1. College of Nursing to honor 13 area nurses

Six Marquette University alumnae have been selected as recipients of the College of Nursing’s first-ever Cameos of Caring awards. In a celebration of nursing excellence, Marquette alumnae to be honored are:

Carole Farrell, Arts '73 — Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Marilee Fuss, Grief Counseling Certificate '99 — Community Memorial Hospital
Kaylen Moore, Nurs ‘03 — Froedtert Hospital
Katie Muhle, Nurs '91 — Columbia St. Mary's
Amanda Potter, Arts '00 and Grad '04 — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Joseph
Pamela Yust, MSN '92 — Aurora Healthcare

Area hospitals, hospital systems and long-term care facilities were invited to partner with the university to recognize outstanding nurses and their contributions to health care. Nurses were nominated by their facilities. Selections were for nurses who work directly with patients at the bedside in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities or ambulatory settings.

Additional 2008 award recipients are:

Elaina Janikian — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints
Tanya Pakulski — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - The Wisconsin Heart Hospital
Karlyn Saffran — Extendicare Health Services
Deb Schramm — ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial
Arvilla Shoults — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Elmbrook Memorial
Ruth Ann Stark — ProHealth Care - Waukesha Memorial
Sue Williams — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis

The awards will be presented during a black tie event Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at Marquette. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Cameos of Caring Scholarship Fund, which offers scholarships to support educational advancement of registered nurses and the college's Simulation and Technology Learning Resource Center, which supports skill development for nurses.

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2. Academic Advisement replaces Degree Navigator for registration

Registration for spring semester begins Monday, Nov. 3. Undergraduates will use Academic Advisement (which has replaced Degree Navigator) in CheckMarq to help plan their schedule and make their advising sessions more effective.

Snapshot is available now for students to plan spring courses. Spring registration appointments have been assigned and can be accessed on CheckMarq. Students may register at that time or thereafter.

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3. Spring 2009 classroom review period to begin

Spring 2009 classroom assignments will be posted in CheckMarq by Monday, Nov. 3. Faculty should access CheckMarq to review their classroom assignments during the Nov. 3-17 review period.

In a new process for spring term, faculty who need larger final exam rooms or space for review sessions can request classroom space from the Office of the Registrar during the review period.

Faculty should submit the online form to request a classroom change or an additional classroom for spring classroom review sessions.

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4. Appointments still available for health risk assessments

Appointments for on-campus health risk assessments are still available to all Marquette employees by calling 1-877-765-3213 and pressing "1." Appointments are available through Nov. 14 and are open to all employees.

Employees who complete the screening and online questionnaire by Nov. 17 qualify for the discounted health insurance premium.

Employees can also receive their HRA through their primary care provider as long as the assessment took place since July 1, 2008. The corresponding forms are available on the Department of Human Resources Web site. Employees will still need to complete the online questionnaire.

All employees are encouraged to read the benefit information packet they received at home and add and/or modify benefits through MyJob during the annual enrollment period, which runs through Nov. 17.

Additional information is available on the Department of Human Resources Web site.

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5. Business plan competition deadline is Monday

Marquette’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship is accepting submissions for its 2009 Business Plan Competition until Monday, Nov. 3. Submissions require completing an entry form and answering three questions. At least one member of a team must be a Marquette student, faculty member, staff or alumnus/a.

The competition provides a learning environment in which entrepreneurs develop their business ideas and receive feedback from faculty and experienced entrepreneurs, according to Tim Keane, director of the center and the Marquette Golden Angels Network. Following the deadline for entries, the submissions will be reviewed by a team of judges. The entrants accepted into the competition will be paired with an entrepreneurial mentor from the Golden Angels Network, a Marquette alumnus or another community entrepreneur to develop a more in-depth plan. Entrants will also participate in a series of workshops covering business model development, plan refinement and presentation skills.

The fully developed plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will select semi-finalists to participate in oral presentations. The winners, who will be announced at Marquette on April 15, 2009, will receive services, such as legal, accounting and public relations assistance.

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6. Nurses to describe professional experiences

Marquette’s Navy Nurse Corps Club will host a Biennial Navy Nurse Corps Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Navy ROTC nursing students from throughout the country will attend presentations by speakers who will talk about their experiences in the Navy and as nurses. Speakers will range from two to 20 years of nursing experience. The event is also open to the campus community.

The symposium will be held in Emory T. Clark Hall 111. The event is free and lunch is included, but space is limited. RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 2.

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7. Casper Lecture to address terrorist threat of North Korea

Dr. Bruce Cumings, chair of the history department at University of Chicago, will present “North Korea: Still in the axis of evil?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Cudahy 001.

