1. Printed student employee paychecks to be discontinued

In an effort to increase security, decrease costs and encourage direct deposit enrollment, the university will discontinue providing printed paychecks to Marquette student employees beginning July 1, 2012. Affected student employees will receive an e-mail tomorrow with more information. Student employees will still be able to view their pay statements through MyJob.

Faculty and staff who manage student employees are asked to encourage their student employees to sign up for direct deposit by entering bank account information through their CheckMarq account by July 3, 2012. Students who do not enroll in direct deposit will be required to pick up their paper payroll check in the Comptroller's Office, Straz Tower, 175.

Electronic payments offer a more secure way of distributing payroll information due to fewer people and fewer steps involved. The electronic deposits will also decrease the funds and resources needed for Marquette University to print, sort and distribute checks.

For more information contact Julie Laubenstein, payroll manager, at 8-7264.

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2. EthicsPoint available to anonymously report suspected areas of misconduct on campus

Marquette believes that each member of the campus community has a responsibility to conduct business in an ethical manner, and to report, in good faith, any suspected activities of misconduct on campus. The university has selected EthicsPoint, a third-party vendor, to provide a way to report suspected areas of misconduct on campus anonymously and confidentially. EthicsPoint provides a secure server and toll-free hot line for faculty, staff, students and vendors to confidentially report activities on campus that may violate federal or state laws and regulations, or university policies and procedures.

Reportable concerns include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic misconduct
  • FERPA violations
  • Misuse of resources
  • Financial fraud
  • Harassment
  • Conflict of interest
  • Software piracy
  • HIPAA violations
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Environmental health and safety matters
  • Vandalism
  • Cheating
  • Hazing

Go online or call 800-445-7068 to submit a report or to learn more about EthicsPoint.

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3. Wade Scholar Lecture will be delivered May 1

Rev. John Thiede, S.J., the Reverend Francis C. Wade Scholar for spring 2012, will deliver this year's Wade Scholar Lecture, "Archbishop Oscar Romero: Exemplary Martyr," Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. Thiede is a member of the Wisconsin Province Society of Jesus and a doctoral candidate in systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently writing his dissertation on "The Reality of Martyrdom in the Christology of Jon Sobrino."

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4. College of Engineering Metcalfe Chair will give lecture May 2

The College of Engineering will host Dr. Lorraine Fleming, a 2011-2012 Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair, for a speech titled, "Inclusion: A Shared Pathway to Diversity," Wednesday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. A reception just outside of the lecture hall will follow.

Fleming is a professor and former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Howard University. She is also director of Howard University's Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program, and its Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program.

The Metcalfe Chair is a non-residential chair that brings an African American, Latino, or Native American scholar to Marquette each semester. For more information, contact Darlene Martins, office associate in the College of Engineering, at 8-6591.

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5. Dr. Allison Hyngstrom to be honored by American Physical Therapy Association

Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, will be honored with the 2012 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. The award recognizes physical therapists employed in any aspect of the profession who have been engaged in independent research activities for less than five years after completion of their first physical therapy professional degree, post-professional doctoral degree or post-professional doctoral fellowship.

Hyngstrom was nominated for the New Investigator Award by Dr. Lawrence Pan, professor and chair of physical therapy. In only three years as a Marquette faculty member, Hyngstrom has garnered nearly $600,000 in funding and has already had an impact on the physical therapy profession with her extensive research. Hyngstrom is the author of ten peer-reviewed articles and 23 abstracts, and has lectured about her studies at several conferences. Currently, her primary area of research is studying mechanisms of motor impairment, specifically muscle fatigue, in chronic stroke populations.

Two other Marquette physical therapy professors have previously won this prestigious award: Dr. Guy Simoneau in 1997 and Dr. Donald Neumann in 1991.

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6. Video of Gender Resource Center director candidate presentations is available

The final presentation by a candidate for the director of the Gender Resource Center will take place tomorrow. Brian Patchcoski is the assistant director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Student Resource Center at Pennsylvania State University. Patchcoski will give a presentation Friday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C.

Videos of the presentations made by the two candidates who came to campus earlier this week are available online until noon on Wednesday, May 2. For additional information, contact Lori Ozminkowski, administrative assistant in the Office of the Provost, at 8-6456.

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7. Honors Program reading scheduled for today is cancelled

The Marquette University Honors Program reading by students participating in the inaugural contemplative writing class this semester, scheduled to be held today, Thursday, April 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art, has been cancelled. Questions can be directed to Miriam Hall, Honors Program lecturer.

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8. Star of That's So Raven to present comedy show tomorrow

Marquette alumnus Rondell Sheridan, comedian, writer and star of That's So Raven, will present a comedy show, "Diederich Ideas: What's So Funny?" Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in Johnston Hall, Studio 7. The 30-minute comedy program will be taped, and attendees will be the studio audience. The program will also feature Emmy award-winning comedy writer Dave Sinker, along with Tim Mason and Kate James from Second City.

The event is free for Marquette students, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up in Johnston Hall, 105.

