- Physical Therapy professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
- Open Pantry to move, expand space in Campus Town
- Residence Life seeks student managers for 2007-08
- Chinese educators on campus for two weeks
- Tom Crean to sign books in Spirit Shop
- November power lunch features Arab-American professionals
- Enjoy the sounds of holiday music
- Outspoken Disscussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hurricane Katrina
- Arab Heritage celebration continues
- 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. Residence Life seeks student managers for 2007-08
The Office of Residence Life is now accepting applications to become an Apartment or Facilities Manager for the 2007-2008 school year.
Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of their designated apartment building or residence hall. Students at the junior, senior or graduate level with at least two years of work experience are encouraged to apply.
Learn more about this leadership opportunity at one of three scheduled information sessions in the Campus Town East Lounge (1500 W. Wells): Thursday, Nov.30, noon to 1 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 to 8 p.m.; or Wednesday, Jan.17, 7 to 8 p.m.
If you have questions, or would like to request an application packet, please contact:
Adam Patricoski at 8-6464 or Dan Bergen at 8-7281
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. 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.