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. 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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5. McNair Scholars Program to present two student scholars' research

Two students from the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program will present their research at the McNair Colloquia Series Thursday, Feb. 21 at noon in Marquette Hall, 410. The student presenters and the titles of the research are:

  • Grin and Bear It: Black Women's Perceptions of Depression Diagnosis and Treatment Darrielle Mitchell (Dr. Marcia Williams, adjunct assistant professor of social and cultural sciences ), sociology


  • The Emotional Response to Historical Images of Victimization Based on In-group and Out-group Categorization Jazzmyne Anderson (Dr. Nakia Gordon, assistant professor of psychology), psychology

A complimentary light lunch will be served. The event is sponsored by the McNair Scholars Program, the Urban Scholars Program and Intercultural Engagement. For more information, contact Eddie Guzman, associate director of the Educational Opportunity Program, at 8-1771.

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6. 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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7. 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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8. Manresa Scholar applications due Friday

Applications to serve as a Manresa Scholar for the 2013-2014 school year are due Friday, Feb. 22. The Manresa Scholars Program is for juniors and seniors who are interested in growing in faith, doing service and learning more about Ignatian Spirituality. For additional information, contact Annie Devine, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3689.

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9. Apply for MUSG Communications Department positions

Marquette University Student Government is seeking students to be a part of its Communications Department for the 2013-14 academic year. The Communications Department is responsible for all internal and external communication for student government, including graphic design and publicity, public relations, web development, social media and photography.

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 22, by 5 p.m. in the MUSG office, AMU 133. For questions, contact Communications Vice President Alex Lahr.

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10. Cru to sponsor Justice Week events

Campus Crusade for Christ will sponsor Justice Week, Sunday, Feb. 17, to Friday, Feb. 22, in support of the International Justice Mission. Events will focus on the issue of human trafficking in Milwaukee and the greater United States. Events will be held:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms Greg Darley of the International Justice Mission will speak.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in Marquette Hall, 100 and 200 A screening of Nefarius will be held.

The week will feature fundraising opportunities, with funds going to local churches that serve as a "safe house" for Milwaukee citizens who have suffered from human trafficking.

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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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