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.
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.
All students planning to study abroad during the spring 2009 semester are required to submit the Confirmation of Study Abroad Participation form and supporting documents, found online, to the Office of International Education, AMU 425. The documents must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 10.
The application deadline for the Marquette Study Center in Madrid for the spring 2009 semester has been extended to Monday, Oct. 20.
A new, one-credit study abroad pre-departure course will be offered during the second half of this semester for students interested in study abroad. The course, ARSC 2: Cross-Cultural Issues in Study Abroad, is designed for students who are planning to study or intern abroad as a component of their college career. It will be taught by Terence Miller, director of the Office of International Education, and take place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., beginning Oct. 21. For more information or to enroll, contact the Office of International Education, AMU 425, by Friday, Oct. 17.
Campus Ministry will hold two retreats this fall — “Finding God in All Things,” Oct. 24-26, and Marquette Experience 19, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
Marquette Experience 19 offers sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their faith and learn more about how the Jesuit ideals fit into their lives. This retreat is similar to a Kairos retreat or a TEC/Search retreat, but with the style of what Marquette stands for. The retreat costs $45. Sign up online by Tuesday, Oct. 14.
The “finding God” retreat offers undergraduate students, regardless of religious affiliation, an opportunity to slow down, reflect and grow in their individual spirituality. The retreat will take place at Camp Whitcomb/Mason, in the wilderness beside a lake. Cost is $45. Sign up online by Monday, Oct. 20.
Space is limited.
Information meetings for spring 2009 Marquette Action Program trips will be held Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
The 2009 MAP spring break trips will take place from March 7 to March 14. MAP trips are a service destination program with more than a dozen sites to choose from, including Maryland, Oklahoma, Iowa and New Orleans. Students work in schools, among the urban poor and in areas affected by floods and natural disasters. Each day ends with reflection about finding God in the day’s activities.
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.
Students needing a temporary permit for fall break are encouraged to apply by tomorrow, Oct. 10, before bringing their vehicle to campus.
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 Office of Student Development will host Late Night Halloween, tomorrow, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m. in the AMU, featuring pumpkin carving, bingo, crafts, games and concessions. Ross Allison, founding president of AGHOST, a group that uses scientific methods to study ghosts, will be guest speaker in AMU 227. He will describe his work and lead a ghost tour around campus to demonstrate his work. Allison has hosted expeditions and investigations into the paranormal and has conducted college-level classes on ghostology and psychic development.
MUSG will sponsor screenings of the movie Hancock at Varsity Theatre at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. Admission is $2 with an MUID and $3 for general admission. Hancock is the story of an unpopular and misunderstood superhero whose image is revamped by a public relations executive he saves.
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.