— February 18, 2008—
- Proposals sought for “Who Counts?” grants
- Dr. Patrick W. Carey to speak at Annual Kelly Chair Lecture
- Human rights fellowship applications due Monday
- General election voting information available online
- Marquette students to provide WISN-TV election coverage
- Workforce Career Fair to be held in AMU
- Opening talk and reception for Hogarth exhibition is Thursday
- Biological sciences and chemistry departments to present seminars
- Law School holding information session
- “Teaching blended and online courses with D2L” to be held Friday
- IT Services to host e2Campus demonstration
- Online employee applicant tracking system to be presented
- Submit questions for Town Hall meeting for faculty
- Share your ideas about Marquette benefits
- Renewal Task Force seeks cost-saving ideas
- Lenten evening prayer offered
- “Do you speak Bible?” Gospel readings during Lent
- Faber Center holding retreat offered for busy people; Lenten series
- Flutist Sergio Pallottelli performing tomorrow
- Father Wild to rededicate Brooks Mosaic
- OIE hosting passport fair
- Campus-wide pingpong tournament hosted by OIE
- Brown bag lunch to cover Web site creation
- Participants in muscle fatigue study needed
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 18
1. Proposals sought for “Who Counts?” grants
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for “Who Counts? Math Across the Curriculum for Global Learning” curriculum development grants.
Proposals are sought from both STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and non-STEM disciplines to work together to create quantitative reasoning assignments to be integrated in their courses across the curriculum during the 2008-09 academic year. Successful applicants will receive $3,500 curriculum development grants. The application deadline is Monday, March 31.
Information sessions will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A, with lunch, and Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite D, with snacks. RSVP to Susan Kuehl, Who Counts program coordinator.
For more information, contact Dr. Christine Krueger, director of university core of common studies.
2. Dr. Patrick W. Carey to speak at Annual Kelly Chair Lecture
Dr. Patrick W. Carey, William J. Kelly, S.J. chair in Catholic theology, will deliver the annual Kelly Chair Lecture, “Brownson, Politics, and the Social Gospel During the Presidential Election,” Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
Carey will focus on the presidential campaign of 1840, when Orestes A. Brownson (Unitarian minister, political theorist, Democratic party partisan and social radical) wrote his classic essay on the “Laboring Classes,” a fundamental protest against an emerging capitalist economic system, political vested interests and the churches’ capitulation to the current social order. In this year of campaigning, the lecture will examine the relationship of politics, religion and social justice issues that have emerged in other years of presidential elections.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Discussion and refreshments will follow. Call 8-7170 for more information.
3. Human rights fellowship applications due Monday
Applications for the 2008 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship are due Monday, Feb. 25. Presented in collaboration with Marquette’s Human Rights Initiative and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, this fellowship is designed to promote social justice and provide practical training in human rights work.
Applicants must find a human rights or social justice organization willing to serve as their host for the duration of the fellowship in the summer of 2008. The fellowship offers up to $4,000 to undertake significant work in human rights anywhere in the world and is available to anyone currently residing in eastern Wisconsin. Consideration will also be given to applicants who will be able to contribute to the human rights community in Milwaukee or at Marquette following the fellowship.
4. General election voting information available online
Marquette community members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote in Wisconsin's general election, tomorrow, Feb. 19. In addition to presidential preference, voters in Milwaukee will consider candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, county executive, county board, mayor, city comptroller, city attorney, city treasurer and common council.
Individuals who have not already registered to vote can still do so at the polls. Voting in Wisconsin is limited to U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years old on Election Day, who are residents for 10 days or more of the district or ward where an election is being held, and who are not currently serving a sentence (including probation or parole) for a felony conviction.
Raynor Memorial Libraries have also posted a non-partisan resource guide for the 2008 elections including background information, polls, party and candidate sites and news sites.
5. Marquette students to provide WISN-TV election coverage
Marquette University students will provide content for WISN TV 12’s coverage of Wisconsin’s primary tomorrow, Feb. 19. The newscast will stream live at wisn.com beginning at 9:30 p.m. The student content will likely include blogs, analysis, round table discussion and reports from the scene. It will be entirely student-created and -produced, with only the technical support of wisc.com.
The Marquette students participating are Erica Bail, Elizabeth Cohen, Nicole Gates, Mallory Jones, Brendan Lowd, Sarah Pano and Bret Ratner.
The student correspondents are part of WISN-TV's Student Commitment 2008 project with Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater.
