- Sportswriter Frank Deford to discuss sports in society
- Financial aid and student employment to close early tomorrow
- “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” schedule announced
- Law School to hold admissions information session
- Chemistry Department to hold colloquium
- Soccer team to host first-ever invitational tournament
- Free barbecue commences Recruitment Week for fraternities
- AMU Information Center in search of student artwork
- Women’s Fastpitch Softball Club to hold tryouts this weekend
- Qdoba opens next week
1. Sportswriter Frank Deford to discuss sports in society
Frank Deford, sports commentator and author, will present “Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy,” Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, for the Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Lecture. Deford will discuss his experiences as a sportswriter and the broader role that sports play in society. The event is free and open to the public.
In the past Deford has spoken out on the use of steroids in sports, the business and money motives driving collegiate sports, and the pros and cons of Title IX.
Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1962 to 1989, and his writing still occasionally appears in the magazine. He has written 15 books, is a commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and is a regular correspondent on the HBO show Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Deford was honored as the U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times and has won an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established to recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, a former writer at the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and his sister Bonnie, a former Media Networks and 3M executive. Each year the Axthelm program awards one scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student who has an interest in sports journalism. Since 1996, a notable journalist or executive has given the Axthelm lecture.
2. Financial aid and student employment to close early tomorrow
The offices of Student Financial Aid and Student Employment Service will close at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5, so staff may attend the funeral of Evonie Bean. The offices will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. tomorrow and re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8.
Bean, Office of Student Financial Aid receptionist, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 28. Services will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Paradise Funeral Home, 7625 W. Appleton Ave, Milwaukee. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with the funeral service following at 1 p.m.
3. “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” schedule announced
The schedule for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” will include local business leaders, politicians and other newsmakers this fall. Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School.
Events take place in Sensenbrenner Hall:
• Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 12:15 p.m. — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will discuss the future of public transportation in Milwaukee.
• Wednesday, Sept. 10, noon to 1 p.m. — Cameron Davis, president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, will discuss the future of the Great Lakes.
• Thursday, Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m. — Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke will discuss the presidential race and the battle for control of the state legislature.
• Thursday, Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. — Milwaukee County Judge Maxine White will discuss her career, the community and the pursuit of justice.
• Tuesday, Oct. 7, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Yale Law School Professor Dan Kahan and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will discuss relations between law enforcement officials and residents in high crime neighborhoods.
• Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon — Manpower, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres will offer his perspective on the global and regional economies.
Register online. Seating is limited.
4. Law School to hold admissions information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Sept. 5, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more. A brief tour of the Law School lead by a current law student will follow each session. No registration is necessary.
5. Chemistry Department to hold colloquium
The Chemistry Department will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Francisco Raymo, associate professor of organic chemistry at the University of Miami, will present “Photochromic Switches, Luminescent Probes and Electroactive Films Based on Functional Heterocycles.”
For more information, call 8-3515.
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