— October 22, 2007 —
- Mathematical literacy, global awareness focus of grant to Marquette
- Law School forums feature Avery defense attorney and President Wild
- Creighton to present “Introductory Convergent Technology Class” project
- It’s time to plan for spring advising and registration
- Milwaukee native to speak on physics of NASCAR®
- Taizé religious community member to speak at Soup With Substance
- John Prendergast to discuss genocide and human rights in Africa
- Marquette faculty to speak at campus programs
- Chemistry and math departments to hold colloquiums
- Health Professionals Career Fair is Wednesday
- Learn about careers in Student Affairs at free dinner
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Truman Library director to discuss access to presidential papers
- Students can learn personal finance skills at Money $mart Days
- Nominate December 2007 graduation senior speaker
- Share a hot meal and learn about post-grad volunteering
- Marquette soccer and OIE celebrate “Soccer Around the World”
- Habitat for Humanity organizing spring break trip
- Women’s Leadership Conference looking for female leaders
- Volunteer as a gHost or to hand out candy in residence halls
- Caramel apple sale to benefit literacy
- Thank an Armed Forces member
- Take 15 minutes to save a life
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 22
1. Mathematical literacy, global awareness focus of grant to Marquette
A three-year grant of more than $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education will fund a mathematical literacy project across the undergraduate curriculum at Marquette.
The Marquette project, titled “Who Counts? Math across the Curriculum for Global Mission,” will emphasize the retention and enhancement of practical math skills in all disciplines to prepare students to become global citizens and leaders.
“The global challenges which our graduates will encounter, such as climate changes, immigration, genocide and healthcare, all require mathematical reasoning skills, an understanding of statistics, economics, resource distribution and demographic data,” said Dr. Christine Krueger, author of the grant application and director of the University Core of Common Studies.
Dr. Peggy Bloom, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, said that student learning assessment data have identified mathematical literacy as an area for improvement. Seniors who completed the 2007 Senior Survey indicated they were “less confident about their abilities to use and produce mathematical information.”
Dr. Krueger said implementation of the grant will be modeled after Marquette’s Writing Across the Curriculum initiative, based on the premise that quantitative reasoning skills must be broadly applied in many disciplinary contexts, just as oral and written communication skills must be. She said Marquette faculty participants in the Shared Futures global learning initiative with the American Association of Colleges and Universities have already created sample graphing assignments for courses in Latino/a Literature and Global English Literatures.
E-mail Christine Krueger for more information.
2. Law School forums feature Avery defense attorney and President Wild
The Law School's "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" events continue with two special guests this week.
Dean Strang, the lead defense attorney on the Steven Avery murder trial, will address the impact of the “new” media and the information age on our justice system on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 325.
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will join Gousha on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 307, to talk about the future of the Law School, the university and other matters.
Register online. Seating is limited.
Webcasts of all "On the Issues" events are available on the Law School Web site shortly after the event takes place.
3. Creighton to present “Introductory Convergent Technology Class” project
The Diederich College of Communication will sponsor a presentation on Creighton University’s “Introductory Convergent Technology Class” on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Johnston 303.
Creighton’s journalism department has designed a required course that teaches all its journalism students basic multimedia tasks using, in part, audio tutorials and podcasts.
RSVP to Donna Turben 8-7133.
The presentation is part of a series that the college is sponsoring this fall to highlight imaginative experiments in curriculum and outreach at other Jesuit universities.
4. It’s time to plan for spring advising and registration
Spring registration begins Monday, Nov. 5, and Snapshot is available now for students to plan their spring courses. Spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register beginning at their assigned times.
Students should visit their adviser before spring registration begins, as determined by their college advising policy. Students admitted to MU as new freshmen since fall 2005 should use Degree Navigator to help plan their schedule and make advising sessions more effective.
5. Milwaukee native to speak on physics of NASCAR®
Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, a Milwaukee native and associate professor of physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak about her new book, The Physics of NASCAR®, on Friday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Weasler Auditorium. Leslie-Pelecky’s presentation is the keynote address of the Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers statewide meeting Oct. 26 and 27 at Marquette, hosted by Melissa Vigil, physics laboratory supervisor and vice president of the association. The speech and other talks and workshops are free and open to the public.
