— February 7, 2008—
- Limited availability for Mission Week keynote tickets
- Day of Alms moved to today and tomorrow
- Submit justice and service photos
- Daily Reflection — “Faith and Justice: Stewardship of the Environment”
- Way Klingler Young Scholar applications due tomorrow
- College of Engineering hosting programs for kids, families and teachers
- Marquette hosting public roundtable about health care reform
- Nominate staff for Excellence in University Service Awards
- “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” class discounted
- Tax information for international students and scholars
- Fair Housing Council to present tonight
- Free food and movie at Lebanese Night
- Men’s basketball game showing at the Annex
- Reconciliation service to be held Monday
- TIAA/CREF holding retirement information sessions
- Relay for Life kick-off meeting includes free food
- Participants needed for stroke research study
1. Limited availability for Mission Week keynote tickets
Tickets for the Mission Week keynote event are almost gone. Tickets are available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor, with a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID, and are also available to the public. Standing room space may also be available today to attendees without tickets.
Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the keynote panel about how faith affects moral decision-making involving contemporary world conflict. The panel, at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine, former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice and Peace and lead staff person in the drafting of the U.S. Bishops' 1993 peace pastoral, The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University who focuses on the historical developments and moral traditions related to war, peace and the practice of statecraft, and is the author/editor of 14 books on the moral questions related to contemporary warfare.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (largest interfaith peace organization in the United States), Coordinator of Pax Christi New Mexico, noted peace activist, author/editor of 25 books on peace and justice and columnist for the National Catholic Reporter.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region, senior officer deployed to Baghdad to establish the Iraqi Military Academy, and coordinator of humanitarian and crisis relief operations in the Balkans, Middle East, Northern/Central Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.
2. Day of Alms moved to today and tomorrow
The Day of Alms, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, has been rescheduled for today and tomorrow, Feb. 7 and 8. Collection boxes are located in many buildings and departments throughout campus. Collections will also be taken Friday in the AMU rotunda from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marquette community members can also contact Ellen Blonski at 8-3684 to make a donation.
Donations benefit La Sagrada Familia, the Milwaukee Archdiocese’s sister parish in the Dominican Republic.
3. Submit justice and service photos
Marquette community members are invited to send photos of Marquette students, faculty, staff or alumni doing justice or service in the community for “The Big Picture Collage Project.” Digital images will be used to create a collage of Marquette-in-service images in the AMU rotunda and the best photos will be displayed on the Office of Mission and Identity Web site. Details are available on the Mission Week Web site.
4. Daily Reflection — “Faith and Justice: Stewardship of the Environment”
Children, the elderly, persons living in racially and/or economically segregated communities here in the United States, persons living in developing countries around the world – all are examples of groups with frequently enhanced vulnerability to the impact of our modern society on the environment. Issues such as release of toxins into the environment and the effect of energy usage on global warming require us to truly understand the interdependence between people, regardless of geographic borders, and the relationship of humans with the world that we inhabit. Environmental justice calls us to make responsible choices, to build institutions that support environmental sustainability and to be advocates for those most at risk. Faith doing justice leads us to an on-going commitment to live our lives consistent with this commitment to environmental stewardship. We can work for environmental progress as individuals, as members of specific faith communities, and through interfaith efforts. As noted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the topic of global climate change, it "is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God's creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both 'the human environment' and the natural environment." (Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2001, p.1).
~ Dr. Jeanne M. Hossenlopp
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
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5. Way Klingler Young Scholar applications due tomorrow
Applications for the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards, which support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers, are due tomorrow, Feb. 8. Up to four awards will be given for 2008-09 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Individuals will be selected by the Committee on Research.
Applications for the Way Klingler Fellowships, given to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank with significant scholarship and higher potential, are due Feb. 29. Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2008, one each in science and humanities. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The fellows will be chosen by the designated selection committee.
Guidelines are available online.
6. College of Engineering hosting programs for kids, families and teachers
The College of Engineering will host “NXT — The next generation of Mindstorms” for ages 12 to 18 Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will learn the fundamentals of designing, building and programming LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots.
Additional College of Engineering programs held by the college this semester include:
• Robotics Engineering for ages 8-12, March 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Students will learn the fundamentals of designing, building and programming LEGO Mindstorms RCX robots.
• Engineering is a Family Affair for ages 6 to 12 and parents, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parent and child perform hands-on problem-solving activities in many engineering fields, including robotics. They also receive an electric circuit kit to continue experimenting at home.
• Engineering for Young Women for ages 13 to 18, April 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Young women will work together to experience the challenge and excitement of engineering. Engineering will be presented as a positive force in improving quality of life for all.
• Engineering for Educators, April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — K-12 teachers will learn how to integrate engineering concepts and lessons or clubs at their schools. Activities will include building spaghetti bridges, constructing electric circuits, launching water rockets and building Mindstorms robots.
• Robotics Engineering Saturday Series for ages 8 to 12, May 3, 10 and 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Students will design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms RCX robots.
Registration information is available online.
