1. Child Care Center opening at new location Wednesday

The university’s Krueger Child Care Center will open at its new location at the northeast corner of 19th and Clybourn streets Wednesday, Aug. 17. The new location in the 500 North Building, previously occupied by University Advancement, has 11 classrooms on two levels, with room to grow.

Watch for more information about the new site, as well as other summer campus construction projects, in the September issue of Marquette Matters.

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2. Haggerty Museum launches online database of collection

The Haggerty Museum of Art has added an in-house digital collection database to its website to allow visitors to view more than 1,100 artworks today, making nearly a quarter of the museum’s permanent collection available to art lovers worldwide. Approximately 350 artists are represented on the Haggerty website, representing 29 different countries.

Easily searchable by the artist’s name, title of the work, nationality and type of object or medium, the website database includes works considered to be the most important objects in the collection, including special collections like the Rojtman Old Masters collection, Barbara Morgan photographs, the Fishman Neue Sachlichkeit collection of paintings and prints and the recently donated Tatalovich collection of contemporary and modern prints.

“Our permanent collection contains 4,500 objects, many of which are rarely exhibited and may have never been seen by the public,” said Wally Mason, director of the Haggerty. “We have always encouraged faculty to utilize the collection as a source in their teaching.”

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3. Fall 2011 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Access CheckMarq to find the most up-to-date fall 2011 course classroom assignments. If unable to locate where a course is meeting, e-mail Marie Hegerty, associate registrar, or Robert Whaples, office associate, Office of the Registrar. 

Once assigned, courses may only be moved for ADA instructor/student issues or if enrollment exceeds assigned room capacity. Fill out the SOC Classroom Change web form and submit it no later than Monday, Aug. 22, to have a classroom assignment changed.

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4. Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is today

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is not a holy day of obligation this year, is today, Aug. 15. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Gesu at 5:30 p.m.

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5. Address by superior general of Jesuits featured in Conversations, subject of Marquette programs

The fall 2011 edition of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education is being delivered to employee mailboxes this week, with the theme of "Re-creating Jesuit Higher Education." Its centerpiece is an address by Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, "Depth, Universality, and Learned Ministry: Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education Today." This talk has become a galvanizing point of discussion at Jesuit colleges and universities around the world, according to the Office of Mission and Ministry, which will sponsor programs on the address this year.

It's also the subject of the first in a series of academic events to be held in conjunction with the inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president. Three Marquette educators and guest presenter Rev. Michael Zampelli, S.J., will present "Depth of Thought, Depth of Imagination: Challenging Superficiality" Monday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom.

"Depth of thought and imagination in the Ignatian tradition involves a profound engagement with the real," said Father Nicolás, who stressed the importance of educating beyond a "globalized superficiality" and underscores the need for universality and connection among Jesuit ministries around the world.

Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 8-1794 for more information or to request additional copies of Conversations.

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6. Weight Watchers at Work offers campus and local meetings

The Marquette Weight Watchers At Work program now offers more flexibility through the Monthly Pass, which allows participants to attend meetings at work and locally for $39.95 monthly. eTools are included. Marquette employees also receive half off the cost for the first month. Lifetime members within two pounds of their goal are still free.

Weight Watchers meetings are Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Raynor Library.

To learn more, visit the Open House Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites B/C. To join, contact Mandi Richter, employee wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 to receive enrollment instructions for the Weight Watchers At Work Monthly Pass program.

With a letter from a physician stating weight loss is a medical necessity, Weight Watchers at Work classes are an eligible medical flexible spending account expense (food is not included). This could include weight loss needed to control diabetes, high blood pressure and other weight-related medical issues. For more information contact the Employee Benefits Corporation, Marquette's FSA administrator, at 1-800-346-2126.

Since Weight Watchers at Work meetings began at Marquette in July 2009, 35 participants have lost 5 percent of body weight, 17 have lost 10 percent and 12 have reached their goal weight and received free lifetime membership.

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7. Applications for International Friendship Program due Friday

Participants are needed for the Marquette International Friendship Program, which matches interested individuals and families with an incoming international student. Volunteers then meet with their student regularly over the course of the year to learn about each other’s culture while sharing leisure or family activities.

Applications are due to the Office of International Education, AMU 425, by Friday, Aug. 19. For more information contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator in the Office of International Education.

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8. News Briefs begins twice-weekly schedule next week

The News Briefs e-newsletter will resume its twice-a-week publication schedule beginning next week. Thursday, Aug. 25, will be the first Thursday edition of fall semester.

The submission deadlines are noon Friday for Monday editions and noon Wednesday for Thursday editions.

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9. TIAA-CREF consultants available for free financial counseling

TIAA-CREF representatives will be offering individual and confidential financial counseling sessions for faculty and staff Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday, Aug. 19, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 362. Consultants will be available to discuss personal financial goals and how to reach them by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Schedule an appointment online, or call (800) 732-8353.

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10. Discounted Six Flags tickets available

Human Resources has discounted Six Flags Great America tickets available. General admission tickets, for those age three and older, cost $34 ($56.99 at the gate for adults and $36.99 for children under 48 inches tall). Children age 2 and under are free. Season passes are also available for $66.94, including tax.

Tickets are available in Human Resources, Straz Tower 185. Checks and cash with exact change accepted. Call 8-7305 for more information.

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