Who is my neighbor?

Mission Week is Marquette University's annual exploration of the richness of our Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Please join us as together we explore the question asked of Jesus in the Good Samaritan parable: "Who is my neighbor?" Because of this story, people all over the world speak of being a good samaritan or of attending to those in need.

Who are our neighbors — locally, nationally and internationally? Throughout the week, we will reflect on this and examine how we can create international networks to address issues of faith, justice and ecology.

  • Mission Week Events Schedule
  • Ongoing Events
  • related Events

Mission Week

Each February, the Marquette community pauses to reflect on our university's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Mission Week is the time set aside to recall our larger purpose and the Ignatian heritage and spirituality that guide us throughout the year.

Sunday, February 19

Mission Week Mass
Join Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J. associate vice president of Mission and Ministry, and celebrant at the Mission Week 2012 opening liturgy. Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of Marquette University will join Father Leonhardt as homilist.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Office of Mission and Ministry
4 p.m., Church of the Gesu

Mission Week opening celebration reception
Following the Mass, you are invited to gather with friends and colleagues to help kick off Mission Week 2012.
5:30 p.m., Church of the Gesu, Parish Center, Father Herian Hall

Monday, February 20

Dr. Jennifer Beste

Featured Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Beste

Dr. Jennifer Beste is an associate professor of theological ethics at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She is author of God and the Victim and currently working on a book about college hookup culture and Christian ethics.

Dr. Jennifer Beste faculty/staff luncheon 
Confronting the Realities of Hookup Culture:
How can We as Faculty and Staff at Jesuit Universities foster college students’ holistic growth?

Faculty and staff are invited to join Beste for lunch and a candid discussion about the complex social reality of today’s hookup culture on college campuses. Please respond to ann.hilbert@marquette.edu.

Sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Office of Mission and Ministry, and Division of Student Affairs

Noon, Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom E

Who’s your neighbor coffeehouse
Featuring the Repairers of the Breach Choir
Be inspired by the soulful music and testimonials shared by members of the Repairers Community, our neighbors to the north. Coffee and treats will be served.
Sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Midnight Run
4 p.m., AMU, Lunda Room

Dr. Jennifer Beste student group discussion
Does hooking up make college students happy? Exploring college students’ perspectives and experiences of the hookup culture
Students are invited to participate in an honest discussion with Beste about today’s hookup culture on college campuses and how together we can broaden our definition of relationships and create a more sexually just landscape. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs
7 p.m., AMU, Ballroom E

Tuesday, February 21

Engaging with the real: Service learning annual community and faculty roundtable breakfast
Learn more about Milwaukee’s nonprofit community, models of service learning practice, opportunities for research, and the impact these practices can have on our community, academic scholarship and students’ education.
8 a.m., AMU, Ballrooms A and B

Please respond by February 14, to peggy.mead@marquette.edu

Sponsored by the Service Learning Program, Institute for Urban Life and Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee

Keynote ADDRESS: Engineering for the developing world: From crisis to development

Dr. Bernard Amadei

Dr. Bernard Amadei
4 p.m., Tuesday, February 21
AMU, Monaghan Ballroom

Dr. Bernard Amadei is founding president of Engineers Without Borders USA and co-founder
of Engineers Without Borders International. He is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. Amadei dedicates his curriculum and research to educating globally responsible engineering students and professionals who can help create sustainable solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.

Amadei's work has been featured on National Public Radio and PBS Newshour and in Time.

Amadei will discuss how population growth, especially in developing or underdeveloped countries, will create unprecedented demands on resources that will be critical for engineers to address. He will propose ways that we can contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable and equitable world.

Please join us for a reception in the Lynch Lounge immediately
following Amadei’s presentation.

Please respond to universityspecialevents@marquette.edu.

Sponsored by the College of Engineering, Graduate School, Marquette University
Student Government, the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Office of the Provost
Social Innovation Initiative

Wednesday, February 22

Ash Wednesday

Mass and distribution of ashes
6:15 a.m., 7 a.m. Church of the Gesu (lower)
11 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Church of the Gesu (upper)
Noon, Chapel of the Holy Family

Ecumenical Service and distribution of ashes
6 p.m., Chapel of the Holy Family

A portrait of Cuba
Photographer Jennifer Janviere, multimedia specialist and instructor in the Diederich College, will provide commentary for an art exhibition of her educational trip to Cuba in December 2010. Janviere photographed and gathered firsthand accounts of life in Havana and the Pinar del Rio region. She will share details from her trip and reflect on the importance of promoting a dialogue between the United States and its neighbors to the south.
Sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication
4 p.m., Johnston Hall, jPad


Thursday, February 23

Dr. Phil NydenFeatured Speaker: Dr. Phil Nyden

Dr. Phil Nyden is a professor of sociology and director of the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago. His current research examines how through better collaboration cities and countries worldwide can more effectively address pressing problems.

