1. Benefits enrollment period ends Friday


Marquette's annual benefits enrollment ends Friday, Nov. 9, at 11:59 p.m. Several key steps for benefits enrollment need to be completed via MyJob.

  • Update/verify personal information, including beneficiaries, dependents' birth dates, and social security numbers and emergency contacts.

  • Choose whether to participate in the health, dental and vision insurance plans. New for 2013, an Employee Plus One tier has been added for health, dental and vision benefits.

  • Decide whether to participate in a Flexible Spending Account. Annual enrollment is required. Existing health care debit (Benny) cards are valid through Dec. 31, 2014, and 2013 elections are automatically loaded onto the card. This flyer explains the new, federally-mandated FSA election limit.

The deadline to enroll with Hyatt Legal Plans, a voluntary group legal plan that provides professional legal counsel, is also Friday, Nov. 9. The printed form needs to be turned in to Human Resources, Straz Tower 185.

Health risk assessments are still available to all employees. Health plan participants who complete both HRA parts biometric screening and health questionnaire will receive a 10-percent discount for 2013 health insurance premiums. Make an HRA appointment online or by calling 877.765.3213 and pressing "1." Employees must complete their biometric screening by Nov. 17, and the online questionnaire by Nov. 19, to be eligible for the 10-percent discount.

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2. Waiting list available for Mary Oliver event, books available at Book Marq


Those without tickets to the sold out Mary Oliver poetry reading and honorary degree ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, may place their names on a waiting list by contacting University Special Events at 8-7431.

Prior to the ceremony, Book Marq will be selling Oliver's A Thousand Mornings, along with limited copies of other Oliver books. Book sales will begin at 3 p.m., and close shortly before the start of the ceremony around 3:50 p.m. Sales will continue after the event at 5:30 p.m.

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3. Theatre Arts Department presents The Women of Lockerbie, hosts corresponding clothing drive

The Theatre Arts Department will showcase The Women of Lockerbie, inspired by the Pan Am 103 tragedy depicting a grieving mother searching for her son's remains seven years after the crash. Performances will be held at the Helfaer Theatre on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for alumni and employees, and are available for purchase online or by calling the Helfaer Theatre at 8-7504.

The Marquette University Players Society and Jewish Student Union are hosting an "11,000 Pieces of Clothing" drive in honor of the 11,000 pieces of clothing left from victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. Donated clothing can be brought to the AMU first floor Nov. 5, 7, 13 and 16, and to the Brew AMU Nov. 8, 9, 12, 14 and 15. More information can be found on the event's Facebook page.

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4. President of Trek Bicycle to deliver keynote address for Entrepreneurship Week

John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle, will deliver a keynote address, "Trek: Ten Lessons Learned," as part of the College of Business Administration's Entrepreneurship Week Thursday, Nov. 8, in Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the keynote beginning at 6 p.m.

Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been the company's president since 1997. In addition to leading Trek, Burke is a founding member of the Bikes Belong Coalition and served as a chairman of President George W. Bush's President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport.

Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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5. Haggerty to feature program with artist from Thenceforward, and Forever Free exhibition

The Marquette University Excellence in Diversity Grant and the Marquette University Andrew W. Mellon Fund will sponsor a conversation by Michael Ray Charles and Dr. Travis L. Dixon of the University of California-Los Angeles, in which they will discuss Charles' works, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Straz Hall, 105. Charles' works is featured in the current Haggerty Museum of Art exhibition, Thenceforward, and Forever Free, which runs through Saturday, Dec. 22. A reception will follow in the Haggerty Museum of Art.

For more information contact Mary Dornfeld, communications assistant at the Haggerty Museum of Art, at 8-7290.

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6. University mourns death of Dr. Eugene Goetsch

The university mourns the death of Dr. Eugene Goetsch, former part-time faculty member in the Department of General Dental Sciences. Goetsch passed away Nov. 3, at the age of 72. A graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, Goetsch served as a clinical instructor at the dental school from 2003 to 2011 and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel in 1990.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt Mequon, located at 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, Wis. A celebration of his life will follow at 7 p.m. Please remember Dr. Goetsch, his family and friends in prayer.

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7. Native population and justice topics of next Soup with Substance

Injustice toward Wisconsin's Native American tribes will be the topic of the next Soup with Substance discussion, Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 157. The discussion will focus on Native Americans' right to gather, hunt and fish on off-reservation lands and waters in Wisconsin, which was affirmed in 1983 in a landmark decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, more commonly known as the Voigt decision. Tensions over modern fishing practices exploded during the 1980s with non-Indian sentiment over where Wisconsin's tribes could hunt and fish.

