— October 29, 2007 —
- Local philanthropists give $15 million to College of Engineering
- School of Dentistry southside clinic hosts open house
- Benefits staff available to help make online changes
- Gonzaga and Loyola to present international multimedia projects
- Author to speak about suicidal behavior
- Wade Chair Lecture to focus on Judaism in Byzantium
- Restorative Justice conference to explore violence in Milwaukee
- Biological Sciences to present seminar
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Shoo the Flu before it gets you
- Take 15 minutes to save a life
- Masses for the feast of All Saints celebrated Thursday
- Attend a prayer service to honor deceased loved ones
- Law society Thanksgiving dinner tickets now available
- Marquette Radio seeking auction items for homeless benefit
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 29
1. Local philanthropists give $15 million to College of Engineering
Robert Kern, founder of Generac Power Systems, Inc., and his wife Patricia today announced a personal gift of $15 million to Marquette University’s College of Engineering to help transform engineering education. The money will go toward the construction of a new engineering building called the Discovery Learning Complex.
The Discovery Learning Complex, when completed, will integrate classrooms, teaching labs, research facilities and office space to encourage hands-on, multidisciplinary learning and collaboration aimed at developing the 21st century workforce and meeting the demands of industry. The projected cost estimate for the facility, which will be built between 16th and 17th streets on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue, is $100 million.
“The Kerns have long recognized the important role science, technology, engineering and mathematics education play in the future of our community — and our country,” said Dr. Stan Jaskolski, Opus Dean of Engineering. “Their generosity brings us closer to the dream of a new building that will blend theory and the real-world practice of research and development. This will help us achieve our ultimate goal of attracting more women and men to engineering at a time when the need is so prevalent.”
2. School of Dentistry southside clinic hosts open house
The School of Dentistry will host an open house at its newly opened southside clinic on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., Tim Elverman, president of the board of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, and Dr. William K. Lobb, dean of the School of Dentistry, will speak during a brief program at 3:30 p.m.
The Marquette University School of Dentistry Parkway Clinic occupies nearly 4,000 square feet on the lower level of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center’s Parkway facility, at 2906 S. 20th St.
3. Benefits staff available to help make online changes
Marquette’s employee benefits annual enrollment period begins this week and benefits staff and computers will be available to help make online changes.
Benefits staff will be available for individual meetings to answer questions, help navigate the online enrollment process and clarify Marquette’s benefit offerings on the following dates:
Thursday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 305
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 254
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 305
Employees must re-enroll in the health and dependent care flexible spending accounts if continuing participation, since these do not continue automatically.
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. Annual enrollment runs through Nov. 16. Changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2008.
4. Gonzaga and Loyola to present international multimedia projects
The Diederich College of Communication will sponsor a presentation about Gonzaga and Loyola College-Baltimore universities’ “International Summer Multimedia Projects: Caglie, Italy, and Armagh, Ireland.” The program will take place on Friday, Nov. 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Johnston 303.
For the last six summers, American students, many from Loyola-Baltimore and Gonzaga, have spent five weeks documenting everyday life, work and business in a small Italian town. This past summer they created a similar program in rural Ireland.
RSVP to Donna Turben 8-7133.
The presentation is the last in a series that the college has sponsored this fall to highlight imaginative experiments in curriculum and outreach at other Jesuit universities.
5. Author to speak about suicidal behavior
Dr. Thomas Joiner, nationally recognized suicidologist and author of Why People Die by Suicide, will speak on "Why People Die by Suicide: A new theory of suicidal behavior with clinical implications," on Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon in Raynor Conference Rooms B/C.
This event is co-sponsored by the Counseling Center (Link for Life Suicide Prevention Grant), the Department of Psychology and the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department.
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6. 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” on 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.’”
7. Restorative Justice conference to explore violence in Milwaukee
Combating violence and gang activity in Milwaukee will be the topic of the Law School’s 4th annual Restorative Justice Initiative conference, “Milwaukee Safe Streets Initiative: Transforming Community and Building Relationships” Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the AMU.
