- Join NCAA Tournament viewing at the Annex
- Dr. Kathleen Galvin to discuss changing family identities
- Expert on black student achievement to speak
- Active learning sessions available to faculty and graduate students
- Arctic explorer to visit campus on Monday
- Student Health Service hosting National Nutrition Month activities
1. Join NCAA Tournament viewing at the Annex
The Annex will host a viewing party for both the men’s and women’s opening round NCAA Tournament basketball games in the Annex. The men’s team takes on Michigan State today, Thursday, March 14, at 6:20 p.m. The women’s team plays UL-Lafayette on Saturday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy food and beverage specials, fan giveaways, halftime prizes and the chance sit in “The Best Seat in the House” (two La-Z-Boy recliners in the front of the restaurant) for the duration of the game.
The Spirit Shop is also holding Blue & Gold Day today — show an MU ID when buying a MU NCAA Tournament T-shirt and get a second MU NCAA Tournament T-shirt for 50 percent off. View the shirts online, but the special is valid on in-store purchases only and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
2. Dr. Kathleen Galvin to discuss changing family identities
Communication and family identity will be the topics of the Distinguished Eleanor Boheim Lecture on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Dr. Kathleen Galvin, the 2006-2007 Association of Marquette University Women chair in humanistic studies, will present the lecture in the Lower Conference Room of the Memorial Library.
In her presentation, “Families of the 21st Century: Redefining Relationships and Identities,” Galvin will examine the changing nature of family identity in the United States. She is a professor of communication studies at Northwestern University and has authored or co-authored eight books and numerous writings on family and relational communication.
3. Expert on black student achievement to speak
A nationally recognized expert on African American student achievement will deliver the Tommy G. Thompson Educational Reform Lecture on Wednesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.
Dr. James Anderson, professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois, will address “How African Americans Reduced the Opportunity and Achievement Gap: Lessons for Educators, Community Activists and Policymakers.”
The lecture series is jointly sponsored by Marquette’s School of Education and the Tommy G. Thompson Center at Marquette, which houses four decades of the former Wisconsin governor’s papers, including extensive documentation of Thompson’s role in the educational reform movement.
4. Active learning sessions available to faculty and graduate students
The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a series of conversations on active learning throughout the spring semester. All faculty and graduate students are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to encourage students to become more involved in, and responsible for, their own learning.
All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor 320H. Dates and session topics are:
March 20, Bonnie O’Neill, management, “Virtual teams: a hands-on learning activity”
March 27, Michael Havice, broadcast communication, “Problem-based learning: designs to engage the student”
April 3, Tom Eddinger, biology, “Active learning based in scientific teaching”
April 16, Sharon Chubbuck, education, “Developing conceptual knowledge and understanding through interactive learning”
5. Arctic explorer to visit campus on Monday
Eric Larsen, a man who has been exploring the world his whole life, will share his adventures with the Marquette community on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
Larsen, a dog musher, white-water canoe guide, back-country ranger, competitive cyclist and educator, has explored northern Minnesota, the American West, Alaska and the Arctic. In May 2005 Larsen and a companion attempted the first-ever Arctic Ocean crossing in summer.
The event is free and sponsored by MUSG and the Student Environmental Action Coalition.