1. View a video of the chair of the Presidential Search Committee speaking about President-Elect Dr. Michael R. Lovell

John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad' 77, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and vice chair of the Board of Trustees, was interviewed about the Board of Trustees' election of Dr. Michael R. Lovell, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as Marquette's 24th president.

Ferraro discussed the historic nature of the first lay president in Marquette's history, the search process and the qualities that made President-Elect Lovell the committee's unanimous first choice to lead the university into the future.

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2. RSVP for Pere Marquette Dinner

All full-time faculty members should have received an email invitation to the 56th annual Pere Marquette Dinner, which will be held Thursday, May 1, in the AMU, with a reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The night will honor this year's Teaching Excellence Award winners, as well as the winners of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Faculty Fellowship Awards, the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award, the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award.

This year, invitations were sent to Marquette email accounts for faculty. Print invitations will not be distributed this year to save on costs for the event.

The following groups also received an invitation to the event: deans; University Leadership Council members; Jesuits; professors emeriti; retired Teaching Excellence Award winners; and local Board of Trustees members; and select adjunct faculty and staff working closely with award recipients.

Staff contributions to the university will be recognized at the Excellence in University Service Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 3. The luncheon will celebrate staff members who have made extraordinary contributions to the university.

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3. New pre-health advising website available for students interested in pursuing post-graduate health-related degrees

The College of Health Sciences and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences launched the Center for Pre-Health Advising, located at www.marquette.edu/pre-health-advising. The new site provides information and resources for students across campus who are interested in pursuing post-graduate health-related degrees, including pre-med, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant studies and more. The site also provides contact information for advisers in the colleges and resources for letter of recommendation services.

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4. MUSG election results announced, inauguration will be held April 1

Kyle Whelton has been elected MUSG president and Natalie Pinkney has been elected MUSG executive vice president for the 2014-15 academic year. The new president and executive vice president of MUSG will be installed in an inauguration ceremony Tuesday, April 1, at 4 pm. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom E. The program will include remarks form university leaders followed by a brief reception with light refreshments.

Full election results are available on MUSG's website. For more information, contact Alex Lahr, MUSG communications vice president.

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5. Faculty to share research paths at "One Thing Led to Another" seminar

Drs. Diane Hoeveler, Chima Korieh and Michelle Mynlieff will discuss the paths they followed to their research and academic focuses at a "One Thing Led to Another" seminar Thursday, April 3, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.

  • Dr. Diane Hoeveler, professor of English, will present "How I Learned to Read Literature as an Anecdotal Record: Decoding the Past to Understand the Present."
  • Dr. Chima Korieh, associate professor of history, will present "The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: How the Local Shaped the Global and Vice Versa."
  • Dr. Michelle Mynlieff, professor of biological sciences, will present "Channeling My Career Interests: Combining Animal Behavior and Physics."

A complimentary light lunch will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information or to register, contact Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at (414) 288-7225 by Tuesday, April 1.

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6. Workshop to focus on finding funding for humanities and social science projects

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host "Finding Funding for Humanities and Social Science Projects," Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B.

The workshop will explain how faculty and staff can find funding for their project, where to look for potential funding sources and how to qualify for potential funding sources.

Participants should come with a project idea in mind as they will have time to work on a funding plan.

RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at (414) 288-7225 by Monday, March 31. Space is limited.

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7. Department of Chemistry hosting Nakamoto Lecture on Friday

The Department of Chemistry will host the 2014 Nakamoto Lecture on Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. David Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, will present "Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: Non-canonical Amino Acids as Probes of Protein Synthesis in Complex Biological Systems." A reception will follow the presentation.

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8. Princeton professor to speak at Biological Sciences seminar on Friday

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host "Manipulating Quorum Sensing to Control Bacterial Pathogenicity," Friday, April 4, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Bonnie Bassler, chair of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. James Maki, professor of biological sciences.

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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9. Register to attend Kohler Center's ImpactNext Business Model Competition

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will host the ImpactNext Business Model Competition on Monday, April 7, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. A poster session will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by the final round of judging at 7 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be served during the poster session. The final round will be Shark Tank-style, with finalists presenting their business ideas in front of the audience, followed by a live Q&A with the judges.

