Marquette will host Milwaukee's Denim Day celebration Wednesday, April 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111, which will include inspiring performances, speakers, community resources and a survivor speak-out. Students and staff are encouraged to wear jeans to the event as a symbol of supporting survivors of sexual assault and as a protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence. Denim Day is recognized internationally each April during Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Denim Day began as a protest against a 1997 Italian court case, in which a convicted rapist's sentence was overturned. The court ruled that because the teenage victim's jeans were tight, the victim must have assisted in their removal, thereby making the sex act consensual. Enraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work. In April 1999, the state of California established the first Denim Day in the United States.
In addition to Marquette, this year's Milwaukee Denim Day is being organized by the United Way, The Healing Center, the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mount Mary College and Pathfinders. Participation packets, including stickers, posters, awareness ribbons and additional information, are available by contacting Sue Cooper, coordinator of sexual violence and advocacy services in Student Health Service, at 8-5244.
This Tuesday, April 3, is the Republican presidential primary and municipal general election in Wisconsin. Students wishing to vote in this election who are not already registered can do so at the polls. A list of campus voting locations can be found online.
Please note the following information, correct as of March 29, due to recent events that impact Wisconsin's Voter ID law, as well as Wisconsin law governing voter registration.
Voter ID: Earlier this semester, Marquette began issuing Marquette voter IDs to students to comply with Wisconsin's new Voter ID law. Recent lawsuits filed in Dane County have resulted in a Dane County judge ordering the Governor and the Government Accountability Board to "cease immediately any effort to enforce or implement the photo identification requirements" of the law. This means that at the present time, Wisconsin residents who are eligible to vote will not be required to produce photo identification at the upcoming election on April 3, and possibly elections thereafter for the purpose of voting.
Because the judge's order is subject to appeal, Marquette will continue to provide voter ID-compliant student ID cards and enrollment verifications to students who request them.
Registering to vote: Voters who register to vote on Election Day will still have to provide a proof of residence document. For students living in campus housing, a Marquette ID can be used as a proof of residence document. For those in off-campus housing, go online to see a list of acceptable proof of residence documents. All other election rules still apply, including signing the poll book and residing in the ward for 28 days to vote at the site.
The annual Graduate School Spring Open House will take place Thursday, April 12, from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU's third floor ballrooms. The event offers an opportunity to learn about the application process, as well as for prospective students to meet with faculty in their program of interest.
RSVP online by Tuesday, April 10. For more information, contact Bethany Neubauer, Graduate School service assistant, at 8-4873.
The Career Services Center will host its annual Etiquette Dinner Monday, April 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Since securing a job or internship may include an interview over a meal, the program covers the essentials of making the most of one's personal presentation during a meal, from ordering food to small talk.
The cost of the Etiquette Dinner is $10 for a four-course meal. Students must register online by Sunday, April 15.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin will address the major issues in her Senatorial campaign as the next guest for the Law School's "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" series, Monday, April 9, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Congresswoman Baldwin has represented Wisconsin's Second Congressional District since 1999, and is now trying to make history by becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin. Baldwin, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, is running as the lone Democrat in the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator, Herb Kohl.
As part of the McGee Campus Lecture Series, the Department of Social & Cultural Sciences will host a discussion on urban farming and social justice, "Promoting a Sustainable Food System in Milwaukee," Wednesday, April 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. Founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., Will Allen, will speak about the urban agricultural movement in North America and around the world. Allen is a former NBA player and MacArthur Genius Award winner, and was named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential Leaders."
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization that provides hands-on training, demonstrations, outreach and technical assistance through the development of community food systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.
For more information, contact Dr. Roberta Coles, chair of the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-3440.
The Zeta of Wisconsin Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society, together with the Department of Theology and the Office of Mission and Ministry, will host a public lecture Thursday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Dr. William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of theological ethics and director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago, will deliver, "Ethics in a Time of Many Moralities," followed by a reception in the AMU, Lunda Room and Henke Lounge. The lecture will address how religious and ethical thinking should respond to the reality of moral diversity and whether there are means to isolate moral commonalities without denying cultural and religious differences. Additional details can be found online.
Phi Beta Kappa will host a reception to honor visiting scholar, Dr. Schweiker, and newly-elected honorary, alumnus, and alumna members Friday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room and Henke Lounge. Rev. William Kelly, S.J., retired professor of theology, will be initiated as this year's honorary member. Christine Wiseman, J.D., president of St. Xavier University, will be initiated as this year's alumna member, and Dr. John J. Hardt, associate professor and assistant to the president for Mission and Identity at Loyola University of Chicago, will be initiated as this year's alumnus member. The reception will be followed by the chapter's 39th annual initiation of new members ceremony and banquet at 6 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. A total of 46 undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in liberal studies, scientific inquiry and creative endeavor will be initiated as members in course. Resident members, newly-elected members, local members, and their guests, are welcome to attend. RSVP to Doug Smith, chapter president, by Tuesday, April 10.
Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–Camden, will deliver the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, fourth floor conference center. Titled, "Dreamers, the Occupy Movement and Lessons from America's 'Greatest Generation,'" the lecture will focus on how the political activism of youth in the 1930s offers lessons for the current generation facing a challenging economy. The Boheim Lecture is presented by the Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW), which promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future female students and strives to enhance women's educational and cultural opportunities.
Register for this free event online. Email AMUW or call Emily Wacker Schultz, senior engagement officer in University Advancement, at 8-8490 for additional information..
Registration is now open for the women's basketball program's annual Tee It Up for Hoops golf outing, which begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at The Legend at Bristlecone. The outing is $195 per golfer for a four-person, 18-hole scramble. All proceeds benefit the women's basketball program.
New to the event this year is a Golf 2.0 interactive clinic for beginner golfers, which will be led by Bristlecone's head PGA Professional, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is $75 per golfer and begins at 10 a.m. the day of the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for corporations or individuals. For more information, contact Erin Wright, executive assistant for women's basketball, at 8-5784.
In celebration of Passover, Hillel Milwaukee will host the following events that are open to the entire Marquette community:
• First Night Passover Seder will be held Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for students. RSVP online.
• Passover Lunches will be held Monday, April 9 to Thursday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for students. RSVP online.
All events are sponsored by Campus Ministry and will be held at the Hillel Student Center, 3053 N. Stowell Ave., Milwaukee. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.
The Office of Residence Life's hall stores are offering a pizza punch card promotion for the remainder of the spring semester. Students will receive a punch for each purchase of a thick or thin crust pizza or order of cheese fries. After nine punches have been collected, students will receive a free pizza. Hall Stores are open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.