A panel made up of Richanda Kaquatosh, coordinator of the First Nations Studies Program at Milwaukee Public Schools; Laree Pourier, a Marquette junior and Jacqueline Schram, governmental and community affairs associate in the Office of Public Affairs; will discuss current sentiment toward the people of Wisconsin's First Nations, as well as efforts to eradicate racism and ignorance.

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8. Lunch and Learn series to feature innovation in biomedical engineering

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's Lunch and Learn series will host "Engineering New Venture Ideas Innovation in the Bio-Med Space," Friday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 120. DJ Quam, Eng '10, Grad '12, and Dr. John LaDisa, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will discuss how they are revolutionizing advanced visualization technology for high-risk pediatric patients.

The Lunch and Learn series is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni and a free lunch will be served. Registration is available online. Contact Kate Novotny, associate director of the College of Business Administration, at 8-7337.

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9. Writing Center to offer workshop on designing multimedia assignments

The Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center will sponsor a workshop on designing multimedia assignments, "Designing Multimedia Assignments: A Conversation with Experienced Faculty and Students," Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. In this 90-minute session, participants will see examples from and get to ask questions of individuals who have assigned and completed multimedia projects at Marquette. Panelists include Dr. Linda Menck, professional in residence in the College of Communication, Dr. Jenn Fishman, assistant professor of English and Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate dean of the Graduate School, as well as students from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education.

Participation in this workshop is open to all faculty, instructional staff and graduate students. Preregistration is appreciated, and can be completed by contacting the Writing Center at 8-5542.

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10. Panel discussion on peer reviewing to be held

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host "Reviewers Among Us," on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. in AMU 157. This panel discussion will feature faculty panelists who have reviewed for the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education. The panel will help faculty to better understand the review process, get tips from a reviewer's perspective and receive information on how to become a reviewer.

For more information or to register, contact Erin Folstad, director of project planning and development, at 8-3642, by Friday, Nov. 9.

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11. Neighborhood Health Center offering menopause clinic

Student nurse midwives will host a free menopause workshop Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Attendees will learn about what menopause really is and different approaches in managing symptoms, such as hormone replacement therapies, alternative medicine and lifestyle changes. The workshop will be beneficial for individuals interested in learning more about menopause, including students in health-related professions who will discuss menopause with their patients.

Space is limited. RSVP to menopauseworkshop@gmail.com by Wednesday, Nov. 15, or contact Sarah Lynch for additional information.

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12. Holiday Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 7

Holiday Giving Tree tags have arrived for Marquette community members who signed up to purchase a gift for one of more than 600 individuals from six different Milwaukee agencies in need this holiday season. Wrapped gifts must be returned to various drop-off locations on campus by Friday, Dec. 7. The approximate value of the gifts should range from $15 to $25.

To sign up to receive a Giving Tree name or to make a donation, contact Kathleen Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Office of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-6838.

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13. Evans Scholars to collect donations for Hurricane Sandy relief

The Evans Scholars will be collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, first floor. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, specifically for Hurricane Sandy relief. Donations can also be made online.

For more information, contact Charles Michael.

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14. TIAA-CREF consultants available for free financial counseling

In conjunction with TIAA-CREF, Marquette will offer individual and confidential financial counseling sessions for faculty and staff. The 45-minute sessions will answer three common questions asked by participants: am I saving enough for retirement, am I properly allocated, and what are the options for taking distributions from my account? One-on-one sessions are available Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8, in the AMU, 448.

To schedule an appointment, call 312-345-5658, Monday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m

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15. College of Professional Studies to host undergraduate degree info session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree information session for prospective adult students Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 414. Information presented will include an accelerated eight-week session bachelor's degree, Saturday, weeknight, blended online and select fully online course offerings, the application process and financial aid opportunities. Registration is available online or by calling 8-3153.

For more information, contact the College of Professional Studies at 8-3153.

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16. Praise and worship offered tonight

A praise and worship style prayer will be offered Monday, Nov. 5, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by fellowship. This prayer is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry. Contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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17. Dance Inc. to perform fall 2012 showcase

Marquette's Dance Inc. will perform its fall 2012 showcase, "Dance with Somebody!" on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Tap, ballet, jazz, hiphop, contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre pieces will all be performed in the showcase.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marquette Dance Inc.

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18. Donate cookies to Child Care Center Cookie Walk

The Child Care Center will accept donated cookies Monday, Dec. 3 through Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Child Care Center, to be sold by the dozen at the Child Care Center's Cookie Walk Thursday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Child Care Center. Proceeds from the walk will go to the Child Care Center.

For more information, contact the Child Care Center at 8-5655.

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