1. New position for faculty development added in Office of the Provost

Rev. John Patrick Fitzgibbons, S.J., has been appointed to the new position of associate provost for faculty development, effective August 1, Provost John Pauly announced today.

Pauly said Father Fitzgibbons will work with faculty, department chairs and deans in creating a system of professional development for Marquette faculty, including the identification of best practices, proposing strategies and support systems to meet the needs of different faculty (tenure-track, full-time non-tenure track, part-time) and strategic planning that will encourage and support professional development and campus leadership for Marquette faculty.

Father Fitzgibbons currently works in the Office of the President at the University of San Francisco and is a member of the university’s Board of Trustees. He has also served as novice director for the Jesuit Novitiate and has been on the English faculty at Marquette (1993-96), Creighton and the University of St. Thomas. A graduate of St. Louis University, he earned his master’s degree in English from the University of Chicago, his master of divinity degree from the Weston School of Theology and his Ph.D. in English from Loyola University of Chicago.

“We are delighted to welcome Father Fitzgibbons back to Marquette and to use his leadership skills and background to focus on faculty development,” Pauly said. “This new position is evidence of the university’s commitment to the professorial development of our faculty as both teachers and scholars.”

Pauly recently announced the appointment of Dr. William Welburn, formerly associate dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, as senior adviser to the provost for diversity initiatives, effective July 1. In addition, Jeff Snell, special advisor to the president, has transferred to the Provost’s Office, where he will coordinate partnerships with the Cristo Rey Network and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and undertake special projects.

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2. University mourns the death of Rev. Harold Bradley, S.J.

Marquette University mourns the death of Rev. Harold Bradley, S.J., assistant to the vice president of public affairs, who passed away Friday evening. Bradley, 84, died of natural causes at St. Camillus Community.

The funeral will be tonight, Monday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the St. Camillus Court East Chapel in Wauwatosa, 10100 W. Wisconsin Ave., second floor. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

He passed away peacefully holding the hands of his sister and his nephew, said Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs. “He was working until his last moments,” Altenburg said. “He told his dear friend, Fr. Dan Kenny, to be sure to remind me to follow up on a project in Haiti.”

Father Bradley devoted himself to helping others grow out of poverty. He founded the “Train the Trainer” program at Marquette that subsequently educated nearly 3,000 health care workers from Africa in HIV/AIDS training. Prior to coming to Marquette, he helped establish the Central American Scholarship Program at Georgetown University.

Altenburg praised Father Bradley’s ability to identify government resources, including funding for various projects that promote sustainability in developing countries.

Father Bradley was honored at a luncheon on campus last week to celebrate his forthcoming biography, “A Collar Unleashed,” written by Marquette alumna Kathleen Kelly.

A full obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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3. Haggerty Museum exhibition inspired by pop art movement

The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will present the exhibition Jump Cut Pop featuring works by modern and contemporary artists inspired by the pop art movement beginning with an opening talk by artist and commentator Martha Rosler on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through Oct. 4.

Featuring more than 50 works, Jump Cut Pop, includes works from the mid-1960s to 2008. The artists confront contemporary social, political and historical issues through poster design, printmaking, painting, photography, collage and video. Works by Eduardo Paolozzi, Tadanori Yokoo and Jane Hammond are drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Additional artists include Cliff Evans, Nobu Fukui and Martha Rosler.

Rosler, an instructor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University works in video, photo-text, installation and performance and writes criticism. Her work in the public sphere ranges from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment, often from the female perspective.

After being closed for maintenance the past month, the museum reopens this week, Wednesday, July 15.

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4. Weight Watchers at Work meeting is Thursday

The Employee Wellness Program will hold a Weight Watchers at Work informational and enrollment meeting Thursday, July 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. in AMU 313.

Content will include an overview of the program, the meeting structure and guidelines as well as the opportunity to ask questions and register. Cost is $99 for nine weeks — every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 313 beginning July 23.

Participants can write one check for the total, or two checks for $49.50 with the second check being deposited Aug. 23. Cash and major credit cards are also accepted.

No RSVP is needed. Contact Mandi Weis, employee wellness coordinator, at 8-4581, for more information.

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5. Participants needed for international friendship program

The Marquette International Friendship Program is seeking participants for the 2009-2010 academic year. This program is designed to create year-long friendship matches between international students and Milwaukee community members. Friends are encouraged to meet with their students once a month to learn about each other’s cultures while participating in leisure or family activities.

The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 21.

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6. “Grow” session to address financial stress and the economy

Randy Kratz from Symmetry, Marquette’s Employee Assistance Program, will present a “Grow with Marquette” session on financial stress and the economy on Tuesday, July 14, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, room 163. Kratz will discuss the importance of making knowledge-based decisions regarding finances, finding ways to simplify your life and understanding the difference between needs and wants. Call 8-7305 or e-mail growwithmu@marquette.edu to register for this class.

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