— March 13, 2008 —
- Marquette named one of the “Best Places to Work” in SE Wisconsin
- Video of first provost candidate available until tomorrow morning
- Richard Burke remembered
- Marquette to host Badger State Science and Engineering Fair
- Register for vacant house watch during spring break
- Registration open for Women’s Leadership Conference
- Lecture commemorates 100 years since the birth of Pedro Arrupe
- “Women & Heart Disease” is topic for Boheim Lecture
- Help Desk adjusts hours during spring break
- D2L unavailable March 17
- Counseling Center recruiting suicide prevention trainers
- Stations of the Cross held tomorrow
- Selection Sunday showing at the Annex
- Hogarth exhibition runs through March 23
- Performers to find use for “running in bicycle shorts”
- Colleges Against Cancer hosting Relay For Life fund-raiser
1. Marquette named one of the “Best Places to Work” in SE Wisconsin
Marquette University is one of nine large companies named “Best Places to Work” in southeastern Wisconsin in a study by Milwaukee Magazine and MRA — The Management Association.
The results of the competitive study, which required completion of an extensive questionnaire by the university and surveying a random sample of Marquette employees, are published in the April 2008 edition of Milwaukee Magazine.
“This spring we will celebrate a number of awards, recognizing individual employees for their service, their research, their teaching excellence,” Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said. “This particular award has special meaning because it acknowledges the contributions of the collective whole. It is in working together, in utilizing the unique talents of each individual, in creating a stimulating, mission-driven environment that we are able to attract talented individuals and to live out our mission of graduating young men and women who will be the difference in the lives of others and in our world.”
The “Best Places to Work” study required companies in the seven-county metropolitan area to complete detailed surveys covering nine specific areas — pay, benefits, other perks, turnover, work/life balance, training and employee development, diversity, community involvement and employee voice. Each firm was scored according to the responses. Companies were also evaluated according to feedback from anonymous employee surveys. The winners were selected based on a combination of the company practices surveys and the employee surveys.
2. Video of first provost candidate available until tomorrow morning
Video of the March 10 forum with provost candidate Dr. Samuel Attoh, dean of the graduate school, Loyola University Chicago, will be available for online viewing until 7 a.m. tomorrow, March 14. The comment form for Attoh will be available until then, as well. All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit comments about Attoh at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/.
The Provost Search Committee will hold open forums with each of the other two candidate finalists later this month. The 90-minute forums are open to all members of the Marquette community:
• Tuesday, March 25, 5 p.m., Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Suites — Dr. Marek Dollár, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Miami University (Ohio)
• Thursday, March 27, 5 p.m., AMU Ballroom C — Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University
Video of each forum and comment forms will be posted:
• from 7 a.m. March 27 until 7 a.m. March 29 for Dollár
• from 7 a.m. March 29 until 4:30 p.m. March 31 for Pauly
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 timeframe.
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. Richard Burke remembered
Richard A. “Dick” Burke, Bus Ad ’56, the founder of Trek Bicycle Corporation and trustee emeritus of the university, passed away Monday night at the age of 73.
Burke served with distinction on the Marquette Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2005, when he was elected trustee emeritus. He received an honorary degree from Marquette in 2006 in recognition of his many business and philanthropic accomplishments.
Burke is remembered notably for his commitment to education and the lasting legacy left through the Burke Scholars and Trinity Fellows programs. "Dick truly leaves a legacy," said Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J. "His commitment to education and to developing ethical leadership in our young people will be remembered through these programs at Marquette and his own comittment to public service in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition."
The Marquette University Burke Scholarship is awarded to students from Wisconsin with high academic credentials who have demonstrated leadership expressed in service to others. While at Marquette, the Burke Scholars are required to continue their community service work and reflect on it in the Ignatian tradition. The Trinity Fellowship is awarded to students pursuing a master’s degree who display special talents for public service and leadership with a commitment to social justice. While at Marquette, Trinity Fellows work with nonprofit organizations in the Milwaukee community. Burke took a personal interest in the selection of the Burke Scholars and Trinity Fellows. He kept in regular contact with the students both during their tenure at Marquette and after they graduated.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St. A service celebrating his life will be held at 5 p.m.
4. Marquette to host Badger State Science and Engineering Fair
Marquette University will host the 7th Annual Badger State Science & Engineering Fair Saturday, March 15, in the AMU ballrooms. The fair will be open to the public from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. when approximately 100 students from across Wisconsin will present their research projects and displays.
