The Office of the Provost is providing mini-grants to encourage experimentation in approaches to assessing student learning. These grants may be used for assessment of student learning and to purchase instruments, such as tests, surveys or software. The grant funds can also be used to learn more about assessment, including the purchase of materials, travel or collaboration with colleagues.
More information and application instructions for the grants can be found on the assessment website. The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 21. Contact Sharron Ronco, university assessment director, at 8-6390 for more information.
The Raynor Memorial libraries are celebrating the second annual Open Access Awareness Day Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1. Open access is a growing international movement that calls for the unrestricted sharing of research results. Benefits of open access include free and immediate access to users everywhere and an increased likelihood of scholarships being read.
For more information on open access and how it can benefit researchers, visit the information table outside Raynor to talk with the experts. The table will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Free coffee and donuts will be available Monday, Oct. 31.
In the event of inclement weather, the table will be moved to Raynor lobby.
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.
The Office of International Education will hold its third annual International Photo Contest on OIE’s Marquette Global Facebook page. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit photos through e-mail by Friday, Nov. 11. Voting will be open during International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18. To vote, “like” a photo on Facebook. For a list of contest rules, or to vote without Facebook, visit the contest page.
The photos with the most votes will receive an STA Travel Voucher. Other prizes include $50 gift certificates to the Emperor of China and Chez Jacques, and a $25 gift card to La Merenda. Winners will be announced Monday, Nov. 21.
The 2011 recipients of the WGST Faculty-Student Research Fellowships and the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships will discuss their research projects and present their findings Monday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Clark Hall 111. A reception will follow in Cramer Hall 087. For more information, contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English and coordinator of women’s studies program, at 8-3475.
The Marquette Lonergan Project will host “Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World” Nov. 2 and 3 in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites B and C. This project addresses the principal systematic-theological issues of our time in the context of religious diversity.
Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor and Emmet Doerr chair of theology, will present the 2011 Doerr Lecture, “As the Father Has Sent Me: The Mission of the Church in a Multireligious World” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. A panel discussion will follow with Rev. Darren Dias, O.P.; Rev. Maurice Schepers, O.P.; and Jeremy Blackwood, instructor of theology.
Additional project presentations include “Solidarity in Grace: The Salvation of Non-Christians” at 10 a.m. on Nov. 3, and “Ecclesia De Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3.
The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Father Doran at 8-3164.
Members of the Marquette community are welcome to watch the Child Care Center’s Halloween Costume Parade Monday, Oct. 31. The parade will begin around 9:45 a.m. and approximately 40 children will walk in the parade. The route will start at the Child Care Center, continuing north on 18th Street, heading east on Wisconsin Avenue, crossing at 13th Street and walking west on Wisconsin Avenue, returning to the center on 18th Street.
The Department of Philosophy is sponsoring “Methods in Philosophy,” a workshop dedicated to methods in philosophy, on Friday, Nov. 4, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Methods discussed include “Logic and Formal Methods,” “Realism and Naturalism” and “Feminism.”
Funding for this free event is provided by the Helen Way Klingler Fellowship Fund. Scholars from disciplines in the humanities are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Sebastian Luft, associate professor of philosophy, at 8-5960.
Dr. Melissa Shew, visiting assistant professor, will present “Helikian Insights,” a paper concerning Aristotelian ethics at the Marquette University Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Friday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. in AMU 252. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Owen Goldin, professor of philosophy, at 8-5949. This event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.
The Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference, “Exploring New Research Directions,” is looking for abstracts for the Feb. 24, 2012 conference. The deadline for submission is Nov. 14.
The keynote address, “Measuring Pediatric Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes,” will be presented by Dr. Christopher B. Forrest, professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Breakout sessions will include quality of life, intersection of mental and physical health, pain, methods, family involvement, patient reported outcomes and other pediatric research.
The conference is sponsored by Children’s Health and Hospital System in cooperation with Marquette University, Children’s Research Institute, UW-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin. For more information, contact Dr. Astrida Kaugars, associate professor of psychology, at 8-3665.
Dr. David Self, who holds the Wesley Gilliland Professorship in Biomedical Research from University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, will present “Bidirectional Modification of Reward and Relapse Pathways in Cocaine Addiction” for The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. The presentation will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.
The Marquette women’s rugby team is hosting a Halloween-themed bake sale tomorrow, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main entrance of Wehr Chemistry. The proceeds will go to the women’s rugby team.
The Marquette University Student Nurses’ Association will be having a caramel apple sale Monday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday, Nov. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. in Central Mall. Proceeds will go to Hearts in Unity, an organization dedicated to helping feed, educate and provide clothing for youth in Tanzania.
For more information, contact Jena Wallander, MUSG Nursing Senator.
The November issue of Marquette Matters, the printed monthly employee newsletter, will arrive in employee mailboxes within the next few days. This issue features articles about Student Educational Services, School of Dentistry expansion, Call to Service, the Writing Center and the Louisa May Alcott series.
The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Oct. 28.
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:
• Dance Fitness at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Boot Camp at 4 p.m. at the Rec Plex
For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.