1. College of Arts and Sciences dean search moving forward

Over the past three months, the search committee to recruit a new dean for the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences has made considerable progress. The committee, which is chaired by Dr. Phillip Naylor, professor of history, spent the summer months gaining valuable feedback from more than 150 Klingler College faculty and staff. In partnership with search firm Isaacson, Miller, Inc., the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, the committee also met with leadership throughout the university to finalize an "Opportunity and Challenge" profile for the position. The position will now be posted to attract top candidates.

"The search for a permanent dean is a collective and collaborative effort," Naylor said. "I appreciate the committee members' engagement, especially during these summer months, as well as the interest displayed and shared by faculty and staff. This has been particularly helpful in defining and identifying hoped for attributes in candidates."

The summer progress comes after a year in which President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., spent his first year as president meeting extensively with Arts and Sciences faculty to gain insight into the needs and future of the college. Marquette faculty and staff are encouraged to submit names for nomination to 4593@imsearch.com. The new dean is expected to start in time for the 2013-14 academic year. For more information on the search, please go to www.marquette.edu/deansearch.

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2. Gender and Sexuality Resource Center opening celebration is Sept. 11

The university's new Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host an opening celebration Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU 425. A brief program featuring remarks from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC, will begin at 4 p.m.

Under the direction of the Office of the Provost, Marquette's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center provides support for educational programming and scholarly work related to gender and sexuality. The center aims to foster a diverse, inclusive and safe environment for students, faculty and staff interested in and affected by gender and sexuality issues.

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3. Bike thefts rising on campus, high-security locks recommended

With several recent incidents of bicycle theft on- and off-campus involving the cutting of cable locks, the Department of Public Safety reminds bicycle owners of several safety tips:

  • Always secure your bicycle with an effective locking device. High security U-shaped locks are available for $25 from the Parking Services office in Structure 2 on Wells Street.
  • Secure bicycles to fixed objects, such as permanent bicycle racks that are cemented or anchored to the ground. Do not secure bicycles to trees or other objects that can be removed or broken. On campus, bicycle parking is allowed in designated areas only.
  • The City of Milwaukee requires that all bicycles be licensed. Free licensing decals can be obtained from the Parking Services office. Licensing also assists in identifying the owners of recovered bicycles.
  • Secure bicycles in well-traveled, well-lit areas.

Bicycle racks should be used only for short-term parking. Those in need of long-term or overnight bicycle storage should use secured bike corrals in the 16th Street and Wells Street Parking Structures. Bicycles must be registered with Parking Services prior to accessing the bike corrals.

For more information, contact DPS at 8-6800.

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4. Parking permits available online

Parking permits for students wishing to park in a university-owned parking structure for the 2012-13 academic year are available for purchase online. Permits that are purchased online can be picked up during business hours at the parking office beginning Monday, Aug. 13. From Monday, Aug. 20 to Friday, Aug. 31, parking permits purchased online can be picked up in the elevator lobby of the Wells Street Parking Structure.

Students will need to show their MUID or state driver's license in order to claim their permit. Parking Services will not be selling permits from the parking office until the first day of undergraduate classes, Monday, Aug. 27.

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5. Haggerty Museum of Art announces fall 2012 exhibitions and programs

The Haggerty Museum of Art will feature three exhibitions from Aug. 22 through Dec. 22, 2012, that coincide with The Freedom Project, a year-long celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War that explores the many meanings of freedom:

  • Thenceforward, and Forever Free – 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. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.
  • Freedom Of/For/To –This exhibition comprises contemporary photographs from the museum's permanent collection that explore the fluid definition of the word and elicit questions about our collective (mis)understanding of freedom at home and abroad.
  • The Freedom Project: Text/Context – An exhibition by the Chipstone Foundation about history—the study of past human events, words, and creations—as an imprecise science.

For more information, contact Mary Dornfeld, communications assistant for the Haggerty Museum of Art, at 8-7290.

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