- Dr. Acord to step down as dean of nursing
- Celebrate birthday of Père Marquette
- Marquette University history documented in new book
- Spinal cord repair to be discussed by Medical College researcher
- News Briefs begins weekly schedule
- Be sure to check out Marquette museum exhibit
- Annex open throughout the summer
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 14
1. Dr. Acord to step down as dean of nursing
Dr. Lea Acord has announced her intention to step down as dean of the College of Nursing, effective June 30, and return to faculty status in the college.
Acord was appointed dean in 2003, having previously served as dean and professor of nursing at Montana State University. With expertise in pediatric nursing and nursing education, she has held a number of leadership positions with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. At Marquette, Acord oversaw the implementation of the doctor of philosophy in nursing degree and began a clinical nurse leader master’s program in 2005. She also created an Office of Research and Scholarship in the college and was instrumental in the opening of the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center earlier this year.
Provost Madeline Wake met with the nursing faculty last week to discuss a transition and succession plan.
2. Celebrate birthday of Père Marquette
Help celebrate the birthday of the university's namesake, Père Marquette, on Friday, June 1, in front of the Père Marquette sculpture on Central Mall. Complimentary lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and will include brats, chips, beverages and birthday cake. A brief program will begin at noon.
The 125th Anniversary Committee, the Committee on Staff and the Committee on Administrators are sponsoring the event, which will be one of the final pieces of Marquette's anniversary celebration.
Just in time for the University's celebration of his birthday, a painting depicting Father Marquette has been installed in Raynor Library. The 42-inch by 51-inch oil painting by Wilhelm Lamprecht, titled Father Marquette and the Indians, depicts Marquette preaching from his canoe on the Mississippi in 1673. The painting, on loan from the Haggerty Museum of Art, is now located on the approach to the Opus Bridge on Raynor Library's second level.
3. Marquette University history documented in new book
Dr. Thomas J. Jablonsky, associate professor of history, showcases the university's rich history and Jesuit heritage over the past 100 years in his new book, Milwaukee’s Jesuit University: Marquette 1881-1981.
The book, according to its synopsis, is “based on a complete rereading of the university archives [and] depicts the first 100 years of Milwaukee’s Jesuit University, with an emphasis upon the themes of student life, administrative decision-making and Marquette in Milwaukee.”
Published by Marquette University Press, the 438-page hardcover book is available for $40 in the Spirit Shop and the Book Marq. It may also be ordered directly from MU Press or by calling (800) 247-6553.
4. Spinal cord repair to be discussed by Medical College researcher
The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Maria Crowe, assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, for her presentation “Strategies for Repair of the Injured Spinal Cord.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 495. All are welcome.
Call Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.
5. News Briefs begins weekly schedule
Beginning this week the News Briefs e-newsletter will follow its once-a-week summer publication schedule. The Thursday edition won’t return until fall semester. The deadline to submit articles for Monday publication remains at noon on Fridays.
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8. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 21
• Eleventh Street between Wells and Wisconsin has closed. Marquette University has begun to work on the pedestrian mall between Cobeen Hall and Carpenter Tower. Details are online.
• Beginning today, May 21, interchange and streetscaping contractors will work on median islands, sidewalk corners, crosswalks and pavement in Wisconsin Avenue between 8th and 12th streets. Lanes will be reduced both eastbound and westbound with the closure of the left lanes. Left turns from westbound Wisconsin to southbound 11th Street will not be allowed, meaning lot J access will only be possible when eastbound on Wisconsin Avenue. All work should be complete by early August.
• Night and weekend demolition of the old portion of westbound I-794 continues behind the UMB Insurance building on Michigan Avenue, one block south of Straz Tower.
• A full closure of St. Paul Avenue between 5th to 13th streets will take place between 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
• The south sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue is closed between 10th and 12th streets, due to work on the relocation of 11th Street, south of Wisconsin Avenue. Please use the north sidewalk!
• The Kilbourn Tunnel on-ramp to northbound I-43 remains closed until May 23.