1. Research forum on community and civic engagement to be held

A second campus research forum on community and civic engagement with Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research, will be held Tuesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Raynor Libraries Beaumier Suites BC. The forum will continue to pull Marquette resources together to create a campus-wide research agenda that builds on existing strengths.

The meetings will further identify key connections to the community already in existence, key connections to the community that are needed, additional faculty or resources that should be included and plan development to move a research agenda forward. RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator of research and sponsored programs, at 8-7225.

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2. Memorial service for Dr. John Grams to be held Monday

A memorial service for Dr. John Grams, who passed away March 14, will be held Monday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. The service will be followed by a reception in the chapel narthex.

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3. Performance nutrition; effect of poverty on health care to be presented

The College of Health Sciences Alumni Association will host “The Science of Performance Nutrition” today, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cramer 004E. Dr. Steven Hertzler, senior research scientist of performance nutrition at Abbott Laboratories, will discuss the importance of performance nutrition, scientific background of current technologies and the Performance Nutrition Academy as a resource.

The college will also host Kelli Jones, clinical instructor of nursing, to discuss the realities of living in poverty and its impact on health care decisions Thursday, April 7, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Cramer 004E. The discussion is intended to help health care professionals relate to and communicate with people affected by poverty, leading to improved health outcomes and decreased health disparities.

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4. Mary Peabody Mann is topic of presentation tomorrow

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will sponsor “From Slaves in Cuba to Yankee Schoolmarms in Argentina: Mary Mann and Nineteenth Century Latin America” tomorrow, April 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lalumiere 192.

Dr. Julia Paulk, assistant professor of Spanish, and Dr. Barry Velleman, professor of Spanish, will speak about Mary Peabody Mann, wife of North American educator Horace Mann, and her efforts relating to Latin American culture.

Paulk will discuss Mann’s posthumously published antislavery novel, Juanita: A Romance of Real Life in Cuba Fifty Years Ago (1887), which is based on Mann’s year-long stay in Cuba in the 1830s.

Velleman will speak about Mann’s publicity campaign on behalf of the Argentine statesman, writer and educator D.F. Sarmiento (1811-1888), and her assistance in recruiting North American teachers to travel to Argentina to establish school systems like those in the United States. Excerpts from the film 1420: La aventura de educar will be shown with English subtitles.

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5. AMUW chair to discuss role of teachers in Cuban culture for Boheim Lecture

Dr. Vicky Unruh, 2010-11 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies, will give the Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Unruh will present “Impromptu Lessons: The Teacher in Cuba’s Cultural Imaginary,” about the changing role of the teacher as a cultural figure in Cuba, as seen through contemporary Cuban literature and film. Unruh is a professor of Latin American literary and cultural studies at the University of Kansas. Register online.

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6. The Lion in Winter to be performed beginning April 14

The Department of Performing Arts will present The Lion in Winter from April 14 to May 1. This black comedy features Henry II banishing his wife, Eleanor, locking her in the castle and taking on a French mistress. Eleanor is temporarily freed for the holidays, however, and all three of their sons vie to inherit the throne. The play is produced in collaboration with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, so all performances will be at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. Tickets cost $15 if you show a Marquette ID when purchasing or picking up tickets, which are available by calling 414-291-7800 (mention “Marquette discount”).

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7. Women's and gender studies research fellowships available

The Office of the Provost Office is offering two faculty/undergraduate student research fellowships for research related to gender and/or sexuality. Two faculty/student pairs will receive $4,000 each, $2,500 to the faculty member and $1,500 to the student, for research to be performed in summer and fall semesters 2011. The fellowships are intended to support authentic collaboration that will advance the scholarship of both faculty member and student. 

The Women's and Gender Studies program also will award two undergraduate summer research fellowships of $750 each for research related to gender and/or sexuality to be performed by an undergraduate student under the supervision of a faculty member during summer 2011. 

Student applicants need not be WGST majors or minors. 

Applications are due electronically by Wednesday, April 20, to Dr. Amelia Zurcher, director of women's and gender studies.

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8. Speaker to discuss mental health issues

The student organization Active Minds will host Margaret Bertram, assistant director of residence life at Bard College, Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Bertram will discuss her struggles and triumphs with mental health issues, including LGBTQ issues, the coming out process, eating disorders, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Danielle Strauss, president of Active Minds.

