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College of Nursing one of six nursing schools chosen for $5 million partnership with Veterans Affairs
Photo by Dan Johnson
Photo by Dan Johnson
By David Cotey
Physical therapy professor receives Fulbright scholarship to Nepal Colombo
By Jesse Lee
Dr. Guy Simoneau, professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, will travel to Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University — which offers the only physical therapy program in Nepal — this spring on a Fulbright scholarship. While in Nepal, he will collaborate with Kathmandu University faculty on teaching, research and publication projects. “Seeking out opportunities to collaborate with faculty and staff at schools all over the world has been and continues to be an important component of my professional mission,” says Simoneau. “This Fulbright scholarship is consistent with that mission and with the program’s overall goal of sharing physical therapy education and research globally.” Dhulikhel Hospital, which cares for a population of 1.9 million people, began offering physical therapy treatment in 2003, and Kathmandu University added its first Bachelor of Physiotherapy program in 2010. Simoneau will partner with the university’s faculty on the development and implementation of goals that the faculty has identified for the physical therapy program, including a skill lab, fitness clinic and Master’s and doctoral programs. “Dr. Simoneau is one of the leaders of our department’s initiative to further physical therapy on a global scale,” says Dr. Larry Pan, chair of the Physical Therapy Department. “Receiving a Fulbright scholarship is a testament to his outstanding work in this arena and his spirit of service.”
A partnership between Marquette University and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center will not only allow 40 more students to join the College of Nursing MALAYSIA by 2014–15, but also ensures military veterans continue to receive the specialized care they have earned. Over the summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs chose the College of Nursing and the Milwaukee VA as one of six sites in the nation to participate in a five‑year, $5 million VA Nursing Academy Nursing Academic Partnership Program. The veteran-centric cohort program will help fill expected future vacancies with nurses prepared to care for the specific needs of veterans and their families — nurses who require less training and orientation time due to their clinical experiences in VA settings. The goal is to place graduates into nursing positions at the Milwaukee VA or another VA facility. “It’s a great partnership,” says Dr. Kerry KosmoskiGoepfert, associate dean in the College of Nursing. “We’re fortunate to be working with Zablocki VA Medical Center. The care there is phenomenal and to be able to educate nurses in that care is a wonderful opportunity.” The College of Nursing expects to add 10 full-time faculty members funded by the partnership (some based at the Milwaukee VA) during the next five years, enabling college undergraduate enrollment to increase to 150 students by 2014–15. Veteran-centric educational opportunities have been woven throughout the college’s revised pre-licensure curriculum so all students benefit from the focused content. Students who participate in the veteran-centric cohort receive the same education as their peers, but complete nearly all their clinical studies at the Milwaukee VA.
M A R Q U ET T E HAP P E NING S Apply for faculty retirement benefit by Dec. 2
Holiday hours in effect Dec. 24, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014
The deadline for tenured faculty to apply for retirement benefits is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, for the 2014–15 academic year. To be eligible for retirement benefits, a tenured faculty member must be eligible for retirement under University Policy and Procedure 4-18, including being at least 55 years of age and having a combined total age and years of full-time service with the university that equals at least 70. The retirement/tenure buyout policy also allows for mid-year retirements, meaning faculty can consider retiring in December. The deadline for faculty to apply for retirement with full retirement benefits at the end of a fall academic term is Feb. 1 of the calendar year in which the faculty member intends to forgo tenure. The policy is located at go.mu.edu/ retirement-policy.
The university will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, for the Christmas holiday. Limited campus services, including Public Safety, Facility Services and the Rec Plex, will remain open. The university will re-open Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Buildings and services with special hours of operation during the semester break include the Alumni Memorial Union, IT Services, Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Rec Center, the Rec Plex, the Spirit Shop and the Union Sports Annex. Complete holiday and semester break hours can be found at marquette.edu/holiday-hours/index.shtml.
Behavior Clinic’s 10th anniversary celebration is Dec. 4 The Behavior Clinic, a collaboration between the College of Education and the Penfield Children’s Center, will host a 10th anniversary celebration Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge. The Behavior Clinic has enhanced the lives of Milwaukee-area families by bringing cuttingedge pediatric mental health counseling to the community. As one of only a few pediatric programs of its kind in the country, the Behavior Clinic is at the forefront of a growing field throughout the world. Register online at marquette.edu/alumni/events.
Winter Compendium submission deadline is Dec. 6 Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they are documented by Friday, Dec. 6, by submitting them to the Faculty Activities Database (for full-time and clinical faculty members) or online at marquette.edu/omc/compendium.php (for part-time, adjunct, participating, emeritus or visiting faculty members, and full-time staff members). Faculty members submitting through the FAD need to check the appropriate box on the “Report Permissions” page in the FAD to submit items to Compendium. Accomplishments that have occurred between June 1, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2013, will be used to compile the winter issue, which will be distributed in February 2014.