— February 22, 2007—
- Marquette receives TEMPO Mentor of the Year Award
- Theology conference to be held on Abrahamic traditions
- Interfaith events with secretary of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
- “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
- Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
- School of Education names associate dean
- Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
- Memorial services planned for dental student
- Woody Herman concert is Sunday
- Student leaders needed for new student orientation
- Books needed for homeless and needy children
- Cobeen Hall supporting eating disorders with swing-a-thon
- Say thanks for receiving a scholarship
- Ski trip rescheduled for March 2
- Marquette teams with Greendale High School for free musical
1. Marquette receives TEMPO Mentor of the Year Award
Marquette University today received the 2007 institutional Mentor Award from TEMPO-Milwaukee, an organization of professional women with more than 850 members in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The award annually honors corporations or individuals who are making a difference in their professions, communities and the lives of others.
Provost Madeline Wake accepted the award on behalf of the university, which was recognized for “mentoring others in every aspect of university life.” TEMPO cited Marquette’s formal and informal mentoring programs for faculty, staff and volunteers and noted that Marquette’s provost, two academic deans and four of seven vice-presidents are women. “Students, of whom 54 percent are women, grow as leaders through their coursework, their active role in more than 230 on-campus student organizations and through their interaction with alumni,” the organization said.
Marquette was chosen as Mentor of the Year based on three criteria: mentoring of others, corporate achievement, and community leadership.
2. Theology conference to be held on Abrahamic traditions
A conference on theology and philosophy, “The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions,” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 2, in the Raynor Library Conference Center and Alumni Memorial Union.
The conference will highlight common intellectual and religious foundations of three Abrahamic faiths in the context of inter-religious dialogue and cross-cultural discussions of philosophical and theological principles and doctrines.
Registration is free for Marquette students. Others may register for $35. To pre-register, e-mail Richard Taylor.
For more information go online.
3. Interfaith events with secretary of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
Rev. Tom Michel, S.J., director of the Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue in Rome, Italy, and Ecumenical Secretary for the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, will participate in interfaith campus events next week:
Feb. 26, noon to 1 p.m., AMU room 227 — Soup with Substance: “Working with Muslims on Peace and Justice,” free and open to the public.
Feb 27, 3.30 to 5.30 p.m., AMU Room 448 — Meeting with graduate students: “Teaching and Research on Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Issues for the Future,” free and open to all graduate students.
Feb 28, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m., AMU Ballrooms CDE — Public Lecture: “Contemporary Muslim Peace Movements: A Dynamic Alternative to Violence,” free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
For more information, go online.
4. “Voice of Women” the theme for Women’s Leadership Conference
Awista Ayub, founder of the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, will keynote the Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “The Voice of Women: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,” on Saturday, March 3, in the AMU. Conference attendees learn to enhance their leadership skills and interact with alumni leaders. Men and women alike are invited to attend.
The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with Ayub and a reception at 1 p.m.
The Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing Afghanistan’s youth with leadership skills required to promote athletics into their schools and communities. Ayub has been featured in a number of national news publications and programs.
For more information and registration, go online. The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Manresa, Center for Health Education and Promotion, Student Government, and Residence Hall Association.
5. Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
All A-grade papers written during calendar 2006 for a MU course are eligible for the Libraries' 10th Annual Dittman Research Paper Competition recognizing the importance of effective library research. One $200 prize each will be awarded in the freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories.
Submissions will be accepted until March 5. More information is available online.
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6. School of Education names associate dean
Dr. Kathleen Cepelka, principal of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, has been named associate dean of the School of Education, effective July 15, 2007.
Dr. Cepelka has more than 35 years of experience at all levels of education, from elementary through graduate school. She has been a faculty member at Marquette, serving as an adjunct professor in the School of Education most recently and, prior to her seven-year tenure at Catholic Memorial, as an assistant professor. She has also taught at Benedictine College in Kansas and served as superintendent of schools for the diocese of Salinas, Kansas.
“Dr. Cepelka will play a key role in strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, accountability, and outreach, as well as overseeing our teacher education efforts,” Dean William Henk said. “I expect her to be especially vital in our efforts to support K-12 Catholic education.”
Dr. Cepelka earned her Ph.D. in educational administration at Marquette. She has master’s degrees in educational administration from the University of St. Thomas and in English from Ball State University. She completed her undergraduate work at Marian College in Fond du Lac.
“Teacher education is my passion,” Cepelka said. “Catholic education is my life, and Marquette is my ‘home.’”
7. Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
Thousands of excited, blue-and-gold-clad Marquette fans are needed to fill the seats behind the broadcasters for the ESPN live Gameday broadcast on Saturday, March 3, against Pittsburgh at the Bradley Center.
