Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication is one of 10 leading schools of journalism nationwide selected by the U.S. Department of State to host international journalists as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.
Fifteen journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be on campus from today, Oct. 9, through Tuesday, Oct. 14. They will participate in interactive, integrated seminars with faculty, professional journalists and students. The visiting journalists will be given backpacks equipped with video cameras, still cameras, laptop computers, iPods and other equipment during their visit so they can easily document the interviews they have with local and state officials, academic experts and community leaders.
Approximately 160 journalists assigned to the 10 universities began their program with a four-day orientation in Washington, D.C., including briefings from Department of State personnel, and conclude with a visit to New York City.
Marquette is the only Catholic institution selected to participate in the program.
Faculty members C.J. Hribal (The Company Car), Paul Salsini (The Cielo), Dr. Angela Sorby (Bird Skin Coat) and Dr. Larry Watson (Sundown, Yellow Moon) will all be featured at Wisconsin Authors Night on Monday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., in the Weasler Auditorium. The free event is part of the 2008 Milwaukee Book Festival. The Marquette authors will join authors Sandra Kring (Thank You for All Things and The Book of Bright Ideas) and Lesley Kagen (Land of a Hundred Wonders and Whistling in the Dark). A reception and book signing will follow.
The departments of philosophy and theology will sponsor “Philosophy in the Teaching of Theology by Thomas Aquinas,” by Dr. Adriano Oliva, president of Commissio Leonina in Paris, on Monday, Oct. 13. The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. in the Beaumier Conference Center in the Raynor Library. A reception will follow.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate a “Women, Politics, and the Glass Ceiling,” panel Monday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, Eisenberg Memorial Hall.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, State Representative Sue Jeskewitz, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and former Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Mary Panzer will address the issues and challenges facing women in the political arena, as well as the progress made in Wisconsin.
A brief reception will follow.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will hold a colloquium Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Olin Engineering Center 202. Dr. Patrick Koelsch, chair of applied physical chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, will present “In-Situ Broadband Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy of Biomolecules at Interfaces.” A reception will be held at 2:30 p.m. in room 204.
Faculty sabbatical reports for 2007-08 and sabbatical plans and fellowships for 2009-10 are due Wednesday, Oct. 15, to the Office of the Provost, O’Hara Hall 201. Guidelines and additional information are available online.
Midshipman Second Class Dominic Chiaverotti will be presented as the 2008 United States Navy – ROTC Marine Option honoree tomorrow, Oct. 10, at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference in Houston. HENAAC, a non-profit organization, focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education awareness programs for Hispanic students of all ages. The conference identifies, honors and documents the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American professionals and students. Chiaverotti is a mechanical engineering student and is being honored for his academic success, leadership roles and dedication to service.
The Parking Services office will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, for new software installation and training. The office will reopen Thursday, Oct. 16. Anyone anticipating special parking needs for the early portion of next week or following fall break should contact the parking office by tomorrow, Oct. 10.
Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, will lead “Finding Meaning: Confronting Anger at the Church and God in Contemporary Times,” Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Beaumier Suites B and C, Raynor Library. The discussion will address the struggle for faith amidst disappointment, doubt and disillusionment. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 17, by calling 8-4545.
The student service group Midnight Run, which supports Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless, will host its annual “Miles for Meals” run/walk tomorrow, Oct. 10. The run begins in Westowne Square with registration at 4:30 p.m.
A $15 donation includes a Midnight Run T-shirt and helps provide meals to those in need. For more information call 8-6873.
The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association will host a Greek Fall Festival tomorrow, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. in Schroeder Field. The festival will feature a cookout, games and free food and desserts. For more information, contact Joseph Woelfel.
An overview and tour of the Rec Plex will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. to show how the university’s recreational services promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Interested participants should meet outside the Rec Plex, Straz Tower.
The event is presented by the Department of Recreational Sports, Student Health Service and the Office of International Education.
The Greek community will host a blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. between Schroeder Hall and the AMU in the Blood Center of Wisconsin’s mobile unit. Register online with the code DRV0093840. Walk-ins are welcome.
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 16, in AMU 228.
Call 1-800-842-2005 to schedule an appointment.