1. Two dean searches underway

The search committees for the deans of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences and the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have been announced by Dr. John Pauly, provost. The dean search committee for arts and sciences is chaired by Dr. Albert Rivero, professor of English, and includes:
 
• Dr. Belén Castaneda, chair and associate professor of Spanish
• Dr. William Donaldson, professor of chemistry
• Dr. Robert Fitts, chair and professor of biological sciences
• Rev. James Flaherty, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community and university trustee  
• Dr. James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences
• Dr. Barrett McCormick, professor of political science and coordinator of International Affairs Programs
• Patricia McGowan, Arts ‘84 and Law ’89, assistant district attorney
• Pascual Rodriguez, Arts ‘97, principal of Bruce Guadalupe Community School
• Dr. David Shrock, immediate past interim provost and past dean of the College of Business Administration
• Dr. Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president and senior staff to the committee (non-voting member)
• Dr. Susan Wood, chair and professor of theology

A Web page about the arts and sciences dean search is available at http://www.marquette.edu/klinglerdean/

The dean search committee for communication is chaired by Dr. Ana Garner, associate professor of journalism, and includes:

• Jerry Buldak, Jour ’66, College of Communication Advisory Board
• Dr. Stephen Byers, adjunct instructor of journalism
• Dr. Scott D’Urso,
assistant professor of communication studies
• Dr. Jean Grow,
assistant professor of advertising and public relations
• Dr. Bill Henk,
dean of the College of Education
• Chester Loeffler-Bell,
adjunct assistant professor of performing arts
• Dr. Karen Slattery,
associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication
• Dr. Larry Soley,
Colnik chair and professor of communication
• Valerie Wilson Reed,
Sp ‘79, College of Communication Advisory Board
• TBD member of the board of trustees

“Father Wild and I are grateful for the willingness of each member of the search committees to contribute to this important process,” said Pauly. “Arts and sciences is not only the largest college at Marquette, but also the keeper of some of our deepest traditions of human understanding. It is critical to our sense of ourselves as a university. And the Diederich position is an extraordinary opportunity for an energetic, visionary dean who is committed to creating leaders in media and communication professions and the performing arts.”

The search firm of Korn Ferry International has been engaged to assist the committees with their work. The firm also recently worked with the search committees for the Office of the Provost and the Keyes dean of the College of Business Administration.

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2. Sportswriter Frank Deford to discuss sports in society

Frank Deford, sports commentator and author, will present “Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy,” Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, for the Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Lecture. Deford will discuss his experiences as a sportswriter and the broader role that sports play in society. The event is free and open to the public.  

In the past Deford has spoken out on the use of steroids in sports, the business and money motives driving collegiate sports, and the pros and cons of Title IX.  
 
Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1962 to 1989, and his writing still occasionally appears in the magazine. He has written 15 books, is a commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on Wednesday mornings, and is a regular correspondent on the HBO show, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Deford was honored as the U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times and has won an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.

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3. Welcome to the new News Briefs

Beginning today, Sept. 15, News Briefs will be presented to the Marquette community in a new, more user-friendly format. The changes were made in response to a readership survey that was conducted last spring.

The most noticeable change is that the e-mail message will now contain three main elements:

• The day’s most prominent news items presented on the left with a headline and a brief paragraph of text that links to the rest of the content on a Web page.

• The day’s additional news items presented on the right in headlines that link to the rest of the content on a Web page.

• Toward the bottom, headlines of articles that have already run link to the original article, serving as a reminder of previously announced news. That section, below, is empty in today’s edition since this is the first issue of this format, with no “old news” to link to.

The changes reflect reader preferences to restrict the number of items running in each issue to no more than 15 items while still providing reminder notices of some items. The new format also provides a link at the top of the e-mail for students who forward their e-mail to a personal account to link directly to the Web page where all the text is posted.

Since each issue of News Briefs is now Web-based, readers will also now have access to an archive of previously published issues. The archive will also include a search function, which will be introduced soon.

This new format is in a trial period that the Office of Marketing and Communication is testing for a few weeks. Additional changes may still be made. Please tell us what you think.

The publication schedule and submission process and deadlines have not changed.

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4. Marquette student in custody following off-campus incident

A Marquette student remains in police custody following an off-campus incident early Saturday morning. The student allegedly stabbed two acquaintances, one of them a Marquette student. Both victims were treated at area hospitals and released. Charges are pending.
 
The university, through Campus Ministry, is offering assistance to the students and their families. The Office of Student Affairs has enacted its emergency administrative action procedures, as outlined in the Student Handbook. The emergency procedures allow the university to “restrict activities of the individual on campus or to remove the individual from the university community (residence halls, classroom, etc.) pending the outcome of disciplinary procedures.”

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5. Retired Army general to speak on campus

Gen. Hal Moore, a retired three-star Army General and co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young and the recently-published We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam, will speak on campus Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in AMU 157. Moore’s We Were Soldiers Once described the November 1965 Ia Drang battle in Vietnam. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for 17 weeks and was adapted to the big screen for the 2002 We Were Soldiers film starring Mel Gibson.

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6. Wisconsin Democratic and Republican Party chairs to discuss election

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke discuss Wisconsin’s role in the presidential race at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Sept. 18, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 325.

Priebus and Wineke will also offer opinions about which party will win control of the state legislature and take questions from Gousha and the audience.

Register online.

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7. Visiting professor to speak about theology in the modern university

Dr. Gesche Linde, systematic theologian from the Goethe University at Frankfurt, will present “Science, Signs, and Theology: Theology’s Place in the Modern University,” Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in AMU 254.

