1. Departments of English and Theology moving to Marquette Hall this month

As part of ongoing renovations to the university's historic core – Johnston, Marquette and Sensenbrenner Halls – the Departments of English and Theology are permanently moving to new locations in Marquette Hall this month. To foster interdisciplinary collaboration, the departments will share a main office suite in Marquette Hall, 115. The Department of Philosophy will also share that suite when it moves to Marquette Hall in early 2015.

The Department of English will move from its current location in Coughlin Hall, 335, to Marquette Hall, 115, effective June 24. The Department of Theology will move from its current location in Coughlin Hall, 100, to Marquette Hall, 115, effective June 20.

Interior renovations to Coughlin, Johnson and Marquette Halls will continue this summer.

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2. New Colleagues' Convocation will be held Aug. 18

The Office of Mission and Ministry and the Office of the Provost encourage all employees hired since Aug. 19, 2013, to attend New Colleagues' Convocation on Monday, Aug. 18, in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, to learn about the history and importance of Jesuit higher education and Marquette. Employees will gain a clearer understanding of the Catholic and Jesuit tradition that characterizes and animates the university, and will learn about integrating their work with the university's mission.

For more information, contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at (414) 288-1881.

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3. University mourns the death of Cynthia (Cindy) Zautcke-Ostermeyer

Marquette University mourns the death of Cynthia (Cindy) Zautcke-Ostermeyer, policy analyst in the Institute for the Transformation of Learning. Zautcke-Ostermeyer died June 4 of complications from a rare form of lymphoma. An education advocate, Zautcke-Ostermeyer's work helped pave the way for charter schools to be a permanent part of education in Wisconsin, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary.

Zautcke-Ostermeyer formerly taught at Grand Alternative High School and helped found El Puente High School for at-risk students. She joined the Institute for the Transformation of Learning in 1997, where she worked with Dr. Howard Fuller, one of her mentors and the founder of the institute.

A public memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at University School of Milwaukee. A donation fund in her name has been set up at the school to assist Milwaukee students who otherwise would not be able to attend the school.

Please remember Zautcke-Ostermeyer, her family and friends in prayer.

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4. Future Milwaukee applications due June 30

The Future Milwaukee Leadership Program is accepting applications through Monday, June 30, for its 2014-15 class. Sessions will begin in September and run through May 2015, two times each month on Monday evenings. Applications are available online.

Since 1978, the Future Milwaukee leadership program, which since 2005 has been housed in Marquette's College of Professional Studies, has been building a diverse group of ethically based leaders among all sectors of the Milwaukee community. To date, there are more than 1,600 Future Milwaukee graduates who serve as leaders in business, nonprofit, government and community organizations throughout the region.

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. As part of that journey, Future Milwaukee participants work in teams collaborating with citizens and organizations to implement a project of the students own choosing. Examples of class projects are available online. In addition, each student receives one-on-one leadership coaching and each team is mentored in group dynamics.

For more information, call (414) 288-3153 or email the College of Professional Studies.

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5. Engineering Outreach Program offering Engineering is Elementary teacher training workshops

The College of Engineering was recently approved to be an endorsed training site for the Engineering is Elementary program, a national initiative developed by the Museum of Science in Boston. The Engineering Outreach Program will offer three workshop sessions this summer, which will introduce teachers to broad engineering concepts and skills, review the structure and philosophy shaping EiE curricular materials, engage participants in EiE activities and foster reflection about appropriate instructional strategies.

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6. New sunrise yoga class available this summer; various Employee Wellness events offered in June

The Employee Wellness Program is offering Vinyassa Yoga every Thursday from June 19 to August 28, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the newly renovated Sensenbrenner Hall, garden level atrium. Vinyassa Yoga is designed to provide a cardiovascular workout while building strength, flexibility and focus. The class is accessible to all individuals, and modifications and variations will be provided to allow all students from beginners to advanced to work at their own level. The cost for the entire 10-week session is $50 or individual classes are available for $5 per class. Register online.

Other Employee Wellness events taking place in June include:

  • Employee Wellness will be offering "Fitness At Work" demonstrations over the summer starting in June. These demonstrations will be done in individual departments to share how employees can increase their fitness/physical well-being during the day at work. To schedule a 30-minute demonstration, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at (414) 288-5607.

  • The Westown Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Zeidler Union Square. Employees who would like to attend can meet at noon in the Zilber Hall lobby to walk together.

  • The National Bike Challenge is currently underway and a Marquette team has been formed. Join online.

  • Sign up to join the Marquette team for Briggs and Al's Run and the Milwaukee Heart Walk, which are both taking place in September. Employee Wellness is also looking for employees to serve as team captains for the Milwaukee Heart Walk. Interested employees should contact Kipp at (414) 288-5607.

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7. Discount available for Marquette boys basketball camps

Registration is now open for Marquette summer boys basketball camps. Three different week-long sessions will be offered Monday through Friday for the following dates: June 16 through June 20, June 23 through June 27, and July 21 through July 25. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day, and all are held on Marquette's campus. Visit the website for specific age limitations.

Activities will focus on individual skill development, league games, camp contests and team play. The cost is $325 per camp, but a $25 discount is available for children directly related to Marquette employees. Registration is required and space is limited.

For more information, call the Men's Basketball Office at (414) 288-5937.

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8. Law School to hold information session June 13

The Law School is hosting an on-campus information session for prospective students Friday, June 13, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein Hall. The information session will give prospective students a chance to take a student-led tour, learn about the Law School, admissions, financial aid, enrollment policies and procedures, and the curriculum.

Register online.

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9. Blue & Gold Fund Auction moved to December

Marquette Athletics has moved the Blue & Gold Fund Auction from its usual September date to Friday, Dec. 5, in the AMU. The date change was made for a number of reasons, detailed below:

  • Student-athletes who compete in fall sports have been unable to attend in the past and the new date minimizes conflicts with games for Marquette's 16 athletic programs.

  • Hosting the event the night before the Marquette vs. Wisconsin-Madison game maximizes the opportunity to involve dedicated Marquette fans in town for the game.

  • The Dec. 5 date provides the perfect opportunity for end-of-year donations, as well as the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts.

For more information about the Blue & Gold Fund Auction, including table sponsorships, contact Sarah Claus, intercollegiate athletics special events coordinator, at (414) 288-3988.

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