1. Way Klingler Sabbatical, Teaching Enhancement Award winners announced

Dr. Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of marketing in the College of Business Administration, has been named the 2013-14 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. During his sabbatical, Andrews will continue his research on the effectiveness of using graphic pictorial warnings on cigarette packages to increase information about the severity of tobacco's health risks in countries around the world. Andrews was part of a team that conducted an experiment with more than 500 U.S. and Canadian adult smokers, which found that highly graphic images of the negative consequences of smoking have the greatest impact on smokers' intentions to quit. The Sabbatical Review Committee selects the award winner.

The 2013 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award has been awarded to Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences; Mary Carlson, adjunct lecturer in the College of Education; and Wendy Krueger, clinical instructor of speech pathology and audiology in the College of Health Sciences. They will collaborate on a project titled, "Educating Students about Autism: Putting the Pieces Together through an Integrated, Experiential Approach," a multi-disciplinary, cross-college teaching initiative. The Committee on Teaching selects the award winner.

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2. Attend in-person feedback sessions on accreditation

Feedback on Marquette's reaffirmation and accreditation process is being collected now through Friday, Feb. 22, and can be submitted online or by attending in-person feedback sessions, which will focus on one of the five main criterion of the self-study. Sessions will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on the following dates:

  • "Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Improvement" Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the AMU, 163
  • "Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness" Thursday, Feb. 21, in the AMU, 157

The five criteria in the self-study are broken down into 21 core components and 71 subcomponents. Brief descriptions of these sections are available online, allowing campus members to identify areas of the self-study they might choose to review. Additional information and background about the reaffirmation of accreditation process is available online and in the February issue of Marquette Matters.

In a short video, President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., encourages the campus community to review the self-study draft prepared for Marquette's reaffirmation of accreditation. The self-study is a critical step in the process and the feedback will be used to help ensure the final document accurately reflects the university.

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3. Marquette Theatre to present A Dollhouse

Marquette Theatre will showcase A Dollhouse, a new translation of Henrik Ibsen's controversial classic about Nora Helmer, a doting, proper banker's wife who centers her life around the needs of her husband and three children. Her illusions of a perfect life are shattered when she makes a sacrifice out of love that puts her husband's reputation in danger. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theater:

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.

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4. Thomas Jefferson and Christianity topic of Wade lecture

Rev. Daniel Kendall, S.J., the Reverend Francis C. Wade Scholar for spring 2013, will deliver this year's Wade Scholar Lecture, "Thomas Jefferson and Christianity," Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m., in the Beaumier Suites of Raynor Memorial Libraries, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Father Kendall will focus on the religions views of Thomas Jefferson, one of American's founding fathers, and explore the idea of the United States being founded as a Christian nation.

Father Kendall studied in Rome where he completed a licentiate in scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. A professor of theology at the University of San Francisco, as the Wade Scholar he will teach in Marquette's Department of Theology during the spring 2013 semester.

For more information about the Wade Lecture contact Dr. Catharine Malloy, Wade Chair Program Coordinator, at 8-4022.

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5. Aquinas Lecture will be held Feb. 24

The Department of Philosophy will host the annual Aquinas Lecture Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites A/B. Dr. Linda Zagzebski, Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Oklahoma, will present "Omnisubjectivity: A Defense of a Divine Attribute."

Dr. Linda Zagzebski is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers and of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In 2012-13 she held a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her book, Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief.

A reception will follow the lecture.

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6. Campus community invited to celebrate the Lenten season

Campus Ministry invites the campus community to celebrate and observe the season of Lent during February and March. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving activities include:

Prayer

  • A Prayer Wall is located outside of the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU, where individuals can share petitions by writing them on the wall.
  • Stations of the Cross will be held every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
  • A university-wide Examen is prayed every Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.

Fasting

  • Join the campus community in a technology fast, by limiting technology activities by giving up a total of five hours of technology use during the Lenten season. Campus Ministry's goal is to achieve a technology fast of 15,000 hours during Lent.

