— February 5, 2007—
- Enron author delivers Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture tomorrow
- Hear Dr. Lauren Leslie’s hardest choice she ever had to make
- Philosophy and political science professors at Faculty Commons
- Ethical Dilemmas on Film running through Thursday
- A daily reflection: Challenged to Choose — The Courage to Act
- Nominate students for Student Leadership Awards
- Orientation for part-time faculty available Feb. 9
- Department of Mathematics to hold colloquium
- Raynor Libraries’ newsletter features Chicago Manual of Style
- Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action
- Haggerty Museum exhibition highlights Marquette history
- Faculty and staff with dependent’s tuition need to file FAFSA
- Robotics and LEGOs for children at engineering programs
- University Ministry reconciliation service to be held tonight
- Catholic poet Serpas to present poetry reading
- Faber Center is hosting daily retreats for busy people
- Public Safety offers self-defense classes
- Three Marquette legends selected for city birthday party
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 5
1. Enron author delivers Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture tomorrow
Bethany McLean, senior writer at Fortune Magazine and co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, will present the Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 6, in AMU Ballroom E as part of the Mission Week celebration. McLean’s March 2001 article in Fortune, “Is Enron Overpriced?” broke the story of the Enron debacle. The program is sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication.
For the complete Mission Week schedule, go online.
2. Hear Dr. Lauren Leslie’s hardest choice she ever had to make
Dr. Lauren Leslie, chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, will discuss how she dealt with a difficult decision for the second of three daily lunchtime Mission Week conversations with faculty, “The Hardest Choice I Ever Had to Make.” Dr. Leslie’s session is tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 6, from noon to 12:40 p.m., in the Educational Resource Center, Schroeder Complex, 199. The program is sponsored by University Ministry and moderated by Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., assistant director of University Minisry. Refreshments will be served.
3. Philosophy and political science professors at Faculty Commons
All faculty are invited to stop by the Mission Week Faculty Commons tomorrow and/or Wednesday, Feb. 6 and 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center. Faculty Commons gives faculty a time and place to share teaching, scholarship and research related to the many dimensions of Marquette’s mission.
Tomorrow's participants and topics include:
• Dr. Janet Boles, professor, political science: “Being Our Sisters’ Keepers: International Workplace Issues;”
• Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate professor of philosophy: “The Three Legged Stool of Responsibility: Corporations, Governments and Consumers;” and
• Dr. Theresa Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy: “Transformative Education in a Broken World.”
Lunch is provided. The program is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
4. Ethical Dilemmas on Film running through Thursday
Marquette’s Channel 95 is broadcasting a series of films that reflect the Mission Week theme of “Challenged to Choose: the Courage to Act,” including “The Constant Gardener,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” “North Country,” and “Tears of the Sun.” Broadcasts are at 9 p.m. Feb. 4–8. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.
5. A daily reflection: Challenged to Choose — The Courage to Act
To take the first step toward deciding to do what is right or best, we need to recognize that a peculiar fork in the road faces us. Once we see that we can give ourselves away to someone or just pass this chance by, once we know that our next move could make us a hypocrite, the moment we can’t avoid treating life as either a worthy adventure or a meaningless joke, then we have come to the grand entrance to ethical decision. If we choose to walk through that open gate, we will still have the chance to know, in that deep place that lies beneath words, that life is good. If we decide not to hide from an ethical decision, we open ourselves to realizing what it felt like for Moses to talk face to face with God (Exodus 33:11) or for Elijah to throw himself prostrate on the ground before the still, small voice that carried the Lord’s command to love (1 Kings 19).
Vatican II’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in Today’s World pointed to something of this experience when it declared that “conscience is the most secret core and sanctuary of the human person, in which he or she is alone with God, whose voice resounds in the person’s innermost reality” (section 16). We don’t have to settle for the blind faith that tries to will our parents’ or our some church’s god into existence so we can avoid suspecting that life is pointless or empty. Instead, if we honestly face the moment of ethical decision for what it is, we can experience God for ourselves as the one who, from within and beyond us, allures us inwardly out of ourselves to take responsibility for cherishing our neighbor as ourselves, our world as God’s gift, and the Generosity-in-Person who loves us all into living. The first step in making an ethical decision is to treat a decision as an ethical one. This requires of us the courage to be responsible for ourselves and for our world, and the courage to put our life in the hands of the One who is always already holding it in his palm.
— Joe Mueller, S.J.
Assistant Professor of Theology/Director of Undergraduate Studies and Majors
Reflections are sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality.
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6. Nominate students for Student Leadership Awards
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the 2006-07 Division of Student Affairs Student Leadership Awards. The awards recognize student contributions and achievement in seven areas: Celebration and Promotion of Diversity; Community Service; Peer Education; Recreation, Health and Wellness; Social and Arts Programming; Spiritual Development and Justice Education; and Student Governance and Organizational Leadership. Nomination deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Go online for more information and a downloadable nomination form, or call 8-7205 or e-mail.
7. Orientation for part-time faculty available Feb. 9
Dr. David Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, will offer an orientation for part-time faculty on Friday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Raynor Library 320H.
