1. Strategic planning meetings with Father Pilarz set for Wednesday and Thursday

As discussed in his Presidential Address, President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has begun hosting strategic planning meetings. His next meeting is scheduled with the faculty of the Klinger College of Arts and Sciences this Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

On Thursday, Feb. 9, Father Pilarz will meet with all non-faculty administrators and support staff within colleges and schools, Provost-area departments, Student Affairs, and Mission and Ministry, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom at 1:30 p.m.

The meetings, which began last week with the faculty of the Diederich College of Communication, will continue throughout the semester. Upcoming meetings with faculty are scheduled for:

  • College of Business Administration, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Raynor Libraries Baumier Suites B&C
  • Law School, Thursday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eckstein Hall 433A
  • College of Engineering, Wednesday, March 28, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Olin Engineering 202
  • School of Dentistry, Thursday, March 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dental School 194
  • College of Education, Tuesday, April 3, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Schroeder Complex 112
  • College of Professional Studies, Wednesday, April 4, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Zilber Hall 470
  • College of Health Sciences, Wednesday, April 18, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cramer Hall 016
  • College of Nursing, Tuesday, April 24, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Clark Hall 123

On Wednesday, April 4, Father Pilarz will meet with administrators and staff working in Administration, Advancement, Finance, General Counsel, Human Resources, Intercollegiate Athletics, Marketing and Communication, and Public Affairs, at 10:30 a.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend assigned times within their respective colleges and areas.

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2. Lecture on Ojibwe life in the Great Lakes on Tuesday

Dr. Brenda Child will present a lecture based on her new book, Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B&C.

Child’s presentation is the first of three lectures for the spring semester in conjunction with a traveling Lewis and Clark exhibition. Child is an associate professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.

More information can be found online or by contacting Bill Fliss, associate archivist of libraries/special collections and archives, at 8-5906.

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3. Annual Ciszek Lecture to be presented

The Marquette University Knights of Columbus will present the 2012 Ciszek Lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 227. Rev. Cliff Ermatinger, pastor of St. Anthony Parish and author of St. Augustine Answers 101 Questions on Prayer, will present "Who is Speaking? – The Discernment of Spirits." A reception will follow the free, public event.

For more information, contact Stephen Beall, associate professor of classics, at 8-7422.

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4. Workshop on contemplative practices in the classroom to be held

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host “Contemplative Practices in the Classroom to Improve Student Learning,” Tuesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Raynor Library 320H.

This interactive workshop will address questions concerning why there is a national initiative in higher education to include contemplative practice, what contemplative practice is and why and how regular use of contemplative practices in the classroom can improve student focus and learning. Participants will be taken through classroom activities that can be adapted for professors and their students.

More information and registration can be found online. For additional questions, contact Mary Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning office assistant, at 8-0263.

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5. Discussion on health care economics and innovation this Thursday

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research, will host a discussion on health care economics and innovation Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m., in Raynor Libraries’ Beaumier Suites B&C.

The discussion will focus on identifying areas of collaboration within Marquette and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), in hopes of advancing health care economics and innovation in southeastern Wisconsin in collaboration with academic, community and institutional partners.

Topics to be covered include health communications, supply chain management, obesity control, violence prevention, addiction treatment, palliative care, process improvement and operations research.

Respond to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at 8-7225.

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6. Silo Busters faculty exchange

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host exchanges throughout the semester called Silo Busters, which aim to bring faculty from different departments and colleges together for casual conversation over light snacks and wine.

All events will take place in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Raynor Library 326, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 9 
  • Thursday, March 8   
  • Thursday, April 12
  • Thursday, May 10

Register online or contact Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263.

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7. Center for Teaching and Learning offering E-Learning Certificates

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a series of workshops this semester that focus on e-learning topics and skills that are useful in face-to-face, online and hybrid teaching. Participants must attend at least six sessions to earn their e-learning certificate.

Ten remaining workshops will take place throughout the semester; the next workshop is Friday, Feb. 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. All workshops will be held in Raynor Library 320H. A complete list of workshops, dates and times can be found online.

Register for sessions online or contact Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263.

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8. Department of psychology to hold colloquium

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 087. Dr. Keri Hainsworth, assistant professor at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Department of Anesthesiology, will present “Co-Occurring Pain and Obesity: Using Pediatric Psychology to Make a Difference.”

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9. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues next Friday

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host “How is smooth muscle contraction regulated?,” Friday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m., in Wehr Life Sciences 111. The discussion will be led by Dr. Thomas Eddinger, professor of biological sciences.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 108.

For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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10. College of Professional Studies to hold info session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree information session for prospective adult students Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 414. Information presented will include accelerated eight-week session bachelor’s degree programs, Saturday programs, blended online and fully online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities.

Register online or by calling 8-3153.

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11. Funding available for student peacemaking projects

The Center for Peacemaking is accepting applications for Szymczak Peacemaking Fellows grants, ranging from $200 to $2,000. Full-time Marquette students who want to explore the power of nonviolence are encouraged to develop a proposal to work independently or with existing peacemaking and/or development organizations. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 17.

For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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12. Graduate School of Management to host blood drive

The Graduate School of Management will host a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. in the David Straz Hall atrium.  Register online or by email with requested time.

For additional questions, contact Jeanne Simmons, associate dean of the Graduate School of Management, at 8-7145.

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13. Weight Watchers at Work for employees

The Marquette Weight Watchers at Work program allows employees to join Weight Watchers anytime by purchasing a monthly pass for $39.95. Participants can attend meetings at work, as well as locally, and receive free eTools. Price is half-off for the first month. Employees who join during February will receive a free cookbook.

For employees with a physician’s letter explaining the need to lose weight as a medical necessity, Weight Watchers at Work classes are eligible under the medical flexible spending account. For more information about medical spending, contact the Employee Benefits Corporation, Marquette’s FSA administrator, at 1-800-346-2126.

For more information about Weight Watchers at Work, contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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