- Midyear Graduation speaker named
- Plan to hear what Marquette professors are researching
- TV special celebrates Marquette’s 125th Anniversary
- Reconciliation service planned
- D2L will be upgraded later this month
- Molecular Dynamics is subject of Chemistry Colloquium
- Mathematics Colloquium addresses isolated flats
- Christmas concerts scheduled this weekend
- Getting snow closing information
- Marquette purchases building on 19th Street
- Town meeting for faculty planned
- Ex libris offers ideas for holiday reading
- Support Midnight Run with a holiday donation
- Bayanihan Student Organization holds 10th annual fashion show
- Win with the Marquette Women's Basketball Team
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- Brighten the holidays for area children
- Rec Plex offers free classes next week
- University Events
1. Midyear Graduation speaker named
Dr. Heather Hathaway, associate dean for academic affairs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will be the speaker at the midyear graduation on Sunday, Dec. 17. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
The Baccalaureate Mass is on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
For more information about midyear graduation, go online.
2. Plan to hear what Marquette professors are researching
The Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy next week 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. TV special celebrates Marquette’s 125th Anniversary
A Milwaukee Public Television special honoring Marquette University’s 125th anniversary will premiere on MPTV-10 and MPTV-HD on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.
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 MU 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 MU Board of Trustees’ first female chair; Gregory Stanford, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial writer and columnist; Pascual Rodriguez, principal, Bruce Guadalupe Middle School; and MU nursing student, Tim Kummer.
The program is an MPTV production. Jim Peck, leadership advancement officer, is the host and Jane Bieterman is the producer.
4. Reconciliation service planned
University Ministry will sponsor an Advent Reconciliation Service on Monday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
5. D2L will be upgraded later this month
Marquette’s online course management system, Desire2Learn (D2L), will be upgraded to a new version on Dec. 20. Although this upgrade will bring some new functionality, the basic operation of D2L will remain familiar to current users.
The most noticeable change may be the D2L login page, which will have a new look and contain links to D2L resources, documentation, training and more. There will also be improvements to many other familiar functions including News, Quizzes, the HTML editor, and the ability to more easily copy components from a previous site into a new one.
The D2L upgrade will take approximately 24 hours to accomplish and will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, through 7 a.m. the following day. During this time students and faculty will not have access to D2L.
If you are interested in faculty training, it is offered at a variety of days and times. Click here for dates and to register. If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.
6. Molecular Dynamics is subject of Chemistry Colloquium
Dr. Misha Ovchinnikov from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester is the featured speaker this week for the Department of Chemistry’s 2006 Fall Colloquium.
Dr. Ovchinnikov will discuss “Semiclassical Molecular Dynamics: New Methods and Their Application to Linear and Non-Linear Spectroscopy” on Friday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Refreshments will be served at 3:40 p.m.
For more information, please call 8-3515.
7. Mathematics Colloquium addresses isolated flats
Dr. Chris Hruska from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the UW-Milwaukee will discuss “Nonpositively Curved Spaces with Isolated Flats” at the Department olf Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Colloquium tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in room 401 of Cudahy Hall.
Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served in room 342 at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome.
8. Christmas concerts scheduled this weekend
The Marquette University Chorus will hold its winter concert, “Lessons and Carols”, on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gesu Parish Center.
Join the Liturgical Choir, Marquette Chorus, Chamber Choir, and The Naturals for a celebration of Christ’s birth through word and song. The fifth annual Lessons and Carols concert, titled “O Come, Emmanuel,” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Gesu Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
The Marquette University Symphonic Band concert, “Spirit of Christmas,” is on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. The program will feature a performance from the orchestra as well as the symphonic band.
Both concerts and free and open to all.