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," today 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. The 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.
Marquette's Women's and Gender Studies program is seeking proposals for four research fellowships to be awarded to faculty and undergraduate students beginning in the summer of 2012.
Two $4,000 collaborative research fellowships will be awarded to faculty/undergraduate student teams for research to be performed in the summer and fall of 2012 related to gender and/or sexuality. In addition, two undergraduate summer research fellowships of $750 each will be awarded for undergraduate research related to gender and/or sexuality, performed under the supervision of a faculty member during the summer of 2012.
Students and faculty in all disciplines and colleges are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students must be Marquette undergraduates who will be enrolled at Marquette in the fall of 2012. All fellowship recipients will be expected to present their research to the Marquette community at a formal event in November.
Applications are due electronically to Dr. Amelia Zurcher, coordinator of the Women's and Gender Studies program, by Friday, March 23. Contact Dr. Zurcher at 8-3475 or look online for more information.
Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes will be held at the following times and locations tomorrow:
• 6:15 a.m. and 7 a.m. – Church of the Gesu (lower)
• 11 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Church of the Gesu (upper)
• Noon – Chapel of the Holy Family
• 6 p.m. – Ecumenical service and distribution of ashes – Chapel of the Holy Family
For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.
Youth Empowered in the Struggle, a Marquette student organization, will host a public rally marking the beginning of its "Open Up, Marquette!" campaign aimed at showcasing and fostering diversity on campus, Thursday, Feb. 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the Central Mall. In the event of rain or snow, the rally will be moved indoors to the AMU.
Contact Eugenia Afinoguenova, faculty adviser for the group, at 8-6715 with questions.
Summer study abroad programs are available in Cuba, China, Cyprus and Morocco, among other locations. The summer study abroad program allows students to immerse themselves in a new culture and complete course requirements during the summer.
A complete list of study abroad opportunities is available on the Office of International Education's website. All study abroad applications are due March 1. Contact Erin LeMoine in the Office of International Education at 8-5762 with questions.
Jennifer Janviere, multimedia specialist in the Diederich College of Communication, will a host an art exhibition on her educational trip to Cuba tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Johnston Hall's jPad. In December 2010, Janviere photographed and gathered firsthand accounts of life in Havana and the Pinar del Rio region. She will share details from her trip and reflect on the importance of promoting a dialogue between the United States and its neighbors to the south.
For more information, contact the Diederich College of Communication at 8-7133.
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.
The results of the latest Marquette Law School Poll will be the topic of "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," tomorrow, Feb. 22, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Professor Charles Franklin, the director of the poll and a nationally recognized expert in voter analysis, will discuss with Gousha the latest insights into voter attitudes on the possible gubernatorial recall, open U.S. Senate seat, presidential election and more. The complete results of the February poll will also be released tomorrow.
Register for the event online. For more information on the Law School Poll, visit law.marquette.edu/poll.
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.
Job searching and interviewing are the topics for the next installment of the Career Services Center's monthly "Powered by Kohl's" luncheon series, On the Road to Your Career, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in AMU, 227.
This luncheon is sponsored by Kohl's Corporation and features Career Services counselors and a Kohl's professional.
A service project donation drive is being held throughout Mission Week. The communities and groups below are in need of the following donations:
• Belize – School supplies and monetary donations for St. Peter Claver Parish students at 30 primary schools. Make checks payable to: St. Peter Claver Parish.
• Haiti Clinic – Pain medications, gauze, Band-Aids and antibiotic ointment for a clinic sponsored by Church of the Gesu. Make checks payable to: Gesu Haiti Projects.
• Global Medical Brigades – Cough, cold and pain medications, antacids and dental hygiene products. To help subsidize travel costs for student service trips, make checks payable to: Marquette – GMB.
• Project Night Night – Blankets, children's books and stuffed animals. Make checks payable to: Marquette University.
• Project Stand Down – Men's t-shirts, underwear, washcloths and toiletries (razors, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, toothpaste)
Help support local and global neighbors in need by dropping off donation items in Campus Ministry, AMU 236, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. this week. Contact Campus Ministry at 8-6873 with questions.
The Marquette chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) will host an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service tonight at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritual and peaceful, filled with God's love in Christ through the Holy Spirit. The service is open to the entire Marquette community.
The service is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of OCF. For more information, contact Fr. John D. Jones at 8-5938.