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GROW With Marquette

Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth.

To Register for a class, email growwithmu@marquette.edu or call: 288-7305.

All GROW classes are free to Marquette employees. Classes are designed and intended for job-related professional growth and development.

If you have a suggestion for a GROW with Marquette session or if you have a proposal for a class you would like to offer through the program, please contact us at: growwithmu@marquette.edu.

Featured Classes - Spring 2016

talking tablets

Learn the essentials of your tablet, including general setup and usage, app settings, hardware features and optional accessories.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Surface Pro: Wednesday, April 6 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Presented by: John Mohammad, IT Services


passport - behind the scenes tour of the dental school expansion

Tuesday, March 22/ 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Come tour the 40,000-square-foot expansion of the existing 120,000-square-foot Marquette University School of Dentistry. The expansion includes an additional 24-chair clinic, an expanded faculty practice, a new 5,000 square foot laboratory for clinical research, an expanded and upgraded simulation laboratory, mid-sized technology-rich classroom space, and additional student space, faculty offices, and support space.  Limit 25 participants.

Presented by:  Kathleen Kugi-Tom, Project Manager, Office of the University Architect



Sessions by Category

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Marquette Topics

Passport programs

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Technology - Media and Web

Technology Training - Office

performance appraisals - workshop for supervisors

  • Wednesday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Presented by the Department of Human Resources, this session is designed for managers and supervisors responsible for completing annual performance appraisals.  Gain a better understanding of the process and learn how to effectively set performance objectives for your staff. 

Presented by: Liz Sides, Director of Employment, and Jennifer Burns, Director of Compensation


performance appraisals - strategies for working with your supervisor

  • Wednesday, April 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Presented by the Department of Human Resources, this session is open to all employees.  Gain a better understanding of the performance appraisal process and learn how taking an active role in the evaluation of your work is vital in determining a fair and accurate appraisal.  Learn strategies for working with your manager to ensure that you’re making the most of your performance appraisal.

Presented by: Liz Sides, Director of Employment, and Jennifer Burns, Director of Compensation


managing conflict through respectful communication

  • Thursday, April 21, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Conflict is a natural part of human relationships. However, as stress levels rise, the potential for conflict increases. In daily life, conflict is often avoided or may be addressed inappropriately. This training session will help attendees begin the process of developing more effective conflict management skills. At this session, we will review common causes and signs of potential conflict, understand various conflict management styles, and discuss the importance of respectful communication and identify processes for managing conflict. 

Presented by:  Carrie Ripp, Aurora Employee Assistance Program


marq our words - a toastmasters chapter for marquette

  • Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union

Public Marq Our Words (MOW) is a Toastmasters International Chapter that offers professional development programming in public speaking, leadership, communication, writing, and organization. MOW meets twice a month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings are typically held in the Alumni Memorial Union. For more information, to visit the club we site at https://sp.mu.edu/sites/marqourwords/SitePages/Home.aspxor contact Melody Baker, melody.baker@mu.edu, or Mary Parlow, mary.parlow@BCW.edu.


Purchase Orders - Beyond the Basics

  • Wednesday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Raynor Library - Beaumier Suite A

The Purchasing Department will be holding a purchase order training session that goes beyond the basics. Whether you just started to do purchase orders or have been doing them for years, these tips and tricks will help you keep better control of your purchasing power. This class will also help you be prepared for any fiscal year end and assist in keeping your budget up-to-date. Topics to be covered include: How to use Purchase Order Summary to your advantage, how to use the Inquire and when to finally close a purchase order.







a caregiver's story: memory loss, dementia, and alzheimer's disease

  • Tuesday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

This presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association will start with special guest, former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber, who will tell his story of being a caregiver for his wife who is living with Alzheimer’s, and the need to find help to assure yourself that you can cope, learn and survive the heroics of the caregiving journey.

The presentation will also provide information that everyone should know about memory loss and what it means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments and steps to a proper diagnosis/assessment and hear about the many services provided at no charge that can help families navigate these sometimes bumpy roads.

Presented by: Tim Harrington, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, and Former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber


Understanding your marquette medical and rx benefits with umr and express scripts

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • AMU 227
    • What’s the difference? EPO, PPO, or HDHP
    • Co-pays, Deductibles, Co-insurance and Out of Pocket Maximums Explained
    • How to read your UMR Explanation of Benefits (EOP) Statements
    • Navigating the UMR (third party administrator) website
    • Navigating the Express Scripts (third party administrator) website
    • Making changes: Qualifying life events and eligible dependents
    • MU Employee Benefits website overview

Presented by: Diane Duwel, Benefit Specialist, Human Resources




ignatian wisdom

  • Monday, April 25, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Henke Lounge

Please join the Faber Center as we welcome Sr. Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ, and Fr. Gene Merz, SJ, for this lunchtime presentation on their new book, Moments to Remember: Ignatian Wisdom for Aging. They will offer some ways of incorporating Ignatian prayer and discernment into one’s daily life – however busy and whatever one’s age.




