Each February, the Marquette community pauses to reflect on our university's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Mission Week is the time set aside to recall our larger purpose and the Ignatian heritage and spirituality that guide us throughout the year.
This year’s theme is “Who is my neighbor?” Throughout the week of Feb. 19, the Marquette community will be invited to reflect on who their neighbors are locally, nationally and internationally, and to examine how they can create international networks to address issues of faith, justice and ecology.
The week will begin Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m., with a Mass at the Church of the Gesu celebrated by Father Doug Leonhardt, S.J. Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will join Father Leonhardt as homilist.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Bernard Amadei, founding president of Engineers Without Borders USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders — International. His address, Engineering for the Developing World: From Crisis to Development, will be Tuesday, Feb. 21 in AMU Monaghan Ballroom at 4 p.m.
Amadei is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. Amadei dedicates his curriculum and research to educating globally responsible engineering students and professionals who can help create sustainable solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.
Amadei will discuss how population growth, especially in developing or underdeveloped countries, will create unprecedented demands on resources that will be critical for engineers to address. He will propose ways that we can contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable and equitable world.
To see all Mission Week activities, and to sign up to attend events, visit www.marquette.edu/missionweek.
The Office of Student Affairs launched a new website this morning that provides resources and information for the campus community regarding sexual misconduct.
In an email to students, L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs, said, “Reflecting on what makes our campus a tight knit and caring community, I want to remind everyone that we all play a valuable role in preventing acts that violate individuals’ basic dignity. To help support that type of community, we have developed a new Web page, which was launched today.”
Developed with input from community advocates, staff from the Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Student Development, the Department of Public Safety and faculty, the site provides background on how to identify acts of misconduct, information on resources available to students and tips on how students can support each other.
A section of the site is also devoted to protocol for faculty, staff and administration if they are made aware of an incident of sexual misconduct.
The Marquette University Knights of Columbus will present the 2012 Ciszek Lecture Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 227. Rev. Cliff Ermatinger, pastor of St. Anthony Parish and author of St. Augustine Answers 101 Questions on Prayer, will present "Who is Speaking? – The Discernment of Spirits." A reception will follow the free, public event.
For more information, contact Stephen Beall, associate professor of classics, at 8-7422.
Multicultural Affairs, in the Office of Student Development, is seeking nominations for the Third Annual Golden Roses: A Tribute to the Women at Marquette. Golden Roses is a celebration recognizing female staff, faculty and administrators for their contributions towards supporting underrepresented students in the campus community.
More information on Golden Roses and the nomination form can be found online. Nominations can be made by any Marquette community member and must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 10. For additional questions, contact Multicultural Affairs at 8-7205.
The Center for Teaching and Learning will host “Contemplative Practices in the Classroom to Improve Student Learning,” Tuesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Raynor Library 320H.
This interactive workshop will address questions concerning why there is a national initiative in higher education to include contemplative practice, what contemplative practice is and why and how regular use of contemplative practices in the classroom can improve student focus and learning. Participants will be taken through classroom activities that can be adapted for professors and their students.
Marquette faculty and staff are invited to participate in the MetLife Retirewise Program, which will help employees understand the complex questions of retirement. Topics include the various aspects to consider when planning for retirement, how to prevent running out of money and how future healthcare costs can impact finances.
Two different Retirewise programs will be held this spring. For employees age 54 and under, sessions will begin in February. For employees age 55 and older, sessions will begin in March.
The first session for employees age 54 and under, “Building the Foundation,” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in AMU 252.
More information on the retirewise program, upcoming sessions and registration can be found online.
Manresa Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. This program invites junior and senior students to explore and discern their vocation through weekly service and regular reflection. Manresa Scholars receive an $8,000 tuition scholarship and engage in weekly meetings and an annual retreat.
The Office of Sustainability and a representative from Zipcar will host an information session on car-sharing and the benefits of the Zipcar program at Marquette Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU, Room 157. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.
Contact Andrew Seifert, projects assistant in the Office of Administration, at 8-0370 with any questions.
The 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference, “Exploring New Research Directions,” will be held Friday, Feb. 24, in Wauwatosa. The conference is sponsored by the Children's Research Institute and co-sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
People practicing or training in the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, medicine, nursing, and public and allied health are encouraged to attend. Register online by Sunday, Feb. 19, at 11:59 p.m.
For more information, contact Astrida Kaugars, associate professor of psychology, at 8-3665.
Marquette women’s basketball invites faculty, staff and their families to receive half-price admission on tickets to the game on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., against Cincinnati. Tickets can be purchased at the Al McGuire Center ticket office prior to the event and on game day.
For additional questions contact Greg Cronkite, assistant director of marketing, at 8-0264.
Campus Ministry will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Thursday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The Mass will include a blessing of candles and a candlelight procession.
For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.
A praise and worship style prayer will be offered Monday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by fellowship. This prayer is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry. Contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873 for more information.
The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree information session for prospective adult students Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 414. Information presented will include accelerated eight-week session bachelor’s degree programs, Saturday, blended online and fully online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities.
Register online or by calling 8-3153.
Dr. Brenda Child will present a lecture based on her new book, Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C.
This will be the first of three lectures for the spring semester in conjunction with a traveling Lewis and Clark exhibition. Child is an associate professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.
More information can be found online or by contacting Bill Fliss, associate archivist of libraries/special collections and archives, 8-5906.
Dave Sobelman, founder of Sobelmans Restaurants, will discuss how he started his business Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., in Cudahy 001. Pizza will be served at the free, public event, which is sponsored by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs of Marquette.
For questions, contact Max Schultz, president of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs of Marquette.
Marquette’s National Pan-Hellenic Council will co-host the 15th Annual Brew City Stomp Down Step Show Saturday, Feb 4., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theatre.
The show will feature some of the best fraternity and sorority step teams from across the Midwest. Media personality “Free,” V100.7's Reggie Brown and Marquette’s-own DJ PoiZon Ivy will host the event.
Students for an Environmentally Active Campus and the Office of Sustainability will co-host a compost workshop Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. in AMU 157.
The workshop will cover how to get started composting, how to maintain a compost pile, how to use compost and a discussion about the societal value of composting.
For questions, contact Taylor Behnke, president of Students for an Environmentally Active Campus.
The Center for Health Education and Promotion will sponsor the Great Jeans Giveaway as part of Love Your Body Week, Feb. 13-17. The Marquette community is encouraged to drop off new or gently used jeans, dress pants and workout pants in collection bins around campus. All donated items will be provided to a nonprofit in the Milwaukee area.
For more information, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
Multicultural Affairs, in the Office of Student Development, is accepting applications to attend the 2012 Civil Right Pilgrimage Friday, March 9, to Saturday, March 17. This is an opportunity for students to explore key locations central to the Civil Rights Movement and to discover its impact. This year’s pilgrimage will take students to:
Information sessions will be held Monday, Feb. 6, and Monday, Feb. 13, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in AMU, Room 121. The trip is $200 and includes transportation, lodging and attraction costs. A $100 deposit is due Wednesday, Feb. 8, and a final payment is due Monday, Feb. 20, by 5 p.m.
Marquette University’s Department of Public Safety recommends using caution when conducting Internet transactions, including Craigslist. Always meet in public spaces and take someone with you when meeting with people you met online. Never allow someone to meet you at your residence. Public Safety and the Milwaukee Police Department have made their office lobbies available to conduct transactions.
Public Safety is located at:
749 N. 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
A list of Milwaukee Police Department District Stations can be found online.