1. 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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2. Applications for sophomore living-learning communities due tomorrow

The Office of Residence Life offers several living-learning communities for sophomore students who are interested in enhancing their Marquette experience by living on the same floor as students who share similar interests.

  • Dorothy Day Social Justice Community: Sophomore students live on two floors in Straz Tower and focus on creating positive social change.
  • Performing Arts Community: The Schroeder Hall Performing Arts Living-Learning Community is a program for students with an interest in the performing arts, and offers an opportunity to interact in a welcoming environment with others who share similar interests.
  • Honors Program - Ethics in Theory and Practice: The Honors Program experience is an opportunity for students to live in Straz Tower and work in a community to develop an understanding of ethical theorizing and how these theories actually function in practice – both contemplatively and in the world. Applicants must be an accepted member of the University Honors Program at the beginning of the Fall 2012 term.

Applications are due by Friday, March 9. For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-5108.

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3. Visit adviser before fall class registration begins March 26

Before registering for class for the fall semester, students must visit their academic adviser, as determined by their college advising policy. Undergraduate students can use Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help plan class schedules and make advising sessions more effective.

Fall class registration begins Monday, March 26, 2012, and Snapshot is available to plan fall courses. Registration appointments have already been assigned and can be accessed onCheckMarq. Students may register for classes at their assigned time or thereafter.

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4. 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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5. 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. Students of all ages, majors and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their original pieces by March 18 for consideration.

For additional information, contact Bridget Gamble.

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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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.

Student Health Service
Regular hours – Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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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9. 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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10. Phi Beta Kappa selects Zeta Scholar Award winner

The Zeta of Wisconsin chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society, has selected Jesse Vogeler-Wunsch as the recipient of its annual Zeta Scholar Award, which includes a certificate, a $100 honorarium and an invitation to the chapter’s annual Initiation Banquet. The purpose of the award is to bring Phi Beta Kappa to the attention of undergraduates who will be eligible for membership as juniors and seniors. This year’s 46 newly-elected undergraduate Members in Course have been announced and will be initiated on Friday, April 13, 2012. For additional information, visit the Phi Beta Kappa website.

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11. 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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12. 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 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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