— January 17, 2008 —
- Community Campaign raises $186,000
- Faculty presenting at pediatric health conference
- Schultenover hosting journal for Congregation of the Society of Jesus
- Simmons religious commitment grant proposals due Jan. 31
- New Information Center bypass phone number
- Share Marquette when you travel
- Complete archive of The Indian Sentinel available online
- Friends of the Haggerty hosting trip to southern France
- Papers being accepted for Jesuit higher education conference
- Haggerty Museum featuring Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
- Donate hair to Locks of Love
1. Community Campaign raises $186,000
Thanks to the generous contributions of Marquette faculty, staff and administrators, the 2007 Community Campaign raised $186,412, which was $1,412 more than the goal.
Hundreds of donors and participants contributed more gifts than ever before, making this the most successful Community Campaign in campaign history. “It is a good feeling knowing that our contributions will have a positive impact on the lives of so many,” said Community Campaign Co-chair Janice Simmons-Welburn, dean of libraries.
“It is heartwarming to see the Marquette community give so generously of their time, talent and treasure,” said Community Campaign Co-Chair Rana Altenburg, vice president for Public Affairs, giving special thanks to the Community Campaign cabinet members to make the campaign a success. “It reinforces one of our favorite sayings, ‘We Are Marquette.’”
Winners of the Community Campaign drawing to receive two tickets to the Marquette Bradley Center suite for the March 15 Bucks vs. Boston Celtics game:
Jean Dole, University Advancement
Edmund Gryga, ITS
Shawna Langford, ITS
Carol Lulewicz, Office of the Registrar
Stephanie Nikolay, Law School
Debra Reeder, College of Business Administration
Mary Simmons, ITS
Sara Szyjka, Office of Marketing and Communication
Susan Teerink, Student Financial Aid
Neelima Tummala, ITS
2. Faculty presenting at pediatric health conference
Dr. Marilyn Frenn, associate professor of nursing, and Dr. Astrida Kaugars, assistant professor of psychology, will present at the Children’s Research Institute’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Research: Building Networks for Interdisciplinary Collaboration conference Friday, Feb. 22. The conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include local and national speakers presenting about interdisciplinary research.
Kaugars will present “Quality of Life in Families of Children with Constipation” and Frenn will present “Partnering to Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise.”
Cost to attend is $35.
For more information, contact Dr. Astrida Kaugars, 8-3665.
Children's Research Institute is a member of Children's Hospital and Health System and is affiliated with Marquette’s College of Nursing.
3. Schultenover hosting journal for Congregation of the Society of Jesus
Rev. Dave Schultenover, S.J., professor of theology, is posting journal entries from the Thirty-fifth General Congregation of the Society of Jesus on Creighton University’s Web site.
Representatives of the Society of Jesus from around the world are in Rome to elect a new superior general and to discuss some major issues facing the society's mission worldwide. The congregation will likely continue meeting into February or March.
4. Simmons religious commitment grant proposals due Jan. 31
Proposals for the 2008-2009 Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund are being accepted for projects and events that enhance Marquette’s institutional religious commitment. New guidelines are posted online.
Available to Marquette staff, faculty and administrators, the fund provides modest grants ($500 to $2,500) to finance small projects or provide seed money for programs or events that deepen the religious nature of Marquette University.
Proposals are due Jan. 31 to O'Hara Hall 102 or Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J.
5. New Information Center bypass phone number
The Marquette Information Center has a new phone number. Students, faculty, staff and visitors can now reach the center directly at 288-INFO. This allows customers to bypass the welcome greeting they receive by calling 288-7250, 288-7700 and 800-222-6544 and speak directly with an information specialist.
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6. Share Marquette when you travel
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites faculty, staff and administrators to become Marquette Ambassadors. The Ambassador Program connects current Marquette students to their former high school to share information about our university. The program has been expanded so employees who are traveling for business or personal reasons can serve as Marquette advocates by dropping off an Ambassador packet at the local high school.
Contact Molly Thompson, admissions counselor, for Ambassador packets and additional information.
7. Complete archive of The Indian Sentinel available online
The complete archive of The Indian Sentinel (1902-1962), a publication of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, is now available online through Raynor Memorial Libraries. The Indian Sentinel features articles about Native Americans across the United States and their evangelization by the Catholic Church. The magazine includes first-hand accounts and photographs taken by missionaries, as well as articles, essays and letters written by Native Americans.
8. Friends of the Haggerty hosting trip to southern France
The Haggerty Friends Travel Committee’s next international trip is to the south of France from Sept. 4 to 14, 2008.
Participants will fly from Chicago through Madrid on Iberian Airlines to Marseille and stay at Vallon de Valruges in St. Remy de Provence for four nights. Activities during this multiple-city tour will include an excursion to Les Baux de Provence and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon. The last five nights include a stay at the four-star Splendid Hotel and Spa, near the Promenade des Anglais and the historical center of Nice. Visits include several museums and collections in the south of France along with the Maeght Foundation.
The $5,599 cost, based on double occupancy, includes air and coach transportation, lodging with continental breakfast, admission to all museums and cultural institutions and professional guides throughout the trip. Free time is also scheduled. The $500 deposit is due March 31.
For more information, contact Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, associate curator, at 8-5588.
9. Papers being accepted for Jesuit higher education conference
The National Steering Committee on Justice in Jesuit Higher Education is accepting proposals from presenters who represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, to advance the tradition that is Jesuit education.
The conference, “Transforming the World and Being Transformed,”June 18-21, 2009, at Fairfield University, honors the scholarship, service and related initiatives that help serve faith and promote justice every day at Jesuit universities.
Conference proposals should be one page in length and submitted by March 30, 2008. Response should be expected around July 15, 2008.
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10. Haggerty Museum featuring Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
The Haggerty Museum of Art’s exhibition of the first American retrospective of Cuba’s best-known surrealist, Wifredo Lam, continues until Monday, Jan. 21.
“Wifredo Lam in North America” features more than 60 drawings and paintings from North American collections that best represent the different phases of Lam’s career. The exhibition includes works from North American museums, galleries and private collections across the United States and the Caribbean.
11. Donate hair to Locks of Love
Members of the Marquette community are invited to donate 10 inches or more of hair to Locks of Love on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in AMU 380. GLOW Salon will provide free haircuts and styles to those donating their hair.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children under age 18 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Contact Amanda Wolff to schedule a time.
The staff of Cobeen Residence Hall is cosponsoring the event with GLOW Salon and Spa.
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