— September 27, 2007 —
- Garrett will serve as interim dean
- Samantha Power to give keynote address today
- Alumni donate building to Marquette’s Aspin Center program
- Thomas Jefferson researcher to speak on Jefferson’s role as slaveholder
- Marquette alumnus to present Tolkien Lecture
- Boden Lecture to address repression and restorative justice
- Acclaimed author Jane Hamilton to give a reading
- Accenture executive to speak about corporate venturing
- German theologian to discuss Luther’s role in church unity
- Soccer teams benefit breast cancer awareness
- Break from a busy day with Centering Prayer
- Reconciliation Service sponsored by University Ministry
- Marquette launches new Web site
- Committee on Administrators seeking nominations
- “Miles for Meals” run walk benefits neighborhood lunch program
- Holiday schedule for 2008 announced
- Today proclaimed “Avenues West Day”
- New menu introduced at Lunda Room
- Bank hours change in AMU
- Faber Center to host Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
1. Garrett will serve as interim dean
Dr. Dennis E. Garrett, associate professor of marketing, will serve as interim dean of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management beginning Jan. 1, 2008, Provost Madeline Wake announced this week.
Garrett will succeed Dr. David Shrock, who will serve as interim provost next semester following the Wake’s resignation of Wake, which is effective Dec. 31. Wake will return to the faculty as a university professor following a year’s sabbatical.
Garrett also served as interim dean for the college in 1998-99. In 2006, he received the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, and he was the inaugural recipient of the College of Business Administration’s Miles Teaching Fellowship in 2004. Garrett received his doctorate in marketing from the University of Illinois in 1985. Prior to joining the Marquette faculty in 1990, he taught at the University of Oklahoma.
“Dennis did an excellent job during his term as interim dean in 1998-99,” Shrock said. “His experience and the respect he receives within the college, across the university, and in the community make him an ideal choice.”
Wake praised both Shrock and Garrett for accepting the interim responsibilities, citing their dedication to Marquette.
2. Samantha Power to give keynote address today
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, today, 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 at the conference 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. Alumni donate building to Marquette’s Aspin Center program
The home-away-from-home for students studying at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C., will officially belong to the university thanks to a generous donation by Robert and Jacqueline Lewis. The Lewises have rented the property to Marquette for student housing since 1996. They announced their intention to donate the apartment building to the university at the Les Aspin Center’s annual Democracy Award dinner, where they were also honored with the center’s Founders Award.
The six-apartment building is located just four blocks from the U.S. Capitol and across the street from the Les Aspin Center’s classroom and office facility.
Bob and Jackie Lewis have championed the educational mission of the Aspin Center since it was founded in 1995. They identified the property upon which the center stands, and purchased the nearby apartment building for student housing. The Lewises have hosted Aspin Center students at their home for dinners and events, and they have welcomed countless university officials and Marquette supporters to the nation’s capital. Jackie Lewis is a 1960 graduate of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The Lewises are both members of the Les Aspin Center National Board of Visitors.
“Bob and Jackie’s advocacy and generosity have contributed immeasurably to the sense of community the Aspin Center has built for our students and alumni in Washington, D.C.,” said Rev. Tim O’Brien, director of the Les Aspin Center for Government. “The gift of the apartment building ensures a permanent home for our students, and our program, in the heart of Capitol Hill.”
Also at the dinner, the Les Aspin Center honored U.S. Rep. David Obey with the 2007 Democracy Award, recognizing his tenure as the longest-serving member of either chamber of the United States Congress in Wisconsin history. As a representative of the 7th district of Wisconsin, Obey played an important role in the founding of the Les Aspin Center. He has also been a strong advocate of access to higher education and student financial aid programs, such as the federally-funded Pell Grants.
The dinner netted approximately $225,000 for student scholarships and other strategic initiatives of the Aspin Center.
4. Thomas Jefferson researcher to speak on Jefferson’s role as slaveholder
Cinder Stanton, a historian and expert on the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, will speak about Jefferson’s role as a slaveholder during a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Raynor Library Conference Center.
