— October 11, 2007 —
- Acclaimed author Jane Hamilton to give a reading tonight
- Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
- Rev. Robert Doran to speak on Catholic systematics
- Hispanic Film Series features movies from Cuba, Mexico and USA
- Network and enjoy free lunch at POWER Lunch series
- Members of “Catonsville 9” to speak about foreign policy in Latin America
- Taizé religious community member to speak at Soup for Substance
- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra providing free performance
- Wade Chair Lecture to focus on Judaism in Byzantium
- Integrative Neuroscience Center to present seminar
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Workshop series provides multimedia teaching resources
- Social Security and Medicare discussed at session
- Public Safety implements new safety technology
- Rec Plex raises $6,500 for Koster Scholarship Fund
- Free blood pressure screening in honor of PA Week
- Group fitness sign-ups begin today
- Free depression screenings available to students
- Participate in Eucharistic Adoration
- 11th Street Mall opens with food and prizes
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 8
1. Acclaimed author Jane Hamilton to give a reading tonight
Best-selling author Jane Hamilton, whose novels have twice been selections of Oprah’s Book Club, will give a reading at Marquette today, 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.
2. Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
Rev. John C. Haughey, S.J., will give the annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Weasler Auditorium. The lecture title is “Is There an Ignatian Approach to Ethics?” Haughey is a senior research fellow at Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Center and previously taught at Marquette.
The Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values aims to further the study of morality and ethics at Marquette. The lecture honors the late Dr. Edward D. Simmons, a highly respected professor of philosophy and vice president for academic affairs.
3. Rev. Robert Doran to speak on Catholic systematics
Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor and Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, will deliver the Doerr Chair Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001. Doran will speak on “Constructing a New Catholic Systematics: A Report and an Invitation.”
Doran, who received his Ph.D. at Marquette, specializes in Catholic systematic theology and the philosophy and theology of Bernard Lonergan. He is general editor of The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, which will eventually be a set of 25 volumes, 12 of which have been published. The focus of his current research is the theology of grace and the analogies for understanding the Trinity.
4. 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 today, Oct. 8, through Thursday, Oct. 11. All screenings 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.
5. 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. The series is sponsored by Career Services.
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6. Members of “Catonsville 9” to speak about foreign policy in Latin America
Activists George Mische and Tom Melville will speak on “U.S. Holocaust in Latin America,” the ongoing legacy of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B. Mische and Melville are members of the Vietnam era protest group “The Catonsville 9.”
The event is sponsored by JUSTICE, the Center for Peacemaking, the Office for International Education and University Ministry.
7. Taizé religious community member to speak at Soup for Substance
Brother John, of the Taizé community in Taizé, France, will speak at the Soup With Substance lunch on Thursday, Oct. 25, at noon in the AMU Henke Lounge. Brother John will also present a Taizé Evening Prayer Service that night at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 935 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Taizé community is known for its simple meditative music and prayer. Each year, tens of thousands of young pilgrims flock to the small village of Taizé in central France to share in the community's way of life.
For more information contact Rachelle Kramer, 8-3695.
8. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra providing free performance
The Diederich College of Communication and Gesu Church will host a free Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for the Marquette and Gesu communities on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu. Watch News Briefs for more information leading up to the event.
9. Wade Chair Lecture to focus on Judaism in Byzantium
Rev. Philipp Gabriel Renczes, S.J., the 2007-2008 Francis B. Wade, S.J., Chair, will present “A Theology of Judaism in 7th Century Byzantium: Maximus the Confessor” on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. The event is free and open to the public.
Renczes holds doctoral degrees from the University of Paris and the Institut Catholique de Paris. Since 2000, he has been a member of the theology faculty at the Gregorian University in Rome. This fall he is teaching an undergraduate course at Marquette, “The Theology of Joseph Ratzinger.”
For more information, contact the Department of Theology at 8-7170.
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10. Integrative Neuroscience Center to present seminar
The Integrative Neuroscience Center will host Dr. Tina Stoeckmann, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, for a lecture on “Muscle Recruitment and Co-activation Patterns During Reaching After Stroke: Effects of Elastic, Viscous, and Mass Loads.” The presentation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cramer Hall 004E.
