1. Marquette names new engineering dean

Dr. Robert H. Bishop, P.E., Joe J. King Professor of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named Opus Dean of Marquette’s College of Engineering, Provost John Pauly announced today. Bishop will succeed Dr. Stan Jaskolski, who announced in August 2009 his intent to retire at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.
 
Bishop, who earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, has served as chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT. In addition to 10 years of experience in private industry, he has published more than 100 journal articles and conference proceedings, authored/co-authored four textbooks and edited five books. His research in systems and controls has drawn more than $6.5 million in grants from NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, National Instruments and numerous other agencies.
 
“Stan Jaskolski has provided a marvelous foundation for the new dean,” Pauly said. “I believe Dr. Bishop has the professional and academic experience, the administrative and fundraising expertise and the enthusiasm to build discovery learning into a permanent, sustainable concept in the College of Engineering — with the new building, endowed faculty chairs and an increasingly talented and diverse student body.”
 
Jaskolski said Bishop will inherit a talented and dedicated faculty committed to the concept of discovery learning. “I expect we’ll have a seamless transition,” he said. “We have great momentum at this point in time, and Dr. Bishop will bring fresh ideas and great enthusiasm for the work we have begun.”
 
Attracted to Marquette by the university’s concern for educating the whole person, Bishop said while engineering education must “remain firmly founded on basic principles of science and mathematics, students need more than technical know-how. This requires a strong program balanced with an emphasis on the liberal arts,” which is exactly what Marquette requires of all students, regardless of major, through its core curriculum.
 
Bishop said he supports the interdisciplinary design of the Discovery Learning Complex and applauds the inter-institutional cooperation between Marquette and other higher education institutions, as well as businesses and industries.

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2. Young scholars, fellowship and Haggerty research award recipients announced

The recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards and the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the Annual Distinguished Scholars Reception yesterday, March 24. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Dr. Bill Wiener, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, introduced this year’s recipients:

Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence
• Dr. James Marten, chair and professor of history

Way Klingler Fellowship Awards
• Dr. Robert Fitts, chair and professor of biological sciences
• Dr. Pol Vandevelde, professor of philosophy

Young Scholar Awards
• Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, assistant professor of physical therapy
• Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology

See the May issue of Marquette Matters for more information about this year’s recipients.

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3. Sawkins to discuss The Northern Masters exhibition at art museum

Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, associate curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art, will host a walk-through of The Northern Masters exhibition at the museum tomorrow, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. Sawkins will discuss the work in prints by Bol, Dürer, Goltzius, Saenredam and van Heemskerck and how they were made. These Old Master prints from the Haggerty’s permanent collection depict various religious themes and represent a wide array of printmaking techniques, including woodcut, engraving and etching. The program is free and open to the public. 

The Haggerty is also hosting five other exhibitions, including Stella Johnson’s AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua; Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade; Lucinda Devlin’s The Omega Suites; Barbara Morgan’s The Montages; and Old Master Paintings from the Haggerty. The exhibitions will run through Sunday, April 18.

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4. Palm Sunday Masses, Stations of the Cross to be held

Campus Ministry will hold Palm Sunday Masses on Sunday, March 28 — at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu and at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy family. Each Mass will begin with a solemn procession. The 4 p.m. Mass begins on the steps of Gesu and the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Masses will begin in the AMU rotunda.

Campus Ministry will also offer Social Justice Stations of the Cross on Monday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. This event will incorporate Scripture and traditional Stations of the Cross with a theme of suffering in the world today.

For more information contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa coordinator for liturgy, at 8-3058.

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5. Author Sklenicka to discuss Raymond Carver

Author Carol Sklenicka will discuss Raymond Carver and her book, Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life, at 4 p.m. Monday, March 29, in AMU 227. A reception and book-signing will follow. The program is free and open to the public.

Sklenicka interviewed hundreds of people to provide the story of a pre-eminent writer of the 20th century and a major figure in helping reinvigorate the short story in the 1970s and ‘80s.

The event is sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences RCM Fund, the Department of English, Sigma Tau Delta, the Marquette Writing Society, and the Office of Student Development.

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6. Trivigno to discuss guns, trauma and virtue

Dr. Franco Trivigno, assistant professor of philosophy, will present “Guns, Trauma and Virtue: The Virtue Theoretic Case Against Gun Possession” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in AMU 305.

Trivigno argues that the motivational framework required for sustaining the habit of carrying a concealed firearm in public not only has a harmful effect on one’s character but also bears a striking resemblance to the outlook of victims of violent trauma.  

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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7. Mark Neumann to speak at Law School

Mark Neumann will discuss his vision for Wisconsin’s future during an “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha session at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Sensenbrenner 325. Neumann, a Republican, is a candidate for Wisconsin governor.

Gousha interviewed the other gubernatorial candidates, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, earlier this month. Podcasts for all “On the Issues” events are available online shortly after the event.

Register online.

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8. Book by Haitian author is subject of AMUW discussion

The Association of Marquette University Women will host a book club Wednesday, May 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Attendees will discuss the memoir Brother, I’m Dying by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat. Light refreshments will be served.

The book is available in paperback through most major booksellers.

