— September 25, 2006 —
- Women in the Workplace, in the Community and in the Home: Finding the Balance
- Interested in prestigious scholarships and fellowships?
- 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
- Now there’s an easier way to track your degree progress
- Interested in participating in couples research?
- This Week in Marquette History
- Marquette Interchange Update
- University Events
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
E-mail Amy Bockman for more information, or feel free to join a walk anytime. There is no cost.
10. Now there’s an easier way to track your degree progress
Don’t know how many credits you have or how many more you need in your major in order to graduate? Don’t know if you are meeting all the requirements to earn your degree? Unsure of which courses you need to take for your major? Do you want to know what will happen if you switch majors?
For students who entered Marquette as new freshmen in fall of 2005 or later, there will soon be an easy way to track degree progress online. 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 ³what if² scenarios, such as changing majors or adding a minor.
Students will be able to log in through the CheckMarq home page. 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 have 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. Graduation requirements are determined by the academic bulletin and conferences with advisers and clearance for graduation will continue to be determined by the college office, although Degree Navigator should reflect those requirements throughout your time at Marquette.
Go online for more information about Degree Navigator.
11. Interested in participating in couples research?
Looking for couples to participate in a Marquette University Research Project investigating romantic relationships in the college student population. This project has been approved by the university’s Institutional review Board. In order to be eligible for the project, you and your partner must be between 18 and 24 years of age and dating for at least one month exclusively. Monetary compensation totaling $15 per person is provided for your participation. Extra credit plus $10 is provided to students in select psychology courses. The study involves a one-hour, on-campus session with your partner and two 10-minute follow-up sessions conducted individually via email. If you are interested in participating, or would like more information about the study, please E-mail Diana Robbins.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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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