— January 29, 2007—
- Father Wild’s annual address tomorrow ties future to the past
- Don’t miss Mission Week keynote speaker
- Emmy Award winner kicks off Mission Week celebration
- Cosmologist to speak tomorrow about the connection between quantum and cosmos
- Nominate employees for 2007 Excellence in University Service Awards
- New TSAR system provides online reports for test scoring
- Submit your research and scholarship activities to Compendium
- Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to hold colloquium
- Human rights activists to discuss careers at POWER Lunch
- McIlvaine program has location change
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 29
1. Father Wild’s annual address tomorrow 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. tomorrow, 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. Don’t miss Mission Week keynote speaker
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.
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.
3. Emmy Award winner kicks off Mission Week celebration
Alex Gibney, Emmy award winner and Academy Award nominee, will speak Friday night as Mission Week gets underway. His talk will follow a 7 p.m. showing of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the documentary he wrote, directed and produced about Enron. The documentary illustrates the maneuvers of Enron executives who were involved in the downfall of Enron, and the effect of the company’s deceptive practices on thousands of people.
The showing, speech and talkback will take place at the Varsity Theatre. Cost is $2 with an MUID and $3 for others. The talkback will be facilitated by Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, which is sponsoring the presentation. The film is also being shown on Saturday at 6 and 9 p.m.
For more information about all Mission Week activities, go online.
4. Cosmologist to speak tomorrow 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. tomorrow, 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.
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5. Nominate employees for 2007 Excellence in University Service Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006 Excellence in University Service Awards, which are 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.
This year, there will be four awards: two to administrators and two to support staff. Members of the Marquette community are encouraged to submit one or more nominations of candidates and the recipients will receive award plaques at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 18. The names of the recipients will also be added to a permanent plaque located in the Henke Lounge of the AMU.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 17. Nominate only one candidate on each form you submit, either online or through a form that has been distributed through campus mail. Additional information, and a list of previous winners, is also available on the Web site.
6. New TSAR system provides online reports for test scoring
Beginning this semester IT Services is converting to a new and improved Test Scoring Analysis and Recording system. The new system will be used for test scoring this semester. An overview of the process is:
- Fill out Form 1 and return it to the IT Services Help Desk at least 48 hours prior to the exam. This form generates the set of answer sheets and creates a secure, Web-based SharePoint site for the scan results.
- Give the exam.
- Return the answers sheets, key(s), and Form 2 to the IT Services Help Desk.
- Scanning results are posted to the SharePoint site within 24 hours.
- Scanned answer sheets are returned to the primary instructor.
The most significant improvement is that previously faculty members would pick up printed reports of completed test scoring. Now, test score reports will be posted automatically to the SharePoint site where they can be saved electronically or printed out. In addition, the SharePoint site will have a text file that can be imported into a spreadsheet or uploaded into D2L’s grade book.
The other major update is that students no longer have to “bubble in” their identification information on the answer sheet. The sheets will now be sent to the faculty member with identifying information already included. So, while faculty will need to hand out the proper answer sheet to the proper student, students will not need to take time filling in the personal identification bubbles.
Although faster test scoring turnaround time is anticipated, faculty should still request test sheets at least two business days prior to administering a test. As in the old TSAR process scoring will be completed within 24 hours.
Additional information and downloadable forms are available online.
7. Submit your research and scholarship activities to Compendium
Compendium, Marquette’s biannual publication recognizing faculty research, scholarship and other achievements, was distributed late last week throughout campus. Be sure to take a look at the vast array of faculty accomplishments and make sure that yours are represented as well.
If you have a submission for the next issue of Compendium, go online or use the form on the back of the printed edition.
8. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to hold colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, Feb. 2. Chris Hruska, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at UW-Milwaukee, will present “Nonpositively Curved Spaces with Isolated Flats,” at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401.
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9. Human rights activists to discuss careers at POWER Lunch
A group of human rights activists will participate in a POWER Lunch panel discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:15 p.m., in AMU Ballroom A. Lunch is included.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to hear the panel of professionals in various career fields who value and advocate for human rights. Topics will include career information specific to each professional’s area of expertise and a focus on real experiences including stories of challenges and success.
Participants will include representatives of Greater Milwaukee Sponsors, IndependenceFirst, New Beginnings Are Possible, Peace Action, and Task Force on Family Violence.
For more information, go online.
10. McIlvaine program has location change
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 Chemistry building, room 121 (a change from last week), on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the Marquette community.
E-mail for more information.
11. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the “blizzard of the century” shut down Marquette.
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.
12. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 29
• Clybourn/Tory Hill will reopen in both directions on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30. While this will be open to pedestrians, please use the Wisconsin Ave. bridge to travel to and from Straz Tower.
• Pedestrians are reminded to not use 13th St. between Clybourn and St. Paul Ave. It is extremely dangerous to walk underneath this portion of both old and new I-94! It is closed to both pedestrians and vehicles until sometime in 2008. To access campus from St. Paul Ave., please use the stairs at 16th St.
• Night demolition at 10th and Tory Hill will conclude on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Future night demolition will occur further south.
• Night demolition begins south of 10th and Tory Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 31, for three consecutive nights. This work, though farther away than prior night work, will be on elevated portions. Sound transmission will depend on wind direction and will be monitored. To date sound level monitoring has been within contract levels.
• Night demolition work will occur north of St. Paul near 9th St. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets, will be closed daily to through traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, until Saturday, Feb. 2. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Avenue. These closures are due to overhead demolition work.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed overnight each weekday evening at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning for two weeks. This ramp will also be closed on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to overhead demolition work.
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