1. Author of Dead Man Walking speaking, receiving honorary degree

Free tickets for the speech by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, are still available in the Brooks Lounge, AMU. Marquette will present Sister Prejean with an honorary degree at 7 p.m., today, 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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2. Al’s Run is Saturday; campus to be congested

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 10. Day-of-event registration for the three- and five-mile run/walk is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wheelchair participants depart at 10:15 p.m., followed by the mass start for runners at 10:30 a.m. and then walkers.

Access to the 16th Street parking structure from 16th Street will be maintained, as will access to the Wells Street parking structure from Wells Street. There will be no parking charge in either structure until after the runners leave campus. Due to the congestion, Marquette community members are encouraged to allow for extra travel time around campus Saturday.

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3. Cordova, Korieh presenting gender research

Dr. Sarah Davies Cordova, associate professor of French, and Dr. Chima Korieh, assistant professor of history, will discuss their current research and the state of gender research in their discipline Tuesday, Oct. 13, at noon in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A.

Davies will address "Intersecting Histories in Dance Studies" and Korieh “This Matter Concerns Women: Women and Protest Movement in Colonial Nigeria.” The program is part of the “Conversations on Women and Research” session in a series of informal, noon-hour discussions hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women. Each session will feature two faculty members discussing their current research and the state of gender research in their discipline.

RSVP to Susan Hopwood, outreach librarian, at 8-5995. Space is limited. A light lunch will be provided. The series is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries and Women's and Gender Studies.

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4. Haggerty Museum opening Iranian photography exhibition

Gary Hallman, associate professor of art at the University of Minnesota, will give the opening presentation for the Haggerty’s Museum’s Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran exhibition Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the museum. A reception will follow.

The presentation will provide an overview of the initiation of the project, the criteria for the selection of the artists, as well as a sense of the cultural and political climate that shaped both the photographic work and project itself. Selected pieces from the exhibition will provide discussion points illustrating the influences of history, culture and the political climate on contemporary practice in Tehran.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran is an exhibition of photography and video installations by Iran’s most celebrated photographers. The exhibition gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while simultaneously addressing public concerns.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 17, 2010.

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5. Discussion to address residence life on campus

Residence Hall Association will host a discussion about residence life on Monday, Oct. 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Carpenter Tower RHA Suite, first floor. Representatives from Sodexho Food Service, Residence Life and campus apartments will field questions and comments concerning life on Marquette’s campus.

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6. Study abroad application deadline extended to Oct. 19

The study abroad application deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct. 19, for a number of programs:

• Austria: University of Innsbruck
• Belgium: University of Antwerp
• China: Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, Tongji University in Shanghai
• France: Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg
• Germany: Ingolstadt, Marburg
• Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Cordoba
• Spain: Marquette en Madrid

For more information visit the Marquette Study Abroad Web Site.

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7. Marquette celebrates women in engineering

Celeste Baine, director of the Engineering Education Service Center, will speak to parents and high school students at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Olin Engineering 202 as part of a day-long event celebrating women in engineering.

Her presentation, “GIRLS RULE,” is part of an evening of activities that includes dinner, hands-on workshops for participating students and a presentation for parents by Dr. Jon Jensen, associate dean of the College of Engineering. Cost for the evening is $20 for each parent/daughter team. Register online or call 8-2106.

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8. Marquette Magazine centennial edition arrives today

Marquette Magazine's special commemorative issue celebrating 100 years of women at Marquette is arriving in mailboxes today.

Four alumnae and two current students share their stories in a frank, roundtable discussion of what it’s like to be a young woman at Marquette. Marquette Magazine also asked faculty to nominate their female superstars, resulting in five students who are "women to watch."

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9. Speaker to discuss transgender experiences

The Women's and Gender Studies program will host Ashley Altadonna, local filmmaker, to showcase two of her short films at “Transgender Experiences Through Film: An Evening with Transexual Filmmaker Ashley Altadonna,” today, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The films have been shown at festivals in London, Berlin, Melbourne, New York, Seattle and San Francisco and cover the concept of gender in general as well as Altadonna’s personal experience living as a transsexual individual. A talk back session will follow.

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10. German National Honor Society offering free brats tomorrow

Delta Phi Alpha, the German National Honor Society, is hosting Oktoberfest tomorrow, Oct. 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with free brats and music under the Raynor Library bridge. The event is to celebrate and raise awareness of German influences in America.

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11. $1 admission at women’s soccer game tomorrow

The women’s soccer team is offering $1 off the ticket price with the donation of two non-perishable food items tomorrow, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. against Connecticut at Valley Fields.

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12. Casino Night to be held in AMU this weekend

MUSG will host Casino Night on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in AMU Marquette Place. This free event features various types of casino games including blackjack, roulette, craps and poker tables; slot machines and bingo. Participants are allotted chips that they can use to gamble with. Prizes will be awarded for cashing in chips.

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13. Fraternity event to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Triangle Fraternity will host “Fall Fest 2009” Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at 15th and Wells streets. The event will include carnival games, food and prizes donated by the Milwaukee Brewers, Marquette Spirit Shop and others.

Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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