The annual Town Hall Meeting for faculty to meet with Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. John Pauly, provost, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 004E. Faculty are encouraged to submit questions on any topic to Dr. William Thorn, chair of University Academic Senate, by Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The Office of Public Affairs, the Les Aspin Center for Government and the Law School will host “The Way Forward,” interactive forums leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. The series will examine the way forward for our nation on several topics.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law & public policy, will moderate town hall events featuring panels of experts.
“U.S. Involvement in Foreign Affairs” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The next forum of the series will be “Politicking, Polls and Public Perception: Behind the Scenes of Campaign Advertising” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The fourth forum will feature a live radio broadcast with WPR’s Kathleen Dunn on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
For more information contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
Author Robert Ellsberg will present “Dorothy Day: A Radical, a Journalist, a Saint for Our Time,” at the Nieman Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Beaumier Conference Center of John P. Raynor, S.J., Library.
Ellsberg, who recently edited The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, will be available before the presentation to sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale for $42. Before the free, public event, tours of the Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection will be provided from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Marquette University Archives on the third floor of Raynor Library.
The 2008 Milwaukee Book Festival will start with a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
Prior to the reading, Marquette will host a private reception with Russo at 4:30 p.m. For $20, guests will receive a signed paperback copy of his latest novel, The Bridge of Sighs. For more information or to register for the event call (800) 344-7544 by Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Patricia Isasa, who was 16 years old when she was kidnapped by a commando group of the state police in Argentina in 1976, will speak at Real People, Real Stories/Soup with Substance, Thursday, Oct. 2, at noon in AMU 252. Lunch will be provided. Isasa spent two and a half years as a prisoner in the military barracks where she was tortured.
Isasa will also speak Thursday at “Surviving Torture, Resisting Torture" at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001.
The program is sponsored by Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs, the Manresa Project, Campus Ministry and Center for Peacemaking.
Applications for the Way Klingler Faculty Development Program grants are now available. The program features awards intended to advance research and scholarship that was made possible through an $18 million donation by Helen Way Klingler announced in May 2004.
Way Klingler Fellowships are for full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship. Faculty will be nominated by academic deans or self-nominated with dean endorsement. Fellowships will be awarded in “science” and “humanities” categories. Science applicants are those with a track record of strong research funding whose research requires higher expense items such as equipment, supplies and research staff. Humanities applicants are those with national recognition for scholarship whose critical research requirements may be time, access to information and travel.
Two Way Klingler fellowships will be awarded in 2009, one in each applicant designated area of science or humanities. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years, and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The application deadline for submission by the deans is Jan. 16, 2009.
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. Up to four awards will be given for 2009-10 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. The application deadline is Jan. 12, 2009.
Marquette will launch degree audit software called Academic Advisement in late October. This tool for academic planning, course selection and advising students replaces Degree Navigator and will be available via CheckMarq. Visit the Academic Advisement Project Web page to learn more about the key features and the timeline for implementation.
The Marquette University Chorus and Marquette Symphonic Band will perform concerts during Family Weekend, Oct. 4 and 5.
The Marquette Chorus, the Men's and Women's Choirs, The Naturals, and the Golden Blues will perform Saturday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The concert will be directed by Gregory Carpenter and will feature a selection of both classical and contemporary pieces.
The Marquette Symphonic Band will perform at noon Sunday, Oct. 5, on Westowne Square. The band will perform a variety of works, including a collection of the great marches from throughout history. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Varsity Theatre.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 038. Joseph Walter and Chris Smith, therapists at Affiliated Clinical Services, will present “Don’t Scratch It! Clinical Applications of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy.”
Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honorary Society, will celebrate their second annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. under the Raynor Memorial Libraries bridge. Free German food, drinks and music will be provided as a tribute to the city’s and the university’s German heritage.
Physical therapy students will hold their annual Massage-a-thon through Friday, Oct. 10. Massages can be scheduled for:
Mondays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To book an appointment, e-mail preferred date and time. A confirmation e-mail will be returned.
Cost is $5 for 15 minutes each for up to one hour.