1. RSVP for Call to Service reflection luncheon

As part of Mission Week 2012, faculty and staff are invited for lunch, conversation and reflection on individual and campus responses to the Inaugural Call to Service issued by President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., who will provide opening remarks. The luncheon will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU, Ballroom E. Lunch will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Inaugural Committee for the Call to Service. Please RSVP to University Special Events.

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2. New University Core of Common Studies Director chosen

Dr. John Su, associate professor of English, will serve as the next director of the University Core of Common Studies, beginning June 1, 2012.

In his new role, Su will report directly to the vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, and will help shape undergraduate education at Marquette through leadership of the core curriculum and core learning outcome assessments. Su will serve as non-voting chair of the Core Curriculum Review Committee (CCRC) and will help guide its work in developing, maintaining and evaluating the university’s common core curriculum. As the program assessment leader for the core, Su will also handle collection and initial aggregation of core learning outcome assessments, as well as the evaluation of assessment evidence by the CCRC.

Su has served as a faculty member since August 2000.

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3. Raynor Memorial Libraries holding research competition

The 15th annual Maria Dittman Library research competition is accepting submissions through Friday, March 9. The competition recognizes the importance of library research in academia and offers a $200 prize in three categories: freshman and sophomore, junior and senior and graduate and professional papers. Submissions must be A-grade papers written during the fall 2011 semester at Marquette. Full submission details and the entry form are now available.

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4. Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind to discuss challenges facing the nation

Rep. Ron Kind, a Democrat representing western Wisconsin, will discuss his career in public service and the major issues the United States faces as part of the Law School’s “On the Issues” series with Mike Gousha on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Kind has represented Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District since 1996 and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Medicare, Social Security and international trade. He is a graduate of Harvard University, the London School of Economics and the University of Minnesota Law School.

Reserve a spot online.

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5. Master printer James Reid to speak at Haggerty

Master printer at Gemini G.E.L., James Reid, will speak about his collaborations with artists Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum. His presentation is in conjunction with the collection, Inevitable Finality, the Gemini G.E.L. Prints, which is currently featured at the Haggerty and presents all 25 lithographs Guston created in the last months of his life.

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6. Faculty invited to discuss service learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning Service Learning Program will host, “Who is My Neighbor: Engaging with the Real,” its annual Community Partner and Faculty Roundtable, Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the AMU Ballrooms.

Faculty across disciplines will join together with nonprofit community leaders to explore their roles as neighbors in the Milwaukee community. Participants will learn more about the nonprofit community in Milwaukee, models of service learning practice, opportunities for research and the impact these practices can have in the community, academic scholarship and students’ education. Faculty who are interested in the scholarship of engagement, including the pedagogy of service learning, community-based research and undergraduate research are highly encouraged to attend.

Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. Reserve your spot by Feb. 16 by contacting Peggy Mead, program assistant at the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-5473.

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7. Grow with Marquette offering sessions on long-term care insurance

Grow with Marquette is sponsoring two lunch-and-learn sessions entitled  “What is Long-Term Care Insurance?” on Tuesday, Feb. 14 and Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suite A. The two sessions are identical.

Each informational session will be followed by a question and answer session on topics including what services long-term care insurance pays for, how to get the most value when purchasing coverage and how state-run long-term care partnership programs benefit policyholders.

The sessions will be presented by John Leydon and Brad Winnekins, representatives from Legacy Services. Contact Grow with Marquette at 8-1560 to reserve a spot.

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8. Nominate a coworker for the Light of Wellness Awards

The Employee Wellness Committee is seeking nominees in the following categories to submit to the Wellness Council of Wisconsin for its inaugural Light of Wellness Awards program. 

Healthy Behavior Award: Participants in the Employee Wellness Program may be honored for exemplifying healthy behaviors or lifestyle changes that have resulted in significant improvements.

Leadership Award: Wellness or organizational leadership may be honored for inspiring others to join in the wellness movement, serving as role models or wellness advocates and ongoing participation and commitment to the worksite wellness program.

Rising Light Award: Participants in the Employee Wellness Program may be honored for taking initial steps in making lifestyle changes. This award honors employees for the steps they have taken in their wellness journey and may provide them with the encouragement to continue.

Send nominations to Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, or contact her at 8-4581 by Friday, Feb. 17. Finalists will be selected by the Wellness Implementation Committee.

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9. Nominations for outstanding female staff due tomorrow

Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Student Development is seeking nominations for the third annual Golden Roses: A Tribute to the Women at Marquette. Golden Roses is a celebration recognizing female staff, faculty and administrators for their contributions toward supporting underrepresented students in the campus community.

More information about Golden Roses and the nomination form can be found online. Nominations can be made by any Marquette community member and must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 10. For additional questions, contact Multicultural Affairs at 8-7205.

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10. Love Your Body Week events begin Monday

The Center for Health Education and Promotion will sponsor the 14th annual, “Love Your Body Week: Celebrate EveryBODY!” Monday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17. Events during the week are intended to recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Month and provide interactive education about positive body image, self-esteem and overall wellness. A list of events taking place throughout the week can be found online.

The Great Jeans Giveaway clothing drive will also take place throughout the week. The Marquette community is encouraged to drop off new or gently used jeans, dress pants and workout pants. Collection bins will be located throughout campus; all donated items will be given to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee.

For additional questions, contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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11. Marquette Wind Ensemble concert "Latin and Jazz Spectacular"

The Marquette Wind Ensemble will hold a concert, “Latin and Jazz Spectacular,” Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature Latin and Jazz genres and a premiere piece of Martin Ellerby’s “Cinnamon Concerto.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.marquette.edu/band or call Erik Janners, director of music, at 8-7125.

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12. Basketball tickets for staff offered at discounted rate

Tickets to Marquette’s men’s basketball games in the month of February are available to faculty and staff, plus friends and family members, at a special group rate of $5 off regular single-game prices. Games include:

  • Marquette vs. Cincinnati: Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. – “National Marquette Day”
  • Marquette vs. Rutgers: Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets, staff should go online, select the game they would like to attend and, when prompted, enter the special offer code: gomarquette.

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13. Soccer player Natalie Kulla named top BIG EAST female scholar-athlete

Former Marquette University soccer standout Natalie Kulla has been named the 2011-12 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Kulla graduated from Marquette in December 2011 with a 3.56 grade-point average as a civil engineering major. Kulla will receive a $4,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. The St. Louis native is currently pursuing a graduate degree in sustainability at St. Louis University.

Kulla completed her career in 2011 as one of the top goalkeepers in BIG EAST history. She is a two-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and the holder of Marquette’s single-season (16) and career (43) shutout records. She had a school-record 0.74 goals-against average in her career and ranks second on the school’s career wins (58) and minutes (7835:04) charts. Kulla helped the Golden Eagles to three consecutive BIG EAST American Division titles and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

Aside from her academic and athletic accomplishments, Kulla was also active with a number of community service efforts.

More information on Kulla’s accomplishments and the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award can be found online.

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14. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Feb. 10. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.

• Kickboxing at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Variety Aerobics at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Cardio dance at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 3 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.

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