— January 18, 2007—
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker available Monday
- Gospel service to celebrate Martin Luther King is today
- Haggerty Museum book features Marquette faculty
- E-teaching workshop series enhances teaching skills
- Faculty, staff asked to join “Supper for 12 Strangers”
- Director for new Office of International Education named
- Buy-one-get-one-free women’s basketball tickets for staff
- Healthy children discussion course begins Jan. 24
- Rec Plex class sign-ups begin next week
- Women’s Spirituality Discussion to focus on Parker Palmer book
- Rec Plex swim classes begin Jan. 30
- Marquette saddened by death of Dr. Esther Hudgins
- Department of Math to hold logarithm colloquium
- Marquette recognized with CASE awards
- Business mileage reimbursement now 48.5 cents
1. Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker available Monday
Tickets to attend the Mission Week keynote presentation by Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer are available beginning Monday, Jan. 22. The tickets are free, with a limit of two per MU ID. Tickets will be available in Brooks Lounge on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union 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.
Lynn Brewer, former Enron executive and whistleblower on corporate corruption, personifies this year’s Mission Week theme of “Challenged to Choose: the Courage to Act.” During her tenure at Enron, where she was responsible for risk management in energy operations, e-commerce for Enron’s water subsidiary and competitive intelligence for broadband services, she witnessed illegal and corrupt dealings including bank fraud, espionage, power price manipulation and gross overstatements to the media, public and financial world. Since leaving Enron, she became the 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.
Mission Week, Feb. 2-10, 2007, focuses on the ethical dimensions of our decisions as we manifest our core values of Faith, Excellence, Leadership and Service. For more information about Mission Week events, go online.
2. Gospel service to celebrate Martin Luther King is today
A gospel service to celebrate the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his recently deceased wife, Ms. Coretta Scott King, is today, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
The Marquette University Gospel Choir will perform the praise and worship portion of the service. The message will be delivered by Pastor Fola Ojo from City of Praise Church, Milwaukee. The service will consist of readings of speeches by Dr. and Mrs. King, as well as Mohandas Ghandi, who inspired both to lead the movement of nonviolent protest for change. The service will conclude with a silent vigil.
3. Haggerty Museum book features Marquette faculty
In celebration of the university’s 125th Anniversary, 27 faculty and staff selected and wrote about their favorite works in the permanent collection of the university’s Haggerty Museum of Art. The illustrated, 60-page booklet includes reflections on works by Salvador Dali, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Andy Warhol. The publication may be viewed online and is available for $15.
4. E-teaching workshop series enhances teaching skills
The e-teaching certificate workshop series beginning Jan. 26 is open to regular and adjunct faculty as well as graduate students in the Preparing Future Faculty Program. Participants should have taken the basic D2L workshop or have learned to use D2L in some other fashion.
To earn the e-teaching certificate, participants must attend all seven sessions, not necessarily in the same semester, and prepare and present a project that uses some aspect of the technology covered in the workshops.
All sessions are 1 to 4 p.m. in Raynor 320H except the first, which is in 320A.
• Jan. 26, Introduction and foundational principles
• Feb. 16, Teaching blended and online courses with D2L
• March 2, Digital imaging and scanning
• March 9, Copyright, plagiarism and information literacy
• March 23, Video and audio production
• April 13, Podcasting and media in D2L
• April 27, Project presentations
For more information call 8-0268 or 8-6395.
5. Faculty, staff asked to join “Supper for 12 Strangers”
The Association of Marquette University Women invites faculty and staff to join its annual “Supper for 12 Strangers.” In the spirit of Jesus’ last supper with his 12 apostles, this “supper” matches current students with Marquette alumni, faculty, administrators and friends in a social setting for food, camaraderie and fun, Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25.
Host homes are needed for two to 12 students, for either date, for lunch or dinner (your choice). Your dinner can be as formal as a gourmet meal or as casual as brats and burgers. Hosts may need to help coordinate transportation for some guests, if students do not have access to transportation.
For more information or to register, call 8-0347 or e-mail.
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6. Director for new Office of International Education named
Terence (Terry) Miller joined Marquette this week as the director of the new Office of International Education. The office will bring together the previously successful but separate functions of international student support, undergraduate international student recruitment, study abroad advising and program development, and international partnership development and coordination.
