1. Chair of presidential search committee chosen, Dr. Margaret Callahan to remain in interim provost role

The Board of Trustees has chosen John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad '77, to chair the search committee for the next president of Marquette. Ferraro is the global chief operating officer for Ernst & Young, responsible for the overall operations of Ernst & Young worldwide. A search committee will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch News Briefs for updates.

At the request of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Margaret Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, will continue in her role as interim provost until a provost search can be completed under a permanent president.

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., shared with the campus community yesterday that Rev. Robert A Wild, S.J., will lead the university as interim president. Father Pilarz will assist Father Wild with the transition while traveling back and forth to the East coast to care for his ailing father, which he noted in his letter to the community. Father Wild is concluding his duties with the Wisconsin Province and will take over as interim president on Oct. 16.

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2. Visitation and Mass for Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., tonight on campus

Visitation and a funeral Mass for Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., who served for nearly 50 years at Marquette, will be held on campus tonight. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church of the Gesu, followed by a funeral Mass at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in the Wells Street Structure and in Lot F after 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Father Naus requested memorials be made to the Rev. John Naus, S.J., Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2004 to support Marquette students like the thousands he served, taught and inspired as a Jesuit.

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3. RSVP for accreditation site visit open forums

An eight-person site visit team from the Higher Learning Commission will visit Marquette Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, the culmination of more than two years of preparation by hundreds of campus members and a self-study document.

During the site visit, the review team will meet with individuals and groups on campus, including three open forums one each for students, staff and faculty which are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to register for the open forums. The team will also meet with other individuals and groups on campus, including the University Academic Senate, University Staff Assembly and Marquette University Student Government.

The campus community is encouraged to read a briefing document, which provides an overview of the self-study prepared for the site visit team. The completed self-study is also available and individuals are encouraged to review the sections that are pertinent to their work on campus.

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4. Employees reminded to proactively assign designated intellectual property rights

Employees who have not yet assigned designated intellectual property rights to Marquette University should have received a reminder email earlier this week requesting they do so. An updated version of the Marquette University Intellectual Property policy has been reviewed and approved by University Academic Senate, Intellectual Property Review Board, the Committee on Research and the Office of the Provost. View a PDF of the updated policy here.

Most of the current policy, adopted in 1999, remains intact, but there are some important changes that you should review. One change is that the updated policy conforms with current best practices for university technology transfer and intellectual property development, which require that employees assign designated intellectual property rights to the university at the time of hire rather than at the time of invention disclosure.

Employees who have not completed the form should click on the link to the online Marquette University Intellectual Property Assignment Form in the email they received earlier this week, sign in using their Marquette credentials and enter their initials to confirm agreement.

All faculty and staff are required to complete the Marquette University Intellectual Property Assignment Form and assign designated intellectual property rights to the university. A Frequently Asked Questions document is available online. Information on university support of technology commercialization can be found online. If you have additional questions about the revised policy, please send them to intellectual.property@marquette.edu.

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5. Marquette Theatre presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Marquette Theatre will present Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the story of a master conman and a young apprentice who engage in a contest to see who can have it all: the fame, the money and the girl.

The winner 10 Tony Awards in 2005, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performances will run:

  • Thursday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.

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6. Register for the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Conference

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication will host the inaugural O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Conference Thursday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 11. The conference will present the work and research done by the 2013-14 Diederich Fellow Meg Kissinger, along with students and faculty from the college. Kissinger, an award-winning journalist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will present on her series "Chronic Crisis: A System that Doesn't Heal," which explores Milwaukee County's mental health system and solutions for providing patients the best possible care. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and others associated with mental health care in the county will also participate. The conference will also feature a panel on solutions journalism with the co-authors of The New York Times' FixesU column. A full schedule is available online.

Registration for the conference can be completed online. For more information about the conference, contact Herbert Lowe, professional in residence and director of journalism for social change in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, at 8-4068.

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7. Center for Peacemaking offering one-day symposium on peacemaking and nonviolence in world religions

The Center for Peacemaking is sponsoring a free, one-day symposium Thursday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The symposium, "Peacemaking and Nonviolence in World Religions," will highlight the transformative teachings and practices related to peacemaking and nonviolence within each of the major world religions. It will also explore how all faith traditions have the capacity to transform human consciousness and promote peace throughout the world.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by seven one-hour session on featured religions covering peacemaking, nonviolence, forgiveness and justice in each tradition. Registration information is online.

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8. Department of Chemistry seminars will discuss performance enhancing drugs, chemical sensing

The Department of Chemistry will host two seminars to discuss performance enhancing drugs and chemical sensing. Dr. Daniel W. Armstrong of the University of Texas at Arlington will present "Performance Enhancing Drugs: Background, Detection and Incidents," Monday, Sept. 30, at noon in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Frank Bright of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, will present "Chemical Sensing at the Nanoscale," Tuesday, Oct. 1, at noon in Wehr Chemistry, 121.

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9. Neuroscience colloquium to discuss stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Allison Ebert of the Medical College of Wisconsin's cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy department Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Ebert will present "Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases."

