1. Office of Undergraduate Admissions closed today

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is closed today, Nov. 23, for its move into Zilber Hall. It will reopen tomorrow, Nov. 24, in Zilber 136. The Office of the Senior Vice President is also moving to Zilber today and expects to remain operational during its move. That office will be located in Zilber 435.

The Office of the Registrar is closed and will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Staff are unavailable during the move; however, many of the student services formerly accessed within the Office of the Registrar are now provided at Marquette Central.

The Office of Mission and Identity will be the next department to move, beginning Dec. 2. The risk unit, comprising the Office of Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety and Internal Audit, will begin its move the next day, Dec. 3.

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.

Watch News Briefs for more information as the moves take place.

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2. H1N1 vaccine available today; new priority groups added

Marquette Student Health Service will hold another H1N1 vaccine clinic in the AMU ballrooms today, Nov. 23, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please review the following important information about this clinic as a new priority groups have been added.
In keeping with Wisconsin Division of Public Health guidelines, only students and employees who fall into the priority groups will be eligible to receive the vaccine at this clinic, including:

•  Anyone, including healthy individuals, aged 18 to 24.

•  People aged 25 to 64 with chronic medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-like complications.

•  Pregnant women.

•  People who live with or care for infants aged less than 6 months (parents, siblings, daycare providers or others working in child care settings).

•  Health care and emergency personnel who have direct contact with patients or infectious material. This would include students required to work in health care clinical settings as part of their academic programs. Most of these students were offered vaccinations earlier this fall.
Students and employees attending the H1N1 vaccine clinic today must be prepared to present their MUID and indicate in which priority group they fall.

The H1N1 vaccine is offered at no cost. Individuals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last. Wait times may be long.
SHS is in continued contact with state and local health authorities and will update the campus community as more vaccine is received or as guidelines for allocation are changed.

Members of the Marquette community who do not fit these current priority groups are encouraged to check with their local health departments or personal health care providers for vaccine availability.

Seasonal flu vaccine is still available by calling SHS at 8-7184 for an appointment. Cost is $25.
As a reminder, anyone with flu-like symptoms should stay home from class, work or campus activities until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours.
For more information visit the SHS Web site.

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3. Proposals requested for best teaching practices related to mission

Proposals for “Exploring the Vocation of the Teacher/Scholar at Marquette” are due Tuesday, Dec. 1. The seminar itself is Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Faculty and graduate students are invited to propose an interactive workshop, short paper, roundtable, or disciplinary/interdisciplinary panel related to Marquette’s mission. Themes may include justice, faith and culture, topics in the Pathways to a Life that Counts handbook, interreligious dialogue and others.

Faculty should consider their best practices in teaching and research in their discipline or in interdisciplinary settings, such as:
• Ignatian pedagogical practices
• use of reflection in the classroom
• use of technology for reflection
• successful examples of service learning
• contemplative practices
• community-based research
• research recently completed or in progress
• active learning modules

All proposals should reflect current or recent work, recent findings or new perspectives.

Each presenter will receive $200 in salary dollars for their accepted presentation. A committee of faculty peers will serve as a selection committee.

This all-day event is open to all faculty and graduate students and is designed to enhance the faculty community of research and teaching at Marquette.

For more information contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for faculty.

The program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Mission and Identity, the Service Learning Program, and Manresa for Faculty.

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4. Employees receiving paychecks need to arrange direct deposit by Nov. 30

Employees who do not have direct deposit arranged with the Office of the Comptroller need to do so by Nov. 30. The university will discontinue providing printed paychecks and deposit statements to Marquette employees beginning Jan. 1, 2010, 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.

Employees who currently receive a printed paycheck or statement and would like to discontinue it sooner than Jan. 1 may do so by following the directions posted on the Office of the Comptroller’s Web site.

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

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5. Some hours of operation change for Thanksgiving break

Departments and services with special hours of operation during Thanksgiving break include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Nov. 24 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Nov. 25 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 26-28 — closed
Nov. 29 — 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

IT Services Help Desk
Nov. 25 — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 26-29 — closed
Nov. 30 — normal hours resume at 7:30 a.m.

