— February 5, 2007—
- Enron author delivers Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture tomorrow
- Hear Dr. Lauren Leslie’s hardest choice she ever had to make
- Philosophy and political science professors at Faculty Commons
- Ethical Dilemmas on Film running through Thursday
- A daily reflection: Challenged to Choose — The Courage to Act
- Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
- Department of Mathematics to hold colloquium
- Submit artwork for Haggerty Museum exhibit
- Students encouraged to participate in online survey
- Raynor Libraries’ newsletter features Chicago Manual of Style
- Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action
- Haggerty Museum exhibition highlights Marquette history
- University Ministry reconciliation service to be held tonight
- Catholic poet Serpas to present poetry reading
- Public Safety offers self-defense classes
- Brew City Stomp Down celebrates Black History Month
- Free concert tickets available from Marquette Radio
- Relay for Life and gala planned by Colleges Against Cancer
- Three Marquette legends selected for city birthday party
- Students needed to serve as poll workers
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 5
1. Enron author delivers Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture tomorrow
Bethany McLean, senior writer at Fortune Magazine and co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, will present the Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 6, in AMU Ballroom E as part of the Mission Week celebration. McLean’s March 2001 article in Fortune, “Is Enron Overpriced?” broke the story of the Enron debacle. The program is sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication.
For the complete Mission Week schedule, go online.
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2. Hear Dr. Lauren Leslie’s hardest choice she ever had to make
Dr. Lauren Leslie, chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, will discuss how she dealt with a difficult decision for the second of three daily lunchtime Mission Week conversations with faculty, “The Hardest Choice I Ever Had to Make.” Dr. Leslie’s session is tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 6, from noon to 12:40 p.m., in the Educational Resource Center, Schroeder Complex, 199. The program is sponsored by University Ministry and moderated by Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., assistant director of University Ministry. Refreshments will be served.
3. Philosophy and political science professors at Faculty Commons
All graduate students are invited to stop by the Mission Week Faculty Commons tomorrow and/or Wednesday, Feb. 6 and 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center. Faculty Commons gives faculty a time and place to share teaching, scholarship and research related to the many dimensions of Marquette’s mission.
Tomorrow's participants and topics include:
• Dr. Janet Boles, professor of political science: “Being Our Sisters’ Keepers: International Workplace Issues;”
• Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate professor of philosophy: “The Three Legged Stool of Responsibility: Corporations, Governments and Consumers;” and
• Dr. Theresa Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy: “Transformative Education in a Broken World.”
Lunch is provided. The program is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
4. Ethical Dilemmas on Film running through Thursday
Marquette’s Channel 95 is broadcasting a series of films that reflect the Mission Week theme of “Challenged to Choose: the Courage to Act,” including “The Constant Gardener,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” “North Country,” and “Tears of the Sun.” Broadcasts are at 9 p.m. Feb. 4–8. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.
5. A daily reflection: Challenged to Choose — The Courage to Act
To take the first step toward deciding to do what is right or best, we need to recognize that a peculiar fork in the road faces us. Once we see that we can give ourselves away to someone or just pass this chance by, once we know that our next move could make us a hypocrite, the moment we can’t avoid treating life as either a worthy adventure or a meaningless joke, then we have come to the grand entrance to ethical decision. If we choose to walk through that open gate, we will still have the chance to know, in that deep place that lies beneath words, that life is good. If we decide not to hide from an ethical decision, we open ourselves to realizing what it felt like for Moses to talk face to face with God (Exodus 33:11) or for Elijah to throw himself prostrate on the ground before the still, small voice that carried the Lord’s command to love (1 Kings 19).
Vatican II’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in Today’s World pointed to something of this experience when it declared that “conscience is the most secret core and sanctuary of the human person, in which he or she is alone with God, whose voice resounds in the person’s innermost reality” (section 16). We don’t have to settle for the blind faith that tries to will our parents’ or our some church’s god into existence so we can avoid suspecting that life is pointless or empty. Instead, if we honestly face the moment of ethical decision for what it is, we can experience God for ourselves as the one who, from within and beyond us, allures us inwardly out of ourselves to take responsibility for cherishing our neighbor as ourselves, our world as God’s gift, and the Generosity-in-Person who loves us all into living. The first step in making an ethical decision is to treat a decision as an ethical one. This requires of us the courage to be responsible for ourselves and for our world, and the courage to put our life in the hands of the One who is always already holding it in his palm.
— Joe Mueller, S.J.
Assistant Professor of Theology/Director of Undergraduate Studies and Majors
Reflections are sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality.
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6. Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
All A-grade papers written during calendar 2006 for a MU course are eligible for the Raynor Libraries' 10th Annual Dittman Research Paper Competition recognizing the importance of effective library research. One $200 prize each will be awarded in the freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories.
Submissions will be accepted until March 5. More information is available online.
7. Department of Mathematics to hold colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, Feb. 9, "Computational Methods for Learning Diversity Models of Biological Sequences and Their Role in the Search for a Malaria Vaccine," by Joseph Bockhorst, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401.
8. Submit artwork for Haggerty Museum exhibit
The Haggerty Museum of Art and the MU Art Club will present “Student Fine Arts Night,” an exhibition of work by Marquette students, with live music, free food and refreshments, on Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The exhibition is open to all Marquette students. A maximum of two art pieces per student can be submitted. Work in all media will be accepted — painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed-media, etc. Framed work is preferred, but not mandatory.
Accompanying each piece must be:
• name of student artist
• title of the work
• year work was created
• medium (such as oil on canvas)
All work must be submitted to Lynne Shumow at the Haggerty Museum of Art by Monday, April 2.
For more information call 8-5915 or e-mail.
