The Marquette Community Campaign runs through Wednesday, Oct. 16. 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.
The university's goal is to raise at least $350,000 from faculty and staff with 100-percent participation from the campus community. Employees can contribute by payroll deduction as well as by credit card or check. Visit the Community Campaign site for more details.
Mary Beth Tinker, the lead litigant in the landmark First Amendment case, Tinker v. Des Moines, will speak about free speech issues Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 246. Tinker will be joined by attorney and alumnus Mike Heistand. They will address contemporary student expression issues and the continued relevance of the Tinker vs. Des Moines precedent.
For more information, contact Dr. Erik Ugland, associate professor of digital media and performing arts, at 8-3494.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host a colloquium, "State-of-the-Art Research in the Control and Design of Electric Motors," Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. Dr. Ahmed Sayed-Ahmed of Rockwell Automation will deliver the lecture.
Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 204A. For more information, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at 8-6820.
Dr. Julia Clancy-Smith, the 2013-14 AMUW Chair of Humanities and professor of history at the University of Arizona-Tucson, will deliver the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Titled "Revolutions: Women and the Arab Spring in North Africa," the lecture will argue for a long-term historical perspective in understanding why women are at the heart of the Arab Spring.
The lecture is presented by the Association of Marquette University Women, which promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future female students and strives to enhance educational and cultural opportunities for women.
Registration for this free event can be completed online. For additional information, contact the AMUW or Carol Winkel, director of regional engagement in University Advancement, at 8-7633.
The Committee on Diversity and Equity will host three listening sessions to explore challenges and opportunities related to diversity and equity at Marquette. The faculty listening session will be Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 163. The student session will be Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, 163. A final joint session will take place next semester.
For more information, contact Dr. Jean Grow, associate professor of strategic communication and advertising, and chair of the University Committee on Diversity and Equity, at 8-6357.
The Department of Political Science will host the Dr. John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture on Asian Affairs on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Dr. Robert Gallucci, president of the John D. and Catharine MacArthur Foundation, will deliver "Living with North Korea," which will discuss management of relations with the government in Pyongyang, including how to reduce the likelihood of conflict, reassure allies, avoid provocations and attract domestic support at home regarding relations with North Korea.
Gallucci previously served as dean of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and with the U.S. Department of State as ambassador at large. An expert on Asia, Gallucci has authored several publications about political-military issues, including Neither Peace Nor Honor: The Politics of American Military Policy in Vietnam and Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis.
For more information, contact Kelley McCaskill, director of development for University Advancement, at 8-1590.
Spots are still available for the annual Faber Fall Retreat, which will be held Friday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wis. Dr. Janet K. Ruffing, R.S.M., will lead "Touched by the Holy: Contemplation, Gratitude and Compassion." Registration is available online. For additional information, contact the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at 8-4545.
The Faber Center will host its second session of "In the Footsteps of St. Ignatius – A Primer on Ignatian Spirituality," Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, 111. This month's offering, focused on Ignatian prayer, will be presented by Dr. Stephanie Quade, dean of students in the Divison of Student Affairs. A light lunch will be served. Register by emailing Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center. For additional information, contact the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at 8-4545.
Applications for the 2013-14 Way Klinger Teaching Enhancement Award are available online. The award is intended to foster the development of effective and sustainable changes and innovations in teaching approaches within specific courses or clusters of courses. For 2013-14, projects featuring innovations that promote high impact educational practices are encouraged.
Applications are due Friday, Nov. 30, and should be submitted to Dr. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching.
Campus Ministry is looking for volunteers to help with Project Homeless Connect, an annual event in which the homeless of Milwaukee can access multiple services and resources they may need. Project Homeless Connect will take place Thursday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU. Volunteers will serve as one-on-one partners for guests who come to the event. The volunteer form can be completed online.
Volunteers are also needed to help staff the event from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Oct. 17. Those interested in volunteering should email Gerry Fischer, associate director of Campus Ministry.
The Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee and MKEfoodies, a local food events organization, are hosting a celebration to honor the work of teachers in the Milwaukee area Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Great Lakes Distillery, located at 616 W. Virginia Street in Milwaukee. During the event, guests will be invited to sign a banner expressing thanks to Milwaukee's teachers.
Tickets for this event are $30 and can be purchased online. For more information, visit the Celebrate Teachers and Teaching Facebook page.
Nominations are being accepted for the undergraduate Senior Speaker for December Commencement, which will be the university's final celebration of Mid-year Commencement. Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate graduating seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA who have never been on academic or disciplinary probation.
Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 23, and can be submitted by emailing Sterling Hardaway, MUSG Senior Speaker Coordinator.
Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the Marquette University Law School Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Law School Chapel is located on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall. All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.
Mass will not be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu or at 8 p.m. at the Chapel of the Holy Family this Sunday, Oct. 20, due to Fall Break. The 10 p.m. Mass at the Chapel of the Holy Family will still be celebrated.
Supper for 12 Strangers, sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women, is looking for faculty, staff and alumni to host a group of students in their home for a meal and conversation as part of a Marquette tradition. This year's suppers will take place on the following dates:
Hosts will determine what date they would like and how many students they would like to host.
Register online by Wednesday, Oct. 30. For additional information, contact Molly Eldridge, assistant director of engagement in University Advancement, at 8-4497.