1. Lamb will serve as special assistant to the president

Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., has named Chuck Lamb, vice president of finance, as special assistant to the president, coordinating all administrative decision-making.
“With the retirement of Greg Kliebhan as senior vice president, this appointment will bridge any administrative gap during the presidential transition,” Father Wild said. He said Lamb will continue in his finance role. “Chuck’s knowledge of Marquette, calm demeanor and ability to work with colleagues across the university have been tremendous assets,” Father Wild said.
Father Wild said Father Pilarz has indicated his intent to have Lamb continue as special assistant on a temporary basis while Father Pilarz assesses the organizational structure of the university as part of the presidential transition.

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2. Supply chain management program ranked 14th in nation

The undergraduate supply chain management program in the College of Business Administration has been named among the best in the country by Gartner Inc., the nation’s top supply chain industry organization. Marquette’s program was ranked 14th.
Gartner released the 2011 list at its annual June conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is the first year Marquette has made the yearly top 25 list.
“Rankings are just one factor we look at in evaluating quality, but to be listed among the nation’s best by a supply chain organization of Gartner’s caliber is a testament to the strength and momentum of our program,” said Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.

Gartner surveyed more than 400 practitioners and academics to rate collegiate supply chain programs based on industry value (40 percent), program size (20 percent) and program scope (40 percent). Respondents were asked to assess how well these programs meet the changing needs of supply chain professionals and how efficiently research and innovation reach the student population. Gartner also factored in information provided by the schools regarding enrollment numbers, programs and faculty size.

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3. Yoga class to begin July 27

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a yoga class on Wednesdays from July 27 to Aug. 24, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Rec Plex yoga room. The class, for beginners and intermediates, will cover basic yoga poses that participants can take into their everyday life.

Cost is $25 for five weeks. Mats are provided, or participants can bring their own.

Register by contacting Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581. Space is limited.

Participants receive one punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card for each yoga class they attend. Every time employees attend a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs.

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4. Library books due Aug. 13 need renewal

All books checked out from the Raynor Memorial general collection that are due Aug. 13, 2011, need to be renewed. The new due date will be Aug. 11, 2012. If you renewed your books since July 13, 2011, there is no need to repeat the process. After Sept. 14, 2011, you will have to bring the books to the library for renewal.
To renew items:

Login online.

• Enter first and last name and 14-digit Marquette Card barcode from your MUID.

• Click “Submit.”

• Select “Items Currently Checked Out.”

• You may renew all checked-out items by selecting the “Renew All” button; or renew individual titles by selecting the “Renew” button in front of each book. After selecting the individual titles you would like to renew, click on the "Renew selected items" button.

As a courtesy to other users, please return items no longer needed.

For more information or to renew items checked out through an authorized assistant, call Raynor Circulation at 8-7555.

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5. Participants needed for Marquette’s International Friendship Program

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, for more information.

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6. 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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