1. Marquette's chief investment officer honored by Institutional Investor

Sean Gissal, CFA, chief investment officer, has been named the Small Endowment Manager of the Year in Institutional Investor magazine's 2012 U.S. Investment Management Awards. The awards recognize eight U.S. institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy resulted in impressive overall fund performance.

Gissal, who manages Marquette's $400 million endowment, graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1995. He will be honored and awarded at a dinner and ceremony Monday, May 14, in New York.

Also being honored with the 2012 Money Management Lifetime Achievement award is two-time Marquette alumnus Dan Fuss, vice-chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Co. Fuss is a 1955 graduate of Marquette's College of Business Administration and earned his graduate degree from Marquette in 1965.

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2. Gender Resource Center interviewing candidates for director position

The Gender Resource Center invites the campus community to participate in a series of presentations by candidates for the position of director of the Gender Resource Center, which will be held during the week of April 23. Four candidates for the director position are scheduled to visit campus and give presentations.

  • Dr. Susannah Bartlow is a faculty member in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., and the founding director of the university's Women's Center. Bartlow will give a presentation Monday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C.
  • Anthony Papini is the director of educational leadership for the Pride Foundation of Seattle. Papini will give a presentation Tuesday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Johnston Hall, 103.
  • Audrey Skwierawski, J.D., is the assistant attorney general and violence against women resource prosecutor for the State of Wisconsin's Department of Justice. Skwierawski will give a presentation Wednesday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C.
  • Brian Patchcoski is the assistant director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Student Resource Center at Pennsylvania State University. Patchcoski will give a presentation Friday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C.

For additional information, contact Lori Ozminkowski, administrative assistant in the Office of the Provost, at 8-6456.

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3. AMUW's annual Boheim Lecture to be presented Wednesday

Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-Camden, will deliver the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, fourth floor conference center. Titled, "Dreamers, the Occupy Movement and Lessons from America's 'Greatest Generation,'" the lecture will discuss how the political activism of youth in the 1930s offers lessons for the current generation facing a challenging economy.

The lecture is presented by the Association of Marquette University Women, which promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future female students and strives to enhance educational and cultural opportunities for women.

Register for this free event online. For additional information, contact AMUW, or call Emily Schultz, senior engagement officer, at 8-8490.

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4. University mourns death of Mary Rousseau

Marquette University mourns the death of Mary Rousseau, associate professor emerita of philosophy, who passed away Sunday, April 8.

Rousseau received her doctorate in philosophy from Marquette in 1977 and taught in the Department of Philosophy until her retirement in 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Rousseau, who was also a professor of philosophy at Marquette. Funeral services were held yesterday at Church of the Gesu.

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5. Department of Physics to host colloquium on accelerator-based light sources

The Department of Physics will host a colloquium titled, "Accelerator-Based Light Sources," Thursday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Physics, 141. Dr. Sandra Biedron, former director of the Department of Defense Project Office and physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, and current associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, will talk about the history of the field of accelerator-based light sources and her research on beam and laser source development and use.

Refreshments will be served at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Physics, 141.

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6. Shakespeare's birthday to be celebrated on campus

The Department of English, along with FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English) and the Office of Student Development, will host their annual "Shakespeare's Birthday Party," Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The celebration will include a performance of "In Acting Shakespeare," featuring James DeVita of American Players Theatre. The show is DeVita's adaptation of Sir Ian McKellan's script, Acting Shakespeare, and blends together the story of Shakespeare's life and soliloquies with DeVita's own story of how the works of Shakespeare led him from working on fishing boats to a career on the stage.

This event is free and open to the campus community. Contact the Department of English at 8-7179 for more information.

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7. 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, Monaghan Ballroom.

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, or contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business, at 8-7337.

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8. Spanish filmmaker on campus

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will host Spanish filmmaker Manuel Martin Cuenca for a screening of his film Malas Tempradadas (Hard Times), Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Prior to 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. The event will be held in both English and Spanish.

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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9. Register for farewell reception for Campus Ministry, Faber Center directors

The Office of Mission and Ministry will host a farewell reception in honor of Rev. Ed Mathie, S.J., director of Campus Ministry, and Michael Hogan, director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Wednesday, April 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. A program to honor both men will take place at 4 p.m.

RSVP by Wednesday, April 18 to University Special Events, at 8-7431.

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10. Register for Alumni National Awards Weekend

Alumni National Awards weekend will be celebrated on campus April 26-28. Glenn "Doc" A. Rivers, Arts '85, will be honored with the 2012 Marquette University All-University Alumnus of the Year Award on Saturday, April 28, at the All-University Awards dinner. Go online to learn more about the 52 recipients or to register for any of the 13 events during the weekend. In addition to Rivers, other All-University award recipients include:

For additional information, contact University Special Events at 8-7341.

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11. Presentation on paths faculty followed to their research focus

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty are hosting "One Thing Led to Another," short lunchtime presentations by faculty on their research autobiographies, Wednesday, April 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A. The panelists and their topics include:

  • Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, "Growing Up with My Subjects"
  • Bob Topp, professor of nursing, "A Slacker's Guide to an Academic Research Career"
  • Joyce Wolburg, professor of advertising "Living in the Moment: The Art of Zen Career Planning"

A light lunch will be served. To register, contact Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at 8-7225.

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12. College of Professional Studies holding open house

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree session for prospective adult students Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Cudahy Hall, 414. Information will include accelerated eight-week-session bachelor degree programs, Saturday, weeknight and select online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities.

Register online or by calling CPS at 8-3153.

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13. Counseling Center offering free suicide prevention training and second program in series on mental health

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session Thursday, April 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 254. The "Question, Persuade, Refer" training is a nationally recognized program designed to save lives through increasing awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs. It teaches participants how to talk to someone about suicide and educates participants on how to facilitate appropriate mental health referrals. The training is open to the Marquette community. Contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172 to RSVP and for more information.

The second program of the Counseling Center's spring series on mental health topics will focus on healthy relationships, and will be led by Lynn O'Brien, a licensed marriage and family therapist at the Counseling Center. It will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A. The program will explore how attachment theory helps people understand factors that impact the health of romantic relationships, as well as skills for enhancing relationship connections and overcoming conflict. For more information, contact Lynn O'Brien at 8-7172.

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14. Prayer vigil in memory of Milwaukee deportees to be held tonight

A prayer vigil in honor of Milwaukee deportees will take place tonight, Monday, April 16, from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The vigil is in memory of people deported from Milwaukee during the past year, and family members of deportees will give personal testimonies.

This event is co-sponsored by Youth Empowered in the Struggle and Campus Ministry. For more information, email Sean Orr.

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15. "Almost everything" gift sale to benefit PT scholarship fund

The "almost everything $6" gift sale will take place Wednesday, April 18, though Friday, April 20, in the AMU lobby, opening daily at 10 a.m. The sale features gifts, jewelry and accessories, with 20 percent of the sale proceeds going to the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. It will include both licensed merchandise greater than $6 and specials under $6.

Marquette cash and credit cards are accepted. Those interested in making a contribution to the scholarship fund to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program can contact Kathleen Ludington, director of development for the college of health sciences, at 8-1410.

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16. Hunger Clean-Up shirts for sale; free Brewers tickets for canned food donations

Hunger Clean-Up is selling t-shirts for $10 featuring the 2012 theme, "We are Marquette, We are Milwaukee." Shirts can be purchased in the AMU, 329, or the Brooks Lounge, with cash, credit, check or Marquette cash. Proceeds benefit local organizations through service and community grants.

Hunger Clean-Up is also collecting food donations for Hunger Task Force Saturday, April 21, starting at 8 a.m. in Westowne Square. In exchange for two non-perishable food items, individuals will receive a free Brewers ticket for the Tuesday, May 22 game against the San Francisco Giants. Additionally, individuals wearing a 2012 Hunger Clean-Up shirt after service and reflection on April 21 may also qualify for a free ticket.

Shirts and tickets are available in limited quantities. For additional questions, contact Hunger Clean-Up.

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17. Dance Inc. to hold spring showcase

Dance Inc. will hold its spring showcase, "Move Your Body," Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m., in the Weasler Auditorium. The performance will feature several different styles of dance, including jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary, hip hop and ballroom, and will also feature guest dancers from HYPE Marquette.

Admission is free and open to all members of the Marquette community. For more information, contact Dance Inc.

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18. Support Marquette University Players Society by disposing of unwanted gold jewelry

The Gold Rush Girls organization will collect unwanted, out-of-style or broken gold, silver and platinum jewelry items Wednesday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the AMU. Participants will receive money in exchange for their jewelry contributions and will help support the Marquette University Players Society. For more information, contact Alexandra Bonesho.

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19. Liturgical choir concert will be held Saturday

The Marquette University Liturgical Choir will perform its spring concert, "Sing Praise to God," Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Church of the Gesu. The performance will feature songs from a wide range of styles including chant, classical choral works, contemporary song, American spiritual, African and gospel music.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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20. Discounted Summerfest tickets available through May 1

Human Resources has arranged for discounted Summerfest tickets for Marquette employees. General admission tickets are $14 ($16 value), weekday tickets are $5 ($9 value), and the "3 for $36" option includes three separate day admissions to Summerfest. Tickets can be printed at home. Enter "marquette" for the company code. The promotion ends Tuesday, May 1.

Summerfest runs June 27 to July 1 and July 3-8.

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21. Free samples from Stone Creek Coffee

Stone Creek Coffee will sponsor a free sampling of their coffees Wednesday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Brew@The Bridge. For more information, contact Krista Burns, marketing manager of university dining services, at 8-0718.

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