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.
Applications for fall leadership opportunities with Campus Ministry are available online. Leadership opportunities include retreat leader, liturgy preparation team, RCIA team and many others. Applications for many of the positions are due next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.