Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, has been honored with the Scripps Howard Foundation's Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year Award. Established in 1953, the foundation's national journalism competition honors the best annual work in the communications industry and in journalism education.
"Lori has demonstrated a remarkable ability to create a distinctive learning environment for our students," said Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J. "She thinks beyond traditional boundaries to cultivate a creative, diverse, collaborative and academically rigorous culture for learning."
The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize. Bergen will donate the $10,000 prize to the Diederich College of Communication to support multiplatform reporting in urban neighborhoods by Marquette student journalists working at the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Bergen will be honored Aug. 6, during the keynote session of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's annual conference, held this year in Montreal.
All full-time faculty members will receive an email invitation to the 56th annual Pere Marquette Dinner this week. The Pere Marquette Dinner will be held Thursday, May 1, in the AMU, with a reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The night will honor this year's Teaching Excellence Award winners, as well as the winners of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, the Way Klingler Faculty Fellowship Awards, the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award, the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award.
This year, invitations will be sent to faculty members' Marquette email accounts. Print invitations will not be distributed this year to save on costs for the event. Faculty should RSVP once they receive their email invitation.
The following groups will also receive an invitation to the event: deans; University Leadership Council members; Jesuits; professors emeriti; retired Teaching Excellence Award winners; and Board of Trustees members; and select adjunct faculty and staff working closely with award recipients.
Staff contributions to the university will be recognized at the Excellence in University Service Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 3. The luncheon will celebrate staff members who have made extraordinary contributions to the university.
The Distinguished Scholars Reception will be held Tuesday, April 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards will be announced at the reception. Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, will host the event with the
Committee on Research.
Faculty members should RSVP to University Special Events at (414) 288-7431 by Tuesday, March 25.
The 2014 First Year Reading will be March, by Rep. John Lewis. This graphic novel chronicles Lewis's youth in rural Alabama, including meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement and the battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins.
The choice of March as the First Year Reading Program book coincides with the 50th anniversary of some of the key moments in the Civil Rights movement, the "Freedom Summer" and the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Lewis, who will be the speaker at the Convocation Ceremony during New Student and Family Orientation, was a central figure in the civil rights movement, organizing sit-ins, speaking at the 1963 March on Washington and leading the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s. He served on the Atlanta City Council for several years before being elected to represent Georgia's 5th Congressional District in 1986.
Faculty members, senior Ph.D. students and academic staff interesting in leading book discussions with small groups of first-year students should contact Dr. James Marten, professor and chair in the Department of History, by Saturday, April 12.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host a research presentation by fall semester Faculty Fellow Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, Tuesday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Harris will present "We Need a New Normal: The Sociocultural Factors that Influence Health Promotion Among African-American Women in Milwaukee."
Under the direction of the Office of the Provost, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center supports scholarly work and the lived experience of gender and sexuality.
The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences will host Azim Khamisa to speak about the power of forgiveness Wednesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Khamisa's only son was murdered by a 14-year old boy while delivering a pizza. Khamisa will discuss how he used his Muslim faith and a contemplative spirit to overcome his deep pain. Today, Khamisa and the guardian of his son's murderer bring the message of non-violence, youth empowerment and forgiveness to young people across the United States.
For more information, contact Dr. Louise Cainkar, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, at (414) 288-5714.
The Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry and Intercultural Engagement will host the next Soup with Substance guest speaker, Reverend Archbishop Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Reverend Archbishop Theodosios will discuss violence in the Middle East and Palestinian Christians' struggle for peace.
For more information, contact the Center for Peacemaking at (414) 288-8444.
The Marquette Contemplative Community next week will host two public talks with Thubten Chodron, the Abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Newport, Wash. Chodron will present "Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life," Wednesday, March 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom D and "Women and Ordination in Tibetan Buddhism," Thursday, March 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Further information on the talks and Chudron can be found online.
The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a three-week online mini-course from Monday, March 24, through Sunday, April 13. Participants will explore best practices for facilitating online or blended courses. All coursework is online, and a link to the course will be provided upon registration.
Registration is now open and space is limited. For additional information, contact Dr. Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director, at (414) 288-8811.
The Women's and Gender Studies program is seeking proposals for four research fellowships to be awarded to faculty and undergraduate students for summer 2014. Two collaborative research fellowships will be awarded to faculty and undergraduate student teams for research to be performed in the summer and fall of 2014 related to gender and/or sexuality. In addition, two undergraduate summer research fellowships will be awarded for undergraduate research related to gender and/or sexuality, performed under the supervision of a faculty member during summer 2014.
Students and faculty in all disciplines and colleges are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students must be undergraduates who will be enrolled at Marquette during fall 2014. All fellowship recipients will be expected to present their research to the campus community at a formal event in November. Contact Dr. Carla Hay, associate professor of history and director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, at (414) 288-7150, for an application. Applications are due by Friday, March 28.
Drs. Diane Hoeveler, Chima Korieh and Michelle Mynlieff will discuss the paths they followed to their research and academic focuses at a "One Thing Led to Another" seminar Thursday, April 3, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.
A complimentary light lunch will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information or to register, contact Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at (414) 288-7225 by Tuesday, April 1.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host "Finding Funding for Humanities and Social Science Projects" Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B.
The workshop will explain how faculty and staff can find funding for their project, where to look for potential funding sources and how to qualify for potential funding sources. Participants should come with a project idea in mind as they will have time to work on a funding plan.
RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at (414) 288-7225 by Monday, March 31. Space is limited.
