Provost John Pauly today announced the interim dean and two new associate deans for the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Rev. Philip J. Rossi, S.J., professor of theology, will become interim dean, effective July 1. Dr. Belén Castañeda, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. William Donaldson, professor of chemistry, were named associate deans, effective Aug. 1.
Pauly said Rev. Joseph Mueller, S.J., will serve in his current role as associate dean for academic affairs in the college through his planned departure date of Dec. 31, ensuring continuity within the college. He said Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, who has served as interim dean of the college the past two years, had recommended the addition of a second associate dean for academic affairs, given the size and breadth of the college. Earlier this year Pauly appointed Hossenlopp vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, effective Aug. 15.
Pauly said the appointees were nominated by college faculty and screened by an advisory committee that consisted of several departmental chairs, faculty representatives, Hossenlopp and Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication. He and Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., then selected the interim dean.
Hossenlopp called Father Rossi “a highly respected scholar” with administrative experience in the college, having served as associate dean for graduate affairs from 2005 to 2008 and as chair of the Department of Theology several times in his 35-year tenure. A graduate of Fordham University with a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, Father Rossi is a member of the board of trustees at Creighton University and the author or editor of five books and dozens of articles.
Castañeda served as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature from 2000 to 2009. She was resident director of Marquette’s Study Center in Madrid from 1989 to 1991 and served as administrative director for the center from 1992 through 1996. A graduate of Colorado State University, she earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published numerous articles, book chapters and book reviews.
Donaldson, a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, has been a member of the chemistry faculty since 1983. He was a recipient of the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 1995 and the Edward D. Simmons Award for Junior Faculty Excellence in 1988. He has received nearly $2 million in grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and published nearly 100 articles.
“These individuals bring a strong record of academic leadership and experience to the college,” Pauly said. “I am confident that they will continue the excellent work of Dr. Hossenlopp and work closely with her in her new role. I am grateful to the department chairs and other members of the A&S faculty who devoted their time in the last month to helping us identify and recruit excellent candidates, and I look forward to working with Father Rossi and Drs. Castañeda and Donaldson.”
The year-long Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette will culminate with a Women’s Centennial Brunch at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom in conjunction with Alumni Reunion Weekend. President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will speak at the brunch on the legacy the celebration has created and the university’s reinvigorated commitment to providing access to higher education for all deserving students. The brunch is open to the Marquette community. Register online. Cost is $20 per person.
A 9 a.m. Mass at Church of the Gesu will precede the brunch. Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president in university advancement, will be the celebrant.
Voicemail service for university-issued U.S. Cellular wireless phones will be upgraded between Tuesday, June 29, and Thursday, July 1, requiring users to set up their new voicemail box when they access their voicemail.
To set up your voice mailbox:
• access your mailbox by dialing *86 on your wireless phone, then press “send.”
• choose English or Spanish as your language preference
• set your 4- to 10-digit password
• record your voice signature
• record or select your greeting
When you have completed the main setup, you can access your voice mailbox by:
• dialing *86 or your 10-digit phone number on your wireless phone, then press “send.”
• dialing your wireless phone number from any other phone and interrupt your greeting by pressing the * key.
• following the prompts to enter your password or start using your mailbox.
Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource by Wednesday, June 30.
Accomplishments that have occurred since November 2009 that did not appear in the winter issue of Compendium will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of the academic year. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.
Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
An open house for Project Night Night (comfort totes for children in homeless shelters) will be held Wednesday and Thursday, July 7 and 8, in Marquette Hall 003 from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees can see what totes consist of and learn more about the project.
Project Night Night packages are given to children, newborns to pre-teens, to help feel secure, ready-to-learn and significant. Each “Night Night” package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book and a stuffed animal in a new canvas tote bag. Donations of new or gently used “huggable-size” stuffed animals, books, blankets (new, crib-size to a bit smaller than twin- size), yarn and material are requested. Monetary donations are also accepted.
The project is supported by Simmons Religious Funds.
For more information contact Kathy Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-6838.
Beginning Thursday, July 1, smoking will be prohibited in all university buildings and within 25 feet of all building entrances and balconies. The policy also prohibits smoking in parking structures and university-owned vehicles and prohibits designating any indoor location as a “smoking area.”
Voluntary compliance will be emphasized. However, anyone observing someone who is smoking in a no-smoking area is encouraged to courteously inform the smoker that he/she is in violation of the university’s smoking policy. Repeated violations by employees may be subject to the university’s progressive disciplinary policy; by students to the university’s student code of conduct.
For more information, contact Steve Duffy, associate vice president of administration, at 8-6897.
The Employee Wellness Program is sponsoring a social cycling group for employees. The purpose is for participants to enjoy a weekly outdoor bicycle ride, while networking with fellow Marquette employees. Contact Kurt Gering, project manager in ITS, with preferred biking distance and speed if interested.
Marquette University had the most participants in the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin's 2010 Commuter Bike Challenge June 6-11, with 52 participants. Of the 56 participating Milwaukee workplaces, Marquette also had the most miles biked during the week, with 1,384 miles.
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