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9. Prayer service and tree planting to be held for Arbor Day

Students for an Environmentally Active Campus, the Office of the University Architect and the Office of Administration will hold a celebration of Arbor Day Friday, April 27, at 2 p.m. on the south side of the Helfaer Theatre, near Clybourn Street. The celebration will include a prayer service and the planting of two native Wisconsin trees.

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10. Reception tomorrow for outgoing Honors Program director

The Marquette Honors Program will host a reception to celebrate Dr. Anthony Peressini's last year as director of the program Friday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the Straz Tower cafeteria. All Marquette students and faculty are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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11. Watumishi to celebrate completion of library in Kenya

Student group Watumishi will celebrate the completion of a library it funded at St. Joseph Shelter of Hope in Voi, Kenya, Friday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art. Watumishi began fundraising for the library eight years ago. It is the first and only library in the town of Voi. The Marquette community is invited to the event to see pictures of the finished library and enjoy African food.

For additional information, contact Colleen O'Conor.

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12. Marquette writers to share work at two events

The Department of English will sponsor a reception to celebrate the Marquette Literary Review Friday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Coughlin Hall, 335. The event will feature brief readings from contributors, and refreshments will be served.

Student poets from this semester's creative writing workshop will read their work Thursday, May 3, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Coughlin Hall, 335.

Both events are free. For more information, contact Dr. Angela Sorby, associate professor of English, at 8-7263.

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13. Relay for Life will be held Saturday night

The Marquette University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will host Relay for Life, from Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. to Sunday, April 29, at 6 a.m. on the Central Mall. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Rec Center.

Relay for Life is the biggest annual fundraiser sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society. Funds raised go toward helping advance cancer research and treatments. Last year, Marquette raised more than $50,000.

More information on registering a team and donating to Marquette's Relay for Life can be found online.

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14. Sigma Kappa sorority to hold stress and anxiety presentation

Just in time for final exams, Sigma Kappa sorority will host a stress and anxiety presentation Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere Hall, 172. Dr. Shanyn Lancaster, assistant director of Student Health Service, will discuss different types of stress, how stress affects the mind and body, and coping mechanisms to deal with stress. For additional information, contact Alexis Holbach.

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15. Educational Opportunity Program to hold graduation celebration

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Educational Opportunity Program's graduation celebration Monday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Students in EOP will be recognized for their accomplishments and for achieving their degrees. For more information, contact EOP at 8-7593.

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16. Next "On the Issues" to discuss latest Marquette Law School Poll

Less than a week before the Democratic primary in Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall, hear the results of a new Marquette Law School Poll at "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. The complete poll results will be issued online as soon as the event concludes.

Running throughout the year, the Marquette University Law School Poll will provide a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and possible recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.

Register online.

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17. College of Nursing's third annual Health Care Forum is May 7

The College of Nursing will host its third annual Health Care Forum Monday, May 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The forum will explore the realm of medical technology, examine the process by which innovation becomes standard practice, and discuss how health care providers make decisions about treatment plans while balancing the availability and cost implications of medical interventions for particular patients.

The forum is free for faculty and students and includes a continental breakfast. Register online or by contacting Alysia Dvorachek, advancement associate, at 8-7697.

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18. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues Friday

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host "Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease" Friday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Nashaat Gerges, assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at Medical College of Wisconsin, will lead the seminar. The event will be hosted by Dr. Michelle Mynlieff, associate professor of biological sciences.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, call the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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19. Liturgical ministers needed for Baccalaureate Mass

Graduating seniors interested in assisting at Baccalaureate Mass as a liturgical minister should go online to sign up. Campus Ministry is also still taking applications for the senior reflection. Interested graduating seniors must complete an application for consideration.

For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-6873.

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20. Marquette Music Program hosting concerts this weekend

The Marquette Music Program will be wrapping up the academic year with three concerts this weekend:

  • The Marquette Jazz Ensemble will perform Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre
  • The Marquette Chorus will perform its spring concert Saturday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre
  • The Marquette Wind Ensemble will perform "Showcase of American Music," featuring a guest performance by the Marquette Chorus, Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erik Janners, director of music, at 8-7125.

21. Marquette Radio to host free concert

Marquette Radio will host a free concert Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Bands performing include What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Living Statues, which features two Marquette students, and Wisconsin indie-folk artist Nathan Mathes. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For additional information, visit Marquette Radio's Facebook page.

22. Submit artwork for display in the AMU

The Information Center in the Alumni Memorial Union is looking for student artwork to display during the summer as part of its semi-annual "Artist in You" contest. To submit an entry, email a digital picture of the artwork, the artist's name, contact information and dimensions of the artwork by Saturday, April 28. All artwork work will be returned at the end of the summer semester. For additional questions, stop by the Information Center on the second floor of the AMU.

23. Free Friday fitness classes

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, April 27. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.

Rec Center:

  • 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Spin
  • 1 p.m. Zumba
  • 4 p.m. Hip-hop fitness

Rec Plex:

  • 1 p.m. Cardio dance

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778

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