— September 13, 2007 —
- Shrock will serve as interim provost beginning Jan. 1
- New director named for Haggerty Museum of Art
- Boston Globe columnist speaks today on entrepreneurship
- Center for Peacemaking holding retreat for nonviolence
- Get in on Briggs & Al’s Run this weekend
- Soccer and volleyball teams in action this weekend
- Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
- Law School faculty to discuss constitutional law
- Faber Center to host Interfaith Contemplative Prayer sessions
- Faculty invited to participate in Honors Program
- Students reminded to keep their residence and property safe
- Samantha Power to keynote human rights conference
- Renewal Task Force seeks cost-saving ideas
- Rev. Robert Doran to speak on Catholic systematics
- Register for suicide prevention training
- Grief education series hosted by College of Nursing
- Easy Pass deadline is Friday
- Early Morning Shuttles available after 3 a.m.
- Rec Plex holding children’s swimming program
- Faber Center to host Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
1. Shrock will serve as interim provost beginning Jan. 1
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced today that Dr. David L. Shrock, dean of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management, will serve as interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Provost Madeline Wake announced her resignation as provost and intent to return to faculty status earlier this month.
“I have once again prevailed upon Dave to step forward for the good of the university,” Father Wild said, noting that Shrock served as interim provost for several months in 2004 during the illness of Dr. Wake’s husband. “He is the perfect person to serve in this role while we conduct a national search for our next provost. Dave is well-respected in both the academy and the community. He is knowledgeable about the university and the opportunities and challenges we face. He will offer us both continuity and stability in this period of transition.”
Shrock joined Marquette in 1999, having previously served as dean of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia from 1994 to 1999 and the College of Business at Iowa State University from 1989 to 1994. Shrock also served as a faculty member and administrator at Arizona State University in Tempe. He serves on the board of directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International, the leading global business accreditation organization.
“I’ve grown to love Marquette,” Shrock said. “If this is where I can best serve the university at this time, I’m happy to do it. My major goal will be to continue our progress as we prepare for the next provost.”
Shrock said he is working on a transition plan for the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management.
2. New director named for Haggerty Museum of Art
The new director of Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art will be Wally Mason, currently director at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced today.
Mason, whose appointment is effective Nov. 1, was selected following an extensive search coordinated by a national consulting firm. He succeeds Dr. Curtis Carter, who resigned in March 2007 to return to faculty status.
“Mason brings to Marquette a strong background as a museum director and curator, a passion for the importance of the visual arts both at the university and in our community and the ability to generate enthusiasm for unique exhibitions and programs of outreach to various audiences,” Father Wild said.
During his 11-year tenure at the University of Maine, Mason oversaw construction of a new museum facility, significantly expanded membership and increased the museum’s collection by more than 1,000 pieces of artwork, including a 120-piece collection of works of papers ranging from turn-of-the-century German expressionists to English and American printmakers and a collection of 85 contemporary Japanese woodblock prints.
“The Haggerty Museum of Art is an ideal model of the college museum,” Mason said. “Dr. Carter's achievements as its director set a very high standard, and it is an honor to be asked to uphold that standard. I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to advance the museum's contribution to Marquette's educational and cultural life.”
Vice Provost Peggy Bloom, who chaired the search committee, said committee members were particularly impressed by Mason’s educational programming, both for university classes and students and in outreach to K-12 schools and community groups. “He will build upon the excellent reputation Dr. Carter established for the Haggerty,” she said.
Mason said he will also work to achieve accreditation for the museum through the American Association of Museums. “The Haggerty has a long-standing reputation for quality in the art world,” he said. “Accreditation acknowledges that we are using best practices to ensure quality exhibitions and programs, as well as the storing and preservation of artworks.”
Mason, who has a bachelor’s degree from Beloit College and earned his MFA from Indiana University, served as director of the university galleries at the University of Idaho and of the Selby Gallery at the Ringling School of Art and Design before moving to Maine. He has curated a wide variety of exhibitions.
The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, which opened in 1984, includes four main galleries and houses a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works of art. The museum presents between 10 and 12 special exhibitions annually. Its permanent collection includes European and American contemporary art, Old Master paintings, as well as works on paper, photography, and small collections of African and Asian art.
3. Boston Globe columnist speaks today on entrepreneurship
Penelope Trunk, author and columnist for the Boston Globe and Yahoo Finance, will present “The soft underbelly of entrepreneurship: How to create a rewarding and stable career path in the new millennium” today, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry, room 100. The program is sponsored by the College of Business Administration.
4. Center for Peacemaking holding retreat for nonviolence
The new Marquette Center for Peacemaking will hold a retreat to explore the scriptural basis of nonviolence on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU.
The retreat will start at 9:30 a.m. and finish with Mass at 5 p.m. Attendees should bring their own Bibles.
RSVP to Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J., as soon as possible so that he can
begin to pray for you and adequately prepare for the number of people participating in the retreat.
