— May 21, 2007 —
- Dr. Acord to step down as dean of nursing
- Celebrate birthday of Père Marquette
- Marquette University history documented in new book
- Spinal cord repair to be discussed by Medical College researcher
- Women’s Spirituality Discussion on “A Hidden Wholeness”
- South Africa Service Learning Program seeks academic director
- News Briefs begins weekly schedule
- Have your Marquette paycheck deposited automatically
- Be sure to check out Marquette museum exhibit
- Rec Plex providing children’s swimming lessons
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Annex open throughout the summer
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 21
1. Dr. Acord to step down as dean of nursing
Dr. Lea Acord has announced her intention to step down as dean of the College of Nursing, effective June 30, and return to faculty status in the college.
Acord was appointed dean in 2003, having previously served as dean and professor of nursing at Montana State University. With expertise in pediatric nursing and nursing education, she has held a number of leadership positions with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. At Marquette, Acord oversaw the implementation of the doctor of philosophy in nursing degree and began a clinical nurse leader master’s program in 2005. She also created an Office of Research and Scholarship in the college and was instrumental in the opening of the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center earlier this year.
Provost Madeline Wake met with the nursing faculty last week to discuss a transition and succession plan.
2. 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.
Just in time for the University's celebration of his birthday, a painting depicting Father Marquette has been installed in Raynor Library. The 42-inch by 51-inch oil painting by Wilhelm Lamprecht, titled Father Marquette and the Indians, depicts Marquette preaching from his canoe on the Mississippi in 1673. The painting, on loan from the Haggerty Museum of Art, is now located on the approach to the Opus Bridge on Raynor Library's second level.
3. Marquette University history documented in new book
Dr. Thomas J. Jablonsky, associate professor of history, showcases the university's rich history and Jesuit heritage over the past 100 years in his new book, Milwaukee’s Jesuit University: Marquette 1881-1981.
The book, according to its synopsis, is “based on a complete rereading of the university archives [and] depicts the first 100 years of Milwaukee’s Jesuit University, with an emphasis upon the themes of student life, administrative decision-making and Marquette in Milwaukee.”
Published by Marquette University Press, the 438-page hardcover book is available for $40 in the Spirit Shop and the Book Marq. It may also be ordered directly from MU Press or by calling (800) 247-6553.
4. 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. All are welcome.
Call Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.
5. Women’s Spirituality Discussion on “A Hidden Wholeness”
The Manresa Project’s Women's Spirituality Discussion will be held Thursday, May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 231. Read chapter five of A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer, which is available at the Book Marq, the library and area bookstores. New faculty and staff are welcome to join at any time.
Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided.
A summary of the April 20 session about chapter four is available on the Manresa Web site.
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6. South Africa Service Learning Program seeks academic director
Marquette’s South Africa Service Learning Program, in conjunction with the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust and the University of the Western Cape, is seeking an academic director for the 2008 South African academic year from early January through November 2008.
E-mail to request a copy of the position description. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 25.
For more information contact Terence Miller, director of the Office of International Education.
7. News Briefs begins weekly schedule
Beginning this week the News Briefs e-newsletter will follow 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.
8. Have your Marquette paycheck deposited automatically
The opportunity to have payroll checks directly deposited into personal bank accounts is available to faculty, staff and student employees. Direct deposit means paychecks are automatically deposited into personal bank accounts on scheduled pay dates without having to first pick up checks and then make special trips to the bank or the Office of the Bursar.
Paychecks can be deposited into multiple accounts as well as out-of-state financial institutions. Those who do not have personal bank accounts, or prefer to establish a local banking relationship, may easily open an account at the U.S. Bank branch in the Alumni Memorial Union.
To initiate the direct deposit process, log into Employee Self-service via MyJob, an online application providing easy access to your employment and benefit information.
Using your eMarq user name and password, choose “Personal Actions” from the menu, then “Manage Payroll Payments.” Follow the instructions on the screen, entering the appropriate routing and account numbers for each deposit amount. You will receive a message in "Notifications” on MyJob when Payroll accepts your direct deposit information.
Call Payroll at 8-7264 for more information.
9. Be sure to check out Marquette museum exhibit
The Milwaukee Historical Society exhibit honoring the 125th anniversary of Marquette University is still available for viewing. The exhibit, at 910 N. Old World 3rd St., is featuring “Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” until May 27.
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10. Rec Plex providing children’s swimming lessons
The Rec Plex will hold children's swimming lessons Tuesday and Thursday evenings from June 5 to June 28. The “Learn to Swim” program has six levels of classes plus the “Tiny Tot” program for children ages six months to six years, in which parents join their child in the water. All classes are taught by certified Red Cross instructors.
Call 8-7778 for more information.
11. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 23 to 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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12. Annex open throughout the summer
The Annex will be open for lunch and dinner all summer from 11 a.m. to midnight, Wednesday through Sunday, beginning Wednesday, May 23. Enjoy daily specials and all-you-can-eat crab legs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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13. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 21
• Eleventh Street between Wells and Wisconsin has closed. Marquette University has begun to work on the pedestrian mall between Cobeen Hall and Carpenter Tower. Details are online.
• Beginning today, May 21, interchange and streetscaping contractors will work on median islands, sidewalk corners, crosswalks and pavement in Wisconsin Avenue between 8th and 12th streets. Lanes will be reduced both eastbound and westbound with the closure of the left lanes. Left turns from westbound Wisconsin to southbound 11th Street will not be allowed, meaning lot J access will only be possible when eastbound on Wisconsin Avenue. All work should be complete by early August.
• Night and weekend demolition of the old portion of westbound I-794 continues behind the UMB Insurance building on Michigan Avenue, one block south of Straz Tower.
• A full closure of St. Paul Avenue between 5th to 13th streets will take place between 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
• The south sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue is closed between 10th and 12th streets, due to work on the relocation of 11th Street, south of Wisconsin Avenue. Please use the north sidewalk!
• The Kilbourn Tunnel on-ramp to northbound I-43 remains closed until May 23.
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