- Faculty Commons this afternoon addresses university mission
- WHINSEC to be discussed at roundtable
- Douglas McGill to present Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture
- Ash Wednesday — Day of Alms tomorrow
- Tickets still available for keynote panel
- Call 288- to hear luminaries from Marquette’s past
- Mission Week T-shirts available
- Online Mission Week resources available
- Explore Marquette’s past with “Do You Remember?”
- A daily reflection — Gretchen Baumgart
1. Faculty Commons this afternoon addresses university mission
All graduate students are invited to stop by the Mission Week Faculty Commons today, 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. Today’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.”
Wine and cheese will follow. The program is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
2. WHINSEC to be discussed at roundtable
The Manresa Project and Danihy Club (alumni of Alpha Sigma Nu) will host
“Roundtable Reflections: ‘Voices of Faith and Justice,’” a discussion with participants in the November vigil and protest of WHINSEC (formerly School of the Americas) at Fort Benning, Ga. This discussion takes place at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Henke Lounge, AMU.
3. Douglas McGill to present Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture
Douglas McGill, creator of The McGill Report: Media for Global Citizens blog, will present “Journalism and the Ethics of Global Citizenship” for the Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture tomorrow, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001. McGill has worked for the New York Times and Bloomberg News in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong and is the author of Here: A Global Citizen’s Journey. After a lifetime of acclaimed professional and personal achievements, McGill now empowers others by teaching basic journalism skills to citizens in community education classes in Minneapolis. The lecture is sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication.
4. Ash Wednesday — Day of Alms tomorrow
Lent, the 40 days of preparation leading to the celebration of Easter, begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 6. Its observance traditionally includes the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Non-Christian faith traditions, though not observing Lent, include almsgiving as an integral part of their beliefs as well. These alms are all given in the spirit of justice to our neighbor.
In this spirit all members of the Marquette community are invited to a common “Day of Alms.” Monetary donations for La Sagrada Familia, the Milwaukee Archdiocese’s sister parish in the Dominican Republic, will be collected in residence halls, campus departments and dining facilities.
Ash Wednesday services will be held:
• 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 a.m., 12:05, 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. 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).
5. 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.
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