— May 1, 2008 —
- Young scholars and Haggerty research award recipients announced
- Marquette hosting public conference about race, class and place
- Manresa course and research/writing awards proposals due Monday
- CheckMarq upgrade to be implemented this summer
- Spring 2008 final exam classroom access announced
- Faculty symposium to address service learning
- Department of Public Safety to recognize campus and community partners
- Musicians and ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
- University Ministry holding Eucharistic Adoration
- Reception to honor retirement of Dr. Martin Seitz
- Writing contest to honor 1212 building
- Spirit Shop holding year-end sale
- Marquette Basketball Day Camp offered in three sessions
- IT Services to remove phones from residence hall rooms
1. Young scholars and Haggerty research award recipients announced
The recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence and the four recipients of the 2008 Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the Annual Distinguished Scholars Reception this week. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. Bill Wiener, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, introduced this year’s recipients:
Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence
• Dr. Patrick Carey, the William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology
• Dr. Dmitri Babikov, assistant professor of chemistry
• Dr. Lisa Edwards, assistant professor of counseling and educational psychology
• Dr. James Gardinier, assistant professor of chemistry
• Dr. Andrei Orlov, assistant professor of theology
See the May issue of Marquette Matters for more information.
2. Marquette hosting public conference about race, class and place
The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will hold a free, public conference, “Who Claims the City?: Thinking Race, Class, and Urban Place,” Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at Raynor Memorial Libraries. The conference will explore "the city" as a place of social conflict, law, ideology, policy and planning through issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and movement.
Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, will deliver the keynote address, “Looking Forward, Looking Back: Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America Ten Years Later.” The speech will take place Friday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
Conference presentations and panel discussions will include sessions on urban crime; civil rights; architecture, space and urban development; deportation as public policy; urban planning; and race, class and Hurricane Katrina.
Pre-registration is requested.
3. Manresa course and research/writing awards proposals due Monday
The Manresa Project encourages full- and part-time faculty to create new or enhance existing courses that help students engage issues of faith, service, morality or justice to discern their vocations. The typical award for a three-credit course is $3,000, plus benefits. An initial award of $500 per course will be given upon acceptance of the proposal.
The Manresa Project is also accepting applications for research proposals. Research awards of $2,000 will be given to assist faculty members to begin a writing or research project about vocation that will be published or presented at a professional conference in the academic discipline of the creator.
Applications for course and research/writing proposals are due Monday, May 5. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.
Contact Dr. Ardene Brown, Manresa Project faculty coordinator, at 8-0262, or Dr. Susan Mountin, Manresa Project director, at 8-3693 for more information.
4. CheckMarq upgrade to be implemented this summer
The university is upgrading CheckMarq, the student information system, to provide improved usability. Advisers will be able to view many of the same pages as their students. Faculty will submit grades for spring term and the first half of summer in the current version of CheckMarq.
The Web address for CheckMarq will not change. Monitor CheckMarq and NewsBriefs throughout summer and fall for updates and the project update page for more information.
5. Spring 2008 final exam classroom access announced
If a final exam is scheduled in a smart room with key access, the Department of Public Safety will open the room prior to the exam. If the exam is scheduled in a smart room with card reader access, the room is to be opened by the faculty member, using his/her MUID. Non-smartroom classrooms will be opened by the custodial staff.
If faculty encounter access problems for their exams, they should call the Department of Public Safety at 8-6800.
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6. Faculty symposium to address service learning
The Service Learning Program will host a Service Learning Faculty Symposium and Showcase Wednesday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU. Faculty from Marquette and other Midwestern colleges and universities will share service learning practices and projects at a variety of workshops and presentations. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ken Reardon, associate professor and chair of city and regional planning at Cornell University.
Registration is free for Marquette faculty and is open until Monday, May 12. Call Bobbi Timberlake, service learning program administrator, at 8-3261 to register and for more information.
This regional event is co-sponsored by Wisconsin Campus Compact, the Institute for Urban Life and the Manresa Project.
7. Department of Public Safety to recognize campus and community partners
The Department of Public Safety invites all students, faculty and staff to its annual awards ceremony tomorrow, May 2, at 2 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Campus and community members will be recognized for their partnership with the department in maintaining a safe campus. This year’s guest speaker is Capt. James Harpole of the Milwaukee Police Department, District Three. A DPS open house, with refreshments, will follow the ceremony.
8. Musicians and ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
Singers and instrumentalists are needed for the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena. Arrival time for musicians is 2:15 p.m. A mandatory rehearsal will be held Thursday, May 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gesu Choir Loft. Contact Rachelle Kramer, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-3695 by Friday, May 9.
Ushers are also needed from 3 to 7 p.m. for the Baccalaureate Mass. Duties include handing out worship aids, directing families to seating, directing communion traffic and picking up their section at the end of the service. Contact Ann Mulgrew, assistant director of university ministry, at 8-3694 by Friday, May 9.
9. University Ministry holding Eucharistic Adoration
Catholic Outreach and University Ministry are holding Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction today, May 1, at 8 p.m. This special time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU.
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10. Reception to honor retirement of Dr. Martin Seitz
The Marquette community is invited to a reception celebrating the retirement of Dr. Martin Seitz, professor of electrical and computer engineering, after nearly 42 years of service at Marquette. The reception will be Monday, May 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the student lounge area of the Haggerty Engineering building.
11. Writing contest to honor 1212 building
The campus community is invited to bid a farewell to the 1212 Building by entering an ode to the building in a writing contest. The finalists will have their ode (100 words or less) read during a brief presentation before the wrecking ball takes the first swing Friday, May 23, at 9 a.m. in Parent’s Park. References could include:
• The 1212 Building was built as a doctor’s clinic in the 1950s.
• It was acquired by the university on Halloween 1978.
• Less-recent Marquette tenants included the departments of public safety, athletics, public relations and special events and the ticket office.
Odes should be submitted to Stacy Magsamen, university advancement receptionist, by Thursday, May 15.
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12. Spirit Shop holding year-end sale
The Spirit Shop’s “Big Year End Sale” will run from tomorrow, May 2, to Sunday, May 11, offering 25 percent off clothing and additional “In-Store Bonus Buys.”
Employees can still receive 30 percent off the entire stock of clothing (with exclusions) at Employee Pre-Event Days until 6 p.m. today, May 1. An employee ID is needed.
Call 8-3050 for more information.
13. Marquette Basketball Day Camp offered in three sessions
The Marquette Basketball Day Camp will offer three weeks of basketball instruction from the Marquette coaching staff, Golden Eagles players and special guests this summer. Availability is limited.
Session 1 — June 16 to 20 (ages 5 to 17)
Session 2 — June 23 to 27 (ages 5 to 17)
Session 3 — July 14 to 18 (K5 to 8th grade)
In 2007, for the fifth consecutive summer, more than 2,000 campers attended three sold-out sessions to learn better basketball skills, have fun and make new friends.
Call 8-5937 for more information.
14. IT Services to remove phones from residence hall rooms
IT Services and the Office of Residence Life will remove phones from the residence hall rooms and Marquette-owned apartments this summer. Public Safety “ring-down” phones will be installed on each floor for emergency use. According to the fall residence hall survey, 99.1 percent of students have cell phones, and the vast majority do not use their residence hall phones. Marquette will also save operating funds by deactivating these lines.
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