— March 15, 2007—
- Join NCAA Tournament viewing at the Annex
- Dr. Kathleen Galvin to discuss changing family identities
- Expert on black student achievement to speak
- Arctic explorer to visit campus on Monday
- Area roasters to discuss fair trade coffee
- Student Health Service hosting National Nutrition Month activities
- Muslim Student Association hosting two weeks of events
- Study abroad sessions highlight locations and procedures
- Mystery Bus tickets go on sale Monday
1. Join NCAA Tournament viewing at the Annex
The Annex will host a viewing party for both the men’s and women’s opening round NCAA Tournament basketball games in the Annex. The men’s team takes on Michigan State today, Thursday, March 14, at 6:20 p.m. The women’s team plays UL-Lafayette on Saturday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy food and beverage specials, fan giveaways, halftime prizes and the chance sit in “The Best Seat in the House” (two La-Z-Boy recliners in the front of the restaurant) for the duration of the game.
The Spirit Shop is also holding Blue & Gold Day today — show an MU ID when buying a MU NCAA Tournament T-shirt and get a second MU NCAA Tournament T-shirt for 50 percent off. View the shirts online, but the special is valid on in-store purchases only and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
2. Dr. Kathleen Galvin to discuss changing family identities
Communication and family identity will be the topics of the Distinguished Eleanor Boheim Lecture on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Dr. Kathleen Galvin, the 2006-2007 Association of Marquette University Women chair in humanistic studies, will present the lecture in the Lower Conference Room of the Memorial Library.
In her presentation, “Families of the 21st Century: Redefining Relationships and Identities,” Galvin will examine the changing nature of family identity in the United States. She is a professor of communication studies at Northwestern University and has authored or co-authored eight books and numerous writings on family and relational communication.
3. Expert on black student achievement to speak
A nationally recognized expert on African American student achievement will deliver the Tommy G. Thompson Educational Reform Lecture on Wednesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.
Dr. James Anderson, professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois, will address “How African Americans Reduced the Opportunity and Achievement Gap: Lessons for Educators, Community Activists and Policymakers.”
The lecture series is jointly sponsored by Marquette’s School of Education and the Tommy G. Thompson Center at Marquette, which houses four decades of the former Wisconsin governor’s papers, including extensive documentation of Thompson’s role in the educational reform movement.
4. Arctic explorer to visit campus on Monday
Eric Larsen, a man who has been exploring the world his whole life, will share his adventures with the Marquette community on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
Larsen, a dog musher, white-water canoe guide, back-country ranger, competitive cyclist and educator, has explored northern Minnesota, the American West, Alaska and the Arctic. In May 2005 Larsen and a companion attempted the first-ever Arctic Ocean crossing in summer.
The event is free and sponsored by MUSG and the Student Environmental Action Coalition.
5. Area roasters to discuss fair trade coffee
Five area coffee roasters will participate in “Brewing Social justice: a Conversation about Fair Trade Coffee,” a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Raynor Library conference rooms B & C. The panel will address the workings of the fair trade system, its goals, accomplishments and its future direction.
The event is organized by Dr. Molly Doane, assistant professor of anthropology, and Marquette graduate Melanie Benesh, United Students for Fair Trade. It is sponsored by JUSTICE, SEAC, Anthropology Club, and The Institute for Transnational Justice.
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6. Student Health Service hosting National Nutrition Month activities
Student Health Service's dietitians will hold several programs this week in recognition of National Nutrition Month.
Dietitians will answer questions about healthy nutrition at “Ask the Dietitians” on Monday, March 19, from noon to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to noon at Marquette Place, AMU.
Pick up tips on how to maintain a healthy and balanced diet at information tables in the AMU from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, on the second floor of AMU.
Favorite entrée recipes submitted by students to Sodexho dining hall managers will be prepared and served in dining halls during the last two weeks of March. For a list of entrees and all National Nutrition Month events, call the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
7. Muslim Student Association hosting two weeks of events
The Muslim Student Association's annual Islam Awareness Celebration will feature cooking demonstrations, films and speakers covering such topics as women empowerment, Darfur, Muslim head covering, jihad and racial inequality. Events will run from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 30.
The opening reception is on Monday, March 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in the AMU Multicultural Center.
8. Study abroad sessions highlight locations and procedures
A series of program-specific information sessions will be held for semester-long and summer study abroad programs on Fridays all semester. Sessions will highlight specific study abroad locations (culture, courses, student living) as well as procedures for study abroad. Students of all years, especially freshmen, are encouraged to attend.
For the information session schedule and more information, visit online, e-mail or call 8-8063.
9. Mystery Bus tickets go on sale Monday
Tickets for the Saturday, March 24, Late Night Marquette Mystery Bus go on sale Monday, March 19, in the Brooks Lounge for $5. You must be 18 years old and have your MU ID to purchase a ticket. A limited number of tickets are available.
All events for the evening will remain a surprise until the last moment. The bus leaves at 6:45 p.m. and will return around midnight.
Contact Michael Lueder for more information.
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