1. Marquette to offer new doctoral degree

Marquette will offer a doctoral program and master’s degree in clinical and translational rehabilitation health science beginning in fall 2011. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the new programs Wednesday.

The programs will be part of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The university’s PT program ranks in the top 10 percent of the more than 200 accredited physical therapy programs nationwide.  

“The CTRH degrees will focus on improving the human condition through research, with a strong emphasis on neuromuscular conditions,” said Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “Clinical and translational research allows us to use our faculty expertise to make discoveries, prevent injuries, develop better treatments, and test new methods that will benefit our patients and ensure best practices within our professions.”

The Ph.D. in CTRH will require 69 credits, including a 12-credit dissertation and up to 25 credits that may be transferred from a professional or master’s degree program. The 36-credit master of science degree will allow students to choose from among three areas of emphasis: community wellness, sports medicine or performance enhancement; students may also choose a thesis or non-thesis track. Undergraduates in Marquette’s exercise science and athletic training programs may enroll in an accelerated degree program, completing both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in CTRH in five years.

For more information about the CTRH program, contact Dr. Paula Papanek, associate professor of physical therapy and graduate director for CTRH, at 8-5069.

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2. Final grades due in CheckMarq at noon Dec. 21

Final grades are due in CheckMarq (not D2L) at noon Tuesday, Dec. 21, for classes ending Dec. 18 or before. The Office of the Registrar will enter grades of NG (for no grade) on any grade roster with missing grades, starting at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. Faculty will be responsible for submitting a grade change form for each student who receives a grade of NG.
Instructions are available from IT Services to scan exams. Faculty should turn exams in to the IT Services Help Desk (Cudahy Hall, second floor) for scanning as soon as possible after the exam to ensure a quick turn-around.

For grading assistance contact Kerry Grosse, associate registrar, at 8-6320 or Vicki Trautschold, associate registrar, at 8-6313 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After business hours, contact the Help Desk at 414-288-7799. The Help Desk can contact the registrar after hours, if needed.

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3. Funeral arrangements for Hank Raymonds set

The visitation for Hank Raymonds, who passed away Monday, will be Sunday, Dec. 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Gesu. A reception will follow in the AMU Ballrooms.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Virginia Raymonds, 177 N. 85th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4601.

Raynor Memorial Libraries' Hall of Fame digital collection features nearly 100 images from Raymond's Marquette career as coach and administrator. Marquette Magazine featured Raymonds in its October 2010 issue.

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4. Faculty learning community on Ignatian pedagogy to be held

Companions in Inspiring Futures,” a new cohort of the Ignatian Pedagogy faculty learning community, will begin in February.
Twelve faculty members from various disciplines will be selected to participate in an experience of study and reflection on Ignatian Pedagogy as well as teaching and learning in a Jesuit institution. Stipends of $600 will be awarded to those who fully participate.

The group will be coordinated by Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty; and facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Nowacek, assistant professor of English.

The learning community is sponsored by the Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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5. Marquette Magazine honored as best alumni magazine

Marquette’s alumni magazine, Marquette Magazine, will be recognized with a gold award in the “best alumni/institution magazine,” 10,000-plus circulation category by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education at CASE's annual conference Dec. 12-14 in Chicago. Ordinarily, Marquette Magazine is a 48- to 52-page, four-color quarterly mailed to 127,000 university alumni and friends. But for the fall 2009 issue, the magazine staff created a special 60-page tribute to celebrate the 2009–10 Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. It included the magazine’s regular lineup of university and alumni news and was supplemented with a salute to the university’s 157-year history through archival photos and stories.

Marquette will also receive a silver award for “best video feature.” The video was another tribute to the centennial celebration and included storytelling by faculty, students, alumnae and experts, as well as photographs and archival video.

Both were developed by the Office of Marketing and Communication with support from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives; the Office of Public Affairs; and University Advancement.

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6. Simmons funds available to support religious nature of university

The submission deadline for proposals to the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund is Feb. 15, 2011, for grants for the 2011-2012 academic year. The fund finances small projects or seed money for programs and events that deepen the religious nature of Marquette. The grants usually range between $500 and $2,500. Proposals that are interdisciplinary and interdepartmental receive special consideration.

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7. Live nativity ends tomorrow

The residents of David A. Straz Tower are hosting the fourth annual “Bring Home Jesus” live nativity through 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in front of Raynor Memorial Libraries. The “Bring Home Jesus” event includes more than 100 volunteers who put on a live, outdoor nativity display to increase awareness and raise money for homeless children and teens. This year’s donations are supporting Kids Matter, Inc., a Milwaukee-based agency that assists foster children.

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8. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering its final free group fitness classes of the semester tomorrow, Dec. 10.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Spin at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Change It Up to Shape It Up at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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9. Bowling league for faculty/staff to begin in January

The Rec Plex is sponsoring a faculty and staff bowling league beginning Monday, Jan. 24, at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., for eight to 10 weeks, depending on the number of teams in the league. Teams should consist of three members and a maximum of two subs. Cost is $6.50 for three games and includes shoe rental and an additional $1 to $2 weekly for an awards/end of year fund.

For more information contact John Kratzer, general manager of Rec Plex, at 8-7778.

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