— March 6, 2008—
- Hossenlopp will serve as interim dean of arts and sciences next year
- Online feedback about provost candidates requested
- More than $4 million allocated for merit raises
- Microbial researcher to present Oliver H. Smith lecture
- Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak to speak for Père Marquette Lecture
- Educational reformer to address “The Problem in Public Education”
- Hallows Lecture to address interpretive judicial philosophy
- MUSG holding safety forum Monday
- $200 Dittman paper submissions due Monday
- Proposals sought for “Who Counts?” grants
- Stations of the Cross held on Fridays during Lent
- “Reflections on El Salvador” featured for Soup with Substance
- Free movie addresses gender in advertising
- Past participants of Civil Rights Pilgrimage to share their experience
- Dasha Kelly holding writing workshop
- Registration now open for third annual Relay For Life
- Hunger Clean-Up registration now taking place
- Contribute to AIDS quilt
- St. Patrick's Day fish fry to include give-aways and dancing
- IT Services offers help with junk e-mail management
1. Hossenlopp will serve as interim dean of arts and sciences next year
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, associate professor and chair of the Chemistry Department, will serve as interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. Interim Provost David Shrock announced the appointment at the Marquette Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday.
Hossenlopp will succeed Dr. John Pustejovsky, who was named interim dean following the retirement of Dr. Michael McKinney in December 2007. Shrock praised both Pustejovsky and Hossenlopp for their willingness to assist the university during this transitional period. “We are blessed to have faculty who exhibit both leadership and a strong commitment to the success and excellence of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences,” he said.
Hossenlopp, who has served as department chair since 2004, joined the Marquette faculty in 1989. She received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award in 1989 and the John P. Raynor Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003. She earned her B.S. degree in chemistry at Colgate University, M.A. in education from Siena Heights College and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Syracuse University. Additionally, she did postdoctoral work at Columbia University.
Hossenlopp teaches physical chemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as general chemistry for freshmen. Her research interests are in the area of nonmaterials with a focus on the development and characterization of materials for chemical sensor and fire retardancy applications. She is a member of the advisory board for Alcorn State University’s National Science Foundation funded HBCU-UP grant for improving undergraduate research skills.
2. Online feedback about provost candidates requested
The Provost Search Committee will hold open forums with each of the candidate finalists beginning next week. The 90-minute forums are open to all members of the Marquette community.
• Monday, March 10, 5:30 p.m., AMU Ballroom C — Dr. Samuel Attoh, dean of the graduate school, Loyola University Chicago
• Tuesday, March 25, 5 p.m., Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Suites — Dr. Marek Dollar, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Miami University (Ohio)
• Thursday, March 27, 5 p.m., AMU Ballroom C — Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University
All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit comments about the candidates shortly after each forum. Video of each forum and comment forms will be posted:
• from 7 a.m. March 12 until 7 a.m. March 14 for Attoh
• from 7 a.m. March 27 until 7 a.m. March 29 for Dollár
• from 7 a.m. March 29 until 4:30 p.m. March 31 for Pauly
The availability of the links and comment forms coincides with the completion of each finalist's two-day interview schedule. The duration for each provides equal opportunity for viewing and feedback, though a slight adjustment is made for the last candidate given the weekend timeframe.
eMarq login information is needed to post comments. Comment forms are also available from Dr. Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president. Curriculum vitae and cover letters for each candidate are posted now for viewing.
In addition to the open forums, each candidate will also meet with various groups, including the deans, representatives of the Board of Trustees, the University Academic Senate, MUSG, the vice provosts and academic planning and management team members, and the vice presidents and administrative planning and leadership team members.
Dr. Patrick Carey, chair of the search committee, expects the committee will make recommendations to Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., this spring so a new provost can be appointed and start in time for the 2008-09 academic year.
3. More than $4 million allocated for merit raises
Marquette’s fiscal year 2009 budget will allocate approximately $4.2 million for merit raises for faculty, staff and administrators.
“The past 12 months have truly been a banner year for the university,” President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said. “As we celebrate four extraordinary eight-figure donations as well as many other wonderful gifts, both large and small, that we have received, I am cognizant that they are in many ways a tribute to the men and women who make Marquette a special place for our students to learn and grow and advancing our human family’s store of knowledge. Our donors recognize and appreciate the care and commitment which our faculty and staff have in ensuring that we offer excellent academic programs, opportunities for service and leadership and faith-filled experiences. For that I too am very grateful.”
