1. Rev. James Heft to present dialogue on Catholic identity seminar

Rev. James Heft, president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, will present “Six Challenges Facing Catholic Universities: A Dialogue about Catholic Identity,” Friday, Jan. 14, in the AMU Ballrooms. The faculty seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes lunch.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty, at 8-3693. Register by Friday, Jan. 7.

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2. Business Plan Competition entries due Jan. 10

Applications for the Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2011 Business Plan Competition are due Monday, Jan. 10. The application requires completing an entry form and answering three questions. At least one member of a team must be a Marquette student, faculty or staff member or an alumnus/a.
The fully developed plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will select semi-finalists to participate in oral presentations. The winners, who will be announced at the Marquette Business Plan Competition Banquet April 13, will receive services, such as legal, accounting and public relations assistance. Winners also will be invited to participate in the Governor’s Business Plan Competition.

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3. Win prizes by participating in fitness challenge

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a five-week Be Fit Challenge that offers prizes to employees who get (or work up to) 30 minutes of exercise five days per week or increase the number of steps they walk (or average 10,000 steps per week). The program, which also focuses on reducing continual time spent sitting, will run Jan. 10 to Feb. 13. Register by contacting Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 by Friday, Jan. 7. A registration form and more details can be found online.

During the challenge, the Department of Recreational Sports will offer a one-week free trial membership at the Rec Center and Rec Plex from Monday, Jan. 10, to Sunday, Jan. 16. Employees just need to bring their MUID and sign in at either facility. For more information, contact John Sweeney, director of recreational sports, at 8-6976.

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4. Campus library system unavailable Jan. 12

MARQCAT, the campus library system, will be unavailable due to maintenance Wednesday, Jan. 12. The system outage will affect law and Raynor Memorial libraries.

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5. Training sessions offered for Sharepoint upgrade

In preparation for a Sharepoint upgrade this month, IT Services is holding several training sessions for site users and site owners prior to the upgrade. The upgrade to SharePoint 2010 has many improvements, including broader browser support, the ribbon interface and My Sites.

Training sessions are scheduled for site users:
• Tuesday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• Monday, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Training sessions are scheduled for site owners:
• Wednesday, Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All sessions are held in Cudahy 208. Registration is required.

SharePoint will be unavailable from noon Friday, Jan. 14, until 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, for the upgrade.

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6. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective full- and part-time students Saturday, Jan. 15, in Eckstein 144, the Appellate Courtroom. The session will include admissions and financial aid information and a panel of current students.

Tours of the Law School will begin at 9 a.m. and the seminar begins at 10 a.m. Register online.

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7. Marquette in the News delivers university media coverage to your inbox

The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University. OMC distributes via e-mail a collection of the top news stories about Marquette and members of the university community every Thursday afternoon. Marquette community members who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail Marquette in the News.
To stay informed of all Marquette mentions in the news, or to track a specific facet of the university, sign up for news alerts through a search engine like Google or Yahoo. These services provide news alerts based on customized keyword searches. Go online and enter “Marquette University” or whichever university unit you would like to track.

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