Renowned sports journalist Dick Enberg will deliver the 2012 Axthelm Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom. Enberg will reflect on the life of his longtime broadcast partner and legendary Marquette basketball coach, Al McGuire, as well as the five personal powers of communication that Enberg has used to entertain radio and television audiences worldwide.
Known for his versatility, 14-time Emmy Award winner Enberg has covered nearly every major sporting event since his debut on NBC in 1975. In 2000, he joined CBS Sports, and has lent his voice to the National Football League, college basketball, Major League Baseball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established to recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, former writer at the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and his sister, Bonnie, a former Media Networks and 3M executive. It awards one scholarship to a Marquette journalism student and brings notable journalists or executives to Marquette for the annual Axthelm lecture.
The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton will present, "Barnette, the Roosevelt Appointees and the Progressive Embrace of Judicial Review," for the Law School’s Hallows Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.
Judge Sutton will discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Board of Education v. Barnette, which held that the First Amendment protected students unwilling to salute the American flag on religious grounds, marked a turning point away from the progressive opposition to many forms of judicial review. Judge Sutton serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, is an adjunct professor of law at The Ohio State University and a lecturer on law at Harvard University.
Reserve your spot online by Feb. 22.
The Department of Psychology is co-sponsoring a two-day program, Celebrating Diversity at Marquette University, on Feb. 24 and 25. The second annual, “Diversity Dialogue: A Panel Discussion on Cultural, Religious and Gender Diversity,” will be held Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, there will be an international buffet, dinner and dance in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Interested individuals must pick up a ticket from the Department of Psychology Office. Contact Sherri Lex at 8-7218 or go online for more information.
Additional co-sponsors include: Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate School, Office of Mission and Ministry, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Sodexo.
An organizational meeting for Digital Marquette, a new network for faculty, staff and administrators interested in digital academic work, including teaching, research, service and administration, will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in AMU, 157.
Digital Marquette gives Marquette’s digital community the chance to meet face-to-face, discover interests and lay plans for future programming, including working groups, pedagogy workshops, scholarship swaps and more.
Registration for the event is not required. For additional questions, contact Jenn Fishman, assistant professor of English, at 8-3467.
Mark Block, chief of staff for former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, will be the next guest for the Law School’s “On the Issues” series with Mike Gousha, Thursday, Feb. 16, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., in Eckstein Hall.
A longtime Wisconsin political operative, Block will share his stories from the campaign trail, his perspective on the rise and fall of the Cain candidacy and his role in a low-budget campaign advertisement that went viral. Block will also discuss the state of the GOP nomination battle and his role in Cain’s latest political project.
Reserve a spot online.
Dr. Kuei Y. Tseng, assistant professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, will give a presentation titled, “Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction,” on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256.
The Zeta of Wisconsin chapter of Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in liberal studies by annually electing the most outstanding Marquette University undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences to its membership. Individuals previously elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership that now serve as Marquette faculty or administrators are invited to participate in the chapter’s activities as resident members.
Contact Doug Smith, associate general counsel and chapter president, to be added to the chapter’s distribution list, and watch for upcoming chapter activities.
The McNair Scholars Program and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will co-host a colloquium on Thursday, Feb. 23, at noon in Marquette Hall, 410. Two undergraduates from the McNair Scholars Program will present their research:
Devonique N. Small, sociology
Pepper in a Sea of Salt: Description on College Life by Black Undergraduate Students at a Predominantly White Private University
Cicely B. Hunter, history
Race and Identity: The Case of the Igbo People in the Americas
For more information, contact the McNair Scholars Program at 8-1771 or the Multicultural Center at 8- 7205. The McNair Colloquia series is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the McNair Scholars Program.
Several Marquette alumni organizations are seeking nominations from faculty and staff, and assistance in communicating annual scholarship award opportunities to undergraduate students. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.
AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — A $1,000 award for a senior woman, graduating in 2012 and enrolled full-time, who excels academically, demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee communities or her hometown community, and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. A faculty or staff nomination is required along with the student application, which is due Feb. 15.
The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) Scholarship — A $2,500 award for junior women beginning their senior year in Fall 2012 who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and demonstrated financial need. The application deadline is Feb. 15.
Ethnic Alumni Association Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship – Three awards of up to $2,000 each for students of color who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. At least one award will go to an Educational Opportunity Program student and one to a non-EOP student. The application deadline is Feb. 15.
Pedro Arrupe Award — A $2,500 scholarship for a junior in good standing who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., is enrolled full-time and is involved in service both in and beyond the Marquette community. A faculty or staff nomination is required along with the student application and essay, due March 23.
The Center for Peacemaking is accepting applications for Peacemaking Fellows grants, ranging from $200 to $2,000. Full-time Marquette students who want to explore the power of nonviolence are encouraged to develop a proposal to work independently or with existing peacemaking and/or development organizations. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 17.
For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.
Master printer at Gemini G.E.L., James Reid, will present a lecture titled, “Ink on Paper: How it Gets There,” about his collaborations with artists Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Mr. Reid will also give print demonstrations at a cocktail party benefitting the Haggerty’s education programs and exhibitions on Friday, Feb. 17, at RedLine Milwaukee, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 per person at the door. Reserve a spot online or contact Mary Dornfeld at 8-7290.
The Counseling Center is offering QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in AMU, 254. This free training teaches participants how to get help for someone who is suicidal, and is open to the entire campus community. Contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172 to register.
Marquette publishes its electronic News Briefs newsletter to keep Marquette students, faculty and staff informed about university-related news. News Briefs is published every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks, when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest-priority notices, as determined by university leadership, are also sent periodically.
The Department of Recreational Sports will host a 5K pregame run/walk before the Marquette vs. Georgetown men’s basketball game Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. outside of Todd Wehr Chemistry. Participants will run or walk the Marquette Mile three times, either as an individual or as a part of a team. The event is open to students, faculty and staff.
The registration fee is $5 per person and can be done at the main offices of the Helfaer Rec Center or the Rec Plex. Participants will receive a long sleeve gold t-shirt and refreshments following the run/walk. Early registration is encouraged, although walk-in registration will be available the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m.
Contact the Fitness Assessment Center at 8-5624 for additional information.