- Public Safety Alert
- Mission Week kicks off Sunday with Mass
- Father Wild invites nominations for honorary degrees
- Nominate commencement speaker today
- Don Doll exhibition opens today at Haggerty Museum
- Hear about Teach for America and enjoy free pizza
- McNair Series sessions help prepare students for graduate school
- Law School hosting program with Ed Zore
- Dr. Patrick W. Carey to speak at Annual Kelly Chair Lecture
- Win $200 for an “A” paper
- Bursar, Student Financial Aid and Registrar closed Tuesday
- Story of the Greensboro Four shown tomorrow
- Public Safety to offer self-defense classes
- Orientation Staff 2008 members needed
- AIDS/HIV Awareness Retreat to be held at Casa Romero
- Gesu Parish hosting Lenten Retreat
1. Public Safety Alert
An off-campus robbery within the 2100 block of West Michigan Street was reported to the Milwaukee Police Department at approximately 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. During the incident, four male suspects approached the victim, a Marquette student. One suspect displayed a weapon and demanded personal property. The suspects fled the area when a vehicle approached. The victim was not physically injured, and no property was obtained. The Milwaukee Police Department was contacted and responded to the scene. MPD notified the Department of Public Safety of this incident today, Thursday, Jan. 31.
According to the Milwaukee Police Department, the subject descriptions are:
Subject 1: Black male, early 20s, 6 feet 1 inch, 180-200 pounds, dark complexion, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
Subject 2: Black male, early 20s, 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches, 150-170 pounds, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
Subject 3: Black male, early 20s, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 inches, 150 pounds, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt.
Subject 4: Black male, no other description.
Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7233 or Marquette Department of Public Safety at 8-6800.
Public Safety reminds community members to remain diligent in increasing personal safety measures and utilizing Public Safety’s programs and services. Additionally, Public Safety suggests:
• Immediately report all crime to Public Safety.
• Be aware of your surroundings and refrain from traveling alone.
• Use the LIMO vans and Safety patrol escorts.
• Keep exterior doors locked at all times.
• Report to Public Safety suspicious people or vehicles traveling in your neighborhood.
• Quickly walk or run away from approaching strangers raising your suspicions. Go to a residence hall, open business or the Public Safety office.
• Familiarize yourself with the location of Blue Light Phones. More than 100 phones, providing a direct link to Public Safety, are located on campus and in the off-campus neighborhood.
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2. Mission Week kicks off Sunday with Mass
Mission Week 2008, “Faith Doing Justice,” begins Sunday, Feb. 3, with Mission Week Mass at 4 p.m. at Gesu Church. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate director of University Mission and Identity, will serve as celebrant and Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, as homilist.
Graduate students are invited to attend the Faculty Commons, Monday, Feb. 4, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in Raynor Library, Beaumier Conference Center (lower level), which will feature:
• Dr. David Buckholdt, professor and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, “Trinity Fellows: Educating for Leadership in Justice and Human Service.”
• Dr. Cesar Gonzalez, associate professor of dental developmental sciences/pediatric dentistry, “Kids First: Preventive Dentistry in Urban Milwaukee Schools.”
• Rev. Jeff LaBelle, S.J., associate professor of education, “No Immigrant Left Behind: Education for Inclusion.”
• Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English, “Sexual Violence on College Campuses.”
Soup with Substance on Tuesday, 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. E-mail University Ministry to be added to the Soup with Substance listserv.
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.
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 Monday to Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 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 at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre.
Watch for daily Mission Week News Briefs in your e-mail next week for a complete scheduled of Mission Week activities.
3. Father Wild invites nominations for honorary degrees
The following is a message from Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.
Each year Marquette University celebrates its values and commitment to excellence by awarding honorary degrees and including in its graduating class a number of outstanding individuals recognized for their scholarship and exceptional achievements. I am writing to ask for your help in identifying future honorary degree recipients.
Because the great majority of honorary degrees are awarded to individuals nominated by you, the Marquette community, I ask you to thoughtfully consider an individual we might so recognize. That person may have demonstrated leadership in a profession or provided exemplary service to society. In all cases there must be an appropriateness of the nominees to the distinctive mission and values of Marquette University. Since honorary degrees are not awarded in absentia or posthumously, it is also helpful to know that if an invitation is offered, this nominee will be likely to accept Marquette’s invitation.
