1. Dean finalists named

Search committees for deans of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering have identified finalists for the positions. Each finalist will visit campus for two days for meetings with key stakeholders and an open forum.
 
"The search committees have made great progress, selecting finalists from extensive candidate pools nationally,” said Provost John Pauly. “I especially want to thank Dr. Rich Friman and Dr. Kyuil Kim for their leadership on the search committees and all the members of the search committees for their time and dedication. Now I look forward to feedback from across the university to help identify the best leaders for these important positions.”  
 
Finalists for the dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences are, in order of their appearance on campus, Dr. Jodi O'Brien, the Louis B. Gaffney endowed chair of sociology and chair of anthropology and sociology at Seattle University, Feb. 18-19; Dr. Howard Brown, professor of history at Binghamton University State University of New York, Feb. 24-25; and Dr. Steven Leigh, head and professor of anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 1-2. All the open forums will be held the second day of the candidate’s visit from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 157. Information on the candidates' backgrounds can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/klinglerdean/klingler_candidates.shtml.
 
Finalists for the OPUS dean of the College of Engineering are, in order of their appearance on campus, Dr. Robert Bishop, Joe J. King Professor of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 17-18 with an open forum 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in AMU 157; and Dr. David Cohn, director of business informatics at IBM, Feb. 23-24, with an open forum 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in AMU 163. Information on the Engineering OPUS dean candidates' backgrounds can be found online at http://www.marquette.edu/opusdean/candidates.shtml.

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2. Presidentís Address scheduled for March 4

Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will give his annual President’s Address on Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. A reception will follow.

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3. Marburg lecture to address womenís status in society

Dr. Marianne Ferber, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Illinois, will present  “Determinants of Women’s Status in Society” tomorrow, Feb. 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The presentation, which is the 2010 Marburg Lecture, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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4. RSVP for "Water and People" conference by tomorrow

“Water and People” will be the topic of the Law School’s 2010 Public Service Conference Friday, Feb. 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Register by tomorrow, Feb. 12.

Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for Great Lakes Restoration, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address, “How to Rehabilitate the Great Lakes as a Global Resource.” Davis has worked for more than two decades to develop and implement water quality and quantity policies in the Great Lakes basin.

The conference will also feature presentations on water ethics by Curt Meine with Center for Humans and Nature and on the false dichotomy between economic development and environmental protection by Todd Ambs, water division administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Marquette employees and students can attend for free. Cost is $40 for all others.

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5. "Inspiring Futures" application deadline is Monday

Applications for a spring faculty learning community, “Companions in Inspiring Futures,” sponsored by Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning, are due Monday, Feb. 15. Twelve faculty members from across the disciplines will be selected to participate in an experience of study and reflection on Ignatian Pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching in a Catholic, Jesuit institution. Stipends of $1,500 will be awarded to those who fully participate. Deans, vice presidents and faculty are encouraged to nominate colleagues. Self-nominations are also welcomed.

The Service Learning Program and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning are also accepting applications for faculty to become members of the Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Learning Community. The community will focus on best practices in service learning and community-based research. Full- and part-time faculty chosen to participate in this community will receive a $2,000 course development stipend for integrating service learning into a course that has not had a service learning component, or a $1,500 stipend for significantly enhancing the service learning/community-based research component of one of their existing service learning courses. Applications are due March 31.

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6. Stella Johnson to discuss photography from Cameroon

Artist Stella Johnson will present “Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua” Monday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art, followed by a reception. Stella Johnson's "Cameroon Images from Al Sol" exhibition features select works from Al Sol, or “To the Sun,” a series of more than 40 photographs taken by Stella Johnson of rural families living in Mexico, Nicaragua and Cameroon.

The photographs in this exhibition capture the Gbaya and Fulbe cultures in Djohong and surrounding villages in the northeastern savannah region of Cameroon. To complete this project, Johnson lived and worked in several communities over a 15-year period. The accompanying exhibition catalogue Al Sol will be available for purchase in the museum.

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7. Archbishop Listecki to speak at Law School

The Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will offer his perspective on the role of the Church in the 21st century, and the opportunities and challenges facing the Milwaukee Archdiocese on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” discussion will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 325.

Register online. Seating is limited.

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8. Excellence in University Service Awards nomination deadline is Feb. 19

Nominations for Excellence in University Service Awards will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 19. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their positions. Nominees should demonstrate and support the Ignatian ideal of care for others, as well as carrying out the mission of the university on an ongoing basis. Two support staff and two administrators will be selected.

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9. Last chance to add to collection jars for Haiti is tomorrow

The donation jars that have been placed throughout campus to benefit relief efforts in Haiti will be taken down tomorrow, Feb. 12. The jars are set up at the AMU information desk, residence hall information desks and other locations, as part of Marquette’s response to the earthquake in Haiti.

All proceeds collected at Marquette will go to two agencies that Marquette is confident are reaching and will continue to address the needs in Haiti: Catholic Relief Services and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

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10. Engineering hosting two seminars

Carlos Valdez, engineer at Rockwell Automation, will present “Line synchronization of converters” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering 120.

Donald Gallo, attorney and engineer at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, will present “Groundwater regulation and issues” Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon in Haggerty 494. The program is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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11. Public safety offering self-defense classes

The Department of Public Safety will hold free self-defense classes:

• Monday, Feb. 15
• Wednesday, March 24
• Wednesday, April 21

The class incorporates national and local crime trends and a hands-on approach and effective techniques with simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations for both males and females. Register by calling DPS at 8-6800.

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12. Womenís basketball hosting annual Pink Zone game

The women's basketball team will host its 5th Annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Pink Zone game Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., when the Golden Eagles take on the DePaul Blue Demons in the Al McGuire Center. The event includes a pregame health fair beginning at noon, a ceremony honoring breast cancer survivors and a Cut-A-Thon, in which volunteers donate at least eight inches of hair for wigs for cancer patients.

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13. Nominate students for scholarships

Alumni groups have scholarship awards for which they are seeking nominations. Faculty and staff who know students who qualify for any of these awards are encouraged to nominate them. Students receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for these awards.

AMUW Ignatian Leadership Award — $1,000 award for a senior woman enrolled full-time who excels academically and demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application. Application deadline is Feb. 19.

Pedro Arrupe Award — $2,500 for a junior in good standing and enrolled full-time who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1961 to 1984, and is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application and essay. Application deadline is March 26.

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14. Oral History Project documenting experiences of women at Marquette

As part of its Centennial Celebration of Women, Marquette is gathering first-person accounts that will document the experiences of women at Marquette with an Oral History Project. Marquette community members are invited to share recollections of campus life, female faculty and staff, women’s athletics, AMUW and women religious.

The university is also looking for stories from female pioneers who enrolled in academic programs that historically served male students, such as the Law School, College of Engineering and School of Dentistry. Forms can be completed online.

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15. Free blood pressure screenings available

The Employee Wellness Program is holding a free blood pressure screening for university employees Monday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in AMU 252. No appointment is needed.

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16. Milwaukee Iron ticket sales to benefit the Marquette Navy nurses

The Marquette Navy Nurse Corps is selling Milwaukee Iron arena football ticket vouchers for $20, discounted from $25, which can be used for any of the nine home games this season. Half of the proceeds go to the Marquette Navy nurses. For more information or to order tickets, e-mail Janean Wujek.

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