1. Economic leaders to discuss future of business and economy

Marquette will host an Economic Leadership Forum at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the AMU ballrooms. Faculty and area business leaders will provide insights on the local, national and global economic challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. The event is free and open to the public.
Marquette's new James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Linda Salchenberger, will moderate the panel of industry leaders and Marquette faculty experts:

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics
Dr. David Clark, chair and professor of economics
Dr. David Krause, director of Applied Investment Management Program
Jim Imhoff, CEO of First Weber Group Inc.
Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director and director of asset management of Robert W. Baird and Co.

A continental breakfast, starting at 7:15 a.m., is included. Register by Monday, Jan. 26, with Stefanie Pinnow, alumni relations office associate, at 8-7441.

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2. Pulitzer Prize winner to lecture about media ethics

Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist from the Chicago Tribune, will deliver the William R. Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom, AMU. His lecture, “‘Media Ethics’ Is Not A Contradiction,” will take place during Mission Week, “iAct: Consequences of Faith,” Feb. 1-8.

The complete schedule for all Mission Week activities is available online.

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3. Assessment data posted on new Marquette Web site

The University Assessment Committee and the Office of Marketing and Communication have launched a new, user-friendly Marquette assessment Web site. Assessment reports from the 2008 Senior Survey and Marquette undergraduate and graduate learning outcomes are posted. Each academic and co-curricular program’s student learning outcomes, assessment plans, and most recent assessment reports are also posted by academic college/school or co-curricular unit.  

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4. Alumni to discuss careers outside their majors tonight

The Manresa Project will host a Destination Dinner for students to talk with three successful alumni about their career journeys without directly using their majors. The speakers include Sean Berthold, Bus Ad ’96; Sarah Fairchild, Arts ’03; and Kate Trevey, Bus Ad ’04. 

The dinner will take place today, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU.

For more information, contact the Manresa Project at 8-0263.

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5. McNair sessions prepare students for graduate school

Applications for the McNair Scholarship Program, which prepares qualified students for graduate school, are now available online. Students are encouraged to attend three informational sessions about the program. Each session is offered twice, but students need to attend just one of each session. Each topic is held at 5:30 p.m. in AMU 121.

Informational Session — Monday, Jan. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 29
Developing a Research Topic — Monday, Feb. 2, and Thursday, Feb. 5
Finding a Mentor — Monday, Feb. 9, and Thursday, Feb. 12

Applications are due March 2. For more information, call the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.

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6. Hunger Clean-Up applications due tomorrow

The Office of Student Development's Center for Community Service is seeking student leaders for the planning team for Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, Saturday, April 18. Opportunities include publications, graphic design, fundraising, external communications, logistics and public relations. More information is available online.

Applications are due Friday, Jan. 23.

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7. Students needed for Preview and orientation

The Office of Student Development is seeking about 100 students who want to share their experiences with the incoming class of Marquette students during Preview and New Student and Family Orientation 2009. Preview is June 15, 19, 22 and 26 (with overnight programs the evening before each session). Orientation is Aug. 26-30.  

Applications are due Feb. 9 for team leaders and March 6 for group discussion leaders and program assistants.

E-mail Julie Murphy, coordinator for new student programs, for more information.

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8. Annex hosting music and bingo

The Union Sports Annex is hosting bingo and several musical performances through the end of next week:

Friday, Jan. 23 — Marquette student band "The Stollen Basis" will perform at 9 p.m. The concert is free with an MUID and $5 for the general public.

Saturday, Jan. 24 — Chicago rockers "The Future Laureates" will perform at 9 p.m. The concert is free with an MUID and $5 for the general public.

Monday, Jan. 26 — Bells and Whistles viewing party for the men’s basketball game versus the University of Notre Dame will include giveaways, T-shirt tosses, food specials and the Best Seat in the House. Game time is 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28 — Free bingo for Marquette students beginning at 10 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30 — "The Frantic" will perform at 9 p.m. The concert is free with an MUID and $5 for the general public.

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9. Superstar auditions, new show and video cirque hosted by MUTV

MUTV’s new program, Marquette On the Line airing Monday nights, gives students the opportunity to promote Marquette clubs and organizations. The program is an interview-based show designed to give students a way to reach out to the Marquette community and highlight upcoming events. For more information contact Patty Marra.

MUTV will host auditions for Marquette’s broadcasted singing competition, Marquette Superstar, Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Johnston Hall, Studio 7. Students who wish to audition must prepare a 20-second piece of a cappella music.

In collaboration with Mass Communication Association International, MUTV will also hold a student video cirque at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Johnston Hall, Studio 7. Students who wish to enter their work for professional critique can pick up an entry form in Johnston 406. For more information contact Lauren Ciarrachi or Dr. Michael Havice, chair and associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication.

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10. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist playing at Varsity Theatre

MUSG will sponsor Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist at the Varsity Theatre this weekend. The film will be shown at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday Jan. 24. Admission is $2 with an MUID and $3 for general admission.

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11. Watumishi hosting chili cook-off at Haggerty Museum

Watumishi, a student AIDS awareness organization, will host an all-you-can-eat chili cook-off Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Attendees can enjoy live music, sample varieties of chili and vote for their favorite chili. A $2 entrance fee will be collected at the door.

To submit a chili entry, contact Casey Lembke by Tuesday, Jan. 27. The top three recipes will receive a prize.  

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