Passport – tour of the al mcguire center

  • Thursday, July 28, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Lobby of the Al McGuire Center

Opened in October 2003, the facility is named after legendary basketball coach, Al McGuire, who led the men’s basketball program to an NCAA championship. Located in the heart of campus, this practice and play facility features a 3,700-seat arena where both women’s basketball and women’s volleyball compete and includes a full-sized practice gym. The Al McGuire Center also houses intercollegiate administrative offices, the core student athlete services such as the Academic Center, Strength and Conditioning Facility and Sports Medicine Suite, as well as basketball and volleyball team offices, locker rooms, and suites.

Presented by: Brian Morgan, Assistant Athletic Director, Ticket Sales & Strategy






haggerty museum of art: guided tour of the mary l. nohl fund fellowships for individual artists exhibition

  • Wednesday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Lobby of the Haggerty Museum of Art

The exhibition will feature the work of five Milwaukee artists – Jon Horvath, Frankie Latina, Ben Balcom, Zach Hill, and Maggie Sasso. For more information about the artists and the exhibition go to: www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/content/mary-l-nohl-fund-fellowships-individual-artists.

Presented by: Lynne Shumow, The Haggerty’s Curator of Education.





employee wellness: lacrosse skills activity session for the go move challenge

  • Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Al McGuire Center

Come learn some basic lacrosse skills in this interactive hands on class taught by players from the men's lacrosse team. Be prepared to get active and practice these skills with the goal of logging at least 30 minutes of activity for the Go Move Challenge!

Presented by:  Marquette University Men’s Lacrosse


employee wellness: the power of your pelvic floor - maximizing its potential

  • Monday, February 8 and Thursday, March 10, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Practice Space East (824 N. 16th Street - enter on the west side of the building)

    Join us for a two-part interactive series and exercise class on maximizing the benefits of your pelvic floor. Learning how to properly engage your pelvic floor musculature can have positive influences on reducing low back pain, controlling incontinence, and improving core muscular recruitment.  These classes will help participants gain a better understanding of why these muscles need strengthening. 

    Presented by: Mary Beth Geiser, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT (1990 Alumni of MU’s Physical Therapy Program, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Fellowship Trained Physical Therapist)


employee wellness: the physical effects of stress and how to counteract these effects with various exercises

  • Wednesday, February 24, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite B/C

This presentation will discuss the physical effects of stress on the body and provide in depth about ways to counteract stress, including diaphragmatic breathing and various exercises. Information will include: acute vs. chronic stress, how to recognize symptoms of stress and the effects of stress on different systems in the body, benefits of controlled breathing and ways to practice transitioning to diaphragmatic breathing, exercise as a way to manage stress, and specific exercises to manage stress.

Presented by:  Susana Arciga, PT, OCS, CFMT


Gross anatomy at marquette

  • Friday, May 6, 1:00 p.m.
  • Experience begins in Cramer Hall 016
  • Free and open to the entire Marquette community

The College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce we will again open the doors of our gross anatomy laboratory for outside visitors from the Marquette Community. This is a truly unique opportunity for anyone interested in medicine, health and the human body. The session will begin with an informative talk about what will be shown, our working gross laboratory, cadavers and the donation process. Once in the lab, our undergraduate biomedical sciences students will run different stations where visitors are able to touch and ask questions about their presentations. The prepared stations will show upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen, thorax and lastly brain and spinal cord specimen. For your convenience, we will provide each scheduled group with nitrile gloves. We hope you can join us!



talking tablets

Learn the essentials of your tablet, including general setup and usage, app settings, hardware features and optional accessories.

Three sessions:

  • Introduction to Samsung Galaxy Tablet: Wednesday, February 24 / 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Surface Pro: Wednesday, April 6 / 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: John Mohammad, IT Services


ask a tech

  • Friday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Both sessions are identical)
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Buying a new personally owned computer or a new phone? Having problems with pop ups on your computer? Is your computer at home slow? If you are looking for some advice with technology, this hour is for you! IT Services will have a tech available to answer any questions you may have on your home technology. Bring your questions and concerns and we will do what we can to help.

