— February 19, 2007—
- Marquette employees, alumni honored by The Business Journal
- Appellate judge discusses politicization of judicial appointments
- Hans Waldenfels to speak at Wade Chair Lecture
- Philosophy Department to host Aquinas Lecture
- Los Alamos guest speaks for chemistry colloquium
- Miami police chief featured at law enforcement public forum
- Michael Leahy to speak on living in a hypersexual world
- University mourns death of student
- Faculty development opportunity in contemplative practice
- Active learning sessions available
- Palank selected as first recipient of New York Times internship
- Support staff encouraged to participate in COS elections
- Knights of Columbus host program on Benedictine spirituality
- Donate women’s shoes to prevent gender violence
- Learn options for work visas and green cards
- Ash Wednesday Masses celebrated
- Election day tomorrow
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 19
1. Marquette employees, alumni honored by The Business Journal
Eleven of the 40 individuals being honored today by The Business Journal have Marquette connections. Three Marquette employees are among The Business Journal’s 2007 Forty under 40, which recognizes young leaders in the Milwaukee area.
Helen Boomsma, director of workforce training and development in the College of Professional Studies, was nominated by Dr. Robert Deahl, dean of the college, and Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J. In their letter, they cited her efforts to work “hand-in-hand with local corporations and not-for-profits to identify, design and deliver training and education programs that meet the needs of individual employees and close performance gaps within their organizations.” Boomsma has worked with more than 100 companies and organizations.
Dr. Michelle Johnson, research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nominated by the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she holds a joint appointment as assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and is director of the Robotics Research Laboratory.
Andrew Nunemaker, an adjunct instructor in the College of Business Administration’s part-time MBA program, is also on this year’s Forty under 40 list. He is chief executive officer of EMSystem, a West Allis-based maker of emergency medical communication software.
Eight Marquette alumni are also among tonight’s award winners. They are: Laurie Bebo, Arts and Sciences ’96, Assisted Living Concepts Inc.; Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Communication ’93, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; Tracy Johnson, Communication ’99, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Jay McKenna, Business Administration ’91, North Shore Bank; Elaine De Franco Olson, Arts and Science ’97, Law ’02, Northwestern Mutual; Nicole Pienkos, Graduate School of Management ’01, Metavante Corp.; Greg Ryan, Business Administration ’90, KPMG L.L.P.; and Jackie Valent, Graduate School ’97, Deloitte & Touche.
2. Appellate judge discusses politicization of judicial appointments
The impact of the politicization of judicial appointments will be the topic of the 2007 E. Harold Hallows Distinguished Lecture at the Law School. The Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, will deliver "A Challenge to Judicial Independence: The Politicization of Federal Judicial Appointments" on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307.
King will discuss judicial independence in the American system of government and the importance of accountability in maintaining judicial independence. She will describe an increasingly politicized appointment process for federal judges and what she views as the accompanying risks of independence for both the Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts.
3. Hans Waldenfels to speak at Wade Chair Lecture
The Department of Theology will host the Wade Chair Lecture, “Benedict XVI’s Approach to Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue,” by Rev. Hans Waldenfels, S.J., on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Father Waldenfels, professor emeritus of the University of Bonn, Germany, is a world-renowned expert in the theology of interreligious dialogue and author of 21 books and more than 400 other published writings.
4. Philosophy Department to host Aquinas Lecture
The Philosophy Department will host the 71st Annual Aquinas Lecture, on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., in Raynor Library Conference Center (B and C). Father Lawrence Dewan, O.P., Dominican University College, will speak on “St. Thomas and Form as Something Divine in Things.” A reception will follow.
The Aquinas Lecture was initiated in 1933 by Rev. George H. Mahowald, S.J., head of the Department of Philosophy at that time, to bring outstanding leaders in Thomistic thought in both its historical and its theoretical aspects to Milwaukee and the university.
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5. Los Alamos guest speaks for chemistry colloquium
Dr. Milan Sykora of the Los Alamos National Laboratory will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Dr. Sykora will speak on “Photoinduced Energy and Charge Transfer Involving Semiconductor Quantum Dots. Toward Applications in Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis.”
6. Miami police chief featured at law enforcement public forum
The Law School will host a law enforcement public forum featuring Dr. Gwendolyn V. Boyd, Ph.D., chief of police of the North Miami Police Department, on Friday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in Sensenbrenner 325. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate.
Chief Boyd was appointed chief after 25 years of service in Prichard, Ala., and Miramar, Fla. The first black and the first woman to hold that office, she has received many awards, honors and recognitions from law enforcement organizations across the country as well as from the NAACP.
7. Michael Leahy to speak on living in a hypersexual world
As part of a 50-campus tour, Michael Leahy is bringing the critically acclaimed multimedia program, “Porn Nation — The Naked Truth” to the AMU Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m.
As featured on ABC’s 20/20 and The View, Leahy shares his amazing story of sexual addiction and his family's battle to survive what Oprah Winfrey calls, “America's No. 1 addiction.” With the United States as the largest producer, consumer and exporter of porn in the world, how does this affect us as individuals in the way we see ourselves and in how we see and act toward others?
The presentation features video segments and interviews with experts and everyday people who share their personal struggles with sexual behaviors.
The program is sponsored by Women and Youth Supporting Each other, Bayanihan Student Organization, Knights of Columbus, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the MUSG Student Activity Fee. E-mail for more information.
8. University mourns death of student
The university community mourns the death of Thomas J. (“T.J.”) Warschefsky, a first-year dental student. Please keep “T.J.” and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Information regarding funeral arrangements and memorial services will be made available as those details are finalized.
