1. Wisconsin artists featured at Haggerty Museum

The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art opens a Current Tendencies exhibition Thursday, March 12, featuring 10 Wisconsin artists. The exhibition will feature works in diverse mediums by emerging, mid-career and established Wisconsin artists — Jennifer Angus, Peter Bardy, Anne Kingsbury, Colin Matthes, Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, T. L. Solien, Sonja Thomsen, George Williams Jr., and Xiaohong Zhang.

The museum will also host “The State of Art: Open Forum about the Visual Arts in Wisconsin,” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., with Debra Brehmer, owner of Portrait Society Gallery; Polly Morris, director of development, marketing and outreach at UWM Peck School of the Arts; Jane Simon, curator of exhibitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; and George Tzougros, executive director of the Wisconsin Arts board.

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2. Hank Raymonds and Dr. Anthony Kuchan to receive honors

Henry “Hank” Raymonds, former men’s basketball coach; and Dr. Anthony Kuchan, professor emeritus, will be honored Sunday, March 22, at the annual awards brunch of the Father Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu.

Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, will honor Raymonds as Alumnus of the Year and Kuchan as the Danihy Club Lifetime Service Award recipient at a reception, brunch and award presentation beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the AMU east ballroom. A 10 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family will precede the event.

Cost is $20 per person and RSVPs are needed by Wednesday, March 11.

Raymonds was assistant men’s basketball coach from 1961–1977 and head coach, compiling a 126-60 record, from 1977 through 1983. He also served as athletic director from 1977 to 1987, elevating the women’s athletic teams to Division I status in 1985.

Kuchan is a founding faculty member and core faculty professor of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. He chaired Marquette’s Department of Psychology from 1977 to 1987 and received the Pere Marquette Teaching Award in 1994.

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3. Chris Farley’s brother to speak about substance abuse

Tom Farley, brother of the late comedian Chris Farley, Sp ’86, will speak about his brother and the risks involved with alcohol and substance abuse Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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4. Lecture to address early Spanish cinema

Dr. Antonia del Rey Reguillo, assistant professor of audio-visual communication at Universidad de Valencia, Spain, will present, “La proyeccion de la imagen de España en el primer cine español” (The Projection of Spain’s Image in Early Spanish Cinema) Tuesday, March 17, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Lalumiere 272. Reguillo will give the talk entirely in Spanish, with a discussion following.

The talk is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Office of International Education.

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5. Retired CIA expert to discuss intelligence gathering

Arthur Brown, former CIA East Asia Division chief, will deliver “From North Korea to Guantanamo: Reality beyond the Hype,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Beaumier Conference Center of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. Brown will discuss current events, including nuclear proliferation in Asia, the use of torture in intelligence gathering and the efficiency of the United State’s intelligence gathering. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brown’s CIA career included eight years as a case officer, 14 years as a field manager in Asia and Africa and three years as the highest-ranking officer specializing in Asian Pacific affairs. Prior to Brown’s retirement from the CIA in 2005, he personally advised President George W. Bush and White House senior staff on critical intelligence from Asia, directed the operational strategy of all CIA activity in the Asian Pacific region, and guided CIA responses to hostile counterintelligence and terrorist threats against the United States and allied interests.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History.

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6. Annex hosting viewing party for men’s basketball game

The Union Sports Annex will host a viewing party for the men’s Big East Tournament basketball game Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., including food specials and fan giveaways. Doors open at 11 a.m.

The Annex will host viewing parties for Marquette games throughout the Big East tournament.

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7. Online course evaluations discussed at orientation sessions

The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment will hold four one-hour sessions to discuss spring 2009 online course evaluations using the Marquette Online Course Evaluation System. The orientation will cover the spring course evaluation timeline; an overview of the MOCES system; student and faculty access to MOCES; and strategies to increase student participation.

Sessions will take place in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A:

• Thursday, March 19, 2-3 p.m.
• Friday, March 27, 9-10 a.m.
• Tuesday, March 31, 10–11 a.m.
• Wednesday, April 1, 1-2 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Gary Levy, associate vice provost for institutional research and assessment, at 8-7906; or Alix Riley, managerial reporting specialist, at 8-8049.

No registration is necessary.

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8. Colloquium to address barriers to reporting sexual abuse

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences will hold a colloquium Friday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Lalumiere 171. Dr. Heather Hlvaka, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will present “Barriers to Reporting Sexual Abuse: Child & Youth Assessments of the State.”

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9. Committee On Staff recruiting new members

Committee On Staff is looking for energetic, mission-driven, ambitious representatives to get involved in the university by serving on COS. Nomination forms have been sent to eligible support staff and are due by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Contact Chris Pivonka, reserves supervisor at Raynor Memorial Libraries, at 8-8760.

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10. Online computer training available to employees

IT Services provides free online PC and Mac interactive tutorials for all employees through Custom Learning. Courses include the Microsoft Office applications, Windows Vista, Mac Safari, iTunes and more.

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