- Sportswriter Frank Deford to discuss sports in society
- Financial aid and student employment to close early tomorrow
- Fifth annual research institute to be held at Raynor
- Faculty invited to participate in Honors Program
- “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” schedule announced
- Employee anniversaries now posted on HR Web site
- Continuing education class offered at discount to employees
- Law School to hold admissions information session
- Chemistry Department to hold colloquium
- Soccer team to host first-ever invitational tournament
- Book club facilitators needed
- Cancer support group meets Wednesday
- Qdoba opens next week
1. Sportswriter Frank Deford to discuss sports in society
Frank Deford, sports commentator and author, will present “Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy,” Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, for the Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Lecture. Deford will discuss his experiences as a sportswriter and the broader role that sports play in society. The event is free and open to the public.
In the past Deford has spoken out on the use of steroids in sports, the business and money motives driving collegiate sports, and the pros and cons of Title IX.
Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1962 to 1989, and his writing still occasionally appears in the magazine. He has written 15 books, is a commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and is a regular correspondent on the HBO show Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Deford was honored as the U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times and has won an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established to recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, a former writer at the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and his sister Bonnie, a former Media Networks and 3M executive. Each year the Axthelm program awards one scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student who has an interest in sports journalism. Since 1996, a notable journalist or executive has given the Axthelm lecture.
2. Financial aid and student employment to close early tomorrow
The offices of Student Financial Aid and Student Employment Service will close at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5, so staff may attend the funeral of Evonie Bean. The offices will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. tomorrow and re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8.
Bean, Office of Student Financial Aid receptionist, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 28. Services will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Paradise Funeral Home, 7625 W. Appleton Ave, Milwaukee. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with the funeral service following at 1 p.m.
3. Fifth annual research institute to be held at Raynor
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Raynor Memorial Libraries will present the Fifth Annual Research Institute, focusing on scholarly communication, for faculty and their graduate research and teaching assistants Friday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. The purpose is to promote the research career development of Marquette faculty. The institute provides an opportunity for participants to engage in focused dialogue with colleagues and guest speakers on topics that impact research.
Featured speakers include:
• Thomas Bacher, former director of Purdue University Press.
• Richard Fyffe, administrative director of the Grinnell College library.
• Dr. Henry Hagedorn, former head of the Entomology Department at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
• Dr. Tomas Lipinski, Law ‘84, associate professor of information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
• Dr. Cathleen L. May, former chief science officer for the Geological Society of America.
Register by Wednesday, Sept. 10, with Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator of research and sponsored programs, at 8-7225. When registering, specify whether attending breakfast and/or lunch, names of graduate research/teaching assistants attending and whether they will attend breakfast and/or lunch.
4. Faculty invited to participate in Honors Program
Opportunities are available for regular and adjunct faculty to participate in the Honors Program curriculum for 2009-2010.
As a university-wide program, students from all colleges participate in the Honors Program and proposals from all disciplines are welcomed. Lower level honors seminars involve a stipend while upper level seminars involve a course "buy out."
The deadline for course proposals is Friday, Oct. 3. For more information or a copy of the proposal invitation, contact Maria Cooper, assistant director of the Honors Program.
5. “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” schedule announced
The schedule for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” will include local business leaders, politicians and other newsmakers this fall. Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School.
Events take place in Sensenbrenner Hall:
• Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 12:15 p.m. — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will discuss the future of public transportation in Milwaukee.
• Wednesday, Sept. 10, noon to 1 p.m. — Cameron Davis, president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, will discuss the future of the Great Lakes.
• Thursday, Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m. — Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke will discuss the presidential race and the battle for control of the state legislature.
• Thursday, Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. — Milwaukee County Judge Maxine White will discuss her career, the community and the pursuit of justice.
• Tuesday, Oct. 7, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Yale Law School Professor Dan Kahan and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will discuss relations between law enforcement officials and residents in high crime neighborhoods.
• Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon — Manpower, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres will offer his perspective on the global and regional economies.
Register online. Seating is limited.
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10. Soccer team to host first-ever invitational tournament
The Marquette men’s soccer team will host the first-ever Marquette Invitational Soccer Tournament this weekend. Columbia, DePaul, Marquette and Penn will participate. The team will play Penn on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:05 p.m. and Columbia on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Valley Fields.
The Marquette women will also be in action this weekend as they take on the Cougars of BYU at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Valley Fields.
11. Book club facilitators needed
Late Night Marquette University Book Club is looking for facilitators for the fall 2008 semester. The club meets monthly to provide students the opportunity to discuss a variety of novels chosen and facilitated by faculty and staff.
The Late Night Marquette University Book Club will meet from 9 to 11 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 30 and Dec. 4.
Contact Gerald Harris, 8-7205, coordinator for campus programs, for more information.
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12. Cancer support group meets Wednesday
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality’s Cancer Support Group for faculty, staff and administrators whose lives have been touched by cancer will meet Wednesday, Sept. 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. The Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center, and Stephanie Russell, executive director of university mission and identity, lead the group and offer their support.
Contact Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center, at 8-6672 for more information.
13. Qdoba opens next week
Qdoba Mexican Grill will open at the corner of 16th and Wells at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. Qdoba is a casual restaurant with menu items such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, taco salads and more.