— November 8, 2007 —
- Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol here on Monday
- Restorative Justice conference to explore violence in Milwaukee
- Community Campaign begins this week
- Intellectual property author to speak about patent updates
- Department of Mathematics to host colloquium
- Tomorrow is the deadline to order 2007 Marquette holiday cards
- Office of International Education hosting week-long event
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler to visit
- Undergrads called for papers about Abrahamic heritage
- President of Contemplative Outreach holding workshop
- Father Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
- Celebrate Advent on a half-day Ecumenical retreat
- Sharepoint to be upgraded this weekend
- Tour the Department of Public Safety Headquarters
- Office of Student Financial Aid moving to new location
- “Take Your Turkey to Work” until tomorrow
- Return Committee on Administrator election ballots by Dec. 7
- Column marshals needed for December graduation
- Bayanihan 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show is this weekend
- Panel discussion to address status of New Orleans
- Haggerty Museum features Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
- Veterans Day memorial service to be held tomorrow
- Library newsletter includes recent faculty books
- Faber Center hosting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
- AJCU launches new Web site
- Priest to speak about Mother Teresa
1. Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol here on Monday
Jonathan Kozol, author of the best-selling book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America," and other books, will speak Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow.
Interested readers are also invited to a book discussion of Kozol’s The Shame of the Nation at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lower Raynor Conference room.
For more information, contact Mary Ferwerda, assistant director — Manresa Project, at 8-7205.
2. Restorative Justice conference to explore violence in Milwaukee
Combating violence and gang activity in Milwaukee will be the topic of the Law School’s 4th annual Restorative Justice Initiative conference, “Milwaukee Safe Streets Initiative: Transforming Community and Building Relationships” Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the AMU.
Through a U.S. Department of Justice grant to the City of Milwaukee, Marquette's Law School is working with law enforcement, the Department of Corrections and various community constituencies to implement an innovative and comprehensive crime prevention program, the Safe Streets Initiative. Its aim is reducing gang crime by enforcing the message that the community, at the neighborhood level, will not tolerate gangs, gang crime or violence. The conference will examine what is really happening in two areas of the city — police districts 2 (south side) and 5 (near north side) — by hearing from neighborhood residents, faith-community leaders, police, prosecutors, community-based organization leaders, public school officials and judges.
The conference will feature several panels moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy. At 10:30 a.m., Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Chief Judge Kitty K. Brennan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation President Douglas M. Jansson, Milwaukee District Attorney John T. Chisholm and the Honorable Judge Carl Ashley will discuss crime and justice in Milwaukee.
Subsequent panels will address the gang issue in Milwaukee, the perspective of high school kids living in these neighborhoods and the views of police captains working to turn the crime trends around, among other topics.
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
3. Community Campaign begins this week
The Marquette University Community Campaign, now in its fifth year, begins this week. The campaign, scheduled to run for two weeks, provides Marquette employees with the opportunity to be the difference — not only for our students, but for our broader Milwaukee community as well by supporting Marquette Today, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund.
Donations can be made through the online giving form and through paper pledge forms available from Campaign Cabinet members and Patrick McCarthy, director of annual giving in University Advancement, at 8-0384.
Everyone who completes a Community Campaign pledge form will be eligible to win two tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game, with complimentary food and refreshments, in the Marquette suite at the Bradley Center. There will be 10 winners.
4. Intellectual property author to speak about patent updates
Jill Gilbert Welytok, CPA at Absolute Technology Law Group, Milwaukee, will present "Patent Update: How, When and Why IT Companies Should Use Them?" today, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
Welytok is the author of several internationally published books on intellectual property, tax and technology topics. Her most recent books are Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies and The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Tradesecrets and Licensing.
This presentation is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. For more information, contact Terence Ow at 8-5104.
5. Department of Mathematics to host colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 9, in the Katherine Reed Cudahy building 111. Dr. Matthew Jackson, visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Lawrence University, will present “Using algebraic logic to understand the sheaf of measures.”
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6. Tomorrow is the deadline to order 2007 Marquette holiday cards
The Office of Marketing and Communication is offering holiday cards for purchase this Christmas season to campus departments and offices. The cards will be pre-printed with a general greeting from Marquette with enough space for handwritten personal messages or signatures. Orders will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 9.