7. Marquette hosting public roundtable about health care reform
Marquette will host a free, public roundtable on health care reform, “Health Care in Wisconsin: Where Do We Go from Here?” featuring legislators, health care representatives and businessmen. The discussion will take place Thursday, Feb. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. in AMU Ballrooms A and B.
The panel, which will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will include:
- State Sen. Alberta Darling, R-Whitefish Bay
- Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton
- Kevin Hayden, secretary of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
- Steve Martenet, president of Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield
- David Riemer, J.D., an architect of Healthy Wisconsin and former director of the Wisconsin Health Project
- John Torinus, chairman of Serigraph, Inc.
- Dr. Nick Turkal, president and chief executive officer of Aurora Health Care
- Dr. Susan Turney, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Wisconsin Medical Society
The roundtable will cover the current state of health care in Wisconsin, how to make health care more affordable and accessible, what the government and the private sector can or should do to realize these goals, and whether a proposal like Healthy Wisconsin or other reform options are appropriate. The last half hour will be open to questions from the audience.
No registration is necessary.
8. Nominate staff for Excellence in University Service Awards
Members of the Marquette community are encouraged to submit nominations for the University Excellence in University Service Awards Program. Nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 15.
The Excellence in University Service Award Program is intended to recognize individuals for their contributions to the essential work of Marquette at the highest level of excellence. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their positions. Nominees should demonstrate Ignatian ideals such as “magis” — a striving for excellence in all they do — and “cura personalis” — a personal concern and respect for others.
Criteria for the service award include:
• Candidates must have a minimum of five years of consecutive full-time MU service in the employee group from which selected and in which they are presently serving.
• Administrator candidates must have at least 50 percent of their time devoted to administrative duties.
• Self-nominations and nominations by members of the Joint Committee on Employee Recognition cannot be considered.
• Faculty members and members of the Joint Committee cannot be candidates.
Two support staff and two administrators will be selected for 2008. Plaques will be presented to this year’s award recipients at a ceremony Tuesday, April 15. The names of the recipients will also be added to a permanent plaque in the Henke Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Union.
For more information or to submit a nomination, visit online.
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9. “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” class discounted
The four-session class “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is available through the College of Professional Studies to Marquette employees at a discounted price of $300. Registration is required by noon Tuesday, Feb. 12.
The class, presented by Dr. Marilyn Bugenhagen, will run Feb. 15 and 22 and March 7 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 1.8 CEUs. Participants will be notified campus location of the class after they register.
Based on the best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, the course helps participants learn how to develop good habits, from taking more responsibility for results and exercising more initiative to solving problems creatively and dealing with conflict productively.
Tax information for international students and scholars
The IRS will give a tax presentation for international scholars tomorrow, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. No RSVP is needed.
For more information, contact the Office of International Education at 8-7289.
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11. Fair Housing Council to present tonight
Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority will host a Fair Housing Council presentation today, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council will provide information about fair housing, equal access to housing and racially and economically integrated housing patterns throughout Wisconsin.
The event is free and open to the public.
12. Free food and movie at Lebanese Night
The Office of International Education will host the Second Annual Lebanese Night tomorrow, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in AMU 407. Sponsored by Marquette’s Lebanese students, this event will include food, belly dancing and a Lebanese movie.
For more information contact the Office of International Education at 8-7289.
13. Men’s basketball game showing at the Annex
The Annex will provide fan giveaways, half-time prizes, the chance to win “the best seat in the house” and food specials for the men’s basketball game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Annex will open at 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. game.
14. Reconciliation service to be held Monday
University Ministry will sponsor a reconciliation service Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation.
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15. TIAA/CREF holding retirement information sessions
TIAA/CREF will host retirement planning sessions for Marquette employees next week:
“Your Retirement Income Options” — Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., AMU 227; and Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., AMU 157.
“Getting Ready for Retirement” — Feb. 12, 1 to 2 p.m., AMU 227; and Feb. 13, 1 to 2 p.m., AMU 157.
“Planning Ahead for Retirement” — Feb. 12, 3 to 4 p.m., AMU 227; and Feb. 13, 3 to 4 p.m., AMU 157.
No registration necessary.
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16. Relay for Life kick-off meeting includes free food
Colleges Against Cancer will launch the third annual Relay for Life fund-raiser Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. with free food in AMU Ballroom E. Members of the Marquette community can create teams for the Relay for Life event, April 25 and 26.
Cancer survivors interested in participating should contact Hayley Ford.
For more information, e-mail Amanda Vargo.
17. Participants needed for stroke research study
Marquette researchers seek participants for a study examining causes for impaired locomotion in people with stroke.
Participants, who need to be at least six months post-stroke, will pedal a stationary bike while researchers record muscle activity from their legs. The time commitment is two three-hour sessions on weekdays. Opportunities for additional participation are also available. Sessions take place in the Department of Physical Therapy, Cramer Hall. Participants will receive monetary compensation.
The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.
For more information about participating in the study, contact Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, assistant professor of physical therapy, at 8-7282.
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