1. Communication research featured at symposium

The Diederich College of Communication will hold its MA-Faculty Research Symposium tomorrow, April 16, in Johnston 303. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., followed by presentations beginning at 8:45 a.m. Presentations are:

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

• “The impact of New Media in China
• “The Application of the Sensory Segment Strategy in Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns”
• “Friends, Fans and Followers: A Case Study of Marquette University’s Social Media to Engage with Key Stakeholders”
• “Journalism in Second Life”

10:30 a.m. to noon

• “Barack Obama on National Security: Changing Rhetoric and Policy Continuity”
• “Creating Communities on Facebook”
• “Medical Missions: A Lifetime of Service”
• Food Advertising to Children: Current Status, Ethical Concerns and Potential Resolutions

1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

• “The New Abridged Reporter’s Privilege: Policies, Principles and Pathological Perspectives”
• “Incomplete Until ‘I do’: an Analysis of Hollywood’s Construction of Marriage in Four Christmases, He’s Just Not That Into You, and Bride Wars
• “Where are the Women? Creative Voices from Spain and the United States”
• “The Use of Social Media with Children on the Autism Spectrum”

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2. World Language chairperson to speak about cura personalis

Maribel Ouiellé-Silva, chair of world language at Hancock High School in Chicago, will present “Marquette's cura personalis: How it transformed my professional and personal life by helping me to become an indomitable teacher and a successful educational leader in the Chicago Public Schools,” Friday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Lalumiere 114.

Ouiellé-Silva, grad ’00, will discuss her life and professional achievements, as well as the rewards and demands of working in the Chicago Public School system and her work with immigrant and low-income high school students.

The event is hosted by the Teaching Excellence Committee. Refreshments will be provided.

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3. Liturgical Choir, Wind Ensemble performing spring concerts

The Liturgical Choir, an ensemble of 50 students, will perform its ninth annual spring concert, “For the Sake of Our Children,” Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. The concert will raise awareness of the effect of tribulations in the world on children, featuring guest artist and composer Matt Wessel, marketing specialist, Comm ’03. His two published works, Be with me and Take, Lord, will be performed. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble will perform its featured piece Galactic Empires, a new work written in homage to space fiction music such as Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, during their spring concert Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.

Additional concerts at Marquette are also scheduled.

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4. Participate in campus food discussion next week

Residence Hall Association and MUSG will host a discussion of campus food services Monday, April 19, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A panel of administrators from the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Administration will be joined by guests from Sodexo for the discussion.

For more information contact Ali Myszewski, AMU assistant director, at 8-3129.

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5. Women’s poems and prayer, The Healing Circle presented

Women from the Marquette community will share poems, prayers and songs that have inspired them at the Second Annual Women's Poems and Prayer Coffeehouse Wednesday, April 21, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 112. Attendees can come and go as they please while enjoying free coffee and chocolates. No RSVP required. The event is sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, College of Education and the Office of Student Development.

The Faber Center and the Restorative Justice Initiative will host a viewing and discussion of The Healing Circle, a documentary of a restorative justice circle conducted at the Law School by Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. The video addresses confronting and healing from the pain caused by clergy abuse and other issues related to clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Geske and Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center, will lead the discussion. The event will take place Thursday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Lunch will be provided. Register at 8-4545 by Monday, April 19.

Gesu Parish will also host a viewing of The Healing Circle Tuesday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Gesu Parish Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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6. Dorothy Day’s granddaughter to speak about discipleship

Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, will present “The Mystery of Faith: Discipleship to Dorothy Day and Jesus,” Friday, April 23, at noon in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC. A free, simple soup lunch will be served.

The event is co-sponsored by the Manresa Project, Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, the Department of Theology and the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality.

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7. Tickets available to hear Dee Dee Myers

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 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 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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8. Panel to discuss health care reform legislation

A “Health Care Reform: What Does it Mean for You?” panel discussion will be held at 7:15 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the AMU ballrooms. A panel of local health care leaders will help explain the impact the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has on all Americans.

There is no cost to attend. Breakfast will be provided. Register online.

Moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, the panel will include:

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of nursing
• Sue Ela, system chief operating officer, Aurora Healthcare
Don Hamm, president and CEO, Assurant Health
• Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System
Dr. Raymond Zastrow, president, QuadMed

For more information, contact Theresa Nemetz, director of regional engagement, at 8-4768.

