1. International poster session submissions due Friday

The Office of International Education is requesting submissions for the second annual Marquette International Research Poster Session, Friday, April 9, in coordination with International Day.

OIE will award three $1,000 grants to faculty for the most promising research projects as selected by a panel of peer judges. These awards can be used by researchers for international travel, supplies or other services required in conducting the research.

The deadline to submit abstracts and to register for the poster session is Friday, March 12. For more information or to submit an abstract, e-mail Terence Miller, director of OIE.

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2. Workshop to address digital repository for faculty scholarship

Raynor Memorial Libraries will host a faculty workshop about e-Publications@Marquette, the university's online digital repository for Marquette scholarship, Thursday, March 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. The workshop will cover how to make sure your work (past, present and future) is included and the supporting services the libraries provides, including publisher permissions and deposit.

The workshop will last one hour, plus an additional half hour for questions if necessary. The workshop will be repeated in April.

For more information contact Ann Hanlon, digital projects librarian, at 8-1675.

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3. Stipends available for Faculty Learning Community

The Service Learning Program and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning are accepting applications for faculty to become members of the Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Learning Community. The community will focus on best practices in service learning and community-based research.

Full- and part-time faculty chosen to participate in this community will receive a $2,000 course development stipend for integrating service learning into a course that has not had a service learning component, or a $1,500 stipend for significantly enhancing the service learning/community-based research component of one of their existing service learning courses.  

Applications are due March 31.

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4. Haggerty Museum hosting six exhibitions

The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting six exhibitions, including Stella Johnson’s AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua; Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade; Lucinda Devlin’s The Omega Suites; Barbara Morgan’s The Montages; The Northern Masters prints; and Old Master Paintings from the Haggerty.

The exhibitions will run through Sunday, April 18.

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5. Free healthy cooking demonstrations offered

The Employee Wellness Program and Sodexo have partnered on a free Healthy Cooking Series of three demonstrations to teach how to cook tasty and healthy meals in minutes.  

Sessions will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; Thursday, April 29; and Thursday, May 6, in the AMU Lunda Room.

Contact Mandi Weis, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 by Friday, March 19, to register. More tips on healthy eating are on the Employee Wellness Program Web site.

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6. 2009 FSA expenses need to be incurred by Sunday

Employees who re-enrolled in the medical FSA for 2010 have until Sunday, March 15, to incur eligible expenses and get reimbursements from the funds they contributed in 2009. (This extension does not apply to the dependent care FSA.) EBC, Marquette’s third-party FSA administrator, will automatically verify this for employees. Any FSA funds from the 2009 calendar year not used by Sunday, March 15, 2010, are forfeited.
Employees with unused funds in their 2009 health care or dependent care flexible spending account need to submit their receipts and reimbursement forms to EBC by March 31, 2010.

Employees can also use their “Benny card” for any eligible 2010 expenses. New cards will not be issued for three years, so plan participants must retain their card even after they have exhausted their FSA dollars. Extra or replacements cards cost $10 per card.

For more information call Human Resources at 8-7305.

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7. $7 massages at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon March 22 to 31 and April 7 to 16 on the third floor of Schroeder Health Complex.

Hours are Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays noon to 9 p.m.; and Fridays noon to 7 p.m.

Cost is $7 for each 15 minutes up to one hour. Appointments can be scheduled online and by e-mail. Walk-ins are also welcome. Gift certificates are available.

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8. Easy Pass deadline is March 24

The deadline to participate in the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is Wednesday, March 24. The Easy Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program cost is $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in AMU Union Station for passes that will be good during April, May and June. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by March 24.

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9. Some hours of operation change for spring break

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

Alumni Memorial Union
March 12 to 13 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
March 14 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 15 to 20 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
March 21 — 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

IT Services Help Desk
March 13 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 14 — closed
March 15 to 19 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 20 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 21 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
March 12 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. (24-hour access ends)
March 13 to 14 — closed
March 15 to 19 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 20 — closed
March 21 — 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Rec Center
March 12 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 13 to 21 — closed

Rec Plex
March 12 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 13 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 14 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 15 to 18 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
March 19 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 20 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 21 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
March 12 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 13 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 14 — noon to 4 p.m.
March 15 to 19 — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 20 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 21 — noon to 4 p.m.

Union Sports Annex Restaurant
March 12 — 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
March 13 — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
March 14 — closed
March 15 to 16 — 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 17 to 19 — closed (subject to change for basketball game watching)
March 20 — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
March 21 — 11 a.m. to midnight

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10. Take shelter during severe weather

Members of the Marquette community are reminded to take shelter immediately when the local emergency sirens sound for severe weather. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the area and everyone should take immediate shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground location.

A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. Continue normal activities but monitor the situation.

For more information, see the Emergency Procedures Guide.

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