Dr. Lori Bergen, professor and the director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University-San Marcos, will become dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication July 1, Provost John Pauly announced Wednesday.
“Dr. Bergen is a well-regarded teacher, researcher and administrator with broad experience in the media as well,” Pauly said. He noted that the dean’s search had drawn an outstanding field of candidates. “The Diederich funds provide a dean with the flexibility to foster programming and faculty activities. That’s particularly attractive in difficult economic times,” he said.
Bergen, who has a Ph.D. in mass communication with a minor in organizational behavior from Indiana University, previously was associate director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She also taught at Wichita State University and Indiana University and has received fellowships from the Poynter Institute, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, National Association of Broadcasters and Radio and Television News Directors Association and Foundation.
Co-author of Media Violence and Aggression: Science and Ideology,” published in 2008, Bergen has also published articles in the Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication & Society, Health Communication Journal, Human Communication Research and the Journal of Advertising. She has been active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, serving on the executive committee and board of directors in 2002-03 and 2006-07. She is also a member of the Broadcast Education Association, the International Communication Association, Society for Professional Journalists and Online News Association.
“Marquette has been on my radar for decades,” Bergen said. She applied for an assistant professorship in journalism in 1988, before withdrawing when she found out she was pregnant with her first child. “I loved Milwaukee and Marquette,” she recalled. “When this opportunity came along, the university’s reputation and the college’s amazingly strong programs in communication and the performing arts made this an opportunity I couldn’t say no to.
“I’m good at making connections between individuals with a passion and initiatives that will support the mission of the college,” Bergen said. “I want more people to know about the Diederich College of Communication. We can provide programming and support for the community and our profession that will help the college achieve a stronger public presence.”
Bergen has experience as a TV reporter, producer and host and also worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. She is married and has two college-age children.
The search for the dean of the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences has closed, and Provost John Pauly said a new search will begin in fall.
“Our search attracted some very credible candidates,” Pauly said, “but with the economic times fewer candidates were willing to enter the pool, so the committee thought it better to delay the search in order to attract a broader group of candidates. I believe it is best to renew the search in what will hopefully be better economic times.”
Pauly expressed his gratitude to Dr. Al Rivero, professor of English, and members of the search committee for their diligence and hard work. He said he will meet with department chairs and others within the Klingler college before starting a new search. “We know that some of our best candidates come based on the recommendation of our own leaders,” he said.
The provost also announced that Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp has agreed to continue as the interim dean of the college.
Marquette faculty are invited to the free workshop, "Teaching About Islam: Pedagogical Resources and Perspectives," Thursday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The Office of Mission and Identity’s Simmons Trust and Georgetown University will host Susan Douglass, education consultant for the education outreach program of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, to lead the workshop. Register online by today, March 5.
The College of Professional Studies will host “Building on Hope — A Grace for Public Spaces,” Friday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon in AMU Ballroom E.
Urban architect David Greusel and Eric O. Jacobsen, author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith, will explore how society uses public spaces to influence our sense of community. This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP to Laura Furey, graduate assistant, at 8-6010.
The Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs will celebrate the beginning of Women in Diversity Month by hosting Lunch Time Flicks, tomorrow, March 6, at noon in AMU 111. Women and Military Policy will be shown, followed by a discussion led by Lt. Col. Janet Keech, executive officer and associate professor in Naval ROTC. Lunch will be provided.
Departments and services with special hours of operation during spring break next week include:
Alumni Memorial Union
March 7 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
March 8 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 9 to 14 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
March 15 — 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
IT Services Help Desk
March 7 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 8 – closed
March 9 to 13 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 14 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 15 – closed
March 7 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8 — noon to 4 p.m.
March 9 to 13 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 14 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 15 — noon to 4 p.m.
Union Sports Annex Restaurant
March 7 — 1 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
March 8 — 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 9 to 11 — 5 p.m. to midnight
March 12 — 4 p.m. to midnight
March 13 and 14 — 1 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
March 15 — 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Due to spring break, Campus Ministry Masses at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, and the Lutheran service at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family will be cancelled Sunday, March 8.
Henry “Hank” Raymonds, former men’s basketball coach; and Dr. Anthony Kuchan, professor emeritus, will be honored Sunday, March 22, at the annual awards brunch of the Father Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu.
Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, will honor Raymonds as Alumnus of the Year and Kuchan as the Danihy Club Lifetime Service Award recipient at a reception, brunch and award presentation beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the AMU east ballroom. A 10 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Family will precede the event.
Cost is $20 per person and RSVPs are needed by Wednesday, March 11.
