1. All staff invited to participate in presidential search listening sessions

The Marquette University Board of Trustees invites faculty, administrators and staff to participate in listening sessions, where all are encouraged to comment on the most important characteristics and experiences, both personal and professional, needed in the 23rd president of Marquette University. On Wednesday, April 7, Chris Miller, vice president for student affairs, will facilitate a session for administrators from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and for support staff from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, will facilitate the session for faculty on Thursday, April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All sessions will be held in Zilber 025. You do not have to stay for the entire two hours — come for as long as you’re able; the facilitators will try to accommodate all attendees. Managers have been asked to give support staff the flexibility needed to attend the session during their normal work day whenever possible. Please RSVP by e-mail to University Special Events or by phone to 8-7431.

In addition to the listening sessions, all staff are encouraged to provide comments online – forms are available online through Monday, April 12. Comments can be submitted anonymously.

A verbatim transcription of each listening session will be posted online shortly after each session. Input from the online forms and the listening sessions will be used by the search committee and the Board of Trustees in the development of a Presidential Profile.

This is your chance to have a voice in the search process.

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2. Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers to speak at Marquette

Dee Dee Myers, White House press secretary during President Clinton’s first term, will speak Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The country’s first female presidential press secretary, Myers will sign copies of her book, Why Women Should Rule the World, immediately following her speech.

Tickets are required for this free, public event and can be picked up starting tomorrow, April 6, in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. There is a limit of two tickets per individual.

Myers’ visit is sponsored by the student organization Empowerment and held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. The event is co-sponsored by MUSG, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Diederich College of Communication, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Student Development, Les Aspin Center for Government, Office of Public Affairs, Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Communication Student Council, College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and Residence Hall Association.

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3. Green Week events focus on environmental issues

Green Week events, April 6-10, will allow the Marquette community to learn about, discuss and debate major environmental issues that are making a local, national and global impact.  

Tuesday, April 6 
• Dumpster Dump — contents of a campus dumpster will be sorted to provide an analysis of student waste and what can be recycled, displayed all day on Central Mall. 

• Dirt Cup Dessert Sale fundraiser for SEAC from noon to 4 p.m. on Central Mall and under Raynor bridge — $3, or $2.50 if the customer provides the cup.

• Sustainability Working Groups Forum, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 227.

Wednesday, April 7
• Soup with Substance at noon in AMU 163 — students Ali Clark and Beth Wilson will discuss the Ignatian Solidarity Network Conference on Environmental Justice and Sustainability they attended.

Thursday, April 8:
• Sustainability panel from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry 112.

• A free showing of The Garden Movie at 7 p.m. in Marquette Hall 300. 

Green Week is co-sponsored by MUSG, the Sustainability Task Force, the Law School, the Environmental Law Society, Campus Ministry, Students for an Environmentally Active Campus, Art Club, Kappa Sigma, Center for Peacemaking, College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, Haggerty Museum of Art, Vegan Essentials and the Studio 013 Refugees.

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4. First-year students to present photography of Marquette experience

Eight first-year women who were chosen to document their transition to Marquette in still photography will present their stories of first-semester joy and challenges Wednesday, April 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library, First Floor Lobby. The women will present “Through the Eyes of Women: First-Year Photo Project” within four broad categories — “My Community,” “My People,” “My Home” and “My Faith.” The event is free and open to the public.  

The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Development and the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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5. Panelists to discuss what warfare means to women

The student organization Step Up! Rwandan Women, will commemorate the 16th anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda genocide with “Women of War,” a panel discussion of what current modes of warfare mean for women in the world. The discussion will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Marquette Hall 200.

Participants are:
• Mark Armstrong, visiting instructor of political science
• Dr. Chima Korieh, assistant professor of history
• Dr. Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences

Dr. Rangira Bea Galimore, national founder of Step Up! will lead the discussion.

Step Up! will also host a free showing of Hotel Rwanda, an award-winning Hollywood film on the Rwanda genocide, Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Marquette Hall 200. The viewing will be accompanied by a discussion of the film's accuracy and how media shapes consciousness of global issues.

