1. Distinguished Scholars Reception to be held March 21

The Distinguished Scholars Reception will be held Wednesday, March 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards will be announced at the reception. President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, will host the event with the Committee on Research. RSVP to University Special Events at 8-7431 by Wednesday, March 14.

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2. Applications for research fellowships in gender and sexuality studies due tomorrow

The Office of the Provost will award up to six research fellowships to Marquette faculty currently engaged in scholarly or creative work related to gender or sexuality studies. Faculty with work in progress and those needing support for exploratory research are encouraged to apply. The fellowships will be incorporated into the Gender Resource Center, which is preparing to recruit a director who is expected to begin next fall.

Each award will provide a stipend of $5,000 for the month of June 2012. Eligible awardees must hold permanent tenure track appointments, have terminal degrees and be returning to the university for the 2012-13 academic year. A report on the results of each awardee’s project will be due by September 15, 2012.

Full proposal submission requirements can be found online. All proposals are due by Friday, March 9, and awardees will be notified by April 1. Contact Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, at 8-8028 with questions.

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3. Faculty promoted for fall 2012 semester

The university has promoted 28 faculty members to professor or associate professor with tenure effective for the fall 2012 semester. Six full-time participating faculty members were promoted to clinical associate professor. Promoted to professor are Dr. David Baker, biomedical sciences; Dr. Irene Calboli, law; Dr. German Carrillo, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. William Cullinan, biomedical sciences; Dr. Mary Ann Farkas, social and cultural sciences; Dr. Richard Jones, social and cultural sciences; Dr. James Maki, biological sciences; Rev. Bryan Massingale, theology; Dr. John Mantsch, biomedical sciences; Dr. Andrei Orlov, theology; Dr. Anne Pasero, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, finance; Dr. Robert Peoples, biomedical sciences; Dr. Jane Peterson, social and cultural sciences; Dr. John Su, English; and Dr. Siddhartha Syam, management.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure are Dr. Amy Blair, English; Dr. Dennis Brylow, mathematics, statistics and computer science; Dr. SuJean Choi, biomedical sciences; Dr. Scott D’Urso, communication studies; Dr. Brian Hodgson, developmental sciences; Dr. Marie Hoeger-Bement, physical therapy; Dr. Ulrich Lehner, theology; Dr. Dawei Liu, developmental sciences; Dr. Maura Moyle, speech pathology and audiology; Dr. Theresa Tobin, philosophy; Dr. Olga Yakusheva, economics; and Dr. McGee Young, political science.

Promoted to clinical associate professor in dentistry are Dr. Albert Abena, Dr. Gay Derderian, Dr. Richard Hagner, Dr. Moawia Kassab, Dr. Thomas Smithy and Dr. Joseph Vitolo.

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4. Hunger Clean-Up registration deadline is tomorrow

The registration deadline to volunteer at Hunger Clean-Up on Saturday, April 21, is Friday, March 9. Participants volunteering as part of a team will need to enter their team name when registering. Participants can also register as an individual, and will be matched with other individual volunteers on the day of the event. More than 50 local agencies rely on the Marquette community to volunteer for projects identified as areas of need.

Long-sleeved Hunger Clean-Up volunteer t-shirts that say, “We are Marquette. We are Milwaukee.” are available for $10 in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. Proceeds are used to support local agencies through the Hunger Clean-Up day of service and grants that address issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness.

In addition, Hunger Clean-Up partner, Hunger Task Force, is participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s first annual Match Day, today, Thursday, March 8, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Any donation of $10 or more made online to Hunger Task Force today will be doubled. All donations will support Hunger Task Force’s Farm in Franklin, which grows more than 300,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables each year for Milwaukee’s hungry.

For additional information, contact Leslie LaBonte, coordinator for community service programs in the Office of Student Development, at 8-4327.

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5. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science hosting colloquium tomorrow

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a lecture titled, “Pervasive Computing vs. Cyber-Physical Systems: A Perspective from Smart Environments,” Friday, March 9, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. The lecture will be given by Dr. Sajal Das, director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Complimentary refreshments will be served prior to the colloquium at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 342. For more information, contact Oanh Pham, administrative assistant in the Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science, at 8-6333.

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6. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues tomorrow

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will continue with, “Conformational Dynamics and Ligand Binding in Ras GTPase,” Friday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Evgueni Kovriguine, assistant professor of chemistry, will lead the seminar. The event is hosted by Dr. Martin St. Maurice, assistant professor of biological sciences. Refreshments will be served at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108.

