1. Father Wild to answer students' questions at MUSG forum

MUSG will sponsor the annual Father Wild Forum tomorrow, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the AMU first floor lobby. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Greg Kliebhan, senior vice president, and Dr. John Pauly, provost. Students are encouraged to attend and voice their concerns and suggestions to the university’s top administrators.

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2. Board of Trustees is seeking your input

All students are invited to attend a listening session to provide input in the development of the leadership characteristics needed in the 23rd President of Marquette University.

“We know that our students hold Father Wild in high regard and that they care deeply about the future of the university,” said Mary Ellen Stanek, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “That’s why it’s so important for us to hear the student perspective regarding the personal characteristics and professional experience and qualifications required to succeed Father Wild.” Earlier this month Father Wild announced his intent to retire, effective June 30, 2011 or when his successor takes office, whichever is later.

The listening session for students has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., in Zilber 025. Dr. Chris Miller, vice president for student affairs, will facilitate, and refreshments will be provided.

A verbatim transcription of the session will be prepared and shared on the Presidential Search Web site. Input from the session, as well as from sessions with faculty, administrators, staff and special groups, will be used by the search committee and the Board of Trustees in the development of a Presidential Profile.

For planning purposes, please register by contacting University Special Events at 8-7431. Please indicate that you are a student.

An additional listening session will be held with MUSG.

Students can also provide input online. Comments can be submitted anonymously.

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3. Funeral services for Joseph Zilber to be held tomorrow

Services for Joseph Zilber will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow, March 23, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Zilber, a Milwaukee entrepreneur who announced a gift of $30 million for the Law School in 2007, passed away Friday.

Interment will follow at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S. 43rd St. The family suggests contributions to the endowment fund of the Zilber Family Hospice, care of Aurora Visiting Nurse Association.

"Joe Zilber made an immeasurable difference in the lives of Milwaukee’s citizens, and demonstrated again and again, in words and in deeds, his steadfast commitment to the welfare of this community,” said President Robert A. Wild, S.J. “We at Marquette are proud to call him an alumnus, and remain ever grateful for his generous support of his alma mater, particularly through the Marquette University Law School and the Zilber Scholars. On behalf of the Marquette community, I offer my prayers and deepest sympathy to the family and many, many friends of Joe Zilber. We will all mourn his passing even as we celebrate the remarkable gift of his life."

Zilber met his wife, Vera Feldman, at Marquette. Together, they established the Zilber Scholars program at the Law School in 1984.

In recognition of the Mr. Zilber’s remarkable generosity, Marquette named its new student services and administration building, which opened in 2010, Joseph J. and Vera Zilber Hall. The forum in the new Law School, Eckstein Hall (opening September 2010), will also be named in their honor. In 2009, Marquette recognized Zilber’s tremendous dedication to Marquette and to the community with the Marquette Alumnus of the Year award.

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4. Elections Thursday are for MUSG, RHA, academic senators and senior speaker

Student elections for Marquette University Student Government, Residence Hall Association and the Senior Speaker Selection Process take place online from midnight to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Each eligible student may vote once. The eligibility of voters will be verified by Marquette Information Technology Services while processing the ballots.

All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to vote in the election for the MUSG president and executive vice president ticket. A debate between the two tickets will be held today, March 22, at 7 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E.

Full-time undergraduate students can vote for the senators who will represent their college in the academic senator elections. Voters vote once for their respective academic senate candidates.

All students who live in residence halls or university apartments are eligible to vote in the Residence Hall Association election for RHA president and RHA vice president. President and vice president are elected separately, not as a ticket. For more information call 8-5851.

Students with senior standing may vote for up to three candidates for the student speaker who will speak at Commencement in May. The names of 10 semi-finalists who were selected by the Senior Speaker Selection Committee earlier this month will be on the ballot. The three semi-finalists receiving the highest number of votes will be forwarded to the Senior Speaker Selection Committee as finalists. Their proposed speeches will be reviewed by the committee, which makes a recommendation to President Robert A. Wild, S.J., who selects the student speaker for Commencement. For more information call 8-7416.

Results of the three elections will be announced at 1 p.m. Friday, March 26, outside of AMU 133.

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5. Visit adviser before registration begins March 29

Fall registration begins Monday, March 29. To prepare for registration, students should visit their adviser before registration begins, as determined by their college advising policy. Fall registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register at that time or thereafter.
Academic Advisement in CheckMarq is a helpful tool for undergraduates to determine their schedule and make advising sessions more effective.

Snapshot is available to help plan courses.

Summer registration also continues should students wish to take summer courses. No appointment is needed to register for summer.

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6. Dr. Shawn Copeland to discuss Marquette women and theology

Dr. Shawn Copeland, associate professor of education at Boston College, will present “Marquette Women and the Shaping of North American Theology,” Tuesday, March 23, at 4 p.m., in AMU 227. She was associate professor of theology at Marquette from 1994 to 2003.

Since 1956, more than 200 women have immersed themselves in religious education in nearly all aspects of ministry, and in seminary, college and university teaching, shaping Christian life and thought in North America, according to Copeland. She will discuss these women and how they embody Marquette’s commitment to excellence, leadership, service and faith.

The lecture is held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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7. Former AMUW chair to discuss "What is art for?"

Dr. Ruth Lorand, professor of philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel, will present "What is art for? Reflections on the film Babette's Feast and Plato's Theory of Art” Wednesday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Beaumier Suites. Lorand, who specializes in history of philosophy, aesthetics and Kant, was the 2005-2006 AMUW chair in humanistic studies and is the author of four books, numerous essays and scholarly papers.

