— September 20, 2007 —
- Network and meet diverse faculty at meet-and-greet event
- Deadline for “Finding God in All Things” retreat is tomorrow
- County executive and former commerce secretary to speak at forums
- Post-Grad Volunteer Fair features more than 50 organizations
- Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
- Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
- Library newsletter available online
- Free viewing of Volver film
- Free massages at Panhellenic Council’s Spa Night tonight
- Mississippi Burning kicks off March on Milwaukee events
- Civil Rights Pilgrimage offers an immersion experience
- Join the Winter Flurry planning team
- University Ministry offering sacramental preparation
- Scavenge the city for “Mission: Impossible 2007”
- Off-campus MUSG senators needed
- Join Marquette’s Greek Community for AIDS Walk Wisconsin
- Haggerty Museum hosting exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ prints
- Marquette University announces 2007-08 theatre season
- Tips for switching to Office 07
- Special pricing for Office Ultimate 2007 offered to students
1. Network and meet diverse faculty at meet-and-greet event
The annual “Diversity Meet and Greet” will be held in AMU Ballrooms C/D today, Sept. 20, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students can meet diverse faculty members and administrators to inspire networking and mentorship.
The meet and greet will include a short program by faculty and student speakers, but most of the time will be informal socializing. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Pamela Peters or Mike Zebrowski.
2. Deadline for “Finding God in All Things” retreat is tomorrow
Sit around a campfire under the stars and experience God at the “Finding God in All Things” retreat, from Sept. 21 to 23 at Camp Whitcomb/Mason.
The retreat offers individual and group opportunities to experience God in nature, scripture, personal story, suffering and ritual. Rev. Tom Anderson, S.J., and a team of seven students lead the retreat.
Registration is open until noon tomorrow, Sept. 21. Cost is $30.
3. County executive and former commerce secretary to speak at forums
Cory Nettles, former state commerce secretary, and Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive, will make appearances at upcoming “Marquette Law School — On the Issues with Mike Gousha” forums.
Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. — Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will interview Nettles, who is now a partner at Quarles and Brady in Milwaukee but doing more than practicing law at a major firm. Learn about his efforts to create new business opportunities in Milwaukee and transform the community.
Sept. 26, noon — Walker will discuss the future of the county, his political future and provide a preview of his proposed county budget that will be unveiled the following day.
Online registration is required. Seating is limited.
4. Post-Grad Volunteer Fair features more than 50 organizations
More than 50 organizations will provide information about full-time volunteer community service positions at the Post-Grad Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The fair will run from 4 to 7 p.m. in the AMU third floor ballrooms.
For more information, contact the Center for Community Service, AMU 329, at 8-1412.
5. Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
Rev. John C. Haughey, S.J., will give the annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Weasler Auditorium. The lecture title is “Is There an Ignatian Approach to Ethics?” Haughey is a senior research fellow at Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Center and previously taught at Marquette.
The Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values aims to further the study of morality and ethics at Marquette. The lecture honors the late Dr. Edward D. Simmons, a highly respected professor of philosophy and vice president for academic affairs.
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6. Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
In preparation for a visit from author Jonathan Kozol, the campus community is encouraged to read his best-selling book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America." Kozol will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow the talk.
Interested readers are also invited to a book discussion at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lower Raynor Conference room.
Kozol's appearance at Marquette is sponsored by the Manresa Project.
7. Library newsletter available online
Raynor Memorial Libraries has issued a fall online newsletter. Look for news of upcoming speakers, the dean's letter on strategic planning, new electronic resources, READ posters, new staff and instructions on installing browser plugin "gadgets" for easy MARQCAT searching.
8. Free viewing of Volver film
A free viewing of the film Volver by Spanish director Almodóvar, starring Penélope Cruz, will be shown tonight, Sept. 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. Dr. German Carrillo, associate professor of Spanish, will introduce the film and a discussion following the film.
The event is sponsored by the Spanish Honors Society as part of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
9. Free massages at Panhellenic Council’s Spa Night tonight
Panhellenic Council’s Spa Night, today at 8 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B, will include free massages as well as manicure and pedicure supplies and Mary Kay hand treatments. Held in conjunction with Sexual Violence Awareness Week, counselors will also be available to facilitate discussions about sexual violence. Refreshments will be provided.
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10. Mississippi Burning kicks off March on Milwaukee events
Marquette will mark the 40th Anniversary of the March on Milwaukee, when hundreds of young people took to the streets for more than 200 days to protest illegal housing practices, with several campuswide events, starting with Mississippi Burning.
The Academy-Award winning film is the story about the disappearance and
murder of two civil rights activists in small-town Mississippi in 1964. It stars Gene Hackman, Francis McDormand and Wisconsin's Willem DaFoe. Admission is $2 with an MU ID.
• Mississippi Burning, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m., and Sept. 22, at 6 and 9 p.m., at Varsity Theatre, sponsored by MUSG Films.
• "Real People, Real Stories," with several "March on Milwaukee" marchers, at noon Sept. 26, in AMU 254.
• “Soup with Substance,” with Frank Aukhofer, a journalist covering the 1967 events, at noon Oct. 2, at AMU 227.
• "True Life" with Marquette alumni, Oct. 3, at Schroeder Residence Hall, at 7 p.m.
• Civil Rights Immersion Trip during fall break (see next article).