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6. Taizé religious community member to speak at Soup With Substance
Brother John, of the Taizé community in Taizé, France, will speak at the Soup With Substance lunch on Thursday, Oct. 25, at noon in the AMU Henke Lounge. Brother John will also present a Taizé Evening Prayer Service that night at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 935 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Taizé community is known for its simple meditative music and prayer. Each year, tens of thousands of young pilgrims flock to the small village of Taizé in central France to share in the community's way of life.
For more information contact Rachelle Kramer, 8-3695.
John Prendergast to discuss genocide and human rights in Africa
John Prendergast, co-chair of the ENOUGH project, will discuss efforts to abolish genocide and crimes against humanity from Africa and the rest of the world on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the OIE Program Center, AMU 407.
Before he began his work with ENOUGH, Prendergast worked in the White House and State Department under the Clinton administration. He has also authored eight books on Africa, the latest of which he co-wrote with actor Don Cheadle, Not on Our Watch.
The event is sponsored by the Office of International Education, the Human Rights Coalition and the Darfur Coalition.
For more information contact OIE at 8-7289.
8. Marquette faculty to speak at campus programs
Dr. H. Richard Friman, Eliot Fitch Professor of International Studies, will discuss human trafficking, the politics linking immigration and crime, and the intersection between licit and illicit economies on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Conference Room B. This is the first presentation of the Aspin Speaker Series, a monthly event to bring students and faculty together to discuss important current events issues. This event is free. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Scott Beardsley, professor of biomedical engineering, will present an Integrative Neuroscience Center seminar, “Real-time Adaptive Neural Decoding for Long-Term Control of a Smart Prosthesis,” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. in Cramer Hall 004E. For more information, contact Cathy Morrell at 8-8329.
Dr. James South, chair and associate professor of philosophy, will present “Popular Culture and the Pleasures of Philosophy” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Raynor Conference Center. South will speak about how the elements of popular culture can lead to certain forms of self-knowledge. His interpretations of popular culture include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Beatles, Woody Allen and James bond.
Dr. Matt Sanders, assistant professor of psychology, will present the Department of Psychology’s colloquium on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m., in Cramer Hall 046. Sanders will speak on “Danger, Mouse: Fear Acquisition, Extinction and Renewal.”
9. Chemistry and math departments to hold colloquiums
Dr. Troy Alexander, research chemist at the Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Md., will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry Building 121. Alexander will speak on “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: A New Approach to the Reproducible Detection of Intact Cells.”
Dr. Wesley Johnson, professor of statistics at the University of California-Irvine, will discuss “Bayesian Non-Proportional Hazards Survival Analysis” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in Cudahy Hall 401. His address for the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium will cover recent advances in nonparametric survival data.
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10. Health Professionals Career Fair is Wednesday
The Health Professionals Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Information about careers in athletic training, biomedical engineering, biomedical science, clinical lab science, exercise science, nursing, physical therapy and speech pathology will be available. Students should bring their resume, wear professional attire and be prepared to network.
E-mail for more information.
11. Learn about careers in Student Affairs at free dinner
Undergraduate students interested in a career in student affairs can learn more at the free Careers in Student Affairs Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Town Community Room.
This event is open to undergraduate students only. RSVP by e-mail Kelly Neumann.
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12. Law School holding information session this Friday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students on Friday, Oct. 26, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
13. Truman Library director to discuss access to presidential papers
Dr. Michael Devine, director of the Truman Library and Museum, will present “Presidential Libraries: Problems and Possibilities” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library. For this free, public lecture, Devine will focus on the Truman library and issues relating to access to presidential archives.
One of only 12 directors of presidential libraries in the United States, Devine has served as director of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and president of the Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs since 2001.
In recognition of October being “Archivist Month” in Wisconsin, Devine’s lecture is part of a continuing program sponsored by Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences to foster public history awareness.
14. Students can learn personal finance skills at Money $mart Days
Students are invited to participate in Marquette Money $mart Days to learn about credit cards, conquering credit, budgeting, saving and investment strategies, identity theft, insurance, building wealth and more.
Instructors and representatives from a variety of financial organizations will host sessions from noon to 6 p.m. in the AMU from today, Oct. 22, to Thursday, Oct. 25.
