1. Spring 2013 enrollment data available

Official spring 2013 enrollment statistics, compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, are now available on OIRA's website. This includes headcount enrollment data, major and minor counts, student credit hours, and class size information. Fall 2012 faculty statistics are also now available. Individuals who have previously accessed any reports on OIRA's website may need to refresh their Internet browser to see the most recent reports.

Marquette currently enrolls 11,179 students, of which 7,871 are undergraduates and 3,308 are graduate and professional students.

Any questions can be directed to Alexandra Riley, associate director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, at 8-8049. To request additional information or data, use OIRA's information request form.

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2. University mourns the death of Dr. Ronald Mahn

The university mourns the loss of Dr. Ronald Mahn, adjunct professor of general dental sciences, who passed away Feb. 21, at the age of 83. Mahn served in the Navy for two years during the Korean War before relocating to his West Allis private dental practice in 1954. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 2, at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, N6 W31449 Alberta Dr., Delafield, WI. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service and reception. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

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3. Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to speak at Law School

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will be the next guest for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, March 6, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Often referred to as the nation's "drug czar," Kerlikowske is charting a new course to reduce illicit drug use and its consequences in the United States. The former Seattle police chief rejects what he calls "the false choice between an enforcement-centric war on drugs and the legalization of drugs." Kerlikowske will outline what he deems a "21st century approach to drug policy," one that treats the nation's drug problem as a public health issues, not a just a criminal justice issue, when he visits the Law School.

Register online.

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4. Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership to host luncheon presentation on investigative reporting

The Marquette chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership will present "Meg Kissinger: An Investigative Reporter Being the Difference," Thursday, March 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Meg Kissinger, Public Service Journalism Fellow and student adviser in the Diederich College of Communication, will share her personal experience in reporting on mental health for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, Kissinger will also speak to the current state of mental health care in the local and global communities.

A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, March 18, by contacting Sara Bartolotta, event planner, at 8-0514.

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5. Summit to bring together different local faith communities

The College of Business Administration and the Center for Teaching and Learning will host the Halo Project Interfaith Summit Friday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the AMU, 227. This summit will bring faith community leaders together with faculty and students to create dialogue about faith traditions and social justice in Milwaukee. A panel featuring Muslim, Jewish, Protestant and Roman Catholic representatives will begin the event, followed by table conversations to further explore partnerships for research, service learning and internships.

Breakfast is included. Space is limited; registration can be completed online. This event is supported with a grant from the Simmons Religious Commitment Fund. For additional information, contact Dr. Noreen Lephardt, adjunct associate professor of economics, at 8-7411, or Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-3693.

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6. Seminar to address effects of high-intensity sweeteners on energy balance

The College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center Spring 2013 Seminar Series will present "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature Effects of High-Intensity Sweeteners on Energy Balance," Tuesday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Dr. Susan Swithers of the department of psychological sciences at Purdue University will lead the seminar.

For more information, contact the College of Health Sciences at 8-5053. A complete schedule of the Spring 2013 Seminar Series can be found online.

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7. Kohler Center Lunch and Learn series to host owner of Stefans Soccer

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch & Learn series will host Anne Nowakowski, Marquette alumna and owner of Stefans Soccer, Thursday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. Nowakowski will discuss entrepreneurship through the topic of family business, including growing up around such an environment, the transition of ownership from one family member to another and the task of keeping the nearly 50-year-old soccer retailer brand innovative in today's ever-changing world of sports business.

The Kohler Center's Lunch and 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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8. Faber Center to host grief and loss discussion group, lunch with Repairers of the Breach

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host a grief and loss discussion group Thursday, March 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111. This group is open to employees who have experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to gather to reflect on the challenges this new reality poses. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545. For additional questions or concerns, contact Dr. Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center, at 8-5059.

The Faber Center will also join members of Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and scripture reflection in the African process method Friday, March 8. Participants will leave as a group from Schroeder Complex, 111, at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1:15 p.m. Transportation will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, March 6, to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545. All faith traditions are welcome.

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9. Construction work for Marquette Interchange scheduled this spring

Beginning this spring, improvements will be made to the Marquette Interchange and the I-94 East/West Freeway. The work scheduled for this spring will restore the second lane for I-794 WB while maintaining the improvements from I-43 SB and from I-94 WB. The existing auxiliary lane at 35th Street will be extended east to the Marquette interchange to provide additional length for merging and weaving. The auxiliary lane will allow for smoother flow of traffic through the Interchange and will help reduce delays.

This project is scheduled to start in late February 2013, with peak hour lane closures on I-94 W beginning in early March and end by mid-April, and end in mid-May. To facilitate construction, sections of the project area will be closed in stages. Additional information, up-to-date closures and travel times can be found online.

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10. Faculty and staff with children invited to take survey on family health and wellness

Faculty and staff with children ages 2 to 18 are invited to take a brief survey on family health and wellness. This survey is IRB-approved at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is sponsored by health care faculty at Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee.

The survey can be completed online. Surveys will be completely anonymous and will take about 10 minutes to complete. For additional information, contact Dr. Astrida Kaugars, associate professor of psychology, at 8-3665.

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11. Praise and Worship offered Monday

Praise and Worship style prayer will be offered Monday, March 4, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. This event is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry.

For additional information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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12. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, March 1. The following classes will be offered free of charge:

Rec Center:

  • Spin Class at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 1 p.m.
  • Zumba at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Rec Plex:

  • TBD
  • TBD

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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