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10. Klement Lecture to discuss Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

The Department of History will host Dr. Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to deliver the Frank L. Klement Lecture Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Glatthaar will present "Robert E. Lee: Revolutionary Commander in the American Civil War." For more information, contact Dr. James Marten, professor and chair in the Department of History, at 8-7901.

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11. PR + Social Media Summit will be Oct. 9

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication's annual PR + Social Media Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, and the Weasler Auditorium. The conference will feature experts in the fields of social media and public relations. Registration can be completed online, and student and faculty and staff discounts are available.

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12. Center for Teaching and Learning hosting events on presentation tools, cultural experiences and the heart of a Jesuit education

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a discussion on incorporating conversations about different socio-economic, racial, gender and other cultural experiences into courses Friday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 707 Building, 303. Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, College of Nursing, and Kim Jensen Bohat, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, will host faculty from across the disciplines to informally share strategies and experiences on engaging all students.

The CTL will also host a workshop for instructors who use PowerPoint or Prezi and are looking to more effectively use it as a teaching tool Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B.

Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., will lead the next Jesuit Dialogue Series, "Beyond Slogans and Banners: What is at the Heart of Jesuit Education," Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 301.

Registration for all of these events as well as future programming can be found online.

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13. Overview of Contemplative Pedagogies Certificate program offered Sept. 30

The Center for Teaching and Learning is launching a certificate program for faculty interested in exploring how using contemplative pedagogies in their classes can improve student attention, focus and learning. To complete the certificate, participants must participate in six sessions, which can be completed over multiple semesters. The required overview session will be offered Monday, Sept. 30, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 301.

The overview session will provide a brief historical and philosophical framework for the traditions of contemplative activities, explore why contemplative pedagogy is sweeping higher education in the United States and provide a brief review of some of the practices that will be covered in future sessions. Specific sessions will include: Buddhist sitting practice, Ignatian imagination, loving kindness meditation, Lecto Divina, the Labryinth, Hindu sitting practice and contemplative writing. Additional sessions will be offered in the spring semester.

Registration for the Contemplative Pedagogies Certificate can be completed online. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-3693.

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14. Faculty proposals for 2014-15 Honors seminars due Oct. 15

The University Honors Program invites faculty to propose Honors seminars for the 2014-15 academic year. The program strives to offer seminars in a wide variety of disciplines from all of Marquette's undergraduate colleges and offers four different kinds of seminars, each somewhat different in emphasis. The first and second year seminars are taught as course overloads, and the third and fourth year seminars usually replace one course in the faculty member's department or college course load.

Guidelines for proposals for all seminars can be found online and are due by Tuesday, Oct. 15. For more information or to discuss ideas for proposal, contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor and director of the Honors Program, at 8-3475.

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15. Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to discuss finding funding, social science projects

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host two sessions on finding funding for projects. Erin Folstad, director of project planning and development, will present "Finding Funding for Health, Science and Engineering Projects," Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. She will discuss how to begin funding research and where to look for potential funding sources. Folstad will also host "Finding Funding for Humanities and Social Science Projects," Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. To register for either event, contact Jennie Schatzman at 8-7225 by Friday, Oct. 4.

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16. Activities planned for Sexual Violence Awareness Week, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Marquette's annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week will take place on campus Sept. 29, through Oct. 4. Events are intended to honor survivors, raise awareness and educate the campus community about the issue of sexual violence. View the complete schedule of events online. Events include:

  • The 11th Annual O'Donnell Hall Teeter Totter Marathon, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various locations on campus beginning Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • Healing Service, Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family

  • Shutter the Silence Gallery Opening Night, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. The exhibit will be open all week.

  • Keynote Speaker: Jaclyn Friedman, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Friedman is the author of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.

  • Self Defense and Bystander Intervention Training, various dates and times on campus

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17. Faber Center offering cancer support group next week

The Faber Center is offering a cancer support group Wednesday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, 111. The group will provide support and encouragement for individuals who are currently struggling or have faced cancer themselves, have a loved one who is facing cancer now or have previously lost someone to cancer. A light lunch will be served. Register by contacting Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545.

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18. Join a living rosary on the Central Mall on Oct. 7

The university community will celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. by praying the rosary on Central Mall. All are welcome to join the prayer service. Individuals interested in helping lead the prayer by reciting a Hail Mary, can sign up online.

The service is sponsored by Campus Ministry, the St. Robert Bellarmine Society, the Knights of Columbus and Students for Life. For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at 8-0522.

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19. Outlook Web App training offered in October

IT Services is offering Outlook Web App training for the newly updated version. Sessions will be offered:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Wednesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 1 p.m.

All training will be held in Cudahy Hall, 208. To register for a session, email growwithmu@marquette.edu or call 8-7305.

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20. Volunteers needed for Golf Team tournament

The Men's Golf Team is seeking volunteers for the Erin Hills Intercollegiate tournament Oct. 6-8, in Erin, Wis. Volunteers will receive free admission to the three-day tournament at Erin Hills, which is a future site of the U.S. Open. Those interested in volunteering should contact Gail at volunteererinhills@yahoo.com. More information about this event can be found online.

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