— September 25, 2006 —
- Holiday schedules set
- “Ms. Mentor” to speak at Marquette University
- Earn a certificate in E-teaching
- Women in the Workplace, in the Community and in the Home: Finding the Balance
- Interested in prestigious scholarships and fellowships?
- Next week is the deadline for Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy
- Have you tried MyJob?
- Now there’s an easier way to track student degree progress
- Remembering Charles Mentkowski
- Milwaukee Symphony to perform at Gesu
- Fourth annual Social Justice Teach-In is this weekend
- History and the Sciences is topic of Thursday lecture
- Tolkien expert to speak at library
- Post-Graduation Volunteer Fair is tomorrow
- Miles for Meals Run and Walk Oct. 6
- Step Off program continues to meet
- This Week in Marquette History
- Marquette Interchange Update
- University Events
1. Holiday schedules set
In gratitude for all employees do each day to serve Marquette students, alumni and our community, President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Senior Vice President Greg Kliebhan and Provost Madeline Wake have announced a gift of time for all employees this Christmas season.
The 2006 university calendar currently includes Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 25-27, and Monday, Jan. 1, as paid holidays. University administration is now adding Thursday and Friday, Dec. 28 and 29, to the paid Christmas holiday. This will give everyone the full week of Christmas, as well as New Year’s Day, to be with family and friends.
Employees in departments where 24/7 coverage is necessary will work with their supervisors on alternative schedules.
The holiday calendar for 2007 has also been approved. The following are the paid holidays:
|New Year’s Holiday
||Monday, Jan. 1, 2007
|Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
||Monday, Jan. 15, 2007
||Friday, April 6, 2007
||Monday, May 28, 2007
||Wednesday, July 4, 2007
||Monday, Sept. 3, 2007
||Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22
and 23, 2007
||Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24
and 25, 2007
|New Year’s Holiday
||Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 (preceding the Jan. 1, 2008, New Year’s holiday)
2.“Ms. Mentor” to speak at Marquette University
The author of the “Ms. Mentor” column in the Chronicle of Higher Education will be on campus next week to lead a workshop for women faculty members and present a public lecture.
Emily Toth, professor of English and Women’s Studies at Louisiana State University and author of Ms. Mentor’s Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia, will speak about “What Women Academics Need to Know – But Often Aren’t Told” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Raynor Conference Center on the lower level of Raynor Library. A reception will follow her speech.
Later that day, Dr. Toth will meet with faculty members from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Dr. Toth is the author of Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious, Unveiling Kate Chopin, Kate Chopin’s Private Papers and Kate Chopin.
For more information, contact Diane Hoeveler, coordinator of the Women’s Studies program.
3. Earn a certificate in E-teaching
All faculty are invited to participate in the E-teaching certificate program sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. This program prepares faculty to use technology in their teaching. Workshops are held on Friday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m., in Raynor 320H. The schedule for first semester follows. Registration is not required.
Sept. 29 - Teaching blended and online courses with D2L
Oct. 6 - Digital imaging and scanning
Oct. 20 - Video and audio production
Nov. 3 - Presentation technology, podcasting, visual literacy
Nov. 17 - Special topics: copyright, plagiarism, information literacy
Dec. 1 - Project presentations
4. Women in the Workplace, in the Community and in the Home: Finding the Balance
Much is expected from women today and the pressure to please everyone can sometimes be overwhelming. Marquette University Trustee 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.
The presentation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Raynor Library, Lower Conference Room at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
This event, sponsored by the Manresa Project in honor of the University’s 125th anniversary, is part of the Alumni in Action programming that throughout the year will share the stories of alumni who put their faith and learning to work in the professional world.
5. Interested in prestigious scholarships and fellowships?
Dr. Heather Hathaway, associate dean for the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will present an overview of the application process for undergraduate and post-graduate scholarship/fellowship opportunities available to Marquette students.
Please plan to attend this information session on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, Room 001.
6. Next week is the deadline for Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy
Monday, Oct. 2, is the deadline for submitting an “Intent to Participate” in the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy being planned by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Office of Research and Sponsored Program. Forms must be submitted to ORSP by 4 p.m.
For each project, presenters may choose the presentation format that best suits their discipline or project: poster or colloquy.