Breakfast session
Next steps: How to become engaged in community research
Dr. Phil Nyden

Hear examples and tips about how successful community engagement research projects can help improve our lives and the lives of those around us.
Sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Education and the Office of Mission and Ministry
8:30 a.m., Schroeder Complex, Room 112

Call to service reflection luncheon
You're invited for lunch, conversation and reflection on our individual and campus response to the inaugural Call to Service issued by President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., who will provide opening remarks. Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the Inaugural Committee for the Call to Service
Please respond to universityspecialevents@marquette.edu.
Noon, AMU, Ballroom E

A faculty and graduate student workshop on community research
Dr. Phil Nyden

Join Nyden for an informal dialogue designed to provide feedback to those engaged in
or considering projects in the community.
Sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Education and the Office of Mission and Ministry
1:30 p.m., Raynor Memorial Library, Beaumier Suite A

Do we know it all? Combining university and community knowledge in research
Dr. Phil Nyden
Nyden will present his ideas and research about the importance of incorporating community engagement in research projects. Please join us for a reception in the Lynch Lounge immediately following Nyden's presentation.

Part of the 2011-12 Presidential Inauguration Academic Event series

Sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Education and the Office of Mission and Ministry

4 p.m., AMU, Ballrooms A and B

Documentary screening Old South
Marquette visiting professional in residence in digital media Danielle Beverly will screen and lead a discussion about her documentary Old South. The film follows a black Georgia neighborhood as it battles a confederate flag-flying college fraternity whose members stage an annual antebellum-style parade.
Sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication
5 p.m., Johnston Hall, jPad

Friday, February 24

Telling the stories of undercovered Milwaukee neighborhoods
Sharon McGowan
, editor of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, will discuss the importance of sharing the daily triumphs and challenges of Milwaukee's central city neighborhoods. Please join us for a bus tour of the pilot neighborhoods, Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West, immediately following her presentation. Sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication
10 a.m., Johnston Hall, jPad

Soup with Substance
Connecting neighbors for change: Practical community organizing

Join members from Milwaukee's Common Ground for a discussion about how, through training and support, they turn neighbors into collaborative leaders working together to help shape community decisions.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Center for Peacemaking and Common Ground
Noon, Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227

Please respond to gerald.fischer@marquette.edu.

For more information about our Mission Week events and speakers, please visit the Raynor Memorial Library's website: http://libguides.marquette.edu/mission

Ongoing events

Service project

The university is sponsoring a donation drive for four local, national and international organizations in need of
help. Stop in Campus Ministry, room 236 of the AMU for more information or to drop off a donation.

Church of the Gesu — Haiti clinic
Items needed: Supplies and medicines for the Haitian clinic, including Ibuprofen, Children's Tylenol, Antibiotic ointment, 2x2 and 2x4 gauze squares, Band-aids, paper tape and monetary donations
Please make checks payable to: Gesu Haiti Projects

Global Medical Brigades — Honduras
Items needed: pain medication (ibuprofen, Tylenol), cough and cold medicines, Tums and Rolaids, funds to purchase medicines, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, funds to subsidize travel expenses for students
Please make checks payable to: Marquette—GMB

Homeless Milwaukee Community — Project Night Night
Lap robes, blankets, afghans, slightly used children's books, stuffed animals, monetary donations
Please make checks payable to: Marquette University

Stand Down
Men's underwear (small to 4XL), men's t-shirts (small to 4XL), shaving cream, shaving razors, regular size shampoo, soap, wash cloths, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, monetary donations
Please make checks payable to: Milwaukee (WI) Stand Down Inc.

Campus Ministry - Belize
Monetary donations for scholarships for students of St. Peter Claver Parish throughout the entire Toledo district ($30 primary schools). School supplies (small items such as pens, pencils, composition books, crayons, markers). Checks payable to St. Peter Claver Parish

PLease make sure all expiration dates for medications are not before January, 2013.



related EVENTS

Soup with Substance: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the commandment to love
Assistant Professor of Spanish at Marquette University Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez,who specializes in Colonial Latin American literature and is interested in the literatures of the Hispanic Caribbean, will lead a discussion about the significance in the thought colonial Latin America's most important writer, Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexico, 1651-1695) gave to the commandment to love one’s neighbor.
Sponsored by: Campus Ministry and the Center for Peacemaking
Wednesday, February 15, Noon, AMU, Room 157

Aquinas Lecture: The post-racial ideal
Howard McGary, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
Sponsored by: Department of Philosophy
Sunday, February 26 3 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries Conference Center

Gathering Points Lecture: Does the theology of the laity have a future?
Dr. Richard GaillardetzGaillardetz is the Joseph McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College. He received his doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and was elected vice-president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Sponsored by: Marquette Mission and Ministry and Gesu Parish
Tuesday, February 28 7 p.m., AMU, Ballrooms C and D





Students with candles

Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry

Office of Mission and Ministry
Zilber Hall, 423
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 288-1881
Fax: (414) 288-3161