1. Celebrate Father Wild’s birthday tomorrow with cupcakes and punch

Marquette community members are invited to sing Happy Birthday to President Robert A. Wild, S.J., at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 30, in the AMU second floor lobby. Cupcakes and punch will be provided in celebration of Father Wild’s 70th birthday.

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2. Submit presidential search comments online – or in person

The Marquette University Board of Trustees encourages students to provide comments about the most important characteristics and experiences, both personal and professional, needed in the 23rd president of Marquette University. The forms are available online through Monday, April 12.

Comments can be submitted anonymously.

In addition to being able to provide comments online, students are invited to a listening session on Wednesday, April 7. Chris Miller, vice president for student affairs, will facilitate the session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Zilber 025. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by e-mail to University Special Events, or by phone to 8-7431.

A verbatim transcription of the session will be posted online shortly after the session. Input from the session and the online forms will be used by the search committee and the Board of Trustees in the development of a Presidential Profile.

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3. Alumnae to discuss effect of mission pillars

Alumnae of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will share their life experiences and discuss how the pillars of the Marquette mission influenced their personal and professional lives tomorrow, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

Participants in “Excellence, Faith, Leadership and Service: Finding Synergy in Women’s Lives” are:

• Barbara Busch, Arts ’64, retired Peace Corps officer and community volunteer
• Camille Devaney, Arts ’63, Grad ’66, manager of technical support at Abbott Laboratories, mother of three and grandmother of two
• Maura Devine, Arts ’92, president of Devine PR, wife and mother of three

The program is moderated by Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

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

The Department of History will host the Eighth Annual Casper Lecture tomorrow, 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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5. 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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6. Lisa Ling to present Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture

Journalist Lisa Ling will deliver the Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture, sponsored by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication and Marquette Student Government, Tuesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Ling, who will present “A Global Perspective,” has reported for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, among many other issues.

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7. Desmond Tutu Center CEO is Peacemaker in Residence

Nomfundo Walaza, the chief executive officer of the Desmond Tutu Peace Center, has been selected as the Center for Peacemaking’s 2009-2010 Peacemaker in Residence. Walaza will present “Women Waging Peace: A South African perspective,” Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001.

A clinical psychologist, Walaza has served as the executive director of the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture and worked closely with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She has been the CEO at the Tutu center since 2007. She is also active with Psychologists Without Borders, Operation Dove and Women Demanding Dignity.

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8. Law lecture to focus on use of deadly force in self-defense

The Law School’s annual George and Margaret Barrock lecture will be held Thursday, April 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Eisenberg Memorial Hall, third floor of the Law School. The lecture, “Some critical reflections on feminist goals to reform self-defense law,” will feature Joshua Dressler, professor of law at Ohio State University. He will reflect on feminist efforts to broaden the scope of the right to use deadly force in self-defense as a way to stem domestic violence.

Register online.

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9. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions

The Graduate School of Management will hold information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information in April.

Tuesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. presentation — Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.

Wednesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. presentation — Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.

Thursday, April 8, 5 p.m. reception and 5:30 p.m. presentation — On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall 105.

To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145.

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10. News Briefs distributed next Tuesday

Due to the Easter holiday, student News Briefs will be distributed Tuesday, April 6, rather than Monday, April 5. The deadline for submissions will be noon Thursday, April 1.

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11. Some hours of operation change for Easter break

Departments and services with special hours of operation during Easter break include:

Alumni Memorial Union
March 31— 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 1 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 2-4 — closed
April 5 — 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

IT Services Help Desk
April 1 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 2-4 — closed
April 5 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Raynor Memorial Libraries
March 31 — 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. (24-hour access ends)
April 1 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April 2-4 — closed
April 5 —7:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. (24-hour access resumes)

Rec Center
March 31 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 1-4 — closed
April 5 — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rec Plex
March 31 & April 1 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 2 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 3 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 4 — closed
April 5 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Spirit Shop
March 31 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April 1 — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 2-4 — closed
April 5 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Union Sports Annex Restaurant
March 31 — 4 p.m. to midnight
April 1-4 — closed
April 5 — 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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12. Bake sale to benefit the triathlon team

The Marquette Triathlon Club will host a bake sale tomorrow, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., under the Raynor Library Bridge. A variety of baked goods and healthy food options will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will help support members to participate in the National Collegiate Triathlon championships in Texas on April 17.

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13. Celebrating women at Marquette — Honoring a generous spirit

A woman with no formal association with Marquette became one of the most significant benefactors in university history. 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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