1. Forum for dean candidate is tomorrow

Dr. Jodi O'Brien, the Louis B. Gaffney endowed chair of sociology and chair of anthropology and sociology at Seattle University, will participate in an open forum as a candidate for dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19, in AMU 157.

Additional open forums will be for:

• Dr. David Cohn, director of business informatics at IBM, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. in AMU 163 (engineering).

• Dr. Howard Brown, professor of history at Binghamton University State University of New York, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in AMU 157 (arts and sciences)

• Dr. Steven Leigh, head and professor of anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.

Information on the arts and sciences candidates' backgrounds can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/klinglerdean/klingler_candidates.shtml.

Information on the Engineering OPUS Dean candidates' backgrounds can be found online at http://www.marquette.edu/opusdean/candidates.shtml.

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2. Excellence in University Service Awards nominations due tomorrow

Nominations for Excellence in University Service Awards are due tomorrow, Feb. 19. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their positions. Nominees should demonstrate and support the Ignatian ideal of care for others, as well as carrying out the mission of the university on an ongoing basis. Two support staff and two administrators will be selected.

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3. University mourns the death of Dr. Edward Carroll

Marquette University mourns the death of Dr. Edward Carroll, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences, who died Feb. 10.

Carroll joined Marquette in September 1985, specializing in basic health science and gross anatomy. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from UW-Milwaukee and Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

He is survived by four children — John, Rick, Doniella and Kim; three grandchildren; five siblings; other family and friends.

Expressions of condolence may be sent to:
Sam (Doniella) Carroll
N101 W15622 Council Bluffs Drive
Germantown, WI 53022
Please remember Dr. Carroll, his family and friends in prayer.

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4. Soloist to perform with Marquette Wind Ensemble

The Marquette Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, will host international clarinet soloist Pavel Vinnitsky in concert Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Vinnitsky will perform two selections with the wind ensemble — Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and jazz great Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet. The concert is free and open to the public.

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5. Artist to discuss paradox of jungle terrain

Clara Andrea Rojas Mocetón will present “Freedom Without Borders” Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. A reception will precede the lecture, at 6:15 p.m.

Mocetón chooses the tropical jungle terrain as the subject of many of her paintings in the exhibit Freedom Without Borders because for her it holds a paradoxical presence of life and death, hope and despair and abundance and misery. Rojas explores the answers of how destruction and fear can be transformed into healing and life. Her work is on display at the Latino Arts Gallery.

The program is held in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages, the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Centennial Celebration of Women.

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6. Law professor to discuss justice for battered women defendants

Sarah Buel will present “Achieving Justice for Battered Women Defendants" for the 2010 McGee Lecture on Friday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Buel, clinical professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, has worked with battered women and abused children as an advocate and a prosecutor for 32 years. She also founded and directed several legal and advocacy agencies for supporting battered women. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences.

Buel narrated the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary Defending Our Lives and in 1996 was profiled by NBC as one of the five most inspiring women in America.

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7. Economic Leadership Forum to focus on financial regulations

The College of Business Administration will present the second annual Economic Leadership Forum Monday, March 1, at 7:15 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The event, which includes a continental breakfast, is free to the campus community. Cost is $5 for the general public. Register online.

Moderated by Dr. Linda Salchenberger, Keyes Dean of Business Administration, a four-person panel will discuss the challenges and changes that financial institutions, corporations and consumers will face in the year ahead. The panelists are:

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics

Philip Flynn, president and CEO, Associated Banc-Corp

Dr. David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program

Colin Lancaster, principal, president and COO, Stark Investments

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8. Marquette nationally ranked in Peace Corps participation last year

Marquette University ranked 15th among medium-sized colleges and universities for student participation in the Peace Corps last year, according to data released by the Peace Corps.

Twenty-three undergraduate alumni and two graduate alumni are serving as Peace Corps volunteers, placing Marquette among the top 25 institutions in the 5,000- 15,000-undergraduates category. George Washington University led the medium-sized school category with 53 alumni.

Since the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961, 644 Marquette alumni have served as volunteers.

Peace Corps volunteers serve their country through a federal government agency in support of world peace and friendship, working on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

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9. Pink Zone basketball game, bra drive this week

The women's basketball team will host its 5th Annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Pink Zone game Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., when the Golden Eagles take on the DePaul Blue Demons in the Al McGuire Center. The event includes a pregame health fair beginning at noon, a ceremony honoring breast cancer survivors and a Cut-A-Thon, in which volunteers donate at least eight inches of hair for wigs for cancer patients.

In conjunction with the “Pink Zone” event, the Center for Health Education and Promotion is hosting its second annual “Bra Drive.” Collection bins are located around campus, including AMU, Emory Clark Hall, Rec Center, Rec Plex, Al McGuire Center and McCormick, Schroeder, Cobeen and Mashuda residence halls to collect new or gently used bras for the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee. Bras will be collected until half-time of the game.

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10. Beverage choice to benefit Haiti clean water project

Campus Ministry encourages Marquette community members to forgo drinks other than water during Lent, donating the money they save to the H20 Project to help support wells and clean water projects in Haiti. Donations will be directed to Catholic Relief Services, one of the agencies receiving H2O Project funds. Participants can sign up after Masses on Sunday, Feb. 21, or in Campus Ministry, AMU 236. Participants receive a bracelet to wear to remind them of their commitment. Donations will be collected in Campus Ministry after spring break.

Raynor Memorial Libraries has also created a Haiti resource guide to help Marquette students integrate information about Haiti into their studies. The guide includes links to videos, articles and books with information on earthquake relief efforts, Haiti’s history, and other topics of interest for specific academic disciplines.

