1. Four finalists selected for Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences deanship

The search committee for the dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the finalists for the deanship:

Dr. Erik Herron serves as associate chair and professor of political science, University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Herron also serves as program director of the Political Science Program at the National Science Foundation, and previously served as director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Richard Holz serves as associate dean for resources and planning and professor of chemistry, Loyola University Chicago College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Holz previously served as chair of the Chemistry Department at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Marc Muskavitch serves as professor of biology, Boston College College of Arts and Sciences, adjunct professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health and associate researcher at the Broad Institute. Dr. Muskavitch previously served as chair of the Biology Department at Boston College.

Dr. Patricia Okker serves as faculty fellow in the Office of the Provost and professor of English, University of Missouri College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Okker previously served as chair of the English Department at the University of Missouri.

The finalists will be making two-day visits to campus in late January, when they will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a broad array of Marquette faculty, students and staff. Each visit will conclude with a one-hour public event to which all members of the college and university community are invited. The finalists will speak for approximately 20 minutes about the role of the arts and sciences at a Catholic, Jesuit university in the 21st century. The finalist's talk will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers from those in attendance. The session will conclude with a reception from 5-5:30 p.m., providing opportunities for informal conversation. The public finalist events will take place on the following dates:

Dr. Patricia Okker
Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Conference Room (lower level)

Dr. Marc Muskavitch
Friday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Conference Room (lower level)

Dr. Erik Herron
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m.
AMU, Ballroom B (third floor)

Dr. Richard Holz
Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m.
AMU, Room 227

"To date, it has been the search committee's privilege to represent the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and Marquette University to the candidates," said Dr. Phillip Naylor, professor of history and chair of the Search Committee. "Now the university community will have the opportunity to meet the finalists. In your interactions with the candidates, I thank you in advance for your hospitality and your focus on both the future and potential of the college that Father Pilarz rightly places as the foundational center of this university's intellectual mission."

The search committee began its work in June 2012. Working with Isaacson, Miller, the executive search firm assisting with the search, the committee met with a wide range of college and university colleagues over the summer. The feedback received from those listening sessions helped the committee compose the Opportunity and Challenge Profile, a description of the deanship as well as the college's collective hopes for the future. Isaacson, Miller used the Opportunity and Challenge Profile to advertise and recruit for the position.

This fall, the committee reviewed the candidate pool and selected eight semi-finalists. The eight semi-finalists visited Milwaukee for in-depth, confidential interviews with the search committee in late November. After those interviews, the committee unanimously recommended four finalists to President Scott Pilarz, S.J., and Provost John Pauly. Father Pilarz and Provost Pauly reviewed the search committee's recommendation as well as the credentials of the proposed finalists, and approved inviting four finalists to campus.

Faculty, students and staff who participate during the visits will have the opportunity to submit feedback online. That input will be reviewed by the search committee, Provost Pauly and Father Pilarz. As specified in the Protocol for Deans Searches, Father Pilarz will make the final decision. The dean is expected to begin work in the summer of 2013.

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2. December payroll for exempt employees to be issued tomorrow

With the "gift of time" giving employees the entire week between Christmas and New Year's off as a paid holiday, December monthly payroll will be distributed Friday, Dec. 21, replacing the scheduled Dec. 31 pay date. Pay will be for the entire pay period.

For those receiving biweekly pay, the next payroll will be paid as scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, for pay period Dec. 9 through Dec. 22.

For more information, contact the Payroll Office at 8-7264.

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3. Holiday hours in effect Dec. 24, 2012, through Jan. 1, 2013

The university will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for the Christmas holiday. Limited campus services, including Public Safety, Facility Services and the Rec Plex, will remain open.

University Advancement and the Office of Finance will meet the needs of the university's benefactors by providing services for year-end giving during the Christmas break. University Advancement's Gift Services and Donor Relations departments will be open December 27, 28 and 31, providing coverage to handle prompt processing of gifts and timely acknowledgements. The Office of Finance's Treasury Services area will also be available to ensure that gifts involving stock transfers and wire transfers can be expedited. For more information regarding year-end giving, contact Amanda Cose at 8-4467.

The university will re-open Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Complete holiday and semester break hours can be found online.

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4. Women's basketball game moved to 4 p.m. today

Due to weather concerns, the women's basketball game against Dartmouth, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, has been moved to 4 p.m. today at the Al McGuire Center. Admission is free for faculty and staff.

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