To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration will host a weeklong series of programs on entrepreneurship and innovation Nov. 14-20. Events include a live video presentation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and a keynote address from Jeff Hoffman, founder and former CEO of the Priceline.com family of companies.
All Entrepreneurship Week events are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and registration is required.
The week will kick off Tuesday, Nov. 16, with Hoffman’s keynote presentation, “Keys to Entrepreneurial Success: Lessons Learned from the Most Successful Entrepreneurs,” at 6 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, Wozniak will appear live via video conference at 5:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. A panel discussion on starting and growing technology companies will follow the presentation. The panel, which includes Dan Voell, co-founder of GoBuzz; Chris Hallberg, founder of SMUG Coffee; and Justin Beck, co-founder and CEO of PerBlue, will be moderated by Tim Keane, director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship.
Marquette will host "The Concept of Social Justice" conference in Cudahy 001 Friday, Nov. 12, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is free and open to the public.
Speakers will include:
• Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago
• Dr. John Finnis, Biolchini Family Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School and Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford
• Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University
• Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor emeritus of philosophical theology
The event is sponsored by the American Public Philosophy Institute and the Thomas International Center, in conjunction with the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and the departments of Political Science, Economics, Theology and Philosophy. The conference is also supported by the Earhart Foundation.
For more information, e-mail Dr. Christopher Wolfe, professor emeritus of political science.
Campus community members can meet Raj Vinnakota, social entrepreneur in residence at Marquette, to discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship at two open houses:
· Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in AMU 254
· Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in AMU Henke Lounge
For more information contact Dr. Jeff Snell at 8-4758.
The Center for Community Service will also host Vinnakota to share his story of living his values and vocation through social entrepreneurship at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Vinnakota will discuss his personal mission to drive the development and growth of a scalable college-preparatory education model open to children in underprivileged and low-income communities.
Vinnakota has appeared twice this year on 60 Minutes, as well as Oprah, Good Morning America and Nightline. His SEED School model of social entrepreneurship in the area of urban education is featured in the movie Waiting for Superman.
His residency is presented by the Office of the Provost’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Manresa for Faculty will host a Gratitude Reception for all adjunct and part-time faculty Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Raynor Library 320.
A short presentation on available resources will be offered by Dr. David Buckholdt, university professor and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 5 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, Nov. 5, to Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty, at 8-3693.
The Diederich College of Communication will celebrate Dorothy Day’s contributions to Marquette’s journalism program with a showing of Don’t Call Me a Saint, a documentary on her life and work. The one-hour video will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Johnston 103, followed by a panel discussion of Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty; Dr. William Thorn, chair and associate professor of journalism; and Leah Todd, undergraduate in communication.
This event, held on Day’s birthday, is free and open to the public in celebration of “100 Years of Journalism at Marquette University.”
Dr. Ryan Spellecy, associate professor of bioethics, medical humanities and psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will address “Can Suicide Ever Be a Rational, Informed Decision?” Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Wehr Physics 141.
The program is sponsored by the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and Center for the Study of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
For more information contact Susan Steinhart, office associate in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, at 8-5310.
Judith Ramazzini, glass artist and corporate curator at Quad Graphics, will present “Sacred Jewels, A Many Facetted Legacy: Stained and Mosaic Glass in Milwaukee Churches,” Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Highlighted churches include Cathedral Church of All Saints, Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Patrick’s Church, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Church of the Gesu and others.
The program is held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios, which examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers.
Dr. Stephen Shoemaker, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Oregon, will present the Department of Theology’s Theotokus Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Clark 111.
Shoemaker will present "Mary at the Cross, East and West: Maternal Compassion and Affective Piety in the Earliest Life of the Virgin and the High Middle Ages." Refreshments will be served. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Marquette’s annual benefits enrollment runs through Friday, Nov. 12. All employees should have received a benefits enrollment packet at home.
Key steps for benefits enrollment, with changes made through MyJob, are:
• Update/verify personal information, including beneficiaries, dependents’ birth dates and social security numbers and emergency contacts.