The lecture is from the Department of Theology’s first visiting professor in its newly created scholar exchange program. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Albertus Magnus Circle, Marquette’s interdisciplinary faculty discussion group on issues intersecting theology and the natural sciences.   

Light refreshments will be provided.

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8. Dr. Nancy Snow to speak about justice and courage

Dr. Nancy Snow, associate professor of philosophy, will present “On Speaking Out: Justice and Courage,” Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. in AMU 252.

The presentation is the first in “The Last Lecture Series,” sponsored by the Honors Program, in which faculty members address a specific topic from the viewpoint of “If this were the last lecture of your career, what would you want to say?”

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Maria Cooper, assistant director of the honors program, 8–7516.

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9. Former director of White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives to speak

The relationship between government and faith-based organizations will be the topic of Jay F. Hein, former director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, at an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 12:15 p.m. in the AMU Ballroom.

Hein is CEO of the Foundation for American Renewal, a public charity aimed at strengthening the nation's nonprofit sector and advancing innovative solutions to pressing social needs. During his tenure as an advisor to President Bush, he helped lead several presidential initiatives and provided oversight over a dozen federal agencies responsible for growing government partnerships with faith-based and grassroots nonprofit organizations. Hein left his position at the White House just weeks ago.

Call 8-7431 to register.

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10. Doerr Chair Lecture to address the law of the cross and redemption

Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor and Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, will present “The Non-Violent Cross: Lonergan and Girard on Redemption” for the annual Doerr Chair Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 001. Bernard Lonergan's notion of the law of the cross will be related to Rene Girard's notion of mimetic violence, to determine the extent that Girard has illuminated both the evils from which we are redeemed by the law of the cross and the good that results from that redemption.

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11. Sexual Violence Awareness Week events held this week

The Center for Health Education and Promotion will host Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2008: Steps Toward Change, through Sept. 19. Events include a ”Take Back the Night” rally, walk and candlelight vigil; Soup with Substance; a movie screening and discussion of Killing Us Softly 3; a self defense class; keynote speaker Dr. Chris Kilmartin; and special recognition of the O’Donnell Hall Teeter-Totter marathon.

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, will present the Soup with Substance program Tuesday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227. She will speak about "Sexual Violence & Restorative Justice: An Approach to Healing & Wholeness." A simple meal of soup and bread will be served.

Contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217 for more information

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12. Students can make bibliography at Refworks session

The libraries are offering one-hour demonstrations of RefWorks, a bibliography manager that is available to all students. The demos will cover setting up an account, downloading citations and creating a bibliography.  

Sessions are in Raynor 227:

Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept 17, at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m.
Friday, Sept 26, at 2 p.m.

No registration needed. For more information, contact Rose Trupiano, research and outreach services librarian, at 8-5998.

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13. ROTC programs conducting 24-hour POW/MIA memorial

Marquette Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC programs will conduct a POW/MIA memorial from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, under the Raynor Memorial Library Bridge. The ceremony involves two cadets or midshipmen from Marquette ROTC units flanking the service flags as well as a small table that is a symbol of vacancy. The vigil lasts 24 hours and is intended to provide a visible representation of those who have gone to fight for the country and never returned.

President George W. Bush declared in 2003, that the third Friday in September would be a National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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14. Les Aspin Center information sessions held this week

The Les Aspin Center for Government, Marquette’s study center in Washington, D.C., will hold information sessions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C.

The Les Aspin Center offers students the chance to live, work and learn in the nation’s capital for a semester or summer session. Internships are available for all majors, including biomedical engineering, nursing, communications, business and political science.

Applications for the spring 2009 semester are due Nov. 3. For more information, contact the Les Aspin Center at 8-7446.

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15. Interchange completion to be celebrated with free food, entertainment

The Marquette community will celebrate the Marquette Interchange Project completion in the “Wiggle” (between Cobeen Hall and Carpenter Tower) Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment from Five Card Stud and free food and will be provided.

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16. 15-minute massages available for $5

Physical therapy students will hold their annual Massage-a-thon from Thursday, Sept. 18, through Friday, Oct. 10. Massages can be scheduled for:  

Mondays, 4 to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 4 to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To book an appointment, e-mail preferred date and time. A confirmation e-mail will be returned.

Cost is $5 for each 15 minutes for up to one hour.

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17. Parking and Wisconsin Avenue restricted during run/walk

Due to the congestion around the 12th and Wisconsin and the Lot F parking area during Brigg’s and Al’s Run and Walk, Marquette community members are encouraged to park in either the 16th Street Structure at 749 N. 16th St. or the Wells Street Structure at 1240 West Wells on Saturday, Sept. 20. There will be no visitor charge or permit requirement enforced in the structures.

This year’s course will take the runners down Wisconsin Avenue, which will be closed from 10th to 16th streets.  

For more information contact Jay Sobota, manager of parking services, at 8-6911.

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1. Two dean searches underway

2. Sportswriter Frank Deford to discuss sports in society

3. Welcome to the new News Briefs

4. Marquette student in custody following off-campus incident

5. Retired Army general to speak on campus

6. Wisconsin Democratic and Republican Party chairs to discuss election

7. Visiting professor to speak about theology in the modern university

8. Dr. Nancy Snow to speak about justice and courage

9. Former director of White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives to speak

10. Doerr Chair Lecture to address the law of the cross and redemption

11. Sexual Violence Awareness Week events held this week

12. Students can make bibliography at Refworks session

13. ROTC programs conducting 24-hour POW/MIA memorial

14. Les Aspin Center information sessions held this week

15. Interchange completion to be celebrated with free food, entertainment

16. 15-minute massages available for $5

17. Parking and Wisconsin Avenue restricted during run/walk