— January 25, 2007—
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker still available
- Davis, Hoeveler receive sabbatical fellowship awards
- Entry slots still available for Mission Week Film Festival
- Guidelines for 2007-08 Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
- Administration approves vacation enhancement for long-term employees
- Faculty development opportunity in contemplative practice and pedagogies
- Grant funds for extending university mission available
- Manresa Project hosting Faculty Discussion
- Haggerty Museum exhibition and book highlight Marquette history
- Nominate an inspirational senior for graduation speaker
- W-2 forms for 2006 are now available
- Submit online tuition tax deductions in February
- New and Improved MarquetteCard.com
- Workshop for those wanting to assist returning soldiers
- Jim McIlvaine to speak on teamwork and motivation
- Jesuit to speak on priesthood and religious life
1. Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker still available
Tickets to attend the Mission Week keynote presentation by Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer are still 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.
In addition to Lynn Brewer, other featured speakers during Mission Week include Bethany McLean and Alex Gibney. 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. Davis, Hoeveler receive sabbatical fellowship awards
Dr. John Davis, professor of economics, has received the 2006-07 Sabbatical Fellowship Award and Dr. Diane Long Hoeveler, professor of English, has received the Helen Way Klingler Sabbatical Fellowship Award.
During his sabbatical Davis will work on a book, Economics and Identity, examining new conceptions of the individual in recent economics influenced by borrowings from cognitive science, complexity theory, and evolutionary biology. It expands on his previous book, The Theory of the Individual in Economics, by emphasizing individuals’ ability to reflect on their choices, and by arguing that this reflective capacity implies individuals have a human dignity that needs to be supported by a system of human rights that should be an object of social economic policy. He has requested visiting scholar status in the Departments of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University from Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, who has cited and encouraged Davis’ work.
Davis completed a Ph.D. and master’s of arts in economics at Michigan State University. At the University of Illinois at Urbana he completed a Ph.D. and master’s of arts in philosophy, a master’s of science in economics and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
Hoeveler, a specialist in British gothic, romantic and popular literatures from the late 18th through the 20th centuries, will focus her sabbatical on completing three books she is working on. The books in progress are Genre Riffs: The Gothic, Sentimental, and Melodramatic as Cultural Discourses, 1750-1850; Modern and Postmodern Female Gothic: The Socialization of Anxiety from Wharton to Oates; and Sentimental Politics: British Women’s Fiction and the Feminization of Christianity.” Hoeveler plans to travel to a variety of libraries and private collections to examine important unpublished letters, manuscripts and playbills in America and England.
Hoeveler received her Ph.D. in English literature, master’s of arts in English and bachelor’s of arts in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
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3. Entry slots still available for Mission Week Film Festival
It’s not too late to participate in the Mission Week Film Festival. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, Jan. 31.
All Marquette offices are invited to submit 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 at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8.
For more information, go online, contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 or e-mail. Co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity and the Instructional Media Center.
4. 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 and was 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 would 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 would 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 to 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. The application deadline is March 5, 2007.
5. Administration approves vacation enhancement for long-term employees
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Senior Vice President Greg Kliebhan and Provost Madeline Wake have approved an enhanced vacation schedule for long-term employees. Administrators and support staff not represented by a collective bargaining agreement will be eligible for five weeks of vacation after 20 years of continuous service, effective July 1, 2007.
The Committees on Administrators and Staff proposed an enhanced benefit last year. "We feel strongly that employees … should be rewarded for their lengthy contribution to the essential work of the university,” Alex Kaleta and Pam Still, then co-chairs of the Committee on Administrators, and Carol Dufek, chair of the Committee on Staff, wrote in a cover memo.
“This expanded vacation benefit is a way to express our appreciation to long-term administrators and staff who have served the university so faithfully for two decades or more. We know that time is a precious commodity for everyone,” Father Wild said, noting that he had received many expressions of thanks for the gift of time employees received over the Christmas holidays.
Currently, full-time administrators and staff receive three weeks of vacation for the first four years of service and four weeks of vacation after four years of service.
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6. Faculty development opportunity in contemplative practice and pedagogies
Faculty interested in contemplative practices and pedagogies are invited to apply for a year-long initiative consisting of a retreat, monthly conversations, two grant-sponsored lectures, and the development of a two-credit course (typically taught as overload). This opportunity is available through the University Honors Program, which was awarded a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to increase the number of faculty designing and teaching courses offered in the contemplative practice track of the Honors Program’s Second-Year seminars.
The retreat is this May and the follow-up program (monthly discussions, two lectures and course development) is for academic year 2007-2008. Stipends of $1,000 will be awarded to those accepted who commit to all three aspects of the program (retreat, monthly meetings and course proposal development). A $2,500 stipend will be given to those whose courses eventually get taught in the Honors Program. The application deadline is Feb. 28.
