- Physical Therapy professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
- Open Pantry to move, expand space in Campus Town
- Marquette named TEMPO’s 2007 Mentor of the Year
- Chinese educators on campus for two weeks
- Tom Crean to sign books in Spirit Shop
- November power lunch features Arab-American professionals
- Last day to RSVP: Faculty invited to discuss good teaching, hear Jesuit scholar
- Enjoy the sounds of holiday music
- Outspoken Disscussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hurricane Katrina
- Arab Heritage celebration continues
- Help the university save money with a free 411 service for cell phones
- Women’s spirituality discussion planned
- Participate in the Holiday Card Plan!
- Share your mid-year graduation story ideas
- This week in Marquette history
- Interchange Highlights for the week of Nov. 27
- University Events
1. Physical Therapy professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
Dr. Donald A. Neumann, professor of physical therapy, has been named the
Wisconsin Professor of the Year as part of the U.S. Professors of the
Year program. Sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support
of Education (CASE), the awards recognize professors for their influence
on teaching and their outstanding commitment to teaching undergraduate
Neumann has been a professor in the physical therapy program at
Marquette for 20 years. He is the first Marquette professor to win this
award and the only physical therapy professor to be honored by CASE
since its inception in 1981.
Neumann's primary areas of teaching are kinesiology and rehabilitation
of persons following spinal cord injury. He was awarded a Fulbright
Scholarship in the fall of 2002 to teach kinesiology to physical therapy
students at Kaunas Medical School, Kaunas, Lithuania. In 2005, as a
recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, he taught kinesiology
in the physical therapy program at Semmelweis University, Budapest,
In addition to his academic pursuits, Neumann has presented more than
200 seminars in clinical kinesiology and related topics. He draws
audiences from a diverse group of medical and health practitioners,
especially physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians,
chiropractors and athletic trainers. His lectures are based on years of clinical experience combined with knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology.
2. Open Pantry to move, expand space in Campus Town
Open Pantry Convenience Stores has signed a Letter of Intent to move from their current location on 16th street in Campus Town to the vacant location at the corner of 17th and Wells, site of the former Blockbuster location. The new store is scheduled to open in August 2007.
The new Open Pantry store will be approximately 7,200 square feet, an increase of more than 1,900 square feet from the current location. According to Campus Town officials, the new store will provide a better selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and have a made-to-order Burrito bar and coffee shop with a fireplace.
Build-out of the new store will begin after the spring semester to accommodate the current organizations that are using the space at 17th and Wells. The site of the current Open Pantry is expected to be available to meet the space needs of those organizations in 2007-08. If you have any advice for Open Pantry to meet and exceed your needs please e-mail that information to Open Pantry.
3. Marquette named TEMPO’s 2007 Mentor of the Year
Marquette has been selected as the 2007 Mentor of the Year by TEMPO Milwaukee, the leading organization for professional women in the greater Milwaukee community. The award annually honors corporations or individuals who are making a difference in their professions, communities and the lives of others.
Marquette was chosen as Mentor of the Year based on three criteria: mentoring of others, corporate achievement, and community leadership.
The award will be presented Feb. 22.
4. Chinese educators on campus for two weeks
Ten officials from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) will be on campus today through Dec. 8 for discussion on the “Principles of American Higher Education Administration.” Marquette officials will provide a two-week program for the seven Chinese deans and three administrators about higher education structures, issues and best practices.
Among the topics on the agenda are the administration of academic programs, the operation of student support services, resident life, student organizations, enrollment management, adult learning, admissions and record-keeping, research, the role of the dean in financial management, integrated international programming, faculty and department chair development, leadership and management, involving businesses and industry in the university and institutional strategic planning.
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will formally welcome the delegation at a formal reception Wednesday afternoon.
In addition to their sessions on campus, the Chinese educators will tour various sites in the Milwaukee area, including Harley Davidson, Rockwell Automation, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World. They will also visit Chicago, and attend a men’s and women’s basketball game and a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert.
The delegation will be staying in the guest wing of Mashuda Hall and eating many of their meals in residence hall dining rooms.
Men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean will sign copies of his new book, “Coaching Team Basketball,” on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marquette Spirit Shop, located on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
The book was co-authored by Ralph Pim, associate professor and director of competitive sports at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the author of six books on basketball.
Crean’s book gives insight into basketball, the ultimate team sport. It provides a step-by-step guide to developing a successful group of players, including drills that promote team-building and cooperation on the court.
For more information please call 8-3051.
6. November power lunch features Arab-American professionals
Network with professionals in various career fields. Hear real stories and experiences from experts representing diverse cultures. Get a free lunch (soup, salad, or sandwich buffet for attendees).
Each month will feature a panel of professionals representing various career fields and the cultural heritage of that particular month’s celebration. Topics covered will include career information specific to each professional’s area of expertise and a focus on real experiences including stories of challenge and success.
The monthly sessions will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the
Career Services Center Seminar Room on the first floor of Holthusen Hall.
The November power lunch is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30. Speakers include: Dr. Robert Ashmore, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy; Yasser Ahmad, agent for All State Insurance; and Ihsan Atta, President of Opus Corporation.
Dates and topics for future power lunches are:
- Wednesday, Jan. 31: Celebrating Civil Rights Activists
- Wednesday, Feb. 28: Black/African American Heritage
- Friday, Mar. 30: Women in Diversity
- Wednesday, April 25: Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage
More details, including a list of panelists, may be found online.
This monthly program is a collaborative effort between the Career Services Center and the Office of Student Development’s Intercultural Programs.
7. Last day to RSVP: Faculty invited to discuss good teaching, hear Jesuit scholar
All full and part-time members of the Marquette faculty are invited to join with faculty colleagues from across campus to talk with each other about good teaching and listen to an outstanding speaker. The event, which includes dinner, is limited to the first 80 participants. RSVP to the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 or e-mail by today, Monday, Nov. 27.
On Thursday, Nov. 30, Howard Gray, S.J., will speak about “Teaching as an Autobiographical Event” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lunda Room of the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU).
Father Gray currently serves as assistant to the president for mission and identity at John Carroll University and will rejoin the administration of Georgetown University in fall of 2007. His speech is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Marquette Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Mission and Identity, in cooperation with the Office of the Provost
The second event the following evening is “An Evening of Reflection on the Vocation of Teaching.” Father Gray will lead an evening of reflection, prayer and discussion from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec.1, in the Chapel of the Holy Family on the second floor of the AMU. The session, sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, is designed for those who wish to explore more deeply the spiritual dimensions of teaching in their own lives. RSVP to the Faber Center at 8-5059 or by e-mail. Walk-in participants are also welcome.
8. Enjoy the sounds of holiday music
Enjoy the sounds of holiday music at the upcoming Marquette University Chorus and Marquette University Symphonic Band Christmas concerts.
The chorus will hold its winter concert, “Lessons and Carols,” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gesu Parish Center. The band will perform its “Spirit of Christmas” concert on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. The band concert will also feature a performance by the orchestra.
Admission to both concerts is free, and all are welcome to attend.