1. Law enforcement reception features panel discussion

The College of Professional Studies will host the Third Annual Law Enforcement Leadership and Management Reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in AMU Ballroom E.

A panel discussion, “The Importance of Education in the Field of Criminal Justice,” will include Kevin Carr, deputy inspector, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department; John Chisholm, Milwaukee County district attorney; Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law; James Harpole, assistant chief of police, Milwaukee Police Department; Dr. Margaret Kendrigan, assistant regional chief, Department of Corrections; and Richard Ruminski, special agent in charge, FBI. The panel will be facilitated by David Perlman, assistant state attorney general.

RSVP to 8-4743 by Wednesday, May 13. Space is limited.

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2. Seminar to focus on community research and teaching

A two-day, free seminar for faculty, “Addressing Community Needs in Volatile Times: Opportunities for Teaching and Research,” will be held Monday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m. in AMU 157, and Tuesday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. off-site.

Howard Rosing, executive director of the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and Community Service Studies at DePaul University, will discuss strategies for community-based research. Additional content will include a bus tour of the community and non-profit agency visits.

Attendees can participate in both or either day of the seminar, which is sponsored by the Manresa Project, Service Learning Program, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Graduate School, and Institute for Urban Life.

For more information contact Kim Jensen Bohat, director of the Service Learning Program, at 8-0250. To register, contact Peggy Mead, program assistant for the Service Learning Program, at 8-5473. Space is limited.

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3. Ushers and musicians needed for Baccalaureate Mass

Volunteer ushers and musicians are needed for the 2009 Baccalaureate Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The Mass is a time to pray and celebrate with graduating students and their families.

Musicians need to arrive by 2:15 p.m. Ushers need to arrive by 3 p.m.

A mandatory rehearsal for musicians will be held Thursday, May 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Gesu choir loft. Instrumentalists don’t need to arrive until 5:30 p.m.

Contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3694 by Monday, May 11, to volunteer as an usher.

Contact Rachelle Kramer, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3685 by Tuesday, May 12, to volunteer as a singer or instrumentalist.

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4. Stephanie Russell to receive honorary doctorate

Spring Hill College will award an honorary doctor of humane letters to Stephanie Russell, executive director of university mission and identity at Marquette, at SHC’s Commencement on Saturday, May 9, in Mobile, Ala.

Russell is being honored by SHC for her dedication and contributions to core Catholic values and social teaching, Ignatian spiritual and educational heritage and inter-religious dialogue. Before joining Marquette in 2001, she worked for several other Jesuit institutions, including 11 years as the provincial assistant for lay formation and social ministry with the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus. She is a founding member of the Ignatian Associates, a lay community of more than 100 women and men who live and serve in the Ignatian tradition. In addition to her work at Marquette, she also directs retreats, writes and speaks on Ignatian topics.

Joining Russell in receiving honorary doctorates from SHC will be Dr. Regina Benjamin, founder and CEO of Bayou La Batre (Ala.) Rural Health Clinic, and Rev. Charles Currie, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

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5. Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., returning to Marquette

Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., former vice president of student affairs at Marquette, will return to Marquette as clinical associate professor of higher education and student affairs in fall 2009.

Father Thon will teach and advise for the College Student Personnel Administration Program in the College of Education’s Department of Education Policy and Leadership, as well as promote and recruit for the CSP program.

After stepping down as vice president for student affairs at the end of the spring 2008 semester, Father Thon took a year’s sabbatical to write and serve as president of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He came to Marquette as an assistant to the vice president for student affairs in 1989, became associate vice president in 1992 and was named vice president in 1997.

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6. Audio file from commercialization seminar available

Free audio files of the March 28 Faculty Commercialization Seminar are available to faculty who weren’t able to attend. The seminar featured panel and roundtable discussions and case study presentations from leaders in higher education and research commercialization. Discussed topics included characteristics of successful academic commercialization and venture creation projects, commercialization potential in faculty research areas and pathways to research commercialization.

To receive an audio file, contact Crystal James, office assistant in the College of Business, at 8-0670. Supplies are limited.

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7. Participants needed for international friendship program

The Marquette International Friendship Program is seeking participants for the 2009-2010 academic year. This program is designed to create year-long friendship matches between international students and Milwaukee community members. Friends are encouraged to meet with their students once a month to learn about each other’s cultures while participating in leisure or family activities.

The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 21.

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8. PrintWise unavailable Monday, new download needed

The PrintWise system will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to noon Monday, May 11, for maintenance. The new PrintWise Client must be downloaded for users to be able to print to a PrintWise printer after May 11.

For more information, contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799.

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9. Employee discount available for girls’ basketball camps

Marquette Women's Basketball will hold summer basketball camps June 28 to July 2 and Aug. 3 to 6 for girls in first through eighth grades. Cost is $300 and children of Marquette employees are eligible for a $25 discount. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and include lunch.

Campers are taught fundamental skills from Marquette players and coaches. Each camper receives a jersey, MU basketball and player autographs.

Contact Angela Lewis, director of operation for women’s basketball, at 8-3241 for more information.

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10. Union Station selling Forever Stamps; prices increase Monday

The price for a one-ounce first-class mail stamp will increase from 42 cents to 44 cents Monday, May 11. “Forever Stamps,” can be used, regardless of when they were purchased, to mail one-ounce letters after the price change and are available in Union Station.

Additional postage rates have changed as well.

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11. Haggerty Museum hosting Wisconsin art exhibition

The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting a Current Tendencies exhibition featuring 10 Wisconsin artists through Sunday, June 14. The exhibition features 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.

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12. Meet with alumni when traveling abroad

The Marquette Alumni Association is looking for assistance in reaching out to the 1,400 alumni who live outside the United States.

According to survey results from an article in the fall 2008 issue of Marquette Magazine, alumni would love to meet with faculty and university staff members who are traveling to their countries.

Alumni Relations asks faculty and staff interested in meeting alumni during their travels to contact Alumni Relations about their plans. Alumni clubs are established in Malaysia and Indonesia, while alumni in France, England, Spain and other countries are eager to get something started. No matter what country faculty and staff are traveling to, Alumni Relations is willing to help connect with alumni there.

Contact Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer, at 8-0398 for more information.

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