Briefs – January 27, 2011

NW Staff

Presentation explores anger

On Friday, Jan. 28, from 3:10 to 5 p.m., the department of psychology will be hosting a presentation, which is part Discourses from the Academy: The Colloquium Series. Zach Cogley, assistant professor for the department of philosophy, will be the presenter.

“We are pleased to extend an invitation to all interested persons; faculty, staff, students (and) members of the public to join us in listening to and participating in this session of our 2010-2011 Colloquia Series,” Cogley said.

The presentation is titled “Anger, the Vice of Wrath, and the Virtue of Patience.” Cogley will discuss the misunderstanding and significance of anger.

“In this talk, I show the flaws in the standard view by exploring the three important functions that anger serves,” Cogley said.

This presentation is free and will be held in 167 Gries Hall.

— Shaina James

Film showcases tree planting

On Monday, Jan. 31, the Marquette community is invited to watch “Taking Root,” a film that showcases Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai’s efforts to help women in Kenya change their lives by planting trees.

The film is one of five in a film series honoring Martin Luther King Jr., presented by the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development and the Multicultural Education and Resource Center.

“Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged people to change their own lives and the community like Maathai did in Kenya,” said Jaime Engvall, AmeriCorps VISTA at the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development.

The film will be presented in Whitman Commons at 7 p.m. Discussion will follow.

— Nikki Mitchell

Personal boundaries discussed

A SkillBuilder! on the power of boundary in relationships will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in the The Back Room of the University Center.

John Olesnavage is a licensed psychologist with a private practice here in Marquette. He has researched and written about boundary for the past 15 years.

“This SkillBuilder! workshop, ‘The Power of Boundary,’ highlights the role personal boundary plays in success and relationship,” said Olesnavage. “It will examine characteristics of a healthy boundary, ways to identify boundary problems and strategies for repairing them,” he said.

—Heather Marshall