The recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Fellowship Award and the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards were announced at the annual Distinguished Scholars Reception yesterday evening. Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.; Dr. John Pauly, provost; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, introduced this year’s recipients:
Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence
Way Klingler Fellowship Awards
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards
Watch for the April issue of Marquette Matters for more information about this year’s recipients.
IT Services has noticed an increase in spam e-mails to Marquette e-mail accounts. IT Services reminds the campus community to practice safe computing by never clicking on links in e-mails that look like spam and never answering an e-mail that asks for a password or any other type of confidential data. Failure to comply with these safe computing guidelines may result in identity theft, loss of other critical information and disruptions to the university’s ability to send and receive e-mails from individuals outside of the university.
Some recent “phishing” e-mails requesting user passwords have been using very familiar Marquette terms, such as “CheckMarq.” These e-mails are not from IT Services and should be deleted. IT Services will never ask for a password either by e-mail or over the phone. Anyone who has responded to a phishing message should change his/her Marqnet password as soon as possible.
Contact the IT Help Desk at 8-7799 if you receive a questionable e-mail and are unsure of what to do.
Marquette University School of Dentistry Dean William K. Lobb, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., was recognized by the American Dental Education Association earlier this week with the 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Innovation as a dental educator.
Lobb was nominated by a team of university faculty members for his leadership in building Marquette’s new dental school that opened in 2002, and for developing an innovative curricular model that served as a blueprint for that building. The curriculum, now in its 12th year, incorporates a comprehensive care group model, which includes early clinical experiences, integration of content and instruction, community outreach, evidence-based decision making and a rounds education model.
Named after dental education pioneer Dr. William J. Gies, the award honors individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation and achievement in dental education, research and leadership.
A reception to honor Lobb will be held March 27 at 5 p.m. at the School of Dentistry. For more information, contact Carol Trecek at 8-3093.
The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education have named Marquette to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering local communities through community service and service learning. Marquette was one of 672 universities to receive the distinction this year.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the initiative celebrates the transformative power and volunteer spirit that exists within the higher education community.
The men's basketball team defeated Murray State 62-53 Saturday evening to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. The Golden Eagles will play seventh-seeded Florida at 9:17 p.m. CT, tonight, Thursday, March 22, at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.
The Union Sports Annex will open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and will host a viewing party for the 9:17 p.m. CT game with fan giveaways, food specials and prizes. Visit the “Sweet Repeat” website for a complete list of game watching parties and NCAA tournament conversations on social media.
Nominations for this year’s Excellence in University Service Awards will be accepted through tomorrow, Friday, March 23. This is an opportunity for Marquette employees to nominate colleagues who demonstrate and support the Ignatian ideal of care for others, as well as carry out the mission of the university. Candidates should be nominated based on service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their position.
Four employees will be chosen to receive Excellence in University Service Awards. Faculty members, deans and vice presidents are not eligible. Nominations from 2011 were kept on file for consideration this year, and nominations made this year will be kept on file for consideration in 2013.
To further promote and celebrate the contributions of Marquette employees, the Excellence in University Service Awards ceremony and the support staff luncheon events have been combined into one enhanced, all-inclusive event. That event, the Excellence in University Service Awards luncheon, will take place on Friday, June 1, where this year’s award recipients will be recognized and presented with individual plaques to celebrate their achievements.
The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host, “Determining the Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials,” Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Rebecca Klaper, associate professor of freshwater sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. Krassimira Hristova, assistant 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.
The latest Marquette Law School Poll will be the topic of “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, March 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. The complete poll results will be issued online as soon as the event concludes. Running throughout the year, the Marquette University Law School Poll will provide a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and possible recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.
Dr. Kenneth I. Pargament, visiting distinguished scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center and professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, will visit Marquette in late March for two days of events. Pargament will present a colloquium titled, “From Research to Practice: Envisioning an Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality,” Thursday, March 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. This event is open to the public.
Pargament will lead a clinical workshop, “Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy,” Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. Advance registration is required, but attendance is free for Marquette faculty, staff and students.
Both events are sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Simmons Religious Fund and the Office of the Provost. For additional information, contact Dr. Astrida Kaugars, associate professor of psychology, at 8-3665.
