1. Charles Franklin goes "On the Issues" to present new Marquette Law School Poll results

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, May 21, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the third Marquette Law School Poll of the 2014 election year, examining public views on the Wisconsin gubernatorial race and other key issues as the countdown to the November election continues.

Also at issue: Which voters are most likely to turn out this November, and who may be thinking of staying home? How much trust do voters have in the political system these days? And do they think vote fraud is a major issue in Wisconsin elections?

Seating is limited; register online.

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2. Father Wild to lead Employee Wellness Poker Walk on Wednesday

Employee Wellness' annual Poker Walk is being held in conjunction with National Employee Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 21. Join Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., in a walk around the Marquette Mile while competing to have the best poker hand. Healthy snacks and prizes will be available. Register online.

Employee Wellness emailed all faculty and staff a 2014 Culture and Interest Survey in late April. The survey results will help Employee Wellness determine what wellness programs are wanted and needed on campus. All employees are asked to complete the survey.

Registration is still available for summer group fitness classes, which began last week. The full list of classes is available online.

Employee Wellness will offer 30-minute "Fitness At Work" demonstrations for departments beginning in June. Free resources will be given at each demonstration. Contact Wellness Coordinator Kristin Kipp at (414) 288-5607 to schedule a demonstration.

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3. University mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Kenneth Hagen

Marquette University mourns the death of Dr. Kenneth Hagen, professor emeritus of theology, who died May 11, at the age of 77. Hagen taught theology at Marquette for 33 years and was an accomplished scholar and expert on the Reformation.

Please remember Hagen, his family and friends in prayer.

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4. Several Safe Zone training sessions available

The Safe Zone program, run by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and launched in spring 2014, gives faculty and staff opportunities to deepen their knowledge about LGBTQ and gender issues, student identity development, and religion and sexuality, with the goals of providing a supportive environment for LGBTQ members of the campus community and creating visible safe spaces for LGBTQ individuals across campus.

Both individuals and departments can participate in Safe Zone training to help build safe spaces, and strengthen the network of campus partners interested in gender, sexuality and diversity on campus.

The following training sessions will be offered in May and June. The material is the same, so faculty and staff should choose either the full-day training or the training sequence, not both.

  • Full-day training: Thursday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Training sequence: Friday, May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, May 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Friday, June 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Register by emailing Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC. Participants will receive pre-reading assignments one week before their session begins. There will also be training sessions offered in August and throughout the academic year.

The Safe Zone program curriculum was developed by the GSRC in partnership with the Center for Intercultural Engagement, the Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee, the Counseling Center, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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5. Philosophy Department hosting workshop on philosophy of Abrahamic Traditions

The Departments of Philosophy at Marquette and the University of Denver, along with the University of Denver's Center for Judaic Studies, will host a workshop on Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions focused on the thought of al-Farabi, June 11-13, in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 320A.

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6. Marquette Athletics Backyard BBQ is July 1

The Marquette community is invited to a Backyard BBQ on Tuesday, July 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Central Mall. Attendees will have the chance to meet Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski, Women's Basketball Head Coach Carolyn Kieger and student-athletes from various sports. The event will feature face painting, bouncy houses and tailgate-style food.

Register online or by calling (414) 288-7431 by Wednesday, June 25. Tickets are $15 per person before the June 25 deadline and $18 per person after June 25. Children six and under receive free admission.

For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at (414) 288-7431.

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7. Purchasing Department to host annual Supplier Fair on May 21

The Purchasing Department will host its annual Supplier Fair on Wednesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. The event will give employees the opportunity to meet the university's preferred suppliers and learn more about their products. The event is free and open to all Marquette employees, and will include samples, door prizes and food.

For additional information, contact Jane Kondracki, junior buyer, at (414) 288-5634.

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8. Master's in Computing program hosting open house tomorrow; online open house will be held concurrently

The Master's in Computing program from the Department of Math, Statistics, and Computer Science is hosting an open house for prospective students Tuesday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A simultaneous "open house in the cloud" will be held online for prospective students who are not able to make it to campus. The online open house will utilize Classroom in the Cloud, which serves as the basis for the program's distance learning classes.

Register online.

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9. Register for Tee It Up For Hoops golf outing fundraiser benefitting the women's basketball program

Join the Marquette women's basketball program and new Head Coach Carolyn Kieger for the program's annual Tee It Up For Hoops golf outing fundraiser Tuesday, June 10, at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland, Wis. The event is $195 per golfer to play 18 holes along with the women's basketball team and staff, or $225 per golfer to include a Par-3 Challenge and three mulligans. A continental breakfast, lunch and participation gift will be provided. A lunch-only option is available for $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the women's basketball program.

Register online. For additional information, contact Colleen Schmidt, executive assistant for women's basketball, at (414) 288-5784.

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10. Rec Plex summer swim classes begin June 2

Registration for Rec Plex summer swim lessons is now open. Swim lessons for children will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning Monday, June 2.

Various classes are offered:

  • Levels one to six, Introduction to Water Skills through Swimming and Skill Proficiency
  • Tiny Tots and Wee Folks, for children six months to six years old, designed to encourage water adjustment skills and develop basic swimming skills
  • Private and semi-private lessons, available for children and adults, with a minimum of two swimmers required for semi-private lessons

Registration for all lessons must be done at the Rec Plex and cannot be completed over the phone. The cost is $40 for members and $46 for non-members for group classes. Enrollment is limited. All sessions have a minimum number of spaces that must be filled in order to offer the class, and classes may be combined to accommodate these requirements. Payment must be made at the time of registration, and a liability waiver must be completed before a child or minor can participate in the program.

Questions can be directed to John Kratzer, Rec Plex general manager, at (414) 288-7778.

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11. Discounts on computers available for students, faculty and staff

Academic prices for computers from Apple and Lenovo are available for faculty, staff and students. Among the available deals are savings of up to $200 on a new Mac from the Apple Store for Education and up to 40 percent on Lenovo laptops.

Learn more about the computer discounts online.

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