1. Dr. Linda Salchenberger taking on new role as associate provost for academic planning and budgeting

Dr. Linda M. Salchenberger, who is currently serving as the James H. Keyes dean of the College of Business Administration, has been appointed to a new role as associate provost for academic planning and budgeting effective Aug. 15.

Salchenberger brings extensive experience in budgeting and strategic planning to this new position. She currently co-chairs the university's financial planning committee, worked with the business faculty to develop and implement a three year strategic plan as dean, and has significant consulting experience in the area. In her new role, Salchenberger will report to the provost and work closely with executive vice president, Dr. Mary DiStanislao, to help Marquette align its strategic priorities with its financial and budgetary systems.

"This unique opportunity and the fact that the college is in a strong position makes this the right move at the right time," said Provost John Pauly. "As dean of the College of Business Administration, Linda led a successful accreditation process, formed a high-profile Dean's Council of Excellence, strengthened the college's centers, and revamped the executive MBA program, to name just a few of her accomplishments."

Dr. Mark Eppli, Bell Chair in Real Estate, will serve as the interim dean of the College of Business Administration. A formal search will begin one year from now for a new permanent dean to begin July 1, 2014.

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2. University mourns death of Dr. Ralph Del Colle

The university mourns the death of Dr. Ralph Del Colle, associate professor of theology, who has served as a professor in the Department of Theology since 1995. He passed away July 29, at the age of 57. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, located at 10121 W. North Avenue in Wauwatosa, Wis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, located at 812 N. Jackson Street in Milwaukee. Del Colle's wife, Lee Coppernoll, is associate director of the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Specializing in Trinitarian theology, Christology, pneumatology and theology of grace, Del Colle joined Marquette as an assistant professor in 1995 and was promoted to associate professor in 2001. His numerous published works include Talking with Evangelicals: A Guide for Catholics (2012), and articles on Pentecostal-Catholic dialogue and the Trinity that appeared in the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, The Spirit and Church, and elsewhere. Del Colle was inducted into the Academy of Catholic Theology in Washington, D.C., in May 2012.

Del Colle served in a number of leadership positions for the Department of Theology and the university, including as a member of the university board of undergraduate studies, the Manresa Project advisory board, and the Department of Theology's graduate admission and financial aid committee.

He received his bachelor's degree in the history and literature of religion from New York University, and his master of divinity, master of philosophy and doctorate degrees from Union Theological Seminary.

Please remember Dr. Del Colle, his family and friends in prayer.

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3. Philosophy professor will present to International Olympics Committee

Dr. Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy, will give a lecture on the role of philosophy and the arts at the Olympics to the International Olympics Committee and VIP guests Thursday, Aug. 2, in London. He will speak at an award ceremony hosted by the The Truce Foundation of the USA, an organization that promotes the Olympic ideals of peace, friendship and international understanding. Carter's lecture will discuss the Olympics as an event that embraces a broad range of cultural activities, from athletics to art, focusing on the role of art during the Olympics from ancient times to the present.

Carter spoke at the same awards program during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He is an expert on aesthetics and art theory, serving on the board of directors of the International Research Center for Aesthetics and Art Theory, and as president of the International Association for Aesthetics.

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4. MARQCAT downtime planned for Aug. 7

There will be no access to MARQCAT, the online library system for Raynor Memorial Libraries and Eckstein Law Library, Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as a system upgrade is completed.

During the downtime, users will be able to access databases and e-journals from campus locations and from off-campus only by VPN. On campus users may search for books using OCLC's WorldCat. Material checkouts will be performed manually at the Circulation and Reserve Desks; placing holds and renewing books online will not be possible. Go online for additional details.

The six-hour outage completes installation of new software that will bring improved library services to campus. During the outage, ask for assistance at the Raynor Memorial Libraries' Information Desk (288-7556) or the Eckstein Law Library Reference Desk (288-3837).

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5. Biological Sciences' summer research program to host poster session

The Department of Biological Sciences' Summer Research Program will host its annual undergraduate research poster session Thursday, Aug. 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the hallways of Wehr Life Sciences. Students recruited nationally and funded by the department's National Science Foundation undergraduate research site for cellular and molecular biology, as well as students funded by the College of Arts and Sciences, the department, and faculty research grants, will present findings from their 10 week faculty mentored projects. Students from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Lakeland College will also present their summer research. Light refreshments will be served in the west lobby.

For more information, contact Deb Weaver, administrative assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences, at 8-7355.

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6. Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Research Experience for Undergraduates program to share presentations

Students participating in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Research Experience for Undergraduates program this summer will present their research at two showcase events. Poster presentations will be held Tuesday, July 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the third floor atrium of Cudahy Hall. Formal presentations will follow Thursday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 401. Lunch will be provided to all guests.

For more information, contact Dr. Kim Factor, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at 8-7941.

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7. Join in celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola tomorrow

The Office of Mission and Ministry invites the Marquette community to join in celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola Tuesday, July 31. The Mass will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by a reception in Westowne Square. To attend the Mass and celebration, register online.

For more information, contact Brigid Alba, assistant to the vice president in the Office of Mission and Ministry, at 8-1794.

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