- Center for Peacemaking to be established at Marquette
- Pustejovsky will serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
- Update personal contact information in university records
- See the men’s basketball team in action at practice
- Provide student voice on all-university committees
- Mania Week events include comedy, Brewers, Great America
- Information sessions held for hall and apartment councils
- Liturgical Choir holding auditions
- Learn about Briggs & Al’s Run participation at brown bag session
- Fall Fashion Show informational meetings are this week
- Learn how to get involved with campus organizations at O-Fest
- Transcript requests now available online
- Sigma Delta Pi chapter honored
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 27
1. Center for Peacemaking to be established at Marquette
The new University Academic Senate Monday approved the creation of a Center for Peacemaking at Marquette.
Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of theology, said the center would have four primary goals:
- Support research on the effectiveness of initiatives to prevent violent conflicts and to reconcile communities in the wake of violence.
- Assist in teaching skills for nonviolent conflict resolution and management.
- Locate the practice of nonviolence within the faith development of the community.
- Identify and expand the resources within the Marquette community to enable its members to take leadership roles in nonviolent peacemaking.
The center will initially be funded through a $500,000 four-year grant from the Sally and Terry Rynne Foundation. Duffey said the center will have a director, who will report directly to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a half-time associate director.
Duffey said more than 20 faculty members from various departments have expressed interest in the center. He noted that there are currently about 60 courses that students can take to complete an interdisciplinary minor in justice and peace studies.
Initial activities of the Center for Peacemaking, planned for this fall, include a workshop on nonviolence for Marquette students participating in service learning and School of Education student teachers; a research forum; and a spirituality of nonviolence retreat. Next spring the center expects to sponsor a competition for a two-month faculty research award and to fund a summer internship for undergraduates.
2. Pustejovsky will serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
When Michael McKinney, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, retires at the end of the first semester, an experienced administrator will step in as interim dean. Provost Madeline Wake today announced the appointment of Dr. John Pustejovsky as interim dean, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Pustejovsky, associate professor of German in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, joined the Marquette faculty in 1982. He served as the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1996 to 2002 and, during that time, co-chaired the Core Curriculum Review Steering Committee. In 2004 he received the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Wake said Pustejovsky was selected from among candidates nominated by department chairs and college administrators. “He brings a deep understanding of the value of liberal education, as well as a reflective leadership style and knowledge of college administration, to the position,” she said.
Pustejovsky has developed courses on the modern German short story, the social history of German drama and other topics, including “Witness and Resistance in German Literature.” Together with Dr. John D. Krugler, associate professor of history, he developed the “Introduction to Inquiry” used in Marquette’s first-year seminar program and has taught shared inquiry to faculty at a number of universities.
Wake said Dr. Albert Rivero, professor of English, will chair the search for a new dean. Diederich College of Communication Dean John Pauly will co-chair the committee, which is expected to conduct a national search.
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3. Update personal contact information in university records
All students are strongly encouraged to update their personal contact information via CheckMarq. The university needs an updated address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) for each student. This information is used by university staff to contact students in emergencies and for vital university business. It’s also used to compile the printed student directory.
Students should log on to CheckMarq, scroll to the “Personal Information” section and update their information by Tuesday, Sept. 4.
4. See the men’s basketball team in action at practice
Marquette’s men’s basketball team, in preparation for its Labor Day weekend foreign tour, will hold a public practice on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Al McGuire Center.The Golden Eagles will practice and scrimmage beginning at 8:30 p.m., giving fans a sneak peek at the 2007-08 roster.
The workout will continue preparations for the squad’s four-game tour in Vancouver Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. Season tickets are on sale by calling 8-GOMU.
5. Provide student voice on all-university committees
A number of university committees still have openings for student representatives, including the Landlord Tenant Council, Safety Committee, Student Organization Policy Advisory Committee and Vendor Committee.
These positions provide the voice of the students to the administration and allow for a direct connection between students and administrators for important decisions on campus. The time commitment is nominal compared to the benefit representatives provide to the Marquette community.
For more information contact MUSG Student Advocate Alec Wollensak. Committees will begin meeting shortly.
6. Mania Week events include comedy, Brewers, Great America
Marquette University Student Government will hold a variety of events during Mania Week, this week, Monday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 2:
Monday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. — Outdoor Comedy Night, West Towne Square
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 9 p.m. — Magic at MU, Varsity Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 30, 1 to 4 p.m. — O-Fest, Central Mall
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Salsa in the City, West Towne Square
Thursday, Aug. 30, dusk — Mania Movie Night with "Shrek the Third," Central Mall
Friday, Aug. 31 — Tailgate & Brewers Game, $15, buses leave at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 — Great America Trip, $25, buses leave at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets for the Brewer game and Great America are limited and sold in Brooks Lounge, Alumni Memorial Union, Monday to Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Jillian Mertz.
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11. Fall Fashion Show informational meetings are this week
Informational meetings for the 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show hosted by the Bayanihan Student Organization will be held Aug. 29 in AMU 252, Aug. 30 in AMU 305 and Aug. 31 in AMU 252. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m.
Information will also be available at the BSO table at O-Fest Aug. 30 in Central Mall.
For more information contact Irish Diwa, Kristin Feliz or Nikki Tud.
The 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show will be Saturday, Nov. 10, in the AMU Grand Ballrooms.
12. Transcript requests now available online
Current students can now request transcripts online from the Office of the Registrar. Students may log into CheckMarq and, under the ‘View My Grades’ heading, click on the ‘Request My Official Transcript’ link to order transcripts.
The Office of the Registrar will continue to accept paper requests for transcripts delivered in person or mailed to the office. Faxed transcript requests will no longer be accepted. The transcript fee is now $5, while the rush fee is $10. Payment, by credit card online, or cash or check in person or by mail, must accompany each request.
For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web site.
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13. Sigma Delta Pi chapter honored
Marquette’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi was named an "Honor Chapter" for its outstanding activities in 2006-07. This recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.
Dr. Germán D. Carrillo, Marquette’s chapter adviser and National President of Sigma Delta Pi, was instrumental in earning this national honor that was awarded to only 13 chapters in 2007.
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14. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 27
• 6th Street between Canal and Michigan will be closed in both directions on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.
• Daytime pile-driving and demolition work continues south of Tory Hill on southbound portions of I-43. The closest work to the university will be well south of the Law School.
• Night work will take place through Thursday, Aug. 29, south of 11th and Tory Hill and west of Straz Tower. This work should not affect residents of Straz Tower.
• Beam installation south of 10th and Michigan will take place this weekend. No weekend work will take place on the Labor Day holiday. Following Labor Day, weekend work will resume through October. None of this work should affect residents of Straz Tower.
• St. Paul Avenue between 4th and 8th streets is restricted to a single lane in each direction until November.
• There will be several overnight ramp closures this week.
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