Miller was previously the director of Overseas Programs and Partnerships in the Center for International Education at UW-Milwaukee. He received his bachelor’s degree in Government and Peace Studies from Manhattan College and subsequently his juris doctorate from St. John's University. After working for the Legal Aid Society in New York and the Vicaria de Solidaridad in Chile as a human rights attorney, he joined the Maryknoll Society in 1991.
Miller served the Maryknolls as the associate director and director for Africa and the Middle East for six years before moving to Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1997 as director of International and Intercultural Education until his move to UWM in 2000.
Miller’s office is temporarily in room 202 of O’Hara Hall, until renovations on the fourth floor of the AMU are complete sometime next month.
7. Buy-one-get-one-free women’s basketball tickets for staff
All faculty and staff are invited to join the nationally ranked Marquette women’s basketball next Tuesday, Jan. 23, against Big East rival Notre Dame at 8 p.m. Faculty and staff can take advantage of a special buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer. It’s also Go Gold Night, so everyone wearing gold to the game receives a free bag of popcorn.
To purchase tickets, call 8-4668 or stop by the ticket office at the McGuire Center.
8. Healthy children discussion course begins Jan. 24
University Ministry will begin a seven-week discussion course on healthy children on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at noon in AMU 313.
The course is a discussion forum to promote healthy and holistic values for our children and to understand the effects of advertising, media and consumer culture on children.
E-mail for more information.
9. Rec Plex class sign-ups begin next week
Rec Plex group exercise sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 a.m.
Classes include Body Sculpt, Total Body Conditioning, Yoga for Beginners,
and Cardio Kickboxing. The popular Hot Lunch class meets 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, with activities varying among Body Sculpt, PiYo and Kickboxing.
With all classes, sign up for both Session 1 and Session 2 at the same time
and save $10.
For more information call 8-7778.
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10. Women’s Spirituality Discussion to focus on Parker Palmer book
A Women’s Spirituality Discussion for faculty, administrators and staff will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library, Study Room D. The focus will be on Parker Palmer's book, A Hidden Wholeness, Prelude and Chap. 1, “Images of Integrity.”
This selection is available for reading on the Manresa Web site, Women’s Spirituality Discussions.
11. Rec Plex swim classes begin Jan. 30
Rec Plex Swim Lessons classes for children will be held on Tuesday evenings starting Jan. 30 and running through March 27. Classes are offered in six levels plus the Tiny Tot program for infants as young as six months old. Cost is $33 for members and $39 for non-members. Classes are sponsored by the American Red Cross.
For more information call 8-7778 or e-mail.
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12. Marquette saddened by death of Dr. Esther Hudgins
Dr. Esther L. Hudgins, associate professor of German (emerita), died Tuesday, Jan. 9.
A member of the faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures from 1969 to 1996, she was also director of the Marquette Language Center in Germany from 1972 to 1995, and was awarded the Marquette University Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 1982. In her honor, nearly 200 alumni of the Language Center in Germany gathered at Marquette in 1996 to celebrate her career and established the Dr. Esther L. Hudgins Scholarship Fund for Marquette students of German, which is awarded annually.
Dr. Hudgins is survived by her daughter, Ingrid Angrick, and son-in-law, George Angrick.
Expressions of condolence may be sent to:
1803 E. Webster Pl.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
13. Department of Math to hold logarithm colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 19. The presentation, “Towards Effective Teaching: The Case for Logarithms,” begins at 1 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401.
14. Marquette recognized with CASE awards
Marquette University was recently recognized by District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
University Advancement and the Office of Marketing and Communication received a Gold Medal in the Excellence in Special Events category for the invitation and collateral materials produced for the world premier of Dick Enberg's McGuire, the one-man play about legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire. The Office of Public Affairs, University Advancement and the Office of Marketing and Communication received an honorable mention in the Excellence in Special Events, Individual Event category, for the on-campus conferral of the 2005 Opus Prize.
The judging for the Pride of CASE V Awards Program was conducted by advancement professionals representing institutions throughout the country.
15. Business mileage reimbursement now 48.5 cents
The business mileage reimbursement has been changed, effective Jan. 1, 2007, to 48.5 cents per mile, up four cents from the 2006 rate of 44.5. The Travel Expense Reimbursement Form on the Comptroller’s website has been adjusted to reflect this change.
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