1. Marquette Lonergan Project hosting colloquium this week

The Marquette Lonergan Project will sponsor “Lonergan, Philosophy and Theology,” a two-day colloquium aimed at fostering dialogue about the work of Jesuit philosopher-theologian Bernard Lonergan, and philosophical figures and issues that are important in contemporary theology. The following lectures will be presented:

  • Thursday, March 1, at 4 p.m., Dr. Mark Moreli, professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, will present, “The Intimate Complexity of Lonergan’s Relationship with Hegel.”
  • Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m., Dr. Michael Sharkey, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin­­-Platteville, will present, “Heidegger, Lonergan and the Notion of Being.”
  • Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m., Rev. William Rehg, S.J., professor of philosophy at St. Louis University, will present, “Lonergan and Habermas: Contributions to Understanding the Moral Domain.”

All events will be held in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. For additional information, contact Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor and Emmett Doerr Chair in the Department of Theology, at 8-3164.

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2. Proposals for Metcalfe Chair and Freedom Project due Thursday

The Office of the Provost is inviting proposals for individuals outside of Marquette University to serve as the 2012-2013 Metcalfe Chair, and for symposia, exhibits, discussion series and other programming as part of the Freedom Project, a year-long exploration of the many meanings of freedom in the United States and in the world. The Freedom Project is Marquette University’s commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Nominations for the Metcalfe Chair should include a letter from an academic department or college detailing the recipient’s scholarly contributions and relationship to the theme of the Freedom Project, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, budget summary and a tentative plan for the recipient’s visit to Marquette and Milwaukee.

Additional information can be found online. Proposals are due by March 1 to the Provost’s Office of Diversity. Contact Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, at 8-8028, or Dr. James Marten, professor and chair of the Department of History and coordinator of the Freedom Project, at 8-7901.

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3. Proposals for Excellence in Diversity Grants due Thursday

The Office of the Provost will award up to four Excellence in Diversity Grants to support and strengthen cultural diversity at Marquette. The grants will be awarded in amounts up to $2,500, and can be used during the 2012-2013 academic year for scholarly work that fosters awareness of cultural diversity for the benefit of the campus community. Past awards have supported lectures and presentations, as well as augmentations to classroom teaching. Projects must be academic focused, and priority will be given to proposals emphasizing collaborations between students and faculty.

Complete proposal requirements are available online. Grant proposals are due to Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, by March 1.

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4. StartupMKE co-founder to discuss growth strategies for new ventures

Matt Cordio, co-founder and executive director of StartupMKE, will present, “Growth Strategies: Launching Lean,” a lunch and learn session on Friday, March 2, at noon in David Straz Hall, 106. Cordio will discuss how to maximize a new venture’s potential success while minimizing time and expenses. His presentation is part of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship’s “Innovation Lab” series, which seeks to help people turn ideas into business and social ventures.

Lunch will be served during the event. Contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, at 8-7337 for additional information.

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5. Faculty development workshop on living learning communities tomorrow

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a faculty development course titled, “Learning Better Together: Learning Communities,” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. The workshop will focus on the various ways learning communities are being implemented at Marquette and across the country, and will feature discussions on living learning communities, virtual learning communities and course-based learning communities. 

CTL is also offering two e-learning workshops on topics and skills that are useful in face-to-face, online and hybrid teaching:

  • The Virtual Guest: Video Conferencing – Friday, Feb. 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B
  • Hybrid Courses and Rubric Design – Thursday, March 1, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B

Interested participants should register online. Contact Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263 with questions.

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6. "Making a Living, Making a Difference" event to be held Thursday

Hunger Clean-Up and the Center for Peacemaking will present this year’s “Making a Living, Making a Difference” event on Thursday, March 1, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Bill and Terry Szymczak, founders of Preservation Partners and Cornucopia Services, a non-profit that rehabilitates and permanently preserves existing affordable housing for those most affected by the housing crisis, will speak.

This event is sponsored by the Career Services Center and the Kohl's Career Education Scholarship. For more information, visit the Center for Peacemaking’s website.

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7. Recognizing abundance to be next topic of "Building a Better Milwaukee" series

The College of Professional Studies and the Cardinal Stritch Leadership Center will host the second of three “Building a Better Milwaukee” seminars that aim to use the power of communities to build a better Milwaukee for all citizens. “Recognizing Abundance in Milwaukee” will be held Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 3 p.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Speakers will include Sharon Adams, founder of Walnut Way Conservation Corporation, Christopher Boston, director of sustainable communities at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Dr. Michelle Bria, CEO of Journey House, and Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call (414) 410-4646.

