1. Vice president and director of athletics search committee finalized; Henk to serve as chair

President Michael R. Lovell has appointed a search committee to recruit a new vice president and director of athletics. As President Lovell shared in his letter to the campus community on July 1, the committee will be chaired by Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education. Henk has served as dean and professor of literacy at Marquette since 2004. In addition to his national reputation in reading, literacy and language studies, Henk is a member of the University Academic Senate and University Leadership Council. He was a student-athlete in his undergraduate days, playing basketball at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

The university has retained the executive search firm Korn Ferry to lead the process and assist in identifying and recruiting the best candidates.

"We look forward to finding a leader who represents all the values we aspire to at Marquette," President Lovell said. "Our search committee and partnering search firm have already been actively seeking input across campus to determine the most important attributes of the next leader of our student athletes."

The new vice president and director of athletics is expected to be named by the end of the fall 2014 semester. The search committee and the Office of the President have launched a dedicated website and will post news about meetings and progress. To nominate candidates, email MarquetteAD@KornFerry.com.

The search committee is as follows:

Dr. William Henk (chair) – Dean of the College of Education
Dr. Sarah Bonewits Feldner – Associate professor of communication studies
Dr. Richard Jones – Professor of social and cultural sciences and NCAA faculty athletics representative
Danielle Josetti – Associate athletics director, compliance
Dr. Carolyn Smith – Executive director, Marquette University Medical Clinic
Todd Smith – Director of sports performance
Owen Sullivan – Member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, retired CEO of Right Management, Jefferson Wells and Specialty Brands, ManpowerGroup

Back to Top

2. Prestigious National Science Foundation award honors junior faculty teacher-scholar

Dr. Marta Magiera, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, is the recipient of a $792,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The award will support her research on effective ways to build a knowledge foundation in mathematics teacher preparation, specifically focusing on mathematical argumentation.

The competitive five-year grant is one of the NSF's most prestigious awards, which honors junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

"The National Science Foundation's Career Award is the gold standard for recognizing and supporting young scholars who are able to integrate excellence in research and education in science and engineering disciplines," said Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.

Back to Top

3. Deadline to register for Dissertation Boot Camp is today

The registration deadline for the Graduate School's two week-long August Dissertation Boot Camps is today, Monday, July 21. Dissertation Boot Camp offers a dedicated time and location for doctoral students to collaborate and work toward completing their dissertations. Session dates are as follows:

  • Monday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interested participants should contact Rachel Rouse.

Back to Top

4. Poster session will feature undergraduate summer research program work

The McNair Scholars Program and Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, will host a joint undergraduate poster session Friday, July 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cudahy Hall atrium. Summer students from the Department of Biology at Lakeland College will also present posters at the session.

For additional information, contact Dr. Edward Blumenthal, associate professor of biological sciences, at (414) 288-6270

Back to Top

5. EOP 45th anniversary celebration at Alumni Reunion Weekend to feature screening of new documentary, Answering the Call

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, the Educational Opportunity Program will celebrate its 45th Anniversary with a screening of a new documentary, Answering the Call: Celebrating 45 Years of the Educational Opportunity Program, which demonstrates how EOP has changed the lives of more than 2,000 graduates. The event is free and open to the Marquette community, and will be held Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Weasler Auditorium.

View a movie trailer for the documentary online.

Back to Top

6. CheckMarq will be unavailable July 25-28

CheckMarq and CheckMarq mobile will be unavailable due to a system upgrade from Friday, July 25, at noon to Monday, July 28, at noon. All viewing and processing of course admission and student information will be unavailable during this time. Additionally, all electronic processing done by the Office of the Bursar, such as petty cash reimbursement, payment process, change processing and departmental deposit processing will be unavailable.

The upgrade will not change the manner in which CheckMarq will be accessed or used.

Back to Top

7. Celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on July 31

The Marquette community is invited to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola by attending Mass Thursday, July 31, at noon in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. A small luncheon reception will follow Mass. Register online.

For additional information, contact Brigid Kinsella-Alba, assistant to the vice president of mission and ministry, at (414) 288-1794.

Back to Top

8. Office of Student Development hosting free bowling and wings at the Annex

The Office of Student Development will host a variety of summer programming events, including free bowling and wings, Tuesday, July 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Union Sports Annex.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development, at (414) 288-7205.

Back to Top