— January 16, 2007—
- Friday deadline for Leadership Management Institute nominations
- President Wild’s annual address Jan. 30 ties future to the past
- You oughta be in pictures for Mission Week Film Festival
- New and Improved MarquetteCard.com
- Scholarships available for women and students of color
- Address book in D2L upgrade to be resolved in February
- Orientation for part-time faculty available Feb. 9
- Learn about interpersonal violence prevention with HAVEN Thursday
- Consider a service learning trip to Guatemala this May
- Cosmologist to speak at Marquette about the connection between quantum and cosmos
- Departments of Biology and Chemistry offer colloquiums Friday
- Group fitness class sign-ups begin next week
- Raynor Memorial Libraries return to regular hours today
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 15
1. Friday deadline for Leadership Management Institute nominations
In its continuing efforts to improve the quality of work life for employees, Marquette is sponsoring Leadership/Management Institute 2007 for Marquette administrators Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1 and 8, 8 a.m. to noon.
The Institute will prepare leaders and managers to lead the university forward as the premier Catholic, Jesuit institution. Participants will gain proficiencies in leadership areas such as leading change, management and process improvement, influencing others, “developing followership,” decision-making, problem-solving, financial management, effective communication, and conflict management, and must attend all four sessions.
The institute focuses on individuals who lead at least three employees or manage large and diverse workloads that interact with others across campus. Participants must be nominated by their dean or vice president and have at least one year of experience in a leadership/managerial position at Marquette. “To achieve our vision, we need leaders who will develop systems, structures, and relationships to support greatness in our faculty and staff,” said Provost Madeline Wake. “The Leadership/Management Institute will help prepare such leaders.”
“The ultimate goal of the institute is to prepare Marquette leaders and managers to not only lead their respective areas with greater excellence, but also to take their places at the forefront of Marquette’s emergence as an even better university,” said Senior Vice President Greg Kliebhan.
Interested administrators are encouraged to speak with their dean or vice president for more information. Nominations must be submitted to Human Resources by Jan. 19.
2. President Wild’s annual address Jan. 30 ties future to the past
Marquette University President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will deliver his annual state of the university address to faculty and staff at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the AMU Ballroom.
The title of Father Wild’s address is “What Would Bishop Henni Say? — Why Marquette’s 125th Anniversary is as much about our future as our past.” Bishop John Martin Henni was a man of vision and ambition who made it his life’s work to establish a Catholic college in the emerging city of Milwaukee, a school that could also serve the children of the newest Americans. He raised seed money for the school and asked the Society of Jesus for help founding and running the school.
3. You oughta be in pictures for Mission Week Film Festival
All Marquette offices are invited to join in the spirit of Mission Week, Feb. 2-9, by submitting a three-minute video titled, “Marquette: Challenged to Choose, the Courage to Act.” Participating offices will be given one-time-use video cameras and guidelines. The top six submissions (three from student organizations and three from university offices) will be posted on the Mission Week Web site.
The two first-place winners will receive a pizza lunch and the recognition of having their winning films shown at the beginning of the Mission Week keynote address by Lynn Brewer, 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. Brewer, former Enron executive and whistleblower on corporate corruption, is founding chairman and CEO of The Integrity Institute, which independently assesses and certifies corporate integrity at the request of organizations for the benefit of their stakeholders.
Deadline for film submissions will be Wednesday, Jan. 31. For more information contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 or e-mail. This activity is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity and the Instructional Media Center.
4. New and Improved MarquetteCard.com
New and improved features of your MarquetteCard are now available online at www.marquettecard.com.
The Web address remains the same, but Web site features now include:
- Simplified login using your eMarq/CheckMarq username and password;
- Reliable access to your card balance, and the ability to view up to six months of transactions;
- Lost/stolen card notification;
- Optional automatic deposits, based upon a preset balance of your choice;
- Low Balance Warning at a preset balance of your choice;
- Request Money feature that allows you to send e-mail deposit requests;
- Guest Access for up to four people to allow them to make deposits or see activity online without having to share your own password
5. Scholarships available for women and students of color
The Association of Marquette University Women is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a junior woman student beginning her senior year in fall 2007 and enrolled full-time in any college or program at Marquette. The scholarship is designed to aid women students who demonstrate financial need. The eligible candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Interested students should complete the online application and essay no later than Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. No late applications will be accepted. E-mail for more information.
The Ethnic Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to two Marquette students of color who demonstrate financial need for the next academic year. One scholarship will be awarded to a student participating in the Educational Opportunity Program and one to a non-EOP student. Interested students should complete the online application and essay no later than Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. E-mail for more information.
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6. Address book in D2L upgrade to be resolved in February
Although D2L was upgraded last month with the vast majority of the program functioning as expected, a few issues still need to be addressed, primarily related to the address book. For some users the address book does not work. IT realizes this is a significant problem for some instructors and is working with the vendor to resolve it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this bug was not uncovered in functional testing before the production upgrade.
If the address book does not work for you, you can still e-mail the entire class by using the “E-mail everyone in the class list” link at the bottom of the class list page. You may also e-mail students individually from the class list by double clicking on the student email address.
