— January 28, 2008 —
- President’s Address takes place tomorrow
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel available to the public this week
- Nominate commencement speaker by Thursday
- Simmons religious commitment grant proposals due Thursday
- Nominate staff for Excellence in University Service Awards
- Applications accepted for Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship
- Nominate a Senior Woman for Ignatian Leadership Award
- Faculty to discuss global warming
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Faith and spirituality discussed at next POWER Lunch
- Donate hair to Locks of Love
- Spirituality discussion to cover Listening for God
- Open your home to some Marquette students
- Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 28
1. President’s Address takes place tomorrow
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will give his annual President’s Address tomorrow, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union. Father Wild will take questions from attendees as well as answer select questions e-mailed to him by 5 p.m. today, Jan. 28.
2. Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel available to the public this week
Tickets for the Mission Week keynote event, “War, Peace and People of Faith,” are still available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. Tickets for the panel discussion are available while supplies last, with a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID. Beginning Jan. 30, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
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. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice and Peace.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (largest interfaith peace organization in the United States) and author/editor of 25 books on peace and justice.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region and senior officer deployed to Baghdad to establish the Iraqi Military Academy.
Brooks Lounge hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11:30 p.m
3. Nominate commencement speaker by Thursday
Nominations for a student commencement speaker are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The senior speaker is a graduating senior who can inspire and relate to the Marquette community. The selected student will write and deliver a speech at graduation.
Nominations can be made online.
E-mail Megan Ward, senior speaker coordinator, for more information.
4. Simmons religious commitment grant proposals due Thursday
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. Proposals are due Jan. 31 to O'Hara Hall 102 or Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J.
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.
Guidelines are posted online.
5. 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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6. Applications accepted for Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship
The Human Rights Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2008 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship. Presented in collaboration with 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.
The submission deadline is Feb. 25.
7. Nominate a Senior Woman for Ignatian Leadership Award
The Association for Marquette University Women is accepting nominations for the 2008-09 AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award. This award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, was established to recognize a graduating Marquette University senior woman who excels academically, has demonstrated leadership skills and volunteered her services to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities. This award recognizes an individual who strives to live out the Ignatian ideals through her work, volunteer efforts and commitments to family, classmates and peers.
The submission deadline is Feb. 22. Contact Terrie Bruckbauer, office associate in University Advancement, at 8-3353 for more information.
8. Faculty to discuss global warming
Five faculty members from diverse academic disciplines will discuss global warming Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. in AMU 252. "Students for an Environmentally Active Campus Focus the Nation Teach-In" will include:
• Dr. Milton Bates, professor of English
• Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology
• Dr. Jame Schaefer, assistant professor of theology
• Dr. Gail Schumann, adjunct professor of biological sciences
• Dr. McGee Young, assistant professor of political science
The five professors will speak about how global warming relates to their areas of study, how Marquette can become more environmentally conscious and how individuals can improve their carbon imprint.
9. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Sarah J. Schmidtke, assistant professor of chemistry at The College of Wooster, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Schmidtke will speak on the “Solvent Impact on the Photophysical Properties of Benzophenone Derivatives.”
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10. Faith and spirituality discussed at next POWER Lunch
The subject for the next POWER Lunch, Wednesday, Jan. 30, from will be “Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.” The program be from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A.
Panelists will be:
• Melanie Landgraf, owner and registered yoga teacher, Tosa Yoga, Wauwatosa.
• Giselle Castillo, account manager, Direct Supply, Brown Deer.
• Dr. Robert Shelledy, visiting assistant professor of political science and director of Catholic Social Action, Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
The POWER Lunch series provides the opportunity to network with professionals in various career fields, hear real stories and experiences from experts representing diverse cultures and enjoy free lunch.
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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12. Spirituality discussion to cover Listening for God
The Manresa Project will host the Women's Spirituality Discussion on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 252. Attendees should read the Listening for God article by Linda Douty prior to attending and are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided.
13. Open your home to some Marquette students
The Association of Marquette University Women and the Student Alumni Network invite Marquette faculty and staff to host two to 12 students in their home for dinner and an evening of casual conversation for the 37th annual “Supper for 12 Strangers.” “Supper” can be as formal as a gourmet meal on fine china or as casual as brats and burgers on paper plates.
Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Contact Alumni Relations at 8-4764 for more information.
14. Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
Healthy individuals 18 to 40 years of age are needed for a research study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, and Dr. Xue-Cheng Liu of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Individuals interested in participating in the study, "Conservative vs Surgical Clubfoot Treatment,” will receive $25 and must meet participation criteria:
• Have no orthopaedic or neuromuscular impairment that affects the way their muscles work.
• Be able to attend a four-hour visit to the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
• Are not pregnant.
Most testing will take place during weekday business hours, but some evening and weekend times are available.
Contact the Motion Analysis Lab by Monday, Feb. 11, for more information.
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.
15. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Tuesday, Jan. 29, Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 228. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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16. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 28
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. from Tuesday, Jan. 29, to Friday, Feb. 1 for beam installation. Access to the Intermodal station will be available from the east and Lovell exit ramp only. The Lovell exit ramp will also be open to eastbound St Paul.
• Night work is scheduled to take place overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, on I-43 northbound. There will be some noise and lights to the west of Straz Tower as the contractor removes formwork.
• There is no sheeting or pile-driving scheduled this week.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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