The College of Business Administration is expanding its nationally acclaimed Applied Investment Management program, which allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and financial analysis experience, including an opportunity to actively manage domestic and international equity and fixed-income portfolios. The AIM program will now comprise two tracks: Investments and the newly developed Private Equity and Banking. The Investments track focuses on asset management, while the Private Equity and Banking track concentrates on private and transactional finance.
As part of the expansion, the college has named Mark Zellmer as the new co-director of AIM. He will work with Dr. David Krause, adjunct associate professor of finance, who has led AIM since its inception in 2005. A Marquette undergraduate and MBA alumnus, Zellmer has been a popular adjunct instructor since 1995. As chairman and majority shareholder of Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc., he has extensive expertise in financing and investing in privately held companies, and he will teach courses in the new track.
One of the nation's top undergraduate programs in applied investment management, AIM was the first undergraduate program to be recognized as a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner. Students in the program study the core body of knowledge covered in the CFA Level I exam – preparing them to take the test upon graduation. The pass rate for AIM students on the CFA exam has averaged around 70 percent – while the average global pass rate is only 38 percent. Further, AIM has had a perfect career placement record since its inception in 2005.
The Law School has appointed Joseph A. Ranney as its Adrian P. Schoone Visiting Fellow in Wisconsin Law.
Ranney, an attorney with DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., in Madison, will use his fellowship to write a book that examines the role states have played in the evolution of American law, with a focus on the contributions made by Wisconsin. His appointment begins July 1.
In addition to his work as a trial lawyer with expertise in constitutional law, commercial law and intellectual property, Ranney has served as an adjunct professor at the Law School. His previous books include Trusting Nothing to Providence: A History of Wisconsin's Legal System, considered the leading legal history of the state, and In the Wake of Slavery, a history of law in the Reconstruction-era South.
The fellowship is made possible by the Law School's Adrian P. Schoone Fund for the Study of Wisconsin Law and Legal Institutions, created last year.
The Law School will be the site of a daylong event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which will be held Wednesday, July 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Eckstein Hall.
Jocelyn Samuels, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights with the U.S. Department of Justice, will be among the featured guests reflecting on the leaders, challenges and achievements of the civil rights movement.
The event is sponsored by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the community relations service of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Milwaukee Urban League, the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and Centro Hispano Milwaukee.
Members of the community are invited to attend. To register, contact Faith Coburn at (414) 297-4100.
Faculty who plan to integrate service learning into their courses for the fall 2014 semester are asked to register with the Center for Teaching and Learning Service Learning Program by completing a short survey. Additionally, the Center for Teaching and Learning Service Learning Program offers Problem Solver Seed Grants for faculty and community partner teams interested in creating innovative service learning opportunities. More information about the mini-grants and the application can be found online.
Faculty interested in learning more about service learning as a high-impact pedagogy or who would like to brainstorm models of integration are invited to contact Kim Jensen Bohat, director of the Service Learning Program, at (414) 288-0250.
The Department of History and the Instructional Media Center collaborated to publish an iBook for an applied public history course. The 73-page iBook, Doors to the Past, is now available for free on iTunes. The history class was broken up into five teams of students who researched houses (all but one in the Milwaukee area) through the lens of historic preservation. The five houses they focused on included Ca d'Zan Mansion, Pabst Mansion, Kilbourntown House, Koepsell House and Plankinton Mansion. The interactive book chapters include images, videos, interviews and stories about each house.
The iBook is also on display in the Digital Media Suite on the first floor of Raynor Memorial Libraries.
All university employees that wish to utilize university parking need to complete the electronic application process for new parking permits by Monday, June 30. Permits will be issued by mid-August and will be valid for the next two years, from August 2014 through August 2016. Completing the parking application in a timely manner may influence employees' parking location assignments.
For additional information, contact the Parking Office at (414) 288-6911.
The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, located in Cramer Hall, 215, is a full-service rehabilitation and sports medicine clinic based in the College of Health Sciences' Physical Therapy department. In addition to its range of physical therapy services, the clinic offers free injury screenings by expert physical therapists and athletic trainers.
Summer clinic hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Injury screenings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (414) 288-1400.
The Post Office in Union Station will be closed from Monday, July 7, through Wednesday, July 9, due to maintenance work. MarquetteCard Services will be temporarily relocated to the AMU, 157. Pre-paid/pre-stamped mail under 13 oz. and pre-paid UPS packages will be accepted in the AMU, 157. All other services, including bus ticket and shipping supply sales, will be postponed until Union Station reopens.
A TIAA-CREF consultant will be available to faculty and staff for individual, confidential financial counseling sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the AMU, 364 and 362. Employees can discuss their personal financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant, as well as how to achieve financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.
To schedule an appointment, call (800) 732-8353.
The Integrative Neural Systems Laboratory in the College of Engineering is looking for healthy individuals ages 18-65 and persons with MS ages 18 and older to participate in a research study. Participants will take part in up to six research sessions ranging from 1-3 hours each. Compensation will be provided.
This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, (414) 288-7570.
For additional information, contact Dr. Scott Beardsley at (414) 288-4448 or Megan Heenan at (414) 288-1592.