Join President Robert A. Wild, S.J., at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in the AMU Ballroom for his final State of the University Address, as he reflects on his nearly 15 years as Marquette’s president and shares his perspective on Marquette’s mission — past, present and future. A reception will follow.
Tickets are still available for the simulcast of the Mission Week keynote address by Dr. Paul Farmer at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 10, in the Weasler Auditorium. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the AMU Brooks Lounge from noon to 11:30 p.m. while supplies last.
Farmer, who has helped revolutionize medical care to the poorest people on earth, will present “Imagine a More Just World: Partnering with the Poor.” Tickets for his address in the Varsity Theatre are no longer available.
A reception for all attendees will follow in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will deliver a major speech concerning the future of public safety in the region Friday, Feb. 11, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.
Chisholm’s address, “Smarter, Safer, and Sustainable: A Proposal for the Future of Public Safety in Wisconsin,” will be based on the premise that the current criminal justice system entails soaring and unsustainable costs, without intelligently addressing the risks posed by offenders. Chisholm will propose substantial revisions to the status quo, including with respect to the response of police and prosecutors to crime, truth in sentencing, early release and prison re-entry, and aspects of the state’s budget. Following his remarks, Chisholm will take questions from Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and from members of the audience.
Register online. Seating is limited.
A Women’s Prayer and Poetry Coffeehouse will be held at 4:15 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in the AMU Henke Lounge. Attendees can enjoy coffee and chocolate while listening to faculty, staff and students share prayers, poems and songs representing diverse faith traditions and beliefs. No registration needed.
This Mission Week event is sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and the Office of Mission and Ministry.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Nancy McNamara, the first woman to head the Milwaukee Division of the FBI, will speak at an “On the Issues With Mike Gousha” session at the Law School at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 10. McNamara will discuss the FBI’s mission, national security, public corruption and her professional journey.
Register online. Space is limited.
Marquette community members can participate in a celebration of creativity and connection at a drum circle, “Connecting our Spirit, Celebrating our Song,” tomorrow, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in AMU Marquette Place. Participants will use hand drums and other instruments to create and cultivate imaginative music. No experience is necessary.
This Mission Week event is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry.
Rev. Don Doll, S.J., professor of photojournalism at Creighton University and 2006 Nebraska Artist of the Year, will speak about his work as a photographer as it relates to Mission Week’s theme, “IMAGINEGOD,” Friday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. in Johnston 104. Father Doll, recipient of the Kodak Crystal Eagle award for Impact in Photojournalism and the Nikon World Understanding through Photography award, will discuss his work with Native Americans at “Finding a vocation in a vocation.”
This Mission Week event is sponsored by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.
Grow With Marquette will feature two programs next week, “The performance appraisal process” and “Passport tour: Military science — Army.”
“The performance appraisal process” session will be held Monday, Feb. 14, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A for managers and supervisors who complete annual performance appraisals of their subordinates. The program will cover how effective performance management contributes to open and constructive communication between employees and supervisors; the performance review process; how to set performance objectives; why effective performance management is important to Marquette’s mission; and tips to keep communication honest and ongoing.
“Passport tour: Military science — Army” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. The program will cover how the ROTC battalion program helps develop the leaders of tomorrow and how students can take the elective curriculum with their required classes to learn the tools, training and experiences that will help them succeed.
Register at 8-7305. Space is limited.
Raynor Memorial Libraries are offering workshops for the web-based bibliography management software RefWorks. Users will learn how to set up an account, import citations and produce bibliographies in all standard formats.
Workshops will be held in Raynor 227:
• Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m.
No advance registration is needed. For more information, contact Rose Trupiano, research and instructional services librarian, at 8-5998.
On each day of Mission Week, a different poem is being offered to the campus community for reflection. Instead of a traditional prayer or reflection, these poems are suggested as ways to explore one’s religious imagination.
by Rev. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (1844-1889)
Glory be to God for dappled things —
For skies of couple-colour as a brindled cow;
all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced —
fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickly, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour, a dazzle, a dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change;
As well command a sun shaft
falling on a page: Read what you see!
Or the bird of April, newborn in the birth
of things: Sing not of this!
Question posed, command follows —
not issued by me, no.
whereof you ask,
telltale heart says so.