For additional information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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7. Two days of events on psychology, religion and spirituality

Dr. Kenneth I. Pargament, visiting distinguished scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center and professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, will visit Marquette in late March for two days of events. Pargament will present a colloquium titled, “From Research to Practice: Envisioning an Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality,” Thursday, March 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. This event is open to the public.

Pargament will lead a clinical workshop, “Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy,” Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. Advance registration is required, but attendance is free for Marquette faculty, staff and students.

Both events are sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Simmons Religious Fund and the Office of the Provost. For additional information, contact Dr. Astrida Kaugars, associate professor of psychology, at 8-3665.

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8. Phi Beta Kappa selects honorary and alumni members

The Zeta of Wisconsin chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society, celebrates and advocates excellence in liberal studies each year by electing the most outstanding junior and senior students to its membership, and recognizing the accomplishments of university faculty and alumni. This year, the chapter has elected Rev. William Kelly, S.J., retired professor of theology, as its honorary member. Christine Wiseman, president of St. Xavier University, and Dr. John Hardt, associate professor and assistant to the president for Mission and Identity at Loyola University Chicago, have been elected as alumni members.

A reception in advance of initiation for newly-elected members will be held Friday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the Lunda Room. For additional information, visit the Phi Beta Kappa website.

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9. Marquette Literary Review accepting students' writing submissions

Marquette Literary Review, the university’s annual creative writing online journal, is now accepting students’ original, creative writing submissions to be featured in its 2012 issue, which will be published this spring. Professors are asked to encourage students of all ages, majors and backgrounds to submit their original pieces by March 18 for consideration.

For additional information, contact Bridget Gamble.

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10. Participate in Give and Go jersey tournament

Running now through the men’s basketball team’s first game in the NCAA tournament, the university’s Give and Go jersey tournament gives Marquette fans the opportunity to vote for a favorite men’s basketball jersey while supporting the Blue and Gold Scholarship Fund with a donation of $10. Visit the Give and Go website to see the jersey tournament bracket and to vote. Each donation also enters participants into a drawing for an authentic, game-worn Marquette jersey.

For additional information, contact Sara Harvey, senior director of annual campaigns in University Advancement, at 8-4766.

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11. Some hours of operation change for spring break

Many departments and services have special hours of operation for spring break, March 10 to March 18. In addition, only the Monday, March 12 edition of News Briefs will be published next week.

Alumni Memorial Union
Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Campus Ministry
There will be no Campus Ministry-sponsored Masses on Sunday, March 11. Sunday Masses will resume on Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m.

Help Desk
Saturday, March 9 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 – Closed
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 16 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – Closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, March 9 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 – Closed
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – Closed
Sunday, March 18 – 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Friday, March 9 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18 – Closed

Rec Plex
Friday, March 9 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 16 – 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Friday, March 9 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – noon to 4 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
*Union Sports Annex hours are subject to change based on Marquette basketball games
Friday, March 9 – 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 – Closed
Monday, March 12 – 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 17 – Closed
Sunday, March 18 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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12. Lunch and reflection at Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites guests to Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and scripture reflection in the African process method, Friday, March 16.  Participants will leave as a group from the Faber Center, located in Schroeder Complex, 111, at 11:45 a.m. and will return to campus by 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided. 

RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, by Thursday, March 15. All faith traditions are welcome.

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13. Meditation and contemplation opportunities in March

Marquette’s Contemplative Community is hosting several events in March. A lecture titled, “Encouraging Deeper Ways of Knowing: Going Beyond the Intellect into the World of Meditation and Contemplation,” will be given by Rev. Tonen O’ Connor, resident priest emerita of the Milwaukee Zen Center, Thursday, March 22, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C.

The group will also host a workshop to explore the Soto Zen meditative form of “just sitting,” on Friday, March 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The workshop will be led by O’Connor and Hoko Karnegis, practice director of the Milwaukee Zen Center. RSVP to Maria Cooper.

A weekly meditation hour is available every Wednesday this semester from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The entire Marquette community is welcome to attend all the events, and no experience is necessary.

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14. New women's lacrosse team hosting spring clinic, summer day camps

The university’s new Division I women’s lacrosse team will host a day clinic for girls of all ages and skill levels Sunday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Valley Fields. Registration is $65 and is due by Friday, March 23.

The team will also host two summer camps in July. The advanced skills camp is available for commuters or as an overnight camp, and will be held July 13 to July 15 at Valley Fields. A day camp for all skill levels will be held July 16 to July 19 at Valley Fields. Registration is available online. For more information, visit the women’s lacrosse website.

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