— November 9, 2006 —
- Director of Haggerty Museum plans to resign
- Law Schools hosts International Restorative Justice Conference
- Destination Dinner will feature speakers from South Africa
- Public Safety Department to host Safety Forum
- James Wake Memorial Lecture on Nov. 17
- Metcalfe Chair to give Senior Experience Lecture
- Deadline for application for MAP Trips is Monday
- “Comedy Night” is free on Friday
- Residence Hall Association looking for volunteers
- Nominations sought for “First Year Reading Program”
- Protons are subject of Chemistry Colloquium
- University Ministry plans Taize Prayer Service
- How V.O.I.C.E. Can Help You
- Second annual fall All University Blood Drive
- Save Lids to Save Lives
- University Events
1. Director of Haggerty Museum plans to resign
Dr. Curtis Carter will resign as director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University and return to his position as a tenured professor in the Department of Philosophy, the university announced today. He will remain with the museum until a successor is appointed.
Dr. Carter plans to write a book on dance aesthetics and edit a collection of his Haggerty exhibition essays. He will also continue preparations for an exhibition of the works of Cuban modern artist Wifredo Lam; the exhibition is scheduled to open at the Haggerty in October 2007, followed by exhibitions at several other U.S. museums. Dr. Carter plans to remain active as a consultant and lecturer in the art world both locally and internationally.
“Dr. Carter brought unique gifts to his role as founding director of the museum,” Provost Madeline Wake said. “He not only created outstanding exhibitions, but he also convened community leaders for annual programs on the arts and social justice. His perspective as a philosophy professor, his creativity and his flare will make him difficult to replace,” she said.
President Robert A. Wild, S.J., praised Dr. Carter for his ability to attract widespread support for the museum. “The Friends of the Haggerty Museum have helped the university build an admirable art collection that is accessible not only to our students but to the community at large,” he said. “Dr. Carter has played a significant role in that success.”
The vision for the Haggerty Museum of Arts dates back to the mid 1970s. As chair of the university’s Committee on Fine Arts, Dr. Carter lamented the lack of a permanent exhibit space for Marquette’s art collection. The Women’s Council offered to fund a room to house the artwork, but Dr. Carter’s vision was bigger. “We were able to attract people with resources who believed in the project, saw the need for it and helped us realize it,” he recalls. “I’m grateful for the opportunity – and challenge – that this project has offered.”
“We established from the ground up a university museum that has earned a national and international reputation in a relatively short period of time,” Dr. Carter says. “The museum offers high quality exhibitions and collections that attract attention from visitors including scholars worldwide.”
The Haggerty Museum’s permanent collection of more than 8,000 pieces ranges from Old Masters to very contemporary artwork, including multimedia pieces. “Our collection doesn’t follow conventional rules but consists of works that have some special interest, some unique quality that is particular to this location and this museum,” Dr. Carter says. “We look for the unusual, the interesting – always with high quality in the range of a modest budget.” Selected works from the permanent collection are displayed on a regular basis.
The museum’s culturally diverse exhibitions very often feature young artists or those relatively unknown in the United States, according to Carter. He cites the current Art and Conflicts in Central America exhibition, the first showing of its kind in this country, as an example.
The diversity of its exhibitions has been an important trademark of the museum. Dr. Carter notes that Haggerty exhibitions have covered the art of sports and video games as well as such famous artists as Marc Chagall and Andy Warhol. “We want to attract different audiences, to art – and to the university,” he says.
In addition to his writing and consulting, Dr. Carter will continue as an officer of both the American Society for Aesthetics and the International Aesthetics Association.
2. Law Schools 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.
3. Destination Dinner will feature speakers from South Africa
Hear the unbelievable story of a mother’s grief and courage and a young man’s path to commit his life to ending violence from two of the featured guests from the International Restorative Justice Conference at a Destination Dinner sponsored by the Manresa Project on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room of the AMU.
In 1993, Amy Biehl, an American Fulbright Scholar working in South Africa against apartheid, was beaten and stabbed to death in a township near Cape Town. To honor her memory, her mother and family started the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust to help continue Amy’s work for peace and justice. Linda Biehl, Amy’s mother and continuing champion of the Amy Biehl Foundation, and Ntobeko Peni, one of the men convicted of Amy’s murder and a current employee of the foundation working to end violence in South Africa, will speak at the dinner.
For more information about the International Restorative Justice conference being held at Marquette next Monday, go to the Law School Web site. For more information about the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust, please go online. For more information about the Manresa Project, please see the project's Web site or or contact Mary Ferwerda.
4. Public Safety Department to host Safety Forum
Marquette University’s Department of Public Safety will host a safety forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Chief Larry Rickard from Marquette and Milwaukee Police Department Captain James C. Harpole will discuss current safety measures on campus and provide safety tips for all. They will answer questions following the presentation.
