— May 17, 2007 —
- Cullinan appointed Dean of College of Health Sciences
- Marquette’s 126th Commencement this weekend
- Marquette University to commission 49 ROTC graduates
- Ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
- Overseas educational advisors visiting campus
- Spinal cord repair to be discussed by Medical College researcher
- Celebrate birthday of Père Marquette
- Paul Coupulos retires after 53 years as clinical instructor
- College of Nursing honors Belknap with Regner Research Award
- Stephan Horras selected as Pedro Arrupe Award recipient
- Avenues West Association honors Public Safety
- Rev. Dr. Richard D. Knudten, 30-year faculty member, passes away
- News Briefs begins weekly schedule next week
- Marquette libraries begin summer hours next week
- College of Engineering summer camps make science fun for kids
- Take a summer spin at Helfaer Rec Center
1. Cullinan appointed Dean of College of Health Sciences
Dr. William E. Cullinan, John P. Raynor, S.J., Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center, has been appointed dean of the College of Health Sciences, effective July 1, Provost Madeline Wake announced this week.
Cullinan will succeed Dr. Jack Brooks, who was named dean when the college was first established in 1996. Last fall Brooks announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2006-07 school year.
“In addition to his strong academic credentials, Dr. Cullinan brings enthusiasm, energy and creativity to his new position,” Wake said. “I fully expect him to continue the growth in both programs and research that the college experienced under Dr. Brooks.”
Brooks said he was “pleased to know that the college will be led by an academic leader who has the vision to build upon what we have already accomplished in the college.”
The College of Health Sciences has more than 1,000 students enrolled in seven different programs — athletic training, biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory science, exercise science, physician’s assistant, physical therapy and speech and audiology. Exercise science and biomedical sciences are among Marquette’s five largest declared majors, with biomedical sciences the largest undergraduate program of study with more than 500 students.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the College of Health Sciences, to continue our momentum in expanding our programs, research and scholarship and to further promote a collegewide culture of excellence,” Cullinan said. “These are very special programs within a very special university, and I am honored to have been selected for this position.”
Cullinan received his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Marquette in 1981 and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Virginia in 1991. He did post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan before joining the Marquette faculty in 1995. His research laboratory, which has received funding from the National Institute on Mental Health and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, focuses on brain circuits that regulate hormonal responses to stress. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on functional neuroanatomy and neuroendocrinology.
Cullinan, who teaches courses in anatomy, neuroanatomy and neuroscience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, received the university’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2002. He established and directs a summer Neuroanatomical Dissection course, which annually draws 80 to 100 professionals and educators from across the country.
2. Marquette’s 126th Commencement this weekend
More than 1,300 undergraduate and nearly 600 graduate students, their families and friends will join members of Marquette's Board of Trustees, President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and other Marquette faculty and staff to celebrate Marquette's 126th annual Commencement on Sunday at the Bradley Center. The Baccalaureate Mass the day before, the Commencement ceremony, and the individual graduation programs for each college and school will cap a week of events dedicated to graduation.
Award-winning sports journalist Steve Rushin is the Commencement speaker and will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree. Three other individuals will also receive honorary degrees at the 2007 commencement — Dr. Louis Dupré, Rev. Leland Eugene Lubbers, S.J., Ph.D., and Vel Phillips.
3. Marquette University to commission 49 ROTC graduates
Marquette's Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps students will be formally commissioned at the 53rd Annual Spring Commissioning Ceremony and Reception at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Varsity Theatre.
The 49 graduating seniors in the ROTC programs will be commissioned as second lieutenants and ensigns. This year's senior class includes 19 students in Army, 17 in Navy, nine in Air Force and four in Marines.
Delivering the keynote address will be Brig. Gen. Alan E. Grice, deputy commanding general of the 84th U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Command at Ft. McCoy, Wis. Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. Michael McKinney, dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will also deliver remarks at the ceremony.
4. Ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
Ushers are desperately needed for Marquette’s Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 19, at U.S. Cellular Arena. The time commitment is from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Ann Mulgrew at 8-3694 today, Thursday, May 17.
5. 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.
Contact Susan Whipple for additional information.
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6. Spinal cord repair to be discussed by Medical College researcher
The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Maria Crowe, assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, for her presentation “Strategies for Repair of the Injured Spinal Cord.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 495.
Call Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.
7. Celebrate birthday of Père Marquette
Help celebrate the birthday of the university's namesake, Père Marquette, on Friday, June 1, in front of the Père Marquette sculpture on Central Mall. Complimentary lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and will include brats, chips, beverages and birthday cake. A brief program will begin at noon.
The 125th Anniversary Committee, the Committee on Staff and the Committee on Administrators are sponsoring the event, which will be one of the final pieces of Marquette's anniversary celebration.
