1. National Poetry Month will be celebrated on campus

Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Department of English will celebrate National Poetry Month during April. Beginning Tuesday, April 10, large sheets of paper will be available in the AMU and the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Bridge area for the campus community to share their favorite poems. Five faculty poets will read their poems at a poetry reading on Monday, April 16, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will give a short introduction at the event. The faculty members from the Department of English participating in the poetry reading are: Dr. Ed Block, professor; Dr. Tyler Farrell, adjunct professor; Dr. Ryan Jerving, visiting assistant professor; Dr. Angela Sorby, associate professor; and Dr. Larry Watson, visiting professor.

Additional information is available on the Raynor Memorial Libraries' website.

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2. Department of Political Science to debate impact of healthcare reform

The Department of Political Science will host a debate titled, "After the Hearing, Before the Decision: Healthcare Reform, the Supreme Court and Electoral Politics," Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Emory Clark, 111. The panelists will include Dr. Susan Giaimo, visiting assistant professor of political science; Dr. Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science; and Dr. Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served prior to the event at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Political Science at 8-6842.

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3. Writing Center to host lecture on German educational system

The Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center, in cooperation with the Milwaukee Writing Consortium, will host Dr. Katrin Girgensohn, founder and academic director of the Writing Center at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt, Germany for a lecture titled, "Writing Center Work in Germany: Different Contexts, New Horizons," Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, 254. Girgensohn will discuss recent developments in writing center work and higher education systems in Germany, including similarities with writing center work in the United States, as well as significant differences, such as the implementation of autonomous writing groups for students.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Nowacek, associate professor of English and director of the writing center, at 8-3590.

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4. Lecture on Aristotelian ethics

The Marquette University Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will host Dr. Paula Gottlieb, professor of philosophy and affiliate professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will present, "The Ethical Basis of Aristotelian Akrasia," Tuesday, April 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, 227.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Owen Goldin, professor of philosophy, at 8-5949.

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5. Future of copyright is topic of annual Nies Lecture

Jane C. Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow professor of literacy and artistic property law at Columbia University School of Law, will deliver the Hon. Helen Wilson Nies Annual Lecture, "The Author's Place in the Future of Copyright," Friday, April 20, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Ginsburg will discuss whether there is a future for authors in copyright, and how the advent of new technologies for creation and dissemination of works not only challenges traditional revenue models for authors, but also calls into question authors' artistic control over their works.

Register online by Monday, April 16.

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6. Zaarly co-founder to speak at Business Plan Competition banquet

Eric Koester, Marquette alumnus and co-founder and chief marketing officer at Zaarly, will be the keynote speaker at the Marquette Business Plan Competition Banquet Wednesday, April 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms.

The event will begin with a poster session at 4:30 p.m. and will also include a dinner at 6 p.m., keynote speech at 7 p.m. and presentation of awards at 8 p.m. The event is free for Marquette students, faculty and staff, and is open to the public for $25. RSVP online.

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7. Advocate for homelessness solutions to speak at Posner Pro Bono Exchange

Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, will discuss her work advocating solutions to homelessness with Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, at the Posner Pro Bono Exchange, Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Foscarinis was a primary achitect of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislation addressing homelessness, and is an internationally known advocate and expert who frequently serves as a resource for the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today.

Following the Exchange, Law School students who have performed 50 or more hours of pro bono service during their law school careers will be recognized. Register online by Friday, April 13.

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8. Entrepreneurial sales discussion to be held next Friday

A lunchtime seminar about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will take place Friday, April 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kohler Center, located in the 707 Building, Suite 422. Ben Bartling, founder of ZoomShift, will lead a discussion on how to utilize SEO to help startups, non-profits and companies get customer attention.

A free lunch will be provided. Please RSVP via email to Tina Quealy, associate director of the Kohler Center, or call 8-7337.

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9. NATO flag officer to speak about 9/11

NATO Flag Officer, Spanish Rear Admiral Antonio Hernandez, will give a lecture about his perspective on NATO exercises and operations during his 30-year career Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in Marquette Hall, 200. Admiral Hernandez commanded the Standing NATO Force on 9/11 and will speak about how that day affected his unit and the response they provided. His presentation will be preceded by U.S. Navy Captain Todd Petersen, who will give an introduction to NATO and provide a basic understanding of what NATO does.

For more information, contact Eakathat Khanthasa, assistant marine officer instructor, at 8-5764. .

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10. John Stossel of FOX Business Network to speak on campus

Marquette's Young Americans for Freedom chapter will host Emmy Award winner John Stossel, host of Stossel on FOX Business Network, for a speech Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Stossel will also sign copies of his newest book, No They Can't Why Government Fails But Individuals Succeed.

Free tickets are available in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. Tickets can also be requested at the Young Americans for Freedom website. This event is supported by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

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11. Marquette faculty named finalists for Light of Wellness Awards

Jessica Payson, administrative secretary in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Dr. John Pauly, provost, were finalists for the 2012 Wellness Council's Light of Wellness Awards. The Wellness Implementation Committee reviewed all campus nominations and the selection of the two nominations to be considered for the award was made by the Wisconsin Wellness Council Board of Directors and other industry and community leaders. Payson was named a runner-up for the Healthy Behavior Award.

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12. Book selected for AMUW's annual spring book club

The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) will host its annual spring book club on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The event will include a discussion with Lisa C. Paul, Marquette Law School graduate and author of Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope. Participants are asked to read the book in advance of the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is suggested. Register online, or contact Libby Gard, advancement associate, at 8-8440. Contact AMUW for more information.

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13. Physical therapy class looking for babies for motor skills "Baby Lab"

The Department of Physical Therapy’s Lifespan Development class is looking for babies from 0 to 18 months old to be observed during a motor skills lab. PT students will work in small groups to analyze the children’s movements, including observing spontaneous activity as well as performing tests to elicit certain reflexes, reactions and motor skills. Parents will be present during the activities and older siblings are welcome to come along. There will be two sessions:

  • Monday, April 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Parents must register their children for participation by Wednesday, April 11. For additional information or to sign up a baby to participate, contact Emilie Aubert, adjunct associate professor of physical therapy, at 8-3378.

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14. Grow with Marquette hosting session on generational differences

Grow with Marquette is sponsoring, "Why Don't Baby Boomers Text: Working with Generational Differences," Wednesday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A. Randy Kratz, of SYMMETRY Balanced Workplace Services, will examine strengths and expectations of the different generations in today's workforce. Email Grow with Marquette or call 8-1560 to reserve a seat.

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15. Peer Health Education team looking for student applicants

The Center for Health Education and Promotion is currently looking for hardworking, creative and motivated students to join the 2012-2013 Peer Health Education Team, which provides health-related programming and serves as a health resource for the campus community. Faculty and staff members who know a student who might be a good fit are asked to encourage them to apply.

Applications are available in the Center for Health Education and Promotion in the 707 Building, Suite 130, and are due Wednesday, April 25, by 4:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Amy Melichar at 8-5217.

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16.$7 massages available at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students are hosting a Massage-A-Thon now through Friday, April 13, at Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $7 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. Appointments can be scheduled by e-mail or online. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash or checks are accepted.

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17. Rishi Tea hosting free tea sampling April 10

Rishi Tea is sponsoring a free tea sampling event Tuesday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Brew Straz, located in the David A. Straz, Jr., Hall atrium. For more information, contact Krista Burns, marketing manager of university dining services.

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