1. Marquette named to 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education have named Marquette to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering local communities through community service and service learning. Marquette was one of 672 universities to receive the distinction this year.

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the initiative celebrates the transformative power and volunteer spirit that exists within the higher education community.

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2. E-mail scams targeting Marquette accounts

IT Services has noticed an increase in spam e-mails to Marquette e-mail accounts. IT Services reminds the campus community to practice safe computing by never clicking on links in e-mails that look like spam and never answering an e-mail that asks for a password or any other type of confidential data. Failure to comply with these safe computing guidelines may result in identity theft, loss of other critical information and disruptions to the university’s ability to send and receive e-mails from individuals outside of the university.

Some recent “phishing” e-mails requesting user passwords have been using very familiar Marquette terms, such as “CheckMarq.” These e-mails are not from IT Services and should be deleted. IT Services will never ask for a password either by e-mail or over the phone. Anyone who has responded to a phishing message should change his/her Marqnet password as soon as possible.

Contact the IT Help Desk at 8-7799 if you receive a questionable e-mail and are unsure of what to do.

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3. Men's basketball team plays Florida in Sweet Sixteen tonight

The men's basketball team defeated Murray State 62-53 Saturday evening to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. The Golden Eagles will play seventh-seeded Florida at 9:17 p.m. CT, tonight, Thursday, March 22, at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.

The Union Sports Annex will open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and will host a viewing party for the 9:17 p.m. CT game with fan giveaways, food specials and prizes. Visit the “Sweet Repeat” website for a complete list of game watching parties and NCAA tournament conversations on social media.

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4. Danny Pudi and The Avalancheros to present free improv show this Saturday

The Avalancheros, an improv group featuring Marquette alumnus Danny Pudi, star of the television show Community, will present a free show Saturday, March 24 at 10 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The Avalancheros are a touring improvisational group featuring John Farley (Rules of Engagement), Pat Finn (House), Kevin Farley (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Chris Marrs (Hot in Cleveland). Their shows are a hybrid improv experience featuring both interactive audience participation and classic Chicago long-form improvisation, popularized on the stages of the Second City and ImprovOlympic.

This event is sponsored by Late Night MarquetteMarquette University Student Government and the Diederich College of Communication. For additional information, contact Danny Manson, communications coordinator in the Division of Student Affairs, at 8-3212.

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5. Summer class registration begins today

Registration for the summer 2012 term begins today, Thursday, March 22. No registration appointment is necessary. Before registering, students should be sure to use Academic Advisement in CheckMarq and schedule an advising appointment to determine what courses may apply to their degree. For additional summer information, visit Summer Studies or contact Marquette Central.

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

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

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6. Recipients of Haggerty Research, Way Klingler Fellowship and Young Scholar Awards announced

The recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Fellowship Award and the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the annual Distinguished Scholars Reception yesterday evening. Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, introduced this year’s recipients:

Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence 

  • Dr. Gale Miller, professor and research professor of social and cultural sciences

Way Klingler Fellowship Awards

  • Dr. Richard Friman, Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies and professor of political science
  • Dr. Rajendra Rathore, professor of chemistry

Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards 

  • Dr. Scott Beardsley, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
  • Dr. Abir Bekhet, assistant professor of nursing
  • Dr. Adam Fiedler, assistant professor of chemistry
  • Dr. Francesca Lopez, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership

Watch for the April issue of Marquette Matters for more information about this year’s recipients.

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7. MUSG hosting trip to The Hunger Games midnight premiere

Marquette University Student Government and the Office of Residence Life are co-hosting an excursion to the midnight premiere of The Hunger Games, Thursday, March 22, at 11 p.m. Tickets are available for $8 in the Brooks Lounge. Buses to the movie theatre, Marcus Theater’s Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, Wis., will depart from SHAMU at 11:30 p.m. and return after the film.

For more information, contact Derek Merten, MUSG vice president of programming, or call the MUSG office at 8-7416.

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8. MTV's The Buried Life cast to speak on campus tonight

Marquette University Student Government will host cast members Duncan and Johnnie Penn of MTV’s The Buried Life Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The Buried Lifetelevision series began in 2006 when four friends set out in an RV to complete a list titled, "100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die." As part of MUSG’s ongoing speaker series, cast members Duncan and Johnnie Penn will share stories about their life experiences during the past six years.

This event is free. For more information, contact Derek Merten, MUSG vice president of programming, or call the MUSG office at 8-7416.

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9. School of Dentistry Dean William Lobb honored for innovation in dental education

Marquette University School of Dentistry Dean William K. Lobb, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., was recognized by the American Dental Education Association earlier this week with the 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Innovation as a dental educator.

Lobb was nominated by a team of university faculty members for his leadership in building Marquette’s new dental school that opened in 2002, and for developing an innovative curricular model that served as a blueprint for that building. The curriculum, now in its 12th year, incorporates a comprehensive care group model, which includes early clinical experiences, integration of content and instruction, community outreach, evidence-based decision making and a rounds education model.

