1. Research forum to cover gender, class and race

A campus research forum on gender, class and race with Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, will be held Thursday, April 28, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC.
The forum is part of a series to create a campus-wide research agenda that builds on the university’s strengths. Individuals who are interested in scholarship in areas such as women and gender studies, sexuality, race and ethnic studies, class and related areas are encouraged to attend and be prepared to give a brief overview of their research interests.

Meeting content will include:

• Gaining awareness of the strengths and resources that currently exist
• Identifying gaps that should be addressed and suggestions as to how to address them
• Determining potential areas of collaboration and how they might be supported
• Developing a plan for next steps to move a research agenda forward

RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator of research and sponsored programs, at 8-7225.

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2. Diversity panel discussion and international dinner buffet offered

The Department of Psychology’s Diversity Committee will host a two-day program, “Celebrating Diversity at Marquette University,” Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30.

A panel discussion on cultural, religious and gender diversity will be held Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Emory Clark 111. Panelists will include Dr. Angela Zapata, diversity counselor in the Counseling Center; Dr. Irfan Omar, associate professor of theology; and Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English. Dr. Anees Sheikh, professor of psychology, will moderate. Dr. William Welburn, senior adviser to the provost for diversity initiatives, will provide concluding remarks. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Sherri Lex, administrative assistant in the Department of Psychology, at 8-7218, by Wednesday, April 27.

The committee will also host “International Buffet Dinner, Dance, and Entertainment” Saturday, April 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. with music from around the world in the Cramer Hall lounge. Call 8-7218 for free tickets while supplies last. Dress is business casual, although ethnic attire is strongly encouraged.

The events are co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology.

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3. Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka, participating in campus luncheon

Dr. John Pauly, provost, will host a luncheon with Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka, the largest global network of social entrepreneurs, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 (campus location TBD). RSVP to Elizabeth Wieland, office associate in University Advancement, at 8-0726. Seating is limited.
Having founded Ashoka more than 30 years ago, Drayton will receive an honorary doctorate from Marquette at Commencement the following day, Sunday, May 22. He holds in high regard faculty teaching at Jesuit colleges and universities, given their roles in shaping future leaders and agents of positive social change (men and women for others). Marquette is one of Ashoka’s 10 university-partners nationally.

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4. Panel to discuss promotion and tenure

The Faculty Mentoring Program and Manresa for Faculty will host a panel to discuss promotion and tenure for tenure track faculty Wednesday, April 27, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 157. Participants include Dr. Julius Ruff, professor of history; Dr. Kathleen Karrer, professor of biological sciences; Dr. Andrew Dentino, professor of dental surgical sciences; Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.

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5. Author of Heather Has Two Mommies to speak

Author Lesléa Newman will present the 2011 Starshak Lecture, “Heather’s Mommy Speaks Out: A Presentation on Homophobia, Censorship and Family Values,” tomorrow, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.

Newman has written 60 books, including the children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies, and the award-winning short story collection, A Letter to Harvey Milk. She has received the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, the Continuing the Legacy of Stonewall Award and the Hachamat Lev Award. A book signing will follow the presentation.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. For more information, contact Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology, at 8-2143.

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6. Course evaluations begin today

Spring 2011 course evaluations are available for students to complete online beginning today, April 25, through Sunday, May 8. The Marquette Online Course Evaluations System will be used to administer the evaluations.

Students are receiving an e-mail to their eMarq e-mail accounts today, with login information and instructions about how to complete the evaluations online.

Results will be made available to faculty after all final grades for all classes have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar, anticipated to be Wednesday, May 18. Instructors, department chairs and deans will receive an e-mail on or around May 18 with login information and instructions about how to access the online results.

For additional information visit the MOCES website.

Contact Laura MacBride, research analyst, at 8-6931 for more information.

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7. Prayer vigil for alumnus held captive is tomorrow

A prayer vigil for James Foley, Arts ’96, who is being held by the Libyan government along with three other journalists, will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow, April 26, in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.

Prayer requests can be submitted to the Marquette community.

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8. Vietnam War in Laos to be discussed at Soup with Substance

The Office of Student Development Multicultural Affairs, Campus Ministry and the Center for Peacemaking will sponsor “Soup with Substance: The Secret War” Wednesday, April 27, at noon in AMU 227. Members of the Hmong Student Organization will lead a discussion on the continuation of the Vietnam War in Laos, known as the “Secret War,” and its effect on the region and its people. For more information, contact DJ Todd or Patrick Kennelly, associate director of the Center for Peacemaking.

The event is part of Asian-Pacific Islander Celebration Month.

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9. Author and peace activist to discuss Dorothy Day

Eastern Orthodox teacher, author and peace activist Jim Forest will present "Dorothy Day: A Saint for Today's World?" Tuesday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Prucha Archives Reading Room.

Forest, resident of the Netherlands, is the secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. A lifelong peacemaker, he is the author of many books, including Praying with Icons (1997), Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton (1991), Ladder of the Beatitudes (1999), and the forthcoming All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day (Orbis Books, 2011).

Forest’s visit is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries, Office of Residence Life, Department of Philosophy, and the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.

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10. $5 chair massages; bike workshops offered by Employee Wellness

The Employee Wellness Program is offering chair massages Thursday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Straz Tower Rec Plex. Cost is $5 per 10 minutes. Call 8-7778 to schedule an appointment.

Employee Wellness will also host two workshops with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin in preparation for Bike to Work Week, June 6-10. A beginner-level session will be held Monday, May, 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 163 and cover bicycle choice, dealing with cargo and clothing, lighting, foul weather riding, bike parking, route selection and safety. The advanced-level session, Thursday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 305, will tailor the subject matter of the beginner session for experienced riders, as well as cover “on the road” repairs. To register, contact Dr. Christopher Simenz, clinical associate professor of exercise science, at 8-6175.

Participants will receive a punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card. Every time employees attend a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs.

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11. TIAA-CREF Presentations offered for those nearing retirement

Human Resources and TIAA-CREF will host information sessions for employees who are five to 10 years from retirement from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 3, in AMU 227 and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in AMU 157.

Topics will include:
• sources of retirement income
• evaluating retirement income needs
• asset allocation
• income options available from TIAA-CREF
• taxation and penalties
• systematic withdrawal and other income options

RSVP with which date you’re attending to Hannah Jung, benefits assistant. Spouses are welcome to attend.

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12. Register for AMUW Book Club by May 2

The Association of Marquette University Women will host their Spring Book Club on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, will be the topic of the book discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served,

Register by Monday, May 2. Contact Alumni Engagement at 8-7441 for more information.

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13. Department of Chemistry holding colloquium

Dr. Gerald Meyer, Bernard N. Baker professor of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Electron Transfer Dynamics in Efficient Molecular Solar Cells.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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14. Workshop to address “Social media; Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.”

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are holding “Social media; Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.” Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor 320H.

The workshop is part of a series focusing on e-teaching subjects and skills that are useful in online and hybrid (combined online and face-to-face) teaching. The series combines the subjects formerly offered in the separate e-teaching and hybrid workshops.

Registration is suggested, but not required, at 8-7305. For more information contact Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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15. Compendium submissions due June 30

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s Compendium online resource by June 30.

Accomplishments that have occurred since November 2010 and weren’t included in the winter issue of Compendium will be used to compile the summer issue, which will be distributed in late August. These accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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16. Doubt to be shown Wednesday at Church of the Gesu

Church of the Gesu will host a free screening of Doubt on Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Father Herian Hall, Gesu Parish Center. Doubt tells the story of a Bronx Catholic grade school in 1964, where a popular priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled student is questioned by the school's principal.

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