— September 28, 2006 —
- College of Communication to dedicate new labs and studios
- Former death row prisoner to speak on death penalty
- Haggerty opens new multi-media exhibit on hockey
- Band and Choral Concerts are part of Family Weekend festivities
- Join the Senior Week Activities and Planning Team 2007
- Chemistry Department continues Fall Colloquium
- Library hosts colloquium on Intelligent Design
- Bishop to open new series at Gesu
- Improv Comedy group will perform during Family Weekend
- Sign up to play in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament
- University Events
1. College of Communication to dedicate new labs and studios
The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication and the Kenneth Shuler Instructional Media Center (IMC) will dedicate the Digital Broadcast Labs and Studios tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 29) at 3:30 p.m.
The upgrading of the center’s broadcast production facilities this summer was made possible through the generosity of Bill and Mary Diederich, who last year donated $28 million to the College of Communication. Mr. Diederich challenged the college to “make Marquette the incubator of the next generation of communicators.”
The studios and labs on the second floor of Johnston Hall were converted from analog to digital technology, and the broadcast studios are now equipped to produce in high definition format. The facilities provide instructional space for the college’s Broadcast and Electronic Communications courses, as well as housing MUTV, the student-operated campus television station. Multimedia productions created by the IMC will also originate in the new facilities.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students,” says Dean John Pauly. He notes that students will have the latest technology, including new video switches, audio consoles, monitors, cameras and news and graphic creation engines.
“We’re in an age when what we produce may end up on a giant outdoor display or it may be used on an iPod,” explains Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology and director of the Instructional Media Center. “We had to build a system that could handle that and everything in between.”
2. Former death row prisoner to speak on death penalty
Juan Melendez, a former prisoner on death row, will speak about the death penalty at a Soup with Substance on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 12:30 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Soup with Substance is a regular noon-time event that facilitates discussion of social justice issues over a simple meal of soup and bread. Note: Oct. 5th Soup will start at 12:30 instead of noon.
Melendez will also speak at 7 p.m. Thursday night in room 111 of Emory Clark Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Melendez languished on Florida's death row for almost 18 years until his exoneration and release on Jan. 3, 2002. The discovery of a taped confession of the real killer 16 years after Melendez had been sentenced to death prevented his execution.
3. Haggerty Art opens new multi-media exhibit on hockey
Sports lovers will soon find themselves at the Haggerty Museum of Art for a new multi-media exhibition, Hockey Seen: A Nightmare in Three Periods and Sudden Death. This performance piece, on display from Sept. 28 though Jan. 14, features a video installation of the 1980 Belgian television production, Hockey Seen, and is a collaborative effort of five talented individuals: philosopher Nelson Goodman, visual artist Katharine Sturgis, choreographer Martha Armstrong Gray, electronic music composer John Adams and media design and technology specialist Gerd Stern.
This project was initially conceived when Goodman saw the energetic, live-action drawings of hockey scenes done by Sturgis. These calligraphic drawings are incorporated as projected images, while the dancers, in shoulder pads and skates, blend the worlds of sport and fine arts. Whether you are a hockey fan or drama enthusiast, all will find something appealing in this exhibit.
The museum is open Mondays through Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
4. Band and Choral Concerts are part of Family Weekend festivities
The annual Family Weekend Choral Concert will be held this Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
The concert will feature the Marquette University Chorus, Chamber Choir and The Naturals. Under the direction of Gregory Carpenter, the choirs will be performing a variety of musical selections, from contemporary to traditional choral music.
Admission to the event is free, and donations are welcome. Recorded CDs from the 2005-2006 season will also be available at the concert, at $20 each ($15 for Marquette students).
On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Marquette University Symphonic Band will present its second annual outdoor concert. This concert marks the debut of the new band director, Dr. Otis French. He succeeds Dr. Nicholas J. Contorno, who retired last spring after 23 years of directing the bands.
The concert begins at noon in Westowne Square with more than 100 Marquette band members who practice up to six hours each week. These are the same faces basketball fans see in the Bradley and Al McGuire Centers during basketball season. For more information call 8-7125 or e-mail.
5. Join the Senior Week Activities and Planning Team 2007
Applications are due next Monday, Oct. 2, for The Senior Week Activities and Planning Team. MUSG is looking for current seniors to help with planning their last week at Marquette and sophomores and juniors to carry-out events/activities.
Applications are available in the MUSG office, AMU 133. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Monday to the MUSG office.
Questions? Contact MUSG Program VP Stephen Ryan.
6. Chemistry Department continues Fall Colloquium
A professor from UW-Madison’s School of Pharmacy is tomorrow’s speaker in the Department of Chemistry’s Fall Colloquium series.
Professor Richard Hsung will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. His topic is “New Strategies for Syntheses of Alkaloids.”
Refreshments will be served preceding the speech, at 3:40 p.m.
7. Library hosts colloquium on Intelligent Design
Raynor Memorial Libraries are hosting an interdisciplinary colloquium, entitled "Intelligent Design and Natural Selection: Scientific, Legal, and Theological Perspectives," on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon in the Raynor Library Conference Center B-C (Lower Level).
Professors James Courtright from the Department of Biological Sciences, Scott Idleman from the Law School and Jame Schaefer from the Department of Theology will share perspectives from their disciplines, with time allowed for questions from the audience at the conclusion of their comments.
All students and faculty are invited, Bring your bag lunch if desired; light refreshments will be provided. Go online for additional information.
8. Bishop to open new series at Gesu
The Most Rev. Richard J. Sklba, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will be the featured speaker at the initial session of “Matters of Faith” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The title of Bishop Sklba’s presentation is “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic: What Does It Mean to be Catholic in Our Modern World?”
“Matters of Faith” is a four-part series designed to promote responsible information and dialogue on issues that affect Catholics. This series is free and open to all. For further information call 8-7101.
9. Improv Comedy group will perform during Family Weekend
The Studio 013 Refugees, Marquette’s own Improv Comedy group, will perform on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. in room 200 of Marquette Hall. The free performance is an annual appearance as part of Family Weekend.
10. Sign up to play in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament
Alpha Xi Delta is sponsoring its first 3 on 3 basketball tournament to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Helfaer Recreation Center. Both men’s (co-ed) and women’s brackets are planned.
The championship game will be played at Al McGuire Center prior to Marquette Madness on Friday, Oct. 13th.
The entrance fee is $20 for a four-person team. The fee includes a t-shirt for each player and prizes for the winners in each bracket.
The tournament will be half-court play with regular 3 on 3 rules
Teams can sign up at the table on the second floor of the AMU on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or e-mail your team members to Megan Trippel and drop the entrance fee off at Union Lead Center, mailbox #23, by Friday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m.
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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