1. Proposals for summer development grants due Friday

The Core Curriculum Review Committee is offering $1,000 Core Assessment Development Grants to faculty interested in assessing core learning outcomes. Eligible faculty must be teaching an upper-level, undergraduate, capstone-type course during the 201213 academic year, comprising mostly seniors.

For more information, visit the University Assessment website or contact Dr. Michael Monahan, director of core curriculum, at 8-8812. Proposal forms are due to Monahan by Friday, April 13.

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2. Philosophy Department to host fourth annual undergraduate conference April 14

The Philosophy Department will host its fourth annual undergraduate philosophy conference, "Life Examined," on Saturday, April 14, in Cudahy 001.

Organized and run by undergraduate students, the conference will celebrate undergraduate philosophical work at Marquette and feature papers from a variety of philosophical traditions, including ethics, metaphysics, applied ethics and comparative philosophy. Four undergraduates will present papers. Also, a paper by the winner of the research award in philosophy will be presented, departmental awards will be given, graduating seniors in philosophy will be recognized and an undergraduate student will deliver a first lecture.

The conference will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For conference details or questions, please contact Dr. Melissa Shew, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, at 8-7236.

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3. College of Nursing to screen film for National Healthcare Decisions Day

The College of Nursing will screen the film, "Consider the Conversation," which explores the emotional, spiritual, physical and social burdens associated with dying, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Monday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111. The film will be followed by a discussion and information session.

For additional information, contact Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor of nursing, at 8-3848.

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4. Rwandan genocide survivor to visit campus

Ragira Bea Gallimore, founder of Step Up! International who lost more than 20 members of her family, including her mother and siblings in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, will be on campus from April 1113 to participate in a series of events.

Marquette's chapter of Step Up!, a student organization that aims to help the female survivors of the genocide in Rwanda, will host a film screening and panel discussions featuring Gallimore and Marquette faculty.

There will be a screening of the HBO film "Sometimes in April" on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Marquette Hall, 300. On Friday, April 13, a luncheon and panel discussion with Gallimore, her husband and Dr. Sarah Gendron, associate professor of French, will be in OIE's offices in Holthusen Hall, fourth floor.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Vanderheyden, faculty adviser for Marquette's chapter of Step Up!

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5. Department of Philosophy hosting two seminars

The Department of Philosophy will host two seminars Monday, April 16. "Resistance Art in the Context of Capitalism and Globalization," will be presented at 11 a.m. in Johnston Hall, 416. "Biotechnical Art: A New Link Between Art and Science" will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Lower Level Conference Center A. Polona Tratnik, research associate and docent at the University of Primorska Science and Research Centre and Faculty of Humanities in Slovenia and a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Fulbright visiting scholar and professor, will present both lectures.

Both events are free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy, for more information.

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6. Spanish filmmaker on campus for several events

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will host Spanish filmmaker Manuel Martin Cuenca for three events this week, presented in English and Spanish.

A screening of "The Cuban Game," a film about the politics of Cuban baseball, will be held Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 001. The film will be followed by a panel discussion at 9 p.m., moderated by Anne Pasero, administrative director of Marquette's study abroad center in Madrid. Other panelists will include Cuenca and Raul Galvan from Milwaukee Public Television, among others.

A workshop on directing and overseeing video projects will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. The hands-on workshop will cover the basics of planning, shooting and editing videos, including advice from Cuenca.

A screening of Cuenca's film, "Malas Tempradadas" ("Hard Times") will be held Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Before the film screening, there will be a student-led roundtable discussion and keynote address by Cuenca at 6 p.m. Following the film, at 9 p.m., there will be an open discussion with Cuenca.

For more information, contact Dr. Eugenia Afinogunova, professor of Spanish, at 8-6715 or visit the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' website.

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7. Department of Psychology to host colloquium

The Department of Psychology will present a colloquium Thursday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. Dr. Shaun Longstreet, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, will present "Addressing Diversity Issues in Psychology Courses."

Go online to see the Department of Psychology's spring 2012 colloquium series.

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8. Committee on Administrators nominations due Friday

The Committee on Administrators is seeking nominations for its annual membership election. Nominations are presently being accepted for two at-large representatives and three area representatives: an Office of the Provost representative; a University Advancement, Office of Marketing and Communication and Office of Public Affairs representative; and an Office of Administration representative. Ballots were distributed via campus mail and are also available on the COA website.

Nomination forms are due Friday, April 13 and can be sent to Mary Minson, chair of the COA Committee on Nominations, Appointments and Elections. COA will select the names of the candidates who receive the most votes from the nominees submitted, and those names will appear on the final ballot to be mailed in May. For additional information, contact Minson, senior assistant dean of advising in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, at 8-5989.

