— January 25, 2007—
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker still available
- Entry slots still available for Mission Week Film Festival
- Scholarships available for women and students of color
- Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
- Learn personalized bibliography software with Refworks sessions
- Free tutoring begins Jan. 29
- Haggerty Museum exhibition and book highlight Marquette history
- Nominate an inspirational senior for graduation speaker
- W-2 forms for 2006 are now available
- Submit online tuition tax deductions in February
- New and Improved MarquetteCard.com
- Workshop for those wanting to assist returning soldiers
- Jim McIlvaine to speak on teamwork and motivation
- Autism Awareness Society to hold first meeting tonight
- Jesuit to speak on priesthood and religious life
1. Tickets for Mission Week keynote speaker still available
Tickets to attend the Mission Week keynote presentation by Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer are still available in Brooks Lounge on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union. The tickets are free, with a limit of two per MU ID. Tickets are available from noon to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday while available. Brewer will speak on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.
In addition to Lynn Brewer, other featured speakers during Mission Week include Bethany McLean and Alex Gibney. Mission Week, Feb. 2-10, 2007, focuses on the ethical dimensions of our decisions as we manifest our core values of Faith, Excellence, Leadership and Service. For more information about Mission Week events, go online.
2. Entry slots still available for Mission Week Film Festival
It’s not too late to participate in the Mission Week Film Festival. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, Jan. 31.
All Marquette offices and registered student organizations are invited to submit a three-minute video titled, “Marquette: Challenged to Choose, the Courage to Act.” Participating offices and organizations will be given one-time-use video cameras and guidelines. The top six submissions (three from student organizations and three from university offices) will be posted on the Mission Week Web site.
The two first-place winners will receive a pizza lunch and the recognition of having their winning films shown at the beginning of the Mission Week keynote address by Lynn Brewer at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8.
For more information, go online, contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 or e-mail. Co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity and the Instructional Media Center.
3. Scholarships available for women and students of color
The Association of Marquette University Women is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a junior woman student beginning her senior year in fall 2007 and enrolled full-time in any college or program at Marquette. The scholarship is designed to aid women students who demonstrate financial need. The eligible candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Interested students should complete the online application and essay no later than Friday, Feb. 2. No late applications will be accepted. E-mail for more information.
The Ethnic Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to two Marquette students of color who demonstrate financial need for the next academic year. One scholarship will be awarded to a student participating in the Educational Opportunity Program and one to a non-EOP student. Interested students should complete the online application and essay no later than Friday, Feb. 2. E-mail for more information.
4. Win $200 for an “A” on a class paper
All A-grade papers written during calendar 2006 for a MU course are eligible for the Libraries' 10th Annual Dittman Research Paper Competition recognizing the importance of effective library research. One $200 prize each will be awarded in the freshman/sophomore, junior/senior and graduate/professional categories.
Submissions will be accepted from Jan. 29 to March 5. More information is available online.
5. Learn personalized bibliography software with Refworks sessions
Demonstrations of RefWorks, a Web-based bibliography database manager, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the library's computer lab. One-on-one sessions are also available.
RefWorks allows users to create a personal database of book and article citations and generate bibliographies using a variety of citation styles. Once set up, users can access their RefWorks account anywhere on or off campus. To sign up or for more information call 8-5996. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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6. Free tutoring begins Jan. 29
Free tutoring from the Office of Student Educational Services for most freshman and sophomore-level courses will begin on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. Tutoring is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and study skills and test analysis are provided as well. Sign-ups are taken through the end of March, but the sooner the better.
To participate, fill out a Tutor Request Form in AMU 317.
Visit online for more information.
7. Haggerty Museum exhibition and book highlight Marquette history
In honor of Marquette University's 125th anniversary, the Haggerty Museum of Art developed a Marquette exhibition and a book involving faculty and staff.
“Marquette Then and Now: Images Celebrating 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action,” is on exhibit at the Haggerty Museum of Art Jan. 25 through March 25. The museum will also host a panel discussion about the university’s history on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history; Matt Blessing, head of special collections and archives for the Raynor Memorial Libraries; and Dan Johnson, chief photographer. A catalogue of the exhibit is available for $10.
