1. Father Pilarz goes "On the Issues" at the Law School

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will discuss his impressions of his first few months as president and his views on what the future holds for Marquette at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” Monday, Sept. 19, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Register online.

The inauguration of Father Pilarz as the 23rd president of Marquette University will take place Friday, Sept. 23.

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2. Students invited to gather with Father Pilarz for evening of reflection

All students are invited to join President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., at “Reflections on the Journey: Student Retreat with Father Pilarz” Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. This informal reflection will be a time of prayer and discussion about life’s journey, passages and new beginnings. Students will get to hear from Father Pilarz and share some of their own reflections. Campus Ministry is hosting this event as part of the inaugural week activities for Father Pilarz. Contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry — liturgy, for more information.

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3. Dedication of Norris Park features refreshments and entertainment

“Green Fest: Norris Park Dedication and Games on the Green” will be Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. at Norris Park, Kilbourn Avenue between 18th and 19th streets. Held as part of the inaugural week activities for Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., the dedication of the new recreational green space for the Marquette community will feature games, music (performances by Repertoire, Something to Do and Jam Ak Jam, as well as a variety of student groups) and light refreshments, including free pizza from Pizza Shuttle.
Due in part to student advocacy for more recreational green space, improvements were made to remove asphalt, install new turf and landscaping for club intramural sport use, and install new lighting, fencing and security cameras. The dedication is co-sponsored by Marquette University Student Government.

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4. Sept. 11 to be commemorated at campus events

Weekend events held in honor of 9/11 this weekend include a traditional military ceremony, two flag displays, a free movie screening and a PTSD/grief information table.

Members of Marquette’s ROTC branches (Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force) will perform a traditional military ceremony at the campus flagpoles, located outside Raynor Memorial Libraries, on Wisconsin Avenue near 13th Street at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 9.

The student organization Active Minds will provide information about post traumatic stress disorder and grief from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 9, in the Alumni Memorial Union first floor lobby. Group members will also hand out beads for those affected or who know those affected by PTSD and grief.

College Republicans are creating a flag in the AMU made from pieces of red, white and blue construction paper. Each piece will have a message that contains a memory from a student, staff or faculty member. The College Republicans will collect the thoughts at a table in the second floor lobby of the AMU tomorrow, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Messages can also be sent by email. The flag will be on display in the AMU second floor lobby Sunday and next week.

College Republicans will also display 3,000 flags to represent every person lost as part of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The flags will be placed on Westowne Square, on the west side of AMU, facing Wisconsin Avenue as part of Young America's Foundation's 9-11 Never Forget Project, from about 8 a.m. to dusk Sunday.

A documentary tracking the healing of five people affected by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks will be screened Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The showing of Rebirth is free and open to the public and features the work of field producer Danielle Beverly, visiting professional in residence in digital media for the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. Beverly will introduce Rebirth and answer questions afterward. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance film festival, follows the rebuilding of lives interwoven with construction of the World Trade Center in time-lapse film. It will also be a permanent exhibition at the WTC Memorial Museum and broadcast by Showtime.

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5. Ethan Casey to speak Monday

Journalist and humanitarian Ethan Casey will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in AMU Ballroom B. He will speak about his experiences in Pakistan and how young Americans can positively and proactively contribute to America. The event is sponsored by the Muslim Students’ Association.

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6. Vitrolum Republic to perform concert for Haggerty Museum

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a concert at the Church of the Gesu in conjunction with the Current Tendencies II exhibition Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. The Vitrolum Republic will perform works by Hans-André Stamm and original works of their own. A reception will follow at the Haggerty.

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7. Debate about media regulation to be held for Constitution Day

Distinguished media and First Amendment scholars will debate the constitutionality of government regulation of provocative media content Friday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall appellate courtroom.

The event, “Violence, Vulgarity and the First Amendment,” is sponsored by the Law School and the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication in recognition of Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. It is open to the public and food will be served.

Panelists will explore the impact of a recent and upcoming court case on the government’s ability to shield minors and others from dangerous or offensive content, and on the legitimacy of broader government regulation of media.

The panel will include Dr. Amy Kristin Sanders, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Minnesota; Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University; and Peter Rofes, professor of law at Marquette. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Erik Ugland, associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Communication.

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8. Center for Peacemaking holding fall retreat

The Center for Peacemaking will hold a fall retreat Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.

The retreat will address “struggles to transform our lives and our world by living Christ’s example and message of universal love and kindness in all our relationships.” The retreat will cover how to promote peace within the family, community, workplace, political structures and the world.

The retreat will be led by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, founder and original director of The Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at the University of Notre Dame, and John Carmody, director of the Center for Christian Nonviolence in Wilmington, Del.

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9. Award-winning Esquire writer to visit Marquette

Author and award-winning Esquire writer-at-large Mike Sager will visit the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication Sept. 19-21 to discuss his work.

Sager has been writer-at-large for GQ, contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a staff writer at the Washington Post. In 2010, he won the American Society of Magazine Editor’s National Magazine award for best profile for his Esquire piece "The Man Who Never Was," about the drug problems of quarterback Todd Marinovich.

