1. Bud Selig highlights Marquette networking event

Milwaukee CIRCLES, a business networking program, will host Allan “Bud” Selig, commissioner of major league baseball, for an evening of networking Wednesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel. A networking session will follow Selig's talk, which will be moderated by Dennis Krause, television announcer for Marquette men’s basketball and host of Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams on Sports32. The cost to participate is $15. Register online.

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2. Student Affairs presents student leadership awards

The Division of Student Affairs honored 82 Marquette students yesterday who have made outstanding contributions to the university or Milwaukee community by implementing programs and services through Student Affairs, Campus Ministry or student organizations. Students were recognized for contributions in celebration and promotion of diversity, community service, peer education, recreation, health and wellness, social and arts programming, spiritual development and justice education, and student governance and organizational leadership.

New this year was the award that represents the highest honor the Division of Student Affairs bestows upon a student being renamed for Rev. Andy Thon, who served as vice president for student affairs from 1997-2008 and is now clinical associate professor of education.

Five students were recognized with awards to honor exceptional contributions across several areas:

• Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J., Vice President’s Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship and Service — Tim Kellen (College of Business Administration, Arlington Heights, Ill.)

• Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award — Sean O’Reilly (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Lyndonville, Vt.)

• Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award — John Heflin (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Syracuse, NY)

• Outstanding Junior Leadership Award — Gina Berce (College of Business Administration, Franksville, Wis.)

• Outstanding Senior Leadership Award — Megan Janni (Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, Coon Rapids, Minn.)

The Spirit of Marquette Award was presented to two student organizations for excellence in supporting the mission of the university through their activities — Kappa Sigma fraternity and Women and Youth Supporting Each Other. Each organization will receive a monetary award to support future activities.

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3. Physical therapy faculty honored with national awards

Three physical therapy professors in the College of Health Sciences have been honored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Lawrence Pan, chair and professor of physical therapy, was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow, the professional organization’s highest honor. Dr. Tina Stoeckmann, clinical associate professor, won the Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, and Dr. Guy Simoneau, professor, was selected as a recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award.

Pan is being honored as a Worthingham Fellow for excellence in the APTA’s “domain of advocacy” for advancing the profession by improving ethnic and racial diversity within the profession, addressing disparities in health care delivery, and creating a culture of professional responsibility among PT students who raised funds to support physical therapy research.

APTA is honoring Stoeckmann for her doctoral research article, “Elastic, Viscous, and Mass Load Effects on Post Stroke Muscle Recruitment and Co-contraction During Reaching: A Pilot Study,” published in the journal Physical Therapy. This award honors a doctoral student author for the most well-conceived, suitably designed and clearly expressed research published in Physical Therapy.

Simoneau’s award acknowledges and honors his contributions to APTA, specifically his service as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

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4. Nettleton wins award for dissertation on masculinity in television

Dr. Pam Nettleton, assistant journalism professor in the Diederich College of Communication, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Broadcast Education Association. Her dissertation at the University of Minnesota was “Rescuing Men: The New Television Masculinity in Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, The Shield, Boston Legal, & Dexter.”
Nettleton’s research discusses how the nature of male television heroes has changed since Sept. 11, 2001. In her dissertation, Nettleton examines popular television shows in which a lead male characters wrestling with complex issues of modernity are anxious, uneasy, dysfunctional, flawed and yet likable and compelling.

Nettleton was recognized last week at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas.

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5. Jazz Ensemble performing spring concert

The Marquette Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual spring concert Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will include a variety of jazz works by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Gordon Goodwin and many other jazz legends..

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6. Submit requests for spring final exam classrooms

To reserve classroom space for spring final exam week, May 10-15, and exam review sessions, faculty should complete an online Ad-Hoc Classroom Reservation Request Form. This form should also be used for those who want to give their final exam in a classroom other than the one assigned. A 24-hour notice is needed.

E-mail Julie Kuligowski, event management coordinator, for more information.

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7. Get free office supplies; dispose of unwanted supplies

Departments and offices throughout the university will be able to exchange unwanted for needed office supplies (no furniture) in Marquette’s Office Supply Exchange Program April 26 and 28. In conjunction with Office Max, Marquette is redistributing excess office supply inventory on campus.

Unneeded supplies can be dropped off in the AMU Brooks Lounge on April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. Supplies do not need to be an Office Max product, but must be a usable, undamaged office supply of some type.

Supplies can be “shopped” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in AMU 252 and 254. Departments that dropped off items can shop early, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

There is no cost to participate. Supplies are for Marquette University use only.

The office supply exchange allows Marquette University departments a chance to locate and redistribute supplies that were ordered in incorrect quantities or by mistake, and are otherwise going unused.

For more information contact Jenny Alexander, director of purchasing, at 8-7362.

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8. TV dinners, stress, healthy eating and cycling group addressed by Employee Wellness

The Employee Wellness Program is holding events about stress reduction and healthy eating and beginning a social cycling group in April.

