— September 24, 2007 —
- Marquette names two new trustees
- Samantha Power to give keynote address at human rights conference
- Faculty-student teams invited to present research
- Orbitz director of technology to speak today about global environment
- Vowed women religious to discuss their life commitment
- “March on Milwaukee” marchers to give first-hand accounts
- Career Fair to include technical and nontechnical employers
- Workshop series provides multimedia teaching resources
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Public address announcer needed for women’s basketball games
- Litherland exhibit ends Sunday
- FUEL holding orientation session today
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Sept. 24
1. Marquette names two new trustees
A Wisconsin corporate executive and a Jesuit priest from Boston College are new members of the Marquette University Board of Trustees.
Natalie Black, Law ’78, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Kohler Co., and Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, were elected to three-year terms.
Black, who also served as a trustee from 1993 to 2005, was an attorney at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee before joining Kohler in 1981. She has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and completed the program for management development at Harvard Business School.
Father O’Keefe has been at the Lynch School since 1991, serving in a variety of faculty and administrative roles. He is also director of the research center at the National Catholic Education Association.
Father O’Keefe received his doctorate in education from Harvard University. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College and earned master’s degrees in French literature from Fordham University and in educational administration from Harvard. He also received a master of divinity degree and licentiate in sacred theology from the Weston Jesuit school of Theology.
Father O’Keefe is editor or co-editor of 12 books, including The International Handbook of Catholic Education: Challenges for School Systems in the 21st Century, and author or co-author of more than 40 articles and book chapters on Catholic education and educational leadership.
Marquette’s Board of Trustees last week also elected Donald F. Flynn, chairman of the board of Flynn Enterprises, Inc., a venture capital, hedging and consulting firm based in Chicago, as a trustee emeritus. Five other trustees — Dick Fotsch, Darren Jackson, Ulice Payne, Tom Tobin, S.J., and Anne Zizzo — were re-elected for terms that will expire in 2010.
2. Samantha Power to give keynote address at human rights conference
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and human rights scholar Samantha Power will deliver the keynote address, “Can U.S. Foreign Policy be Fixed?" at 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, “America, Human Rights the World,” 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. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29. 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.
3. Faculty-student teams invited to present research
Faculty-student teams are invited to participate in the annual Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The purpose is to celebrate and encourage faculty research that involves students. For each project, presenters may choose the presentation format, poster or colloquy, that best suits their discipline or project.
Interested faculty and students should submit an “Intent to Participate” form to ORSP by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. Participants need to submit a letter and abstract to Karen Welniak by 4 p.m. Nov. 5. The poster session and colloquy will take place on Dec. 4, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception.
4. Orbitz director of technology to speak today about global environment
Jeff Sippel, director of technology at ebookers, the European division of Orbitz Worldwide, will present "Building Technology in a Global Environment" today, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, room 100.
Sippel is responsible for the planning and execution of the Orbitz international technology strategy and has designed and built key components of the Orbitz.com and American Airlines Web sites.
The College of Business Administration is sponsoring the event.
5. Vowed women religious to discuss their life commitment
Hear the stories of young women religious about what it’s like to live in a community of vowed religious women on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Town East Community Room. They will discuss how they became attracted to religious life and how they are living out that commitment in the context of a community of sisters. Free pizza will be provided.
For more information, contact Dr. Susan Mountin at 8-3693. The program is sponsored by the Manresa Project.
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6. “March on Milwaukee” marchers to give first-hand accounts
Members of the NAACP Youth Council and Commando, who marched for more than 200 days during 1967 to support open housing, will share their stories on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at noon in AMU 163. They will share their perspectives on the march as well as its Milwaukee legacy and the state of the city today.
The program is sponsored by the Manresa Project and the Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs.
7. Career Fair to include technical and nontechnical employers
The 2007 Career Fairwill be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Wednesday will feature nontechnical employers and Thursday technical employers. Faculty are invited to the fair and the buffet dinner in the Lunda Room from 3 to 6 p.m.
Approximately 200 companies and more than 800 students will attend. Seniors seeking full-time, post-grad positions or students seeking internships are urged to attend.
For more information, contact the Career Services Center at 8-7423.
8. Workshop series provides multimedia teaching resources
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services are offering an 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.
All meetings will be held in Raynor Library, room 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 — Teaching blended and online courses using D2L
Oct. 12 — Scanning and incorporating digital images in D2L
Oct. 26 — Using video and audio production capabilities in D2L
Nov. 9 — Using podcasting, presentation technology and other multimedia in D2L
Nov. 30 — On the horizon — promising new products
Dec. 7 — Presentations of D2L enhanced courses
9. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Deepak Shukla of Eastman Kodak Company will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Shukla will speak on “Effect of Configurational Control on Change Mobility in Naphthalene Dimide-Based Organic Thin-Film Transistors.”
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10. Law School holding information session this Friday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students on Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum, and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
11. Public address announcer needed for women’s basketball games
Marquette women’s basketball will hold open tryouts at the Al McGuire Center for a new public address announcer Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. for the upcoming season.
At the tryout, participants will be given a series of announcements to read, such as the starting line-ups, game situations and sponsor reads. The announcer is expected to be at every home game of the season.
For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Jamie Hays at 8-6018.
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12. Litherland exhibit ends Sunday
The Haggerty Museum of Art exhibit of Queens and Vagabonds: Paintings by Gina Litherland, ends Sunday, Sept. 30.
Queens and Vagabonds: Paintings by Gina Litherland features oil paintings on masonite ranging in size from 9 by 12 inches to 24 by 30 inches. Litherland employs traditional indirect oil painting techniques of building translucent layers of color to create a luminous, brilliant effect similar to those achieved by 15th century Sienese painters, combined with textural effects created by using various tools other than the paintbrush. These techniques allow Litherland to create a detailed, layered and complex surface of images.
Litherland studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her paintings, drawings and articles have been published worldwide in journals and periodicals associated with the international surrealist movement.
13. FUEL holding orientation session today
Learn about FUEL and network at an orientation today, Monday, Sept. 24, at the MMAC building, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400, from 5 to 7 p.m. FUEL members will share the organization’s benefits, services, mission and strategy.
FUEL Milwaukee, the region’s talent network, works to make the Milwaukee area a destination for world-class talent. FUEL Milwaukee offers local professionals the opportunity to support their professional growth through social events, targeted informational lectures and community service.
Since Marquette University is a corporate member of FUEL, all Marquette faculty and staff can join this community organization at no cost and take advantage of FUEL events.
For more information, contact Kayte Gannon, 8-7699.
14. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 to 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Sept. 24
• The only night work this week will be to pour a bridge deck on Wednesday, Sept. 26. This work is well south of Straz Tower and should not create much noise.
• Southbound I-43 from North Avenue to the Menomonee River will be closed at the ramp to west I-94 on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Northbound I-43 from the Menomonee River to North Avenue will be closed past the exit to Plankinton on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• All demolition work on the project will be completed next week.
• The 11th Street Mall bollard installation is taking longer than anticipated. Upon completion of the bollards, the sprinkler installation will take place. Sod will be placed and the rest of the trees planted after all other work is completed later this fall. A grand opening will take place in October.
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