Rev. Harry J. Gensler, S.J., will give the Wade Chair Lecture Tuesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Father Gensler, professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, will discuss the golden rule. Most of his 13 books on logic and ethics involve the golden rule in some way, including his latest book latest book, Ethics and the Golden Rule.
The Department of Philosophy will host a colloquium, "Enforcement Matters: Why Immigration Presents an Exceptional Ethical Dilemma," Friday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The lecture will be given by Dr. José Jorge Mendoza, assistant professor of philosophy at Worcester State University.
For more information contact Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor of philosophy, at (414) 288-5653.
The Department of Chemistry will host "Dynamics Studies on High Dimensional AB Initio Potential Energy Surfaces," Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Joel Bowman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Emory University, will lead the seminar.
Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:45 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at (414) 288-3515.
The Marquette University Debate Team in the Diederich College of Communication will host a public forum on whether the legal drinking age should be kept at 21 or lowered to 18, Friday March 28, at 4 p.m. in Straz, 105.
The public forum will consist of a debate between the members of the Marquette Debate Team, as well as audience participation and discussion.
The Ott Memorial Writing Center will offer two mini writing retreats in March and April. Experienced writing center tutors will help participants set goals before the devoted time for writing begins. The mini writing retreats will take place:
The retreats are open to all writers. Light food and drink will be provided. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Writing Center at (414) 288-5542.
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will host "Pathogens as Pollutants: Advancing Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment," Monday, March 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in Engineering Hall, 423.
Dr. Charles N. Haas, chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the L. D. Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, will discuss the development of a microbiological risk assessment, efforts his lab has done on dynamic models and the possible benefits this field might gain from collaborating with experts in the areas of epidemiology, molecular biology, fluid dynamics and immunology.
For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer, professor of civil, construction and environmental and director of the Water Quality Center, (414) 288-5733.
The Office of International Education will host Dr. Ann Lesch, professor emeritus of political science at American University in Cairo, an expert in Middle East politics, for a discussion about the ongoing political transition and turbulence in Egypt on Tuesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D. Lesch will speak on "Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt," and will draw upon her vast experiences and personal insight to bring current events into focus through an Egyptian perspective. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (414) 288-7289.
The Writing Center will host a Writing Wednesday Workshop on responding to student writing Wednesday, April 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A.
The workshop will cover using portfolios and self-assessment and assessing papers in conversation with writers. It will also feature two specific approaches taken by experienced faculty.
Register by emailing the Writing Center or calling (414) 288-5542.
Marquette Theatre will present Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, Hamlet, on the following dates:
Hamlet is a story of ambition, madness, death and darkness. Tickets can be purchased at the Helfaer Theatre Online Box Office. For more information, contact Marquette Theatre at (414) 288-5227.
The Jewish Student Union will host Dr. Timothy Crain, adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies, for part two of the speaker series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere, 392. Crain will present an unbiased view on what the future looks like for the conflict. The speaker series is sponsored by Marquette's Jewish Student Union and Hillel Milwaukee.
For more information, contact Dylan Elhai, Jewish Student Union.
The Center for Peacemaking will host "On the Ground in Response to Typhoon Haiyan: Stacy McCoy's Personal Testimony," Wednesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. McCoy began her graduate studies at Purdue in the fall of 2012, and over her winter break spent four weeks supporting the Catholic Relief Services' response to super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
She will share her experience helping to implement an assessment of options for farmers who needed seeds for the upcoming planting season in the aftermath of the super-typhoon, as well as CRS's Integral Human Development framework. McCoy is a graduate student in agricultural economics at Purdue University with six years of international development experience promoting improved livelihoods for rural agrarian communities.
Register online. For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at (414) 288-8444.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host "Finding Funding for Health, Sciences and Engineering," Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Raynor Memorial Library, 330B. The workshop will cover how to begin a funding search, where to look for potential funding sources and how to qualify for potential funding sources.
RSVP by Monday, April 7, to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at (414) 288-7225.
Faculty and graduate students are need to review application essays written by refugees for the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins program. Volunteers will need to commit no more than 3-4 hours of their time between Friday, April 11, and Monday, May 5.
For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Schweizer, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at (414) 288-8811.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2014, "Be Mindful: Raising Awareness, Sharing Stories, and Reducing Stigma," will take place on campus Monday, March 31, through Sunday, April 6. This event is sponsored by Active Minds Marquette and 13 other student organizations.
For more information and events for the week, visit the Mental Health Awareness Week Facebook page.
The Step Up! Marquette Chapter will host a film series in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide:
For more information, contact Kelsey Bakken at (952) 288-6102.
Raynor Memorial Libraries will offer various information sessions on the bibliographic management and citation tool, RefWorks. RefWorks allows students to export reference from article databases, create bibliographies and generate in-text citations. Dates and locations of the sessions can be found online.
For more information, contact Emily Laws, assistant librarian, at (414) 288-7068.
Employee Wellness is offering the Stop Stress This Minute Program, an eight-week self-guided program that will challenge participants to get out of the vicious stress cycle. This program runs from March 31 through May 16. Participants receive a copy of the book, Stop Stress This Minute, by James Porter and an aroma therapy candle.
New participants can register online.
Healthy women ages 40-60 years are needed for the Striving to be Strong study to prevent osteoporosis. Participants will be asked to use a cell phone application to add osteoporosis prevention behaviors to their daily lives. Study iPhones and plans will be provided to participants, or women will be compensated for using their own iPhones. Women interested in participating in the study should email email@example.com or call (414) 288-3169.
This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at (414) 288-7570.
Campus Ministry will hold a Lenten reconciliation service Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. The brief service will be followed by an opportunity to celebrate the individual Sacrament of Reconciliation
For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs for Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-0522.
The Fitness Assessment Center in the Department of Recreational Sports will host an indoor mini-triathlon Saturday, April 5. It will consist of a 3-mile run, a 13-kilometer bike ride and a 300-yard swim. Individuals may register as a team of three for $25, or individually for $10.
Registration is now open at the Rec Center. For more information, contact the Fitness Assessment Center, at (414) 288-5624.
Hype Dance, Marquette's hip-hop dance crew, will host a showcase Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Marquette Place. The event is free and will feature other dance groups from Marquette, as well as dance groups from the Milwaukee area.
For more information, contact Emily Ruthenberg at (773) 957-8067.
Marquette Place now accepts the QBOT loyalty rewards program via a mobile app. Every meal purchased at Marquette Place valued $5 or more will receive a loyalty scan that can be accumulated for rewards. The application can be downloaded at qbot.com.