1. Marquette named a "Green College" by Princeton Review

Marquette is one of seven Wisconsin institutions of higher education named to the Princeton Review's "2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges," produced in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university was chosen for demonstrating notable commitments to sustainability in academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

The full press release can be found online.

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2. Dr. Leona VandeVusse to be honored by AMUW

Dr. Leona VendeVusse, Ph.D. R.N., C.N.M., F.A.C.N.M. and associate professor of nursing, will receive the 2012 AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award, which recognizes a female faculty member who has excelled in research, teaching and service to Marquette and the community, and has mentored students and other faculty.

VandeVusse will be honored by the Association of Marquette University Women at the Mary Neville Bielefeld Awards Mass, Reception and Brunch, Saturday, April 28, during Alumni National Awards Weekend. The Mass takes place at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by a reception at 10:30 a.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge, and brunch at 11 a.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room.

Register online or contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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3. Metcalfe Chair to give presentation on campus next week

The College of Nursing will host Dr. Courtney H. Lyder, the 2011-2012 Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair, on campus next week. A reception will be held in Lyder's honor Monday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C, followed by Lyder's presentation at 6 p.m. Lyder serves as dean and professor at the UCLA School of Nursing. He is a respected researcher in patient safety and geriatric nursing, and a leading advocate for healthcare diversity.

Lyder will also speak at the College of Nursing's doctoral student faculty forum Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Clark Hall Terrace. Students and faculty outside of nursing are welcome to attend.

The Metcalfe Chair is a non-residential chair that brings an African American, Latino, or Native American scholar to Marquette each semester. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Bridget O'Meara, program and communication coordinator in the College of Nursing, at 8-3869.

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4. 2011 Social entrepreneur in residence named a Latin America Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Greg Van Kirk, Marquette's 2011 social entrepreneur in residence, was named one of six Latin America Social Entrepreneurs of the Year at the World Economic Forum on Latin America earlier this week. Van Kirk is a co-founder of Community Enterprise Solutions, a company that seeks to lowers risks for micro-entrepreneurs in rural communities, which face a profound and sustained lack of access to vital technologies, products and services that can improve the quality of life. To meet this need, CE Solutions trains, equips and supports first-time entrepreneurs to sell basic products such as efficient cooking stoves and water filters in remote villages around the world. Since 2004, CE Solutions has worked with 300 entrepreneurs to sell more than 75,000 products in the course of 3,000 village campaigns.

The full press release can be found online.

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5. Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors begins today

As part of National Poetry Month, the Department of Performing Arts will close its mainstage season with one of Shakespeare's earliest and most outrageous comedies, The Comedy of Errors. Stocked with multiple sets of identical twins who are constantly mistaken for each other, feuding spouses and pending executions, it is a production full of wit and excitement. Performances will be held April 19 through April 21 at 7:30 p.m.; April 22 at 2:30 p.m.; April 25 through April 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and April 29 at 2:30 p.m. Visit the Helfaer Theatre box office or go online to purchase tickets.

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6. Department of Philosophy to host colloquium on relativism

The Department of Philosophy will host a colloquium Friday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A. David Velleman, professor of philosophy at New York University, will present, "A Reasonable Relativism." Velleman is a founding co-editor of Philosophers' Imprint and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation. For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy at 8-6857, or Dr. Theresa Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy, at 8-1414.

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7. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science to hold colloquium Friday

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. Jeb Willenbring, associate professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present "Harmonic Polynomials and Counting Permutations."

For more information, contact Oanh Pham, administrative assistant in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, at 8-6333.

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8. 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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9. Submit classroom requests for exam review sessions and final exams

Final exams week is May 7-12. Professors who need additional classroom space any time before or during that week, including for exam review sessions, should complete an online Ad-Hoc Classroom Reservation Request Form. At least 24-hour advance notice is required.

Contact Julie Kuligowski, event management coordinator, for more information.

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10. Farewell reception will be held 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 to University Special Events, at 8-7431.

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11. International business forum to focus on European financial crisis

The Department of International Business will host a forum on the European financial crisis, Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in David Straz Hall, 105. The keynote address will be given by Freddy Van den Spiegel, economic advisor for BNP Paribas Fortis and professor at Free University of Brussels and Vlerick Management School. Discussion panelists will include: Andrew A. Brusch of BMO Capital Markets, Ulice Payne of Addison-Clifton, LLC, and Mike Van Handel from ManpowerGroup.

Register online.

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12. Celebrate National Poetry Month, Lewis and Clark at Raynor Libraries

Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will hold an International Poetry Reading in conjunction with National Poetry Month Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited to listen to or read a favorite non-English poem. Light refreshments will be available. Those interested in reading poetry should contact Dr. Jason Meyler, assistant professor of Spanish, at 8-6835.

Dr. Herman J. Viola, Marquette alumnus and curator emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, will present "The View from the River Bank" in conjunction with the "Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country" exhibition Wednesday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Badger State Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The traveling Lewis and Clark exhibit is installed in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' lobby through April 27.

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13. Poster session on life at Marquette and proposals for change

Class members of English 3210,"Advanced Composition: Ethnography of the University," will host a poster session Thursday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. Fifteen students will present their undergraduate research on life at Marquette and proposals for change.

For additional information, contact Dr. Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English, at 8-3468.

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14. Workshop on service learning reflection modules in D2L

The Center for Teaching and Learning has created reflection modules in D2L to help facilitate meaningful reflection opportunities for service learning students. Faculty who plan to use service learning in fall 2012 courses can apply to attend a workshop that outlines the new D2L tool. Participants will learn how to download the modules and how to use D2L for critical reflection in the classroom.

The first session will take place Thursday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 320A. Applications are due Wednesday, May 2, and chosen participants will receive a stipend. For more information, contact Dr. Shaun Longstreet, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or Kim Jensen Bohat, director of the service learning program.

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15. Committee on Staff seeking nominations

The Committee on Staff is looking for energetic, mission-driven and ambitious representatives to serve on the Committee on Staff. The committee supports staff members' concerns and advises Marquette's administration on matters of special interest to university staff.

Nomination forms have been e-mailed to all eligible staff and are due Friday, April 27. For more information, contact Alysia Dvorachek, advancement associate, at 8-7697.

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16. Workshop to address the benefits of bike commuting

The Employee Wellness Program will offer a bike commuting workshop presented by Milwaukee Bicycle Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the use of bicycles in Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 254. Topics addressed will include, planning a bike route, tune-ups and upcoming biking events. Attendees will also learn about the mission of Milwaukee Bicycle Works and how to become involved in increasing access to bicycling and its benefits. Information will be available about joining the Marquette University team for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin's Bike to Work Challenge.

To register, contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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17. Software training offered at Wakerly Center

The Wakerly Training Academy now offers classes on a variety of computer software packages in the Wakerly Technology Training Center in Johnston Hall, 122. Classes are offered during the evenings and on weekends and are open to the public. Space is limited. Fees include instruction and all materials; certification for Final Cut Pro is an additional fee.

Registration can be completed online. For more information or to check on the availability of a class, contact the Resident Einstein Desk at 8-6485.

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18. Child Care Center hosting "Week of the Young Child"

The Krueger Child Care Center will host "Week of the Young Child," an annual event celebrating children and their families, April 23-27. Events and activities taking place include:

Monday, April 23 Community Helper Day: Children can experience the sights and sounds of community helper vehicles that will be set up in the parking lot. An Open House for families will begin at 3 p.m. in the Center.

Tuesday, April 24 Fitness Day: A zumba instructor will visit the Center to teach children dance moves.

Wednesday, April 25 Blue & Gold Day: Children can dress in their best Marquette apparel for a parade to the Al McGuire Center, where they will participate in exercise activities.

Thursday, April 26 Pajama Day: Children should come to the Center dressed in their pajamas to hear favorite stories.

Friday, April 27 All About Animals Day: Children can bring in their favorite stuffed animal, family pet, or a picture of their pet to share with the class. Friday evening, the Center will host a production of "The 3 Little Pigs, Part 2" performed by the Sunset Play House. For more information, call the Child Care Center at 8-5655.

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19. Vietnamese Student Association to host culture showcase

The Vietnamese Student Association will host its first culture showcase, "Discovering Our Roots," Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Traditional Vietnamese culture will be displayed via dances, skits and a fashion show.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Khanh Tran or RSVP on Facebook.

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20. Project Lemonade Stand to be held on campus tomorrow

Local fifth, sixth and seventh graders will learn about entrepreneurship by selling lemonade under the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Bridge, outside of Olin Engineering and at the Central Mall, Friday, April 20, from noon to 2 p.m.

This event is sponsored by Collegiate Entrepreneurs of Marquette. For additional information, contact Thomas LeNoir.

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21. Hype Marquette will present Graffiti Hip Hop Dance Showcase

Hype Marquette dance team will present a Graffiti Hip Hop Dance Showcase Saturday April 21, at 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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22. Rec Center and Rec Plex to offer free Friday fitness

The following classes will be offered free of charge this Friday, April 20:

Rec Center:

  • 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Spin
  • 1 p.m. Zumba

Rec Plex:

  • 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Spin
  • 1 p.m. Zumba

For more information, visit the Department of Recreational Sports website, or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director for recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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