1. Student discussion with Dr. Jennifer Beste today

Students are invited to participate in a discussion with Dr. Jennifer Beste, associate professor of theological ethics at Xavier University in Cincinnati, about current hookup culture on college campuses, today at 7 p.m. in AMU, Ballroom E. The discussion will explore how to broaden the definition of relationships and create a more sexually-just landscape.

For more information, contact the Division of Student Affairs at 8-7206.

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2. University will test emergency messaging systems Friday

Marquette will test its emergency text messaging system, ConnectEd, and its Deep Freeze emergency notification system at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. 

All students who registered their personal phones through CheckMarq will receive a message that says, “This is a TEST of the textMU system. This is only a TEST.” If you do not receive this message by 1:15 p.m., send an e-mail, including your cell phone number and your cell phone carrier, to security@marquette.edu. Speed of text message delivery may be affected by the user’s cell phone carrier.

Deep Freeze is a computer software program installed on many university-owned classroom computers and on computers in IT-managed computer labs. (Some computer labs are managed by individual departments and colleges and are not connected to the IT-based Deep Freeze system.) The Deep Freeze software allows an emergency message to be displayed when the computer is on.

Any computer with Deep Freeze installed will have a message display saying, “This is a TEST on Friday, Feb. 24. DPS is conducting a test of the Deep Freeze system as part of our Critical Incident Management Plan. To clear this message from your screen, press enter.” This will be done at the beginning of the class period to minimize disruption. To clear the message, click “OK” on the pop-up window or simply hit “enter” on the keyboard. Any problems should be reported to the ITS Help Desk at 8-7799.

The university will use the text messaging and Deep Freeze systems, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus. The text messaging system will also be used in the event that severe weather causes class cancellations. These systems augment other forms of campus communication, including e-mail, voice mail, social media and/or the marquette.edu website, as the situation warrants.

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3. Engineers Without Borders founder to deliver Mission Week keynote address tomorrow

Dr. Bernard Amadei, founding president of Engineers Without Borders USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders   International, will present Mission Week’s keynote address, “Engineering for the Developing World: From Crisis to Development,” tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom.

Amadei is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. He will discuss how population growth, especially in developing or underdeveloped countries, will create unprecedented demands on resources that will be critical for engineers to address, and will propose ways to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable and equitable world.

There will be a reception in the Lynch Lounge immediately following the keynote address. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but individuals are asked to register for the event by emailing University Special Events.

This event is sponsored by the College of Engineering, Graduate School of Management, Marquette University Student Government, the Office of Mission and Ministry and the Office of the Provost’s Social Innovation Initiative.

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4. Student input requested on new Gender Resource Center

The Office of the Provost and the planning team for Marquette’s new Gender Resource Center (GRC) invite students to participate in a dialogue series regarding the formation of a GRC on Marquette’s campus. There are two dialogue sessions available:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in AMU, Ballroom D
  • Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU, 157

The student dialogue series is designed to capture the diversity of ideas across the campus community in advance of the opening of the GRC and in preparation for the hiring of its founding director, who is expected to begin this fall. Participants are asked to consider answers to the following questions in preparation for the discussion:

  • What can the GRC do for you?
  • How do we maintain inclusivity so the GRC becomes a space for bringing different groups together?
  • What obstacles may impede the success of the GRC?  How might we minimize these?
  • What would a vibrant and effective GRC look like at Marquette?

Participants should reserve a spot by contacting Lori Ozminkowski, administrative assistant in the Office of the Provost, at 8-6456, no later than Thursday, Feb. 23.

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5. "Who's your neighbor?" coffee house today

The Repairers of the Breach choir will sing soulful music based on testimonials shared by members of the Repairers Community, today at 4 p.m., in the AMU, Lunda Room. Complimentary coffee and treats will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Midnight Run. For more information, contact the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at 8-4545.

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6. Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship hosting program on growing social ventures

Jodee Benavides, community outreach manager at ArtWorks, will present, “Growing social ventures through relationships,” a lunch and learn session, on Friday, Feb. 24, at noon in the 707 Building, 442. Benavides is an expert on relationship building through branding. His presentation is part of the Kohler Center’s “Innovation Lab” series, which seeks to turn ideas into business and social ventures.

Contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, at 8-7337 for additional information.

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7. Two-day program celebrating diversity at Marquette begins Friday

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.

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8. Student Affairs member available to help navigate university resources

Responding to a recommendation from Marquette University Student Government, the Division of Student Affairs will pilot the role of a Student Referral Resource this semester. For the remainder of the semester, Dr. Linda Lee, from the Office of Student Affairs, is available to help students navigate campus resources, including helping to define a problem and helping determine where to seek resolution.

Students can contact Dr. Lee at 8-7206. She will also hold office hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays in AMU, 424.

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9. Democratic candidate in likely recall election for Governor to discuss latest campaign

Kathleen Falk, the only declared candidate in a potential recall race against Governor Scott Walker, will discuss her latest campaign as part of the Law School’s “On the Issues” series with Mike Gousha on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Falk announced her intentions just days after more than one million recall signatures were filed with the Government Accountability Board. She is the former Dane County executive, a post she was elected to four times. Falk has also served as assistant attorney general and public intervenor in the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and in 2002, became the first major party female candidate for Governor of Wisconsin.

Reserve a spot online.

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