1. Hundreds participate in Presidential Search process

More than 300 faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and members of the Marquette Jesuit community participated in the Presidential Search Listening Sessions last week, and approximately 200 members of the Marquette family have submitted input online.
The online form, which seeks input on the professional and personal characteristics and qualifications desired in the president, will remain available through Wednesday, April 14.
Transcripts of the listening sessions are being posted on the Presidential Search Web site. Trustees attended each of the listening sessions open to the campus community, and the Board of Trustees will have the transcripts and online input available to them as they develop a Presidential Profile. The Presidential Search Committee will use the profile to assess candidates over the course of the summer.
Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law who facilitated several of the listening sessions, said, “The dedication to and passion for Marquette by its various constituencies is truly remarkable and is a large part of why we are so successful.” Dr. Chris Miller, vice president for student affairs and the facilitator at other listening sessions, said many participants expressed their gratitude at being invited to express their thoughts.

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2. 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. tomorrow, 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 today, April 12.

The Haggerty is hosting six exhibitions, including Stella Johnson’s AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua; Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade; Lucinda Devlin’s The Omega Suites; Barbara Morgan’s The Montages; The Northern Masters prints; and Old Master Paintings from the Haggerty through Sunday, April 18.

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3. Eckman, Hlavka presenting gender research

Dr. Ellen Eckman, associate professor of education, and Dr. Heather Hlavka, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will discuss their current research and the state of gender research in their disciplines Wednesday, April 14, at noon in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend.

Eckman will present "The Key to Demystifying Student Affairs: Findings from a Study of 'Discovering' the Field" and Hlavka will present "Engendering Justice: How Children and Family Negotiate State Interventions to Sexual Abuse." The program is the last in the “Conversations on Women and Research” series of informal, noon-hour discussions hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women. Each session features two faculty members discussing their current research and the state of gender research in their respective discipline.

RSVP to Susan Hopwood, outreach librarian, at 8-5995. Space is limited. A light lunch will be provided. The series is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries and Women's and Gender Studies.

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4. Carey to discuss "The Fragmentation of Theology" for Kelly lecture

Dr. Patrick Carey, professor of theology, will present the annual William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair Lecture, “The Fragmentation of Theology,” Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. in David Straz 105.

Carey will examine the origin and consequent effects of disciplinary specialization in theology in the United States. He argues that a 1965 theological curriculum meeting of Jesuit professors of theology, a meeting called to revise theological education in Jesuit institutions, created a fragmentation of theological disciplines that led to the present situation in most Catholic institutions of higher learning where the development of theological specializations had the unintended effect of undermining the unity of theology as a university discipline.

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5. Department of Performing Arts presenting Sunday in the Park with George

The Department of Performing Arts will present Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, which brings to life Georges Seurat’s painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, April 15 to 25 at Helfaer Theatre. Ticket prices range from $6 to $21 and are available by calling the theatre box office at 8-7504. Discounts are available to senior citizens and Marquette students, employees and alumni.

For “Philanthropy Friday” on both Fridays, 10 percent of ticket sales will benefit the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter.

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6. Omega Delta Fraternity hosts night of Haitian culture celebration

Omega Delta Fraternity will host "A CelebrHAITIAN of Culture" Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The event will focus on Haiti's rich culture and contributions to history though a variety of speakers and performers, including Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, professor of Africology at UW-Milwaukee and renowned Haitian historian; Mecca AKA Grimo, Haitian-American poet, actor, activist and educator; and Dawn Ribek, Marquette nursing graduate who spent time in Haiti before and after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Authentic Haitian food will be served. For more information contact Jonathan Viard.

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7. (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, Thursday, 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 impact the world’s children.

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8. ROTC programs hosting annual awards program

Marquette Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC will host the annual Tri-ROTC Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. The event gives tribute to cadets and midshipmen who have demonstrated outstanding character and overall performance over the course of the year, featuring awards from local and national committees and organizations. The ceremonies will be carried out in a military manner as an indication of the traditions that are adhered to by all branches of the military on such occasions.

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9. Fall 2010 classroom assignments available online

Classroom assignments for the fall 2010 semester are now posted in CheckMarq. Faculty should review their course classroom assignments by April 23.

Faculty can also request, until Sept. 13, classroom space for review sessions and final exams from the Office of the Registrar. Submit the online form to request a classroom change or a classroom for a fall review session or final exam.