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Nov. 24 — 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., 24-hour access ends
Nov. 25 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 26 & 27 — closed
Nov. 28 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 29 — 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Nov. 24 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Nov. 25 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 26-29 — closed

Rec Plex
Nov. 25 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 26 — closed
Nov. 27 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 29 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Nov. 24 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 25 — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 26-29 — closed

Union Sports Annex Restaurant
Nov. 24 & 25 — 4 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 26 & 27 — closed
Nov. 28 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 29 — 11 a.m. to midnight

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6. Feedback needed for Marquette Central Web site

A Web site for Marquette Central, the new student services area in Zilber Hall, is in the beta stage. Marquette Central offers the services of the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar in one centralized location.

Students and employees are encouraged to access the site at http://demo.mu.edu/mucentral/ and offer suggestions. A response form is located at the bottom of each page.

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7. Faber Center hosting Advent retreat and Scripture study

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host a Half-Day Advent Retreat on Friday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church of the Gesu Parish Hall. The facilitator is Rev. Holly Whitcomb, ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and author of Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 7, at 8-4545.

Michael Hogan, director of the Faber Center, will lead an ecumenical advent Scripture study and faith-sharing group at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111, on Tuesday mornings, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  All faiths are welcome. No registration is required. Call 8-4545 for more information.

The Faber Center is also offering weekly reflections online, “Faber Takes Three!” focusing on justice and its intersection with spirituality. The reflections are offered by individuals throughout the university who come from different faith traditions and beliefs. This week’s reflection is provided by Rev. Joseph Mueller, S.J., associate dean for academic affairs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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8. Silent retreat to help escape life’s distractions

Marquette community members are invited to the Marquette Silent Directed Retreat, Jan. 10-15, 2010, at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc, Wis., to deepen their relationship with God by escaping life's noise and distractions. This five-day silent retreat is sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality.  

Cost is $200 for employees.  

Register online. Space is limited.

Contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-0522 for more information.

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9. Free blood pressure screenings available

The Employee Wellness Program is holding a free blood pressure screening for university employees Monday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon in AMU 252. No appointment is needed. Blood pressures are taken by students in the health professions under the guidance of a faculty member.

The next free blood pressure screening will be Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, in AMU 252.

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10. Holiday Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 4

Marquette community members who have selected a gift tag for the Holiday Giving Tree need to turn in their gifts (with the tag) by Friday, Dec. 4. Drop-off locations include the Rec Center, Rec Plex, AMU Information Desk and Lalumiere 340.

Gifts benefit Jewish Family Services; Bethesda Outreach Program; Caritas for Children; Hands of Faith Ministry; Milwaukee Christian Center and La Casa de Esperanza.

Contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant for the Department of Social & Cultural Sciences, at 8-5500 for more information.

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11. Raynor Memorial Libraries post November issue of Ex Libris

Raynor Memorial Libraries have posted the November issue of Ex Libris, including a variety of reading choices by library staff. Recommendations include both fiction and non-fiction, as well as recent books by faculty and alumni.

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12. Meet with alumni when traveling abroad

The Marquette Alumni Association is looking for assistance in reaching out to the 1,400 alumni who live outside the United States.

Alumni Relations asks faculty and staff interested in meeting alumni during their travels to contact Alumni Relations about their plans. No matter what country faculty and staff are traveling to, Alumni Relations is willing to help connect with alumni there.

According to survey results from an article in the fall 2008 issue of Marquette Magazine, alumni would love to meet with faculty and university staff members who are traveling to their countries.

Contact Martha Moore, senior alumni relations officer, at 8-0398 for more information.

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13. Celebrating women at Marquette — intercollegiate athletics

A 1918 edition of the Marquette Tribune said it best: What about female athletics? In the years following World War I, physical education for women was increasingly recognized as a healthy and beneficial endeavor. Frances Baker energized the campus when she arrived in 1924 as Marquette’s first women’s athletic director.

Want to know more? Go to the Centennial Celebration of Women Web site. A new note will be featured each week.

In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. To help honor the centennial, a year-long series of historical notes highlighting turning-point moments and figures in Marquette’s collaborative past is running in News Briefs.

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