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.
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.
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. On-site registration will be available Friday, April 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delta Xi Phi will host "I Scream, You Stream, We All Scream for a Cure," Thursday, April 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the 2040 Lofts. All proceeds from this all-you-can-eat ice cream event will go the American Cancer Society. Pre-sale tickets are $5 and tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, email Aliah Taylor.
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.
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.
Senior Challenge is sponsoring a Brewers game and tailgate for all seniors Saturday, April 12. The cost is $29.99 and includes a $20.14 Senior Challenge donation, a ticket to the 6:10 p.m. game, and a food and drink package. Tickets can be purchased online. There are a limited number of seats available.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.