— March 24, 2008 —
- Natsios will speak at Marquette commencement
- Provost candidates to participate in open forums this week
- Excellence in Employee Service Awards recipients announced
- Law School hosting county executive candidate debate
- Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe
- “Who Counts?” grant proposals due March 31
- “Women & Heart Disease” is topic for Boheim Lecture
- Memorial services scheduled for Richard A. “Dick” Burke
- Law School holding information session
- “Video and audio production in D2L” to be held Friday
- Executive to speak about food and beverage wastewater treatment
- Raynor class reserves for summer and fall now available
- Committee on Staff seeking nominations
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Sign up now for Hunger Clean-up
- Soup with Substance speakers to discuss WHINSEC
- Recommend a student for the VOICE Peer Education Program
- Free Brewer tickets available with Marquette ID
- Knitters and crocheters needed to help with volunteer projects
- $5 massages at Massage-A-Thon
- Stone Creek Coffee sale benefits Hunger Clean-up
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 2
1. Natsios will speak at Marquette commencement
Andrew Natsios, distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University and the former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be the speaker at Marquette University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2008. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
Natsios joined the faculty of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown in January 2006, following his resignation at USAID. An appointee of President George W. Bush, he served as USAID administrator from May 2001 to January 2006, managing the agency’s reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iran and the Sudan. He also served as the U.S. special presidential envoy to the Sudan from September 2006 to December 2007. Natsios had previously been director of USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and assistant administrator for the Bureau for Food and Humanitarian Assistance.
The author of U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and The Great North Korean Famine, Natsios has also written numerous articles on foreign policy and humanitarian emergencies. A graduate of Georgetown and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration, Natsios will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Marquette’s commencement.
Other honorary degree recipients are:
• Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University
• Andreas Delfs, music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
• Margaret Farrow, former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin and a Marquette alumna
• Rev. John P. Foley, S.J., founding president of the Cristo Rey High School Network
• Kate Huston, retired city librarian, City of Milwaukee
2. Provost candidates to participate in open forums this 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 tomorrow, 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.
3. Excellence in Employee Service Awards recipients announced
Four members of the Marquette community who exemplify the university’s mission will be honored at the award program on Tuesday, April 15, from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. in AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Faculty and staff will receive their invitation very shortly.
Marquette University’s Excellence in University Service Award Program recognizes individuals for their contributions to the essential work of Marquette at the highest level of excellence. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
Lillie M. Fluker, Team Teacher
Child Care Center
Support Staff Award
Gwendolyn T. King, Custodian III
Department of Facilities Services
Support Staff Award
Jane Eddy Casper, Assistant Director, Part-Time Legal Education and Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects
Brian T. Trecek, Director of Admissions
School of Dentistry
4. Law School hosting county executive candidate debate
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and State Senator Lena Taylor, candidates for Milwaukee County Executive, will debate the issues during a forum moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School. The event will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Eisenberg Hall, 3rd floor of Sensenbrenner Hall, 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The two candidates will set forth their respective visions for Milwaukee County and take questions from a panel including Greg Borowski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, David Wise of the political Web site Wispolitics.com, and Patrick Hogan, a Marquette student. The event is co-sponsored by Marquette Law School, Marquette University’s Les Aspin Center for Government, Wispolitics.com, and Milwaukee Public Television, which will broadcast the debate Wednesday, March 26, at 9 p.m. on Channel 36.
5. Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe
Rev. Kevin Burke, S.J., dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, will present “A Mysticism of Open Eyes,” Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at Gesu in the upper church. The Gathering Points Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983.
Arrupe led the Society of Jesus through the tumultuous times after Vatican II and called its members to be renewed by returning to the inspiration and spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. His impact was not just with the Jesuits but with the renewal of many other religious orders. He was a champion of a faith seeking justice and called all men and women associated with the Society of Jesus to be “men and women for others.” Burke edited Pedro Arrupe, Essential Writings.
The presentation is sponsored by Marquette University and Gesu Parish.
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6. “Who Counts?” grant proposals due March 31
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.
7. “Women & Heart Disease” is topic for Boheim Lecture
Dr. Karyn Holm, Association of Marquette University Women chair in humanistic studies at Marquette, will speak on “Women & Heart Disease: Raising Awareness and Understanding Risk,” for the Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture on Tuesday, April 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Beaumier Suites of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Memorial Library.
Holm will address how heart disease, once thought to be a disease of men alone, is now the No. 1 cause of death in women. She will discuss factors known to increase risk, including factors that cannot be changed and those that can be, such as hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity and obesity.
Holm, Vincent de Paul Professor and professor of nursing at DePaul University in Chicago, has focused her research and scholarship on the importance of physical activity and exercise in health, the prevention of heart disease and bone loss in women, and functional decline with hospitalization in aging adults. She has published extensively and has presented her work nationally and internationally. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a fellow in the American Heart Association, has a Ph.D. from Loyola University, and a M.S. and B.S.N. from DePaul University.
AMUW promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future women students to link them in a common endeavor. AMUW provides opportunities for service with peers and strives to enhance women's educational and cultural opportunities.
8. Memorial services scheduled for Richard A. “Dick” Burke
A memorial service for Richard A. "Dick" Burke, trustee emeritus of the university and sponsor of the Marquette University Burke Scholarship and Trinity Fellows Programs, will be held Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.
