— December 13, 2007 —
- December graduation ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass this weekend
- New Berlin executive elected to Marquette Board of Trustees
- FACHEX deadline for children of employees is today
- Register for All University Christmas Party by tomorrow
- Free tickets available for tonight’s Marty Grosz performance
- Department of Mathematics to host colloquium
- Law School holding information session Monday
- Abrahamic heritage papers due Dec. 20
- Human bite mark patterns of criminal suspects presented
- Mark your calendar for the President’s Address
- News Briefs begins weekly schedule
- New research resources available online
- Committee on Administrator election results announced
- Spirit Shop Christmas sale continues through Sunday
1. December graduation ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass this weekend
Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will speak at Marquette’s December graduation ceremony, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The program will include individual recognition of the candidates, remarks by Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and student speaker Yorm Ackuaku, a native of Ghana, from the College of Business Administration. The Baccalaureate Mass will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu Church, celebrated by Father Wild and other members of the Marquette Jesuit community.
2. New Berlin executive elected to Marquette Board of Trustees
James D. O’Rourke, president and chief executive officer of A&A Manufacturing Company, Inc., in New Berlin, Wis., was elected to a three-year term on Marquette’s Board of Trustees at the trustee meeting yesterday, Dec. 12.
A&A manufactures machine tool accessories, fabricated metal and rubber products, and customized engineered protective covers. O’Rourke is a third generation employee and owner of A&A, having joined the company as a sales representative immediately following his graduation from the College of Business Administration in 1987. He became president of the company in 2000 after leading A&A’s cable and hose carrier division. The company was sold to Audax, a private equity firm, earlier this year. O’Rourke was retained as president and CEO with significant ownership interests.
O’Rourke, who is married with one daughter, also serves on the boards of Wisconsin Oven Corporation and Marquette University High School.
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3. FACHEX deadline for children of employees is today
The certification deadline for FACHEX eligibility for current high school seniors applying to other Jesuit colleges and universities is today, Dec. 13.
FACHEX (Faculty, Administrator, and Staff Children Exchange Program) is an undergraduate tuition remission program that allows dependents eligible for full tuition benefits at the “exporting” institution to apply for the same benefits at participating “importing” institutions. It was established by the Association of Jesuit Colleges in 1971 and continues under the sponsorship of the Chief Academic Officers’ Conference.
Complete the Parent Request for Certification and send it to Kimberly Newman. For more information about the guidelines, call the Provost’s Office at 8-7511.
4. Register for All University Christmas Party by tomorrow
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 tomorrow, Dec. 14.
5. Free tickets available for tonight’s Marty Grosz performance
The Haggerty Museum of Art has released a limited number of complimentary tickets for a public performance of jazz guitar virtuoso Marty Grosz today, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Helfaer Theater. Grosz has recorded extensively for many band leaders and under his own name, including performances at Carnegie Hall and the White House. This concert will also be filmed for Jay Brodersen’s PBS documentary about Grosz, Master of Rhythm.
Tickets must be picked up in person at the Haggerty Museum of Art. For more information, call 8-1669.
6. Department of Mathematics to host colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department will hold a colloquium at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 14, in the Katherine Reed Cudahy building 401. Levi Molenje, doctoral student of mathematics education at Syracuse University, will present “High School Mathematics Teachers’ Use of Multiple Representations When Teaching Functions in Graphing Calculator Environments.”
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7. Law School holding information session Monday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Monday, Dec. 17, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
8. Abrahamic heritage papers due Dec. 20
Undergraduate students are invited to submit papers for a one-day undergraduate student conference, “Exploring the Abrahamic Heritage,” on the importance of philosophical and theological developments in medieval Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The emphasis will be on influences, conceptual connections and parallel intellectual developments among key thinkers of that period. The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 20, 2007.
Faculty are asked to encourage students to submit papers.
The conference is April 2, 2008, at Marquette University.
The conference is sponsored by the Departments of Theology, Philosophy and History, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation.
9. Human bite mark patterns of criminal suspects presented
Dr. Thomas Radmer and Dr. L.T. Johnson, School of Dentistry, and Dr. Daniel Blinka, Law School, will present the use of human bite mark patterns in the identification of criminal suspects Thursday, Jan. 24, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, room 194.
They have studied the bite mark patterns of more than 400 volunteer subjects and have identified specific criteria for determining the probabilities of unique bite patterns in individuals. Their results indicate the uniqueness of an individual bite is similar in specificity to fingerprinting. The researchers will also present their research at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.
RSVP to Brian Hodgson by Tuesday, Jan. 22. A light lunch will be provided.
10. Mark your calendar for the President’s Address
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will give his annual President’s Address on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union.
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11. 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.
12. New research resources available online
A new Marquette Web page with common research resources and quick links is now available to the Marquette community. To recommend a research resource to add or for more information contact Melissa Lauritch, compliance officer, Office of Research Compliance, at 8-6249.
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13. Committee on Administration election results announced
The Committee on Administration has announced the results of its annual membership election:
• At-large representative — Steve Schultz, Office of Public Affairs
• Office of Student Affairs area representative — Amy Melichar
• Office of Finance area representative — Bill Smithana
In addition, Ali Myszewski, AMU, has agreed to complete the final year of the Office of Administration area representative’s term.
14. Spirit Shop Christmas sale continues through Sunday
The Spirit Shop Christmas sale continues through Sunday, Dec. 16, with 25 percent off sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, kids’ clothing and gifts. Additional selected items, including clearance merchandise, are up to 40 percent off. Exclusions apply.
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