•  Co-sponsored with University Advancement, “TV Dinners,” Wednesday, April 21, from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Zilber Hall 025, will address what’s really in frozen dinners, if they’re all unhealthy and which ones are the best choices. Register with Kayte Gannon, university advancement administrative assistant, at 8-7699. Space is limited.

•  "Stress Recess: Mindfulness Training and Stress Reduction," Wednesday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. The program is designed to help reduce stress, increase focus and improve general well-being. Register by contacting Mandi Weis, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581. Space is limited.

• Co-sponsored with Sodexo, a Healthy Cooking Series demonstration will show how to cook tasty and healthy meals in minutes. Sessions will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in AMU 227 and Thursday, May 6, in AMU 163. Contact Mandi Weis at 8-4581 to register. Space limited.

A social cycling group for employees is also forming. The purpose is for participants to enjoy a weekly outdoor bike ride in the great outdoors, while networking with fellow Marquette employees. Contact Kurt Gering, project manager in ITS, with preferred biking distance and speed if interested.

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9. Soup with Substance to explore influence of language on sexual relationships

The Center for Peacemaking and HAVEN are sponsoring Soup with Substance, “Sex talk: Language, sex and violence,” Wednesday, April 21, at noon in AMU 227. Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English and director of the women's and gender studies program, will facilitate a dialogue about the "commodity model" of sex. The event will explore the influence of language on the expectations of sex and consider alternative ways to think about sexual relationships that offer both partners more respect and freedom. Lunch will be provided.

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10. College-to-workplace readiness topic of presentation

Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, is hosting Dr. Paul Hettich as he presents “Facing and ‘acing’ your freshman year in the workplace-Knowing the C’s: Culture, competencies and consequences” Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 140. Hettich, Marquette alumnus and professor emeritus of psychology at DePaul University, will speak about college-to-workplace readiness issues for graduates; organizational culture differences between college and workplaces; skills employers seek; and behaviors that lead to promotion and termination along with recommendations for improving workplace readiness. Contact Caryn Steinman for more information.

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11. Survivor of Uganda crisis to share personal experience

The student organization Invisible Children will host a guest speaker about the humanitarian crisis in Uganda involving a rebel army abducting children to fight as soldiers in an effort to overthrow the Ugandan government. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001.

Boni, from northern Uganda, will share his experiences as a night commuter who ran for his life every night to avoid being abducted.

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12. Psychology, biology and chemistry departments hosting seminars

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Shannon Chavez Korell, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present “Examining race and ethnicity as a multi-faceted variable in psychology research.“
Dr. Eric Moss, professor of molecular biology at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, will present a seminar for the Department of Biological Sciences on Friday, April 23, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The title of the presentation is “What LIN-28 and Let-7 reveal about developmental timing in worms and us.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, April 23, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Michael Salazar, professor of chemistry at Union University, Jackson, Tenn., will present “Simulations of complex chemical processes by adaptive, multilevel QM/MM theory.”

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13. Projected presentations in D2L are Thursday

The Center for Teaching and Learning, Information Technology Services and the Instructional Media Center will present “Project presentations of D2L enhanced courses” Thursday, April 22, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology.

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14. Ethical feminism for Ubuntu to be discussed

Drucilla Cornell, chair of customary law, indigenous values and dignity jurisprudence at the University of Cape Town and professor of political science, women's studies and comparative literature at Rutgers University, will present "Re-thinking Ethical Feminism for Ubuntu" Friday, April 23, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100. Cornell is the co-director of the Ubuntu Project, which seeks to include traditional ideals in the constitutional clauses and legal interpretations within the developing judicial system of South Africa.

The program is sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and the Department of Philosophy.

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15. UCLA professor to discuss "Shakespeare’s Bearded Ladies"

Friends and Alumni of Marquette English is hosting an evening of discussion and conversation about Shakespeare in celebration of the life of Dr. Carolyn Asp, professor emerita of English. The event will take place Friday, April 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Guest speaker Dr. A.R. Braunmuller, distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, will present “Shakespeare’s Bearded Ladies,” about the influence of feminist Shakespeare scholars, such as Asp.

For more information contact Kelley McCaskill, director of development, College of Arts and Sciences, at 8-1590.

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16. Environmental sustainability forum Thursday

The Office of Sustainability is hosting a forum Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m., in AMU 163 to promote sustainability and share insights that will help connect students, employees 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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17. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, April 23, 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. Discounted Summerfest tickets available

Human Resources has arranged for discounted Summerfest tickets for Marquette employees. General admission tickets are $13 ($15 value), weekday tickets are $4 ($8 value) and the “3 for $33” option includes three separate day admissions to Summerfest. Tickets can be printed at home. Enter “marquette” for the company code. The promotion ends April 30.

Summerfest runs June 24 to July 4.

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19. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling

TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to faculty and staff for individual and confidential financial counseling sessions Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 362. The session can include overall financial advice, asset allocation, retirement income options, diversifying financial portfolios and learning about mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Call 1-800-842-2005, ext. 255674, to schedule an appointment.

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20. Celebrating women at Marquette — female Fulbright recipients

Six female faculty members at Marquette have been recognized as Fulbright scholars. 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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