— March 22, 2007—
- Oxford professor to present Père Marquette Theology Lecture
- Islam scholar and expert on the Middle East to speak
- Dr. Kathleen Galvin to discuss changing family identities
- Expert on black student achievement to speak at Marquette
- Milwaukee Public School Board candidate forum tonight
- Spirit of Marquette nominations due tomorrow
- Freshman and seniors encouraged to respond to e-mail survey
- College choices for immigrants and struggling students
- College of Communication holding colloquium on Friday
- Speakers to address United Nations reform
- Biomedical Engineering Symposium to feature MU entrepreneur
- Marquette ranked 38th for best value
- Psychology Department relocates to Cramer Hall
- Hunger Clean-up registration ends tomorrow
- Free showings of foreign films during three-day festival
- Need to relax? Try a $5 massage
- Play at RECESS with MUSG After Dark
- Public Safety offers self-defense classes
- Donate hair to Locks of Love
- Walk a mile to prevent gender violence
- Be sure to check out Marquette museum exhibits
- Symphony tickets available at reduced price
- Drama of the life of Jesus showing at Gesu
1. Oxford professor to present Père Marquette Theology Lecture
Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture and Fellow of The Queen’s College Dr. Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford, will present “Wheels Within Wheels — William Blake and the Ezekiel's Merkabah in Text and Image” for the Theology Department’s 38th Annual Père Marquette Theology Lecture. The lecture will take place on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
2. Islam scholar and expert on the Middle East to speak
Reza Aslan, scholar, author and media commentator on Islam, will deliver the Marquette University Allis Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs Lecture, “The Future of Islam: Toward the Islamic Reformation,” on Monday, March 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. Aslan, noted social commentator on the Middle East and author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, will speak in the Varsity Theater.
Aslan examines how, in the shadow of European colonialism, Muslims developed conflicting strategies to reconcile traditional Islamic values with the social and political realities of the modern world. Presenting Islam as an ever-evolving faith and culture in an internal battle for reform and modernization, Aslan explores the interplay between faith and politics in the Muslim world.
3. 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.
Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served. The program will also serve as a networking opportunity for students.
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.
The AMUW chair is supported by an anonymous alumna donor and Mary Boheim Finnegan’s gift to endow the distinguished lecture series.
4. Expert on black student achievement to speak at Marquette
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.
5. Milwaukee Public School Board candidate forum tonight
The Law School will host a forum for the nine candidates for Milwaukee Public School Board today, Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate the debate. Joining Gousha on the panel of questioners will be Alan J. Borsuk, a longtime education reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Dr. William Henk, dean of the Marquette University School of Education.
Seating is limited. Guests planning to attend should e-mail Christine Wilczynski-Vogel for registration.
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6. Spirit of Marquette nominations due tomorrow
Nominations for the Spirit of Marquette Award, given to student organizations that have most exemplified the university mission through their programs and services, are due tomorrow, Friday, March 23, in the office of Student Development, room 121 of AMU, by 4:30 p.m.
Specific contributions through fostering personal and professional excellence, forming ethical and informed leaders, developing men and women dedicated to the service of others, and promoting a life of faith are considered. Applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee to determine which student organizations have made significant contributions to the development of a positive campus culture through the activities they sponsor and the manner in which the organization members conduct their work
7. Freshman and seniors encouraged to respond to e-mail survey
Freshmen and seniors are strongly encouraged to monitor their EMARQ mailbox for two e-mails, one sent yesterday, on March 21, and the next on April 11, requesting participation in a survey about their campus activities and experiences. The purpose is to gather information to help improve educational opportunities for future students. The experiences reported by Marquette’s students will also be compared to the experiences reported by students at hundreds of other colleges and universities.
Selected freshmen and seniors originally received an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: A reminder to tell us about your Marquette experience) in February. This important survey was commissioned by Marquette’s Provost Madeline Wake and is being conducted by the Office of the National Survey of Student Engagement at Indiana University.
Perhaps because of exams and spring break, not enough Marquette students have participated so far for a representative sample. Please ensure that your experiences are represented and give this important survey your attention. The web URL, ID and password needed to log on will be in each student’s reminder message.
8. College choices for immigrants and struggling students?
Should college be the goal for all students? Joanne Jacobs, author of Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the Charter School That Beat the Odds, addresses that question at Soup with Substance, on Friday, March 23, in AMU 163 from noon to 1 p.m.
Jacobs will talk about her experience with a San Jose charter school that prepares low-income Mexican-American students for college. Jacobs will discuss ways to expand choices for students who start out behind. Jacobs covered education, welfare and other issues for more than 15 years as a Knight-Ridder columnist and San Jose Mercury News editorial writer.
Soup with Substance is a noon-time social justice discussion series based on the model of the Catholic Worker Movement.
9. College of Communication holding colloquium on Friday
The Diederich College of Communication is hosting a colloquium by John Paluszek, Diedrich visiting professional in residence from Ketchum Public Relations, New York, on Friday, March 23, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Johnston Hall, O'Sullivan Room 303. Paluszek will speak on “The Peripatetic Public Relations Practitioner — What I Saw in China (and Argentina, Brazil, India and Italy).”
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10. Speakers to address United Nations reform
Americans for Informed Democracy will host two visiting speakers on “How to Keep from Overselling or Underestimating the United Nations” on Monday, April 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. Attendance is free.
