— March 5, 2007—
- Heartland-Delta V Conference deadline extended
- Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
- Guest access to CheckMarq financial information now available
- Reconciliation Service sponsored by University Ministry today
- Feminism program to address myths and truths
- Biological Sciences hosting seminar
- Chemistry colloquium addresses role of NMR spectroscopy
- Active learning sessions available to faculty and graduate students
- E-teaching workshop series enhances teaching skills
- Benefits discussion for part-time faculty
- Big East Tournament viewing at the Annex
- Women's basketball hosting “Selection Monday” party
- Soup with Substance helps make the perfect decision
- Speaker to address knowing God’s Will in decision-making
- Sample soups to benefit Hunger Clean Up
- Reva L’Sheva band performing free concert on Wednesday
- Walk a mile to prevent gender violence
- Committee on Staff election coming soon
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 5
1. Heartland-Delta V Conference deadline extended
The application deadline to attend the Heartland Delta V Conference has been extended to March 14.
John Carroll University will host the conference, “Learning from Each Other: Companions in Mission,” from May 29 to June 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Fifty delegates will represent Marquette at the conference. Full-time faculty, staff and administration who want to renew their enthusiasm and deepen their understanding of the Ignatian tradition are encouraged to apply.
The Heartland-Delta conference will focus on three topics: Our Common Ground, Our Common Challenge, a reflection on Jesuit higher education in the 21st century; Our Ignatian Roots: A Family Affair, with Marquette’s Janine Geske reflecting on her perceptions of Jesuit higher education through the phases of her life; and Our Incomplete Endeavor, Our Inspired Resolve.
Delegates will be required to attend two pre-conference meetings, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 28 and April 25, and a post-conference meeting in September.
The entire cost of the conference, including travel, meals and registration, will be assumed by the office of President Robert A. Wild, S.J.
Application forms are available online and are due to the Office of Mission and Identity, O’Hara Hall 102. Call 8-1881 or 8-7837 for more information.
2. 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 before DST begins at 2 a.m. on March 11.
3. Guest access to CheckMarq financial information now available
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, students will have the opportunity to grant guest access to view financial aid and bursar accounts through CheckMarq.
Guest access allows others to view bursar and financial aid information and make payments. Sharing the guest username/password with parents, guardians, spouses, etc., will give them the ability to monitor financial aid as well as tuition balances and payments. Guest access to student grades is not available at this time.
Once the student gives the guest account the ability to view bursar and/or financial aid information and resets the guest password, the student can share the account information with as many users as he/she wishes. The student is always in control and can reset the password at any time.
For more information or to set up guest access, go online.
4. Reconciliation Service sponsored by University Ministry today
University Ministry will sponsor a Reconciliation Service today, 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.
5. 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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6. Biological Sciences hosting seminar
The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar, “Antagonistic Roles for UNC-13 and Tomosyn in Exocytosis,” on Friday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wehr Life Sciences Building, Room 111. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Janet Richmond, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and hosted by Dr. David Eddinger, professor of biological sciences at Marquette.
7. Chemistry colloquium addresses role of NMR spectroscopy
Dr. John Markley, Steenbock professor of biomolecular structure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, March 9, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Dr. Markley will speak on “Role of NMR Spectroscopy in Structural and Functional Genomics.”
8. Active learning sessions available to faculty and graduate students
The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a series of conversations on active learning throughout the spring semester. All faculty and graduate students are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to encourage students to become more involved in, and responsible for, their own learning.
All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor 320H.
March 6, Michael Ryan, chemistry, “Active learning in introductory chemistry”
March 20, Bonnie O’Neill, management, “Virtual teams: a hands-on learning activity”
March 27, Michael Havice, broadcast communication, “Problem-based learning: designs to engage the student”
April 3, Tom Eddinger, biology, “Active learning based in scientific teaching”
April 16, Sharon Chubbuck, education, “Developing conceptual knowledge and understanding through interactive learning”
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9. E-teaching workshop series enhances teaching skills
The e-teaching certificate workshop series is open to regular and adjunct faculty as well as graduate students in the Preparing Future Faculty Program. Participants should have taken the basic D2L workshop or have learned to use D2L in some other fashion.
All sessions are 1-4 p.m. in Raynor 320H.
• March 9, Copyright, plagiarism and information literacy
• March 23, Video and audio production
• April 13, Podcasting and media in D2L
• April 27, Project presentations
For more information call 8-0268 or 8-6395.
10. Benefits discussion for part-time faculty
Stephen Duffy, associate vice president of Human Resources, will meet with part-time faculty on Friday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. in AMU 163, to discuss benefits available for part-time faculty. After the presentation on benefits, Rob Slocum, part-time faculty representative to the Committee on Faculty, will discuss any additional concerns. Part-time faculty unable to attend the meeting can e-mail Rob Slocum.
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11. Big East Tournament viewing at the Annex
Catch the Big East women’s and men’s basketball tournament action at the Annex, beginning with the women’s tournament through the championship game on Tuesday, March 6.
The Annex will open early, at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8, for the men's tournament. The Friday, March 9, semi-finals and Saturday, March 10, championship game will also be shown.
12. Women's basketball hosting “Selection Monday” party
Join Big East Coach of the Year Terri Mitchell and the nationally ranked women's basketball team for a “Selection Monday” party on March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Annex. Watch with the team and coaching staff as they await their bid to the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
13. Soup with Substance helps make the perfect decision
“How to Make the Perfect Decision: Discernment” is the topic for the Soup with Substance: Ignatian Spirituality Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in AMU 227. Mike Hogan, director of the Faber Center, will present the program. Soup will be served.
The Ignatian Soup with Substance series is a regular roundtable discussion about foundational Ignatian principles and social justice issues.
14. 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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15. 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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16. Reva L’Sheva band performing free concert on Wednesday
The Israeli band Reva L'Sheva will perform a free concert on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom C. The performance is sponsored by the Jewish Student Union.
17. Walk a mile to prevent gender violence
Marquette men and women are invited to increase awareness about sexual and gender violence by participating in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” on Sunday, May 6. Team registration information will be available the AMU second floor lobby on Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoe donations will also be accepted.
For the event, local corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals will create teams of male walkers who will be challenged to walk in women’s shoes. Donate women’s shoes — sizes 10 and up — to help the male walkers truly experience what it means to “walk a mile in her shoes.” You can also show your support by forming a team to participate in this event at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
For more information, contact Bridgette Hensley in the Counseling Center at 8-7172, or Amber Battisti in the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 288-5217.
18. Committee on Staff election coming soon
Nominations for the Committee on Staff member-at-large position are closed and results are being tabulated. Watch for election information shortly. COS encourages all support staff to vote for their member-at-large representative.
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19. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, a new craze hit campus, and a Marine captain was the 100th student to die in WWII.
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.
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20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 5
• Daytime drilling continues west of Straz Tower.
• Night column removal will occur from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9, at 10th and St. Paul.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th and Michigan, and further east on the new westbound I-794.
• Night demolition continues south of 10th and Tory Hill from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. Noise is being monitored.
• Daytime demolition work continues this week, from Monday, March 5, to Saturday, March 10, at 13th Street, south of Clybourn and on the High Rise Bridge over the Menomonee River Valley.
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9, to through-traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Ave.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed again from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. This ramp will also be closed on the following Sunday, March 11, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., due to demolition work overhead. These closures are now anticipated to be complete on March 16.
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