— March 1, 2007—
- Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
- Oxford professor to present Pere Marquette Theology Lecture
- Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
- Way Klingler Fellowship Awards deadline is this week
- Women’s conference features art by and about women
- Students can win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
- “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
- Kujichagulia founder to speak on avenues of learning
- Haggerty forum covers arts as a vehicle for developing leaders
- Feminism program to address myths and truths
- Obligation to the embryo program presented by Faculty for Life
- Speaker to address knowing God’s Will in decision-making
- Law professors begin discussion group on study of sport
- Teaching workshop through D2L offered next week
- University Ministry sponsoring Reconciliation Service on Monday
- Sample soups to benefit Hunger Clean Up
- Former Marquette administrator appointed Loyola University provost
1. Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
All faculty and staff must update their university computers to accommodate a change in Daylight Saving Time enacted by Congress.
Detailed instructions for updating your programs are now available from IT Services. It is not simply a matter of manually changing your clock setting.
Several major software programs need to be updated to properly adjust to the new DST. Programs affected by the DST change include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MAC OS, and mobile devices including PDAs, smart phones, and Blackberrys. You must apply these updates to schedule appointments correctly in your calendar.
Updates must be completed as soon as possible. DST begins at 2 a.m. on March 11.
2. Oxford professor to present Pere Marquette Theology Lecture
Dr. Christopher Rowland, professor of theology at the University of Oxford, will present "Wheels Within Wheels — William Blake and the Ezekiel's Merkabah in Text and Image" for the Theology Department’s 38th Annual Père Marquette Theology Lecture. The lecture will take place on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
3. Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
Thousands of excited, blue-and-gold-clad Marquette fans are needed to fill the seats behind the broadcasters for the ESPN live GameDay broadcast at the Bradley Center on Saturday, March 3, against Pittsburgh.
Host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps cover game previews and analysis, interviews, feature stories and a half-court shot for the GameDay broadcast.
GameDay taping begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until approximately noon. The show is live from 10 until 11 a.m., with other segments taped in between. The first 1,000 fans attending GameDay will receive a limited edition T-shirt and prizes will be given throughout the morning.
The GameDay set will be at midcourt, with seating in sections 200, 201, 202, 226, and 227. Student wristbands for sections 106 and 225 and the lower level for the game against Pitt will be distributed based on students’ places in line for the GameDay taping.
GameDay participation is free. No ticket is needed. Free shuttle buses will run from the Annex from 7 to 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m. Shuttle service will resume at 5:30 p.m. for rides to and from the game. Don’t have a ticket? Watch it at the Annex, the next best thing to being at the game.
For more information, go online.
4. Way Klingler Fellowship Awards deadline is this week
The application deadline for the Way Klingler Interdisciplinary Teaching Award is Monday, March 5. Applications for the 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.
The purpose of the Way Klingler Interdisciplinary Teaching 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.
5. Women’s conference features art by and about women
The Women’s Studies Program’s 13th Annual Conference, “Women and Creativity,” provides a forum for women from around the country to discuss music, art and literature by and about women. The conference will take place from March 22 to 24 in Raynor Memorial Library conference rooms.
The program is free and no registration is needed. It’s sponsored by the MU Women’s Studies Program, office of the provost and Helen Way Klinger College of Arts & Sciences.
For more information, e-mail Diane Hoeveler.
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6. Students can win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
Faculty are asked to encourage their students to apply for the 10th annual Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition recognizing the importance of effective library research. All A-grade papers written during calendar 2006 for a MU course are eligible. One $200 prize each will be awarded in the freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories.
Submissions will be accepted until March 5. More information is available online.
7. “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
Awista Ayub, founder of the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, will keynote the Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “The Voice of Women: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,” on Saturday, March 3, in the AMU. Conference attendees learn to enhance their leadership skills and interact with alumni leaders. Men and women alike are invited to attend.
The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with Ayub and a reception at 1 p.m.
The Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing Afghanistan’s youth with leadership skills required to promote athletics into their schools and communities.
For more information and registration, go online. The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Manresa, Center for Health Education and Promotion, Student Government, and Residence Hall Association.
