1. Office of the President moving to Zilber Hall

The Office of the President will begin its move to Zilber Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Staff will monitor phone and e-mail messages during the move, resuming operations Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Zilber 441.

Current locations (and contact information) for employees and offices are listed in the online directory, which is updated with each Zilber move. The printed campus directory will be published at the beginning of second semester, when all the moves have been completed.

The Office of the President is the final department relocating to Zilber Hall.

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2. Printed paychecks to be discontinued Jan. 1

The university will discontinue providing printed paychecks and deposit statements to Marquette employees beginning Jan. 1, to help increase security and decrease costs.

It costs money and resources for Marquette University to print, sort and distribute checks and deposit statements. Electronic payments are also a more secure way of distributing payroll information because there are fewer people and fewer steps involved with providing that information.

Employees will still be able to view their pay statements through MyJob, as well as have access to more information and receive their statement sooner than through the paychecks and statements in their mailbox.

For more information contact Julie Laubenstein, payroll manager, at 8-7264.

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3. Women’s basketball offering $1 admission for centennial celebration

The women's basketball team will recognize athletes from all of Marquette’s first women’s varsity teams — golf, basketball, volleyball and tennis — for the Centennial Celebration of Women at their BIG EAST home opener Saturday, Jan. 2, against Pittsburgh. Game time is 7 p.m.

Parking, general admission, hot dogs and sodas will each cost $1. The team will wear special throwback jerseys to celebrate the first year of women’s basketball at Marquette. The alumnae athletes will be honored at half-time.

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4. Rec Center and Rec Plex offering free trial membership

The Employee Wellness program and the Department of Recreational Sports will offer employees a one-week free trial membership at the Rec Center and Rec Plex from Monday, Jan. 11, to Monday, Jan. 18. Employees can just bring their MUID and sign in at either facility. For more information, contact John Sweeney, director of recreational sports, at 8-6976. Check hours of operation online.

The wellness and recreational sports programs are also offering additional “Be Fit This Winter” programming, including:

• A “How to Stay Fit in the Winter” seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

• A Five-Week Be Fit Winter Challenge that offers prize drawings to employees who get 30 minutes of exercise five days per week.

Register for the two programs by contacting Mandi Weis, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 by Monday, Jan. 11.

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5. Bandwith for employees to double

IT Services will double the amount of bandwidth that faculty, staff and administrators use to access the Internet beginning Friday, Jan. 8. This will result in faster Web page loading and quicker downloading of files.

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6. D2L unavailable Jan. 4

D2L, the university’s course management system, will be unavailable due to maintenance from noon to 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4.

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7. Rec Plex offering swimming lessons for adults and children

Registration for the Rec Plex’s "Learn to Swim" program, sponsored by the American Red Cross, begins Monday, Jan. 4. The program includes a Tiny Tots/Wee Folks program and newly added adult lessons.

Cost is $35 for members and $41 for non-members.

Register at the Rec Plex. For more information contact John Kratzer, general manager, at 8-7778.

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8. Lunda Room offering complimentary cheesecake, cocoa

The Lunda Room, AMU, is offering a complimentary slice of egg nog cheesecake or peppermint cocoa with any purchase through Thursday, Dec. 31.

The Lunda Room is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 8-3073 for reservations.

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