1. Dean finalists named

Search committees for deans of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering have identified finalists for the positions. Each finalist will visit campus for two days for meetings with key stakeholders and an open forum.
"The search committees have made great progress, selecting finalists from extensive candidate pools nationally,” said Provost John Pauly. “I especially want to thank Dr. Rich Friman and Dr. Kyuil Kim for their leadership on the search committees and all the members of the search committees for their time and dedication. Now I look forward to feedback from across the university to help identify the best leaders for these important positions.”  
Finalists for the dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences are, in order of their appearance on campus, Dr. Jodi O'Brien, the Louis B. Gaffney endowed chair of sociology and chair of anthropology and sociology at Seattle University, Feb. 18-19; Dr. Howard Brown, professor of history at Binghamton University State University of New York, Feb. 24-25; and Dr. Steven Leigh, head and professor of anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 1-2. All the open forums will be held the second day of the candidate’s visit from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 157. Information on the candidates' backgrounds can be found online.
Finalists for the OPUS dean of the College of Engineering are, in order of their appearance on campus, Dr. Robert Bishop, Joe J. King Professor of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 17-18 with an open forum 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in AMU 157; and Dr. David Cohn, director of business informatics at IBM, Feb. 23-24, with an open forum 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in AMU 163. Information on the Engineering OPUS dean candidates' backgrounds can be found online.

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2. Marburg lecture to address women’s status in society

Dr. Marianne Ferber, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Illinois, will present  “Determinants of Women’s Status in Society” tomorrow, Feb. 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The presentation, which is the 2010 Marburg Lecture, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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3. RSVP for "Water and People" conference by tomorrow

“Water and People” will be the topic of the Law School’s 2010 Public Service Conference Friday, Feb. 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Register by tomorrow, Feb. 12.

Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for Great Lakes Restoration, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address, “How to Rehabilitate the Great Lakes as a Global Resource.” Davis has worked for more than two decades to develop and implement water quality and quantity policies in the Great Lakes basin.

The conference will also feature presentations on water ethics by Curt Meine with Center for Humans and Nature and on the false dichotomy between economic development and environmental protection by Todd Ambs, water division administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Marquette employees and students can attend for free. Cost is $40 for all others.

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4. Stella Johnson to discuss photography from Cameroon

Artist Stella Johnson will present “Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua” Monday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art, followed by a reception. Stella Johnson's "Cameroon Images from Al Sol" exhibition features select works from Al Sol, or “To the Sun,” a series of more than 40 photographs taken by Stella Johnson of rural families living in Mexico, Nicaragua and Cameroon.

The photographs in this exhibition capture the Gbaya and Fulbe cultures in Djohong and surrounding villages in the northeastern savannah region of Cameroon. To complete this project, Johnson lived and worked in several communities over a 15-year period. The accompanying exhibition catalogue Al Sol will be available for purchase in the museum.

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5. Archbishop Listecki to speak at Law School

The Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will offer his perspective on the role of the Church in the 21st century, and the opportunities and challenges facing the Milwaukee Archdiocese on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” discussion will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.

Register online. Seating is limited.

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6. Career fair and resumé critique next week

The Career Services Center will host the WorkForce Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Approximately 115 companies, governmental agencies and nonprofits will attend, as well as 11 graduate schools. Students should dress professionally and bring their resumes.

In preparation for the career fair, the Career Services Center will also hold Extreme Makeover: Resume Edition Feb. 15-17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside of Brew Bayou in the AMU. Students can stop by for a resumé critique before the WorkForce Career Fair.

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7. Last chance to add to collection jars for Haiti is tomorrow

The donation jars that have been placed throughout campus to benefit relief efforts in Haiti will be taken down tomorrow, Feb. 12. The jars are set up at the AMU information desk, residence hall information desks and other locations, as part of Marquette’s response to the earthquake in Haiti.

All proceeds collected at Marquette will go to two agencies that Marquette is confident are reaching and will continue to address the needs in Haiti: Catholic Relief Services and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

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8. Check out scholarship opportunities

Several alumni groups have scholarship awards for which they are seeking applications. Students who qualify for any of these awards are encouraged to apply. In some cases, a nomination from a Marquette faculty or staff member must accompany the application. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.

Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship — Three awards, sponsored by the Ethnic Alumni Association, of up to $1,600 each for Marquette students of color who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. At least one award will go to an Educational Opportunity Program student and one to a non-EOP student. Application deadline is Feb. 12.

AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — $1,000 award for a senior woman enrolled full-time who excels academically and demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application. Application deadline is Feb. 19.

Pedro Arrupe Award — $2,500 for a junior in good standing and enrolled full-time who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1961 to 1984, and is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application and essay. Application deadline is March 26.

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9. Teach for America hosting two Webinars

In preparation for the Feb. 19 Teach For America application deadline, Webinars will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Thursday, Feb. 18.

A panel of corps members and alumni will discuss their corps experience and how it has impacted their lives at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Register online.

Financial packages, with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $50,000, will be discussed at 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Register online.

For more information contact Luke Livingston, Marquette campus representative.

The College of Education partners with Teach for America which recruits outstanding graduates from some of the country's best colleges and universities to teach for two years in challenging urban or rural schools.

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10. Workshops to demonstrate library’s citation tool

Raynor Memorial Libraries is conducting walk-in workshops and demonstrations of RefWorks, a Web-based bibliography manager that allows students to store citations and format bibliographies using all standard citation styles.

Workshops will be held Monday, Feb. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor 227.

Individual tutorials are also available through research consultations.

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11. Engineering hosting two seminars

Carlos Valdez, engineer at Rockwell Automation, will present “Line synchronization of converters” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering 120.

Donald Gallo, attorney and engineer at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, will present “Groundwater regulation and issues” Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon in Haggerty 494. The program is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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12. Mr. Omega Man pageant to benefit local shelter

Alpha Chi Omega will host its 3rd annual Mr. Omega Man Pageant tomorrow, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Representatives from student organizations will compete for the title and prizes.

Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a shelter for abused women and children in Milwaukee. Contact Paige Jorgensen for more information.

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13. Public safety offering self-defense classes

The Department of Public Safety will hold free self-defense classes:

• Monday, Feb. 15
• Wednesday, March 24
• 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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14. Women’s basketball hosting annual Pink Zone game

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.

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15. Oral History Project documenting experiences of women at Marquette

As part of its Centennial Celebration of Women, Marquette is gathering first-person accounts that will document the experiences of women at Marquette with an Oral History Project. Marquette community members are invited to share recollections of campus life, female faculty and staff, women’s athletics, AMUW and women religious.

The university is also looking for stories from female pioneers who enrolled in academic programs that historically served male students, such as the Law School, College of Engineering and School of Dentistry. Forms can be completed online.

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16. 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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