1. Academic leadership team named for Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

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.”

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2. Women’s Centennial Brunch is July 25

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.

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3. Project Night Night featured at open house

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.

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4. Paper bills for students discontinued

Students are no longer receiving printed, paper bills through the postal service; bills are available electronically through CheckMarq. Students receive notice of e-bill availability via their eMarq e-mail account. The e-mail links to CheckMarq, where students can view their billing statement online at any time. Students still have the option of paying their bill online, in person at Marquette Central or through the postal service. Students and parents who call Marquette Central with questions must provide the student’s Marquette Central Access Number and MUID numbers to verify their right to access the student’s information.

Students can also create guest accounts on CheckMarq to provide access for parents, guardians and others to view their grades, bursar account and financial aid information. Students may share the login information for their guest account with anyone they choose. Students control the access and the password and can change them at any time. Log in to CheckMarq to set up guest access.

Only students with an outstanding balance receive an e-mail bill notice.

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5. New smoking policy to go into effect Thursday

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.”

The university’s smoking policy has been revised to comply with Wisconsin Act 12, “Smoke-Free Wisconsin,” as well as to support campus health and safety.

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.

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