1. Forum with arts and sciences dean candidate is Wednesday

An open forum with Dr. Brian Blake, associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and director of graduate studies at Georgetown University, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B&C.

Blake is one of three finalists for dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences who will be on campus this month for interviews with faculty, students and administrators.

The other two finalists are:
• Dr. Tim Machan, professor of English, Marquette University; and
• Dr. Marietta Morrissey, professor of sociology at the University of Toledo.

Blake received his Ph.D. from George Mason University and has 14 years of industrial experience as an engineer for such firms as General Electric, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and The MITRE Corporation. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2000 and has published more than 85 articles on service-oriented architectures, component-based software engineering, services-based software engineering, software engineering education and workflow and process management systems. His research has been supported by more than $5 million in grants from a variety of commercial and government organizations.

The open forum for Machan will be held on Jan. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU ballroom B.

Morrissey’s open forum is scheduled for Jan. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU ballroom C.

More complete biographical information about each candidate is available at http://www.marquette.edu/klinglerdean/candidates.shtml.

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2. Tickets available for Mission Week keynote speaker

Free tickets for the Mission Week keynote address by Dr. Shirin Ebadi will be available beginning tomorrow, Jan. 13, in the Brooks Lounge, AMU. Ebadi, the first Muslim woman and first Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, will present “Human Rights and the Consequences of Faith,” Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. There is a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID for Ebadi’s address. Beginning Jan. 27, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public.

The schedule for this year’s Mission Week, “iAct: Consequences of Faith,” is available online. Mission Week will take place Feb. 1-8 and will also include events such as the “President’s State of the University Address;” “All-University Mass;” William R. Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture, “Voices of Marquette” podcasts; and much more.

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3. Scholarships available through alumni groups

Several alumni groups have scholarship awards for which they are seeking nominations. Students who qualify for any of these awards are encouraged to apply. 

The Association of Marquette University Women scholarship — $2,500 for a junior (60-99 credits) woman beginning her senior year in the fall of 2009, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Application deadline is Feb. 2, 2009.
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 who 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 late superior general of the Society of Jesus and is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Application deadline is March 20, 2009.

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4. Comments about College of Nursing requested for accreditation

As part of the College of Nursing’s accreditation evaluation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Marquette community members and the general public are invited to provide comments about the college to CCNE. Comments are shared with members of the evaluation team, which considers them as they relate to accreditation standards, but comments are not shared directly with the college itself.

Comments will be accepted by CCNE until March 1, 2009. The accreditation visit is April 1-3, 2009.

Submit signed comments regarding any aspect of the College of Nursing to:

LiAnn Shepard
Accreditation Assistant
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC  20035-1120

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5. Greek Life recruitment taking place this month

Recruitment for Greek Life will take place during January and is open to full-time freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as transfer students with at least 12 credits.

Fraternities — Recruiting will take place through Jan. 16. A full schedule of events is available online.

Sororities — Formal recruitment events will be Jan. 21 through Jan. 25. A full schedule of events is available online. E-mail Chrissy Gratz or Ashley Fait for more information.

Multi-cultural and Engineering Sororities — Students interested in joining Marquette’s multi-cultural sororities, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Delta Xi Phi or the women’s engineering sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon, should contact the chapter presidents for additional information:
• Alpha Omega Epsilon – Emily Seiler
• Delta Xi Phi – Erica Guyton
• Sigma Lambda Gamma – Angela Melchor

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6. Winter O-Fest and Service Sign Ups this week

The Office of Student Development will host Winter O-Fest and Service Sign-Ups on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The event will offer students the opportunity to explore Marquette’s student organizations by talking to organization representatives and signing up for organizations. Campus and community service agencies will also be present.

Call the Office of Student Development at 8-7205 for more information.

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7. Liturgical ministry training for spring semester scheduled

Students interested in serving as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, hospitality ministers or cantors at Campus Ministry Masses, are invited to attend Liturgical Ministry Training, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Students who went through training in the fall do not have to attend. Contact Gretchen Baumgardt, assistant director of Campus Ministry, for more information.

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8. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more. A brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student will follow. No registration is necessary.

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9. Campus Renew to help students live their faith

Group meetings of Campus Renew, a small, Christian community experience that meets weekly to reflect upon the Sunday Scriptures, share faith and identify new ways to live faith, will begin the first week of February. The cost to participate is $5.

More information and registration are available on the University Ministry Web site. Interested students should register by Thursday, Jan. 29.

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10. Holiday e-mail scams are circulating

An increasing number and frequency of scam and phishing e-mails have appeared during the holiday season, including holiday greeting cards and scams asking for usernames and passwords. These and other scams are attempts to infect personal machines and steal identities.

Anyone who has inadvertently responded to or opened an e-mail scam should update and run antivirus software and change his/her Marqnet password as soon as possible.

Contact the ITS Help Desk at 8-7799 for more information.

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11. Gesu hosting annual blood drive

Donors are still needed for Gesu’s annual blood drive and Chili-Fest, Monday, Jan. 19, at Gesu Church. Appointments are available from 12:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. All registrants will be welcomed with a meal of chili and cornbread.

Call the Parish Center at 8-7107 or e-mail Marcia Isherwood to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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