— July 16, 2007 —

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  1. Interim dean appointed for College of Nursing
  2. Statutes and bylaws approved for University Academic Senate
  3. Attend luncheon for International Teaching Assistant Program
  4. Hear from producer of artist Louise Bourgeois prints
  5. Administrators needed to help with support staff luncheon
  6. Paintings by Wisconsin artist shown at the Haggerty Museum
  7. Enjoy the Brewers, buffet and tailgate with the Annex
  8. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of July 16

 

1. Interim dean appointed for College of Nursing

Provost Madeline Wake today named Dr. Ellen B. Rudy interim dean of the Marquette University College of Nursing, effective next month. She succeeds Dr. Lea Accord, who returned to faculty status July 1.

Rudy is currently a senior consultant for the National Institute of Health and holds a part-time faculty appointment at Ohio State University. She was dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing from 1991 to 2001.

Wake said Rudy would serve through the fall 2007 semester while the university conducts a national search. “We are indeed fortunate to attract this national leader as interim dean,” Wake said. “I expect her to continue development of our strong undergraduate and graduate programs and to advance faculty research.”

Rudy is a graduate of Ohio State University and has master’s degrees in public administration from the University of Dayton and in nursing from the University of Maryland. She earned her Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University.

During her tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, the School of Nursing repeatedly ranked high in NIH levels of research funding. She initiated an award program recognizing excellence in bedside nursing, Cameos of Caring, which is now used in 37 Pittsburgh hospitals and three additional university settings. She has also been the principal investigator on five NIH-funded projects.

Rudy has published widely in professional journals and co-authored several textbooks. She has received numerous honors from professional organizations, including being named a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing.

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2. Statutes and bylaws approved for University Academic Senate

A revised model for academic shared governance has been established,
effective July 1, 2007. The model combines the former Academic Senate and
Committee on Faculty to create the University Academic Senate, a 40-member
entity chaired by a faculty member. The 2007-2008 University Academic Senate will be chaired by Dr. Kristy Nielson.
 
While the ultimate responsibility for the operation of the university rests with the president and the board of trustees, faculty participation in decision-making is acknowledged as essential for the vitality of the institution. According to the preamble of the statutes for the UAS, "The University Academic Senate is a deliberative body whose responsibilities include academic planning, review and evaluation of academic programs, and formulation and appraisal of initiatives and policies relevant to the faculty and the academic mission of the university."

The statutes for the University Academic Senate were approved by the
Committee on Faculty, Academic Senate and President Robert A. Wild, S.J., in
May. The statutes, the result of a two-year process, are located on the
Office of the Provost Web site, University Academic Senate Statutes.

3. Attend luncheon for International Teaching Assistant Program

Representatives from departments with new international teaching assistants are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Office of International Education on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at noon at Angelo’s pizza, Wells and 16th St. OIE is holding its annual International TA Program from Monday, Aug. 13, to Friday, Aug. 17. Representatives are also encouraged to help evaluate their international TAs’ micro-teaching presentations on Friday, Aug. 17.     
 
The International TA Program helps prepare new international teaching assistants for their TA role at Marquette. This program, which is mandatory for all new international TAs, provides workshops designed to introduce and review the skills the international TAs need to interact with American undergraduate students. Topics include university culture, teacher/student roles, presentation skills, classroom management and culture shock.

For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon or presentations, contact Jean Czaja at 8-0721 by Wednesday, Aug. 8.

4. Hear from producer of artist Louise Bourgeois prints

Take advantage of an opportunity this week to hear from David Procuniar about working with the artist Louise Bourgeois. Procuniar will present his experience at the Grow With Marquette session “Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects Exhibition Preview: Behind the Scenes with David Procuniar,” Wednesday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Procuniar is with the Procuniar Workshop, a New York-based studio specializing in the production of contemporary prints and works on paper. He was instrumental in the production of Bourgeois’ Fugue series and the fabric screenprints that will be on display in the exhibition “Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects” at the Haggerty Museum of Art from July 26 to Oct. 1.

Register by calling Human Resources, 8-7305. Space is limited.

5. Administrators needed to help with support staff luncheon

Organizers of this year’s support staff appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, July 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., are seeking volunteers to serve as greeters,servers, photographers, helpers at the give-away table, etc. This is an opportunity for administrators to help say thank you to support staff for the work they do throughout the year.  

For more information call Robin Cork at 8-5550.  

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6. Paintings by Wisconsin artist shown at the Haggerty Museum

The Haggerty Museum of Art will open Queens and Vagabonds: Paintings by GinaLitherland, an exhibition of 17 oil paintings by Wisconsin artist Gina Litherland on Thursday, July 26, with a 6 p.m. talk by the artist followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Oct. 1.

Queens and Vagabonds: Paintings by GinaLitherland features oil paintings on masonite ranging in size from 9 by 12 inches to 24 by 30 inches. Litherland employs traditional indirect oil painting techniques of building translucent layers of color to create a luminous, brilliant effect similar to those achieved by 15th century Sienese painters, combined with textural effects created by using various tools other than the paintbrush. These techniques allow Litherland to create a detailed, layered and complex surface of images.

Litherland studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her paintings, drawings and articles have been published worldwide in journals and periodicals associated with the international surrealist movement.  

7. Enjoy the Brewers, buffet and tailgate with the Annex

Join the Annex Saturday, July 21, for a Brewer game and tailgate party. The package includes an all-you-can-eat tailgate buffet at the Annex, a ticket and shuttle ride to and from the Brewers vs. Giants game at Miller Park, a tailgate at the stadium and an Annex Tailgate T-shirt for $40 per person for two or more tickets until Wednesday, July 18. Individual tickets are $55 per person.

Call 8-7769 for more information or to RSVP while tickets are available.

8. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of July 16

•  Eastbound Wisconsin Avenue between 19th and 20th streets is restricted to a single lane until September due to a city sewer project.

•  Tory Hill/Clybourn will be closed from 10th to 16th streets in both directions until July 27.    

•  Clybourn/Tory Hill between 8th and 11th streets is closed in both directions for the rest of the month.  

•  St Paul Avenue will be closed from 5th to 13th streets in both directions:
Wednesday, July 18, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Thursday, July 19, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

•  University work will begin later this summer on a new retaining wall and modifications to Lot R behind Straz Tower. This will include new sidewalks and campus identification elements. Tenth Street at Michigan will become the gateway to the university from the south later next year.


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