Host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps cover game previews and analysis, interviews, feature stories and a half-court shot for the GameDay broadcast.
GameDay taping begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until approximately noon. The show is live from 10 until 11 a.m., with other segments taped in between. The first 1,000 fans attending GameDay will receive a limited edition T-shirt and prizes will be given throughout the morning.
The GameDay set will be at midcourt, with seating in sections 200, 201, 202, 226, and 227. Student wristbands for sections 106 and 225 and the lower level for the game against Pitt will be distributed based on students’ place in line for the GameDay taping.
GameDay participation is free. No ticket is needed. Free shuttle buses will run from the Annex from 7 to 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m.
For more information, go online.
8. Memorial services planned for dental student
Services for TJ Warschefsky, a freshman dental student, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, in Lansing Mich.
TJ died last week. He was 22.
Condolences may be sent to: Susan Barry and Family, 4443 Seneca Drive, Okemos, MI 48864 and/or Thomas Warschefsky and Family, 2100 Noble Road, Williamston, MI 48895-9528. Contributions may be made to the TJ Warschefsky Fund for Eating Disorder Research.
More information is available online.
Please keep the Warschefsky family in your thoughts and prayers.
9. Woody Herman concert is Sunday
The Woody Herman concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Varsity Theatre at 2 p.m. After pre-concert music in the foyer beginning at 1:30 p.m., the free concert will feature the Nick Contorno Band and the MU Jazz Ensemble featuring the high school students who competed for the Woody Herman scholarship.
Woody Herman was a famous jazz musician from Milwaukee who donated scholarship money about 35 years ago be awarded to a southeastern Wisconsin High School senior continuing to play jazz in college.
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10. Student leaders needed for new student orientation
The Office of Student Development is looking for mature and dedicated Marquette students to serve as role models for the class of 2011.
The deadline for group discussion leaders, who lead small group discussion, assist with family-member programming and support all programming during new student and family orientation, is Friday, March 9.
For more information, pick up an application packet in the Office of Student Development in AMU 121 or 329 or download an application.
11. Books needed for homeless and needy children
Marquette's Beta Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, is sponsoring a book drive for homeless and needy children Feb. 23 to March 23. New or gently used books for children and young adults, bookmarks and art supplies can be placed in the boxes near the AMU Information Desk or in the English Department Office, 335 Coughlin Hall. All donations benefit Milwaukee-area children through the Next Door Foundation.
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12. Cobeen Hall supporting eating disorders with swing-a-thon
Residents and staff of Cobeen Hall will swing on a swing set next week for “Freezin’ for a Reason: 36.5 hour Swing-a-thon,” to raise awareness and support for positive body image and resources for women and men with eating disorders. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Raynor Library Bridge.
Stop by to show support, get information and donate to the Rogers Memorial Hospital Eating Disorder Center. For more information contact Carla Cadet.
This event is held in conjunction with Marquette University’s Love Your Body Week, coordinated by the Center for Health Education and Promotion.
13. Say thanks for receiving a scholarship
All students who are receiving scholarship funding this academic year, including Ignatian Scholars, are strongly encouraged to fill out short “thank you” letters to the supporting donors in the AMU the week of Feb. 26, daily between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A station will be set up in the AMU second floor lobby on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for students to come at their convenience to sign and, if they agree, have a photo taken to be sent to the donors. The station on Wednesday, Feb. 28, will be located in AMU Room 254. Writing samples and light refreshments will be provided.
The goal is to have 100 percent participation from scholarship beneficiaries to show donors the impact their generosity has on our students. This is also a great opportunity for students to reflect on the impact these strangers are making on their Marquette experience, and ultimately, their lives.
Students unable to participate should contact Heather Hecimovich at 8-3894, or via e-mail.
14. Ski trip rescheduled for March 2
The ski trip sponsored by the College of Health Sciences Student Council originally planned for Saturday, Feb. 17, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 2, from 5 to 11 p.m. Buses will leave for Sunburst Ski and Recreation Area at 5 p.m. from the parking lot between Schroeder and the AMU.
Cost is $25 for ski lift ticket and rental, or $16 for tubing and tube rental. Snacks will be provided. Sign up in Schroeder Complex 244 by Wednesday, Feb 28. E-mail Catherine Stout for more information.
15. Marquette teams with Greendale High School for free musical
Greendale High School and Marquette’s Student Health Service and Counseling Center present “nor • mal: a family musical of hope and survival,” on Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free.
Resulting in standing ovations after performances by the Greendale High School Advanced Theatre Class in December 2006, this musical addresses student health, wellness, the devastating impact of eating disorders, and the therapeutic impact of theatre.
A talk-back session with cast members and eating disorder specialists will follow the performance. The musical is presented in conjunction with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week/Love Your Body Week 2007.
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