1. Farmer to discuss “Partnering with the poor,” simulcast tickets still available

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.

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2. District Attorney John Chisholm to discuss future of public safety in Wisconsin

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.

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3. Coffee, chocolate and prayer featured this afternoon

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.

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4. Top Milwaukee FBI agent to speak at Law School tomorrow

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.

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5. Drum circle tomorrow is a celebration of creativity and connection

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.

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6. Creighton photojournalism professor to discuss his work with Native Americans

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.

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7. Student polling sites listed for Tuesday’s primary election

Students are encouraged to take part in Wisconsin's 2011 spring primary election Tuesday, Feb. 15. Students are eligible to vote at the designated polling places between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., provided they meet eligibility requirements and have not voted in the same election elsewhere.
Students who live in a residence hall or other university-owned housing can show their MUID on Election Day to register if they have not already done so.
Polling sites for residence halls and university apartments are:
Abbottsford Hall — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Campus Town Apartments — Alumni Memorial Union
Carpenter Tower — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Cobeen Hall — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Humphrey Apartments — Alumni Memorial Union
Mashuda Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
McCabe Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
McCormick Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
O’Donnell Hall — Alumni Memorial Union
Schroeder Hall — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.
Straz Tower — Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St.

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8. “Finding God in All Things” retreat to be held

Registration is open for the “Finding God in All Things” Retreat, Feb. 25–27, hosted by Campus Ministry. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy conversation, quiet reflection, prayer and the outdoors at a camp facility with cabins and a fire pit. The $45 cost covers transportation, food and lodging.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 22.

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9. Libraries offering bibliography management workshops

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.

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10. A Mission Week prayer — Pied Beauty

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.  

Pied Beauty
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;
for rose-moles
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;
 Praise him.
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.
You know
whereof you ask,
telltale heart says so.

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