— February 1, 2007—
- Mission Week kicks off tomorrow
- Emmy Award winner kicks off Mission Week celebration
- Don’t miss Mission Week keynote speaker
- President of National Catholic Education Association to speak
- 2007-08 tuition, student fees approved
- Way Klingler Young Scholar Award deadline is next week
- Nominate a female student leader for Ignatian award
- Active learning sessions available to faculty and graduate students
- Teaching workshops through D2L offered next week
- Law auction to raise funds for public interest jobs
- University Ministry reconciliation service to be held Monday
- Martin Kline brings abstraction through nature and culture to Haggerty Museum
1. Mission Week kicks off tomorrow
Marquette University Mission Week, Feb. 2-10, kicks off tomorrow with Alex Gibney’s documentary and talkback (see article below). Mission Week focuses on the ethical dimensions of our decisions as we manifest our core values of Faith, Excellence, Leadership and Service.
Be sure to watch for daily e-mails of Mission Week activities and reflections throughout the week. Other Mission Week opportunities to take advantage of beginning tomorrow include:
• Marquette University Libraries’ online resource guide includes case study information on Enron, resources on ethical decision-making, and tools for personal discernment.
• AMU first floor display to consider what “the courage to act” means in your life. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu.
• Consider your own responses to various ethical choices by reading the giant question cards from the well-known game, A Question of Scruples, posted in buildings throughout campus and online.
2. Emmy Award winner kicks off Mission Week celebration
Alex Gibney, Emmy award winner and Academy Award nominee, will speak Friday night as Mission Week gets underway. His talk will follow a 7 p.m. showing of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the documentary he wrote, directed and produced about Enron. The documentary illustrates the maneuvers of Enron executives who were involved in the downfall of Enron and the effect of the company’s deceptive practices on thousands of people.
The showing, speech and talkback will take place at the Varsity Theatre. Cost is $2 with an MUID and $3 for others. The talkback will be facilitated by Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, which is sponsoring the presentation. The film is also being shown on Saturday at 6 and 9 p.m.
For more information about all Mission Week activities, go online.
3. Don’t miss Mission Week keynote speaker
Tickets to attend the Mission Week keynote presentation by Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer are still available in Brooks Lounge on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union. The tickets are free, with a limit of two per MU ID. Tickets are available from noon to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday while available. Brewer will speak on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.
For more information about Mission Week events, go online.
4. President of National Catholic Education Association to speak
Dr. Karen Ristau, president of the National Catholic Education Association, will examine the challenges of contemporary education on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Weasler Auditorium as part of the university’s Mission Week celebration. The lecture, “The Grace of Great Things: The Case for Catholic Education, K-16,” is sponsored by the School of Education.
“Dr. Ristau brings her deeply informed and unique perspective on Catholic schools in America,” said Bill Henk, dean of the School of Education. “Her remarks will serve as a springboard for exploring ways that the School of Education might enhance its support to K-12 Catholic education in the region.”
Ristau began her career as a teacher and principal in California elementary schools, and subsequently served as a faculty member and academic administrator at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn., and St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ill. Dr. Ristau is a frequent lecturer and has served on numerous educational committees and boards.
NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 200,000 Catholic educators serving 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries and in colleges and universities.
For more information about Mission Week events, go online.
5. 2007-08 tuition, student fees approved
Marquette strives to help students discover their full potential in all areas of their lives — intellectually, socially and spiritually. Providing these opportunities requires a significant investment. Marquette works hard to raise funds and control costs to provide an excellent education that is as affordable as possible. Through their donations, alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations help the university fund the difference between tuition and the actual cost of educating a Marquette student.
To continue to provide truly excellent academic programs that are grounded in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty and staff, to maintain a safe and appealing campus environment and to offer students opportunities to explore and discover all they can be, the Marquette Board of Trustees approved the following tuition, room and board and fee schedules for 2007-08:
- A tuition increase of $1,600 a year for full-time undergraduate students;
- An average room and board increase of approximately $760 for the year;
- A $4 increase in the Student Health Fee, paid by full-time undergraduate students, from $268 to $272 for the year; and
- An average per-credit increase of $50 for graduate students.
Only eight of the 62 private universities listed in US News and World Report’s top 120 schools have lower tuitions than Marquette. Marquette ranks 17th among the 28 Jesuit institutions of higher education for total tuition and mandatory fees.
Letters regarding the tuition increase were sent out this week.