This event is free. RSVP online.

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10. Gen. Douglas MacArthur booklet release event is April 8

With Milwaukee poised to commemorate the legacy of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in June, Dr. John D. Krugler, professor emeritus of history, and student David Schenk will release a booklet documenting MacArthur's impact on Australia, the Philippines, Japan and South Korea at an event on Tuesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at Eckstein Hall. A reception to follow. All attendees will receive a copy of the booklet.

Krugler and Schenk, the booklet's editor, will discuss the historic connection between MacArthur and Marquette, and the event will include a preview of the Law School's June 6 conference: MacArthur & Beyond: Challenges of Externally Imposed Constitutions in the Aftermath of War, and The Lessons of Yesterday for the World of Tomorrow by Peter K. Rofes, professor of law.

The event also will include a brief overview of the War Memorial Center's plans to host a MacArthur Memorial Week international event in June, from MMW Co-Chair Chas Mulcahy.

Register for this free event online.

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11. Join Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other notable Milwaukee figures for a celebration of Shakespeare's birthday April 9

Notable Milwaukee figures will read selections from Shakespeare to celebrate his birthday Wednesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. in Engineering Hall, fourth floor. Among those reading selections from the Bard are: Mayor Tom Barrett; County Executive Chris Abele; Milwaukee historian John Gurda; musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Julia Taylor, CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; Mark Sabljak, publisher, Milwaukee Business Journal; Joel Brennan, CEO of Discovery World; and Interim Provost and Dean of the College of Nursing Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan.

This event is sponsored by FAME, the Friends and Alumni of Marquette English; the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences; and the Office for Student Development.

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12. 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 with 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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13. Digital Marquette hosting brown bag discussion this week

Digital Marquette, a campus network for faculty and staff interested in digital academic and community work, will host a brown bag discussion Thursday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Suite A, on the results of the Digital Marquette survey.

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14. ORSP hosting workshop on submitting National Research Service Awards

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a workshop, "Tips on Submitting National Research Service Awards," Wednesday, April 9, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The workshop will offer attendees better understanding of National Research Service Awards, as well as opportunities to hear from Marquette faculty members' experiences with NRSAs.

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

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15. Attend meeting on seven new Marquette crowdfunding projects tomorrow night

The Diederich College of Communication's Social Media Measurement and Analytics class is partnering with Indiegogo to launch seven new crowdfunded projects Tuesday, April 1.

Student teams from the class will speak Tuesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the jPad (Johnston, 104) about the crowdfunding work they are doing for Marquette clients. Free pizza will be available.

For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.

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16. Mental Health Awareness Week begins today

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014, "Be Mindful: Raising Awareness, Sharing Stories, and Reducing Stigma," will take place on campus Monday, March 31, through Sunday, April 6. This event is sponsored by Active Minds Marquette and 13 other student organizations.

For more information and a list of events, visit the Mental Health Awareness Week Facebook page.

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17. Students for Life hosting "Parents' Night Off" free babysitting service April 5

Marquette Students for Life will host "Parents' Night Off," Saturday, April 5, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Parents can drop their children off to be babysat by members of Marquette Students for Life with babysitting experience. There is no cost to participate, but donations will go toward fundraising for the 2015 March for Life.

Children of all ages are welcome, including infants. Participants should RSVP by Friday, April 4, via email or by calling Angie Schutz at (715) 741-0038.

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18. Campus Ministry to hold Lenten reconciliation service tonight

Campus Ministry will hold a Lenten reconciliation service Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. The service will be followed by an opportunity to celebrate the individual Sacrament of Reconciliation.

For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs for Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-0522.

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19. Undergraduate Admissions to host "Admitted Student Days" April 6-7

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host an open campus visit day for 250 admitted students and their families Sunday, April 6, and Monday, April 7, as a part of Admitted Student Days. Please be aware of these extra guests on campus and help showcase what makes Marquette so special.

For any questions regarding this event, contact Katelynn Pope, admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions.

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