— December 6, 2007 —
- Keyes funds business deanship with $7.2 million gift
- Mission Week to feature panel on faith and moral decision-making
- Junior women eligible for $2,500 AMUW scholarship
- Business Plan Competition deadline is Monday
- Library extending hours for exams
- Public Safety offers vacant house watch over break
- D2L to be upgraded during winter break
- Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
- Register for University Ministry retreat by tomorrow
- Diversity retreat applications due tomorrow
- University launches “Be The Difference” mini Web site
- Liturgical Choir holding auditions for second semester
- Jazz guitarist Marty Grosz to perform at Haggerty Museum
- MU Game Show and Siblings Weekend taking applications
- Battle of the Bands competition taking auditions
- Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit
1. Keyes funds business deanship with $7.2 million gift
James H. Keyes, retired CEO and chairman of the board at Johnson Controls, announced a $7.2 million gift yesterday, Dec. 5, to fund the deanship in the College of Business Administration.
“Jim Keyes is an alumnus and long-time friend of the university,” said Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J. “His work at Johnson Controls, in the Milwaukee community and on behalf of the university epitomizes our goal to educate ethical and entrepreneurial leaders.”
Keyes is a trustee emeritus at Marquette, having served as a trustee from 1988 to 2006. In 1986 he received the Alumnus of the Year award from the College of Business Administration and was named the university’s Alumnus of the Year in 1991.
Father Wild said the gift comes at an ideal time, noting that Dr. David Shrock, who has served as business dean since 1999, will become interim provost of the university Jan. 1, 2008. Shrock intends to retire following his interim appointment and said a search committee has been appointed to begin the search for a new dean.
“This gift enhances the attractiveness of the deanship,” Wild said. “Candidates will recognize not only the momentum of the college but also the fiscal support and flexibility that this type of endowment offers.” He praised Shrock’s accomplishments as dean, noting that the College of Business Administration’s undergraduate program ranks in the top 50 nationwide according to Business Week and that the MBA program is also nationally ranked.
2. Mission Week to feature panel on faith and moral decision-making
The keynote event for Mission Week 2008, Feb. 3-9, will feature a 90-minute, vigorous exchange on “War, Peace and People of Faith,” the Office of Mission and Identity has announced. Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the discussion of four distinguished panelists about how faith affects moral decision-making involving contemporary world conflict. The panel, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine, former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice and Peace and lead staff person in the drafting of the U.S. Bishops' 1993 peace pastoral, The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University who focuses on the historical developments and moral traditions related to war, peace and the practice of statecraft, and is the author/editor of 14 books on the moral questions related to contemporary warfare.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (largest interfaith peace organization in the United States), coordinator of Pax Christi New Mexico, noted peace activist, author/editor of 25 books on peace and justice and columnist for the National Catholic Reporter.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region, senior officer deployed to Baghdad to establish the Iraqi Military Academy and coordinator of humanitarian and crisis relief operations in the Balkans, Middle East, Northern/Central Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.
Contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 for more information.
3. Junior women eligible for $2,500 AMUW scholarship
The Association for Marquette University Women is accepting applications for the $2,500 2008-2009 AMUW Scholarship. Eligible candidates are junior women beginning their senior year in the fall of 2008 who are enrolled full-time in any college or program at Marquette, hold a minimum GPA of 3.3 and demonstrate financial need. The application is available online and should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 1. E-mail for more information.
4. Business Plan Competition deadline is Monday
The deadline for the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is Monday, Dec. 10. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit new business proposals to compete for prizes. Only one member of each team needs to be affiliated with Marquette.
Plans that are chosen as semi-finalists to compete will receive advising from Milwaukee entrepreneurs and angel investors. The registration fee is $25 for undergraduate teams and $50 for all other teams.
5. Library extending hours for exams
Raynor Memorial Libraries is extending hours of operation during the exam period, beginning Friday, Dec. 7. Raynor’s lower level, second floor and bridge will be open until 2 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 13. Raynor’s first floor remains open 24/7. Complete hours are available online.
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6. Public Safety offers vacant house watch over break
The Department of Public Safety encourages students residing in the nearby, off-campus neighborhood to take advantage of its Vacant House Watch. Students can register their residences with Public Safety prior to leaving campus for Christmas break, and DPS officers will monitor the vacant residences during routine patrols. Students must complete a form, which is available online, and return it to Public Safety by Monday, Dec. 17.
Students concerned about leaving their vehicles unattended can also obtain free on-campus parking during the break. Students can register vehicles and obtain a parking pass with Parking Services after their last final exam. For more information, contact Parking Services at 8-6911.
