Several departments across campus will have new chairs for the 2012-13 academic year. Dr. Anne Pasero, professor of Spanish, will chair the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Lt.Col. Michael C. Gibson, professor of military science, will chair the Department of Military Sciences. Dr. Lowell Barrington, associate professor of political science, will chair the Department of Political Science.
Full-time faculty members can now submit scholarly activities for inclusion in Compendium and e-Publication through the Faculty Activities Database — better known as the FAD. The Office of the Provost has invested resources in the FAD to make it easier to prepare annual faculty activity reports, third-year reviews, promotion and tenure dossiers, and institutional accreditation reports.
Full-time faculty members need to check the application boxes in the "Report Permissions" section of the FAD to opt in to submitting scholarly activities for publication in Compendium and e-Publications. After doing so, faculty may choose to opt out at any time. If a faculty member does not opt-in, his or her scholarly achievements will not be published in Compendium or e-Publications.
Part-time faculty and adjunct faculty who do not use the FAD to report scholarly activities will still be required to submit scholarly activities to Compendium and e-Publications through the online submission form. The form has been updated with additional fields to make it more comparable to FAD submissions.
Contact FAD@marquette.edu with questions.
The Water Quality Center's annual two-day short course on Anaerobic Treatment of High-Strength Industrial Waste will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 6, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Conference Center.
The course is designed for both practitioners and students to learn the fundamentals and full-scale application of anaerobic biotechnology used to convert industrial waste into renewable energy. Continuing education credits can be earned. A complete schedule of the days' events and speakers can be found online.
The registration cost is $230 for students, $775 for standard registration and $875 for exhibitor registration. For additional information, contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and director of the Water Quality Center, at 8-5733.
The Haggerty Museum of Art will host an opening reception for its newest exhibition, Thenceforward, and Forever Free, Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Museum staff will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibition, which will be open through Dec. 22.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, this exhibition features seven contemporary artists whose work deals with issues of race, gender, privilege and identity, and more broadly conveys interpretations of the notion of freedom. It coincides with The Freedom Project, the university's year-long celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War that explores the many meanings of freedom.
For additional information, contact the Haggerty Museum of Art at 8-1669.
The fall semester schedule of GROW With Marquette sessions, a series of opportunities for personal and professional growth offered throughout the semester, is now available online. Classes are designed and intended for job-related professional growth and development, and are free to all Marquette employees.
To register for a class, contact GROW With Marquette at 8-7305.
The Office of Student Development will hold this semester's O-Fest and Community Service Fair Thursday, Aug. 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Central Mall. Many of Marquette's 270 student organizations will join local community service agencies and university departments to showcase involvement opportunities and services available to students.
For additional information, contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.
News Briefs will be issued Tuesday, Sept. 4, rather than Monday, Sept. 3, next week due to the Labor Day holiday. The submission deadline is noon Friday, Sept. 2.
The Employee Wellness Program will offer 10-week group fitness classes this fall. Class information and registration can be found online. Space is limited.
The Employee Wellness Program will also offer a four-week guided meditation class every Wednesday from Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Coughlin Hall, 001. Space is limited to 15 participants. The cost of the meditation program is $16, and registration is available online.
For additional information, contact Kristin Kipp, adjunct instructor of physical therapy, at 8-4476.
Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School chaplain, will celebrate monthly Mass in the Marquette University Law School Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall during the fall semester. The first Mass for fall semester will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.
Mass will also be held from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on:
Registration for the College of Engineering's K-12 Engineering Academies is now available online. K-12 Engineering Academies offer students of all ages a wide variety of programs that challenge youth to become critical-thinking problem solvers, appreciate STEM and explore the engineering design process.
All K-12 Engineering Academies have limited class sizes, and applicants will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a class reaches capacity, students will be placed on a waiting list. For additional information, contact Molly Savage, engineering outreach coordinator, at 8-3517.
Marquette will be present at two neighborhood events this Wednesday, Aug. 29. University representatives will be handing out a limited quantity of reusable shopping bags over the lunch hour at the Westown Farmer's Market in Zeidler Union Square. Also on Aug. 29, university representatives will be handing out Marquette souvenirs, including wristbands, magnets and stickers at the final River Rhythms of the summer in Pere Marquette Park, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Westown Farmer's Market and River Rhythms are part of the Westown Association, a university community partner.