- Provost candidates to participate in open forums next week
- Former president of Ireland to speak at Marquette University
- Help Desk closed this weekend
- College of Professional Studies holding information session
- Georgetown law professor to present annual McGee Lecture
- Diversity grants available from the Office of the Provost
- Marquette Night at the symphony is April 17
- Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila to speak on faith at Varsity Theatre
- Unused sleeping bags needed to benefit the homeless
- Stone Creek Coffee sale benefits Hunger Clean-up
- Listserv for women in higher education available
1. Provost candidates to participate in open forums next week
Dr. Marek Dollár, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Miami University (Ohio) will participate in an open forum with the Marquette community Tuesday, March 25, at 5 p.m., in Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Suites.
Video of the forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Thursday, March 27, until 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29. All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit comments about Dollár at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/.
The Provost Search Committee will also hold an open forum Thursday, March 27, at 5 p.m., in AMU Ballroom C, with candidate Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette. Video of the Pauly forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29, until 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31.
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, although a slight adjustment is made for the last candidate given the weekend time frame.
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 at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/ 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.
2. Former president of Ireland to speak at Marquette University
Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland and former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, will give a free, public lecture at Marquette University at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Robinson will speak on “Responding to Human Rights Challenges” at the Varsity Theatre for the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Lecture Series in International Affairs.
Robinson served as the seventh president of Ireland from December 1990 until September 1997, when she was appointed to the United Nations high commissioner position. Today she chairs the Council of Women World Leaders and is president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, which is based in New York and works to bring standards of human rights into the globalization process and to support capacity-building in good governance in developing countries.
Recently appointed to the UN Global Compact Board, Robinson is one of 20 global business, labor and social leaders working to advance 10 universal business principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption for this corporate citizenship initiative. She also recently became a member of The Elders, a group of world leaders, founded by Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who contribute their wisdom, independent leadership, and integrity to tackling some of the world’s toughest problems with the goal of making the world a better place.
Marquette inaugurated the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Lecture Series in International Affairs in 2006 with a visit by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof. In 2007, the series hosted Reza Aslan, noted author and expert on Islam and the Middle East, and Dr. Francis Fukuyama, scholar, professor and former official with the U.S. Department of State.
3. Help Desk closed this weekend
The IT Services Help Desk will be closed for Spring Break this weekend. Its hours will be:
• Thursday, March 20 — open until 5 p.m.
• Friday, March 21, to Sunday, March 23 — Closed
Normal Help Desk hours resume Monday, March 24:
• Monday to Thursday — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Sunday — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4. College of Professional Studies holding information session
The College of Professional Studies will host an information session for prospective undergraduate, adult degree students Saturday, March 29, from 10 to 11:15 a.m., in Cudahy Hall 414. The session will provide information about undergraduate programs (criminology and law studies, organization and leadership, professional communication, psychology), including accelerated eight-week sessions, weeknight, Saturday and online classes, application and admission processes and financial aid. Register online or call ext. 8-3153.
5. Georgetown law professor to present annual McGee Lecture
David Cole, Georgetown University professor of law, will present “Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror,” for the annual McGee Lecture on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 6 p.m., in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is needed by Tuesday, April 2.
Cole is a volunteer staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
The lecture is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, the Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and Marquette Law School.
For more information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, assistant dean of external affairs, at 8-3167.
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9. Unused sleeping bags needed to benefit the homeless
Midnight Run, a service program of University Ministry that focuses on the needs of hungry and homeless people living around Marquette, is holding a sleeping bag drive from Tuesday, March 25, to Friday, March 28.
Donations of unused sleeping bags should be delivered to University Ministry, AMU 236, and will be given to St. Benedict the Moor Parish.
For more information, contact Gerry Fischer, assistant director, at 8-3687.
10. Stone Creek Coffee sale benefits Hunger Clean-up
One-pound bags of Stone Creek Coffee ($11 to $12 per bag) are on sale until Tuesday, April 1, to support Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette's largest one-day service project. The funds benefit community agencies around Milwaukee working to fight poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Stop by the Office of Student Development, AMU 239, or e-mail for a list of blends and prices and to place an order.
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11. Listserv for women in higher education available
Women faculty, administrators and support staff on campus interested in joining the listserv of the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership should notify Suzanne Abler, assistant provost for division operations and Marquette's WWHEL representative, to be added to the list.
WWHEL provides opportunities for networking, information sharing, support for women in leadership and encourages women faculty and staff to pursue leadership positions. The organization sponsors an annual fall conference and also informs women of other national, regional, state or campus professional development opportunities. The listserv facilitates communication about issues and provides information on upcoming workshops.