— November 2, 2006 —
- Sports administrator to give Axthelm lecture
- New Microsoft program may require configuration on MU computers
- Guidelines for 2007-08 Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
- Law Schools hosts International Restorative Justice Conference
- Every gift counts in the Community Campaign
- Sign up for benefits online!
- Metcalfe Chair to give Senior Experience Lecture
- Nominations sought for “First Year Reading Program”
- Soup with Substance Ignatian Spirituality Series continues
- Student Safety Program offers winter weather reminders
- Discuss the academic vocation and issues in higher education
- Check out Marquette’s new TV commercial
- Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
- University Events
1. Sports administrator to give Axthelm lecture
Bill Hancock, former coordinator of the NCAA men's basketball tournament and author of Riding with the Blue Moth, will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in room 001 of Cudahy Hall, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Hancock will talk about his new book, his life and his work and answer audience questions. Hancock’s son, Will, died in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of nine additional members of the Oklahoma State basketball team and support staff.
Riding with the Blue Moth is the story of Bill Hancock’s 2,747 mile cross-country bicycle trip as he struggled with his grief and depression following the death of his son.
Hancock is now administrator for college football’s Bowl Championship Series.
2. New Microsoft program may require configuration on MU computers
Microsoft has begun distributing Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) via Automatic Updates for users of Windows XP. IT Services has been performing preliminary tests of IE7 to ensure functionality with Marquette Web-based applications. In order to provide a smooth transition to Microsoft's new browser, IT Services has created a small configuration tool, which will automatically configure the firewall and the pop-up blocker to allow Marquette web-based applications to run.
If IE7 has been installed on your computer, please go online for instructions to configure your browser.
What if I still have IE6?
There is no immediate need to have IE7 installed at this time. IE6 is still supported for Marquette enterprise applications. If you have IE6, there is no need to run the configuration tool. However, once your computer's Automatic Updates switches your browser to IE7, please be sure to visit the IT Services IE7 configuration page.
Should you experience any issues with Marquette enterprise applications after IE7 has been installed, please contact the IT Services Help Desk by e-mail or at 8-7799 to request assistance.
3. 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.
4. Law School hosts International Restorative Justice Conference
Survivors and offenders affected by political conflicts from the regions of Israel/Palestine, South Africa and Northern Ireland/United Kingdom will share their personal experiences during the International Restorative Justice Conference, hosted by the Law School, on Monday, Nov. 13, in the AMU. The event will focus on the healing process for victims of political violence and their embrace of restorative justice practices, a theory used in criminal justice systems and national models to promote healing among conflicting groups.
During the morning, the conference will focus on a peacemaking circle comprised of participants from the various nations and facilitated by Dr. Mark S. Umbreit of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota and visiting professor at Marquette’s Law School. Participants will tell their stories and answer audience questions about their journeys of healing. In the afternoon, a panel discussion will feature leading human rights scholars.
For more details or to register for the conference, visit the Web site.
5. Every gift counts in the Community Campaign
The Community Campaign gives Marquette faculty and staff the opportunity to directly support scholarships, athletics and/or the flexibility to address some of the university’s most critical and emerging needs by donating to the Scholars Fund, the Blue & Gold Fund and/or the Marquette Fund, respectively. You can also support the visual and performing arts in Milwaukee with a contribution to the United Performing Arts Fund or donate to the United Way to help fund more than 150 health and human services programs.
Marquette’s campaign runs through Friday, Nov. 10. Visit the Community Campaign Web site to make a pledge online through a payroll deduction or credit card. You can also download the pledge form. If you are unable to give at this time, the online and paper forms enable you to indicate your support of the campaign. This counts as participation!
In honor of the university’s 125th Anniversary, Campaign Chairs Art Scheuber, vice president of administration, and Bob Deahl, dean of professional studies, are offering a special memento for all those who give $125 or more to the 2006-07 campaign.
Pledges received by Friday, Nov. 10, will be entered into a drawing for two Midwest Airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States.
6. Sign up for benefits online!
Employees have until Friday, Nov. 17, to maintain or modify their medical and/or dental benefits and/or to enroll for 2007 participation in the university-sponsored Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and/or dependent care.
ALL benefit eligible faculty and staff will need to access MyJob, the online employee information resource, in the next three weeks, even if you do not have or are not changing your insurance coverage. You will need to add, confirm, update and/or change your personal, emergency contact, dependent and beneficiary information during the annual enrollment period.