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6. Workforce Career Fair to be held in AMU
The Career Services Center’s annual Workforce Career Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms, with 134 employers from the world of business, technology, nonprofit and government. Faculty can meet the employers who hire their students.
Dr. Phil Gardner from Michigan State University will speak on the Trends of Recruiting, reflecting his annual survey of employers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
7. Opening talk and reception for Hogarth exhibition is Thursday
The opening talk and reception for the Haggerty Museum’s “William Hogarth: British Satirical Prints,” exhibition will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sean Shesgreen, research professor at Northern Illinois University Department of English and a visiting professor at Stanford University, will present “William Hogarth: Worlds of Virtue Worlds of Vice.” The exhibition will run until March 23.
Hogarth was born in London in 1697. Beginning at an early age, he engraved trade cards, apprenticed with a silversmith and then worked for a number of print sellers and created book illustrations. Considered among his best book illustrations are those he produced in 1726 for Samuel Butler’s satirical poem Hudibras. The exhibition includes 28 etchings and engravings from the permanent collection by the 18th-century British painter and engraver.
8. Biological sciences and chemistry departments to present seminars
Dr. Eckhard Jankowsky, assistant professor of biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will present “How DEAD-box proteins use ATP to unwind RNA duplexes,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
Dr. Jeremy Smith, assistant professor of chemistry at New Mexico State University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Smith will present “One and Two Electron Transformations of High Valent Iron Imido and Nitride Complexes.”
9. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Feb. 22, 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.
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10. “Teaching blended and online courses with D2L” to be held Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Teaching blended and online courses with D2L” Friday, Feb. 22, 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.
Additional sessions this semester will include:
March 7 — Digital imaging and scanning in D2L
March 28 — Video and audio production in D2L
April 11 — Presentation technology, podcasting and visual literacy in D2L
April 25 — Special topics: promising new products
May 2 — Project presentations of D2L enhance courses
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
11. IT Services to host e2Campus demonstration
IT Services will hold an e2Campus text messaging demonstration for non-emergency situations tomorrow, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C.
Contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799 for more information.
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12. Online employee applicant tracking system to be presented
Lynn Mellantine, assistant director of Human Resources, will present the Grow With Marquette session “Careers@Marquette — Online Requisition and Applicant Tracking System” Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries 320H.
The session is especially suited for those responsible for processing “Authorization to Recruit” forms and managing job candidates during a search process. Participants will create an online requisition, discuss the approval process, different user types and application management.
Register by calling 8-7305. Seating is limited.
13. Submit questions for Town Hall meeting for faculty
The annual Town Hall meeting for faculty will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall 120. Faculty should submit questions on any topic to Dr. Kristy Nielson, chair of University Academic Senate, by Monday, Feb. 25.
14. Share your ideas about Marquette benefits
Faculty, staff and administrators will have an opportunity in early March to share their opinions about Marquette’s benefit package, especially health insurance.
Randomly selected employees have received an invitation to participate in one of the 15 focus groups the week of March 3. All employees are invited to attend a general information/question and answer session at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, or 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the AMU Weasler Auditorium.
Both the focus groups and the general session will be coordinated by the university’s benefits consultant, Willis of Wisconsin, Inc., and the Department of Human Resources. A summary of the conclusions will be shared with all employees. At any time employees can call the benefits office at 8-7305 with specific questions.
15. Renewal Task Force seeks cost-saving ideas
All members of the university community can help reduce campus expenses and reallocate resources by submitting ideas to the Renewal Task Force. Since fiscal 1999, the task force has saved more than $8.8 million.
Confidential ideas about your own work area or any area of the university can be submitted through the RTF Web page. The 2008 RTF, chaired by Kathy Lang, chief information officer, focuses not only on financial savings but also on quality enhancements. Quality enhancements include process improvements that allow the university to be more productive, new services to better support students and faculty, and the elimination of tasks that are no longer necessary.
First semester ideas were submitted by:
• Scott Feldstein, ITS
• Joan Holcomb, Office of Marketing and Communication
• Erin Kuecker, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
• April McCaskill, Office of the Comptroller
• Dr. David Moberg, Department of Sociology
• Mykl Novak, ITS
• Mary Simmons, ITS
• Diana Sroka, College of Communication
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16. Lenten evening prayer offered
University Ministry will sponsor Lenten Evening Prayer, a reflective prayer of Scripture and song, today, Feb. 18, from 7:30 to 8 p.m., in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
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17. “Do you speak Bible?” Gospel readings during Lent
The College of Arts and Sciences and Raynor Memorial Libraries will hold readings of the complete Gospels during Lent. The Gospel of Mark will be read Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center (lower level). The subsequent sessions will take place Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 5. Each session will last about two and a half hours. Light refreshments will be provided.
