As part of ongoing renovations to Marquette’s historic core – Johnston Hall, Marquette Hall and Sensenbrenner Hall – the main office of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will move to the first floor of newly renovated Sensenbrenner Hall, effective Wednesday, March 12. The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences main office is currently located on the second floor of Marquette Hall.
Also effective March 12, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center will move to ground-level suite 005 in Sensenbrenner Hall, and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Records Department will move to ground-level suite 004 in Sensenbrenner Hall. Both are currently located in Marquette Hall.
The Honors Program will move from its current location in Coughlin Hall, 001, to ground-level suite 002 in Sensenbrenner Hall, effective March 12.
Renovations will continue on the upper floors of Sensenbrenner Hall, with the Department of History expected to move to its permanent location in Sensenbrenner in May 2014.
Interior renovations will continue in Marquette Hall to prepare for the Departments of English and Theology to relocate permanently from Coughlin Hall to Marquette Hall in May 2014. The Department of Philosophy will relocate permanently from Coughlin Hall to Marquette Hall in 2015.
For a full recap of planned historic core construction and renovations, view this feature article from the September/October 2013 issue of Marquette Matters.
After years of professionalizing the Department of Public Safety, Marquette continues to explore the possibility of operating DPS as a police department. This exploration began after a Governor’s Task Force on Campus Safety in 2007 recommended that the Wisconsin Legislature allow private colleges and universities to operate a police department, an option currently available only to four-year UW System schools.
Legislation is under consideration in Madison that would allow Marquette to enter into agreement with local law enforcement to operate a university police department. The legislative step follows an internal task force that met in the summer of 2013 and reviewed the idea. The task force, co-chaired by Dr. Chris Miller, vice president for student affairs, and Janine Kim, associate professor of law, included faculty, staff and student representatives.
Assuming the bill becomes law, additional steps remain before the university would decide to operate DPS as a police department, including opportunities to engage with the broader Marquette community and neighborhood stakeholders and after details are determined with local law enforcement.
In a memo to campus leaders earlier this month, Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., interim president, stressed that the university would follow the recommendation of the internal task force, including “providing opportunities for Marquette community engagement on what commissioning would mean and how it would it would be implemented,” before a final decision was reached.
Since 2001, DPS has been licensed as a “private detective agency,” which allows officers to carry firearms. Operating DPS as a police department would allow for more effective and efficient use of university and Milwaukee Police Department resources. At least 21 other states and the District of Columbia allow private universities to operate police departments.
Danielle Beverly, visiting professional-in-residence in the Diederich College of Communication, has been awarded a National MediaMaker Fellowship from the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco. Fellowships support emerging artists in immersive workshops while they attend two leading national documentary film festivals. Beverly, who was one of eight candidates selected from across the country, will receive in-kind training and production support for the continued work of her social-justice documentary film, Old South, which explores how residents in a historic African-American neighborhood collide when an elite white fraternity known to fly the Confederate flag encroaches on their community.
Marquette Nation is hosting its annual Tuition Runs Out Day, Thursday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. Students are encouraged to stop by and sign a thank you card for a Marquette donor. This year's goal is 1,000 cards.
Marquette tuition only covers 62 percent of the cost of a Marquette education, so Tuition Runs Out Day marks the point in the academic year when tuition dollars run out and the remainder of the year is funded by private donations. Tweet about participating in Tuition Runs Out Day by using the hashtag, #TuitionRunsOutDay.
MUSG president, executive vice president and academic senator candidates will campaign in March before a campus-wide student election. Candidate packets are due by Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, 133.
For more information, contact Sam Schultz, MUSG president.
The Writing Center is hosting “Writing In-class Essay Exams,” Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suite A. This 60-minute workshop will focus on developing strategies to prepare for and take timed, in-class essay exams.
For additional information or to register, contact the Writing Center at (414) 288-5542.
The Center for Peacemaking and the Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program will host a free, interactive workshop on government lobbying Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lalumiere, 216. Jennifer Betz, the Midwest Coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, and Madeleine Philbin, the Midwest Director of Catholic Relief Services will help participants develop lobbying skills to effectively communicate with both state and federal officials. Part of the workshop will be practicing those skills by simulating district visits.
For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at (414) 288-8444.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host “Hybrid Multiple Spectrum Imaging: Opportunities and Challenges,” Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. Dr. Hui Kong, faculty candidate and research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the lecture.
A reception with refreshments will be held prior to the colloquium at 1:30 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 204A. For more information, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at (414) 288-6820.
The Office of Residence Life will hold the 2014 Housing Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Students will learn about the sign-up process for sophomore housing; the various housing options available; Living Learning Communities within sophomore residence halls, including the Dorothy Day Social Justice Learning Community; and more.
For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at (414) 288-7208.
Thomas Awiapo, an African orphan who survived poverty and hunger in his small village, will share his story of survival and success at this week’s Soup with Substance, Wednesday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157.
Orphaned before the age of 10, Awiapo’s search for food led him to an elementary school, where he eventually won a scholarship to attend college. He later earned a master’s degree from California State University and now works for Catholic Relief Services, training community leaders throughout Ghana.
Soup With Substance events are sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking.
A panel of students from the Gender Sexuality Alliance will discuss topics related to the LGBT+ community and how they can be applied to Marquette, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere, 392. The discussion will be based on key learnings from a LGBT+ conference students attended in February. Free food will be provided.
The Department of Philosophy will host a public screening and discussion of the documentary Speciesism on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. The movie traces the history of the animal liberation movement while questioning the widespread exploitation of nonhuman animals in the agriculture, entertainment, clothing and biomedical research industries.
Hunger Clean-up, with the support of Sodexo, will host a Sample the Soups fundraiser 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.
The Marquette Chapter of University Faculty for Life is providing scholarships for non-tenured faculty, graduate and undergraduate students who have a paper accepted for presentation at the 2014 University Faculty for Life Conference, June 6-7 at Fordham University in New York. The funds can be used for travel costs to attend the conference. The deadline for submitting papers to the UFL Conference for consideration is April 1.
For more information contact Dr. Richard Fehring, professor emeritus, at (414)-288-3854.
MUSG is seeking student leaders to apply to represent Marquette at the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, Wednesday, July 23, through Sunday, July 27, at Boston College. Selected student leaders will join members of student government to form Marquette's NJSLC delegation.
Applications are due by Monday, March 17, and are available on Marquette Involvement Link. For more information, contact Alex Lahr, vice president of MUSG communications.
Lutheran Campus Ministry will host a bake sale Thursday, Feb. 27, and Friday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Youth Against Violence Network's radio show in Nicaragua. Visit the organization’s Facebook page for more information.
The Indian Student Association will host its annual cultural show Saturday, March 1, at 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The show will tell the story of a girl finding her perfect husband based on their zodiac signs, and will be told through cultural dances and songs. More information is available online.
The Marquette Medical Clinic is offering free wellness classes for students this semester, including Tai Chi every Thursday at 7:15 p.m., beginning Thursday, Feb 27, and continuing through Thursday, April 24. All classes will take place in the 707 Building, 130.
Pre-register by contacting Julie Bach, patient services representative, at (414) 288-7184.
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. Student participants will be registered to win a Kindle.
The LibQual+ survey closes Friday, Feb. 28. For additional information, contact Jean Zanoni, associate dean for administration and planning, at (414) 288-5979.