— September 11, 2006 —

Contents

  1. Sept. 11 Observance moved
  2. Vote on Tuesday, Sept. 12
  3. Celebrate Constitution Day
  4. Alumni in Action: Hear how they bring their Marquette experience to life
  5. Sabbatical plans, reports due next month
  6. Guide provides assistance for new and adjunct faculty
  7. Career Services Center plans open house
  8. World-famous energy researcher to speak at Marquette
  9. University Ministry offers course, discussion group
  10. This Week in Marquette History
  11. Week of September 11, 2006 Interchange Highlights
  12. University Events

1. Sept. 11 Observance moved

Marquette’s Tri-ROTC (Army, Navy, and Air Force) units will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2001 today at 3 p.m. in Ballroom E of Alumni Memorial Union with a remembrance colors ceremony, remarks by an Iraq war veteran, a prayer from Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and music by the Marquette Band. All are welcome to attend. an outdoor ceremony was originally planned.

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2. Vote on Tuesday, Sept. 12

The Wisconsin primary election takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The university is encouraging students, regardless of party affiliation, to exercise their right to vote. Information on voting locations and other guidelines is available for students online.

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3. Celebrate Constitution Day

Marquette will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18, with a panel discussion entitled, “Is the (“Living”?) Constitution a Sound Basis for Our Government Today?” in the Raynor Library Conference Rooms B and C from 4 to 6 p.m. Panelists will include Gordon Hylton, professor of Law; John McAdams, associate professor of political science; Jeffrey Sachse, visiting instructor of political science; and Christopher Wolfe, professor of political science.

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4. Alumni in Action: Hear how they bring their Marquette experience to life

Get ready to be inspired by the stories of alumni who have put their faith and learning to work in the real world. In honor of the university’s 125th anniversary, the Manresa Project  is hosting the following free events:

"The 'Best' is Beyond the Workplace"
Darren Jackson, Bus Ad '86, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Best Buy, will share how he uses his position to help the community. Reception to follow. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Alumni Memorial Union, Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium

"Soup with Substance: Breaking Through Poverty and Injustice"
Pascual Rodriguez, Arts '97, principal of Guadalupe Community School in Milwaukee, will discuss the work he does with his school and greater community. Soup will be served. Noon, Friday, Sept. 22, in Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227

"Destination Dessert: Following Faith to Find Your Future"
Rev. James P. Flaherty, S.J., Arts '78, and Stephanie Russell, Arts '83, executive director of University Mission & Identity, will speak after the 4 p.m. Sunday Mass. Dessert will be served. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in Alumni Memorial Union, Room 254

"Destination Dinner: Different Professions; One World to Serve"
Meet Robert Horkheimer, Arts '97, Grad '99, a physical therapist who teaches physical therapy in San Salvador and offers a free clinic in Milwaukee; Tatiana Jones, Arts '05, a teacher at Milwaukee’s Pius XI High School who is taking a group of students to Costa Rica to distribute school supplies; and Kathryn Renee Weber, Arts '99, a Chicago attorney who represents non-citizens before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and who previously worked at the Center for Victims of Torture. Come hungry: Dinner will be served. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room

"Women in the Workplace, in the Community and in the Home: How to do it All"
Mary Ellen Bolger Stanek, Arts '78, managing director and chief investment officer for Baird Advisors, will share how she balances the demands of work and home and discuss how Marquette contributed to her professional success. Reception to follow. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, Raynor Library, Lower Conference

To RSVP for any of these events, please call Mary Ferwerda at (414) 288-7205.

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5. Sabbatical plans, reports due next month

Faculty sabbatical plans and fellowship plans for 2007-08 and sabbatical reports from 2005-06 are due Monday, Oct. 16, to the Office of the Provost, room 205. Go to http://www.marquette.edu/provost/sabbatical for sabbatical information, including guidelines, the enrollment form and other materials.

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6. Guide provides assistance for new and adjunct faculty

The Center for Teaching and Learning has developed a Guide for New and Adjunct Faculty. The guide contains a wealth of material that will be very useful to new and adjunct faculty, including tips on teaching and course management, information on resources and policies at Marquette and things to do and see in the Milwaukee area.

