— February 4, 2008—
- Faculty Commons presentations display university mission
- Mission Week "Soup with Substance" includes three speakers
- Tickets still available for keynote panel
- Call 288- to hear luminaries from Marquette’s past
- Submit justice and service photos
- Mission Week T-shirts available
- A daily reflection — Dr. Rodrigo J. Morales
- Dr. Scott D’Urso to present communication colloquium
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Law School holding information session
- Public historian to discuss public and academic history
- Bursar, Student Financial Aid and Registrar closed Tuesday
- Buy-one-get-one-free women’s basketball tickets tomorrow
- “Course design and D2L applications” to be held Friday
- Haggerty Museum to feature illustrative satire of William Hogarth
- Raynor Library winter 2008 newsletter now available
- VAX system to be decommissioned
- Ash Wednesday services this week
- University blood drive needs donors
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 4
1. Faculty Commons presentations display university mission
All faculty are invited to stop by the Mission Week Faculty Commons tomorrow, Feb. 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Center (lower level). Faculty Commons gives faculty a venue to share teaching, scholarship and research related to the many dimensions of Marquette’s mission. Tomorrow's participants and topics include:
• Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, associate professor of nursing — “‘But I Just Wanted to Learn about Health’: Helping Students See the Connections Among Service, Justice and Health for All People.”
• Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences — “How Community Organizing Saved a Chicago Mosque.”
• Cheryl Coan, adjunct instructor, College of Professional Studies — “Diversity, Social Justice and the Core of Common Studies.”
• Dr. Robert Masson, associate professor of theology — “Bridging the Racial Divide.”
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.
2. Mission Week "Soup with Substance" includes three speakers
Mission Week ”Soup with Substance" tomorrow, Feb. 5, in AMU Ballroom A at noon will feature stories about “Faith that Calls Me to Service” from Law Professor Andrea Schneider, Associate Dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Heather Hathaway and senior student Stephen Horras. Soup and bread will be served.
3. Tickets still available for keynote panel
Tickets for the Mission Week keynote event are still available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. Tickets are available while supplies last, with a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID, and are also available to the public. Brooks Lounge hours are from noon to 11:30 p.m.
Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the keynote panel about how faith affects moral decision-making involving contemporary world conflict. The panel, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region.
4. Call 288- to hear luminaries from Marquette’s past
What figures of faith and justice have left a lasting impression on Marquette? When you find signs of speakers who have graced the Marquette community over many decades, call the 288- number on it to hear a brief selection from an inspiring speech in Marquette’s proud past. Or, visit the Mission Week Web site for a list of Project 288- extensions or to listen online.
The “Project 288-: Calling on the Mission” effort is sponsored by University Archives and the Instructional Media Center.
5. Submit justice and service photos
Marquette community members are invited to send photos of Marquette students, faculty, staff or alumni doing justice or service in the community for “The Big Picture Collage Project.” Digital images will be used to create a collage of Marquette-in-service images in the AMU rotunda and the best photos will be displayed on the Office of Mission and Identity Web site. Details are available on the Mission Week Web site.
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6. Mission Week T-shirts available
Marquette community members can show their Mission Week support by purchasing a T-shirt with the Mission Week logo. All profits benefit La Sagrada Familia, the Milwaukee Archdiocese’s sister parish in the Dominican Republic.
Shirts cost $7 and are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 in the AMU rotunda in front of the Brew Bayou, and until Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in University Ministry, AMU 236, and Office of Student Development, AMU 121 and 329.
7. A daily reflection — Dr. Rodrigo J. Morales
The beginning of Lent provides a fitting time to meditate on the theme of “Faith Doing Justice.” Every year the Church calls us to repentance with the words of the prophet Joel: “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your garments” (Joel 2:12-13). It would be shortsighted to read this passage through a caricature of Lent — giving up sweets, television, alcohol, or some other relatively insignificant luxury. As we celebrate Mission Week in the context of Lent, we would do better to read Joel alongside the words of another prophet: “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?” (Isa 58:6-7). The fast that God calls for is not simply abstaining from food — it is reaching out to our neighbor, especially the poor and oppressed, in humble service. This is not to deny the importance of worship, however. The same prophet goes on to promise, “[I]f you call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honorable … then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth” (Isa 58:13-14). As St. Ignatius himself would have affirmed together with the one for whom he founded his society, love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable, and it is in practicing both of these that our faith truly does justice.
~ Dr. Rodrigo J. Morales
Assistant Professor of Theology
Reflections are sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality.
