MUSG will host its biannual presidential forum with Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, first floor lobby. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns directly with university leadership. Interim Provost Margaret Faut Callahan will also be in attendance.
Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Interim Provost and Dean of the College of Nursing Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, will deliver a State of the University Address on Tuesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Father Wild and Callahan will discuss the university's progress in living its strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, key academic accomplishments and upcoming initiatives.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
Before registering for classes for the fall semester, each student must visit their academic adviser, as determined by their college advising policy. Students should bring a list of courses they are planning to take for the summer and fall semesters, as well as any questions about study abroad, internships, double-majors and minors. Undergraduate students should use Academic Advisement in CheckMarq to help plan class schedules and make advising sessions more effective.
Summer registration begins Thursday, March 20; appointments are not assigned. Fall class registration begins Monday, March 24, and Snapshot is available to plan fall courses. Registration appointments have already been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register for classes at their assigned time or thereafter.
Marquette, Creighton University and St. John's University are competing in a donor participation challenge through Tuesday, March 11. All alumni and undergraduate giving counts toward the challenge. Participants can also become an ambassador and join the battle online.
For more information, contact Sara Harvey, senior director of annual campaigns in University Advancement, at (414) 288-4766.
The Department of Philosophy will host Dr. Linda Martín Alcoff, one of the university's three Ralph H. Metcalfe Chairs this semester, for a lecture titled, "Global Echoes of Rape and Resistance," Thursday, March 20, in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C. Alcoff will discuss the concept of echoing as an important way to understand social change, especially the epidemic of global sexual violence, and how power may be distorted through communication and knowledge. A reception in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Lower Level Lobby will follow the lecture.
Alcoff is a professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her writings have focused on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, Dussel and Latino issues in philosophy. Alcoff is president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, and has served as co-director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. In 2005, she was named the "Distinguished Woman in Philosophy" by the Society for Women in Philosophy, and in 2006 she was named one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine.
The Metcalfe Chair is a non-residential chair that brings African-American, Latino/a or Native American scholars to Marquette each semester. For more information, contact Beth O'Sullivan, assistant to the chair of the Department of Philosophy, at (414) 288-6858.
Hunger Clean-up will host a benefit dinner Wednesday, March 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Attendees will include Hunger Clean-up's three grant winners, and members of the past and current planning and leadership teams. Guests will receive information about the impact of Hunger Clean-up on the Marquette and Milwaukee communities. Parents, alumni and community members are invited.
The dinner is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information contact, Nicholas Smeriglio, Hunger Clean-Up marketing director. RSVP to Emily Runnoe by Friday, March 14.
MUSG's annual "Night of Chocolate" will be held Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. "Tour de Chocolate" will allow students' taste buds to explore treats from around the world, including Belgium, France, Switzerland and the United States. Tickets are $5 and are available in the AMU, Brooks Lounge.
U.S. Reps. Reid Ribble and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin will discuss their efforts to foster bipartisan cooperation among members of Congress in the next "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Monday, March 17, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall.
Pocan, a Democrat from Madison, and Ribble, a Republican from the Fox Valley, have differing views on many issues, but they agree that elected officials in Washington must find a way to work together to move the country forward.
In a joint appearance, Ribble and Pocan will discuss their role in the No Labels Problem Solvers, a group of House and Senate members who meet regularly to build trust across the aisle.
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will host an environmental engineering seminar, "Putting a New Spin on Sludge Thickening: Adventures in Product Development," Monday, March 17, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Engineering Hall, 423. Joshua Gable, process engineer at Centrisys Corporation, will speak at the seminar.
The Women's and Gender Studies Program will host a presentation by Dr. Louise Cainkar, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, Wednesday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Cainkar will present "Learning to be Muslim: A Gendered Analysis."
For more information, contact Carla Hay, associate professor of history and director of the WGST program, at (414) 288-7150.
The Diederich College of Communication will host an all-day Digital Advertising+Marketing Summit on Wednesday, March 19, which will likely affect campus parking availability, as close to 500 guests are expected on campus. Once the 16th Street Parking Structure fills, employees will be rerouted to the Wells Street Parking Structure and available surface lots. Parking Services asks that employees build additional time into their commute to accommodate for potential parking changes.