— November 16, 2006 —
- Tomorrow is the last day for annual benefits enrollment
- Attend the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture tomorrow
- Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
- Tomorrow is the EXTENDED deadline for ordering Marquette holiday cards
- Share your accomplishments
- Women’s spirituality discussion planned
- Town meeting for faculty planned
- Performances of "Doubt" are free
- Jazz Ensemble to perform “All that Jazz”
- Cheer on the Golden Eagles
- Marquette trustee featured on Milwaukee Television Show
- Notebook security tips offered
- Subscribe to News Clips
- University Events
1. Tomorrow is the last day for annual benefits enrollment
Have you confirmed your personal, emergency contact, dependent and beneficiary information? Have you made your annual election for health care and/or dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts? Have you looked at your options for health and dental insurance?
Friday, Nov. 17, is the deadline for Marquette’s annual enrollment period. ALL benefit eligible faculty and staff need to access MyJob, the online employee information resource even if you do not have or are not changing your insurance coverage.
The benefits package mailed to employees’ homes last month included information on how to access MyJob. The program is available 24 hours a day from any computer with an Internet connection.
There are links to MyJob in the A to Z listing on Marquette’s home page, as well as on the Resource Commons page. Or go directly to MyJob. The site is password-protected, using your eMarq user name and password. Follow directions carefully and print the confirmation page that will appear after you successfully complete each program.
Kiosks are available in the HR office, located on the first floor of Straz Tower, for those who may need some assistance in using MyJob.
If you have any questions regarding access to MyJob, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799; for questions on the content of MyJob, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.
2. Attend the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture tomorrow
Spirituality and end-of-life care issues is the topic of the inaugural James Wake Memorial Lecture tomorrow, Nov. 17, in the AMU ballrooms.
The speaker, sponsored by the College of Nursing’s Institute for End-of-Life Care Education, is Dr. Christine Puchalski, founder and director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish). Puchalski is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Health Care Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Her lecture will address spirituality and end-of-life care issues.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the lecture begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a panel response with Rev. Janis Blean-Kachigan, a clinical pastoral care educator, and Dr. Margaret Bull, professor of nursing at Marquette.
The lecture is in memory of James Wake, chaplain and husband of Provost Madeline Wake.
3. Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
The IT Services Help Desk will be closed Nov. 23-26. Hours on Wednesday, Nov. 22 will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular fall hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
4. Tomorrow is the EXTENDED deadline for ordering Marquette holiday cards
The Office of Marketing and Communication is offering holiday cards for purchase this Christmas season to campus departments and offices. The cards will be pre-printed with a general greeting from Marquette with enough space for your handwritten personal message or signature(s).
Go online for additional information, including images of the cards and how to order. Orders will be accepted only through 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.
5. Share your accomplishments
Faculty and staff are invited to contribute to Compendium, a semi-annual compilation of grant awards, publications, presentations, honors and other information, by Monday, Nov. 27, for inclusion in the fall/winter issue.
Go online to submit your own accomplishments and read about other achievements.
6. Women’s spirituality discussion planned
The Manresa Project will hold a Women’s Spirituality Discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Raynor Memorial Library, Conference Center A. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.
Please read the article "Women's Spirituality In the Workplace" by Edward P. Cullen in America, Vol. 189, 8; Sept. 22, 2003 for our discussion. You may access the article through the library or online. Library staff can also assist you in finding the article.
Please register ahead of time by e-mail or by calling the Manresa Project at 8-0263, before Monday, Nov. 27.
7. Town meeting for faculty planned
Join fellow faculty for an end-of-the-semester reception and informal discussion.
The Women's Studies Program and the Committee on Faculty’s Subcommittee on the Status of Women are jointly sponsoring a "town meeting" on issues affecting faculty on Friday, Dec. 8.
There will be a wine and cheese reception at 3:30 p.m. in the atrium in front of room 001 in Cudahy Hall, followed by the meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. in Cudahy 001.
Direct any questions to Diane Hoeveler.
8. Performances of "Doubt" are free
The Marquette University Players Society (MUPS) present the Tony-award winning play "Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, directed by senior Casey Harding, on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Straz Theater.
"Doubt" centers around Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school where she suspects one of her teachers, Father Flynn, of committing immoral acts with a young student. The audience is faced with the relevant question of what to do in times of doubt and suspicion, and where faith comes into play.
If you have any questions, please contact MUPS.
9. Jazz Ensemble to perform “All that Jazz”
The Jazz Ensemble will be performing their fall concert, entitled “All that Jazz,” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
10. Cheer on the Golden Eagles
The Annex (16th & Wells) will host a viewing party on Monday, Nov.20, for the Marquette Men's Basketball team as they take on Texas Tech in
the CBE Classic Semi-finals.
Tip-off time is 8:30 p.m. Enjoy food specials, fan giveaways and half-time prizes.
11. Marquette trustee featured on Milwaukee Television Show
Glenn “Doc” Rivers, head coach of the Boston Celtics and former Marquette University and NBA basketball star, will be the guest on I Remember on Milwaukee Public Television MPTV-10 and MPTV-HD on Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Rivers earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Marquette in 1985 and was honored by the Pro Basketball Writers with the 1990 J. Walter Kennedy Basketball Citizenship Award. He is a 13-year NBA veteran as a player and in his fifth year as an NBA head coach.
Rivers will share his personal stories and insights on I Remember, a show dedicated to providing an intimate look at its special guests. The show is hosted by Jim Peck, leadership advancement officer in University Advancement.
12. Notebook security tips offered
According to national law enforcement statistics, laptop computer theft is on the rise, with one in 14 owners being victimized by theft. Laptops prove attractive to thieves, as they are small, easily concealed and expensive. The loss of a laptop can far exceed the monetary cost, however, depending on the value of the information stored upon it.
The Department of Public Safety and Information Technology Services remind laptop owners and users to practice thorough security habits when protecting their laptop and corresponding information.
- Never leave a laptop unattended, even while in the library or study areas. Laptops used in office areas should be secured within a locked drawer or cabinet or by use of a security cable, when not monitored.
- Use caution when storing information on a laptop. Documents relating to personal information or sensitive university business should not be stored directly on the laptop.
- Back up data frequently and store files in a safe location, separate from the laptop case.
- Create secure, complex passwords using alpha, numeric and special characters. Never share your passwords with anyone. Regularly update password protection and other security-related programs.
- If your notebook comes with biometrics software (such as fingerprint imaging) configure the notebook to use it.
- Encrypt or password-protect each file containing confidential and/or sensitive university information.
- Make a record of the make and model of the notebook and any serial or company identification number on the equipment and store the record in a separate, safe place.
- If you travel with a notebook, you should always make sure that you have the notebook case, including all its contents, over your shoulder before you leave the plane, taxi or train. When passing through a security checkpoint, keep your eyes on the device and pick it up as soon as possible.
- Immediately report to Public Safety the theft or loss of a university-owned laptop or a personal laptop containing university-related information.
For additional information on computer security, contact Public Safety at 8-6800 or IT Services at 8-7799.
13. Subscribe to News Clips
The Office of Marketing and Communication publishes an e-mail for faculty and staff with links to recent stories about Marquette, the campus community and Wisconsin higher education issues in the news media. In addition to published articles, the e-mail also includes notes on recent broadcast stories.
Go online to subscribe.
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