8. Dr. Scott D’Urso to present communication colloquium
Dr. Scott C. D’Urso, assistant professor of communication studies, will present "Connected to the organization: A survey of communication technologies in the modern organizational landscape" for the Diederich College of Communication’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Johnston Hall 303.
9. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Matthew B. Zimmt, professor of chemistry at Brown University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Zimmt will present “Self-patterning monolayers directing self-assembly of molecules.”
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10. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 8, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
11. Public historian to discuss public and academic history
Dr. Debra Reid, associate professor of history, Eastern Illinois University, will present a free, public lecture, “Shall the Twain Ever Meet? Academic History/Public History,” discussing ways to bridge the gap between public and academic history Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.
Reid is the author of Reaping a Greater Harvest: African Americans, Rural Reform, and the Racialized State about rural history and minority studies. The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums awarded her with its “John T. Schlebecker Award for Excellence” in 2000.
Reid earned a master’s degree from SUNY-Oneonta in museum studies and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M in U.S. history. She served as the operations manager at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., 1988-1993, and an interpreter at Old World Wisconsin during the summer of 1985.
Reid is the keynote speaker and the final presenter in a three-year series to introduce public history to the Marquette community by the Department of History, Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and the Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society.
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12. Bursar, Student Financial Aid and Registrar closed Tuesday
The Offices of the Bursar, Student Financial Aid and the Registrar will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for staff to attend a joint meeting. The offices will reopen at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. Transcripts and enrollment verifications can be ordered any time.
13. Buy-one-get-one-free women’s basketball tickets tomorrow
The women’s basketball team will offer buy-one-get-one-free “Two for Tuesday” tickets tomorrow, Feb. 5, at the Al McGuire Center against Big East rival Cincinnati. For more information call 8-GOMU.
14. “Course design and D2L applications” to be held Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Course design and D2L applications” Friday, Feb. 8, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Additional sessions this semester will include:
Feb. 22 — Teaching blended and online courses with D2L
March 7 — Digital imaging and scanning in D2L
March 28 — Video and audio production in D2L
April 11 — Presentation technology, podcasting and visual literacy in D2L
April 25 — Special topics: promising new products
May 2 — Project presentations of D2L enhance courses
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
15. Haggerty Museum to feature illustrative satire of William Hogarth
The Haggerty Museum will present “William Hogarth: British Satirical Prints,” Feb. 7 to March 23. The opening talk and reception will take place Feb. 21 at 6 p.m., with a presentation of “William Hogarth: Worlds of Virtue Worlds of Vice” by Dr. Sean Shesgreen, research professor at Northern Illinois University Department of English and a visiting professor at Stanford University.
Hogarth was born in London in 1697. Beginning at an early age, he engraved trade cards, apprenticed with a silversmith and then worked for a number of print sellers and created book illustrations. Considered among his best book illustrations are those he produced in 1726 for Samuel Butler’s satirical poem Hudibras. The exhibition includes 28 etchings and engravings from the permanent collection by the 18th-century British painter and engraver.
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16. Raynor Library winter 2008 newsletter now available
Raynor Memorial Library’s winter 2008 newsletter is now available and includes upcoming events, recent appointments, collection news and special features for faculty.
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17. VAX system to be decommissioned
Marquette’s VAX system will be decommissioned July 1. Technical support and the IT Service Help Desk are available for those who still use the VAX system and need assistance moving to newer technology alternatives.
Call 8-7799 for assistance.
18. Ash Wednesday services this week
Ash Wednesday services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6:
• Gesu Church
Morning Masses at 6:15, 7, and 11 a.m., lower church
Afternoon Masses at 12:05, 4:15, and 5:30 p.m., lower church
University Masses, 8 and 10 p.m.
Following the 11, 12:05, 4:15 and 5:30 masses, Gesu will serve a non-meat, simple soup meal in the Parish Hall.
• Chapel of the Holy Family
Ecumenical Prayer Service, 4 p.m., (Ashes will be distributed).
19. University blood drive needs donors
The Spring All University Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in AMU Ballroom E. Early sign-up for blood, dual red and platelet donations is encouraged. Walk-ups are also welcome.
Contact Ali Myszewski at 8-3129 to schedule a time.
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20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 4
No freeway or ramp closures are scheduled this week. When the last footing that requires pile-driving is completed in the next few weeks, all demolition and all pile-driving will be completed for the entire project.
A crane will be brought through the project overnight Wednesday, Feb. 6. This move will take place around Tory Hill to the southwest of Straz Tower and will involve some noise and lights.
Minimal night work is scheduled overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on I-794 and I-94 eastbound. The steel beam and a sign installations to the west of Straz Tower will involve some noise and lights.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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