1. Teaching Enhancement Award applications are due Wednesday

Applications for the 2011 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Awards are due Wednesday, Dec. 1. This annual award is given to a team of two or more faculty to develop, implement and evaluate a specific teaching project. One award of up to $20,000 will be given to the selected project team for one fiscal year. The award fosters improvement in student learning within specific courses or clusters of courses. Projects for 2011-12 that feature innovations that promote active learning and/or the use of e-learning approaches are of particular interest.

Applications for the Way Klingler Faculty Development Awards are also available. The program provides awards to advance research and scholarship:
Way Klingler Young Scholar Award — Up to two awards will be given for 2011-12 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of annual salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Application deadline is Jan. 12, 2011.

Way Klingler Fellowship Award — One award, the Way Klingler Humanities Fellow, will be made in 2011 and the competition for 2012 will be for the Way Klingler Science Fellowship. The humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The application deadline is Jan. 19, 2011.

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2. J.R.R. Tolkien expert to give free lecture today

Mike Foster (Arts ‘68, Grad ‘71), retired professor of English and journalism at Illinois Central College, will present “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Languages of his Legendarium,” today, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library. Foster is the North American representative for the Tolkien Society and a voting member of the Mythopoeic Society Inklings scholarship committee. He has studied Marquette’s Tolkien manuscripts since 1977.

The event, hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Marquette Linguistics Club, is free and open to the public. Guests who do not have a Marquette ID must register by calling Special Collections at 8-7256.

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3. Gov. Doyle to speak at Law School

The Law School will host Gov. James Doyle tomorrow, Nov. 30, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall for “On the Issues With Mike Gousha.” Gov. Doyle, the state’s outgoing chief executive, will discuss his career in public service and his future, as he wraps us his second and final term in office.

Register online.

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4. Panel to discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship

University leaders will discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship at Marquette from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in AMU 252.     
Participants will include:
• Dr. David Buckholdt, university professor and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
• Dr. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching
• Dr. L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs
• Stephanie Russell, vice president of mission and ministry    
Refreshments will be served.

The panel serves as the closing session for the campus visit by Dr. Max Martin, senior fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and visiting professor at the University of Geneva. Martin’s visit focuses on using social innovation and social entrepreneurship as tools for “impactful teaching, engaged learning, and a framework for life.” The visit is presented by the Office of the Provost’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, exploring a fit for social entrepreneurship at Marquette.  
For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Snell, special adviser to the president, at 8-4758.

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5. Poster session and colloquy focuses on future research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The event will celebrate collaborative faculty and student research to take place in the next 12 months. The program will begin with a brief address by Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.

Poster and oral presentations will include research in the humanities, behavioral and cognitive sciences, social and economic sciences, engineering, computer and information sciences, education, math and physical sciences, medical and health sciences, nursing, business, law, biological and biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary research.

A reception will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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6. Cancer pain at the end of life is topic of nursing lecture

Dr. Judith Paice will present “The War on Cancer Pain — Making a Difference at the End of Life” for the James J. Wake Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Clark 111. Paice is director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and a research professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Much of Paice’s clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. Her research interests include adverse effects associated with pain medications and quality improvement measures to foster pain relief.

The lecture is presented by the Institute for End of Life Care Education in the College of Nursing in memory of James Wake, late husband of former Marquette Provost Madeline Wake, who is now Raynor Chair and university professor. James Wake was a chaplain who devoted his career to helping others through social work and chaplaincy. As chaplain, he specialized in end-of-life ministry.

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7. Campus building history featured in new digital collection

Raynor Memorial Libraries have launched “Building a Campus,” a digital collection that documents Marquette’s campus history through photographs, drawings, clippings and programs. The collection includes more than 600 items, circa 1900 to the present, capturing buildings such as the original Marquette College, Church of the Gesu, Brooks Memorial Union, McCormick Hall and St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

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8. Compendium submissions due tomorrow

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s Compendium online resource by Tuesday, Nov. 30. A new, more user-friendly Web form has been developed for faculty submissions.

