1. Tickets for Gingrich event available beginning tomorrow

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his wife Callista will visit Marquette on Tuesday, March 29.
The Gingriches will present Nine Days that Changed the World, a documentary they produced about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Poland in 1979. The 7 p.m. screening of the film in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium will include a presentation by the Gingriches, followed by a book and DVD signing.
Tickets are required and will be available to the Marquette community beginning tomorrow, March 1, with tickets for the general public available after March 15. Tickets can be picked up in the AMU Brooks Lounge. For more information or special needs, contact University Special Events at 8-7431. Limit one ticket per Marquette ID or two tickets per person for the general public.
Pope John Paul II's historic nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in June 1979 created a revolution of conscience that transformed Poland and fundamentally reshaped the spiritual and political landscape of the 20th Century. In Nine Days that Changed the World, Newt and Callista Gingrich, along with a Polish, American and Italian cast, explore what transpired during these nine days that moved the Polish people to renew their hearts, reclaim their courage and free themselves from the shackles of communism. Produced in partnership with Citizens United Productions.

The event is sponsored by the College Republicans, International Affairs Society, Knights of Columbus, Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and St. Robert Bellarmine Society.

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2. Former Gonzaga president to present Ciszek Lecture today

Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J., president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership and former president of Gonzaga University, will present “What is Contemporary Physics Saying about Creation and God?” for the 2011 Ciszek Lecture. His lecture, today, Feb. 28, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, will be based on his recent book, New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy.

Ciszek Lecture speakers are selected from the many authors represented in the Ciszek Catholic Spirituality Collection in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, a collection of books and DVDs on Catholic devotional literature, meditations, catechisms, apologetics, conversion stories and works on lay and religious vocation.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at Marquette, Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Department of Theology.

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3. College of Communication conference to address “Assessing Evidence”

Dr. Bonnie Brennen, Nieman Professor of Journalism, brings together leading academics for the Nieman Academic Conference “Assessing Evidence in a Postmodern World,” Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8. The two-day conference will feature four sessions, including “Journalism: Perception and Reality” and “Constructing Identity and Myths.”

The two Monday sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Beaumier Suites. A roundtable discussion with all speakers begins at 3:30 p.m.

Sessions three and four will be Tuesday, March 8, in the Raynor Beaumier Suites. Session three is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and session four begins at 1 p.m.

This event is hosted by the Diederich College of Communication and is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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4. Graduate business students win state competition

Five students from the Graduate School of Management defeated teams from the University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to win the third Wisconsin Association for Corporate Growth. The ACG Cup is a case study competition in which MBA students analyze and present on a hypothetical investment acquisition. This is the second year in a row Marquette has won the competition.

The Marquette team, which won the $5,000 top prize, comprises executive MBA students Dr. David Blong, D.D.S.; Darren Dewing; Brad Hutjens and Tara Stewart. The team first competed internally against five other teams at Marquette to advance to the state competition.
The ACG Cup competition is judged by chief financial officers, investment bankers and other leaders in the field who are ACG members. ACG also provides mentors to the students.

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5. Dr. Chima Korieh and photographers to lecture at Haggerty museum

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a lecture by Dr. Chima Korieh, assistant professor of history, Wednesday, March 2, at noon at the museum. Korieh will present ”Through a Glass Darkly: African Popular Arts as History” in conjunction with the Hollywood Icons, Local Demons: Ghanaian Popular Paintings by Mark Anthony exhibition.

The museum will also 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 Wednesday, 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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6. 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 next 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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7. Job and resource fair to focus on peacemaking and nonprofits

The Center for Peacemaking will host “Making a Living, Making a Difference,” a job and resource fair, Thursday, March 3, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A. Students will have the opportunity to discuss internship and job opportunities in local, national and international work to serve the public good with representatives from the peacemaking and nonprofit sectors.

Douglas Coutts, senior adviser of the United Nations World Food Programme, will present “UN Careers: Feeding the Hungry,” as the keynote address at 4 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A. Coutts oversaw the WFP’s largest development operation in the world as the country director for Bangladesh.

The events are free and open to the public.

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8. Registration open for Marquette Experience retreat

The registration deadline for Campus Ministry’s Marquette Experience XXIII Retreat is Tuesday, March 8. The retreat offers sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity for prayer and to connect with God and learn how Ignatian ideals are lived in their lives. It will be held April 1-3 at the St. Vincent Palotti Retreat Center in Elkhorn, Wis. Cost is $45.

Due to the popularity of the Marquette Experience Retreat, a lottery system may be used to determine retreat participants. For more information contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3694.

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9. Writing Center holding workshop for procrastinators

The Writing Center will offer a “procrastination workshop” for Marquette students Wednesday, March 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside of the AMU Brew. Handouts and one-on-one help with brainstorming, outlining and time management for essays and writing projects will be provided. For more information call 8-5542.

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10. Psychology, biology and chemistry departments holding seminars

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Anees Sheikh, professor of psychology, will present “Imagery in psychotherapy.”

Dr. Tina Tootle, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at the University of Iowa Carver, will present “Drosophila Oogenesis: A Novel System for Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms of Prostaglandin Action” for the Department of Biological Sciences on Friday, March 4, 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. Frank Weinhold, emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Discovering Chemistry with NBOs.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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11. Best Buddies hosting showcase of talent acts, singing, dancing

The Marquette chapter of the student organization Best Buddies will present its third annual showcase at the Varsity Theater on Sunday, March 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The showcase, “A Night at the Movies” will include talent acts performed by Marquette students and their buddies, dancing, singing, poetry reading, mini-fashion shows and speeches.

Tickets are available outside the AMU Brew from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 4. Tickets cost $2 for students and $4 for adults. Marquette community members can also sign a banner to “Spread the Word to End the Word” for National End the R-Word Day on March 2.

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12. 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, March 1, 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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13. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective full- and part-time students Friday, March 4, 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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14. WMUR Marquette Radio offering DJ services

WMUR Marquette Radio is now offering use of their mobile sound equipment and DJ personnel to the campus and the public for a competitive fee. A variety of music, ranging from hip-hop to rock, is available from the station’s DJs. For more information or to book WMUR for an event, contact Jacob Bagha.

WMUR Marquette Radio broadcasts can be heard on campus cable channel 96 or through live stream online.

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15. DPS plunging into Lake Michigan on Saturday for Special Olympics

The Department of Public Safety is coordinating a team for the 2011 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin.

The Polar Plunge will take place at Bradford Beach on Saturday, March 5, at noon. DPS is providing free round-trip transportation from the DPS office to Bradford Beach beginning at 11 a.m. Plungers and non-plunging supporters can register online for the Marquette team.

For more information, contact Sue Cooper, crime prevention officer, at 8-5244.

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