— August 4, 2008 —
- Marquette recognized by the Princeton Review
- Biological Sciences students presenting summer research
- D2L unavailable Aug. 12
- University Ministry is now Campus Ministry
- Changes in the Office of Student Development
- Library books must be renewed or returned
- FSAs and other benefits addressed in Grow with Marquette session
- O-Fest tables available for offices and departments
- Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips
- Marquette entering team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
- Marquette sponsoring Hank Aaron Trail run/walk
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 4
1. Marquette recognized by the Princeton Review
Marquette University is recognized in the 2009 “368 Best Colleges” by the Princeton Review. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are recognized in the book.
The 368 schools are rated based on a 120,000-student survey administered by the Princeton Review that covers a range of topics from academics to campus life. Students surveyed praised Marquette for being “a small campus in a big city with a big heart,” and having a “comfortable atmosphere.” Students also felt that Marquette provides a well-balanced experience, “a happy medium between working hard academically, making great friends while having a good social life, and getting prepared for life after college.” Other areas that received praise were the accessibility of professors, access to computer labs and the “generous financial aid packages.”
2. Biological Sciences students presenting summer research
Undergraduate students participating in the Department of Biological Sciences’ summer research program will give oral presentations at a research symposium, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Fourteen students from Marquette and other academic institutions were selected to conduct independent research projects in the laboratories of 12 faculty mentors during this 10-week program.
For more information, contact Dr. Gail Waring, program director, at 8-7518, or Deborah Weaver, program administrator, at 8-7355.
3. D2L unavailable Aug. 12
D2L, the university’s course management system, will be unavailable due to maintenance for a period Tuesday, Aug. 12. Monitor the D2L Web site for specific down times.
4. University Ministry is now Campus Ministry
University Ministry officially became Campus Ministry as of Aug. 1. The change was made to more clearly communicate the spiritual, religious and pastoral support the office provides to students as part of its mission, according to Campus Ministry. The name “Campus Ministry” is also used by many similar offices throughout higher education.
Offices and departments are asked to update all materials and Web sites with this new name.
For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 8-6873.
5. Changes in the Office of Student Development
Dr. Mark McCarthy has left his position at Marquette to become vice president for Student Affairs at John Carroll University. A search for a replacement will begin by the start of the spring semester.
During the interim, Dr. Stephanie Quade, senior associate dean of Student Development, and Dr. Jon Dooley, associate dean of Student Development, will assume additional responsibilities. The staff in the two Student Development office locations express their commitment to continuing to carry out the vision of the Office of Student Development.
Contact Quade at 8-1412 or Dooley at 8-7205 for more information.
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6. Library books must be renewed or returned
All books checked out from the Raynor Memorial general collection that are due Aug. 9 must be renewed or returned. If renewed, the new due date will be Aug. 8, 2009. If you have already renewed your books, there is no need to repeat this process. As a courtesy to other users, please return items no longer needed.
To renew items on your account, go to the Raynor Memorial Libraries Web site, select “Your library record” under the “Services” column, and enter your first and last name and the 14-digit Marquette Card barcode number from your MUID. Then, go to “Items currently checked out” and choose “Renew All” or click the “Renew” button next to individual titles and choose “Renew selected items.”
After Sept. 10, 2008, you will have to bring the books to the library for renewal. For more information, call the Circulation Department at 8-7555. Faculty with authorized assistants should call the Circulation Department to renew any material checked out to those records, or to transfer materials to personal records.
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7. FSAs and other benefits addressed in Grow with Marquette session
A Grow with Marquette session Thursday, Aug. 7, will cover ways to maximize Marquette University benefits from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suite A. Content will include how enrolling in a flexible spending account can lower out-of-pocket expenses; how the Lab Card program can help save on lab services; how to add value to the $120 annual vision benefit, and more.
Call Human Resources at 8-7305 to register. Space is limited.
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8. O-Fest tables available for offices and departments
University offices and departments are invited to participate in the annual Organization Fest, commonly known as O-Fest, sponsored by the Office of Student Development, from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in Central Mall. O-Fest offers first-year and returning students the opportunity to learn more about Marquette’s offices, departments and student organizations and sign up for those of interest.
E-mail Kate Trevey, coordinator for student organizations and leadership in the Office of Student Development, to register for a table. A limited number of tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Central Mall.
9. Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips
The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University news, faculty, staff, students and alumni. OMC distributes a synopsis of the media coverage through News Clips three times per week via e-mail. Marquette faculty and staff who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail News Clips.
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10. Marquette entering team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Marquette’s Committee on Staff will enter a team in the 10th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Sunday, Sept. 28. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the team or make a donation to the foundation.
To register, visit the race’s Web site, click “Register Here,” select “Join a Team” and choose “Marquette University.” Cost to register is $25 for adults in the untimed event and $30 in the timed 5K run. Child costs are $20 and $25, respectively. The deadline to register for the team is Friday, Sept. 5. All participants will receive a T-shirt and race number, to be distributed during the week of Sept. 22 (do not select to have your T-shirt mailed to you). For more information, contact Jessica Payson, administrative secretary in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, at 8-3428.
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11. Marquette sponsoring Hank Aaron Trail run/walk
Marquette University, through the Office of Public Affairs, is cosponsoring the 9th Annual Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 9, with a guest appearance from baseball Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron. The trail runs through the Menomonee Valley. Marquette University is a member of the Menomonee Valley Business Association/Menomonee Valley Partners.
Cost is $20 until Aug. 8 and $22 on race day. The run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Awards, prizes, entertainment and refreshments will be available at 10 a.m. Register through active.com.
In another celebration of the Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., is showing an exhibit of historic photos, books, articles, memorabilia and more chronicling the Menomonee Valley. Eddee Daniel will give a talk/book signing at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for his new book, Urban Wilderness.
12. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 4
• Three new ramps are now open — northbound I-94/43 to westbound I-94, which now exits and merges from the right, whereas the old ramp was to the left; the connector ramp from Northbound I-43/94 to eastbound on I-794; and the on-ramp to westbound I-94 at Lovell and Clybourn, accessed from 6th and Clybourn.
• The Tory Hill, Clybourn, Michigan closure, restrictions and detours will remain in place until Aug. 15.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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