Following the discussion, Dr. Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will share reflections about her personal experience in Haiti. Mulla was visiting family in a suburb of Port-au-Prince when the January earthquake hit.

Register with Alumni Engagement at 8-7441.

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9. Registration for Lilí Sibs Weekend due tomorrow

Registration for Residence Hall Association’s Lil’ Sibs Weekend Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18, is available online. Lil' Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for students to invite younger siblings or relatives ages five and up to visit campus. Weekend activities include bowling, a picnic and trips to Discovery World, Milwaukee Public Museum and Milwaukee County Zoo.

Registration is due tomorrow, March 26.

For more information contact the RHA Office, 8-5851.

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10. Nomination deadline for student organization awards is tomorrow

Nominations for the annual Spirit of Marquette Award are due at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 26.

The award honors Marquette student organizations demonstrating a commitment to the ideals in the university mission statement — excellence, faith, leadership and service. Up to three awards will be presented, accompanied by a cash gift to support the organization.
 
Nominations are also being accepted for seven other student organization awards — Outstanding Student Organization Advisor, Diversity Program of the Year, New Student Organization of the Year, Social Program of the Year, Educational Program of the Year, Community Service Program of the Year, and Officer of the Year.

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11. Applications for social justice community being accepted

Applications for the Dorothy Day Social Justice Living/Learning Community for 2010-11, available in Carpenter Tower 203, are still being accepted.

The community comprises a select group of 44 sophomore students who will be housed together in Straz Tower and will enroll in special service learning sections of Philosophy 1001, “Philosophy of Human Nature,” in the fall semester, and Theology 2400, “Christian Discipleship,” in the spring semester. Students will be actively involved with social justice issues within the Milwaukee community.

Faculty, staff and students will also create out-of-classroom experiences that bring students together in meaningful reflection on concepts taught in the classroom, on their service experiences, and on other out-of-classroom experiences that help shed light on the meaning of social justice in their lives.

The program is named to honor Dorothy Day, the inspiring Catholic advocate for social change in the United States.

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12. Twenty-two undergraduate core courses offered online this summer

Twenty–two undergraduate core courses will be offered entirely online this summer — in anthropology, modern science, computer science, criminology and criminal justice, literature, history, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, social welfare and justice, and theology. Most of the courses will have one face-to-face meeting before the end of the spring semester but will not require students to be present on the Marquette campus during the summer.

The courses do not require residence in Milwaukee or at Marquette during the summer, but space is limited.

The online courses have been developed by Marquette faculty in cooperation with the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center.

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13. Raynor Library opens additional all-night study space

Raynor Library’s second floor and bridge are now open 24 hours a day Sunday through Thursday nights during the semester. Memorial Library will continue to close at 11:45 p.m. those evenings.

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14. Math and engineering seminars scheduled

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Suresh Choubey, CSE chief scientist, applied science lab, GE Healthcare-Milwaukee, will present “Research Trends in Healthcare Informatics.”

James Wilke, attorney with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, will present “Intellectual Property and Water Technology” at noon Tuesday, March 30, in Haggerty Engineering 494. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Ron Bartos, director of electronics and advanced motors at A.O. Smith Corporate Technology Center, will present “Advanced developments of electronics and advanced motors” for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering colloquium Tuesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering 120.

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15. Hypnotist and Itís Complicated screening offered this weekend

MUSG After Dark Commission will host Brian Imbus, a mind-reader and hypnotist, Friday, March 26, from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Imbus selects volunteers from the audience to join him on stage to become hypnotized. Refreshments will be provided.

MUSG will also host screenings of It's Complicated this weekend, Friday, March 26, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre. The film is a story of two exes who, after 10 years of marriage, suddenly find a spark between the two of them once more. Tickets are $2 with a MU ID and $3 for general admission.

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16. Workshop addresses how to set an organizational vision

The Office of Student Development is hosting “Setting Your Organization’s Strategic Vision” Tuesday, March 30, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in AMU 254. The workshop will address “how to take the pulse of the organization,” strategies for building an identity, identifying who should be involved in creating the organization’s vision, and implementing the vision through interactions, events and publicity. Snacks will be provided. RSVP online.

The session is part of “Forward! A Leadership Workshop Series” to help student organization members develop leadership skills and learn effective approaches when managing and working with others.

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17. College of Arts and Sciences holding “Explore the Majors” fair

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual “Explore the Majors” fair Wednesday, April 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms CDE. The fair provides an opportunity for students to discuss majors and minors with faculty, upperclassmen and alumni from every major in the college.

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18. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free fitness classes tomorrow, March 26. Classes are free to all students and members on a first-come, first-served basis:

• Circuit Training, 1 p.m., Rec Center
• Zumba, 3 p.m., Rec Plex 
• Body Sculpt, 4 p.m., Rec Center

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19. $7 massages at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon through March 31 and April 7 to 16 on the third floor of Schroeder Health Complex.

Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays noon to 9 p.m.; and Fridays noon to 7 p.m.

Cost is $7 for each 15 minutes up to one hour. Appointments can be scheduled online and by e-mail. Walk-ins are also welcome. Gift certificates are available.

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