— September 8, 2008 —
- Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
- Health Risk Appraisal appointment scheduling begins today
- Alliance for the Great Lakes president and CEO to speak at Law School
- E-teaching sessions offered throughout fall semester
- Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
- Explore a small group discussion course through Campus Ministry
- Papers requested for pediatric behavioral health topics
- Schedule fall ad hoc events through University Special Events
- OIE holding study abroad fair
- ROTC units holding Sept. 11 memorial
- Living Well with Chronic Conditions program offered
- Suicide Prevention Awareness Week begins Sept. 7
- Komen On the Go tour focuses on breast health
- Easy Pass deadline is Sept. 19
1. Way Klingler Faculty Development funds available
Applications for the Way Klingler Faculty Development Program grants are now available. The program features awards intended to advance research and scholarship that were made possible through an $18 million donation by Helen Way Klingler announced in May 2004.
Way Klingler Fellowships are for full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship. Faculty will be nominated by academic deans or self-nominated with dean endorsement. Fellowships will be awarded in “science” and “humanities” categories. Science applicants are those with a track record of strong research funding whose research requires higher expense items such as equipment, supplies and research staff. Humanities applicants are those with national recognition for scholarship whose critical research requirements may be time, access to information and travel.
Two Way Klingler Fellowships will be awarded in 2009, one in each applicant designated area of science or humanities. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The application deadline for submission by the deans is Jan. 16, 2009.
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. Up to four awards will be given for 2009-10 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. The application deadline is Jan. 12, 2009.
2. Save money on health insurance premiums
Employees recently received information at home about their 2009 benefits election, including the opportunity to reduce health insurance premiums by participating in a two-part Health Risk Assessment.
The first part of the assessment involves biometrics screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass. Employees who wish to receive their biometrics screening through their primary care provider will find forms to share with their provider on the employee benefits Web site. The biometrics screenings are valid only if done since July 1, 2008. Free screenings will be available on campus Oct. 27 through Nov. 14. Employees will be able to register for those screenings beginning early next month.
In addition to the biometrics screenings, participants interested in receiving the health insurance premium reduction must complete an online questionnaire by Nov. 17. All information is strictly confidential, adhering to all HIPAA and federal guidelines, and is for employees to use for health maintenance and preventive measures.
More information about the Health Risk Assessments, including frequently asked questions, is now available on the employee benefits Web site.
The annual health insurance/benefits enrollment period will run from Oct. 27 (Benefits/Wellness Information Day) through Nov. 17, 2008. In addition to continuing the same four health care insurance options currently available, new features include an improved, stand-alone vision insurance option and increased maximum benefits on dental coverage. Watch for additional information at home and in News Briefs.
3. Alliance for the Great Lakes president and CEO to speak at Law School
Cameron Davis, president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, will visit the Law School for an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” event to discuss the future of the region's Great Lakes on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon in Eisenberg Hall, third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall. Davis, who has worked for both the United Nations and the Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss the Great Lakes Compact and efforts to address the problems posed by invasive species, pollution and falling lake levels.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes has received the American Bar Association’s Distinguished Award for Environmental Law and Policy.
Register online. Space is limited.
4. E-teaching sessions offered throughout fall semester
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Course design and D2L applications” Friday, Sept. 12.
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:
• Sept. 26, Teaching blended and online courses using D2L
• Oct. 10, Scanning and incorporating digital images in D2L
• Oct. 24, Using video and audio production capabilities in D2L
• Nov. 7, Using podcasting, presentation technology and other multimedia in D2L
• Nov. 21, On the horizon — promising new products
• Dec. 5, Presentations of D2L enhanced courses
All sessions are in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Register with Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology.
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5. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
The Graduate School of Management will hold several information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information this fall. All sessions will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:
Monday, Sept. 15: Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
Tuesday, Sept. 16: Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145 or e-mail.
