Rev. John Coleman, S.J., associate pastor of Saint Ignatius Church in San Francisco, will present “Ecojustice and Creation Care” tomorrow, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for the Gathering Points Lecture series. Father Coleman, the former Charles Casassa Professor of Social Values at Loyola Marymount University, lectures and writes about environmental topics.
The series features topics on the contemporary Catholic Church and is co-sponsored by Church of the Gesu.
Colin Beavan, an environmentalist and writer, will speak about the “no impact” experiment he and his family conducted in November 2006 in which they set out to make the smallest environmental impact possible while living in New York City. Beavan will discuss his environmental experiment and simple ways to be more environmentally friendly Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. He will also sign copies of his bestseller, No Impact Man.
Beavan is sponsored by MUSG and was originally scheduled to speak Sept. 27 but had to reschedule due to travel arrangements.
A Mass for Healthcare Professionals
will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. at Church of the Gesu to recognize the dedication of all healthcare providers.
The alumni boards of the College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry, along with the College of Nursing 75th Anniversary Alumni Committee, are sponsoring this Mass in celebration of the feast of St. Luke, the patron saint of the medical professions.
A reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the College of Health Sciences Alumni Association, will follow at the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will present "Caritas in Veritate: Life Issues and Catholic Social Teaching,” Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Clark 111. Father Koterski’s presentation will be based on the third encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, which describes how charity is at the heart of the Catholic Church’s social teachings and that respect for all human life is essential for social justice. A reception will follow.
Dr. Barbara Leigh of the Milwaukee Public Theater will present a one-woman play about the difference between patient and provider perspectives Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Clark 111. The play, Art of Healing, brings the audience into the perspective of one whose life is profoundly changed by an accident.
Both events are sponsored by the College of Nursing in honor of its 75th anniversary celebration.
Influenza vaccinations (injectable) are available to students, faculty and staff at several upcoming sessions. This year’s vaccination is combined to cover both the seasonal and H1N1 influenzas. Employee spouses and dependents are also eligible for vaccinations. Cost is $25 per person. Employees and dependents participating in the Marquette health plan can submit their payment receipt for reimbursement (EPO coverage is 100 percent; PPO is 80 percent). All employees who receive the flu vaccine will be entered into a prize drawing.
Flu clinics are:
• Monday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Cobeen Hall lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., AMU second floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Schroeder Hall lobby
• Monday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., AMU first floor lobby
• Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., AMU first floor lobby
Clinics are administered by the College of Nursing, Human Resources and Student Health Service.
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center is also offering the combined influenza vaccine, both injectable (for ages 6 months and older) and nasal mist (for ages 2 to 49 years) for $40. Both are covered by MU insurance with no co-pay — insurance is billed directly. Call 933-9100 for an appointment. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and some Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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The selection committee for the First Year Reading text is seeking input about considerations for the book to be read by first year students during orientation in fall 2011. The committee welcomes feedback about:
• The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
• Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J.
• A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison by R. Dwayne Betts
Other book suggestions are also welcome. Send the title, author and a short paragraph explaining why this book is appropriate for the First Year Reading Program.
• be no longer than 300 pages
• engage both student readers and faculty/staff/administrator discussion leaders
• lead students to reflect on their own gifts, talents and values as a means of defining their own identity
Send feedback and text suggestions to Kate Trevey, assistant dean for leadership and Manresa programs, by Monday, Oct. 18.
The Association of Marquette University Women will sponsor Supper for 12 Strangers Saturday, Nov. 6; Sunday, Nov. 7; and Sunday, Nov. 14. This tradition offers Marquette faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to host two to 12 students in their home for dinner and an evening of casual conversation. The “supper” can be as formal as a gourmet meal on fine china or as casual as pizza on paper plates. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 27. Register online. For more information, contact Libby Gard, engagement and external relations office associate, at 8-8440.
A “Fresh Fall Farmers Market” will be held tomorrow, Oct. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. in front of Straz Tower, featuring apples, potatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, squash, cider, milk, cheese and pumpkins.
The Straz Tower dining hall, with new healthy dining options, will also be open. The Sodexo chefs will provide products offered at the farmers market in the lunch options for the day.
The market will be moved inside Straz in the event of inclement weather.
The event is sponsored by Marquette University Student Government, Sodexo, Center for Health Education and Promotion, Red Barn and Growing Power.
Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will also hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritually beautiful and peaceful, filled with God’s love in Christ through the Holy Spirit, according to Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, or Agust Magnusson, president of OCF.
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship program “Transformed in Christ: An introduction to Eastern Orthodox spirituality” that was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12, has been postponed.
The Haggerty Museum of Art and the MU Art Club will showcase student performances Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum. Performances include the a capella group, Gold ‘N Blues, guitar and vocals by Brian Harper, Kuk Sool Won’s Korean Martial Arts, Kelly Costello on a synthesizer and vocals, and Sullivan Oakley and Austin Rodenbiker as spoken word artists.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. New Art Club T-shirts will be on sale for $10.
For more information contact Lynne Shumow, curator of education and community outreach, at 8-5915.
The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Stephen Franzoi, assistant chair and professor of psychology, will present “A quarter century of body esteem research.”
Dr. Scott Kable, professor of chemistry at the University of Sydney, will present “Probing New Reaction Mechanisms That Don't Follow Transition State Paths.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, Oct. 15, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121.
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, will present “Evaluating Parallel I/O Energy Efficiency.”
Dr. Craig Hunter, professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Oct. 15. Hunter will present “Systemic RNAi and Intercellular RNA Transport in C. elegans” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Oct. 15, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein 263. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A tour of the Law School will also be provided. No registration is necessary.
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality is hosting a fall retreat, aging parents support group, presentation on working for social justice and lunch with the homeless at Repairers of the Breach.
Openings remain for the free Faber Center Fall Retreat, which takes place Oct. 29-31 at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh. Register online or call the Faber Center at 8-4545 for more information. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 18.
Rev. J.J. O'Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center, will host a Caring for Aging Parents Support Group on Thursday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m., in Schroeder Complex 111. Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., will offer thoughts about what happens after a loved one dies. Beverages will be served. Feel free to bring a lunch. No RSVP is needed.
The Faber Center will join guests at Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter run for and by the homeless, to share a light lunch and Scripture reflection Friday, Oct. 15. Participants will leave as a group from Schroeder Complex 111 at 11:45 a.m. and return to campus by 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, by Thursday, Oct. 14.
"Working for Social Justice — The Unity of Prayer and Action" will be presented by Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., national director of the Apostleship of Prayer and frequent guest on Relevant Radio, Tuesday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 313. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to 8-4545 by Friday, Oct. 15.
The workshop is part of a hybrid teaching series that focuses on developing and teaching hybrid/blended courses. Hybrid courses combine classroom-based and online teaching and learning. A goal of the workshop series is for each participant to prepare an instructional module for use online this coming spring semester. Faculty who attend the six workshops and prepare an online module will receive a certificate of completion. All requirements do not need to be met in one semester. The series will be offered every semester. Space is limited.
Workshops are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library 320H. Additional workshops will be:
Nov. 3 — Instructional design, blogging and learning communities
Nov. 17 — Project presentations
Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.
Raynor Library is featuring an exhibit of postcards on the first floor near the main entrance throughout October. The exhibit marks the completion of the digitization of the Carl Van Vechten Postcards from Manhattan collection.
Van Vechten mailed more than 2,400 postcards depicting 362 notable individuals in 20th century arts and letters to his Milwaukee friend, Karl Priebe, during the 1940s and the 1950s. This exhibit, prepared for Wisconsin Archives Month, features dancers and is the final installment in the digital project.