8. Paul Coupulos retires after 53 years as clinical instructor
The School of Dentistry held a luncheon this week honoring Dr. Paul Copoulos on his retirement as a clinical instructor. Dr. Copoulos served as a Marquette instructor for 53 years, beginning his teaching career in 1953 following his graduation from the Marquette School of Dentistry in 1946. Other career milestones highlighted by the School of Dentistry include:
• Marquette University Varsity Football team captain — 1944
• Drafted by Detroit Lions — 1946
• Marquette University School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumnus Award —1979
• Dean’s Advisory Council and charter member — 1984-1989
• Honorary chairman, campaign to build the new dental school building — 1999-2003
• Wisconsin Dental Association president — 1975
• Wisconsin Dental Foundation president — 1992-2002
9. College of Nursing honors Belknap with Regner Research Award
Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, assistant professor of nursing, has been selected as this year's College of Nursing Regner Research Award winner.
The Regner Research Award is a College of Nursing grant to promote the research program of a full-time faculty member. Belknap’s research, the Lideres Project, is a community-based participatory research project partnering Marquette and the Latina Resource Center, a domestic violence service provider on Milwaukee's south side.
Project goals are to evaluate LRC programs, address domestic violence in the LRC service area, and create a self-sustaining community coalition to prevent domestic violence.
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10. Stephan Horras selected as Pedro Arrupe Award recipient
The 2007 Pedro Arrupe Award winner, selected by the Alumni Association Spirit of Ignatius Committee, is Stephen Horras, who is majoring in theology and pre-med. As the award recipient, Horras will receive a $1,500 stipend.
The other top finalists were:
• Erica Bonikowske, social welfare and justice
• Alicia Fleming, speech pathology and audiology
• Brian Nedd, information technology and finance
• Kimberley Todd, biomechanical engineering
This award recognizes a Marquette junior, man or woman, who emulates the values and ideals of Father Arrupe, a Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1981. The award, endowed by the Jesuit community, was established in 1991 to recognize an individual whose service to others exemplifies the spirit of a Marquette education.
11. Avenues West Association honors Public Safety
Marquette’s Department of Public Safety is being honored today, Thursday, May 17, by the Avenues West Association.
The association’s Impact Award will be presented to Larry Rickard, director of public safety at Marquette, in recognition of the department’s “substantial positive impact” in the Avenues West neighborhood. Marquette public safety officers patrol much of the area covered by the association, working in conjunction with the Milwaukee Police Department to maintain a safe environment for students and residents.
Avenues West Association was established in 1987 to make the 90 square blocks on Milwaukee’s near west side safer, more attractive and prosperous.
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12. Rev. Dr. Richard D. Knudten, 30-year faculty member, passes away
Rev. Dr. Richard D. Knudten, who retired as a professor of sociology, criminology and law studies at Marquette in August 2001, passed away on May 12, in Goodyear, Ariz. Knudten joined the faculty in 1971.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Memorial Lutheran Church, 7701 N. Green Bay Road, Glendale.
Knudten is survived by his wife, Audrey; two sons, Stephen and David; and daughter Susan. Both Stephen and Susan are Marquette graduates. A third son, Thomas, preceded Richard in death earlier this year.
Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Stephen Knudten, 8040 N. Navajo Road, Fox Point, WI 53217. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.
13. News Briefs begins weekly schedule next week
Beginning next week, Monday, May 21, the News Briefs e-newsletter will begin its once-a-week summer publication schedule. The Thursday edition won’t return until fall semester. The deadline to submit articles for Monday publication remains at noon on Fridays.
14. Marquette libraries begin summer hours next week
Raynor Memorial Libraries begin their regular summer session hours Monday, May 21. The libraries will be open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours will be 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday 3 to 10 p.m. The libraries will be closed Memorial Day and July 4.
15. College of Engineering summer camps make science fun for kids
Children as young as six years old can enjoy the College of Engineering’s annual Summer Academy “camps” involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Grade school through high school students use hands-on experiences and learn that engineering applications such as science, technology and math can be fun.
Camps run from June 11 through July 13 and include:
• Engineering for Young Minds, ages 6-9
• Engineering for Young Women, ages 13-18
• Polymers: The World of Plastics, ages 10-15
• Robotics Engineering, ages 8-12
• Robotics Engineering with the NXT, ages 12-18
• Robotics for Educators, K-12 teachers
• T.O.Y.S. — Teach Our Youth Strategies, ages 6-10
For more information e-mail or call 8-6720.
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16. Take a summer spin at Helfaer Rec Center
The Helfaer Rec Center will hold spinning classes this summer on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. The six-week session from June 4 to July 9 costs $40 for students and members and $50 for non-members.
The 10-week session from June 4 to Aug. 9 costs $60 for students and members and $70 for non-members.
Sign-ups begin Friday, May 18.
For more information call 8-6976.
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