1. Loyola sociology professor to present on combining university and community knowledge tomorrow

Dr. Phil Nyden, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago, will present, "Do We Know it All? Combining University and Community Knowledge in Research," tomorrow at 4 p.m. in AMU, Ballrooms A and B. Nyden will present his ideas and research about the importance of incorporating community engagement in research projects as part of the 2011-2012 Presidential Inauguration Academic Event series. A reception will be held in the AMU's Lynch Lounge immediately following Nyden's presentation.

Nyden will also hold two community research sessions tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m. in Schroeder Complex, 112, he will present a session titled, "How to Become Engaged in Community Research," which will provide examples and tips about how successful community engagement research projects can help improve lives. At 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A, he will present a session titled, "A Faculty and Graduate Student Workshop on Community Research," which will provide feedback to those engaged in or considering projects in the community. 

These events are sponsored by the Graduate School of Management, College of Education and the Office of Mission and Ministry.

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2. Ash Wednesday services held today

Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes will be held at the following times and locations today:
• 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Church of the Gesu (upper)
• 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.

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3. "A Portrait of Cuba" photography display today

Jennifer Janviere, multimedia specialist in the Diederich College of Communication, will a host an art exhibition on her educational trip to Cuba today 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.

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4. Documentary screening of "Old South" tomorrow

Danielle Beverly, visiting professional in residence in digital media, will screen and lead a discussion about her documentary, "Old South," tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Johnston Hall's jPad. The film follows a Georgia neighborhood as it battles a Confederate flag-flying college fraternity whose members stage an annual antebellum-style parade. For more information, contact the Diederich College of Communication at 8-7133.

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5. Phi Sigma Tau to present "Last Lecture"

Phi Sigma Tau, Marquette's chapter of the International Philosophy Honors Society, is hosting a "Last Lecture" given by Dr. Javier Ibez-No on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Ibez-No is an associate professor of philosophy at Marquette and was nominated by Phi Sigma Tour members to give a lecture addressing the question, "If this were your last lecture to Marquette students, what would you say?"

For more information, or to join Phi Sigma Tau, contact Phi Sigma Tau's president, Sarah Gresser.

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6. Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science hosting colloquium this Friday

Dr. Jessica Conway, post-doctoral fellow of mathematical biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., will present, "HIV Treatments for Infection Prevention: Stochastic Model Predictions," on Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., in Cudahy Hall, 401.

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7. Discussion on scholarship in the age of the Internet to be held

Digital Projects Librarian Ann Hanlon will lead a discussion for faculty and graduate students titled, "The Transition in Scholarly Communication: Scholarship in the Age of the Internet," on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier, Suite A. The same session will also be presented on Monday, March 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., in Beaumier, Suite A.

The presentation will address open access to research, alternative business models for scholarly publishing, alternative measures of research impact, the new Research Works Act, the modified Federal Research Public Access Act and their effects on e-publications at Marquette.

Contact Susan Hopwood, outreach librarian in Raynor Memorial Libraries, at 8-5995 with questions.

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8. Campus Ministry holding student spirituality events during Lent

Campus Ministry is offering a Women's Wisdom spirituality group during Lent for all undergraduate women interested in exploring readings in Christian spirituality and theology and sharing questions, reflections and experiences of faith.

Campus ministry will also hold a Silent Ignatian Weekend, a two-day silent retreat that encourages students to detach from the many ways in which they are 'plugged in' on a daily basis and re-center their spirituality through prayer, reflection and contemplation. Registration is available online for the retreat, which will take place Feb. 24 to Feb. 26 at Holy Hill.

Contact Emily Schumacher-Novak or Annie Devine, assistant directors in Campus Ministry, for more information about both events.

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9. Take health assessment for chance to win $100 Target gift card

Students should monitor their Marquette email for a notification to be sent Monday, Feb. 20, requesting participation in the National College Health Assessment from the American College Health Association. The assessment will help college health providers, educators, counselors and administrators collect data about students' behaviors and perceptions on certain health topics. Participation is confidential.

Students who return a completed survey will be entered in a drawing to win prizes, including $100 gift card from Target and Marquette Cash.

For more information, contact Amy Melichar-Messman, coordinator of health education and promotion in Student Health Service, at 8-5217.

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10. Career Education Scholarships available for student organizations

The Career Services Center and Kohl's Corporate are offering multiple Career Education Scholarships, designed to fund career education programming for registered student organizations. Programming events may include corporate site visits, networking events or educational speakers.

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24. Contact Kristen Adler, employer relations manager, at 8-5303 with questions.

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