— October 25, 2007 —
- Provost Search Committee named
- School of Dentistry opens southside clinic
- Benefits enrollment period begins with benefits fair Oct. 29
- Chairman of Sonic Foundry to speak about innovation
- Law and popular culture symposium is Nov. 1
- Jablonsky to speak about Marquette history book project
- Shoo the Flu before it gets you
- Marquette hosting conference on science and technology
- New digital collection from Raynor Libraries’ rare book collection
- 2007 Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year to speak
- Attend a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance for free
- Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
- Daylight Saving Time update for all campus computers
- Griffin honored by science association
- Participants needed for survey on individuals with biracial background
- Learn how D2L can enhance your teaching at training sessions
- Office of International Education featured at “Grow” session
- Free movie and dessert in AMU
- Get 30 percent off at Spirit Shop
- Attend a prayer service to honor deceased loved ones
- Women’s crew team takes first place
1. Provost Search Committee named
Dr. Patrick Carey, professor and William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology, will chair Marquette’s Provost Search Committee.
Other members of the committee will include: Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences; Richard J. Fotsch, member of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees and an executive with the Kohler Company; Darren Jackson, vice chair of the Board of Trustees and an executive with Best Buy; Joseph D. Kearney, dean of the Law School; Dr. Kristy Nielson, chair of the University Academic Senate and an associate professor of psychology; Dr. Sarah Peck, chair and associate professor of finance; Janice Simmons-Welburn, dean of libraries; and Julie Tolan, vice president for university advancement. Dr. Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president, will staff the committee.
“Obviously, this is a critical function for the university,” Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said. “I am grateful to all the committee members for accepting this additional demand on their time and energy, understanding how important their task is. I owe a special debt of gratitude to Dr. Carey, whom I have known for nearly 30 years and in whom I have the greatest confidence.”
Dr. Carey said the university will conduct a national search for a successor to Provost Madeline Wake, who announced in September her intent to step down as provost and return to faculty status, effective Dec. 31. Dr. David Shrock, dean of the College of Business Administration, will serve as interim provost.
Snell said ads will be placed in national publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. He encouraged faculty and staff to call (8-4758) or e-mail him with nominations. The review of candidates is expected to begin in early December.
2. School of Dentistry opens southside clinic
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.
The 10-chair clinic serves adolescents and adults four days a week and children under 12 on Wednesdays. A full-time faculty member oversees the state-of-the-art clinic, which is also staffed by part-time clinical faculty members in general practice dentistry and dental hygiene and specialists in endodontics, pedodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. In addition, dental students see patients at the clinic under faculty supervision. The clinic is expected to serve more than 1,000 patients annually.
Marquette’s School of Dentistry is one of the state’s largest dental Medicaid providers, serving more than 6,700 Medicaid patients alone annually. Marquette dental clinics serve nearly 20,000 total patients statewide with more than 80,000 patient visits each year.
The university is also negotiating a lease for a northside dental clinic.
3. Benefits enrollment period begins with benefits fair Oct. 29
Marquette’s employee benefits annual enrollment period will begin with Benefits Information and Wellness Day on Monday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Benefits staff and computers will be available during this time to help make online changes. Representatives from Marquette’s insurance providers will also be available.
Benefits staff will also be available 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
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 254
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 305
Free screenings for cholesterol, osteoporosis, blood pressure, skin cancer and podiatry will be available on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Register online for the screenings.
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.
4. Chairman of Sonic Foundry to speak about innovation
Rimas Buinevicius, chairman and CEO of Sonic Foundry, will present “Staying Ahead of the Pack through Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy,” today, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
Founded in 1991, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) provides enterprise solutions and services via the Web for people around the globe to receive information needed for work, professional advancement, safety and education.
For more information, contact Dr. Terence Ow. The presentation is sponsored by the College of Business Administration.
5. Law and popular culture symposium is Nov. 1
From To Kill a Mockingbird to Law & Order to the modern-day “celebrity” trials, the portrayal of law and legal institutions in popular culture will be the topic of a symposium hosted by the Law School on Thursday, Nov. 1, from noon to 4:45 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. Scholars from eight major universities will explore the relationship among popular culture and American law, legal institutions, and law-related attitudes and beliefs.
John Denvir, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, will begin the symposium by discussing the consequences of cinematic portrayals of the legal profession. He will compare classic westerns, such as Shane, to modern lawyer movies, such as A Civil Action.
A panel discussion concerning the features of America's ubiquitous pop cultural courtroom trials will follow, The event will close with a panel on how popular culture relates to various specific areas of law.
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
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6. Jablonsky to speak about Marquette history book project
Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, the Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies, will present "Searching for Truth and Accuracy in Marquette’s Archives” Monday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m., in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library.
Jablonsky, the author of the first university history in more than 50 years, Milwaukee’s Jesuit University: Marquette 1881-1981 published earlier this year, will discuss his eight-year project of re-reading thousands of archival documents to prepare the manuscript. An informal reception, refreshments and book-signing will follow.
The lecture is part of Raynor Memorial Libraries’ celebration of Wisconsin Archives Month.
7. Shoo the Flu before it gets you
The Center for Health Education and Promotion will provide flu and pneumonia shots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 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 or 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.
