1. New electronic timekeeping system goes live Sept. 16

The university's timekeeping processes for hourly employees are being updated through implementation of an electronic EmpCenter system, which includes a web application and new standalone time clocks that will replace paper time sheets and the various time clocks on campus. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 16, all hourly staff employees — except Autogen employees — need to record their time via the EmpCenter web application or via one of the new time clocks on campus. The EmpCenter web application will be available via the Faculty/Staff tab on the Marquette.edu website.

Hourly Autogen employees will begin recording their time in EmpCenter on Sunday, Sept. 23. This delay is a result of the transition pay period. All hourly Autogen employees and their supervisors will receive an email reiterating this information.

Hourly student employees will begin using the EmpCenter system at a later date.

The EmpCenter electronic timekeeping solution is being implemented in conjunction with the Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade, and will ensure better compliance with federal, state and local laws as well as greater efficiency for employees and supervisors in recording, approving and submitting their time records. For more information, visit the Timekeeping System Implementation website. Email the Oracle Upgrade project team with questions.

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2. College of Health Sciences forum will tackle depression

The College of Health Sciences will present "Depression: The Intersection of Hope, Medicine and Research," Monday, Sept. 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. The forum will tackle what neuroscience researchers and mental health providers are learning about depression, its biological basis and the hope for a biological treatment. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 10 percent of adults in the U.S. are affected by depression, the need to de-stigmatize this condition is long overdue. Guest panelists will include:

  • Dr. Peter M. Lake, medical director at Rogers Memorial Hospital Oconomowoc, Child and Adolescent Center
  • Suzy Favor Hamilton, Olympic runner successfully coping with depression
  • Dr. Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences
  • Dr. William E. Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences

A complimentary breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m. Registration can be completed online. For additional questions or special needs, contact Alysia Dvorachek, advancement associate, at 8-7697. This event is sponsored in part by the Kelben Foundation, Marquette CIRCLES, Rogers Memorial Hospital, and Billie and Dr. Michael Kubly.

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3. Panel discussion will celebrate Constitution Day, Sept. 17

"What Does it Mean to 'Stick to the Constitution?'" a panel discussion in celebration of Constitution Day, will be held Monday, Sept. 17, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites. Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Gordon Hylton, professor of law
  • Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science
  • Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science
  • Dr. Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences
  • Edward Fallone, associate professor of law

Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Marquette University Law School, Pi Sigma Alpha, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

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4. Faculty to share research paths at "One Thing Led to Another" seminar

Dr. Heather Hlavka, Dr. Scott Beardsley and Dr. Noreen Lephardt will discuss the paths they followed to their research and academic focuses at a "One Thing Led to Another" seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites.

  • Dr. Heather Hlavka, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will present "Emotionally Involved: Researching Rape and Violence."
  • Dr. Scott Beardsley, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will present "From the University Without to the Universe Within."
  • Dr. Noreen Lephardt, adjunct associate professor of economics, will present "The Halo Project: Sacred Ground, Student Research and Community Building."

A complimentary light lunch will be served. For more information or to register, contact Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator, at 8-7225. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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5. Psychology colloquium to address ethical and legal matters in clinics

The Department of Psychology will host "Clinic Policies and Procedures: Ethical and Legal Matters," Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 104J. Dr. Michael Wierzbicki, associate professor of psychology, will lead the seminar. For more information, contact the Department of Psychology at 8-7218.

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6. Biological Sciences' seminar series continues Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences will host "To Breathe or Not to Breathe: The Role of Serotonergic Neurons in Respiratory and Thermoregulatory Control in Mice," Friday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Matthew Hodges of the Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Physiology will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. Robert Fitts, chair and professor of biological sciences. Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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7. Activities planned for Sexual Violence Awareness Weeky

Marquette's annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week will take place on campus Sept. 9-13. Events are intended to honor survivors, raise awareness and educate the campus community about the issue of sexual violence. View the complete schedule of events online. Highlights include:

Show support for those affected by sexual violence and help "Teal Out" campus by hanging Teal Out posters in windows and doors. To participate in this year's Teal Out, request a poster by contacting Julie Bach, office assistant in the Center for Health Education and Promotion, pick one up at the Sexual Violence Awareness Week Health Huts around campus beginning Monday, Sept. 10, or print a poster from the Center for Health Education and Promotion's website.