Raymonds was assistant men’s basketball coach from 1961–1977 and head coach, compiling a 126-60 record, from 1977 through 1983. He also served as athletic director from 1977 to 1987, elevating the women’s athletic teams to Division I status in 1985.
Kuchan is a founding faculty member and core faculty professor of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. He chaired Marquette’s Department of Psychology from 1977 to 1987 and received the Pere Marquette Teaching Award in 1994.
Dr. Anthony M. Yezer, professor of economics at George Washington University, will present “Mortgages: The Bad, The Good and The Optimal,” at 8 a.m. Friday, March 20, in the John. P. Raynor, S.J., Library. Check-in for the event begins at 7:45 a.m. The talk and Q&A will run until 9:15 a.m. Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of City Development, will deliver opening remarks. Registration is required by Friday, March 13, to Christine Heebner, office associate, at 8-7946.
Yezer, a specialist in regional and urban economics, researches credit risk, fair lending and real estate finance. He has been a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute since 1991 and currently serves on the governing board of the Financial Services Research Program. Yezer has also testified to the U.S. Congress on the definition and measurement of subprime lending.
The free event is sponsored by the Center for Global and Economic Studies and Center for Real Estate, both housed in the College of Business Administration.
The nationally ranked dispute resolution program at the Law School will host an interdisciplinary conference examining the relationship between media and conflict resolution Saturday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The International Media and Conflict Resolution Conference will host experts from diverse fields to discuss the influence of different forms of the media in the development, escalation and de-escalation of conflict.
The cost of the conference is $40, and registration is due Friday, March 13.
For more information, contact Natalie Fleury, program coordinator for dispute resolution, at 8-8038.
All employees required to complete their online sexual harassment prevention training need to do so by Friday, March 13.
As part of Marquette’s commitment to providing a respectful work environment, periodic and ongoing sexual harassment prevention training is required. Depending on when/if employees previously completed the online training, many employees received a Feb. 23 memo from Greg Kliebhan, senior vice president, and Dr. John Pauly, provost, stating why the training is necessary and providing directions to access the online training.
Employees who completed their training in calendar 2008 or 2009 did not receive the memo and won’t need to complete the renewal at this time.
For more information contact the Human Resources Department at 8-7305.
The Center for Peacemaking, the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conference Studies and the Peace and Justice Studies Association are soliciting proposals for “Exploring the Power of Nonviolence,” Oct. 8-10, 2009, at Marquette.
Faculty and staff proposals are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines that address topics relevant to promoting nonviolent communities and practices, especially addressing the nature, history and skills of nonviolent approaches to managing conflict.
Proposals must be submitted online by Sunday, March 15.
For more information, contact Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of theology, at 8-3748.
Undergraduate advising for the fall 2009 semester begins Monday, March 16, and registration begins Monday, March 23.
A schedule of classes will be available on Snapshot beginning Monday, March 9. Both advisers and students can take advantage of Academic Advisement, a degree audit tool available in CheckMarq, to help determine the remaining courses students need to take.
With the new course numbering policy for all courses effective fall 2009, all students will register with the new course numbers. A course number translator is available online to help compare the old numbers to the new.
Marquette’s new Employee Wellness Program will host Jennifer Casey, registered dietitian and board member for Slow Food WiSE, to discuss healthy eating Tuesday, March 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the John P. Raynor, S.J. Library Beaumier Conference Center. Representatives from Growing Power, Outpost, the Milwaukee Public Market and the Urban Ecology Center will also provide resources to make “green eating” part of your daily life.
To register, contact Mandi Weis, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.
This is the first installment in a series of events for the National Nutrition Month theme of eating right. Attendees can also register for the upcoming five week “Eat Right Challenge” in which employees earn points for prize drawings by eating five servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
Marquette’s Employee Wellness Program provides programming and resources to help Marquette employees live healthy lifestyles.
To raise awareness about the impact of alcohol on the Marquette community, the Division of Student Affairs is hosting “Alcohol Summit: What is the Culture of Alcohol at Marquette?” and “Take the Pledge Drive.”
“Alcohol Summit: What is the Culture of Alcohol at Marquette?” will be held Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The event will feature a program facilitated by Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, panel discussions, information tables and refreshments.
For “Take the Pledge Drive,” Marquette community members are asked to
sign a pledge to either abstain from or, if of legal drinking age, to use alcohol responsibly on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17. Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205 or AMU 121 for a pledge card.
The Helen Way Klinger College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center will host its annual “Explore the Majors” fair Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The fair will be an opportunity for students to discuss majors and minors with faculty members, upperclassmen and alumni from every major in the college.