1. Health care forum taking place Wednesday

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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2. Career fair to be held tomorrow

The Career Services Center will host its Spring Career Fair tomorrow, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms for students to meet with employers who are hiring.

Students should dress professionally and bring their resumés. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win one of two iPads (sponsored by kCura and Mattress Firm). Resumés are needed to enter.

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3. Student leadership awards presented; Spirit of Marquette Award renamed to honor Father Wild

The Division of Student Affairs honored 71 students yesterday, April 17, who have made outstanding contributions to the university or Milwaukee community by implementing programs and services through Student Affairs, Campus Ministry or student organizations.  

Students were recognized for contributions in celebration and promotion of diversity, community service, peer education, recreation, health and wellness, social and arts programming, spiritual development and justice education, and student governance and organizational leadership.

Five students were recognized with awards to honor exceptional contributions across several areas:

Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Vice President’s Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship and Service — Shazia Ali, Wauwatosa, Wis., College of Health Sciences

Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award — Jilly Gokalgandhi, Gurnee, Ill., College of Business Administration

Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award — Erin Galvin, Fairview Park, Ohio, College of Education

Outstanding Junior Leadership Award — John Dunlap, Little Falls, Minn., College of Business Administration; and Molly Milota, Troy, Ohio, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Outstanding Senior Leadership Award — John Shusterich, Duluth, Minn., Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

The highest award that honors student organizations for excellence in supporting the mission of the university through their activities was this year renamed the Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., Spirit of Marquette Award in honor of Father Wild's service as Marquette's 22nd president. Active Minds, Bayanihan Student Organization and the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization received the award this year. In addition to the recognition, each organization will receive a monetary award to support future activities.

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4. Author of Heather Has Two Mommies to speak

Author Lesléa Newman will present the 2011 Starshak Lecture, “Heather’s Mommy Speaks Out: A Presentation on Homophobia, Censorship and Family Values,” Tuesday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

Newman has written 60 books, including the children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies, and the award-winning short story collection, A Letter to Harvey Milk. She has received the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, the Continuing the Legacy of Stonewall Award and the Hachamat Lev Award. A book signing will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology, at 8-2143.

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5. Diversity panel discussion and international dinner buffet offered

The Department of Psychology’s Diversity Committee will host a two-day program, “Celebrating Diversity at Marquette University,” Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30.

A panel discussion on cultural, religious and gender diversity will be held Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Emory Clark 111. Panelists will include Dr. Angela Zapata, diversity counselor in the Counseling Center; Dr. Irfan Omar, associate professor of theology; and Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English. Dr. Anees Sheikh, professor of psychology, will moderate. Dr. William Welburn, senior adviser to the provost for diversity initiatives, will provide concluding remarks. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Sherri Lex, administrative assistant in the Department of Psychology, at 8-7218, by Wednesday, April 27.

The committee will also host “International Buffet Dinner, Dance, and Entertainment” Saturday, April 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. with music from around the world in the Cramer Hall lounge. Call 8-7218 for free tickets while supplies last. Dress is business casual, although ethnic attire is strongly encouraged.

The events are co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology.

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6. Some hours of operation change for Easter break

Departments and services with special hours of operation for Easter break include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Wednesday, April 20 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Help Desk
Thursday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Wednesday, April 20 — 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Thursday, April 21 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 7:45 a.m. opening; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Wednesday, April 20 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, to Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rec Plex
Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21 —5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 22 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Wednesday, April 20 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Student Health Service
Thursday, April 21 — 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
Wednesday, April 20 — 4 p.m. to close
Thursday, April 21, to Sunday, April 24 — closed
Monday, April 25 — 4 p.m. to close

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7. Deadline to purchase graduation flag sashes is Wednesday

May graduates can represent an international experience while attending Marquette and order an international flag sash to wear at the spring graduation ceremony.

To purchase a flag sash, students can complete the online order form and return the form and a check made out to Marquette University for $30 to the Office of International Education in AMU 425 by Wednesday, April 20. Flag sashes from all countries are available.

Contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at 8-7289 for more information.

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8. Department of Biological Sciences holding seminar

Dr. Victor Ambros, professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will present “MicroRNA Pathways in Animal Development” Thursday, April 21, 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.

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9. Motherís Day packages offered for sale this week

Delta Xi Phi sorority is selling Mother’s Day Care Packages for less than $15 (cash or check) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, April 21, in the AMU second floor lobby. Packages will also be sold until Friday, April 29, online, and paid for through PayPal to eta_dxp@yahoo.com.

Packages will be mailed over Easter break and arrive on or before Mothers Day. Or, buyers can arrange to have Delta Xi Phi members deliver the packages to buyers to take home.

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10. Qdoba sales to benefit Habitat for Humanity tomorrow

The Marquette Habitat for Humanity Chapter will host a fundraiser at Qdoba, 16th and Wells streets, tomorrow, April 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ten percent of the sales during that time will benefit the Marquette Habitat for Humanity Chapter for the work they do each year.

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11. Scarf donations to benefit Holocaust rescuer survivors

In the spirit of Passover and Easter, the Arts and Sciences Student Council is collecting knitted or crocheted scarves for the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. The foundation provides financial support to more than 850 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, and recently started a Charity Knitting Project for surviving rescuers in Poland and other countries.

To contribute, drop off scarves by the end of the semester in Marquette Hall 208, to the attention of Dr. Stephani Richards-Wilson, assistant dean for recruitment and retention and adviser to the Arts and Sciences Student Council.

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12. Registration for Rec Plex Golf Scramble opens today

The 16th Annual Rec Plex Golf Scramble will be Thursday, June 2, at the Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Registration begins today, April 18.

For more information contact John Kratzer, general manager of recreational sports, at 8-7778 or Sandy O’Donoghue, office coordinator for recreational sports, at 8-1783.

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13. Take shelter during severe weather

Members of the Marquette community are reminded to take shelter immediately when the local emergency sirens sound for severe weather. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the area and everyone should take immediate shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground location.

A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. Continue normal activities but monitor the situation.

For more information, see the Emergency Procedures Guide.

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