1. Discussion leaders needed for 2014 First Year Reading Program

The 2014 First Year Reading will be March, by Rep. John Lewis. This graphic novel chronicles Lewis's youth in rural Alabama, including meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement and the battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins.

The choice of March as the First Year Reading Program book coincides with the 50th anniversary of some of the key moments in the Civil Rights movement, the "Freedom Summer" and the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Lewis, who will be the speaker at the Convocation Ceremony during New Student and Family Orientation, was a central figure in the civil rights movement, organizing sit-ins, speaking at the 1963 March on Washington and leading the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s. He served on the Atlanta City Council for several years before being elected to represent Georgia's 5th Congressional District in 1986.

Faculty members, senior Ph.D. students and academic staff interested in leading book discussions with small groups of first-year students should contact Dr. James Marten, professor and chair in the Department of History, by Saturday, April 12.

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2. Colleges of Communication and Engineering partnering to present The Zoo Story

The Department of Media and Performing Arts in the Diederich College of Communication and the Visualization Lab in the College of Engineering are partnering to present The Zoo Story, a one-act play about an encounter between two men in New York City's Central Park, with a cast of Marquette alumni and professional actors Matt Wickey and Harry Loeffler-Bell.

Design for the project is a collaboration between the two colleges to foster new ways of achieving digital excellence using the College of Engineering's Visualization Lab. The performances will take place in Engineering Hall, 028, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 11, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online.

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3. University mourns the death of freshman Andrew Zint

The university mourns the death of Andrew Zint, freshman in the College of Engineering, who died April 1. Visitation and Mass of the Resurrection were held this weekend in the Chicago area. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to the following organizations in Andrew's memory:

Make A Wish Foundation (sponsored Andrew's trip to Italy to be blessed by the Pope)
640 N. LaSalle Drive, Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation (Andrew was the recipient of several Bear
Hugs, including meeting Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane)
55 West Wacker Dr., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60601

Neuro-oncology Research Fund
Ann & Robert H. Luries Children's Hospital
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Box 30
Chicago, IL 60611

Condolences may be sent to:

The Zint family c/o Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Please remember Andrew, his family and friends in prayer.

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4. ORSP hosting information session on Fulbright Scholar Program; workshop on finding funding for health, sciences and engineering projects

Faculty interested in learning more about the Fulbright Scholar Program should attend an information session Wednesday, April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. A panel of Marquette Fulbright recipients will share their experiences, including what the application process entails, the benefits of receiving an award, and the teaching and research projects they engaged in while abroad.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will also host "Finding Funding for Health, Sciences and Engineering Projects," Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. The workshop will cover how to begin a funding search, where to look for potential funding sources and how to qualify for potential funding sources.

RSVP for both events by Monday, April 7, to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at (414) 288-7225.

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5. Register for one-day workshop on Buddhist philosophy of mind

The Department of Philosophy, Department of History and the Asian Studies Program are hosting a one day workshop: "Self-Awareness and Subjectivity in Consciousness: Buddhist and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives," Thursday, April 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The workshop will focus on the nature of self-awareness and subjectivity in Buddhist philosophies of mind, along with dialogue on contemporary philosophical perspectives and some recent developments in cognitive science.

Invited speakers include: Associate Professor Dan Arnold from the University of Chicago, Associate Professor Christian Coseru from the College of Charleston and Associate Professor Matthew MacKenzie from Colorado State University. Their presentations will be accompanied by commentaries by Dr. Bronwyn Finnigan, Jered Janes and Nicholas Oschmann of the Department of Philosophy.

For additional information, contact Dr. Bronwyn Finnigan, assistant professor of philosophy, or Dr. Michael Wert, associate professor of history and director of the Asian studies interdisciplinary minor.

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6. Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy continues this week

The Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will host Mario Meliadō of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg for "Metaphysics as Axiomatic Discipline: Boethius' De hebdomadibus and the Liber de causis in Late Albertism," Friday, April 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B.

For additional information, contact Dr. Owen Goldin, professor of philosophy.

