1. Mass and reception to be held for St. Ignatius Feast Day

Marquette University will observe St. Ignatius Feast Day on Monday, Aug. 1. Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., assistant professor of educational policy and leadership and rector of the Marquette Jesuit Community, will celebrate Mass at the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family at noon. A reception in the AMU rotunda will follow.

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2. Undergrads to present McNair research projects

Undergraduate students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program this summer will present their research at the 21st Annual McNair Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held July 27-28. Poster presentations will be held Wednesday, July 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 163. On Thursday, July 28, the oral presentations will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, followed by a reception.

For more information, contact the McNair Scholars Program at 8-1771.

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3. Optional student health insurance available

The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities is offering an optional, voluntary student health insurance plan for all Marquette students. Insurance plan brochures are available at Student Health Service (SchroederComplex, Lower Level) and the Counseling Center (Holthusen 204). For more information, contact WPS at 1-800-221-5573.

Health insurance for full- and part-time graduate students carrying at least six credits is also available through Student Assurance Services. For more information, contact Tracy Tillman of Rust International Associates at 1-800-336-0747.

These plans are offered in addition to the many health services that are provided by Marquette’s Student Health Service. Adult children of parents with health insurance may also be covered by their parents’ insurance through the end of the month of their 26th birthday. Check with your parents for more information about coverage through their plan.

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4. Former associate provost Father Fitzgibbons to become president of Regis University

The Regis University Board of Trustees has announced former Marquette associate provost for faculty development Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., as the 24th president of Regis University. Father Fitzgibbons will take office June 1, 2012, succeeding Rev. Michael Sheeran, S.J., the current Regis University president who will move to Washington, D.C., upon retirement to work in one of the Jesuit offices.

Father Fitzgibbons most recently served as associate provost for faculty development at Marquette University, from August 2009 to June 2011. During that time, he worked with faculty, deans and other administrators to strengthen Marquette’s strategies for meeting career, work, life and leadership challenges faced by faculty. This included serving on the Provost's Academic Planning Team, staffing the Deans Council and serving on the Committee on Academic Policy and Issues. He also served on the Marquette Department of English faculty from 1993 to 1996.

Before moving to Denver in spring 2012, Father Fitzgibbons will remain at Marquette while studying budget development, advancement, organizational structure and public relations. He will also attend Regis Board of Trustees meetings and visit with a number of presidents of Jesuit universities.

“The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Father Fitzgibbons as the next leader of Regis University,” said Dick Kelly, chair of the Regis University Board of Trustees. “Father Fitzgibbons’ experience in higher education, his vision, and his commitment to collaborating with the university’s many constituencies will be among his many contributions as president. We are confident that Regis will continue to thrive under his direction.”

According the Regis announcement, Father Fitzgibbons’ experience in Catholic higher education as a Jesuit priest, professor, administrator and trustee will ensure the continued strength of Regis University’s Jesuit Catholic heritage, guide strategic planning efforts and support growth and academic excellence at Regis University.

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5. Department of Biomedical Sciences to hold Student Research Day on Friday

The College of Health Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences will be conducting the annual Student Research Day in Cramer Hall Lounge on Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program involves 39 students selected from a pool of more than 100 students from across the country working in 17 labs throughout the college. It culminates in a juried poster presentation based on the research the students have conducted over the course of 10 weeks.

This event includes two poster presentation sessions from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Jean M. Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, will deliver a keynote address at 10:30 a.m. in Cramer Hall room 087. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.

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6. Group exhibition of Crossroads Art artists presented this week

A two-day group exhibition of work by the artists of the Haggerty Museum of Art’s Crossroads Art on 27th and Wells will be presented at the SoHi building, 760 N. 27th St., on the southeast corner of 27th and Wells streets. The free exhibition is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, July 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 30. Food and refreshments will be served Friday evening.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the outreach exhibition Crossroads Art on 27th and Wells, featuring window installations by Wisconsin artists Hans Gindlesberger, Rafael Francisco Salas, Michael Velliquette and Rina Yoon. The project is sponsored by Avenues West Association and the Haggerty Museum.

Also presented at the Haggerty is a small exhibition of work by Schomer Lichtner and Ruth Grotenrath, Interior/Exterior, that features still-life images and scenes of Holy Hill from June 22 to Aug. 7. In works that range from major historical paintings to a variety of prints, Seeing In Sequence runs June 22 to Aug. 7. The Sacred Made Real will highlight religious paintings from the 16th century to the mid-20th century from June 22 to Dec. 31.

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7. Summer reading, First-year Reading selection guide offered by libraries

Raynor Memorial Libraries offer summer reading suggestions in the July issue of Ex Libris. The newsletter features contemporary fiction and non-fiction books from the Browsing Collection, a special summer selection for armchair travelers and recent books by faculty, staff and alumni.

A resource guide for the 2011 First-Year Reading selection, The Other Wes Moore, is also available from Raynor Memorial Libraries. The guide contains interviews with the author, book reviews, discussion questions, and a selection of library resources on the book’s themes.

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