— April 26, 2007—
- Faculty honored for teaching excellence and scholarship
- HIV survivor to share personal experience
- Do we have good taste in motion pictures?
- Marquette pep band releases CD
- Career Services Center hosts state department career presentation
- Scientific teaching and interactive learning programs to be held
- Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
- Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
- Student Affairs presents annual Student Leadership Awards
- Library staff post reading recommendations
- Spend Cinco de Mayo with “The Naturals”
1. Faculty honored for teaching excellence and scholarship
Congratulations to the four recipients of the Way Klingler Young Scholars award and the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence recipient who were honored at a reception on Tuesday, April 24.
Dr. Charles Wilkie, professor of chemistry, was honored with the research excellence award. Young scholar recipients were Dr. Iqbal Ahamed, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science; Dr. David Baker, assistant professor of biomedical sciences; Dr. Sandra Hunter, assistant professor of biomedical sciences; and Dr. Irfan Omar, assistant professor of theology.
Watch for more information about these award recipients in the April issue of Marquette Matters, currently being distributed to all faculty and staff.
2. HIV survivor to share personal experience
Bob Bowers, a 23-year survivor of HIV/AIDS, will speak about his life struggles and personal choices today, Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Bowers shares how HIV has helped him make better choices and appreciate day-to-day life.
Also in recognition of AIDS Awareness Week, April 23 to 27, information tables on second floor of AMU will provide community resources and educational materials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27.
3. Do we have good taste in motion pictures?
The Kellstadt Speakers Series and the Marquette University Department of Marketing present "Taste Versus the Market: An Extension of Research on the Consumption of Motion Pictures ... or ... Do Consumers Have 'Good Taste'?" by Dr. Morris Holbrook on Friday, April 27, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in David Straz Hall, room 106.
Holbrook, the William T. Dillard Professor of Marketing at Columbia University Business School, was the most published author in the top journals (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Marketing Research) in the marketing field for 20 years. His research has covered topics in marketing and consumer behavior focusing on communication, aesthetics, semiotics, hermeneutics, art, entertainment, music, motion pictures, nostalgia and stereography.
For more information, contact Dr. Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, 8-7181.
4. Marquette pep band releases CD
Marquette’s pep band has recorded a CD, Game Time with the Marquette University Pep Band, which will be released at the Symphonic Band Concert on Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The CD features popular songs such as “What I Like About You,” “Low Rider” and the Marquette fight song, “Ring Out Ahoya.”
Copies of the CD can be purchased for $15 at the April 29 concert. All proceeds benefit the Marquette University Pep Band, which is directed by Dr. Otis French, director of university bands, and graduating senior Patrick Tures, director of small ensembles.
5. Career Services Center hosts state department career presentation
The Career Services Center is hosting a presentation by Tony Benesch,
diplomat in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for students in all majors interested in internships or working for the government. Faculty and staff are also invited.
The presentation is Wednesday, May 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Career Services Center, Holthusen Hall, first floor.
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6. Scientific teaching and interactive learning programs to be held
Dr. Diane Ebert-May, professor of plant biology at Michigan State University, will present “Scientific Teaching and Interactive Learning” on Friday, May 11, for faculty and graduate students of all disciplines. Especially designed to meet the needs of faculty early in their teaching careers, the workshop is based on research about undergraduate science curriculum reform, how students learn, and how assessment improves student learning.
The workshop, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. in Raynor Library Conference Center, will cover strategies to maximize student understanding in scientific teaching and engineering.
The 3:30 p.m. seminar in Cramer Hall Room 104J will address teaching for understanding in science, active learning and assessment. Staff need not attend the morning workshop to participate.
The program is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Teaching and Learning.
7. Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this May who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree, graduates who will be doing something unusual after graduation, a student with straight A’s, or anything else of interest. E-mail with your ideas.
8. Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
Faculty and staff are invited to serve as column marshals for Commencement on Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center. A column marshal leads the graduates, faculty, staff and the stage party into the arena and escorts them out after the ceremony.
Column marshals need to arrive at the Bradley Center at 8:30 a.m. for the ceremony, which is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m. Marshals are also asked to attend a brief rehearsal with the Ph.D. candidates and their dissertation directors the week before Commencement.
For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
9. Student Affairs presents annual Student Leadership Awards
The Division of Student Affairs honored 78 Marquette students April 22 who, through their leadership, have made outstanding contributions to the university or Milwaukee by designing and implementing student programs and services via Student Affairs, University Ministry or student organizations. Students were recognized during the Student Leadership Awards Recognition Program for contributions in celebration and promotion of diversity; community service; peer education; recreation, health and wellness; social and arts programming; spiritual development and justice education; and student governance and organizational leadership.
Five students were recognized with additional awards to honor exceptional contributions across several areas:
• Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award: Tim Kellen (College of Business Administration, Arlington Heights, Ill.)
• Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award: Kathleen Blaney (College of Nursing, Green Bay, Wis.)
• Outstanding Junior Leadership Award: Katie Shay (Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Aurora, Ill.)
• Outstanding Senior Leadership Award: Rob Mallof (College of Business Administration, Arlington Heights, Ill.)
• Vice President’s Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship and Service: Jamie Wu (Diederich College of Communication, Douglas, Ariz.)
The Spirit of Marquette Award was presented to the Arab Student Association and MARDI GRAS for excellence in carrying out the mission of Marquette through their activities. Each organization will receive a monetary award to support future activities.
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10. Library staff post reading recommendations
Raynor Memorial Libraries have posted online the April issue of Ex Libris, a newsletter featuring reading recommendations of library staff. The fiction and nonfiction choices highlight the Browsing Collection, the Manresa First Year reading selection and recent prizewinners, as well as two recent books by faculty. The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany by Paul Salsini, lecturer in journalism; and The Language of Elk: Short Stories by Benjamin Percy, visiting assistant professor of English, are featured.
11. Spend Cinco de Mayo with “The Naturals”
Take a break from studying with “The Naturals,” Marquette's men's a cappella group, who will perform a free concert on Saturday, May 5, at the Varsity Theater. The hour-long concert will start at 7 p.m. featuring hit songs from several decades, including the 80s.
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