The goal of this event is to celebrate and encourage faculty research that involves students, including research in the humanities; behavioral and cognitive sciences; social and economic sciences; engineering; computer and information sciences; education; math and physical sciences; medical and health sciences; nursing; law; business; biological and biomedical sciences; and interdisciplinary research.
The poster session and colloquy will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. Three grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded to faculty researchers.
See the ORSP Web site for further information and guidelines.
7. Have you tried MyJob?
MyJob is an online resource for faculty, staff and student workers that centralizes employee information in a single location. Through MyJob, employees can view and update personal information, such as address, phone number, emergency contacts, W4 tax forms and direct deposit information. Employees can also view their employment, salary and vacation history.
Beginning in late October, all employees will need to access MyJob to verify personal information and to make benefits selections during the annual enrollment period.
To check out your information on MyJob, just log in. The site is password-protected, using your CheckMarq user name and password. If you have any questions regarding access to the program, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799; for questions on the content of MyJob, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.
8. Now there’s an easier way to track student degree progress
Tired of turning through dozens of pages to determine what credits or degree requirements a student still needs to complete?
Soon there will be an easier way to track academic progress for students who entered Marquette as new freshmen in fall 2005 or later. Degree Navigator is an interactive, online system that allows advisers and students to see what courses students have already taken, or are taking and what courses they still need to fulfill. This includes both core requirements and the requirements for a particular degree, major or minor. In addition, the program allows users to determine the impact on academic progress of various “what if” scenarios, such as changing majors or adding a minor.
Advisers will be able to log in through the CheckMarq home page to pull up degree information for individual students. A number of reports will be available, including a student’s course history, a short progress report and a program status report with the number of courses and credits completed and a listing of courses and credits still required. Degree Navigator will offer visual, tabular and narrative explanations of program and degree requirements and student progress in meeting those requirements.
Degree Navigator was piloted last year, and all data for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 new freshmen has been entered. In coordination with the Committee on Academic Procedures (CAPS), training sessions for all advisers will be scheduled this fall so that Degree Navigator may be used as a tool for spring 2007 advising in November.
Degree Navigator is intended to complement, not replace, adviser-student meetings and college/school degree requirements. Students must still meet with their advisers as per their college policy and schedule. Clearance for graduation will continue to be determined by the college office.
Go online for more information about Degree Navigator.
9. Remembering Charles Mentkowski
Professor Emeritus Charles Mentkowski, who retired from the active faculty at Marquette in 1996 and was appointed professor emeritus in the Law School, died Friday.
Professor Mentkowski, Law ’48, practiced law in Milwaukee, specializing in family and juvenile cases, for nearly 20 years before joining the Law School faculty in 1967. He was named associate dean of the Law School in 1969 and served in that capacity for 20 years.
In 1971 Professor Mentkowski wrote Juvenile Justice, which was used in law schools as well as by law enforcement and court personnel. The book was revised annually, and Professor Mentkowski was still involved in the 1996 revision which included a section on Children and the Law.
In the late 1980s Professor Mentkowski was part of the team that developed the National Sports Law Institute, and he served as chairman of the institute’s board.
He received the Spirit of the Law School Award in 1996. During his tenure he was also honored by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Association for Children with Disabilities, the National Judicial College, Alverno College, UNICO and the Wisconsin Bar Association.
Visitation will be at Gesu Church, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, with the funeral Mass immediately following at 7:30 p.m. The family has suggested memorials to the Charles W. Mentkowski Scholarship Fund at the Law School.
10. Milwaukee Symphony to perform at Gesu
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at Gesu Church on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
The concert program will include “Fanfare to La Peri” by Paul Dukas, “Coriolan Overture” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel and “Symphony No. 7” by Antonin Dvorak. Sean Newhouse will conduct.
Last year’s symphony concert on campus drew a standing room only crowd. The concert is funded through a grant from the Office of the Provost.
11. Fourth annual Social Justice Teach-In is this weekend
You don’t have to go far to change the world. Service starts in your own community.
The Fourth Annual Social Justice Teach-In, sponsored by Marquette JUSTICE, presents, “Think Globally, Act Locally.” The two-day workshop on Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1, will take place in the Olin Engineering Building.
