1. Ash Wednesday services to be held

In observation of the beginning of Lent, Campus Ministry will hold Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, March 9. A Mass will be celebrated at noon in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, at 9 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu, and an Ecumenical Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Ashes will be distributed at each service.

In addition, Gesu Parish will hold Masses at 6:15 a.m., 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

For more information on Campus Ministry services, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3058.

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2. 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 this 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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3. Nikki Giovanni to give poetry reading

MUSG will host a free, public event, “An Evening of Poetry, Love and Enlightenment” with Nikki Giovanni, one of America’s most distinguished and widely read African American poets, authors and essayists, Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Giovanni will cover the civil rights movement, equality, politics, love, art and more.

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4. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is subject of Law School lecture

Mark Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, will deliver the Law School’s Hon. Helen Wilson Nies Annual Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Eckstein Hall. RSVP by Tuesday, March 15.

Lemley will present “Can the Patent Office Be Fixed?” about how examiners can effectively distinguish between patentable and unpatentable inventions without wasting time or money, addressing several proposed resolutions and their problems. Lemley has published seven books and has testified numerous times before Congress, the California legislature, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Modernization Commission on patent, trade secret, antitrust and constitutional law matters.

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5. Matt Parlow named one of The Business Journal’s "Forty Under 40"

Six of the 40 individuals selected by The Business Journal’s 2011 “Forty Under 40,” which recognizes young leaders in the Milwaukee area, have Marquette connections.

Matt Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law, was selected along with five alumni. Parlow’s areas of expertise include local government law, land use, urban redevelopment, sports law and water law. In The Business Journal’s profile of Parlow, Dean Amhaus said “I’m inspired by his experience and his passion. Matt has what it takes to make Marquette’s water law program a national powerhouse.” Amhaus is executive director of the Milwaukee Water Council, an organization whose mission is to establish the Milwaukee area as the global hub for freshwater research, economic development and education.

The five alumni in The Business Journal’s 2011 “Forty Under 40” group are:

Angela Campion, law `99, Campion Law, LLC
Andrew Deguire, arts `93, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Eric Falkeis, bus ad `95, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
Dr. Jeffrey Smith, law student, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Shawn Stevens, law `99, Gass Weber Mullins, LLC

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6. Photographers to lecture at Haggerty museum

The Haggerty Museum of Art will 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 tomorrow, 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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7. Annex holding viewing party for tomorrow’s men’s game

The Union Sports Annex will hold a viewing party tomorrow, March 8, for the men's BIG EAST tournament game against Providence, which begins at 8 p.m. If Marquette wins, the Annex will host another viewing party Wednesday, March 9, for Marquette’s 8 p.m. game. Both games will include fan giveaways and food specials.

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8. Registration for Marquette Experience retreat due tomorrow

The registration deadline for Campus Ministry’s Marquette Experience XXIII Retreat is tomorrow, 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. Psychology, biology and chemistry seminars to be held this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Patrick Corrigan, professor of psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Psychology, will present “Don’t call me nuts: Erasing the stigma of mental illness.”

Dr. Stephen Munroe, professor of biological sciences, will present “Genes in Collision: Sense and Antisense in Mammalian Genomes” Friday, March 11, 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. Mark O’Neil-Johnson, vice president of analytical chemistry at Sequoia Sciences, will present “High Throughput Natural Products Chemistry for Drug Discovery — Is it Possible?” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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10. Group discussion leader and program assistant applications due Friday

Group discussion leader and program assistant positions for Orientation Staff at Preview and New Student and Family Orientation are due Friday, March 11. Every year, approximately 100 Marquette students help welcome the incoming freshmen class.

Information sessions for students interested in group discussion leader and program assistant positions will be held tomorrow, March 8, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in AMU 111.

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11. Nominations for Faculty Excellence Award being accepted

The Marquette University National Residence Hall Honorary is accepting applications for the Faculty Excellence Award. Students who live in residence halls or university-owned apartments can nominate faculty members who make a difference in the lives of students living on-campus or who assist with residence hall programming.

Questions about the award and nominations can be submitted online or by contacting MUNRHH by March 24.

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