The annual MUSG-sponsored Father Wild Forum, which gives students a chance to ask questions of President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Greg Kliebhan, senior vice president, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., AMU first floor. The theme of this year's forum is "Born to be Wild."
The Office of Public Affairs, the Les Aspin Center for Government and the Law School will host “The Way Forward,” interactive forums leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. The series will examine the way forward for our nation on several topics.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law & public policy, will moderate town hall events featuring panels of experts.
“U.S. Involvement in Foreign Affairs” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The third forum of the series will be “Politicking, Polls and Public Perception: Behind the Scenes of Campaign Advertising” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
The next forum will feature a live radio broadcast with WPR’s Kathleen Dunn on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
For more information contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
Author Robert Ellsberg will present “Dorothy Day: A Radical, a Journalist, a Saint for Our Time,” at the Nieman Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Beaumier Conference Center of John P. Raynor, S.J., Library.
Ellsberg, who recently edited The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, will be available before the presentation to sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale for $42. Before the free, public event, tours of the Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection will be provided from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Marquette University Archives on the third floor of Raynor Library.
The 2008 Milwaukee Book Festival will start with a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
Prior to the reading, Marquette will host a private reception with Russo at 4:30 p.m. For $20, guests will receive a signed paperback copy of his latest novel, The Bridge of Sighs. For more information or to register for the event call (800) 344-7544 by Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Patricia Isasa, who was 16 years old when she was kidnapped by a commando group of the state police in Argentina in 1976, will speak at Real People, Real Stories/Soup with Substance, Thursday, Oct. 2, at noon in AMU 252. Lunch will be provided. Isasa spent two and a half years as a prisoner in the military barracks where she was tortured.
Isasa will also speak Thursday at “Surviving Torture, Resisting Torture" at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001.
The program is sponsored by Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs, the Manresa Project, Campus Ministry and Center for Peacemaking.
Marquette will launch degree audit software called Academic Advisement in late October. This tool for academic planning, course selection and advising students replaces Degree Navigator and will be available via CheckMarq. Visit the Academic Advisement Project Web page to learn more about the key features and the timeline for implementation.
The Marquette University Chorus and Marquette Symphonic Band will perform concerts during Family Weekend, Oct. 4 and 5.
The Marquette Chorus, the Men's and Women's Choirs, The Naturals, and the Golden Blues will perform Saturday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The concert will be directed by Gregory Carpenter and will feature a selection of both classical and contemporary pieces.
The Marquette Symphonic Band will perform at noon Sunday, Oct. 5, on Westowne Square. The band will perform a variety of works, including a collection of the great marches from throughout history. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Varsity Theatre.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 038. Joseph Walter and Chris Smith, therapists at Affiliated Clinical Services, will present “Don’t Scratch It! Clinical Applications of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy.”
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, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 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.
The Manresa Outreach Team will hold an information session Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Henke Lounge. The team’s purpose is to enrich the campus community through the promotion of vocation, reflection and Ignatian spirituality. Student volunteers who are interested in deepening their reflection of daily life while sharing that understanding with their peers in residence halls, student organizations, classes and elsewhere should attend.
E-mail Katie Scannell or stop by AMU 121 for more information.
The Office of Public Affairs and the Les Aspin Center Alumni Council are offering several opportunities to register on campus to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election. Voter registration tables are in front of the Brew in the AMU on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Oct. 15. 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., Monday through Friday 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.
Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honorary Society, will celebrate their second annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. under the Raynor Memorial Libraries bridge. Free German food, drinks and music will be provided as a tribute to the city’s and the university’s German heritage.
Physical therapy students will hold their annual Massage-a-thon through Friday, Oct. 10. Massages can be scheduled for:
Mondays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To book an appointment, e-mail preferred date and time. A confirmation e-mail will be returned.
Cost is $5 for 15 minutes each for up to one hour.
MUSG is seeking applicants for the films commissioner position within the program board. The Films Commission plays an integral role in presenting films to the student body and develops themes for film festivals throughout the year. The Film Commission works closely with other student organizations to co-sponsor movies to enhance established programs.
Applications are available in the MUSG office, AMU 133.
For more information, contact Claire Anglim, program vice president.