— November 15, 2007 —
- Ropella named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
- Business executive to speak about leadership
- Panelists to discuss rape culture
- Jazz Ensemble performing free concert tonight
- Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
- Watch men’s basketball team from the Annex
- McNair Scholars Program applications available
- Resident assistant program to be discussed
- Diversity retreat to address acceptance
- Flu shots still available
- Night of Chocolate held tonight
- “Make Your Own” Late Night
- Annex Late Night activities are free with MU ID
- Spirit Shop holding Thanksgiving sale
- Poinsettias available from the Marquette Chorus
- Public Safety newsletter posted online
1. Ropella named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
Dr. Kristina Ropella, chair of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named the Wisconsin Professor of the Year as part of the U.S. Professors of the Year program, which salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country. This is the second year in a row that a Marquette professor has received the award. Dr. Don Neumann, professor of physical therapy, was the 2006 recipient.
Ropella has been a professor in the College of Engineering for 17 years and chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department since 2004. While she works with students of all levels, Ropella feels a special sense of duty to her undergraduate students. “Even as department chair, I continue to teach freshman and sophomore courses so that I am able to welcome and engage every one of the 75 to 85 students annually entering our learning system,” she said.
2. Business executive to speak about leadership
Gregory P. Meier, chief executive officer at Lansare and AnnuiSyS, Milwaukee, will present "Leadership: From the Inside Out" today, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
Meier was previously a partner with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, where he was a founding member of the firm's VentureBest Practice Group, which focused on early-stage technology companies.
This presentation is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. For more information, contact Dr. Terence Ow, assistant professor of management, at 8-5104.
3. Panelists to discuss rape culture
A panel discussion on “Rape Culture and the University Setting” will be presented today, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. The panel will address the idea of rape culture, its implications on college campuses and Marquette’s response to sexual violence prevention and awareness.
Panelists include Chris Daood, assistant director of the Counseling Center; Dr. Bridgette Hensley, psychologist in the Counseling Center; Desiree Valentine, student peer educator of VOICE; and Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English.
E-mail Caitliin Madden for more information. The student organization Empowerment, is sponsoring the presentation.
4. Jazz Ensemble performing free concert tonight
The Marquette University Jazz Ensemble will perform a free, public concert of blues, big band, swing, modern jazz, Latin fusion and funk rock styles today, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
5. Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
Marquette will host the Big East Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Al McGuire center. The top eight teams will compete for the championship. For tickets, call 8-GOMU.
The Golden Eagles women’s basketball team will play the University of Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. For every person over 4,000 in attendance, Head Coach Terri Mitchell will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. For tickets, call 8-GOMU.
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6. Watch men’s basketball team from the Annex
Join Marquette basketball fans at the Annex, corner of 16th and Wells, Monday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the men’s basketball games in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The Annex will open at noon Monday, Nov. 19, to accommodate the Marquette vs. Chaminade 1:30 p.m. tip-off.
Fan giveaways, the chance to win the Best Seat in the House, food specials, and half-time prizes are included.
7. McNair Scholars Program applications available
An information session for the McNair Scholars Program will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Conference Room in the AMU.
The program offers summer research internships, GRE preparation, graduate school visits and opportunities to participate in national and regional research conferences for eligible undergraduate students interested in graduate studies. Applications are available online.
For more information, contact the McNair Program Office at 8-1771.
8. Resident assistant program to be discussed
Information sessions about how to become a resident assistant for the 2008-2009 academic year will be held Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. in AMU 163 and Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 10 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B.
Applications are available online.
9. Diversity retreat to address acceptance
The Office of Residence Life and the Office of Intercultural Programs are sponsoring a diversity retreat, “Moving Past Tolerance to Acceptance,” from 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.
Applications are available at the information desk of Abbottsford Residence Hall and the Office of Student Development, AMU 121. Applications are due Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. The retreat is free. Space is limited.
For more information, contact Carla Cadet at 8-3131.
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10. Flu shots still available
Flu shots are still available to members of the Marquette community who missed Shoo the Flu. Contact Student Health Service at 8-7184 for appointments and costs while supplies last.
11. Night of Chocolate held tonight
Attendees of the Night of Chocolate today, Nov. 15, from 9 to 11 p.m. can enjoy chocolate fondue fountains and a large assortment of chocolate samples. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the Brooks Lounge, first floor of the AMU.
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12. “Make Your Own” Late Night
"Make Your Own" Late Night, Friday, Nov. 16, at 9 p.m. in the AMU, is free and features pottery and T-shirt making, cooking lessons and jewelry. This is the last Late Night of the semester.
13. Annex Late Night activities are free with MU ID
Cosmic bowling with glow-in-the-dark jewelry, bingo and laser tag will be featured at the Annex Late Night on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. All activities will be free with a Marquette ID and all appetizers (excluding wings) will be $1 off during the event.
14. Spirit Shop holding Thanksgiving sale
The Spirit Shop’s Thanksgiving sale, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, features 25 percent off sweatshirts, knit caps and scarves; 30 percent off MU Crocs and clearance merchandise; and 40 percent off Jansport backpacks and Majestic Brand sportswear and outerwear.
15. Poinsettias available from the Marquette Chorus
Proceeds from the Marquette Chorus poinsettia sale will help cover the cost of uniforms and tours for the chorus as they prepare for a spring tour in Florida. Red or white poinsettias are available in pot sizes of 4 ½, 6 ½, 7 ½ and 8 inches. Prices range from $10 to $35.
E-mail Laurel Ringheim for an order form.
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16. Public Safety newsletter posted online
The winter edition of The Awareness, the Department of Public Safety's quarterly newsletter, is now available online. The Awareness includes information about current safety and security trends, Public Safety programs and services and crime data.
News Briefs is published for Marquette students every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
To comment, ask a question or submit news to share, e-mail, call 8-6712 or send your note in campus mail to News Briefs, Office of Marketing and Communication. Please review the submission guidelines before sending news items.