— June 2, 2008 —


  1. Marquette hosting annual Jesuit Advancement Association Conference
  2. 2009-2010 holiday schedules approved
  3. Parking permit applications for 2008-2009 academic year due
  4. Qdoba coming to campus area
  5. Submissions for Compendium newsletter due June 13
  6. Easy Pass deadline is June 13
  7. Marquette women’s volleyball team holding walk at Triplesfest
  8. RSVP for Gospel of Luke study by Wednesday
  9. Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study


1. Marquette hosting annual Jesuit Advancement Association Conference

Marquette will host the annual Jesuit Advancement Association Conference Sunday, June 8, through Tuesday, June 10. The conference brings together more than 300 colleagues from 28 Jesuit institutions to support the professional development of Jesuit advancement officers and ensure that their efforts stay fresh, innovative and successful. For more information, contact Marquette University Special Events at 8-7431.

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2. 2009-2010 holiday schedules approved

The paid holiday calendars for 2009 and 2010 have been approved by the University Leadership Council:

New Year’s Holiday — Thursday, Jan. 1, and Friday, Jan. 2, 2009
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday — Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
Good Friday — Friday, April 10, 2009
Memorial Day — Monday, May 25, 2009
Independence Day — Friday, July 3, 2009
Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 7, 2009
Thanksgiving Holiday — Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, 2009
Christmas Holiday — Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, 2009

New Year’s Holiday — Friday, Jan. 1, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday — Monday, Jan. 18, 2010
Good Friday — Friday, April 2, 2010
Memorial Day — Monday, May 31, 2010
Independence Day — Monday, July 5, 2010
Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 6, 2010
Thanksgiving Holiday — Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, 2010
Christmas Holiday — Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, 2010
New Year’s Holiday — Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 (and Monday, Jan. 3, 2011)

3. Parking permit applications for 2008-2009 academic year due

Marquette employees must complete and return a parking application to receive a permit to park in a university lot or structure during the 2008-2009 academic year. The application was sent to employees in April. After applications have been processed, permits will be mailed to employees’ campus addresses by mid-August. For more information, contact Jay Sobota, manager of parking services, at 8-6911.

4. Qdoba coming to campus area

Qdoba Mexican Grill will open on the Marquette campus this summer. Qdoba, a nationally franchised restaurant specializing in fast, fresh Mexican cuisine, will be located at the northwest corner of 16th and Wells, in space recently vacated by George Webb’s.

Mike Whittow, vice president for Hilltop Enterprises, Inc., said George Webb decided to leave the area after five years. “George Webb was a welcome partner in the mix of food operations made available in Campus Town,” he said. “With their departure, we are delighted to have secured so quickly a tenant of the caliber of Qdoba.”

Qdoba offers its signature burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, nachos and more. Qdoba expects to open by the end of August.

5. Submissions for Compendium due June 13

All submissions for the next issue of Compendium, the semiannual newsletter of faculty and staff accomplishments, are due Friday, June 13. The next issue will be distributed this summer and will cover accomplishments from fall 2007 through early summer 2008.

Faculty and staff with 2008 professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource.

Recent accomplishments should be submitted online.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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6. Easy Pass deadline is June 13

With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program costs $192 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, June 13, in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during July, August and September. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by June 13.

7. Marquette women’s volleyball team holding walk at Triplesfest

The Marquette women's volleyball team will hold “Walk for Women’s Volleyball” at its annual volleyball Triplesfest tournament Saturday, June 21, at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee. Pre-walk activities begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. The run/walk is open to everyone, not just tournament players.

Triplesfest is an annual three-versus-three grass volleyball tournament. Proceeds from the walk and the tournament benefit the 2008 Volleyball Locker Room Renovation Campaign and the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program.

Participants may register at the event or send in a registration form, available online. Cost is $25 per person. Strollers, wheelchairs, rollerblades and pets are welcome. For more information, contact Raftyn Rignell, assistant coach, at 8-6094.

8. RSVP for Gospel of Luke study by Wednesday

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host “A Journey through the Gospel of Luke” every Wednesday, from June 18 to July 23, from noon to 1 p.m. The Scripture study will be led by Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., and Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, associate director of the Faber Center.

Sessions will be held at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Beverages will be provided.

RSVP by Wednesday, June 4, at 8-4545.

The Faber Center also offers Centering Prayer for quiet prayer and reflection every Monday from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m., and Interfaith Contemplative sitting reflection every Tuesday, from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. at the Faber Center.

9. Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study

Healthy individuals 18 to 40 years of age are needed for a research study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, and Dr. Xue-Cheng Liu of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Individuals interested in participating in the study, "Conservative vs. Surgical Clubfoot Treatment,” will receive $25 and must meet participation criteria:

• Have no orthopaedic or neuromuscular impairment that affects the way their muscles work.
• Be able to attend a four-hour visit to the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
• Are not pregnant.

Most testing will take place during weekday business hours, but some evening and weekend times are available.

Contact the Motion Analysis Lab by Monday, June 23, for more information.

The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.

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