Content will include:
• Offices and resources to assist faculty with teaching and students with learning;
• New Web-based Guide for New and Part-time Faculty;
• Workshops offered by the Center, Information Technology Services, and Preparing Future Faculty;
• AdjunctSuccess, an external support service introduced this semester.
For more information e-mail or e-mail.
8. Department of Mathematics to hold colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, Feb. 9, "Computational Methods for Learning Diversity Models of Biological Sequences and Their Role in the Search for a Malaria Vaccine," by Joseph Bockhorst, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401.
9. Raynor Libraries’ newsletter features Chicago Manual of Style
Raynor Memorial Libraries’ online winter newsletter covers news of events, services, a new READ poster, and results of the Libraries' spring 2006 survey. New archival digital projects and electronic resources are highlighted, particularly the new Chicago Manual of Style Online.
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10. Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action
In honor of Marquette's anniversary, the Milwaukee County Historical Society is unveiling a major exhibit dedicated to the university's history in the main gallery of the society's newly renovated facilities, at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. Help celebrate the exhibit's opening at a program and reception at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, when Marquette University President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Associate Professor of History Thomas Jablonsky will speak.
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11. Haggerty Museum exhibition highlights Marquette history
In honor of Marquette University's 125th anniversary, the Haggerty Museum of Art will exhibit “Marquette Then and Now: Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” through March 25. The museum will also host a panel discussion about the university’s history on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history; Matt Blessing, head of special collections and archives for the Raynor Memorial Libraries; and Dan Johnson, chief photographer. A catalogue of the exhibit is available for $10.
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12. Faculty and staff with dependent’s tuition need to file FAFSA
Faculty and staff planning to use Tuition Remission for Dependents for the 2007-8 school year are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You must complete the FAFSA in early February so it is processed and returned to Marquette by March 1. The 2007-2008 FAFSA can be completed online.
For more information call 8-7390.
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13. Robotics and LEGOs for children at engineering programs
The College of Engineering is holding two outreach programs for children, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.
“Engineering is a Family Affair,” on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., teams a parent and child aged six to 12 working together on fun, challenging, hands-on problem-solving activities in many engineering fields, including robotics. Cost is $90 per pair.
“Robotics Engineering,” on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for
students aged eight to 12. They will design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms RCX robots. Cost is $60.
No experience in robotics is necessary.
Call 8-6720 for more information.
14. University Ministry reconciliation service to be held tonight
University Ministry will sponsor a reconciliation service today, Monday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, on the second floor of the AMU. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
15. Catholic poet Serpas to present poetry reading
Martha Serpas will read from her latest book of poetry, “The Dirty Side of the Storm” (Norton 2007), at noon on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Serpas, a Catholic poet from Louisiana, has taught at the Yale Divinity School and is on the faculty at the University of Tampa. Following Hurricane Katrina, her poetry on the disappearing bayou of Louisiana appeared in “The New Yorker” and the “New York Review of Books.”
16. Faber Center is hosting daily retreats for busy people
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is hosting a retreat for busy people, “My God Brightens the Light About Me (Psalm 18).” These individually directed retreats include daily prayer and weekly meetings with a spiritual director.
The opening session is on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the Chapel of The Holy Family. The closing session is on Wednesday, April 4, from 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
Registration deadline is Feb. 8. For more information call 8-5059 or go online.
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17. Public Safety offers self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety is offering several free self-defense classes beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7. The class combines a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about national and local crime trends. Designed for both female and male audiences, the class incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Individual classes will be held:
• Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom E
• Monday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom AB
• Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom CD
• Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom AB
• Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom CD
Register by calling 8-6800.
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18. Three Marquette legends selected for city birthday party
Three Marquette legends were selected for their influence on Milwaukee’s history as part of the city’s 161st birthday party on Jan. 31. Selected in three of the eight categories were:
Founder — Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. (Co-founder of Milwaukee)
Entertainment — Chris Farley (Marquette University 1986 alumnus; best known for Saturday Night Live)
Sports — Al McGuire (Coach of the Marquette University Warriors basketball team from 1964 to 1977)
Thank you to all who helped support Marquette’s legacy.
19. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, a new school song was announced.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, 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, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 5
• Tory Hill has reopened to traffic, but will be closed to pedestrians. Future road closures this month will be for pile driving and wall construction. One more bridge over Tory Hill is to be demolished; this project is less complicated and will require less time than the last two. Four new bridges will be constructed over Tory Hill in the next year or so.
• Daytime drilling continues west of Straz Tower.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th and Michigan, and further east on the new westbound I-794.
• Night demolition resumes south of 10th and Tory Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 6, for four consecutive nights as well as Sunday, Feb. 10, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. This work was monitored the prior week and sound levels were less the week before that. The state and contractor are experimenting with various noise reduction techniques for this work.
• Daytime demolition work will occur north of St. Paul near 9th St. on Saturday, Feb. 10, and south of 9th St. and Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 11.
• St. Paul Ave., between 5th and 13th streets, will be closed nightly to through traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 6 until Friday, Feb. 9, as well as from 4 a.m. to midnight the following Saturday, Feb. 10. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Ave. These closures are required to facilitate overhead demolition work.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed overnight from Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. This ramp will also be closed on the following Sunday, Feb. 11, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to demolition work overhead. These closures are anticipated through most of February.
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