The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art opens a Current Tendencies exhibition Thursday, March 12, featuring 10 Wisconsin artists. The exhibition will feature works in diverse mediums by emerging, mid-career and established Wisconsin artists — Jennifer Angus, Peter Bardy, Anne Kingsbury, Colin Matthes, Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, T. L. Solien, Sonja Thomsen, George Williams Jr., and Xiaohong Zhang.
The museum will also host “The State of Art: Open Forum about the Visual Arts in Wisconsin,” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., with Debra Brehmer, owner of Portrait Society Gallery; Polly Morris, director of development, marketing and outreach at UWM Peck School of the Arts; Jane Simon, curator of exhibitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; and George Tzougros, executive director of the Wisconsin Arts board.
Henry “Hank” Raymonds, former men’s basketball coach; and Dr. Anthony Kuchan, professor emeritus, will be honored Sunday, March 22, at the annual awards brunch of the Father Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu.
Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, will honor Raymonds as Alumnus of the Year and Kuchan as the Danihy Club Lifetime Service Award recipient at a reception, brunch and award presentation beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the AMU east ballroom. A 10 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family will precede the event.
Cost is $20 per person and RSVPs are needed by Wednesday, March 11.
Raymonds was assistant men’s basketball coach from 1961–1977 and head coach, compiling a 126-60 record, from 1977 through 1983. He also served as athletic director from 1977 to 1987, elevating the women’s athletic teams to Division I status in 1985.
Kuchan is a founding faculty member and core faculty professor of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. He chaired Marquette’s Department of Psychology from 1977 to 1987 and received the Pere Marquette Teaching Award in 1994.
Tom Farley, brother of the late comedian Chris Farley, Sp ’86, will speak about his brother and the risks involved with alcohol and substance abuse Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Antonia del Rey Reguillo, assistant professor of audio-visual communication at Universidad de Valencia, Spain, will present, “La proyeccion de la imagen de España en el primer cine español” (The Projection of Spain’s Image in Early Spanish Cinema) Tuesday, March 17, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Lalumiere 272. Reguillo will give the talk entirely in Spanish, with a discussion following.
The talk is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Office of International Education.
Arthur Brown, former CIA East Asia Division chief, will deliver “From North Korea to Guantanamo: Reality beyond the Hype,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Beaumier Conference Center of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. Brown will discuss current events, including nuclear proliferation in Asia, the use of torture in intelligence gathering and the efficiency of the United State’s intelligence gathering. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Brown’s CIA career included eight years as a case officer, 14 years as a field manager in Asia and Africa and three years as the highest-ranking officer specializing in Asian Pacific affairs. Prior to Brown’s retirement from the CIA in 2005, he personally advised President George W. Bush and White House senior staff on critical intelligence from Asia, directed the operational strategy of all CIA activity in the Asian Pacific region, and guided CIA responses to hostile counterintelligence and terrorist threats against the United States and allied interests.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History.
The Union Sports Annex will host a viewing party for the men’s Big East Tournament basketball game Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., including food specials and fan giveaways. Doors open at 11 a.m.
The Annex will host viewing parties for Marquette games throughout the Big East tournament.
The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 18, for summer and fall 2009 study abroad programs in:
• Madrid — summer, fall and academic year
• Ghana, Africa — Historical and Cultural Experience summer program
• Xalapa, Mexico — summer Spanish program
For more information, contact Luba Aganina, office associate in the Office of International Education.
The next book for the Late Night Marquette Book Club Discussion will be Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, by Jacqueline Novogratz. Dr. Marnie Vanden Noven, clinical assistant professor of exercise science, will facilitate the discussion Thursday, March 26, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., AMU Henke Lounge.
The first 30 students to pick up the book in the Office of Student Development, AMU room 121, will receive the book free. Other students wishing to participate will need to purchase the book. Students who pick up a book and realize they will not have time to read it should return the book. Coffee and snacks will be provided.