— October 18, 2007 —
- Benefits enrollment period begins with benefits fair Oct. 29
- Experts Directory submissions due tomorrow
- Enjoy free pancakes and women’s basketball scrimmage
- Students can learn personal finance skills at Money $mart Days
- Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
- Hunger Clean-Up leadership applications due Monday
- Tour Lam exhibition with curator at Haggerty Museum
- Secure home computer from cyber threats
- Learn self-defense at free Public Safety classes
- Help Marquette Apartment residents move to new locations
- News Briefs guidelines posted online
1. Benefits enrollment period begins with benefits fair Oct. 29
Marquette’s employee benefits annual enrollment period will run Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 16. During this time, employees can sign up for or change their benefit plans and beneficiary designations. Employees must re-enroll in the health and dependent care flexible spending accounts if continuing participation, since these do not continue automatically. All changes must be made online through MyJob.
The enrollment period will begin with Benefits Information and Wellness Day on Monday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Benefits staff and computers will be available during this time to help make online changes. Representatives from Marquette’s insurance providers will also be available.
Benefits staff will also be available to answer questions, help navigate the online enrollment process and clarify Marquette’s benefit offerings on the following dates:
Thursday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 305
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 254
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU 305
Free screenings for cholesterol, osteoporosis, blood pressure, skin cancer and podiatry will be available on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30 in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Register online for the screenings.
With the exception of FSAs, online enrollment is not required if no changes in emergency contact information, benefit elections or beneficiaries are needed. Changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2008.
2. Experts Directory submissions due tomorrow
Faculty are encouraged to submit information for the 2008 Marquette University Experts Directory and Media Guide by tomorrow, Oct. 19. The Experts Directory is an invaluable publication for local, regional and national news media that are looking for experts on various topics. The directory also helps local organizations connect with Marquette faculty and staff interested in addressing their members. Working with the media can bring recognition for you, your department and for Marquette University.
New listings or changes to current listings should be submitted to the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Brigid O’Brien Miller, director of university communication, for more information.
3. Enjoy free pancakes and women’s basketball scrimmage
The women's basketball team will host “Pancakes and Practice,” an open scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Al McGuire Center, to give fans a preview of the 2007-08 team. Attendees can enjoy free pancakes and meet the team.
Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. scrimmage. The event is open to the public.
4. Students can learn personal finance skills at Money $mart Days
Students are invited to participate in Marquette Money $mart Days to learn about credit cards, conquering credit, budgeting, saving and investment strategies, identity theft, insurance, building wealth and more. Faculty and staff are welcome and are also asked to encourage students to attend.
Instructors and representatives from a variety of financial organizations will host sessions from noon to 6 p.m. in the AMU from Monday, Oct. 22, to Thursday, Oct. 25.
The programs are sponsored by the Office of the Bursar.
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5. Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
Dr. Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University, will discuss “Why Northern Women Matter for Understanding the Civil War” at the annual Klement Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in AMU 163. This annual lecture features a distinguished scholar of sectional conflict to provide a fresh look on traditional topics.
Written by past winners of the Pulitzer, Bancroft, Parkman, and Douglas Southall Freeman prizes, the lectures are original works, often drawn from current research projects. The published booklets, which can be ordered from Marquette University Press, are longer than the actual lectures and include full citations and illustrations.
6. Hunger Clean-Up leadership applications due Monday
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for Hunger Clean-Up’s co-coordinator, committee chair and committee member positions. Applications are due on Monday, Oct. 22, by 4:30 p.m., to the Center for Community Service, Office of Student Development, AMU 329. Applications are available in the office and online.
Hunger Clean-Up is Marquette's largest annual one-day service project, drawing more than 1,500 volunteers and raising more than $20,000 for local service agencies annually. Committee members are needed to plan the one-day event, as well as additional events that advocate for hunger and homelessness issues and fund-raising events.
7. Tour Lam exhibition with curator at Haggerty Museum
Attendees of the “Wifredo Lam in North America with Dr. Curtis Carter” Grow With Marquette session will tour the Lam exhibition with its curator, Dr. Curtis Carter. The session is Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art.
The exhibition features more than 60 paintings of Cuba's best-known artist, Wifredo Lam, who is heralded for incorporating his African heritage into his art, merging Afro-Cubanism with cubist and surrealist influences.
Call Human Resources at 8-7928 to register.
8. Secure home computer from cyber threats
To help promote safe computer use, the IT Services Department is offering tips and several resources in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
To learn how to better secure your home computer from cyber threats, IT Services recommends visiting Stay Safe Online and Sans Institute Web sites. A faculty cybersecurity resource kit is also available from USA Today Education Online.
Additional methods of promoting safe computing will include AxisTV, MUTV, MURadio, the Marquette Tribune, residence hall presentations and a safe computing contest for students.
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9. Learn self-defense at free Public Safety classes
Public safety is offering several free self-defense classes this semester to teach techniques for escaping potentially dangerous situations. Designed for both male and female audiences, the classes combine a hands-on approach to learning self-defense techniques with information about national and local crime trends.
Classes are in AMU 227 on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m.
Register by calling Public Safety at 8-6800.
10. Help Marquette Apartment residents move to new locations
Midnight Run is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to help residents transition out of Marquette Apartments over the next few months. Volunteering involves helping residents organize and pack for their moves to new residences.
Volunteer times are flexible and just a few hours a week of help can make a difference.
E-mail Gerry Fischer with availability times and for more information.
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11. News Briefs guidelines posted online
Guidelines for submitting articles for the News Briefs e-newsletter are now posted on the Office of Marketing and Communication Web site. Guidelines address article frequency, article priority, newsletter editions, additional suggestions for communicating your news and a link to submit article requests.
News Briefs is published for Marquette faculty and staff every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
To comment, ask a question or submit news to share, e-mail, call 8-6712 or send your note in campus mail to News Briefs, Office of Marketing and Communication. Please review the submission guidelines before sending news items.