Accomplishments that have occurred since June 2010 that did not appear in the summer issue of Compendium will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of spring semester. 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 research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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9. Gifts to Breadwinner Scholarship fund due Wednesday

Donors to the Breadwinner Scholarship Fund have until Wednesday, Dec. 1, to make a donation and have their name included in the Marquette University Women’s Club’s holiday card. Donations are tax deductible.

The fund benefits Marquette students who have lost their breadwinner parent during their undergraduate years and are in need of financial assistance to continue their studies. Since the scholarship was first awarded in 1980, more than 250 students have received the award.

Donations can be sent to Gift Services, University Advancement, Zilber Hall, fourth floor. Checks should be payable to Marquette University.

For more information contact Debbie Bublitz, public affairs business manager, at 8-3213.

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10. Final exam classroom access announced

During the final exam period, smart classrooms with key access will be opened by the Department of Public Safety prior to the exam. Smart classrooms with card reader access are to be opened by the faculty member, using his/her MUID. Non-smart classrooms will be opened by the custodial staff.

Call the Department of Public Safety at 8-6800 for additional assistance.

Fall 2010 final exams are scheduled for Dec. 13-18.

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11. RSVP by Wednesday for Wiedower retirement party

A retirement party for Mike Wiedower, ITS security analyst — systems and messaging, will be held Thursday, Dec. 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Delores Hutchins, ITS administrative assistant, at 8-7395.

Wiedower began his career at Marquette in 1970 as a public safety security guard, working his way up to sergeant and then assistant director. He moved to IT Services in 1999 as the department’s first security analyst. As security analyst, Wiedower safeguards Marquette’s computing systems and data from accidental or unauthorized access, investigates potential threats and provides training in security matters to university faculty and staff.

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12. Pure Dance Marquette presenting free showcase Sunday

Pure Dance Marquette will present a free dance showcase “Legends: past, present and future” at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the Weasler Auditorium. Styles include tap, ballet, pointe, jazz and lyrical.

The Naturals, an all-male a cappella group, will also perform.

Monetary donations will benefit the United Performing Arts Fund, a Milwaukee-based organization supporting the arts.

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13. Philosophy, psychology, biology and math seminars this week

The Marquette University Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will take place Thursday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Wehr Physics 154. Dr. Owen Goldin, professor of philosophy, will present “Conflict and cosmopolitanism in Plato and the Stoics.”

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, assistant professor of trauma/critical care at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present "Life After Graduate School: Psychology Practice in an Academic Medical Setting."

Dr. Martin St. Maurice, assistant professor of biological sciences, will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Dec. 3. St. Maurice will discuss “Mechanisms of Allostery and Catalysis in the Multifunctional Biotin-Dependent Enzyme Family” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Brian Merkey, post-doctoral fellow in engineering sciences and applied mathematics at Northwestern University, will present “Modeling the Effect of Operational Conditions on the Performance of a Microbial Fuel Cell”

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14. Eastern Orthodox spirituality discussion and vespers service this week

Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritually beautiful and peaceful, filled with God’s love in Christ through the Holy Spirit, according to Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, or Agust Magnusson, president of OCF.

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15. Giving Tree gifts due Friday

All Giving Tree gifts are due Friday, Dec. 3. Drop off locations are AMU information desk, Lalumiere 340, Zilber 121, Rec Center and Rec Plex.

Community agencies will start to pick up 675 gifts on Monday, Dec. 6. Marquette volunteers need to log in, sort and box all gifts to be ready for pick up.

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16. Counseling Center offering free suicide prevention training

The Counseling Center will hold a QPR suicide-prevention training session Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 305. The “Question, Persuade, Refer” training is a nationally recognized program designed to save lives through increasing awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs. It teaches participants how to talk to someone about suicide and educates participants on how to facilitate appropriate mental health referrals.

To register or for more information, contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172.

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17. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Dec. 3, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein 263. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A tour of the Law School will also be provided. No registration is necessary.

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