Additional information, including images of the cards and how to order, is available online.
7. Office of International Education hosting week-long event
The Office of International Education will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 12 to 16, with a variety of campus events.
Indonesian Lunch, Tuesday, Nov. 13, noon to 1 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Authentic Indonesian cuisine and a discussion on the food and culture of Indonesia.
TSOTSI (South African Film), Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Film and discussion about six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby kidnapped during a car-jacking.
The Bologna Agreement: Implications for Graduate Programs and Study Abroad, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Johnston Hall 313 — Presentation about the Bologna Agreement’s impact on U.S. graduate education and study abroad programs at European universities. RSVP by noon Nov. 12 to Susan Whipple.
Soup with Substance: Service Learning Abroad, Wednesday, Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Panel and discussion on service learning abroad.
Middle Eastern Lunch, Thursday, Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and a discussion on the food and culture of the region. Space and food limited on a first-come basis.
International Affairs Job Presentation, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Cudahy 001 — Alumna Suzanne McGuire, Arts ’94, discusses how to find a job in international affairs. She was recently nominated by the Department of Defense to be a Brookings Institute Fellow on Capitol Hill for 2008. Co-sponsored by the Career Services Center.
Salud! (Cuban Film), Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Cramer Hall 104J — Film and discussion regarding an award-winning documentary about Cuba’s health care system.
“Make Your Own” Late Night, Friday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Marquette Place, AMU — International cooking demonstrations.
For more information, call 8-7289.
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8. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler to visit
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler will join Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, for his “On the Issues” series on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 310.
Butler was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2004 and is now running for a full term on the court. He will visit for a wide-ranging discussion with Marquette and offer his insights on the race and discuss his judicial philosophy.
9. Undergrads called for papers about Abrahamic heritage
Undergraduate students are invited to submit papers for a one-day undergraduate student conference, “Exploring the Abrahamic Heritage,” on the importance of philosophical and theological developments in medieval Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The emphasis will be on influences, conceptual connections and parallel intellectual developments among key thinkers of that period.
Faculty are asked to announce the call for papers in their classes.
The conference is April 2, 2008, at Marquette University. The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 20, 2007. Additional information is available online.
The conference is sponsored by the Departments of Theology, Philosophy and History, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation.
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10. President of Contemplative Outreach holding workshop
Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, president of Contemplative Outreach, will provide a workshop on Centering Prayer Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111.
Centering Prayer, traditionally called contemplative prayer, consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God.
The workshop includes a light dinner. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 26, to Theresa Fallon at 8-4545.
11. Father Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
Rev. Thomas Keating, a member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, will speak Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. His lecture will focus on Centering Prayer, a method of contemplative prayer in which participants respond to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and actions within themselves. Besides being an author, teacher and monk, Keating founded Contemplative Outreach, an international network committed to renewing the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in daily life.
Keating’s lecture is the first of two university-wide lectures made possible by an American Council of Learned Societies grant awarded to the University Honors Program to promote contemplative practices and pedagogies in the classroom. Dr. Richard J. Davidson, director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the second guest in the lecture series, on April 23, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
For more information contact Anthony Peressini or Heather Hathaway.
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12. Celebrate Advent on a half-day Ecumenical retreat
All staff and administrators are invited to an ecumenical, half-day Advent retreat Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gesu Parish Center. The retreat, sponsored by the Faber Center, will include time for guided meditation, quiet personal prayer, small group sharing and communal prayer. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are included.
RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3, to Theresa Fallon at 8-4545.
13. Sharepoint to be upgraded this weekend
IT Services will update SharePoint Server 2003 to SharePoint Server 2007 Saturday, Nov. 10. This update will take place automatically and SharePoint users will not need to take any action to support it. A planned outage of SharePoint will be required. The exact timing of the upgrade will be communicated before the outage.
Navigation within and among SharePoint sites will improve with the upgrade and will be better integrated with Microsoft Office 2007. More information is available online and through a Grow With Marquette class.
14. Tour the Department of Public Safety Headquarters
Tour the Department of Public Safety headquarters and learn how Public Safety addresses campus and community safety with innovative programming, education and technological advances. The “Grow With Marquette” session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Parking Structure 1.
