— March 19, 2007—
- Freshmen and seniors encouraged to respond to e-mail survey
- Marquette trustees grant college status to School of Education
- Support women’s basketball team at the Annex tonight
- Explore academic majors at arts and sciences fair
- It’s time to plan for fall advising and registration
- Visit grand opening of Office of International Education
- Women’s conference features art by and about women
- Law School hosts school board forum
- Habermann lecture to cover inner space of molecules
- Marquette hosting American Catholic Historical Association
- Neuroscience, Communication and Philosophy hosting speakers
- Learn more about Web-based bibliographies from RefWorks
- Physician brings personal experience to mental illness program
- HAVEN series focuses on Archdiocese's response to sex abuse
- Amnesty International rallying to stop violence
- You better Belize it
- Applications available for VOICE peer education program
- McCann to speak on Jesuit Ideals
- Travel to Madison to meet legislators and discuss financial aid
- Salvation Army honors Marquette student volunteers
- Star Wars character sighted on campus
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 19
1. Freshmen and seniors encouraged to respond to e-mail survey
Freshmen and seniors are strongly encouraged to monitor their EMARQ mailbox for two e-mails, to be sent on March 21 and April 11, requesting participation in a survey about their campus activities and experiences. The purpose is to gather information to help improve educational opportunities for future students. The experiences reported by Marquette’s students will also be compared to the experiences reported by students at hundreds of other colleges and universities.
Selected freshmen and seniors originally received an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: A reminder to tell us about your Marquette experience) in February. This important survey was commissioned by Marquette’s Provost Madeline Wake and is being conducted by the Office of the National Survey of Student Engagement at Indiana University.
Not enough Marquette’s students have participated so far, perhaps because of exams and spring break, for a representative sample. Please ensure that your experiences are represented and give this important survey your attention. The web URL, ID and password needed to log on will be in each student’s reminder message.
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2. Marquette trustees grant college status to School of Education
Marquette University’s Board of Trustees has agreed that the university’s School of Education should become a College of Education, with the authority to grant baccalaureate degrees, specifically a bachelor of science in education in either elementary/middle education (grades 1-8) or middle/secondary education (grades 6-12).
Education Dean Bill Henk said the college designation will provide official recognition that “teacher education represents a discipline in which undergraduate students are specifically prepared for professional roles.” The School of Education, which became an independent academic unit in 1971, will continue to prepare undergraduate students for careers as teachers, and graduate students for roles as teachers, school counselors, counseling psychologists and school administrators.
“Education is an applied science,” Provost Madeline Wake said. “The field of education has evolved in the past 30 years as a professional discipline based on a body of research-based knowledge that encompasses learning and cognitive science, methods of teaching and developmental psychology.”
The majors in the College of Education will require students to fulfill both the University Core of Common Studies and a second major in either the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences or the Diederich College of Communication. Students would also have to complete the education courses required to meet the licensing requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Wake said the requirement for two majors will ensure that Marquette graduates have a strong background in the pedagogy of teaching as well as content knowledge in a specific discipline.
College status will enable the education unit to admit students as freshmen. Henk said this would allow students to begin taking education courses immediately. In combination with the ability to help students focus their curricular choices to meet both university and DPI requirements, this should help students complete their degree and licensure work sooner.
3. Support women’s basketball team at the Annex tonight
Cheer on the women’s basketball team at a viewing party at the Annex at 6 p.m. today for their NCAA Tournament second round basketball game against Oklahoma. Fans will receive giveaways, the chance to win prizes and food and beverage specials.
The game will also be telecast live on ESPN2.
4. Explore academic majors at arts and sciences fair
The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center “Explore the Majors” Fair will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballroom C,D. The fair provides students the opportunity to discuss majors and minors with faculty representatives, upperclassmen and alumni from every major area in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Door prizes, such as from the Milwaukee Bucks, MetroMarket, Panera and Starbucks, will be given away.
5. It’s time to plan for fall advising and registration
Fall registration begins on Monday, March 26. Visit your adviser before registration begins, as determined by your college advising policy. If you were admitted to MU as a new freshman since fall 2005 use Degree Navigator to help plan your schedule and make advising sessions more effective. Snapshot is also available to plan your courses. Your fall registration appointment has been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. You may register at that time or thereafter.
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6. Visit grand opening of Office of International Education
The newly created Office of International Education and Director Terry Miller will host an open house on Tuesday, March 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the AMU.