E-mail or e-mail for more information. Applications are available by e-mail.
7. Grant funds for extending university mission available
Proposals for the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund, for course development and projects that extend the mission of the university, are due Thursday, Feb. 1. Guidelines are available online.
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8. Manresa Project hosting Faculty Discussion
The Manresa Project invites all faculty to the next Faculty Discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library, Conference Room D.
Attendees should read “The Fertile Universe: An Interview With George V. Coyne,” by Jim McDermott, America Magazine, Vol. 195, No. 12, Oct. 23, 2006, and listen to an NPR Morning Edition interview with Richard Rohr, “Utterly Humbled by Mystery,” Dec. 18, 2006, before attending. The NPR interview is available online and the America article is available by e-mail request, and at the library. Register at 8-0263 or by e-mail.
9. Haggerty Museum exhibition and book highlight Marquette history
In honor of Marquette University's 125th anniversary, the Haggerty Museum of Art developed a Marquette exhibition and a book involving faculty and staff.
“Marquette Then and Now: Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” is on exhibit at the Haggerty Museum of Art Jan. 25 through March 25. The museum will also host a panel discussion about the university’s history on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history; Matt Blessing, head of special collections and archives for the Raynor Memorial Libraries; and Dan Johnson, chief photographer. A catalogue of the exhibit is available for $10.
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.
10. Nominate an inspirational senior for graduation speaker
Nominations for senior speaker for May graduation are due Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.
The selected individual will write and deliver a speech at graduation to inspire the Marquette community.
To nominate a qualified candidate, visit the Student Government's Web site.
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11. W-2 forms for 2006 are now available
Annual W-2 tax forms for faculty, staff and student employees are now available online via MyJob. Your printed W-2 from this Web page is an acceptable copy to attach to your annual tax return. Traditional paper forms are also being mailed to permanent (home) addresses beginning today, Jan. 25. The postal service asks that you allow up to 10 days for receiving your W-2 form in the mail.
For more information, contact the Payroll Department online.
In addition to W-2s, MyJob centralizes other employee information in a single location and allows faculty, staff and student workers to view and update personal information collected by the university as part of employment.
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12. Submit online tuition tax deductions in February
Students, parents/guardians and others intending to claim the tuition tax deduction for calendar year 2006 should not submit their electronic applications until Feb. 3, according to the IRS. Electronic applications submitted before that will be returned. All submissions will be processed after Feb. 3.
Applicants will have to include the amount of tuition tax deduction on Form 1040. Because Congress extended the tuition tax deduction credit too late for IRS printing forms, the line that would ordinarily include tuition tax credits is not printed on tax forms.
According to the IRS, those filing tax returns should use line 35, “Domestic production activities deduction, attach Form 8903,” to claim the deduction for college tuition and fees. Write the letter “T” on line 35 of Form 1040 and enter the eligible amount. For example: (T 4,000). You cannot take this deduction on Form 1040 A.
13. New and Improved MarquetteCard.com
New and improved features of 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 past 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.
14. Workshop for those wanting to assist returning soldiers
Veterans, those who provide pastoral services and mental health counselors are invited to attend a workshop focusing on the needs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan on Monday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center. Hosted by the Departments of Theology and Psychology along with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Office of Life-Long Faith Formation, the workshop will explore how religious communities can assist veterans with “safe return” opportunities for reintegration into family and community life. Veterans and service families often turn to religious communities for confiding stress and seeking support.
This free workshop will be conducted by Dr. Edward Tick, a nationally known PTSD counselor and author of War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information call 8-3748 or e-mail.
15. Jim McIlvaine to speak on teamwork and motivation
Jim McIlvaine, former Marquette basketball star, NBA player and current Golden Eagles basketball color analyst for Marquette radio broadcasts, will share NBA stories and insights on teamwork and motivation in the Wehr Life Sciences building, room 111, on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the Marquette community.
McIlvaine holds the Marquette career record for blocks and is second in career field goal percentage. He began his NBA career with the Washington Bullets, moved on to the Seattle Supersonics and retired from the New Jersey Nets. He currently lives in Racine, serving as the President of Camp Anokijig.
This event is sponsored by the Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. E-mail for more information.
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16. Jesuit to speak on priesthood and religious life
Rev. Frank Majka, S.J., with Sister Jane Marie Bradish, OSF, will give a presentation on the vocations of the ordained priesthood and religious life on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. The presentation will take place in the auditorium in Cudahy Hall, from 10:10 to 11:20 a.m. and is sponsored by Gesu Parish.
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