Through a U.S. Department of Justice grant to the City of Milwaukee, Marquette Law School is working with law enforcement, the Department of Corrections and various community constituencies to implement an innovative and comprehensive crime prevention program, the Safe Streets Initiative. Its aim is reducing gang crime by enforcing the message that the community, at the neighborhood level, will not tolerate gangs, gang crime or violence. The conference will examine what is really happening in two areas of the city — police districts 2 (south side) and 5 (near north side) — by hearing from neighborhood residents, faith-community leaders, police, prosecutors, community-based organization leaders, public school officials and judges.
The conference will feature several panels moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy. At 10:30 a.m., Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Chief Judge Kitty K. Brennan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation President Douglas M. Jansson, Milwaukee District Attorney John T. Chisholm and the Honorable Judge Carl Ashley will discuss crime and justice in Milwaukee.
Subsequent panels will address the gang issue in Milwaukee, the perspective of high school kids living in these neighborhoods and the views of police captains working to turn the crime trends around, among other topics.
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
8. Biological Sciences to present seminar
Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover, director of Duke University’s Marine Laboratory, will present “Gold in the Deep Sea: The Rush to Strip Mine Hydrothermal Vents” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
9. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Christopher Marshall, research chemist at Argonne National Laboratory, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Marshall will speak on “Nanophase Membrane Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Paraffins.”
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10. Shoo the Flu before it gets you
The Center for Health Education and Promotion will provide flu and pneumonia shots until 7 p.m. today, Oct. 29, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the first floor lobby of AMU.
No appointments are necessary. Flu shots cost $30 and pneumonia shots cost $45. Cash and checks are accepted. Medicare Part B and Medicaid Cards are also accepted as payment.
Employees enrolled in the Marquette EPO medical plan receive 100 percent reimbursement ($30) per person for the flu shots only. PPO medical plan participants receive 80 percent reimbursement ($24) per person for flu shots. Employees will receive their reimbursements by Dec. 31, 2007.
11. Take 15 minutes to save a life
The All-University Blood Drive will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms A and B. The drive will include platelet and dual red donations in addition to regular blood donations. To reserve a sign-up time, call 8-3129 or e-mail Ali Myszewski.
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12. Masses for the feast of All Saints celebrated Thursday
University Ministry will offer Masses for the feast of All Saints, a holy day of obligation, at noon and 10 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, and at 8 p.m. at Gesu Church, Thursday, Nov. 1. There will be no Masses celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Chapel that day.
13. Attend a prayer service to honor deceased loved ones
Members of the Marquette community, and their family and friends, are invited to a prayer service on Friday, Nov. 2, in remembrance of family members who have passed away in the last year.
This ecumenical prayer service of remembrance in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, will involve hymns, readings and an opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection.
For more information, contact Theresa Fallon at the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, 8-4545.
14. Law society Thanksgiving dinner tickets now available
Advance tickets for the Public Interest Law Society annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 13, are now on sale for $5. Tickets at the door will be $10. The dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in Eisenberg Hall.
Tickets can be purchased at the PILS table in the lower level of Sensenbrenner Hall Oct. 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 5, 6 and 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PILS acts as a resource for Marquette University Law School students interested in public interest law by hosting programs to develop MULS lawyers focused on justice and service to the community.
For more information, e-mail Camille Monahan.
15. Marquette Radio seeking auction items for homeless benefit
Marquette Radio is accepting contributions and sports memorabilia donations for its 72-Hour-Rock-A-Thon. The event will take place 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.
Contact Matt Montgomery, general manager, at 8-7541 to arrange a pick up.
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16. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 29
• St. Paul Avenue between 4th and 13th streets will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next day.
• Canal Street westbound between 6th and 13th Streets will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Canal Street eastbound between 6th and 13th streets will be closed from Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Monday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Several overnight lane restrictions on both northbound and southbound I-43 from Thursday, Nov. 1, to Sunday, Nov. 4, will slow traffic north and south of the interchange.
• Tory Hill will close in both directions at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, until about Nov. 19. When it re-opens, there will be a single lane in each direction.
• Meter parking on 10th Street north of Wisconsin Avenue will be reduced next week.
• The ramp from southbound US-45 to eastbound I-94 remains closed until about Nov. 11.
• New Interchange Get-Around Guides were in Sunday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This seventh edition will be valid until summer. Guides are also available in both parking structures and the AMU and by calling 8-1463.
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