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6. Explore a small group discussion course through Campus Ministry
Voluntary Simplicity Course
Do you wonder if it is possible to want less and spend less and be happier and more fulfilled in the process? Do you want to live life more intentionally? Campus Ministry will be offering the self-guided “Discussion Course in Voluntary Simplicity” to explore these questions and more. Interested? Come to an organizational meeting for this semester’s course on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in AMU 254.
Menu for the Future
The discussion course, Menu for the Future, invites course participants to learn more about modern food systems and to reflect on their own roles as eaters in a global food marketplace. Interested? Come to an organizational meeting for this semester’s course on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in AMU 254. The cost of the course is the $18 cost of the book.
For more information contact Gerry Fischer or call 288-3687.
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7. Papers requested for pediatric behavioral health topics
The Second Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference, "Collaborative Projects and Promising Innovations in Southeast Wisconsin," is soliciting abstracts for the Feb. 27, 2009, conference. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2008.
Breakout sessions will include family involvement, the intersection of mental and physical health, health promotion, and quality of life.
The conference is co-sponsored by Children's Research Institute, which is a member of Children's Hospital and Health System and is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University College of Nursing, and UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing.
Contact at Dr. Astrida Kaugars, assistant professor of psychology, at 8-3665 for more information.
8. Schedule fall ad hoc events through University Special Events
Faculty needing to schedule classroom space for ad hoc events should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form through University Special Events. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU.
Faculty who need changes to classrooms for their courses should continue to use the SOC Change form.
9. OIE holding study abroad fair
The Office of International Education will host Marquette’s first-ever campus-wide study abroad fair Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the second floor of AMU. Study abroad program information and program representatives will be available.
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10. ROTC units holding Sept. 11 memorial
The Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC programs will conduct a ceremony in remembrance of the men and women who died Sept. 11, 2001, and in recognition of the selfless acts of the numerous public servants on that day. The event will take place from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, near the flagpoles of Raynor Memorial Library. Assistant Chief of the Milwaukee Fire Department Mark Sain, who traveled to New York to assist the New York Fire Department shortly after the bombings, is guest speaker. Steven Blaha, assistant director of campus ministry, will offer the benediction.
11. Living Well with Chronic Conditions program offered
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center will offer a Living Well with Chronic Conditions program weekly for six sessions for those with chronic medical conditions.
Participants learn new skills and develop new ways to manage and cope, including symptom and nutrition management, exercise, communication, problem-solving and dealing with emotions.
The program will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, at the health center, 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Cost is $10. Space is limited.
Contact Martty Berner, nurse manager, at 8-8458 for more information or to register.
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12. Suicide Prevention Awareness Week begins Sept. 7
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week runs through Saturday, Sept. 13, with a number of informational events about suicide prevention planned.
A Lifekeeper Memorial Quilt will be on display on the second floor of AMU all week as a visual reminder of the effects of suicide on survivors.
A Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training Blitz will take place Wednesday, Sept. 10, in AMU 254. Training sessions at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., will enable participants to become suicide prevention gatekeepers. No registration is necessary.
A free screening of the film Jumping Off Bridges will take place in the Weasler Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. The film about friendship, strength and finding hope chronicles a real-life story of teenagers coming to terms with a parent’s mental illness and eventual suicide. The screening will be followed by a talkback session with a panel of experts.
For a complete schedule of Suicide Prevention Week events, contact Bridgette Hensley, Counseling Center psychologist, at 8-7172.
13. Komen On the Go tour focuses on breast health
The Center for Health Education and Promotion will host Komen On the Go on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of 16th St. and Wells. This is a stop along the nationwide tour to teach breast health and empowerment to share information with friends. Komen On the Go will include an interactive learning center, recommendations about breast health awareness, breast self-exam information and an eight-foot “graffiti wall” for sharing memories or pledging support for the cause.
Volunteers are still needed on the day of the event. E-mail or call 8-5217 for more information.
14. Easy Pass deadline is Sept. 19
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $192 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, Sept. 19, in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during October, November and December. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by Sept. 19.
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