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9. Faculty mentoring to be discussed

Dr. Paul Wadell, professor of religious studies at St. Norbert College, will present “Mentoring in the Academy” Tuesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge. Beer, wine, soda and light snacks will be provided.

The event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Mentoring Program and Manresa for Faculty, which will also host a panel to discuss promotion and tenure for tenure track faculty. The program will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 157. Participants include Dr. Julius Ruff, professor of history; Dr. Kathleen Karrer, professor of biological sciences; Dr. Andrew Dentino, professor of dental surgical sciences; Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.

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10. Mitchem fellow to discuss tourism and Native American celebrations

Gabriela Spears-Rico, a doctoral candidate in ethnic studies at the University of California–Berkeley and 2010-11 Mitchem fellow in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, will present her dissertation research on the effect of tourism on Native American spiritual celebrations Tuesday, April 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC. Her ethnographic research examines how P’urhepecha artists, dancers and healers perform their identities and negotiate the selling of their culture and spirituality to Mexican tourists.

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11. Math, nursing and neuroscience seminars to be held

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, April 1, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Laura Ellwein, postdoctoral fellow in biomedical engineering at Marquette, will present “Optical coherence tomography for patient-specific 3D artery reconstruction and evaluation of wall shear stress in a left circumflex coronary artery.”

The College of Nursing will hold a doctoral student-faculty forum on Tuesday, April 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the terrace of Clark Hall. Dr. Karyn Holm, professor of nursing at DePaul University, will present “Prevention in the Elderly and Challenges of Doing Health Promotion/Prevention Research.” Register at 8-3869.

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Karyn Frick, associate professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Frick will present “Estrogen, Molecules, and Memory: a Novel Approach to Hormone Therapy and Age-Related Memory Decline.”

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12. College of Professional Studies holding information session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate information session for prospective adult students Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Cudahy 414. The session will include information on accelerated eight-week sessions, adult bachelor’s degree programs, Saturday, weeknight and online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities. Register online or by calling 8-3153.

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13. Personal empowerment is topic of event series

The Office of Residence Life and Office of Student Development are sponsoring “InPowerInPeace Week,” a series of programs designed to bring Marquette community members together to participate in dialogue and reflection on issues of empowerment.

Events include:

• “Simple Dinner,” Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in AMU Henke Lounge — round-table discussion about economic empowerment. Soup and bread will be served.

• “Awakening,” Wednesday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001 — A screening of the documentary Awakening: Empowering Women through Microloans will be shown to deepen understanding of the power of microfinancing in helping people achieve their own empowerment.

• “InSpiration,” Thursday, April 7, at 9:30 p.m. in Straz Tower Chapel, Schroeder and Mashuda Halls — guided meditation and prayer on the spiritual manifestations of empowerment to be shared.

Additional information, as well as material to inspire and create a personal challenge, will be available at a table outside of the AMU Brew Bayou, April 4-7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or contact Aaron Owen, Straz Tower resident assistant.

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14. Register by Monday for Brewers/Cubs game and tailgate

Marquette University Alumni Association is hosting a Brewers vs. Cubs tailgate and baseball game Saturday, April 9. The $42 adult price includes game ticket, tailgate meal, unlimited soda and two beers. Cost for kids is $33.

The tailgate begins at 4:30 p.m. for the 6:10 p.m. game.

Register online by Monday, April 4.

For more information contact Libby Gard, University Advancement office associate, at 8-8440.

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15. Wearing jeans to help raise sexual assault awareness

HAVEN, a network of Marquette community members committed to providing a safe and responsive environment for people affected by interpersonal violence, is sponsoring Denim Day on Tuesday, April 5, to mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Students and staff can wear jeans to show support for Denim Day, an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Contact HAVEN at 8-5746 for Denim Day participation packets of stickers, posters and awareness ribbons. Offices, departments and student organizations requesting packets will be entered into a drawing for a free lunch.

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16. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, April 1.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Hip Hop Fitness at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Total Body Burn and Flexibility at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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17. Egg roll sale is Monday

The Hmong Student Organization will host an egg roll sale Monday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wehr Chemistry lobby. Cost is $1.50 for one, $8 for a half-dozen and $15 for a dozen.

Employee orders can be delivered. To place an order or for more information, e-mail Rhaoda Thao, president, or Maly Lor, vice president.

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