The OIE facilitates greater engagement of Marquette’s faculty, students and staff in international education initiatives and programming. The office is responsible for the recruitment, admissions and advising of international undergraduate students; is the central coordinating point for students who would like to study overseas; advises students and scholars on visa processes; and coordinates interinstitutional partnerships and program development with the world community. OIE is also responsible for English language placement testing and instruction and administers OIE’s Program Center. The purpose of OIE is to prepare Marquette students to become global citizens, through experience with both the 600 international students and scholars on campus, and through overseas academic programs, international curricular service-learning programs, internships and mutually beneficial educational partnerships.
Miller was director of the Overseas Programs and Partnerships unit in UW-Milwaukee’s Center for International Education for the past six years before joining Marquette. He received his juris doctorate from St. John’s University. His primary research interests are in the areas of human rights, rule of law, restorative justice, economic justice, conflict resolution and development of post-conflict civil societies.
7. Women’s conference features art by and about women
The Women’s Studies Program’s 13th Annual Conference, “Women and Creativity,” provides a forum for women from around the country to discuss music, art and literature by and about women. The conference will take place from March 22 to 24 in Raynor Memorial Library conference rooms.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Juditth Wilt from Boston College, will discuss "Women Writing Towards Death: Reflections on Marylynn Robinson’s Gilead, Mary Gordon’s Pearl, and Joan Didion’s Magical Thinking," at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in the conference room of the Raynor Library.
The program is free and no registration is needed. It’s sponsored by the MU Women’s Studies Program, office of the provost and Helen Way Klinger College of Arts & Sciences.
For more information, e-mail Diane Hoeveler.
8. Law School hosts school board forum
Marquette's Law School will host a forum for the nine candidates for Milwaukee Public School Board on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 307.
The candidates include Bruce Thompson and Bama Brown-Grice in the citywide race; Joe Dannecker and Terry Falk in the District 8 race on the south side; Jeff Spence and Wendell Harris in the District 2 race on the northwest side; Michael Bonds and Stephanie Findley in the District 3 race on the northeast side; and Tim Petersons, who is running uncontested for the District 1 seat.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School, will moderate the debate. Joining Gousha on the panel of questioners will be Alan J. Borsuk, a longtime education reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and William Henk, dean of the Marquette University School of Education.
Seating is limited. Guests planning to attend should e-mail Christine Wilczynski-Vogel for registration.
The forum is sponsored by Marquette University Law School, the Journal Sentinel, the League of Women Voters, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Time Warner.
9. Habermann lecture to cover inner space of molecules
Dr. Julius Rebek, Jr., director of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, Scripps Research Institute, will deliver the Chemistry Department’s Habermann Lecture on Friday, March 23, at 4 p.m. Dr. Rebek’s lecture, “The Inner Space of Molecules,” will take place in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121.
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10. Marquette hosting American Catholic Historical Association
Marquette will host the spring meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association from March 29 to March 31, including more than a dozen sessions presented by Marquette faculty.
The American Catholic Historical Association was founded by a small group of historians assembled in Cleveland, in December 1919, under the leadership of Peter Guilday. It was intended to be a national society that would bring together scholars scattered across the country and their non-professional supporters, all of whom were interested in the history of the Catholic Church or in Catholic aspects of secular history.
For additional information contact Steven Avella, Department of History.
11. Neuroscience, Communication and Philosophy hosting speakers
The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host a seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20, “IL-1b Potentiates Hypoxic Neuronal Injury Through an Astrocyte-Dependant Mechanism,” by Dr. Sandra Hewett, associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Connecticut. The program will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Schroeder Complex, room 495.
The Diederich College of Communication is hosting a colloquium by John Paluszek, Diedrich visiting professional in residence from Ketchum, New York, on Friday, March 23, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Johnston Hall, O'Sullivan Room 303. Paluszek will speak on “The Peripatetic Public Relations Practitioner — What I Saw in China (and Argentina, Brazil, India and Italy).”
The Philosophy Department will host a colloquium, “The Goods that Bind (Obligate)” by John J. Drummond, S.J., chair of philosophy at Fordham University, on Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m., in Cudahy Hall 001.
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12. Learn more about Web-based bibliographies from RefWorks
Two demonstrations of RefWorks will be held in room 227 of the Raynor Library on Wednesday, March 21, from 2 to 3 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., for students to become acquainted with this resource. RefWorks, a Web-based bibliography manager, allows users to create a personal database of book and article citations and generate bibliographies using a wide choice of citation styles. Users receive handouts, can create an account and download sample sets of citations to build a bibliography.
To sign up or for more information, call Julie O'Keeffe at 8-5996. Walk-ins are also welcome.
13. Physician brings personal experience to mental illness program
Susan Pattis, a mental illness survivor and physician, will present “Real People, Real Stories,” on Wednesday, March 21, at noon in AMU 163. Pattis operates Pattis Medical Services in Milwaukee, treating uninsured and low-income patients, many of whom have mental illnesses, and striving to be a role model for them.
