New Colleagues' Convocation

August 22, 2016, 8:00am, Monaghan Ballrooms, Alumni Memorial Union

The Offices of Mission and Ministry and the Provost hold an all day seminar for all full time employees hired since August 24, 2015, where they will learn more about the history and importance of Jesuit Higher Education and Marquette University. Faculty and staff will gain a clearer understanding of the Catholic and Jesuit tradition that characterizes and animates Marquette University. We at Marquette cherish this tradition and look forward to sharing it with you as you continue your service at the university.

  Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer
8:45 a.m.

Laying the Foundation, The Story of St. Ignatius Loyola
Dr. Kathleen Coffey-Guenther, Assocaite Vice President for Mission and Ministry

9:15 a.m. Be the Difference: The Mission of Jesuit Higher Education at Marquette
Fr. Thomas Krettek, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

Reflections on Marquette's Transformation Education
1. Pursuit of Academic Excellence and Human Well Being
Dr. Kristy Nielson, Associate Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
2. Formation of the Mind and Heart
Dr. James South, Associate Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
3. Social Responsibility and Community Engagement
Dr. Daniel Bergen, Director of Engagement
4. Building a Diverse Campus Community
Dr. William Welburn, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion

11:15 a.m. Breakout Circle Discussions
12:00 p.m. Lunch - Westowne Square
Joined by Residence Hall Assistants
Campus Information Fair
1:00 p.m. President and Provost - Marquette's Vision for the Future
Dr. Michael Lovell, President
Dr. Daniel Myers, Provost
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1. Teaching in an Ignatian Way
Dr. Susan Mountin, Manresa for Faculty
Dr. Maureen McAvoy, Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Sciences


2. The Life of a Student from an Ignatian Perspective
Fr. Andy Thon, S.J., Clinical Associate Professor, College of Education

3. How can one maintain balance between our professional and personal life?
Kristin Kipp, Director of Wellness
Monica Meagher, Spiritual Director, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

4. Partners in Mission: Meet the Jesuits
Fr. Kent Beausoleil, S.J., Associate Dean, Student Development
Fr. Jeff LaBelle, S.J., Rector, Jesuit Residence, Assistant Professor, Education
Fr. John Laurance, S.J., Associate Professor, Theology
Fr. Nicky Santos, S.J., Assistant Professor, Marketing
Fr. Robert Wild, S.J., Chancelor, University Advancement
2:15 p.m. Marquette's Connection to our Neighbors
1. Master Plan
Lora Strigens, Associate Vice President for Finance
2. Near West Side Project
Rana Altenburg, Vice President for Student Affairs
3. Innovation Projects
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation
4. Intercollegiate Athletics
Sarah Bobert, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
3:00 p.m. Closing Reflection
3:15 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception
Hosted by the Marquette University Jesuit Community
O'Brien Jesuit Residence
1345 W. Wells St.


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Teaching in an Ignatian way
Dr. Susan Mountin, Director of Manresa for Faculty
Dr. Maureen McAvoy, Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Sciences   

Who are the students we are teaching and serving?

How can one maintain balance between professional and personal life?
Kristin Kipp, Director of Employee Wellness
Monica Meagher, Spiritual Director, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Partners in Mission:  Meet the Jesuits
Fr. Kent Beausoleil, S.J., Associate Dean, Student Development
Fr. Jeff LaBelle, S.J., Rector, Jesuit Residence, Associate Professor, College of Education
Fr. John Laurance, S.J., Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Fr. Nicky Santos, S.J., Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing

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Marquette's Mission

Dedicated to serving God by serving our students, faculty, and staff, Marquette University contributes to the advancement of knowledge by searching for truth, discovering and sharing knowledge, fostering personal and professional excellence, promoting a life of faith, and developing service leadership in others.

At Marquette, we believe the pursuit of excellence is a lifelong endeavor and education needs to encompass the whole person, through formation of the mind and heart. We are committed to the unfettered pursuit of truth under the mutually illuminating powers of human intelligence and Christian faith. All members of the Marquette community, from every faith tradition, give concrete expression to these beliefs by giving of themselves in service to those in need.

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