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6. Way Klingler Young Scholar Award deadline is next week
The application deadline for the Way Klingler Young Scholar Award is Thursday, Feb. 8. Applications for all three types of grants awarded to Marquette faculty as part of the Way Klingler Faculty Development Program are available online. The program features a series of awards intended to advance research and scholarship and was made possible through an $18 million donation by Helen Way Klingler.
Applications are invited for the following funding for the 2007-08 academic year:
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards: Supports promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. Up to four awards will be given for 2007-08 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The application deadline is Feb. 8, 2007.
Way Klingler Fellowship: Given to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank with significant scholarship and higher potential. Faculty will be nominated by academic deans or self-nominated with dean endorsement. Based upon a recommendation from the selection committee, Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in two categories labeled “science” or “humanities.”
Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2007, one in each applicant designated area of science or humanities. The application deadline for submission by the deans is March 1, 2007.
Way Klingler Interdisciplinary Teaching Award: The purpose of this award is to stimulate interdisciplinary teaching and learning through innovative collaborations involving at least two disciplines. The application deadline is March 5, 2007.
7. Nominate a female student leader for Ignatian award
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate female Marquette seniors for the Ignatian Leadership Award, presented by the Association of Marquette University Women. The Ignatian Leadership Award recognizes a graduating senior woman who has demonstrated leadership skills and volunteered her services to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities. This award also honors an individual who strives to live out the Ignatian ideals through her work, volunteer efforts and commitments to family, classmates and peers.
Nomination materials for the Ignatian Leadership Award are being sent to faculty and staff in campus mail. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 16.
Call 8-7439 for more information.
8. Active learning sessions available to faculty and graduate students
The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a series of conversations on active learning throughout the spring semester. All faculty and graduate students are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to encourage students to become more involved in, and responsible for, their own learning.
All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor 320H, except Feb. 16.
Feb. 5, Amelia Zurcher, English, “Redefining content: Active learning strategies in the English classroom”
Feb. 13, Gene Laczniak, Marketing, “Perspective on case study teaching”
Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m. in WLS 111, Robin Wright from the University of Minnesota, “How People Learn: Developing strategies that promote engagement and success in undergraduate science classes.” Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences.
Feb. 20, Felicia Miller, Marketing, “In-class and case-based projects that engage students”
Feb. 27, Michael Johnson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, “Simple strategies for promoting active learning in science and engineering”
March 6, Michael Ryan, Chemistry, “Active learning in introductory chemistry”
March 20, Bonnie O’Neill, Management, “Virtual teams: a hands-on learning activity”
March 27, Michael Havice, Broadcast Communication, “Problem-based learning: designs to engage the student”
April 3, Tom Eddinger, Biology, “Active learning based in scientific teaching”
April 16, Sharon Chubbuck, Education, “Developing conceptual knowledge and understanding through interactive learning”
9. Teaching workshops through D2L offered next week
D2L teaching workshops on Gradebook and resources to support learning and teaching are offered next week. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the workshops are held in Raynor 320H:
D2L introductory workshops:
Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m.
March 24, 10 a.m. to noon
D2L intermediate workshops-using special features of D2L
Feb. 6, 4-6 p.m., Gradebook
March 7, 4-6 p.m., Discussion/Groups
April 17, 4-6 p.m., Quizzes
Workshops on teaching resources and strategies
Feb. 9, 1-3 p.m., Resources to support learning and teaching
March 5, 4-5:30 p.m., Designing effective courses
March 26, 4-5:30 p.m., Principles of effective teaching
For more information or to register, go online.
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10. Law auction to raise funds for public interest jobs
The 14th Annual Do-Gooders' Auction in honor of the late law school dean, Howard Eisenberg, will be held at the Pfister Hotel on Friday, Feb. 16. The auction is the major fund-raiser for the Public Interest Law Society's Equal Access to Justice Fellowship Program, providing up to $4,200 to support students who are working in non-paying public interest jobs over the summer.
Tickets are $20 per person for students and one guest and $40 per person for all others. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, to register or to donate, go online.
11. University Ministry reconciliation service to be held Monday
University Ministry will sponsor a reconciliation service on Monday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, on the second floor of the AMU. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
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12. Martin Kline brings abstraction through nature and culture to Haggerty Museum
The Haggerty Museum of Art will present Martin Kline: Nature and Culture, an exhibition by New York artist Martin Kline beginning today, Feb. 1, until April 10. Today’s opening will feature a gallery talk by Kline at 6 p.m.
Kline’s recent paintings and sculptures bring elements of nature and man-made structures together to invite the viewer to think about art in new ways. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Marquette University Women’s Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
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