For more information, contact Cathy Morrell at 8-8329.
11. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Peter Zapol of Argonne National Laboratory will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Zapol will speak on “Computational Studies of Nanostructured Materials.”
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12. Law School holding information session this Friday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students on Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
13. Workshop series provides multimedia teaching resources
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services are offering an e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
All meetings will be held in Raynor Library, room 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 — Scanning and incorporating digital images in D2L
Oct. 26 — Using video and audio production capabilities in D2L
Nov. 9 — Using podcasting, presentation technology and other multimedia in D2L
Nov. 30 — On the horizon — promising new products
Dec. 7 — Presentations of D2L enhanced courses
14. Social Security and Medicare discussed at session
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 today, Oct. 8. Space is limited.
15. Public Safety implements new safety technology
The first phase of installation of the Command Information Center is nearing completion in the Department of Public Safety. The CIC links cameras with certain designated blue light phones and alarms in the Marquette campus and neighborhood to monitor suspicious activities.
“The safety and security of Marquette students and staff are our top priority,” said DPS Chief Larry Rickard. “The CIC is essentially a force-multiplier for the department. It will give us another way to monitor and patrol our campus area.”
Project software can trigger an alert to DPS officers under certain circumstances, providing more oversight in high-density areas. The CIC includes a wall of 50-inch screens, showing feeds from area cameras, and represents the latest in crime-prevention and response technology.
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16. Rec Plex raises $6,500 for Koster Scholarship Fund
The annual Rec Plex Golf Outing recently resulted in a $6,500 contribution to the Robert H. Koster Scholarship Fund. The fund was created in 2003 as the Contractors Scholarship Fund and renamed in 2004 to honor the loyalty and commitment of long-time Marquette employee Bob Koster. The fund provides an annual, need-based scholarship to a deserving Marquette student.
Koster passed away in December 2006, and the scholarship fund is continued as a memorial to recognize his 40 years of service to Marquette.
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17. Free blood pressure screening in honor of PA Week
The Physician Assistant Program will offer free blood pressure screenings during the lunch hour on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 9 and 10, on the lower level of AMU.
In recognition of National Physician Assistant Week, first- and second-year PA students will also provide information about the profession and Marquette's program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday to Thursday on the lower level of AMU.
18. Group fitness sign-ups begin today
Group fitness sign-ups for the four-week session begin at the Rec Center and the Rec Plex on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. The session begins the week of Oct. 22.
Stop by either facility for more information or call the Rec Center at 8-1558.
19. Free depression screenings available to students
Confidential depression screenings are available on National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Counseling Center on the second floor of Holthusen Hall. Screenings take less than half an hour and all results and discussions are confidential. Faculty and staff who are concerned about a student’s mood are encouraged to talk to him/her about the screening day. Students can talk with a trained counselor about their results to help determine if treatment is needed.
Everyone feels sad at times, but sometimes students can feel so down that it gets in the way of their ability to accomplish tasks or get along with friends. Students who are depressed may have problems with eating and sleeping, or feel hopeless or guilty. The Counseling Center helps find effective depression treatments for students to feel better and get on with their lives.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at 8-7172.
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20. Participate in Eucharistic Adoration
Catholic Outreach and University Ministry are sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration (Exposition with Benediction) on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
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21. 11th Street Mall opens with food and prizes
The grand opening of the 11th Street Mall, the Wiggle, will take place this Friday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. between Carpenter Tower and Cobeen Hall. The celebration will include food, a DJ, games, prizes and free T-shirts and giveaways.
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22. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 8
• Wells Street between 10th and 11th streets, including the sidewalk, will be closed westbound from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9.
• St. Paul Avenue will be closed between 5th and 13th streets from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., from Tuesday, Oct. 9, to Wednesday, Oct. 10.
• Night work this week will include bridge paving on the ramp from southbound I-43 to westbound I-94 on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8 and 9, and carpentry on the ramp south of Tory Hill from Monday, Oct. 8, to Thursday, Oct. 11.
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