8. Marquette hosting conference on science and technology
Marquette will host the 4th annual sySTEM Now! conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in AMU.
sySTEM Now!, Strengthening our Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is a consortium of businesses, concerned citizens, educational institutions and public officials dedicated to improving the quality, quantity and diversity of youth entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Milwaukee.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and Dr. Jon Jensen, associate dean for enrollment management in the College of Engineering, are scheduled speakers at the conference.
The conference will explore ways to motivate the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology leaders by discussing the role of education and public and private employer perspectives.
The conference is free for students, however, there is a fee for others to attend. All participants must register at (414) 297-7239.
9. New digital collection from Raynor Libraries’ rare book collection
Raynor Memorial Libraries will unveil its digitized collection of illustrations contained within Galerie Illustrée de la Compagnie de Jésus (Paris: 1893) on Nov. 1. Rev. Alfred Hamy, S.J., a French scholar, assembled and edited Galerie Illustrée to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Society of Jesus.
The fragile condition of Galerie Illustrée — owned by a limited number of research libraries in the North America — usually limits access to the historic collection. Raynor Memorial Libraries has digitized Galerie Illustrée to improve access to this cornerstone collection of Jesuitica. During the process, librarians assigned more than 1,100 unique descriptive headings according to rules established by the Library of Congress.
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10. 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.
11. 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.
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12. Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
In preparation for a visit from author Jonathan Kozol, the campus community is encouraged to read his best-selling book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America." Kozol will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow the talk.
Interested readers are also invited to a book discussion of Kozol’s The Shame of the Nation at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lower Raynor Conference room.
For more information, contact Mary Ferwerda, assistant director — Manresa Project, at 8-7205.
13. Daylight Saving Time update for all campus computers
All faculty and staff should update their university computers to accommodate a change in Daylight Saving Time enacted by Congress. Last spring, IT Services provided information on how to update many of the technology devices used to incorporate the new DST rules. The updates that were applied in the spring should have taken care of all necessary changes. For individuals unsure if they still need to act, detailed instructions are available from IT Services. It is not simply a matter of manually changing the clock setting.
Several major software programs need to be updated to properly adjust to the new DST. Programs affected by the DST change include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MAC OS, and mobile devices including PDAs, smart phones, and Blackberrys. If they are not updated, appointments and reminders scheduled in Outlook between Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 2007, will appear to be one hour later than originally scheduled and all-day events will span two days instead of one.
Updates must be completed as soon as possible. DST ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 4, 2007.
14. Griffin honored by science association
Dr. Robert Griffin, professor of journalism, has been awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Griffin received the distinction for his contributions to the public understanding of science through research on public use of information to make risk judgments. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Griffin will be formally recognized as a new fellow Feb. 16 at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston.
AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the
journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.
15. Participants needed for survey on individuals with biracial background
A Marquette doctoral student is looking for participants for a survey on factors thought to influence the identity development and well-being of biracial individuals (African American/Caucasian, African American/Asian, Latino/Asian, etc.).
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have biological parents who are racially different from each another. The survey will take 30 to 35 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and responses are confidential. Participants also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win prizes.
The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-1479.
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16. Learn how D2L can enhance your teaching at training sessions
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services are offering hands-on Desire2Learn training sessions for faculty Oct. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., and Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both sessions are located in Raynor Library, room 320(h) — Center for Teaching and Learning.
Register on-line and click on instructor training sign-up
Private consultations are also available by calling 8-8811 or 8-0268.
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17. Office of International Education featured at “Grow” session
Find out about the role that Marquette's Office of International Education plays in facilitating all international activities at the university at a “Grow With Marquette” session Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in AMU 407. These activities include fostering international partnerships for Marquette's faculty members, recruiting and advising all international students, providing English language instruction and assisting Marquette students who wish to study abroad.
Marquette is home to more than 500 international students and international visiting scholars from 75 countries. In addition, 81 Marquette students are studying abroad in 20 countries during the fall 2007 semester.
Call Human Resources at 8-7928 to register. Space is limited.
18. Free movie and dessert in AMU
Global Village will provide a free showing of the German movie Good Bye, Lenin! on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. A reception with free dessert will follow.
Set in East Germany in 1989, Good Bye, Lenin! follows Alex, whose proudly socialist mother suddenly awakens from an eight-month coma. Her heart is so weak that any shock might kill her. To save his mother from the shock that the fall Berlin Wall has fallen, Alex transforms the family apartment into an island of the past, a kind of socialist-era museum where his mother is duped into believing that nothing has changed.
Global Village is an international living community on the third floor of Campus Town West. The floor is dedicated to housing international students from around the world are studying at Marquette for at least six months.
19. Get 30 percent off at Spirit Shop
All Marquette employees receive a 30 percent discount, with their MU ID, on all Marquette gear, including clothing and gifts, during the Employee Benefits 1-Day Sale at the Spirit Shop, AMU, on Monday, Oct. 29.
The sale is one day only. There are no adjustments on prior purchases and normal exclusions apply.
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20. 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 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. 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.
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21. Women’s crew team takes first place
The Marquette Women’s Crew Team took first place out of 32 teams in the Collegiate Fours Women rowing competition at the Head Of The Charles Regatta, Oct. 20-21, in Cambridge, Mass.
Head Of The Charles Regatta is the world's largest two-day rowing event, with more than 7,500 athletes from around the world competing in 55 different race events and 300,000 spectators.
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