1. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research organization

Marquette and three other academic energy research organizations have merged to form a single statewide organization, headquartered in Milwaukee, with a mission of making Wisconsin a nationally recognized center of expertise to advance energy, power and control technologies.

The Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium will be announced by the organization’s chairman, Alan Perlstein, along with the selection of its executive director, founder and former ReGENco CEO John Bobrowich, at the group’s first research symposium, Wednesday, Sept. 22. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The consortium brings together the state’s four largest engineering schools — Marquette University, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Milwaukee School of Engineering — with eight industry partners, including American Transmission Company, DRS Technologies, Eaton, Johnson Controls Inc., Kohler, Rockwell Automation, We Energies and LEM USA.
The Milwaukee universities and their industry partners were previously known as the Southeastern Wisconsin Energy Technology Research Consortium.
Seven research projects were funded by the organization last year and some of those outcomes will be discussed at the WERC research symposium. The projects cut across a wide variety of advanced energy technologies including biofuels, wind power, energy storage, thermoelectric materials and building energy efficiency.

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2. St. Paul is subject of tomorrow’s Wade Lecture

Rev. Tom Stegman, S.J., associate professor of New Testament and professor ordinarius at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will present “The Language of Righteousness in the Letters of St. Paul: A Case for ‘Both-And’” for the Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Chair Public Lecture. The lecture will be held tomorrow, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. A reception will follow. RSVP to Dr. Catharine Malloy, program coordinator for the Francis Wade, S.J., Chair, at 8-4022.

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3. Boden Lecture to cover effect of Milwaukee’s industrial past on property law

The Law School will host the 14th annual Robert F. Boden Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom. Thomas Merrill, professor of law at Columbia Law School and a national leader in legal academics, will present, “Melms v. Pabst Brewing Co. and the changing conception of property in American law,” a discussion about how Milwaukee’s industrial past has affected American property law.

RSVP online. For more information contact Carol Dufek, events coordinator, at 8-6452.

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4. ROTC midshipman to receive national scholarship

Naval ROTC Midshipman Donna Jo Meyer will receive a Medal of Honor Scholarship on Thursday, Sept. 23, from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation in partnership with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Educational Foundation. Only one student nationally from each ROTC branch — U.S Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps — receives the scholarship each year.
Meyer, a senior in the College of Engineering, was selected for her demonstrated leadership performance, exemplifying the spirit of courage, selflessness and service, and pursuit of academic and military excellence. She will receive the award from Medal of Honor recipient retired Sgt. Allen Lynch, USA; and retired Lt. Gen. Nick Kehoe, USAF in a private campus ceremony.
For more information contact Lt. Scott Jones at 8-7076.

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5. Events, cell phone drive featured for Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2010: Many Voices – One Message will run through Saturday, Sept. 25, with events to honor survivors, raise awareness and educate about communication and respect in dating relationships. Highlights include:

  • 8th Annual O’Donnell Hall Teeter Totter-a-thon, through noon Wednesday, Sept. 22, at various locations across campus.
  • “Sex @7: Do You Ask for It?” program that will address culture and its impact on "consent" at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 20, in AMU Henke Lounge.
  • Artwork display by clients of The Healing Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 21, on AMU second floor.
  • Soup with Substance: Sexual Violence in the Global Community — discussion on gender violence and its impact on the global community, noon Wednesday, Sept. 22, in AMU 157.
  •  “Can I Kiss You?” keynote address by Mike Domitrz, author and speaker from Domitrz & Associates, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Weasler Auditorium. 
  • Rock Against Rape — a concert benefiting The Healing Center, beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Weasler auditorium.

Also as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week, no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories will be collected for the Verizon Wireless Hopeline program. Donated phones can help victims by giving them a way to call emergency or support services, employers, family and friends. Anyone donating a phone should erase personal data on the phone before donating it. Phones, from any wireless provider, can be donated at the AMU Information Desk and Department of Public Safety, Parking Structure 1, through Friday, Sept. 24. Donated phones are not tax deductible.

