— October 12, 2006 —
- Liberian President will speak at Marquette Oct. 23
- CAUTION: Computer virus may not be detected
- Lights, Camera…Marquette Madness
- Check your personal information on MyJob now
- Deadline for Marquette’s Post Session and Colloquy extended
- You can try out Degree Navigator – before spring advising begins
- Marquette will host Wisconsin Authors Night
- Sabbatical plans, reports due next week
- Lack of immunization records may block student registration
- Wanted: Engineer mentors
- Help stop hunger
- Save lids to save lives
- Stressed out?
- University Events
1. Liberian President will speak at Marquette Oct. 23
Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, will receive an honorary degree from Marquette at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, in the ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union. She will speak following the conferral of the degree.
Faculty, staff and students can pick up tickets for the event in the Alumni Memorial Union, Brooks Lounge. The ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11:30 p.m.
President Johnson Sirleaf, who took office in January 2006, is internationally recognized as a leading promoter of peace, justice and democratic rule. Known as the “Iron Lady” for her strong will and determination as well as for her personal integrity, she is committed to ethical reform for the people of Liberia and the importance of education. During years of exile, the Harvard-educated President held senior leadership positions with the World Bank and the United Nations.
2. CAUTION: Computer virus may not be detected
For the past few days members of the Marquette community have reported receiving emails that contain a back-door virus that is not detected by the anti-virus products used here at the University.
The e-mail describes a big ticket item that you have presumably purchased, and starts off like this:
Thank you for ordering from our internet shop. If you paid with a credit card, the charge on your statement will be from “name of our shop.”
This email is to confirm the receipt of your order. Please do not reply as this email was sent from our automated confirmation system.”
There is a zip file attached to the e-mail, and opening this attachment executes the back door exploit.
Please delete these messages, and do not click on the attachment.
In general, IT Services advises users not to open attachments from any sender whom they don’t recognize.
3. Lights, Camera…Marquette Madness
Marquette men’s and women’s basketball teams get set to tip-off their 2006-07 seasons with Marquette Madness, Friday, Oct. 13, at the Al McGuire Center. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All fans are invited to meet, greet and collect autographs from the men’s and women’s coaches and players and former MU basketball greats and participate in contests in both the Kasten and main gyms beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone in attendance will receive a Marquette Madness t-shirt and team poster sponsored by Famous Dave's.
ESPN Radio’s Steve “Homer” True will kick-off the event at 8 p.m. with introductions of the men’s and women’s players and coaching staffs. One lucky fan will be selected to participate in Marquette basketball’s version of the hit NBC television show Deal or No Deal, and will have the opportunity to win a $1500 travel voucher, $1,000 Apple Computer coupon, $750 Visa card or one of many other great prizes. The highlight of the evening will be the men’s basketball’s dunk contest, three-point contest and scrimmage.
4. Check your personal information on MyJob now
Check your personal information on MyJob – address, phone number, emergency contacts – this week to make sure it is correct when the annual benefits enrollment period begins Oct. 30.
MyJob is an online resource for faculty, staff and student workers that centralizes employee information in a single location. Through MyJob, employees can view and update personal information, W4 tax forms and direct deposit information. Employees can also view their employment, salary and vacation history.
ALL employees will need to access MyJob to verify personal information and to make benefits selections during the annual enrollment period that runs through Nov. 17.
To check out your information on MyJob, just log in. The site is password-protected, using your CheckMarq user name and password.
If you have any questions regarding access to the program, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799; for questions on the content of MyJob, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.
5. Deadline for Marquette’s Post Session and Colloquy extended
The deadline to submit “Intent to Participate” forms for the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy has been extended to Monday, Oct. 16.
The Poster Session and Colloquy, which will be held on Dec. 5, 2006 in the AMU Ballrooms, is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your research, meet colleagues from other Departments and Colleges, and find out about other research interests that are being pursued on campus.
The Call for Posters and Colloquy Presentations is available on the ORSP Web site.
6. You can try out Degree Navigator – before spring advising begins
Advisers for students who entered MU as new freshmen in the academic years of 2005-06 and 2006-07 are now able to log in to Degree Navigator, an interactive, online system that allows both advisers and students to see what courses students have already taken, what they’re currently taking and what courses they still need to fulfill.
Degree Navigator enables students and advisers to assess degree progress by automatically applying courses to declared degree programs or a degree program under consideration. Students and advisers are able to access and print a student course history that includes MU courses and grades, transfer credits and test credits, as well as search and review general information about Marquette courses and degree programs. This includes both core requirements and the requirements for a particular degree, major or minor. In addition, the program allows users to determine the impact on academic progress of various “what if” scenarios, such as changing majors or adding a minor.
Advisers can now access Degree Navigator online. More information on Degree Navigator is also available on the registrar’s Web site.
A number of help screens and a user’s guide are available on the site to help advisers use Degree Navigator. Advisers are now able to log in through the Instructor/Adviser tab on CheckMarq to pull up degree information for individual students. A number of reports are available, including a student’s course history, a short progress report and a program status report with the number of courses and credits completed and a listing of courses and credits still required. Degree Navigator offers visual, tabular and narrative explanations of program and degree requirements and student progress in meeting those requirements.
