1. Set up security questions for password reset before the holidays

In order to reset passwords when the university is closed, individuals must respond to security questions. Faculty, staff and students who have not set up answers to their individual security questions should follow these setup instructions. For more information, contact the IT Services Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.

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2. Way Klingler Young Scholar and Fellowship deadlines approaching

Application deadlines for the 2014-15 Way Klingler Young Scholar and Fellowship Awards are approaching. Application guidelines are available online.

  • Way Klingler Young Scholar Award – Up to four awards will be given for 2014-15 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $22,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of annual salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 10.

  • Way Klingler Fellowship Award – Two awards, one in each applicant-designated area of science or the humanities and social sciences, will be made in 2013. The humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years, and the science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 17.

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3. Applications for next Companions in Inspiring Futures cohort due Jan. 10

Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for the next cohort of Companions in Inspiring Futures, a year-long interdisciplinary faculty learning community that will explore teaching and learning in the Ignatian and Jesuit tradition. Participants will reflect on their teaching and student learning in light of the 500-year history of Ignatian practice and the contemporary direction of Jesuit higher education worldwide. Each participant will engage in developing an Ignatian course assignment that they will use during the 2014-15 academic year.

The cohort is limited to 10 faculty members, who will receive a small stipend for completing the program. Additional information and the application, which is due Friday, Jan. 10, are available on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty, at 8-3693, with questions.

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4. Deadline extended to apply for GSRC faculty-in-residence program

The deadline has been extended for applications for the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center's 2014-15 one-semester faculty-in-residence program. The GSRC is seeking applications from a diverse group of full-time, regular faculty with teaching and research interests that support scholarship on gender and sexuality. The faculty-in-residence program is core to the mission and functions of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in the Office of the Provost, and is designed to provide interested faculty with a residential fellowship for one semester with a buyout of one class and a stipend of $3,000.

Faculty wishing to be considered should submit a vita, letter of application, brief letter of support from their department chair and single-page abstract of a research project to Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, by Monday, Jan. 20. Applicants are asked to address the following in their letters of application:

  • Interests in and expectations from the faculty-in-residence program
  • Relationship between individual teaching and research activities and the mission of the GSRC
  • Potential teaching-related or non-teaching contributions to the GSRC

All applications will be reviewed by the GSRC Advisory Board and awardees will be notified by mid-February. For additional information, contact Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC, at 8-0704.

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5. RSVP for a training session on revised NIH Public Access Policy

Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host two training sessions on the revised National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 245.

Training sessions are designed to provide an overview of the policy, highlight resources available and walk through the electronic system that will show whether or not grant-related publications are in compliance.

RSVP for a training session online.

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6. Attend retirement reception for Lynn Stewart

The Office of Student Financial Aid invites the campus community to a retirement reception for Lynn Stewart, senior assistant director, Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Zilber Hall, Marquette Central lobby.

RSVP to Susan Teerink, director of student financial aid, at 8-1583.

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7. Winter/spring fitness class registration now open, free classes this week

The Employee Wellness Program's winter/spring fitness class registration is now open. Participants can register online, and classes will begin Jan. 6, 2014.

The Employee Wellness Program will offer free exercise classes Monday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 20. Each class will take place from 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. and is limited to 15 spaces.

  • BOSU Intervals – Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Cramer Hall, 050
  • Spinning – Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Helfaer Rec Center, Spinning Room
  • Core Conditioning – Thursday, Dec. 19, in Cramer Hal, 050
  • Stretching/Professive Muscle Relaxation – Friday, Dec. 20, in Cramer Hall, 050

Employees also have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce from Community Supported Agriculture with a 5-percent discount. Employees who sign up before Dec. 31, will receive an additional 5-percent discount.

To sign up for free exercise classes or the Community Supported Agriculture opportunity, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at 8-5607.

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8. Enjoy $2 tickets to women's basketball game at noon on Wednesday

The women's basketball team hosts Oral Roberts University on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at noon in the Al McGuire Center, and tickets for faculty and staff are only $2. Hot dogs and soda will be available for $1 at the concession stand for faculty and staff who want to eat lunch during the game. Children from local elementary schools will be attending the game for MPS Day.

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9. Input needed for College of Nursing accreditation

As part of the College of Nursing's accreditation evaluation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, all are invited to provide comments about the college to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Comments, which will be accepted through Dec. 23, are shared with members of the evaluation team, not directly with the college.

Please submit all comments to:

Catherine Sneed
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036

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