1. Dr. Lori Bergen honored with Scripps Administrator of the Year Award

Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, has been honored with the Scripps Howard Foundation's Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year Award. Established in 1953, the foundation's national journalism competition honors the best annual work in the communications industry and in journalism education.

"Lori has demonstrated a remarkable ability to create a distinctive learning environment for our students," said Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J. "She thinks beyond traditional boundaries to cultivate a creative, diverse, collaborative and academically rigorous culture for learning."

The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize. Bergen will donate the $10,000 prize to the Diederich College of Communication to support multiplatform reporting in urban neighborhoods by Marquette student journalists working at the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Bergen will be honored Aug. 6, during the keynote session of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's annual conference, held this year in Montreal.

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2. Theatrical rock show, Unplugged, to help combat rape and despair

Award-winning Milwaukee-born author and performer Paul McComas and talented Chicago singer-songwriter Maya Kuper will present Unplugged, a one-hour program of scenes and songs adapted from McComas' critically acclaimed novel. Both the novel and the show tell the story of troubled young alternative-rocker and rape survivor Dayna Clay, including her solitary journey into the wilderness of the South Dakota Badlands and her subsequent struggle to recover from depression, come to terms with her traumatic childhood and find inner peace.

The performance will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. Sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, the Counseling Center and Active Minds, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking, at (414) 288-8445.

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3. Office of International Education to host International Day on March 28

The Office of International Education will host a free, one-day tour around the world at its annual International Day on Friday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. International student groups from across the globe will be sharing the culture of their home country through music, food and various traditions. All Marquette students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to support all of the different cultures that make up Marquette.

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4. Submit workshop proposal for WAICU diversity conference by April 4

The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 2014 Student Diversity Conference "Using Our Differences to Make a Difference," will be held May 2-3 on campus. The conference will provide a collaborative forum in which students, faculty and staff can learn about differences, discuss diversity related issues, and create an action plan for their respective campuses and communities.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit a conference workshop proposal on a topic in line with the conference theme by Friday, April 4. Go online to register, submit a program proposal and learn more about the conference. Register by Friday, April 11. The conference is free for students.

For more information, contact Carla Fullwood, assistant dean for Intercultural Engagement, at (414) 288-7205.

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5. Sigma Kappa Sorority hosting Trivia Night

Sigma Kappa sorority will host its annual Trivia Night, Wednesday, March 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom E. The event will include a special performance from Hype Dance Company. Each trivia team should have four members and the cost is $5 per person. Prizes will be awarded to winners.

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6. Register for Lil' Sibs weekend by April 11

The Residence Hall Association will host Lil' Sibs Weekend 2014: Solar Sibs, April 11-13. The weekend will be full of "out of this world" events that will give current students and their younger siblings memories for years to come. Siblings and guests ages five and older are welcome to stay overnight in the residence halls and participate in an array of events during the weekend.

Online registration is now open and priority online registration will be open until March 28. On-site registration will be available Friday, April 11.

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7. Marquette Evans Scholars host St. Baldrick's event March 29

The Marquette Evans Scholars will host a St. Baldrick's event Saturday, March 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Marquette Evans Scholars house, located on Wells Street, across from Schroeder Hall. Participants can make donations or shave their head to help the Evans Scholars raise money to fight childhood cancer. Raffle tickets will be sold for various items, including a signed Jay Cutler jersey and a USA Hockey Patrick Kane jersey. Participants can sign up to have their head shaved or to donate by visiting the St. Baldrick's website. Free food will be available.

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

The women's lacrosse team will host its annual PanCan game against the University of Cincinnati to support the fight against pancreatic cancer 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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9. GSRC Faculty Fellow Dr. Angelique Harris to give research presentation tomorrow

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host a research presentation by fall semester Faculty Fellow Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, Tuesday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Harris will present "We Need a New Normal: The Sociocultural Factors that Influence Health Promotion Among African-American Women in Milwaukee."

Under the direction of the Office of the Provost, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center supports scholarly work and the lived experience of gender and sexuality.

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10. Department of Social and Cultural Sciences to host lecture on forgiveness

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences will host Azim Khamisa to speak about the power of forgiveness Wednesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Khamisa's only son was murdered by a 14-year old boy while delivering a pizza. Khamisa will discuss how he used his Muslim faith and a contemplative spirit to overcome his deep pain. Today, Khamisa and the guardian of his son's murderer bring the message of non-violence, youth empowerment and forgiveness to young people across the United States.

