- December payroll to be issued Dec. 22
- Marquette password requirements changing
- Library extends hours for finals week
- Register for All University Christmas Party by Friday
- Engineers Without Borders plan spring trip to Guatemala
- Do you have guests coming for midyear graduation?
- Manresa program to address Jesuit education at a crossroads
- Jesuit to direct Advent day of reflection
- This week in history
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 11
1. December Payroll To Be Issued Dec. 22
With the gift of time giving employees the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s as paid vacation, December payroll will be distributed Dec. 22, replacing the scheduled Dec. 27 (biweekly) and Dec. 29 (monthly) pay dates.
For those receiving monthly pay, the payroll amount will be for the entire pay period. For those receiving biweekly pay, the payroll amount will be for the applicable hourly or autogen pay period.
All payments will be valid for the date issued, Dec. 22, so there is no delay in accessing the funds.
For more information, please contact the payroll office at 8-7264.
2. Marquette password requirements changing
Starting Dec. 31, all centrally managed Marquette passwords (D2L, CheckMarq, eMarq, MyJob, etc.) will need to meet complexity requirements, meaning that when you want to reset your password or are prompted to change it, your password:
- must contain characters from three of four categories:
- Uppercase characters (A through Z)
- Lowercase characters (a through z)
- Digits 0 through 9
- Non-alphabet characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
- cannot contain all or part of your username
- must be different from your previous two. The system will track former passwords.
- must be at least eight characters long and will be changed every 180 days, as before.
In addition, to further enhance security for financial data, MyJob will have an automatic logout after a predetermined period of inactivity.
IT recognizes the inconvenience of these requirements; however, the need to provide increased security to the critical information contained in these accounts is paramount. Please see online for more information.
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3. Library extends hours for finals week
The first floor of Raynor Memorial Library is now open 24 hours a day through finals week for greater access. The second floor, bridge and lower level are now open until 2 a.m.
Extended access ends at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. The library will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and closed Sunday, Dec. 17.
The library will also be open Monday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 21, and Friday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2007.
For more information about library hours, visit online, or call 8-1530.
4. Register for All University Christmas Party by Friday
Join faculty and staff in sharing the spirit of the season at the All University Christmas Party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom.
Departments and offices are asked to inform University Special Events of the number of faculty and staff attending from their area by Friday, Dec. 15. E-mail or call 8-7431 for information or to register.
5. Engineers Without Borders plan spring trip to Guatemala
Marquette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders is accepting applications to participate in a sustainable development project in Guatemala during spring break 2007.
Through an ongoing partnership with the village of Santa Apolonia, students from different majors have collaborated to design and implement a water supply system at the Guadalupe Homes Orphanage. During this year’s spring break trip, students will install a solar-powered water pump and perform water quality tests and health studies within the local community. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 15.
To obtain an application, please e-mail. For more information about EWB Marquette, go online.
6. Do you have guests coming for midyear graduation?
Guests attending any of the midyear commencement activities this weekend can park free in the university parking structures at 749 N. 16th St. and 1240 W. Wells St. Guests should simply tell the parking attendant they are here for graduation.
Dr. Heather Hathaway, associate dean for academic affairs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will be the speaker at the graduation Sunday, Dec. 17. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
The Baccalaureate Mass is Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
For more information about midyear graduation, go online.
7. Manresa program to address Jesuit education at a crossroads
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, associate professor of systematic theology at Boston College, will keynote “Veritas or Pietas,” a Manresa Project program on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in the AMU Ballrooms.
The research and publications of Dr. Copeland, a former member of the Marquette theology faculty, include areas of theological and philosophical anthropology, political theology, and embodiment, with special attention to gender and race. Coffee, tea and conversation begin at 9 a.m., with formal welcome and prayer at 9:30 a.m. and Dr. Copeland’s keynote address at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Christine Krueger covering the core curriculum and Manresa, and a panel of faculty who have already written Manresa proposals, which involve integrating faith and vocation in courses.
The overview of the Manresa application process for 10 faculty awards of $2,000 to $3,000 for teaching, writing and research will close the program at 2:15 p.m.
Register by e-mail by Jan. 8, 2007. Include your lunch preference of open-faced baked turkey panini or roasted vegetable sandwich, or other dietary needs.
For more information, contact Susan Mountin at 8-3693.
8. Jesuit to direct Advent day of reflection
Rev. Bob Dufford, S.J., internationally acclaimed composer and musician, will lead an Advent Day of Reflection at Gesu Parish Saturday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is free, although registration is required. To register or for further information call (414) 288-7412.
9. This week in history
In This Week in Marquette History, Marquette students became soldiers in World War II.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
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10. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 11
- Eleventh Street between Wisconsin and Tory Hill will become one-way, southbound again early this week. Lot J and 11th Street will no longer be accessible from Tory Hill or Clybourn. Eleventh Street will have two lanes with no parking.
- As a result of the openings and closings last week, traffic has increased on westbound Michigan/Tory Hill/Clybourn, from 8th to 28th and on eastbound I-794, west of the Milwaukee Street exit. Please go online for more information on alternate routes.
- This is a “quiet” week. Sound levels of the contractor’s operations will be limited to ambient decibels.
- Westbound Tory Hill/Michigan from 8th to 11th Streets will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Wednesday, Dec. 13, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Clybourn east of 6th Street has been reduced to a single lane in each direction due to work on westbound I-794.
- The ramp from southbound US-41 to eastbound I-94 will be closed overnight on Monday, Dec. 11, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.
- Eastbound I-94 will be reduced to a single lane overnight on Monday, Dec. 11, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.
- There will be various lane closures on both east and westbound I-94 between 26th and 25th Streets each night this week.