Next Tuesday, April 3, is the Republican presidential primary and municipal general election in Wisconsin. Students wishing to vote in this election who are not already registered can do so at the polls. A list of campus voting locations can be found online.
Please note the following information, correct as of March 29, 2012, due to recent events that impact Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, as well as Wisconsin law governing voter registration.
Voter ID: Earlier this semester, Marquette began issuing Marquette voter IDs to students to comply with Wisconsin’s new Voter ID law. Recent lawsuits filed in Dane County have resulted in a Dane County judge ordering the Governor and the Government Accountability Board to “cease immediately any effort to enforce or implement the photo identification requirements” of the law. This means that at the present time, Wisconsin residents who are eligible to vote will not be required to produce photo identification at the upcoming election on April 3, and possibly elections thereafter for the purpose of voting.
Because the judge’s order is subject to appeal, Marquette will continue to provide voter ID-compliant student ID cards and enrollment verifications to students who request them.
Registering to vote: Voters who register to vote on Election Day will still have to provide a proof of residence document. For students living in campus housing, a Marquette ID can be used as a proof of residence document. For those in off-campus housing, go online to see a list of acceptable proof of residence documents. All other election rules still apply, including signing the poll book and residing in the ward for 28 days to vote at the site.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will speak at a campaign rally Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Gingrich will give a speech and answer questions from the audience. Tickets for this free event are still available in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. There is a limit of one ticket per MUID.
The campus community should expect possible delays on Wells Street as well as limited access to Parking Lot A between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Signs, noisemakers, food and drink, and all bags are prohibited at the event.
Gingrich's wife, Callista Gingrich, will also join him at the event, which is sponsored by College Republicans. For additional information, email College Republicans at Marquette.
The new president and executive vice president of Marquette University Student Government (MUSG) will be installed in an inauguration ceremony Monday, April 2, at 3 p.m. in the AMU, Ballroom E. The program will include remarks from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and the new MUSG President, and will be followed by a brief reception for students, faculty and staff to meet informally with the newly-elected MUSG officers and senators.
The Office of Residence Life will host a panel discussion featuring Bob Behr, a concentration camp survivor, Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Born in Berlin in 1922, Behr and his family were deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 and became an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College. He is now a volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Other panelists include Bonnie Shafrin, director of the Holocaust Education Resource Center, and Dr. Peter Staudenmaier, assistant professor of history.
This is a free event. For additional information, contact Dr. Jim McMahon, associate vice president for student affairs, at 8-7208.
New PrintWise drivers for students’ personal computers are now available online. Drivers installed prior to January 27, 2012 will be retired and will no longer work as of July 1. Students who are experiencing problems printing Adobe documents at PrintWise devices can find solutions here. Contact the Help Desk at 8-3300 with questions.
May graduates who hold citizenship from another country or who have traveled overseas with a Marquette program have the opportunity to wear a flag sash at the spring Commencement ceremony, May 20. Students must complete the online order form and return it, along with a check payable to Marquette University, to the Office of International Education on the fourth floor of Holthusen Hall, by Wednesday, April 18. Flag sashes cost $32 for a single country, $42 for a double country and $52 for a triple country.
For more information, contact Erin LeMoine, international marketing and communication coordinator, at 8-5762.
More than 40 undergraduate and graduate courses will be offered entirely online this summer, meaning Marquette students who will not be on campus during the summer months are able to participate. The full list of online courses can be found here.
Registration for the summer 2012 term began March 22, and online courses are expected to fill quickly. 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.
The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a Computational Sciences Symposium Monday, April 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present, “Using Applied Math and Computational Models to Assess Hurricane Risk.” Emanuel’s lecture will cover how a computational framework based on mathematics and physics can help predict how hurricane activity around the world might respond to climate change.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential primary, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll. The poll also showed a very close race in the gubernatorial recall, with Governor Walker slightly ahead of his Democratic opponents. Full poll results are available online. Other questions were asked about gas prices, the favorability of candidates in the U.S. Senate and other races, and the qualities Republican presidential primary voters value in the candidates. Faculty and students are welcome to participate in analysis of the data or to use the data for teaching, research or commentary.
For questions or further information, contact Michael K. McChrystal, professor of law.
Vice Admiral James W. Houck, Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy, will be the next guest for the Law School’s “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” series, Thursday, April 5, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Houck is the principal military legal counsel to the secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations, and leads the attorneys, enlisted legal personnel and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy JAG Corps community. Houck will discuss the many issues facing what he calls the Navy’s “global law firm,” including the handling of detainees, piracy and meeting the legal needs of sailors stationed around the world.
The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host, “GABAB Modulation of L-type Calcium Channels: Our ‘Current’ Understanding,” Friday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Michelle Mynlieff, associate professor of biological sciences, will lead the seminar.
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.
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about May 2012 graduates for possible use with local media. Graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; unusual backgrounds; overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; won recent national-level awards; received academic recognition; featured in scholarly publications; etc., are the types of ideas that are appropriate to share.
Know a graduate with a fascinating story to tell? E-mail their name and as many details as possible by Friday, April 13, to University-News@marquette.edu.
The Haggerty Museum of Art has announced three new exhibitions for summer 2012, which will run from June 6 through Aug. 5. The new exhibitions are "Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection" of contemporary and modern American prints; “NYC July 4, 1981, Photographs by Tom Arndt,” featuring select images of Independence Day celebrations captured on a single night in two of Manhattan’s downtown neighborhoods; and “Dusk” by Mark Ruwedel, which feature eight images from 2007-2011 that capture the degraded, fringe spaces of the high desert in Southern California.
A new edition of Ex Libris, Raynor Memorial Libraries’ newsletter of staff reading recommendations, is now available. The new issue showcases books in the browsing collection and features recommendations for contemporary fiction, nonfiction, literary prizewinners and new books by faculty and alumni.
Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, is seeking healthy children ages 11-15 for a study investigating social behaviors and brain activity. Study participation involves one research session on Marquette’s campus, which will include completion of behavioral questionnaires, brief academic testing, heart rate measurement and participation in an electroencephalogram (EEG), a non-invasive, non-harmful way of measuring brain activity. Parents will be asked to complete questionnaires about their child’s development and social behaviors.
Participants will be compensated $30 and will be provided free parking. Boys, in particular, are needed for the study. Evening and weekend appointments are available. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Amy Van Hecke at 8-4438. This study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.
A praise and worship-style prayer will be offered Monday, April 2, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU. A brief reception of fellowship will follow the prayer service.
This event is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.
Omega Delta Fraternity will be selling jerk chicken Friday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m. under the Raynor Bridge. Proceeds will benefit Youthaiti, a Wisconsin-based organization with the goal of helping youth in Haiti rebuild their country by focusing on safety, sanitation, health, reforestation and sustainability.
The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Friday, March 30. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.
• Step at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Dance Fitness at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979.