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9. Dittman Award winners announced

Raynor Memorial Libraries has announced this year's winners of the Maria Dittman Library Research Competition. Winners and their professors will be recognized at an informal reception in the Prucha Archives Reading Room on Friday, April 13, as part of the libraries' celebration of National Library Week.

  • Freshman/sophomore: Katie Sass for her paper "Alaric: King of the Visigoths and Tool of the Romans," written for History 3210 with Dr. Lezlie Knox
  • Junior/senior: Anne Richmond for her paper "The Disadvantages of a Disparate Health Care System," written for Economics 4012 with Dr. David Clark
  • Graduate/professional: Kathryn Jackan for her paper "Virginia Pomeroy," written for Law 7430 with Dr. Phoebe Weaver Williams

Each January, all Marquette students are invited to submit their A-grade papers from the previous calendar year. The competition was created in 1997 to honor retiring instruction librarian Maria Dittman, who taught research skills to thousands of students in her more than 25 years at Marquette. This year's committee included Scott Mandernack, Kerry Olivetti (chair), Phil Runkel, Nia Schudson and Elizabeth Wawrzyniak.

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10. Lunchtime discussion with faculty at different stages of careers

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a lunchtime discussion featuring faculty at different stages of their careers Monday, April 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Three panelists will answer the question, "What is at the core of what Marquette faculty do?" Featured faculty include: Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences; Dr. John Su, associate professor of English; and Dr. Anthony Kuchan, professor emeritus of psychology.

The event is free, and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Online registration is required. The program is co-sponsored by the Faculty Mentoring Program and Manresa for Faculty.

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11. Using service learning in fall 2012 courses

Faculty interested in using service learning in their courses next fall should contact Kim Jensen Bohat, director of the Service Learning Program, at 8-0250 by April 20. The Service Learning Program in the Center for Teaching and Learning works to help faculty design service learning courses, coordinate community partnerships, develop assessment strategies and facilitate meaningful reflection. Summer Service Learning is also available to faculty teaching summer courses.

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12. Next Silo Busters faculty exchange will be held April 12

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host Silo Busters exchanges throughout the semester, which aim to bring faculty from different departments and colleges together for casual conversation over light snacks and wine.

All events will take place in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Raynor Memorial Libraries, 326, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 12
  • Thursday, May 10

Register online or contact Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263.

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13. Tell us about interesting May graduates by Friday

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about May 2012 graduates for possible use with local media. Interesting stories include graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; have unusual backgrounds; have overcome substantial obstacles in getting their degree; have won recent national-level awards; have received academic recognition; and have been featured in scholarly publications; etc..

What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? Email their names and as many details as possible by Friday, April 13, to university-news@marquette.edu.

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14. Graduate School to host open house April 12

The annual Graduate School Spring Open House will take place Thursday, April 12, from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU's third-floor ballrooms. The event offers prospective students an opportunity to learn about the application process and meet with faculty in their program of interest.

Respond online by Tuesday, April 10. For more information, contact Bethany Neubauer, Graduate School service assistant, at 8-4873.

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15. Join Spark MU for campus tobacco litter clean-up

Join Spark MU for "Butt Out 2012" a tobacco litter clean-up competition. "Butt Out 2012" will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. to6 p.m. under the Raynor Bridge. Teams must consist of four people and must register their team name and team members by Monday, April 16. Teams will be provided with rubber gloves and bags for collecting tobacco litter. Winners will be determined by gross weight of tobacco litter collected, and each team member will receive a Spark T-shirt and a $10 Jimmy Johns gift card.

Formerly the Marquette University Tobacco Coalition, Spark MU is a student group supported by the Center for Health Education and Promotion/Student Health Service. Spark's mission is to encourage healthier lives and reduce the deadly impact tobacco has on 1824 year olds by advocating for policy change on tobacco issues. Spark's goals are to:

  • promote a tobacco-free lifestyle for students and staff
  • draft a proposal to encourage Marquette to go tobacco-free

For more information about Spark MU's "Butt Out 2012" or to register a team, visit marquette.edu/healthed.

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16.Guided meditation sessions for stress relief

The Employee Wellness Program and Center for Peacemaking are providing a series of guided meditation sessions for faculty and staff on Wednesdays from April 18 to May 9 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The first session will be held in Cramer Hall, 046, and the remaining sessions will be held in the Raynor Library Thompson Room, 320B. Participants will learn how to incorporate into daily life the benefits of meditation by participating in guided sessions offered by a meditation instructor. The fee is $12 for four sessions.

Contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 to register.

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17. Ethnic Alumni Association to host family bowling night

Marquette's Ethnic Alumni Association invites members of the campus community to its family bowling night, Saturday, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Union Sports Annex. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed and will benefit the Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship Fund, which supports outstanding students of color at Marquette.

Register online. For additional information, contact Libby Gard, advancement associate, at 8-8440.

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