1. Faculty scholars honored at Distinguished Scholars Reception, featured in Marquette Matters

The winners of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards were honored at the Distinguished Scholars Reception on April 1. Dr. James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences, was the recipient of the Haggerty Research Award for his scholarship related to social problems, deviance, mental illness and family life. His research will be profiled in the May issue of Marquette Matters.

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science, was awarded the 2014-15 Way Klingler Fellowship in science for her research on blood flow and fatigue in the central nervous system in non-insulin dependent patients with diabetes. Dr. Ryan Hanley, associate professor of political science, was awarded the 2014-15 Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities for his research on the teachings of Francois Fenelon, a French Roman Catholic philosopher and writer.

The 2014-15 Way Klingler Young Scholars are: Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy; Dr. Peter Staudenmaier, assistant professor of history; Dr. Qadir Timerghazin, assistant professor of chemistry; and Dr. Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science. Their research will be profiled in the May issue of Marquette Matters.

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2. Sports Illustrated staff writer to give Axthelm Lecture on April 22

Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated staff writer and college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, will be the featured speaker for the Diederich College of Communication's Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Davis will present, "Relationships Between Coaches and Players: Will There Ever Be Another John Wooden?"

Davis, who joined Sports Illustrated in 1995, is a 1992 graduate of Duke University. Before becoming a college basketball and golf writer for Sports Illustrated, he worked as a sports reporter at The New Haven Register. He has won a number of writing awards during his Sports Illustrated tenure and has authored two books: Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp and When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball.

The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established in 1994 to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete and his sister Bonnie. The program awards an annual scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student with an expressed interest in sports journalism.

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3. Music mogul, urban renewal advocate Kenneth Gamble next "On the Issues" guest

Universal Companies chairman Kenneth Gamble will discuss his career and his company's approach to reversing urban decline in the next "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, April 22, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall.

Gamble is a songwriter and producer who partnered with Leon Huff to create the "Philly soul" sound. The duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. He created Universal Companies, a not-for-profit community development and education management corporation that has invested millions in poor Philadelphia neighborhoods and opened a number of schools. Last year, the organization's efforts expanded to open two new charter schools in Milwaukee.

Register online.

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4. CTL hosting workshop on lessons learned from the university's first Massive Open Online Course

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a workshop on Massive Open Online Courses on Tuesday, April 22, at noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. Dr. David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program and adjunct assistant professor of finance, will share his successes and challenges with creating and teaching Marquette's first MOOC. Register online.

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5. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center seminar will focus on phenotypic predictors of addiction and relapse

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host a seminar, "Phenotypic Predictors of Addiction and Relapse: New Therapeutics," Tuesday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Dr. Kathryn Cunningham, Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology; vice chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; and director of the Center for Addiction Research at the University of Texas-Medical Branch at Galveston, will deliver the lecture.

For more information, contact the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center at (414) 288-7329.

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6. Social Innovation Initiative hosting discussion on future plans

Marquette faculty and staff are invited to attend a Social Innovation Initiative faculty and staff forum Wednesday, April 23, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. The discussion will focus on the Social Innovation Initiative's future plans and will give faculty and staff a chance to share their opinions.

For more information, contact Elise Chapman, special project manager in the Office of the Provost, at (414) 288-4990.

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7. William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair Lecture is April 24

Dr. Patrick Carey, professor of theology and William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology, will present "Is Marquette Still Catholic?" Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in Straz Hall, 105. Carey will describe some answers to the question by analyzing Marquette's historic statements on identity and suggesting three practical ways of fostering that identity in the future.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Theology.

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8. Next installment of the Last Lecture Series to focus on loving rather than judging

The University Honors Program Student Council will host the next installment of its Last Lecture Series on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Straz Hall, 105. Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and assistant chair of psychology, will present "'Tis Better to Love than Judge: Evidence from Psychology and Beyond."

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Haley Jones.

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9. Register for Alumni Awards ceremonies, April 24-26

Rhona E. Vogel, Bus Ad '76, will be among 59 Marquette alumni and friends to be honored on campus during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26. Vogel will be honored with the 2014 Marquette University All-University Alumna of the Year Award on Saturday, April 26, at the All-University Awards dinner. Vogel is the CEO of Vogel Consulting Group, an independent multi-family office providing expert investment, tax, estate planning and business consulting advice. She is also a member of Marquette's Board of Trustees and a member of the College of Business Administration's alumni leadership board.

Visit the Alumni National Awards site to learn more about the other recipients or to register for any of the events during the weekend. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the Alumni National Awards Weekend celebrations. In addition to Vogel, other All-University award recipients include:

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10. Nominate a colleague for University Staff Assembly

The University Staff Assembly will kick off its annual election this month, with newly elected members taking office Tuesday, July 1. Any full-time or regular part-time employee whose primary designation is staff, who has been employed by Marquette for at least one year and who is not represented by a collective bargaining unit, may be elected to and serve on the Staff Assembly. Nominations are due Monday, April 21, and can be emailed to Mary Minson or sent to Minson, chair, Staff Assembly Sub-Committee on Nominations, Appointments and Elections, Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center, Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 005. The following positions are open:

  • Three Area Representatives Office(s) of: Planning, Marketing and Communication, Public Affairs; Finance; University Advancement; General Counsel and Human Resources; Mission and Ministry; the President

  • Three At-Large Representatives Office(s) of: Provost; Planning, Marketing and Communication, Public Affairs

The University Staff Assembly has a seat on the University Leadership Council in addition to representation on various other university committees. There are subcommittees that deal with issues regarding work environment, communications, staff development and service.

For more information, visit the University Staff Assembly website.

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11. Attend April 23 session on suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide prevention training session, Wednesday, April 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 252. "Question, Persuade, Refer" training is a nationally recognized program designed to save lives by teaching individuals to identify and refer someone who may be suicidal. During this session, participants learn about risks and warning signs of suicide, learn how to talk to someone about suicide and learn how to facilitate appropriate mental health referrals to sites at Marquette and within the Milwaukee community.

For more information or to register, contact the Counseling Center at (414) 288-7172. Groups of 10 or more people that are interested in QPR training can contact the Counseling Center to schedule a private QPR training.

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12. Celebrate World Book Day April 23

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will celebrate World Book Day on Wednesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Lalumiere. Participants are invited to bring a book to exchange it for another book and receive a sticker recognizing participation in the event. Exhibits of censored, rare and beautiful books will also be on display, as well as a marathon reading of Don Quixote in different languages.

For more information, email Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova, associate professor of Spanish, or call (414) 288-6715.

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