— October 4, 2007 —
- Marquette alumnus to speak on Liberian post-conflict justice
- Acclaimed author Jane Hamilton to give a reading
- “Highly effective people” class offered at discount
- Family Weekend reunites students and families
- Hispanic Film Series features movies from Cuba, Mexico and USA
- Haggerty Museum to spotlight Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
- Father Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
- Tomorrow is Midnight Run's Miles for Meals Run/Walk
- Social Security and Medicare discussed at sessions
- Libraries solicit input about online Chronicle of Higher Education
- Network and enjoy free lunch at POWER Lunch series
- Basketball announcer tryouts are next week
- Safety Resource Guide posted online
1. Marquette alumnus to speak on Liberian post-conflict justice
Dr. Eric Brahm, assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, will present “Reaching around the World: The Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Diaspora Project,” on Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in AMU 313. Brahm, Arts ’94, is a consultant to the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Diaspora Project. His research focuses on human rights and issues of post-conflict justice and reconstruction.
For more information call 8-5991.
The lecture is sponsored by Marquette’s Institute for Transnational Justice.
2. Acclaimed author Jane Hamilton to give a reading
Best-selling author Jane Hamilton, whose novels have twice been selections of Oprah’s Book Club, will give a reading at Marquette on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for “Wisconsin Authors Night.” The event is part of the Wisconsin Book Festival and will also feature Marquette authors C.J. Hribal, Angela Sorby and Larry Watson, as well as Ben Percy, formerly on faculty at Marquette. Admission is free and a reception and book signing will follow.
Jane Hamilton is best known for The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway award for first fiction, and A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Both books have been selections of Oprah’s Book Club. Her following work, The Short History of a Prince, was named a Publishers’ Weekly Best Book of 1998. Her newest book is When Madeline Was Young.
3. “Highly effective people” class offered at discount
The College of Professional Studies is offering its "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" class to Marquette faculty and staff at a discounted rate of $300 — a savings of $695. The program, based on Dr. Stephen Covey's book, can help participants develop new and different successful work and life habits.
The class meets four times beginning Friday, Oct. 12.
For more information and to register, contact Emily Maldonado 8-7346.
The registration deadline is end-of-day tomorrow, Oct. 5.
4. Family Weekend reunites students and families
A variety of activities and events, including free access to all campus sporting events, a Friday night fish fry with Comedy Sportz, Family Weekend Mass, and a band concert at Westowne Square, will take place during Family Weekend, Oct. 5 -7. This special time provides the opportunity for students to share the Marquette experience with their families.
5. Hispanic Film Series features movies from Cuba, Mexico and USA
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the journal Caribe will hold the second annual Hispanic Film Lecture Series from Monday, Oct. 8, to Thursday, Oct. 11. All screenings and discussions take place in William Wehr Physics 153 beginning at 5:30 p.m. A discussion will follow each showing. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, Oct. 8, María Antonia (in Spanish with English subtitles) — A story of love, passion, resentment and revenge in pre-revolutionary Cuba, with parallels between Catholicism and Afro-Cuban religion.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, El Laberinto del Fauno (in Spanish with English subtitles) — Set in post civil war Spain, an allegorical story of a girl bridging her fairy tale tasks with the reality of her brutal stepfather, an Army captain hunting rebels.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, Indigenous Always (in English) — The life and legacy of a 16th century Indian woman and her role in the Spanish conquest of Mexico as the mother of Hernán Cortés’ son.
Thursday, Oct. 11, El Violín (in Spanish) — An 80-year-old musician and his family outsmart their oppressors to support the guerrilla efforts of the peasant uprising.
For more information, contact Dr. Armando González-Pérez, professor of Spanish, at 8-7268.
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6. Haggerty Museum to spotlight Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
The Haggerty Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the first American retrospective of Cuba’s best-known surrealist, Wifredo Lam, from Oct. 11, 2007, to 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. Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, adjunct curator, Studio Museum of Harlem and visiting professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Hunter College, will deliver the opening lecture, “Wifredo Lam and the New York Art Scene,” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public.
“Wifredo Lam in North America” includes works from North American museums, galleries and private collections across the United States and the Caribbean.
7. Father Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
Rev. Thomas Keating, a member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, will speak at Marquette on 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.
8. Tomorrow is Midnight Run's Miles for Meals Run/Walk
The 8th Annual Miles for Meals Run/Walk tomorrow, Oct. 5, in the campus central mall, benefits the needs of the hungry and homeless people living in the community around Marquette.
The $15 registration fee includes a T-shirt and entry into a raffle drawing. Day-of registration begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by the run/walk at 5 p.m.
Donations of mustard will also be collected for Noon Run.
Jeanna Salzer will sing at Brew Bayou for post-race entertainment.
9. Social Security and Medicare discussed at sessions
The Department of Human Resources will host an informational session about Social Security and Medicare on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom C. A representative from the Social Security Administration will discuss Social Security benefits and retirement age requirements. Denny Mueller from Bankers Life will provide an overview of Medicare A, B and D.
RSVP at 8-7305 by Monday, Oct. 8. Space is limited.
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10. Libraries solicit input about online Chronicle of Higher Education
Marquette Libraries need feedback regarding the online trial of the Chronicle of Higher Education they’re providing. In addition to promoting the use of the newspaper and its special features, the digital edition could result in university cost savings through cancellation of print subscriptions.
The trial, which runs through October, offers the complete text of the Chronicle's weekly issues, plus daily news features; job postings and career services; a searchable archive going back to September 1989; Chronicle Review weekly magazine; article supplement slide shows and videos; and data from the annual Almanac and other special reports.
11. Network and enjoy free lunch at POWER Lunch series
The second year of the POWER Lunch series will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 163. Panelists include Carlos Garces, senior assistant dean of admissions; Dr. John Kuykendall, assistant professor of education; and Pamela Peters, assistant dean for intercultural programs.
The purpose of the POWER Lunch series is for networking with professionals in various career fields, hearing real stories and experiences from experts in diverse cultures, and enjoying free lunch.
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12. Basketball announcer tryouts are next week
Marquette women’s basketball will hold open tryouts at the Al McGuire Center for a new public address announcer Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. for the upcoming season. The announcer is expected to be at every home game of the season.
At the tryout, participants will be given a series of announcements to read, such as the starting line-ups, game situations and sponsor reads.
For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Jamie Hays at 8-6018.
13. Safety Resource Guide posted online
The 2007 edition of the Safety Resource Guide, with information about Public Safety programs and services and policies about alcohol and other drugs, is now available online.
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