— September 18, 2006 —
- "The 'Best' is Beyond the Workplace”
- Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2006: Steps Toward Change
- “Ms. Mentor” to speak at Marquette University
- Les Aspin Center honors Congressman and civil rights leader
- Part-time employees given access to benefits
- Milwaukee Symphony to perform at Gesu
- Read the latest news from the library
- Gesu offers new ministry for those dealing with mental illness
- This Week in Marquette History
- Week of September 18, 2006 Interchange Highlights
- University Events
1. "The 'Best' is Beyond the Workplace”
Marquette prides itself in not only producing professionals, but engaged citizens who contribute to their surrounding communities. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, in AMU’s Weasler Auditorium, Marquette University Trustee Darren Jackson, Bus Ad '86, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Best Buy, will share how he uses his position to help the community in a speech titled, “The ‘Best’ is Beyond the Workplace.” A reception will follow his speech.
This event, sponsored by the Manresa Project in honor of the University’s 125th anniversary, is part of the Alumni in Action programming that throughout the year will share the stories of alumni who put their faith and learning to work in the professional world.
2. Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2006: Steps Toward Change
Activities for Sexual Violence Awareness Week continue tomorrow with a Soup with Substance presentation entitled “Same Gender Sexual Violence: An Information Session.” The event will begin at noon in the AMU’s Henke Lounge.
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday there will be a presentation and discussion in Schroeder MPR entitled “True Life … I Have Been Sexually Assaulted,” followed by a candlelight vigil in Parent’s Park.
Wednesday’s Soup with Substance lunch will feature Carlos Anders Gomez talking about his work with victims of sexual assault and AIDS in the Bronx community. He will speak at noon in AMU 227. Wednesday evening a self defense workshop will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 495 of the Schroeder Complex.
On Thursday Teri Jendusa Nicolai, the Wisconsin woman who was beaten by her ex-husband and placed in a garbage can, left for dead, will describe her survival. She will speak at 5 p.m. in the AMU’s Weasler Auditorium.
Informational tables and the Clothesline Project will be at the AMU all week. The clothesline includes t-shirts designed by survivors of sexual violence.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple and teal, the colors of activism to end sexual violence. Purple and teal ribbons will be handed out at various events.
3. “Ms. Mentor” to speak at Marquette University
The author of the “Ms. Mentor” column in the Chronicle of Higher Education will be on campus next week to lead a workshop for women faculty members and present a public lecture.
Emily Toth, professor of English and Women’s Studies at Louisiana State University and author of Ms. Mentor’s Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia, will speak about “What Women Academics Need to Know – But Often Aren’t Told” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Raynor Conference Center on the lower level of Raynor Library. A reception will follow her speech.
Later that day, Dr. Toth will meet with faculty members from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Dr. Toth is the author of Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious, Unveiling Kate Chopin, Kate Chopin’s Private Papers and Kate Chopin.
For more information, contact Dr. Diane Hoeveler, coordinator of the Women’s Studies program.
4. Les Aspin Center honors Congressman and civil rights leader
Noted civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia was honored with the Les Aspin Democracy Award from Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government in a ceremony on campus today.
Lewis was recognized for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement and for his tireless efforts on the issues of race relations, poverty and the problems that plague cities. He was a lead organizer and keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington in August 1963. In 1964, Lewis coordinated voter registration drives and community action programs during the Mississippi Freedom Summer. The following year, Lewis led more than 600 peaceful protestors across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on Mar. 7, 1965. They intended to march from Selma to Montgomery to demonstrate the need for voting rights in the state. The marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers in a confrontation that became known as "Bloody Sunday." News broadcasts and photographs revealing the cruelty of the segregated South helped hasten the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
After serving on the Atlanta City Council, Lewis was elected to Congress in November 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since then.
