1. Congressman Paul Ryan to speak about economic recovery

Congressman Paul Ryan will address his views on the road to economic recovery at “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha on Friday, Feb. 27, at noon in Sensenbrenner Hall, third floor Eisenberg Hall.

Ryan is the ranking member of the House Budget Committee and also serves on the Ways and Means Committee. He was first elected to Congress at the age of 28 and was re-elected to his fifth term in November.

Register online.

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2. Faculty presenting 20 slides in less than seven minutes

Marquette faculty will present ideas related to their research and personal lives at Milwaukee’s Pecha Kucha night tomorrow, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee.

Each fast-paced presentation features a speaker allowed 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide, for a total length of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Marquette presenters are Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education; Laura Kestner, director of the Career Services Center; Linda Menck professional in residence in the Diederich College of Communication; Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences; and Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology. Some of the presentation topics include how people create meaning in their lives and the links between love, learning and leading. The evening also includes presentations from five MIAD participants.

Pecha Kucha, a Japanese word that means “chit-chat,” was started in Toyko as a format for architects to share their projects. It has spread to cities around the world as a medium to share ideas in business, art, academia and more.

The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door, supporting the global non-profit Pecha Kucha organization. Advance tickets can be purchased online.

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3. ESPN’s Dick Vitale to participate in campus book-signing

Dick Vitale, well-known college basketball commentator on ESPN, will sign copies of his new book, Dick Vitale’s Fabulous 50 Moments and Players in College Basketball Wednesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Spirit Shop, AMU. Books are available at the Spirit Shop.

Vitale will be on campus to participate in the ESPN broadcast of the men's 6 p.m. basketball game vs. Connecticut that night.

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4. Foreign Languages to host reception for Step Up! founder

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will host a reception for Dr. Rangira Béa Gallimore, associate professor of French and Francophone language and literature at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the founder of Step Up! American Association of Rwandan Women on Friday, Feb. 27, in AMU Ballroom D from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gallimore lost more than 20 members of her family in the 1994 genocide, including her mother, three brothers and one sister. Tickets cost $8 for students and $15 for all others and are available in Lalumiere 254. Proceeds benefit Step Up!

Gallimore will also introduce the film Mères Courage, Mothers Courage, a documentary highlighting the struggles and resilience of the female survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the Department of Foreign Language’s film festival at 8 p.m. Saturday.

For more information e-mail Dr. Jennifer Vanderheyden, visiting assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures.

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5. Foreign film festival features 17 free films

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will host a Foreign Film Festival, which will feature 17 films, from Saturday, Feb. 28, to March 5. All films will be subtitled and shown in the Weasler Auditorium:

Saturday, Feb. 28
3 p.m. — City of God (2h 10m) Brazil
6 p.m. — Battleship Potemkin (1h 15m) Russia
8:30 p.m. —Mères Courage, SurVivantes Vivantes (52m) Rwanda
10 p.m. — Persepolis (1h 35m) Iran

Sunday, March 1
3 p.m. — L’Avventura (2h 21m) Italy
6 p.m. — M (2h) Germany
8:30 p.m. — Delwende (1h 9m) Burkina Faso
10 p.m. — Tsotsi (1h 34m) South Africa

Monday, March 2
6 p.m. — l’enfant (1h 35m) Belgium
8:30 p.m. — Diving Bell (1h 52m) France

Tuesday, March 3
6 p.m. — Rashomon (1h 28m) Japan
8:30 p.m. — Nueve Reinas (2h) Argentina

Wednesday, March 4
6 p.m. — Le Grand Voyage (1h 48m) Morocco
8:30 p.m. — In the Mood for Love (1h 38m) China

Thursday, March 5
6 p.m. — Satyricon (2h 8m) Ancient Rome
8:30 p.m. — Seventh Seal (1h 36m) Sweden

Admission is free.

Spectators must be 18 or accompanied by an adult.

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6. Panel to discuss nonviolent dispute resolution in schools

The Center for Peacemaking will sponsor a free panel discussion "How to Fight in School: Perspectives on Nonviolent Dispute Resolution," Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in AMU 227. Three panelists will present practical experience and academic research on managing student-teacher and student-student conflict.

Two of the panelists have been named — Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate professor of philosophy and director of graduate studies at Marquette, and Philip Harak, a Connecticut high school English teacher who instituted South Windsor High School’s Peer Mediation Program.

For more information call 8-8444.