In celebration of the university’s 125th Anniversary, 27 faculty and staff selected and wrote about their favorite works in the permanent collection of the university’s Haggerty Museum of Art. The illustrated, 60-page booklet includes reflections on works by Salvador Dali, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Andy Warhol. The publication may be viewed online and is available for $15.
8. Nominate an inspirational senior for graduation speaker
Nominations for senior speaker for May graduation are due Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.
The selected individual will write and deliver a speech at graduation to inspire the Marquette community.
To nominate a qualified candidate, visit the Student Government's Web site.
9. W-2 forms for 2006 are now available
Annual W-2 tax forms for student employees are now available online via MyJob. Your printed W-2 from this Web page is an acceptable copy to attach to your annual tax return. Traditional paper forms are also being mailed to permanent (home) addresses beginning today, Jan. 25. The postal service asks that you allow up to 10 days for receiving your W-2 form in the mail.
For more information, contact the Payroll Department online.
In addition to W-2s, MyJob centralizes other employee information in a single location and allows student workers to view and update personal information collected by the university as part of employment.
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10. Submit online tuition tax deductions in February
Students, parents/guardians and others intending to claim the tuition tax deduction for calendar year 2006 should not submit their electronic applications until Feb. 3, according to the IRS. Electronic applications submitted before that will be returned. All submissions will be processed after Feb. 3.
Applicants will have to include the amount of tuition tax deduction on Form 1040. Because Congress extended the tuition tax deduction credit too late for IRS printing forms, the line that would ordinarily include tuition tax credits is not printed on tax forms.
According to the IRS, those filing tax returns should use line 35, “Domestic production activities deduction, attach Form 8903,” to claim the deduction for college tuition and fees. Write the letter “T” on line 35 of Form 1040 and enter the eligible amount. For example: (T 4,000). You cannot take this deduction on Form 1040 A.
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11. New and Improved MarquetteCard.com
New and improved features of MarquetteCard are now available online at www.marquettecard.com
The Web address remains the same, but Web site features now include:
- Simplified login using your eMarq/CheckMarq username and password;
- Reliable access to your card balance, and the ability to view up to six months of past transactions;
- Lost/stolen card notification;
- Optional automatic deposits, based upon a preset balance of your choice;
- Low Balance Warning at a preset balance of your choice;
- Request Money feature that allows you to send e-mail deposit requests;
- Guest Access for up to four people to allow them to make deposits or see activity online without having to share your own password.
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12. Workshop for those wanting to assist returning soldiers
Veterans, those who provide pastoral services and mental health counselors are invited to attend a workshop focusing on the needs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan on Monday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center. Hosted by the Departments of Theology and Psychology along with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Office of Life-Long Faith Formation, the workshop will explore how religious communities can assist veterans with “safe return” opportunities for reintegration into family and community life. Veterans and service families often turn to religious communities for confiding stress and seeking support.
This free workshop will be conducted by Dr. Edward Tick, a nationally known PTSD counselor and author of War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information call 8-3748 or e-mail.
13. Jim McIlvaine to speak on teamwork and motivation
Jim McIlvaine, former Marquette basketball star and NBA player and current Golden Eagles basketball color analyst for Marquette radio broadcasts, will share NBA stories and insights on teamwork and motivation in the Wehr Life Sciences building, room 111, on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the Marquette community.
McIlvaine holds the Marquette career record for blocks and is second in career field goal percentage. He began his NBA career with the Washington Bullets, moved on to the Seattle Supersonics and retired from the New Jersey Nets. He currently lives in Racine, serving as the President of Camp Anokijig.
This event is sponsored by the Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. E-mail for more information.
14. Autism Awareness Society to hold first meeting tonight
The Autism Awareness Society of Marquette will hold its first-ever meeting today, Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Lalumiere 392. Students interested in promoting Autism research both at Marquette and in the Milwaukee community are invited to attend. E-mail for more information.
15. Jesuit to speak on priesthood and religious life
Rev. Frank Majka, S.J., with Sister Jane Marie Bradish, OSF, will give a presentation on the vocations of the ordained priesthood and religious life on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. The presentation will take place in the auditorium in Cudahy Hall, from 10:10 to 11:20 a.m. and is sponsored by Gesu Parish.
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