- Keyes funds business deanship with $7.2 million gift
- Mission Week to feature panel on faith and moral decision-making
- Updated policies and procedures include position requisitions
- Business Plan Competition deadline is Monday
- Column marshals still needed for December graduation
- D2L to be upgraded during winter break
- Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
- Register for University Ministry retreat by tomorrow
- The Nativity Story to be shown by Faber Center
- University launches “Be The Difference” mini Web site
- Jazz guitarist Marty Grosz to perform at Haggerty Museum
- Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit
1. Keyes funds business deanship with $7.2 million gift
James H. Keyes, retired CEO and chairman of the board at Johnson Controls, announced a $7.2 million gift yesterday, Dec. 5, to fund the deanship in the College of Business Administration.
“Jim Keyes is an alumnus and long-time friend of the university,” said Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J. “His work at Johnson Controls, in the Milwaukee community and on behalf of the university epitomizes our goal to educate ethical and entrepreneurial leaders.”
Keyes is a trustee emeritus at Marquette, having served as a trustee from 1988 to 2006. In 1986 he received the Alumnus of the Year award from the College of Business Administration and was named the university’s Alumnus of the Year in 1991.
Father Wild said the gift comes at an ideal time, noting that Dr. David Shrock, who has served as business dean since 1999, will become interim provost of the university Jan. 1, 2008. Shrock intends to retire following his interim appointment and said a search committee has been appointed to begin the search for a new dean.
“This gift enhances the attractiveness of the deanship,” Wild said. “Candidates will recognize not only the momentum of the college but also the fiscal support and flexibility that this type of endowment offers.” He praised Shrock’s accomplishments as dean, noting that the College of Business Administration’s undergraduate program ranks in the top 50 nationwide according to Business Week and that the MBA program is also nationally ranked.
2. Mission Week to feature panel on faith and moral decision-making
The keynote event for Mission Week 2008, Feb. 3-9, will feature a 90-minute, vigorous exchange on “War, Peace and People of Faith,” the Office of Mission and Identity has announced. Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the discussion of four distinguished panelists about how faith affects moral decision-making involving contemporary world conflict. The panel, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine, former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice and Peace and lead staff person in the drafting of the U.S. Bishops' 1993 peace pastoral, The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University who focuses on the historical developments and moral traditions related to war, peace and the practice of statecraft, and is the author/editor of 14 books on the moral questions related to contemporary warfare.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (largest interfaith peace organization in the United States), coordinator of Pax Christi New Mexico, noted peace activist, author/editor of 25 books on peace and justice and columnist for the National Catholic Reporter.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region, senior officer deployed to Baghdad to establish the Iraqi Military Academy and coordinator of humanitarian and crisis relief operations in the Balkans, Middle East, Northern/Central Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.
Contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 for more information.
3. Updated policies and procedures include position requisitions
Two new policies and three revised policies have been posted to the University Policies and Procedures Web site:
UPP 1-29: Computer Replacement Program
This new policy clarifies the university’s computer replacement program. Computers are eligible for replacement if their warranty has expired, if they were originally purchased with university funds, if they are older than four years and if they are part of the master computer replacement program inventory. Allocations for replacements are based on the number of eligible units and available funding.
UPP 4-17: Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
Changes to this policy emphasize the role all members of the Marquette community have in “supporting, communicating and complying” with policies and procedures related to equal employment opportunity. An affirmative action officer and employee disability services representative are designated within the university’s Department of Human Resources and charged with handling and resolving employee workplace requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including requests for accommodations.
UPP 4-23: Position Requisition/Authorization to Recruit
This new policy outlines and clarifies the university’s official recruitment procedures. All full-time positions, both faculty and non-faculty, and part-time-regular non-faculty positions require that an online requisition be completed using careers@marquette. Special circumstances in which a requisition may not be required are specified.
UPP 5-04: Space Assignment
This updated policy states that no classrooms may be removed from the general pool without approval. The process for removal begins with approval by the provost, followed by review of the Space and Infrastructure Committee and final approval by the vice president for administration.
UPP 6-05: Severe Weather
This revised policy clarifies the compensation for non-exempt staff employees who are required to report to work, or who are required to work in lieu of being sent home, following the determination to cancel classes and close campus in the event of unfavorable weather. In addition, the Critical Incident Management Alert Protocol will be activated when alerting the campus community in the event of unfavorable weather.
4. Business Plan Competition deadline is Monday
The deadline for the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is Monday, Dec. 10. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to submit new business proposals to compete for prizes. Only one member of each team needs to be affiliated with Marquette.
Plans that are chosen as semi-finalists to compete will receive advising from Milwaukee entrepreneurs and angel investors. The registration fee is $25 for undergraduate teams and $50 for all other teams.
5. Column marshals still needed for December graduation
Faculty and staff are still needed to serve as column marshals for December graduation Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Column marshals lead the graduates, faculty and stage party into the arena and escort them out following the ceremony. Column marshals are needed at the arena from 8:30 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m.
For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
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6. D2L to be upgraded during winter break
An upgrade for D2L, the university’s course management system, will require a D2L outage Thursday, Dec. 20. Existing course content and information will be automatically migrated to the updated version of D2L during this upgrade.
In addition to an overall improved look and feel, issues with the e-mail and the address book functions have been fixed. Users will also find enhancements to the discussions, gradebook, content management, groups and dropbox functions. Existing course content and information will be automatically migrated to the updated version of D2L during this upgrade. A more detailed description of “what’s new” can be viewed at: Read more about What’s New in D2L 8.2.
Faculty who wish to preview the upgraded version of D2L can attend a demonstration at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, or at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Center for Teaching and Learning classroom, Raynor Library 320H.
Faculty who currently use D2L will find the new version familiar enough to continue using it without additional training. However, those who would like a refresher, or are new to D2L, can sign up for information on training sessions can be found.
8. Register for University Ministry retreat by tomorrow
University Ministry is hosting a Directed Retreat for the campus community in Door County, Wis., from Jan. 6 to 12, 2008. This retreat is a time to rejuvenate for second semester by experiencing silence, prayer, relaxation, personal discernment and spiritual direction in the beauty of Door County. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., will direct the retreat along with other spiritual directors.
The cost is $150 for five days of food, lodging and travel to Baileys Harbor. Registration is due tomorrow, Dec. 7. For more information, contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of University Ministry, at 8-3694.