Contact Dr. John Pustejovsky, interim dean, at 8-7230 for more information.
18. Faber Center holding retreat offered for busy people; Lenten series
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will offer a “Retreat for Busy People” for those who do not have time to get away to a retreat. The retreat involves committing to daily prayer as well as meeting with a spiritual director individually each week. The opening prayer service will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chapel of The Holy Family. Individual weekly meetings are held Feb. 28 to April 23, and the closing prayer service is Wednesday, April 23, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Registration forms are due to the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, by Monday, Feb. 25. For more information, call the Faber Center at 8-4545.
The Faber Center will also sponsor the Lenten Speaker Series featuring Associate Director of University Ministry Rev. Frank Majka, S.J. The series will run from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, March 5 and April 2 in AMU 254 and April 24 at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be explored through “A Walk through the Spiritual Exercises.” Lunch will be provided. No RSVP is needed.
19. Flutist Sergio Pallottelli performing tomorrow
Sergio Pallottelli, internationally acclaimed flutist, will perform a solo flute recital Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Varsity Theater. His recital will include classical flute and world music compositions for the flute. Admission is free.
The Marquette Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, will also present its winter concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Varsity Theater. The 120-member band will perform a variety of music including Mars from The Planets, by Gustav Holst, and works by Sparke, Whitacre and Alfred Reed. Pallottelli will also serve as guest soloist. Admission is free.
Pallottelli performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South American and Australia. He has performed at Nice Summer Music Academy, France; Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador; Festival Internacional de Flautistas, Peru; and Festival de Flautistas, Costa Rica.
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20. Father Wild to rededicate Brooks Mosaic
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette, will host a ceremony rededicating the Brooks Mosaic, second floor of AMU, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. The brief ceremony will include presenting the history of Father Peter Brooks and rededicating the mosaic to its new location in AMU from its previous location in Brooks Memorial Union. Light refreshments will be provided.
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21. OIE hosting passport fair
The Office of International Education will host a passport fair to give members of the Marquette community the opportunity to renew an existing passport or apply for a new one Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 407. New travel requirements now require every American citizen traveling abroad to have a passport.
Registration is required. For more information, visit the OIE office.
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22. Campus-wide pingpong tournament hosted by OIE
The Office of International Education will hold a campus-wide pingpong tournament Friday, Feb. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., in AMU 407. There is no cost to enter the tournament but participants must sign up by Monday, Feb. 25, in AMU 407.
For more information, call the Office of International Education at 8-7289.
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23. Brown bag lunch to cover Web site creation
ITS and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will co-sponsor a brown bag lunch on “A Web site for your project: how, what, how much, how soon?” Wednesday, March 5, from noon to 1 p.m., in Raynor Library, 320H.
The presentation will include information about creating a Web site that displays information on Marquette-related activities, including requesting assistance with Web sites; ITS and Office of Marketing and Communication expertise and assistance in Web planning and design; Web design vendors; and the department faculty profile pages. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Katherine Hughes-Durben, director of project planning and development; or Naheed Bleecker, director of support services.
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24. Participants in muscle fatigue study needed
Marquette researchers seek participants for a study examining the influence of aging on muscle fatigue.
Participants need to be aged 18 to 35 years or 65 years and over, who will be seated and exercise their lower leg or arm muscles while researchers record muscle activity. The time commitment is an introductory session followed by three two-hour weekday sessions with opportunities for additional participation. Sessions take place in the Exercise Science Program, 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 Bonnie Schlinder-Delap, lab supervisor, at 8-6674, or Dr. Sandra Hunter, assistant professor of exercise science, at 8-6673.
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25. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Tuesday, Feb. 19, Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 228.
Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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26. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 18
Due to last week’s inclement weather, most of scheduled work has been shifted to this week.
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 to 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following days for beam installation. Access to the Intermodal station will be available from the north at 5th and Clybourn, the east on St. Paul or the St. Paul/ Lovell eastbound I-794 exit ramp. There will be no direct access to the Intermodal station from the west on St. Paul Avenue. The beam installation may cause some minor noise and lights.
• The off-ramp from eastbound I-94 to 6th and Kilbourn will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 a.m.
• Sheeting removal early Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, west of and south of Straz Tower, will cause some vibrations over a brief period.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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