D2L has indicated that a fix will be available mid-February and IT will test it and place in production as soon as is feasible.
For more information, please check the known issues link within D2L online.
7. Orientation for part-time faculty available Feb. 9
Dr. David Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, will offer an orientation for part-time faculty on Friday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Raynor Library 320H. The presentation will cover workshops and other resources in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Content will include:
• Offices and resources to assist faculty with teaching and students with learning;
• New Web-based guide for new and part-time faculty;
• Workshops offered by the Center, Information Technology Services, and Preparing Future Faculty;
• AdjunctSuccess, an external support service introduced this semester.
E-mail for more information.
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8. Learn about interpersonal violence prevention with HAVEN Thursday
Helping Abuse and Violence End Now will hold an informative discussion Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries Conference Room B/C.
HAVEN is a partnership of university departments and students committed to the prevention of interpersonal violence, and to providing safe referral sources for those affected by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The informative discussion will include HAVEN’s history, role on campus, mission, and goals for the future. Come explore your role, as well as opportunities for involvement. A light soup lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact Sue Cooper in Public Safety at 8-6800, or Amy Melichar in the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
9. Consider a service learning trip to Guatemala this May
The deadline for applying for a spring International Service Learning trip to Guatemala is Tuesday, Jan. 23. While in the country May 21-31, students will help build a rural school and learn about the region’s history, culture and politics.
Applicants will be asked for partial payment (about half) of the estimated $1,600 for the trip shortly after acceptance, so please consider finances before you apply.
For more information, please contact Dr. Lars Olson, associate professor of biomedical engineering, at 8-3529, e-mail or visit online
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10. Cosmologist to speak at Marquette about the connection between quantum and cosmos
The founding head of the NASA/Fermilab Astrophysics Group will discuss the connection between the “inner space” of the quantum and the “outer space” of the cosmos in a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Marquette University’s Weasler Auditorium.
Edward (Rocky) Kolb, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago and director of the Astrophysics Center at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will present the annual George V. Coyne, S.J., Lecture in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Named in honor of the longtime director of the Vatican Observatory, the lecture series was endowed by Mercedes Hurley Hughes, an alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences and an emeritus trustee of the university.
The Coyne Lecture is sponsored by Marquette’s Department of Physics. In addition to the public lecture, Kolb will meet with faculty and students throughout the day.
11. Departments of Biology and Chemistry offer colloquiums Friday
The Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry will each hold a colloquium this Friday, Jan. 17:
• “Nanoparticle Optical Properties and Biomolecule Detection: New Challenges for Theory,” by George Schatz, PhD., Northwestern University, 4 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, Room 121.
• “Regulation of Ryanodine Receptors During Matabolic and Oxidative Stress,” by Edward M. Balog, PhD., Georgia Institute of Technology, 3:30 p.m., Wehr Life Sciences Building, Room 111.
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12. Group fitness class sign-ups begin next week
Sign-ups for group fitness classes at the Helfaer Rec Center begin on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. Brochures for spring 2007 are available at the center.
13. Raynor Memorial Libraries return to regular hours today
Regular hours for Raynor Memorial Libraries begin today, Tuesday, Jan. 16. The first floor of Raynor is now open 24 hours per day.
For more information visit online or call 8-1530.
14. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the Marquette Tribune goes online.
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.
15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 15
The Interchange reconstruction enters its fourth year — three down and two to go! Four of the six major projects related to the Interchange reconstruction have been completed, and much of the work in close proximity to the university is finished. A list of the remaining work closest to campus, which should be completed at the end of summer 2007, can be found online.
• Pilings are being driven east of O’Hara Hall today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, for the new entrance ramp to southbound I-43/94 from 11th and Wisconsin Avenue.
• The ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will be closed overnight through Wednesday Jan. 17, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
• Shafts will be drilled for the interior retaining wall of the connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43, west of Straz Tower and east of the Law School/O’Hara Hall. This work will begin on Thursday, Jan. 18, and continue for several weeks during daytime hours.
• Demolition work will occur at 9th Street, north of St. Paul, overnight and during the day on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20 and 21. Work will begin at midnight on Saturday and conclude by 5 a.m. on Monday. This will require a full closure of I-794 in both directions.
• Tory Hill traffic changes: Eastbound traffic on Clybourn is closed at 16th Street for the remainder of the month, and westbound traffic on Michigan is closed at 8th Street for the remainder of the month. Westbound traffic and parking (where permitted) on Clybourn are available from 11th to 16th streets. The entrance to Lot R/RR is available from the east only, on Michigan Street. When exiting the lot, only a left turn (to go east) is permitted for the remainder of the month. Southbound 11th Street only has access to the west; no left turn is allowed for the remainder of the month.
• Parking on the west side of 10th Street, between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street, has been temporarily eliminated. No parking will be allowed at any time until later this month.
• Demolition and pile driving work well south of Tory Hill/Clybourn and well east of 10th Street continues. This work will take place mainly during the daytime and will occur periodically throughout most of the winter.
• Wells Street between 25th and 26th streets will be restricted to a single lane until March due to sewer work.
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