The fair will include entries in behavioral/social science, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, engineering, environmental/earth/space science, math/computer science, medicine/health, microbiology and physics.
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker are expected to be present for the awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. There are 30 different awards, including Best-of-Show, which provides the recipient and a mentor with travel and lodging expenses for the International Science & Engineering Fair, the Governor’s Young Scientist Award and an award from the Marquette University College of Engineering for an exemplary engineering project, which carries with it a $10,000 renewable scholarship.
5. Register for vacant house watch during spring break
The Department of Public Safety encourages students residing in the nearby, off-campus neighborhood to take advantage of its Vacant House Watch. Students can register their residences with Public Safety prior to leaving campus for spring break, and DPS officers will monitor the vacant residences during routine patrols. Students must complete a form, which is available online, and return it to Public Safety.
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6. Registration open for Women’s Leadership Conference
Registration is open for the Women's Leadership Conference, a program held each spring about leadership unique to the experience of women. The conference features networking events, keynote addresses and breakout sessions conducted by students, faculty members, administrators and community leaders. It will be held at Marquette on Saturday, April 5.
The conference is also seeking interested students to present 45-minute programs pertaining to women in leadership roles, social issues and self-care. The deadline to submit presentation topics is Monday, March 24.
Contact Caitlin Madden for more information.
7. 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 also 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.
8. “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.
9. Help Desk adjusts hours during spring break
The IT Services Help Desk will be open during spring break:
• Thursday, March 13 — until 5 p.m.
• Friday, March 14 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, March 15 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Sunday, Mach 16 — Closed
• Monday, March 17, to Thursday, March 20 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Normal Help Desk hours resume Monday, March 21:
• Monday to Thursday — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Sunday — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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10. D2L unavailable March 17
D2L, the university’s course management system, will be unavailable due to maintenance from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 17.
11. Counseling Center recruiting suicide prevention trainers
The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session tomorrow, March 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 227. The “Question, Persuade, Refer” training is a nationally recognized program designed to save lives through increasing awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs, teaching participants how to talk to someone about suicide and educating participants on how to facilitate appropriate mental health referrals.
RSVP to Dr. Bridgette Hensley, psychologist, at 8-7172.
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12. Stations of the Cross held tomorrow
University Ministry will hold the Stations of the Cross tomorrow, March 14, from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Participants can make a prayerful pilgrimage, recalling the suffering of Christ for all those who suffer from oppression and with a faith seeking to promote justice.
Call University Ministry at 8-6873 for more information.
13. Selection Sunday showing at the Annex
The Annex will air “Selection Sunday” for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Sunday, March 16, beginning at 5 p.m. The Annex will open at 11 a.m.
The Annex will open at 4 p.m. the next day, March 17, and air the selection for the women’s tournament.
14. Hogarth exhibition runs through March 23
The Haggerty Museum’s “William Hogarth: British Satirical Prints,” exhibition continues through Sunday, March 23.
Hogarth was born in London in 1697. Beginning at an early age, he engraved trade cards, apprenticed with a silversmith and then worked for a number of print sellers and created book illustrations. Considered among his best book illustrations are those he produced in 1726 for Samuel Butler’s satirical poem Hudibras. The exhibition includes 28 etchings and engravings from the permanent collection by the 18th-century British painter and engraver.
15. Performers to find use for “running in bicycle shorts”
“Running in Bicycle Shorts,” a lyric competition, will be held Wednesday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Annex. This competition challenges poets, dramatists and singers/songwriters to compose a song, poem, monologue or joke incorporating the line “running in bicycle shorts.” The best performance/use of the line will win a prize. Sign-ups are available at Campus Town East, West and Humphrey front desks.
For more information, contact Michael Orr or Maggie Campbell.
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16. Colleges Against Cancer hosting Relay For Life fund-raiser
Team registration is open for Colleges Against Cancer’s third annual Relay For Life, from 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Valley Fields. Teams of eight to 15 people can register online and raise funds prior to the event in support of cancer research for the American Cancer Society. Teams must have at least one member of their team walking the track at all times during the event. Contact Amanda Vargo for more information about registration.
The ceremonies begin with cancer survivors taking the first lap around the track. After the first lap, a special dinner is provided for them. Cancer survivors interested in participating should contact Haley Ford.
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