The benefits package mailed to employees’ homes included information on how to access MyJob. The program is available 24 hours a day from any computer with an Internet connection. There are links to MyJob in the A to Z listing on Marquette’s home page, as well as on the Resource Commons page. Or go directly to MyJob. The site is password-protected, using your eMarq user name and password. Follow directions carefully and print the confirmation page that will appear after you successfully complete each program.
If you have any questions regarding access to MyJob, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799; for questions on the content of MyJob, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.
7. Metcalfe Chair to give Senior Experience Lecture
Dr. Lewis R. Gordon will present a lecture entitled: “Of Divine Warning: A Philosophical Portrait of Monsters and the Monstrous” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
This lecture will discuss the relevance of the monstrous to our understanding of nature, evil, human kinds, and the loss of meaning in contemporary western civilization. A reception will follow in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Henke Lounge.
Dr. Gordon is visiting Marquette as the Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Chair from Temple University where he is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy and director of both the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought, and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies. He is hosted by Marquette’s Philosophy Department.
8. Nominations sought for “First Year Reading Program”
The Manresa Project is looking for suggestions for the text to be chosen for the 2007-2008 First Year Reading Program. The goals of the First Year Reading Program are to:
- Provide new students with a common educationally purposeful experience
- Offer new students an opportunity to explore their own gifts and talents and to begin to reflect upon how to use those to serve others; and
- Challenge new students to begin exploring new perspectives and ways of viewing the world.
Your suggestion should include the name of the text, the name of the author and a short description of the text. Please keep in mind that new students receive their books in late June/early July and must have it read by orientation in late August.
Please send suggestions and/or questions to Mary Ferwerda, assistant director of the Manresa Project, by e-mail or call 8-5543 by Friday, Nov. 17.
Thank you for your assistance in supporting this program on our campus.
9. Soup with Substance Ignatian Spirituality Series continues
Soup with Substance is hosting the second speaker in its Ignatian Spirituality Series on Friday, Nov. 3, at noon in suite B on the lower level of the Raynor Library.
Jill Rauh, a Marquette alumna, will talk about “What does it Mean to be Free—Social Justice and Faith that Frees.” She currently works for the Center for Social Concern in Washington D.C. coordinating the Education for Justice Web site on Catholic Social Teaching. She will reflect on how the spiritual foundation of freedom in Ignatian spirituality transformed her personal journey of faith to concern for social action.
Come join students, faculty and staff for a simple meal of soup and bread and discuss social justice and personal faith leads to freedom.
10. Student Safety Program offers winter weather reminders
As the winter weather season approaches, please take advantage of services provided by the Student Safety Programs (SSP).
With cold weather, the number of individuals requesting LIMO rides increases. By being ready and waiting for your LIMO at the address from which you call, the vans are better able to serve you and the other users of the service by continuing to move across campus without unexpected delays.
Remember that you can, and are encouraged to, call back at 8-6363 and “cancel” if you decide not to wait for a LIMO you have requested. This helps keep the vans moving and reduces long waits for passengers on the vans. We appreciate your patience as we try to accommodate all users of the service as our demands increase in inclement weather.
SSP services are available from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. Request an escort or transport by calling 8-6363. Please call the SSP information line at 8-5625 with any questions or e-mail SSP.
11. Discuss the academic vocation and issues in higher education
The Manresa Project will host a discussion and reflection on the academic vocation and urgent issues in higher education on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in conference room D of the Raynor Library.
The discussion will be based on an article, “The Truly Catholic University,” by Richard Malloy, S.J., that appeared in the Oct. 11, 2004 issue of America. Participants will receive a copy of the article in advance. Malloy challenges some recent versions of what a "truly Catholic" university looks like and explores the university's role in shaping "young people's ways of thinking and being."
The shared inquiry discussion will be led by Dr. John Pustejovsky, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Dr. Edwin Block, professor of English. Shared inquiry, made familiar by the Great Books Foundation, asks that participants read the text before discussing, focus on the text and support their opinions and that discussions leaders only ask questions, not answer them.
Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided.
Faculty are asked to register ahead of time because space is limited. Please respond by e-mail or by calling the Manresa Project at 8-0263 before Monday, Nov. 13.
12. Check out Marquette’s new TV commercial
Get a sneak preview of Marquette’s new 30-second TV commercial. You can find it online. The Web site includes a link for a free download of QuickTime, which you will need to play the video.
The commercial will be played turning broadcast of Marquette Golden Eagles games as well as selected placements during evening newscasts.
13. Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
The men’s basketball program will host an open scrimmage for Marquette employees and students only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Al McGuire Center.
Those interested in attending must present their Marquette ID at the door. Employee’s families are welcome.
Come see the Golden Eagles in their final tune-up before Sunday’s exhibition game with Cardinal Stritch.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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