1. State of the University Address is March 18 at 3 p.m.

Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Interim Provost and Dean of the College of Nursing Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, will deliver a State of the University Address on Tuesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Father Wild and Callahan will discuss the university's progress in living its strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, key academic accomplishments and upcoming initiatives.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

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2. Milwaukee Business Journal has honored Marquette University with four awards during the past year

The Milwaukee Business Journal honored several Marquette University leaders and initiatives during the past year, which embody the university's core principles of service, excellence, leadership and faith – principles that are lived out by faculty, staff and students on campus and in the surrounding Milwaukee community. For a full recap of the awards, view the feature in the News Center.

Central City Business Award – Marquette University College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
The College of Nursing and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin were chosen to receive a Central City Business Award for their partnership on two new nurse-managed health care clinics at the Northside YMCA and COA Youth and Family Centers Goldin Center, which aim to bring health care options closer to patients in the areas of Milwaukee that are most in need. This award recognizes entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises whose contributions toward growth, expansion and prosperity are making a difference in the region.

CFO of the Year Award – Chuck Lamb
Chuck Lamb, vice president for finance, was named CFO of the Year in the education sector. This award recognizes the top financial executives whose strength and character are critical to the success of their organizations. For the past 11 years, Lamb has overseen the Office of Finance, which includes a staff of 70 in the following areas: Budget, Bursar, Comptroller, Endowment, Purchasing, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Accounts and Treasury Services.

Forty Under 40 Award – Dr. McGee Young
Dr. McGee Young, associate professor of political science, was honored with a Forty Under 40 award, which honors individuals for making a significant difference in their community at a young age. In his nomination letter, Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., emphasized Young's passion for social innovation, collaboration and conservation, reflected in his creation of H20Score.

Woman of Influence Award – Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan
Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, was named a 2013 Woman of Influence in the mentor category. Callahan, now in her fifth year as dean, has dedicated herself to the expansion of students' growth both inside and outside of the classroom.

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3. RSVP for Distinguished Scholars Reception by March 25

All faculty are invited to the annual Distinguished Scholars Reception Tuesday, April 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards will be announced at the reception. Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, will host the event with the Committee on Research.

Faculty members should RSVP to University Special Events at (414) 288-7431 by Tuesday, March 25.

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4. Sign up for Diversity Advocates, Safe Zone training

The Division of Student Affairs' Diversity Committee and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center are offering two training opportunities for faculty and staff in March.

The Division of Student Affairs' Diversity Committee' is launching the new Diversity Advocates training program for faculty and staff. This revised training provides more comprehensive tools for developing diversity consciousness, understanding social identities, identifying acts of discrimination and stereotyping, and developing advocacy skills. Upcoming dates for the two-part Diversity Advocates training are:

  • Part 1: Wednesday, March 19, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., venue to be determined by number of participants
  • Part 2: Wednesday, April 2, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 252

RSVP for Diversity Advocates training by Wednesday, March 12, by contacting diversitycommittee@marquette.edu.

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in the Office of the Provost is launching training for the new Safe Zone program. This training will give faculty and staff opportunities to deepen their knowledge about LGBT and gender justice issues, student identity development, and religion and sexuality. Participating in Safe Zone training assists with building safe spaces and strengthen the network of campus partners interested in gender, sexuality and diversity on campus. Upcoming dates for the three-part Safe Zone training are:

  • Part 1: Monday, March 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 252
  • Part 2: Monday, March 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 252
  • Part 3: Monday, March 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Lalumiere, 184

RSVP for Safe Zone training by Wednesday, March 12, by contacting gsrc@marquette.edu.

For additional information or to request an information session for an office, contact Carla Fullwood, assistant dean for intercultural engagement; Dr. Angela Zapata, counselor and diversity coordinator in the Counseling Center; or Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC.

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5. Chemistry colloquium to focus on electron and energy transfer processes

The Department of Chemistry will host "Spin and Zero-field Spin Polarization Effects on Electron and Energy Transfer Processes," Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Jim McCusker from Michigan State University 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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6. Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium to focus on random partition distributions

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium series continues with "Random Partition Distribution Indexed by Pairwise Information," Friday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. David Dahl, associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Brigham Young University, will deliver the lecture.

