— November 15, 2007 —
- Ropella named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
- Annual enrollment ends tomorrow
- Community Campaign extended through end of November
- Business executive to speak about leadership
- Panelists to discuss rape culture
- Jazz Ensemble performing free concert tonight
- Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
- Watch men’s basketball team from the Annex
- Undergraduate application deadline approaching
- Chronicle of Higher Education now available online
- Flu shots still available
- Spirit Shop holding Thanksgiving sale
- Poinsettias available from the Marquette Chorus
- Public Safety newsletter posted online
1. Ropella named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
Dr. Kristina Ropella, chair of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named the Wisconsin Professor of the Year as part of the U.S. Professors of the Year program, which salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country. This is the second year in a row that a Marquette professor has received the award. Dr. Don Neumann, professor of physical therapy, was the 2006 recipient.
Ropella has been a professor in the College of Engineering for 17 years and chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department since 2004. While she works with students of all levels, Ropella feels a special sense of duty to her undergraduate students. “Even as department chair, I continue to teach freshman and sophomore courses so that I am able to welcome and engage every one of the 75 to 85 students annually entering our learning system,” she said.
2. Annual enrollment ends tomorrow
Marquette’s annual enrollment runs through tomorrow, Nov. 16. With the exception of flexible spending accounts, online enrollment is not required if no changes in emergency contact information, benefit elections or beneficiaries are needed. Employees must re-enroll in the health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts if continuing participation, since these do not continue automatically.
All changes must be made online through MyJob. Changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2008.
3. Community Campaign extended through end of November
Due to early problems with the online donation function, the Community Campaign has been extended through the end of November. Employees who have not yet contributed to the Marquette University Community Campaign are encouraged to join the more than 200 employees who have already donated more than $60,000.
The campaign provides Marquette employees with the opportunity to be the difference — not only for Marquette students, but also for the broader Milwaukee community by supporting Marquette Today, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund.
Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a profound impact as well as an important statement about your belief in Marquette’s mission.
Everyone who completes a pledge form is eligible to win two tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game, with complimentary food and refreshments, in the Marquette suite at the Bradley Center. There will be 10 winners.
Although the campaign continues through November, employees are encouraged to lend their support to the campaign this week.
4. Business executive to speak about leadership
Gregory P. Meier, chief executive officer at Lansare and AnnuiSyS, Milwaukee, will present "Leadership: From the Inside Out" today, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
Meier was previously a partner with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, where he was a founding member of the firm's VentureBest Practice Group, which focused on early-stage technology companies.
This presentation is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. For more information, contact Dr. Terence Ow, assistant professor of management, at 8-5104.
5. Panelists to discuss rape culture
A panel discussion on “Rape Culture and the University Setting” will be presented today, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. The panel will address the idea of rape culture, its implications on college campuses and Marquette’s response to sexual violence prevention and awareness.
Panelists include Chris Daood, assistant director of the Counseling Center; Dr. Bridgette Hensley, psychologist in the Counseling Center; Desiree Valentine, student peer educator of VOICE; and Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English.
E-mail Caitliin Madden for more information. The student organization Empowerment, is sponsoring the presentation.
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6. Jazz Ensemble performing free concert tonight
The Marquette University Jazz Ensemble will perform a free, public concert of blues, big band, swing, modern jazz, Latin fusion and funk rock styles today, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
7. Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
Marquette will host the Big East Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Al McGuire center. The top eight teams will compete for the championship. For tickets, call 8-GOMU.
The Golden Eagles women’s basketball team will play the University of Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. For every person over 4,000 in attendance, Head Coach Terri Mitchell will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. For tickets, call 8-GOMU.
8. Watch men’s basketball team from the Annex
Join Marquette basketball fans at the Annex, corner of 16th and Wells, Monday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the men’s basketball games in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The Annex will open at noon Monday, Nov. 19, to accommodate the Marquette vs. Chaminade 1:30 p.m. tip-off.
Fan giveaways, the chance to win the Best Seat in the House, food specials, and half-time prizes are included.
9. Undergraduate application deadline approaching
Except for students in the College of Professional Studies and international applicants, the application deadline for full-time freshmen desiring to enroll for the 2008-09 academic year is Dec. 1, 2007. For more information contact the Undergraduate Admissions office at 8-7302 or access the application form online.
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10. Chronicle of Higher Education now available online
The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available online through Raynor Memorial Libraries to Marquette users from network locations on and off campus. From campus computers, go online and bookmark the page. Off-campus users should follow the link provided via MARQCAT or the Web site's list of databases.
The online version includes a complete, searchable archive dating back to September 1989, job postings, career service updates, commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review.
For more information, contact Jay Kirk, head of collection development, at 8-5213.
11. Flu shots still available
Flu shots are still available to members of the Marquette community who missed Shoo the Flu. Contact Student Health Service at 8-7184 for appointments and costs while supplies last.
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12. Spirit Shop holding Thanksgiving sale
The Spirit Shop’s Thanksgiving sale, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, features 25 percent off sweatshirts, knit caps and scarves; 30 percent off MU Crocs and clearance merchandise; and 40 percent off Jansport backpacks and Majestic Brand sportswear and outerwear.
13. Poinsettias available from the Marquette Chorus
Proceeds from the Marquette Chorus poinsettia sale will help cover the cost of uniforms and tours for the chorus as they prepare for a spring tour in Florida. Red or white poinsettias are available in pot sizes of 4 ½, 6 ½, 7 ½ and 8 inches. Prices range from $10 to $35.
E-mail Laurel Ringheim for an order form.
14. Public Safety newsletter posted online
The winter edition of The Awareness, the Department of Public Safety's quarterly newsletter, is now available online. The Awareness includes information about current safety and security trends, Public Safety programs and services and crime data.
News Briefs is published for Marquette faculty and staff every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
To comment, ask a question or submit news to share, e-mail, call 8-6712 or send your note in campus mail to News Briefs, Office of Marketing and Communication. Please review the submission guidelines before sending news items.