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11. UA online event registration and giving unavailable Tuesday and Wednesday

University Advancement and Marquette University Alumni Association event registration and online giving pages will be unavailable beginning early Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, and into Wednesday afternoon Feb. 24, for site maintenance.

During this period Marquette community members can register for events by calling the Alumni Association at 8-7441 or by faxing the event registration form to 288-1715.

To make a gift or pledge during this time, call University Advancement at 8-7945.

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12. Retired bishop to speak about justice

Rev. Thomas Gumbleton, retired auxiliary bishop of Detroit, will speak on “Justice in the Church and Society” at the Annual Faber Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 25, beginning with a reception at 4 p.m. and presentation at 4:30 p.m. The location has moved from the AMU Monaghan Ballroom to the Weasler Auditorium.

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13. "Video and audio production and distribution in D2L" to be presented

The Center for Teaching and Learning, Information Technology Services and the Instructional Media Center will present “Digital imaging and scanning in D2L” Thursday, Feb. 25.

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.

Additional sessions this semester will include:

March 11 — Synchronous technology                                              

March 25 — Using social networking tools in teaching                            

April 8 — Emerging technologies                                                      

April 22 — Project presentations of D2L enhanced teaching                 

All sessions are in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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. Presentations to address heart health, congenital heart defects

Heart health is the focus of two events offered by Employee Wellness and GROW with Marquette.

Dr. Paula Papanek, associate professor of physical therapy, will present “Getting to the heart of the matter” Wednesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. The presentation will address how to improve cholesterol, blood pressure and heart health. Contact Mandi Weis, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

In a second program, Gwenyth Murphy, member of the Adult Congenital Heart Association, will discuss congenital heart defects Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in AMU 254.

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15. "Love Your Body Week" events support positive body image

The Center for Health Education and Promotion’s 12th Annual Love Your Body Week will host events next week in support of positive body image, self-esteem and overall wellness. 

Cobeen Hall will host its annual Freezin’ for a Reason” swing-a-thon from 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, under the Raynor Library Bridge. Two residents at a time will swing on a swingset for 36.5 hours straight, raising awareness about eating disorders and collecting donations for Rogers Memorial Hospital, a local treatment center for eating disorders.

Other highlights include:

• Movie screening and discussion of America the Beautiful from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 in Marquette Hall 200

• Demonstration by Kuk Sool Won of Marquette (Korean martial art) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in AMU 157

• Workshops on mindful eating and disordered eating Wednesday, Feb. 24

Marquette community members can also drop off new or gently used jeans, dress pants and workout pants that don’t fit anymore for the “Great Jeans Giveaway.” Collection bins will be located throughout campus, including the AMU, Rec Center, Rec Plex and Cobeen, Schroeder, Mashuda and Straz Tower residence halls. All donated items will be given to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee.

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16. Fat acceptance and ground water regulation covered at seminars

Margaret Steele, lecturer in philosophy, will present “Fat Acceptance and Health: An Existentialist Response,” an ethics and political philosophy workshop for the Department of Philosophy, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Coughlin 139. For more information contact Dr. Franco Trivigno, assistant professor of philosophy, at 8-5952.

Carolyn Sullivan and Donald Gallo, attorneys from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, will present “The Public Trust Doctrine” for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering environmental seminar Tuesday, Feb. 23, at noon in Haggerty 494.

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17. Career changers share experience over free dinner

Three community members will share their stories of transitioning from one career to an entirely different career Monday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. The Destination Dinner "I Completely Changed My Career!" will feature Kristin Finn, a former advertising manager who is now employer relations manager in Marquette’s Career Service Center; Patricia Hoben, a former biophysicist who is now head of school, Carmen High School of Science and Technology; and Donald Cramer, a former actuary who is now a public school teacher. Dinner will be provided. The program is sponsored by Manresa at Marquette.

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18. Freshman team wins KAPCO Charitable Challenge round 1

SHY Milwaukee (Supporting Homeless Youth), took first place in the first round of the KAPCO Charitable Challenge, a friendly competition between students from Marquette University, Concordia University Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Teams were given $1,000 each by Jim Kacmarcik, president of Grafton-based KAPCO Metal Stamping, Inc., to "do good" in the Milwaukee community within three weeks. Five teams of Marquette students completed the first round.

SHY Milwaukee, Marquette’s freshman-only team, focused on youth homelessness, partnering with Pathfinders, a non-profit youth homeless shelter in Milwaukee. Their events included a Qdoba night fundraiser, a benefit concert and a sleep-out, raising more than $3,000 for Pathfinders.

Marquette judges included Joseph Terrian, assistant dean of the College of Business Administration, and Danielle Orchard, director of development for the College of Nursing, University Advancement.

KAPCO will supply the three remaining teams (one from each school) with an additional $2,000 to continue to raise awareness for their work in round 2.

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19. Exhibit addresses social justice issues

The Residence Hall Association is hosting its annual Remove the Blindfold program today and tomorrow, Feb. 18 and 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC. Remove the Blindfold is an exhibition about national and international social justice issues, including a life-size display of a Haitian tent city, information about the earthquake and ways Marquette students can aid in the recovery process.

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20. Free fitness class offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer a free fitness class tomorrow, Feb. 19.

Dr. Andrew Starsky will conduct a free presentation on core stability in daily life and exercise at 1 p.m. in Helfaer Rec Center 160. Participants will learn the basic anatomy of the core and how to engage these muscles for maximizing stability of the spine during exercise. Non-members need to check in at the main office of the Rec Center to gain admittance to the building.

Group fitness classes will be also be offered. Cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes. The classes are free to members:

• Dance Aerobics at 3 p.m. in the Rec Plex small gym

• Zumba at 4 p.m. in Rec Center 160

• Spin at 4 p.m. in Rec Center room 030

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