s.
• It was acquired by the university on Halloween 1978.
• Less-recent Marquette tenants included the departments of public safety, athletics, public relations and special events and the ticket office.
Odes should be submitted to Stacy Magsamen, university advancement receptionist, by Thursday, May 15.
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10. Spirit Shop holding year-end sale
The Spirit Shop’s “Big Year End Sale” will run from tomorrow, May 2, to Sunday, May 11, offering 25 percent off clothing and additional “In-Store Bonus Buys.”
Call 8-3050 for more information.
11. Carpenter Tower to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Carpenter Tower will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. between Carpenter and Cobeen halls. The event will feature free authentic Mexican food, a jalapeño eating contest, a mariachi trio and a raffle.
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12. Study breaks offered during finals week
The Office of International Education will offer free study breaks Sunday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in AMU 407. Both study breaks will feature food and opportunities to rest and re-energize the mind and body.
The Ethnic Alumni Association will host a study break with free dessert and drinks, including ice cream sundaes, Wednesday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lunda Room, second floor of the AMU.
13. Marquette Basketball Day Camp offered in three sessions
The Marquette Basketball Day Camp will offer three weeks of basketball instruction from the Marquette coaching staff, Golden Eagles players and special guests this summer. Availability is limited.
Session 1 — June 16 to 20 (ages 5 to 17)
Session 2 — June 23 to 27 (ages 5 to 17)
Session 3 — July 14 to 18 (K5 to 8th grade)
In 2007, for the fifth consecutive summer, more than 2,000 campers attended three sold-out sessions to learn better basketball skills, have fun and make new friends.
Call 8-5937 for more information.
14. IT Services to remove phones from residence hall rooms
IT Services and the Office of Residence Life will remove phones from the residence hall rooms and Marquette-owned apartments this summer. Public Safety “ring-down” phones will be installed on each floor for emergency use. According to the fall residence hall survey, 99.1 percent of students have cell phones, and the vast majority do not use their residence hall phones.