1. Free copies of Pathways to a Life that Counts, second edition, available

The second edition of Pathways to a Life that Counts will be available in early August. Faculty, administrators and staff interested in receiving a free copy of the book should contact Susan Kuehl, program coordinator in the Office of the Provost, at 8-4809.

The book is distributed free to all incoming freshmen at orientation and is intended to be used throughout their tenure at Marquette. Faculty members are encouraged to use the readings, reflections and mathematical reasoning assignments included in the book. An e-book version will also be available and use is not limited to freshmen-level courses.

This year’s edition will feature readings by female authors, to coincide with the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette. As in the first edition, there will be four mission themes and corresponding readings:

• Peace and Justice. Sister Helen Prejean — “Dead Man Walking: the Journey Continues”
• Solidarity with Others. Dorothy Day — first chapter, “Why?” from her book From Union Square to Rome
• Stewardship of the Human and Natural Environments. Wangari Maathai — transcript of her address to the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
• Governance and Inclusion. Shirin Ebadi — the “Nobel Lecture,” Radio Free Europe interview and “The Pillars of Peace”

The book is published with grant funds provided by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education. The principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Christine Krueger, associate professor of English.

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2. Undergraduates to present biological sciences research

The Department of Biological Sciences annual poster session for summer undergraduate research will be Thursday, July 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby and hallways of Wehr Life Sciences. Marquette students participating in the National Science Foundation site program, as well as undergraduate researchers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Lakeland College, will present their work. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

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3. College of Business alumna honored for high CPA exam score

Jennifer Luchs, Bus Ad ’08, has been honored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants with its Elijah Watt Sells Award, given annually to the top performers on the CPA Exam. The awards are presented to the 10 candidates earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination. More than 85,000 individuals sat for the exam in 2008.

“Jenny was an outstanding student,” said Dr. Mike Akers, chair and professor of accounting. “She’s personable and incredibly hard-working.”

Luchs graduated summa cum laude with majors in accounting and international business. She is now employed by Deloitte Tax LLP in Milwaukee.

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4. Office of Residence Life is moving back to Carpenter Tower

With the completion of the first half of the Carpenter Tower sprinkler project, the Office of Residence life is returning to the second floor of Carpenter Tower.

The office is closed today and will reopen tomorrow, July 28, at noon. Staff phone numbers will remain the same and mail will be forwarded accordingly.

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5. College of Professional Studies holding information session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate information session for prospective adult students Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy 414. Information will include accelerated undergraduate degree programs designed for busy adults; Saturday, weeknight and online course offerings; the application process; and financial aid.

Register online. For more information, call the College of Professional Studies at 8-3153.

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6. Hatha Yoga offered through the Employee Wellness Program

The Employee Wellness Program will offer Hatha Yoga classes on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 5 in Cramer Hall 050. The classes will be taught by a physical therapist, focusing on integrating the mind, body and spirit by incorporating breath work with gentle movements and postures. Faculty and staff may try one class for free and pay $10 per class to continue the program. Beginners are welcome and yoga mats are provided.

To register or for more information, contact the instructor, Ginny Jurken, at (262) 786-6102.

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7. Employee discount available on men's basketball season tickets

Marquette faculty and staff can purchase 2009-10 men's basketball season tickets at 1/3 off the regular price. With the discount, full season tickets start at $66 and include all 19 home games this season.

Full-time faculty and staff receive the 1/3-discount off up to two full-season tickets while part-time employees can claim the discount on one.

For more information on seating and pricing availability call 8-4668.

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8. Interesting employee hobbies and activities wanted for story ideas

Story ideas about faculty, staff and administrators with interesting hobbies and activities in which they participate outside of Marquette are requested for Marquette Matters “On the Side” segments. Marquette Matters is the four-page, full-color monthly newsletter for Marquette employees, which will resume publication at the beginning of the academic year with the September issue.

Employees who would like to recommend a coworker or themselves as an “On the Side” story idea should e-mail their suggestions with plenty of details for consideration.

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9. Libraries post summer reading recommendations

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Ex Libris July issue is now online and contains a wide range of summer reading recommendations from library staff — fiction, nonfiction, poetry and literary prizewinners.

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