— 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
- Register for Family Weekend
- Check out Marquette's new ads
- Covering Katrina: College of Communication hosts noted journalists
- Chemistry Department announces Fall Colloquium
- Tolkien expert to speak at library
- Movie "Searching for Angela Shelton" explores issue of abuse
- Career Fair focuses on technical employers today
- Health sciences plans Career fair
- Student Safety Programs offer reminders for the fall sports season
- Reminders about safe drinking behaviors
- 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. Register for Family Weekend
Have you and your family registered for Family Weekend yet? Don't miss out on the fun activities running on campus Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1. More information and registration is available online.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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. Career Fair focuses on technical employers today
Don’t miss the Career Fair, sponsored by the Career Services Center. The fair continues today with more than 60 engineering, computer science and technical employers present. The fair runs from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union.
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 8-6363 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 8-5625.
15. Some reminders about safe drinking behavior
Binge thinking (v): five or more of the following healthy alcohol decisions in one sitting
Don’t drink if you don’t want to.
Never take a drink from a stranger or leave your drink unattended.
Set a limit before you go out, and stick to it.
Eat before you drink.
Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Steer clear of drinking games.
Explore activities that do not involve alcohol.
Go out with people you know and trust.
Avoid mixing drugs and alcohol.
If you think someone has had too much to drink, call for help
These reminders about safe drinking behavior are brought to you by: Six-Pack, a six-week effort to promote healthy decision-making surrounding alcohol.
For more information contact: the Office of Student Affairs: at 8-7206; the Counseling Center at 8-7172; or the Center for Health Education and Promotion: 8-5217
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.
17. 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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