1. Dr. Robert Bishop to receive award from the American Astronautical Society

Dr. Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of the College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2013 Dirk Brouwer Award from the American Astronautical Society. The award honors those who have made significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics.

The society selected Bishop for his seminal contributions to the theory and practice of navigation and control of autonomous aerospace systems and for exceptional achievements in engineering education. Bishop will accept the award Jan. 28, in Santa Fe, N.M., at the Space Flight Mechanics Meeting of the American Astronautical Society.

"Marquette University and the City of Milwaukee are fortunate to have the leadership and expertise of Dr. Bishop," said Dr. Margaret Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing. "He is helping form the next generation of engineers by reimagining engineering education at Marquette. Dr. Bishop authors key engineering textbooks that are used worldwide and impact the education of engineering students globally. We are proud of Dr. Bishop's accomplishments and laud this recognition by his peers."

Bishop's expertise is in the application of systems and control theory. He is currently working with NASA on techniques for achieving planetary precision landing to support human and robotic missions. This work involves advanced navigation algorithm development with fast-to-flight characteristics. He co-authored Modern Control Systems, which has been adopted worldwide and is considered a leading undergraduate textbook in control theory. His book on graphical programming, Learning with LabVIEW, is the reference textbook delivered with all copies of the student edition of LabView.

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2. Multiple events taking place next week to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intercultural Engagement in the Office of Student Development will hold events to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., during MLK Days of Engagement, which will take place Monday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 24. The full schedule of events can be found online. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to tweet their reflections and experiences throughout the week using the hashtag #mlkdays.

Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will host two events to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, Jan. 21. A panel discussion moderated by Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, "A Dream Deferred: The Legacy of the March on Washington (50 Years Later)," will take place Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C. Dr. Heather Hathaway, associate professor of English and director of graduate studies; Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology and associate director of undergraduate studies; Dr. Andrew Kahrl, assistant professor of history; and Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor of philosophy, will serve as panelists.

Dr. William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "The Forgotten History of the March on Washington," Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C. Jones is the author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights. RSVP to Emily Zegers, assistant librarian, at (414) 288-7068, by Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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3. Annual Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture is Jan. 22

The annual Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture will be presented by photographer Brian Ulrich on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in Eckstein Hall's Appellate Courtroom. The Haggerty Museum of Art will feature Ulrich's work in an exhibit titled Copia – Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores from Wednesday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, May 18.

Ulrich earned a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a bachelor's degree in photography from the University of Akron. His work has been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum. Copia – Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores is a three-phase investigation of the American consumer psyche.

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4. RSVP for a training session on the revised NIH Public Access Policy

Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a training session for the revised National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 245.

Training sessions are designed to provide an overview of the policy, highlight resources available, and walk through the electronic system that will show whether grant-related publications are in compliance. RSVP online.

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5. CTL offering certificate programs on contemplative pedagogies, using technology for teaching and assessment

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a certificate program for faculty interested in exploring how using contemplative pedagogies in their classes can improve student attention, focus and learning. To complete the certificate program, participants must participate in six sessions, which can be completed over multiple semesters. Participants must also attend a required certificate program overview session. Identical sessions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Feb. 5. Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the CTL, at (414) 288-3693.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will also offer a workshops series focusing on using technology for teaching and assessment. Participants who wish to earn an e-Learning certificate must attend six sessions. A complete schedule of topics can be found online. For more information, contact Karina Mendoza, office assistant in CTL, at (414) 288-6854.

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6. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium series continues tomorrow

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium series continues with "Multiscale Material Modeling with Mesoscopic Models," Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. in Cudahy, 401. Dr. Pablo Seleson, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas-Austin's Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 342. For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at (414) 288-6344.

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7. Lecture to explore fifty years of Catholic ecumenism

The Department of Theology and Campus Ministry will host author Dr. Catherine Clifford for a lecture during the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which explores Catholic ecumenism since Vatican II. Clifford will present "Renew Your Wonders in Our Time: Vatican II at 50 Years," Thursday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

Clifford is a co-author of Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of the Council, and will explore the main features of Catholic ecumenism in the period following Vatican II and the continuing importance of the Decree on Ecumenism in the ecclesial landscape of the 21st century, which differs greatly from that of the 1960s.

