The Marquette Community Campaign began yesterday and will run through Wednesday, Oct. 17. The annual Marquette Community campaign is an opportunity for employees to donate to the university's Annual Fund — especially for scholarship aid; the United Performing Arts Fund, which assists performing arts organizations in southeastern Wisconsin; and United Way, which supports local health and human service programs. In addition to scholarship aid, employees can also contribute to other initiatives, including the law and engineering building funds.
The university's goal is raise at least $340,000 from faculty and staff. Employees can contribute by payroll deduction as well as by credit card or check. Visit the Community Campaign site for more details.
The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center will hold a 20th anniversary celebration Friday, Oct. 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hartman Center, Schroeder Complex, 151. For 20 years, the Center, housed within the College of Education, has supported hundreds of Milwaukee area school children in mastering the core competency of reading.
Those interested in attending should respond to University Special Events at 8-7431 by Friday, Sept. 28.
The Les Aspin Center for Government and the Diederich College of Communication will host "Media Coverage of Modern Campaigns: Biased, Balanced or Broken?" on Monday, Oct. 1, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Three Marquette community members will discuss how the media's coverage of campaigns affects the outcome of elections and whether media coverage determines how people vote:
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Erik Ugland, associate dean for graduate studies and research and associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication. For additional information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
The Department of Theology will hold the annual Theotokos Lecture Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Dr. Kevin Hart, theologian, philosopher, poet and professor of Christian studies at the University of Virginia, will address "Contemplation and Concretion: Four Marian Lyrics." A pre-lecture reception with refreshments will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside the lecture room.
For more information, contact Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of theology, at 8-7646.
The Office of International Education and the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences will sponsor a talk given by Eddie Daniels, anti-apartheid leader, Monday, Oct. 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center.
Daniels grew up in Cape Town, South Africa where he faced inequalities, poverty and victimization. He became a part of the Liberal Party and later the Armed Resistance Movement, which sought to destabilize the apartheid government. As a result of his work, Daniels was sentenced to 15 years in prison, where he met and spent time with leaders like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada. After enduring years of an apartheid regime, being imprisoned in brutal living conditions and overcoming many obstacles, Daniels now spreads a message of non-racialism and reconciliation to the world.
For more information, contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at 8-5762.
Dr. John Rateliff, a renowned J.R.R. Tolkien scholar, will present "How The Hobbit Came to Milwaukee," Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The event kicks off a year-long celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit's publication.
Rateliff will share what motivated Marquette to pursue the Tolkien manuscripts in the late 1950s and how they were obtained. The collection includes multiple working drafts for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, along with an original watercolor rendering by Tolkien of the dust cover for The Hobbit and Thror's map. Also obtained was the original copy of the children's book Mr. Bliss, written and illustrated by Tolkien. The collection has grown and now includes books by and about Tolkien, periodicals produced by Tolkien enthusiasts, audio and video recordings, and a host of published and unpublished materials relating to Tolkien's life and fantasy writings.
The event is made possible by the Tolkien Archives Fund established by the late Richard G. Blackwelder and augmented by a generous donation from Trustee Emerita Mercedes Hurley Hughes. Space is limited. Register by calling 8-7256.
Raynor Memorial Libraries will host a series of events as part of The Freedom Project's Banned Books Week Sunday, Sept. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 6.
"Banned Books: The Reading" will take place Monday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper gallery of the Haggerty Museum of Art. Faculty and administrators from across campus will read selections from banned books across different genres, including Dr. Larry Watson, visiting professor of English, who will read from his own work and reflect on the experience of having it banned. A complete lineup of readers can be found online. For additional information, contact Dr. James Marten, chair and professor of history, at 8-7901, or Dr. Stephanie Quade, dean of students, at 8-1412.
A "Virtual Read-Out" will take place Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, second floor. Participants are invited to read an excerpt from their favorite book to show support of their favorite author and join the conversation about censorship.
