1. Finalists for dean of the Diederich College of Communication identified

Five finalists for dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication will visit Marquette in January or February. They are:

• Dr. Laurence B. Alexander, associate dean, The Graduate School, University of Florida;
• Dr. Lori Bergen, director, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Texas State University;
• Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman, director, Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University;
• Dr. Steve Jones, associate dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago; and
• Dr. Eric Rothenbuhler, professor of communication, Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ana Garner, chair of the search committee, said the candidates will visit the university in mid-January to early February. Their visits will include meetings with faculty and students from the Diederich College of Communication, as well as conversations with university officials.

Dr. Rothenbuhler will be on campus Jan. 14 and 15, Dr. Huxman Jan. 20 and 21, Dr. Alexander Jan. 26 and 27, Dr. Jones Jan. 28 and 29 and Dr. Bergen Feb. 11 and 12.

“This is a pool of extraordinary educators,” Garner said. “The quality of candidate we were able to attract speaks well of the reputation that Marquette and the Diederich College have. We offer candidates not only a distinguished history but also a vision for the future and the resources to help achieve it.”

For more information about the candidates and the schedule for their visits, visit http://www.marquette.edu/comm/eventsnews/deancandidates.html.

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2. University Christmas Party is tomorrow

Faculty and staff are invited to share the spirit of the season at the All University Christmas Party from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 23, in the Monaghan Ballroom, AMU.
Departments and offices should contact University Special Events, 8-7431, for more information.

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3. Class reserve requests due tomorrow

Class reserve requests for spring 2009 should be submitted by tomorrow, Dec. 23, to ensure that library staff have sufficient time to obtain copyright permission from publishers. Faculty should also distribute their course password to their students in their syllabus or at the first class meeting.
Contact the Class Reserve Desk at 8-7253 for more information.

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4. Half-priced tickets and dinner for women’s basketball game

The women’s basketball team will host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13, when it plays Notre Dame at the Al McGuire Center. All faculty and staff tickets can be purchased for half-price. Tip-off is 8 p.m. Call 288-GOMU for tickets.

Dr. Phillip Naylor, associate professor of history, and Tom Ford, associate athletics director, also welcome all faculty and staff to a pre-game complimentary dinner in the Eagles Nest Academic Center at the Al McGuire Center at 6 p.m. RSVP for the dinner at 8-5961 by Tuesday, Jan. 6.  

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5. Jesuit Portrait Gallery selections on display at Raynor

A selection of portraits from the recently digitized complete collection of illustrations contained within Alfred Hamy’s Galerie Illustrée de la Compagnie de Jésus (Paris: 1893) is on display on the third floor of Raynor Library until Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. The original eight-volume set is preserved within the Raynor Memorial Libraries rare book collection, and the complete digitized collection is available online.

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