— October 30, 2006 —
- Community Campaign starts today
- Assistance is available to help with online benefits selection
- All Souls service planned
- Election Day is one week from tomorrow
- Groups sponsor programs on constitutional amendment on marriage
- SHOO the FLU!
- Degree Navigator is available for academic advisers
- Enjoy some face-to-face time with Provost, Senior Vice President
- Program highlights everyday spirituality
- Encourage students to sign up for Job Search Boot Camp
- Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar will speak next week
- University of Virginia biologist to speak
- Chemistry Colloquium features Kentucky professor
- Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
- This Week in Marquette History
- Interchange Highlights for the week of Oct. 30
- University Events
1. Community Campaign starts today
Watch for information about Marquette’s Community Campaign in the campus mail. The campaign will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 10.
Your contribution can enhance the experience our students receive both on and off the campus. The Marquette Today fund, of course, provides direct benefits to our students. Students, faculty and staff also benefit from the cultural opportunities supported through the United Performing Arts Fund. And many members of our Marquette community volunteer for and know those who receive services from the dozens of agencies that are part of the United Way campaign.
In honor of the university’s 125th Anniversary, Campaign Chairs Art Scheuber, vice president of administration, and Bob Deahl, dean of the College of Professional Studies, are offering a special memento for all those who give $125 or more to the 2006-07 campaign. Every gift, regardless of the size, is significant since the goal is to generate full participation across campus to show our support of the students and our community.
The packet of information you receive will not include a pledge form. In an effort to cut costs, the campaign committee is taking advantage of an online giving option. Visit the Community Campaign Web site. If you prefer to submit your pledge manually, simply contact Heather Hecimovich at 8-3894; she will provide you with a paper form. If you are unable to give at this time, the online and paper forms enable you to indicate your support of the campaign. This counts as participation!
2. Assistance is available to help with online benefits selection
One-on-one assistance will be available this Thursday, Nov. 2, for employees with questions about how to complete the online benefits application. Benefit staff members will be in room 252 of the Alumni Memorial Union from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ALL benefit eligible faculty and staff will need to access MyJob, the online employee information resource, in the next three weeks, even if you do not have or are not changing your insurance coverage. You will need to add, confirm, update and/or change your personal, emergency contact, dependent and beneficiary information during the annual enrollment period, which ends Nov. 17. In addition, faculty and staff wishing to maintain or modify their medical and/or dental benefits and/or wanting to participate in the university-sponsored Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and/or dependent care MUST enroll online.
The benefits package mailed to employees’ homes 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.
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.
3. All Souls service planned
All members of the Marquette community who have lost a family member in the past year are invited to attend a prayer service on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
This ecumenical prayer service of remembrance will involve hymns, readings and an opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection. All faculty, staff, administrators and students who lost a loved one in the past year are welcome to attend, as well as their spouses, family members and friends.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Krenz in the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1794 or e-mail her.
4. Election Day is one week from tomorrow
Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day, and Marquette is encouraging all students to exercise their right to vote.
You can direct students to visit Marquette’s Web site for information about registering to vote at the polls and to find where to vote based upon their address.
Further details about registration qualifications and other information are also available on the Web site.
5. Groups sponsor programs on constitutional amendment on marriage
The College Republicans and College Democrats will host "The 2006 Election Debate: The Proposed Marriage and Civil Unions Amendment" tonight, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
Panelists will include: Dr. Christopher Wolfe , professor of political science and a
member of the Wisconsin Coalition for Traditional Marriage; Rick Esenberg, adjunct faculty in the Law School; Mike Tate, campaign manager for Fair Wisconsin; and Scott Moss, assistant professor of law.
The panel is co-sponsored by Students for a Fair Wisconsin and the Gay/Straight Alliance.
Also on Monday, University Ministry and the Manresa Project are sponsoring a dialogue on "Defining Marriage in Wisconsin" at 5:30 p.m. in room 227 of the Alumni Memorial union.
The dialogue is part of Crosswalks, a forum where people of faith practice respectful dialogue on various issues of spiritual and public importance. Soup will be provided at the event. E-mail for more information.
The question regarding marriage in Wisconsin that will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot is: "Shall section 13 of Article XIII of the constitution be created to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?"
6. SHOO the FLU!
In conjunction with the Visiting Nurses Association of Milwaukee, Marquette University’s annual “SHOO The FLU” drive is taking place on campus today in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union until 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in room 227 of the AMU.
The flu shot is a great preventive measure for all who want to remain healthy and lessen illness throughout the academic year.
The cost, payable in cash or by check, is $25.
Check your insurance. Marquette’s EPO plan covers the entire cost of flu shots for staff members, their spouses and dependents; the PPO plan covers 80 percent of the cost of flu shots for staff members, their spouses and dependents. Just retain your receipt to submit for reimbursement.
