Celebrate the MU Centennial of Women: Women's Week Events

Released: 10/1/09

In 1909, Marquette University became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. Since that time, the role of women at Marquette has changed and expanded dramatically, with women now making up more than 50 percent of the student body. During the 2009-10 school year, Marquette will celebrate the 100th anniversary of this landmark event in the university’s history.

The following events will take place during Women's Week, October 5-9. Listed events are open to the public; in some cases registration is required.

October 1-11
"Censored on Final Approach"
Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre
A play written and directed by Phylis Ravel as a tribute to the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.

October 5 – 9
Food Drive
There will be a food drive all week to support Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force: bring non-perishables to the bin in the AMU.

Tuesday, October 6
11:30 a.m.
Mother Teresa Statue Dedication
West Mall, near St. Joan of Arc Chapel
There will also be a Hunger Task Force bin at the statue dedication—honor the spirit of Mother Teresa with a donation of canned goods or other non-perishables.

Tuesday, October 6
6:00 p.m.
" Living History: Marquette Women Through the Decades"
AMU Ballroom
This program, featuring alumnae from four different decade, will be moderated by Mike Gousha from the Marquette Law School.

Thursday, October 8
7:00 p.m.
Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, honorary degree conferral and address:
Varsity Theatre, Reception and book signing to follow
Tickets Required.
Tickets may be picked up on campus in the Brooks Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Monday through Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are limited to two per person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


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