— November 29, 2007 —
- Father Massingale to speak at December graduation ceremony
- Tree lighting ceremony in Central Mall is Monday
- Senior Experience Class students hosting photography exhibit
- Free dinner and presentation tonight for Arab Heritage Celebration Month
- Advent Reconciliation Service to be held by University Ministry
- University Ministry holding retreat in Door County
- 25 percent off for Spirit Shop Christmas sale
- Fair trade shopping items available tomorrow
- MUSG showing of The Simpsons Movie canceled
- iPod offered at RHA Casino Night
- The Naturals holding free Christmas Concert
- Free showing of The Devil Came on Horseback movie
- MAP Trip application deadline extended
- Training session addresses LGBT safe spaces
- RHA Accepting Diversity Commission applications
- Toy drive to benefit area children
- Get your gifts wrapped on campus
- Study break with free dessert and drinks
1. Father Massingale to speak at December graduation ceremony
Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will speak at Marquette’s December graduation ceremony, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The program will include individual recognition of the candidates, remarks by Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and student speaker Yorm Ackuaku, a native of Ghana, from the College of Business Administration. The Baccalaureate Mass will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu Church, celebrated by Father Wild and other members of the Marquette Jesuit community.
2. Tree lighting ceremony in Central Mall is Monday
In celebration of Christmas, the Residence Hall Association will host Marquette's annual tree lighting ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. in Central Mall. Rev. Andy Thon, S.J., vice president for student affairs, will speak and bless the tree. Each residence hall and apartment council will present its gift with service time pledges to the university and fellow students. Santa, cookies and hot cider will follow in the Raynor Library lobby at 5:30 p.m.
3. Senior Experience Class students hosting photography exhibit
Arts and Sciences Senior Experience Class students will show photography of middle school students for the "Through the Eyes of Children: Photographic Portrayals of Personal Meaning" exhibit today, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Neu Life Community Resource Center, 2014 W. North Avenue. This is a project of the senior experience course, “Finding Personal Meaning in a Complex World.” There is a suggested donation of $3 to $5, which will benefit the Neu Life Center. Refreshments will be provided.
4. Free dinner and presentation tonight for Arab Heritage Celebration Month
Author Ali Abunimah will speak on "A Just Peace Beyond a History of Ethnic Cleansing, Partition, and Apartheid" at a free dinner today, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs, the Arab Student Association, MUSG Student Activity Fee and Peace Action Wisconsin.
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5. Advent Reconciliation Service to be held by University Ministry
University Ministry is holding an Advent Reconciliation Service on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU second floor. A communal prayer service will be followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
6. University Ministry holding retreat in Door County
Students are invited to participate in a Directed Retreat in Door County, Wis., from Jan. 6 to 12, 2008. This University Ministry retreat is a time to rejuvenate for second semester by experiencing silence, prayer, relaxation, personal discernment and spiritual direction in the beauty of Door County. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate director of university mission and identity, will direct the retreat along with other spiritual directors.
The cost is $150 for five days of food, lodging and travel. Registration is due Dec. 7. For more information, contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of University Ministry, at 8-3694.
7. 25 percent off for Spirit Shop Christmas sale
The Spirit Shop will hold its Christmas sale from Friday, Nov. 30, to Sunday, Dec. 16, with 25 percent off sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, kids’ clothing and gifts. Additional selected items, including clearance merchandise, are up to 40 percent off. Exclusions apply.
8. Fair trade shopping items available tomorrow
Holiday shoppers can support fair trade tomorrow, Nov. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Eight local fair trade businesses will sell fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, food, jewelry, accessories, musical instruments, hand-crafts, clothes, artwork and more. Free samples will also be provided.
Contact Lizzie Mytty or Carlo Giombi for more information.
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9. MUSG showing of The Simpsons Movie canceled
The MUSG film The Simpsons Movie, originally scheduled for Friday night, Nov. 30, has been canceled. Alternative opportunities include Arabian Nights-After Dark event Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 p.m. to midnight in the AMU, and the HYPE Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Varsity Theatre.
10. iPod offered at RHA Casino Night
The Residence Hall Association is hosting a free Casino Night on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Schroeder Hall, including Texas hold’em poker, blackjack, bingo and the chance to win an iPod and other prizes.
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11. The Naturals holding free Christmas Concert
The Naturals, Marquette’s men’s a cappella group, will perform its third annual free Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Helfaer Theatre, including arrangements of ‘N Sync’s version of O Holy Night and The Beach Boys’ version of Little Saint Nick.
12. Free showing of The Devil Came on Horseback movie
The Darfur Action Coalition will provide a free showing of the film The Devil Came on Horseback, Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Marquette Hall 300. The film exposes the tragedy of Darfur through the eyes and photos of an American witness, U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Steidle. The showing is free and open to the public.
13. MAP Trip application deadline extended
The Marquette Action Program has extended the application deadline to Tuesday, Dec. 4, for its spring service trips. The MAP spring break service programs give students the chance to serve and reflect, while visiting service sites around the country. Applications are available online.
14. Training session addresses LGBT safe spaces
Students interested in making the Residence Halls a space where everyone feels welcome can attend a LGBT Safe Space training Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Mashuda Hall. Attendees will learn how to allow others, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation, to feel that they can be themselves on campus. Participants will also receive a sign to post on their residence hall door that designates their room as a safe space. The training will be run by the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
Registration is free, but required for non-Mashuda residents. To register, contact Alison Curtis.
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15. RHA Accepting Diversity Commission applications
Resident Hall Association is accepting applications for its spring Diversity Commission to assess diversity in programming and other aspects of the residence halls, campus apartments and on campus in general. The commission will identify diversity concerns and make suggestions to MUSG, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Student Development.
The commission is composed of one member of RHA from each graduating class. Every student organization can also send a non-voting representative.
Request an application by e-mailing Marquette RHA or Amanda Mehr, and turn it in by Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in the RHA mailbox at the Carpenter Tower information desk.
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16. Toy drive to benefit area children
The Air Force ROTC Detachment is conducting a campus toy drive in support of the national Toys for Tots program, which distributes new toys to needy children during the Christmas season. The Marquette Toys for Tots drive will run through Tuesday, Dec. 11, and will benefit children in the Milwaukee area. Donated toys must be new and not gift wrapped. Drop off hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the 707 building.
Call Tech. Sgt. Andriea Pederson at 8-7682 for more information.
17. Get your gifts wrapped on campus
The Division of Student Affairs and University Ministry staff will wrap presents for the campus community Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby. Donations will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots toy drive.
18. Study break with free dessert and drinks
A study break with free desserts and drinks will be offered to students Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in AMU 305. The event is sponsored by the Ethnic Alumni Association. Call 8-7439 for more information.
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