— September 21, 2006 —
- Board of Trustees elects new officers
- Trustees accept strategic plan
- Two new trustees elected
- New major in Catholic Theology approved
- Two weekend events continue Alumni in Action programming
- Check out Marquette's new ads
- Covering Katrina: College of Communication hosts noted journalists
- Meeting set for part-time faculty
- Chemistry Department announces Fall Colloquium
- Tolkien expert to speak at library
- Movie "Searching for Angela Shelton" explores issue of abuse
- Finance offices to close early tomorrow
- Health sciences plans Career fair
- Student Safety Programs offer reminders for the fall sports season
- Encourage students to get immunizations
- Marquette volleyball is on national television this weekend
- University Events
1. Board of Trustees elects new officers
Mary Ellen Stanek, Arts ’78, has been elected chair of the Marquette Board of Trustees. She succeeds John Bergstrom who served as chair for three years. Stanek joined the board in 1999 and was elected vice chair in 2003. She is the first woman to serve as chair of the board.
“Mary Ellen Stanek’s significant professional achievements at Robert W. Baird & Co. and her dedicated philanthropic service throughout the Milwaukee area make her an exceptional person to lead Marquette into the future,” said Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J.
Stanek has more than 27 years of investment management experience, currently serving as managing director and director of asset management for Robert W. Baird & Co., where she also serves as president of Baird Funds. She previously held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Firstar Investment Research & Management Co.
Stanek holds numerous leadership and service positions, serving on the board of three companies and numerous nonprofit organizations. She is a past recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Person for Others Award, the Business Journal Women of Influence Award, the Professional Dimensions Sacagawea Award and Baird's Brenton H. Rupple Citizenship Award, among others.
The board also elected two vice chairs, Darren R. Jackson, Bus Ad '86, and John J. Stollenwerk, Sp ’62, Grad ’66. Jackson, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Best Buy, has been a trustee since 2004. Stollenwerk, chairman of Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp. and Agricol Empreedimentos Mineiro, Ltd. (Brazil), was elected to the board of trustees in 1991.
2.Trustees accept strategic plan
The Marquette Board of Trustees Wednesday accepted the university’s strategic plan
The strategic plan follows the presidential priorities set by Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., last February. “This is the culmination of more than two years of discernment and discussion that involved more than 400 faculty, administrators and staff,” Provost Madeline Wake said. “Now we begin the hard work of putting plans into action, including prioritizing and determining fiscal feasibility.”
The plan includes seven goals:
- Enhance undergraduate education.
- Strengthen graduate and professional programs.
- Increase research and scholarship.
- Foster an inclusive and culturally diverse community.
- Optimize student learning through enhanced infrastructure.
- Enrich the support for faculty and staff.
- Increase the university’s financial strength.
A copy of the accepted plan, including objectives for each goal, is online.
3. Two new trustees elected
John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77, and Edward F. Kosnik, Eng ’66, were elected to the Marquette Board of Trustees Wednesday.
Based in New York, Ferraro is the senior vice chairman of Ernst & Young, responsible for client service. He began his career with Ernst & Young in 1977 in Milwaukee and served a variety of global companies during the past 26 years. Currently, he serves as the senior advisory partner for several clients, including Wal-Mart, Walt Disney Company, Newell Rubbermaid, Harley Davidson, Brunswick and the S.C. Johnson & Son Family companies. Ferraro also chairs both the firm’s gender equity task force and the ethnicity diversity task force.
Kosnik is a private investor and a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P., one of the largest independent refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States with approximately 5,350 miles of pipeline and 44 refined petroleum products terminals that have an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 17.2 million barrels. Prior to joining Buckeye Partners, L.P., he held high-ranking positions with Berwind Group, Inc., a private, diversified operating and investment company; Alexander and Alexander, Inc., a global insurance broker and risk management company; JWP, Inc., a global mechanical and electrical contractor and facility manager; Sprague Technologies; Penn Central; and Arvida Corporation
4.New major in Catholic Theology approved
The Board of Trustees Wednesday approved a new major in Catholic Theology. The major will replace an existing teaching major in religious studies.
Mike McKinney, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the major was developed in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s newly revised curriculum for theology in Catholic high schools and will meet the standards for high school theology teachers that the archdiocese is expected to set. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for Catholic colleges and universities to develop theological education programs that meet the needs of those involved in the religious instruction of Catholic youth, and curriculum standards for theology are being developed in dioceses across the country.