Students, professors and community activists will give presentations Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Peter McCuskey.
12. History and the Sciences is topic of Thursday lecture
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend History and the Sciences, a lecture by Dr. Henry M. Miller, on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Conference Center of the Raynor Memorial Library.
Miller is the director of research at Historic St. Mary’s City, the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America and Maryland's first state capital. Miller will discuss a project that employed a variety of scientific disciplines to explore the three lead coffins found at the Jesuit chapel site and his use of CSI technology to reconstruct the face of a woman who was buried in one of the coffins.
13. 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.
14. Post-Graduation Volunteer Fair is tomorrow
The Post-graduation Volunteer Fair will be held in the AMU Rotunda on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. More than 50 organizations will be present that provide full-time volunteer opportunities for all fields, both nationally and internationally. This is a great opportunity to get more information on an important post-graduation option and to find specific organizations where your interests and talents meet the world’s deepest needs. Check out the Web site for more information.
15. Miles for Meals Run and Walk Oct. 6
Midnight Run, a meal program for the needy, will host the 5K Miles for Meals Run and Walk Sunday, Oct. 6, on the Marquette campus. This event is one of the biggest fund raisers for the program, which is run by University Ministry.
Registration forms are available on the Midnight Run Web site and will also available the day of the event.
16. Step Off program continues to meet
Join some friends for a one to two-mile walk around Marquette's campus. Walk leaders will guide you through the Marquette Mile, starting on 16th Street by the Rec Center.
Walks take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. and noon, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Fridays at noon.
Email Amy Bockman for more information, or feel free to join a walk anytime. There is no cost.
17. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, in 1905 Marquette celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Jesuits in Milwaukee and in 1916 the first issue of the Marquette Tribune was published.
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.
18. Marquette Interchange Update
1. Paving will occur on southbound I-43 between Wells Street and North Avenue overnight on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29. Some pavement will be milled or ground during this process.
2. Overnight pavement work north of Tory Hill on northbound I-43 will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 26-28). Work will begin at 10 p.m. but should not adversely affect residents.
3. Daytime pile driving will occur this week south of Tory Hill, for the future exit ramp from northbound I-43 to 10th and Michigan.
4. The drainage problems due to the overhead watering on Tory Hill have been corrected. During heavy rain, however, temporary flooding may still occur at the low point. We continue to monitor this area and press the State/Contractor for remedies.
5. The “red brick” area on the south side of Clybourn between 13th and 16th Streets is NOT a sidewalk. It is too narrow, close to traffic and dangerous for pedestrians. Do not walk in this area!
6. The on ramp to northbound I-43 from McKinley is open. You no longer have to go to North Avenue to access I-43 to the north. There is retaining wall work in progress that gives the appearance that this ramp is not open, but it is accessible at the very end of the ramp approach.
7. The northbound lane restriction on the I-43 High Rise Bridge will shift further east, beginning on Wednesday morning, Sept. 27.
8. Northbound I-43 north of Wells has fully reopened. There are three full lanes in the new northbound roadway. Southbound I-43 is temporarily only two lanes in the southbound roadway until mid-October, when all three southbound lanes will be opened. The right lane ends rather suddenly right before North Avenue. Permanent signs and pavement marking clarifying this “lane drop” are not in place yet, but will be so soon.
9. Northbound US-45 at Wisconsin Avenue will be closed overnight on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 2-3.
10. In order to complete the reconstruction of the 26th Street/St. Paul Bridge over I-94 before the end of the year, St. Paul Avenue from 25th to 27th Streets will close in both directions from Oct. 2, 2006, until Jan. 1, 2007. Local access from the east will be maintained up to 25th Street. Eastbound St. Paul has been closed for some time with traffic detoured to Clybourn and back at 25th Street. The best way to access eastbound St Paul is from eastbound I-94, by exiting at 26th Street. The 26th Street exit will also allow you to go south to Valley Field/Canal Street on 25th Street. Westbound traffic on St. Paul will be detoured south to Canal Street at 13th Street/ Emmber Lane. Canal will lead to Miller Parkway where access to westbound I-94 is available. You also can get to the 16th Street Viaduct from Emmber Lane.
19. 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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