1. “The Difference Network” showcases prominent speakers at Marquette

Marquette has launched a new online resource, “The Difference Network,” offering access to video of key thought leaders speaking at Marquette events. Current “difference makers” featured on the site include Raj Patel, agricultural scholar and author; Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize winner; Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated writer; Dan Fuss, vice chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's; Mike Wallace, vice chairman of Constellation Energy; and James Mulva, president of ConocoPhillips.

Marquette community members are encouraged to share the video site with colleagues and constituents who may be interested in viewing excerpts of the speeches.

New video content is added regularly.

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2. Grants available for 2009-10 Centennial Celebration of Women

Special grants are available to faculty and staff interested in planning programs and events as part of the 2009-10 Centennial Celebration of Women, the 100th anniversary of the admission of women to Marquette University. Grants can be used for curricular enhancements, public lectures, special publications, special events or other activities that reflect the broad themes of the centennial celebration.

Average grants are expected to range from $500-$2,500, although larger requests will also be considered. Applications that include matching funds from the sponsoring departments will be viewed more favorably. Review of applications will continue throughout the centennial celebration year. Only programs held during the centennial celebration year are eligible. To be considered for funding, applicants must complete the one-page application form.

Marquette was the first Catholic university in the world to offer co-education in its regular undergraduate courses. The university will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1909 admission of women from August 2009 through July 2010.

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3. Editors of Marquette peacemaking book will sign copies

Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of philosophy, and Deborah Nash will sign copies of Justice and Mercy Will Kiss: Paths to Peace in a World of Many Faiths, a book they co-edited, Monday, May 4, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Conference Center. Books will be available for purchase for $25. Refreshments will be served.

Rev. John P. Donnelly, S.J., professor or history, and other individuals from Marquette who contributed to the book will also be at the book-signing.

The book, which was published by Marquette University Press, is a collection of essays written by presenters from the conference Justice and Mercy Will Kiss: The Vocation of Peacemaking in a World of Many Faiths, organized and hosted by Marquette in 2005.

The 2005 conference included 100 presenters and more than 500 participants from nearly every continent and faith. The goals of the conference and book are the promotion of peacemaking as a vocation, encouraging interfaith dialogue about peacemaking, and to encourage theological reflection on real life experiences.

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4. Golf outing registration is now open

The faculty, staff and administration golf outing will take place Thursday, June 11, at Brookfield Hills Golf Course. The $31 cost includes 18 holes of golf, food, door prizes and awards. Participants will have the option of an early, middle or late start time between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The registration deadline is Monday, May 25. Space is limited.

To register, contact Lori Suleski, office coordinator Recreational Sports, at 8-1558.

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5. Carillon concerts taking place throughout May

The Office of Student Development Music Program will sponsor a carillon concert at noon on each Sunday in May. The concerts will be themed in honor of the Virgin Mary and will be based on the four mysteries of the rosary: The Joyful Mysteries on May 3, The Luminous Mysteries on May 10, The Sorrowful Mysteries on May 17 and The Glorious Mysteries on May 24.

Free tours of the carillon will also be given, beginning at the entrance of Marquette Hall at 11:50 a.m. each Sunday.

For more information contact Mark Konewko, Marquette carillonneur, at 8-3789.

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6. Submit scholarly accomplishments to Compendium

Faculty and staff with 2009 professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource. Accomplishments that have occurred since November 2008 will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The online listing also allows external Web search access to faculty accomplishments.

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7. Two faculty selected for $4,000 Rynne fellowships

The Center for Peacemaking has awarded two $4,000 Rynne Research Fellowships to faculty for nonviolent peacemaking projects this summer.

Dr. Jodi Melamed, assistant professor of English, will focus her research project on "Global Resource Wars and Indigenous Peacemaking."

Dr. Franco Trivigno, assistant professor of philosophy, will conduct a "Virtue and Violence" project, an interpretation of peacemaking from a virtue ethics paradigm.

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8. Financial misconduct can be reported anonymously online

Marquette University values its obligation to its students, faculty, staff and the public to maintain the highest ethical standards. To help maintain those standards, the university offers an anonymous, confidential reporting hotline for reporting activities that may represent financial misconduct.

