1. Young scholars, fellowship and Haggerty research award recipients announced

The recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards, and the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the Annual Distinguished Scholars Reception yesterday. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Dr. Bill Wiener, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, introduced this year’s recipients:

Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence

• Dr. Stephen Downs, Wehr professor of biological sciences

Way Klingler Fellowship Awards

• Dr. Diane Hoeveler, professor of English

• Dr. Robert Scheidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering

Young Scholar Awards

• Dr. Allison Abbott, assistant professor of biological sciences

• Dr. Dennis Brylow, assistant professor of math, statistics and computer science

• Dr. Irene Guenther, assistant professor of history

• Dr. Lucas Torres, assistant professor of clinical psychology

See the May issue of Marquette Matters for more information about this year’s recipients.

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2. Père Marquette Lecture presented by Notre Dame professor

Dr. Cyril O'Regan, Huisking professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will present the Père Marquette Lecture in Theology on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m.

O’Regan, who has held academic positions at Saint John’s School of Theology and the Department of Religious Studies at Yale, will present "Theology and the Spaces of Apocalyptic" in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium.

O’Regan identifies himself as a systematic theologian who is interested in a wide variety of topic areas and contemporary figures in theology, both Catholic and Protestant. He is especially interested in Trinitarian thought, eschatology and the variety of forms of postmodern theology.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.

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3. RSVP deadline for research commercialization seminar extended

Faculty interested in the commercialization of their research in the sciences, dentistry, engineering, health sciences, and nursing are invited to attend a free faculty commercialization seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at The Milwaukee Club, 709 N. Jefferson St.

The seminar will feature panel and roundtable discussions and case study presentations from leaders in higher education and research commercialization. The seminar also includes a luncheon presentation and a networking reception.

Topics presented will include characteristics of successful academic commercialization and venture creation projects; commercialization potential in faculty research areas; pathways to research commercialization; and advisers and supporters.

Sponsored by the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the seminar has been underwritten by a grant from the Helen Bader Foundation.

To register, contact Steve Laczniak, graduate intern, at 8-0673 by Monday, March 23.

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4. Annex hosting viewing parties for men’s basketball

The Annex will host a viewing party tomorrow, March 20, for the men’s NCAA tournament game against Utah State at 11:30 a.m. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the event will include fan giveaways, food specials, halftime prizes and a chance to sit in the Best Seat in the House with a free pizza, breadsticks and soda.

The Annex will also host a viewing party on Sunday, March 22, as will the Varsity Theatre.

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5. Rising costs of health care examined at public forum

The Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council will hold a forum examining “The Way Forward” on health care policy in America, “The Rising Costs of Health Care: Where Do We Go From Here?” The event will be held Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Libraries Beaumier Suites B and C. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include:

• Alison Barnes, professor of law at Marquette
• Dr. Robert Kraig, communications & program director at Citizen Action of Wisconsin
• Jon Rauser, president of the Rauser Agency, Inc.
• Scott Krienke, senior vice president of product lines at Assurant Health

“The Way Forward” series offers interactive forums with a panel of experts that examine the way forward for our nation on a variety of public policy issues. For more information, contact the Les Aspin Center’s Marquette office at 8-7446.

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6. Manresa Project announces 2009 First Year Reading Text

The Manresa Project has chosen Persepolis I: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi as the text for the 2009 First Year Reading Program, to honor the 100th anniversary of co-education at Marquette. Persepolis chronicles the author’s early years growing up in Iran, its religious and political conflicts and the family’s sacrifices to ensure an education for their daughter.

The First Year Reading Program encourages all incoming first year students to read the same text and discuss it in small groups of fellow students during New Student Orientation in August.

For more information, contact the Manresa Project.

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7. New employees should plan to attend New Folks’ Convocation

The Offices of Mission and Identity, the Provost and the Senior Vice President will sponsor the New Folks’ Convocation, the annual, university-wide orientation for all new employees, Monday, Aug. 24. The convocation is for all university faculty members, staff and administrators hired between Aug. 18, 2008, and July 31, 2009. The purpose is to offer new employees a warm welcome to Marquette, a sense of collegiality with others at the university and a taste of what it means to integrate their work with the university’s mission.

New employees will receive a formal invitation closer to the event.

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8. Thirteen core courses offered online this summer

Thirteen core courses will be offered entirely online this summer. Students can take these courses anywhere with Internet access. A short meeting of the class prior to the end of this semester will be the only time a student’s physical presence will be required.

Online courses are designated by their regular catalogue number plus a section number —1801 for first summer session and 1802 for second summer session.