7. D2L to be upgraded during winter break
An upgrade for D2L, the university’s course management system, will require a D2L outage Thursday, Dec. 20. Existing course content and information will be automatically migrated to the updated version of D2L during this upgrade.
In addition to an overall improved look and feel, issues with the e-mail and the address book functions have been fixed. Users will also find enhancements to the discussions, gradebook, content management, groups and dropbox functions. Existing course content and information will be automatically migrated to the updated version of D2L during this upgrade. A more detailed description of “what’s new” can be viewed at: Read more about What’s New in D2L 8.2.
8. Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
Beginning in January, the spring term final exam schedule will be listed in CheckMarq. Students can view course dates for undergraduate and graduate courses in Session 1 under the “View My Class Schedule” link in CheckMarq. The final exam schedule will be listed separately. For specific days and times of final exams in all other sessions, students should consult the class instructor. Students can also view the final exam schedule on the Office of the Registrar’s Web site.
9. Register for University Ministry retreat by tomorrow
University Ministry is hosting a Directed Retreat for the campus community in Door County, Wis., from Jan. 6 to 12, 2008. This retreat is a time to rejuvenate for second semester by experiencing silence, prayer, relaxation, personal discernment and spiritual direction in the beauty of Door County. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., will direct the retreat along with other spiritual directors.
The cost is $150 for five days of food, lodging and travel to Baileys Harbor. Registration is due tomorrow, Dec. 7. For more information, contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of University Ministry, at 8-3694.
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10. Diversity retreat applications due tomorrow
Applications for the “Moving Past Tolerance to Acceptance,” diversity retreat are due tomorrow, Dec. 7. Applications are available at the information desk of Abbottsford Residence Hall and the Office of Student Development, AMU 121.
The retreat, sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Intercultural Programs, will take place Sunday, Jan. 20, through Monday, Jan. 21. The retreat is an opportunity for students from all walks of life to discuss different forms of diversity, learn from their peers and become better informed about the differences that make them who they are.
The retreat is free. Space is limited. For more information, contact Carla Cadet at 8-3131.
11. University launches “See The Difference” mini Web site
Marquette showcased seven members of its campus community in a print advertising campaign this fall. Now those stories are posted on Marquette’s “See The Difference” mini-site and can be downloaded as wallpaper. Visitors can also check out the print ads and nominate someone they think sees the difference at Marquette.
This multimedia program was produced by Marquette’s Office of Marketing and Communication and the Instructional Media Center.
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12. Liturgical Choir holding auditions for second semester
Auditions for the spring semester Liturgical Choir will be held from Monday, Dec. 10, through Thursday, Dec. 13. E-mail Rachelle Kramer, director, to schedule an audition.
The Liturgical Choir performs during the 4 p.m., Sunday mass at Gesu Church and for two annual concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 7 p.m. All faith traditions and musical abilities are welcome.
13. Jazz guitarist Marty Grosz to perform at Haggerty Museum
The Haggerty Museum of Art will host jazz guitar virtuoso Marty Grosz for a public performance Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Helfaer Theater. Grosz has recorded extensively for many band leaders and under his own name, including performances at Carnegie Hall and the White House. This concert will also be filmed for Jay Brodersen’s PBS documentary about Grosz, Master of Rhythm.
Premium ticket holders are invited to the “Meet’n With Marty” reception at the Haggerty Museum at 9:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $50 for the concert and afterglow reception, $30 for the concert only and $15 for students. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Haggerty Museum at 8-7290.
For more information, call 8-1669.
14. MU Game Show and Siblings Weekend taking applications
The Residence Hall Association is accepting applications for the MU Game Show and Siblings Weekend planning committees. Applications are available online and due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to the RHA mailbox, Carpenter Tower front desk.
MU Game Show is Marquette’s version of "The Price is Right," offering students the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes while playing the well-known games from the show.
Siblings Weekend brings hundreds of family members to campus for fun activities and the chance to learn more Marquette.
15. Battle of the Bands competition taking auditions
Auditions for Delta Chi & Pi Beta Phi’s Third Annual Battle of the Bands Competition will be held Friday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. All bands and soloists are welcome to compete.
Contact Colleen Kagan or Mark Edgcomb to arrange an audition time. The battle will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Tickets will be $5.
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16. Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit
Several maps from the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection at the Raynor Memorial Libraries are featured in the upcoming exhibition, “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World,” at The Field Museum, Chicago.
The exhibition runs through Jan. 27 and is the largest exhibition of maps ever organized in the United States, featuring more than 130 maps from 70 institutions. Marquette’s contributions include: “Thror’s Map” from The Hobbit and “Chart of times and distances” and “Birdseye View Depiction of Minas Tirith” from The Lord of the Rings.
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