Meet Campus Ministry’s new Graduate Assistant for the upcoming academic year

Michael Werning is coordinating the weekly Soup with Substance noontime presentation on an issue related to social justice

  1. Name and Marquette connection/s: Michael Werning, Doctoral Student in the English Department and Graduate Assistant in Campus Ministry
  1. Hometown: Salzkotten, Germany
  2. Hobbies and interests: Tennis, chess, traveling, reading
  3. Favorite movie/s: The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  4. Favorite mottos/quotations: Noli timere! (“Don’t be afraid” in Latin)
  5. Currently reading: The Mysteries of Udolpho
  6. Favorite vacation spot: Ireland
  7. Education/Professional Experience & Background: Completed my Bachelor and Master degrees at Münster University in Germany
  8. What is a goal or hope you have for your work and the Marquette community for the upcoming year? I would like to do my part in making Marquette a place where everyone feels welcomed, appreciated, and safe. The Soup with Substance events for which I will be coordinator will be a great opportunity to address important, current issues and to invite the Marquette community to engage in those discussions.

Soup with Substance will once again be meeting in person with a meal this fall semester

Inspired by the “roundtable discussions” of Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement, Soup with Substance is a noontime presentation, on an issue related to social justice over a simple meal of soup and bread.

Each academic year Campus Ministry hosts nearly forty Soup with Substance Programs! If your Marquette University department or student organization has an idea for a Soup with Substance speaker or topic, please contact Michael Werning, the Soup with Substance coordinator.

Soup with Substance will be starting back up in-person and virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in AMU 163 on “Impact and meaning of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.” Can’t make it in-person? Sign up to receive the link to attend virtually.

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