Marquette’s annual Community Campaign runs through tomorrow, Oct. 14, with goals of 100 percent participation among university employees and $300,000 total dollars raised.
The Community Campaign gives faculty and staff the opportunity to make donations that support three priorities: Marquette itself (such as the College of Nursing’s new Center for Clinical Simulation, the School of Dentistry’s building expansion and Engineering Hall); the United Performing Arts Fund, which assists performing arts organizations in southeastern Wisconsin; and United Way of Greater Milwaukee, which supports local health and human service programs. Donors have the opportunity to select any fund of their choosing in their support of Marquette.
For more information or to donate, go online. Employees can select which priority they wish to support, as well as payment options such as payroll deductions.
A steering committee has been established to prepare Marquette for the accreditation reaffirmation process of 2013-14, themed Reflect – Affirm – Inspire. The steering committee is being co-chaired by Dr. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, and Dr. Toby Peters, associate senior vice president.
The rest of the committee is comprised of: Dr. Dave Buckholdt, research professor; Dr. Margaret Callahan, dean of nursing; Rev. Michael Class, S.J., adjunct assistant professor of professional studies; John Dunlap, financial vice president, Marquette University Student Government; Dr. Thomas Eddinger, professor of biological sciences; Tricia Geraghty, vice president for marketing and communication; Dr. Jeff Janz, assistant vice president for student affairs; Chuck Lamb, vice president for finance; Kathy Lang, chief information officer; Dr. Tim Melchert, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, and assistant vice provost for graduate programs, Graduate School; Lori Ozminkowski, administrative assistant, Office of the Provost; Alexandra Riley, associate director of institutional research and assessment; Dr. Sharron Ronco, assessment director, Office of the Provost; Dr. James South, chair and professor of philosophy; and Janice Welburn, dean of Raynor Memorial Libraries.
Marquette is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional institutional accrediting bodies in the United States. An overview of the reaffirmation process is featured in the October Issue of Marquette Matters.
The new Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, a full-service rehabilitation/sports medicine clinic, will open Monday, Oct. 17. Based in the College of Health Sciences’ nationally ranked Department of Physical Therapy, licensed physical therapists and athletic trainers will offer Marquette students and employees:
• Full physical therapy and athletic training services (rehabilitation, strength training, athletic injury evaluations and injury prevention)
• Bone density scans
The clinic will directly bill students' and employees' insurance for services, and Marquette Cash and credit cards can be used to cover co-pays that insurance might require. The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic is an in-network provider for all Marquette University health plans. Jeff Wilkens, PT '99, serves as clinic director.
The clinic is located in Cramer Hall 215, and hours are by appointment only. Call 8-1400 to schedule a visit.
Adm. Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence in the Obama administration, will speak Monday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
During his talk, “The Role of the Armed Forces in Democratic Development,” Blair will discuss the role of the armed forces in established democracies, in transitions from dictatorship to democracies, and how the armed forces of established democracies can support democratic development around the world.
Blair is the director of a project being developed by the Council for a Community of Democracies to focus on the role of the military in democratic transition. CCD will work with Blair and an expert group of regional coordinators from around the world to develop and publish a Handbook on the Military and Democracy in early 2012. Once the handbook is completed, the second phase of the project will begin introducing the Handbook lessons and contents to important military training bodies in NATO, the U.S. defense community, and other democratic countries.
Tickets (limit two per person) are required and are available in the AMU Brooks Lounge.
Blair’s talk is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Helen Bader Foundation.
James Santelle, Arts ’80, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will be a guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Santelle, who will discuss his office’s work, priorities and his career, began his service as U.S. attorney in January 2010, following his appointment by President Obama. He has worked for the Justice Department since 1985. In 2006 to 2008, he served as the Justice Department’s resident legal adviser, justice attaché and rule of law coordinator with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Register online. Seating is limited.
Ward Connerly, founder and president of the American Civil Rights Institute, will speak at the Law School on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 12:10 p.m. Connerly, who is speaking at the Law School at the invitation of the Federalist Society, will present “Affirmative Action: Is It Equality or Discrimination?” RSVP online by Thursday, Oct. 20. Space is limited.
Papers and posters are requested for the 2012 Green Energy Summit, March 7-10, 2012, at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee. The goal of the summit is to raise awareness of the opportunities driven by green energy, and encourage investment and development in the green sector. Marquette University is a major sponsor and organizer of the conference, and Marquette faculty and student groups have presented their work at past conferences.
Abstracts are due Nov. 1 and all topics will be considered. Program tracks for topic areas of special interest are available online. Refer to the summit’s call for papers website for more information and instructions for submitting an abstract or contact Tom Quinn, director of sales and marketing, College of Engineering.
Marquette Madness, which marks the official start to the 2011-12 men’s and women’s basketball campaigns, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Al McGuire Center. Doors will open at 6:40 p.m., but fans will be allowed to begin standing in line at 4 p.m.
All attendees will receive a free T-shirt and poster. The event will also include team introductions, scrimmages, “ultimate” karaoke, a dunk contest and more. Several special guests are also expected. MUTV will provide live coverage on campus on channel 99 and GoMarquette.com will provide a live stream.
The Center for Teaching and Learning will host an open house with wine and hors d’oeuvres in its newly redesigned office space Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Raynor Library R326. Attendees will be able to meet the new director and staff, and learn about assessment and upcoming programming and resources to improve teaching and learning. For more information, contact Mary Grant, office assistant, at 8-0263.
The CTL’s “Reflection Tools in the Classroom” event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, has been cancelled.