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9. Faculty development opportunity in contemplative practice
Faculty interested in contemplative practices and pedagogies are invited to apply for a year-long initiative consisting of a retreat, monthly conversations, two grant-sponsored lectures, and the development of a two-credit course (typically taught as overload). This opportunity is available through the University Honors Program, which was awarded a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to increase the number of faculty designing and teaching courses offered in the contemplative practice track of the Honors Program’s Second-Year seminars.
The retreat is this May and the follow-up program (monthly discussions, two lectures and course development) is for the 2007-2008 academic year. Stipends of $1,000 will be awarded to those accepted who commit to all three aspects of the program (retreat, monthly meetings and course proposal development). A $2,500 stipend will be given to those whose courses eventually get taught in the Honors Program. The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28.
E-mail Anthony Peressini or e-mail Heather Hathaway for more information. Applications are available by e-mail.
10. Active learning sessions available
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.
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”
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11. Palank selected as first recipient of New York Times internship
Senior Jacqueline Palank has been selected as the first recipient of the New York Times David E. Rosenbaum Internship Award, named after the late reporter and editor in the newspaper’s Washington Bureau. The position is awarded to one young reporter who shares Rosenbaum’s passion and expertise in public policy. Palank is the first student to earn the internship award and honor the prize-winning writer. During the 10-week internship that begins in June, Palank will tackle regular reporting assignments alongside seasoned journalists and cover issues in Washington.
A 2003 alumna of Menomonee Falls High School, Palank will graduate from Marquette University in the spring with degrees in journalism and political science.
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12. Support staff encouraged to participate in COS elections
Committee On Staff encourages university support staff to participate in their elections this week. Ballots will be mailed out tomorrow, Feb. 20, and should be returned by Wednesday, Feb. 28. Cura Personalis, “care for the whole person,” is the reason for serving Marquette University, which the Committee On Staff references as its charge to serve.
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13. Knights of Columbus host program on Benedictine spirituality
The MU Knights of Columbus are hosting a lecture, "Benedictine Spirituality: Life devoted to prayer, work, community, and place," on Wednesday, Feb. 28. A Benedictine Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel will precede the 8 p.m. lecture in AMU 163. The speaker is Father Peter Funk, prior of the Monastery of the Holy Cross on Chicago's southside. More information is available online.
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14. Donate women’s shoes to prevent gender violence
Marquette men and women are invited to increase awareness about sexual and gender violence by participating in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” on Sunday, May 6. Shoe donations for the event can be placed in a donation bin in the AMU second floor lobby until Friday, Feb. 23.
For the event, local corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals will create teams of male walkers who will be challenged to walk in women’s shoes. Donate women’s shoes — sizes 10 and up — to help the male walkers truly experience what it means to “walk a mile in her shoes.” You can also show your support by forming a team to participate in this event, which takes place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
For more information, contact Bridgette Hensley in the Counseling Center at 8-7172, or Amber Battisti in the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
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15. Learn options for work visas and green cards
A detailed discussion of the H1B visa, the most popular work visa in the U.S., as well as options for pursuing permanent residence through employment will be highlights of “U.S. Work Visas and Green Cards,” a program for international students and staff. The program is on Friday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in Straz Hall 105.Presented by immigration attorneys and sponsored by the Career Services Center, the attorneys will give options for dealing with the H1B quota and provide practical strategies for talking to employers about work visa issues during interviews. Space is limited, so RSVP by e-mail or by calling 8-7423.
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16. Ash Wednesday Masses celebrated
A noon Mass and a 4 p.m. Ecumenical Service in the Chapel of the Holy Family will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 21, for Ash Wednesday. The all-university Masses will be at 8 and 10 p.m. at Gesu church. No Masses will be celebrated at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Ash Wednesday.
17. Election day tomorrow
Tomorrow, Feb. 20, is Wisconsin's primary election and Marquette encourages all students to exercise their right to vote. You can direct students to visit Marquette’s Web site for information about registering to vote at the polls and to find where to vote based upon their address. Polling locations are open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All employees are reminded that the Alumni Memorial Union serves as a polling location for residents living in the City of Milwaukee, District 4, Wards 311 and 312. More details about registration qualifications and other information are available on the Web site.
18. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the “diploma privilege” debate came to a head, and government assistance put extra dollars in the pockets of Depression-era students.Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History.
Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
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19. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 19
• Daytime drilling continues west of Straz Tower.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th St. and Michigan St., and further east on the new westbound I-794.
• Night demolition continues south of 10th St. and Tory Hill Monday, Feb. 19 through Friday Feb. 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings, as well as Sunday, Feb. 25, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Noise is being monitored and is becoming less and less noticeable as work moves away from the university. Work closest to Straz will occur overnight Thursday and Friday.
• Daytime demolition work will occur this week at 13th Street, south of Clybourn St.
• There will be various, daytime lane restrictions on 6th Street, between Clybourn St. and St. Paul Ave. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20-22.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed Monday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. These closures are anticipated to continue until March 2.
• The connector ramp from southbound I-43 to westbound I-94 will continue to be closed overnight on Monday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. The detour route will take southbound motorists who want to go westbound off at Highland, west to 17th Street, south on 17th to Clybourn St., and west on Clybourn to 27th Street. In addition, should the Villanova game let out after 10 p.m., this will eliminate the McKinley on-ramp as an option for those wishing to connect with westbound I-94. In this highly unlikely event, optional points to access westbound I-94 are (1) at Jackson and Clybourn, and (2) at 28th St. and St. Paul Ave.
• The Plankinton exit ramp from northbound I-43 will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
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