The programs are sponsored by the Office of the Bursar.
15. Nominate December 2007 graduation senior speaker
Marquette University Student Government is accepting nominations for
senior speaker for the December 2007 Commencement. The selected speaker writes and delivers a speech at graduation to inspire and relate to the Marquette community.
Nominations for those graduating in December 2007 are due at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, online or in the MUSG office, AMU 133.
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16. Share a hot meal and learn about post-grad volunteering
Students interested in post-grad volunteering should attend a free Destination Dinner sponsored by the Manresa Project on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU. Past volunteers from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and the Capuchin Volunteers will share their experiences and answer questions.
This event is open to all students. No reservation is required.
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17. Marquette soccer and OIE celebrate “Soccer Around the World”
MU Soccer and the Office of International Education will celebrate MU “Soccer Around the World” before the men’s soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Displays with food samples, cultural performances and music from around the world, including a live broadcast from a Spanish-language radio station, will begin at 6 p.m. at Valley Fields. Game time is 7 p.m.
For more information, e-mail Brian Bowsher.
18. Habitat for Humanity organizing spring break trip
Marquette’s Habitat for Humanity will hold informational meetings about its spring break trip today,Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. in Cudahy 114, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 9 p.m. in Cudahy 118.
During the trip students from throughout the country build houses all over the country. In the past, Marquette’s group has traveled to Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
For more information, e-mail Habitat for Humanity.
19. Women’s Leadership Conference looking for female leaders
The Office of Student Development is looking for 13 to 15 enthusiastic, creative, hard-working female undergraduate students to form a planning committee for the annual Women’s Leadership Conference, Saturday, April 5, 2008. Committee members will work with the program coordinators and university offices to develop a conference theme and help coordinate the conference schedule, events, speakers, participants and volunteers.
Applications, which are available in the LEAD Center and the Office of Student Development, AMU first floor, are due Friday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m.
For more information contact Jennifer Lorentz or Dorothy Jenke.
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20. Volunteer as a gHost or to hand out candy in residence halls
The Residence Hall Association is seeking volunteers to serve as gHOSTs or to hand out candy for their HALLoween program on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 7 p.m., when children from the Milwaukee area can trick-or-treat in the residence halls.
gHOSTs are Marquette students who take kids to a residence hall and guide them throughout the building to collect candy. Volunteers receive a T-shirt.
Volunteer registration is due on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at a residence hall front desk. For more information call 8-5851 or e-mail RHA.
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21. Caramel apple sale to benefit literacy
Pi Beta Phi sorority will support literacy through a caramel apple sale tomorrow, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the library bridge.
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22. Thank an Armed Forces member
Marquette’s Jeanette Kapus Silver Wings Chapter will host Service Member Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in AMU 254. Silver Wings will provide cards and other materials so members of the Marquette community can write notes of appreciation to members of the Armed Forces.
This event is free and open to the Marquette community. A donation box will be provided to assist with shipping costs.
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23. Take 15 minutes to save a life
The All-University Blood Drive will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms A and B. The drive will include platelet and dual red donations in addition to regular blood donations.
To reserve a sign-up time, call 8-3129 or email Ali Myszewski.
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24. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 22
• The sidewalk on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue between 10th and 11th streets will be closed tonight, Oct. 22, making it unsafe to walk through this area. The sidewalk will re-open by 7 a.m. Tuesday.
• The ramp from southbound US 45 to eastbound I-94 will be closed until approximately Nov. 11. The marked detour route will be south to Lincoln Avenue, east on Lincoln to the northbound I-894/US 45 on-ramp, and north to the eastbound I-94 ramp. Options from the northwest to campus also include exiting at Bluemound/Wisconsin or using local streets such as Fond du Lac Avenue.
• 11th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Tory Hill will be closed through Nov. 9. Traffic traveling westbound on Wisconsin Avenue will not be able to turn onto 11th Street. Access to Lot J, however, will be maintained from eastbound Wisconsin Avenue.
• The intersection of 11th and Wisconsin will be closed overnight periodically between Oct. 22 and Nov. 9 for work on a new entrance ramp to I-43 southbound.
• With the work beginning in the intersection of 11th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, students should expect some night work.
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