All campus events scheduled to begin after 4:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, Jan. 27, or before 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 28, are cancelled due to severe weather.

1. Marquette receives $10 million gift to build new Jesuit Residence, support need-based scholarships

Marquette has received a $10 million gift from an anonymous benefactor to build a new on-campus residence for its community of Jesuit priests and to support need-based scholarships, Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced today.

Father Wild said that $7.5 million of the gift marks the beginning of a university effort to build a new Jesuit Residence and renovate the center of campus. The project will total $15 million and will be funded entirely from donations. Construction and work will begin after an additional $7.5 million is raised. $2.5 million of the gift will be dedicated to support need-based scholarships, a key priority identified in the university's strategic plan that was unveiled in May 2013.

"This significant gift is a tremendous investment in the future of our members of the Society of Jesus who make such profound academic and spiritual contributions to life at Marquette," Father Wild said. "And equally as important, this generous contribution to support scholarships will help us to continue to provide a world-class, transformative education that is both accessible and affordable."

The anonymous donor indicated a strong desire to provide a future home to the members of Marquette's community of Catholic, Jesuit priests who have dedicated their lives to serving others. According to Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., the rector of the Jesuit community on campus, the new facility will emphasize the Jesuit commitment to higher education, will be environmentally friendly and will remain at the center of campus, underscoring the university's identity and tradition as a Catholic, Jesuit institution. It will also reflect their contemplative way of life and communal approach to daily living and will include a chapel at its center, along with additional worship and meeting spaces.

The current Jesuit Residence will eventually be torn down to increase green space and reduce surface level parking, and the new facility will be located a block north in the 1400 block of Wells Street. The new Jesuit Residence will be flanked by the AMU and Schroeder Hall and fits the long-term vision of the university to reimagine and renovate the center of campus between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street.

Throughout Father Wild's 15-year tenure as president and now interim president, he has stressed the importance of access to higher education, significantly increasing funding for student scholarship aid and creating scholarship programs specifically targeted at underserved populations. The $2.5 million dedicated to need-based scholarship aid will help ensure a Marquette education remains affordable and accessible to students.

For more information, read the news release in the University News Center.

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2. W-2 tax forms available online

W-2 tax forms are now available online via MyJob. Login and select "MU Employee Self Service," "Personal Actions," "Employee W-2" and "Start."

Printing the W-2 from this webpage is an acceptable copy for attaching to annual tax returns. Use the printer icon on the form, not the printer icon on the Internet browser, to print the form.

Traditional paper forms will also be mailed to permanent home addresses.

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3. Tickets still available for Mission Week keynote speaker, a Rwandan genocide survivor

The Office of Mission and Ministry will host Mission Week 2014 "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness," beginning with Mission Week Mass on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m. in Church of the Gesu. This year's Mission Week theme cuts to the core of the human experience. The ability to forgive after tragic events affects individuals' spiritual, psychological and social development in profound ways. Mission Week 2014 will examine the theme of forgiveness in many forms, from the interpersonal to the international.

Immaculée Ilibagiza, who was a 23-year-old engineering student when the Rwandan genocide began in 1994, will deliver the keynote, "Forgiving the Unforgivable," at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom. Her personal story of the Rwandan genocide reflects a depth of suffering beyond what most people will ever experience. Yet, in the midst of losing nearly everyone dear to her and being threatened to the point of death, she now stands as beacon of forgiveness of others.

Two tickets per MUID are available to faculty, staff and students, and can be picked up in the AMU, Brooks Lounge.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Mission Week 2014 website.

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4. EthicsPoint available to anonymously report suspected areas of misconduct on campus

Marquette believes that each member of the campus community has a responsibility to conduct business in an ethical manner and to report, in good faith, any suspected activities of misconduct on campus. The university has selected EthicsPoint, a third-party vendor, to provide a way to report suspected areas of misconduct on campus anonymously and confidentially. EthicsPoint provides a secure server and toll-free hot line for faculty, staff, students and vendors to confidentially report activities on campus that may violate federal or state laws and regulations, or university policies and procedures.

Reportable concerns include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic misconduct
  • FERPA violations
  • Misuse of resources
  • Financial fraud
  • Harassment
  • Conflict of interest
  • Software piracy
  • HIPAA violations
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Environmental health and safety matters
  • Vandalism
  • Cheating
  • Hazing

Submit a report online or by calling 800-445-7068. To learn more about EthicsPoint and other places to report concerns, visit the EthicsPoint website.

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5. Faber Center to hold Mass celebrating the canonization of St. Peter Faber

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will hold a Mass celebrating the canonization of Peter Faber on Thursday, Jan. 30, at noon in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. Faber, the first Jesuit priest and one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus, was declared a saint Dec. 17, 2013.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, at (414) 288-5059.

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6. Faculty requested to show short study abroad video in classes this week

To help make students aware of study abroad opportunities, the Office of International Education invites all faculty members to show a new 5-minute study abroad classroom video during classes this week. The video replaces the traditional classroom speaker program this spring.

