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. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Student parking permits are available online

Parking permits are now available for purchase online for the fall term for all upperclassmen, graduate and professional students. Permits for freshmen and sophomores will be available online Tuesday, July 30. Students can purchase parking permits for the fall semester only or for both the fall and spring terms.

Permits will not be sold in the Parking Services office until Monday, Aug. 26. Pricing information, as well as registration, can be found online. Additional questions can be directed to Parking Services at 8-6911.

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