— January 22, 2007—
- Father Wild’s annual address Jan. 30 ties future to the past
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker now available
- School of Education moves step closer to becoming a college
- Teaching workshops through D2L now available
- Give blood, win Bookmarq textbook drawing
- Now is the time to check records for Flexible Spending Accounts
- Student Safety Patrol LIMOs back for second semester
- Buy-one-get-one-free women’s basketball tickets for staff
- Second semester Group Fitness classes beginning
- Math and Communication holding colloquiums
- Intramural sports managers meeting schedules now available
- Late Night Films feature new times, new movies
- Gesu Parish hosting Christian — Muslim Dialogue
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 22
1. Father Wild’s annual address Jan. 30 ties future to the past
Marquette University President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will deliver his annual presidential address to faculty and staff at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the AMU Ballroom. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The title of this year’s address is “What Would Bishop Henni Say?” In it, Fr. Wild will reflect on Marquette’s past, present and future through the eyes of Bishop John Martin Henni, Milwaukee’s first archbishop and the man who made it his life’s work to establish a Catholic college in the emerging city of Milwaukee.
Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to ask questions of Fr. Wild following his remarks. A reception will immediately follow the speech.
2. Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker now available
Tickets to attend the Mission Week keynote presentation by Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer are now available in Brooks Lounge on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union. The tickets are free, with a limit of two per MU ID. Tickets are available 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, 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.
3. School of Education moves step closer to becoming a college
The Academic Senate today advanced a proposal for Marquette’s School of Education to become a College of Education, with the authority to grant baccalaureate degrees, specifically a bachelor of science in education in either middle childhood/early adolescence (grades 1-8) or early adolescence/adolescence (grades 6-12) education. The proposal will now go to the university’s Board of Trustees for consideration at its March 2007 meeting.
Education Dean Bill Henk said the college designation would provide official recognition that “teacher education represents a discipline in which undergraduate students are specifically prepared for professional roles.” The School of Education prepares undergraduate students for careers as teachers, and graduate students as school counselors, counseling psychologists and school administrators.
The proposed majors in middle childhood/early adolescence (grades 1-8) or early adolescence/adolescence (grades 6-12) education, which the Academic Senate also passed, would require students to fulfill both the University Core of Common Studies and a second major in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Communication. Students would also have to complete the education courses required to meet the licensing requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
College status would enable the education unit to admit students as freshmen. Henk said this would allow students to begin taking education courses immediately. In combination with the ability to help students focus their curricular choices to meet both university and DPI requirements, this should help students complete their degree and licensure work sooner. Currently most students require at least an extra semester to meet all requirements.
Henk said the college designation would also help in the recruitment of students, recordkeeping and the ability to offer enhanced student services.
4. Teaching workshops through D2L now available
D2L teaching workshops on several topics are available beginning Jan. 30. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the workshops are held in Raynor 320H:
D2L introductory workshops
Jan. 30, 4-6 p.m.
Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m.
March 24, 10 a.m. to noon
D2L intermediate workshops — using special features of D2L
Feb. 6, 4-6 p.m., Gradebook
March 7, 4-6 p.m., Discussion/Groups
April 17, 4-6 p.m., Quizzes
Workshops on teaching resources and strategies
Feb. 9, 1-3 p.m., Resources to support learning and teaching
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.
5. Give blood, win Bookmarq textbook drawing
A blood drive sponsored by the Clinical Lab Science Student Council will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the AMU first floor lobby. Appointments can be scheduled by e-mail, or by signing up in the Clinical Laboratory Science office, on the second floor of the Schroeder Complex. Walk-ins are also welcome. All donors will be entered into a $500 Bookmarq textbook drawing.
6. Now is the time to check records for Flexible Spending Accounts
Faculty and staff who have flexible spending accounts have until March 31 to submit any claims for health-related or dependent care expenses incurred during the 2006 calendar year.
In addition, any unused dollars in a 2006 health FSA account may be used to cover eligible expenses incurred through March 15, 2007. The Employee Benefit Corporation will automatically pull from 2006 unexpended funds before using 2007 dollars.
If you have questions regarding a FSA, call Human Resources at 8-7882.
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7. Student Safety Patrol LIMOs back for second semester
The Student Safety Patrol is back with the LIMOs rolling. When staffing allows, SSP operates LIMO vans with yellow illuminated signs on the roof, designating them as a LIMO Stop route van. Any van bearing the illuminated sign travels a set route that repeatedly services McCormick Hall, Structure 1, Schroeder Hall at the AMU, Abbotsford Hall, Schroeder Hall on 13th, Cobeen Hall, Straz Tower, Raynor Library, Olin Engineering, Humphrey Hall, Mashuda Hall, and O’Donnell Hall.
