Rev. Thomas Michel, S.J., will deliver "A Catholic Priest Among Muslims: What I Have Learned," for the annual Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Public Lecture Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.
Father Michel entered the Society of Jesus in 1969 in Indonesia. After spending much of his career abroad, Father Michel currently serves numerous institutions and organizations, including the Academic Council of the center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, the National Advisory Board of the Khalidi Library in Jerusalem and the Advisory Board of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is teaching "Islam: Faith and Practice," at Marquette during the fall semester.
In 1988, the university received a gift from the Marquette Jesuit Community endowing a Chair in honor of Father Francis Wade, former Marquette professor of philosophy and 1970 recipient of the Pere Marquette Award for Teaching Excellence, in recognition of his contribution to the university and the Jesuit community.
A groundbreaking celebration for the Marquette University School of Dentistry building expansion will be held next Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the dental school parking lot, 1801 W. Wisconsin Avenue.
Consisting of a lower level, first and second floors, the expansion will give the school the opportunity to increase its graduating class size to 100 students per year, and will include a clinic housing 24 operatories, a larger faculty practice clinic, additional classroom space and a research lab. The approximately 45,000 square foot expansion will also allow for the existing simulation lab to be expanded to accommodate additional students.
RSVP to University Special Events or call 8-7431. Go online for more information about the campaign and to monitor the progress of the expansion.
The Diederich College of Communication will host author and journalist David Bornstein for the 2012 Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Bornstein specializes in writing about social innovation and is the author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. His book was described by the New York Times as a "must read" for "anyone who cares about building a more equitable and stable world."
Named after Marquette alumnus Ralph H. Metcalfe, the Metcalfe Lecture Series for 2012 continues with Dr. Robert Warrior, the university's 2012-13 Metcalfe Chair and director and professor of American Indian studies, history and English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Warrior will present, "Beyond the Chief: Indian (Art) Hating on Campus," Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room. The lecture will focus on connecting the university to the broader history and ongoing indigenous communities through a public art meditation on the shared power of place. A reception will follow in the Henke Lounge.
The Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair program is administered by the Office of the Provost and supports a non-residential chair each semester at Marquette who is an African American, Latina/o or Native American scholar from any academic discipline. For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
The College of Business Administration will host John Schlifske, chairman and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual, for the next Business Leaders Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Schlifske will present, "For All Economic Seasons," beginning at 12:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Register online by Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Schlifske has been chairman and CEO of Northwestern Mutual since 2010. He previously served as president of the 155-year-old company and was interim president and CEO of its subsidiary, Russell Investment Co.
The university mourns the death of Dr. John Streiff, clinical adjunct assistant professor of Endodontics in the Department of Dental Surgical Sciences, who passed away Sept. 10. Funeral services were held at Luther Memorial Church last Friday, Sept. 14. Please remember Dr. Streiff, his family and friends in prayer.
Visiting Professor and Marquette University Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will discuss the results of a new Law School Poll focusing on the Presidential and U.S. Senate races during the next "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.
Running throughout the year, the Law School Poll provides a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.
An interactive panel discussion featuring three speakers who will share their experiences living and working in Pakistan will take place Sunday, Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Panelists will focus on major social and development issues facing Pakistan, as well as ideas on how to promote peace by connecting American and Pakistani communities.
Panelists include Ethan Casey, journalist and author of Alive and Well in Pakistan and Overtaken by Events; Salahuddin Khan, author of Sikander, entrepreneur and aeronautical engineer; and Rachel Williams, Rotarian and recipient of many awards for her work in Pakistan.
The event is co-sponsored by the Pakistan Physicians Society of Wisconsin and the Human Development Foundation. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 19, to Ariba Khan. A $15 donation is suggested. For more information, contact Patrick Kennelly, associate director at the Center for Peacemaking, at 8-8446.
The Lonergan Society will host its fourth annual graduate student conference "Lonergan on the Edge," Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 9:10 a.m. both days in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center. Presentations will span both philosophy and theology, and place Lonergan's thought in dialogue with a variety of topics, including hermeneutics, theological interpretation of Scripture, supernatural existential, philosophy of language, Structuralist-Marxism, social constructionism, cooperative grace and preferential option for the poor.
The full conference schedule is online. For additional information, contact Juliana Vazquez.
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Colloquium Series will host, "Mind, Body and Myself," Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Dr. Joseph E. Mancuso, psychotherapist at the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, will lead the seminar. For more information, contact the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at 8-5790.
Sister Lucy Edelbeck will be the guest speaker for Marquette's Soup with Substance program Wednesday, Sept. 19, at noon in the AMU, 157. Sister Lucy will discuss the challenges faced by some American nuns after a recent Vatican report harshly condemned them for failing to uphold Catholic doctrine.
Marquette's Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry and Center for Intercultural Engagement partner to host Marquette's Soup with Substance program. The program invites members of the Marquette and larger Milwaukee community to listen and discuss a topic with a local or national figure known for their academic or practical work in nonviolence, while enjoying free soup and bread during the lunch hour. For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.
The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch and Learn series will host "Social Entrepreneurship: Identifying a Market Need in the Nonprofit World" Friday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at Olin Engineering, 120. Shital Chauhan, PT '06 and co-founder of Global Brigades, will present about how she created a sustainable business model for providing basic water, sanitation, medical, dental and educational services to rural communities in Honduras, Ghana and Panama.
The Lunch and Learn series is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni, and a free lunch will be served. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Kate Novotny , office assistant in the College of Business Administration, at 8-4175.
MUSG, Sodexo, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, the Office of Sustainability, the Office of Residence Life and the Alumni Memorial Union will host a Fresh Fall Farmer's Market Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Towne Square.
Come sample and purchase favorite fall items, including apples, potatoes, onions, carrots, squash and cider. Free reusable grocery bags will be given to the first 200 people. In the case of rain, Farmer's Markets will be held under the Olin Overhang.
The deadline to participate in the Commuter Value Pass payroll deduction program is Thursday, Sept. 20. Formerly known as the Easy Pass, the Commuter Value Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in AMU, Union Station, for passes that will be good during October, November and December. Those who wish to drop the pass must also do so in Union Station by Thursday, Sept. 20.
Faculty, staff and alumni interested in joining the Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale are invited to participate in rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Marquette Hall, 100. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 18, and no auditions are required. The chorale sings a variety of music, from Renaissance madrigals and choral sacred works to folk songs, and performs at least one concert each semester.
For additional information, contact Georgia McRae, university registrar, at 8-7596.
Marq Our Words, Marquette's chapter of Toastmasters International, will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 254. Toastmasters is a nonprofit, international organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Meetings feature prepared speeches, evaluations of those speeches and a chance for those in attendance to participate in short extemporaneous speaking opportunities. The club is open to all members of the university community.
For more information, contact Michelle Sweetser, vice president of membership, at 8-5905.
The Marquette Physical Therapy Massage-A-Thon will run from Monday, Sept. 17, through Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Massage appointments can be made for the following times:
The cost is $7 for 15 minutes, and appointments can be made for up to one hour. Only cash or check will be taken for payment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online.
The Indian Student Association will hold a samosa sale Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wehr Chemistry lobby. Samosas, a traditional Indian pastry, will be offered for $1 each. For additional information, contact Puja Bhagwakar.