1. Message from the chair of the Presidential Search Committee

To Marquette faculty, staff and students:

I'm excited and honored to lead the Presidential Search Committee for the 24th president of Marquette University. This is a chance for all of us to help shape the future of this great institution, and I hope to hear from many of you as we embark on the process of choosing the best leader for Marquette.

As the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees did in the previous presidential search in 2010, we are asking that the Marquette community provide input on the leadership qualifications that are most important for the president. Because our process during the presidential search three years ago was both extensive and inclusive, we are reviewing the Presidential Profile that was developed at that time and asking for input on whether these attributes are still valid or should be adjusted.

A variety of community input sessions will be held to encourage participation in this review. The sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Kristina Ropella, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering, and Dr. Stephanie Quade, dean of students in the Office of Student Development.

We're also making an online form available for alumni, parents and others who wish to be heard outside of the community sessions.

Dates for the community input sessions for faculty, staff and students are:

  • Faculty: Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B and C
  • Staff: Monday, Nov. 11, at noon in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms A and B
  • Students (hosted by MUSG): Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom E

Please RSVP online.

In addition, discussion sessions are planned with the University Academic Senate, the Faculty Council, the Marquette Jesuit community, the University Leadership Council, the Marquette University Alumni Association National Board and the Parents Council.

Thank you for all you do for Marquette on a daily basis. I look forward to hearing your thoughts as we review the leadership profile and qualification priorities for the next president of Marquette.

John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad '77
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Member of the Board of Trustees

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2. Attend Committee on Diversity and Equity listening sessions

The Committee on Diversity and Equity will host three listening sessions to explore challenges and opportunities related to diversity and equity at Marquette. The faculty listening session will be Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the AMU, 163. The student session will be Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, 163. A final joint session will take place next semester.

For more information, contact Dr. Jean Grow, associate professor of strategic communication and advertising and chair of the University Committee on Diversity and Equity, at 8-6357.

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3. Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology holding colloquium

The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology will hold a colloquium Wednesday, Oct. 23, at noon in the AMU, 227. Ben Rader, psychologist and psychotherapist, will present "Working with Urban Youths and Family: Understanding the Urban Context." A schedule of upcoming colloquium presentations is online.

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4. Dispute Resolution Association to host workshop on having difficult conversations

The Dispute Resolution Association will hold a workshop, "Difficult Conversations," Thursday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the AMU, 252. The workshop will take a look at the three conversations within a difficult conversation: the "what happened?" conversation, the feelings conversation and the identity conversation.

RSVP is requested, but not required, for this free event. For additional information or to RSVP, contact David Angel, president of the Dispute Resolution Association.

5. Social and Cultural Sciences colloquium to discuss science and democratic values

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. in Lalumiere Hall, 384. Dr. Gordon Gauchat, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present "A New Hope: Public Understanding of Science and Democratic Values."

For more information, contact Dr. Jim Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences, at 8-5804.

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6. Student employee timekeeping transitioning to electronic process this semester

The university's timekeeping processes for hourly student employees are being updated this fall through implementation of the electronic EmpCenter system, which includes a web application and standard time clocks that will replace paper time sheets and the various other time clocks on campus. This electronic solution will ensure greater efficiency for student employees and supervisors in recording, approving and submitting time records.

This change to electronic timekeeping is expected to occur in November 2013. Students' supervisors will train student employees on EmpCenter functionality so they will be able to properly use the time clocks and web application to record their hours worked.

Supervisors and all student employees have been notified of this upcoming change. Supervisors have also received information about upcoming training sessions.

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7. World's leading researcher on hope to give annual Tommy G. Thompson Lecture

Dr. Shane Lopez, author of Making Hope Happen, will present this year's Tommy G. Thompson Lecture, "Hope for Tomorrow Pays Off Today," Monday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Lopez is the world's leading researcher on hope, and one of the most vocal advocates of the psychological reform of America's education system.

A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. Registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Vicki Fitzgerald, assistant dean for college operations in the College of Education, at 8-4673.

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8. ORSP hosting informational session on starting a startup

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host an informational session, "Starting A Startup," Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Tim Keane, director of technology commercialization, will present the session and answer questions about startups.

RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8, to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator in ORSP, at 8-7225.

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9. Register for CTL mini-course on facilitating online courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a three-week online mini-course from Monday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 24, on best practices for facilitating online or blended courses. All coursework is completed online.

Registration is now open and space is limited. For additional information, contact Dr. Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director, at 8-8811.

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10. Digital Marquette and CTL hosting a brown bag discussion

Digital Marquette, a campus network for faculty and staff interested in digital academic and community work, will host a brown bag discussion co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning Monday, Nov. 11, at noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite C. Faculty and staff will discuss their favorite educational technology tools.

Registration is available online. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to join the Digital Marquette listserv to receive more information and regular updates. To join the listserv, email the following text in the body of the message: Subscribe LS-Digital-Marquette, followed by your complete email address without brackets.

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11. Input needed for College of Nursing accreditation

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

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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12. Buzz Williams, volleyball team "Dig Pink" for cancer research

Men's Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams and Women's Volleyball Head Coach Bond Shymansky will wear blue and gold striped overalls at the Nov. 22, match against Xavier if more than $7,000 is raised for breast cancer research by that date. Fans who attend the annual "Dig Pink" breast cancer awareness match on Sunday, Oct. 27, against Georgetown wearing pink will receive $2 admission. "Dig Pink" t-shirts will be available for purchase at all home matches with all proceeds going towards the fundraising campaign.

Donations can be made via the Side-Out Foundation online.

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13. gHosts needed for residence hall trick-or-treating

Volunteer gHosts are needed for the Residence Hall Association's HALLoween event, Wednesday, Oct. 30, when children from around the Milwaukee community can trick-or-treat in the residence halls. HALLoween provides a safe trick or treating environment for children who may not otherwise have one. Volunteers are needed to guide the children around as gHosts and candy distributors.

Those interesting in participating should email RHA by Friday, Oct. 25.

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14. Attend Cycling Club's BikeShare visit

The Marquette University Cycling Club will ride to Discovery World for a demonstration of Milwaukee's first BikeShare station Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. BikeSharing is a system that allows users to rent bikes for grocery runs, touring the city or commutes to work. Those interested in attending the demonstration should meet with their bikes at SHAMU, the area between Schroeder Hall and the AMU.

For more information, contact Tess Massaroni, MUCC Sustainability Advocate.

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15. $10 massages available at physical therapy Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 15, at Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.

The cost is $10 for 15 minutes, $15 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes and $30 for one hour. Appointments can be made online. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash, check or Marquette Cash are accepted.

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