Hi <<First Name>>,
I hope you enjoy the updates below. Thank you for all you do to promote peace. And, as always, we hope to see you at our upcoming events.Peace,
Patrick Kennelly, Director
Awards & Recognition
Peacemaking student is recipient of AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award
We congratulate Emily Landes (Arts & Sciences ’15) for being selected as the recipient of the Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) 2015 Ignatian Leadership Award. This award honors a graduating senior woman who excels academically, demonstrates leadership skills, and volunteeres her services to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities. The recipient also strives to live out the Ignatian ideals through her work, volunteer efforts and commitments to family, classmates, and peers.
Emily's involvement with the Center for Peacemaking has been extensive: she received the M&J Fellowship for Peace, she served as the president of the Peacemakers student organization, and she worked in our office and as a nonviolence educator in the Peace Works program.
Publications & Presentations
Alumna featured in academic journal on peace and conflict studies
Ciara McHugh, Arts & Sciences ’13 and recipient of Center for Peacemaking student fellowships, has been published in the academic journal of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. Her article discusses the relationship between gender, violence, and language using case studies of Rwanda and the United States. McHugh explores the effects of gender-othering and how rhetoric can fuel beliefs and actions toward or away from peace.
You can read her article "Femme Fatale: A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Societal Impacts of Gendering Language" starting on page 46 of the Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict 2014 Edition
Peacemaker in Residence shares message of following conscience
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright spent several days on campus visiting classes and engaging students. In each of her presentations she challenged students to consider how their career choices contribute to the common good. The highlight of the week was a panel discussion between Wright, Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., and Dr. Terrence Rynne, facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Russell that explored the topics of peacemaking, pacifism, and just war.
Her visit was covered in the Marquette Tribune
and she was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The Kathleen Dunn Show."
Awards & Recognition
Students selected to participate in trip to Ethiopia with Catholic Relief Services
This summer two students will travel with Center for Peacemaking staff and delegates of the Southeastern Wisconsin Initiative for CRS to Ethiopia. The group will visit and contribute to various CRS peacemaking projects and programs that are changing lives.
Congratulations to Kayce Scherzer (Nursing '17) and Rebecca Zellelew (Arts & Sciences '15) on being selected to participate in this program. They were selected to participate in the program after attending several meetings in which students learned about Ethiopia, CRS, and the CRS integral human development framework.