The forum is being sponsored by MUSG in conjunction with Public Safety.
5. James Wake Memorial Lecture on Nov. 17
The College of Nursing Institute for End-of-Life Care Education presents Dr. Christine Puchalski for the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture on Friday, Nov. 17, in the AMU Ballrooms.
Puchalski is the founder and director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Health Care Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Her lecture will address spirituality and end-of-life care issues.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the lecture begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a panel response with Rev. Janis Blean-Kachigan, a clinical pastoral care educator, and Dr. Margaret Bull, professor of nursing at Marquette.
The lecture is in memory of James Wake, chaplain and husband of Provost Madeline Wake.
Reservations can be made by calling Marquette University Special Events at 8-7431 or by e-mail. The registration deadline is Nov. 10.
6. 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 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
This lecture will discuss the relevance of the monstrous to an 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.
7. Deadline for application for MAP Trips is Monday
The deadline for application for the Spring Service Trips (MAP) is Monday, Nov. 13. Please submit your application online. Selection and posting of sites will be done before the Christmas break.
8. “Comedy Night” is free on Friday
Comedians Mary Mack and Eric O’Shea will perform at “Comedy Night” on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Varsity Theater. This MUSG After Dark event is free of charge.
Mack, an award-winning comedian, will keep you laughing as she talks about her humorous experiences in her unusual job as a polka bandleader. O’Shea, a veteran entertainer who has performed at more than 700 colleges and universities, will share his humorous stories of everyday embarrassments and experiences.
9. Residence Hall Association looking for volunteers
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is looking for students who want to take part in planning its spring programs!
RHA’s spring programs include the MU Game Show and Lil’ Sibs Weekend. Any student who lives in a residence hall and/or university-owned apartment is encouraged to apply. Applications are located in the lobbies of residence halls and university-owned apartments.
The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. They must be submitted to the front desk of Carpenter Hall.
Contact Lois Ornellas and Katie Schumacher at 8-5851 or e-mail for more information.
10. 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
- to 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
- to 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.
11. Protons are subject of Chemistry Colloquium
Dr. Anne McCoy from the Department of Chemistry at Ohio State University is the featured speaker this week for the Department of Chemistry’s 2006 Fall Colloquium.
Dr. McCoy will discuss “Puzzling Protons and their Spectral Consequences in Protonated and Hydrogen Bonded Systems,” on Friday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Her presentation is open to faculty, staff and students. Refreshments will be served at 3:40 p.m.
12. University Ministry plans Taize Prayer Service
A Taize prayer service will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Located on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Founded by Christian brothers in Taize, France, in the mid-20th century, Taize prayer is an ecumenical form of prayer that includes short, meditative songs which are interspersed throughout the prayer, the praying of a psalm, the reading of Scripture, a period of silent reflection, and prayers of intercession. The atmosphere is informal and reflective; participants sit on the floor, the lighting is more subdued, and candles illuminate the worship space.
The theme for the evening is “In Remembrance & Gratitude,” a theme fitting for the month of November when All Saints, All Souls and the Thanksgiving holiday are celebrated.
It will be an opportunity for individuals to recognize the many blessings in their lives as well as those loved ones who have passed away.
13. How V.O.I.C.E. Can Help You
V.O.I.C.E. stands for Violence Opposition In Community Education, a long name for a group with a simple mission to provide education and promote awareness about sexual assault for men and women on Marquette’s campus.
Look for posters around campus and check out the Web site for more information about how to become an advocate and to print and display your own posters.
V.O.I.C.E. is a student group run through the Counseling Center that aims to stop sexual violence on campus, and we want you to join us. V.O.I.C.E. offers educational/informational presentations for groups on campus. Request a program by e-mail or call Chris Daood at 8-7172.
We all have a V.O.I.C.E., what’s yours saying?
14. Second annual fall All University Blood Drive
Save a life. Be a hero. The second annual fall All University Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 1:30 to 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Please take a moment out of your day to donate! Walk ups welcome.
15. Save Lids to Save Lives
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Center for Health Education and Promotion collected Yoplait Yogurt lids for the national breast cancer fundraiser, Save Lids to Save Lives. During the entire month of October, students and staff brought their Yoplait Yogurt lids to Marquette residence halls, Campus Town East and West, and to the AMU Info Desk.
For each pink lid collected, Yoplait donates 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $1.5 million, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000. Marquette’s students and staff collected 1,633 lids totaling $163.30 to be donated toward breast cancer research! Thank you to all who donated, your participation is greatly appreciated!
For information on Breast and Testicular Cancer, please call the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
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