— November 5, 2007 —
- Community Campaign begins today
- Marquette to launch Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative
- Attend a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for free
- Truman Library director to discuss access to presidential papers
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president to speak
- Resources for international projects presented by OIE
- Jesuit Refugee Service USA director to speak
- Wade Chair Lecture to focus on Judaism in Byzantium
- Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
- Bologna Agreement and international education discussed
- Registration deadline for Graduate School open house is tomorrow
- 2007 Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year to speak
- Simmons religious commitment grants available
- Benefits staff available to help make online changes
- Submit orders for the 2007 Marquette holiday cards by Nov. 9
- Podcasting and presentation technology presented for D2L
- Biological Sciences to present seminar
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- International internships and jobs available through GoinGlobal
- Exhibit features early maps of Wisconsin
- Environmental responsibility events planned this week
- What are the meanings behind the Mass?
- Duo Roldan to perform Cuban music at the Haggerty Museum
- Marquette Radio raising money for Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- Turn in Yoplait Yogurt lids by Wednesday
- Protective walkways erected for Gesu Church maintenance
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 5
1. Community Campaign begins today
The Marquette University Community Campaign, now in its fifth year, begins today. The campaign, scheduled to run for two weeks, provides Marquette employees with the opportunity to be the difference — not only for our students, but for our broader Milwaukee community as well by supporting Marquette Today, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund.
Donations can be made through the online giving form and through paper pledge forms available from Campaign Cabinet members and Patrick McCarthy, director of annual giving in University Advancement, at 8-0384.
Co-chairs for the 2008 Marquette Community Campaign are Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs, and Janice Simmons-Welburn, dean of libraries. They have set a goal of full participation — to have every employee contribute whatever he/she can to support the campaign. At a minimum, the co-chairs have set a goal of 650 employees participating in this year’s campaign, a 20 percent increase, and $185,000 in total giving — a 10 percent increase. Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a profound impact as well as an important statement about employee commitment to Marquette University’s mission.
Everyone who completes a Community Campaign pledge form will be 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.
2. Marquette to launch Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative
The Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative, a program of entrepreneurship education and practice focused on the innovation process, will be established at Marquette this fall. The program will be accessible to all students and will encourage participation from faculty across the university. The initiative will be incubated in the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration. Tim Keane has been named its director. He will also remain in his roles as entrepreneur-in-residence and director of the Golden Angels Network.
Funding from the Helen Bader Foundation allowed a task force, which included at least one representative from each college, to visit several colleges across the country with similar programs to research best practices.
The initiative, which may eventually evolve into a Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will support a university-wide culture of innovation. Major components of the program will include cross-disciplinary co-curricular activities, support for research and teaching, community outreach programs, social entrepreneurship activities and support for faculty entrepreneurs. The initiative will be built on Marquette’s rich tradition of entrepreneurship among alumni.
3. Attend a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for free
The Diederich College of Communication and Gesu Church will host a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for the Marquette and Gesu communities on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesu. The free, public performance will include works by Gabrieli, Bizet, Strauss and Dvorak, and will open with the Marquette University Chorus.
4. Truman Library director to discuss access to presidential papers
Dr. Michael Devine, director of the Truman Library and Museum, will present “Presidential Libraries: Problems and Possibilities” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library. For this free, public lecture, Devine will focus on the Truman library and issues relating to access to presidential archives.
Public access to presidential papers can be contentious. What records should the public see? Which ones should not be seen? Who should decide?
One of only 12 directors of presidential libraries in the United States, Devine has served as director of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and president of the Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs since 2001.
Devine’s lecture is part of a continuing program sponsored by Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences to foster public history awareness.
5. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president to speak
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis William Poole will meet with Marquette University students and faculty and deliver the keynote speech, “Market Healing,” at a luncheon Nov. 7 at 11:45 a.m. To register for the lunch, call 8-7141.
Poole directs the activities of the bank’s head office in St. Louis, as well as its three branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn. In addition, he represents the Bank on the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policymaking body. Poole will retire from his post in March 2008.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, one of 12 regional Reserve banks, serves the Eighth Federal Reserve District. The regional Reserve banks, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., constitute the Federal Reserve System. As the nation’s central bank, the Fed is responsible for conducting monetary policy, supervising banks and operating the nation’s payments mechanism.
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6. Resources for international projects presented by OIE
The Office of International Education will present “International Projects: Resources, Policies, and People to Know,” a discussion about university policies and procedures related to involving students in international projects, hosting international scholars and the resources and assistance that OIE can provide.
The presentation will be Thursday, Nov. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Library Conference Room A. Three faculty members will also discuss their experiences taking students abroad, conducting international projects and hosting international scholars.
Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Refreshments will be provided.
The ORSP Brown Bag Series provides an opportunity for faculty from all units to meet informally and pool their expertise and discuss a variety of research, compliance and grant-related topics.
7. Jesuit Refugee Service USA director to speak
Rev. Ken Gavin, S.J., director of the Jesuit Refugee Service USA, will discuss U.S. refugee policy at an event in Marquette’s Office of International Education Thursday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. For more information, call OIE at 8-7289.
Gavin will also discuss his work and the experience of refugees across the world at a dinner Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU. A free, simple meal will be provided. No RSVP is needed.The event is sponsored by the Manresa Project.
Jesuit Refugee Service USA is dedicated to serving and defending the rights of vulnerable refugees. It operates as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries.
8. Wade Chair Lecture to focus on Judaism in Byzantium
Rev. Philipp Gabriel Renczes, S.J., the 2007-2008 Francis B. Wade, S.J., Chair, will present “A Theology of Judaism in 7th Century Byzantium: Maximus the Confessor” Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. The event is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow.
Renczes received a doctorate in the history of religion and religious anthropology in 1999 from the Sorbonne, Paris. He also earned a doctorate in theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris. As a member of the theology faculty at the Gregorian University in Rome and invited professor at the Patristic Institute "Augustinianum," Renczes teaches a variety of courses in theological anthropology with specific regard to the fathers of the Church. As Wade chair, he is teaching a fall undergraduate course at Marquette, “Special Topics in Systematic Theology: ‘The Theology of Joseph Ratzinger.’”
9. Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
Dr. Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University, will discuss “Why Northern Women Matter for Understanding the Civil War” at the Klement Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in AMU 163. This annual lecture features a distinguished scholar of sectional conflict to provide a fresh look on traditional topics.
The lectures are original works written by past winners of the Pulitzer, Bancroft, Parkman and Douglas Southall Freeman prizes, often drawn from current research projects. The published booklets, which can be ordered from Marquette University Press, are longer than the actual lectures and include full citations and illustrations.
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10. Bologna Agreement and international education discussed
The Bologna Agreement and its impact on U.S. graduate education and study abroad programs will be presented by Margit Schatzman, president of Educational Credential Evaluators, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Johnston Hall 313.
Schatzman is a member of the European Association of International Education and co-chair of the first NAFSA: Association of International Educators Task Force on the Bologna Process.
RSVP by noon Monday, Nov. 12, to Susan Whipple.
This event is sponsored by the Office of International Education as part of International Education Week.
11. Registration deadline for Graduate School open house is tomorrow
The Graduate School will host an open house in the AMU Ballrooms Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about graduate programs and meet with faculty and other graduate students.
The open house is a free event, but registration is requested at 8-7137 by 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.
For more information, contact Carl Wainscott, assistant director for recruitment in the Graduate School, at 8-5319.
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12. 2007 Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year to speak
The School of Education Student Council will host Terry Kaldhusdal, the 2007 Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year, for “What it takes to be the Teacher of the Year” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hartman Center of Schroeder Complex, room 150.
Kaldhusdal has been a fourth-grade teacher in the Kettle Moraine School District since 1999 and an educator since 1991. One of his main teaching goals is to help his students interact with other diverse student groups, which he does by modeling respect for all students and developing lessons that help link the classroom with the community.
No registration is needed to attend. For more information contact Kaitlyn Branchaw.
13. Simmons religious commitment grants available
Proposals for the 2008-2009 Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund are now being accepted for projects and events that enhance Marquette’s institutional religious commitment. New guidelines are posted online.
Available to Marquette staff, faculty and administrators, the fund provides modest grants ($500 to $2,500) to finance small projects or provide seed money for programs or events that deepen the religious nature of Marquette University.
The deadline for proposals is Jan. 31, 2008.
14. Benefits staff available to help make online changes
Marquette’s employee benefits staff will be available to individually answer questions, help navigate the online enrollment process and clarify Marquette’s benefit offerings on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU 254, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU 305.
Employees must re-enroll in the health and dependent care flexible spending accounts if continuing participation, since these do not continue automatically.
Annual enrollment runs through 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. All changes must be made online through MyJob. Changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2008.
15. Submit orders for the 2007 Marquette holiday cards by Nov. 9
The Office of Marketing and Communication is offering holiday cards for purchase this Christmas season to campus departments and offices. The cards will be pre-printed with a general greeting from Marquette with enough space for handwritten personal messages or signatures. Orders will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 9.
Additional information, including images of the cards and how to order, is available online.
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16. Podcasting and presentation technology presented for D2L
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Using podcasting, presentation technology and other multimedia in D2L” Friday, Nov. 9, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
Other upcoming sessions include “On the horizon — promising new products” on Nov. 30 and “Presentations of D2L enhanced courses” on Dec. 7.
