— December 10, 2007 —
- Business Plan Competition deadline is today
- Guidelines for Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
- Win an iPod;Register cell phone number for emergency notices
- Register for All University Christmas Party by Friday
- School of Education holds open house
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- University Academic Senate honors Madeline Wake
- News Briefs newsletter begins weekly schedule
- Help Desk adjusts hours during the holidays
- Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
- Faculty/staff choir explored
- Get your gifts wrapped on campus this week
- Gesu holding Advent reflection retreat
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 10
1. Business Plan Competition deadline is today
The deadline for the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is today, 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.
2. Guidelines for Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
Applications for the two types of Way Klingler Faculty Development Program grants for Marquette faculty are available online. The program features a series of awards intended to advance research and scholarship. Applications are for the 2008-09 academic year.
Way Klingler Fellowships are given to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank with significant scholarship and higher potential. Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2008, one each in science and humanities. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The fellows will be chosen by the designated selection committee. The application deadline for submission by the deans is Feb. 29, 2008.
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. Up to four awards will be given for 2008-09 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Individuals will be selected by the Committee on Research. The application deadline is Feb. 8, 2008.
3. Win an iPod;Register cell phone number for emergency notices
Faculty, staff and administrators who register their cell phone numbers for the university’s emergency text messaging system by Friday, Dec. 21, will be entered into a random drawing for an iPod. All faculty and staff with university-owned cell phones have been automatically enrolled.
The university will use the text messaging system, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus. Notices will come with the subject line, “MU Emerg Alert.” The text system will also be used for weather alerts, using the subject line “MU Wther Alert.”
The emergency text messaging system was recently tested, with a message to the Crisis Management Team members. All received the message, with most messages received within three minutes of being sent.
Faculty and staff can enroll in the emergency text messaging system by entering their personal cell phone number in the “Personal Information” section of MyJob.
In the case of an emergency on campus or severe weather, information will be made available to the campus community through e-mail, text messaging, voice mail and/or the Marquette Web site, as the situation warrants.
4. Register for All University Christmas Party by Friday
Faculty and staff are invited to share the spirit of the season at the All University Christmas Party Friday, Dec. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom.
Departments and offices should notify University Special Events, 8-7431, of the number of their attendees by Friday, Dec. 14.
5. School of Education holds open house
The recently expanded School of Education will host an open house Friday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees should enter the Schroeder Health Sciences and Education Complex at the main, east building entrance and follow the signs to room 112. Brief remarks will be given at 1:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Carol Stachewicz.
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6. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Tadhg Begley, professor of chemistry at Cornell University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Begley will speak on “Thiamin: A Simple Cofactor with a Complex Biosynthetic Pathway.”
7. University Academic Senate honors Madeline Wake
In recognition of the service of Dr. Madeline Wake as provost, the University Academic Senate passed a resolution honoring Wake upon her resignation as provost and return to faculty. The resolution was printed on a plaque and presented by Dr. Kristy A. Nielson, chair of UAS, to Wake at a reception last week. The resolution stated:
Honoring Madeline Wake, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Whereas, Madeline Wake has served the past five years
as the first Provost of Marquette University; and
Whereas, Dr. Wake has worked tirelessly to promote
Marquette University and its faculty; and
Whereas, Provost Wake has been an advocate for
shared governance; and
Whereas, Dr. Wake is respected for her enthusiasm,
dedication and personal standards of excellence;
Be it resolved, on this 19th Day of November, 2007 that
The University Academic Senate recognizes the contributions
made by Dr. Madeline Wake during her tenure as Provost
and wishes her well in all of her future endeavors.
8. News Briefs begins weekly schedule
News Briefs will not be distributed on Thursdays during the semester break. News Briefs will run on Mondays only beginning next week until resuming Thursday publication Jan. 17.
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9. Help Desk adjusts hours during the holidays
The Help Desk will adjust its hours of operation during the holidays and will be open:
Friday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 13:
Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Regular Help Desk hours will resume Monday Jan. 14.
10. Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
Beginning in January the spring final exam schedule, May 5 to 10, 2008, will be listed in CheckMarq for students. Course dates for undergraduate and graduate students’ courses in Session 1 under the “View My Class Schedule” link in CheckMarq now include only actual class weeks. Faculty can also view the final exam schedule on the Office of the Registrar’s Web site.
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11. Faculty/staff choir explored
Any faculty and staff interested in participating in a Marquette faculty/staff choir should contact Dr. Alex Ng, associate professor of exercise science. Since some members of the Marquette faculty and staff have already expressed a desire to assemble a choir, the level of interest among faculty and staff is being gauged.
Specifics will depend on the interest of participants, but the choir will likely meet during the lunch hour, be conducted and not require auditions.
12. Get your gifts wrapped on campus this week
The Division of Student Affairs and University Ministry staff will wrap presents for the campus community Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby. Donations will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots toy drive.
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13. Gesu holding Advent reflection retreat
Gesu Parish will sponsor an Advent day of reflection led by Rev. Simon Harak, S.J., director of Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Gesu’s upper church. Lunch will be provided. Donations will be accepted.
To register, contact Mike Heimbach at 8-7412 by Wednesday, Dec. 12.
14. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 10
• Eastbound I-794 from I-43 to the lakefront will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
• Westbound I-794 from Milwaukee Street to I-43 will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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