— April 23, 2007—
- “Making Sense” of the shootings at Virginia Tech
- Nobel Prize winner not attending Brew Bayou reading
- Sudanese refugees to share experiences following Lost Boys
- Public relations executive to address corporate responsibility
- “Full House” actress to discuss her drug addiction tonight
- U.S. attaché to Baghdad to speak at Law School
- Power Lunch featuring “Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage”
- Haggerty Museum opening exhibit of Japanese prints
- Math and chemistry departments to hold colloquiums
- Top state bloggers participating in Law School forum
- Donate used books to support literacy education
- Baccalaureate Mass needs musicians, ushers, ministers
- Relay for Life raises funds and celebrates cancer survivors
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 23
1. “Making Sense” of the shootings at Virginia Tech
Senseless violence is just that — it doesn’t make sense. Trying to explain it is impossible; nevertheless, one can respond in important ways.
Besides prayer for all who have been affected, it's important to simply feel the sadness, anger, confusion and pain that such violence evokes. While it can be tempting to try to deny its reality, the violence did happen and merits being acknowledged, just as the victims deserve to be mourned.
It's also important to offer comfort and receive it, recognize courage and affirm it, act with kindness and accept it from others. It may not seem like a lot, but in the midst of horror, gestures and acts that might seem small can have great power to bring light to an otherwise dark situation.
Finally, when senseless violence threatens to undermine one’s faith in a loving God, it helps to remember that God is not an impassive observer of the events in this world. God weeps, too, as Jesus did at the tomb of His friend Lazarus, and, moreover, He is able to do the one thing we cannot, namely, bring life when death seems the only reality.
No, there is no sense to be made of senseless tragedy, but faith and hope tell us to look for something beyond the suffering.
Courtesy of University Ministry.
2. Nobel Prize winner not attending Brew Bayou reading
The Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi is sponsoring an evening of readings from the works of Gabriel García-Márquez, a Columbian novelist and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, on Tuesday, April 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Brew Bayou. While the author will not be present, students can participate with readings in both English and Spanish of One Hundred Years of Solitude, celebrating the 25th anniversary of publication of the prize-winning novel.
3. Sudanese refugees to share experiences following Lost Boys
Two Sudanese refugees will share their stories and how they came to the United States following a showing of Lost Boys of Sudan today, Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry room 112. The program is sponsored by Marquette JUSTICE and Darfur Action Coalition.
Lost Boys of Sudan is an award-winning documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children.
4. Public relations executive to address corporate responsibility
John Paluszek, Visiting Diederich Professional-in-Residence, will discuss“Corporate Social Responsibility — Here and Around the World” today, Monday, April 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Raynor Library Conference rooms B and C. A reception will follow.
Paluszek is senior counsel at Ketchum Communications, Inc. (New York and Washington, D.C.) specializing in reputation management.
5. “Full House” actress to discuss her drug addiction tonight
Jodie Sweetin, former “Stephanie Tanner” star of “Full House,” will speak today, Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium about her previous addiction and how it affected her life. This free event is sponsored by Marquette University Student Government.
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6. U.S. attaché to Baghdad to speak at Law School
Jim Santelle, Arts '80, justice attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, will offer his unique perspective on the Iraqi justice system and efforts to establish the rule of law in Iraq during an appearance at the Law School on Tuesday, April 24. Santelle will join Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, for the discussion at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 325.
Santelle is a prosecutor with the U.S. attorney's office in Milwaukee, but for the past 14 months has been in Baghdad training, assisting and supporting members of Iraq's judiciary.
Santelle will take questions from Gousha and Marquette law students.
7. Power Lunch featuring “Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage”
Learn from a panel of professionals in various career fields for “Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage” at the Career Services Center’s Power Lunch on Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227. A free lunch is provided.
Speakers include Margaret Crawford of Northwestern Mutual, Mick Joneja of Target, Rita Sharma of Polymorph Media Solutions, and Pa Britney Xiong of Western Bilingual Employment Services.
