1. College of Nursing partnering with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on two nurse-managed health care clinics

The College of Nursing is partnering with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on two new clinics to further embed itself in the local community and bring health care to areas of Milwaukee that are most in need of primary health care delivery.

The nurse-managed clinics will be staffed by adult and family nurse practitioners from the College of Nursing, and will be located in areas that historically have few health care options:

  • Children's Hospital Primary Care, COA Youth and Family Centers Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee

  • Children's Hospital Primary Care, Northside YMCA, 1350 W. North Ave., Milwaukee

The new Children's Hospital Primary Care clinics are targeted to open in October 2013, and will serve children and adolescents, birth to 19 years of age, and their adult caregivers. Marquette employees can also receive care at either of the two new Children's Hospital Primary Care locations.

The College of Nursing is also moving the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave., to a new location at the Hillside Family Resource Center, located at 1452 N. 7th St. The new MNHC will specialize in women's health and prenatal services and is targeted to open Aug. 1, 2013. Female Marquette employees can receive care at the new Marquette Neighborhood Health Center location in the Hillside Family Resource Center with no co-pay beginning Aug. 1, 2013. Questions can be directed to the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center at (414) 933-9100.

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2. New Big East Conference kicks off today

The revamped, 10-member Big East Conference officially begins today, led by Commissioner Val Ackerman. Ackerman, the founding president of the WNBA and the first female president of USA Basketball, was announced as the new league's first commissioner last week. Ackerman released this letter today to commemorate the start of the new conference.

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., said in a statement, "I'm confident that we've found the right person in Val Ackerman to lead the Big East into its next chapter. An athlete, lawyer and sports executive with two decades of experience, Val is a role model for the kind of well-rounded success Marquette and our peers in the Big East strive toward for all of our student-athletes. As founding president of the WNBA, Val knows what it takes to lead a new league, and her experience in basketball operations will be a huge asset to the elite basketball conference we've created in the new Big East. In my opinion, the Big East is the most competitive basketball conference in the country right now, and I'm looking forward to watching some great games beginning this fall."

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3. Haggerty begins musician-in-residence program

The Haggerty Museum of Art has begun a musician-in-residence program that will explore sound as it relates to visual art. The inaugural musician-in-residence is Milwaukee-based flute, whistle and bombarde player Brett Lipshutz. Lipshutz has played Irish music for over 20 years. He has twice performed at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, has toured with the Trinity Dance Company, and played with the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble and the Madison Bach Musicians.

The public can interact with Lipshutz during his residency program every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., through July 23. His residency will culminate this fall with a performance of original compositions and pieces conceived of and rehearsed in the Haggerty's gallery spaces. At least one composition will be created in reaction to work from the Haggerty's permanent collection work that will be on display throughout the summer.

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4. Future Milwaukee application deadline extended to July 31

Celebrating its 35th year, the Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program, offered through Marquette University's College of Professional Studies, is currently recruiting 35-40 individuals for its nine-month program. Participants will meet two times each month on Monday evenings from September 2013 through May 2014. Applications are available online; the deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, July 31.

Program participants can expect to examine their leadership capabilities, focus on expanding skills and explore best practices in team building and collaboration. Students also engage directly with community leaders in organizations throughout Milwaukee County that are key to the community's vitality and health. For more information, visit www.futuremilwaukee.org, or contact Lori Kazaks, recruitment coordinator, at 8-7118.

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5. Redesigned University News Center launched

A redesigned Marquette University News Center is now available, featuring the people, the stories and the news of Marquette. The Marquette University News Center is a central location for internal and external communication, including News Briefs, news releases and stories from each college, an improved experts directory featuring university faculty and staff, social media integration and all university magazines.

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6. Retirement party for Jim Nasiopulos will be July 8

After more than 30 years of service to the university, Jim Nasiopulos, associate athletic director of facilities and events, has announced his retirement, effective July 8. Nasiopulos began his tenure at Marquette in recreational sports before becoming head coach of the men's golf team and managing the university's athletics facilities. His efforts have led to the university hosting numerous conference and NCAA events throughout his tenure.

Faculty and staff are invited to wish Nasiopulos well during his next chapter at a retirement celebration Monday, July 8, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Union Sports Annex.

To RSVP, contact Sarah Claus, athletics special events coordinator, at 8-4785.

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7. Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

Registration is now open for the 35th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 14. More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8K run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $14 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds. There is a $25 registration cost for walkers and a $30 registration for runners, which includes a t-shirt. Register online as an individual or with a Marquette team by Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. For more information about joining the Marquette University team or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of the AMU, at 8-3129.

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8. TIAA-CREF consultants on campus next week 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 Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10. To schedule an appointment, call (312) 345-5605, Monday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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9. Employee Wellness offering guided meditation session

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a four-week guided meditation session beginning Wednesday, July 10, and continuing every Wednesday through July 31, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Coughlin Hall, 001. The cost for the four-week session is $16; space is limited to 15 participants.

Information and registration can be found online. For additional questions, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at 8-5607.

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10. Discounted Six Flags tickets available

Employees can purchase discounted Six Flags Great America tickets, which are valid through Oct. 27. Tickets cost $40 with a $7.99 processing fee, and can be purchased online. Enter "marunivGM" for the username and "SixFlags6" for the password.

For more information, contact Peter Kovochich, coordinator of training and special projects, at 8-1560.

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