Video artist Janet Biggs will present a gallery talk today, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in connection with stop.look.listen: an exhibition of video works at the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art. The exhibition features two prevalent expressions in video, “feedback” and “immersion,” from 14 international artists through Feb. 22.
The museum is also hosting an exhibition of prints, Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg’s Prints, by postwar American artist Robert Rauschenberg through Oct. 4, 2009. Rauschenberg was widely regarded as a principal bridge between Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and pop art in the 1960s, working in a variety of disciplines and mediums including printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography, dance, technology and performance art.
A panel discussion of Muslim and Arab students and professors specializing in Middle Eastern history, politics, society and religion will take place today, Feb. 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in AMU Ballroom C.
“Misconceptions of the Middle East — A Panel Discussion on the Middle East and Islam” will address questions about the region and attempt to dispel myths and misunderstandings. Student panelists will also be asked to share experiences of living as a Muslim in a post-9/11 world.
Student and faculty panelists include Shazia Ali; Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences; Tahira Chaudary; Affnan Mohammad; Dr. Phillip Naylor, associate professor of history; Dr. Irfan Omar, assistant professor of theology; and Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy.
Regional cuisine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The panel is sponsored by Abbottsford Hall RAs and Hall Council.
Jeff Coffin, saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band, will perform with the Marquette Jazz Ensemble tomorrow, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Coffin has also performed with musician Béla Fleck. Coffin’s appearance is partially sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation and Cascio Interstate Music.
The Marquette Orchestra will also hold a concert, Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., in the Varsity Theatre. The “Be My Valentine,” theme will be carried out with My Funny Valentine, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony-Finale and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
The Marquette Symphonic Band will perform Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert, “Lord of the Rings,” will include music by Johan de Meij, Dmitri Shostakovich, Peter Mennin and Roger Nixon.
The performances are free and open to the public.
The Marquette Student-Athlete Advisory Council will hold its annual “Cure for Kirby” fundraiser at the men’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. against St. John’s University. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Medical Research Foundation. In 1995, now 17-year-old Kirby Wilson was diagnosed with Sanfilippo B Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder stopping normal development and typically causing death before adulthood. There is no cure. Every fan will receive an Al McGuire replica statuette modeled after the statue in the Al McGuire Center.
The women’s basketball game against West Virginia, Sunday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m., is the 4th Annual “PINK ZONE” initiative and will support breast cancer awareness. The team will sport pink uniforms at the McGuire Center. Attendees wearing pink receive half-priced tickets.
Tickets are available online.
The Department of Performing Arts will present Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner’s My Name is Rachel Corrie, a one-woman play composed of Rachel’s journals, letters and e-mails. Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American activist crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home.
Performances will take place at the Helfaer Theatre Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences; Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J., director of the Center for Peacemaking; and Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor in theology, will lead a talkback session after each performance.
Admission is free.
For reservations or more information, e-mail Susan Yokofich, or call the box office at 8-7504.
The legitimacy of police among young African-American men will be the topic of the inaugural George and Margaret Barrock Lecture at the Law School on Thursday, Feb. 19. Tracey Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton professor of law at Yale Law School, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Registration is closed, but attendees can still view the lecture via a live video feed in Eisenberg Memorial Hall, the third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall.
Meares’ research focuses on the investigation of race, crime and the law. Drawing on a large body of social-science literature, Meares will explore how police departments can increase their legitimacy among a key demographic in high-crime urban communities — young African-American men.
Dr. Noreen Lephardt, adjunct assistant professor of economics, will speak Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Honors Program’s Last Lecture Series. Lephardt will present “Life is an Inside Job” in the Henke Lounge from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Applications for the Manresa Scholars Program are now available for sophomores and juniors of all Christian faiths. Students interested in discerning a call to Christian ministry through field education are invited to apply to the program for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Field experience sites include assisting at a neighboring congregation, an Archdiocesan parish or other ministry sites.
Informational meetings will be held Sunday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. in AMU 230. Applications are available online and are due Tuesday, March 17.
For more information, contact Gretchen Baumgardt, assistant director of Campus Ministry.
The McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications from eligible undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate study. Students accepted to the program will participate in an eight-week summer research experience and receive a $2,800 stipend. The program also offers GRE preparation, visits to area graduate schools and participation in national and regional research conferences.
To qualify, students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have completed 60 credits by the end of the spring 2009 semester.
Applications are available online. For more information, contact the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.
Several alumni groups have scholarship awards for which they are seeking nominations. Students who qualify for any of these awards are encouraged to apply.
Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Scholarship — $1,600 or $1,000 for Marquette students of color who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Application deadline is Feb. 13, 2009.
AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — $1,000 award for a senior woman with leadership skills, volunteers her services to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities and strives to live out Ignatian ideals. Application deadline is Feb. 20, 2009.
Pedro Arrupe Award — $2,500 for a junior who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the superior general of the Society of Jesus is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Application deadline is March 20, 2009.
Students can win a $200 cash prize for entering Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 12th Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition, which recognizes the importance of effective library research. $200 prizes will be awarded in freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories. All A-grade research papers written during the 2008 calendar year are eligible. The submission deadline is Friday, March 6.
Campus Ministry will host an Ignatian Preached Retreat from Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 1. Rev. Frank Majka, S.J., will offer insights on Ignatian spirituality, with the rest of the weekend devoted to individual prayer and reflection. The cost of the retreat is $45 and the registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 20.
More information and registration are available online.
Dr. Paul Hettich, professor emeritus at DePaul University, will present “The Three C’s for Becoming a Freshman Again (in the Workplace): Culture, Competence, Consequence,” on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hettich’s presentation in Emory Clark 120 will address life after graduation, particularly how to succeed in the work force. The event is open to all students.
The program is sponsored by Psi Chi, the national honors society of psychology.
The United States Postal Service will hold a passport fair Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in AMU 407. Passports are now required for all international travel.
Appointments are required to attend the fair and can be made by calling the Office of International Education at 8-7289 or in AMU 425.
Students can now create guest accounts on CheckMarq to provide access for parents, guardians and others to view their grades, bursar account and financial aid information. Students may share the login information for their guest account with anyone they choose. Students control the access and the password and can change them at any time. Log in to CheckMarq to set up guest access.
Sigma Kappa sorority will hold its annual Sigma Kappacino fundraising event tomorrow, Feb. 13. The sorority members will sell coffee and baked goods in the lobby of Lalumiere Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Sigma Kappa’s philanthropic efforts.
All seniors are welcome to attend the Senior Challenge kickoff at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at Buckhead Saloon, 1044 N. Old World 3rd Street. Free food, specials and door prizes will be offered before the men’s game against St. John’s University.
Volunteers are needed for a 10-minute online research survey about religion and spirituality. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and currently receiving mental health services such as therapy or assessment.
For more information contact psychology graduate student Melissa Miller. The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.