Contact Human Resources at 8-7305 to register.
15. Office of Student Financial Aid moving to new location
The Office of Student Financial Aid will relocate to the fifth floor of the 707 Building Thursday, Nov. 15. The office will be closed to walk-in traffic Nov. 15 and 16 and will re-open Nov. 19.
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16. “Take Your Turkey to Work” until tomorrow
Due to delays in receiving promotional materials, the Campus Kitchen at Marquette will accept turkeys for "Take Your Turkey to Work Day” until tomorrow, Nov. 9, and financial contributions through Friday, Nov. 16.
Each year Campus Kitchen provides a full Thanksgiving dinner to clients at agencies in Milwaukee who cannot afford to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Fifty-eight turkeys are needed this year.
Call 8-0342 to arrange a pick up for a donated turkey. Financial donations can be mailed to Campus Kitchen, 707 Building, room 328. Checks can be made out to The Campus Kitchens Project.
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17. Return Committee on Administrator election ballots by Dec. 7
Ballots for the Committee on Administrators annual membership election will be distributed tomorrow, Nov. 9. Elections will be held for one at-large representative and area representatives in the Office of Student Affairs and Office of Finance.
Administrators should return their ballots to Mary Minson, senior assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette Hall 306, by Friday, Dec. 7.
Election results will be announced in January.
18. Column marshals needed for December graduation
Faculty and staff are needed to serve as column marshals for December graduation Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Column marshals lead the graduates, faculty and stage party into the arena and escort them out following the ceremony. Column marshals are needed at the arena from 8:30 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m.
For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
19. Bayanihan 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show is this weekend
The Bayanihan Student Organization’s 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show, “Twilight,” will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. In addition to modeling fashions, there will be dances, skits and a silent auction for an autographed Dwayne Wade jersey.
Tickets are on sale in front of the Brew in the AMU Bayou today and tomorrow, Nov. 8 and 9. Cost is $8 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 10 people or more. All proceeds benefit the Penfield Children's Center.
E-mail for more information.
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20. Panel discussion to address status of New Orleans
Mardi Gras will host "The Tale of Two Cities," a panel discussion led by Jocelyn Sideco, pastoral associate for Relief Ministries, New Orleans Province of Jesuits, Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in Emory Clark 111. The panel will discuss the current state of affairs in New Orleans and how social issues plague the city. E-mail for more information.
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21. Haggerty Museum features Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of the first American retrospective of Cuba’s best-known surrealist, Wifredo Lam, until Jan. 21, 2008.
“Wifredo Lam in North America” features more than 60 drawings and paintings from North American collections that best represent the different phases of Lam’s career. The exhibition includes works from North American museums, galleries and private collections across the United States and the Caribbean.
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22. Veterans Day memorial service to be held tomorrow
The three Marquette ROTC units will hold a memorial service to honor veterans Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in AMU 252. A ROTC color guard detail will present the colors, Lt. Col. Edward S. Roberts will talk about the importance of Veterans Day and a representative from University Ministry say a short prayer.
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23. Library newsletter includes recent faculty books
The November issue of Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Ex Libris newsletter is now available. Filled with staff recommendations for current fiction and nonfiction books, the issue also includes new books by faculty, an alumni author and two prizewinners.
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24. Faber Center hosting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
The Faber Center hosts weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for faculty, staff and retirees on Fridays, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 111. Water and coffee are provided.
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25. AJCU launches new Web site
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has launched a newly designed Web site that features a Jesuit Channel, which provides links to lectures, conferences, interviews and discussions that address issues in Jesuit higher education, such as intellectual engagement, mission and identity, social justice and leadership.
Other features include the Jesuit College Search, AJCU Job Bank, federal relations, news, events, academic and co-curricular activities, distance education, publications, conferences, links to staff pages for each of the 28 Jesuit institutions and photos from Jesuit colleges and universities with their taglines.
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26. Priest to speak about Mother Teresa
Rev. Michael Van der Peet, S.C.J., will speak on the life and spirituality of Mother Teresa Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Herian Hall in the Gesu Parish Center. Over a period of 20 years, Van der Peet corresponded with Mother Theresa and served as her spiritual advisor.
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