The $4.2 million general merit pool allocation will be given to deans and vice presidents for distribution as adjustments to base pay. The salary increase does not reflect additional university contributions to benefit costs, including health insurance, retirement and tuition remission. Salary increases are awarded strictly on merit, based on annual performance reviews. The allocation of funding for merit raises does not mean employees will automatically receive raises.
Each July and August, the university collects information from departments and offices around campus that helps in forecasting revenue for the next fiscal year. The information includes student enrollment forecasts, suggested tuition rates, and economic conditions. Senior administration then examines the budget data related to forecasted expenses for the next year, including nondiscretionary costs such as utilities and debt payments. After evaluating projected expenses, an amount is set aside for the salary pool.
In conjunction with this year's merit raises, salary changes for employees who work on a 12-month basis will take effect on July 1. Union employees will receive increases effective Sept. 1 in accordance with negotiated contract settlements.
Employees with employment arrangements of less than 12 months will receive increases as follows:
Staff and Administrators: July 1
Graduate assistants: Aug. 1
Faculty: Aug. 16
Part-time faculty: Sept. 1
4. Microbial researcher to present Oliver H. Smith lecture
Dr. J. William Costerton, professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry Center for Biofilms, will present “Microbial Biofilms in Nature and Disease” for the 22nd Annual Oliver H. Smith Memorial Lecture tomorrow, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. The lecture will take place in Emory Clark Hall 111 and is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences.
Costerton’s research career has included studying the ultrastructure of bacterial cell surfaces and examining and stabilizing their extracellular polymers. More recently his research has included studies on cell-signaling and the genes involved in biofilm development. He is generally credited with the discovery that bacteria live predominantly in biofilm communities. He has published more than 600 papers in refereed journals, recently wrote The Biofilm Primer and is series editor for a set of 20 books about biofilms that will be published by Springer.
Dr. Oliver H. Smith joined the faculty of Marquette’s Department of Biology in 1963. Between then and his death at age 55 in 1985, Smith made many contributions to the department, the university and to the larger academic community in the genetics of Escherichia coli. His work led to appointments to national scientific committees and as a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health and at the Pasteur Institute of Paris.
5. Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak to speak for Père Marquette Lecture
The Department of Theology will host the 2008 Père Marquette Lecture in Theology, "Who Are the Church?” featuring Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, John and Gertrude Hubbard chair in religious studies at the Catholic University of America on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Komonchak will explore the hypothesis that for every statement one makes about the Church, one should be ready to answer the question, “Of whom am I speaking?” He supports his position with the works of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas and relates his views to those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.
For more information, call 8-7170.
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6. Educational reformer to address “The Problem in Public Education”
The CEO of the NewSchools Venture Funds, a philanthropy firm working to transform public education by supporting educational entrepreneurs, will deliver the Tommy G. Thompson Educational Reform Lecture on Monday, March 10. Dr. Ted Mitchell will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for this free, public lecture.
Mitchell, who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University, was named CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund in 2005 after serving on the NewSchools Board of Directors for seven years. He chairs the California Governor’s Committee on Educational Excellence, which is charged with making recommendations to improve the state’s system of K-12 finance and governance. In 2007 he was also named to the California State Board of Education.
Mitchell served as president of Occidental College, a liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, for six years and was a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees from 1985-1990.
The Tommy G. Thompson lecture series is jointly sponsored by Marquette’s School of Education and the Tommy G. Thompson Center at Marquette, which houses four decades of the former Wisconsin governor’s papers, including extensive documentation of Thompson’s role in the educational reform movement.
7. Hallows Lecture to address interpretive judicial philosophy
The Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will present “Lawmaking and Interpretation: The Role of an Article III Judge in the Constitutional Framework,” for the Law School’s E. Harold Hallows Distinguished Lecture. The lecture, on Monday, March 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Sensenbrenner 307.
Attendees should pre-register online.
