— January 14, 2008 —
- Center for Peacemaking hosting open house
- Law School hosting forum with Michael Gableman
- Mark your calendar for the President’s Address
- Acquisition of nearby properties completed
- Learn how D2L can enhance your teaching at training sessions
- John Kratzer wins iPod for emergency notice registration
- Participants needed for stroke research study
- Free group fitness sessions offered at Rec Plex and Recreation Center
- Children’s swim lessons offered at Rec Plex
- Photos of city’s most memorable moments wanted by tomorrow
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 14
1. Center for Peacemaking hosting open house
Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking will hold an open house tomorrow, Jan. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Academic Support Building, room 201, 735 W. 17th St.
Director G. Simon Harak, S.J., and Associate Director Deidre Hughes will be delighted by the presence of all who attend, but visitors are also invited to bring a "peace offering" — anything they think will help promote peacemaking. Chocolate, juice, soda, coffee, hot chocolate, books, DVDs, videos, CDs, framed posters, and contacts with area peace and justice groups are particularly welcome offerings. They will be especially interested in talents and time that attendees would be willing to donate to the center’s peacemaking efforts.
2. Law School hosting forum with Michael Gableman
State Supreme Court candidate Michael Gableman is the next guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” at the Law School. Gableman will discuss his judicial philosophy and whether judicial campaigns should look like other political campaigns on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in room 325 of Sensenbrenner Hall, 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Gableman, a Burnett County Circuit Court judge, is running against Justice Louis Butler in the upcoming election. He is a former district attorney, administrative law judge, adjunct professor of law, deputy corporation counsel, private practice attorney and teacher. Justice Butler appeared at the Law School in November; a podcast of his appearance is available online.
Visit the Law School Web site for more information and to register.
3. Mark your calendar for the President’s Address
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will give his annual President’s Address on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union.
4. Acquisition of nearby properties completed
Marquette has completed its purchase, announced last fall, of a number of properties in the campus area. These include:
- Kalt Apartments at 1621 and 1623 W. Wisconsin Ave. and 628 N. 17th St.
- Marquette Apartments at 1622-1634 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- University Center at 1610-1616 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- Commercial Buildings at 1202 and 1222 W. Wells St.
The site of the Kalt Apartments is targeted for the proposed Discovery Learning Complex, which will house the College of Engineering. Tenants of the Kalt Apartments, as well as the nearby Trebor and Carmel Apartments, have been advised that those units will be available for lease through May 2009. The Office of Residence Life assumed responsibility for management of the Kalt Apartments last month.
Marquette administrators, staff and students have been assisting in the relocation of residents of the Marquette Apartments, which will be converted into a suite-style residence hall. Fewer than a dozen residents remain in the building. The University Centre consists of commercial properties immediately east of the Marquette Apartments. The university will honor the existing terms of all residential and commercial leases but does not intend to extend the commercial leases for space located on the first floor of the Marquette Apartments. That space will be dedicated to common areas for the new residence hall.
The commercial buildings at 12th and Wells are close to the Al McGuire Center, Parking Structure 2 and student residences; no specific use for this site has been identified at this point in time.
5. Learn how D2L can enhance your teaching at training sessions
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services are offering hands-on Desire2Learn training sessions for faculty this semester, beginning Feb. 8. Participants who complete all seven sessions (not necessarily in the same semester) and present a project involving the use of D2L in a course earn an e-teaching certificate.
All sessions are on Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. in Raynor Library, room 320(h) — Center for Teaching and Learning:
Feb. 8 — Course design and D2L applications
Feb. 22 — Teaching blended and online courses with D2L
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.
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6. John Kratzer wins iPod for emergency notice registration
John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, was randomly selected to win the iPod that was offered first semester to all faculty, staff and administrators who registered their cell phone numbers for the university’s emergency text messaging system.
Faculty and staff can still enroll in the emergency text messaging system by entering their personal cell phone number in the “Personal Information” section of MyJob. All faculty and staff with university-owned cell phones have been automatically enrolled.
The university will use the text messaging system, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus. Notices will come with the subject line, “MU Emerg Alert.” The text system will also be used for weather alerts, using the subject line “MU Wther Alert.”
In the case of an emergency on campus or severe weather, information will be made available to the campus community through e-mail, text messaging, voice mail and/or the Marquette Web site, as the situation warrants.
7. 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 this study, contact Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, assistant professor of physical therapy, at 8-7282.
8. Free group fitness sessions offered at Rec Plex and Recreation Center
The Helfaer Recreation Center and the Rec Plex will offer free sample group fitness classes Saturday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to "try before you buy." This is an opportunity to try classes that will be offered during the spring semester.
Attendees can stop by either location to try a variety of group fitness classes, which will be about 15 minutes long. The spinning class will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rec Center only.
Group fitness class sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Rec Center for Rec Center classes and Jan. 24 at the Rec Plex for Rec Plex classes.
Call 8-7778 for more information.
9. Children’s swim lessons offered at Rec Plex
The Rec Plex will offer children’s swim lessons on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 22 to March 11. The cost is $33 for members/students and $39 non-members. Classes are sponsored by the American Red Cross and segmented into six levels of learning.
A Tiny Tots & Wee Folks class, for children ages six months to six years, and a parent/child class are also offered.
Register in person at the Rec Plex. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager, 8-7778.
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10. Photos of city’s most memorable moments wanted by tomorrow
In celebration of the 162nd City of Milwaukee birthday party, The Milwaukee Press Club is holding a photo contest about Milwaukee’s most memorable moments. Do you or a family member have a Marquette photo that might qualify? Snapshots of Marquette’s 1977 NCAA Championship, Al’s Run, the reconstruction of St. Joan of Arc Chapel, building Marquette Hall and other key Marquette events help depict “Milwaukee Moments” in history. Only amateur photography owned by the individual submitting the snapshot will be accepted.
The submission deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 15. The public will vote for the winning photo from 10 selected finalists from Jan. 18 to 25. The winner will be announced by Mayor Tom Barrett at the city’s birthday party Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Pfister Hotel.
Contest rules and entry instructions are available online.
11. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 14
The bollards on both ends of the 11th Street Mall are now operational and will be in the up position at all times to prevent unauthorized vehicle access. They may not look substantial, but a vehicle striking them will sustain significant damage. The bollards will be lowered only for vehicle access for move-in, authorized pick-ups and deliveries and emergencies. The bollards make the 11th Street Mall a safer environment for pedestrians and residents. If they are successful, they may be installed at other locations on campus.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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