Jeff Joerres, Manpower, Inc. chairman and CEO and a member of the university board of trustees, will be the guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at noon in Sensenbrenner Hall. Joerres will offer his perspective on recent economic developments, drawing on his experience with Milwaukee-based Manpower, which does business in more than 80 countries and territories. Manpower is a world leader in the employment services industry, ranks 120th on the Fortune 500 list and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Best Managed Companies in America.”
The Office of Public Affairs and the Les Aspin Center Alumni Council are offering opportunities to register on campus to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in front of Brew Bayou, AMU. The staff in the Office of Public Affairs, 1616 W. Wells St., can also register voters between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until Oct. 15. Students living in residence halls can also visit their RA to register by Oct. 15. Voters need to bring their Wisconsin driver’s license number, Wisconsin state ID card number or their Social Security number.
Although Wisconsin voters can register on Election Day, they are encouraged to register by the Oct. 15 deadline to avoid long lines Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
The Les Aspin Center will offer a 10-day study abroad opportunity in Kenya over winter break. In this three-credit course, students examine the manner in which culture, values and identity shape global and domestic politics in a developing democracy.
Applications are available online. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 15.
For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber.
Bishop Abraham Desta of Ethiopia will address “Water and Hunger, Education and Hope,” Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom, AMU. Bishop Desta works with Catholic Relief Services to offer social service and development programs to alleviate world hunger. Desta communicates his faith while living amidst a 99 percent Muslim population. A reception at 6:30 p.m. will precede the program, with a question and answer session following Desta’s address.
Visit the Office of Mission and Identity’s Web site for more information.
Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will present “Religion, Race and Politics” Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. This free lecture, sponsored by Marquette and the Gesu Parish, is part of the Gathering Points: Tracking the Spirit in Troubled Times, lecture series on the contemporary Catholic Church.
Massingale specializes in Roman Catholic moral theology with a focus on Catholic social thought, liberation theologies, African-American religious action, racial reconciliation, environmental justice and terrorism and the challenge of peacemaking.
The 5th Annual SySTEM Now! Conference, a consortium of businesses, educational institutions, citizens and public officials dedicated to improving the competency and diversity of youth entering the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU. The theme of the conference is “Emerging Opportunities Ahead,” and the day will include a keynote speech by Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
Dr. J. Craig Wheeler, professor of astronomy at University of Texas at Austin, will present “Exploding Stars in an Accelerating Universe” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. As the Rev. George V. Coyne, S.J., lecturer in astronomy and astrophysics, Wheeler will explain how supernovae produce elements necessary for life, exotic compact objects like neutron stars and black holes, and the energy to drive the evolution of galaxies.
Wheeler specializes in the astrophysics of violent events: supernovae, neutron stars, black holes, gamma-ray bursts and the relation of these events to astrobiology. He has published approximately 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has edited books on supernovae.
Rev. Chris Ahrends, former chaplain to Desmund Tutu and the Center for Peacemaking’s peacemaker in residence, will address the concept of nonviolent peacemaking Thursday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 29. Ahrends will conduct a retreat Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chapel of the Holy Family, on the second floor of the AMU. Retreatants will reflect on the inner personal peace one needs to make outer peace in the world. The retreat is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, but not required. Call the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.
Ahrends will also provide a series of presentations to discuss “Theory W,” an integrated approach to personal and group dynamics that empowers peacemaking, Thursday, Oct. 23, in AMU 157, Monday, Oct. 27, in AMU 252, and Wednesday, Oct. 29, in AMU 254. All presentations are 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Ahrends was ordained an Anglican priest in 1983, serving as a priest and chaplain to Archbishop Tutu and sub dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town for 18 years. He was later appointed executive director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust. In 2005, Ahrends founded Four Consulting, a therapy and consulting practice “offering therapy, counseling and consulting in the field of transformation, healing, wholeness and personal growth.”
Kathleen Dunn, host of Conversations with Kathleen Dunn on Wisconsin Public Radio, will present a “Your vote, Your future” broadcast with special guest Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, on Thursday, Oct. 30. The broadcast will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. The first hour will feature a panel of guests from both major political parties, and the second hour will feature Marquette students discussing what has been happening on campus to get the vote out.
Free admission tickets are available to members of the Marquette community. Tickets are available between noon and 11:30 p.m. in the Brooks Lounge, AMU. A limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491 for more information.
Flu and pneumonia shots will be available to the Marquette community at Shoo the Flu, Oct. 27 and 28, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., first floor AMU. No appointment is necessary. Flu shots will cost $30. Medicare part B and Medicaid will also be accepted. Pneumonia shots will cost $45. Cash and checks will be accepted.
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center will also provide flu vaccines (shots or nasal spray) at walk-in flu clinics, 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave. The flu shot is available to anyone two years of age and older. Cost is $40 for those without insurance. No appointment is necessary, but the vaccines will be administered first-come, first-served.
Dates for walk-in flu clinics:
• Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center at 933-9100 for more information.
More than 100 students and staff from 17 campuses will attend the fifth annual student-powered National Campus Kitchens conference Oct. 16. The three-day conference will feature leadership development, networking and strategic planning to enable students to start Campus Kitchens projects in their own communities. Robert Egger, founder and president of Washington, D.C.’s Central Kitchen, will kick off the conference with a keynote address on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the AMU. The keynote address is free and open to the public. Egger has been on the Non Profit Times' “50 Most Powerful and Influential Nonprofit Leaders” list in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Marquette’s Campus Kitchen serves more than 4,000 meals per year and partners with nine area agencies to offer free meals to Milwaukee’s hungry and homeles
The Office of Finance will close at noon Friday, Oct. 17, including budget, bursar, payroll, purchasing, student financial aid, student employment and the treasury. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Oct. 20. Call 8-0823 for more information.
A temporary sidewalk will be erected this week to divert pedestrians around the area on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue between 12th and 13th streets this week, Oct. 13 through Oct. 17, as chilled water lines are extended to the new student services building. Use an alternate route while this work is being done and use caution around the barricades.
MUSG’s Diversity Commission will host a Case for American Indian Studies panel tomorrow, Oct. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, AMU 227. Dr. Donald Green, associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Cary Miller, assistant professor of history, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will address the importance of universities and colleges having courses pertaining to the American Indian population. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 8-7416.
The Residence Hall Association will host HALLoween Thursday, Oct. 30, in which local families and members of youth organizations will trick-or-treat in the residence halls and participate in a Halloween Party at the AMU. Volunteers gHOSTS are needed to lead groups of trick-or-treaters through the residence halls.
Sign-up sheets are located at the front desk of each residence hall and the University Apartments front desks. Volunteers will receive a HALLoween T-shirt. Sign-up sheets to hand out candy to the kids trick-or-treating in the hall are also available at the residence hall’s front desks. Sign-up sheets will be available until Oct. 21. For more information, contact the Residence Hall Association at 8-5851.