The Division of Student Affairs' Diversity Committee and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center are offering two training opportunities for faculty and staff this spring.
Diversity Advocates training will resume in March 2014, and is a training program for faculty and staff to provide support, mentorship and advocacy for students by promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. The new training provides more comprehensive tools for developing diversity consciousness, understanding social identities, identifying acts of discrimination and stereotyping, and developing advocacy skills.
Also this spring, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in the Office of the Provost will be launching a Safe Zone program to give faculty and staff opportunities to deepen their knowledge about LGBT and gender justice issues, student identity development, and religion and sexuality. Both individuals and departments can participate in Safe Zone training to help build safe spaces and strengthen the network of campus partners interested in gender, sexuality and diversity on campus.
The Division of Student Affairs and the GSRC will host several 45-minute information sessions on the training programs:
For additional information or to request an information session for an office, contact Carla Fullwood, assistant dean for Intercultural Engagement; Dr. Angela Zapata, counselor and diversity coordinator in the Counseling Center; or Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC.
The O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism will host a multimedia presentation featuring Hal Bernton, a Seattle Times reporter and 2013-14 O'Brien Fellow, Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in Johnston Hall, jPad. Bernton, along with Diederich College of Communication graduate student Zhu Ye, will present "Coal and Wind in China's Inner Mongolia." Their research will contribute to a planned series of stories in The Seattle Times about the challenges of reducing carbon emission in China and the United States.
For more information, contact Herbert Lowe, director of journalism for social change, at (414) 288-4068.
The Women's and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring a lecture by Mitchem Fellow, Brandon Byrd, Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Byrd, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will deliver "Black Women, Racial Leadership and the Roots of Haitian Underdevelopment."
For additional information, contact Dr. Carla Hay, associate professor of history and director of the WGST Program, at (414) 288-7150.
The Center for Peacemaking, Intercultural Engagement and Campus Ministry will sponsor a Soup with Substance discussion on human trafficking in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157.
La Shawndra Vernon, founding chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, will discuss efforts to coordinate services for victims, community education, informed policy change and ways to stop perpetrators.
For additional information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at (414) 288-8444.
The Department of Psychology Diversity Committee will present the fourth annual "Diversity Dialogue: A Panel Discussion on Cultural, Religious and Gender Diversity," Thursday, Feb. 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Panelists include:
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Anthony J. Porcelli, assistant professor of psychology. Refreshments will be served.
For additional information, contact Porcelli at (414) 288-2028.
The Center for Teaching and Learning will host two faculty development sessions next week:
Both faculty development sessions will be held in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. Register online.
The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will hold a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Straz Hall, 269, in preparation for the ImpactNext Business Model Competition. The informal workshop will give prospective applicants the chance to get feedback on their business models as they work towards their final submission. RSVP online.
For additional information, contact Sarah Eslyn, events coordinator in the College of Business Administration, at (414) 288-7745.
The Faber Center will host a grief and loss discussion group Thursday, Feb. 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111. This group is open to employees who have experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to gather to reflect on the challenges this new reality poses.
The Faber Center will also host the first of three informal gatherings about Pope Francis on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111.
For more information and to register, contact Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at (414) 288-4545.
Campus will celebrate National Marquette Day by wearing blue and gold Friday, Feb. 14. The AMU Brew Coffee Shop will provide a 22-percent discount on drip coffee and baked goods to customers wearing blue and gold in honor of the 22nd anniversary of National Marquette Day, which is Saturday, Feb. 15. Employees can share Spirit Day photos on social media by tagging them with #MUDay14.
On National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 15, alumni will gather in Milwaukee and in more than 80 locations around the world to celebrate Marquette and cheer on the men's and women's basketball team as they take on Xavier University.
For more information, visit the National Marquette Day website, or contact Jennilee Schlinsky, senior alumni engagement officer, at (414) 288-7661.
The Marquette Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature electric violinist Bridgid Bibbens, who has performed with musicians including Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Robin Thicke, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Josh Groban. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, Op. 21.
The concert is free. For more information, contact Jason Ladd, assistant director of instrumental music, at (414) 288-7476.
The Marquette University Alumni Association will present a free webinar about the history of the Beatles on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. Dr. James South, associate professor and associate dean for faculty in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will explore the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as the social context that provided the background for "Beatlemania."
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is offering discounted tickets to two men's basketball home games for faculty, staff and their families. Employees can purchase tickets for $5-off regular single-game prices for No. 12 Creighton's first visit to Milwaukee as a BIG EAST member Wednesday, Feb. 19, as well as the match-up against Georgetown on Thursday Feb. 27. To purchase tickets, click here, select the game, and, when prompted, enter the special offer code: MUEMPLOYEE.
Employees should call (414) 288-4668, email email@example.com or tweet @MUTicketOffice if they need assistance purchasing tickets.
Several Marquette alumni organizations offer annual scholarship awards and are seeking applications. Students who meet the criteria for these awards are encouraged to apply. In some cases, a nomination from a Marquette faculty or staff member is also required. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.
For questions about the application process or more information about these scholarships, contact Martha Moore, senior engagement officer in University Advancement at (414) 288-0398.
In conjunction with Office Max, Marquette will offer departments a chance to redistribute excess office supply inventory on campus. Office supplies, not including furniture, may be dropped off Monday, March 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Faculty and staff may return on Tuesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157 to "shop" for new items. Office Max will also feature an office chair demo during the event.
The office supply exchange allows departments a chance to redistribute supplies that were ordered in incorrect quantities or by mistake and will otherwise be unused. The items do not need to have an Office Max label on them to be included.
For additional information, contact Jenny Alexander, director of purchasing, at (414) 288-7362.
The Wakerly Technology Training Center in the Diederich College of Communication offers both Apple and Adobe certification courses, as well as instruction in many other types of software in a small classroom environment. Evening and weekend courses are available, and all materials are provided for classes. More information, including a schedule of upcoming classes and pricing, can be found online.
Alpha Chi Omega will sell red carnations for $1 on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14, on the second floor of the AMU. All proceeds will support the Milwaukee Women's Center, which provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence.