1. Ash Wednesday services to be held

In observation of the beginning of Lent, Campus Ministry will hold Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, March 9. A Mass will be celebrated at noon in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, at 9 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu, and an Ecumenical Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Ashes will be distributed at each service.

In addition, Gesu Parish will hold Masses at 6:15 a.m., 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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

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2. Dr. Diana Wells, president of Ashoka, to speak

Dr. Diana Wells, president of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, will discuss her leadership at the largest global organization for social innovation and social entrepreneurship this week. Registration is required by e-mail or by calling 8-0726.

Wells will speak Thursday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in AMU Ballroom A and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in AMU 157. Refreshments will be served.

Marquette is one of only 10 universities that partners with Ashoka.

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3. Nikki Giovanni to give poetry reading

MUSG will host a free, public event, “An Evening of Poetry, Love and Enlightenment” with Nikki Giovanni, one of America’s most distinguished and widely read African American poets, authors and essayists, Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Giovanni will cover the civil rights movement, equality, politics, love, art and more.

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4. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is subject of Law School lecture

Mark Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, will deliver the Law School’s Hon. Helen Wilson Nies Annual Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Eckstein Hall. RSVP by Tuesday, March 15.

Lemley will present “Can the Patent Office Be Fixed?” about how examiners can effectively distinguish between patentable and unpatentable inventions without wasting time or money, addressing several proposed resolutions and their problems. Lemley has published seven books and has testified numerous times before Congress, the California legislature, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Modernization Commission on patent, trade secret, antitrust and constitutional law matters.

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5. Matt Parlow named one of The Business Journal’s "Forty Under 40"

Six of the 40 individuals selected by The Business Journal’s 2011 “Forty Under 40,” which recognizes young leaders in the Milwaukee area, have Marquette connections.

Matt Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law, was selected along with five alumni. Parlow’s areas of expertise include local government law, land use, urban redevelopment, sports law and water law. In The Business Journal’s profile of Parlow, Dean Amhaus said “I’m inspired by his experience and his passion. Matt has what it takes to make Marquette’s water law program a national powerhouse.” Amhaus is executive director of the Milwaukee Water Council, an organization whose mission is to establish the Milwaukee area as the global hub for freshwater research, economic development and education.

The five alumni in The Business Journal’s 2011 “Forty Under 40” group are:

Angela Campion, law `99, Campion Law, LLC
Andrew Deguire, arts `93, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Eric Falkeis, bus ad `95, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
Dr. Jeffrey Smith, law student, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Shawn Stevens, law `99, Gass Weber Mullins, LLC

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6. Photographers to lecture at Haggerty museum

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host two lectures in conjunction with its exhibition The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity. Photographers Kelli Connell and Will Steacy will speak tomorrow, March 9, and photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Jesse Burke on Wednesday, March 30. Each pair will discuss their work and compare and contrast it with each other. Each lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom and a reception will follow at the Haggerty.

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7. Annex holding viewing party for tomorrow’s men’s game

The Union Sports Annex will hold a viewing party tomorrow, March 8, for the men's BIG EAST tournament game against Providence, which begins at 8 p.m. If Marquette wins, the Annex will host another viewing party Wednesday, March 9, for Marquette’s 8 p.m. game. Both games will include fan giveaways and food specials.

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8. Events for cancer support, lunch with homeless and Spiritual Exercises to be held

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will hold a Campus Cancer Support Group on Thursday, March 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. This group is open to all who are coping with cancer, whether a patient, survivor, family member or friend. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545.

The Faber Center will also host an event to join guests of Repairers the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and scripture reflection Friday, March 11, 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 Blonski by Thursday, March 10, at 8-4545.

The Third Week Group will be hosted by the Faber Center on Wednesday, March 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, director of Ignatian programs and associate director, and Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., associate director, will explore the third week of St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, joining Jesus in the human experience of His suffering and death in the Passion. The group will also meet on Wednesday, March 20, Thursday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 13. All faith traditions welcome. Register online or by calling 8-4545 by Monday, March 21.

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9. Ombudsman presenting performance appraisal workshop

Dr. Kerry Egdorf, ombudsman, will present a GROW with Marquette workshop, “Making the most of the performance appraisal — skills managers need,” tomorrow, March 8, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. The session is for managers and supervisors who complete annual performance appraisals.

The workshop will focus on the qualities and skills needed to ensure a fair and effective performance evaluation meeting. The goals of the performance appraisal interview, preparation steps, listening skills, providing effective feedback and creating a supportive climate will be covered. Register by e-mail or by calling 8-7305. Space is limited.

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10. Psychology, biology and chemistry seminars to be held this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Patrick Corrigan, professor of psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Psychology, will present “Don’t call me nuts: Erasing the stigma of mental illness.”

Dr. Stephen Munroe, professor of biological sciences, will present “Genes in Collision: Sense and Antisense in Mammalian Genomes” Friday, March 11, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Science 111. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. For more information, call the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

Dr. Mark O’Neil-Johnson, vice president of analytical chemistry at Sequoia Sciences, will present “High Throughput Natural Products Chemistry for Drug Discovery — Is it Possible?” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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11. Will Allen to speak about agriculture and food policy

FUEL Milwaukee will host “Access: Growing a Community with Will Allen," Tuesday, March 22, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall. Allen, a former professional basketball player, is an expert farmer on urban farming and recognized as one of the pre-eminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. A member of the Clinton Global Initiative, his work has been recognized by the First Lady Michelle Obama, Time Magazine and The New York Times.

Register online or with Kayte Parkin, university advancement organizational training manager, at 8-7699. Space is limited.

FUEL is an economic development initiative of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce to position and establish the Milwaukee area as a destination for talented employees. Marquette University is a corporate member of FUEL, which means that all employees can join the organization for free.

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