1. Video artist Janet Biggs to give gallery talk at Haggerty Museum

Video artist Janet Biggs will present a gallery talk today, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in connection with stop.look.listen: an exhibition of video works at the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art. The exhibition features two prevalent expressions in video, “feedback” and “immersion,” from 14 international artists through Feb. 22.

The museum is also hosting an exhibition of prints, Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg’s Prints, by postwar American artist Robert Rauschenberg through Oct. 4, 2009. Rauschenberg was widely regarded as a principal bridge between Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and pop art in the 1960s, working in a variety of disciplines and mediums including printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography, dance, technology and performance art.

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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 begin immediately and 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. $1,000 grants available through international poster session

The Office of International Education is requesting submissions for the first Marquette International Research Poster Session, Friday, April 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge, in coordination with International Day.

OIE will award three $1,000 grants to faculty for the most promising research projects as selected by a panel of peer judges. These awards can be used by researchers for international travel, supplies or other services required in conducting the research.

The deadline to submit abstracts and to register for the poster session is Friday, March 6. For more information or to submit an abstract, e-mail Terence Miller, director of OIE.

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4. Panel to discuss misconceptions of the Middle East

A panel discussion of Muslim and Arab students and professors specializing in Middle Eastern history, politics, society and religion will take place today, Feb. 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in AMU Ballroom C.

“Misconceptions of the Middle East — A Panel Discussion on the Middle East and Islam” will address questions about the region and attempt to dispel myths and misunderstandings. Student panelists will also be asked to share experiences of living as a Muslim in a post-9/11 world.

Student and faculty panelists include Shazia Ali; Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences; Tahira Chaudary; Affnan Mohammad; Dr. Phillip Naylor, associate professor of history; Dr. Irfan Omar, assistant professor of theology; and Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy.

Regional cuisine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The panel is sponsored by Abbottsford Hall RAs and Hall Council.

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5. Dave Matthews Band saxophonist to perform tomorrow

Jeff Coffin, saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band, will perform with the Marquette Jazz Ensemble tomorrow, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Coffin has also performed with musician Béla Fleck. Coffin’s appearance is partially sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation and Cascio Interstate Music.

The Marquette Orchestra will also hold a concert, Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., in the Varsity Theatre. The “Be My Valentine,” theme will be carried out with My Funny Valentine, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony-Finale and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

The Marquette Symphonic Band will perform Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert, “Lord of the Rings,” will include music by Johan de Meij, Dmitri Shostakovich, Peter Mennin and Roger Nixon.

The performances are free and open to the public.

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6. Basketball games benefit breast cancer awareness, genetic disorder

The Marquette Student-Athlete Advisory Council will hold its annual “Cure for Kirby” fundraiser at the men’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. against St. John’s University. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Medical Research Foundation. In 1995, now 17-year-old Kirby Wilson was diagnosed with Sanfilippo B Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder stopping normal development and typically causing death before adulthood. There is no cure. Every fan will receive an Al McGuire replica statuette modeled after the statue in the Al McGuire Center.

The women’s basketball game against West Virginia, Sunday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m., is the 4th Annual “PINK ZONE” initiative and will support breast cancer awareness. The team will sport pink uniforms at the McGuire Center. Attendees wearing pink receive half-priced tickets.

Tickets are available online.

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7. Department of Performing Arts presenting My Name is Rachel Corrie

The Department of Performing Arts will present Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner’s My Name is Rachel Corrie, a one-woman play composed of Rachel’s journals, letters and e-mails. Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American activist crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home.

Performances will take place at the Helfaer Theatre Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences; Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J., director of the Center for Peacemaking; and Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor in theology, will lead a talkback session after each performance.

Admission is free.

For reservations or more information, e-mail Susan Yokofich, or call the box office at 8-7504.

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8. Lecture to address African-American men and the police

The legitimacy of police among young African-American men will be the topic of the inaugural George and Margaret Barrock Lecture at the Law School on Thursday, Feb. 19. Tracey Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton professor of law at Yale Law School, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Registration is closed, but attendees can still view the lecture via a live video feed in Eisenberg Memorial Hall, the third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall.

Meares’ research focuses on the investigation of race, crime and the law. Drawing on a large body of social-science literature, Meares will explore how police departments can increase their legitimacy among a key demographic in high-crime urban communities — young African-American men.

