1. Marquette community praying for victims of Boston Marathon violence

The Marquette community extends its prayers and deepest condolences for all those involved in the explosions at the Boston Marathon this afternoon.

“We are aware that members of our Marquette family were running in and attending the Boston Marathon today, and our prayers are with them and their families,” said President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims, their families and the entire city of Boston.”

During this difficult time, we offer this prayer for peace.

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2. Denim Day 2013 clothing drive begins today, free T-shirts and buttons available

On Wednesday, April 24, the university will once again recognize Denim Day, an annual international effort to support 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.

All faculty, staff and students can pick up free T-shirts and buttons from the Denim Day info table Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby.

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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3. Theatre Arts presents Urinetown

Marquette Theatre Arts will present Urinetown, a satirical musical that follows the men and women of Urinetown who come together to defend their right to answer nature’s call. The show will run Wednesday, April 18, through Sunday, April 28 at the Helfaer Theatre.

The winner of three Tony Awards in 2002, Urinetown is a satirical musical that shocks audiences of all ages with its witty, yet unexpected storyline that encompasses love and freedom. Urinetown will be presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The performance will run:

  • Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28, 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. Raynor Memorial Libraries extends hours

Raynor Memorial Libraries has extended its second floor and bridge hours to 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week, beginning Friday, April 12. Raynor Library's first floor will continue to be open 24/7, and the hours for the lower level of Raynor Library and the third floors of both Raynor Library and Memorial Library will remain the same.

A complete schedule of hours can be found online.

5. MUSG accepting applications for 2013-14 positions

MUSG is seeking students for involvement in a variety of paid, volunteer and representative positions for the 2013-14 school year. Available positions include desk receptionists, financial office assistants, elections coordinator, judicial administrator and more.

Applications are also being accepted for students interested in serving on a University Committee. University Committees are bodies of faculty, administrators and students who tackle issues across colleges and play a crucial role in decision-making.

Applications for all available positions can be found online. For best consideration, submit applications by Friday, April 19, to the MUSG office in the AMU, 133. For additional questions, contact Zach Bowman, MUSG executive vice president.

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6. Women’s club volleyball team wins NCVF National Collegiate Club Championship

The women’s club volleyball team won the NCVF National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championship in a three-day tournament that included 180 teams. The team beat the University of Texas in the semi-final round to face the University of Arizona in the final round. Molly Aikins, graduate student in the College of Nursing, was named tournament MVP. Yvonne Marten, dental one student in the School of Dentistry; Jenny Ciriacks, junior in the College of Health Sciences; and Meredith Vertin, sophomore in the College of Communication, were named All-Americans.

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7. Workshop to address five types of conflict resolution

The Dispute Resolution Association will host a presentation-workshop, “Five Types of Conflict,” Tuesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 252. Based on Christopher Moore’s “Circle of Conflict: Causes and Interventions,” from The Meditation Process, this presentation will address the types of conflict encountered on a daily basis and what to do about them. David Angel of the Dispute Resolution Association will also present.

Dispute Resolution Association presentation-workshops are designed to combine theory with practice. Participants are invited to learn about the theory in an interactive presentation-workshop format designed to help participants leave knowing how to put theory into use. Registration is requested, but not required, by contacting David Angel by Tuesday, April 16.

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8. Attend presentation on theological viewpoints of animals

The Animal Health and Wellness Club will host a lecture on how animals have been viewed in theology throughout time, including through a variety of theological viewpoints, Tuesday, April 16, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 112. Andrew Kuzma, graduate assistant in theology, and Christopher Brenna will deliver the lecture.

Pizza will be served prior to the lecture at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, contact the Animal Health and Wellness Club.

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9. MUSG to host MTV News correspondent for final installment of Speaker Series

MUSG will host the final installment of its Speaker Series Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. SuChin Pak, MTV News correspondent, has served as a role model for many bi-cultural Asian-American teens. As one of her generation’s most prominent advocates and voices, Pak will bring an insightful perspective to today’s most important issues.

