1. Online course bulletins available

Online course bulletins for the 2012-2013 academic year are now available for faculty and students. The bulletins include each college or school's respective policies and degree requirements, as well as course descriptions. PDF versions of the online bulletins will be available later this summer.

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2. Reaffirmation of accreditation site visit subcommittee announced

The steering committee for the reaffirmation of accreditation process has selected a subcommittee that will be responsible for the site visit by the Higher Learning Commission. The committee will be co-chaired by Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication; Toby Peters, associate senior vice president; and Janice Welburn, dean of Raynor Memorial Libraries.

The site visit will occur in the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semester. Other subcommittees have begun preparing a draft of a self-study document, which will be completed by this fall. During the spring 2013 semester, the draft will be released to the entire campus community for review and comment.

Additional committee members are: Belen Castaneda, associate dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences; Annette Conrad, associate director, Alumni Memorial Union; Jilly Gokalgandhi, legislative vice president, Marquette University Student Government; Shawna Langford, technical support services manager, Information Technology Services; Scott Mandernack, associate dean for scholarly resources and collections, Raynor Memorial Libraries; Rev. Joseph Mueller, S.J., associate professor of theology, Department of Theology; Lori Ozminkowski, administrative assistant, Office of the Provost; Julie Rosene, special events coordinator, Diederich College of Communication; Timothy Simmons, executive director of the Marquette University Alumni Association, University Advancement; and Ann Taghikhani, director of University Special Events, Office of Public Affairs.

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3. Future Milwaukee expanding focus on community leadership

Applications are due Saturday, June 30, to join the 2012-2013 class of the Future Milwaukee Leadership Program. Sessions will begin in September and run through May 2013, primarily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. two times each month on Monday evenings. Tuition for the 24-session program is $1,800, with limited financial aid available. Applications are available online.

This year, the program will be expanding its focus on community leadership, led by Christine Hill, the newest member of the Future Milwaukee leadership team. She will lead students in sessions designed to help deepen their understanding of what it means to be a community leader. Students will also participate in at least one community leadership one-on-one coaching sessions and one team coaching session led by Hill each semester.

Each year, Future Milwaukee participants work in teams with area nonprofit organizations on major projects, ranging from fundraising initiatives to comprehensive marketing communication plans. Examples of class projects are available online. For more information, go online, call (414) 288-3153 or email the College of Professional Studies.

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4. DSLR camera classes available at the Wakerly

The Wakerly Training Academy is offering classes on using Nikon and Canon digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras this summer. There will be five Canon models available to use during class for participants who do not have their own. Registration information and the full list of available DSLR training session dates, times and prices, are available online.

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5. Register for MATLAB seminar on mathematical modeling

Join MathWorks and the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a free seminar on mathematical modeling Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in Olin Engineering, room 202. Mathematical models are critical to understanding and accurately simulating the behavior of complex systems. They enable important tasks such as forecasting system behavior for various "what if" scenarios, characterizing system responses and designing control systems.

The session, presented by Dr. Brett Shoelson, principal application engineer at MathWorks, will show participants how to use MATLAB products for mathematical modeling tasks, including:

  • Developing models using data fitting and first-principle modeling techniques
  • Optimizing the accuracy of models
  • Simulating models and post-processing results
  • Documenting and sharing models

Register online. For additional information, contact Sarah Fayyad at MathWorks at (508) 647-4645.

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