The Marquette commitment to excellence is unqualified, and as a university we are especially responsible for honoring academic achievement. In an age when the media can bestow celebrity instantaneously, sometimes unearned, it is sobering to consider that a lifetime of superb scholarly accomplishment and effort can remain relatively unknown to our society. The recognition afforded by an honorary degree highlights not only the work of an individual but also publicly honors all scholarly work. For this reason, I ask that the Committee on University Honors make a special effort to seek out nominations based on scholarly achievement.
Nominations will be considered by the Committee on University Honors. Should you make a nomination, it should take the form a letter or e-mail of support explaining why it would be appropriate for Marquette to honor this particular person. It should include some pertinent biographical information, a short account of the individual’s principal accomplishments, and a clear rationale for recognition by Marquette University. Please direct your questions and nomination, which may be submitted by e-mail, to Dr. Robert Fitts, chair of the Committee on University Honors, March 31.
Individuals whom the Board of Trustees approves for an honorary degree may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to accept it with the next graduating class. Once approved by the trustees, an offer may be extended at some point over a five-year period that is mutually agreeable to both the individual and Marquette.
You may find it helpful to review the names of previous honorary degree recipients.
Thank you in advance for your help in identifying potential honorary degree recipients. The quality of your nominations allows us to showcase in a very public way the embodiment of excellence, faith, leadership and service that are the hallmarks of our mission statement.
4. Nominate commencement speaker today
Nominations for a student commencement speaker are due by 5 p.m. today, Jan. 31. The senior speaker is a graduating senior who can inspire and relate to the Marquette community. The selected student will write and deliver a speech at graduation.
Nominations can be made online.
5. Don Doll exhibition opens today at Haggerty Museum
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will present “The Grandeur of God”: Photographs by Don Doll, S.J., beginning with a free, 6 p.m. gallery talk by the artist today, Jan. 31, followed by a reception.
This photography exhibition, inspired by the Gerard Manley Hopkin 1877 poem God’s Grandeur, features more than 60 of Doll’s Native American images, panoramas along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Jesuits assisting refugees in Uganda, Sudan and Eastern Europe, landmine victims in Angola and Tsunami survivors in India and Sri Lanka.
Don Doll, S.J., is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic and a number of the Day in the Life of ... books. Doll was introduced to photography and the Lakota people when he was assigned to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as a young Jesuit. Doll has photographed two books on Native Americans, Crying for a Vision and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.
The exhibition will run through April 13.
6. Hear about Teach for America and enjoy free pizza
The Career Services Center will host an informational session about Teach For America today, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Holthusen Hall, first floor.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in an effort to expand educational opportunity.
Program alumni will speak about the challenges and opportunities they’ve encountered in their work.
Free pizza will be provided.
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11. 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. that day. Transcripts and enrollment verifications can be ordered online at any time.
12. Story of the Greensboro Four shown tomorrow
“Lunchtime Flicks,” sponsored by Intercultural Programs, will begin tomorrow, Feb. 1, at noon in the Multicultural Center, AMU 111. Friday’s free showing is February One: Story of the Greensboro Four, the inspiring story of the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that revitalized the civil rights movement and set an example of student militancy for the coming decade. A light lunch is included.
The series continues each Friday in February. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development, 8-7205.
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13. Public Safety to offer self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety will offer free self-defense classes this semester, combining hands-on techniques and national and local crime trends. The course is designed for both female and male audiences and incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
The first class will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A. Classes will also be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in AMU Ballroom A; March 11, in AMU Ballroom A; and April 1, in AMU Ballroom C.
Register by calling Public Safety at 8-6800.
14. Orientation Staff 2008 members needed
The Office of Student Development is looking for energetic and outgoing individuals to be part of Orientation Staff 2008. Staff help new students transition into their new lives at Marquette.
Applications are due Feb. 15 for the orientation assistant/team leader position and March 26 for the group discussion leader position. Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-1412 for more information.
15. AIDS/HIV Awareness Retreat to be held at Casa Romero
The Office of Community Service will hold an AIDS/HIV Awareness Retreat Feb. 8 and 9 at the Casa Romero Retreat House, south side of Milwaukee. Participants will learn about AIDS/HIV and its impact on the Milwaukee Community by touring clinics, speaking to those affected by AIDS, performing service related to AIDS and presentations by students and professionals.
The cost of the retreat is $30. Applications can be picked up at AMU 329 or online and must be returned by tomorrow, Feb. 1. E-mail Michael Ziegler for more information.
16. Gesu Parish hosting Lenten Retreat
Gesu Parish will host its annual Lenten Retreat from Feb. 8 to 10. The director will be Rev. Thomas Manahan, S.J. There is no cost. To register, call 8-7101 by tomorrow, Feb. 1.