5. Get in on Briggs & Al’s Run this weekend
Join the Marquette community and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in celebrating the 30th Annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk on Saturday, Sept. 15. Register on-site at Schroeder field, 13th and Wells, beginning at 8 a.m.
Volunteers are still needed. To volunteer before, during or after the race contact Ali Myszewski at 8-3129.
Due to road work on Wisconsin Avenue, the course will take the runners down Wells Street, which will be closed from 10th Street to 16th Street. All Saturday morning instructors are encouraged to park in the 16th Street structure at 749 N. 16th St. Entrances on both 16th Street and 17th Street will be open, with no visitor charge or permit required. Lot F will be accessible only from Wisconsin Avenue, and the Wells Street structure will be open only from Kilbourn. Due to congestion in the area, however, parkers are encouraged to use Structure 1 on 16th Street.
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6. Soccer and volleyball teams in action this weekend
Fresh off a 2-1 win over Xavier and a 1-1 tie against UW-Green Bay last weekend, Coach Louis Bennett’s men’s soccer team will open its Big East Conference schedule on Saturday, Sept. 15, against Notre Dame. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields.
Now 4-0, Coach Markus Roeders’ women’s soccer team hits the road this weekend to take on Loyola College (Maryland) and Rhode Island in Colorado Springs, Colo., before returning home next weekend. The Golden Eagles will face the University of South Florida in their Big East opener at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at Valley Fields.
The women’s volleyball team takes on Belmont tomorrow, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., and Houston Baptist on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the MU Challenge at the Al McGuire Center.
7. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
The Graduate School of Management will hold information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process, etc., in September and November. All sessions, except for Nov. 7, will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:
Monday, Sept. 17, Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha
Tuesday, Sept. 18, On-campus MBA and MS Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center
Wednesday, Sept 19, Executive MBA Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center
Monday, Nov. 5, Executive MBA Program, College of Business Administration Executive Center
Wednesday, Nov. 7, On-campus MBA and MS Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center (reception at 5 p.m. and presentation 5:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 8, Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha
To RSVP or for more information call 8-7145 or e-mail.
8. Law School faculty to discuss constitutional law
The Law School will mark Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, with a program at noon in Eisenberg Hall, third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall. Law School Professors Rick Esenberg, Ed Fallone, Scott Idleman and David Papke will present brief talks relating to constitutional law and the place of the Constitution in American life.
Rick Esenberg — "Speech Rights After Wisconsin Right to Life and Morse.”
Ed Fallone — "Borders and the War on Terror"
Scott Idleman — "American Indians and the Constitution"
David Papke — "The Constitution as an Icon of American Life"
For more information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel at 8.3167.
9. Faber Center to host Interfaith Contemplative Prayer sessions
The Faber Center will hold Interfaith Contemplative Sitting Prayer every Tuesday from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Schroeder Complex, room 111. This form of prayer provides an opportunity for silent contemplation in a community setting.
For more information, contact Kathy Coffey-Guenther at 8-6672 or the Faber Center at 8-4545.
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10. Faculty invited to participate in Honors Program
Opportunities are available for regular and adjunct faculty to participate in the Honors Program curriculum for 2008-2009.
As a university-wide program, students from all colleges participate in the Honors Program, and proposals from all disciplines are welcomed. Lower level honors seminars involve a stipend, while upper level seminars involve a course "buy out."
One area of particular need is HOPR 135, the Honors Undergraduate Research Seminar. HOPR 135 is a cross-disciplinary seminar that provides students with a humanities-based critical exposure to university research as a foundation for their own original summer research project.
The deadline for course proposals is Friday, Sept. 21. For more information or a copy of the proposal invitation, contact Maria Cooper.
11. Students reminded to keep their residence and property safe
Burglars who identified themselves as undercover policemen entered a student residence through an unsecured front door Tuesday night and took student property. While several residents were in the unit at the time, no one was physically injured. Both Marquette’s Public Safety officers and the Milwaukee Police Department responded immediately.
In a News Brief today, Public Safety reminded students:
1) Keep exterior residence doors locked, even when you are in the apartment or house.
2) Do not allow unidentified individuals into your home. If someone claims to be a law enforcement officer, ask for identification. If you are uncertain about the identity, immediately call Public Safety (414-288-1911) or 911.
3) Take advantage of the property security programs offered by Public Safety.
• The Home Safe Home program provides basic home security and safety information for on- and off-campus residents. Home security surveys are available to students living in apartments and houses in the near-campus neighborhood. Call 414-288-6800 for more information.
• Through Operation Identification, electric engravers are available to place identifying marks on valuables, including televisions, computers and other electronic equipment.
4) Immediately report any suspicious activity to Public Safety.
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12. Samantha Power to keynote human rights conference
Pulitzer Prize winning author and human rights scholar Samantha Power will deliver the keynote address at “America, Human Rights the World,” a conference hosted by Marquette’s Human Rights Leadership Initiative, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The conference, Sept. 27 to 29, will bring together diverse scholars and practitioners to consider human rights at a time when human rights issues ranging from immigration to access to medical care are contested and controversial.
