- College of Nursing to honor Dr. Miller
- Join Texas barbecue for Buzz Williams
- Marquette Preview starts this week
- Degree Navigator phased out
- E-mail scam targeting Marquette e-mail accounts
- Updated contact information needed for university records
- University Ministry changing name to Campus Ministry
- Spirit Shop holding summer sale
- Marquette women’s volleyball team holding walk at Triplesfest
- Athletics recognized with NACMA award
- Notification of FERPA rights
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of June 16
1. College of Nursing to honor Dr. Miller
The College of Nursing will host a celebration on Tuesday, July 1, to honor the 38-year tenure of Dr. Judith Fitzgerald Miller, interim dean of the college. Miller announced last week that she is resigning, effective June 30, to accept the deanship of the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri.
The reception in Miller's honor will begin at 4 p.m. July 1 in the ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, with a brief program at 4:30 p.m. RSVP to Amy Neitzel or call 8-4632 by Tuesday, June 17.
Miller, professor and associate dean for graduate programs and research in the College of Nursing, joined the Marquette nursing faculty in 1971. The author of more than 40 books and articles, she focused her research on psychosocial responses to chronic illness and is currently part of an interdisciplinary team at the Medical College of Wisconsin looking at the "chemobrain" phenomenon in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. She authored Coping with Chronic Illness: Overcoming Powerlessness, which is now in its third edition. She has received millions of dollars in program and research funding, including the current six-year federal funding for the Ph.D. program in nursing and a national study on graduate programs in nursing for non-nurses.
In announcing her resignation, Miller told nursing faculty and staff, "Together we made monumental changes here, set the pace for nursing education at the graduate and undergraduate levels, launched a myriad of new programs, brought in program and research dollars, maintained high standards and achieved quality outcomes."
Interim Provost Dave Shrock said, "I greatly value Judy as a friend and colleague and am highly appreciative of her efforts to make ours a better nursing college. She will be sorely missed, but I wish her great success at Missouri. They are fortunate to have attracted her."
Marquette last month announced the appointment of Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, chair of adult health nursing and program director of the nurse anesthesia program at Rush University's College of Nursing, as dean of the Marquette University College of Nursing, effective July 1.
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2. Join Texas barbecue for Buzz Williams
Marquette is hosting a Texas-style barbecue for Brent “Buzz” Williams, men’s head basketball coach, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Central Mall behind Raynor Library.
In addition to food provided by Famous Dave’s, the event will include former and current players, new staff, line dancing, bull riding and activities for kids. Cost is $10 per person. Children age two and under are free.
RSVP by Wednesday, June 18, to University Special Events at 8-7431.
3. Marquette Preview starts this week
Help welcome the newest members of the Marquette community during Marquette University Preview 2008, which begins this week. More than 1,250 students and 1,500 parents are participating in sessions today, June 16, and June 19, 20, 22, 23, 26 and 27.
During these programs, new Marquette students and their parents meet
with academic advisers to learn about campus resources. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at 8-1412.
4. Degree Navigator phased out
As part of the current upgrade of the CheckMarq student system, the Peoplesoft version of Degree Audit, called “Academic Advisement,” will replace the current Degree Navigator. Academic Advisement will offer students and advisers an integrated approach to courses, registration and degree requirements and will be available in October 2008 prior to advising for spring 2009 registration.
Degree Navigator will no longer be available to students and staff after June 30, 2008. Students should direct any degree progress questions to their adviser or college office. More information will follow regarding online tutorials for students.
5. E-mail scam targeting Marquette e-mail accounts
IT Services has been notified that many Marquette students have received an e-mail alleging to be from IT Services asking for user name, password and other personal information. This e-mail is not from IT Services. It is a phishing scam that should be deleted without a response.
The e-mail reads, in part, “Dear Mu.edu Email Account Owner, this message is from Mu.edu messaging center to all mu.edu email account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all Mu.edu email account to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.”
IT Services will never ask for personal information via e-mail or ask for a user password.
Contact the Help Desk at 8-7799 if you already replied to the e-mail.
6. Updated contact information needed for university records
All students are strongly encouraged to update their personal contact information via CheckMarq by Sunday, June 15. Each student should have an updated address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) on the system. This information is used by university staff to contact students during emergencies and to conduct vital university business.
To update contact information, go to the Student Self-Service tab in CheckMarq and click the update links under the “My Personal Information” section.
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9. 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.