1. President’s Address focuses on accomplishments of the past year

In addition to announcing his retirement, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., in his annual President’s Address to faculty and staff today, recounted the many events of the Centennial Celebration of Women, calling it a year of “unprecedented opportunities” and fiscal challenges.

Father Wild said last month’s conferral of the Père Marquette Discovery Award on the Little Rock Nine underscored the great importance of Marquette’s continued commitment to educational access by “hearing about the torment and triumph these individuals experienced as young students who sought the best education possible.”

Father Wild cited the increase in federally funded research on campus, saying he anticipated the university “will reach nearly $25 million in sponsored funding by June 30.” He noted the construction going on “in every corner of the campus – from the Discovery Learning Complex, for which we will break ground tomorrow, on the west to Eckstein Hall on the east, with projects underway at several points in between, including renovations in Humphrey Hall, Johnston Hall and the Todd Wehr Chemistry building.” He also announced that Marquette’s Krueger Child Care Center will move into the 500 North building at the northeast corner of 19th and Clybourn during the 2010-11 academic year.

In examining the university’s financial position, Father Wild cited record freshman applications, strong cash reserves and significantly increased student financial aid. “The university is doing reasonably well in a very tough economic environment,” he said. But he also urged caution, noting that the budget is tight and vacancies are being carefully reviewed.

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2. Haggerty Museum of Art presentation features art conservator

The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting “The Conservation of Paintings: Historical and Technical Discoveries,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. Conservator Barry Bauman, who has made several historical and technical discoveries, will share some of his experiences in the discipline of treating and conserving paintings. Bauman is the former associate conservator of paintings for the Art Institute of Chicago and an elected fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. He also founded and directed the Chicago Conservation Center for 20 years. A reception will follow the presentation.

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3. Study abroad application deadline extended

The study abroad application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 12, for the South Africa Service Learning Program, Marquette en Madrid, a number of summer faculty-led programs and others. The full list of programs and deadlines is available online.

For more information contact the Office of International Education at 8-7289. Business students should contact the International Business office at 8-3433.

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4. Peruvian chef preparing native dishes next week

Juan Carlos Barzola, a Sodexo Global Chef from Peru, will visit campus to prepare Peruvian cuisine March 8-9. Barzola is executive chef of Sodexo business, industry and education segments. Previously he directed kitchens for the JW Marriott Hotel in Lima, Peru; Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruises in Europe; Roosevelt Hotels & Suites; and the APC Corporation, one of the largest catering companies in Peru.

Barzola will prepare Peruvian specialties:

Monday, March 8
• Lunda Room, AMU, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Peruvian specialties will be added to the menu for the day. Barzola will also be available to visit with guests. Reservations are recommended.

• Marquette Place, AMU, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Barzola’s chupe de camarones (shrimp chowder) will be featured at NYC Subs and solterito arequipeno salad (Peruvian bean salad) will be offered at Fresh Greens.

Tuesday, March 9:
• Cobeen Hall Dining Room, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Peruvian menu selections that will be added are ceviche (citrus-marinated seafood dish) vegetarian, seco de cordero al estilo norteno (northern style lamb), chupe de camarones (shrimp chowder), and mazamorra morada (purple corn pudding). Barzola will also be available to visit with guests.

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5. Marquette team for KAPCO challenge participating in final round

SHY Milwaukee (Supporting Homeless Youth), which took first place in the first round of the KAPCO Charitable Challenge, is competing against the winners from Concordia University and Wisconsin Lutheran in the final challenge.

For the challenge, SHY needs to share its mission statement with 150,000 people. The statement is “We recognize that our world is in need of hope. Together we commit ourselves to opening our hearts to those around us. Our family stretches beyond the walls of our house — we are called to give shelter to our parents on the streets, open our dressers to our brothers and sisters without clean clothing, share our tables with children lacking a meal, and empty our pockets to family members in need. We can change the world we live in, we can change the lives of those around us, we can make this community a family. Through charity we can build a family of love.”

In the final round SHY also needs to:
• continue to help homeless youth shelters in Milwaukee.
• expand its mission to Marquette University High School.
• "make a wish" for a 10-year-old girl, who has been battling cancer since she was 3 years old, and her family.
• perform random acts of kindness in Milwaukee County.

The team will present its efforts to the challenge judges at 6 p.m. today, March 4, and will learn the competition results shortly thereafter.

