— December 3, 2007 —
- Dr. Miller named interim dean of nursing for the second time
- RSVP for Michael McKinney reception by tomorrow
- Committee on Research holding Research Institute for Faculty
- Lessons and Carols concert to be celebrated Saturday
- “Presentations of D2L-enhanced courses” to be held Friday
- Neuroscience, Biological Sciences and Chemistry to present seminars
- Mediation class addresses dispute resolution
- Microsoft Office 2007 workshop added
- Advent retreat deadline is today
- Live nativity taking place tonight and tomorrow
- Get Tom Crean’s autograph at the Spirit Shop
- Women’s Spirituality Discussion on A Hidden Wholeness
- Eucharistic Adoration to be held Thursday
- Free drawing lessons offered at Haggerty Museum
- PURE Dance Marquette’s seasonal show is “WILD”
- Holiday Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 7
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 3
1. Dr. Miller named interim dean of nursing for the second time
Dr. Judith Miller, professor and associate dean for graduate programs and research in the College of Nursing, will serve as interim dean of the college, effective Jan. 1. She will succeed Dr. Ellen Rudy, who served as interim dean this semester following Dr. Lea Accord’s decision to return to faculty status. This is the second time Miller has been named interim dean, having served in that position during the 2002-03 school year.
“Dr. Miller has demonstrated effective administrative leadership in our College of Nursing for more than 12 years," Provost Madeline Wake said. "She is well-respected by college faculty, university officials and nursing colleagues nationwide. We are grateful that she is willing to assume this additional responsibility as we continue our national search for a new dean.” Wake said both she and Dr. Dave Shrock, who will become interim provost when Wake goes on sabbatical Jan. 1, endorsed Dr. Rudy’s recommendation of Miller.
Miller earned her bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison, her master’s degree at Marquette and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was appointed to the Marquette faculty in 1971 and has served as associate dean of academic affairs in addition to her current position.
The author of more than 40 books and articles, Miller has focused her research on psychosocial responses to chronic illness and is currently part of an interdisciplinary team at the Medical College of Wisconsin looking at the “chemobrain” phenomenon in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. She authored Coping with Chronic Illness: Overcoming Powerlessness, which is now in its third edition.
In 2003 Miller received six years of funding, totaling $3 million, from the Health Resources and Services Administration to establish Marquette’s Ph.D. program in nursing to support teacher/scholars.
2. RSVP for Michael McKinney reception by tomorrow
Provost Madeline Wake and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception to honor Dr. Michael McKinney, dean of the college, Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. McKinney is retiring after 40 years of service to the university.
RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 4.
3. Committee on Research holding Research Institute for Faculty
The Committee on Research Fourth Annual Research Institute for Faculty will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the AMU ballrooms.
The institute provides an opportunity for participants to engage in focused dialogue with senior colleagues and guest speakers on topics that impact research.
The preliminary program includes:
• Grant Reviewers Among Us
• Going for Full: The Life of a Researcher after Tenure
• The Research Development Program: New Faculty Share Their Experiences
• Research Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges
• The Preliminary Plan for Enhancement of Research and Doctoral Education at Marquette
Register by Dec. 14 to Jennie Schatzman at 8-7200 and indicate whether attending for breakfast and lunch and whether a graduate research assistant/s will attend.
4. Lessons and Carols concert to be celebrated Saturday
The Marquette University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Liturgical Choir and The Naturals will perform the sixth annual “Lessons and Carols” concert celebration of Christ’s birth Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu Church. The concert, “Magnificat: Blessed Are You,” is free and open to the public.
5. “Presentations of D2L-enhanced courses” to be held Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Presentations of D2L-enhanced Courses” Friday, Dec. 7, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
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6. Neuroscience, Biological Sciences and Chemistry to present seminars
Dr. R. Christopher Pierce, associate professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, will present the Integrative Neuroscience Center seminar Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Cramer Hall, room 004E. His presentation is “CaMKII: The Biochemical Bridge Linking Nucleus Accumbens Dopamine and Glutamate Systems Underlying the Reinstatement of Cocaine Seeking.” For more information, contact Cathy Morrell at 8-8329.