The video highlights study abroad returnees talking about the benefits and myths surrounding study abroad opportunities. Students who have just returned from studying abroad this fall will be wearing Marquette Global t-shirts this week and can add their commentary to the video.

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7. Soup with Substance to focus on race relations in Milwaukee

This week's Soup with Substance will examine race relations in Milwaukee and how to be a part of the solution by creating positive change. Jeffrey Roman, chair of the City of Milwaukee's Equal Rights Commission, will lead the conversation Wednesday, Jan. 29, at noon in the AMU, 157.

Milwaukee faces many issues around race and continues to be ranked as one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Roman works to strengthen community relations, communication and accountability between residents and Milwaukee departments and agencies. He also serves as the benchmark coordinator for the Milwaukee Black Male Achievement Initiative and is actively engaged in Milwaukee's Black Male Achievement and Fatherhood Initiative efforts. Roman's work over the years has laid the foundation for cooperative efforts and collaborations that aim to improve outcomes in racial equity, health, education, employment, violence elimination, entrepreneurship and the criminal justice system within communities of color across the region.

Soup with Substance events are sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking.

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8. Attend information sessions on Diversity Advocates Network, new Safe Zone program

The Division of Student Affairs' Diversity Committee and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center are offering two training opportunities for faculty and staff this spring.

Diversity Advocates training will resume in March 2014, and is a training program for faculty and staff to provide support, mentorship and advocacy for students by promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. The new training provides more comprehensive tools for developing a diversity consciousness, understanding social identities, identifying acts of discrimination and stereotyping and developing advocacy skills.

Also this spring, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in the Office of the Provost will be launching a Safe Zone program to give faculty and staff opportunities to deepen their knowledge about LGBT and gender justice issues, student identity development, and religion and sexuality. Both individuals and departments can participate in Safe Zone training to help build safe and brave spaces and strengthen the network of campus partners interested in gender, sexuality, and diversity on campus.

The Division of Student Affairs and the GSRC will host several 45-minute information sessions on the training programs:

  • Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. in the AMU, 254
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, 254
  • Friday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in the AMU, 157
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in the AMU, 163

For additional information or to request an information session for an office, contact Carla Fullwood, assistant dean for Intercultural Engagement, Dr. Angela Zapata, counselor and diversity coordinator in the Counseling Center, or Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director of the GSRC.

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9. Center for Teaching and Learning to sponsor faculty reading group on contemplative practices

As part of its certificate program in contemplative pedagogies, the Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a faculty reading group on contemplative practices to provide an opportunity to further explore the range, depth and promise of contemplative practice. Readings will be drawn from the world's great contemplative traditions with discussions led by Alan Madry, professor of law. The introductory session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 320. To register or for more information, contact Dr. Susan Mountin, director of Manresa for Faculty in the CTL.

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10. Faculty/Staff Chorale begins rehearsals this week

The Faculty/Staff Chorale will start rehearsals this week and invites all faculty, staff and graduate students to sing with the choir. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. in Marquette Hall, 100, beginning this Thursday, Jan. 30. Auditions are not required to participate.

For additional information, contact Dr. Alexander Ng, associate professor of exercise science, at (414) 288-6209.

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11. Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson to speak on campus

Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics and philanthropist, will speak on campus Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Johnson will discuss overcoming adversity and giving back to the community in a speech presented by MUSG.

Tickets for the event will be available beginning Jan. 22, and can be picked up in the Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement, located in the AMU, 137. Faculty, staff and students must present their MUID in order to pick up their free ticket. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public.

For more information, email MUSG or contact MUSG at (414) 288-7416.

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12. Monthly Masses in Law School Chapel begin Wednesday, Jan. 29

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and campus minister in the Law School, will celebrate a monthly Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall.

The first Mass of the semester will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 12:15 p.m. Future dates for the monthly 12:15 p.m. Masses on Wednesdays are: Feb. 26, March 26 and April 23. All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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13. Fit Passes still available, group fitness classes begin this week

The Group Fitness Office in the Department of Recreational Sports is offering group fitness classes starting this week. To participate in group fitness classes, individuals should purchase a Fit Pass, which will provide admittance to 40 different classes offered each week during the semester. Fit Passes can be purchased at the main offices of both the Rec Plex and the Rec Center.

For more information on the classes or questions regarding the Fit Pass, contact the Group Fitness Office at (414) 288-6979.

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14. Marquette University Medical Clinic opens new student walk-in clinic

The Marquette University Medical Clinic has opened an additional student clinic on the east side of campus. The Marquette Medical Clinic – East is located at 707 N. 11th Street, Suite 130 (across from Carpenter Tower). The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide walk-in care for limited illnesses, including common cold, sinus infection, sore throat, swollen glands, ear aches, rashes and urininary tractinfections. Students visiting the Marquette Medical Clinic – East will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be accepted.

The main Marquette University Medical Clinic, located in the lower level of Schroeder Complex, will continue to be available to students for all medical services. Appointments are required for most services. Call (414) 288-7184 or schedule an appointment online.

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