“This is a specific program designed to teach Catholic doctrine and theology,” according to Rev. John Laurance, S.J., chair of the Theology Department. He said the department’s theology major introduces students to Christian and Jewish traditions, as well as world religions.
The major in Catholic Theology will require 36 credits in theology, including eight required courses and three electives. In addition, students will be required to take 19 credits in the School of Education. The new major will begin in fall 2007.
5. Two weekend events continue Alumni in Action programming
The weeklong Alumni in Action programming, sponsored by the Manresa Project in connection with the university’s 125th Anniversay, will continue this weekend with a Soup with Substance dinner on Friday, Sept. 22, and a Destination Dessert event on Sunday. The Alumni in Action programming throughout the year will share the stories of alumni who put their faith and learning to work in the professional world.
How can teachers make a difference in students’ lives? The principal of Guadalupe Community School in Milwaukee, Pascual Rodriguez, Arts '97, will discuss his work with the children at Guadalupe and in the greater community on Friday, Sept. 22, at noon in the AMU, room 227. Soup will be served.
College students often find themselves struggling to discern their vocation in life. Rev. James P. Flaherty, S.J., Arts '78, and Stephanie Russell, Arts '83, executive director of University Mission & Identity, will speak Sunday about faith as a guiding force when making plans for the future. The presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m.in AMU 254, immediately following the 4 p.m. Mass at Gesu Catholic Church. Dessert will be served.
6. Check out Marquette’s new ads
Marquette will launch its 2006-07 advertising campaign in tomorrow’s Business Journal.
Ads will run each week in the People on the Move page of the publication. Coordinating banner ads will run on JS Online.
The introductory ad features the tower of Marquette Hall and the tagline: “Be the Difference.” The ads are themed to emphasize how Marquette students, faculty and alumni make a difference in the world. Subsequent ads feature Marquette's president, Rev. Robert Wild, S.J.; Jeff Joerres, Bus Ad ’83, a trustee and CEO of Manpower, Inc.; Dr. Kristy Nielson, associate professor of psychology; Chalie Nevarez, an engineering student; Christine Schindler, a graduate student in nursing; and Dwayne Wade, former Marquette basketball player and now an NBA star.
You can preview all the ads online.
7. Covering Katrina: College of Communication hosts noted journalists
How do journalists respond to and report on national disasters? Two members of the media who were in New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath will discuss how the media dealt with that disaster. As part of the Lucius W. Nieman lecture series, Susan Feeney, the senior editor of All Things Considered on National Public Radio, and James O’Byrne, the features editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, will present Covering Katrina on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in room 105 of Straz Hall, College of Business Administration.
Feeney reported from New Orleans in the weeks after the storm and again six months later. She steered the network’s six-month anniversary coverage, including a week of co-hosting All Things Considered from New Orleans. O’Byrne was among those at the epicenter of the Times-Picayune’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The newspaper won two Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage, one for breaking news and a second for public service.
8. Meeting set for part-time faculty
Part-time faculty are invited to meet with Dr. Rob Slocum, part-time faculty representative to the Committee on Faculty, on Friday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. until noon in AMU 448.
Stephen Duffy, associate vice president of human resources at Marquette, will be present to discuss benefits available for part-time faculty. After the discussion of benefits, Dr. Slocum will speak with part-time faculty about any concerns they may have. Part-time faculty unable to attend the meeting may contact Rob Slocum.
9. Chemistry Department announces Fall Colloquium
Professor Daesung Lee from the University of Wisconsin will be the first speaker in the Department of Chemistry’s Fall Colloquium series.
Lee will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. His topic is “Metal-Catalyzed Ene-Yne Couplings and Their Use in Synthesis.”
Refreshments will be served preceding the speech, at 3:40 p.m.
10. Tolkien expert to speak at library
"Tolkien, Lewis and Hollywood: What Images Cannot say" is the subject of the lecture to be given by Professor Eduardo Segura on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m.in the conference center in the lower level of the Raynor Memorial Library.
Dr. Segura is a professor of aesthetics, philosophy of language and literature at the Institute De Filosofia Edith Sten in Granada, Spain.
The free lecture will center on differences between literature and cinema as artistic means, particularly from the outlook of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Dr. Segura will also discuss Tolkien's passion for inventing languages and the immense difficulty of communicating metaphor on film.
