— January 4, 2007 —


  1. President's address set for Jan. 30
  2. Nominate staff for Excellence in University Service Awards
  3. Vote for Marquette legends
  4. Event Planning Showcase features samples and giveawa
  5. Guidelines for 2007-08 Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
  6. Discounted tickets available for Men’s Basketball Jan. 13
  7. Three-pack tickets for Women's Basketball just $10
  8. 2007 Holiday schedules set


1. President's address set for Jan. 30

Mark your calendar! Robert A. Wild, S.J., will give his annual President's Address at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom.

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2. Nominate staff for Excellence in University Service Awards

Members of the Marquette community are encouraged to submit nominations for the University Excellence in University Service Awards Program. Nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 16.

The Excellence in University Service Award Program is intended to recognize individuals for their contributions to the essential work of Marquette at the highest level of excellence. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their positions. Nominees should demonstrate Ignatian ideals such as “magis” — a striving for excellence in all they do — and “cura personalis” — a personal concern and respect for others.

Criteria for the service award include:

•  Candidates must have a minimum of five years of consecutive full-time MU service in the employee group from which selected and in which they are presently serving.

•  Administrator candidates must have at least 50 percent of their time devoted to administrative duties.

•  Self nominations or nominations by members of the Joint Committee on Employee Recognition cannot be considered.

•  Faculty members and members of the Joint Committee cannot be candidates.

Two support staff and two administrators will be selected for 2007. Plaques will be presented to this year’s award recipients at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 17. The names of the recipients will also be added to a permanent plaque in the Henke Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Union.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit online.

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3. Vote for Marquette legends

Help recognize Marquette’s role in Milwaukee history by voting for local legends as part of the celebration of the city’s birthday.
The Milwaukee Press Club has produced a list
of candidates who were either born in Milwaukee or “made their mark” in the city. The public is invited to vote for their favorites from among the 99 entries. Selections will be celebrated at the 161st Birthday Party for the City of Milwaukee on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Milwaukee Public Museum, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“Legends” listed with Marquette University connections include:
•  Les Aspin (U.S. Congressman and the inspiration for Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government)
•  Chris Farley (Marquette University alumnus, best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live”)
•  Jacques Marquette (17th-century French, Jesuit missionary-explorer, Marquette’s namesake and considered the co-founder of Milwaukee)
•  Al McGuire (Marquette’s legendary men’s basketball coach from 1964 to 1977, when Marquette won the NCAA championship in his final game as coach)

•  George Reedy (Lucius Nieman Chair and professor of journalism at Marquette from 1972 to 1991; press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson)
For more information and to cast your vote, visit online.

4. Event Planning Showcase features samples and giveaways

All staff are invited to attend the Second Annual Event Planning Showcase Monday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Union. Attendees will learn about all elements of planning a campus event, including catering (with menu samples!) and technical services. Tours and giveaways are also featured.

Registration and exhibits will be located in the second floor lobby, and the third floor will have demonstrations and vendors.

RSVP by Friday, Jan. 5, by calling 8-6370 or by e-mail.

5. Guidelines for 2007-08 Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available

Applications for the 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 made possible through an $18 million donation by Helen Way Klingler announced in May 2004.

Applications are invited for the following funding for the 2007-08 academic year:

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.” Science applicants are those with a track record of strong research funding whose research requires higher expense items such as equipment, supplies, and research staff. Typically, those from the natural sciences, engineering and biomedical science address this category. Humanities applicants are those with a national recognition for scholarship whose critical research requirements may be time, access to information, and travel. Typically, those from the humanities, communication, business administration, and education address this category. It would be appropriate for many disciplines, for example social sciences and nursing, to address either category depending on the research. The selection of category is not one set by discipline, but rather is determined by the applicant.

Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2007, one in each applicant designated area of science or 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 March 1, 2007.

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 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, 2007.
Way Klingler Interdisciplinary Teaching Award: The purpose of this award is to stimulate interdisciplinary teaching and learning through innovative collaborations. A $20,000 award will be given to a faculty team from at least two disciplines across colleges or across Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences areas (i.e., natural sciences, humanities and social sciences) that propose an interdisciplinary course/teaching project. The team to receive the award will be selected by the Committee on Teaching and the application deadline is March 5, 2007.

6. Discounted tickets available for men’s basketball game on Jan. 13

Discounted tickets to the men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 13, against West Virginia are now available to employees. Tickets normally priced at $15 are $10, and $9 tickets are just $5. Game time is 11 a.m.  

To purchase tickets, visit on-line.

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7. Three-pack tickets for women's basketball just $10

Three-pack tickets for upcoming games for the nationally ranked women’s basketball team are available for just $10. Tickets for individual games start at only $4, but the $10 three-pack includes U-Conn, Villanova and Notre Dame games.

Saturday, Jan. 13 — vs. Villanova Wildcats. Wear pink in the fight against breast cancer. The first 2,000 fans will receive a pink breast cancer awareness bracelet.

Tuesday, Jan. 23 — vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Wear gold and receive a free bag of popcorn.

Saturday, Feb. 3 — vs. UConn Huskies. The first 4,000 fans will receive a Terri Mitchell bobble-head.

Visit online or call 8-4668 for more information.

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8. 2007 Holiday schedules set

In addition to the Monday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Holiday earlier this week, the paid holiday calendar for 2007 will be:

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday     Monday, Jan. 15, 2007

Good Friday                               Friday, April 6, 2007

Memorial Day                             Monday, May 28, 2007

Independence Day                      Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Labor Day                                  Monday, Sept. 3, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday                  Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, 2007

Christmas Holiday                       Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25, 2007

New Year’s Holiday                      Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 (preceding the Jan. 1,                                                  2008, New Year’s holiday)

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