1. Message from Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J.

Dear Future Marquette Colleagues:

In the five months since being named Marquette’s next president, I have visited campus several times and begun a process I value tremendously: meeting as many of you as possible and learning your roles in what makes Marquette such an outstanding university.

It has been a pleasure to spend time with Father Wild and see what makes this institution so close to his heart. It is obvious that the momentum developed during his time is deeply rooted in Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission. That’s a legacy of leadership I am proud to inherit. I know that you will relish the opportunities ahead to celebrate his accomplishments and share with him the praise he deserves.

Almost a dozen small group discussions, organized by Law School Dean Joseph D. Kearney at Father Wild’s request, have also introduced me to Marquette’s practices, people and ideas. From discussions of global engagement, health professions, the arts, athletics, student life, doctoral programs and many other topics, I am coming to know a vibrant and deeply engaged university community. I observe a deep commitment to the undergraduate experience, to advancing research, and to graduate and professional education in ways that are complementary and mission-focused. Clearly, the sophistication, breadth and vitality of your work here are impressive.

With the recent naming of Father Kevin Quinn, S.J., as the next president of The University of Scranton, I am also experiencing a presidential transition from the other side. I will have more visits to Marquette throughout this semester and expect more debriefings, gratifying time forming ties with the Jesuit community and seeing as many of you as possible.

When you see me around campus, please introduce yourself. I am eager to meet you and to begin hearing your dreams and aspirations for this great Catholic and Jesuit university.
Sincerely yours,

Father Scott Pilarz S.J.

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2. Haggerty Museum hosting cultural identity panel discussion

The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a cultural identity panel discussion with SNAPmilwaukee writers/artists in conjunction with The Truth Is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity exhibition Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom.

Panelists will be Kate Brandt, performance artist; Amelinda Burich, musician; John Riepenhoff, visual artist; Sarah Buccheri, film and video artist; and Lisa Danker, film and video artist.

SNAPmilwaukee.com archives critical discourse in and around the arts through in-depth study, commentary, historical analysis, synthesis and discussion of what’s going on.

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3. Flu vaccinations still available

Influenza vaccinations (injectable) are still available from Student Health Service to students, faculty and staff. This year’s vaccination is combined to cover both the seasonal and H1N1 influenzas. Employee spouses and dependents are also eligible for vaccinations. Cost is $25 per person. Employees and dependents participating in the Marquette health plan can submit their payment receipt for reimbursement from their flexible spending account, if they participate in the health FSA. Call 8-7184 to schedule an appointment.

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center also still has the combined influenza vaccine, both injectable (for ages 6 months and older) and nasal mist (for ages 2 to 49 years) available for $40. Both are covered by MU insurance with no co-pay — insurance is billed directly. Call 414-933-9100 for an appointment. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and some Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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4. W-2 forms for 2010 are now available

Annual W-2 tax forms for employees are now available online via MyJob. Select “MU Employee Self Service,” “Personal Actions,” “Employee W-2” and “start.”

Printing the W-2 from this web page is an acceptable copy for attaching to annual tax returns. Use the printer icon below the words "Select Organization/Year," not the printer icon on your browser, to print the form.

Some users may need to adjust their Acrobat settings to access the W-2 forms. Instructions for doing this are on the MyJob log-in page or call the Help Desk (8-7799) for assistance.

Traditional paper forms will also be mailed to permanent (home) addresses. The post office asks users to allow up to 10 days to receive W-2 forms in the mail.

See the Office of the Comptroller website for more information.

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5. Accounting alumnus honored for high CPA Exam score

Andrew Rebstock, a 2009 graduate of the Graduate School of Management, 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 15 candidates earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.
This is the second consecutive year a Marquette graduate has earned the prestigious award. Last year the honor went to Jennifer Luchs, a 2008 graduate of the College of Business Administration.
Rebstock completed his master’s of science degree in accounting with a 4.0 grade point average, earning him the Graduate School of Management’s highest honor, the T. R. Martin Award. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of Business Administration in 2008. Rebstock now works for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Milwaukee.

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6. Senior speaker nominations due Feb. 7

MUSG is accepting nominations for senior speaker for eligible seniors interested in speaking at graduation. Nominations are due Monday, Feb. 7. Contact MUSG for more information or to nominate a senior speaker.

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7. Books wanted and available at Sunday’s book swap

Marquette will host a book swap for readers of all ages from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in the AMU second floor lobby.

Participants are encouraged to bring gently used books of all kinds and will be allowed to take home half as many books as they provide, up to a maximum of five books. Marquette students will be on hand to help with young children to allow families to participate. The students will also help arrange books by theme and reading level to help participants find books.

The book swap is coordinated by Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English. In the spirit of Jesuit hospitality, FAME seeks to support a community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni/ae and friends through public readings, speakers, social occasions and community service.

For more information about the book swap or FAME, contact the Department of English at 8-7179.

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8. Cultural competence of healthcare professionals to be discussed

The College of Nursing will hold a program Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Clark Hall terrace. Dr. Aruna Lal, creating nursing workforce diversity retention specialist in the college, will present “Cultural Competence of Healthcare Professionals and Optimal Health Outcomes.”

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9. Class offered on healthy weight management

The Employee Wellness Program and Grow with Marquette are offering “Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight” Monday, Jan. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Raynor Library Beaumier Suite A. The class will focus on healthy and effective weight management, diet, activity and overall wellness. To register, contact Grow with Marquette at 8-7305. Space is limited.

For each wellness Grow with Marquette class, participants can earn credit toward a Wellness Reward package and entry in a grand prize drawing. Go online for more information or contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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10. The Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale beginning rehearsals

Employees interested in joining the Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale are invited to participate in rehearsals on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100. No auditions are required. The chorale sings a variety of music, from Renaissance madrigals and sacred songs to more modern choral works and folk songs.

Along with participation in Mission Week, the chorale will also perform a spring concert in early May.

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11. College of Professional Studies holding information session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate information session for prospective adult students Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy 414. Information to be presented will include accelerated eight-week session bachelor’s degree programs, Saturday, weeknight and online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities. Register online or by calling 8-3153.

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12. Mission Week and the presidential transition featured in Marquette Matters

The February 2011 issue of Marquette Matters, the printed monthly employee newsletter, will arrive in employee mailboxes within the next few days. This issue features articles about Mission Week, the presidential transition, an overview of university finances, the reintroduction of the Metcalfe Chair and an effort by foreign language students to translate two German laws.

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13. Dining Services offering meal plans to employees

Dining Services is offering the “Loyalty 50 Dining Plan” for employees who dine on campus. Participants can dine at more than 15 locations with this 50-meal plan, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal exchanges are available in Marquette Place, The Natural Market, Brew Cafés, Cobeen Hall, McCormick Hall, Straz Tower, Mashuda Hall and Café Italiano in Schroeder Hall.

The cost for 50 meals is $310.

For more information or to purchase a dining plan, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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14. Blood drive hosted by student nurses

The Marquette University Student Nurses’ Association is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Blood Center of Wisconsin on Friday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 157. Appointments can be scheduled online. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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15. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Jan. 28.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Cardio Step at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex and at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

Registration for group fitness classes offered through the Department of Recreational Sports is still open. Classes will run for 10 weeks, with no classes held the week of spring break. All classes are first-come, first-served. For more information contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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