1. Retirement reception for Dr. Stan Jaskolski is May 18

Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette, and the College of Engineering will host a reception honoring Dr. Stan Jaskolski, retiring OPUS Dean of the College of Engineering, Tuesday, May 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Respond by Tuesday, May 11, to University Special Events at 8-7431.

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2. Payne and Father Tobin elected emeriti trustees

The Marquette University Board of Trustees elected Ulice Payne, Jr., and Rev. Thomas Tobin, S.J., emeriti trustees at yesterday’s board meeting.

Payne and Father Tobin join 22 others who have been elected emeriti trustees by Marquette’s Board of Trustees. Trustees are considered for emerita/emeritus status by board members after their term of service on the board has concluded.

Payne is the president of Addison-Clifton, LLC, and was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 1998. He’s the former president and CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and managing partner of the Milwaukee office of the law firm Foley & Lardner. Payne, Bus Ad ’78 and Law ’82, was also a member of Marquette's 1977 NCAA championship basketball team.

Father Tobin is a professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago and was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 1998. He holds a doctoral degree in New Testament and Christian origins from Harvard University, has studied rabbinic literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has written five books and a number of scholarly articles.

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3. RSVP for faculty seminar by Monday

The 2010 Community Engagement Faculty Seminar, including a bus tour and faculty workshop, is Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19. The seminar is open to all faculty, regardless of whether they have integrated service learning in their courses. Faculty may attend one or both days.

In the spirit of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, the theme of the bus tour is “Who’s Still Standing at the Door? A Look into Women’s Issues in Milwaukee." The tour will take place Tuesday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with stops at several local nonprofit agencies that advocate for women. Space is limited.

The workshop, “Critical Issues in Service Learning: The Interaction Between My Values, My Teaching and Service Learning," will take place Wednesday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 157 and 163. The workshop will provide faculty an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges, successes and dilemmas of integrating service learning into courses.

RSVP to Peggy Mead, program assistant, at 8-5473, by Monday, May 10.

This event is co-sponsored by Manresa for Faculty with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Service Learning Program and the Office of Student Development.

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4. Student service project needs online votes to expand

The TRUE HERO organization will award money to a project by three Marquette students if they are one of the top five projects that receive the most eligible votes from the public by June 20.

Last year the students started a program, the Youth Cultural Connection Project, establishing a virtual connection between impoverished youth in South Africa to inner-city youth in Milwaukee. The project was supported through funding from the TRUE HERO organization after the project was recognized in an online voting competition. The students are now looking to expand the program to include high school students and are again seeking funding from TRUE HERO.

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5. New dining options at Mashuda, McCormick and Straz Tower next year

Dining Services will introduce several new dining options in fall 2010, which were also presented at a student food forum last month.
Mashuda Hall will feature a second destination dining option on campus, with a 1950s traditional-style diner with booths and a jukebox. Menu items will include burgers, milkshakes, several healthy options and breakfast available all day.
McCormick Hall will undergo changes that will help improve the look, feel and service of one of the busiest dining rooms on campus. McCormick will retain its all-you-care-to-eat format but with faster service from equipment upgrades and new staffing patterns.
Straz Tower will begin its multi-year transformation with a renewed focus on healthy eating and more local fare. This summer, the salad platform will be remodeled to feature a made-to-order station and more emphasis on wellness. 

Marquette and Sodexo are taking dining options another step forward via the plan generated in the past three years. Residence Hall Association, MUSG, the AMU Advisory Board, student focus groups and numerous other individual students contributed to this plan.

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6. University mourns death of former Graduate School dean

Dr. Albert Jache, former dean of the Graduate School, died Tuesday, May 3. He was a chemistry professor at Marquette from 1967 to 1990, chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1967 to 1972, dean of the Graduate School from 1972 to 1977, associate academic vice president for health sciences from 1974 to 1977 and associate vice president for academic affairs from 1977 to 1985. He returned to his love of teaching and research until his retirement in 1990 and was promoted to professor emeritus on Aug. 16, 1990. He continued to consult and referee papers for journals until fall 2009.

Jache is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucy Hauslein Jache; his children, Ann Jache (Leonard Smiley), Ellen Jache Hoium (Dale Hoium), Philip Jache (Karen Jache) and Heidi Jache; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Condolences can be sent online.

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7. Feedback about Pathways to a Life that Counts requested

To document usage of the Pathways to a Life that Counts book, project researchers need to talk to all faculty, administrators and staff who used the books during the past two years, whether in a class, retreat or other event. The books were published under the auspices of the ”Who Counts?: Math Across the Curriculum” grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

Contact Susan Kuehl, program coordinator in the Office of the Provost, at 8-4809 to identify yourself as a Pathways user. Someone will follow up after the grade submission deadline to ask about book use and document feedback.

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8. COA to present program about consensus decision-making

The Committee on Administrators and GROW with Marquette will co-present “Consensus decision-making: Not for the faint of heart,” Wednesday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC. Laura Page, of Page Consulting, a business consulting firm, will discuss how consensus is easy to conceive but can be hard to achieve because it requires certain skills and commitment to cooperative decision-making.

Topics during this discussion will include what consensus is and why it is so misunderstood; when and when not to use consensus as a decision-making approach; formal and informal consensus procedures; facilitator and group member skills needed for consensus; how to recognize false consensus; how to get through the “groan zone”; and aspects of effective problem-solving.

Register at 8-7305. Space is limited.

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9. Neuroscience center hosting speaker from Harvard Medical School

The Integrative Neuroscience Center is hosting Dr. William Carelzon, associate professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, on Tuesday, May 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Carelzon will discuss “Roles for CREB and Kappa-opioid Receptors in the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders.”

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10. Golf events held by Rec Plex and Recreational Sports

Spots are still open for the 15th annual Rec Plex Scramble Thursday, June 3, at Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls. Cost is $100 for 18 holes. Register online. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, at 8-7778.

The annual faculty, staff and administrator golf outing will take place Thursday, June 10, at Brookfield Hills Golf Course. The $31 cost includes 18 holes of golf, food, door prizes and awards. Participants will have the option of tee times between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The registration deadline is Monday, May 24. Space is limited. To donate a door prize, contact Anne Pufahl, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-1558.

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11. Leftover school supplies to be donated to needy children

The Office of Residence Life is accepting new and slightly used writing utensils, paper, folders, binders, books and art supplies to be donated to children in Africa and New Orleans. Collection boxes will be in residence halls, university-owned apartments and at the AMU information desk from Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 14. Volunteers are also needed to collect and sort the supplies. For more information or to volunteer, contact Erin Kuecker.

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12. Interesting employee hobbies and activities wanted for story ideas

Story ideas about faculty, staff and administrators with interesting hobbies and activities in which they participate outside of Marquette are requested for Marquette Matters “On the Side” segments. Marquette Matters is the four-page, full-color monthly newsletter for Marquette employees, which will resume publication at the beginning of the academic year with the September issue.

Employees who would like to recommend a coworker or themselves as an “On the Side” story idea should e-mail their suggestions with plenty of details for consideration.

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