— November 2, 2006 —
- Sports administrator to give Axthelm lecture
- New Microsoft program may require configuration on MU computers
- Student Safety Program offers winter weather reminders
- Law Schools hosts International Restorative Justice Conference
- Service Learning Program is hiring
- Study in Germany
- Metcalfe Chair to give Senior Experience Lecture
- Nominations sought for “First Year Reading Program”
- Soup with Substance Ignatian Spirituality Series continues
- Enjoy Salsa Night!
- Fraternity sponsors Alpha Phiesta
- Check out Marquette’s new TV commercial
- MUSG presents Night of Chocolate 2006
- Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
- University Events
1. Sports administrator to give Axthelm lecture
Bill Hancock, former coordinator of the NCAA men's basketball tournament and author of Riding with the Blue Moth, will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in room 001 of Cudahy Hall, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Hancock will talk about his new book, his life and his work and answer audience questions. Hancock’s son, Will, died in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of nine additional members of the Oklahoma State basketball team and support staff.
Riding with the Blue Moth is the story of Bill Hancock’s 2,747 mile cross-country bicycle trip as he struggled with his grief and depression following the death of his son.
Hancock is now administrator for college football’s Bowl Championship Series.
2. New Microsoft program may require configuration on MU computers
Microsoft has begun distributing Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) via Automatic Updates for users of Windows XP. IT Services has been performing preliminary tests of IE7 to ensure functionality with Marquette Web-based applications. In order to provide a smooth transition to Microsoft's new browser, IT Services has created a small configuration tool, which will automatically configure the firewall and the pop-up blocker to allow Marquette web-based applications to run.
If IE7 has been installed on your computer, please go online for instructions to configure your browser.
What if I still have IE6?
There is no immediate need to have IE7 installed at this time. IE6 is still supported for Marquette enterprise applications. If you have IE6, there is no need to run the configuration tool. However, once your computer's Automatic Updates switches your browser to IE7, please be sure to visit the IT Services IE7 configuration page.
Should you experience any issues with Marquette enterprise applications after IE7 has been installed, please contact the IT Services Help Desk by e-mail or at 8-7799 to request assistance.
3. Student Safety Program offers winter weather reminders
As the winter weather season approaches, please take advantage of services provided by the Student Safety Programs (SSP).
With cold weather, the number of individuals requesting LIMO rides increases. By being ready and waiting for your LIMO at the address from which you call, the vans are better able to serve you and the other users of the service by continuing to move across campus without unexpected delays.
Remember that you can, and are encouraged to, call back at 8-6363 and “cancel” if you decide not to wait for a LIMO you have requested. This helps keep the vans moving and reduces long waits for passengers on the vans. We appreciate your patience as we try to accommodate all users of the service as our demands increase in inclement weather.
SSP services are available from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. Request an escort or transport by calling 8-6363. Please call the SSP information line at 8-5625 with any questions or e-mail SSP.
4. Law School hosts International Restorative Justice Conference
Survivors and offenders affected by political conflicts from the regions of Israel/Palestine, South Africa and Northern Ireland/United Kingdom will share their personal experiences during the International Restorative Justice Conference, hosted by the Law School, on Monday, Nov. 13, in the AMU. The event will focus on the healing process for victims of political violence and their embrace of restorative justice practices, a theory used in criminal justice systems and national models to promote healing among conflicting groups.
During the morning, the conference will focus on a peacemaking circle comprised of participants from the various nations and facilitated by Dr. Mark S. Umbreit of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota and visiting professor at Marquette’s Law School. Participants will tell their stories and answer audience questions about their journeys of healing. In the afternoon, a panel discussion will feature leading human rights scholars.
For more details or to register for the conference, visit the Web site.
5. Service Learning Program is hiring
The Marquette University Service Learning Program is looking to hire a few good student coordinators for the Spring 2007 semester. We're especially looking for individuals who have done service learning in the past but will consider all students.
The student coordinator position requires approximately 10 hours per week and is a form of campus employment. Student Coordinators work with Marquette faculty, students and Milwaukee non-profit agencies to coordinate the service learning projects that go on every semester. The Service Learning Program seeks to promote a diverse workplace and men and students of color are encouraged to apply.
If you're interested, please stop by our office and pick up an application or download it from our Web site. The office is located in suite 303 of the 707 Building (across from Tower Hall and next to Cobeen) and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.