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9. Lephardt featured in Last Lecture Series

Dr. Noreen Lephardt, adjunct assistant professor of economics, will speak Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Honors Program’s Last Lecture Series. Lephardt will present “Life is an Inside Job” in the Henke Lounge from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

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10. Continuing education classes offered at reduced prices

The College of Professional Studies is offering two continuing education classes at a discount to Marquette employees:

Six Thinking Hats — Dr. James Schreier, adjunct instructor, will lead this two-day course about a simple problem-solving tool changing one-dimensional thinking into six-dimensional thinking Feb. 19 and 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Cudahy 417. The discounted fee is $95, a $500 savings, and the registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 16.

Supervising Others Successfully — Paul Smith, adjunct instructor, will provide practical techniques for effective first-line leadership during this two-day course Feb. 21 and 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Cudahy 417. The discounted fee is $95, a $500 savings, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Registration for both courses is online.

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11. “Grow” session to address sexual assault and domestic violence

HAVEN will present a “Grow with Marquette” session about ending violence and supporting survivors on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Conference Room A. HAVEN members will lead a discussion about issues relating to sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Topics of discussion will include strategies for responding to student and employee reports of victimization, HAVEN’s mission and goals, and campus and community resources. RSVP online. Space is limited.

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12. Bobbi Timberlake honored with administrator award

Bobbi Timberlake, program consultant for the Service Learning Program, is being recognized by Wisconsin Campus Compact with the Community-Based Learning Administrator Award today, Feb. 12, at the WiCC/DPI Service Learning Institute in Madison.

Bobbi is being honored for developing the Service Learning Program at Marquette over the past 15 years, her consultant work throughout the state and nation, for being a founding member of Wisconsin Campus Compact and dedication to civic engagement.

Timberlake has announced her retirement. She will work with the program as a part-time consultant until the end of this semester and will be honored at a reception Thursday, May 14, at the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art.

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13. Nominate students for scholarships

Several alumni groups have scholarship awards for which they are seeking nominations. Faculty and staff who know students who qualify for any of these awards should nominate or encourage (for the scholarships that do not require nominations) students to apply.

Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Scholarship — $1,600 or $1,000 for Marquette students of color who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Application deadline is Feb. 13, 2009.

AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — $1,000 award for a senior woman with leadership skills, volunteers her services to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities and strives to live out Ignatian ideals. Application deadline is Feb. 20, 2009.

Pedro Arrupe Award — $2,500 for a junior who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the superior general of the Society of Jesus is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Application deadline is March 20, 2009.

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14. Faber Center offering speaker series, retreat for busy people

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will hold “Living Authentically in the Spiritual Life: What’s All This About Spiritual Direction?” The program will be presented by Michael Hogan, director of the Faber Center, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 252. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by tomorrow, Feb. 13.

The Faber Center will also host a “Retreat for Busy People” for participants to commit to at least 15 minutes each day to pray and meet weekly with a spiritual director. The Feb. 19 opening prayer service will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. It will end with a closing prayer service on Thursday, April 2, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 16.

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15. Encourage students to win $200 for an A-grade paper

Faculty are asked to encourage their students to enter Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 12th Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition, which recognizes the importance of effective library research. Students can win a $200 cash prize for entering in freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories. All A-grade research papers written during the 2008 calendar year are eligible. The submission deadline is Friday, March 6.

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16. Apply for a passport on campus with the USPS

The United States Postal Service will hold a passport fair Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in AMU 407. Passports are now required for all international travel.

Appointments are required to attend the fair and can be made by calling the Office of International Education at 8-7289 or in AMU 425.

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17. Sigma Kappa selling coffee and baked goods tomorrow

Sigma Kappa sorority will hold its annual Sigma Kappacino fundraising event tomorrow, Feb. 13. The sorority members will sell coffee and baked goods in the lobby of Lalumiere Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Sigma Kappa’s philanthropic efforts.

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18. Study participants eligible to win $50 Amazon.com gift card

Volunteers are needed for a 10-minute online research survey about religion and spirituality. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and currently receiving mental health services such as therapy or assessment.

For more information contact psychology graduate student Melissa Miller.

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.

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