For additional information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-3686.

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8. Attend information session on Kohler Center's ImpactNext Business Model Competition

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will kick off the 2014 ImpactNext Business Model Competition on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Attendees will learn about the competition and what it takes to create a viable business model for a start-up. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, Marquette alumni, and the Milwaukee community.

Light appetizers will be provided. RSVP online. For additional information, contact Sarah Eslyn, events coordinator in the College of Business Administration.

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9. Final performances of The Quiltmaker's Gift are this weekend

Marquette Theatre will present The Quiltmaker's Gift, a musical story of a greedy king and a mysterious old woman who refuses to give him a quilt, which starts the king on a journey of self discovery. The final performances will run Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at (414) 288-7504.

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10. Charles Franklin goes "On the Issues" to present first Law School Poll of 2014

Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will be the next guest for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Monday, Jan. 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the first Marquette Law School Poll of the 2014 election year, which will look at how the people of Wisconsin feel about the candidates for governor, issues such as health care reform, and the job performance of local and national political figures.

Seating for the event is limited and registration is available online. For more information, contact the Law School at (414) 288-7090.

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11. Faber Center to hold Mass celebrating the canonization of St. Peter Faber

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will hold a Mass celebrating the canonization of Peter Faber on Thursday, Jan. 30, at noon in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. Faber, the first Jesuit priest and one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus, was declared a saint Dec. 17, 2013.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, at (414) 288-5059.

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12. Sharpen LinkedIn knowledge at free webinar with bestselling author

Best-selling LinkedIn author and Marquette alumnus Wayne Breitbarth will give a free webinar to help students improve their LinkedIn expertise Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., presented by the Marquette University Alumni Association. Register online.

For more information, contact Dan DeWeerdt, director of alumni engagement, at (414) 288-4740.

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13. Law School hosting open house Jan. 25

The Law School will host an open house for prospective students Saturday, Jan. 25, in Eckstein Hall. Optional tours begin at 9 a.m., with a seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The seminar will cover admissions and financial aid information, an overview of full- and part-time enrollment options and a panel featuring several current students.

RSVP online.

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14. FAME book swap is Jan. 26

Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English will host its annual book swap Sunday, Jan. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby.

Guests can take home half as many books as they donate. The remaining books will be donated to local agencies that promote literacy, specifically local shelters.

Books can be donated in the Department of English office, located in Coughlin Hall, 335.

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15. Commencement student speaker nominations due Jan. 31

Nominations are being accepted for the undergraduate Senior Speaker for May 2014 Commencement. Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate graduating seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA who have never been on academic or disciplinary probation.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 31, and can be submitted online. For more information, email Sterling Hardaway, MUSG Senior Speaker Coordinator.

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16. Grow with Marquette session to explore spiritual wellness

Grow with Marquette will offer, "Exploring Your Spiritual Wellness," Friday, Jan. 24, from noon to 1 p.m., in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Facilitated by Dr. Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, and Kristin Kipp, employee wellness coordinator, this session will explore the connections spirituality has with health. A light lunch will be served.

For more information or to register, email growwithmu@marquette.edu or call (414) 288-7305.

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17. Free group fitness classes offered next week

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free group fitness classes Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 23. The trial week gives faculty, staff and students the opportunity to try out a variety of classes that will be offered during the semester. The full list of semester group fitness classes can be found online.

Fit Passes, which grant access to a variety of classes for the semester for a small fee, are also available online. For more information about fitness classes or Fit Passes, contact the Marquette Group Fitness Office, at (414) 288-6979.

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18. Spring semester intramural manager meetings start this week

The Department of Recreational Sports' intramural manager meeting dates and information regarding sign-ups are available online. Flyers are available at the Rec Center in the Intramural Office.

For more information, contact the Department of Recreational Sports at (414) 288-1558.

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