- Center for Real Estate approved
- Law School launches faculty blog
- Howard Dean visiting campus this week
- Funeral arrangements set for Evonie Bean
- Effective teaching sessions offered to adjunct faculty
- Voter registration class available on campus
- Register for a Marquette team for Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk
- Diversity Committee hosting Meet and Greet event
- Pingpong club forming
1. Center for Real Estate approved
The University Academic Senate and Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., have approved the establishment of a Center for Real Estate. The center will be housed in the College of Business Administration under the direction of Dr. Mark Eppli, Bell Chair in Real Estate.
“The CRE will focus on advancing real estate knowledge and enhancing business practices through education, research and outreach to regional and national audiences,” Eppli said.
In a brief overview of the historical precedent for the center, Eppli told the UAS that the Bell Chair he holds was created in 2002. A real estate major was created in 2004; it is the only commercial real estate program taught at Jesuit colleges and universities. In 2003-04 a real estate concentration in the Master of Science in Applied Economics was approved.
Eppli said the new center will focus on the undergraduate experience through the Real Estate Club, site visits, job shadowing and mentoring, and applied classroom assignments. An MBA specialization is planned for the future.
The Real Estate Center, which is entirely supported through external funding, will foster research in predatory lending, credit availability, the effects of tax incremental financing districts, and the determinants of retail sales and rents in planned shopping centers, among other topics. Eppli said he expects to involve faculty from other disciplines, including law, economics and management, in the center’s research.
“We will focus on applied empirical research in both commercial and residential real estate,” Eppli said. “In doing so we will engage the real estate community and provide continuation of outreach efforts, including the successful Associates in Commercial Real Estate program, as part of the center’s programming.”
2. Law School launches faculty blog
The Law School has launched a new faculty blog as a source of fresh ideas and commentary on important issues of law and public policy.
The blog will feature a diverse group of contributors, providing commentary on a wide range of issues, including government, higher education, public policy, economic development, legal culture, legal scholarship and other aspects of the law. In particular, it will focus on matters of Wisconsin law and public policy but will also address items of national and international importance. Faculty will be the primary contributors, but the blog will also feature posts by students, alumni, judges or other guests.
Michael M. O’Hear, associate dean of research at Marquette Law School, will serve as the initial managing editor of the blog and will be joined by a team of faculty editors and contributors.
“The Marquette Law School Faculty Blog provides another outlet for Marquette University Law School to serve as a place for robust discussion on the issues facing our city, our region and our world,” said Joseph D. Kearney, dean of the Law School. “Our faculty is engaged in exciting research and scholarly pursuits, and the blog will be an opportunity for the community to engage with them in what I foresee as a lively and interesting online forum.”
3. Howard Dean visiting campus this week
The student organization Students for Obama will host a rally with Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 12:15 p.m. The “Register for Change” rally will be held at East Town Square, between Schroeder Hall and the AMU. Following the rally, students will have the opportunity to go to the Election Commission to register to vote.
4. Funeral arrangements set for Evonie Bean
Evonie Bean, Office of Student Financial Aid receptionist, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 28. She had been employed at Marquette for 10 years.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Paradise Funeral Home, 7625 W. Appleton Ave, Milwaukee. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with the funeral service following at 1 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to Evonie’s mother, Ms. Martha Bean, 2858 N. 17th St., Milwaukee, 53206.
In addition to her mother, Evonie is survived by her daughter, Tianna (10 years old), three sisters, five brothers and many friends, relatives and co-workers.
5. Effective teaching sessions offered to adjunct faculty
The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor 20 adjunct/part-time faculty in a Web-based faculty development series of 15 90-minute online workshops or webinars on effective teaching this fall. Each webinar is offered multiple times during the semester, archived and made available for later viewing. The program also includes a newsletter on teaching-related topics and access to numerous online resources on teaching.
To sign up or for more information, contact Dr. David Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.
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