Burke family members will join students, alumni, faculty and other members of the Marquette community for a prayer service followed by a reception in AMU Ballroom C.
For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Quade, director of the Burke
Scholarship Program, at 8-1412.
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9. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, March 28, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
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10. “Video and audio production in D2L” to be held Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Video and audio production in D2L” Friday, March 28, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Additional sessions this semester will include:
April 11 — Presentation technology, podcasting and visual literacy in D2L
April 25 — Special topics: promising new products
May 2 — Project presentations of D2L enhance courses
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
11. Executive to speak about food and beverage wastewater treatment
Dennis Tozke, president of Applied Technologies, will present “Anaerobic Treatment of Beverage and Food Processing Wastewaters — Four Case Studies,” Thursday, March 27, at noon in Haggerty Engineering 119. Totzke will present case histories describing anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewater for bakery products, fruit products, fruit juices and soda.
The presentation is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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12. Raynor class reserves for summer and fall now available
Faculty may now begin placing class reserve requests for summer 2008 and fall 2008-2009.
Obtaining copyright permissions can require substantial time, so to ensure that materials will be available for the beginning of each term, summer reserve requests should be received no later than April 11, and fall reserve requests should be received no later than July 1.
Contact the Class Reserve Desk at 8-7253 for more information.
13. Committee on Staff seeking nominations
The Committee On Staff is seeking staff representatives to get involved in university issues by serving on COS. COS deals with matters of special interest and concerns of support staff and advises administration through the vice president and general counsel.
Nomination forms have been sent to eligible support staff and are due to Chris Pivonka, reserves supervisor at Raynor Library, by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26.
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14. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. John Blanchard, Dan Danciger professor of biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. The topic of Blanchard’s presentation is “The peculiar mechanism of action of isoniazid and the multiple forms of resistance exhibited by M.tuberculosis.”
15. Sign up now for Hunger Clean-up
Hunger Clean-up, Marquette’s largest one-day service project, is accepting applications for both teams and individuals through Friday, March 28. The event sends groups of students and employees out into the community on Saturday, April 19, in order to strengthen Marquette’s connection to the city of Milwaukee. Register online or at any of the staffed tables in the residence halls, Raynor Bridge or the union.
16. Soup with Substance speakers to discuss WHINSEC
Students who represented Marquette at the Ignatian Family Teach-In and annual protest against the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas), in Ft. Benning, Ga., last fall, will discuss their experience at Soup with Substance, Wednesday, March 26, at noon in AMU 227.
17. Recommend a student for the VOICE Peer Education Program
From now through Friday, April 4, the Counseling Center is accepting applications for peer educators for the VOICE program for the 2008-09 academic year.
The VOICE program, run through the Counseling Center, comprises student volunteers who provide educational programs on sexual violence issues and advocate for a campus free of sexual violence. These efforts are achieved through passive and active programming in residential, academic, athletic, Greek and other campus settings.
Faculty and staff are often the best resource for identifying skilled and passionate student peer educators, so please encourage students to apply. Downloadable applications and more information about the VOICE program are available online. If you have any questions please contact Chris Daood via phone (414-288-7172) or e-mail.
18. Free Brewer tickets available with Marquette ID
The Brewers are offering free tickets to Marquette students, faculty and staff for the April 8-10 series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Tickets are available beginning today, March 24, in the Brooks Lounge of the AMU. There is a maximum of four tickets per MU ID. There are 1,000 tickets available for the Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, games which begin at 7:05 p.m. There are 500 tickets available for the day game on Thursday, April 10.
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19. Knitters and crocheters needed to help with volunteer projects
The Marquette Volunteers are recruiting faculty and staff to help knit and crochet projects to be used in the community.
The group meets every Thursday during the lunch hour to make hats, scarves, mittens, prayer afghans, lap robes and shawls (which are distributed within the MU Community and nursing homes, hospitals, etc.), baby items and doll clothes (for cloth dolls sent to children in Afghanistan and locally). The group welcomes experienced knitters as well as novices, whom they’re willing to teach.
Contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Social and Cultural Sciences Department, at 8-5500.
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20. $5 massages at Massage-A-Thon
Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon from Thursday, March 27, through Friday, April 18, at Schroeder Health Complex 397.
Hours are Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays noon to 6 p.m.
Cost is $5 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. E-mail for appointment requests. Walk-ins are also welcome.
21. 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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22. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 27
Westbound Michigan is closed at 10th Street through next Monday, March 31. This creates the following traffic restrictions:
• Lot R/RR and Rex Plex parking: Enter from the east only. Exit west is open only to 10th Street. Exit to east is normal.
• Lot J Parkers: No left turn at 11th and Tory Hill. Eastbound access from 16th Street only.
• Tory Hill between 10th and 11th Streets is closed.
• Eastbound traffic on Clybourn will detour north on 16th Street. Local/university traffic only between 16th and 11th on Clybourn.
Nighttime work will occur tonight and Monday through Friday this week south of Straz Tower. There may be some minor noise related to this work. Straz Tower residents have been advised of the work.
Work levels on the reconstruction of the Marquette Interchange will increase significantly this week as the project moves into the final spring/summer phases.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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