— November 20, 2006 —
- Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
- Share your mid-year graduation story ideas
- Outspoken Disscussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hurricane Katrina
- Tom Crean to sign books in Spirit Shop
- Careers@Marquette now available
- Participate in the Holiday Card Plan!
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- Share your accomplishments
- Faculty invited to discuss good teaching, hear Jesuit scholar
- Services planned for mother of former Marquette president
- SSP offers services over Thanksgiving break
- This Week in Marquette History
- Interchange Highlights for the week of Nov. 13
- University Events
1. 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.
2. Share your mid-year graduation story ideas
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates who will be receiving their diplomas at this year’s midyear graduation.
E-mail with information you’d like to share.
3. Outspoken Disscussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hurricane Katrina
Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will present a paper on how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas can be applied to Hurricane Katrina at an Outspoken Discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Center in room 111 of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Father Massingale will answer questions following the presentation. Outspoken Discussions allow students to engage in meaningful conversations in a relaxed environment and are sponsored by Marquette University Student Government and Intercultural Programs. Food and refreshments will be provided.
For more information please call 8-7205.
4. Tom Crean to sign books in Spirit Shop
Men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean will sign copies of his new book, “Coaching Team Basketball,” on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marquette Spirit Shop, located on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
The book was co-authored by Ralph Pim, associate professor and director of competitive sports at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the author of six books on basketball.
Crean’s book gives insight into basketball, the ultimate team sport. It provides a step-by-step guide to developing a successful group of players, including drills that promote team-building and cooperation on the court.
For more information please call 8-3051.
5. Careers@Marquette now available
Training on Marquette’s new online job requisition and applicant tracking system is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 320H of Raynor Library. To reserve a spot, contact the human resources offices at 8-7305.
Careers@Marquette is now fully operational, with all university job postings on the site and applicants submitting their materials online. The PeopleAdmin tracking module, which is used by a number of other Jesuit colleges and universities, includes an automated authorization to recruit form, Web-based distribution of application materials to hiring managers, the ability to screen candidates according to specific criteria, a collection method for affirmative action data, and automatic notification to job candidates regarding the status of their job search. The system is available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access.
Business managers and others responsible for coordinating recruiting and hiring in their departments have already attended training sessions. You can try out Careers@Marquette by going online. Human Resources administrators expect the new system to save time and money while improving service to both applicants and hiring managers.
6. Participate in the Holiday Card Plan!
The Breadwinner Scholarship Fund was started by Fr. John Raynor and Dr. Quentin Quade 26 years ago when the breadwinner parents of four students died within a very short time. They decided Marquette needed to do something to help these students financially, at least until insurance or other funds would be available, so that the students could continue their studies at the university. The Women’s Club soon made The Breadwinner Scholarship Fund its fundraising focus.
Marquette students who have lost their breadwinner parent during their undergraduate years and are in need of financial assistance in order to continue their studies are awarded scholarships. The first funds were awarded in 1980. Since then more than 250 students have been aided by this fund.
Consider donating the money you would otherwise spend sending greetings to your colleagues. Your name will then be included on the holiday card which will be sent to all employees of the university as well as to each department. Donations are tax deductible.
To meet the printing deadline, responses must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 1. Checks mailed earlier may be postdated to Dec. 1.
Make checks payable to MU Women’s Club. Contributions received after the deadline will be gratefully accepted, but your name will not appear on the card.
Questions? Call Debbie Bublitz at 8-3213
7. Sign up for Easy Pass
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $208 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save you money. Sign up for the Easy Pass program is currently taking place in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during January, February and March. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, Dec.8, and start saving!
8. Share your accomplishments
Faculty and staff are invited 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.
9. Faculty invited to discuss good teaching, hear Jesuit scholar
All full and part-time members of the Marquette faculty are invited to join with faculty colleagues from across campus to talk with each other about good teaching and listen to an outstanding speaker.
