1. Conquering the Policy: Indian Boarding Schools lecture in honor of National Native American Heritage Month
Theodore Fontaine, a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, Canada, will present "Conquering the Policy: Indian Boarding Schools" on Monday, November 4, 2013 in honor of National Native American Heritage Month. Fontaine is the author of the bestseller "Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools" and in order to inspire hope in others, will share his personal experiences as a survivor of physical and emotional abuse. Fontaine will also reflect upon the direct and generational impacts of Indian boarding and residential schools on survivors, families and communities.
This event is sponsored by the Intercultural Engagement -Office of Student Development, Marquette University Counseling Center, Office of Public Affairs, Marquette University Student Government, the Native American Student Association and First Nation Studies of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Conquering the Policy: Indian Boarding Schools
Monday, November 4
6:00 p.m. presentation
Followed by reception and book signing
Lunda and Henke Rooms
Alumni Memorial Union
2. Highlighting our Partnerships
As a member of the Menomonee Valley Partners (MVP) organization, the Office of Public Affairs works closely with other stakeholders to support the continued development in the Menomonee Valley. The following items are a sample of the recent and exciting updates on the Valley:
This summer, Three Bridges Park opened to the public. Once a rail yard, the park now includes scenic trails for bikes and pedestrians, community gardens, public art and a natural habitat. The trails connect to the Mitchell Park Domes and the Menomonee Valley branch of the Urban Ecology Center.
The Grand Opening of the Forest County Potawatomi Renewable Generation Biodigester Facility will take place on Monday, October 28. The event will include remarks from Governor Scott Walker, leaders of the Forest County Potawatomi Community and community leaders who supported the project. The completed facility, by FCPC Greenfire Management Services, will remove waste streams, provide clean energy, and will successfully reduce the Tribe's environmental impact, a goal of the Forest County Potawatomi Community.
MVP has begun the Menomonee Valley 2.0 initiative to update the 1999 Comprehensive land use plan for the Valley. In early October, MVP held a public kickoff event to discuss new opportunities for the Valley including use of vacant properties, improving connections between the Valley and other adjacent neighborhoods, and continued industrial, commercial and retail development. If you have feedback about the initiative, submit your idea!
3. News Updates about our Neighborhood
Marquette University is located in the Westown, Avenues West and Menomonee Valley neighborhoods. The Office of Public Affairs has an important role in supporting and promoting the development and improvement of our surrounding community.
The following are recent media updates about our neighborhoods:
Marcus Center talks with WHEDA over $30M parking structure project - The Business Journal, October 11, 2013
Scott Walker asks Mexico to open consulate in Wisconsin - The Journal Sentinel, October 15, 2013
Penfield to begin Head Start in November - Penfield Children's Center, October 15, 2013
70 mph speed limit approved by Wisconsin Assembly - The Business Journal, October 15, 2013
Milwaukee IndyFest to return; date to be announced - The Business Journal, October 15, 2013
New Milwaukee parking
permits, camera check raises privacy concerns - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 16, 2013
Wisconsin leaders encourage students to consider manufacturing jobs - The Business Journal, October 16, 2013
Columbia St. Mary's opening chronic-disease clinic - The Business Journal, October 17, 2013
Cyclists applaud scenic slice of Kinnickinnic River Trail - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, October 18, 2013
City Panel backs suspension of Ladybug Club license - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 19, 2013
Marquette University dorm put on sale block by Maryland owner - The Business Journal, October 23, 2013
4. News Updates on Government Relations
The Office of Public Affairs monitors discussions relevant to higher education and the Marquette community within both the Wisconsin State Legislature and United States Congress.
The following are recent articles regarding higher education issues:
Legislators seek bipartisan support for student loan debt bill - The Badger Herald, October 17, 2013
The Value of TRIO to the Community - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 17, 2013
Wisconsin Campuses are dealing with a new form of smoking: E-Cigarettes - The Business Journal, October 18, 2013
Beyond Student Aid: Helping Disadvantaged Students Attend College - The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 21, 2013
College Tuition Increases Slow, but Government Aid Falls - Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2013
Public Information Sessions: Creational Trails: A Placemaking Experience in Milwaukee
October 23, October 30, November 6
A Vision for Milwaukee's Lakefront
Forest County Potawatomi Renewable Generation Biodigester Facility Grand Opening
Volunteer with Abriendo Puertas by discussing your career path
Halloween Haunted Halls at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
Pabst Mansion Twilight Tour
Safe & Sound's Award Breakfast
Day of the Dead Parade
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin Blarney Bingo
Conquering the Policy: Indian Boarding Schools lecture
Veterans Day Celebration at Harley Davidson
Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-off Extravaganza
2013 Westown Holiday Bazaar
Grand Avenue Christmas
November 22-January 5
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