1. Economic leaders to discuss future of business and economy

Marquette will host an Economic Leadership Forum at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the AMU ballrooms. Faculty and area business leaders will provide insights on the local, national and global economic challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. The event is free and open to the public.
Marquette's new James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Linda Salchenberger, will moderate the panel of industry leaders and Marquette faculty experts:

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics
Dr. David Clark, chair and professor of economics
Dr. David Krause, director of Applied Investment Management Program
Jim Imhoff, CEO of First Weber Group Inc.
Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director and director of asset management of Robert W. Baird and Co.

A continental breakfast, starting at 7:15 a.m., is included. Register by Monday, Jan. 26, with Stefanie Pinnow, alumni relations office associate, at 8-7441.

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2. Pulitzer Prize winner to lecture about media ethics

Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist from the Chicago Tribune, will deliver the William R. Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom, AMU. His lecture, “‘Media Ethics’ Is Not A Contradiction,” will take place during Mission Week, “iAct: Consequences of Faith,” Feb. 1-8.

The complete schedule for all Mission Week activities is available online.

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3. Assessment data posted on new Marquette Web site

The University Assessment Committee and the Office of Marketing and Communication have launched a new, user-friendly Marquette assessment Web site. Assessment reports from the 2008 Senior Survey and Marquette undergraduate and graduate learning outcomes are posted. Each academic and co-curricular program’s student learning outcomes, assessment plans, and most recent assessment reports are also posted by academic college/school or co-curricular unit.  

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4. Request classrooms for ad hoc events and exam review sessions

Faculty who wish to request classroom space for an ad hoc event should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, faculty should contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU. Requests are handled by AMU Event Management.

Faculty can also request classroom space from the registrar for their spring 2009 course review sessions and final exams through today, Jan. 22. Beginning Jan. 23, faculty will submit the online form to AMU Event Management.

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5. Faber Center holding parents’ prayer and men’s spirituality groups

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites all male employees to a monthly men’s spirituality group to explore spirituality from a man’s perspective. The group will meet Monday, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 30 and April 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. Mike Hogan, director, will facilitate. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to 8-4545.

The Faber Center is also holding a parents’ prayer circle for parents of all faiths to pray for and reflect on the needs of their children of all ages. The group is facilitated by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director, on Thursday, Jan. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. No RSVP is needed. The group meets quarterly.

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6. Nominations for Hunger Clean-Up due tomorrow

The Office of Student Development's Center for Community Service is seeking student leaders for the planning team for Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, Saturday, April 18. Faculty, staff and administrators can nominate students who demonstrate commitment to the Marquette community by e-mailing Laura Skaife, assistant dean for community service programs, or calling the Office of Student Development at 8-1412. Opportunities include publications, graphic design, fundraising, external communications, logistics and public relations.

Student applications are due Friday, Jan. 23.

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7. Encourage students to apply for Preview and orientation

The Office of Student Development is seeking about 100 students who want to share their experiences with the incoming class of Marquette students during Preview and New Student and Family Orientation 2009. Preview is June 15, 19, 22 and 26 (with overnight programs the evening before each session). Orientation is Aug. 26-30.

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply.

Applications are due Feb. 9 for team leaders and March 6 for group discussion leaders and program assistants.

E-mail Julie Murphy, coordinator for new student programs, for more information.

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8. Faculty/staff choir beginning rehearsals

Employees who like to sing are invited to participate in a new faculty/staff choir. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100.

For more information contact Dr. Alex Ng, associate professor of exercise science, at 8-6209.

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9. Watumishi hosting chili cook-off at Haggerty Museum

Watumishi, a student AIDS awareness organization, will host an all-you-can-eat chili cook-off Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Attendees can enjoy live music, sample varieties of chili and vote for their favorite chili. A $2 entrance fee will be collected at the door.

To submit a chili entry, contact Casey Lembke by Tuesday, Jan. 27. The top three recipes will receive a prize.  

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