1. Emergency notification system on campus computers to be tested Wednesday

Marquette will test its newest addition to its emergency notification system, Deep Freeze, on Wednesday, April 13, around 11 a.m.

Deep Freeze is a computer software program installed on many university-owned classroom computers and on computers in IT-managed computer labs. (Some computer labs are managed by individual departments and colleges and are, thus, not connected to the IT-based Deep Freeze system.) The Deep Freeze software allows an emergency message to be displayed when the computer is on.

Any computer with Deep Freeze installed will have a message display saying, “This is a TEST on Wednesday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. DPS is conducting a test of the Deep Freeze system as part of our Critical Incident Management Plan. To clear this message from your screen, press enter.” This will be done at the beginning of the class period to minimize disruption. To clear the message, click “OK” on the pop-up window or simply hit “enter” on the keyboard. Any problems should be reported to the ITS Help Desk at 8-7799.

The university will use the Deep Freeze system, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus.

The Deep Freeze system augments other forms of campus communication, including text messaging, e-mail, voice mail, social media and/or the marquette.edu website, as the situation warrants.

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2. Today’s Casper Lecture to honor Rev. John Donnelly, S.J.

“Standing for Mass, Seated for Sermon: An Unexpected Liturgical Consequence of the Protestant Reformation” will be the subject of The Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecture for the Department of History. Dr. Raymond Mentzer, professor of history and the Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies at the University of Iowa, will deliver the lecture at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, in Cudahy 001.

This year’s lecture is being held in honor of Rev. John Patrick Donnelly, S.J., professor of history, who is retiring at the end of this semester.

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3. “Ethics and immigration” is topic of tomorrow’s Gathering Points lecture

Dr. Kristin Heyer, associate professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University, will discuss “Kinship Across Borders: Christian Ethics and Immigration” Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for the Gathering Points lecture series. Heyer is an ethicist whose recent work has focused on Catholic social teaching and the relationship between faith and politics. The series features topics on the contemporary Catholic Church and is sponsored by Marquette and Church of the Gesu.

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4. Pioneer researcher in bacterial cell division to speak on Friday

Dr. Joseph Lutkenhaus, university distinguished professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will present "Spatial Regulation of Bacterial Cell Division" for the 25th Annual Oliver Smith Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 15. This Department of Biological Sciences lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

Lutkenhaus discovered the key proteins and mechanisms that guide cell division in all bacteria. His work also showed that bacteria have cytoskeletons, now known to determine cell shape as well as cell division. Previously, it had been thought that cytoskeletons were a distinctive characteristic found only in eukaryotic organisms, such as animals and plants.

Lutkenhaus has published more than 100 scientific papers in refereed journals. He is a long-standing member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology and the Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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5. Health care forum taking place April 20

Marquette University and the College of Nursing are hosting the Second Annual Health Care Forum, Wednesday, April 20, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom.

A continental breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the panel discussion at 7:45 a.m. Panelists include Bob Connolly, Arts ’71, owner and partner of The James Co.; Susan Edwards, president and CEO of ProHealth Care; Adam Lamnin, president and CEO of Assurant Health; and Peggy Troy, Nurs ’74, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate.
Register online.

For more information, contact Alysia Dvorachek, university advancement office associate, at 8-7697.

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6. Students to present research projects

The Ronald E. McNair Student Colloquia will be held Thursday, April 14, at noon in Marquette Hall 412. Student-led research projects will be presented over lunch, and researchers will share how they became interested in their area of research and the research process.

For more information, e-mail DJ Todd, coordinator for multicultural affairs, in the Office of Student Development or Eddie Guzman, associate director of the Educational Opportunity Program, in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

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7. Rivero, Kilbane and Bernstein win Dittman Library Research Competition

Raynor Memorial Libraries has announced the winners of this year’s Dittman Library Research Competition:

•  Freshman/sophomore — Albert Rivero, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, for “The Origins of Modern International Chemical Law,” written for Political Science 4601 (International Law) with Dr. Lawrence LeBlanc, professor of political science.
•  Junior/Senior — John Kilbane, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, for “The Culpability of Fiction: Readings and Reception of Charles Brockden Brown,” written for English 4510 (Colonial and American Literature from the Beginnings to 1798) with Dr. Amy Blair, assistant professor of English.
•  Graduate/Professional — Rachel Bernstein, Law School, for “Opt-In or Opt-Out?” written for Advanced Topics in Property Law with Kali Murray, assistant professor of law.

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8. Lenten Reconciliation Service being held today

Campus Ministry is holding a Lenten Reconciliation Service, “Abundant Mercy,” today, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. There will be a short communal prayer service followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation. Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of campus ministry, will preside and preach.

For more information, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3058.

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9. Eastern Orthodox vespers service to be held tomorrow

Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service tomorrow, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritually beautiful and peaceful, filled with God’s love in Christ through the Holy Spirit, according to Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, or Agust Magnusson, president of OCF.