Sigma Phi Delta will host Kahni Sahebjam, metro district engineer in the Twin Cities region at the time of the August 2007 I-35 bridge collapse, for a lecture Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. At the time of the collapse, Sahebjam was responsible for planning, design and construction, as well as operational and maintenance upkeep for the transportation infrastructure in the Twin Cities region. Sahebjam will discuss the challenges he encountered collaborating with public works, legal counsel, the media and humanitarian issues during relief and clean-up efforts, as well as the root cause of the collapse from an engineering and legal perspective.
This event is sponsored by the College of Engineering Alumni Association and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. For more information, contact Kurt Wagner, professional chair of Sigma Phi Delta.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host a symposium Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. The Anthony Sances, Jr., Memorial Lecture, titled, “Unique Technologies to Help Provide Safer Care for More Patients,” will be given by Dr. Kunter Akbay, principal engineer at GE’s Global Research Center in New York. He currently leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists studying hospital capacity and safety research initiatives at GE.
The lecture will be followed by oral presentations from doctoral candidates from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., also in Olin, 202, and a poster session and reception in Engineering Hall's first floor commons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
RSVP to Brigid Lagerman, associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at 8-7856.
Russ Hicks, founder of the Callier Communicators Toastmasters Club in Dallas, who has stuttered his entire life, will present, “Everything you wanted to know about stuttering but were afraid to ask!” Friday, March 30, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 104J. The lecture will discuss stuttering from the point of view of someone who stutters, with the intent of making the audience feel comfortable talking with a person who stutters. It will also present a case study of one stutterer, to explain which kinds of therapy worked and didn’t work.
The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session with members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Stuttering Association. RSVP to Katie Cording, clinical instructor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, at 8-4516 to attend this free lecture.
The Department of Physical Therapy’s Lifespan Development class is looking for babies from 0 to 18 months old to be observed during a motor skills lab. PT students will work in small groups to analyze the children’s movements, including observing spontaneous activity as well as performing tests to elicit certain reflexes, reactions and motor skills. Parents will be present during the activities and older siblings are welcome to come along. There will be two sessions:
Parents must register their children for participation by Wednesday, April 11. For additional information or to sign up a baby to participate, contact Emilie Aubert, adjunct associate professor of physical therapy, at 8-3378.
The Avalancheros, an improv group featuring Marquette alumnus Danny Pudi, star of the television show Community, will present a free show Saturday, March 24 at 10 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The Avalancheros are a touring improvisational group featuring John Farley (Rules of Engagement), Pat Finn (House), Kevin Farley (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Chris Marrs (Hot in Cleveland). Their shows are a hybrid improv experience featuring both interactive audience participation and classic Chicago long-form improvisation, popularized on the stages of the Second City and ImprovOlympic.
This event is sponsored by Late Night Marquette, Marquette University Student Government and the Diederich College of Communication. For additional information, contact Danny Manson, communications coordinator in the Division of Student Affairs, at 8-3212.
The Department of Performing Arts will host a capstone project starring and directed by Kelsey Lauren, a senior in the Theatre Arts program, Saturday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Helfaer Theatre. Titled Dancing Through the Decades of Musicals, the free show features 15 student dancers and comprises 10 separate numbers highlighting the evolution of dance styles from 1900 to the present.
Tickets are free of charge and available through the Helfaer Theatre Box Office, by phone at (414) 288-7504. For additional information, contact Kelsey Lauren.
The Department of Public Safety is offering a free self-defense class, which combines a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about the latest national and local crime trends, Monday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Participants are encouraged to wear athletic attire, as the class incorporates strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Register online or by calling DPS at 8-6800.
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host a cancer support group Thursday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111. The group will provide support and encouragement for those living with and affected by cancer.
A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545.
The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, March 23. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.
For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.
The Department of Recreational Sports will host a clothing drive now through Friday, April 27, to benefit Repairers of the Breach, a daytime shelter for Milwaukee’s homeless. Donation bins are located at both the Rec Center and Rex Plex. Clothing items donated should be in good condition.
For more information, email Carrie Meinerz.
The Marquette University Chorus has been invited to perform a 30-minute concert Sunday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, located at 812 N. Jackson Street in Milwaukee. They will perform before the 5 p.m. Lenten Vespers service at the Cathedral. The public are invited to attend the performance and the Lenten Vespers service.