Dr. Scott G. Kennedy, assistant professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, will present the Department of Biological Sciences seminar “A Novel Nuclear RNAi Pathway in C. elegans,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
Dr. Fawn Uhl, of Owens Corning Co., will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Uhl will speak on “Innovation at Owens Corning.”
7. Mediation class addresses dispute resolution
Dr. Kerry Egdorf, university ombudsperson, will lead a class on mediation Thursday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. This “Grow with Marquette” session will help employees learn how to resolve disputes in a mutually satisfying way.
E-mail to register.
8. Microsoft Office 2007 workshop added
A second “Grow with Marquette” Microsoft Office 2007 workshop will focus on the upgraded Microsoft Office on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in Raynor Library 320H, Center for Teaching and Learning. Participants should already be comfortable with earlier versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
E-mail to register. Seating is limited.
9. Advent retreat deadline is today
All staff and administrators are invited to an ecumenical, half-day Advent retreat Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gesu Parish Center. The retreat, sponsored by the Faber Center, will include time for guided meditation, quiet personal prayer, small group sharing and communal prayer. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are included.
RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3, to Theresa Fallon at 8-4545.
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10. Live nativity taking place tonight and tomorrow
Straz Tower Residence Hall will hold a “Bring Home Jesus” 24-hour live nativity from 10 p.m. today, Dec. 3, through 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in front of Raynor Memorial Library.
Donations will be collected during the live nativity and in the lobby of Straz Tower Residence Hall to benefit abused and abandoned children in Milwaukee.
11. Get Tom Crean’s autograph at the Spirit Shop
Tom Crean, men’s basketball coach, will greet visitors and sign autographs at the Spirit Shop on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. A free media guide will be given away with each $50 purchase.
Call 8-3050 for more information.
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12. Women’s Spirituality Discussion on A Hidden Wholeness
The Manresa Project’s Women's Spirituality Discussion will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 370. Read chapter seven of A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer. New faculty and staff are welcome to join at any time.
Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided.
13. Eucharistic Adoration to be held Thursday
Catholic Outreach and University Ministry are sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
14. Free drawing lessons offered at Haggerty Museum
in conjunction with the Lam exhibition at the Haggerty Museum of Art, the museum is offering a series of gallery drawing sessions for the Marquette community. Museum staff and trained artists Dan Herro, John Loscuito and Ric Stultz will teach participants how to draw Lam-inspired creatures and figures Friday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Paper and pencils will be provided. All skill levels are welcome and reservations are not needed. For more information, call Lynne Shumow at 8-5915.
15. PURE Dance Marquette’s seasonal show is “WILD”
PURE Dance Marquette's second seasonal show, “WILD,” will take place Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Dances of all genres will be performed. The show is free, but PURE Dance will collect donations and sell carnations and food to benefit a wildlife charity.
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16. Holiday Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 7
Everyone who took a gift tag for the Holiday Giving Tree, sponsored by Marquette volunteers, must drop off gifts by Friday, Dec. 7. Gifts can be dropped off at the AMU Information Desk, Lalumiere 340, the Rec Center or the Rec Plex. Gift tags should be securely attached to the gifts.
Contact Kathleen Hawkins for more information.
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17. Sign up for Easy Pass
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $208 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up for the Easy Pass program in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during January, February and March 2008.
Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Wednesday, Dec. 12. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by Dec. 12.
18. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Thursday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
19. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 3
• All of the demolition and almost all of the pile driving are complete. Most of the beams and girders are in place, leaving pouring and stripping as a big part of the remaining work
• Night work could cause noise this week:
* behind Straz Tower, today, Dec. 3, on the ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43
* east of the Law School on the new bridge, through Friday, Dec. 7
* behind Straz Tower on the ramp from westbound I-794 to northbound I-43, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 5
• Milling and patching pavement south of Straz Tower during the day Wednesday, Dec. 5, could cause noise.
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