— April 28, 2008 —
- Marquette selected for Kiwanis Hall of Fame Award
- Jesuit humanitarian conference applications due Wednesday
- Diversity scholarship gala to be held at AMU
- Commencement speaker authors Darfur article in Foreign Affairs
- Tell us about fascinating May graduates
- Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips
- Spring 2008 final exam classroom access announced
- Spirit Shop pre-sale offers 30 percent off for employees
- Program on project presentations in D2L offered
- College of Business Go-Getters to hold spring social
- Mathematics department holding colloquium
- Center for Peacemaking holding retreat and nonviolence pledge
- Toastmasters to provide free demonstration meeting
- Biological sciences seminar cancelled
- Discounted Six Flags Great America, Hurricane Harbor tickets available
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 28
1. Marquette selected for Kiwanis Hall of Fame Award
Marquette has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Kiwanis Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented Wednesday, April 30, at the War Memorial. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will accept the award on behalf of the university.
The Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee annually recognizes an organization that clearly demonstrates its commitment to the long-term betterment of the Milwaukee community, enhancing the lives of its citizens, visitors and guests. Marquette was chosen based on its campus beautification and service and dedication to the Greater Milwaukee community through its various outreach programs provided by its faculty and students.
Marquette is committed to improve its campus neighborhood on the west side of downtown Milwaukee through remodeling student housing and commercial property improvements. These acts of service and charity are beyond its primary educational mission.
2. Jesuit humanitarian conference applications due Wednesday
The Manresa Project and the College of Arts and Sciences are seeking a 10-member student delegation to attend “Engaging Students in Humanitarian Action,” a national student conference sponsored by the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Aid Network, June 20 to 22 at Fordham University, New York. The conference will address global issues and include workshops on health, nutrition, water, education and migration.
Faculty are asked to encourage students to attend.
Applications are due Wednesday, April 30, at the Manresa office, 707 Building, room 332. Applicants who wish to be considered for funding assistance from Manresa should include a one- to two-page essay explaining why they would be strong representatives from the Marquette student community for this event and how they will share their experiences with other students in the fall semester.
Contact Rev. Phil Rossi, S.J., associate dean for graduate affairs, or Dr. Susan Mountin, Manresa Project director, for more information.
3. Diversity scholarship gala to be held at AMU
The Counseling and Education Psychology Department will celebrate diversity with its 8th Annual Diversity Scholarship Gala on Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballroom. Proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction benefit scholarships for students of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Ashok Bedi, a diplomat Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will give the keynote address. A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Bedi will speak about spirituality, healing and the synapses of the mind, body, soul and spirit.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Darcie Rowe.
4. Commencement speaker authors Darfur article in Foreign Affairs
Andrew Natsios, speaker for Marquette University’s 2008 commencement ceremony, recently authored “Beyond Darfur — Sudan’s Slide Toward Civil War,” published in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs. In the article, Natsios discusses that while the crisis in Darfur continues, the larger problem of Sudan's survival as a state is becoming increasingly urgent.
Natsios is distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University and the former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Marquette’s commencement ceremony is Sunday, May 18. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
5. Tell us about fascinating May graduates
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this May for possible use with area media. May graduates with unusual backgrounds; who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; who will be doing something unusual after graduation; with recent exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.
What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details by Friday, May 2.
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6. Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips
The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University news, faculty, staff, students and alumni. OMC distributes a synopsis of the media coverage through News Clips three times per week via e-mail. Marquette faculty and staff who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail News Clips.
7. Spring 2008 final exam classroom access announced
If a final exam is scheduled in a smart room with key access, the Department of Public Safety will open the room prior to the exam. If the exam is scheduled in a smart room with card reader access, the room is to be opened by the faculty member, using his/her MUID. Non-smartroom classrooms will be opened by the custodial staff.
If faculty encounter any access problems for their exams, they should call the Department of Public Safety at 8-6800.