The program is sponsored by the Manresa Project and Intercultural Programs, and a light complimentary lunch will be provided.
14. HAVEN series focuses on Archdiocese's response to sex abuse
Five years ago, media reports of widespread allegations of sexual abuse by clergy began surfacing across the nation. Learn about the Milwaukee Archdiocese’s response to allegations as well as the impact on Catholics in Milwaukee and nationally with Amy Peterson, director of Archdiocesan Sexual Abuse and Response Services Office on Thursday, March 22, at noon in AMU 252. A light soup lunch will be provided for this program of the Helping Abuse and Violence End Now Conversation Series.
HAVEN is a partnership of university departments and students committed to the prevention of interpersonal violence and to providing safe referral sources for those affected by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Call 8-5746 for more information.
15. Amnesty International rallying to stop violence
A rally to stop violence in Darfur on Friday, March 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Pere Marquette Park will highlight Marquette Amnesty International’s annual conference, March 23-25 at the downtown Hilton. The conference will include a series of workshops and speakers on human rights issues and a “poetry slam” at 2040 Lofts, on Saturday, March 24, at 9 p.m.
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16. You better Belize it
IMAP: Belize 2008 will accept applications for the January 2008 trip from Wednesday, March 21, until Tuesday, April 3. Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, March 21, at noon in the AMU, room 163.
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17. Applications Available for VOICE peer education program
The VOICE program is now accepting applications for the 2007-’08 academic year through Wednesday, April 4.
VOICE is comprised of student volunteers who provide education to promote awareness against sexual violence and advocate for a violence-free campus. A program of the Counseling Center, these efforts address programming in residential, academic, athletic, Greek and other campus settings.
More information is available from Chris Daood, 8-7172, at the Counseling Center, Holthusen 204.
18. McCann to speak on Jesuit Ideals
Alpha Sigma Nu will host a speech by E. Michael McCann, adjunct professor of law, Boden Teaching Fellow and former Milwaukee County district attorney, on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Cudahy 001. McCann will speak on the Jesuit Ideals of loyalty and service in regard to his work in the Milwaukee community.
Refreshments will be served at the reception following the program.
19. Travel to Madison to meet legislators and discuss financial aid
WAICU Students’ Day, especially for Wisconsin private college and university students concerned about financial aid, is an opportunity to:
• hear presentations by state policy-makers
• meet hometown legislators to encourage their support of financial aid
• meet active students from Wisconsin’s 20 private colleges and universities
This university-sanctioned event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Concourse Hotel and State Capitol, Madison. Transportation, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch are provided. When registering, use Marquette University as the organization and use your hometown address to increase the chances of meeting with your legislative representatives.
For more information, call Jacky Thomson in the Office of Student Financial Aid, 8-7390, or 1-800-4-DEGREE.
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20. Salvation Army honors Marquette student volunteers
The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee honored Marquette’s Center for Community Service at an annual brunch on Saturday, March 17, at the Italian Community Center. The Salvation Army recognized Marquette students for their involvement in the Feed The Kids program, State Fair and holiday programs. In addition, “We called on Marquette students to be part of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and they did not disappoint,” said the event organizer.
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21. Star Wars character sighted on campus
The United States Postal Service has partnered with a Hollywood movie studio and is “wrapping” select blue mail collection boxes, including one on campus at 1501 W. Wisconsin Ave., to look like a familiar Star Wars movie character. It’s a fully functioning mailbox and will be “wrapped” for about three weeks.
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22. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the fate of the dental school hung in the balance, and a new program gave students spring break alternatives.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
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23. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 19
• Night demolition continues south of 10th and Tory Hill from Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. This work will end next week. Daytime demolition work will increase south of Straz, behind the UMB Building on March 26.
• Night piling removal and excavation will occur north of Tory Hill from Wednesday, March 21, through Friday, March 23. Noise levels should not be as significant as prior piling removals.
• Night column removal will occur Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, at 10th and St. Paul.
• Daytime demolition work continues this week, Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, at 13th Street, south of Clybourn and on the High Rise Bridge over the Menomonee River Valley.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight for column removals from Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This will conclude the frequent closures on this section of roadway.
• No left turns are allowed from 11th to Tory Hill.
• Traffic on Canal Street between 6th and 13th streets will be restricted to a single lane in each direction from Tuesday, March 20, through Thursday, March 22, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed again this week from Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. This includes one eastbound lane restriction on I-94 beginning at 20th Street. These ramp closures are now anticipated to end on March 30.
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