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10. Third annual “Making a Living, Making a Difference” panel discussion and networking event to be held

The third annual “Making a Living, Making a Difference” panel discussion and networking event will take place Thursday, April 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. This free event focuses on building a career that serves toward bettering society and the world. The event will be broken up into two components:

  • Panel discussion from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Participants can learn about career pathways, key career decisions and the importance of self-awareness from panelists representing the Milwaukee Circuit Court, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera and the Urban Ecology Center.
  • Networking event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Participants can meet with representatives and leaders from more than 20 local organizations to learn about their missions and work, current or future job opportunities, and how they have discovered careers that contribute to the common good.

All Marquette students are invited to attend. Food and beverages will be provided. A complete list of organizations attending can be found online.

This event is sponsored by the Nonviolence Study Group, the Center for Peacemaking and Hunger Clean-Up, with the support of the Kohl’s Career Education Scholarship and the Career Services Center.

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11. Attend second installment of Last Lecture series

The Honors Program Student Council and the Arts and Sciences Student Council will host the second installment of the Last Lecture Series, “Laughing in the Face of an Army of Pacifists (Humor and the Absurd),” Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Russ Hammer, lecturer of philosophy, will deliver the lecture.

This free event is open to the entire Marquette community. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact the Honors Program at 8-7516 or the Honors Program Student Council.

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12. Colloquium to address finding the way to solar fuels

The Department of Chemistry Spring 2013 Colloquium Series will host “Finding the Way to Solar Fuels” Friday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Tom Meyer of the University of North Carolina 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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13. Seminar to address the chemistry of bacterial development

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host the Oliver H. Smith Memorial Lecture, “The Chemistry of Bacterial Development,” Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Roberto Kolter of the Harvard Medical School Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology will lead the seminar, which will be hosted by Dr. James Maki, professor of biological sciences.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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14. Soup with Substance to explore teaching about empathy in a conflicting society

Dr. Michalinos Zembylas, associate professor of education at Open University in Cyprus, will present aSoup with Substance discussion on “The Emotional Complexities of ‘Our’ and ‘Their’ Loss: The Vicissitudes of Teaching about/for Empathy in a Conflicting Society,” Wednesday, April 17, at noon in the AMU, 157.

Zembylas will explore, using examples from the response of Greek Cypriot school children to Turkish Cypriots:

  • What enables a student to empathize with the emotional perspective of another individual, especially someone from an "enemy" community?
  • Is it "appropriate" to teach children about/for empathy at the elementary school level, particularly when a conflict is still unresolved?
  • How does the political, cultural and educational context shape the process of teaching about empathy at schools in a conflicting society?
  • Does a student who gets to "know about" the "enemy's" life experience necessarily empathize with it?

Zembylas has written five books on the way emotions and politics intersect with social justice pedagogies and peace education. Recently, he has studied the ambivalence of forgiveness in contexts of intractable conflict. During his career, he has worked with peace educators in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and South Africa.

This Soup with Substance event is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, the College of Education and the Office of International Education.

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15. Public Safety to offer self-defense classes

The Department of Public Safety will offer a self-defense class Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, 163. For additional information, contact Joseph Secanky, public safety officer, at 8-6800.

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16. Capoeira Nagô Marquette to host fourth annual batizado event

Capoeria Nagô Marquette will host its fourth annual batizado event Sunday, April 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at Mayfair Mall, center court. Capoeira is a frenetic display of athletic and acrobatic skill, and batizado is the high-point of the year. This year’s event will feature guests from across the United States, including Contra Mestre Gusmao.

On-campus workshops will begin Wednesday, April 24. For additional information, visit Milwaukee Capoeira or contact Joseph Dobbs.

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17. Campus Ministry seeking Baccalaureate Mass ushers

Campus Ministry is looking for people to help usher the 2013 Baccalaureate Mass at the U.S. Cellular Arena Saturday, May 18. Ushering involves greeting people as they arrive, helping with the flow for communion and cleaning up programs after Mass. The Baccalaureate Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. Ushers are asked to arrive by 3 p.m. and stay until 6:30 p.m. to help with clean-up. Registration to volunteer is available online.

For those interested in helping out or for more information, contact Annie Devine, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at 8-3689.

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