1. Wear jeans to recognize Denim Day on April 24

On Wednesday, April 24, the university will once again recognize Denim Day, an annual international effort to support sexual violence survivors and create a global change in attitudes towards sexual assault.

Denim Day began as a protest against a 1997 Italian court case, in which a convicted rapist's sentence was overturned. The court ruled that because the teenage victim's jeans were tight, the victim must have assisted in their removal, thereby making the sex act consensual. Enraged by the verdict, the women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action and protested by wearing jeans to work.

Denim Day 2013 will feature a clothing drive to benefit Pathfinders Milwaukee, an agency providing shelter and safety for homeless youth. Donation boxes will be placed in each of the residence halls, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Student Health Service beginning on Monday, April 15. Arrangements can also be made to retrieve donated items from any campus location.

For more information or to request a Denim Day participation packet, contact Sue Cooper, coordinator of sexual violence and advocacy services, at 8-5244.

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2. Employees reminded to proactively assign designated intellectual property rights

An updated version of the Marquette University Intellectual Property policy has been reviewed and approved by University Academic Senate, Intellectual Property Review Board, the Committee on Research and the Office of the Provost. View a PDF of the updated policy here.

Most of the current policy, adopted in 1999, remains intact, but there are some important changes that you should review. One change is that the updated policy conforms with current best practices for university technology transfer and intellectual property development, which require that employees assign designated intellectual property rights to the university at the time of hire rather than at the time of invention disclosure.

Employees who have not completed the form received an email to their eMarq account today reminding them to click on a link to the online Marquette University Intellectual Property Assignment Form, sign in using their Marquette credentials and enter their initials to confirm agreement.

All faculty and staff are required to complete the Marquette University Intellectual Property Assignment Form and assign designated intellectual property rights to the university. A Frequently Asked Questions document is available online. Information on university support of technology commercialization can be found online. If you have additional questions about the revised policy, please send them to intellectual.property@marquette.edu.

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3. Student Affairs announces winners of student leadership awards

This past weekend, the Division of Student Affairs honored 74 Marquette students who have made outstanding contributions to the university or Milwaukee community by implementing programs and services through Student Affairs, Campus Ministry or student organizations. Students were recognized for contributions in celebration and promotion of diversity, community service, peer education, recreation, health and wellness, social and arts programming, spiritual development and justice education, and student governance and organizational leadership.

Six students were recognized with awards to honor exceptional contributions across several areas:

  • Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J., Vice President's Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship and Service: Elyse O'Callaghan, College of Engineering

  • Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award: Claudia Grabowski, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award: Christian Villanueva, College of Nursing

  • Outstanding Junior Leadership Award: Jessie Bazan, College of Communication, and Spencer Bonahoom, College of Business Administration

  • Outstanding Senior Leadership Award: Thomas LeNoir III, College of Business Administration

For a complete list of award recipients, visit the Division of Student Affairs website.

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4. FAME to host fourth annual Shakespeare birthday celebration

Family and Alumni/ae of Marquette English will host the fourth annual Shakespeare birthday celebration, Shakespeare Sings!, Thursday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Russ McDonald, reviewer for Opera magazine, Shakespeare scholar and professor of English at Goldsmith's College at the University of London, will deliver a lecture, "Shakespeare Goes to the Opera." Shakespearean operas will also be performed.

To register for this free event, contact Jacqueline Rammer, teaching assistant for English, or the Department of English at 8-7179.

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5. Lecture to address the life of Rosa Parks

The Women and Gender Studies Program, the Department of History and the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will sponsor "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks," Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C. Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College, will deliver the lecture. This lecture is part of the university's year-long celebration of The Freedom Project.

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6. Raynor Memorial Libraries to host events in honor of Dorothy Day

Raynor Memorial Libraries will hold a series of events in honor of Dorothy Day, the devout Catholic social activist, and in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Catholic Worker Movement, which quickly emerged following the publication of the first issue of the Catholic Worker newspaper on May 1, 1933.

  • Dorothy Day Exhibit Wednesday, April 24, in Raynor Memorial Libraries, third floor In collaboration with writer and filmmaker Claudia Larson, Special Collections and University Archives will host an exhibit about Day and the Catholic Worker movement.

  • "Editing with Dorothy Day: What I Learned From Chrystie Street to Commonweal," Wednesday, April 24, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Prucha Reading Room Jordan worked closely with Day as the managing editor of the Catholic Worker in the 1970s, having joined the New York Catholic Worker community in 1968.

  • Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me a Saint screening Friday, April 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A.

A complete description of events can be found online.

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7. E-waste recycling drop-off, other events to celebrate Earth Week

Earth Week will be celebrated on campus April 22-26. Join Students for an Environmentally Active Campus in celebrating the following events:

Monday, April 22: Earth Day

  • Sustainable Living Fair: School of Dentistry from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., presented by Dental Students for Sustainability. The celebration will feature presentations by dental students and local organizations on how to implement healthy, energy-saving activities into daily life and how to become involved in Milwaukee's sustainability movement. Music, healthy snacks and prizes will be available. For additional information, contact Michael Moran.

