1. Input needed on Opportunity and Challenge Profile for provost search

A letter from Dr. John Su, chair of the provost search committee, to the campus community:

Dear friends and colleagues,

Hope all is well with you. We have now received from the search firm Isaacson, Miller, the draft version of the Opportunity and Challenge Profile for the provost search. The position description for the next provost can be found on the final two pages of the document. As you may recall, Julie Filizetti and Lindsay Gold of Isaacson, Miller conducted listening sessions with groups across campus June 24-25. During this time, students, faculty, staff, deans, the President's Cabinet and others all had opportunities to articulate what we need in our next permanent provost.

The Opportunity and Challenge Profile is the distillation of those listening sessions provided to us by Isaacson, Miller. On behalf of the search committee, I invite you, the campus community, to weigh in on this draft. For those of you who were able to attend a listening session, here is the opportunity to make sure that you were heard. For those of you who were unable to attend a listening session, here is another opportunity to offer input.

As I mentioned in my last letter to you, our timeline is tight. In order to meet our deadline of providing Isaacson, Miller a final draft by Aug. 1, we need your suggestions for revisions no later than Friday, July 26.

To offer your input, please visit the provost search website. This will enable you to offer anonymous feedback to the Provost Search Committee. If you prefer, please feel free to offer your feedback directly to me at john.su@marquette.edu. I will forward your ideas to the search committee members, who will meet on July 29, to discuss how to revise the Opportunity and Challenge Profile in light of your advice.

A recap of some of the highlights in the search process to date and the complete timeline for the search process can be found in a slightly longer version of this letter on the provost search website, along with a list of the provost search committee members.

In the meantime, I and the other members of the committee look forward to reading your thoughts on the Opportunity and Challenge Profile.


Dr. John Su
Chair of the Provost Search Committee
Professor of English and director of the University Core of Common Studies

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2. University mourns the death of Dr. Thomas Bausch

The university mourns the death of Dr. Thomas Bausch, dean emeritus of the College of Business Administration, who died July 17, 2013. Dr. Bausch was the dean of the college from 1978 to 1993 and continued to teach at Marquette until 2010. An avid proponent of Catholic social teaching in business and management, he had a distinguished career centered on working with Jesuit universities and the Society of Jesus throughout the world. Among many other leadership positions, Dr. Bausch served as president of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, co-founder and executive director of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools, president of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni, and national president of Christian Life Community.

Expressions of condolence may be sent to Mrs. Bernadine Bausch and Family, 1715 N. 71st St., Wauwatosa, Wis., 53213. Memorials may be made to the Thomas Bausch Scholarship Fund (for St. Augustine University of Tanzania, to benefit the underprivileged) or the Jesuit Seminary Guild.

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3. Raynor Memorial Libraries' annual book renewal period begins today

All books checked out from the Raynor Memorial Libraries' general collection due Aug. 10, need to be renewed during the annual renewal period, which begins today. The new due date for renewed books will be Aug. 9, 2014. There is no need to repeat this process if books have already been renewed. As a courtesy to other users, please return items that are no longer needed.

To renew items online:

  • Login online.
  • Enter username and password.
  • Click "Submit."
  • Select "Items Currently Checked Out."
  • All checked-out items may be renewed by selecting the "Renew All" button; or renew individual titles by selecting the "Renew" button in front of each book. After selecting the individual titles to be renewed, click on the "Renew selected items" button.

After Sept. 10, books will need to be brought into the library for renewal. For more information, or to renew items through an authorized assistant, call the Raynor Circulation Desk at 8-7555.

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4. CheckMarq will be unavailable Friday, July 26

CheckMarq and CheckMarq mobile are being upgraded and will be unavailable from Friday, July 26, to Monday, July 29. During this time, all electronic processing done by the Office of the Bursar, such as petty cash reimbursement, payment process, change processing and departmental deposit processing will be unavailable. The upgrade will not change the way CheckMarq is used.

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5. Training session available for new version of D2L

Desire2Learn, the university's course management system, has been upgraded to Version 10. A training session for the new version is being offered Wednesday, July 24, in Raynor Library, 330B. All future training dates, as well as registration for this week's session, can be found online.

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6. Grow with Marquette sponsoring "Email and Social Media Etiquette" session

Grow with Marquette is sponsoring a session, "Email and Social Media Etiquette," Thursday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Career Services Center, Holthusen Hall, first floor. The program will provide tips and strategies on how to make a professional and positive impression to colleagues through email and social media communications. Registration for this session can be completed through email, or by contacting Grow with Marquette at 8-1560.

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7. Celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on July 31

The Office of Mission and Ministry invites the campus community to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on Wednesday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The Mass will celebrate the life and ministry of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, who died July 31, 1556. Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president of mission and ministry and associate director of the Faber Center, will preside at Mass.

A luncheon reception and a performance by the St. Patrick's Children's Choir will follow in Westowne Square. 

Register online to attend the Mass and celebration. For additional information, contact Brigid Alba, assistant to the vice president of mission and ministry, at 8-1794.

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8. Participants needed for Marquette's International Friendship Program

Marquette's International Friendship Program is currently looking for individuals and families interested in spending time once a month over the course of the academic year with an international student. Applications can be found online and are due to the Office of International Education, Holthusen Hall, fourth floor, or via email.

For additional information, contact Erin LeMoine, international communication and marketing coordinator, at 8-5762.

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