Award-winning Milwaukee-born author and performer Paul McComas and talented Chicago singer-songwriter Maya Kuper will present Unplugged, a one-hour program of scenes and songs adapted from McComas' critically acclaimed novel. Both the novel and the show tell the story of troubled young alternative-rocker and rape survivor Dayna Clay, including her solitary journey into the wilderness of the South Dakota Badlands and her subsequent struggle to recover from depression, come to terms with her traumatic childhood and find inner peace.
The performance will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. Sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, the Counseling Center and Active Minds, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking, at (414) 288-8445.
The Office of International Education will host a free, one-day tour around the world at its annual International Day on Friday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. International student groups from across the globe will be sharing the culture of their home country through music, food and various traditions. All Marquette students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to support all of the different cultures that make up Marquette.
GROW with Marquette will hold an educational session, "Educating for Sexual Assault/Violence Prevention," Thursday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memories Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. It will be presented by Chris Daood, assistant director of the Counseling Center and deputy Title IX coordinator, and Daniel Bergen, assistant dean of University Apartments and Off Campus Student Services. This program will provide an understanding of how Marquette's first-year students receive sexual assault prevention education.
For more information, contact GROW with Marquette, at (414) 288-1560.
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 2014 Student Diversity Conference "Using Our Differences to Make a Difference," will be held May 2-3 on campus. The conference will provide a collaborative forum in which students, faculty and staff can learn about differences, discuss diversity related issues, and create an action plan for their respective campuses and communities.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit a conference workshop proposal on a topic in line with the conference theme by Friday, April 4. Go online to register, submit a program proposal and learn more about the conference. Register by Friday, April 11. The conference is free for students.
For more information, contact Carla Fullwood, assistant dean for Intercultural Engagement, at (414) 288-7205.
In response to requests from employees, UMR, the third-party administrator for employees' medical insurance benefits, has updated its health care provider directory to include nurse practitioners.
To search for a health care provider, employees should visit the UMR website, click "Find a Provider," select "Medical" and then scroll down to select "United Healthcare Choice Plus Network." Click "Find a Provider" and scroll down to "All Physician Specialties." Employees can then narrow their search by specialty category, ZIP code and other criteria.
For more information, contact the Benefits Department.
The Department of Physical Therapy's Lifespan Development class is looking for babies from 0 to 18 months old to be observed during a motor skills lab. Physical therapy students will work in small groups to analyze the children's movements, including observing spontaneous activity as well as performing tests to elicit certain reflexes, reactions and motor skills. Parents will be present during the activities and older siblings are welcome to come along. There will be two sessions:
Parents must register their children for participation by Wednesday, April 16. For additional information or to sign up a baby to participate, contact Dr. Emilie Aubert, adjunct associate professor of physical therapy, at (414) 288-3378.
The College of Professional Studies will hold a graduate program information session and adult undergraduate degree information sessions in early April.
The graduate program information session will be held Thursday, April 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C. Information about graduate degrees, specializations and certificates will be presented. Register online.
Adult undergraduate degree information sessions are as follows:
Register for an adult undergraduate degree information session online.
Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., will serve as the next pastor of Gesu Parish. The appointment will begin June 22, 2014. Father Schlegel has served as the associate pastor of Gesu since last summer, following 11 years as president of Creighton University and nine years as the president at the University of San Francisco. The parish also announced that Father Schlegel will be joined by new associate pastor Rev. Robert F. (Roc) O'Connor, S.J., whose appointment will begin in August. Father O'Connor last served as rector of the Creighton University Jesuit community, where he was also an instructor of theology.
Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and campus minister in the Law School, will celebrate a Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the fourth floor of the Law School, Wednesday, March 26, at 12:15 p.m.
All members of the Law School and Marquette community are welcome to attend.
Campus Ministry will host a Lenten Morning Prayer, a brief reflective prayer of Scripture, starting Thursday, March 20, at 8:30 a.m. and continuing every Thursday during Lent, in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family.
For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-0522.
The Marquette Evans Scholars will host a St. Baldrick's event Saturday, March 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Marquette Evans Scholars house, located on Wells Street, across from Schroeder Hall. Participants can make donations or shave their head to help the Evans Scholars raise money to fight childhood cancer. Raffle tickets will be sold for various items, including a signed Jay Cutler jersey and a USA Hockey Patrick Kane jersey. Participants can sign up to have their head shaved or to donate by visiting the St. Baldrick's website. Free food will be available.
The women's lacrosse team will host its annual PanCan game against the University of Cincinnati to support the fight against pancreatic cancer Friday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Valley Fields. The team's goal is to raise $10,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. All faculty and staff will receive free admission to the game. Individuals can donate to the cause online, or purchase a raffle ticket at any of the team's home games.
For more information, contact Shea Hansen, marketing and sales assistant, at (414) 288-4852.
The Fitness Assessment Center in the Department of Recreational Sports will host an indoor mini triathlon Saturday, April 5. It will consist of a 3-mile run, a 13-kilometer bike ride and a 300-yard swim. Individuals may register as a team of three for $25, or individually for $10.
Registration is now open at the Rec Center. For more information, contact the Fitness Assessment Center, at (414) 288-5624.
Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon from Monday, March 17, through Friday, April 11, at Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.
The cost is $10 for 15 minutes, $15 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes and $30 for one hour. This week all massages will be an extra $2 off. Appointments can be made online. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash, check or Marquette Cash are accepted. All proceeds will go directly towards the graduation fund of the Physical Therapy Class of 2015.