Tuesday, April 23: Energy Sustainability

  • The Purchasing Department and the Office of Sustainability will host an electronic waste recycling event for Tuesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot A on the north side of McCormick Hall. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to drop off their old and/or broken electronics for recycling for free. A list of what is and is not acceptable for recycling during the event is available online.

  • Humane Society presentation about Wisconsin bats, Lalumiere 172, at 4 p.m.

  • Pedal-powered movie, Despicable Me, presented by SEAC and Cycling Club, Central Mall at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24: Water Sustainability

  • "Water Talks" presentation given by Dr. McGee Young and students Aurora Prehn and Kati Rakowski, AMU 252, from noon to 2 p.m.

  • T-shirt tie-dyeing presented by MUSG After Class, Central Mall from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 25: Public Health

  • Free yoga in Schroeder Field at 4 p.m.

Friday, April 26: Arbor Day

  • Multiple native Wisconsin trees will be planted near the campus gardens north of O'Donnell Hall during a ceremony at noon hosted by SEAC, the Office of the University Architect and the Office of Administration. The celebration will include a prayer service and the planting of native Wisconsin trees. This planting marks the beginning of the university's own "Edible Arboretum," contributes to Marquette's designation as a Tree Campus USA and adds species to the Native Tree collection on campus. A tree walk around campus will be given at 2 p.m.

Additional information about Earth Week events can be found online.

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8. Encourage senior students to complete 2013 Graduating Senior Survey

All seniors graduating in May received an email from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., about completing the 2013 Graduating Senior Survey. Graduating seniors can take the survey online through Friday, April 26. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage all seniors to complete the survey. The results of the survey are used to improve the undergraduate experience and will be available this summer. Executive summaries of prior surveys are available online.

For additional information, contact Dr. Jon Dooley, senior associate dean of student development, at 8-7205, Dr. Sharron Ronco, assessment director, at 8-6390, or Alix Riley, associate director of institutional research, at 8-8049.

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9. Department of Philosophy to host workshop and colloquium address

The Department of Philosophy will host an ethics and political philosophy workshop, "The Problem of Impiety," Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Conference Center A. Cora Diamond, professor emerita at the University of Virginia, will lead the workshop. Her specialties include Wittgenstein, Frege, philosophy of language, moral and political philosophy, and the philosophy of literature. For additional information, contact Dr. Theresa Tobin, associate professor of philosophy, at 8-1414 or the Department of Philosophy.

Diamond will also present "Murdoch Off the Map, or Taking Empiricism Back From the Empiricists," as part of the Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series Friday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Lalumiere, 172. For additional information, contact Beth O'Sullivan, assistant to the chair of philosophy, at 8-6858, or the Department of Philosophy.

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10. Final installment of Social and Cultural Sciences Colloquia Series this Friday

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences Colloquia Series will host its last installment, "Friendship, Fiction and the Dream of Disloyalty: White Women Telling Tales of Racial Justice Collaboration," Friday, April 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lalumiere, 272. Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, will examine how white women have centralized their own participation in civil rights and racial justice work and characterized their roles as benevolent, transgressive and transformative. However, the narratives and experiences of women of color belie this fantasy. From reading The Help through a critical race and queer feminist lens, Bartlow's paper outlines the parameters of a project on interracial collaborations in pursuit of racial justice.

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11. Department of Chemistry hosting colloquium this week

The Department of Chemistry Spring 2013 Colloquium Series will host, "Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy - In Situ Interrogation of Surfaces," Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Allen J. Bard of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Chemistry will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:45 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515. A complete schedule of the Spring 2013 Colloquium Series can be found online.

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12. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to host colloquium on hybrid data assimilation

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Colloquium Series will host "Hybrid Data Assimilation Method," Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy, 401. Dr. Haiyan Cheng of the Department of Computer Science at Willamette University will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 342. For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at 8-6344.

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13. Genetics professor to speak about stem cells and tumors

Dr. Helen Salz, professor of genetics and genome sciences at Case Western Reserve University, will speak Friday, April 26, at noon in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Salz will deliver "Sex, Stem Cells and Tumors in the Drosophila Ovary."

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14. Attend training session on new D2L upgrade system

Desire2Learn, the university's course management system, will be upgraded to version 10 during Commencement weekend, May 17 to 19. Training sessions for the new software have been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon

Faculty teaching summer courses, both online and in the classroom, are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration can be completed online.

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15. Dispute Resolution Association to focus on negotiation techniques

The Dispute Resolution Association will present "Negotiation: Compete or Problem-solve," Tuesday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 252.

The workshop will attempt to answer a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: in negotiations, when should individuals "compete" and when should they "problem-solve?" Based on Gain the Edge! by Martin Latz, the workshop is designed to combine theory with practice. Participants are invited to come and learn about the theory in an interactive presentation-workshop format designed to help participants leave knowing how to put that theory into use.

Register by emailing David Angel, president of Marquette's Dispute Resolution Association.

