As students and faculty leave campus for the summer, I am excited to share that many of them will dedicate significant portions of their break to working on projects that promote peace and justice around the globe.
Thank you for all you do to support the Center, students, and faculty. I look forward to sharing the results of their summer projects and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the updates below.
Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking, was announced as one of eighteen nominees for Pax Christi USA's 2016 Teacher of Peace Award.
Those nominated for the award are recognized for following the tradition of Sr. Thea Bowman, Dan Berrigan, Cesar Chávez, Dianna Ortiz, Dorothy Day, Ray East, Bishop Gumbleton, and Pope Paul VI whose lives and work exemplify the theme of Pope Paul VI’s World Day of Peace message, “To reach peace, teach peace.”
Nominees announced for 2016 Teacher of Peace Award
| Pax Christi USA
Awards & Recognition
Peacemaking student receives DSA Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Award for Leadership
We congratulate Max Bertellotti (Arts & Sciences ’16) for being selected as the recipient of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) 2016 Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Award for Leadership. This award honors a graduating senior for leadership contributions that have increased in depth and breadth to the Marquette and Milwaukee communities during the course of his or her undergraduate career. This is the highest honor presented by the Division of Student Affairs and is for a student leader who embodies the ideals expressed in the University Mission.
Max's involvement with the Center for Peacemaking has been extensive: he served as a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) student ambassador, completed an honors program seminar taught by Center for Peacemaking staff, and worked as a research assistant on the PARC initiative.
In the News
Remembrance of Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J. at Marquette
Earlier this month Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J., scholar in residence at the Center for Peacemaking, celebrated Mass in gratitude and remembrance for the life and work of Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, S.J.
Through the mass and a student's newspaper article for the Marquette Wire, Berrigan's commitment to non-violence, care for our brothers and sisters around the globe, and peacemaking was shared across campus.
Ryan McCarthy's article on Daniel Berrigan
| Marquette Wire
In the News
PARC initiative featured in Marquette Magazine
The PARC initiative is highlighted in the Spring 2016 edition of Marquette Magazine as one way Marquette is taking an active role in being a good neighbor. Patrick Kennelly, principal investigator of the PARC initiative, leads community partners, Marquette students, and faculty to gather and analyze data on civic engagement, crime, and economic spending to strategically implement interventions. Read the article to learn more about PARC and how students like Shivani Chokshi, a peace studies major, are making a difference on Milwaukee's Near West Side.
Near West Side Partners
| Marquette Magazine