9. Students encouraged to participate in online survey
Some first-year and senior-year undergraduates will receive an invitation in their EMarq mailbox within the next few weeks to participate in the 2007 National Survey of Student Engagement. Participation is voluntary, but strongly encouraged, for Marquette University to learn more about students’ activities and what they feel they’re gaining from their campus experiences.
This online survey takes about 15 minutes and is completely confidential. The invitation will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation in the survey has been approved by the university’s Online Survey Committee.
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10. Raynor Libraries’ newsletter features Chicago Manual of Style
Raynor Memorial Libraries’ online winter newsletter covers news of events, services, a new READ poster, and results of the Libraries' spring 2006 survey. New archival digital projects and electronic resources are highlighted, particularly the new Chicago Manual of Style Online.
11. Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action
In honor of Marquette's anniversary, the Milwaukee County Historical Society is unveiling a major exhibit dedicated to the university's history in the main gallery of the society's newly renovated facilities, at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. Help celebrate the exhibit's opening at a program and reception at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, when Marquette University President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Associate Professor of History Thomas Jablonsky will speak.
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12. Haggerty Museum exhibition highlights Marquette history
In honor of Marquette University's 125th anniversary, the Haggerty Museum of Art will exhibit “Marquette Then and Now: Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” through March 25. The museum will also host a panel discussion about the university’s history on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history; Matt Blessing, head of special collections and archives for the Raynor Memorial Libraries; and Dan Johnson, chief photographer. A catalogue of the exhibit is available for $10.
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13. University Ministry reconciliation service to be held tonight
University Ministry will sponsor a reconciliation service today, Monday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, on the second floor of the AMU. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
14. Catholic poet Serpas to present poetry reading
Martha Serpas will read from her latest book of poetry, “The Dirty Side of the Storm” (Norton 2007), at noon on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Serpas, a Catholic poet from Louisiana, has taught at the Yale Divinity School and is on the faculty at the University of Tampa. Following Hurricane Katrina, her poetry on the disappearing bayou of Louisiana appeared in “The New Yorker” and the “New York Review of Books.”
15. Public Safety offers self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety is offering several free self-defense classes beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7. The class combines a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about national and local crime trends. Designed for both female and male audiences, the class incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Individual classes will be held:
• Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom E
• Monday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom AB
• Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom CD
• Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom AB
• Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m., in AMU Ballroom CD
Register by calling 8-6800.
16. Brew City Stomp Down celebrates Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the “Brew City Stomp Down,” an annual step show sponsored by the Marquette chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. This year’s step show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre, followed by a party in Marquette Place with NPHC members.
Tickets are $12, or $15 for both the show and after party are now available. They can be purchased only in advance in the Brooks Lounge.
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17. Free concert tickets available from Marquette Radio
Marquette Radio is giving away tickets to concerts such as TheShins, G. Love and Special Sauce, Relient K, and others this semester. To sign up for Marquette Radio's Friends of Marquette Radio mailing list and learn when ticket giveaways take place, go online.
Last semester Marquette Radio gave away more than 100 pairs of tickets to
Marquette students for concerts playing at Milwaukee's Rave and Pabst theater.
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18. Relay for Life and gala planned by Colleges Against Cancer
Join Colleges Against Cancer in the Second Annual Relay for Life, April 27-28, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., at Valley Fields, to bring together those who have been touched by cancer. Participants celebrate survivorship and raise money for the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer and empower individuals to fight back.
Team leaders can register their team online or at the Relay For Life Kick-off on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge.
Colleges Against Cancer will also host a Relay for Life Gala on Friday, Feb. 16, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in AMU Ballroom B. Semi-formal attire is suggested for the music, dancing and refreshments. Tickets are $5. Watch for information tables in the AMU to purchase tickets, or buy them at the door.
E-mail for more information.
19. Three Marquette legends selected for city birthday party
Three Marquette legends were selected for their influence on Milwaukee’s history as part of the city’s 161st birthday party on Jan. 31. Selected in three of the eight categories were:
Founder — Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. (Co-founder of Milwaukee)
Entertainment — Chris Farley (Marquette University 1986 alumnus; best known for Saturday Night Live)
Sports — Al McGuire (Coach of the Marquette University Warriors basketball team from 1964 to 1977)
Thank you to all who helped support Marquette’s legacy.
20. Students needed to serve as poll workers
The League of Women Voters is recruiting Marquette Students to serve as poll workers for the Feb. 20 primary election. Workers must be eligible voters, attend training and be responsible for their own transportation. Full training and compensation are provided.
For more information call the Milwaukee Election Commission at (414) 286-3491 or go online.
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21. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, a new school song was announced.
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.
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22. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 5
• Tory Hill has reopened to traffic, but will be closed to pedestrians. Future road closures this month will be for pile driving and wall construction. One more bridge over Tory Hill is to be demolished; this project is less complicated and will require less time than the last two. Four new bridges will be constructed over Tory Hill in the next year or so.
• Daytime drilling continues west of Straz Tower.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th and Michigan, and further east on the new westbound I-794.
• Night demolition resumes south of 10th and Tory Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 6, for four consecutive nights as well as Sunday, Feb. 10, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. This work was monitored the prior week and sound levels were less the week before that. The state and contractor are experimenting with various noise reduction techniques for this work.
• Daytime demolition work will occur north of St. Paul near 9th St. on Saturday, Feb. 10, and south of 9th St. and Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 11.
• St. Paul Ave., between 5th and 13th streets, will be closed nightly to through traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 6 until Friday, Feb. 9, as well as from 4 a.m. to midnight the following Saturday, Feb. 10. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Ave. These closures are required to facilitate overhead demolition work.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed overnight from Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. This ramp will also be closed on the following Sunday, Feb. 11, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to demolition work overhead. These closures are anticipated through most of February.
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