• Choose whether to participate in the health, dental and vision insurance plans.
• Decide whether to participate in an FSA. Enrolling annually is required. Existing health care debit (benny) cards are valid through Dec. 31, 2014, and 2011 elections are automatically loaded onto the card.
Health risk assessments are available to all employees. Health plan participants who complete both HRA parts — biometric screening and health questionnaire — receive a 5-percent discount for 2011 health insurance premiums. To schedule an on-campus appointment for a health risk assessment, call 1-877-765-3213 and press “1.” Employees must complete their biometric screening by Nov. 19 and the online questionnaire through Nov. 22.
Rev. John Shelby Spong, Episcopalian bishop and theologian, will discuss “Religion Law & Prejudice” Monday, Nov. 8, at noon in Eckstein 263. Spong will address the role of religion in the nation's perception of LGBTQ issues.
The program is hosted by the Law School’s Out & Allies Legal Society.
The College of Engineering Technology Services and Apple Education are hosting “Learning with the iPad,” Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Haggerty Engineering 202.
The program will cover how the iPad is making learning more engaging and accessible, Apple's mobile strategy with the iPad and how it is changing higher education with education applications and strategies for textbooks, research and integration. Apps that are native to the iPad and available from third-party developers and iTunes resources will also be addressed.
Dr. Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, associate dean for academic programs and associate professor of nursing at Fairfield University, will present “From clinical research in lactation to the scholarship of teaching and learning – simulation, health informatics, and beyond” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in AMU 254. The program is sponsored by the College of Nursing in honor of its 75th anniversary celebration.
Desire2Learn Introductory Instructor Training will be held in Raynor 320H through the Center for Teaching and Learning on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The training is for faculty who wish to incorporate D2L into their teaching. It provides an overview of the D2L tool set and is especially helpful for new and adjunct faculty and for faculty who wish to use more technology in their instruction.
Faculty who need help with D2L but cannot attend the scheduled sessions should contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799.
The Department of Public Safety will hold a free self-defense class at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in AMU 227.
The class incorporates national and local crime trends, a hands-on approach and effective techniques with simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations for both males and females. Register online or by calling DPS at 8-6800.
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Peter Zilahy Ingerman, consultant, will present “Why is Documentation, and for Whom?”
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Using social networking tools in teaching” Wednesday, Nov. 10.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Additional sessions this semester will include:
Dec. 1 — Emerging technologies
Dec. 8 — Project presentations of D2L enhanced courses
All sessions are in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Employee Wellness Program and Sodexo are hosting a series of Healthy Cooking Demonstrations. The series will begin with Executive Chef Robert De Nicola presenting “Healthy Italian” Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A. Contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 to register. Space is limited.
The Employee Wellness Program is also providing resources for employees to prepare for the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 18. A Grow with Marquette class on acupuncture as smoking cessation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC. Online guides, a Quit Kit and information on new employee benefits are also available.
Marquette community members can “help undecorate the Holiday Giving Tree” by taking tags and buying gifts for those less fortunate in the community. Names may be for elderly, disabled, adults, teens or children. Gifts, maximum value of $25, should be returned by Dec. 3 to a campus drop-off location.
Contact Kathleen Hawkins, social and cultural sciences administrative assistant, at 8-5500 to participate and for more information. The tree is sponsored by Marquette Volunteers.
The Office of International Education is requesting photos for its second annual International Photo Contest. The contest is open to the campus community to submit photos of travel and international education for the Facebook-based contest. First place receives a $50 gift card for the AMU, $30 for second place and $20 for third.
Photos can be submitted by e-mail using “Photo Contest” as the subject line and include name, Marquette affiliation, location of the photo and the inspiration for taking it.
Submissions will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 12 and judging will take place on OIE’s Study Abroad Facebook page Nov. 13-19. Votes can also be submitted by visiting the website to view the photos and e-mailing votes to Lauren Goodspeed, undergraduate in communication. Winners will be announced Nov. 19.
By submitting photos, participants give consent to OIE to use the pictures in promotional material.