The registration deadline for Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 23-25, is Friday, April 17.
Joseph Zilber, Bus Ad ’39, Law ’41, is the recipient of the 2009 Marquette University All-University Alumnus of the Year Award. At 91, Zilber is still managing Zilber, Ltd., the multi-million dollar real estate empire he created. He has donated $50 million to revitalize Milwaukee neighborhoods and $30 million to Marquette Law School for scholarships and a forum in the new facility.
A complete list of the 2009 Alumni National Award recipients is posted online, including All-University Recipients:
• Merit Award (For Professional Achievement) — Robert Greenheck, Eng ’50
• Service to the Community Award — Sister Mary Isaac Jogues Koenig, Arts ’60, Grad ’68
• Service to Marquette — Keith Myers, Bus Ad ’62, Grad ’68
• Spirit of Marquette Award (For Professional Achievement before 40) — Richard McDermott, Eng ’91, Law ’94
• Friend of the University — Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation
U.S. Rep. Thomas Petri and William Ryan Drew will be honored by the Marquette University Les Aspin Center for Government at a noon luncheon Monday, April 20, in the AMU ballroom.
Petri will receive the Les Aspin Distinguished Public Service Award in honor of his career in public office and his commitment to higher education. Representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional district since 1979, Petri is serving in his 15th consecutive term. Drew will receive the Les Aspin Founders Award, recognizing his participation on the Les Aspin Board of Visitors, of which he has been a member since 1995.
Tickets are $100 per person. Contact Special Events and Conferences at 8-7431 for registration information.
Former ambassador to the Czech Republic and former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, Milwaukee-area attorney Rick Graber, will be a guest for “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha on Wednesday, April 15. The event will be held at noon in Eisenberg Memorial Hall of the Law School.
As the leading American diplomat to the Czech Republic, Graber worked on a variety of noteworthy issues, including U.S. plans for a missile defense shield. Before accepting his assignment overseas, Graber was president of Reinhart Boerner Van Dueren, one of Wisconsin’s largest law firms. He also served as head of the Wisconsin Republican Party and has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor.
Dr. Thomas Schaub, professor and chair of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver the 2009 Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Schaub will present “Secular Scripture and Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road.”
Schaub has published a book on Thomas Pynchon, edited a collection of essays on Pynchon’s novel, The Crying of Lot 49, and written scholarly essays on such writers as William Carlos Williams, Ralph Ellison, Gilbert Sorrentino and Marilynne Robinson. Since 1989 he has edited Contemporary Literature, a journal of interviews, literary scholarship and book reviews published at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Women’s and Gender Studies program will hold an information session, Friday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.
A series of six workshops/discussions will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., led by faculty and students. The sessions will provide an overview of the WGST program, explain the breadth of the WGST program and introduce research across campus related to gender. The workshops will be followed by a reception from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., including hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and brief remarks by two WGST alumni.
No registration required.
Dr. Bärbel Beinhauer-Köhler, professor of religious studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany, will speak on “Visual Cultures of World Religions,” Tuesday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A.
The event is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the Department of Theology and Office of International Education.
For more information contact Dr. Irfan Omar, assistant professor of theology, at 8-3746.
The Department of Biological Sciences will hold a colloquium Friday, April 17, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences Building 111. Dr. Thomas Silhavy, professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, will present "Outer Membrane Biogenesis in Gram-negative Bacteria.”
Dr. Richard Shusterman, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the Humanities at Florida Atlantic University, will present “Body Consciousness and Performance” for the Department of Philosophy colloquium Friday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Conference Center A.
“States of Exception and Normalizing Subjects” will be the subject of the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences colloquium Friday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Lalumiere 171. Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will be the speaker.
The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Friday, April 17, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Eric Brown, instructor of natural science at Loyola University, Chicago, will present "Bonding Motifs in Excited States: The Wild West of Electronic Structure Theory.”
Marquette Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity is sponsoring a blood drive with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin on Friday, April 17, from noon to 5 p.m. in AMU 163. Appointments can be scheduled online using the drive number DRV0094984.
Admission is free and open to the public for the first 200 who attend, but patrons must be 18 or older. A valid form of identification must be presented upon entry.
Raynor Memorial Libraries staff are holding a food drive in honor of National Library Week through Friday, April 24. Collection boxes will be available in Raynor's lobby area and all donated food will go to Hunger Task Force programs.
Suggested food items are available online.
The Marquette Rowing Club’s annual Row-A-Thon begins at noon Wednesday, April 15, in the AMU second floor lobby. Two people will row on rowing machines for 24 hours straight, switching off every hour. Donations will support the team’s spring season.
Student organization Jeanette Kapus Silver Wings is hosting Service Member Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 14, to honor troops stationed around the world. Thank you cards and banners for the troops will be available to sign from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the AMU. Marquette community members may provide names and addresses of those in the military to receive the cards. Donations for postage are also being accepted. For more information email Michelle Blaschke.
The one-woman play Haunted By God about the life of Dorothy Day will be performed in the Weasler Auditorium on Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. It will feature Lisa Wagner-Carollo, who has acted in this play for nearly 20 years. Midnight Run is sponsoring the event.