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6. Nominations for student organization awards due March 26

Nominations are now being accepted to recognize the contributions student organizations make in the Marquette community.    
The annual Spirit of Marquette Award honors Marquette student organizations demonstrating a commitment to the ideals in the university mission statement — excellence, faith, leadership and service. Up to three awards will be presented, accompanied by a cash gift to support the organization.
Nominations are also being accepted for seven other student organization awards — Outstanding Student Organization Advisor, Diversity Program of the Year, New Student Organization of the Year, Social Program of the Year, Educational Program of the Year, Community Service Program of the Year, and Officer of the Year.

Nominations are due at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 26.

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7. Registration for Lilí Sibs Weekend now open

Registration for Residence Hall Association’s Lil’ Sibs Weekend Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18, is available online. Lil' Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for students to invite younger siblings or relatives ages five and up to visit campus. Weekend activities include bowling, a picnic and trips to Discovery World, Milwaukee Public Museum and Milwaukee County Zoo.

Registration is due Friday, March 26.

For more information contact the RHA Office, 8-5851.

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8. Engineering holding programs on water pollution and NanoOptics

Jeffrey Morris, attorney with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, will present “A Survey of Wisconsin Water Pollution Law” at noon Tuesday, March 9, in Haggerty 494. The program is sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  

Dr. James Merz, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will present “NanoOptics of semiconductor quantum wells, wires and dots” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering 120.

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9. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free fitness classes tomorrow, March 5. Classes are free to all students and members on a first-come, first-served basis:

• Cardio Party, 1 p.m., Rec Center
• Circuit Training, 1 p.m., Rec Center
• Yoga, 2 p.m., Rec Plex
• Body Conditioning, 3 p.m., Rec Plex
• Spinning, 4 p.m., Rec Center
• Dance Aerobics, 4 p.m., Rec Center

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10. Free food and prizes at Iron Chef Marquette

The Center for Health Education and Promotion’s second annual Iron Chef Marquette cooking competition will take place tomorrow, March 5, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the AMU Marquette Place. Six teams will compete to create an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Each team will be given the same ingredients as well as the opportunity to cook alongside a Sodexo chef. A panel of judges will determine the winner.

Audience members can enjoy free food, prizes and trivia questions.

For more information contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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11. Dueling pianos to perform tomorrow night

Late Night Marquette will present “Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos” free on Friday, March 5, at 10 p.m. in the Union Sports Annex. The duo, David Charles Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld, mix different music genres with comedy, parody and improvisation.

Door prizes and free snacks will be provided.

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12. DPS plunging into Lake Michigan this Saturday

The Department of Public Safety is coordinating a team for the 2010 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin.

The Polar Plunge will take place at Bradford Beach on Saturday, March 6, at noon. DPS is providing free round-trip transportation from the DPS office to Bradford Beach beginning at 11 a.m. Plungers and non-plunging supporters can register online for the Marquette team.

For more information, contact Sue Cooper, crime prevention officer, at 8-5244.

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13. Show to feature Latin American culture

The Latin American Student Organization is hosting its largest cultural show of the year, “Colores,” Saturday, March 6, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event features dancing, singing, poetry, acting and other acts exhibiting Latino culture. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

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14. $10 food tour includes samples and gift bags

MUSG will sponsor a Milwaukee Food Tour on Sunday, March 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will sample a variety of food from locations in the Third Ward, Old World Third Street and Brady Street. 

Tour participants will receive gift bags, which include menus and coupons, Usinger Sausage hickory sticks, a jar of spices and bus routes to the restaurants. Tickets are on sale for $10 in the AMU Brooks Lounge. The price includes food and transportation.

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15. Next book available for Late Night Marquette Book Club

Copies of the next book, Sepharad, for the Late Night Marquette Book Club Discussion Series are available for free in AMU 121 to the first 30 students. Other students can still participate in the discussion but will need to purchase the book on their own.

The book club is sponsored by Late Night Marquette and the BookMarq once a month, providing students the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of different novels chosen by Marquette faculty and staff. Book Club discussions are facilitated by the faculty or staff member who has chosen the book.

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, associate professor of Spanish, has chosen this month’s book and will facilitate the discussion Thursday, March 25, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Henke Lounge, AMU. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

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16. Brew @ the Bridge extending hours for midterms

Brew @ the Bridge will provide extended hours of operation during midterms: 
• Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, March 7, noon to 9:30 p.m.
• Sunday, March 8, noon to 10 p.m.

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17. Free health screenings, door prizes at Gesu event

Gesu Parish will host “Morning of Health and Well-Being” Sunday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Gesu lower church. Health information and door prizes will be provided for adults and children.

The School of Dentistry will host oral cancer screenings. Additional services include CPR demonstrations, hand massage and screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and low back pain.

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