— March 20, 2008 —
- Provost candidates to participate in open forums next week
- Former president of Ireland to speak at Marquette University
- Help Desk closed this weekend
- Pedro Arrupe Award applications due next week
- College of Professional Studies holding information session
- Georgetown law professor to present annual McGee Lecture
- Marquette Night at the symphony is April 17
- Applications for South Africa study abroad program due Monday
- Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila to speak on faith at Varsity Theatre
- Unused sleeping bags needed to benefit the homeless
- Applications for RHA secretary and treasurer due Wednesday
- Stone Creek Coffee sale benefits Hunger Clean-up
- Receive $10 gift card or cash to participate in study
1. Provost candidates to participate in open forums next week
Dr. Marek Dollár, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Miami University (Ohio) will participate in an open forum with the Marquette community Tuesday, March 25, at 5 p.m., in Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Suites.
Video of the forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Thursday, March 27, until 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29. All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit comments about Dollár at www.marquette.edu/provostsearch/.
The Provost Search Committee will also hold an open forum Thursday, March 27, at 5 p.m., in AMU Ballroom C, with candidate Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette. Video of the Pauly forum and comment forms will be posted from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29, until 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31.
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 time frame.
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.
2. Former president of Ireland to speak at Marquette University
Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland and former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, will give a free, public lecture at Marquette University at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Robinson will speak on “Responding to Human Rights Challenges” at the Varsity Theatre for the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Lecture Series in International Affairs.
Robinson served as the seventh president of Ireland from December 1990 until September 1997, when she was appointed to the United Nations high commissioner position. Today she chairs the Council of Women World Leaders and is president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, which is based in New York and works to bring standards of human rights into the globalization process and to support capacity-building in good governance in developing countries.
Recently appointed to the UN Global Compact Board, Robinson is one of 20 global business, labor and social leaders working to advance 10 universal business principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption for this corporate citizenship initiative. She also recently became a member of The Elders, a group of world leaders, founded by Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who contribute their wisdom, independent leadership, and integrity to tackling some of the world’s toughest problems with the goal of making the world a better place.
Marquette inaugurated the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Lecture Series in International Affairs in 2006 with a visit by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof. In 2007, the series hosted Reza Aslan, noted author and expert on Islam and the Middle East, and Dr. Francis Fukuyama, scholar, professor and former official with the U.S. Department of State.
3. Help Desk closed this weekend
The IT Services Help Desk will be closed for Spring Break this weekend. Its hours will be:
• Thursday, March 20 — open until 5 p.m.
• Friday, March 21, to Sunday, March 23 — Closed
Normal Help Desk hours resume Monday, March 24:
• 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.
4. Pedro Arrupe Award applications due next week
The Marquette University Alumni Association invites juniors to apply for the Pedro Arrupe Award. This award, established in 1991, recognizes a Marquette man or woman who emulates the values and ideals of Father Arrupe, superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1981. This award honors a student who is a junior in good standing, involved in service with and beyond the Marquette community and who has provided leadership in community service and advocacy for those in need.
Nominations should be completed online by Tuesday, March 25.
Contact Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer, at 8-0398 for more information.
5. College of Professional Studies holding information session
The College of Professional Studies will host an information session for prospective undergraduate, adult degree students Saturday, March 29, from 10 to 11:15 a.m., in Cudahy Hall 414. The session will provide information about undergraduate programs (criminology and law studies, organization and leadership, professional communication, psychology), including accelerated eight-week sessions, weeknight, Saturday and online classes), application and admission processes and financial aid. Register online or call ext. 8-3153.
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6. Georgetown law professor to present annual McGee Lecture
David Cole, Georgetown University professor of law, will present “Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror,” for the annual McGee Lecture on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 6 p.m., in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is needed by Tuesday, April 2.
Cole is a volunteer staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
The lecture is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, the Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and Marquette Law School.
For more information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, assistant dean of external affairs, at 8-3167.
7. Marquette Night at the symphony is April 17
Reduced-priced tickets will be available to the Marquette community for Marquette University Night at the Symphony, Thursday, April 17, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Tickets will be 25 percent off, ranging from $16.25 to $31.25.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance of Holst’s The Planets will begin at 7 p.m. with a welcome from Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication. It will be preceded by a reception with free appetizers in the Anello Atrium at 5:30 p.m. and followed at 8:30 p.m. by a complimentary dessert bar and drink specials at the InterContinental Milwaukee. Call Sarah at 414-226-7836, using promotional code 9133, for tickets.
8. Applications for South Africa study abroad program due Monday
The deadline to apply for Marquette’s South Africa Service Learning Program for fall semester 2008 has been extended to Monday, March 24. The program combines academic class work with internships in non-profit organizations.
More information and applications are available from the Office of International Education in AMU 425 and by calling 8-7289.
9. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila to speak on faith at Varsity Theatre
Campus Crusade for Christ will sponsor “Fame and Faith: Presenting KGB from the Green Bay Packers,” Tuesday, March 25, at 8 p.m., at the Varsity Theatre. Gbaja-Biamila will speak on how he has incorporated faith into his life as a member of the Green Bay Packers. Autographs will be given.
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10. Unused sleeping bags needed to benefit the homeless
Midnight Run, a service program of University Ministry that focuses on the needs of hungry and homeless people living around Marquette, is holding a sleeping bag drive from Tuesday, March 25, to Friday, March 28.
Donations of unused sleeping bags should be delivered to University Ministry, AMU 236, and will be given to St. Benedict the Moor Parish.
For more information, contact Gerry Fischer, assistant director, at 8-3687.
11. Applications for RHA secretary and treasurer due Wednesday
Applications for the Residence Hall Association’s secretary, treasurer and national communications coordinator positions are due to the Office of Residence Life at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Elections will take place Monday, March 31. Terms for those positions begin Tuesday, April 29.
Brian Pelrine, a freshman in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is RHA president-elect. Michael Muratore, a freshman in the College of Business, is vice president elect. The parlimentarian and publicity coordinator will be approved April 6.
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12. Stone Creek Coffee sale benefits Hunger Clean-up
One-pound bags of Stone Creek Coffee ($11 to $12 per bag) are on sale until Tuesday, April 1, to support Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette's largest one-day service project. The funds benefit community agencies around Milwaukee working to fight poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Stop by the Office of Student Development, AMU 239, or e-mail for a list of blends and prices and to place an order.
13. Receive $10 gift card or cash to participate in study
Volunteers are needed for a research study on forgiveness in romantic relationships. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and be involved in an exclusive romantic relationship for at least six months. At least one partner must be a Marquette student and both must be present to participate.
Participation will involve independently completing online questionnaires about transgressions that have occurred throughout the relationship (something hurtful your partner did to you or you to your partner) and how you and your partner responded to these transgressions.
Participation will take approximately 45 minutes at the Family Interactions Suite, third floor of the Academic Support Facility.
Each participant receives a $10 Best Buy or Borders gift card or $10 in cash.
Contact graduate student Patrick Gunderson, 8-5945, for more information.
The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.
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