As the Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., lecturer, Cumings will share his insight on the U.S. State Department’s recent decision to remove North Korea from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Cumings is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift distinguished service professor in history at the University of Chicago. His books include The Origins of the Korean War, volumes one and two; War and Television; North Korea: Another Century; and Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power.

The annual Casper Lecture was inaugurated by the Marquette Department of History in 1993 to honor Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., a long-time member of the history departments at Creighton University, Omaha, and at Marquette.

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8.  Care-giving and health care visits covered in “Grow” sessions

“Grow With Marquette” sessions next week will deal with serving as a care-giver and optimizing personal health care visits.

“How to Get the Most Out of Your Health Care Visit” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. Marquette Neighborhood Health Center nurse practitioners will discuss evaluating health care treatment, managing medications, communication techniques, when to call a health care provider and more.

“Calling all Caregivers” will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. This “brown bag lunch” session will be presented by Alice Kowalski, information and outreach coordinator at the Milwaukee County Department on Aging. She will cover how and where to get care-giving help, how to pay for assistance and how care-givers should take care of themselves.

Register with Human Resources at 8-7305. Space is limited.

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9. University Advancement offices have new locations

University Advancement has shuffled department locations. Offices that are now located in the 500 N. 19th Street building are: vice president, recruitment, alumni outreach, special programs, regional development, college advancement, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, AIS prospect analysis, and research and strategic initiatives.

Offices now in Cramer Hall are: operations, administrative services, advancement information services (gift and data), advancement communications, donor relations, and scholarship aid campaign and annual giving.

Phone numbers will remain the same for individuals and the faxes will stay the same as listed by building.

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10. Janine Geske named a Wisconsin Academy 2008 fellow

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, has been named a 2008 fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The fellows, “men and women of extraordinary lifetime accomplishment in the sciences, arts and letters,” will be formally inducted and celebrated in a ceremony Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

Geske has served Wisconsin as Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, and Milwaukee County executive. As founder of the Restorative Justice Institute at the Law School, she works in the prisons and the community with victims of crime and offenders. In her latest project, she assists with a federal Safe Streets Grant in Milwaukee. She has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of "The Best Lawyers in America" for her work in dispute resolution.

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11. Campus Ministry to offer silent retreat weekend

Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., spiritual director at Creighton University, will facilitate the Ignatian Preached Retreat from Friday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Redemptorist Retreat Center, Oconomowoc. Gillick will give a series of talks throughout the retreat. The rest of the weekend is for an individual retreat experience.

The cost of the retreat is $45 and registration is online. Space is limited. For more information, contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-0522.

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12. Campus network supports underrepresented groups

The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee will offer a Diversity Advocate Network Orientation Friday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

The Diversity Advocates Network consists of administrators, staff and faculty who are committed to supporting, mentoring and advocating for students from traditionally underrepresented groups on the Marquette campus and who promote awareness and appreciation of these students to the broader university community.

To RSVP, contact Mary Ferwerda, assistant director of the Manresa Project, at 8-5543.

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13. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale training session scheduled

The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology will host a training session on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th edition on Friday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon in Schroeder Complex 256. Dr. John Hanson, assessment consultant at Harcourt Assessment/Psych Corp, will present the training session.

Cost is $30 for those with no affiliation to the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. RSVP to Coreen Bukowski, assistant to the COEP chair, at 8-5790 by Tuesday, Nov. 11. Seating is limited.

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14. Libraries “spotlighting” presidential campaign visits to Marquette

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives have launched a new, monthly “In the Spotlight” feature that highlights select digital collections. The inaugural “In the Spotlight” collection will feature past presidential campaign visits to Marquette, from Nixon in 1956 and Kennedy in 1959, to 2004 when the presidential debate was held in the Alumni Memorial Union. Future “spotlights” will draw on all areas of the collections — manuscripts, university archives and rare books.

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15. RSVP by Nov. 7 to participate in Giving Tree

Marquette University Volunteers are looking for volunteers to purchase gifts for names on the Holiday Giving Tree. When the Giving Tree recipient names are available in early November, they will be campus-mailed to those who have requested names.

Each name ornament has the recipient’s age and a gift suggestion to make purchasing easier. The gifts should be between $20 and $25. Monetary donations and general gift donations are also welcome.

Contact Kathy Hawkins, chair of MU Volunteers, to RSVP or for more information.

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16. IT newsletter addresses phishing and technology updates

The October IT Services newsletter is now available online and includes articles about phishing, recent technology updates and guest accounts for visitors.

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