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10. LGBT issues to be discussed; Repairers of the Breach event hosted by Faber Center

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will present part II of the Annual Faber Lecture on Wednesday, April 13. Rev. Paul Check, Catholic priest and executive director of Courage International, a Roman Catholic Apostolate, will speak about the Church’s position on LGBT issues, discussing “The Catholic Church and Homosexuality: severe or sensible?” The reception will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. presentation and Q&A, in AMU 157. Register at 8-4545.

The Faber Center will also join guests of Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and Scripture reflection Friday, April 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will leave from the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111, at 11:45 a.m. Transportation will be provided. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, Faber Center administrative assistant, by Thursday, April 14, at 8-4545.

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11. Soccer documentary on global relationships to be shown

A screening of the film Pelada will take place Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Marquette Hall 300.

Pelada follows the story of two former soccer players who travel to more than 25 countries around the world to play in pick-up soccer games. This documentary highlights the universal passion for the game from different standpoints and the global relationships that form from that passion.

The film’s director, Rebekah Fergusson, will participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening of the film. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Marquette Women’s Club Soccer Team, the Association of Social Welfare and Justice Students, MUSG, the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences.

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12. Psychology, philosophy and phenomenology seminars to be presented

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Scott Langenecker, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, will present “Oh, the places you’ll go: One person’s cliff notes to graduate school and beyond.”

Dr. Alice Crary, associate professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research, will present “Dogs and Concepts” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. This Department of Philosophy colloquium will be held in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

Dr. Andrew Cutrofello, professor of philosophy at Loyola Chicago, will present a Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics on Monday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC. His presentation, “Hamlet and the Subject of Politics,” will be a discussion of Carl Schmitt's debate with Benjamin about the political and aesthetic status of Shakespeare's play.

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13. Naylor to discuss recent events in Middle East and North Africa

Dr. Phillip Naylor, professor of history and faculty athletics representative, in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will present the first “SAAC-Fac Forum” from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Al McGuire Center Media Room.

Naylor will present an overview of recent events in the Middle East and North Africa, followed by discussion and Q&A.

The SAAC-Fac Forums initiative aims to promote and enhance the complementary relationship between academics and athletics.

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14. Midnight Run to host Reel Poverty Film Festival

The Fourth Annual Reel Poverty festival will take place Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Union Sports Annex. This free event showcases the work of student filmmakers, raising awareness about homelessness and poverty in Milwaukee. The night also features visual art and performances from Milwaukee residents and Marquette students.

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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective full- and part-time students Friday, April 15, in Eckstein 246, the Appellate Courtroom. The session will provide admissions and financial aid information and a panel of current students.

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Register online.

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16. Workshop to address “What librarians can do for you”

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are holding “What librarians can do for you” Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.

The workshop is part of a series focusing on e-teaching subjects and skills that are useful in online and hybrid (combined online and face-to-face) teaching. The series combines the subjects formerly offered in the separate e-teaching and hybrid workshops.

Each workshop will be offered twice a week, on Monday and Tuesday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor 320H. The last in the series this semester will be May 2 and 3 — Social media; Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

Registration is suggested, but not required, at 8-7305. For more information contact Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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17. PechaKucha-style Toastmasters meeting is Wednesday

Marq Our Words, a Toastmasters International chapter for Marquette employees, will hold a PechaKucha-style meeting at noon Wednesday, April 13, in Raynor 320H. Members will give PowerPoint presentations in the 20-slides-in-20 seconds format.

The purpose of Toastmasters is to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, providing constructive feedback and more — in a supportive environment. The campus chapter meets over the lunch hour on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. For more information, contact Nikki Sweeney Etter, senior writer/assistant editor in the Office of Marketing Communication.

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18. Relaxation program offered by Employee Wellness

The Employee Wellness Program will present Grow with Marquette: Relaxation Techniques Thursday, April 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites, presented by Martty Berner, Marquette Neighborhood Health Center nurse manager. The presentation will cover techniques for managing mental and emotional health. Space is limited. Call 8-7305 to register.

Participants will receive a punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card. Every time employees attend a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs.

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19. MARDI GRAS hosting fun run on Friday

The MARDI GRAS student organization will host its Second Annual MARDI GRAS Fun Run around the Marquette Mile on Friday, April 15. Sign-in begins at 3:15 p.m. for the 4 p.m. 5K run/walk. The $15 registration cost includes a T-shirt.

Registration is available today, April 11, to Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU first floor lobby area.

Participants can sample and vote on jambalaya, gumbo and desserts for $5 beginning around 4:45 p.m. on race day.

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20. Materials available for making blankets for homeless children

The Marquette Volunteers’ Project Night Night Program has materials available for volunteers who would like to sew or knit and crochet blankets for homeless children.  

Project Night Night provides tote bags for children in homeless shelters. Each tote includes a new or like-new book, stuffed animal (huggable size) and a new blanket.

The project will continue well after the Simmons Grant is scheduled to end June 30, thanks to the generosity of Marquette employees.

Donations of items or monetary gifts are accepted. Contact Kathy Hawkins, social and cultural sciences administrative assistant, at 8-5500 for more information or to volunteer.

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