8. Spirit Shop pre-sale offers 30 percent off for employees
Employees will be able to receive 30 percent off the entire stock of clothing (with exclusions) and gifts at the Employee Pre-Event Days of the Spirit Shop’s “Big Year End Sale.” The employee pre-sale is Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. An employee ID will be needed.
The public sale, from Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 11, will offer 25 percent off clothing, gifts and additional “In-Store Bonus Buys.”
Call 8-3050 for more information.
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9. Program on project presentations in D2L offered
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Project presentations of D2L enhance courses” Friday, May 2, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
10. College of Business Go-Getters to hold spring social
The College of Business Go-Getters will hold its annual spring social, with lunch and refreshments for sale, Wednesday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside David A. Straz, Jr. Hall. The event is open to the entire campus.
The Go-Getters, a student organization, is a networking association focused on career advancement, professional networking and promoting Marquette's College of Business Administration to employers nationwide.
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11. Mathematics department holding colloquium
Dr. Bimal Sinha, presidential research professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore City, will present the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium Thursday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 401. Sinha will discuss “On Berkson’s bioassay problem — issues and controversies.”
12. Center for Peacemaking holding retreat and nonviolence pledge
The Center for Peacemaking will offer an opportunity to take or renew the Pledge to Practice Nonviolence on Friday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at the Joan of Arc Chapel. There will also be music and Scripture readings.
The center will hold a retreat, “Spiritual Healing for the Effects from Violence,” Saturday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Chapel. This Scripture-based retreat “will open doors to the gentle healing of the Spirit.” The nonviolence pledge will also be offered at the retreat. No registration is necessary.
13. Toastmasters to provide free demonstration meeting
University Advancement will host a Toastmasters demonstration meeting Thursday, May 15, in the Café Commons at University Advancement, 500 N. 19th St. An optional continental breakfast will be provided from 8:30 to 9 a.m. followed by the program from 9 to 10 a.m. with five area Toastmasters group members, including Jean Dole, university advancement chief campaign officer.
Toastmasters is an international nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals become effective communicators and leaders. Nearly 226,000 members in 11,500 clubs in 92 countries help each other become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience.
Most Toastmasters meetings comprise about 20 people who meet regularly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role — giving a prepared or impromptu speech, serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian.
There are no instructors. Each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved.
To RSVP, contact Bridget Kesner, university advancement director of training, at 8-6958 by Thursday, May 8. For more information, contact Jean Dole at 8-0285.
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14. Biological sciences seminar cancelled
The Department of Biological Sciences’ seminar that was scheduled for Friday, May 2, with Dr. Joseph P. Vogel, associate professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been cancelled.
15. Discounted Six Flags Great America, Hurricane Harbor tickets available
As a benefit to Marquette faculty, staff and their families, Human Resources has Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor tickets available at a greatly reduced rate. Tickets, which are now on sale, are $34 each (a savings of more than $22 compared to a single-day gate price). Children’s tickets are also available for $29. The discounted ticket prices will be available through September.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 8-7305 or stop by Human Resources. An exact dollar amount or check made out to Marquette University is required.
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16. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 28
• Overnight bridge work will take place through Friday, May 2, at various locations south and west of Straz Tower, consisting mainly of bridge decking and deck pours.
• Overnight road work on I-43 will occur west of Straz Tower tonight and tomorrow, April 28 and 29, and may be audible to residents. These paving activities should not occur for extended periods.
• St. Paul between 8th and 13th streets will be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow, April 28 and 29, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for overhead work.
• The final bridge beam was installed early last week, completing another phase of the Interchange Reconstruction Project. The location of this final beam was over Tory Hill, for the on-ramp to southbound I-43/eastbound I-94 from 11th and Wisconsin Avenue. The steel I-beam is 75 feet long and weighs more than 11 tons. A total of 1,406 beams were installed since the project began in 2005.
• Pedestrians and motorists are reminded to not park or walk in construction zones, where they and their vehicles are unsafe due to overhead work. The Interchange Reconstruction Project has an excellent safety record and it’s to everyone’s benefit to stay clear of all work zones.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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