Discussion will include career information specific to each professional’s area of expertise and a focus on real experiences including stories of challenge and success.
8. Haggerty Museum opening exhibit of Japanese prints
The Haggerty Museum of Art will present an exhibition of 18th and 19th century vividly colored Japanese prints from its permanent collection from April 26 to June 17. “Hokusai, Horoshige and the Utagawa School Japanese Prints from the Haggerty Collection” will open with a reception on Thursday, April 26, featuring the 6 p.m. lecture “The Golden Age of Japanese Woodblock Prints” by Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, associate curator. More than 40 artworks will be on display.
9. Math and chemistry departments to hold colloquiums
Dr. Terry Miller, professor of chemistry at Ohio State University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, April 27, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Miller will speak on “Developing Spectroscopic Probes for the Mechanisms of Hydrocarbon Oxidation.”
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, April 27, presented by Dr. Matt Mutka, professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401. The program topic is “Service Discovery in Pervasive Computing Environments.”
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10. Top state bloggers participating in Law School forum
The Law School will join WisPolitics.com in hosting the second Wisconsin Blog Summit on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307.
Participants will include top state bloggers and commentators Jay Bullock, Tim Cuprisin, Brian Fraley, Ed Garvey, Eugene Kane, Jessica McBride, Owen Robinson and Charlie Sykes. They will analyze the impact bloggers are having on politics and journalism. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate.
Attendance is free but advanced registration is required. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel at 8-3167.
11. Donate used books to support literacy education
Support literacy education by contributing new or gently used books to the Raynor Memorial Libraries Book Drive for Literacy until May 18. Donations placed in the specially marked collection box near the Raynor Library Information Desk will be delivered to Literacy Services of Wisconsin.
For more information contact Molly Larkin at 8-7599.
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12. Baccalaureate Mass needs musicians, ushers, ministers
Volunteer ushers, Eucharistic ministers, instrumentalists and singers are needed for the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena. Contact University Ministry at 8-6873 for more information.
13. Relay for Life raises funds and celebrates cancer survivors
Relay For Life of Marquette 2007, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, will run from 6 p.m. April 27 to 6 a.m. April 28 at Valley Fields. During this American Cancer Society fund-raiser, teams have at least one member walking on the track for 12 consecutive hours.
The night begins with the Survivor Lap immediately followed by the Survivor Dinner to honor those who have fought or are currently fighting cancer. All cancer survivors are invited. Music, games and entertainment will revolve around the “Decades” theme.
Relay For Life celebrates hope through survivorship and symbolizes life.
Register by Friday, April 27. Contact Hayley Ford or Laura Dillon about survivorship information or Katie Scannell about team participation.
14. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, a championship team was inducted into the Marquette Hall of Fame, and a renowned Army general was given an honorary degree.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 23
• Daytime piling/sheeting will be driven and removed on Tory Hill west of 10th St. this week.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 6th and Michigan, on the new westbound I-794.
• Daytime demolition work continues at 13th St. south of Clybourn, and on the High Rise Bridge over the Menomonee River Valley.
• Westbound Clybourn between 6th and James Lovell will close on Monday, April 23, a long-term closure.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets will be closed to through-traffic in both directions on Tuesday, April 24, from 3 to 6 a.m. It will also be closed on Wednesday and Friday, April 25 and 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. the following mornings.
• Both eastbound and westbound I-794 will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (April 24 to 26) from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next mornings. This closure will span from the ramp to southbound I-43 to the Milwaukee St. exit, including access ramps within those limits.
• The Plankinton off-ramp from northbound I-43 will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next mornings.
• Ramp traffic from southbound I-43 to westbound I-94 will shift beneath the “wiggle” bridge on Tuesday, May 2. A temporary traffic shift that puts all I-43 traffic (north and south) into the new northbound roadway will follow. With this shift, work will begin on the southbound ramp off Wisconsin Ave. and the I-43 southbound roadway.
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