David Shorr, of The Stanley Foundation, and Mark Lagon, deputy assistant secretary for International Organization Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, will visit campus as part of a national Global Governance for a Changing World initiative. The effort includes dozens of presentations throughout the U.S. to address the future of international institutions in the rapidly globalizing world.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Refreshments will be served.
E mail Jennifer Lorentz or Neal Styka for more information.
11. Biomedical Engineering Symposium to feature MU entrepreneur
The Biomedical Engineering Department’s annual Biomedical Engineering Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Raynor Memorial Library.
The symposium will highlight the work of graduate students through oral presentations and posters, and a keynote address by Mark Gehring, CEO of Sharendipity. Gehring, Eng '86,will speak on “A (Long) Tale of Three Startups,” sharing his entrepreneurial challenges and experiences in the medical industry. Prior to founding Sharendipity, Gehring started two other companies.
There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Contact Brigid Lagerman at 8-7856 for more information.
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12. Marquette ranked 38th for best value
For its April 2007 edition, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine lists Marquette 38th among private universities that offer “the best values.” The ratings reflect a combination of quality and financial measures. The quality measures, which account for two-thirds of the total, include admission rate, percentage of freshmen with an ACT of 24 or higher (or equivalent SAT), and four/five-year graduation rate. The financial measures are total cost, costs after need-based aid, percentage of the average aid package that comes from grants or scholarships, percentage of undergrads without need who receive aid and average debt at graduation.
13. Psychology Department relocates to Cramer Hall
The Psychology Department, formerly located in Schroeder Complex, has moved to the third floor of Cramer Hall. The department office is located in Cramer Hall 317 and the department chair, Dr. Michael Wierzbicki, is in 317B.
The department will hold an open house on Friday, April 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Sherri Lex for more information.
14. Hunger Clean-up registration ends tomorrow
Registration for Hunger Clean-up runs through tomorrow, Friday, March 23. Register during peak meal times, in all residence halls and AMU, or contact David Quam or Joe Yeado.
Hunger Clean-up is an annual activity in which members of the Marquette community volunteer for area service-related projects.
15. Free showings of foreign films during three-day festival
Six foreign language/culture films will be featured at free showings during the Marquette Foreign Film Festival next week in the Weasler Auditorium. Presented by the Coalition of Language Honors Societies, MUSG and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, all films will be shown with subtitles.
Monday, March 26
6:15 — Mar adentro (The sea inside) Spain, 2004
8:30 — Va, vis et deviens (Live and become): Belgium, Israel, Ethiopia, 2005
Tuesday, March 27
6:15 — La bestia nel cuore (Don’t tell): Italy 2005
8:30 — Furyo (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence): Japan 1983
Wednesday, March 28
6:15 — Schultze gets the blues: Germany 2003
8:30 — Quo vadis: United States 1951
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16. Need to relax? Try a $5 massage
Leave behind some stress at the Physical Therapy Massage-A-Thon from Monday, March 22, through Tuesday, April 3, and April 12 and 13 at Schroeder Health Complex 397.
Hours are Mondays from 3 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and Fridays 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost is $5 for a 15-minute massage. E-mail Jennifer Allen for appointment requests within 24 hours of your desired time. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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17. Play at RECESS with MUSG After Dark
MUSG After Dark will present RECESS, an evening to enjoy your childhood activities for free on Friday, March 23, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the AMU. Participate in laser tag, bingo, T-shirt decorating, moon walk and bungee run inflatables and more.
18. Public Safety offers self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety is offering several free self-defense classes combining 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.
Classes will be held:
• 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.
19. Donate hair to Locks of Love
Residence Hall staff and GLOW Salon and Spa are providing free haircuts to the Marquette community on Monday, March 26, in the AMU for individuals with at least 10 inches of hair when in a ponytail who are donating their hair to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization providing hair prosthetics for disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term hair loss due to medical conditions.
E-mail Lindsay Johnson to sign up for a one-hour time slot by tomorrow, Friday, March 23. For more information and guidelines for donating hair, go online.
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20. Walk a mile to prevent gender violence
Marquette men and women are invited to increase awareness about sexual and gender violence by participating in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” on Sunday, May 6. Shoe donations will also be accepted in a donation bin in the AMU second floor lobby until Friday, March 30.
For the event, local corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals will create teams of male walkers who will be challenged to walk in women’s shoes. Donate women’s shoes — sizes 10 and up — to help the male walkers truly experience what it means to “walk a mile in her shoes.” You can also show your support by forming a team to participate in this event at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
For more information, contact Bridgette Hensley in the Counseling Center at 8-7172, or Amber Battisti in the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 288-5217.
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21. Be sure to check out Marquette museum exhibits
Two local exhibits honoring the 125th anniversary of Marquette University are still available for viewing.
“Marquette Then and Now: Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” is on exhibit at the Haggerty Museum of Art until April 18.
The Milwaukee Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St., is featuring an exhibit of the university's history, “Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” until May 27.
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22. Symphony tickets available at reduced price
Students can enjoy the Milwaukee Symphony with tickets for $11.50 at Marquette Night on Friday, April 20.
The program includes Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and a piano quartet by Brahms. Andreas Delfs will conduct and Garrick Ohlsson will play piano.
Enter source code 5460 on the MSO Web site to purchase tickets.
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23. Drama of the life of Jesus showing at Gesu
“‘Shua,” a one-man drama of the life of Jesus’ “hidden years,” will be performed in Gesu Church on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. The performance is told from the perspective of a man who grew up with Jesus. This event is free — offerings will be accepted.
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