- NSF program director to present funding opportunities
- Overseas educational advisors visiting campus
- Rare Jesuit books donated to the Marquette libraries
- RSVP for Dr. Leslie retirement reception by tomorrow
- Public Safety honors some of its own
- Haggerty hosting Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 exhibition
1. NSF program director to present funding opportunities
Dr. Ming Lei, National Science Foundation program director for molecular and cellular sciences, will give a presentation and answer questions about funding opportunities at NSF. The presentation on Monday, May 14, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Library room 320H is for all Marquette faculty who are interested in NSF funding.
In addition to his duties at NSF, Lei is also an associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The program is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
2. Overseas educational advisors visiting campus
The Office of International Education will host advisors from Argentina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Venezuela from May 19 to 21. The advisors, who provide information and assistance to students wishing to study in the United States and facilitate educational exchange and collaborative research, will visit select colleges and universities in Wisconsin to learn about the academic opportunities available.
Faculty and staff are invited to meet the advisors at a “country fair” on Monday, May 21, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU. The fair will provide an opportunity to learn about the university systems, academic structure and culture of each country.
The advisors are part of the Education USA network and serve at Fulbright offices, bi-national commissions, non-governmental organizations and U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. Many of the advisors will also attend Marquette’s commencement ceremonies.
Contact Susan Whipple for additional information.
3. Rare Jesuit books donated to the Marquette libraries
Marquette libraries have received a significant donation of rare Jesuit works from the 16th and 17th centuries from an anonymous donor.
The gifts, including a rare 1596 edition of Historia Iesuitici Ordinis, form one of the largest collections of rare books donated to the Marquette Libraries by an individual donor. The additions to the libraries' rare book collection will join over 30 previous gifts from the same donor.
A description of the rare book collection may be found on Special Collections' Web site, along with descriptions of other recent gifts and an online exhibit of special incunabula (pre-1500) holdings.
4. RSVP for Dr. Leslie retirement reception by tomorrow
Join the School of Education for a reception honoring Dr. Lauren Leslie, professor of education and director of the Hartman Literacy and Learning Center, as she retires after 33 years of dedicated service to Marquette University. The reception is scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in the Henke Lounge/Lunda Room, AMU, with a short program beginning at 4:15 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, May 11, to Carol Stachewicz, 8-7376.
5. Public Safety honors some of its own
The Department of Public Safety honored employees and students at an awards ceremony last week.
Captain Paul Jablonski received the John J. McGinnis Professionalism Award posthumously. Public Safety Director Larry Rickard cited Jablonski’s many contributions to the department, including technological updates and the development of the Avenues West substation and the Command Information Center that will be put in place this summer.
The Student Safety Program Employee of the Year is Christina Leinartas, a student in the College of Business Administration who has worked for SSP for two years. She “motivates and encourages by her example,” Rickard said.
Among the 10 individuals who received Citizen Merit Awards for their roles in assisting Public Safety were eight students: Leinartas, Rita Deering, Benjamin Fox, Joseph Kohut, Anthony McGowan, John Modrzynski, Dan Muething and Russ Twiehaus. Also recognized were two employees, Andrew Cleary from Student Affairs and Chuck Willer from Facilities Services.
Public Safety Merit Awards were presented to: Lt. Brian Joschko; Sgts. Chris Burton, Billy Fyfe and Ken Simms; Public Safety Officers Theo Coney, Joy DeCristoforo, Rob Ewanio, Scott Metz, Jim Riccaboni, Franz Schaller, Joe Secanky, Carrie Spalding, Drew Tegen and Bridget Ziliak; Communication Officer Jodie Scordo; and University Services Officer Brad Ilk.
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6. Haggerty hosting Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 exhibition
The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting the Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007, an exhibition of works in all media by Wisconsin painters and sculptors, through July 15. This juried exhibition features new works from more than 60 Wisconsin artists chosen from more than 400 entrants.
The Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 is coordinated by Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, who invited Wisconsin artists to submit works created since 2003. They were selected by Marianne Richter, curator of the Union League Club of Chicago.