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

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6. Geske to discuss violence and healing on live webcast

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, will participate in a live webcast of Talking Resolution: A Conversation on Violence, Restorative Justice, and Human Rights tomorrow, Sept. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Geske and Scott Straus, associate professor of political science and international studies and director of the Human Rights Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will consider whether victims, their families, communities and countries can heal after unspeakable acts of violence, and explore what is meant by international human rights.

The discussion is part of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters' “Talk to Me Conversation Series.” The discussion will take place at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lecture hall, 221 State Street.

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7. Deadline for service leader development conference is Friday

The Service Learning program will cohost the Midwest Service Leaders Conference, “From Charity to Change,” Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

The conference is a student-led, regional conference to help students to develop the skills, passion and knowledge to inspire meaningful service during and after college. Topics include creating change around social injustice, learning successful leadership strategies, recruiting and retaining a peer volunteer force, developing partnerships in the community, and leading reflection sessions. Attendees will participate in peer-led workshops, roundtable discussions and a community panel.

The $75 cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch Saturday, a Sunday brunch buffet, ice cream social and T-shirt.

Register by Friday, Sept. 24.

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8. Hunger Clean-Up committee applications now available

Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, is accepting committee member applications from students interested in working with more than 150 local agencies and helping with programming and fundraising efforts. Positions available include co-chair, coordinator and committee member positions.

Applications are due to AMU 329 at 4:30 p.m.:

  • Sept. 27 for co-coordinator.
  • Oct. 11 for committee co-chair.
  • Oct. 25 for committee members.

The co-coordinator position and committee co-chair position will also require an interview:

  • Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 for co-coordinator.
  • Between Oct. 12 and 15 for committee co-chair.

For more information contact Leslie LaBonte, coordinator for community service programs, at 8-4327.

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9. Co-founder of nonviolence center to discuss peace in the Holy Land

Mubarak Awad, co-founder of the Palestine Center for the Study of Nonviolence and professor of international service at American University, will present a lecture on “Prospects for the use of nonviolence in promoting peace in the Holy Land.” The lecture, which is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in AMU 157.

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10. Owner of Oakbrook Esser Studios to conduct gallery walk-through

Paul Phelps, owner of Oakbrook Esser Studios, will host a gallery walk-through of “And Then There Was Light: Theological Implications of Stained Glass,” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the The Haggerty Museum of Art.

The program is held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios. The exhibition examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers. Works designed by Tiffany Studios, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mayer of Munich, Leo Cartwright, Johann Minten, Janet McKenzie and James Walker will be featured in the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 2, 2011.

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11. Biological sciences and chemistry colloquiums to be held Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will hold a colloquium Friday, Sept. 24, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Jun Zhu, director of the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will present “NextGen Sequencing Analysis of Eukaryotic Transcriptomes.”

Dr. Robson Storey, professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi, will present a Department of Chemistry colloquium Friday, Sept. 24. Storey will present “Functional Polyisobutylenesvia End-Quenching of Living Cationic Polymerization” at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

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12. "Finding God in All Things" retreat registration open

Campus Ministry is sponsoring its “Finding God in All Things” retreat, Friday, Oct. 8, to Sunday, Oct. 10. The retreat offers its participants a chance to enjoy nature away from campus while engaging in reflective prayer, conversation and quiet time with God. The cost to participate is $45, which includes transportation to Camp Whitcomb/Mason, housing and meals.

Registration ends Friday, Oct. 1.

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13. Repairs on Wisconsin Avenue on-ramp begin this week

Excavation to repair the closed on-ramp from Wisconsin Avenue to I-94 south/I-43 south begins today, Sept. 20. Pile-driving is scheduled to take place daily from about 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. beginning tomorrow, Sept. 21, through Thursday or Friday this week.

For more information about alternate routes contact the WisDOT Statewide Traffic Operations Center at (414) 227-2142.

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14. Alcohol and drug policy posted online

Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of the university’s policies and procedures regarding the use of alcohol and drugs. This information, as well as resource information for programs and services on the campus and elsewhere, may be found online.

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