1. Registration for Women’s Leadership Conference due Tuesday

The Office of Student Development will hold the “Women’s Leadership Conference: Intersection of Identity” Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium and AMU Ballrooms. This year’s conference will explore how different facets of identity influence how we think, act and lead. Panelists and students will be able to share personal stories and reflect on how their identities have shaped who they are.

The conference is free and open to all Marquette undergraduate students, and includes a free lunch. Register online by Tuesday, April 6. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.

The Women's Leadership Conference is held each spring and focuses on leadership unique to the experience of women.

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2. Memorial service for Dr. John Grams to be held Monday

A memorial service for Dr. John Grams, who passed away March 14, will be held Monday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. The service will be followed by a reception in the chapel narthex.

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3. Student polling sites listed for the general election

Students are encouraged to take part in Wisconsin's 2011 spring general election Tuesday, April 5. Students are eligible to vote at the designated polling places between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., provided they meet eligibility requirements and have not voted in the same election elsewhere.
Students who live in a residence hall or other university-owned housing can show their MUID on Election Day to register if they have not already done so.
Polling sites for residence halls and university apartments are:
Abbottsford Hall — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Campus Town Apartments — Alumni Memorial Union
Carpenter Tower — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Cobeen Hall — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Humphrey Apartments — Alumni Memorial Union
Mashuda Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
McCabe Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
McCormick Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
O’Donnell Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
Schroeder Hall — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Straz Tower — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.

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4. MUSG open forum is tonight

Marquette University Student Government will host its semi-annual open forum today, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the AMU first floor lobby. During this forum, students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions, questions comments and ideas to Marquette administrators.

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5. Performance nutrition; effect of poverty on health care to be presented

The College of Health Sciences Alumni Association will host “The Science of Performance Nutrition” today, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cramer 004E. Dr. Steven Hertzler, senior research scientist of performance nutrition at Abbott Laboratories, will discuss the importance of performance nutrition, scientific background of current technologies and the Performance Nutrition Academy as a resource.

The college will also host Kelli Jones, clinical instructor of nursing, to discuss the realities of living in poverty and its impact on health care decisions Thursday, April 7, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Cramer 004E. The discussion is intended to help health care professionals relate to and communicate with people affected by poverty, leading to improved health outcomes and decreased health disparities.

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6. College of Arts and Sciences holding majors fair

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the college Advising Center will hold its annual “Explore the Majors” Fair today, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in AMU Ballrooms CDE. The “Explore the Majors” Fair provides an opportunity for students to discuss majors and minors with faculty representatives, upperclassmen and alumni from every major in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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7. Free bowling, Spirit Shop discounts for student employees

Several events will highlight Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 3-9. All students employed by Marquette are invited to participate.

• Friday, April 1 — Online quiz due. All correct entries from an online quiz will be entered to win a prize.

• Sunday, April 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — free bowling at the Union Annex.

• Sunday to Friday, April 3-8 — 25 percent discount on regularly priced merchandise at the Spirit Shop (students must bring Marquette paystub or printout of paystub from MyJob).

• Monday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. — games, prizes and popcorn in the AMU rotunda.

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8. Mary Peabody Mann is topic of presentation tomorrow

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will sponsor “From Slaves in Cuba to Yankee Schoolmarms in Argentina: Mary Mann and Nineteenth Century Latin America” tomorrow, April 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lalumiere 192.

Dr. Julia Paulk, assistant professor of Spanish, and Dr. Barry Velleman, professor of Spanish, will speak about Mary Peabody Mann, wife of North American educator Horace Mann, and her efforts relating to Latin American culture.

Paulk will discuss Mann’s posthumously published antislavery novel, Juanita: A Romance of Real Life in Cuba Fifty Years Ago (1887), which is based on Mann’s year-long stay in Cuba in the 1830s.

Velleman will speak about Mann’s publicity campaign on behalf of the Argentine statesman, writer and educator D.F. Sarmiento (1811-1888), and her assistance in recruiting North American teachers to travel to Argentina to establish school systems like those in the United States. Excerpts from the film 1420: La aventura de educar will be shown with English subtitles.

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9. AMUW chair to discuss role of teachers in Cuban culture for Boheim Lecture

Dr. Vicky Unruh, 2010-11 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies, will give the Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Unruh will present “Impromptu Lessons: The Teacher in Cuba’s Cultural Imaginary,” about the changing role of the teacher as a cultural figure in Cuba, as seen through contemporary Cuban literature and film. Unruh is a professor of Latin American literary and cultural studies at the University of Kansas. Register online.

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10. The Lion in Winter to be performed beginning April 14

The Department of Performing Arts will present The Lion in Winter from April 14 to May 1. This black comedy features Henry II banishing his wife, Eleanor, locking her in the castle and taking on a French mistress. Eleanor is temporarily freed for the holidays, however, and all three of their sons vie to inherit the throne. The play is produced in collaboration with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, so all performances will be at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. Tickets cost $15 if you show a Marquette ID when purchasing or picking up tickets, which are available by calling 414-291-7800 (mention “Marquette discount”).