Named after dental education pioneer Dr. William J. Gies, the award honors individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation and achievement in dental education, research and leadership.

A reception to honor Lobb will be held March 27 at 5 p.m. at the School of Dentistry. For more information, contact Carol Trecek at 8-3093.

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10. Iron Chef Marquette competition will be held Friday

The Center for Health Education and Promotion’s annual Iron Chef Marquette competition, will take place Friday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Marquette Place. This event is free and will include prizes for audience members.

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

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11. Dancing through the Decades of Musicals senior capstone to be performed at Helfaer Theatre

The Department of Performing Arts will host a capstone project starring and directed by Kelsey Lauren, a senior in the Theatre Arts program, Saturday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Helfaer Theatre. Titled Dancing Through the Decades of Musicals, the free show features 15 student dancers and comprises 10 separate numbers highlighting the evolution of dance styles from 1900 to the present.

Tickets are free of charge and available through the Helfaer Theatre Box Office, by phone at (414) 288-7504. For additional information, contact Kelsey Lauren.

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12. 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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13. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues tomorrow

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host, “Determining the Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials,” Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Rebecca Klaper, associate professor of freshwater sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. Krassimira Hristova, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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14. Latest Law School Poll topic of next "On the Issues"

The latest Marquette Law School Poll will be the topic of “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, March 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. The complete poll results will be issued online as soon as the event concludes. Running throughout the year, the Marquette University Law School Poll will provide a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and possible recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.

Register online.

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15. Sigma Phi Delta to host presentation on Twin Cities' I-35 bridge collapse

Sigma Phi Delta will host Kahni Sahebjam, metro district engineer in the Twin Cities region at the time of the August 2007 I-35 bridge collapse, for a lecture Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. At the time of the collapse, Sahebjam was responsible for planning, design and construction, as well as operational and maintenance upkeep for the transportation infrastructure in the Twin Cities region. Sahebjam will discuss the challenges he encountered collaborating with public works, legal counsel, the media and humanitarian issues during relief and clean-up efforts, as well as the root cause of the collapse from an engineering and legal perspective.

This event is sponsored by the College of Engineering Alumni Association and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. For more information, contact Kurt Wagner, professional chair of Sigma Phi Delta.

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16. Department of Biomedical Engineering to host symposium

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host a symposium Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. The Anthony Sances, Jr., Memorial Lecture, titled, “Unique Technologies to Help Provide Safer Care for More Patients,” will be given by Dr. Kunter Akbay, principal engineer at GE’s Global Research Center in New York. He currently leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists studying hospital capacity and safety research initiatives at GE.

The lecture will be followed by oral presentations from doctoral candidates from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., also in Olin, 202, and a poster session and reception in Engineering Hall's first floor commons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

RSVP to Brigid Lagerman, associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at 8-7856.

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17. Speech pathology and audiology to host stuttering lecture

Russ Hicks, founder of the Callier Communicators Toastmasters Club in Dallas, who has stuttered his entire life, will present, “Everything you wanted to know about stuttering but were afraid to ask!” Friday, March 30, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 104J. The lecture will discuss stuttering from the point of view of someone who stutters, with the intent of making the audience feel comfortable talking with a person who stutters. It will also present a case study of one stutterer, to explain which kinds of therapy worked and didn’t work.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session with members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Stuttering Association. RSVP to Katie Cording, clinical instructor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, at 8-4516 to attend this free lecture.

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18. Free self-defense class offered by Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is offering a free self-defense class, which combines a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about the latest national and local crime trends, Monday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Participants are encouraged to wear athletic attire, as the class incorporates strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.

Register online or by calling DPS at 8-6800.

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19. Campus Ministry hosting Lenten events

An exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held Thursday, March 22, at 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.

In addition, Campus Ministry will host a Lenten Reconciliation Service Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. There will be time for individual confessions after the brief prayer service.

For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-6873.

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20. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, March 23. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.

  • Ab blast at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center 
  • Hip hop fitness at 3 p.m. at the Rec Center 
  • Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
  • Kickboxing at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
  • Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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21. Rec Sports hosting clothing drive

The Department of Recreational Sports will host a clothing drive now through Friday, April 27, to benefit Repairers of the Breach, a daytime shelter for Milwaukee’s homeless. Donation bins are located at both the Rec Center and Rex Plex. Clothing items donated should be in good condition.

For more information, email Carrie Meinerz.

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22. Marquette Chorus will sing at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

The Marquette University Chorus has been invited to perform a 30-minute concert Sunday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, located at 812 N. Jackson Street in Milwaukee. They will perform before the 5 p.m. Lenten Vespers service at the Cathedral. The public are invited to attend the performance and the Lenten Vespers service.

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