Student Affairs News, Shout-outs, and Opportunities

Center for Community Service
Marquette’s Center for Community Service team was well-represented at the Wisconsin Campus Compact Civic Engagement Institute, held in March at UW-Whitewater. Katie Kramer and Sarah Manahan presented “One Day Service Events: Are they Worth it?” and Jonny Borja co-presented “The Civic Dialogue Project at Marquette.”

AMU staff AMU Staff members Dan Abler, Edi Kuhn, and Ali MyszewskiThe AMU student employment program collected just over 16 lbs of pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Southeastern Wisconsin. This is the 5th year, the AMU has organized a pop tab drive for the RMH and the second time we have collected 15+ lbs. The RMH uses the pop tabs as an ongoing fundraiser for their chapters by recycling them and collecting the money for the aluminum.

Additionally, AMU Staff members Dan Abler, Edi Kuhn, and Ali Myszewski attended the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) annual conference in Anaheim, California in March where Marquette University was acknowledged during an awards breakfast for active membership in the association for 50+ years (68 years for us).

Dr. Jen Reid, our Division’s Director of Communications, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in the College of Education’s Educational Policy and Leadership program last month. Congratulations Jen!

Congratulations and gratitude to all of the division's graduate assistants who will be graduating this May from the Student Affairs in Higher Education program in the College of Education: Emily Laurence, Carl Soares, Tyler Strohl, Rachael Tregler, Kate Vetter, and DeJaun Washington.

Pray the Examen with Dr. Xavier Cole
You are invited to join Dr. Cole on Wednesday, May 16 from 3:30 to 4 PM to pray the Examen in Zilber 423. The half hour is an opportunity for thoughtful reflection of the day and discern God’s direction for us. Please contact with any questions.

Ordering Name Badges
Due to a change on the vendor side, the Division of Student Affairs will no longer be purchasing gold name badges for new DSA employees. If your department would like to order name badges, please use the vendor below:

RCB / Exquisite Images
Contact : Kristin Thomas | | 414-479-9100 ext 322

Each name badge is $12.50 not including shipping and handling costs. The Marquette tax exemption information has been sent to RCB; however, credit card information will need to be provided. Please contact Clara Dwyer with any questions.

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JASPA has launched a new website, and now it's easier than ever to connect with colleagues from other Jesuit colleges and universities, access resources, and get involved with the organization.

The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) is comprised of student affairs administrators at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. JASPA hosts a spring conference in conjunction with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) annual meeting. Once every five years, JASPA hosts a week-long Summer Institute on a member campus. The next Summer Institute is scheduled for 2020 at Loyola University Chicago. Throughout the year, JASPA promotes the professional development, formation and collaboration of student affairs administrators working in Jesuit, Catholic higher education through a robust offering of programs and online enrichment. Learn more.

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Volunteers for Arrival Day Needed

The Office of Residence Life is looking for volunteers to help welcome students to campus! Arrival Day for freshmen is Thursday, August 23rd and sophomores arrive Saturday, August 25th. You can serve as a greeter, assist with administrative tasks or volunteer to help students move into their rooms! Those interested can sign up online.

Sign up closes on Friday, August 3 at 4:30 p.m.
Questions? Email Tracy Gerth-Antoniewicz or phone (4214) 288-7208.

Employee Wellness

Summer Group Fitness and Mindfulness Meditation Class Registration Open. Check out the Calendar of Classes for more information and to register.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. The start date for this year long nutrition and weight loss program has moved to April 19, 2018. For more information and to register, please check out our website or feel free to contact Kristin Kipp.

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Professional Development through NASPA

NASPA has launched a Virtual Ticket, which allows student professionals to view educational sessions from the 2018 national conference online. Package rates vary. See the list of session titles and preview sessions online.

On the Issues with Megan Twohey

On the Issues with Mike Gousha will welcom Megan Twohey on Friday, May 11th from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Twohey is the New York Times investigative reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein story. The event is free and includes lunch. Registration is required.

Invitation from Mission & Ministry

The Office of Mission and Ministry invites you to join them for Mass, Praying the Rosary, and Praying the Examen in the Zilber Chapel followed by a social with a continental breakfast. The Zilber Chapel is a wonderful place for prayer, quiet, discernment and more. Below is the weekly schedule of events. Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry if you would like to reserve the Chapel. We would love to welcome more students, faculty and staff into this great space!

Pray the Rosary
Daily except for Wednesdays at 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Pray the Examen
Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

The first and third Thursdays of the month at 8:15 a.m.


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Speaking Ignatian

Book Cover of We speak often of our Mission. Students, faculty, and staff alike can easily rattle off the pillars. Excellence, Faith, Leadership, and Service lie at the heart of everything we do. We frequently invoke Iganatian terminology as well. We speak of educating the "whole person." We espouse to being guided by the notion of cura personalis in the support and services we make available to students. We encourage magis, "the more." Often however, these terms are misinterpreted/misunderstood. When we speak of magis, for example, we should not mean taking on more and more toward in effort to serve our fellow people, in effort to give glory to God. Magis means depth, not necessarily quantity, "the more universal good."

"Do You Speak Ignatian? A Glossary of Terms Used in Ignatian and Jesuit Circles," (Traub, 2017) is a resource that helps to inform our work. As we wrap up the year and begin planning for the next, take some time to reflect on your work with students. This glossary of terms by Rev. George Traub, S.J. can you some language to the work you do in support of students. You might be surprised how you have carried out the Jesuit mission with or without understanding all the ins and outs of Ignatian spiritualty and pedagogy.

Traub, G. (2017). Do You Speak Ignatian? 20th Anniversary Edition. Xavier University Center for Mission and Identity.

This is the last issue of the DSA Newsletter for AY-17-18. The Newsletter schedule for AY18-19 will be published over the summer.

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