Angela F. Braly, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint Inc., will deliver the keynote speech at the annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the AMU ballroom. Braly’s presentation, “The Opportunity to Lead,” is open to the public. Register at 8-7431 by Tuesday, Sept. 15. Cost is $40 per person.
Braly, who also serves as a member of WellPoint’s board of directors, assumed her position in June 2007 after serving as the company’s executive vice president, general counsel and chief public affairs officer. In 2009, she was ranked eighth on Forbes’ “World’s Most Powerful Women” list and was named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” She is one of only two women to lead a Fortune 35 company.
The Business Leaders Forum is a speaker series sponsored by Marquette University’s College of Business Administration.
Dr. Robert Mattison, art historian, will deliver the first Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change lecture, “Robert Rauschenberg: The Stoned Moon Series and a Social Agenda,” Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Mattison, a Rauschenberg scholar, is the Marshall R. Metzgar professor of art history at Lafayette College. The lecture is offered in conjunction with the Haggerty exhibition Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg’s Prints at the Haggerty through Oct. 4.
The Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture Series is supported by an endowment fund created by the Friends of the Haggerty in honor of the Haggerty’s founding director and, in particular, Carter’s commitment to exhibitions and programs that explored the role of the arts as a vehicle for addressing social change issues.
Carter is a professor of philosophy at Marquette.
The Department of Military Science and Leadership will host the Tri-ROTC, Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the flagpoles in front of Raynor Library. Larry Rickard, chief of public safety, will serve as the guest speaker. There will also be a flag-lowering ceremony to honor those affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The College Republicans will also host a display from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Central Mall in honor of Sept. 11 victims. The display will be highlighted by 2,993 flags, with each flag representing a death to serve as a memorial for the deceased, injured and those who risked their lives in what is the biggest terrorist attack on American soil.
The Center for Peacemaking will host a retreat, “The Spirituality of Intimacy: Peacemaking for the Heart,” Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU Chapel.
Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, will facilitate. She will guide attendees to think about relationships, to help understand them and heal from past experiences.
E-mail Dhwani Rawal to RSVP.
The Manresa Project is hosting a Destination Dinner Monday, Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Post-graduate volunteers from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and International Corps, Peace Corps, Americorps/VISTA and Passionist Volunteers will discuss what they learned and loved about full-time volunteer work. A free dinner will be served.
Dr. Inosencia Amarante, clinical psychologist at the Green Bay Correctional Facility, will be the featured speaker at the Manresa Project’s “Real People, Real Stories” lecture Tuesday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 252. Amarante will present “Called to the Prisons: My work with maximum security inmates, and why I love my job.” A free lunch will be served.
The Career Services Center will host a Career Fair Prep Workshop Monday, Sept. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Career Services staff and a representative from Direct Supply will provide tips and strategies to help prepare for and make the most out of the fall career fairs. Students can bring their resume for an optional critique. No registration is needed. Refreshments will be served.
The Department of Biological Sciences will hold a seminar tomorrow, Sept. 11, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Edwin Daniel, professor of pharmacology at the University of Alberta, Canada, will present “Caveolin-1, An Organizing Site in the Plasma Membrane: Some Lessons Learned.”
Dr. Michael Slattery, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Slattery will present “Classification of Finite P-Groups.”
The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 11, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 12. Dr. A.S. Borovik, professor of chemistry at the University of California at Irvine, will present “Lessons from Nature: Utilizing Hydrogen Bonds to Control Metal-Mediated Processes.”
Liturgical Ministry training for eucharistic ministers, lectors, altar servers (acolytes), ministers of hospitality, cantors and instrumentalists will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU.
The libraries are offering one-hour demonstrations of RefWorks, a bibliography manager that is available to all students. The demos will cover setting up an account, downloading citations and creating a bibliography.
Sessions are in Raynor 227:
• Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept 16, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept 23, at 11 a.m.
No registration needed.
Campus Ministry is offering several sacramental preparation programs this year:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the formation process used by the Catholic Church to welcome, inform, prepare and support individuals interested in becoming Catholic. The process runs from the end of September to the beginning of May. Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 17.
Catholics who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation can participate in monthly sessions from the end of September through the Easter season. Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 17.
Campus Ministry can also facilitate preparation for engaged couples seeking to be married in the Catholic Church, whether locally or elsewhere.
For more information and to register, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry at 288-3686.
The Global Business Brigade will hold an informational meeting Monday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in David Straz 105, about its spring break trip to Honduras. The trip is open to Marquette juniors and seniors in any major. E-mail Tiffany Wilson for more information.
The new Recreational Sports guest policy requiring members to register their guests two hours ahead will be strictly enforced beginning Monday, Sept. 14. The full guest policy is available online.