The College of Professional Studies will celebrate its 15th anniversary with refreshments and networking Monday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E. A video and brief presentation will take place 6:15 p.m. RSVP online by Monday, Oct. 17.
In November Marquette will begin welcoming members to its new President’s Society donor recognition program, designed to acknowledge, steward and thank benefactors as well as cultivate new and continued support for Marquette.
Letters from Darren Jackson, chairman of the Marquette Board of Trustees, are being sent in mid-October to key benefactors and alumni, explaining the program and soliciting participation. The President’s Society recognizes annual gifts within four levels, which are named after early, esteemed, past presidents of Marquette:
• Rev. Stanislaus P. Lalumiere, S.J. — president, 1887-1889 — $25,000+
• Rev. Alexander J. Burrowes, S.J. — president, 1900-1908 — $10,000 to $24,999
• Rev. James McCabe, S.J. — president, 1908-1911 — $5,000 to $9,999
• Rev. Peter A. Brooks, S.J. — president, 1944-1948 — $2,500 to $4,999
The President’s Society will continue to build on the momentum of Marquette’s two other existing recognition societies: the St. Ignatius Legacy Society — honoring those who make planned gifts to Marquette — and the Archbishop John Martin Henni Founders Society — acknowledging benefactors who have achieved lifetime giving of $1 million or more. These recognition societies are important in Marquette’s ongoing work to create a culture of annual giving among alumni and friends of the university.
For more information contact Christine Baranoucky, senior director of donor relations, at 8-3596.
Dr. S. Lakshmivarahn, George Lynn Cross research professor of computer science at the University of Oklahoma, will present a Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science colloquium. Lakshmivarahn will discuss “Forward Sensitivity Method for Dynamic Data Assimilation” tomorrow, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Refreshments will be served.
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will hold a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 18, at noon in Haggerty Engineering 494. Callan Schoonenberg, engineer at the Eaton Corporation, Milwaukee, will present “Eaton Case Study: Embedding Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment in New Product Design.”
Dr. Marisela Morales, chief of neuronal networks at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will present “From CRF to the Discovery of a Novel Mesocorticolimbic Glutamatergic Pathway” for The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. The presentation will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology will hold a colloquium Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon in AMU 163. Melinda Hughes, program director of the Healing Center in Milwaukee, will present “Trauma counseling with survivors of sexual abuse.” For more information, call 8-1433.
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host its free, fall retreat, “The Heart of the Matter: Listening to God’s Heart Beat in the World,” Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Jesuit Retreat House, Oshkosh, Wis. Check-in is Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Departure is after Sunday’s noon lunch. Dr. Laurie Cassidy, assistant professor of religious studies at Marywood University, Scranton, Penn., will serve as retreat director. Register online. Space is limited.
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Eckstein Hall, with a focus on diversity. The session will include information about admissions and financial aid with a focus on diversity within the Law School and diverse panelists. Attendees are encouraged to attend the annual Alumni/Student Diversity Reception following the information session.
The session begins at 3 p.m., followed by tours at 5 p.m. and a reception at 5:30 p.m.
An exhibit in Raynor Library (second floor near staircases) will feature a selection of visual materials from the Stephen Sondheim Research Collection, donated to the libraries by Paul Salsini, instructor in the Diederich College of Communication. The collection, relating to Sondheim musicals including West Side Story, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and others, is now accessible. Contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives for more information at 8-7256. The exhibit runs through Nov. 28.
The Employee Wellness Program is offering a yoga class on Wednesdays from Oct. 26 to Dec. 21 (no class on Nov. 23), from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer 050. The class, for beginners and intermediates, will cover basic yoga poses that participants can take into their everyday life.
Cost is $40 for eight weeks. Mats are provided, or participants can bring their own.
Register by contacting Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581. Space is limited.
Participants receive one punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card for each yoga class they attend. Every time employees attend 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 Rewards Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs.
The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Oct. 14.
The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Body blast at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center and 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Hip hop fitness at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
The Group Fitness Office is also reopening registration for group fitness classes for the last five weeks of the semester at half price. Registration begins Monday, Oct. 17, for classes starting Oct. 24, and run through Dec. 1. All classes will be reopened except for yoga and pilates. The cost is $25 for members.
Church of the Gesu will host “Gesu’s Hallowed Eve,” the first-ever dinner auction in support of Gesu Parish, Saturday, Oct. 29, in the AMU Ballroom.
Events of the evening include a reception and fellowship with a cash bar, silent auction, buffet dinner and dessert, and a live auction. Cost is $65 per person or $500 for tables of 8. In addition, raffle tickets are being sold at the reception office during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are $10 each or 12 tickets for $100. Gesu is also in need of auction items, volunteers and sponsors. Register and pay online at Gesu Parish or call the parish center at 8-7101 by Monday, Oct. 17.
The event is sponsored by Marquette University.
The deadline for Marquette community members to register for the Holiday Giving Tree is Sunday, Oct. 16. The Giving Tree lets employees help adults, teens and children in need by purchasing a holiday gift for them.
When volunteers know how many employees will participate, gift tags will be placed on the Giving Tree in November with a name, age and gift wishes for an individual in need. Suggested gift amount is $15-$25. Monetary donations are also accepted. All items should be turned in by Monday, Dec. 5.
Contact Kathleen Hawkins, social and cultural sciences administrative assistant, at 8-5500 to participate and for more information.
The College Republicans of Marquette are holding a magazine drive for the troops through Thursday, Oct. 27. Collection boxes are available in the lobby of each residence hall. The magazines will be shipped to active military personnel overseas to show support for their service while keeping them up to date on current events.