Marquette University Student Government will host a student forum with President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, first floor lobby. This will be an opportunity for students to ask Father Pilarz and university leadership about campus topics. Established in 1996, the president-student forum gives students the opportunity to speak directly to the university's senior leadership.
Students can also share their thoughts and questions for Father Pilarz in advance of the forum by using hashtag #muprez, or by directing tweets to @MarquetteU or @MUSG.
The registration deadline to volunteer at Hunger Clean-Up is Sunday, April 7. Participants volunteering as part of a team on the event day of Saturday, April 20, will need to enter their team name when registering. Participants can register as an individual, and will be matched with other individual volunteers on the day of the event. as part of a team will need to enter their team name when registering. Participants can register as an individual, and will be matched with other individual volunteers on the day of the event. More than 50 local agencies rely on the Marquette community to volunteer for projects identified as areas of need.
Hunger Clean-Up volunteer t-shirts are available until Friday, April 19, for $10 in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. Proceeds are used to support local agencies through the Hunger Clean-Up day of service and grants that address issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness.
For additional information, contact Kelly Knox, coordinator for community service programs.
All students employed by Marquette are invited to participate in several events as part of Student Employee Appreciation Week the week of April 7 to April 12. Events include:
For additional information, contact Emily Hernandez, administrative assistant in the College of Professional studies at 8-7346.
The university has promoted 29 faculty members to professor or associate professor with tenure effective for the fall 2013 semester. One full-time associate professor also received tenure. One full-time participating faculty member was promoted to clinical professor, two full-time participating faculty members were promoted to clinical associate professor, one full-time participating professor was promoted to associate professor and one participating faculty member was promoted to adjunct associate professor.
Promoted to professor are Dr. Iqbal (Sheikh) Ahamed, mathematics, statistics and computer sciences; Dr. Mary Catherine Bodden, English; Dr. Alan Burkard, counselor education and counseling psychology; Dr. Marilyn Frenn, nursing; Dr. Michael Johnson, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Lisa Koenig, general dental sciences; Dr. Christopher Okunseri, dental clinical services; Matthew Parlow, law, Dr. Robert Scheidt, biomedical engineering; Paul Secunda, law; Dr. Alex Stewart, management; and Dr. Doris Walker-Dalhouse, educational policy and leadership.
Promoted to associate professor with tenure are Dr. Allison Abbott, biological sciences; Dr. Matteo Arena, finance; Dr. Risa Brooks, political science; Dr. Louise Cainkar, social and cultural sciences; Dr. Sumana Chattopadhyay, digital media and performing arts; Dr. Dinorah Cortes-Velez, foreign languages and literatures; Dr. Michael Donoghue, history; Dr. Brenda Gorman, speech pathology and audiology; Stephen Hudson-Mairet, digital media and performing arts; Dr. John LaDisa, biomedical engineering; Dr. Laura Matthew, history; Dr. Martin Scanlan, educational policy and leadership; Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, physical therapy; Dr. Margaret Sebern, nursing; Dr. Lucas Torres, psychology; Dr. Franco Trivigno, philosophy; and Dr. Darren Wheelock, social and cultural sciences.
Dr. David King, associate professor of management, was granted tenure.
Participating faculty member Dr. Jay Goldberg, biomedical engineering, was promoted to clinical professor.
Promoted to clinical associate professor are participating faculty members Robert Paxton, physician assistant studies and Dawn Smith, physician assistant studies.
Participating faculty member Deborah Crane, social and cultural sciences, was promoted to adjunct associate professor.
Participating faculty member Melissa Greipp, law, was promoted to associate professor of legal writing.
The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Advising Center will host its annual "Explore the Majors Fair," Monday, April 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms C, D and E. This fair provides an opportunity for students to discuss College of Arts and Sciences majors and minors with faculty representatives, alumni and upperclassman from every major in the college. Students who attend will be eligible to win door prizes.