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 342. For additional information, contact Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at (414) 288-6344.

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7. Congressmen Pocan, Ribble go "On the Issues" to discuss bipartisan cooperation in Washington

U.S. Reps. Reid Ribble and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin will discuss their efforts to foster bipartisan cooperation among members of Congress in the next "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Monday, March 17, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall.

Pocan, a Democrat from Madison, and Ribble, a Republican from the Fox Valley, have differing views on many issues, but they agree that elected officials in Washington must find a way to work together to move the country forward.

In a joint appearance, Ribble and Pocan will discuss their role in the No Labels Problem Solvers, a group of House and Senate members who meet regularly to build trust across the aisle.

Register online.

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8. Haggerty Museum of Art will host discussion on consumerism

In conjunction with the Haggerty Museum of Art's current exhibitions, the Haggerty and the Chipstone Foundation will present "Lightning Talks," Tuesday, March 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Six speakers representing diverse disciplines will each present a short lecture followed by a discussion on issues related to consumerism.

The presenters will include:

  • Dr. Syed Akhter, professor of marketing
  • Lane Hall, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Rob Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America
  • Niki Johnson, adjunct professor of sculpture at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Lisa Moline, associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Dr. Richard Popp, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

For additional information, contact the Haggerty Museum of Art at (414) 288-1669.

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9. "Battle of the Beaks" giving challenge ends March 11

Marquette, Creighton University and St. John's University are competing in a donor participation challenge Feb. 19 through March 11. All alumni and undergraduate giving counts toward the challenge. Participants can also become an ambassador and join the battle online.

For more information, contact Sara Harvey, senior director of annual campaigns in University Advancement, at (414) 288-4766.

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10. Office supply exchange program to be held March 10-11

In conjunction with Office Max, Marquette will offer departments a chance to redistribute excess office supply inventory on campus. Office supplies, not including furniture, may be dropped off Monday, March 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Faculty and staff may return on Tuesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157 to "shop" for new items. Office Max will also feature an office chair demo during the event.

The office supply exchange allows departments a chance to redistribute supplies that were ordered in incorrect quantities or by mistake and will otherwise be unused. The items do not need to have an Office Max label on them to be included. For additional information, contact Jenny Alexander, director of purchasing, at (414) 288-7362.

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11. Rynne Faculty Research Fellowship deadline extended to March 17

Center for Peacemaking Rynne Research Fellowship applications are available online and the deadline has been extended to Monday, March 17. One $2,500 research grant will be given to advance research on an aspect of nonviolent peacemaking. The fellowship is intended to fund work for a two-month period during the summer. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit a research proposal of their choice or on a topic in one of the Center for Peacemaking's priority research areas.

For more information or to discuss project ideas, contact Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking, at (414) 288-8445.

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12. Register for benefit dinner supporting Hunger Clean-up

Hunger Clean-up will host a benefit dinner Wednesday, March 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Attendees will include Hunger Clean-up's three grant winners, and members of the past and current planning and leadership teams. Guests will receive information about the impact of Hunger Clean-up on the Marquette and Milwaukee communities. Parents, alumni and community members are invited.

The dinner is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information contact, Nicholas Smeriglio, Hunger Clean-Up marketing director. RSVP to Emily Runnoe by Friday, March 14.

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13. Graduate student administering survey on Wisconsin tourism

Randomly selected faculty and staff have received a survey via email, which will close Monday, March 17. The survey, administered by a Diederich College of Communication graduate student, is evaluating perceptions of a Wisconsin tourism destination for a master's thesis. For more information about the thesis and survey, contact Nkenge Kirton.

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

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14. Women's lacrosse team raising funds to support the fight against pancreatic cancer

The women's lacrosse team will host its annual PanCan game to support the fight against pancreatic cancer when it plays the University of Cincinnati Friday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Valley Fields. The team's goal is to raise $10,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. All faculty and staff will receive free admission to the game. Individuals can donate to the cause online, or purchase a raffle ticket at any of the team's home games.

For more information, contact Shea Hansen, marketing and sales assistant, at 414-288-4852.

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15. News Briefs will only be distributed Monday next week

Due to Spring Break, News Briefs will not be issued Thursday, March 13. Twice-a-week News Briefs will resume Monday, March 17.

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