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6. eBay global information security director to speak

The Information and Technology Student Organization of the College of Business Administration will host Chad Greene, director of eBay global information security, Thursday, April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Olin 202. He will present “Securing the World’s Online MarketPlace.”

Greene manages a team of 22 security professionals in Dublin, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Seoul, Salt Lake City and San Jose with global responsibilities for implementing security strategies and controls that protect an online marketplace with more than 80 million active members. He directs the eBay Product Security Team, Enterprise Security Team and Global Monitoring & Response Team with responsibilities that include securing the core eBay properties along with more than 20 adjacent e-commerce sites.

Register online.

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7. Spoken word performances by Gibson, Coval and Okoawa on Saturday

The Marquette University Student Government Diversity Commission will present “Out Spoken!” a spoken word performance, Saturday, April 10, in the Weasler Auditorium. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the free, 8 p.m. event.

The event will feature national artists performing three 30-minute sets of five
or six poems. Featured artists include Andrea Gibson, Kevin Coval and Iveoka Okoawa. Each performer will capture different experiences through oral poetry that can sound like spoken rap or contain a beat.  

Dasha Kelly, a writer and poet, will host the event. She is the founder and director of Still Waters Collective, which uses creative writing as a tool for building new models of leadership and empowerment.

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8. Former MPS leadership to discuss lessons learned and current challenges

The Law School will convene a panel of four former superintendents of the Milwaukee Public Schools to address the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s largest district. “Leadership Lessons: Insights from Former MPS Superintendents on the Challenges of Leading Milwaukee’s Schools — Then and Now” will feature a candid conversation with former MPS superintendents Robert Peterkin, Howard Fuller, Barbara Horton and Spence Korte on Monday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Eisenberg Memorial Hall, third floor of the Law School.

As MPS leadership transitions amid headlines about struggling schools, the nation’s worst achievement gap, serious fiscal challenges and a call for dramatic change in school governance, these education leaders will reflect on lessons learned during their tenures and their perspectives now about what can be done for the district’s future. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School, will moderate the panel.
The event is presented by Marquette University Law School, Boden Visiting Professor Michael Spector and Partnership for Public Schools in Milwaukee Inc.

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9. Art critic to discuss architectural spaces used for executions

Art critic and historian Barbara Rose will deliver the Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Cudahy 001. Rose will discuss the art in Lucinda Devlin’s The Omega Suites catalog (photographic series of execution chambers and associated spaces in 20 states), in conjunction with the photography exhibition at the Haggerty Museum of Art that captures images of the architectural spaces used for executions in the United States. A conversation with Devlin and Rose will follow the lecture.

The Haggerty Museum will also host a farewell to Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade on Saturday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tours of the exhibition, beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Cost is $20. Register by Monday, April 12.

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10. First woman Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Marquette to deliver Sances Lecture

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host a symposium and the Anthony Sances Jr. Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 15, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

The symposium, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., will include oral presentations by doctoral students and poster presentations by biomedical engineering master’s and doctoral students.

Dr. Jane Madden, professor of neurology and vice-chair for research at the Medical College of Wisconsin will deliver the Sances Lecture, “Biomedical Engineers — The Renaissance Men and Women of Modern Science,” from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Madden, the first woman to receive a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Marquette, has published extensively in the area of vascular biology, and is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on the effects of hypoxia on the cerebral and pulmonary vasculature.  

RSVP by e-mail.

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11. (M)other performance and workshops hosted by Peacemaking Center

The Center for Peacemaking is hosting (M)other, a one-woman play featuring Beth Osnes, Arts ‘86, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, as part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

(M)other explores what it might take for the mothers of one country to authentically care about the mothers and children of another country. The purpose of the “(M)other Tour” is to invigorate activism in communities across the nation by hosting workshops to provide skills and rehearsal space for activism. The workshops culminate with a public action — often a “girlcott,” a positive endorsement of a business whose practices or products positively affect the world’s children.

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12. Tuition remission and reciprocal tuition sessions offered

GROW with Marquette programs will cover tuition remission and reciprocal tuition for Marquette employees. Full-time administrators and support staff and their spouses may each take up to seven credit hours per semester and up to eight credit hours per summer free with the tuition benefit.