Almsgiving

  • The campus community is asked to give alms to purchase a cow, water buffalo, or flock of ducks to help an international community in need through the Heifer Project International. Stop by Campus Ministry to drop off donations anytime during the season of Lent.

For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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7. Faber Center offering Lenten reflection opportunities

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host a Lenten Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat, "A Journey from Fasting to Feasting," Friday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Church of the Gesu. Pastor Jessica Short of Lutheran Campus Ministry will lead the morning of reflection and renewal. RSVP to FaberCenter@Marquette.edu or by calling 8-4545. This retreat is open to all faculty and staff, and falls within the guidelines of the staff Retreat Leave benefit.

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host a "Third Week Group" beginning Monday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Faber Center in Schroeder Complex, 111. This group, facilitated by Rev. J. J. O'Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center, and Dr. Stephanie Russell, vice president for mission and ministry, will explore the third week of the Spiritual Exercises with emphasis on Jesus' suffering and death in the Passion. Additional meeting dates include March 4, 18 and 25. A light lunch will be served. Register at FaberCenter@marquette.edu or by calling 8-4545.

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8. Kohler Center to host Bozen Language founder

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch & Learn series will host Marquette alumnus and Bozen Language founder, Blake Brigman, Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120, to discuss the challenges that young entrepreneurs face when establishing a start-up company and how they can navigate their future ventures. Bozen Language, a system built for individuals to learn a language simply and naturally, came from Brigman's own experiences of learning five languages. Brigman will also discuss his soon-to-launch start-up that deals with headphone individualization.

The Kohler Center's Lunch & Learn series is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni, and includes a free lunch. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Sarah Eslyn, events coordinator in the College of Business Administration, at 8-7745.

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9. Department of Chemistry colloquium continues Friday

The Department of Chemistry Spring 2013 Colloquium Series will host, "Site-directed Spin Label EPR Studies of ExoU Activation by Ubiquitin," Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Jimmy Feix of the Medical College of Wisconsin 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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10. Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee hosting office hours Wednesday

The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee co-chairs will host office hours Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, 233. Other strategic planning office hours throughout the semester include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 364
  • Thursday, March 7, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, 362
  • Monday, March 18, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU, 231
  • Wednesday, March 27, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, 233

Those interested in attending any of the office hours should RSVP to Laura Hagan, office assistant in the Office of the University Architect, at 8-4439.

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11. Law School to hold information session Feb. 22

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 22, in Eckstein Hall. The session will cover admissions, financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and information from current students.

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Register online.

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12. Participants needed for Type 2 diabetes research study

People with Type 2 diabetes and healthy adults ages 40 years or older are needed to participate in exercise science and physical therapy research. Compensation will be provided. For additional information, contact Bonnie Schlinder-Delap, research assistant, at 8-6674.

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13. Colleges of Business Administration and Engineering Alumni Associations to host National Marquette Day pre-game receptions

The Business Administration Alumni Association will host a reception prior to the National Marquette Day game against Notre Dame Saturday, March 2, beginning at 10 a.m. at Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern, 1110 Old World Third Street. Join alumni to network and visit with fellow Marquette alumni and friends in the business community and enjoy a brunch buffet, drink specials and a 50/50 cash raffle.

Reception and game ticket prices, as well as reception-only ticket prices, and registration can be found online. Register by Friday, Feb. 22. For questions or special needs, contact Alysia Dvorachek, advancement associate, at 8-7697.

The College of Engineering Alumni Association will also host a silent auction and brunch prior to the game Saturday, March 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion, 929 N. Water Street. Since its inception, this annual event has raised nearly $200,000 in scholarship support for engineering students. Join alumni, family and friends for a brunch buffet.

Reception and game ticket prices, as well as reception-only ticket prices, and registration can be found online. Register by Friday, Feb. 22. For questions or special needs, contact Lindsay Gonzalez, advancement associate, at 8-4768. Parking will be available in the attached Marcus Center structure for $10.

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14. Women's basketball Faculty/Staff Night is Feb. 20

Admission is $2 for faculty and staff who attend the women's basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. There will also be 'Basketball Bingo' with a chance to win prizes, including $50 cash.

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