Presented by: Terrance Slaughter, IT Services


do's and don'ts for social media at marquette

  • Wednesday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Tips for using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Tumblr to connect with your audience. Explore ways of monitoring activity, using visual communication, generating interaction with your audience, sharing content generated by others, determining what is appropriate and more. 

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication





safe computing essentials

  • Friday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Know the do’s and don’ts of safe computing. Identify the risks of sharing data and personal information and take steps to guard your privacy. Minimize online threats and protect your computer and data. 

Presented by: Jeremy Edson, IT Services


tools for creating social content for social media

  • Friday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Generate creative social media content by always collecting ideas, photos and video clips. Explore tools for recording, storing, retrieving and editing this content, including Evernote, Google Photos, Canvas, Pablo, Animoto, Magisto, and Mention.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
















sharepoint for site users

  • Wednesday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Access your SharePoint site and work with document libraries and lists. Edit, manage and upload folders and files. Set alerts for changes and link to shared folders.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


sharepoint for site owners

  • Pre-requisite: SharePoint for site users or experience using SharePoint 2013                     
  • Tuesday, February 9, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

This hands-on class is for the administrators of SharePoint sites or sub sites. Set up and manage document libraries, lists, sub sites, permissions and site navigation. Customize document libraries by adding columns, enabling versioning and incoming email, and set alerts to notify users of changes. Set up your SharePoint site with lists that index select documents in a library. Create custom views of libraries and lists to allow users to focus on certain topics. 

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


excel 2016 essentials

  • Wednesday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Whether you are new to Excel or would like a refresher, this session will give you hands-on experience with spreadsheets. Change formatting and use basic formulas. Apply Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency. Sort and filter data using a table and add charts or spark lines. Explore print options, track changes and make comments while you collaborate with others.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


what's new in windows 10?

  • Thursday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore new features and customize settings in this hands-on session. Get tips for using the new Start menu, Action Center, Task view, ways to navigate and search, and File Explorer.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


skype for business essentials

  • Thursday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn to use Skype for Business to make and transfer calls, forward all calls and access your voicemail. View the availability of others, send instant messages and turn an Instant Message into a call. Share your Desktop remotely with others. Invite others to join a current conversation or set up a conference in advance.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



excel 2016: beyond the basics

  • Thursday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Customize the quick access toolbar to fast-track data-entry using forms. Use data validation with drop-down lists to check and limit entries. Match data across multiple lists using Vlookup and lock select cells in a workbook. Clean up a list, finding blanks and duplicates across columns. Organize data using sort, conditional formatting and custom filters. 

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


onenote 2016 essentials

  • Thursday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn how to take notes, prepare for meetings, do research, and collaborate with others using OneNote. Collect and annotate information from the Web and from files on your computer. Search and organize notes and make checklists.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


excel 2016 pivot tables

  • Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Set up a pivot table with subtotals and pivot charts. Group and ungroup data, sort and filter, and create a calculated field.

Presented by: Greg Nelson, IT Services


microsoft word 2016 essentials

  • Tuesday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore new features of Word 2016, such as easier and more intuitive file sharing and Smart Lookup. Review editing essentials, use styles to format headings, table of contents, headers and footers and cross-references like hyperlinks and bookmarks. Copy from various sources, revealing and clearing all formatting.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


skype for business: online meetings and video

  • Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use Skype for Business for full web conferencing with audio and video, at no additional cost to you. Make one-click online meeting invitations and streamline communications and share information. Learn how to make presentations, use the presenter controls, whiteboard, polls and Q&A, and how to record meetings for later viewing.

Presented by: Dan Smith, IT Services


microsoft powerpoint 2016 tips and tricks

  • Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Make your presentation visually appealing. Insert photos, clip art and smart art. Add animation and transitions and make it interactive. Use the presenter tools.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services




















Thank You!

The following individuals have recently given of their time and talent to the Grow with Marquette program.

  • Ellen Blonski, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Dr. Michael Dante, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Jeremy Edson, IT Services
  • Kurt Gering, IT Services
  • Christopher Gluesing, Facilities Services
  • Jan Harwig, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Calvin Jemison, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Kristin Kipp, Exercise Science
  • Kathy Kugi-Tom, Office of the University Architect
  • Julie Kuligowski, Alumni Memorial Union
  • Pam Lewis, IT Services
  • Greg Nelson, IT Services
  • Dr. Rebecca Nowacek, English
  • Darwin Sanders, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services
  • Lynne Shumow, Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Dan Smith, IT Services




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