"Forbidden Film Festival: Four Films Based on Banned Books," will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Film showings are meant to bring awareness to the campaign that challenges censorship and celebrates the freedom to read.
All events are free, and no registration is required.
The Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr., a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, will be the next guest for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.
Judge Wynn is a Marquette Law School graduate who currently serves as a federal appeals court judge in North Carolina. Nominated to the court by President Obama in November 2009, Judge Wynn previously served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Prior to taking the bench in 1990, he served as a public defender and worked in private practice. Judge Wynn has also served as a certified Military Trial Judge and a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves, and has received numerous medals and commendations. He began his law career in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps in 1979. Judge Wynn will discuss his distinguished career during this visit to Eckstein Hall as Marquette Law School's Nathan A. Fishbach Fellow.
The fourth annual PR + Social Media Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU and the Weasler Auditorium. The one-day conference features speakers and panelists from Fortune 50 companies, news organizations, public relations agencies and brands discussing their social media strategy for business, sports and arts and entertainment.
Speakers include Brian Moran, small business consultant and former executive director of sales development at The Wall Street Journal; Mary Henige, director of social media and digital communications at General Motors Company; and Molly McKenna Jandrain, director of public relations for McDonald's USA.
Students can buy regularly-priced $129 tickets for $25 online, using the discount code "hashtagstudentdiscount," and must bring their Marquette ID for check-in at the event. A limited number of discounted tickets are available. The Diederich College of Communication and Hanson Dodge Creative are co-sponsoring the event.
The Law School will host the annual George and Margaret Barrock Lecture on Criminal Law Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Franklin Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley, will present "The Accidental Crime Commission: Its Legacies and Lessons." This event precedes the Law School's Wickersham Commission Conference addressing America's first national crime commission and the federalization of law enforcement Friday, Oct. 5. Register online.
The Wickersham Commission Conference, a discussion of America's first national crime commission and the federalization of law enforcement, will be held Friday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Created in 1929 by President Herbert Hoover, former U.S. Attorney General George Wickersham's national crime commission worked in the direction of a new vision of data-driven, scientifically managed law enforcement operating under the guidance of a comprehensive federal crime policy – a vision that has animated succeeding waves of criminal reforms to the present. Register online.
The Theatre Arts Department will showcase The Foreigner, a comedy about a shy Englishman who is brought to a rural Georgia town under the pretense that he doesn't speak English, and hilarity ensues. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theatre:
Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.
The Biological Sciences Fall Seminar Series will host, "The Genetic Code is Global But Translation is Local: A Proposal for Auxiliary Genetic Information in Synonymous Codons," Friday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Richard Maraia of the National Institutes of Health will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. James Anderson, associate professor of biological sciences and radiation safety officer.
Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.
The Department of Chemistry's fall colloquium series will host, "Analysis and Delivery of HNO for Treatment of Disease," Friday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Katrina Miranda of the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arizona will deliver the presentation.
For additional information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 8-3515.
The Muslim Student Association will host "Science and Religion: An Islamic Perspective" Friday, Sept. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Hamza Andreas Tzortzis will give a talk on Islamic philosophy and provide insights into how some Muslims relate the concepts of science and religion. A brief question and answer session will be held after the talk for audience discussion on the topic.
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will hold a cancer support group Monday, Oct. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111. The group is open to all who are dealing with cancer in their lives, whether as a patient, a survivor, or a friend or family member of someone suffering from cancer.
To reserve a spot, contact Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545.
GROW with Marquette and the Purchasing Department will hold training sessions Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Sessions will cover how to successfully purchase goods and services, supporting documentation requirements, when and how to obtain bids, quotations and requests for proposals, and how Marquette benefits when making the correct purchasing decision.
Contact GROW with Marquette at 8-7305 to register.
Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry will offer a praise and worship style prayer Monday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. For additional information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.
The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Sept. 28. The following classes will be offered free of charge:
For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.