1. Nominate a colleague for an Excellence in University Service Award

Nominations for this year’s Excellence in University Service Awards will be accepted until Friday, March 23. This is an opportunity for Marquette employees to nominate colleagues who demonstrate and support the Ignatian ideal of care for others, as well as carry out the mission of the university. Candidates should be nominated based on service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their position.

Four employees will be chosen to receive Excellence in University Service Awards. Faculty members, deans and vice presidents are not eligible. Nominations from 2011 were kept on file for consideration this year, and nominations made this year will be kept on file for consideration in 2013.

To further promote and celebrate the contributions of Marquette employees, the Excellence in University Service Awards ceremony and the support staff luncheon events have been combined into one enhanced, all-inclusive event. That event, the Excellence in University Service Awards luncheon, will take place on Friday, June 1, where this year’s award recipients will be recognized and presented with individual plaques to celebrate their achievements. 

Additional details about the Excellence in University Service Awards luncheon will follow.

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2. Some hours of operation change for spring break

Many departments and services have special hours of operation for spring break, March 10 to March 18. In addition, only the Monday, March 12 edition of News Briefs will be published next week.

Alumni Memorial Union
Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Campus Ministry
There will be no Campus Ministry-sponsored Masses on Sunday, March 11. Sunday Masses will resume on Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m.

Help Desk
Saturday, March 9 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 – Closed
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 16 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – Closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, March 9 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 24-hour access ends
Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 – Closed
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – Closed
Sunday, March 18 – 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; 24-hour access resumes

Rec Center
Friday, March 9 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18 – Closed

Rec Plex
Friday, March 9 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 – 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 16 – 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Friday, March 9 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – noon to 4 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
*Union Sports Annex hours are subject to change based on Marquette basketball games
Friday, March 9 – 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 – Closed
Monday, March 12 – 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 17 – Closed
Sunday, March 18 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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3. Green Energy Summit to feature Marquette faculty and students

The 2012 Green Energy Summit will be held Wednesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 10, at the Frontier Airlines Center. Sponsored in part by Marquette University, the event will feature internationally-known speakers presenting current research and policies related to energy use and sustainability. Marquette faculty and students will give poster and speaker presentations, and Marquette’s electric eLIMO vehicle, which was converted from gasoline to electric power by Marquette students, will also be featured.

The full summit agenda and registration information can be found online.

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4. Brain Awareness Week events held during March

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center and the Milwaukee chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will host several Brain Awareness Week 2012 events during March. These events are held to bring attention to neuroscience research being done locally and to share information with the general public. A lecture titled, “Neuroanatomy Activities and Lecture for High School Students and the General Public,” will be held Friday, March 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 016 and 087. Space is limited.

“Human Brain in Health and Disease,” a seminar presented by Marquette researchers, will be held Friday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. The seminar will cover aging and memory, and obesity and spinal cord injuries.

For additional information or to reserve a spot, contact Diane Novotny, program coordinator and instructor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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5. Recognizing abundance to be next topic of "Building a Better Milwaukee" series

The College of Professional Studies and the Cardinal Stritch Leadership Center will host the second of three “Building a Better Milwaukee” seminars that aim to use the power of communities to build a better Milwaukee for all citizens. “Recognizing Abundance in Milwaukee” will be held Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 3 p.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Speakers will include Sharon Adams, founder of Walnut Way Conservation Corporation, Christopher Boston, director of sustainable communities at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Dr. Michelle Bria, CEO of Journey House and Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call (414) 410-4646.

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6. Silo Busters faculty exchange will be held March 8

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host Silo Busters exchanges throughout the semester, which aim to bring faculty from different departments and colleges together for casual conversation over light snacks and wine.

All events will take place in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Raynor Memorial Libraries, 326, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 8   
  • Thursday, April 12
  • Thursday, May 10

Register online or contact Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263.

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7. Hunger Clean-Up registration deadline is March 9

The registration deadline to volunteer at Hunger Clean-Up, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, is Friday, March 9. Participants volunteering as part of a team will need to enter their team name when registering. Participants can also register as an individual, and will be matched with other individual volunteers on the day of the event. More than 50 local agencies rely on the Marquette community to volunteer for projects identified as areas of need.

Long-sleeved Hunger Clean-Up volunteer t-shirts that say, “We are Marquette. We are Milwaukee.” are available for $10 in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. Proceeds are used to support local agencies through the Hunger Clean-Up day of service and grants that address issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness.

In addition, Hunger Clean-Up partner, Hunger Task Force, is participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s first annual Match Day, Thursday, March 8, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Any donation of $10 or more made online to Hunger Task Force on March 8 will be doubled. All donations will support Hunger Task Force’s Farm in Franklin, which grows more than 300,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables each year for Milwaukee’s hungry.

For additional information, contact Leslie LaBonte, coordinator for community service programs in the Office of Student Development, at 8-4327.

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8. RSVP for Milwaukee Servant Leadership Event

The College of Professional Studies is one of the sponsors for the Milwaukee Servant Leadership Event, Tuesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. James D. Hunter, author of The Servant Leader and The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle, will be the guest speaker.

Register online. Space is limited. For additional information, contact Cindy Lorentzen, marketing director in the College of Professional Studies, at 8-7465.

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9. Grow with Marquette offering retirement planning sessions

Grow with Marquette is sponsoring two sessions on retirement planning this month. “Understanding and Achieving Your Long Term Financial Goals” is aimed at mid-career employees seeking advice on sensible investment strategies and setting financial goals, and will be held Wednesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 163.

A session titled, “Approaching Retirement: Issues and Income Flexibilities,” for individuals who are three years or less from retirement, will provide information on all income options offered by TIAA-CREF and will be held Wednesday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the AMU, 163.

Email Grow with Marquette or call 8-1560 to reserve a seat.

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10. Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement, Sabbatical Award winners and Marquette Moms featured in Marquette Matters

The March issue of Marquette Matters, the printed monthly employee newsletter, will arrive in employee mailboxes within the next few days. This issue features a behind the scenes look at Marquette’s third-shift custodial crew, a Marquette dean who received the equivalent of a dental Academy Award and an employee whose office is filled with Marquette football memorabilia.

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11. Invisible Children will host screening of KONY 2012

Marquette’s chapter of Invisible Children will host a screening of KONY 2012, a movie about bringing Joseph Kony, a war criminal in Africa who has abducted more than 30,000 children to use as child soldiers, to justice. The screening will be held Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111. After the screening, Jane Oyella, a woman from Uganda, will speak about how the ongoing war there has impacted her life.

For additional information, contact Christina Fiocchi, president of Marquette’s chapter of Invisible Children.

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12. Nutrition counseling, personal training and group fitness classes available

The Employee Wellness Program is now offering personal training and nutrition services for faculty and staff. Services are provided by Kristin Kipp, MS, RD, LD, CSCS, and adjunct instructor of physical therapy. Pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning and BOSU interval classes are also offered specifically for Marquette faculty and staff. Free trial classes are available and full session registration is available online.

To make an appointment or RSVP for a free trial class, contact Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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13. Lenten prayer service to be held Tuesday

The Marquette Community is invited to attend a “Tuesday Lenten Prayer” on Tuesday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. This short prayer service provides an opportunity to slow down and reflect upon the season of Lent.

This event is sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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14. Eastern Orthodox Vespers service will be held tomorrow

The Marquette chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) will host an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Tuesday, March 6, at 6:45 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritual and peaceful, filled with God's love in Christ through the Trinity. The service is open to the entire Marquette community.

The service is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Marquette Chapter of OCF. For more information, contact Rev. John D. Jones at 8-5938.

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