8. MUSG holding safety forum Monday
MUSG will host a safety forum at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Alumni Memorial Union first floor lobby. Chief Larry Rickard, director of DPS; Capt. Russell Shaw, associate director of DPS; and Jim Harpole, District 3 captain for the Milwaukee Police Dept., will discuss safety issues in light of recent events on campus and answer students' questions. All students are encouraged to attend the forum.
For more information, contact MUSG President Brock Banks.
9. $200 Dittman paper submissions due Monday
Faculty are asked to encourage their students to enter Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 11th Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition, which recognizes the importance of effective library research. $200 prizes will be awarded in freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories. All A-grade research papers written during the 2007 calendar year are eligible. The submission deadline is Monday, March 10.
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10. 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.
For more information, contact Dr. Christine Krueger, director of university core of common studies.
11. Stations of the Cross held on Fridays during Lent
University Ministry will hold the Stations of the Cross on March 7 and 14 from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Participants can make a prayerful pilgrimage, recalling the suffering of Christ for all those who suffer from oppression and with a faith seeking to promote justice.
Call University Ministry at 8-6873 for more information.
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12. “Reflections on El Salvador” featured for Soup with Substance
Tomorrow’s Soup with Substance,“Reflections on El Salvador,” will include a variety of perspectives about opportunities to learn, be of service and work for justice in El Salvador. The program will take place Friday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D.
• Adam Mescher, senior student who studied at the University of Central America;
• Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the Manresa Project, who visited the UCA last fall; and
• Gerry Fischer, assistant director of University Ministry, who visited the UCA and organizes the annual protest of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas).
13. Free movie addresses gender in advertising
The Office of Student Development's Intercultural Programs will host a free Lunchtime Flicks movie tomorrow, March 7, at noon in the Multicultural Center. The movie will be Killing Us Softly III, an examination of gender representation in advertising.
14. Past participants of Civil Rights Pilgrimage to share their experience
The Office of Student Development and the Manresa Project will sponsor “Real People Real Stories: Our Pilgrimage Story” on Monday, March 10, at noon in AMU 163. The event will feature students and staff who participated in Marquette’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage last fall. They will share their experiences, answer questions and show video clips from their trip. Lunch will be provided.
15. Dasha Kelly holding writing workshop
The Office of Student Development will sponsor a free “Writing Experience with Dasha Kelly” Monday, March 10, at 4 p.m., in AMU 227. The writing experience will be an interactive writing workshop for participants to explore their own creativity through writing.
Kelly, a nationally recognized poet and author, will guide participants through a variety of exercises to discover the story within themselves. No registration is necessary.
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16. Registration now open for third annual Relay For Life
Team registration is available until Tuesday, March 11, for the third annual Relay For Life, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, hosted by Colleges Against Cancer. E-mail Anthony Stratman for more information.
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17. Hunger Clean-Up registration now taking place
Team and individual sign-ups are now available for Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, which takes place Saturday, April 19.
Register Thursday, March 6, and Monday, March 10, through Tuesday, March 11:
• All residence halls from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• AMU Brew Bayou from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Raynor Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 7
• All residence halls from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• AMU Brew Bayou from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Raynor Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
18. Contribute to AIDS quilt
Members of the Marquette community are invited to decorate a quilt square to add to an HIV/Aids Awareness quilt at 11 a.m. each Friday until April 14, outside the AMU Brew Bayou. The squares will be used to promote HIV/AIDS awareness in the Marquette community. Donations to support the library project in Vol, Kenya, will also be accepted. The project is coordinated by the student organization Watumishi: People of Service.
19. St. Patrick's Day fish fry to include give-aways and dancing
The Marquette Club of Milwaukee will host a St. Patrick’s Day fish fry on Friday, March 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom, third floor of AMU. The dinner includes gifts for kids, raffle items, green beer and a performance by the Trinity Irish Dancers, presented by Lichtsinn & Haensel.
The event costs $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 through 12, and free for children under age 3.
RSVP by Monday, March 10, to Maureen Krueger, alumni project associate, at 8-7441 or by e-mail.
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20. IT Services offers help with junk e-mail management
To reduce the amount of “spam” e-mail that you receive in your inbox, IT Services recommends enabling Marquette’s server filter. To increase the level of filtering, IT also recommends enabling the client filter in your e-mail client, which will divert spam to your junk e-mail folder.
For more information, contact the Help Desk at 8-7799 or the Marquette IT Services Web site.
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