The Center for Health Education and Promotion is seeking hardworking, creative and motivated students to be part of the 2013-14 Peer Health Education Team. Peer Health Educators are a team of student leaders who provide health-related programming and serve the Marquette community as health resources in order to enhance the well-being of their peers.
Additional information can be found online. Applications are available in the 707 Building, first floor and are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. For additional questions, contact Amy Melichar Messman, coordinator for Student Health Services and the Center for Health Education and Promotion, at 8-5217.
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about May 2013 graduation candidates for possible use with local media. Interesting stories include graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; have unusual backgrounds; have overcome substantial obstacles in getting their degree; have won recent national-level awards; have received academic recognition; or have been featured in scholarly publications.
What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? Email their names and as many details as possible by Friday, April 12.
The university community will celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation for individuals preparing to become Catholics On Sunday, April 7. Masses will be held at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu and at 8 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. There will be no 4 p.m. Mass in the Church of the Gesu or 10 p.m. Mass in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family.
For additional information, please contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.
All graduating seniors are invited to a Baccalaureate Mass planning meeting Wednesday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom C. This group will reflect on readings for Pentecost and discuss music and other roles for the liturgy.
For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.
The university mourns the loss of Jack Crowley, former associate professor and chair of advertising and public relations, who passed away March 25. A visitation will be held Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish, located at 800 E. Marquette Avenue in Milwaukee. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Diederich College of Communication. Sympathy cards can be sent to Delores "Dee" Crowley, 6170 S. Creekside Dr., Cudahy, Wis., 53110.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will present "The Protective Role of Ethnic Identity in Delaying Sexual Activity Among Latina Adolescents" Monday, April 8, from noon to 1 p.m. in the GSRC, located in the AMU, 425. Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, will deliver the lecture.
RSVP to the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center by Monday, April 8, to receive a complimentary lunch.
The College of Nursing will host Dr. Edmundo Mesta-Casavantes, CEO of Hospitales Angeles Torreon, located in Torreon, Mexico, for "Healthcare in a High Risk Environment " Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, 111.
Hospitales Angeles Torreon provides health care in one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico, known for violence and high drug cartel activity. As a medical doctor and hospital administrator, Mesta-Casavantes will speak about his experiences delivering health care in a high-risk environment. He will discuss the day-to-day struggles health care professionals face providing care in one of Mexico's most volatile areas and share how his work is influenced every day by violence.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for freshman and sophomore volunteers for Admitted Student Days Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15. There will be 180 admitted students visiting campus and staying overnight that will need current students to host them and show them around campus. All volunteers get a t-shirt, access to an exclusive Comedy Sportz show on-campus and a chance to win great raffle prizes.
For more information, contact Katelynn Pope, admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions.
The Physical Therapy Student Council will host a Massage-A-Thon from Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, April 26, in Schroeder Complex, 397. Hours are as follows:
The cost is $8 for 15 minutes, $15 for 30 minutes, $22 for 45 minutes and $30 for an hour. Appointments can be made online or by email. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash, check or Marquette Cash is accepted.
The College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center Spring 2013 Seminar Series will present "Dopamingeric Mechanisms of Cocaine Addictions," Tuesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Dr. Ming Xu of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Chicago School of Medicine 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.
The Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will present "The Problem of Testimony in Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy" Tuesday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 301. Professor Andrea Robiglio of KU Leuven in The Netherlands will deliver the lecture.
For additional information, contact Dr. Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy, at 8-5649.
The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series will host "Late Medieval Nominalism and the Emergence of Modern Empiricism," Friday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Dr. Henrik Lagerlund, associate professor and chair of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, will deliver the lecture.
For additional information, contact the Department of Philosophy at 8-6857.
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Colloquium Series will host "Mind the Gaps," Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy, 401. Dr. Paul Bankston, professor emeritus of mathematics, statistics and computer science, 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.
Campus Ministry will offer praise and worship-style prayer followed by fellowship Monday, April 8, 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.
The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, April 5. The following classes will be offered free of charge:
For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.