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8. Fall 2012 Law School information sessions

The Law School's Office of Admissions is offering information sessions for prospective students to learn more about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum, and intellectual and student life. All sessions will be held in Eckstein Hall, 263. Each information session begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and will last approximately one hour, followed by a brief tour. Those who wish to attend can register online. For more information, contact Law School Admissions at 8-6767. Sessions will be offered:

  • Friday, Sept. 14
  • Friday, Sept. 28
  • Friday, Oct. 5
  • Friday, Oct. 19
  • Friday, Nov. 30
  • Monday, Dec. 17

The Law School will also hold a multicultural information session, Thursday, Sept. 20, focusing on diversity. Additional details and registration can be found online. A Saturday Information Seminar will be held Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Register online.

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9. Faber Center will host fall retreat, open house, rosary prayer

The Faber Center is now accepting online registration for the Faber Fall Retreat, "Cosmic Prayer, Personal Transformation and Global Unity: The Journey of Faith the Biblical Tradition Enlightened by the New Universe Story," held Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wis. This silent retreat is free, with rooms and meals provided. Space is limited, and all faiths are welcome. A complete schedule of the retreat can be found online.

An open house will be held Monday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, 111. Members of the campus community are invited to meet the staff and welcome Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center, to campus. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

A prayer of the rosary will be offered Thursday, Sept. 13, from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. Prayer is led by Rev. James O'Leary, S.J., associate director of the Faber Center. No registration is required. Prayers of the rosary will also be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Monday, Oct. 22
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • Monday, Nov. 19
  • Thursday, Dec. 6

For additional information, contact Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, at 8-4545.

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10. Adults needed for physical therapy study

Young, healthy adults (18-30 years) and older, healthy (65-90 years) adults are needed for physical therapy research examining the relationship between exercise and reports of pain. Participants will be asked to take part in up to three sessions, ranging from 60-90 minutes each. This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

Adults interested in participating in the study should contact Dr. Marie Bement, assistant professor of physical therapy, at 8-3634.

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11. Raynor Memorial Libraries' fall newsletter now available

Raynor Memorial Libraries' fall newsletter includes recent library appointments, collection news, upcoming events in connection with The Hobbit's 75th anniversary and banned book events in connection with the Freedom Project. The newsletter also includes a letter from Janice Welburn, dean of Raynor Memorial Libraries, highlighting recent annual statistics, the renaming of the Learning Commons, the Digital Media Studio and the Libraries' strategic plan.

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12. Office of International Education to hold region and program-specific sessions

The Office of International Education will hold region and program-specific information sessions Monday, Sept. 10, through Thursday, Sept. 13 in Holthusen Hall, fourth floor. Specific dates and times for regions and programs can be found online. Sessions will cover the types of programs, academics, scheduling, housing, financial aid and the application process. Recent study abroad students will also share their experiences and answer questions. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students interested in international opportunities to attend.

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13. Blood drive to be held for Leukemia Awareness Week

As part of Colleges Against Cancer's Leukemia Awareness Week, the Marquette chapter will sponsor a blood drive with BloodCenter of Wisconsin Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU, 227. Register to donate online.

Blood donations will go to support children with leukemia. To learn more about Elijah or the blood drive, contact BloodCenter of Wisconsin at (877) 232-4376.

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14. Sections of campus to be affected by Brewers race course

Parts of campus will be affected by the Brewers Mini-Marathon Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Sections of Clybourn Avenue will be closed during the race. Also, certain parking and delivery services may be impacted for the Law School, Haggerty Museum of Art, College of Communication, Lalumiere Hall, Facilities Services, Wehr Life Sciences, ROTC, Rec Center and the Childcare Center. A complete course map of areas to be affected can be found online.

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15. Gift sale to benefit physical therapy scholarship fund

The almost everything $6 gift sale will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, in the AMU. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The sale features gifts, jewelry and accessories, with 20 percent of the sale proceeds going to the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. Items will include both licensed merchandise greater than $6 and specials under $6.

Marquette Cash and credit cards are accepted. Those interested in making a contribution to the scholarship fund to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program can contact Kathleen Ludington, director of development for the College of Health Sciences, at 8-1410.

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