A reception, which is open to the public, will take place in the jPad on the first floor of Johnston Hall from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Sager will speak on the topic "The Journalist Wears Two Hats: Reporter and Writer" from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Johnston 300.

He will give a reading of his work followed by a question and answer session that’s open to the public from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the jPad.

He will also be interviewed for MUTV in front of a live studio audience open to all students in Johnston Hall’s second floor Studio 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. 

For more information email Dr. Pamela Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism.

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10. The life behind Little Women author to be explored

Marquette Libraries, in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Library, will offer a five-event series, “Louisa May Alcott: The woman behind Little Women,” Sept. 19 to Nov. 29. All events are free and open to the public.

Drs. Angela Sorby and Sarah Wadsworth, associate professors of English, will present lectures, lead book discussions, and screen films over the course of events. The programs will explore the less known thriller books of Alcott, recognized as the author of Little Women, her experience as a Civil War nurse and other events that surrounded her life.

The first of the series, “Louisa May Alcott: Through her eyes,” will be held Monday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. The program will feature brief, dramatic readings from several lesser-known Alcott works, followed by a reception, refreshments and a drawing for Alcott books.

Supporting exhibits at the libraries will also be on display. MPL’s exhibit will feature historical printed matter highlighting Alcott’s personal relationships with Concord Transcendentalists; 19th-century popular fiction; local connections to reforms Alcott supported, such as abolition, education, and women’s health; and Wisconsin’s role in the Civil War. Raynor Library’s lobby will feature books by and about Alcott and showcases relevant aspects of 19th-century American print culture, such as St. Nicholas magazine, as well as contemporary interpretations of Alcott’s works.

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11. Liturgical ministry training to be held next week

Liturgical ministry training will be held Monday, Sept. 12, and Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. Students interested in becoming a liturgical minister (lector, server, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, etc.) for the Marquette community, should sign up online. Training is required for all ministers. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of campus ministry — liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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12. Campus Ministry offering sacramental preparation sessions

Students interested in participating in any sacramental preparation opportunities are invited to attend an information session Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. in AMU 236.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of the Catholic Church to welcome, inform, prepare and support individuals interested in becoming Catholic. The process runs through the very beginning of May. Interested individuals may sign up through Thursday, Sept. 15. Marquette students who would like to learn more about becoming Catholic but without a commitment to signing up for RCIA are invited to contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, for an individual appointment.

Catholic students who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in the Campus Ministry Confirmation sessions that begin at the end of September. Confirmation takes place during the Easter season. Sign-up deadline is Thursday, Sept. 15.

Campus Ministry also provides information for engaged couples seeking to be married in the Catholic Church. Whether couples intend to get married locally or elsewhere, Campus Ministry can facilitate their preparation.

For more information or to sign-up, contact Steve Blaha at 8-3686.

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13. Tickets to see Craig Robinson of The Office go on sale tomorrow

Tickets for "MUSG presents: Craig Robinson Live at the Varsity" will go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 9, in the AMU Brooks Lounge. Craig Robinson is best known for his roles as Darryl on The Office, Nick in Hot Tub Time Machine and Matheson in Pineapple Express. He will perform a stand-up and musical comedy show Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Varsity Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. show.

Tickets cost $10 with an MUID, with a limit of four tickets per person. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, for $15, with a limit of four tickets per person. Seating is limited.

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14. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Sept. 9.

The classes are free to members:
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Hip Hop Dance at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Turbo Kick at 1 p.m. on the sand volleyball courts at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

Registration for group fitness classes with the Department of Recreational Sports is still open, as well. Sign up at the appropriate facility. For more information call the group fitness office 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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15. Hunger Clean-Up leadership applications available

Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, is accepting applications from students interested in serving as co-coordinators (applications due Sept 19; interviews Sept. 20-23), committee chairs (applications due Sept 30; interviews Oct 5-12) and committee members (applications due Oct. 19).

A Leadership/Planning Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. Oct. 20, to 3 p.m. Oct 21.

For more information contact Leslie LaBonte, coordinator for community service programs, at 8-4327.

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16. Girls' lacrosse clinic to be held this weekend

Marquette women’s lacrosse is holding a lacrosse clinic Sunday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Valley Fields. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The clinic is open to girls of all ages and skill levels. Cost is $45 per athlete and registration can be completed online.

Email Jackie Doherty, women’s lacrosse assistant coach, for more information.

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17. Farmers' markets to be held on campus

A series of “Fresh Fall Farmers’ Markets” will be held Tuesdays Sept. 13, Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot A (next to the Weasler Auditorium). Items for sale include apples, potatoes, onions, carrots, squash, cider and fresh cut flowers. Free green grocery bags will be given to the first 200 people at each market.

The markets are sponsored by MUSG, Sodexo, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, the sustainability program, the Office of Residence Life and the Alumni Memorial Union.

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18. Fashion show auditions to be held

Bayanihan Student Organization will hold auditions for its 15th Annual Fashion Show, "Cabaret Meets the Catwalk" Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Humphrey North; Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Practice Space East (16th Street just North of W. Wells St.) and Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Humphrey North. Auditions are open to all, whether they have dancing or modeling experience or not. 

Cabaret Meets the Catwalk is an annual fundraising event benefitting a local charity that will be held Nov. 12.

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