A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Power is the Anna Lindh professor of practice of global leadership and public policy at Harvard University. Her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy from 1998 to 2002. She will be available to sign copies of her book after her address.
More than 30 leading human rights scholars from Marquette University and universities across the United States will present research on issues ranging from restorative justice to immigration and from community healthcare in Milwaukee to the genocide in Darfur.
Conference sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28. The keynote address and the conference are free and open to the public. All sessions will take place in Alumni Memorial Union. No registration is necessary.
13. Renewal Task Force seeks cost-saving ideas
All members of the university community can help reduce campus expenses and reallocate resources by submitting ideas to the Renewal Task Force. Efforts led by RTF saved Marquette $429,700 in fiscal year 2007, according to the Office of Administration. Since fiscal 1999, the task force has saved more than $8.8 million.
A new Web page for RTF has been created to collect confidential ideas. Ideas can be about your own work area or any area of the university. The committee will begin reviewing ideas starting Oct. 1. The 2008 RTF, chaired by Kathy Lang, chief information officer, will focus not only on financial savings but also on quality enhancements. Quality enhancements include process improvements that allow the university to be more productive, new services to better support students and faculty and the elimination of tasks that are no longer necessary.
One example of savings identified by the RTF committee last fiscal year was printing reductions, which generated annual savings of $26,500 by replacing the printed Schedule of Classes report with a searchable, easier-to-update on-line version. Another example was the elimination of six university phone circuits. These lines were used to deliver long-distance service to the residence halls and as a result annual phone costs have been reduced by $43,200 annually.
14. Rev. Robert Doran to speak on Catholic systematics
Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor and Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, will deliver the Doerr Chair Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001. Doran will speak on “Constructing a New Catholic Systematics: A Report and an Invitation.”
Doran, who received his Ph.D. at Marquette, specializes in Catholic systematic theology and the philosophy and theology of Bernard Lonergan. He is general editor of The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, which will eventually be a set of 25 volumes, 12 of which have already been published. The focus of his current research is the theology of grace and the analogies for understanding the Trinity.
15. Register for suicide prevention training
Marquette is entering the second year of Link for Life, a grant to provide suicide prevention training in QPR, a nationally recognized model. Last year, nearly 750 students, faculty, staff, administrators and parents on Marquette’s campus, as well as neighboring colleges and universities, were trained as QPR gatekeepers. In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, faculty and staff are reminded of the importance of working with individual students so that Marquette can continue to be a safe place where students feel cared for and encouraged to do their best.
The university urges faculty and staff to consider offering this two-hour training to their class or department. Training for the general campus community will also be offered monthly beginning this fall.
To schedule a training session, contact Bridgette Hensley in the Counseling Center at 8-7172, fill out an online request, or call to register for a scheduled session.
- Wednesday, Oct. 9 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU 227
- Friday, Nov. 9 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU 252
- Monday, Dec. 10 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU Ballroom A
- Thursday, Jan. 17 – noon to 1:30 p.m., Location TBA
- Thursday, Feb. 21 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU 254
- Friday, March 14 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU 227
- Tuesday, April 8 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU 163
- Wednesday, May 7 – noon to 1:30 p.m., AMU 227
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16. Grief education series hosted by College of Nursing
The College of Nursing Institute for End of Life Care Education is offering three sessions on grief covering the difference between grief and mourning, traumatic grief and the caregiver’s role.
The program will be presented by Patrick Dean, M.Ed., director of the Wisconsin Grief Education Center and director of Grief Education Services for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee/Cemeteries Division.
Programs are Oct. 17, 24 and 31, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:25 p.m., at Emory Clark Hall, room 117. Cost is $35 per session or $90 for all three.
RSVP by Oct. 3 to Nicole Dobson at 8-3802. Space is limited.
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17. Easy Pass deadline is Friday
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $208 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up for the Easy Pass program in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during October, November and December.
Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, Sept. 14. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by Sept. 14.
18. Early Morning Shuttles available after 3 a.m.
Members of the campus community who need a ride after the LIMOs stop running at 3 a.m. do not have to walk alone. They can call 8-6800 and request an “Early Morning Shuttle” from Public Safety. The Early Morning Shuttle covers the same service area as do the LIMOs, from 7th to 24th streets east to west and Clybourn to State streets from south to north.
E-mail for more information.
19. Rec Plex holding children’s swimming program
Spaces are still available in the Children's Swim Program at the Rec Plex. Lessons run until Oct. 30 on Tuesday evenings. The “Learn to Swim” program sponsored by the American Red Cross offers levels one to six and the Tiny Tot program, which is a parent-child interactive class for children ages six months to six years.
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20. Faber Center to host Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
The Faber Center will host weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for faculty, staff, retirees and their family members on Fridays, from noon to 1 p.m., beginning Friday, Sept. 21. The Faber Center is newly located in Schroeder Complex, room 111. Water and coffee will be provided.
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