— February 22, 2007—
- Marquette receives TEMPO Mentor of the Year Award
- Manresa Project offering awards for Ignatian mission and teaching
- Theology conference to be held on Abrahamic traditions
- Interfaith events with secretary of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
- Student nominations requested for Arrupe Award
- Students can win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
- School of Education names associate dean
- Provost to hold open office hours on Tuesday
- Teaching workshops through D2L offered next week
- Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
- Memorial services planned for dental student
- Woody Herman concert is Sunday
- Books needed for homeless and needy children
- Cobeen Hall supporting eating disorders with swing-a-thon
- Marquette teams with Greendale High School for free musical
- Heartland-Delta V Conference deadline extended
1. Marquette receives TEMPO Mentor of the Year Award
Marquette University today received the 2007 institutional Mentor Award from TEMPO-Milwaukee, an organization of professional women with more than 850 members in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The award annually honors corporations or individuals who are making a difference in their professions, communities and the lives of others.
Provost Madeline Wake accepted the award on behalf of the university, which was recognized for “mentoring others in every aspect of university life.” TEMPO cited Marquette’s formal and informal mentoring programs for faculty, staff and volunteers and noted that Marquette’s provost, two academic deans and four of seven vice-presidents are women. “Students, of whom 54 percent are women, grow as leaders through their coursework, their active role in more than 230 on-campus student organizations and through their interaction with alumni,” the organization said.
Marquette was chosen as Mentor of the Year based on three criteria: mentoring of others, corporate achievement, and community leadership.
2. Manresa Project offering awards for Ignatian mission and teaching
Faculty are invited to apply for Manresa Project awards for teaching, research and writing related to vocation, faith, spirituality, and the Jesuit, Ignatian mission. As many as 10 awards of $1,000 to $3,000 will be given in this cycle for new or substantially redesigned courses or for research/writing projects that have publication and presentation potential in the faculty member’s respective discipline. The application deadline is Thursday, March 29.
For more information or application procedures, visit the Manresa Project website or call Susan Mountin at 8-3693.
3. Theology conference to be held on Abrahamic traditions
A conference on theology and philosophy, “The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions,” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 2, in the Raynor Library Conference Center and Alumni Memorial Union.
The conference will highlight common intellectual and religious foundations of three Abrahamic faiths in the context of inter-religious dialogue and cross-cultural discussions of philosophical and theological principles and doctrines.
Registration is free for Marquette faculty and students. Others may register for $35. To pre-register, e-mail Richard Taylor.
For more information go online.
4. Interfaith events with secretary of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
Rev. Tom Michel, S.J., director of the Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue in Rome, Italy, and Ecumenical Secretary for the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, will participate in interfaith campus events next week:
Feb. 26, noon to 1 p.m., AMU room 227 — Soup with Substance: “Working with Muslims on Peace and Justice,” free and open to the public.
Feb 27, 12.30 to 2 p.m., AMU Ballroom D — Faculty Luncheon Discussion: “From Regensburg to Ankara.” The program is restricted to faculty. RSVP to Barbara DeYoung by Thursday, Feb. 22.
Feb 27, 3.30 to 5.30 p.m., AMU Room 448 — Meeting with graduate students: "Teaching and Research on Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Issues for the Future,” free and open to all graduate students.
Feb 28, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m., AMU Ballrooms CDE — Public Lecture: “Contemporary Muslim Peace Movements: A Dynamic Alternative to Violence,” free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
For more information, go online.
5. Student nominations requested for Arrupe Award
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate Marquette juniors for the Pedro Arrupe Award, presented by The Marquette University Alumni Association. This award was established in 1991 to recognize a Marquette junior, male or female, who emulates the values and ideals of Father Arrupe, a Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1981. He was a man of simplicity, warmth and optimism, committed to serving the poor and leading others to explore the link between faith and justice. This award recognizes an individual whose service to others exemplifies the spirit of a Marquette education.
Nomination materials for the Pedro Arrupe Award are being sent to faculty and staff in campus mail. The application and essay are due on March 23. Finalists will be selected in mid-April and finalists will need to be available for an interview on Friday, April 27.
For more information call 8-4764.
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6. Students can win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
Faculty are asked to encourage their students to apply for the 10th annual Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition recognizing the importance of effective library research. All A-grade papers written during calendar 2006 for a MU course are eligible. One $200 prize each will be awarded in the freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories.
Submissions will be accepted until March 5. More information is available online.
7. School of Education names associate dean
Dr. Kathleen Cepelka, principal of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, has been named associate dean of the School of Education, effective July 15, 2007.
Dr. Cepelka has more than 35 years of experience at all levels of education, from elementary through graduate school. She has been a faculty member at Marquette, serving as an adjunct professor in the School of Education most recently and, prior to her seven-year tenure at Catholic Memorial, as an assistant professor. She has also taught at Benedictine College in Kansas and served as superintendent of schools for the diocese of Salinas, Kansas.
“Dr. Cepelka will play a key role in strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, accountability, and outreach, as well as overseeing our teacher education efforts,” Dean William Henk said. “I expect her to be especially vital in our efforts to support K-12 Catholic education.”
Dr. Cepelka earned her Ph.D. in educational administration at Marquette. She has master’s degrees in educational administration from the University of St. Thomas and in English from Ball State University. She completed her undergraduate work at Marian College in Fond du Lac.