On Thursday, Nov. 30, Howard Gray, S.J., will speak about “Teaching as an Autobiographical Event” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lunda Room of the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). The event, which includes dinner, is limited to the first 80 participants. RSVP to the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 or e-mail by Monday, Nov. 27.
Father Gray currently serves as assistant to the president for mission and identity at John Carroll University and will rejoin the administration of Georgetown University in fall of 2007. His speech is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Marquette Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Mission and Identity, in cooperation with the Office of the Provost
The second event the following evening is “An Evening of Reflection on the Vocation of Teaching.” Father Gray will lead an evening of reflection, prayer and discussion from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec.1, in the Chapel of the Holy Family on the second floor of the AMU. The session, sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, is designed for those who wish to explore more deeply the spiritual dimensions of teaching in their own lives. RSVP to the Faber Center at 8-5059 or by e-mail. Walk-in participants are also welcome.
10. Services planned for mother of former Marquette president
Louise DiUlio, the mother of former Marquette President Rev. Albert J. DiUlio, S.J., died last week.
Services for Mrs. DiUlio will be on Friday, Nov. 24, at noon at St. Leonard’s Church in Laona, WI. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Memorials to St. Leonard’s Church are appreciated.
Mrs. DiUlio was a teacher and guidance counselor at Laona High School for more than 40 years. She was 91.
For directions to Laona or to express sympathy, go online.
11. SSP offers services over Thanksgiving break
Student Safety Programs has special services to help members of the university community with their Thanksgiving break travel plans. Special Amtrak and Greyhound/Badger bus terminal shuttles will be running on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 26, starting at 2 p.m. and extending into regular LIMO operation hours.
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, shuttles will only depart from the Parking Structure #1 lobby area (749 N. 16th Street) at the top of each hour starting at 2 p.m., so please plan ahead and arrive early with all luggage. Patrons requesting pickup from the Amtrak station should be prepared to present a valid ticket upon request. Please e-mail with any additional questions.
On Sunday, Nov. 26, call (414) 288-6800 between 2 and 5 p.m. and, after 5 p.m. call 288-6363 once you have arrived at the Amtrak or bus terminal for a shuttle back to campus.
Normal SSP operations will remain in effect to provide service to those remaining on campus over the break. Services will be available from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. and can be requested by phone at 8-6363.
12. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, Notre Dame defeated Marquette during homecoming week, and Herbert Hoover inspired students to begin a legacy of community service.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in Marquette History is a project of the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students 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 and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University
13. Interchange Highlights for the week of Nov. 20
Due to the Thanksgiving weekend, these highlights apply for the next two weeks.
1. The Wisconsin Avenue Bridge will reopen at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006! Please use caution crossing Wisconsin Avenue at all locations! This opening also means that traffic on Wells Street will be reduced. The current traffic pattern on Wells from 12th to 14th, although temporary, will remain until next spring. Morning parking restrictions on St. Paul, west of 13th Street, will be eliminated soon.
2. There will be numerous freeway changes happening in all directions in the next two weeks. These changes are listed on the Marquette Interchange Web site. Please take the time to read and become familiar with these changes!
3. Daytime work continues on the bridge deck for the 11th Street “wiggle,” just east of Carpenter Tower.
4. Night work will occur on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21, at the underpass in the area of 10th and Tory Hill. This should not create any noise issues.
5. The sheeting being driven just north and south of 10th and Michigan/Tory Hill should be complete by Monday, Nov. 20.
6. Piling will be driven the next two weeks far south and far east of 10th and Michigan.
7. Demolition work south of Tory Hill/Clybourn continues this week. This work will take place during the daytime and will continue for the next week or two.
8. St. Paul between 5th and 13th will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
9. Paving on 11th Street north of Wells is in progress on the east half of the roadway, restricting traffic to a single lane. Both halves will be completed this year.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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for Marquette faculty and staff. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday.
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