1. Forum with arts and sciences dean candidate is Wednesday

An open forum with Dr. Brian Blake, associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and director of graduate studies at Georgetown University, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B&C.

Blake is one of three finalists for dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences who will be on campus this month for interviews with faculty, students and administrators.

The other two finalists are:
• Dr. Tim Machan, professor of English, Marquette University; and
• Dr. Marietta Morrissey, professor of sociology at the University of Toledo.

Blake received his Ph.D. from George Mason University and has 14 years of industrial experience as an engineer for such firms as General Electric, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and The MITRE Corporation. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2000 and has published more than 85 articles on service-oriented architectures, component-based software engineering, services-based software engineering, software engineering education and workflow and process management systems. His research has been supported by more than $5 million in grants from a variety of commercial and government organizations.

The open forum for Machan will be held on Jan. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU ballroom B.

Morrissey’s open forum is scheduled for Jan. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU ballroom C.

More complete biographical information about each candidate is available at http://www.marquette.edu/klinglerdean/candidates.shtml.

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2. Tickets available for Mission Week keynote speaker

Free tickets for the Mission Week keynote address by Dr. Shirin Ebadi will be available beginning tomorrow, Jan. 13, in the Brooks Lounge, AMU. Ebadi, the first Muslim woman and first Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, will present “Human Rights and the Consequences of Faith,” Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. There is a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID for Ebadi’s address. Beginning Jan. 27, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public.

The schedule for this year’s Mission Week, “iAct: Consequences of Faith,” is available online. Mission Week will take place Feb. 1-8 and will also include events such as the “President’s State of the University Address;” “All-University Mass;” William R. Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture, “Voices of Marquette” podcasts; and much more.

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3. Mark your calendar for the President’s Address

Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will give his annual State of the University Address on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union. A reception will follow.

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4. Klingler development applications due this week

Applications for the Way Klingler Faculty Development Program grants are due this week. The program features awards intended to advance research and scholarship that was 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 today, Jan. 12, 2009.

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5. Request classrooms for ad hoc events and exam review sessions

Faculty who wish to request classroom space for an ad hoc event should complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form. To request a change for an existing ad hoc reservation, faculty should contact Annette Conrad, associate director of AMU. Requests are handled by AMU Event Management.

Faculty can also request classroom space from the registrar for their spring 2009 course review sessions and final exams through Thursday, Jan. 22. Beginning Jan. 23, faculty will submit the online form to AMU Event Management.

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6. Comments about College of Nursing requested for accreditation

As part of the College of Nursing’s accreditation evaluation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Marquette community members and the general public are invited to provide comments about the college to CCNE. Comments are shared with members of the evaluation team, which considers them as they relate to accreditation standards, but comments are not shared directly with the college itself.

Comments will be accepted by CCNE until March 1, 2009. The accreditation visit is April 1-3, 2009.

Submit signed comments regarding any aspect of the College of Nursing to:

LiAnn Shepard
Accreditation Assistant
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC  20035-1120

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7. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 16, 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. No registration is necessary.

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8. Holiday e-mail scams are circulating

An increasing number and frequency of scam and phishing e-mails have appeared during the holiday season, including holiday greeting cards and scams asking for usernames and passwords. These and other scams are attempts to infect personal machines and steal identities.

Anyone who has inadvertently responded to or opened an e-mail scam should update and run antivirus software and change his/her Marqnet password as soon as possible.

Contact the ITS Help Desk at 8-7799 for more information.

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9. Gesu hosting annual blood drive

Donors are still needed for Gesu’s annual blood drive and Chili-Fest, Monday, Jan. 19, at Gesu Church. Appointments are available from 12:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. All registrants will be welcomed with a meal of chili and cornbread.

Call the Parish Center at 8-7107 or e-mail Marcia Isherwood to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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