1. Recipients of Haggerty Research, Fellowship and Young Scholar awards announced

The recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Fellowship Award and the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the Annual Distinguished Scholars Reception on Monday, March 7. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, introduced this year’s recipients:

Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence
• Dr. Rosemary Stuart, professor of biological sciences

Way Klingler Fellowship Award
• Dr. Sebastian Luft, associate professor of philosophy

Young Scholar Awards
• Dr. SuJean Choi, assistant professor of biomedical sciences
• Dr. Martin St. Maurice, assistant professor of biological sciences

Watch for the May issue of Marquette Matters for more information about this year’s recipients.

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2. Brain topics to be presented next week

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will co-sponsor a free Brain Awareness Week event Tuesday, March 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alumni Center Auditorium at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. Parking will be free.

Topics will include:

• “Surviving a Bullet to the Head” by Dr. Frank Pintar, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering.

• “Mental Illness in Our Communities: Lessons from the Tucson Shooting Tragedy,” by Dr. Jon Lehrmann, interim chair and associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

• “Imaging at the Speed of Brain with MEG,” by Dr. Sylvain Baillet, associate professor of neurology and biophysics scientific director, MEG Program, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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3. Jesuit to speak about his work with Los Angeles gangs

The Center for Peacemaking will host Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries, for “Tattoos on the Heart,” a discussion about gang intervention and re-entry programs Wednesday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom. No registration is needed. The event is free and open to the public.

Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries in 1998 in response to gang violence in Los Angeles, Calif., which is now the largest organization of its kind in the nation as well as a national model for intervention programs.

In conjunction with Father Boyle’s presentation, the Center for Peacemaking will also host a forum, “Connecting the Dots: Linking community resources for youth,” Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the AMU Ballrooms. The forum will feature four community members who have experience working with at-risk youth. Register by Friday, March 18, by e-mailing your name, organization and phone number. Seating is limited.

For more information contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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4. Debate series held at Law School earns special commendation

WISN-TV is one of two local stations nationwide to receive a special commendation this year from judges of the University of Southern California Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for its series of statewide town hall debates. Produced by WISN-TV, in association with Marquette University Law School, MPTV and WisPolitics, the UPFRONT Town Hall Challenge included three television debates that were broadcast live and online.

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, was the moderator of the debates. “We wanted a format where the candidates would not only address the questions we had for them, but would hear directly from the people they wanted to represent: citizens from all over the state of Wisconsin,” said Gousha.

The award will be presented on the USC campus in Los Angeles Tuesday, April 26.

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5. Annex holding viewing party for tonightís menís basketball game

The Union Sports Annex will hold a viewing party today, March 10, for the men's BIG EAST tournament game against Louisville, which begins at 8 p.m. If Marquette wins, the Annex will host another viewing party tomorrow, March 11, for Marquette’s 8 p.m. game. If Marquette wins again, the Annex will also host a viewing party for the BIG EAST championship game Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. Each game will include fan giveaways and food specials.

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6. Math department holding colloquium; chemistry colloquium cancelled

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. George Corliss, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will present “Wanted: Nails to be Hit with Numerical ODE Hammers.”

The Department of Chemistry’s colloquium scheduled for tomorrow, March 11, has been cancelled.

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7. Some hours of operation change for spring break

Departments and services may have special hours of operation during spring break:

Alumni Memorial Union and Information Desk
Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday, March 14-18 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — 8 a.m. to noon

Individual departments in the AMU may have different spring break hours of operation.

Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, by appointment
Friday, March 11 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 — closed
Monday, March 14 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 18 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, March 11 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13 — closed
Monday, March 14, to Friday, March 18 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — closed
Sunday, March 20 — 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Friday, March 11 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, to Sunday, March 20 — closed

Rec Plex
Saturday, March 12 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Thursday, March 14-17 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 18 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Friday, March 11 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 — noon to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday, March 14-18 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — noon to 4 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
Friday, March 11 — 11 a.m. to close
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 — closed*
Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15 — 5 p.m. to close
Wednesday to Saturday, March 16-19 — closed*
Sunday, March 20 — 11 a.m. to close

*Closings are subject to change with any men’s or women’s basketball post-season play. If an NCAA or NIT game takes place, doors will open one hour before tip-off.

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8. Health FSA expenses must be incurred by March 15

Employees who participated in the health flexible spending account in 2010 can incur eligible medical services such as copays, deductibles and coinsurance through Tuesday, March 15 if they still have an outstanding balance. Eligible expenses must be submitted for reimbursement by March 31.

Over-the-counter purchases, such as for allergy suppressants and Tylenol, made Jan. 1, 2011, or after will not be eligible for HFSA reimbursement unless prescribed by a physician (except for insulin).

Reimbursement forms are available on the benefits website and should be submitted directly to Employee Benefits Corporation.

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9. Lenten Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat offered

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host a Lenten Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat of prayer, reflection and renewal for employees Friday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu Parish Center. Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., associate provost for faculty development, will facilitate. The retreat is free and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register by Monday, March 21, at 8-4545.

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10. Registration for group fitness classes reopened

The Department of Recreational Sports is reopening registration for the last four weeks of classes at both the Rec Plex and the Rec Center beginning Monday, March 14. All class offerings are reopened until class limits are reached.

Four weeks of classes (March 21 to April 14) will cost $20 for members and $24 for non members.

For more information contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-3302.

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11. $7 massages available at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host the Massage-A-Thon from Monday, March 21, through Friday, April 8, at Schroeder Health Complex 397. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays noon to 8 p.m. and Fridays noon to 6 p.m.

Cost is $7 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. Appointments can be scheduled by e-mail. Walk-ins are welcome. Gift certificates are also available.

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12. Meet with Marquette community members when traveling abroad

The Marquette University Alumni Association is looking for assistance in reaching out to the more than 2,900 alumni, parents of students and other Marquette community members who live outside the United States.

Alumni Engagement and Outreach asks faculty and staff interested in meeting alumni during their travels to contact Alumni Engagement about their plans. No matter what country faculty and staff are traveling to, Alumni Engagement is willing to help connect with alumni there.

According to survey results from an article in the fall 2008 issue of Marquette Magazine, alumni would love to meet with faculty and university staff members who are traveling to their countries.

Contact Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer, at 8-0398 for more information.

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13. Easy Pass deadline is March 23

The deadline to participate in the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is Wednesday, March 23. The Easy Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in AMU Union Station for passes that will be good during April, May and June. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by March 23.

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