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16. Advanced Composition: Ethnography of the University class to host research poster fair

Members of ENGL 3210, Advanced Composition: Ethnography of the University, will host a research poster fair Thursday, April 25, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. Fourteen students will present their undergraduate research of university life at Marquette and their proposals for change.

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Dr. Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English, at 8-3468.

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17. Service Learning Program to offer annual faculty bus tour to local nonprofit community partners

The Center for Teaching and Learning's Service Learning Program, in collaboration with Milwaukee Area Technical College, will host its annual faculty bus tour Thursday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will visit four local nonprofit community partners in Milwaukee to learn more about the agencies' needs, goals, services and programming, as well as how to better engage with the community through service learning and community-based research.

Participants will meet in the Service Learning Program office in the 707 Building at 8:30 a.m. and will depart for the Wisconsin Conservatory for Lifelong Learning at 9 a.m. Bus tour stops will include Pieper-Hillside Boys and Girls Club, Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning, the Hillside Family Resource Center, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and the Grand Avenue Club. Lunch will be served at the Hillside Family Resource Center at 11:30 a.m.; the bus will return to the 707 Building at 3 p.m. for a debriefing until 4 p.m.

Register online by Monday, May 1.

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18. Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization to host annual Diversity Gala

The Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization will host its annual Diversity Gala Saturday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. This annual event celebrates the CECP Diversity Scholarship that is awarded to an incoming or current CECP graduate student that identifies an ethnic or racial minority. The event will feature a keynote address by Ron Kuramoto, director of Future Milwaukee, as well as a silent auction.

Register by Friday, April 26, by contacting Meghan McDonough.

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19. Haggerty Museum of Art to host Slow Art Day

The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University is participating in the fifth annual Slow Art Day Saturday, April 27. Slow Art Day, an event that encourages visitors to slow down and spend time truly seeing a work of art, supports the Haggerty's mission of providing transformational learning opportunities through its exhibitions and programs. This event will feature the site-specific installation Mauka, Makai by Milwaukee photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki. Mauka, Makai comprises of portraits and views of Lake Michigan from Perimeter, a project commissioned by the Haggerty. Events held throughout the day include:

  • Open galleries/viewing from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Gallery talk with Kevin Miyazaki at 1 p.m.
  • Discussion and dessert with the artist at 2 p.m.

Admission is free; registration can be completed online. For additional information, contact the Haggerty Museum of Art at 8-7290.

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20. English Honor Society to hold induction and graduation ceremony

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, will hold its annual induction and graduation ceremony Friday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. The society will welcome new members, recognize graduating seniors and celebrate the accomplishments of the chapter.

Light food and drinks will be served. For additional information, contact Dr. Beth Godbee, assistant professor of English, at 8-3468.

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21. Final monthly Mass in Law School Chapel to be held Wednesday

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the Law School Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall Wednesday, April 24, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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22. Chorus and symphony orchestra to host joint concert

The university chorus and symphony orchestra will join together to perform Mass in C Minor, KV 427, by Wolfgange Amadeus Mozart Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. Admission is free.

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23. Weight Watchers at Work offered for employees

The Marquette Weight Watchers at Work program allows employees to join Weight Watchers anytime by purchasing a monthly pass for $39.95. Participants can attend meetings at work, as well as locally, and receive free eTools. Price is half-off for the first month. Meetings are held Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries. Since January 2013, the group has lost 90.4 pounds, with a total of 302 pounds lost since May 2012. For additional information about Weight Watchers at Work, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at 8-5607.

For employees with a physician's letter explaining the need to lose weight as a medical necessity, Weight Watchers at Work classes are an eligible medical flexible spending account expense. For more information about medical spending, contact the Employee Benefits Corporation, Marquette's FSA administrator, at 1-800-346-2126.

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1. Wear jeans to recognize Denim Day on April 24

2. Employees reminded to proactively assign designated intellectual property rights

3. Student Affairs announces winners of student leadership awards

4. FAME to host fourth annual Shakespeare birthday celebration

5. Lecture to address the life of Rosa Parks

6. Raynor Memorial Libraries to host events in honor of Dorothy Day

7. E-waste recycling drop-off, other events to celebrate Earth Week

8. Encourage senior students to complete 2013 Graduating Senior Survey

9. Department of Philosophy to host workshop and colloquium address

10.Final installment of Social and Cultural Sciences Colloquia Series this Friday

11. Department of Chemistry hosting colloquium this week

12. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to host colloquium on hybrid data assimilation

13. Genetics professor to speak about stem cells and tumors

14. Attend training session on new D2L upgrade system

15. Dispute Resolution Association to focus on negotiation techniques

16. Advanced Composition: Ethnography of the University class to host research poster fair

17. Service Learning Program to offer annual faculty bus tour to local nonprofit community partners

18. Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization to host annual Diversity Gala

19. Haggerty Museum of Art to host Slow Art Day

20. English Honor Society to hold induction and graduation ceremony

21. Final monthly Mass in Law School Chapel to be held Wednesday

22. Chorus and symphony orchestra to host joint concert

23. Weight Watchers at Work offered for employees