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7. “Facebook Just Got Creepy” addresses online privacy

Facebook Just Got Creepy — an Exploration into Privacy Management in Socially Networked Communication,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m., in the Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Center for the Libraries’ Spring Colloquium.

Dr. Sarah Bonewits Feldner and Dr. Scott D’Urso, assistant professors of communication studies, will discuss communication issues related to Facebook and how student users simultaneously present and protect themselves online.

Seating is limited.

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8. Eating disorders author to speak Thursday

Jenni Schaefer, a therapist and author, will speak in the AMU Ballroom at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, about eating disorder prevention and recovery for the 11th annual “Love Your Body Week.” Schaefer is the author of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too. This free presentation is sponsored by the Counseling Center and Rogers Memorial Hospital.

Schaefer has been a regular guest on national television and radio, and her work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and Cosmopolitan.

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9. Conference to address literary texts in wartime

Woodland Pattern Bookstore, 720 East Locust Street, Milwaukee, will host a one-day conference, “Duncan-Levertov & The War Now” on Saturday, Feb. 28. The conference begins with a panel discussion at 2 p.m., a 3 p.m. forum and a reading with reception at 7 p.m.

The conference will feature scholars, writers and activists from around the Midwest, including Dr. Ed Block, professor of English, and Dr. Angela Sorby, associate professor of English.

Focused on the poetry and correspondence of poets Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov during the Vietnam War, the conference will explore the role that literary texts play in disseminating information in wartime. A panel and a forum will include discussion of not only Duncan and Levertov, but poets and “the poetry of war” from the Civil War through the country’s present military engagements.

Tickets for the reading and reception are $6 for members, $7 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information call 414-263-5001.

The event is sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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10. Author Charles Payne to speak on urban education reform

Dr. Charles Payne, professor of social service administration at the University of Chicago, will present this year’s Tommy G. Thompson lecture, “Urban School Reform in the Age of Obama: What Can We Expect? What Should We Hope for?” Payne will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom.

Payne studies urban education and reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history. He has authored several books, including So Much Reform, So Little Change and Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education For Liberation.

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11. “Who Counts?” $3,500 grant proposals due March 31

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for “Who Counts? Math Across the Curriculum for Global Learning” curriculum development grants.

Proposals are sought from tenure and tenure-track faculty to create mathematical reasoning assignments to be integrated in their courses across the curriculum during the 2009-2010 academic year. Successful applicants will receive $3,500 curriculum development grants. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 31.

For more information, contact Dr. Christine Krueger, “Who Counts?” program director and associate professor of English, or Susan Kuehl, “Who Counts?” program coordinator, at 8-4809.

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12. $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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13. Several Ash Wednesday services scheduled

Ash Wednesday services, Feb. 25, will be held as follows:

• Church of the Gesu Masses:
Lower church — 6:15 a.m., 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Upper church — 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
A free, simple meal of meatless soup and bread will be served in Gesu's parish hall after the 11 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses.

• Campus Ministry-Sponsored Masses:
Chapel of the Holy Family — noon
Church of the Gesu — 10 p.m.

• Ecumenical Prayer Service:
Chapel of the Holy Family — 4:30 p.m.
Ashes will be distributed.

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14. Neuroscience, psychology and chemistry colloquiums scheduled

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. SuJean Choi, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Marquette, discussing “Hypothalamic Mechanisms Underlying Feeding Behavior” tomorrow, Feb. 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. Dr. Lauren Papp, assistant professor of human development and family studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Longitudinal Associations between Parents' Psychological Distress and Child Development."

The Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 27, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121 will feature Dr. Evangelos Manias, Department of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. Manias will present "Functional Polymer Nanocomposites: Adventures in the Nano-world.”

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15. Employee from Sierra Leone to share personal experiences

Matthias Seisay, a native of Sierra Leone and counselor/recruiter in the Educational Opportunity Program, will share his experiences at “Diamonds in the Rough: Stories from Sierra Leone” Thursday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. in AMU 227. This Soup with Substance program will include a simple meal of soup, bread and water.

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16. “Digital imaging and scanning in D2L” to be presented

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Digital imaging and scanning in D2L” Thursday, Feb. 26.

The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.

Additional sessions this semester will include:
March 19 — “Video and audio production in D2L”
April 2 — “Technology, podcasting and visual literacy in D2L”
April 16 — “Special topics: promising new technology for teaching”
April 30 — “Project presentations of D2L enhanced courses”

All sessions are in Raynor Library 320H, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology.

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17. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 27, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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