1. Alumnae to discuss influence of Marquette on their lives

A panel of Marquette alumnae from different decades will share how their Marquette experience shaped who they are today, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Panelists Ann Brandt Druml, Nurs ‘43; Patricia Kennedy Kraninger, Sp ‘68; Sandy Zilg Pavlic, Arts ‘51; and Kathleen Hintze Spears, Arts ‘84, will participate in “Living History: Marquette Women Through the Decades.”

The panel will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

Register online.

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2. Boheim Lecture to focus on feminine body ideals in China

“Female Bodies in China: Literati Fantasies, Iron Girls and Olympics Hoopla” is the topic of the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture, presented by the Association of Marquette University Women. Dr. Eva Kit Wah Man, 2009 AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies, will deliver the free, public lecture today, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the AMU ballroom.

A professor of humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University, Man will discuss the development of feminine body ideals in China from the 19th century to the present and their conflict within the recent history of China’s political and economic influences. Her research includes comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, women’s studies, feminist philosophy, cultural studies, gender studies and art and culture.

This year’s Boheim Lecture is being held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Women.

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3. Free tickets available to hear author of Dead Man Walking

Free tickets for the speech by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, are available in the Brooks Lounge, AMU. Marquette will present Sister Prejean with an honorary degree at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, followed by her speech, “DEAD MAN WALKING: The Journey Continues." Sister Prejean is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.

The presentation is also the opening of the seventh annual national conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, which is being hosted by the Center for Peacemaking on Marquette’s campus.  

Sister Prejean’s visit is being sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking and the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

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4. Alumnae business leaders to discuss work-life balance

Four alumnae business leaders will lead a luncheon panel, “The CEO of Everything: Marquette Women Balancing Careers and Families,” tomorrow, Oct. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the AMU ballroom. The event is part of Marquette’s Centennial Celebration of Women.

Moderated by Dr. Linda Salchenberger, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, the panel comprises successful alumnae with a variety of backgrounds and career choices who share a common bond – they are all working mothers. These women will share their stories of how Marquette prepared them to be leaders in their fields and about their experiences balancing two of life’s greatest challenges.

The $15 luncheon is open to the public. Online registration and payment are available.

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5. Economist to discuss Alexander Hamilton’s vision of government activism

The Young Americans for Liberty will host Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, an economic historian and economics professor at Loyola College in Maryland and author of Hamilton’s Curse, tomorrow, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in AMU 374. DiLorenzo will examine how founding father Alexander Hamilton’s vision of government activism and central banking won out over his rival Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a decentralized nation and has contributed to the current situation in the United States.

For more information, e-mail Andy Marshall.

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6. Author Susan Neville to read from her writings

As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, author Susan Neville will read from her non-fiction writings Monday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in AMU 227. Her writings range from visiting Hummer factories and Goth nights for teenagers to studying the painting of religious icons to contemplating our relationship to landscape.

Neville is the author of five works of creative nonfiction: Fabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning; Iconography: A Writer's Meditation; Sailing the Inland Sea: On Writing, Literature, and Land; Indiana Winter; and Twilight in Arcadia. Her prize-winning collections of short fiction include In the House of Blue Lights, winner of the Richard Sullivan prize and is listed as a “Notable Book” by the Chicago Tribune, and Invention of Flight, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

A reception and book-signing will follow.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Development and the Department of English.

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7. Carillon concerts to honor Centennial of Women at Marquette

Mark Konewko, carillonneur, will perform a concert series, “A Celebration of Women,” each Wednesday in October from noon to 12:30 p.m. The series features music by Hildegard of Bingen and Lucrizia Vizzana, arranged by Konewko.

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8. Oral History Project documenting experiences of women at Marquette

As part of its Centennial Celebration of Women, Marquette is gathering first-person accounts that will document the experiences of women at Marquette with an Oral History Project. Marquette community members are invited to share recollections of campus life, female faculty and staff, women’s athletics, AMUW and women religious.

The university is also looking for stories from female pioneers who enrolled in academic programs that historically served male students, such as the Law School, College of Engineering and School of Dentistry. Forms can be completed online.

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9. Follow Marquette updates online

Marquette community members can get information and stay up-to-date with Marquette happenings in multimedia and social networks. Connect with Marquette through:

Marquette on Twitter – in 140 characters or fewer.

Marquette’s Facebook page, as well as many Marquette departmental pages. More than 6,000 fans follow Marquette’s Facebook page.

Marquette’s YouTube channel, where viewers can watch, rate and comment on videos about Marquette.

Videos of key thought leaders speaking on campus on the Difference Network.

Marquette photos on Flickr.

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10. News Briefs running daily this week

In honor of the centennial celebration and the many events being held this week, News Briefs will run daily through Friday, Oct. 9.

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