Fall 2012 classroom assignments have been posted in CheckMarq. Course instructors should contact Alexander Frain or Gregory Deuchars in the Office of the Registrar if they are unable to locate where a class is assigned to meet. Once assigned, courses may only be moved for instructor or student issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or if enrollment exceeds assigned room capacity. Faculty should fill out the SOC Classroom Change Request web form, which is restricted to the campus network, and submit it no later than Monday, Aug. 20, to have a classroom assignment changed.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering two new Faculty Fellow positions for the 2012-13 academic year. One will focus on e-Learning and the other on community engagement. Each Faculty Fellow will receive a one course buyout contingent on a 10 hour per week commitment to the CTL during the spring 2013 semester. Additional information and application requirements can be found online.
A birthday and retirement celebration will be held for Rev. John Naus, S.J., Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. A video presentation and remarks will begin at 11:15 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Guests should RSVP to Annette Conrad, associate director of the AMU.
Individuals wishing to honor Father Naus by making a gift to the Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., Scholarship Fund can do so online.
New parking permits for the 2012-13 academic year are scheduled to be delivered in campus mail Wednesday, Aug. 15, with new permits and lot assignments taking effect Thursday, Aug. 16. New permits should be displayed on the passenger side rear bumper of employee vehicles. Clearances on parking gate cards have been automatically extended for the new permit cycle.
Some employee parkers are being asked to relocate Wednesday, Aug. 22 for Freshmen Arrival Day. Employees who park in the 16th Street Parking Structure are asked to park on levels 4, 5 or 6 of the 16th Street Parking Structure that day. Employees who park in the Wells Street Parking Structure and those in Lots D, F, R and RR are asked to park on levels 4 through 7 of the Wells Street Parking Structure on Wednesday, Aug. 22. All employees who park in the affected parking structure and lot locations will receive a letter from Art Scheuber, vice president of the Office of Administration, requesting their cooperation with this effort to make the arrival process for freshmen students more efficient.
Work will begin today on the replacement of the two asphalt walkways on the Central Mall. The new northwest walkway will be reconstructed in the same location, while the path of the northeast walkway will be slightly altered. Demolition of abandoned and old concrete sidewalks will also occur at this time. The paving work will be followed by landscape restoration. All work on the Central Mall will be completed by Tuesday, Aug. 21.
For additional information, contact Patrick Barnhouse, assistant project coordinator in the Office of the University Architect, at 8-5294.
Employees hired since Aug. 22, 2011, should register via University Special Events for New Colleagues' Convocation, sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President. Formerly called New Folks' Convocation, the event will be held next Monday, Aug. 20. This annual, university-wide orientation seeks to introduce new employees to a clearer understanding of the Catholic and Jesuit tradition that characterizes and animates Marquette.
The event will begin in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, at 8:15 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, and will conclude with a wine and cheese reception at the Jesuit Residence at 3 p.m. For additional information, contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 8-1794.
The Office of Residence Life is looking for volunteers to help welcome students to campus. Freshmen Arrival Day is Wednesday, Aug. 22, and sophomores arrive Saturday, Aug. 25. Volunteers can work as greeters, assist with administrative tasks or volunteer to help students move into their rooms. There is no minimum or maximum time commitment.
For more information or to sign up, contact Rick Arcuri, associate dean for administration in the Office of Residence Life, at 8-7208.
The campus community is invited to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, Wednesday, Aug. 15, at noon in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for Liturgical Programs, at 8-0522.
News Briefs will resume a twice-per-week academic year schedule beginning next week. During the academic year, News Briefs is published every Monday and Thursday, except academic breaks, when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Submit news items for consideration online. For more information, reference the News Briefs guidelines or call 8-6712.
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in an evening with Marquette coaches, student athletes and friends at the 2012 Blue and Gold Fund Auction, Friday, Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel. The evening will feature silent and live auctions with all proceeds benefitting the Blue and Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund for student athletes. Tickets cost $100 per person and registration is available online. The Pfister is offering a special room rate of $129 for the night of the event. Call (414) 935-5942 by Aug. 14, and reference the Marquette Blue and Gold Fund Auction to make a reservation.
The Blue and Gold Fund is also looking for donations of wine for the Blind Wine Buy by Aug. 29. At the auction, guests can "blind buy" a bottle of wine for $30, so donated bottles should stay above $15 in value. Donations can be delivered to the Al McGuire Center and pick-ups can be arranged, as well. For more information or to deliver wine donations, contact Sarah Claus, athletics special events coordinator, at 8-4785.
Any employee that logs bike miles before the end of the Wisconsin Bike Challenge will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Wheel and Sprocket. Additional information about the university's Bike Challenge team and mileage totals to date can be found on the Marquette Employee Wellness blog.