For those interested in remission for self or spouse:
Tuesday, April 6
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B/C
For those interested in remission for a dependent:
Tuesday, April 6
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B/C
In addition, tuition is waived, except for class fees, for children of university faculty, administrators and support staff enrolled for on-campus study at Marquette. Children must meet all eligibility requirements.
The Faculty Children Exchange Program permits the children of Jesuit university faculty, administrators and staff, under certain conditions, to receive tuition remission at another participating Jesuit college or university.

The sessions will cover information from the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Bursar and Student Financial Aid; Graduate School; program in part-time legal education; and College of Professional Studies.  
Register at 8-7305.

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13. Student Health Service hosting open house

The Student Health Advisory Board will host an open house Wednesday, April 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Student Health Service, lower level of Schroeder Complex. The event will include tours, opportunities to talk with Student Health Advisory Board members and a chance to win prizes. The first 25 people in attendance will receive a coupon for a free drink from Stone Creek Coffee.

The Student Health Advisory Board is a group of students who serve as an advisory body to Student Health Service and work to ensure the satisfaction and quality of health care at Marquette University.

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14. Environmental sustainability forum Thursday

The Office of Sustainability is hosting a forum Thursday, April 8, at 2 p.m., in AMU 448 to promote sustainability and share insights that will help connect students and staff in developing a more sustainable campus. The campus community is encouraged to think about ways to save money on transportation, electricity, water, building maintenance, waste stream or any other cost source while making a positive impact on sustainability and the environment.

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15. Summer online core course development discussed over wine and cheese

Faculty are invited to meet with colleagues who have developed and taught summer online core courses from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Raynor Library, Third Floor.

Attendees can also talk with CTL online course designers and multimedia specialists from the Instructional Media Center. Wine and cheese will be provided.

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16. Psychology, Math and Chemistry departments holding seminars

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Jennifer Koop, assistant professor of neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Pediatric neuropsychology.”

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Joseph S. Miller, assistant professor of mathematics at UW-Madison, will present “Extracting randomness is hard.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, April 9, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Daniel Neumark, professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, will present “Time-resolved dynamics in molecules and clusters.”

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17. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, April 9, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner 239. The session will provide information about admissions, financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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18. Risk Unit resources now provided online

The Risk Unit has launched a new Web site to provide greater accessibility to forms and information related to the three offices in the unit.

Examples of some of the resources found there include:

Office of Risk Management — how to file a Workers’ Compensation claim, reporting auto and property damage claims, procedures pertaining to UPP 1-26 (University Vehicles and Driver Training Policy) and UPP 4-26 (Working with Minors).

Office of Internal Audit — establishing internal controls, types of internal audits, and a link to EthicsPoint, an anonymous reporting hotline for incidents of fraud and financial abuse.

Office of Environmental Health and Safety — chemical inventory system, emergency preparedness, hazardous waste disposal, laboratory safety, training programs and EPA Peer Audit Review.

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19. Rec Sports offering 15 classes for $15

Recreational Sports’ Group Fitness program is offering punch cards for their session B group fitness classes that run through April 20. Punch cards are available for $15 and entitle the cardholder to attend 15 classes of his or her choice, at either facility, on a first-come, first-served basis. Punch cards will expire at the end of the semester and do not apply to yoga, pilates, boot camp and Spin “Feel the Rhythm” classes.

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20. Used athletic gear collected for charity

The Club Triathlon Team is collecting used athletic gear in boxes in the AMU, Rec Plex, Rec Center and residence halls through April 8. Old gear such as shirts, shorts, shoes and equipment will be donated to Repairers of the Breech and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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21. Celebrating women at Marquette — building women’s athletics

Marquette’s first coordinator of women’s athletics was hired in 1975 at the age of 25. Want to know more? Go to the Centennial Celebration of Women Web site.

A new note will be featured each week.

In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. To help honor the centennial, a year-long series of historical notes highlighting turning-point moments and figures in Marquette’s collaborative past is running in News Briefs.

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