Medicare-part B and Medicaid cards will also be accepted. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Student Health Service at 8-7184 or the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.
7. Degree Navigator is available for academic advisers
Advisers for students who entered Marquette 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. All information for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 new freshmen is now included online.
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 Marquette 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. Degree Navigator offers visual, tabular and narrative explanations of program and degree requirements and student progress in meeting those requirements.
Access Degree Navigator online. There are also links on the registrar’s Web site, Resource Commons for faculty and in the A to Z listing on the university home page. A number of help screens and a user’s guide are available on the site to help advisers use Degree Navigator.
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.
8. Enjoy some face-to-face time with Provost, Senior Vice President
All administrators are invited to a question and answer session with Provost Madeline Wake and Greg Kliebhan, senior vice president, on Monday, Nov. 13.
The session, sponsored by the Committee on Administrators, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 163 of the Alumni Memorial Union. Cookies and coffee will be served.
Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 3, by e-mail or call 8-5279. Room capacity necessitates limiting the attendance to first 100 who respond.
9. Program highlights everyday spirituality
University Ministry is sponsoring a special program for graduate and professional school students entitled “Everyday Spirituality: Integrating your faith into an already demanding life” on Saturday, Nov. 4. The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Chapel of the Holy Family, located in the Alumni Memorial Union.
Mary Ferwerda, assistant director of the Manresa Project and a first year law student, will present a program about bringing balance to the hectic pace and pressures of graduate studies through prayer and personal spirituality.
The program is open to all graduate and professional school students, as well as faculty, staff and significant others. There is no charge.
If possible, please call 8-6873 to register (if you can’t, please come anyway).
10. Encourage students to sign up for Job Search Boot Camp
The Career Services Center is offering a Job Search Boot Camp to assist students in jump starting their job search. Students will have the opportunity to learn about writing a perfect resume and cover letter, researching employers, networking, and interviewing.
Please encourage students to attend this informative, one-day event. The camp is being held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Raynor Library.
Students may register online.
11. Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar will speak next week
Professor Margaret Levi, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in room 227 of the Alumni Memorial Union. Her speech is entitled “Transforming Self-Interest and Developing Pro-Social Preferences.”
She is the past president of the American Political Science Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received numerous distinguished fellowships and research grants and has written and edited many books and scholarly articles on a broad range of subjects in political science. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.
12. University of Virginia biologist to speak
Dr. Jay Hirsh, professor of biology at the University of Virginia, uses fruit flies as a model for studying responses to cocaine.
Dr. Hirsh will discuss his research at this week’s Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Program. The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building.
13. Chemistry Colloquium features Kentucky professor
Dr. Todd Porter from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine will discuss “Inhibition of Cholesterol Synthesis by Garlic and Other Natural Products” at the Chemistry Department’s Fall Colloquium this week.
The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:40 p.m.
14. Golden Eagles hold open scrimmage for Marquette students, employees
The men’s basketball program will host an open scrimmage for Marquette employees and students only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Al McGuire Center.
Those interested in attending must present their Marquette ID at the door. Employees' families are welcome.
Come see the Golden Eagles in their final tune-up before Sunday’s exhibition game with Cardinal Stritch.
15. This Week in Marquette History
In this week in Marquette History, the first student to enroll at Marquette was also the first to leave, and a Marquette alum was elected as Wisconsin’s first Latino legislator.
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.
16. Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 30
1. If you have been watching progress with the Interchange reconstruction, you will note that not only is the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge near completion, the contractor has decided to construct the bridge portion of the “wiggle” (the future 11th Street, located just east of Carpenter Tower). Beams are in place and the deck is being formed. Roadway portions will then need to be constructed south of Wells Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The scheduled completion for this redirected 11th Street is 2008. If conditions continue to be favorable, the completion may be sooner. Completion of the wiggle will signify the last major disruptive work in close proximity to campus. The university is working on obtaining rights to the existing 11th Street and adjacent property. A plan is being developed that will create an attractive pedestrian mall between Cobeen and Carpenter Tower.
2. Demolition work south of Tory Hill/Clybourn continues this week. Most of the work will be daytime, but there will be overnight work on Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. This will continue for the next week or two.
3. Pile driving south of 7th and Michigan is scheduled to resume the week of Nov. 6. This will occur during daytime hours.
4. Sheeting will also be driven just south of Tory Hill at 10th Street Monday through Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3. This work will begin in the late afternoon, and continue into the later evening. It will not go on overnight. Sound levels will be monitored to ensure that they are not excessive.
5. Sidewalks on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue are complete from 8th to 10th Streets.
6. Improvements will be made to the Tory Hill walkway this week to eliminate the mud and water flow at the low point.
7. Paving is restricting traffic to the west side of 12th Street from Highland to Vliet.
8. Ninth Street from Wisconsin Avenue to Wells is back to two-way traffic.
9. There are many temporary freeway closures and restrictions. Go online for details.
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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