For more information, contact Dr. Louise Cainkar, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, at (414) 288-5714.

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11. Next Soup with Substance to focus on Palestinian Christians Living in the Middle East

The Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry and Intercultural Engagement will host the next Soup with Substance guest speaker, Reverend Archbishop Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Reverend Archbishop Theodosios will discuss violence in the Middle East and Palestinian Christians' struggle for peace.

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at (414) 288-8444.

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12. Marquette Contemplative Community hosting talks with Buddhist abbess

The Marquette Contemplative Community next week will host two public talks with Thubten Chodron, the Abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Newport, Wash. Chodron will present "Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life," Wednesday, March 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D and "Women and Ordination in Tibetan Buddhism," Thursday, March 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Further information on the talks and Chudron can be found online.

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13. Applications for Women's and Gender Studies fellowships due March 28

The Women's and Gender Studies program is seeking proposals for four research fellowships to be awarded to faculty and undergraduate students for summer 2014. Two collaborative research fellowships will be awarded to faculty and undergraduate student teams for research to be performed in the summer and fall of 2014 related to gender and/or sexuality. In addition, two undergraduate summer research fellowships will be awarded for undergraduate research related to gender and/or sexuality, performed under the supervision of a faculty member during summer 2014.

Students and faculty in all disciplines and colleges are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students must be undergraduates who will be enrolled at Marquette during fall 2014. All fellowship recipients will be expected to present their research to the campus community at a formal event in November. Contact Dr. Carla Hay, associate professor of history and director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, at (414) 288-7150, for an application. Applications are due by Friday, March 28.

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14. Employee Wellness Program looking for student volunteers for Milwaukee Heart Walk this fall

The Employee Wellness Program has started planning for the Milwaukee Heart Walk scheduled for Sept. 28, and is looking for motivated student volunteers to help lead a student initiative. Interested students should contact Wellness Coordinator Kristin Kipp. The Employee Wellness Program will be hosting a meeting April 2, at 4 p.m. for all student volunteers.

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15. Physical therapy class looking for babies for motor skills "Baby Lab"

The Department of Physical Therapy's Lifespan Development class is looking for babies from 0 to 18 months old to be observed during a motor skills lab. Physical therapy students will work in small groups to analyze the children's movements, including observing spontaneous activity as well as performing tests to elicit certain reflexes, reactions and motor skills. Parents will be present during the activities and older siblings are welcome to come along. There will be two sessions:

  • Monday, April 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, April 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Parents must register their children for participation by Wednesday, April 16. For additional information or to sign up a baby to participate, contact Dr. Emilie Aubert, adjunct associate professor of physical therapy, at (414) 288-3378.

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16. Gesu Parish announces next pastor

Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., will serve as the next pastor of Gesu Parish. The appointment will begin June 22, 2014. Father Schlegel has served as the associate pastor of Gesu since last summer, following 11 years as president of Creighton University and nine years as the president at the University of San Francisco. The parish also announced that Father Schlegel will be joined by new associate pastor Rev. Robert F. (Roc) O'Connor, S.J., whose appointment will begin in August. Father O'Connor last served as rector of the Creighton University Jesuit community, where he was also an instructor of theology.

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17. Next Monthly Mass in Law School Chapel is Wednesday

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and campus minister in the Law School, will celebrate a Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the fourth floor of the Law School, Wednesday, March 26, at 12:15 p.m.

All members of the Law School and Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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18. Lenten Morning Prayer offered every Thursday

Campus Ministry will host a Lenten Morning Prayer, a brief reflective prayer of Scripture, starting Thursday, March 20, at 8:30 a.m. and continuing every Thursday during Lent, in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family.

For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-0522.

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19. Indoor mini-triathlon registration now open

The Fitness Assessment Center in the Department of Recreational Sports will host an indoor mini triathlon Saturday, April 5. It will consist of a 3-mile run, a 13-kilometer bike ride and a 300-yard swim. Individuals may register as a team of three for $25, or individually for $10.

Registration is now open at the Rec Center. For more information, contact the Fitness Assessment Center, at (414) 288-5624.

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20. All massages an extra $2 off this week at physical therapy Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon from Monday, March 17, through Friday, April 11, at Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.

The cost is $10 for 15 minutes, $15 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes and $30 for one hour. This week all massages will be an extra $2 off. Appointments can be made online. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash, check or Marquette Cash are accepted. All proceeds will go directly towards the graduation fund of the Physical Therapy Class of 2015.

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