1. Recipients of Haggerty Research, Fellowship and Young Scholar awards announced

The recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Fellowship Award and the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the Annual Distinguished Scholars Reception on Monday, March 7. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, introduced this year’s recipients:

Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence
• Dr. Rosemary Stuart, professor of biological sciences

Way Klingler Fellowship Award
• Dr. Sebastian Luft, associate professor of philosophy

Young Scholar Awards
• Dr. SuJean Choi, assistant professor of biomedical sciences
• Dr. Martin St. Maurice, assistant professor of biological sciences

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2. Brain topics to be presented next week

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will co-sponsor a free Brain Awareness Week event Tuesday, March 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alumni Center Auditorium at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. Parking will be free.

Topics will include:

• “Surviving a Bullet to the Head” by Dr. Frank Pintar, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering.

• “Mental Illness in Our Communities: Lessons from the Tucson Shooting Tragedy,” by Dr. Jon Lehrmann, interim chair and associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

• “Imaging at the Speed of Brain with MEG,” by Dr. Sylvain Baillet, associate professor of neurology and biophysics scientific director, MEG Program, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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3. Jesuit to speak about his work with Los Angeles gangs

The Center for Peacemaking will host Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries, for “Tattoos on the Heart,” a discussion about gang intervention and re-entry programs Wednesday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom. No registration is needed. The event is free and open to the public.

Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries in 1998 in response to gang violence in Los Angeles, Calif., which is now the largest organization of its kind in the nation as well as a national model for intervention programs.

In conjunction with Father Boyle’s presentation, the Center for Peacemaking will also host a forum, “Connecting the Dots: Linking community resources for youth,” Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the AMU Ballrooms. The forum will feature four community members who have experience working with at-risk youth. Register by Friday, March 18, by e-mailing your name, organization and phone number. Seating is limited.

For more information contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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4. Submission deadline for $200 A-grade paper is tomorrow

Students can win a $200 cash prize for entering Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 14th Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition, which recognizes the importance of effective library research. $200 prizes will be awarded in freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories. All A-grade research papers written during the 2010 calendar year are eligible. The submission deadline is tomorrow, March 11.

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5. Vacant house watch available during spring break

Students living off-campus can register their properties with the Department of Public Safety for Vacant House Watch while they are away from campus during spring break. DPS officers will discreetly monitor the property periodically during their routine patrols of the neighborhood. Students must fill out the Vacant House Watch form and return it to the DPS office in Parking Structure 1, on 16th Street. Students are also encouraged to discontinue mail and newspaper service over extended absences and to activate alarm systems if they are available.

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6. Registration for Lilí Sibs Weekend now open

Registration for Residence Hall Association’s Lil’ Sibs Weekend, “Wild Wild Marquette,” Friday, April 15, to Sunday, April 17, is available online.

Lil' Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for students to invite younger siblings or relatives ages five and up to visit campus. Weekend activities include bowling, tie-dying, a carnival, a trip to the Milwaukee Public Museum and more.

Registration is due Friday, March 25.

For more information contact the RHA Office, at 8-5851.

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7. Debate series held at Law School earns special commendation

WISN-TV is one of two local stations nationwide to receive a special commendation this year from judges of the University of Southern California Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for its series of statewide town hall debates. Produced by WISN-TV, in association with Marquette University Law School, MPTV and WisPolitics, the UPFRONT Town Hall Challenge included three television debates that were broadcast live and online.

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, was the moderator of the debates. “We wanted a format where the candidates would not only address the questions we had for them, but would hear directly from the people they wanted to represent: citizens from all over the state of Wisconsin,” said Gousha.

The award will be presented on the USC campus in Los Angeles Tuesday, April 26.

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8. Annex holding viewing party for tonightís menís basketball game

The Union Sports Annex will hold a viewing party today, March 10, for the men's BIG EAST tournament game against Louisville, which begins at 8 p.m. If Marquette wins, the Annex will host another viewing party tomorrow, March 11, for Marquette’s 8 p.m. game. If Marquette wins again, the Annex will also host a viewing party for the BIG EAST championship game Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. Each game will include fan giveaways and food specials.

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9. Math department holding colloquium; chemistry colloquium cancelled

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. George Corliss, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will present “Wanted: Nails to be Hit with Numerical ODE Hammers.”

The Department of Chemistry’s colloquium scheduled for tomorrow, March 11, has been cancelled.

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10. Some hours of operation change for spring break

Departments and services may have special hours of operation during spring break:

Alumni Memorial Union and Information Desk
Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday, March 14-18 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — 8 a.m. to noon

Individual departments in the AMU may have different spring break hours of operation.

Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, by appointment
Friday, March 11 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 — closed
Monday, March 14 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 18 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, March 11 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13 — closed
Monday, March 14, to Friday, March 18 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — closed
Sunday, March 20 — 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Friday, March 11 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, to Sunday, March 20 — closed

Rec Plex
Saturday, March 12 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Thursday, March 14-17 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 18 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Friday, March 11 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 — noon to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday, March 14-18 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 — noon to 4 p.m.

Student Health Service, by appointment
Friday, March 11 — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 — closed
Monday to Friday, March 14-18 — 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20 — closed

Union Sports Annex
Friday, March 11 — 11 a.m. to close
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 — closed*
Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15 — 5 p.m. to close
Wednesday to Saturday, March 16-19 — closed*
Sunday, March 20 — 11 a.m. to close

*Closings are subject to change with any men’s or women’s basketball post-season play. If an NCAA or NIT game takes place, doors will open one hour before tip-off.

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11. Registration for group fitness classes reopened

The Department of Recreational Sports is reopening registration for the last four weeks of classes at both the Rec Plex and the Rec Center beginning Monday, March 14. All class offerings are reopened until class limits are reached.

Four weeks of classes (March 21 to April 14) will cost $20 for students and members and $24 for non members.

For more information contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-3302.

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12. $7 massages available at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host the Massage-A-Thon from Monday, March 21, through Friday, April 8, at Schroeder Health Complex 397. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays noon to 8 p.m. and Fridays noon to 6 p.m.

Cost is $7 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. Appointments can be scheduled by e-mail. Walk-ins are welcome. Gift certificates are also available.

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13. Club football team playing at Milwaukee Mustangs game

The Marquette club football team will play UW-Milwaukee before, during halftime and after the Milwaukee Mustangs’ game against the Pittsburgh Power on Monday, March 28, at 6:15 p.m. at the Bradley Center. No college or club football team has ever played during a professional arena football game anywhere in the nation before, according to organizers.

A limited number of student tickets will be sold at a reduced price of $15.50 tomorrow, March 11, from noon to 4 p.m. on the second floor of AMU next to Marquette Place.

Contact Marquette Club Football for more information or follow @MUFootball on Twitter.

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