The Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium today announced a $600,000, three-year gift from the Stollenwerk Family Foundation. The consortium, consisting of Marquette, Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Marian University, and Mount Mary College, provides academic resources and professional expertise for the 132 Catholic K-12 schools serving more than 33,000 students in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
“For more than a century the archdiocese’s Catholic schools have provided a strong, values-based education for the children of southeastern Wisconsin,” said John Stollenwerk, chairman of Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation and a member of Marquette’s Board of Trustees. “With fewer religious now available to teach in these schools, one of our priorities is to retain the mission and identity of the Catholic schools, which now serve a growing percentage of non-Catholic families.”
A portion of the Stollenwerk gift was designated to finance the GMCEC institutional coordinator, a position filled by Jennifer Maney. Maney, who will have an office in Marquette’s College of Education, earned her Ph.D. in educational policy & leadership from Marquette.
Dr. Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette, will interview this week for the dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences position. His university-wide open forums, for the entire Marquette community, are tomorrow, Jan. 27, 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in AMU 227, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B.
The search committee for the arts and sciences dean has also added Dr. Diane Michelfelder, provost and dean of the faculty at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., as a finalist. Michelfelder will visit Marquette Jan. 29-30. Her open forums for the entire Marquette community are Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B & C, and Friday, Jan. 30, noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 157.
Dr. Al Rivero, chair of the search committee, said, "When the process started last fall, the committee considered having up to five finalists visit campus but decided to avoid extending the process far into the spring term and move forward with three excellent finalists. Now that two finalists have accepted offers elsewhere, the committee is exercising the option of restoring the field of finalists and honoring the posting of the position as open until filled. All finalists have been reminded of this possibility, which proved to be an important step given the unpredictable nature of leadership searches."
"This is the most difficult environment for leadership searches that we've seen in a long time," said Dr. David Mead-Fox, senior client partner at Korn/Ferry International, which is assisting the arts & sciences committee. "Talented professionals seizing opportunities in hand before their candidacies run their course in other searches are not uncommon in tough economic times." Mead-Fox has assisted Marquette with five leadership searches, including the provost search process in 2007-2008.
Candidate CVs and cover letters are available online.
Free tickets for the Mission Week keynote address by Dr. Shirin Ebadi are available in 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, Feb. 1-8, “iAct: Consequences of Faith,” is available online.
In addition to Ebadi’s keynote address, other highlights will include:
• All-University Mass, Sunday, Feb. 1, 4 p.m., Gesu Church — Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., associate director of the Office of Mission and Identity, will serve as the presider and homilist.
• William R. Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture, Feb. 4, 4 p.m., Monaghan Ballroom, AMU — “‘Media Ethics’ Is Not A Contradiction,” with Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist of the Chicago Tribune.
• WiiAct: Leading with Purpose: The Academic Leadership Summit, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., AMU — students explore their individual gifts and talents and how they can use their strengths to address critical needs in the community. Register online.
Former Milwaukee County Judges Michael Brennan and John Franke will be guests for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” Thursday, Jan. 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.
Brennan and Franke will share their insights on the judiciary as they return to careers as trial lawyers with the Milwaukee law firm of Gass, Weber and Mullins. They will also discuss their respective decisions to leave the bench to pursue new challenges.
A random sample of Marquette undergraduates will receive e-mail invitations beginning today, Jan. 26, requesting participation in a student leadership development survey. The invitation will reference “Marquette University Student Survey” in the subject line, and students who receive the invitation are encouraged to complete the survey. Survey participants will be entered in a prize drawing that includes AMU gift cards, an iPod Touch and Wii game system.
The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership is one of the largest national studies on college student leadership development. Marquette is one of more than 100 institutions nationally that will participate this semester.
Marquette was an inaugural participant in 2006. Among the findings were that students at Marquette reported higher levels of involvement in student organizations, community service and leadership roles than their peers at national and Catholic universities.
For more information, contact Dr. Jon Dooley, associate dean of student development.
Dr. Darlene Weis, associate professor emerita of nursing, will present “Experiencing Nursing in Peru” at Soup with Substance on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227.
A light meal of soup, bread and water will be served.
The Graduate School of Management will hold information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information in February. Each session begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception before the 6 p.m. presentation:
Monday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. — Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. — On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 — Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145 or e-mail.
The Office of International Education will host a study abroad fair Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of AMU. The fair is an opportunity for the Marquette community to speak with program representatives and OIE staff as well as learn about the programs offered by Marquette, including new summer, faculty-led programs.
Raynor Memorial Library will hold workshops on RefWorks, a Web-based bibliography manager, with which students can explore citations from online databases and generate bibliographies. Sessions are Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. All sessions will place in Raynor 227.
Contact Rose Trupiano, librarian, for more information.
Nominations for senior speaker at May Commencement are now available for all eligible seniors interested in speaking at graduation. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 6.
Applications for the 2009-2010 Marquette University Student Government Program Board are now available in the MUSG office, AMU 133. Applications must be returned to the MUSG office by Monday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m.
The MUSG Program Board is responsible for providing programming that interests students and consists of eight separate commissions: After Dark, concerts, films, speakers, special events, diversity, excursions and Senior Week.
Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of their Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act rights at the beginning of each term. The FERPA notification is posted online. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 8-7034 or in Marquette Hall 310 for more information.
The sidewalk on the east side of 13th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Abbottsford Hall will be periodically closed from Thursday, Jan. 29, to Thursday, Feb. 5, for work on Zilber Hall. Pedestrians should use the west sidewalk and follow instructions by construction personnel.