Marquette contracts with EthicsPoint to provide a secure server and toll-free hotline, which are not operated by Marquette. This resource may be especially important for members of our community who feel uncomfortable discussing suspected financial misconduct with their colleagues or supervisors.

Individuals can report activities online or by calling 1-800-445-7068.

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9. Class reserves for summer classes due tomorrow

Faculty who are teaching a class this summer should make their class reserve requests by tomorrow, May 1. Contact the Raynor Memorial Library Reserve Desk at 8-7253 for more information.

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10. Employee children receive discount for basketball camps

Men’s Basketball Coach Buzz Williams’ summer basketball camps are open for enrollment. Children of Marquette employees are eligible for a $25 discount for each session.

The first session will take place June 15-19; the second session will take place June 22-26 and the final session will take place July 13-17.

Activities include individual and team competitions, skill instruction, dunk contests, free-throw contests and more. Campers receive a free basketball and camp shirt.

Register online. Space is limited.

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11. Recreational Sports adjusts hours of operation

Recreational Sports has adjusted its hours of operation during finals week:

May 1 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with regular pool hours
May 2-3 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with regular pool hours
May 4-7 — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with summer pool hours (below)
May 8 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with summer pool hours
May 9 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
May 10 — closed

Starting Monday, May 11, the Rec Center will start regular summer hours. Building hours for Monday through Thursday are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed Sunday. The pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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12. Eucharistic Adoration taking place until 8 p.m. today

Campus Ministry and Catholic Outreach will host Eucharistic Adoration and praise and worship today, April 30. There will be silent adoration in the AMU Eucharistic Chapel until 8 p.m. Praise and worship will begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family at 8 p.m.

For more information, call Campus Ministry at 8-6873.

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13. Free dance showcase to be performed Saturday

Hype Marquette is hosting its spring hip-hop dance showcase, Saturday, May 2, in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The free show starts at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

The showcase will be performed by the chapters of HyPErformance Urban Dance Co., as well as other dance groups from Marquette and the Milwaukee area. E-mail for more information.

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14. Cinco de Mayo celebration includes food, music and contests

Carpenter Tower’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival will take place Saturday, May 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Carpenter-Cobeen Mall/Wiggle. The celebration will feature authentic Mexican food, salsa dance lessons, contests and a live mariachi band. The festival is free and open to the Marquette community.

In the case of inclement weather, the festival will be held in the RHA Suite in Carpenter Tower.

For more information, contact John Ebben, Carpenter Tower resident assistant.

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15. School supplies collected for children in Africa

Carpenter Tower is collecting new and slightly used pens, pencils, folders, binders and other school supplies for impoverished children in Africa from Friday, May 1, through Thursday, May 7. A collection box will be placed at the AMU information desk.

For more information, contact Erin Kuecker, Carpenter Tower resident assistant.

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16. Social running group forming at Marquette

Any employees interested in participating in a social running group should contact Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication, at 8-4864.

The purpose of the group is to get to know fellow Marquette employees while taking short runs from campus during the week.

Indicate which days you’re available; if you would be available to run at 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., or another time; and if you’re interested in running 1-2 miles, 3-4 miles, 5-6 miles, or other distances.

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17. Students’ service project needs online votes

Three Marquette students who spent a semester in Cape Town, South Africa, through Marquette’s study abroad program have submitted a service project proposal to win grant money to implement a Youth Cultural Connection Project. This project, supported by Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, is designed to establish a virtual connection between impoverished youth in various South Africa townships with one another and with inner-city youth in the United States, such as in Milwaukee. The students believe this project will provide an outlet for the children to share their experiences and cultures in a creative and educational way.

The TRUE HERO organization will award money for the students’ project expenses if they receive the most eligible votes from the public until June 30, 2009.

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18. Union Station selling Forever Stamps, prices increase May 11

The price for a one-ounce first-class mail stamp will increase from 42 cents to 44 cents Monday, May 11. “Forever Stamps,” can be used, regardless of when they were purchased, to mail one-ounce letters after the price change and are available in Union Station.

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