Mission Week 2009 will kick off Sunday, Feb. 1, with an All-University Mass at 4 p.m. at Gesu Church. Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., associate director of the Office of Mission and Identity, will serve as the presider and homilist, and the Campus Ministry Liturgical Choir and MU Gospel Choir will sing. Regularly scheduled evening Masses at the Chapel of the Holy Family are cancelled in place of the Mission Week Mass.
Tickets for Dr. Shirin Ebadi's keynote address, "Human Rights and the Consequences of Faith," Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. are no longer available. Individuals interested in tickets can put their name on a waiting list in Brooks Lounge, AMU. There will also be a simulcast of Ebadi's speech in AMU. No tickets necessary to attend the simulcast.
Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, chair and professor of English, will lead a student book discussion on the best-selling graphic novel Persepolis I at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in AMU 163. According to Time magazine, "Persepolis is the story of an unforgettable childhood and coming of age in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution." Books are available in Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Book Marq.
Watch for daily Mission Week News Briefs next week, Feb. 2-6, featuring Mission Week activities and daily reflections written by students, faculty and staff.
The complete schedule for this year's Mission Week, Feb. 1-8, "iAct: Consequences of Faith," is available online.
Marquette University has been selected by the Council of Graduate Schools as one of 20 universities to participate as an affiliate partner in its three-year Project for Scholarly Integrity. The purpose of the program is to create an instructional program in research ethics for faculty and graduate researchers and build a community of researchers who will be prepared to create an institutional environment in which ethics is embraced as an integral part of good research.
Research affiliates initiate programs for scholarly integrity but are not one of seven institutions receiving funding to do so. For Marquette’s participation, the university’s Committee on Research and the University Board of Graduate Studies have established an ongoing program of research ethics by building a permanent infrastructure.
A committee of faculty from both councils has been appointed and will work to:
• Familiarize researchers with basic ethical issues in research.
• Help researchers develop and refine methods of analyzing and dealing effectively with those issues.
• Provide an interdisciplinary forum for constructive dialogue about research ethics issues facing universities like Marquette.
• Enable participants to play a leadership role in promoting research ethics within their disciplines.
Marquette also plans to provide a seminar through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin. The CTSI is a new effort to support and advance education, research collaboration and clinical and translational science through a partnership among the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Blood Research Institute, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The Council of Graduate Schools’ mission is to improve and advance graduate education through advocacy in the federal policy arena, research and the development and dissemination of best practices.
Dr. Diane Michelfelder, provost and dean of the faculty at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., will interview this week for the dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences position. An open forum for the entire Marquette community will take place tomorrow, Jan. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 157, in addition to the open forum taking place today, Jan. 29, 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B & C.
Michelfelder follows Dr. Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette, who interviewed earlier this week.
Candidate CVs and cover letters are available at http://www.marquette.edu/klinglerdean/candidates.shtml.
Thousands of incoming freshmen and their families will visit Marquette for open houses and competitions for $500 to $5,000 renewable scholarships Jan. 31 to Feb. 21. Each of Marquette's seven colleges will host an open house and scholarship competition:
Jan. 31 — business, nursing, health sciences
Feb. 7 — arts & sciences
Feb. 14 — communication, education
Feb. 21 — engineering
These visits are very influential in decision-making for prospective students and their families, so Marquette community members are encouraged to offer assistance and warm welcomes to the visitors.
All first-year students are invited to Campus Ministry’s First Year Experience Retreat Feb. 6-7. The retreat offers students the opportunity to meet other students seeking to make faith a priority in their lives.
The retreat cost is $30. Register online by Friday, Jan. 30. Space is limited.
For more information, contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-0522.
Annual W-2 tax forms for student employees are now available on MyJob. Printed W-2 forms from the Web page are an acceptable copy for attaching to annual tax returns. Traditional paper forms will be mailed to permanent (home) addresses beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28. The postal service asks recipients to allow up to 10 days to receive W-2 forms by mail.
For more information about your W-2, contact the Payroll Department.
In addition to W-2s, MyJob centralizes other employee information in a single location and allows student workers to view and update personal information collected by the university as part of employment.
Students can win a $200 cash prize for entering Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 12th Maria Dittman Research Paper Competition, which recognizes the importance of effective library research. $200 prizes will be awarded in freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories. All A-grade research papers written during the 2008 calendar year are eligible. The submission deadline is Friday, March 6.
The Spirit of Ignatius Committee is sponsoring the 2009 Student Bookmark Competition, “iAct: Consequences of Faith.” The top three designs will be awarded prizes, with the first place winner receiving $300, second place receiving $150 and third place receiving $50.
Bookmark designs should incorporate the theme and measure 2 inches by 8.5 inches. Copyrighted quotations and visuals used as part of the design must be attributed.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 20. Entries must include the applicant’s name and phone number. Send designs to:
c/o Spirit of Ignatius Committee
500 N. 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Or, e-mail designs to Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer. Call 8-0398 for more information.
The College of Engineering will offer several engineering academies for students ages 6 through 18 this semester, covering basic engineering principles, robotics and physics:
• “ENERGY!” — Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 10 to 18. Students learn the physics of energy by designing and constructing working models of wind turbines and solar-powered cars.
• “Electrical Engineering — A Shocking Experience!” — Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 10 to 18. Students learn how electricity is produced and controlled in electric circuits.
• “Mechanical Engineering — CATAPULTS” — Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 8 to 16. Students build three types of catapults and learn about physics principles.
• “The Physics of CARS!” — Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 8 to 16. Students learn the physics of cars and build cars powered by pneumatics, rubber bands, mousetraps, motors, propellers and solar energy.
• “Civil Engineering — Trusses, Bridges & Towers” — Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 8-16. Students design wooden trusses, bridges and towers and a model home that will be tested for earthquake endurance.
In addition to the Saturday sessions, the College of Engineering will also offer week-long classes during spring break, April 13-17. Registration and additional information are available online.
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students tomorrow, Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.
The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate information session for prospective adult students Thursday, Feb. 5, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy 414. Information to be presented will include accelerated bachelor’s degree programs; Saturday, weeknight and online course offerings; the application process; and financial aid opportunities.
Register online or by calling 8-3153.