All online courses are offered in the first summer session except for ANTH 002, which will be offered in both sessions. Classes may fill quickly. Offered classes are:

ANTH 2 — Introduction to Biological Anthropology (natural science)

ARSC 10 — Major Concepts in Modern Science 1 (natural science)

CRLS 51 — Introduction to Criminology (social-behavioral science)

CRLS 167 — Women, Crime and Criminal Justice (social and behavioral science)

HIST 2 — Growth of Western Civilization since 1715 (history)

HIST 6 — Introduction to American History (history)

HIST 71 — Latin America (history)

HIST 77 — Africa (history)

MATH 25 — The Nature of Mathematics (mathematics-logic-computer Science)

PSYC 1 — General Psychology (social and behavioral science)

SOCI 1 — Principles of Sociology (social and behavioral sciences)

SOCI 21 — The Family (social and behavioral sciences)

THEO 1 — Introduction to Theology (theology)

For more information contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 8-0268.

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9. McCabe Hall selected as name for residence hall

The Office of Residence Life has announced that the suite-style residence hall being renovated on the northeast corner of 17th and Wisconsin will be called the Rev. James McCabe, S.J., Hall.

Father McCabe was president of Marquette University from 1908 to 1911. In 1909 under his leadership Marquette became the first Catholic university in the United States to admit women.

McCabe Hall will house 216 students in suite-style rooms. Plans for the first floor include a student lounge, prayer room, hall store, laundry room and hall offices. The architects and contractors have worked to salvage some of the original architectural details in the eight-story building, including plaster details, archways, high ceilings, terrazzo flooring and woodwork detailing.

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10. Eating right can lead to prizes

Marquette’s new Employee Wellness Program will host a “5-Week Eat Right Challenge” beginning Monday, March 23, in which participants can earn points toward chances at prizes.

Participants earn points by eating five servings of fruit and vegetables per day, reviewing the weekly health topic handout and doing the weekly health topic activity. Each week that participants earn the maximum number of points, they will be entered into a weekly drawing. The five weekly winners will be entered into a grand prize drawing.

For more information or to register, contact Mandi Weis, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

Marquette’s Employee Wellness Program provides programming and resources to help Marquette employees live healthy lifestyles.

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11. Students to discuss financial aid with legislators

Students are invited to share their thoughts with their state legislators regarding the importance of financial aid at the free Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Students’ Day in Madison on Thursday, April 2. WAICU Students’ Day is an opportunity for students to become involved in the democratic process by advocating for increased funding for the Wisconsin Tuition Grant, the state’s need-based financial aid program for Wisconsin students attending Wisconsin’s private colleges and universities.

Faculty and staff are also invited to attend, as well as support their students and student workers in their desire to attend.

Although Gov. Jim Doyle has proposed to increase funding for the WTG by 3 percent over the next two years, state legislators must still approve the plan, in light of a $5.7 billion state budget deficit. Person-to-person contact with legislators is one of the most effective means of communicating the importance of this issue. A personal visit from students can help make WTG funding a top priority.

More than 1,100 Marquette students are receiving WTG awards this academic year, averaging $2,556 per student and totaling more than $3 million for Marquette students. Many students are not aware that they are recipients.

At the students’ day, WAICU will provide information and arrange for students to visit legislative offices with a small group of other private college students. Lunch is provided.

Participants will depart from AMU at 7:30 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided.

Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 8-7390 to register and for more information.

Individuals unable to attend are encouraged to write to their legislators to share their thoughts.

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12. Embedded systems infrastructure is subject of engineering colloquium

Dr. Dennis Brylow, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present “Experimental Embedded Systems Infrastructure” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Olin Engineering 202. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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13. Faber Center holding Caring for Aging Parents Support Group

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is hosting a Caring for Aging Parents Support Group for those helping to care for an aging parent.

Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., associate director, facilitates the group, which will meet for the first time Monday, March 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. Future dates are Monday, April 20, and Tuesday, May 12. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

For more information call 8-4545. No RSVP is needed.

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14. Italian Club providing free food for St. Joseph’s Day

The student organization Italian Club is hosting a St. Joseph's Day Feast, tomorrow, March 20, from 6 p.m. to about 9 p.m. in the Office of International Education, AMU fourth floor. Free food will be provided to celebrate this Italian holiday. Contact Kara Buffardi for more information.

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15. Campus Ministry hosting Stations of the Cross

Campus Ministry will host a social justice Stations of the Cross tomorrow, March 20, at noon in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU. This special Stations of the Cross will focus on reflecting on the suffering of Christ in today’s world.

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16. Raynor Memorial Libraries highlight Hildegarde Loretta Sell

The Raynor Memorial Libraries Archives’ March “Spotlight” is devoted to Hildegarde Loretta Sell, “The Incomparable Hildegarde,” daughter of a Milwaukee grocer and Marquette freshman in 1923. The library recently acquired a vast collection of her diaries, photographs and recordings, presenting scholars with details of a career that included over 100,000 performances over eight decades. Her 1923-1924 diary offers a unique glimpse into the life of a Marquette freshman during the jazz age.

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