Greg Ryberg, South Carolina state senator, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees Wednesday.
Ryberg, now serving his fourth term, is a 1968 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences. Upon graduation he worked at Kimberly-Clark in Neenah, Wis., and at the Sanford Corporation in Chicago before moving to South Carolina in 1977. He also served in the United States National Guard from 1968 to 1974.
In 1977 Ryberg purchased an oil distributorship in Aiken, S.C., and started a convenience store business. He built 53 stores employing more than 550 people before selling to a public company in 1999.
Ryberg has served on the National Association of Convenience Stores Board and as a member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America. In 1998 he was named a national finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
He has also been the recipient of the South Carolina Friend of the Taxpayer Award; National Transportation Safety Leadership Award; Business and Industry Political Education Committee Guardian of Small Business Award; and State Farm Alliance Seat Belt Champion Award. Ryberg is active in community affairs, including co-founding Junior Achievement of Aiken County and serving as finance chairman for St. Mary Help of Christian Parish in Aiken.
A native of Eau Claire, Wis., Ryberg met his future wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Denkewalter, while studying for a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at Marquette. They have three children.
Cpl. J. R. Martinez, a veteran of the war in Iraq, will speak at Real People, Real Stories, tomorrow, Sept. 19, at noon in AMU 227. Martinez was wounded when the Humvee he was driving hit a land mine, causing extensive burns to his body. He is now the national spokesperson for an organization helping wounded soldiers and their families. The event is free and lunch will be provided.
The annual Town Hall Meeting for faculty to meet with Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. John Pauly, provost, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 004E. Faculty are encouraged to submit questions on any topic to Dr. William Thorn, chair of University Academic Senate, by Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Past volunteers from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Capuchin Corps and the Peace Corps will share their stories, Monday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Lunda Room, AMU, with a free dinner provided. They’ll discuss lessons learned and struggles after a year or more of service as full-time volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Manresa Project. No RSVP is necessary.
The Career Services Center will sponsor a Career Fair Sept. 23-25 in the AMU Ballroom for sophomores and juniors to find internships and for seniors to seek full-time, post-graduate positions. More than 200 companies will attend. Students should dress professionally and bring resumes. Faculty and staff are welcome.
• Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4 to 6 p.m. — organizations offering post-graduation volunteer programs
• Wednesday, Sept. 24, 4 to 8 p.m. — business, communication, government and nonprofit employers
• Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 to 8 p.m. — engineering, computer science and technical employers
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Sept. 19, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life and more. A brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student will follow each session. No registration is necessary.
The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry Building 121. Dr. Robert Pascal, assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton University, will present “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Unusual Molecular Architectures.”
The Department of Philosophy will hold a colloquium Friday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite. Dr. Anita Superson, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Kentucky, will present “Justice and the Feminization of Global Poverty.”
of Institutional Research & Assessment and the Office of the Registrar have
agreed that beginning this semester all official academic aggregate data will
be generated and released by OIRA. The OIRA
home page has considerable official academic aggregate data posted already.
Use OIRA’s Information Request form
to request additional official institutional information.
All unofficial academic aggregate data needed before each semester’s official census date will be generated and released by OTR and are available on the OTR home page. OTR will continue to process all requests for individual student data, such as lists of students within a major or addresses of students. Use the Student Information Data Request form to request this information.
Dr. Peter Danner, professor emeritus of economics (1961-1986) passed away Sept. 14. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; six children; 27 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 19,
at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa.
Visitation will also take place Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Jude the Apostle
Catholic Church, 800 Glenview Ave., Wauwatosa, from 9 a.m. until the Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Marquette
University High School General Scholarship Fund, Marquette University General
Scholarship Fund or the St. Jude Organ Fund are requested.
Expressions of condolence may be sent to Larry Danner, 3169 N. 80th Street, Milwaukee, 53222.
The Counseling Center will host “Question, Persuade and Refer” Gatekeeper Instructor Training for Trainers on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library.
Upon completion of this course, each participant will be a certified QPR gatekeeper instructor, working with a team to present QPR to campus groups. The certification lasts three years and is renewable. Participants will also be awarded eight CEU credits through the National Board of Certified Counselors or other accrediting organizations.
The cost of training ranges from $350 to $450 per participant and must be covered by the participant or his/her department. Register by Friday, Sept. 26, by contacting Linda Somppi, counseling center office associate, at 8-7172. For more information, contact Mike Zebrowski, director of the counseling center, at 8-7172.
University Advancement is seeking recommendations for seniors to serve on the 2009 Senior Challenge Committee, which works to educate members of the senior class on the importance of giving back to Marquette. It has been a Marquette tradition since 1987.
UA is looking for a diverse group of 10 to 15 seniors who understand the importance of supporting Marquette and can make a monthly commitment to assist in fundraising events.
Contact Michael Kelly, annual giving officer, by Oct. 1.
The Marquette’s men’s and women’s tennis teams will host Wisconsin, Northwestern, Alabama, Texas A&M and Ball State Sept. 19 to 21 at the 33rd annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic. Matches are at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. each day at the Western Racquet Club, 1800 Highland Dr., Elm Grove. Rain location is Moorland Tennis Center, 2900 S. 163rd St., New Berlin.
The Marquette soccer teams will host their only doubleheader of the 2008 season Sunday, Sept. 21, at Valley Fields. The men's team will face St. John's at 12:05 p.m. and the women will take field at 2:15 p.m. against Pepperdine.
The Faber Center is providing opportunities for a few moments of quiet reflection during Centering Prayer every Monday, from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111.
Centering Prayer consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.
For more information contact the Faber Center at 8-4545. No RSVP is needed.
The 31st annual Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital is Saturday, Sept. 20. Day-of-event registration is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Westowne Square, between AMU and McCormick Hall. Wheelchair participants start at 10:15 a.m. followed by the runners at 10:30 a.m. and then walkers. Cost is $20 for adults and $8 for children under 12.
Three new policies and two revised policies have been posted to the University Policies and Procedures Web site:
UPP 1-32: University Policy on Federal Government Lobbying — New policy addressing expanded reporting requirements under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.
UPP 1-33: Institutional Conflicts Policy — New policy covering steps to ensure that competing financial and educational interests are properly disclosed and managed.
UPP 4-25: Bridging of Service Policy — New policy stating criteria for “bridging of service” for employees who have left their Marquette employment for a given period and are then re-employed by Marquette.
to existing UPPs:
UPP 4-03: Leaves of Absence — Additional language to include recently passed legal requirements on military service pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act.
UPP 5-01: Facility Construction, Remodeling and Renovation — Additional language that directs all remodeling and renovation requests to the Office of the Provost or Office of the Senior Vice President prior to submitting the request to the Office of Administration.
The deadline to participate in the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is tomorrow, Sept. 19. 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. in Union Station, 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.