1. President’s Address scheduled for Feb. 9

Join President Robert A. Wild, S.J., at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the AMU Ballroom for his final State of the University Address, as he reflects on his nearly 15 years as Marquette’s president and shares his perspective on Marquette’s mission — past, present and future. A reception will follow.

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2. 2011-2012 tuition announced

Undergraduate tuition at Marquette University will increase $1,360 next year — to $31,400.

In a letter to parents, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said the university “is aware that our students and families continue to be affected by the economy’s downturn.” He stressed the importance of a strong fiscal foundation in providing “a quality education to our students, grounded on the principles of academic excellence, faith, leadership and service to others.”

More than 90 percent of Marquette’s undergraduates receive financial aid, and Father Wild said fundraising for endowed and current use scholarships remains a top priority.

In response to student interest for more flexibility and access, the university has adopted a single meal plan, called the Anytime Dining Plan. The plan is similar to the most popular meal plan offered in the past, the Carte Blanche Plan. Students will be able to eat when they want, as much as they want, as many times as they want in the traditional dining halls on campus — at Cobeen, McCormick and Straz Tower. In addition, during any meal period, students may access any of the 14 destination dining locations on campus.

Student fees remained the same. Per-credit and annual tuition rates for graduate and professional programs also increased.

The new 2011-2012 rate guide in posted on the bursar’s website.

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3. Nominate full-time faculty for Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations for Teaching Excellence Awards are due Monday, Feb. 7. Full-time faculty members may nominate up to three full-time faculty from any college or program.

Marquette University is blessed with many excellent teachers and in 1959 began a tradition of honoring full-time faculty members who are recognized by students and colleagues as extraordinary teachers. The award citation reads in part: “In recognition of demonstrated ability to inspire students to see the ideals of the University and to cause them to grow in knowledge and scholarship for the glory of God and the good of others.”

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4. Father Wild bobblehead to be given away at basketball game

In recognition of the career of Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a ceremony in his honor during the Saturday, Feb. 19, men’s basketball game.

All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative bobblehead of him at the game, 8 p.m. vs. Seton Hall at the Bradley Center. A limited number of tickets are available online and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Father Wild, an avid basketball fan, championed Marquette’s membership in the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. Fans can catch a glimpse of him at home basketball games, where he is known for establishing the Marquette gold sweater vest as preferred fan apparel. 

The university will have completed more than $375 million of construction, renovation and beautification projects during the presidency of Father Wild, who will retire this summer. Those projects include the Al McGuire Center, Raynor Library, School of Dentistry, Zilber Hall and Eckstein Hall.

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5. "As America Ages" is topic of tomorrow’s Boheim lecture

Dr. Karyn Holm, professor of nursing at DePaul University, will give a special presentation of the Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture, “As America Ages,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites and is sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women.

Holm will address a number of issues facing America with more people living into their 80s, and beyond, than ever before. She will discuss how our ability to promote healthy aging, the development of technology and advancement of research influences society’s expectations about health and health care for aging Americans.

Holm, the 2007-08 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies, has focused her research and scholarship on the importance of physical activity and exercise in health, the prevention of heart disease and bone loss in women, and functional decline with hospitalization in aging adults.

AMUW promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future women students to link them in a common endeavor.

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6. Peacemaker in Residence giving two presentations

Dr. Jim Douglass, 2010-11 Peacemaker in Residence, will give two presentations this week that are free and open to the public.

Douglass, co-founder of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Wash. and Mary’s House, a Catholic worker house of hospitality in Birmingham, Ala., will discuss what it means for a president of the United States to be transformed into a peacemaker at the edge of total nuclear war in “JFK, Obama and the Unspeakable Wednesday, Feb. 2, at noon in AMU 227. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite B, Douglass will discuss if Gandhi and his assassins can become a way of liberation in “Gandhi and the Unspeakable.”

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7. Top Milwaukee FBI agent to speak at Law School

FBI Special Agent in Charge Nancy McNamara, the first woman to head the Milwaukee Division of the FBI, will speak at an “On the Issues With Mike Gousha” session at the Law School at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. McNamara will discuss the FBI’s mission, national security, public corruption and her professional journey.

Register online. Space is limited.

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8. Save the date: Newt and Callista Gingrich to visit campus

Plans are being finalized for Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his wife Callista to visit Marquette on Tuesday, March 29.

The Gingriches will present Nine Days that Changed the World, a documentary they produced about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Poland in 1979. The 7 p.m. screening of the film will include a presentation by Newt and Callista Gingrich, followed by a book signing by the Gingriches.

The free event will be open to all members of the Marquette community. Ticket availability, location and other information will be announced as soon details are available.

The student organizations sponsoring this event include the College Republicans, Democracy Matters, International Affairs Society, Knights of Columbus at Marquette, Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and St. Robert Bellarmine Society.

