— December 4, 2006 —
- Special Celebrates Marquette’s 125th Anniversary
- Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy is tomorrow
- Prostate cancer is subject of Biology Seminar
- Faculty: Guidelines for 2007-08 Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Friday
- Bayanihan Student Organization holds 10th annual fashion show
- Win with the Marquette Women's Basketball Team
- Get your “We Are Marquette” poster
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- Jesuit to Direct Advent Day of Reflection
- This week in Marquette History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 4
- University Events
1. Special Celebrates Marquette’s 125th Anniversary
A Milwaukee Public Television special honoring Marquette University’s 125th anniversary will premiere tonight at 7 p.m. on MPTV-10 and MPTV-HD.
The program, “I Remember Special: Marquette University, 125 Years Old and Going Strong,” begins with the founding of the Catholic, Jesuit university in 1881 and traces its development into a highly respected institution of higher learning. The university’s impact both locally and nationally is explored through the eyes of its leaders, faculty, alumni and others.
Guests include Marquette president Robert Wild, S.J.; Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history; U.S. Federal Court Judge Diane Sykes; Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director of R.W. Baird and the Marquette Board of Trustees’ first female chair; Gregory Stanford, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial writer and columnist; Pascual Rodriguez, principal, Bruce Guadalupe Middle School; and Marquette nursing student, Tim Kummer.
The program is an MPTV production. Jim Peck, leadership advancement officer, is the host and Jane Bieterman is the producer.
2. Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy is tomorrow
The Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy tomorrow will feature seven colloquy sessions and 33 poster presentations.
The event will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union. A reception will follow.
Presentations focus on projects that will take place in the next 12 months. Some are in the planning stages; others have preliminary results. Three $1,000 grants will be awarded based on the presentations. The posters include research from biological sciences, biomedical sciences, computer science, dentistry, engineering, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, political science, and speech pathology and audiology.
Provost Madeline Wake said the Forward Thinking session is a “unique opportunity for the university community to see the high caliber of research occurring here at Marquette.” Bill Wiener, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, praised the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in faculty research. “Our faculty extend their teaching to their research, enhancing opportunities for our students to become involved in the discovery of knowledge in its purest sense and mentoring a new generation of researchers,” he said.
Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering, and his students will present three colloquy sessions on the following topics: 1:20 p.m. - Standing Balance: A Biplanar Model for Children with Cerebral Palsy; 1:45 p.m. - Quantitative Characterization of Gait Kinematics in Patients with Hallux Rigidus Using the Milwaukee Foot Model; and 2:10 p.m. - Foot and Ankle Kinematics in Patients with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. All colloquy and poster sessions involve at least one student on the presenting research team.
Other colloquy sessions are: 1:20 p.m. - Dr. Christine Krueger, associate professor of English and director of core curriculum, Mentoring and Collaboration: Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Research in Literature and Law; 1:45 p.m. Dr. Olga Yakusheva, assistant professor of economics, On the Relationship between Income and Body Fat: Thin Bodies and Thin Wallets?; 2:35 p.m. - Dr. Christopher Stockdale, assistant professor of physics, Radio Observations of the Supernova 2001em; and 3 p.m. - Dr. Dawai Liu, assistant professor of developmental sciences/orthodontics, Mechanisms of Mechanically-Induced External Apical Root Resorption in Orthodontics.
The Web site for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs includes a schedule for the colloquy and a list of all poster presentations.
3.Prostate cancer is subject of Biology Seminar
Dr. Colleen Lawton from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is the featured speaker this week for the Department of Biological Sciences’ Seminar Program.
Dr. Lawton will discuss “Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer, is Cure Possible?” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building.
The Biology Seminar series is supported by the Scholl Endowment and Wehr Foundation. For more information please call 8-7356.
4. Faculty: Guidelines for 2007-08 Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
Applications for the three types of grants awarded to Marquette faculty as part of the Way Klingler Faculty Development Program are available online. The program features a series of awards intended to advance research and scholarship and was made possible through an $18 million donation by Helen Way Klingler announced in May 2004.
Applications are invited for the following funding for the 2007-08 academic year:
Way Klingler Fellowship: Given to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank with significant scholarship and higher potential. Faculty will be nominated by academic deans or self-nominated with dean endorsement.
