1. New Center for Teaching and Learning director named

Dr. Christopher (Shaun) Longstreet has been appointed director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, beginning work last week. The CTL is a faculty resource that promotes discussion and sponsors workshops about innovative teaching methods.

Dr. Longstreet regularly publishes and presents work associated with the scholarship of teaching and learning and recently was elected to the governing board of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. He’s looking forward to working with faculty and graduate teaching assistants across campus and is planning a fall CTL open house to get better acquainted with members of the Marquette community.

Prior to Marquette, Dr. Longstreet served at the University of Texas at Dallas as coordinator of education enhancement for three years. He also worked as associate director of the Teaching Learning and Technology Center at the University of California, Irvine. A native of Canada, Dr. Longstreet earned a Ph.D. in theology from Notre Dame and previously held a faculty position at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Longstreet can be contacted at 8-1777 and in Raynor 320D. He replaces Dr. David Buckholdt, who stepped down as director at the end of the academic year.

Back to Top

2. University to test emergency preparedness Wednesday

In its ongoing efforts to improve and test its emergency response procedures, Marquette will conduct a critical incident management exercise Wednesday, July 13, from roughly 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Although the incident will not affect the daily operations of the university, employees, students and visitors could observe actions related to the exercise. Employees from a number of departments have been notified that they will be involved in responding to the simulated crisis, the nature of which is unknown to them.

Marquette community members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the university’s emergency response procedures. For more information, contact Toby Peters, associate senior vice president, at 8-5561.

Back to Top

3. Support Staff Appreciation Luncheon is next week

The Marquette University community will celebrate its annual Support Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, July 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. This year’s event, “Gala on the Green,” recognizes the contributions of support staff and offers an opportunity to share camaraderie.  

No RSVP is needed.

Back to Top

4. Campus community reminded of safety precautions

In light of recent incidents, the Department of Public Safety reminds the Marquette community to immediately call DPS to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Calls can easily be made from one of the nearly 300 blue light phones on or near campus or call DPS at 8-6800 (414-288-6800 off campus). In addition, students and employees are reminded to:

• Use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by DPS. Call 8-6363 for SSP escorts.
• Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.
• Walk in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times.
• Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.
• Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys and parking lots. Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
• Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
• If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
• If you plan to drink, do so in moderation to avoid putting yourself in a position of increased risk.
• If approached, give up your property.
• Campus and downtown are part of a growing city. Use your instincts and common sense as your first defense.
• Park in well-lighted areas, put valuables in your trunk and lock your car.
• At home, keep exterior doors locked at all times.

Back to Top

5. D2L instructor training sessions to be held

Desire2Learn Introductory Instructor Training will be held in Raynor 320H through the Center for Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, July 27, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 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.

Register online. Faculty who need help with D2L but cannot attend the scheduled sessions should contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799.

Back to Top

6. Webinar to address health disparities

The Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, housed in the College of Nursing, is offering a webinar with the Stanford Geriatric Education Center, “Health Literacies and Health Disparities,” Thursday, July 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program will be presented by Dr. Seema Limaye, associate director of the Stanford Geriatric Education Center, and Dr. Nancy Hikoyed, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. There is no cost for registration, which can be completed online.

For more information, contact Marian Tzuang, social science research assistant at Stanford University, or Stacy Barnes, director of Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, at 8-3709.

The program is free to Marquette employees and students.

Back to Top

7. Employee discount available for girls’ basketball camp

Marquette Women's Basketball will hold its annual Summer Day Camp for girls entering first through eighth grades Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5. The camp provides individual instruction from Marquette coaches and a competitive atmosphere.

Cost is $250. Marquette employees receive a $25 discount. For more information and for the employee discount code, contact Kiesha Oliver, executive assistant of women’s basketball, at 8-5784.

Back to Top

8. Guest lodging available in campus apartments

Guest apartments are available this summer in Campus Town East and West to provide visitors with an alternative to area hotel accommodations.  
Faculty, staff and administrators can house job candidates, guest speakers, seminar participants, new staff members, parents and other visitors who need a place to stay while on campus. Each furnished, air-conditioned guest apartment can accommodate up to four people and has a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and dishes, two extra-long twin beds with pillows and bed linens, alarm clock/radio, dresser, desk, closet space, a full bathroom with linens, wireless Internet access, an iron/ironing board and a television with cable in a living room with a couch and chair.
For rates and room availability, contact Conference Services in the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

Back to Top