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9. Libraries offering bibliography management workshops

Raynor Memorial Libraries are offering workshops for the web-based bibliography management software RefWorks. Users will learn how to set up an account, import citations and produce bibliographies in all standard formats.

Workshops will be held in Raynor 227:
• Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 3, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m.

No advance registration is needed. For more information, contact Rose Trupiano, research and instructional services librarian, at 8-5998.

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10. Psychology, biology and chemistry colloquiums to be held this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Feb. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. Christopher Belkofer, practicum coordinator and graduate art therapy instructor at Mount Mary College, will present “Art therapy and the brain: Therapeutic applications of art.”

Dr. William Fry, senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and professor of plant pathology at Cornell University, will present a Department of Biological Sciences seminar Friday, Feb. 4, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Science 111. Fry will present “Will Genomics Enable Control of the Plant Disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine?” Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m.

Dr. Emily Weiss, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, will present “Exciton Dissociation at Quantum Dot-Molecule Interfaces.” This Department of Chemistry colloquium will be Friday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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11. Workshop to address offering a hybrid course

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Media Center are holding “Offering a hybrid course” Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 8.

The workshop is part of a series focusing on e-teaching subjects and skills that are useful in online and hybrid (combined online and face-to-face) teaching. The series combines the subjects formerly offered in the separate e-teaching and hybrid workshops. Each workshop will be offered twice a week, on Monday and Tuesday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor 320H:

Feb. 14 and 15 — Presentation Technology; Prezi, VOPTT, etc.
Feb. 21 and 22 — Using quizzing, surveys and gradebook in D2L
Feb. 28 and March 1 — Using the discussion forum in D2L
March 7 and 8 — Producing and using digital images
March 21 and 22 — Video and audio production
March 28 and 29 — Web 2.0: web pages, timelines, storytelling; wikis and blogs, etc.
April 4 and 5 — Using clickers
April 11 and 12 — Same time technology: Skype, Live Meeting, etc.
April 18 and 19 — What librarians can do for you
May 2 and 3 — Social media; Facebook, Linkedin, etc.

Registration is suggested, but not required, at 8-7305. For more information contact Dr. Dave Buckholdt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0268.

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12. Monitor university communications for weather closings

In the event of a weather-related closing, students, faculty and staff will be notified by e-mail and, for those registered, by text messaging and Twitter. Local media will be notified of any closing, and Marquette.edu would also post information.

All faculty and staff with university-owned cell phones have been automatically enrolled for text messages. Faculty and staff may also register their personal cell phone numbers in the “Personal Information” section of MyJob. Contact information is uploaded from MyJob periodically.

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13. Follow Marquette updates online

Marquette community members can get information and stay up-to-date with Marquette happenings through multimedia and social networks. Connect with Marquette through:

Marquette on Twitter – in 140 characters or less.

Marquette’s Facebook page, as well as many Marquette departmental pages. Nearly 13,500 fans follow Marquette’s Facebook page.

• Marquette on foursquare to discover tips about places on campus, including historical trivia and campus activities.

Marquette News Center — RSS subscription available to receive university news announcements.

Marquette’s YouTube channel, where viewers can watch, rate and comment on videos about Marquette.

Videos of key thought leaders speaking on campus on the Difference Network.

Marquette photos on Flickr.

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14. Newest issue of Compendium available

The winter issue of Compendium, the semiannual publication of faculty and staff accomplishments, has been distributed to faculty. The next issue will be distributed this summer and will cover accomplishments from November 2010 through early summer 2011.

Faculty and staff with scholarly accomplishments that have occurred since November 2010, such as publications, presentations and awards that aren’t in the winter issue, should make sure they’re submitted on the university’s Compendium online resource. 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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15. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective full- and part-time students Friday, Feb. 4, in Eckstein 246, the Appellate Courtroom. The session will provide admissions and financial aid information and a panel of current students.

Tours of the Law School will begin at 9 a.m. and the seminar begins at 10 a.m. Register online.

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16. Free blood pressure screening is Thursday

The Employee Wellness Program is holding a free blood pressure screening Thursday, Feb. 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 227. No appointment is needed.

Attendees receive a punch on their Wellness Rewards Card. The Employee Wellness Program offers a Wellness Rewards Program in which employees can earn rewards by participating in wellness activities. Every time an employee attends a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs and from Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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17. Memorial service for Dr. Claudia Schmidt rescheduled

The memorial service for Dr. Claudia Schmidt, associate professor of philosophy who passed away Jan. 7, has been rescheduled. The service will take place Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Ave., Milwaukee.

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18. Haggerty Museum cultural identity panel discussion postponed

The Haggerty Museum of Art’s cultural identity panel discussion with SNAPmilwaukee writers/artists scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2, has been postponed to April 6.

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