1. Additional Title IX training session will be offered March 4

National, state and local legislation intersects with many aspects of the university's work, including when and how criminal activity needs to be reported. Marquette's Title IX team will host an additional training session for faculty and staff Tuesday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to noon in the AMU, 157. The session will provide background information and reporting guidelines related to Title IX, as well as Wisconsin state statutes, the Clery Act, and Marquette policies and procedures.

The training session will be led by members of Marquette's Title IX team, comprised of Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Dr. William Welburn, Sarah Bobert, Lynn Mellantine, and Dr. Chris Daood, as well as the chair of Marquette's Sexual Misconduct and Response Team (SMART), Dr. Marya Leatherwood, and Associate General Counsel Jeff Kipfmueller.

Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972 and overseen by the United States Department of Education, which seeks to prevent gender discrimination in higher education. Sexual misconduct on college and university campuses is an expression of gender inequity, and recent legislation – particularly the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, enforced by the Office of Civil Rights – asks for more attention and sensitivity to related activities.

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2. Wear blue and gold on Friday to celebrate National Marquette Day, Feb. 15

Campus will celebrate National Marquette Day by wearing blue and gold Friday, Feb. 14, in advance of the worldwide celebration Saturday, Feb. 15. The AMU Brew Coffee Shop will provide a 22-percent discount on drip coffee and baked goods to customers wearing blue and gold in honor of the 22nd anniversary of National Marquette Day. Employees can share Spirit Day photos on social media by tagging them with #MUDay14.

On National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 15, alumni will gather in Milwaukee and in more than 80 locations around the world to celebrate Marquette and cheer on the men's and women's basketball team as they take on Xavier University.

For more information, visit the National Marquette Day website, or contact Jennilee Schlinsky, senior alumni engagement officer, at (414) 288-7661.

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3. Marquette Theatre's Almost, Maine, opens tonight

Marquette Theatre will present Almost, Maine, a comedy that chronicles how the residents of the tiny town of Almost finds themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways one magical winter night. Performances will run:

  • Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at (414) 288-7504.

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4. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Colloquium Series continues Feb. 18

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium series continues with, "Transportation Electrification: An Overview with Special Considerations for Commercial and Off-road Vehicles," Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. Dr. Bruno Lequesne, principal engineer at Eaton Corporation, will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 204A. For more information or questions, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at (414) 288-6820.

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5. GSRC to host Faculty Fellow presentation Feb. 18

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host a Faculty Fellow presentation with Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and assistant chair of psychology, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D. De St. Aubin and student researchers will present, "Bringing SexBAKI," which includes research on student sexual behavior, attitudes, knowledge and identity.

For more information, contact Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC, at (414) 288-0704.

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6. Simmons Fund application deadline extended to Feb. 24

The submission deadline for proposals to the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund has been extended to Monday, Feb. 24, for grants for the 2014-15 academic year. The fund finances small projects or seed money for programs and events that deepen the religious nature of Marquette. Grants generally range from $500 to $2,500, and are available to faculty and staff. Proposals that promote religious aspects of the mission of the university will be given preference.

Proposals can be submitted online. For more information about the fund and guidelines for submitting proposals, contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at (414) 288-1881.

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7. Former CEO of Allen Edmonds is next guest at "After Hours Speaker Series"

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will host the second edition of the "After Hours Speaker Series" on Monday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event will feature John Stollenwerk, former CEO and owner of Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation. Stollenwerk, a Marquette University trustee emeritus, will discuss his time running the shoe brand along with his decades of international and domestic business experience.

Register online. For more information, contact Sarah Eslyn, events coordinator in the College of Business Administration, at (414) 288-7745.

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8. Bucyrus chairman Ted Rogers to speak about the ways philosophy and art inform business, engineering and leadership

A panel featuring Ted Rogers, Grad '68, former CEO and current chairman of Bucyrus International, will discuss the ways philosophy and art inform business, engineering and leadership Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Admissions Presentation Room on the first floor of Zilber Hall.

Rogers founded a billion dollar private equity firm, led Bucyrus International as CEO and has served on four Fortune 500 company boards. His love of the arts is reflected in his long-standing support of the classical Theatre for a New Audience in New York, where he has served as board chairman for 15 years, raising millions for the vision of sharing Shakespeare. Rogers has also served as chairman of the New York City Ballet.

Joining Rogers on the panel are Dr. Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy; Dr. Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management; Dr. Kris Ropella, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering; and moderator Dr. John Su, professor of English and director of the Core of Common Studies.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Marlee Rawski, director of regional engagement in University Advancement, at (414) 288-4767.

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9. Marquette Symphony Orchestra to perform Feb. 16

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature electric violinist Bridgid Bibbens, who has performed with musicians including Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Robin Thicke, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Josh Groban. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, Op. 21.

The concert is free. For more information, contact Jason Ladd, assistant director of instrumental music, at (414) 288-7476.

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10. Faculty/staff appreciation night at women's basketball game is Feb. 18

Faculty and staff can purchase reserved tickets at a special rate of $2 for faculty/staff appreciation night as the women's basketball team takes on DePaul University on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. There will also be $2 concession deals throughout the game.

Purchase discounted tickets online using the code: MARQUETTE. Tickets can also be purchased at the Al McGuire Center the day of the game.

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11. Discounted tickets available to two men's basketball home games this month

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is offering discounted tickets to two men's basketball home games for faculty, staff and their families. Employees can purchase tickets for $5-off regular single-game prices for No. 12 Creighton's first visit to Milwaukee as a BIG EAST member Wednesday, Feb. 19, as well as the match-up against Georgetown on Thursday Feb. 27. To purchase tickets, click here, select the game, and, when prompted, enter the special offer code: MUEMPLOYEE.

Employees should call (414) 288-4668, email athletics@marquette.edu or tweet @MUTicketOffice if they need assistance purchasing tickets.

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12. Remember to complete Raynor Memorial Libraries survey

All faculty and one third of students (randomly selected) have received an invitation to participate in LibQual+, an assessment survey of the Raynor Memorial Libraries. This survey will assess the satisfaction with the libraries' collections, services, access and space, and is administered by the Association of Research Librarians. All responses will be confidential. All student participants will be registered to win a Kindle.

The LibQual+ survey closes Feb. 28. For additional information, contact Jean Zanoni, associate dean for administration and planning, at (414) 288-5979.

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13. Hunger Clean-up to host "Sample the Soups" fundraiser

Hunger Clean-up, with the support of Sodexo, will host "Sample the Soups," Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Soup and bread will be provided free of charge, and participants can take home a homemade ceramic bowl.

The event is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. All donations help fund Hunger Clean-up efforts.

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14. Alpha Chi Omega selling red carnations to support the fight against domestic violence

Alpha Chi Omega will sell red carnations for $1 on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14, on the second floor of the AMU. All proceeds will support the Milwaukee Women's Center, which provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence.

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15. Males ages 18-30 needed for research study

The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Center for Motion Analysis in the College of Engineering are looking for males between the ages 18-30 with no lower extremity injuries to participate in a research study. The study will involve two, one-hour visits. Participants will be paid $50 for each visit and will receive a pair of running shoes. For more information, contact Janelle Cross, teaching assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at (414) 288-0697.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at (414) 288-7570.

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