During the ceremony, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Rev. Timothy O'Brien, director of the Les Aspin Center for Government, and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, a Marquette alumna, praised Lewis as a courageous leader whose work during the Civil Rights Era exemplifies Marquette's mission of leadership and service to others. Lewis called upon the audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the Aspin Center to join in action as members of the human community, and to work for a better and more just world.
Past Aspin Center honorees have included Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Senators Robert and Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and General Brent Scowcroft.
More information on the Les Aspin Center for Government is available online.
5. Part-time employees given access to benefits
Based on recommendations of the Employee Welfare Committee, the administration has approved providing access to dental coverage for part-time regular employees, with the employees paying the full premium amount. In addition, part-time, regular non-faculty employees will be able to take advantage of the tuition remission benefit on a pro-rated basis.
“We continually look for ways to address the needs of our employees within the fiscal constraints of the university,” said Steve Duffy, associate vice president of human resources.
Duffy serves as chair of the Employee Welfare Committee, which includes representatives from faculty, administrators and support staff. The committee is charged with discussing, reviewing, information sharing and providing constructive commentary on quality of life issues, employee benefits, best practices related to overall employee welfare concerns and other related topics.
6. Milwaukee Symphony to perform at Gesu
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at Gesu Church on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
The concert program will include “Fanfare to La Peri” by Paul Dukas, “Coriolan Overture” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel and “Symphony No. 7” by Antonin Dvorak. Sean Newhouse will conduct.
Last year’s symphony concert on campus drew a standing room only crowd. The concert is funded through a grant from the Office of the Provost.
7. Read the latest news from the library
Raynor Memorial Libraries fall newsletter is online.
Read about events, exhibits, new resources, digital collections, staff news, Dean Janice Simmons-Welburn's reflections on 125 years, and more.
8. Gesu offers new ministry for those dealing with mental illness
“Faith in Recovery” – A Mental Health Ministry in Faith Communities will begin daytime support group meetings at Gesu Parish Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, beginning Sept. 18. An evening group is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will continue monthly on each firstt Monday.
The vision of Faith in Recovery is the belief that spirituality plays an important role for faith communities to support individuals and families dealing with mental illness. These are NEW groups open to all individuals living with mental illness, family members and advocates.
Please share this information with others who may benefit; all are welcome. Questions? Call Marcia, Gesu Parish Nurse, at 8-5288.
9. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, Marquette was the first Catholic university to start an ROTC program, and Scroeder Hall – then a men-only residence hall – opened its doors for the first time.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in Marquette History is a project of the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
10. Week of Sept. 18, 2006, Interchangew Highlights
1. The connector ramp from northbound I-43/94 to westbound I-94 will close tonight and will not reopen until late 2008. This will make the 25th and Clybourn off ramp unavailable from northbound I-43/94. From the south, the following exits will be available to the Marquette University campus:
o Kilbourn until January 2007
o McKinley/ Fond du Lac
o Plankinton after mid-October 2006
o National Avenue; 6th or 16th Street
2. The on ramp to northbound I-43 from McKinley/ Fond du Lac is open. This will eliminate the need to go all the way to North Avenue and will be the best point to access northbound I-43 until the on ramp at 10th and Highland opens in late November 2006.
3. Some of the conditions on Tory Hill have been challenging. This has been discussed with the state and contractors. While some of these challenges have already been addressed, the pooling of water at the lowest point remains problematic and is expected to be addressed this week.
4. Most of the sheeting removal on the freeway east of Carpenter Tower has been completed.
5. Overnight pavement work north of Tory Hill on northbound I-43 will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20 and 21.
6. The northbound lane restriction on the I-43 High Rise Bridge has shifted.
7. Northbound I-43 north of Wells has fully reopened. There are three full lanes in the new northbound roadway. Southbound I-43 is temporarily only two lanes in the southbound roadway until mid-October, when all three southbound lanes will be opened.
8. There will again be numerous overnight lane restrictions on both eastbound and westbound I-94 between 16th and 26th Streets.
11. University Events
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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