The application must be turned in in person (no emails!) by Friday, Nov. 10. Interviews will be scheduled for the following two weeks. If you have any questions, please call Kim Jensen at 8-0250 or ask your Student Coordinator for more information.
6. Study in Germany
Students are invited to attend an information session on the German Academic Exchange Service Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room 280 of Lalumiere Hall.
The German Academic Exchange Service is a joint initiative of the German institutions of higher education created to foster relationships between German universities and educational institutions around the world. A sample of current programs can be found online.
7. Metcalfe Chair to give Senior Experience Lecture
Dr. Lewis R. Gordon will present a lecture entitled: “Of Divine Warning: A Philosophical Portrait of Monsters and the Monstrous” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4v p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
This lecture will discuss the relevance of the monstrous to our understanding of nature, evil, human kinds, and the loss of meaning in contemporary western civilization. A reception will follow in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Henke Lounge.
Dr. Gordon is visiting Marquette as the Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Chair from Temple University where he is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy and director of both the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought, and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies. He is hosted by Marquette’s Philosophy Department.
8. Nominations sought for “First Year Reading Program”
The Manresa Project is looking for suggestions for the text to be chosen for the 2007-2008 First Year Reading Program. The goals of the First Year Reading Program are to:
- Provide new students with a common educationally purposeful experience
- Offer new students an opportunity to explore their own gifts and talents and to begin to reflect upon how to use those to serve others; and
- Challenge new students to begin exploring new perspectives and ways of viewing the world.
Your suggestion should include the name of the text, the name of the author and a short description of the text. Please keep in mind that new students receive their books in late June/early July and must have it read by orientation in late August.
Please send suggestions and/or questions to Mary Ferwerda, assistant director of the Manresa Project, by e-mail or call 8-5543 by Friday, Nov. 17.
Thank you for your assistance in supporting this program on our campus.
9. Soup with Substance Ignatian Spirituality Series continues
Soup with Substance is hosting the second speaker in its Ignatian Spirituality Series on Friday, Nov. 3, at noon in suite B on the lower level of the Raynor Library.
Jill Rauh, a Marquette alumna, will talk about “What does it Mean to be Free—Social Justice and Faith that Frees.” She currently works for the Center for Social Concern in Washington D.C. coordinating the Education for Justice Web site on Catholic Social Teaching. She will reflect on how the spiritual foundation of freedom in Ignatian spirituality transformed her personal journey of faith to concern for social action.
Come join students, faculty and staff for a simple meal of soup and bread and discuss social justice and personal faith leads to freedom.
10. Enjoy Salsa Night!
All students are invited to SALSA NIGHT on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom on the third floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Salsa dance lessons, taught by Sodie Rivera, will begin at 7 p.m. From 8 –to 11 p.m., enjoy dancing, refreshments and mingling with friends. Music will be provided by D.J. Harry O.
For information call 8-7439 or e-mail.
11. Fraternity sponsors Alpha Phiesta
The Alpha Phi Fraternity is sponsoring Alpha Phiesta, an all-you-can-eat taco dinner on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1615 W. Kilbourn.
All proceeds go to the Alpha Phi Foundation supporting women’s heart disease.
12. Check out Marquette’s new TV commercial
Get a sneak preview of Marquette’s new 30-second TV commercial. You can find it online. The Web site includes a link for a free download of QuickTime, which you will need to play the video.
The commercial will be played turning broadcast of Marquette Golden Eagles games as well as selected placements during evening newscasts.
13. MUSG presents Night of Chocolate 2006
Join fellow students for a night filled with all varieties of chocolate. Listen to the musical styles of the Nick Contorno Quintet, eat chocolate delights and enjoy the evening.
The Night of Chocolate 2006, sponsored by MUSG, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 to 11 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The cost is $5.
Tickets are now on sale in the Brooks Lounge of AMU. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 11p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 2 to 11p.m. Cash, Marquette Cash or major credit cards can be used to purchase tickets.
Since a limited number of tickets are available, only one ticket may be purchased per MUID card.
Please contact MUSG at 8-7416 for more information.
14. Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
The men’s basketball program will host an open scrimmage for Marquette employees and students only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Al McGuire Center.
Those interested in attending must present their Marquette ID at the door. Employee’s families are welcome.
Come see the Golden Eagles in their final tune-up before Sunday’s exhibition game with Cardinal Stritch.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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