1. Provost search committee finalized; listening sessions will be held in September

President Michael R. Lovell has appointed a search committee to recruit a new provost for the university, resuming a search that began in 2013 but was postponed until a permanent president was hired. The committee will be chaired by Dr. John Su, professor of English and director of the University Core of Common Studies. Su is also a member of the executive committee of University Academic Senate. An expert in postcolonial literature, Su has written two single-authored books, more than two dozen articles and reviews, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Modern Fiction Studies.

The search committee and the Office of the President will begin by soliciting ideas and input from many sources across campus, including University Academic Senate, on the Opportunity and Challenge Profile.

The following listening sessions will be held Monday, Sept. 22. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the listening session that pertains to them.

  • Division of Student Affairs listening session: 10 a.m. in the AMU 227

  • Staff in academic units listening session: noon in the AMU 157

  • Faculty listening session: 4 p.m. in the AMU 227

  • Student listening session: 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites

The university has retained the search firm Isaacson, Miller, which conducted the search for the dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences in 2012-13. The new provost is expected to be announced no later than March 2015.

Watch News Briefs and the provost search website for updates on the search. The search committee is as follows:

Dr. John Su Professor of English, director of the University Core of Common Studies and member of the executive committee of University Academic Senate
Steve Frieder Assistant to the president and corporate secretary (Arts '95)
Dr. Richard Holz Dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and University Academic Senate member
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp Vice provost for research, dean of the Graduate School and University Academic Senate member
Janine Kim - Professor of law
Dr. John Mantsch Chair and professor of biomedical sciences
Dr. Cheryl Maranto Chair and associate professor of management and University Academic Senate member
Dr. James Marten Chair and professor of history
Rev. David Schultenover, S.J. Professor of theology
Dr. Lucas Torres Associate professor of psychology
Peggy Troy Member of the Board of Trustees; president and CEO, Children's Hospital and Health System (Nurs '74)
Kyle Whelton - Senior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and president of Marquette University Student Government

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2. Marquette named a "Best College" by The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has named Marquette one of its "Best 379 Colleges" in its 2015 annual guidebook, based on institutional data and student surveys. The ranking places Marquette among the top 15 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

Marquette was also one of 20 schools included on the "most religious students" list, coming in at No. 17.

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3. Fall 2014 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Access CheckMarq to find the most up-to-date fall 2014 course classroom assignments. Students should contact the department offering the course if they are unable to locate where a course is meeting.

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4. RHA hosting Golden Eagles Games Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The Golden Eagles Games, hosted by the Residence Hall Association, is a campus-wide event where each residence hall forms a team to compete in different events over the course of Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. The games kick-off Friday, Aug. 29, with the aMUzing Race, a citywide scavenger hunt. The rest of the weekend is filled with team sports, bean bag toss and video games, and will conclude with Eagle Fest, where the winners will be announced.

The winners will receive champion t-shirts and a traveling trophy. The first 50 people from each hall who register will also receive a t-shirt. Additional information and registration is available online.

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5. New Graduate Student Orientation is Aug. 21

The Marquette University Graduate School will host orientation for incoming graduate students on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m in the Helfaer Theatre. Incoming summer and fall Graduate School students are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be offered. Starting at 6 p.m., a lecture-style presentation will feature several speakers. Topics will include: Graduate School and Marquette policies, library resources, IT services, general academic requirements, student organizations, campus life and campus resources.

The Graduate Student Organization will host a social after the presentation until 8 p.m.

Sign up online by Monday, Aug. 18. For more information, contact the Graduate School at (414) 288-7137 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email mugs@marquette.edu for additional information.

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6. News Briefs resumes twice-weekly schedule next week

The News Briefs e-newsletter will resume its twice-weekly publication schedule beginning next week. Thursday, Aug. 21, will be the first Thursday edition of the fall semester.

The submission deadlines are noon Friday for Monday editions and noon Wednesday for Thursday editions.

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