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8. MPTV's "4th Street Forum" to tape show on campus, feature nursing faculty member

Milwaukee Public Television’s “Fourth Street Forum” will tape part five of its “Poverty of Healthcare” series at Marquette on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Kelli Jones, RN, clinical instructor in the College of Nursing, will take part in a panel discussion around preventative healthcare and the best ways to tackle illness and poverty simultaneously.

The taping is open to the campus community. The show will air on MPTV Channel 36.1 on Friday, March 2, at 9 p.m., and on MPTV Channel 10.1 on Sunday, March 4, at 9 a.m.

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9. Jesuit tradition and new media will be topics of social media session

Dave Murphy, senior director of brand marketing, and Tom Pionek, senior director of integrated marketing and digital strategy, will be the guest speakers at the next Social Media @MarquetteU session on Thursday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. in Eckstein Hall, 267.

The speakers from the Office of Marketing and Communication will discuss how Marquette communicates Catholic and Jesuit traditions in new media. Those who want to learn more about how Marquette uses social media are welcome to attend and discuss social media trends and strategy, ask questions and brainstorm ideas.

Sponsored by GROW with Marquette, Social Media @MarquetteU offers monthly training and guidance for faculty, staff and administrators whose duties involve using social media to communicate with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff and alumni. Sessions are held the first Thursday of every month and light refreshments are served.

Sessions are moderated by Tim Cigelske, senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication, whose responsibilities include managing Marquette's social media presence.

Registration can be completed via email. For more information, contact Tim Cigelske at 8-4864.

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10. Gathering Points lecture to focus on the contemporary Catholic Church

The Gathering Points lecture series will host a discussion on the contemporary Catholic Church on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., in the AMU, Ballrooms A and B. Dr. Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will discuss questions such as, "Does the theology of the laity have a future?" and more.

The Gathering Points lecture series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry and Church of the Gesu. For more information, contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 8-1881.

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11. Lenten retreat, reflection with Archbishop Listecki offered

A Lenten half-day ecumenical retreat, sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, will be held Friday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu Parish Center. This free retreat will be facilitated by Michael Hogan, director of the Faber Center. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Register via email or by calling the Faber Center at 8-4545, by Wednesday, Feb. 29.

A Lenten Reflection with Archbishop Jerome Listecki will be held Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. A light lunch will be served. Register via email or by calling the Faber Center at 8-4545, by Friday, March 2.

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12. Lenten prayer service to be held Tuesday in Joan of Arc Chapel

The Marquette Community is invited to attend a “Tuesday Lenten Prayer” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Joan of Arc Chapel. This short prayer service provides an opportunity to slow down and reflect upon the season of Lent.

This event is sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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13. Monthly Masses in Law School Chapel continue tomorrow

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the Law School’s St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall during the spring semester.

Mass will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on:
• Tuesday, Feb. 28
• Tuesday, March 27
• Tuesday, April 24

All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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14. Campus Ministry to host discussion on getting to know Mass again

Campus Ministry will host the first in a series of discussions about the parts of Mass, “But Only Say the Word: Getting to Know the Mass Again,” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The Marquette community is invited to talk about the experience of Mass and reflect on the Eucharistic gathering.

This event is sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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15. Hunger Clean-Up to host "Sample the Soups" event tomorrow

Members of the Marquette community are invited to Hunger Clean-Up’s “Sample the Soups” event on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the AMU Ballrooms. Soup and bread will be provided free of charge and participants can take home a homemade ceramic bowl made by Empty Bowls Milwaukee. The event is free, although a $5 donation is suggested.

All donations help fund Hunger Clean-Up efforts. This event is supported by Sodexo, through its donation of soup and bread.

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16. School supplies drive to benefit Philippine Educational Charities

The Bayanihan Student Organization will be collecting new and gently-used school supplies for Philippine Educational Charities, which distributes school supplies to children in the Philippines. Collection boxes will be located in residence hall lobbies and near the AMU information desk, now through Sunday, March 4.

A full list of items needed can be found here. For additional information, contact Amanda Wong.  

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17. Free healthy cooking demonstrations offered

The Employee Wellness Program and Sodexo have partnered to offer a Healthy Cooking Series, which will teach employees how to cook tasty and healthy meals in minutes.

  • “Healthy Comfort Foods,” Thursday, March 1
  • “BBQ Grilling,” Wednesday, April 18

All sessions will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Participants will receive a free cutting board. Registration is required, and can be completed by contacting Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

Additional tips on healthy eating and Employee Wellness Programs can be found online.

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