Sexual violence advocacy and prevention is a top priority for Marquette University. As part of its continued efforts, Kari Di Fonzo, student affairs case manager in the Division of Student Affairs, is currently serving as the sexual violence victim advocate. As victim advocate, Di Fonzo provides support, assistance and referrals to those affected by sexual violence to ensure victims are aware of the services available both on- and off-campus, and are receiving the support they need. The victim advocate can also assist victims with filing a report with the Department of Public Safety. Di Fonzo is serving in this role as the Division of Student Affairs considers different models for the position and decides which would best serve the Marquette community.
Di Fonzo is available during regular Marquette office hours at 8-5244. If her services are needed after hours, students, faculty or staff should contact the Department of Public Safety at 8-6800. More information on the victim advocate role is available online.
Students interested in learning how networking, having a mentor and leadership skills are important for building a career after graduation should attend a panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lower level of Zilber Hall.
Panelists from the College of Engineering, Marquette University Alumni Association and Office of Student Development will discuss how to join the MUAA eMentor Network on LinkedIn, as well as tips and tricks for starting a successful career.
Register online. Space is limited. A complimentary light meal will be provided. For additional information, contact Dan DeWeerdt, director of business and career alumni engagement.
The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication's O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism will screen We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in Johnston Hall, 103. Created by filmmaker Tony Buba, a Braddock, Penn., native, the film covers the battle to save a community hospital.
After the screening, Buba and O'Brien Fellow Lillian Thomas will discuss the film and challenges associated with health care in poor neighborhoods. Thomas, an editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will discuss how her work at the paper led her to examine medically underserved communities in major United States cities as part of her work as an O'Brien Fellow.
Buba's films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. His work has also been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Applications are now available for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, which will take place from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, in Washington, D.C. Students from Jesuit institutions across the country gather at this annual event to learn about and advocate for social justice issues affecting society today.
Applications are available online, and are due by Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Friends and Alumni of Marquette English will host the third annual FAME panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, 252. Panelists will speak about their experiences at Marquette and will give insight on how being an English major can benefit future career choices. Panelists will include Angela Riley, director of development for the Milwaukee Ballet; Heather Mansfield, academic dean for Divine Savior Holy Angels High School; and Theresa Lebed, a paralegal.
For more information, contact the Department of English at 8-7179.
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. Oliver Rafferty, S.J., will deliver "Ireland, the Catholic Church, and the British Empire 1800-1921," for the annual Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Public Lecture Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.
Originally from Ireland, Father Rafferty earned his doctorate at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and teaches history at theUniversity of London's Heythrop College. Father Rafferty is teaching "Readings in Irish History: 1800-1970," at Marquette during the fall semester.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and World Bank will host "Open Access: Redefining Impact," a virtual panel discussion Monday, Oct. 21, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The discussion will take place in Washington, D.C., and will address the topics of scholarly publishing and research impacts. The webcast is open to faculty and graduate students as the start of Open Access Week 2013.
For additional information, contact Rose Fortier, coordinator of digital programs, at 8-1675.
The Alliance of Black School Educators will hold a meeting Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. An extended conversation about Chicago Public Schools with David Stovall, associate professor of educational policy studies and African-American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will follow the meeting.
For more information, contact the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership at 8-7584.
The Honors Program and McNair Scholars will present the results of their individual undergraduate summer research projects Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Honors Program website.
The Office of the Provost and the Department of Psychology will sponsor the annual Project Return gala Sunday, Nov. 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Project Return, a Milwaukee nonprofit that facilitates the transition from prison back into the community, has a long history of Marquette involvement through student service learning, internships and faculty research.
A panel discussion with national and local experts discussing prison overpopulation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets to the dinner are $50, with a student rate of $25. To register for the gala, contact Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and chair of psychology, at 8-2143 by Monday, Nov. 4.
The Church of the Gesu will host the second episode of a Catholicism DVD series from Rev. Robert E. Barron on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 10:10 a.m. in Cudahy, 001. The second episode is titled, "Happy Are We –The Teachings of Jesus." The remaining eight episodes will be viewed Sundays from Oct. 27, 2013, through March 30, 2014.
For additional information and the full schedule, contact Barbara Macpherson, Gesu Parish director of child and family formation, at 8-7101.