- College of Nursing to honor Dr. Miller
- Join Texas barbecue for Buzz Williams
- Marquette Preview starts this week
- Degree Navigator phased out
- University Ministry changing name to Campus Ministry
- Faculty/Staff Golf Outing rescheduled for June 19
- Spirit Shop holding summer sale
- Parking permit applications for 2008-2009 academic year due
- Marquette women’s volleyball team holding walk at Triplesfest
- Athletics recognized with NACMA award
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of June 16
1. College of Nursing to honor Dr. Miller
The College of Nursing will host a celebration on Tuesday, July 1, to honor the 38-year tenure of Dr. Judith Fitzgerald Miller, interim dean of the college. Miller announced last week that she is resigning, effective June 30, to accept the deanship of the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri.
The reception in Miller's honor will begin at 4 p.m. July 1 in the ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, with a brief program at 4:30 p.m. RSVP to Amy Neitzel or call 8-4632 by Tuesday, June 17.
Miller, professor and associate dean for graduate programs and research in the College of Nursing, joined the Marquette nursing faculty in 1971. The author of more than 40 books and articles, she focused her research on psychosocial responses to chronic illness and is currently part of an interdisciplinary team at the Medical College of Wisconsin looking at the "chemobrain" phenomenon in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. She authored Coping with Chronic Illness: Overcoming Powerlessness, which is now in its third edition. She has received millions of dollars in program and research funding, including the current six-year federal funding for the Ph.D. program in nursing and a national study on graduate programs in nursing for non-nurses.
In announcing her resignation, Miller told nursing faculty and staff, "Together we made monumental changes here, set the pace for nursing education at the graduate and undergraduate levels, launched a myriad of new programs, brought in program and research dollars, maintained high standards and achieved quality outcomes."
Interim Provost Dave Shrock said, "I greatly value Judy as a friend and colleague and am highly appreciative of her efforts to make ours a better nursing college. She will be sorely missed, but I wish her great success at Missouri. They are fortunate to have attracted her."
Marquette last month announced the appointment of Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, chair of adult health nursing and program director of the nurse anesthesia program at Rush University's College of Nursing, as dean of the Marquette University College of Nursing, effective July 1.
2. Join Texas barbecue for Buzz Williams
Marquette is hosting a Texas-style barbecue for Brent “Buzz” Williams, men’s head basketball coach, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Central Mall behind Raynor Library.
In addition to food provided by Famous Dave’s, the event will include former and current players, new staff, line dancing, bull riding and activities for kids. Cost is $10 per person. Children age two and under are free.
RSVP by Wednesday, June 18, to University Special Events at 8-7431.
3. Marquette Preview starts this week
Help welcome the newest members of the Marquette community during Marquette University Preview 2008, which begins this week. More than 1,250 students and 1,500 parents are participating in sessions today, June 16, and June 19, 20, 22, 23, 26 and 27.
During these programs, new Marquette students and their parents meet
with academic advisers to learn about campus resources. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at 8-1412.
4. Degree Navigator phased out
As part of the current upgrade of the CheckMarq student system, the Peoplesoft version of degree audit, called “Academic Advisement,” will replace the current Degree Navigator. Academic Advisement will offer students and advisers an integrated approach to courses, registration and degree requirements and will be available in October 2008 prior to advising for spring 2009 registration.
Degree Navigator will no longer be available to students and staff after June 30, 2008. Students should direct any degree progress questions to their adviser or college office. More information will follow regarding faculty and staff training sessions.
5. University Ministry changing name to Campus Ministry
University Ministry will begin the new academic year with a new name. Effective Aug. 1, University Ministry will again be known as “Campus Ministry.” The name was changed to more clearly communicate the spiritual, religious and pastoral support that the office provides to students as part of its mission. Campus Ministry is also used by many similar offices throughout higher education.
The office was previously known as Campus Ministry until the 1995-1996 academic year. At that time, the term “University Ministry” was embraced as a way to demonstrate a pastoral presence to students living off-campus.
Departments and offices are asked to update their communication materials with the new name. For more information, contact University Ministry at 8-6873.
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