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11. Women's and gender studies research fellowships available

The Office of the Provost Office is offering two faculty/undergraduate student research fellowships for research related to gender and/or sexuality. Two faculty/student pairs will receive $4,000 each, $2,500 to the faculty member and $1,500 to the student, for research to be performed in summer and fall semesters 2011. The fellowships are intended to support authentic collaboration that will advance the scholarship of both faculty member and student. 

The Women's and Gender Studies program also will award two undergraduate summer research fellowships of $750 each for research related to gender and/or sexuality to be performed by an undergraduate student under the supervision of a faculty member during summer 2011. 

Student applicants need not be WGST majors or minors. 

Applications are due electronically by Wednesday, April 20, to Dr. Amelia Zurcher, director of women's and gender studies.

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12. MUSG hosting trip to improv comedy show in Chicago

MUSG will host an excursion tomorrow, April 1, to the improv comedy show “The Absoulute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life” at Second City in Chicago. The show invites guests to “grab your daisy dukes, enjoy those nachos and attend the prom of your 1990s dream.”

Tickets for transportation, dinner and the show are on sale in the AMU Brooks Lounge for $25. The bus will leave from the area between Schroeder Hall and the AMU at 4 p.m. tomorrow, April 1. Marquette Cash is accepted. For more information, contact MUSG at 8-7416.

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13. Speaker to discuss mental health issues

The student organization Active Minds will host Margaret Bertram, assistant director of residence life at Bard College, Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Bertram will discuss her struggles and triumphs with mental health issues, including LGBQT issues, the coming out process, eating disorders, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Danielle Strauss, president of Active Minds.

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14. Mitchem fellow to discuss tourism and Native American celebrations

Gabriela Spears-Rico, a doctoral candidate in ethnic studies at the University of California–Berkeley and 2010-11 Mitchem fellow in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, will present her dissertation research on the effect of tourism on Native American spiritual celebrations Tuesday, April 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC. Her ethnographic research examines how P’urhepecha artists, dancers and healers perform their identities and negotiate the selling of their culture and spirituality to Mexican tourists.

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15. Personal empowerment is topic of event series

The Office of Residence Life and Office of Student Development are sponsoring “InPowerInPeace Week,” a series of programs designed to bring Marquette community members together to participate in dialogue and reflection on issues of empowerment.

Events include:

• “Simple Dinner,” Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in AMU Henke Lounge — round-table discussion about economic empowerment. Soup and bread will be served.

• “Awakening,” Wednesday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001 — A screening of the documentary Awakening: Empowering Women through Microloans will be shown to deepen understanding of the power of microfinancing in helping people achieve their own empowerment.

• “InSpiration,” Thursday, April 7, at 9:30 p.m. in Straz Tower Chapel, Schroeder and Mashuda Halls — guided meditation and prayer on the spiritual manifestations of empowerment to be shared.

Additional information, as well as material to inspire and create a personal challenge, will be available at a table outside of the AMU Brew Bayou, April 4-7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or contact Aaron Owen, Straz Tower resident assistant.

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16. Math, nursing and neuroscience seminars to be held

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, April 1, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Laura Ellwein, postdoctoral fellow in biomedical engineering at Marquette, will present “Optical coherence tomography for patient-specific 3D artery reconstruction and evaluation of wall shear stress in a left circumflex coronary artery.”

The College of Nursing will hold a doctoral student-faculty forum on Tuesday, April 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the terrace of Clark Hall. Dr. Karyn Holm, professor of nursing at DePaul University, will present “Prevention in the Elderly and Challenges of Doing Health Promotion/Prevention Research.” Register at 8-3869.

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Karyn Frick, associate professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Frick will present “Estrogen, Molecules, and Memory: a Novel Approach to Hormone Therapy and Age-Related Memory Decline.”

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17. Wearing jeans to help raise sexual assault awareness

HAVEN, a network of Marquette community members committed to providing a safe and responsive environment for people affected by interpersonal violence, is sponsoring Denim Day on Tuesday, April 5, to mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Students and staff can wear jeans to show support for Denim Day, an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Contact HAVEN at 8-5746 for Denim Day participation packets of stickers, posters and awareness ribbons. Offices, departments and student organizations requesting packets will be entered into a drawing for a free lunch.

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18. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, April 1.

The classes are free to members:
• Hip Hop Fitness at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Total Body Burn and Flexibility at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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19. Up to $300 in prizes offered at trivia contest

The sisters of Sigma Kappa are offering up to $300 in prizes for their first-ever Trivia Night: Answers for Alzheimers, Tuesday, April 5, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Johnston 103. Cost is $3 per person for teams of four. Free food will be provided. Proceeds benefit Alzheimers disease research.

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20. Egg roll sale is Monday

The Hmong Student Organization will host an egg roll sale Monday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wehr Chemistry lobby. Cost is $1.50 for one, $8 for a half-dozen and $15 for a dozen.

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