11. Civil Rights Pilgrimage offers an immersion experience
Students are invited to participate in a Civil Rights Pilgrimage from Oct. 17 to 21, an opportunity to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the Jim Crow Era in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Participants in this immersion experience will travel to southern cities, visit landmarks, attend lectures, participate in dialogues with students from predominantly black colleges, and engage in reflective activities. These face-to-face interactions and reflections can help students better understand the history of oppression and the many ways in which it still exists in society.
Register online by Oct. 1. The cost is $100 to attend and limited scholarships are available. Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205 for more details.
The trip is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Center for Community Service, Intercultural Programs, and the Marquette University Excellence in Diversity Grant.
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12. Join the Winter Flurry planning team
Energetic students are needed to help plan events for Winter Flurry, including the entertainment, the Spotlight Talent Show and the Snowball Dance. Applications can be picked up at the Office of Student Development, AMU room 121, and are due back to the office on Friday, Sept. 21, by 4:30 p.m.
For more information contact Michael Lueder.
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13. University Ministry offering sacramental preparation
University Ministry is offers sacramental preparation programs for the Marquette community beginning this fall.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the formation process used by the Catholic Church to welcome, inform, prepare and support individuals interested in becoming Catholic, runs from the end of September to the beginning of May. Interested individuals may sign up through Friday, Sept. 21.
Catholics interested in receiving the sacrament of confirmation are invited to participate in the University Ministry Confirmation program. Monthly sessions begin at the end of September with confirmation taking place during the Easter season.
University Ministry also provides formation for engaged couples seeking to be married in the Catholic Church. Whether couples plan to marry locally or elsewhere, University Ministry can facilitate their preparation.
For more information on sacramental preparation programs through University Ministry, contact Steve Blaha at 8-3686.
14. Scavenge the city for “Mission: Impossible 2007”
Participants in “Mission: Impossible 2007” will have the opportunity to meet new people and become acquainted with Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 21, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. "Mission: Impossible” is a city-wide scavenger hunt in which participants can earn points and win money for their hall or apartment council.
Sign up at a residence hall lobby or campus apartment front desk. Contact an RA or apartment manager for more information.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and Residence Hall Association.
15. Off-campus MUSG senators needed
Students living off-campus who want to get involved in university life can apply for MUSG’s two open off-campus senator seats. Any undergraduate student who lives in a university-owned apartment or in the off-campus area is eligible for this position.
Applications are available in the MUSG office, AMU 133, and are due Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.
For more information contact Jason Rae, MUSG legislative vice president, at 8-1599.
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16. Join Marquette’s Greek Community for AIDS Walk Wisconsin
Join the Marquette Greek Community’s team for the annual 5K AIDS Walk Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 29. Register online and enter the password “mugreeks.” Students who are unable to participate but would like to donate money can click on “Support a Walker.” Students who wish to walk with the team should meet at the AMU on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m.
For more information, please contact Ali Wessendorf.
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17. Haggerty Museum hosting exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ prints
The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of recent prints by the innovative French-born artist Louise Bourgeois until Sept. 30. “Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects” features two limited-edition series in a minimalist style that are being shown together for the first time: “Fugue,” a portfolio of 19 screenprints with lithography created in 2003, and a suite of untitled screenprints on vintage fabric from 2002.
Bourgeois has been creating art for more than eight decades in all media and continues to produce new works. A video excerpt in which Bourgeois expresses the psychological and familial motivations behind her art will be shown continuously throughout the exhibition.
18. Marquette University announces 2007-08 theatre season
The Department of Performing Arts presents a five play line-up for the upcoming 2007-08 theatre season. Shows include the musical comedy She Loves Me, Martin McGuire’s tragicomedy Poor Tom, David Mamet’s The Frog Prince, Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning All My Sons and William Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale.
She Loves Me — Oct. 4-14, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Poor Tom — Nov. 8-18,Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Frog Prince — Jan. 13, 2008, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
All My Sons — Feb. 14-24, 2008, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Winter’s Tale — April 10-20, 2008, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Frog Prince will be presented at the Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium. All other shows will be presented at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre.
Each play includes a Great $5 Night, one Wednesday night during each play’s two-week run.
Ticket prices for the general public range from $5 to $25 and can be purchased by calling the theatre box office at 8-7504. Discounted tickets are available for Marquette students.
19. Tips for switching to Office 07
IT Services has written some tips to ease the switch from Office 2003 to Office 2007. This document addresses problems that are commonly encountered and includes basic instructions for finding commonly used commands in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. There are also suggestions for saving files so that people who do not have the latest software installed can read them.
MS Office 2007 was released early in 2007 and it now comes standard on all new PCs. Because Marquette has a campus-wide license for Office, IT Services is able to install the upgrade on any university-owned PC. There are some differences between the 2003 and 2007 versions, however.
For more information on upgrading to Office 2007, visit the IT Services Web site or call the Help Desk at 8-7799.
For Mac users, Microsoft Office 2008 is due to be released in January, and IT Services will provide information about updates in the New Year.
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20. Special pricing for Office Ultimate 2007 offered to students
Microsoft is offering special student pricing of $59.95 on Office Ultimate 2007 if downloaded and bought electronically until April 2008, according to IT Services. This includes Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, Access 2007, Publisher 2007, OneNote 2007, Groove 2007, and InfoPath 2007.
Eligible students must:
• Have a valid Marquette University e-mail address.
• Be actively enrolled at Marquette for at least 0.5 courses and able to provide proof of enrollment to Microsoft upon request (student card ID). If not, students will be required to pay the full price of $679.
• Go online.
• Verify their student status by clicking on “Am I eligible?”
• Purchase a student license electronically.
• Download and install Office Ultimate 2007.
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