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.
Dr. Ana Garner, chair of the search committee, said Bergen’s breadth of experience made her an attractive candidate. “As a faculty, we felt she was the right person to follow the creative path started by Dr. Pauly, helping to prepare our students for the communication challenges and opportunities of the 21st century,” Garner said. Pauly was dean of the Diederich College of Communication before being named provost last year; Dr. Lynn Turner has served as interim dean for fiscal year 2009.
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.
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.
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 tomorrow, March 6.
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.
Beginning tomorrow, March 6, at 10 a.m., and every hour on the hour after, the Department of Public Safety will provide transportation from DPS to the Amtrak station. Since these transports are hourly, students should plan ahead. During regular LIMO hours requests to Amtrak will be taken to McCormick Hall for service by a LIMO Express Shuttle.
On Sunday, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., a LIMO Express Shuttle will run a continuous loop from the Amtrak Station back to campus. After 10 p.m., students should call 288-6363 for an Amtrak transport. Contact SSP for more information.
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.
“Catholics at the Capitol,” a statewide gathering in Madison for people to learn about current social justice issues and to visit with state representatives to discuss the issues, will take place Tuesday, March 31. The cost for students is $10. Transportation will be provided. Register in Campus Ministry, AMU 236, by Tuesday, March 10.
For more information, contact Gerry Fischer, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-3687.
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.
Fall registration begins Monday, March 23, 2009. To prepare for registration, students should visit their adviser before registration begins, as determined by their college advising policy. Fall registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register at that time or thereafter.
Academic Advisement in CheckMarq is a helpful tool for undergraduates to determine their schedule and make advising sessions more effective.
Snapshot will be available beginning March 9 to plan courses.
Summer registration also continues should students wish to take summer courses. No appointment is needed to register for summer.
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.
Campus Ministry is offering its final First-Year Experience retreat Friday, March 27, to Sunday, March 29. All first-year students are invited.
Cost is $45. The registration deadline is Friday, March 20, but space is limited.
For more information, contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of Campus Ministry.
The Office of International Education is accepting applications from individuals and groups wanting to showcase their country or culture at the 25th annual International Day, Friday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of AMU.
Table location preferences will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
The second annual Reel Poverty Film Festival is looking for photographers to submit still-life photographs for the Reel Poverty Photo Contest. Photos should depict hunger, homelessness, human dignity or other social justice issues. Spring break trips may offer an opportunity to take these types of photos.
Submissions will be separated into local, domestic and international categories. Winning photos in each category will be displayed in the Straz Tower Dorothy Day social justice community floor.
Photos must be submitted to the Office of Student Development, AMU 329, by 4 p.m. April 1.