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7. Biological Sciences seminar to focus on oocytes

The Department of Biological Sciences will host "Oocytes Under Arrest: A Whodunit," Friday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. John Eppig, senior staff scientist at The Jackson Laboratory, will lead the seminar.

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 (414) 288-7355.

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8. Department of Chemistry hosting colloquium on Friday

The Department of Chemistry will host "Intermediate Channeling in Pyruvate Carboxylase, a Multifunctional Biotin-dependent Enzyme," Friday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Martin St. Maurice, assistant professor of biological sciences, 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 (414) 288-3515.

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9. College of Arts and Sciences Student Council hosting a faculty/student meet-and-greet

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Student Council will host a faculty/student meet-and-greet Tuesday, April 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, 157. This event is an opportunity for faculty and students of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences to socialize with one another. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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10. Center for Peacemaking hosting research presentation by Dr. Ed de St. Aubin

The Center for Peacemaking will host a presentation by Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology and assistant chair, and his research team, Monday, April 14, at noon in the Center for Peacemaking office, located in the AMU, 157. The research presentation will explore the connections between sexuality and faith, and how they play out in daily lives, including real-life stories from Marquette students about experiences in their lives.

Soup will be served. This event is sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.

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11. Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley to give Law School's Nies Lecture

Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will present "The Propriety of Giving Deference to District Court Judges," for Marquette Law School's Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

O'Malley will address why the Federal Circuit should be more willing to afford a proper measure of deference to lower court findings where factual questions or mixed questions of law and fact are presented on appeal. Questions regarding the appropriate level of deference to district court decisions in patent cases have arisen recently in several contexts.

Seating is limited; register online.

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12. LGBTQ community prayer will be held tonight

Campus Ministry is sponsoring an evening prayer opportunity for members of Marquette's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning and allied community Monday, April 7, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The prayer format follows the tradition of the Ignatian Examen and all members of the campus community are welcome.

For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry at (414) 288-6873.

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13. Peacemaking and social justice Open Mic Night is April 10

The Peacemakers will host spoken word and musical performances focused on peacemaking and social justice as part of an Open Mic Night on Thursday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. Sign-up online to participate.

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14. Register for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to bring attention to gender violence

Alpha Chi Omega sorority will host a "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. on the Central Mall. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, is a project of Venture Humanity, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Male students participating in the event will walk one mile in women's high heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate the campus community and raise money for rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence prevention and recovery services.

The event costs $10 and registration can be completed online. Female and male students are welcome to participate in the event and male participants are not required to wear high heels.

For additional information, contact Deveny Trautman, vice president of philanthropy for Alpha Chi Omega.

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15. Sign up to participate in Colleges Against Cancer's Relay for Life

The Marquette chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will host Relay for Life from 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to 2 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Helfaer Recreation Center. The event will feature food, games and activities throughout the night while participants take turns walking around the track.

Team sign-ups are now available online. Relay for Life is the biggest annual fundraiser sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society. Funds raised go toward helping advance cancer research and treatments.

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16. Funeral at Gesu Church will affect campus street parking, traffic on Wisconsin on Wednesday

Funeral services for former Milwaukee County Executive F. Thomas Ament will be held at Church of the Gesu on Wednesday, April 9. Parking for the service will be allowed along the south side of Wisconsin Avenue between North 11th Street and North 16th Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that morning. The campus community is asked to take extra precaution crossing Wisconsin Avenue in this area due to the added vehicles and people.

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17. Children needed for physical therapy study

The Department of Physical Therapy is looking for children, ages 12-17, to participate in a research study examining the effects of physical fitness and body composition on pain reports. Participants will take part in three research sessions ranging from 60-90 minutes each, and will receive a free evaluation of physical fitness and body composition. Participants will be compensated with gift cards.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. Parents and legal guardians of children who are interested in participating in the study should contact Dr. Marie Bement, associate professor of physical therapy, at (414) 288-6738 or Stacy Stolzman, physical therapy graduate assistant, at (414) 288-6085. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at (414) 288-7570.

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