1. Chair of presidential search committee chosen, Dr. Margaret Callahan to remain in interim provost role

The Board of Trustees has chosen John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad '77, to chair the search committee for the next president of Marquette. Ferraro is the global chief operating officer for Ernst & Young, responsible for the overall operations of Ernst & Young worldwide. A search committee will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch News Briefs for updates.

At the request of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Margaret Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, will continue in her role as interim provost until a provost search can be completed under a permanent president.

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., shared with the campus community yesterday that Rev. Robert A Wild, S.J., will lead the university as interim president. Father Pilarz will assist Father Wild with the transition while traveling back and forth to the East coast to care for his ailing father, which he noted in his letter to the community. Father Wild is concluding his duties with the Wisconsin Province and will take over as interim president on Oct. 16.

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2. Visitation and Mass for Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., tonight on campus

Visitation and a funeral Mass for Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., who served for nearly 50 years at Marquette, will be held on campus tonight. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church of the Gesu, followed by a funeral Mass at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in the Wells Street Structure and in Lot F after 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Father Naus requested memorials be made to the Rev. John Naus, S.J., Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2004 to support Marquette students like the thousands he served, taught and inspired as a Jesuit.

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3. Activities planned for Sexual Violence Awareness Week, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Marquette's annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week will take place on campus Sept. 29, through Oct. 4. Events are intended to honor survivors, raise awareness and educate the campus community about the issue of sexual violence. View the complete schedule of events online. Events include:

  • The 11th Annual O'Donnell Hall Teeter Totter Marathon, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various locations on campus beginning Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • Healing Service, Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family

  • Shutter the Silence Gallery Opening Night, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. The exhibit will be open all week.

  • Keynote Speaker: Jaclyn Friedman, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Friedman is the author of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.

  • Self Defense and Bystander Intervention Training, various dates and times on campus

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4. RSVP for accreditation site visit open forums

An eight-person site visit team from the Higher Learning Commission will visit Marquette Sept. 30, to Oct. 2, the culmination of more than two years of preparation by hundreds of campus members and a self-study document.

During the site visit, the review team will meet with individuals and groups on campus, including three open forums one each for students, staff and faculty which are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to register for the open forums. The team will also meet with other individuals and groups on campus, including the University Academic Senate, University Staff Assembly and Marquette University Student Government.

The campus community is encouraged to read a briefing document, which provides an overview of the self-study prepared for the site visit team. The completed self-study is also available and individuals are encouraged to review the sections that are pertinent to their work on campus.

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5. Register for Family Weekend

Registration for Family Weekend 2013 closes Monday, Sept. 30. Family Weekend will run from Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6, and includes events for the whole family such as bowling, trivia, a 5k fun run, tours of Milwaukee, apartment presentations and theatre presentations. Registration, as well as a complete schedule of events, can be found online.

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6. Marquette Theatre presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Marquette Theatre will present Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the story of a master conman and a young apprentice who engage in a contest to see who can have it all: the fame, the money and the girl.

The winner 10 Tony Awards in 2005, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performances will run:

  • Thursday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 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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7. Les Aspin Center information sessions will be held next week

The Les Aspin Center for Government, Marquette's study center in Washington, D.C., will hold information sessions Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A.

The Les Aspin Center offers students a chance to live, work, and learn in the nation's capital for a semester or summer session. All interested students are encouraged to attend the information sessions and apply. Internships are available for all majors. Material will also be available on the Aspin Center's local initiative, where students are placed in legislative internships in Milwaukee.

Applications for the spring 2014 semester are due by Monday, Oct. 21. For more information, contact the Les Aspin Center's Marquette office at 288-7446, or visit the Les Aspin Center website.

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8. Applications for IMAP Ecuador immersion experience due Oct. 4

The application for the IMAP: Ecuador 2014 immersion experience sponsored by Campus Ministry is available online. Completed applications are due by Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m.

The IMAP Ecuador experience will take place May 13-26, 2014. This international immersion experience integrates reflection, action and engagement on issues of justice and solidarity with the poor.

For additional information, contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 9-3694.

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9. Applications for gender, sexuality and psychology research grants due next week

The Department of Psychology and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center are offering research grants for psychology undergraduate and graduate students to advance emerging scholarship in gender, sexuality and psychology. The review committee will consider applications that investigate the intersections of gender, sexuality and psychology/mental health. Typical awards will range from $300 to $500. Applications instructions can be found online, and are due Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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10. Register for the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Conference

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication will host the inaugural O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Conference Thursday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 11. The conference will present the work and research done by the 2013-14 Diederich Fellow Meg Kissinger, along with students and faculty from the college. Kissinger, an award-winning journalist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will present on her series "Chronic Crisis: A System that Doesn't Heal," which explores Milwaukee County's mental health system and solutions for providing patients the best possible care. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and others associated with mental health care in the county will also participate. The conference will also feature a panel on solutions journalism with the co-authors of The New York Times' FixesU column. A full schedule is available online.

Registration for the conference can be completed online. For more information about the conference, contact Herbert Lowe, professional in residence and director of journalism for social change in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, at 8-4068.

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11. Center for Peacemaking offering one-day symposium on peacemaking and nonviolence in world religions next week

The Center for Peacemaking is sponsoring a free, one-day symposium Thursday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The symposium, "Peacemaking and Nonviolence in World Religions," will highlight the transformative teachings and practices related to peacemaking and nonviolence within each of the major world religions. It will also explore how all faith traditions have the capacity to transform human consciousness and promote peace throughout the world.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by seven one-hour session on featured religions covering peacemaking, nonviolence, forgiveness and justice in each tradition. Registration information is online.

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12. Klement Lecture to discuss Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

The Department of History will host Dr. Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to deliver the Frank L. Klement Lecture Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Glatthaar will present "Robert E. Lee: Revolutionary Commander in the American Civil War." For more information, contact Dr. James Marten, professor and chair in the Department of History, at 8-7901.

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13. Department of Chemistry seminars will discuss performance enhancing drugs, chemical sensing

The Department of Chemistry will host two seminars to discuss performance enhancing drugs and chemical sensing. Dr. Daniel W. Armstrong of the University of Texas at Arlington will present "Performance Enhancing Drugs: Background, Detection and Incidents," Monday, Sept. 30, at noon in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Frank Bright of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, will present "Chemical Sensing at the Nanoscale," Tuesday, Oct. 1, at noon in Wehr Chemistry, 121.

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14. Join a living rosary on the Central Mall on Oct. 7

The university community will celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. by praying the rosary on Central Mall. All are welcome to join the prayer service. Individuals interested in helping lead the prayer by reciting a Hail Mary can sign up online.

The service is sponsored by Campus Ministry, the St. Robert Bellarmine Society, the Knights of Columbus and Students for Life. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at 8-0522.

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15. PR + Social Media Summit will be Oct. 9

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication's annual PR + Social Media Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, and the Weasler Auditorium. The conference will feature experts in the fields of social media and public relations. Registration can be completed online, and student and faculty and staff discounts are available.

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16. Neuroscience colloquium to discuss stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Allison Ebert of the Medical College of Wisconsin's cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy department Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Ebert will present "Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases."

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