The Department of Public Safety has seen a rise in cell phone thefts following a nationwide trend in which cell phones are grabbed from victims' hands or pockets. Safety is a top priority for Marquette, and DPS is working with the Milwaukee Police Department to prevent cell phone thefts. MPD and DPS offer these tips to members of the campus community:
Visit the DPS website for additional information and tips. The campus community is asked to stay alert and to report suspicious activity to DPS immediately by calling (414) 288-1911 in an emergency situation or (414) 288-6800 for a non-emergency situation.
Applications for the 2014-15 Way Klingler Young Scholar, Fellowship and Teaching Enhancement Awards now available. Application guidelines are available online.
The Marquette University Residence Hall Association will host a tree lighting and blessing, "Igniting Hope: Miracle on Westowne Square," for students, faculty and staff, Monday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Westowne Square, the area between the AMU and McCormick Hall.
Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president of mission and ministry, and Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., associate vice provost, will preside over the ceremony, with Christmas carols sung by the university's Liturgical Choir. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, with entertainment provided by Marquette's male a capella group, The Naturals.
Other holiday events taking place on campus this week and next include:
Due to the implementation of "the gift of time," which gives university employees a week of vacation between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day, as well as current fiscal constraints, the university will not host a Christmas party this year.
Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they are documented by Friday, Dec. 6, by submitting them to the Faculty Activities Database (for full-time and clinical faculty members) or online (for part-time, adjunct, participating, emeritus or visiting faculty members, and full-time staff members). Faculty members submitting through the FAD need to check the appropriate box on the "Report Permissions" page in the FAD to submit items to Compendium. Accomplishments that occurred between June 1, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2013, will be used to compile the winter issue of Compendium, which will be distributed in February 2014.
Fall 2013 course evaluations will be available for students to complete online Monday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 8. The Marquette Online Course Evaluations System (MOCES) will be used to administer the evaluations. The Office of the Provost is strongly encouraging all instructors to provide students the opportunity to complete course evaluations in class using mobile technology. Instructors should plan to set aside 15-20 minutes of class time during the last two weeks of the term for the evaluation. Instructions for offering an in-class evaluation are available online.
Students received an email to their eMarq account Monday, Nov. 25, with login information and instructions about how to complete the evaluations online, and can also access the MOCES system via marquette.edu/evaluate.
Results will be made available to faculty after final grades for all classes have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar, anticipated to be Wednesday, Dec. 18. Instructors, department chairs and deans will receive an e-mail on or around Wednesday, Dec. 18, with login information and instructions about how to access the online results.
For additional information, including a sample in-class announcement, the course evaluation schedule, a sample evaluation form and more, visit the MOCES website or email email@example.com.
Encourage students to attend a workshop on writing in-class essay exams Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Hosted by the Ott Memorial Writing Center, the workshop will focus on developing strategies for studying for and taking timed, in-class essay exams. Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this workshop.
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2013 graduation candidates for possible use with local media. Interesting stories include graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; have unusual backgrounds; have overcome substantial obstacles in getting their degree; have won recent national-level awards; have received academic recognition; or have been featured in scholarly publications.
What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? Email their names and as many details as possible by Friday, Dec. 6.
Faculty, staff and administrators are needed as column marshals for Mid-year Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Column marshals will guide the graduates, faculty, staff and stage party into the arena, and escort them out after the ceremony. Marshals need to arrive by 7:45 a.m.
Contact University Special Events at 8-7431 for more information.
The Faber Center will host the final session of "In the Footsteps of St. Ignatius - A Primer on Ignatian Spirituality," Wednesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, 111. This month's offering, focused on discernment and decision-making, will be presented by Chuck Lamb, vice president for finance. A light lunch will be served.
The Faber Center is hosting an Advent Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat, "Advent Longing: the Treasured Gift of Christmas," facilitated by Sister Nancy Sell, O.S.F., Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This retreat is free and falls within the guidelines of the Retreat Leave Benefit. Register via email, or call 8-4545 by Wednesday, Dec. 4.
The Faber Center will host a grief and loss discussion group Thursday, Dec. 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111. This group is open to employees who have experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to gather to reflect on the challenges this new reality poses, particularly at this time of year.
RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant in the Faber Center, or contact Dr. Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center, with questions.
The "almost everything $6" gift sale will be Monday, Dec. 2, to Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU. This sale features gifts, jewelry and accessories, with 20 percent of the sale proceeds going to the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. The sale 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.
Fair trade vendors from the Milwaukee area will participate in the Fair Trade Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Vendors will sell clothes, food and gifts from around the world to support ethical labor practices for all products. Cash is preferred for transactions.
All those who took a Holiday Giving Tree gift tag must drop off gifts by Thursday, Dec. 5. Gifts can be dropped off at the AMU Information Desk; Lalumiere, 340; the Rec Center; Rec Plex; or Zilber Hall, 121. All gifts should be wrapped with the tag securely attached to the outside.
For further information, contact Kathleen Hawkins, chair of MU Volunteers, at 8-5500.
IT Services will host a retirement party for Bob Ferguson and Delores Hutchins Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom A. Delores Hutchins, administrative assistant in IT Services, has served Marquette University for 27 years. Bob Ferguson, senior software engineer, began at Marquette in 1979 and throughout his career has led many of the teams in IT Services. They have more than 60 years of combined service to the Marquette community. Faculty and staff wishing to attend the party do not need to RSVP.
Marquette Nation will sponsor the second annual "Beat Bucky Week," Monday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 7. Events will be held throughout the week to get campus ready for the men's and women's basketball rivalry games.
In addition, a class penny war and a Wisconsin t-shirt trade-in will be held each day in the AMU. For additional information, follow Marquette Nation on Facebook or use the hashtag #BeatBucky on Twitter.
The Department of Physical Therapy is looking for children ages 12-17 to participate in a research study examining the effects of physical fitness and body composition on pain reports. Participants will take part in three research sessions ranging from 60-90 minutes each, and will be compensated with gift cards.
This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. Parents and legal guardians of children who are interested in participating in the study should contact Dr. Marie Bement, associate professor of physical therapy, at 8-6738, or Stacy Stolzman, physical therapy graduate assistant, at 8-6085. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.
Marquette community members will have the opportunity to meet Men's Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams and the men's basketball team Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Spirit Shop. The Spirit Shop's Christmas Sale, including 25-percent off sweatshirts, t-shirts and caps, will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 15.