The university mourns the death of Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., who served for nearly 50 years at Marquette. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church of the Gesu, followed by a funeral Mass at 7 p.m. The burial will take place Friday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, located at 5503 W. Bluemound Road in Milwaukee.
Father Naus began his work at Marquette as dean of students and served in a variety of capacities, including director of spiritual welfare, residence hall minister, associate professor of philosophy, faculty adviser to Alpha Sigma Nu and the Evans Scholars, assistant to the president, and chaplain to the Alumni Memorial Union. He was well-known throughout campus, including his history as Tumbleweed the Clown, his famous July Christmas cards, and his long tradition of celebrating the 10 p.m. Mass at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Tuesdays. He retired from Marquette in 2012, though he continued to make frequent visits to campus.
A Milwaukee native and 1942 graduate of Marquette University High School, Father Naus was born on Aug. 28, 1924, and was ordained as a priest in 1955 at the Church of the Gesu on the Marquette campus. He held degrees from Saint Louis University and the Gregorian University in Rome.
In lieu of flowers, Father Naus requested memorials be made to the Rev. John Naus, S.J., Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2004 to support Marquette students like the thousands he served, taught and inspired as a Jesuit.
Read a remembrance and share memories with Marquette Magazine, view the slideshow that was shared at his retirement celebration in 2012 or read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about his retirement, which highlights Father Naus' impact on the entire Marquette community.
As announced in April 2013, the December 2013 Mid-year Commencement ceremony will be the final mid-year graduation ceremony for Marquette University. This decision was made in consultation with University Leadership Council and the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. Marquette University Student Government was also briefed on the future of Marquette's Commencement activities. The Commencement policy has been updated online, and includes the following specifications:
Undergraduate students, master's students and health sciences professional students who expect to complete degree requirements in spring in a given calendar year may participate in the May Commencement of that year. Those who complete their degree requirements in summer or fall may participate in the May Commencement of the same calendar year or the May Commencement of following calendar year.
Doctoral students who complete their degree requirements after the May Commencement ceremony in a given calendar year will be hooded and honored at a Hooding Ceremony hosted by the Graduate School in December or may participate in the May Commencement in the following calendar year.
School of Dentistry students who complete their degree requirements in spring of a given calendar year will participate in the May Commencement ceremony of that year.
Law School students who complete their degree requirements in spring of a given calendar year will participate in the May Commencement ceremony of that year, and will be hooded and honored at a May Hooding Ceremony hosted by the Law School. Law School students who complete their degree requirements in summer of a given calendar year will participate in the May Commencement ceremony of that year and may be hooded and honored at either the May Hooding Ceremony or the December Hooding Ceremony hosted by the Law School. Law School students who complete their degree requirements in fall of a given calendar year will be hooded and honored at the December Hooding Ceremony hosted by the Law School and may participate in the university's May Commencement held in the following calendar year.
The online application for graduation for the May 2014 ceremony opens Monday, Oct. 7. Students should consult their college/school offices with any questions regarding their eligibility to participate in commencement.
A memorial service will be held for Marquette student Andrew "Keith" Carr on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room. Carr passed away in June while studying abroad in Rome. Following a concluding prayer of blessing, a procession will take place to SHAMU, the area between the AMU and Schroeder Hall. Carr's family will be in attendance at the memorial service. The entire university community is invited to attend to pray, reflect and remember together.
Students who visit the reaffirmation of accreditation website before Wednesday, Sept. 25, and submit their name, email and how they are the difference in 140 characters or less, are eligible to win $50 in Marquette Cash. Four students will be randomly selected Thursday, Sept. 26.
The drawing is sponsored by Marquette University's Reaffirmation of Accreditation Initiative, which is preparing to welcome an eight-person site visit team from the Higher Learning Commission from Monday, Sept. 30, to Wednesday, Oct. 2. During the visit, the team will hold an open forum for students Monday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, 227. Registration for the open forum can be found online.
The campus community is encouraged to read a briefing document, which provides an overview of the self-study prepared for the site visit team. The completed self-study is also available and individuals are encouraged to review the sections that are pertinent to their work on campus.
Bethan McGarry, a recruiter for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, will be on campus through Friday, Sept. 27, to discuss the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a one- to two-year commitment for men and women to work for social justice and peace, both in the United States and in developing countries. Jesuit volunteers are called to the mission of serving the poor directly, working for structural change in the United States and accompanying people in developing countries.
McGarry will be available to talk with interested students Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Post-graduate Service Fair in the AMU, 227 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Careers in Service panel in the AMU, 163 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at 8-0522.
Injectable influenza vaccinations will be available to students for $20 at several locations throughout campus. Flu clinics will be held:
Sigma Kappa Sorority will host its annual Sigma Kappatizers fundraiser Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sigma Kappa house on the corner of 17th and Kilbourn. Snacks such as hot dogs, bagel bites, pizza rolls, waffle fries, puppy chow and brownies will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit Sigma Kappa's philanthropies, including Alzheimer's disease research, Sister to Sister Relief Effort, Inherit the Earth and the Maine Sea Coast Mission.
The next Soup with Substance, "Work for Peace, Not War: The School of the Americas Watch," will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157. It will feature participants of the School of the Americas Watch, an organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army's training facility for foreign military personnel and to change the foreign policy the facility represents. The SOAW engages in vigils, fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
Soup with Substance is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking. Registration is not required for this free event.
The Center for Peacemaking is sponsoring a free, one-day symposium Thursday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The symposium, "Peacemaking and Nonviolence in World Religions," will highlight the transformative teachings and practices related to peacemaking and nonviolence within each of the major world religions. It will also explore how all faith traditions have the capacity to transform human consciousness and promote peace throughout the world.
The day will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by seven one-hour session on featured religions covering peacemaking, nonviolence, forgiveness and justice in each tradition.
Registration information is online.
The Department of Theology will host the annual Theotokos Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Dr. Francesca Aran Murphy, professor of systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame, will present "Mary as Omnipotent by Grace: An Exposition." A pre-lecture reception will be held outside of Cudahy Hall, 001, and will begin at 3:40 p.m.
Murphy will reflect on the phrase, "Omnipotent by Grace," which Pope John Paul II insisted needs to be understood properly. She will explore the causal role that Mary plays in the divine plan of rescuing all humanity for eternity with God and how omnipotence entered Catholic thought through Mary.
For additional information, contact Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of theology, at 8-7646.
Dr. Mylan Engel, a professor of philosophy at Northern Illinois University, will present "Eating Meat: Good or Bad? You Decide," Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Lalumiere, 216.
To register for this event, contact Cheryl Abbate, graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy, at 8-5970, by Wednesday, Sept. 25.