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8. Former poet laureate to read at Marquette

Samuel Hazo, founder of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh and poet laureate of Pennsylvania from 1993-2003, will read from his most recent collection, The Song of the Horse, at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in Raynor Beaumier Suite A. A brief reception will follow.

Hazo, professor emeritus of English at Duquesne University, has also published fiction, plays and essays, including a collection, The Power of Less: Essays on Poetry and Public Speech, published by Marquette University Press. He received an honorary degree from Marquette in 1989.

Hazo comes to Marquette under the auspices of Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, the 61-year-old scholarly journal edited and published at Marquette.

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9. Don Asher to speak about strategies to enter graduate school

Author and speaker Don Asher, of Asher Associates, will present “Bound for Graduate School?” Thursday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Asher specializes in careers and higher education and will give strategies to gain admission to competitive graduate programs.

Asher is the author of more than 10 career books, including Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate Program of Your Choice.

The program is sponsored by the Career Services Center.

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10. Holocaust survivors to share experiences

Holocaust survivors Jack Dygola and Arleen Peltz will share their stories Thursday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cudahy 001.  

The program is co-sponsored by Marquette Jewish Student Union, Campus Ministry, Hillel Milwaukee and The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.

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11. Marquette to host Badger State Science and Engineering Fair

Marquette University will host the ninth annual Badger State Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, March 27, with approximately 100 students from across Wisconsin expected to present their research projects.

The junior scientists will explain their displays to the public from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballroom. Entries include projects in the behavioral/social science, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, engineering, environmental/earth/space science, math/computer science, medicine/health, microbiology and physics categories.

There are 30 different awards, including Best-of-Show, which provides the recipient and a mentor with travel and lodging expenses for the International Science & Engineering Fair, the Governor’s Young Scientist Award, and an award from the College of Engineering for an exemplary engineering project, which provides a $10,000 renewable scholarship.

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12. Casper Lecture is "Death and the Maiden in Chaucer’s England"

The Department of History will host the Eighth Annual Casper Lecture on Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. Dr. Judith Bennett, professor of history at the University of Southern California, will speak on "Death and the Maiden in Chaucer's England." 

Bennett has published extensively on peasant women, women's work and never-married women, particularly in later medieval England. Marquette students may have encountered her textbooks, particularly her biography of a medieval peasant woman, in HIST 1001: Western Civilization.

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13. Dr. Mary Dallman to speak at Marquette Stress Symposium

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will hold the Marquette Stress Symposium on Wednesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in AMU 157. The symposium will bring together national experts in the fields of stress neurobiology and physiology, including the keynote address by Dr. Mary Dallman, professor emerita of physiology at University of California, San Francisco, who will present “Stress and Comfort Food: It Is Not All Hypothalamic.”

Additional presentations include “The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Adaptation to Acute Neonatal Hypoxia” by Dr. Hershel Raff, professor of medicine and physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of endocrine research at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center; and “Understanding Timing of Adrenal Rhythms: How Important is a Clock?” by Dr. William Engeland, professor of neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.

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14. New race/ethnicity data collection and reporting requirements

Marquette University, like all educational institutions, is required to report aggregate race/ethnicity data to the U.S. Department of Education each year. Effective for fall 2010, the U.S. Department of Education is requiring all colleges/universities to change the way race/ethnicity data is collected and reported for employees and students. As a result, when a student registers for fall 2010 classes in CheckMarq, he/she will be asked:
1) to acknowledge the fact he/she is being asked to re-identify his/her race/ethnicity
2) two questions, per the federal government’s new requirements:

• Are you Hispanic or Latino?
• What is your race? Select one or more.

American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Although students must acknowledge the opportunity for re-identification to register for fall 2010, they may leave the answers to the two questions blank, if they do not wish to answer them. Students will be asked to acknowledge the opportunity for re-identification only once in CheckMarq.

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15. Lenten Reconciliation Service is Thursday

Campus Ministry will hold a Lenten Reconciliation Service, “Love One Another,” Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. Rev. John Fitzgibbons, S.J., will preside and Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, will offer a reflection. Individual reconciliation will be available after the communal service.

For more information contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa coordinator for liturgy, at 8-3058.

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16. Womenís and Gender Studies program holding advising reception

The Women's and Gender Studies program will hold an Advising Week Reception on Thursday, March 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Cramer 326. Information about the WGST major, minor and fall course offerings will be provided, along with refreshments.

For more information contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English and coordinator of the WGST program, at 8-3475.

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17. Psychology, biology and chemistry holding seminars

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. Jeana Magyar-Moe, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point, will present “Positive Psychological Interventions in Counseling and Psychotherapy.”

Dr. Gail Waring, professor of biological sciences, will present a seminar Friday, March 26, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The title of the presentation is “The shell game: Genetic and biochemical analyses of eggshell assembly in drosophila.”

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, March 26, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. J. Sivaguru, professor of chemistry at North Dakota State University, will present “Stereocontrol in light induced reaction in solution and within water soluble containers.”

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18. Information session about serving as desk receptionist scheduled

Information sessions for students interested in becoming desk receptionists for the Office of Residence Life will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 24 and 25, at 7 p.m. in the Humphrey Hall auditorium. Application packets will be provided. Applications are due at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Office of Residence Life, Carpenter Tower 203.

Interested students do not need to attend an information session to apply.

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19. Relay for Life holding informational meeting

Relay For Life will hold an informational meeting, including for team captains, Wednesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in Olin Engineering 202.

Relay for Life will take place April 24-25 on Marquette’s Central Mall. Participants will participate in games and activities while walking or running around a track to raise funds to fight cancer.

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20. Celebrating women at Marquette — leaders in government

These three Marquette alumnae and government leaders have worked tirelessly to make a difference and to strengthen their neighborhoods, communities, state and nation. 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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