“Teacher education is my passion,” Cepelka said. “Catholic education is my life, and Marquette is my ‘home.’”
8. Provost to hold open office hours on Tuesday
Provost Madeline Wake will hold open office hours for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in AMU Ballroom C. Stop in to discuss your thoughts about Marquette with Wake. Suggested topics include:
• Creating a culture of inclusiveness
• Enhancing research productivity
• Advancing international education
• Enhancing student advising
• Promoting instructional innovation
Coffee and cookies will be served.
9. Teaching workshops through D2L offered next week
An introductory D2L teaching workshop is offered next week, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. All 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
March 7, 4-6 p.m., Discussion/Groups
April 17, 4-6 p.m., Quizzes
Workshops on teaching resources and strategies
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. Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
Thousands of excited, blue-and-gold-clad Marquette fans are needed to fill the seats behind the broadcasters for the ESPN live Gameday broadcast on Saturday, March 3, against Pittsburgh at the Bradley Center.
Host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps cover game previews and analysis, interviews, feature stories and a half-court shot for the GameDay broadcast.
GameDay taping begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until approximately noon. The show is live from 10 until 11 a.m., with other segments taped in between. The first 1,000 fans attending GameDay will receive a limited edition T-shirt and prizes will be given throughout the morning.
The GameDay set will be at midcourt, with seating in sections 200, 201, 202, 226, and 227. Student wristbands for sections 106 and 225 and the lower level for the game against Pitt will be distributed based on students’ place in line for the GameDay taping.
GameDay participation is free. No ticket is needed. Free shuttle buses will run from the Annex from 7 to 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m.
For more information, go online.
11. Memorial services planned for dental student
Services for TJ Warschefsky, a freshman dental student, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, in Lansing Mich.
TJ died last week. He was 22.
Condolences may be sent to: Susan Barry and Family, 4443 Seneca Drive, Okemos, MI 48864 and/or Thomas Warschefsky and Family, 2100 Noble Road, Williamston, MI 48895-9528. Contributions may be made to the TJ Warschefsky Fund for Eating Disorder Research.
More information is available online.
Please keep the Warschefsky family in your thoughts and prayers.
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12. Woody Herman concert is Sunday
The Woody Herman concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Varsity Theatre at 2 p.m. After pre-concert music in the foyer beginning at 1:30 p.m., the free concert will feature the Nick Contorno Band and the MU Jazz Ensemble featuring the high school students who competed for the Woody Herman scholarship.
Woody Herman was a famous jazz musician from Milwaukee who donated scholarship money about 35 years ago be awarded to a southeastern Wisconsin High School senior continuing to play jazz in college.
13. Books needed for homeless and needy children
Marquette's Beta Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, is sponsoring a book drive for homeless and needy children Feb. 23 to March 23. New or gently used books for children and young adults, bookmarks and art supplies can be placed in the boxes near the AMU Information Desk or in the English Department Office, 335 Coughlin Hall. All donations benefit Milwaukee-area children through the Next Door Foundation.
14. Cobeen Hall supporting eating disorders with swing-a-thon
Residents and staff of Cobeen Hall will swing on a swing set next week for “Freezin’ for a Reason: 36.5 hour Swing-a-thon,” to raise awareness and support for positive body image and resources for women and men with eating disorders. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Raynor Library Bridge.
Stop by to show support, get information and donate to the Rogers Memorial Hospital Eating Disorder Center. For more information contact Carla Cadet.
This event is held in conjunction with Marquette University’s Love Your Body Week, coordinated by the Center for Health Education and Promotion.
15. Marquette teams with Greendale High School for free musical
Greendale High School and Marquette’s Student Health Service and Counseling Center present “nor • mal: a family musical of hope and survival,” on Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free.
Resulting in standing ovations after performances by the Greendale High School Advanced Theatre Class in December 2006, this musical addresses student health, wellness, the devastating impact of eating disorders, and the therapeutic impact of theatre.
A talk-back session with cast members and eating disorder specialists will follow the performance. The musical is presented in conjunction with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week/Love Your Body Week 2007.
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16. Heartland-Delta V Conference deadline extended
The application deadline to attend the Heartland Delta V Conference has been extended to March 14.
John Carroll University will host the Heartland-Delta V Conference, “Learning from Each Other: Companions in Mission,” from May 29 to June 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Fifty delegates will represent Marquette at the conference. Full-time faculty, staff and administration who want to renew their enthusiasm and deepen their understanding of the Ignatian tradition are encouraged to apply.
The Heartland-Delta conference will focus on three topics: Our Common Ground, Our Common Challenge, a reflection on Jesuit higher education in the 21st century; Our Ignatian Roots: A Family Affair, with Marquette’s Janine Geske reflecting on her perceptions of Jesuit higher education through the phases of her life; and Our Incomplete Endeavor, Our Inspired Resolve.
Delegates will be required to attend two pre-conference meetings, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 21 and April 25, and a post-conference meeting in September.
The entire cost of the conference, including travel, meals and registration, will be assumed by Father Wild’s office.
Application forms are available online and are due to the Office of Mission and Identity, O’Hara Hall 102. Call 8-1881 or 8-7837 for more information.
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