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9. Reel Poverty film festival is tonight

The annual Reel Poverty film festival will be held tonight, April 15, at 8 p.m. in Union Sports Annex Court. Marquette, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and MIAD students hold the festival to raise awareness and provide a venue for students to share their experiences with poverty in Milwaukee through film, photography and performance. The festival is free and open to the public.

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10. "Rock the Rec" and movie this weekend

Late Night Marquette and Recreational Sports will sponsor the free, annual Rock the Rec event Friday, April 16, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Helfaer Recreation Center. The event will feature free food, human foosball, inflatables, Hawaiian performers, caricature artists, bingo, open pool and prizes.

MUSG will also host screenings of The Princess and the Frog at the Varsity Theatre on Friday, April 16, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. This fairy tale set in New Orleans is centered on a young girl and her fateful kiss with a frog prince. Tickets are $2 with an MUID and $3 for general admission.

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11. Marquette Crew hosting rowing duel this weekend

The Marquette Crew team will host the first-ever Milwaukee Spring Rowing Duel Match Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with teams from Marquette, Lawrence University and the University of Chicago participating. The race will take place on the Milwaukee River, from the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge to the Milwaukee Rowing Club boathouse.

Viewing areas are located near the Manpower building and at the Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse. After the races spectators can take part in the cookout, at the Milwaukee Rowing Club boathouse, 1990 N. Commerce St., for $5.

For more information, e-mail Maureen Burke.

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12. Pure Dance holding spring showcase

Pure Dance Marquette, a student organization focusing on a variety of styles of dance, will present its spring showcase, “Time!” Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The performances feature pieces choreographed and performed by students to music representing time. Admission is free.

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13. Spiritual retreat focuses on Mother Earth

The Spiritually of Mother Earth, a retreat led by Mona Polacca, will be held Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. Polacca is a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a group of women representing indigenous cultures from around the world who are concerned with destruction of the earth and indigenous ways of life. The retreat focuses on ways participants can integrate their lives with the peace and justice of Mother Earth. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information call 8-8444.

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14. Public Safety offering self-defense class

The Department of Public Safety will hold a free self-defense class Wednesday, April 21. The class incorporates national and local crime trends and a hands-on approach and effective techniques with simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations for both males and females. Register by calling DPS at 8-6800.

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15. Movie and panel discussion explore the Bible, faith and homosexuality

Campus Ministry and the Gay/Straight Alliance are co-sponsoring screenings of the film, For the Bible Tells Me So, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 20, in Marquette Hall 200. The movie explores how scriptural interpretation has informed Christian beliefs on and responses to homosexuality. The movie also chronicles real life stories of Christian families and their responses to family members who identify as gay or lesbian.

A panel discussion about the movie will be held Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Marquette Hall 200. Panelists are Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology; Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology; Dr. John Schmitt, associate professor of theology; and Rev. Jessica Short, pastor of Lutheran Campus Ministry.
For more information contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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16. Math, engineering and neuroscience seminars to be held

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will host Dr. Hans Volkmer, professor of mathematical sciences at UM-Milwaukee, tomorrow, April 16, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Volkmer will present “Infinite divisibility of probability distributions on the nonnegative reals.”

Dr. Stephen Merrill, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present “Bifurcations in Markov chains — using Markov chains to identify bifurcations in time series” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium Tuesday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering 120.

The Integrative Neuroscience Center will host Dr. William Cullinan, dean of health sciences, discussing “Effects of deep brain stimulation in an animal model of depression and anxiety.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, April 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.

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17. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free fitness classes tomorrow, April 9. Classes are free to all students and members on a first-come, first-served basis:

• Spin, 4 p.m., Rec Center
• Zumba, 4 p.m., Rec Center

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18. Cookout benefits American Cancer Society

Relay for Life “Team Strazkaban” will host a "Grillin for the Cure" cookout tomorrow, April 16, from noon to 3 p.m. under the Raynor Bridge. Hot dogs will be sold for $2 and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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19. Milwaukee Iron ticket sales to benefit the Marquette Navy nurses

The Marquette Navy Nurse Corps is selling Milwaukee Iron arena football ticket vouchers for $20, discounted from $25, which can be used for any of the nine home games this season. Half of the proceeds go to the Marquette Navy nurses. For more information or to order tickets, e-mail Janean Wujek.

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