Based upon a recommendation from the selection committee, Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in two categories labeled “science” or “humanities.” Science applicants are those with a track record of strong research funding whose research requires higher expense items such as equipment, supplies, and research staff. Typically, those from the natural sciences, engineering and biomedical science would address this category. Humanities applicants are those with a national recognition for scholarship whose critical research requirements may be time, access to information, and travel. Typically, those from the humanities, communication, business administration, and education would address this category. It would be appropriate for many disciplines, for example social sciences and nursing, to address either category depending on the research. The selection of category is not one set by discipline, but rather is determined by the applicant.
Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2007, one in each applicant designated area of science or humanities. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The fellows will be chosen by the designated selection committee. The application deadline for submission by the deans is Mar. 1, 2007.
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards: Supports promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. Up to four awards will be given for 2007-08 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one semester sabbatical. Individuals will be selected by the Committee on Research. The application deadline is Feb. 8, 2007.
Way Klingler Interdisciplinary Teaching Award: The purpose of this award is to stimulate interdisciplinary teaching and learning through innovative collaborations. A $20,000 award will be given to a faculty team from at least two disciplines across colleges or across Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences areas (i.e., natural sciences, humanities and social sciences) that propose an interdisciplinary course/teaching project. The team to receive the award will be selected by the Committee on Teaching and the application deadline is Mar. 5, 2007.
5. Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Friday
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is this Friday, Dec. 8. Masses of anticipation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Gesu Church and at 10 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family (on the second floor of the AMU). There will be no 10 p.m. Mass at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on this day.
There will be a noon Mass on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Chapel of the Holy Family.
6. Bayanihan Student Organization holds 10th annual fashion show
The Bayanihan Student Organization will holds its fall fashion show, entitled "Vintage," on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union.
The fall fashion show has served as a symbol of Marquette's diversity and commitment to service. The Bayanihan Student Organization works to promote, educate and celebrate the Filipino culture and spirit.
Find out more information online.
Win with the Marquette Women's Basketball Team
The Residence Hall Association and Marquette Women’s Basketball are sponsoring Crazy Fans on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
The Marquette women take on the Mountaineers of West Virginia at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.
The night will kick off with a tailgate at 6:30 p.m. and a free mini megaphone giveaway. Contests include free throw competitions, an attendance competition for Residence Halls and university-owned apartments, raffles and the Craziest Fan competition.
8. Get your “We Are Marquette” poster
Pick up a copy of the Thursday, Dec. 7, Marquette Tribune for a free copy of a “We Are Marquette” poster. Bring it to the men’s basketball game against the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 9. Post it in your window. Display it in your room.
WE ARE MARQUETTE!
9. Sign up for Easy Pass
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $208 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save you money. Signup for the Easy Pass program is currently taking place in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during January, February and March. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, Dec. 8, and start saving!
10. Jesuit to direct Advent Day of Reflection
On Saturday, Dec.16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Gesu Parish will sponsor an Advent day of reflection. Fr. Bob Dufford, S.J., internationally acclaimed composer and musician, will be the director. This event is free, although registration is required. To register or for further information call 8-7412.
11. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, Elvis was banned from the student union, and the Alumni Association hosted its first literary symposium.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in Marquette History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
12. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 4
1. Weather-related issues delayed the major traffic changes scheduled for earlier last week. All of them have since been completed. Please see the interchange Web site for details on these changes.
2. Eleventh Street between Lot J and Tory Hill will soon become one-way southbound again. This return to 11th Street’s original pattern was made possible when Wisconsin Avenue opened, and will help eliminate confusion associated with the mid-block traffic shift.
3. Northbound traffic on 16th Street at Clybourn will be restricted to the left lane all day on Wednesday and Thursday, December 6 and 7.
4. Now that the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge is open, left turns are again illegal for eastbound traffic onto 12th from Wisconsin Avenue. Left turns are allowed at 13th Street.
5. Tenth Street is open again from Wisconsin Avenue to Wells Street. Tenth Street between Wisconsin and Michigan will remain closed until later this winter.
6. St. Paul between 5th and 13th will be closed overnight to through traffic from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, December 4 and 5.
7. Paving on 11th Street north of Wells is in progress on the west half of the roadway, restricting traffic to a single lane on the east half of the roadway. Both halves will be completed this year.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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