11. Movie "Searching for Angela Shelton" explores issue of abuse
"Searching for Angela Shelton," this weekend’s MUSG movie offering, is a video documentary in which Angela Shelton searches across the country for other Angela Sheltons. In her travels, she finds that 28 out of 40 others have been raped, beaten or molested.
The movie will be shown at the Varsity Theatre this weekend in conjunction with Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2006: Steps Towards Change. Show times are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 and 11 p.m. Immediately following Friday night's showing, a 'talk back' will be presented by VOICE (Violence Opposition in Community Education), which provides programming by peer educators intended to promote safe and healthy relationships, free of sexual violence.
For more information about the movie, please visit the Web site.
12. Finance offices to close early tomorrow
The Finance Offices (Bursar, Payroll, Purchasing, Treasury and Budget) will be close at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, as staff members attend the division's annual retreat. Please be sure to visit the offices prior to this closing or on Monday, Sept. 25, when normal business hours will resume.
13. Health Sciences plans Career Fair
More than 65 companies will have representatives at the Health Sciences Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The fair, sponsored by the Physical Therapy Student Council, will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
Among the companies and institutions registered are Advanced Healthcare, Aurora Health Care, the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, Dynacare Laboratories, Mayo Clinic, the Medical College of Wisconsin, MJ Care, the Peace Corps, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Students in the College of Health Sciences, as well as those in the College of Nursing, those majoring in biomedical engineering and those with an interest in any of the health sciences, are welcome to attend.
14. Student Safety Programs offer reminders for the fall sports season
With the soccer season in fall swing, here are a few reminders about the services student Safety Programs (SSP) offer to all students, faculty and staff attending games at Valley Fields.
SSP’s operations extend throughout the entire Marquette campus, but direct service to Valley Fields is only available by walking escort. However, LIMO transport vans are always happy to provide transportation service from anywhere in the normal operating boundaries to 16th and Clybourn, and from there, the 16th street bridge sidewalk may be used to reach Valley Fields. Safety Patrol teams are available for escorts across the bridge and down into the valley upon request.
Any of Student Safety’s services may be requested by calling 288-6363 from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. LIMO van transports are available for the entire 10 hours each night, and walking escorts are available nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight. For more information, feel free to call the SSP info line at 288-5625.
15. Encourage students to get immunizations
Do you provide academic advising to: freshmen? transfer students? international students? students returning to Marquette after leaving for a semester, or more? students returning from Study Abroad?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, the students that you work with may need to update their immunization records, or a registration hold could be placed on their student accounts.
Effective Fall 2006, all newly admitted or readmitted students (after a one semester or more absence) at Marquette University – undergraduate, graduate and professional students – are required to provide proof of certain immunizations and to complete a screening instrument for Tuberculosis. Proof of immunization and/or disease, is required for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Tetanus/Diphtheria. The information must be provided by completing an Immunization History Form and a TB Screening Questionnaire, which can be downloaded from the Student Health Service Web site. The forms must be submitted to the Student Health Service, where they will be retained in confidence.
Included with the Immunization History Form is a TB Screening Questionnaire. If a student answers yes to any of the three questions on the TB Screening, he or she will be required to have a PPD (Mantoux) skin test, even if he or she has had a BCG vaccination in the past. The skin test must be performed within one year before the student’s current enrollment, and must be completed in the United States.
If a newly admitted or re-admitted student fails to submit the required documentation within 30 days of the start of his or her first or returning term at Marquette, a registration hold will be placed on his or her student account, which could prevent that student from registering for any future classes. The hold will be removed once the student’s Immunization History Form and TB Screening Questionnaire have been received by the Student Health Service, and the immunization requirements have been met.
Required immunizations and tests are available at the Marquette Student Health Service. Students can contact Student Health Service at 414-288-7184 to arrange for an appointment for any necessary immunizations and tests.
To download an Immunization History Form and a TB Screening Questionnaire, go online. Questions? Email or call Student Health Service at 8-7184.
16. Marquette volleyball is on national television this weekend
Marquette Volleyball plays host to the University of Louisville this Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in a nationally televised match broadcast on ESPNU.
Pack the Al: This is an opportunity to showcase Marquette spirit in front of a national audience. Sunday is also a $1 day, with $1 admission, $1 hot dogs and $1 soda and a great opportunity to bring your family to watch Marquette volleyball. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Marquette volleyball slap bracelet.
Don't miss out on this weekend’s action, as the volleyball team will also play the University of Cincinnati at the Al McGuire Center on Friday night at 7 p.m.
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