The Cobeen and Carpenter Tower LIMO Stops have been combined for safety. LIMOs are now making their periodic “LIMO Stops” at the front door of Cobeen Hall on the west side of 11th Street. SSP LIMO services are available from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily. Safety Patrollers are available from 5 p.m. to midnight and transports and escorts can also be requested at 8-6363.
If you plan to board the LIMO from any locations, be waiting with your ID ready to present to the driver.
E-mail for more information.
8. Buy-one-get-one-free women’s basketball tickets for staff
Faculty and staff are invited to see the nationally ranked Marquette women’s basketball team play Notre Dame tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center. Faculty and staff receive 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 your tickets, call 8-4668 or stop by the ticket office at the McGuire Center.
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9. Second semester Group Fitness classes beginning
Sign-up for spring group fitness classes at Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Classes include Pilates, Yogalates, Kickboxing, Intense Body Conditioning, Stability Ball, Cardio Kick, Martial Arts, Hip Hop/Jazz, Aquakick, Spin & Tone, Spinning and Circuit Exercise.
For more information call 8-1558 or pick up a flyer at the Rec Center
10. Math and Communication holding colloquiums
The Diederich College of Communication is hosting a colloquium, “Who is a Journalist and Why Does it Matter? Disentangling the Legal and Ethical Arguments,” by Assistant Professor Erik Ugland on Friday, Jan. 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Johnson Hall, O'Sullivan Room 303.
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, Jan. 26, “PreProPer,” presented by Professor Douglas Harris at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401.
11. Intramural sports managers meeting schedules now available
Managers’ meetings for intramural sports begin tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 23 for all intramural sports managers. For more information or a meeting schedule, stop by the Rec Center or go online.
12. Late Night Films feature new times, new movies
Marquette University Student Government’s spring semester film series will begin Friday, Jan. 26, at the Varsity Theatre on Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m. Admission is $2 with a Marquette I.D.
On Jan. 26 and 27 see “Employee of the Month” featuring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson. Feb. 2 and 3 will feature “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” a documentary directed by Alex Gibney that is being shown as part of Mission Week. “The Departed,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damen, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg, will play Feb. 9 and 10. Clint Eastwood's “Flags of Our Fathers” is scheduled for Feb. 23.
After spring break, movies will begin showing again on March 23 and 24 with the newest James Bond film, “007: Casino Royale.” March 30 and 31 will feature Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer's film “Déjà vu.” Gibson's “Apocalypto” will run April 13 and 14, followed by “Happy Feet” April 20 and 21. “Zodiac” will play on April 27 and 28, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downy Jr.
For more information, call 8-7672.
13. Gesu Parish hosting Christian — Muslim Dialogue
Gesu Parish will sponsor “Gather yourselves together: A dialogue session on Christian – Muslim relations,” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Church. Speakers from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Muslim Catholic Women’s Dialogue and the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations will speak on this timely issue.
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14. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, Ralph Metcalfe entered Congress.
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. 22
• Night demolition will occur at 10th and Tory Hill every night for the next week or two. This work involves breaking small sections on some nights and removing those sections on other nights. This removal cannot be accomplished as easily or as quickly as with the Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street Bridges, partly because these sections are on temporary supports. This demolition work must be done in a methodical and cautious manner. Noise levels are being monitored to ensure the work remains within noise restrictions.
• Clybourn/Tory Hill Michigan traffic restrictions:
Eastbound through-traffic on Clybourn is closed at 16th St. for the remainder of the month.
Westbound through traffic on Michigan is closed at 8th St. for the remainder of the month. However, westbound traffic and parking (where permitted) on Clybourn is available from 11th to 16th St.
The entrance to Lot R/RR is available from the east only, on Michigan St. When exiting the lot, only a left turn (to go east) is permitted for the remainder of the month.
Southbound 11th St. only has access to the west; no left turn is allowed for the remainder of the month.
• Parking on the west side of 10th St., between Wisconsin Ave. and Wells St., has been temporarily eliminated. No parking will be allowed at any time until later this month.
• The temporary morning parking restriction signs on St. Paul Ave. are being removed. The regular signage will be replaced later.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will be closed overnight each weekday at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning for the next two weeks due to demolition work above this ramp.
• The northbound I-43 exit ramp to Plankinton Ave. will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. This will include the local street portion of Plankinton Ave. Plankinton will open temporarily for the morning rush hour on Thursday from 6 to 9 a.m.
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