Stanton, who was part of a special committee to investigate Jefferson’s possible paternity of children with his slave Sally Hemings, will present “The Slaveholder and the Enslaved: Trying to Tell the Whole Story at Jefferson's Monticello." As a historian at Monticello since 1968, Stanton offers a perspective on how a major public history museum, the home of a president, came to grips with the issue of slavery.
As Shannon senior historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies in Monticello, Va., Stanton is responsible for advanced research and writing projects and directing the Getting Word oral history project on descendants of the Monticello enslaved community. A current advanced research project of the center involves the Monticello plantation, slavery and Monticello's African-American community.
Stanton holds bachelor’s of arts degrees in American history and literature and in general studies from Harvard University. She has published extensively on Jefferson.
5. Marquette alumnus to present Tolkien Lecture
Dr. John Rateliff, a Marquette alumnus and author of the two-volume series The History of the Hobbit, will discuss his research on J.R.R. Tolkien on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center Beaumier Suites B-C. The Rateliff presentation, "'A Kind of Elvish Craft': Tolkien as Literary Craftsman,” will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. The event is part of the libraries' celebration of the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the Tolkien manuscripts.
Rateliff said that he selected the Department of English at Marquette for his doctoral studies because of the Tolkien manuscripts preserved within the Department of Special Collections and Archives. He has worked with these manuscripts for more than 25 years.
The event is free and open to the public. The general public should pre-register by calling 414-288-0591 at least 24 hours prior to the program. Anyone with a Marquette ID need not pre-register.
For more information contact Matt Blessing at 8-0591.
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6. Boden Lecture to address repression and restorative justice
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, A.B. Chettle Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center, will present the 11th annual Robert F. Boden Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In Menkel-Meadow’s presentation, “Cultural Variations in Restorative Justice: Interactions of Law, Dispute Resolution, and Culture in the Transition from Repression to Democracy,” she will explore the different responses of three regimes in the transition from repression to democracy or some return of individual and social freedom. Focusing primarily on the truth and reconciliation processes in Argentina and Chile and the absence of such a national process in China following the Cultural Revolution, she will discuss whether concepts such as the rule of law, restorative justice and democratic transitionalism are universal and international or whether local and national history, economic development and political culture "trump" or "deform" efforts to transform political and legal regimes.
RSVP online. For more information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel at 8-3167.
7. Acclaimed author Jane Hamilton to give a reading
Best-selling author Jane Hamilton, whose novels have twice been selections of Oprah’s Book Club, will give a reading at Marquette on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, for “Wisconsin Authors Night.” The event is part of the Wisconsin Book Festival and will also feature Marquette authors C.J. Hribal, Angela Sorby and Larry Watson, as well as Ben Percy, formerly on faculty at Marquette. Admission is free and a reception and book signing will follow.
Jane Hamilton is best known for The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway award for first fiction, and A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Both books have been selections of Oprah’s Book Club. Her following work, The Short History of a Prince, was named a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of 1998. Her newest book is When Madeline Was Young.
8. Accenture executive to speak about corporate venturing
Michael Mojica, a partner in Accenture’s North America Retail Practice, will present "Corporate Venturing: Old Money for New Things" today, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, room 100.
Mojica has more than 18 years of experience in IT strategy, large-scale systems integration and outsourcing across a variety of industries. He works closely with industry in establishing corporate venturing programs focused on identifying, sponsoring, evaluating and funding startup ventures.
The College of Business Administration is sponsoring the event.
9. German theologian to discuss Luther’s role in church unity
Dr. Markus Wriedt, from Johann Goethe University, Germany, will give a free, public lecture on Martin Luther’s legacy on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
Wriedt will discuss how Luther has been blamed for centuries for splitting the church, though he was deeply convinced of its unity.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Theology. For more information, call 8-7170.