All meetings are held in Raynor Library, room 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
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17. Biological Sciences to present seminar
Dr. Michelle Hastings, assistant professor of cell biology and anatomy at Chicago Medical School, will present “RNA Splicing and Neurodegenerative Diseases: Understanding Mechanisms and Searching for Cures,” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in Wehr Life Sciences 111.
18. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Ben McCall, assistant professor of chemistry and astronomy at the University of Illinois — Urbana/Champaign, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry Building 121. McCall will speak on “Astrochemistry and Spectroscopy of C60.”
19. International internships and jobs available through GoinGlobal
Faculty are asked to encourage students interested in internships and job opportunities abroad to use GoinGlobal, a new online resource for international internship and job opportunities. Offered by the Career Services Center, GoinGlobal includes extensive country-specific career and employment resources, corporate profiles for key employers in 31 countries and worldwide internship and job listings.
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20. Exhibit features early maps of Wisconsin
A new exhibit, “Mapping Wiskonsin 1765-1856,” in Raynor Memorial Libraries displays a selection of reproduced maps from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Depicting Wisconsin’s changes from the earliest maps through statehood, the exhibit is the culmination of a project to catalog and make available the early Milwaukee and Wisconsin maps preserved in the collection. In addition to a temporary lobby display, the main exhibit is on the third floor of Raynor, where it will remain until March 2008.
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21. Environmental responsibility events planned this week
Culminating with a presentation on worldwide energy use and potential future constraints by Dave Ciepluch of WE Energies, Students for an Environmentally Active Campus will present several environment-related events this week.
Monday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Cudahy 118 — Harvest of Fear movie with snacks and discussion.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU — SEAC and WE Energies informational tables about how to contribute to renewable energy.The SEAC table will pass out carabiner clips and coupons for 25-cent Brew Bayou travel mugs (normally $1.99) on Wednesday only. All money raised benefits the Urban Ecology Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m., AMU 252 — Speakers from the Friends of the Milwaukee Rivers.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m., AMU 252 — Dr. Heather Kohls, professor of economics, will speak on the steps everyone can take for effective environmental change.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Cudahy 128 — Dave Ciepluch, administrator for WE Energies new construction, commercial and residential energy efficiency programs, will speak on low cost energy tips and emerging technologies.
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22. What are the meanings behind the Mass?
For more information, contact Steve Blaha at 8-6873.
Rev. Edward Mathie, S.J., will present explanations of the basic elements of the Mass on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU. Mathie will discuss the Mass order, its movements, its meaning, why Catholics pray this way and other exploration of the Eucharistic liturgy’s meaning and movements.
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23. Duo Roldan to perform Cuban music at the Haggerty Museum
The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will host a free music performance of Cuban composers by Duo Roldan on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
Founders Ana Ruth Bermudez (cello) and Rene Izquierdo (guitar) are Cuban natives who studied at the "Amadeo Roldan" Conservatory of Music in Havana. Joining them will be Joseph Ketchum (violin) and Elina Chekan (guitar).
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24. Marquette Radio raising money for Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Marquette Radio will host its 72-Hour-Rock-A-Thon from 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, to help raise money for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. During this show, students will take donations and auction sports and music memorabilia.
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25. Turn in Yoplait Yogurt lids by Wednesday
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Center for Health Education and Promotion has been collecting Yoplait Yogurt lids for the national breast cancer fund-raiser, “Save Lids to Save Lives.” Campus community members can still bring lids to residence halls, the AMU Information Desk, or the Office of Health Education and Promotion by Wednesday, Nov. 7.
For each pink lid collected, Yoplait donates 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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26. Protective walkways erected for Gesu Church maintenance
Scaffolding will be erected today in the front of Gesu Church and in front of the transept doors on the east and west sides of the church for a steeple maintenance project contracted by Gesu.
For the safety of pedestrians the protective walkways will be in place for at least two weeks.
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27. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 5
• North and southbound I-43 will be closed overnight all week.
• Asphalt paving on southbound I-43 will cause some overnight noise east of Carpenter Tower on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 6.
• There will be pavement grinding and sawing on various bridges during daylight weekdays for the next two weeks. Work closest to the university should take place on Friday, Nov. 9, in the vicinity of 11th and Wisconsin.
• The full closure of Tory Hill from 10th to 13th streets will begin Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 a.m. It will re-open on the following Friday, Nov. 16, with a single lane in each direction
• Meter parking on 10th Street north of Wisconsin Avenue will be reduced next week.
• The meter parking on Clybourn St. behind Lalumiere Language Hall will remain closed until Thanksgiving.
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