All information for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 new freshmen is now included in Degree Navigator. In coordination with the Committee on Academic Procedures (CAPS), training sessions for the appropriate advisers are scheduled in the next few weeks so that Degree Navigator may be used as a tool for spring 2007 advising in November.
Degree Navigator is intended to complement, not replace, adviser-student meetings and college/school degree requirements. Students must still meet with their advisers as per their college policy and schedule. Clearance for graduation will continue to be determined by the college office.
7. Marquette will host Wisconsin Authors Night
As part of the annual Wisconsin Book Festival, Marquette will host Wisconsin Authors Night on Monday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event will feature readings from new works by Michael Perry and Elizabeth Berg as well as mini-readings from eight other Wisconsin authors. They include Marquette's own Angela Sorby, Ben Percy, Larry Watson and C.J. Hribal.
A reception and book signing will follow and works by the evenings’ authors will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.
More information on this event or the Wisconsin Book Festival is available online.
8. Sabbatical plans, reports due next week
Faculty sabbatical plans and fellowship plans for 2007-08 and sabbatical reports from 2005-06 are due Monday, Oct. 16.
Send them to the Office of the Provost, room 205. Go online for sabbatical information, including guidelines, the enrollment form and other materials
9. Lack of immunization records may block registration
Do you provide academic advising to: freshmen? transfer students? international students? students returning to Marquette after leaving for a semester, or more?
students returning from Study Abroad?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, the students that you work with may need to update their immunization records, or a registration hold could be placed on their student accounts for spring 2007 registration.
Effective fall 2006, all newly admitted or readmitted students (after a one semester or more absence) at Marquette University – undergraduate, graduate and professional students – are required to provide proof of certain immunizations and to complete a screening instrument for Tuberculosis. Proof of immunization and/or disease, is required for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Tetanus/Diphtheria. The information must be provided by completing an Immunization History Form and a TB Screening Questionnaire, which can be downloaded from the Student Health Service Web site. The forms must be submitted to the Student Health Service, where they will be retained in confidence.
Included with the Immunization History Form is a TB Screening Questionnaire. If a student answers yes to any of the three questions on the TB Screening, he or she will be required to have a PPD (Mantoux) skin test, even if he or she has had a BCG vaccination in the past. The skin test must be performed within one year before the student’s current enrollment, and must be completed in the United States.
If a newly admitted or re-admitted student fails to submit the required documentation within 30 days of the start of his or her first or returning term at Marquette, a registration hold will be placed on his or her student account, which could prevent that student from registering for any future classes. Students who are noncompliant with the new immunization and TB policy will have registration holds placed in another week, and although all of them have received letters from Student Health Service, spring registration is quickly approaching, so advisers should encourage students to update their immunization/TB histories before it gets to close to registration. The hold will be removed once the student’s Immunization History Form and TB Screening Questionnaire have been received by the Student Health Service, and the immunization requirements have been met.
Required immunizations and tests are available at the Marquette Student Health Service. Students can contact Student Health Service at 8-7184 to arrange for an appointment for any necessary immunizations and tests.
Questions? E-mail or call Student Health Service at 8-7184.
10. Wanted: Engineer Mentors
Marquette’s College of Engineering is seeking engineers and engineering students interested in providing support in classrooms and after-school programs. Activities include helping students with academics or supervising clubs such as robotics.
A workshop for potential mentors will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free pizza and soda! To register, call 8-6720 or e-mail.
11. Help stop hunger
Sodexho Campus Dining Services is inviting the Marquette community to help stop hunger and lend a helping hand to those in need right in our own community by taking part in a special Cans Across America promotion Oct. 12-18.
All resident dining locations - Cobeen, McCormick, Mashuda, O’ Donnell, Schroeder and Straz Tower - will be participating in the collection of non-perishable food items. Bring your donations to one of the dining locations.
Cans Across America is an opportunity to take part in a rewarding experience by donating canned food to help those in need. Highlighting the event will be an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most canned food donations raised during a single event in multiple locations across the United States. All of the food collected during this promotion on campus will help those in need right in our own community.
12. Save lids to save lives
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Center for Health Education and Promotion will be collecting Yoplait Yogurt lids for the national breast cancer fundraiser, Save Lids to Save Lives. During the entire month of October, students and staff can bring their Yoplait Yogurt lids to the front desk of any Marquette residence hall, Campus Town East or West, or to the AMU Info Desk.
For each pink lid collected, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $1.5 million, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000.
For information on breast and testicular cancer, call the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
13. Stressed out?
Channel that stress into something positive. Sign up now for Rec Plex exercise classes.
Another session of classes starts Monday, Oct. 23. Classes are offered during the lunch hour as well as in the evenings. Classes include toning, kickboxing, combination classes and yoga. For a complete schedule, please e-mail Amy Bockman.
14. University Events
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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