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10. Soccer teams benefit breast cancer awareness
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Day, the men’s and women’s soccer coaches and student-athletes will wear pink to raise money for “Kicks Against Breast Cancer,” tomorrow, Sept. 28. The doubleheader begins at 6 p.m. when the women take on Providence and continues with the men’s game against Louisville at 8 p.m.
The women’s jerseys will be auctioned off at the end of the night with the proceeds benefiting the charity. The first 200 students in attendance will receive a free Marquette Soccer T-Shirt.
Season tickets and five-game mini-plans are still available. Call 8-GO-MU.
11. Break from a busy day with Centering Prayer
Anyone desiring to pause during a busy day for a few moments of quiet reflection is welcome to attend the Centering Prayer every Monday, from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. in the Faber Center. The Faber Center is now located at Schroeder Complex, room 111.
Centering Prayer consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.
The first two sessions, Oct. 1 and 8, will include a basic training and explanation from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
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12. Reconciliation Service sponsored by University Ministry
University Ministry is sponsoring a reconciliation service on Monday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the Alumni Memorial Union. The evening will begin with a communal prayer service followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
13. Marquette launches new Web site
Marquette launched its new Web site on Tuesday, Sept. 25, following several months of development and a four-week public review period.
The site includes several new interactive features, such as campus slide shows, interactive maps and Marquette profiles. The site also features a completely new search engine from Google and links to six leading social bookmarking utilities. Altogether, the new site includes 1,291 documents and 3,285 files.
14. Committee on Administrators seeking nominations
Nominations for one at-large representative and two area representatives for the Committee on Administrators are now being accepted. The two area representatives are for the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Finance.
Nomination ballots will be mailed and posted on the COA web page the week of Oct. 1. COA will select the names of the candidates who receive the most votes from the list of the submitted nominees. These names will then appear on the final election ballot in mid-November. Only candidates willing to serve will be placed on the ballots. Election results will be announced in January.
The Committee on Administrators presents the concerns, issues and recommendations of administrators to senior administration through the vice president and general counsel. The COA also discusses topics such as professional development, university policies and practices, employee concerns and other related issues.
15. “Miles for Meals” run walk benefits neighborhood lunch program
University Ministry’s Midnight Run is hosting its 8th Annual “Miles for Meals” run/walk on Friday, Oct. 5. Midnight Run uses the funds from this event to feed the neighborhood poor for its Noon Run lunch program. For more information or registration forms, visit University Ministry, AMU 236.
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16. Holiday schedule for 2008 announced
The 2008 holiday schedule has been approved:
• New Year’s holiday, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.
• Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Monday, Jan. 21, 2008
• Good Friday, Friday, March 21, 2008
• Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2008
• Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2008
• Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, 2008
• Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
• Christmas Holiday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24, 25 and 26, 2008
The remaining holidays for 2007 are Nov. 22 and 23 and Dec. 24, 25 and 31.
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17. Today proclaimed “Avenues West Day”
Mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 27, as “Avenues West Day” in Milwaukee, in celebration of Avenues West’s 20th anniversary.
Marquette University is a founding and active member of the association, which includes the campus area. The Avenues West Association, in partnership with the Avenues West Business Improvement District, provides leadership in promoting community stability, balance of land use and economic development. The association's current focus is the revitalization of 27th Street.
18. New menu introduced at Lunda Room
The Lunda Room will introduce a new menu beginning Monday, Oct. 1. The return of Seafood Enchiladas as well as new items such as Tuscan Chicken Breast and Grilled Capicolla & Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich will be included. Call 8-3073 to make a reservation.
19. Bank hours change in AMU
The full-service branch of U.S. Bank in the AMU will change its hours of operation beginning Monday, Oct. 1. The new hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
During October, faculty, administrators and staff can receive a $50 bonus for opening a new workplace banking account and sign up for direct deposit or Internet bill-paying.
Call (414) 223-2030 for more information.
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20. Faber Center to host Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
The Faber Center hosts weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for faculty, staff, retirees and their family members on Fridays, from noon to 1 p.m. The Faber Center is newly located in Schroeder Complex, room 111. Water and coffee are provided.
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