The guide is available on the Center for Teaching and Learning home page from both the Resources and Faculty Development tabs or directly online.

The center would appreciate feedback on aspects of the guide that are helpful or need to be strengthened. Please help us to make the next edition better. Email your comments to Dr. David Buckholdt.

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7. Career Services Center plans open house

The Career Services Center will hold an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from noon to 3 p.m.  The event will include tours of the office and an introduction to the range of services that the Career Services Center offers to students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as free food and numerous giveaways and prizes.  It is a great opportunity for students to learn how the Career Services Center can help them achieve their career goals. 

Please encourage your students to attend this event.  Faculty and staff are also invited to attend. 

The Career Services Center is located on the first floor of in Holthusen Hall (next to Varsity Theater).

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8. World-famous energy researcher to speak at Marquette

The Marquette University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
and the Water Quality Center will host one of the world's foremost researchers of sustainability and renewable energy later this month.

Dr. Gatze Lettinga of Wageningen University, The Netherlands, will present a seminar on "Needs and Approaches for Global Sustainability" from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in room 141 of the William Wehr Physics Building. Marquette students, personnel and the general public  are welcome to attend.

Due to global warming, population growth, and resource overuse, there is a pressing need to adopt more sustainable technologies for global development. The place of anaerobic digestion and other technologies in sustainable development, assistance to developing nations, pollution reduction and greenhouse gas emissions reduction will be discussed.

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9. University Ministry offers course, discussion group

Do you wonder if it is possible to want less and spend less and be happier and more fulfilled in the process? Do you want to live life more intentionally?   University Ministry will be offering a discussion course in Voluntary Simplicity to explore these questions and more.  Come to the Registration/Orientation session on Monday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. in AMU 254 to get more information and sign up.
  
Would you like future generations to grow up with a stronger connection with nature and less from the effects consumerism?  University Ministry is piloting a small group discussion on these issues using the discussion course, “Healthy Children/Healthy Planet”.  This program will be offered on seven Tuesdays beginning Sept. 19 from noon until 1 p.m. 

For more information on either session, contact Gerry Fischer or call 288-3687

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10. This Week in Marquette History

In This Week in Marquette History, the most devastating terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred as morning classes began.

Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.

This Week in Marquette History is a project of the Marquette University Department of History.

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11. Week of Sept. 11, 2006 Interchange Highlights

1. The connector ramp from northbound I-43/94 to westbound I-94 will close on September 13, and will not reopen until late 2008.  This will make the 25th and Clybourn off ramp unavailable from northbound I-43/94. From the south, the following exits will be available to the Marquette University campus:
·   Kilbourn until January 2007
·   McKinley after September 15, 2006
·   Plankinton after mid-October 2006
·   National Avenue; 6th or 16th Street

2.  The on ramp to northbound I-43 from McKinley/ Fond du Lac will open on Sept. 15.  This will eliminate the need to go all the way to North Avenue and will be the best point to access northbound I-43, until the on ramp at 10th and Highland opens in late November of 2006.

3. Northbound I-43 north of Wells will fully reopen on Sept. 15.  There will be three full lanes in the new northbound roadway.  Southbound I-43 will temporarily have two lanes in the southbound roadway until mid-October, when all three southbound lanes will be opened.

4. From midnight on Friday, Sept.15, until 5 a.m. the following Saturday morning Michigan/ Tory Hill/ Clybourn will be the detour route for a partial freeway closure.  This through-campus detour is a one time situation due to other ramp closures—this is not the normal route!

5. Overnight pavement-breaking north of Tory Hill on northbound I-43 will take place this week.  The noisiest work should be completed by midnight.

6. Sign-up for the fourth quarter of Easy Pass (Marquette’s faculty and staff payroll deduction program for the Milwaukee County Transit System) is underway.  Sign up in Union Station in the AMU between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before this Friday, September 15, to get a pass valid from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.  The Easy Pass provides unlimited rides aboard Milwaukee County buses in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles.

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12. University Events

Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.

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