— September 20, 2007 —
- Network and meet diverse faculty at meet-and-greet event
- Indicate computer preference for replacement program
- County executive and former commerce secretary to speak at forums
- Encourage students to attend Post-Grad Volunteer Fair
- Faber Center is offering two new retreat opportunities
- Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
- Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
- Library newsletter available online
- Former philosophy professor passes away
- Free massages at Panhellenic Council’s Spa Night tonight
- Marquette Honors the March on Milwaukee
- Women’s Spirituality Discussion on A Hidden Wholeness
- Haggerty Museum hosting exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ prints
- Marquette University announces 2007-08 theatre season
1. Network and meet diverse faculty at meet-and-greet event
The annual “Diversity Meet and Greet” will be held in AMU Ballrooms C/D today, Sept. 20, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students can meet diverse faculty members and administrators to inspire networking and mentorship.
The meet and greet will include a short program by faculty and student speakers, but most of the time will be informal socializing. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Pamela Peters or Mike Zebrowski.
2. Indicate computer preference for replacement program
IT Services is hosting a computer evaluation event to solicit faculty and staff opinion on the computer manufacturers being considered in this year’s RFP. This process will result in the selection of a preferred vendor for computers purchased in the university’s Computer Replacement Program. Included in the display are computers from the incumbent, MPC Corporation, as well as Dell, HP and Lenovo (IBM).
The event will take place in the Raynor Library Conference Center, Room D, on Monday, Sept 24, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Attendees will be asked to rank their favorite manufacturer of three machine types (desktop, laptop and tablet) on a short survey.
3. County executive and former commerce secretary to speak at forums
Cory Nettles, former state commerce secretary, and Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive, will make appearances at upcoming “Marquette Law School — On the Issues with Mike Gousha” forums.
Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. — Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will interview Nettles, who is now a partner at Quarles and Brady in Milwaukee but doing more than practicing law at a major firm. Learn about his efforts to create new business opportunities in Milwaukee and transform the community.
Sept. 26, noon — Walker will discuss the future of the county, his political future and provide a preview of his proposed county budget that will be unveiled the following day.
Online registration is required. Seating is limited.
4. Encourage students to attend Post-Grad Volunteer Fair
More than 50 organizations will provide information about full-time volunteer community service positions at the Post-Grad Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The fair will run from 4 to 7 p.m. in the AMU third floor ballrooms.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage their students to attend.
For more information, contact the Center for Community Service, AMU 329, at 8-1412.
5. Faber Center is offering two new retreat opportunities
“Retreats for Busy People,” a retreat involving individual weekly meetings with a spiritual director for six weeks as well as daily individual prayer, begins Sept. 26. The retreat starts with a prayer service at 12:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, and concludes with a prayer service on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Spaces are also still open for the “Promise to Resurrection” retreat, an adapted 19th annotation of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. Weekly meetings will offer participants the opportunity to share faith together in a small group, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, at the Faber Center, and continuing for another six weeks in spring.
To sign up or for more information, contact the Faber Center at 8-4545. The Faber Center is newly located at Schroeder Complex, room 111.
6. 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.
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7. Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
In preparation for a visit from author Jonathan Kozol, the campus community is encouraged to read his best-selling book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America." Kozol will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow the talk.
Interested readers are also invited to a book discussion at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lower Raynor Conference room.
Kozol's appearance at Marquette is sponsored by the Manresa Project.
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8. Library newsletter available online
Raynor Memorial Libraries has issued a fall online newsletter. Look for news of upcoming speakers, the dean's letter on strategic planning, new electronic resources, READ posters, new staff and instructions on installing browser plugin "gadgets" for easy MARQCAT searching.
9. Former philosophy professor passes away
Dr. Edward Rousseau, a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy from 1955 until his retirement in 1979, passed away Sept. 14. The funeral will be held at Gesu tomorrow, Sept. 21. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. He is survived by his wife Mary, associate professor emeritus, Department of Philosophy; a son, Edward; and a daughter, Mary.
Condolences can be sent to Dr. Mary Rousseau, 2330 N. Prospect Ave. No. 101, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
10. Free massages at Panhellenic Council’s Spa Night tonight
Panhellenic Council’s Spa Night, today at 8 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B, will include free massages as well as manicure and pedicure supplies and Mary Kay hand treatments. Held in conjunction with Sexual Violence Awareness Week, counselors will also be available to facilitate discussions about sexual violence. Refreshments will be provided.
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11. Marquette honors the March on Milwaukee
Marquette will mark the 40th Anniversary of the March on Milwaukee, when hundreds of young people took to the streets for more than 200 days to protest illegal
housing practices, with several campuswide events:
• Mississippi Burning, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m., and Sept. 22, at 6 and 9 p.m., at Varsity Theatre, sponsored by MUSG Films.
• "Real People, Real Stories," with several "March on Milwaukee" marchers, at noon Sept. 26, in AMU 254.
• “Soup with Substance,” with Frank Aukhofer, a journalist covering the 1967 events, at noon Oct. 2, at AMU 227.
• "True Life" with Marquette alumni, Oct. 3, at Schroeder Residence Hall, at 7 p.m.
• Civil Rights Immersion Trip during fall break.
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12. Women’s Spirituality Discussion on A Hidden Wholeness
The Manresa Project’s Women's Spirituality Discussion will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 231. Read chapter six of A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer.
You’re welcome to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.
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13. Haggerty Museum hosting exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ prints
The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of recent prints by the innovative French-born artist Louise Bourgeois until Sept. 30. “Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects” features two limited-edition series in a minimalist style that are being shown together for the first time: “Fugue,” a portfolio of 19 screenprints with lithography created in 2003, and a suite of untitled screenprints on vintage fabric from 2002.
Bourgeois has been creating art for more than eight decades in all media and continues to produce new works. A video excerpt in which Bourgeois expresses the psychological and familial motivations behind her art will be shown continuously throughout the exhibition.
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14. Marquette University announces 2007-08 theatre season
The Department of Performing Arts presents a five play line-up for the upcoming 2007-08 theatre season. Shows include the musical comedy She Loves Me, Martin McGuire’s tragicomedy Poor Tom, David Mamet’s The Frog Prince, Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning All My Sons and William Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale.
She Loves Me — Oct. 4-14, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Poor Tom — Nov. 8-18, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Frog Prince — Jan. 13, 2008, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
All My Sons — Feb. 14-24, 2008, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Winter’s Tale — April 10-20, 2008, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Frog Prince will be presented at the Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium. All other shows will be presented at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre.
Each play includes a Great $5 Night, one Wednesday night during each play’s two-week run.
Ticket prices for the general public range from $5 to $25 and can be purchased by calling the theatre box office at 8-7504.
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