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8. Kujichagulia founder to speak on avenues of learning
Venice Williams, founder of Kujichagulia (Swahili for “self determination”) Lutheran Center, will present “Real People, Real Stories,” on Monday, March 5, at noon in AMU 163. Kujichagulia Lutheran Center serves area individuals and families exploring avenues of spiritual, cultural, artistic and academic learning. A light lunch will be provided.
The program is sponsored by Intercultural Programs and the Manresa Project.
9. Haggerty forum covers arts as a vehicle for developing leaders
Dr. Gail Sylvia Lowe will speak at the annual Art and Social Change Forum on “Leadership and Diversity: Community Development through the Arts,” focusing on visual arts as a vehicle for developing leaders for a diverse Milwaukee followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum. The Haggerty Art and Social Change Forum is convened each spring to focus on how the arts strengthen community social and economic vitality.
Lowe is an historian with the Anacostia Community Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, where she also leads the museum’s Research, Documentation and Publications Department.
For more information, call 8-7290.
10. Feminism program to address myths and truths
Dr. Theresa Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy, will facilitate a presentation and discussion on “Outspoken: What is Feminism?” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the AMU Multicultural Center. Refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by the MUSG Diversity Commission.
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11. Obligation to the embryo program presented by Faculty for Life
The Marquette University Faculty for Life will sponsor “Our Moral Obligation to the Abandoned Embryo,” a presentation by Peter Ryan, S.J., on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in room 104J of Cramer Hall. There will be a short response to Father Ryan’s talk by Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of moral theology, and Dr. James Linn, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia-Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Father Ryan, associate professor of moral theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., has written articles on a variety of topics, including bioethics, academic freedom in the Catholic university, and the relationship between moral action and ultimate human fulfillment.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Nursing, the Department of Theology, and the Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association.
12. Speaker to address knowing God’s Will in decision-making
The MU Knights of Columbus will host Father Don Hying, dean of formation at St. Francis Seminary, to speak on "Discernment: How to Know the Will of God in Making Important Decisions," on Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Straz Hall 105.
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13. Law professors begin discussion group on study of sport
Law Professors Matt Mitten and Gordon Hylton and the National Sports Law Institute are organizing an interdisciplinary reading and discussion group devoted to the academic study of sport. Marquette faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to join. The first meeting will be held this spring. For more information contact Gordon Hylton at 8-5372.
14. Teaching workshop through D2L offered next week
A pair of D2L teaching workshops will be offered next week. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the workshops are held in Raynor 320H:
Workshops on teaching resources and strategies
March 5, 4-5:30 p.m., Designing effective courses
March 26, 4-5:30 p.m., Principles of effective teaching
D2L intermediate workshops-using special features of D2L
March 7, 4-6 p.m., Discussion/Groups
April 17, 4-6 p.m., Quizzes
D2L introductory workshops
March 24, 10 a.m. to noon
For more information or to register, go online.
15. University Ministry sponsoring Reconciliation Service on Monday
University Ministry will sponsor a Reconciliation Service on Monday, March 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in AMU. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
16. Sample soups to benefit Hunger Clean Up
Hunger Clean Up 2007 will host a “Sample the Soups” fund-raiser on Thursday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. The requested donation is $10. Campus Kitchens Job Training Class provides soup and Milwaukee schools provide handcrafted clay bowls, which are available for purchase after soup sampling.
Funds raised will benefit Hunger Clean Up, which is Saturday, April 21. For more information contact David Quam.
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17. Former Marquette administrator appointed Loyola University provost
Christine Wiseman, Arts '71, Law '73, J.D., vice president for academic affairs and professor of law at Creighton University, has been appointed provost of Loyola University Chicago.
Wiseman has spent nearly 30 years in Jesuit Catholic higher education and was the first woman to rise through academic ranks to a position of senior administrative leadership at Marquette. During her tenure here, she served as professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs in the law school, and associate vice president for academic affairs for the university. She was also an assistant Wisconsin attorney general and a federal district law clerk before moving into higher education. She received her bachelor’s and juris doctorate from Marquette.
As provost, Wiseman will oversee teaching, learning, research, academic services and general academic policies. Her new appointment will begin on July 1.
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