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10. Proposals requested for Caribbean studies conference

Abstracts for the International Conference on Caribbean Studies, “Looking to the Caribbean: Film and Literature," which will be held at Marquette Oct. 7-9, are due Monday, May 10. Papers may be read in Spanish, English or French. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes and abstracts should not be more than a page. Proposals for panels/sessions should include the session title, explanation of the session and title of each presentation.

The conference is sponsored by the Marquette Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Department of World Languages at the University of North Florida.

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11. $750 fellowships offered for WGST projects

The Women’s and Gender Studies program is offering two undergraduate fellowships of $750 each (plus additional travel funds of up to $400 each) for research projects in any field having to do with women's or gender studies. Faculty are asked to encourage students with WGST projects or interests to apply.

Successful applicants, who will be expected to be enrolled at Marquette in the fall of 2010, will work this summer with a faculty sponsor on a new or existing project, which they will present to the campus community in fall 2010. Applicants need not be WGST majors or minors. Applications from all academic areas are welcome and are due electronically to Dr. Amelia Zurcher, WGST director, by Monday, April 26.

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12. Destination Dinner to feature graduating seniors

Manresa at Marquette will sponsor the last Destination Dinner of the semester, "Seniors speak! Class of 2010," today, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Four graduating seniors will discuss plans for their future and the discernment process that led to their vocations. Free dinner will be served.

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13. Program to address Internet and inequality

The MUSG Diversity Commission will host “At the Intersection: Internet and Inequality” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in AMU 163.

The dialogue will focus on the intersection between the Internet and inequality, asking questions on how the Internet and technology can alleviate social problems or injustices and how it can also perpetuate them.

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14. Psychology, biology and chemistry departments to hold seminars

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Jessica Kichler, pediatric psychologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Review of Motivational Interviewing Research Outcomes in Health Care Settings.”

Dr. Michael Lawlor, associate professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and principal investigator at Children's Hospital Boston, will present a Department of Biological Sciences seminar Friday, April 16, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The title of the presentation is “Pumping up the myotubularin-deficient mouse: a pre-clinical trial for congenital myopathy.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, April 16, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Michael Hendrich, professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, will present “EPR detection of intermediates in the enzymatic cycle of an extradiol dioxygenase.”

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15. Faber Center sharing lunch and scripture at Repairers of the Breach

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will join guests at Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and scripture reflection Friday, April 16. Participants will leave as a group from the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111, at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, by Wednesday, April 14. 

This week’s Faber Center "Faber Takes Three" on-line reflection is provided by Tricia Geraghty, vice president of marketing and communication.

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16. Workshop offered about instructional design and blogging

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are offering “Instructional design, blogging and learning communities” Monday, April 19.

The workshop is part of a hybrid teaching series that focuses on developing and teaching hybrid/blended courses. Hybrid courses combine classroom-based and online teaching and learning. A goal of the workshop series is for each participant to prepare an instructional module for use online this coming spring semester. Faculty who attend the six workshops and prepare an online module will receive a certificate of completion. All requirements do not need to be met in one semester. The series will be offered every semester. Space is limited.

Workshops are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor 320H. Project presentations are Monday, May 3.

Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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17. Law School holding session about part-time program

The Law School will host an information session about the Program in Part-Time Legal Education on Wednesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 307. Law School and admissions representatives will discuss the law school curriculum, day/evening class schedules, course streams, admission requirements, application timetable and financial aid.

Registration is required.

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18. $7 massages at Massage-A-Thon

The physical therapy students’ Massage-A-Thon runs through April 16 on the third floor of Schroeder Health Complex.

Hours are Monday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday noon to 9 p.m.; and Friday noon to 7 p.m.

Cost is $7 for each 15 minutes up to one hour. Appointments can be scheduled online and by e-mail. Walk-ins are also welcome. Gift certificates are available.

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19. Bake sale to benefit local parish

Sigma Delta Pi, Marquette's Spanish honor society, will sell a variety baked goods in the lobby of Lalumiere, Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16. Proceeds benefit St. Adalbert's Parish on Milwaukee's south side.

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20. Celebrating women at Marquette communication alumnae

Three notable alumnae from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication inspire today’s students by becoming ethical leaders in their professions. 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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