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GROW With Marquette

Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth.

To Register for a class, email growwithmu@marquette.edu or call: 288-7305.

All GROW classes are free to Marquette employees. Classes are designed and intended for job-related professional growth and development.

If you have a suggestion for a GROW with Marquette session or if you have a proposal for a class you would like to offer through the program, please contact us at: growwithmu@marquette.edu.


Featured Classes - Fall 2014

beginners guide to the spiritual journey

At times, people feel a restlessness stirring within them, but aren’t sure what it means.  Others have a vague longing for something more out of life, but are unsure where to go to explore it.  For others, a curiosity about faith and spirituality drives them to seek and learn more about it.  Wherever you find yourself, we invite you to join us for this lunchtime discussion about the spiritual journey.  Readings and reflection questions will be provided.  A light lunch will be served. Register by Tuesday, September 30, at 288-4545 or FaberCenter@marquette.edu.

Facilitated by: Michael Dante, Director, and Monica Meagher, Spiritual Director in Residence

Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 /Noon – 1 p.m., Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111

 

employee wellness: going tobacco free

This session will focus on the increased risk of cancer and other chronic diseases that smokers face, different quitting mechanisms, and cessation and prevention resources that are readily available to you, your friends and family who are trying to quit or at-risk to start.

Presented by: Representatives from the American Cancer Society

Wednesday, October 8 / Noon - 1:00 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite C

 

a reflective approach to retirement

While making the transition from the work environment to retirement can provide many challenges, there are also opportunities.  Questions of meaning, uncertainty and purpose may surface with this transition, affecting not only how we see ourselves but how we relate to others.  Whether you have already made the decision to retire or are just considering retirement in the near future, please join us for this lunch time conversation to discuss some thoughtful and spiritual ways of addressing this transition.  A light lunch will be served.  Space is limited. 

Facilitated by: Michael Dante, Director, and Ellen Blonski, Administrative Assistant

Friday, October 31 / Noon - 1:00 p.m., Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111

beginners guide to the spiritual journey

  • Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29/ Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111

At times, people feel a restlessness stirring within them, but aren’t sure what it means.  Others have a vague longing for something more out of life, but are unsure where to go to explore it.  For others, a curiosity about faith and spirituality drives them to seek and learn more about it.  Wherever you find yourself, we invite you to join us for this lunchtime discussion about the spiritual journey.  Readings and reflection questions will be provided.  A light lunch will be served.

Facilitated by: Michael Dante, Director, and Monica Meagher, Spiritual Director in Residence

 

 

a reflective approach to retirement

  • Friday, October 31 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111

Thinking about retirement doesn’t have to be scary!  While making the transition from the work environment to retirement can provide many challenges, there are also opportunities.  Questions of meaning, uncertainty and purpose may surface with this transition, affecting not only how we see ourselves but how we relate to others.  Whether you have already made the decision to retire or are just considering retirement in the near future, please join us for this lunch time conversation to discuss some thoughtful and spiritual ways of addressing this transition.  A light lunch will be served.  Space is limited. 

Facilitated by: Michael Dante, Director, and Ellen Blonski, Administrative Assistant

        

 

putting the "happy" back in your holidays

  • Thursday, November 6 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)

For many people, the holidays can be a time of stress and heightened emotions.  We will identify the stressful situations common to the holiday season and offer tips on how to manage your time, family interactions, and your budget.  We will also discuss strategies for managing your emotions and maintaining your physical health.

Presented by: Nancy Buchanan, Aurora Employee Assistance Program

 

 

working with difficult people

  • Wednesday, December 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)

For many Is it us?  Is it them?  Is it personality?  Is it behavior?  Difficult people can be, well, difficult.  They frustrate us and interfere with our ability to get work done.  Can we do anything about it?  Absolutely!  This program will help you identify and understand the difficult people in your life and enable you to find better ways of coping with them.  We will examine strategies and give you the tools to help you improve your ability to work and interact with these individuals. 

Presented by: Dr. Kerry Egdorf, Marquette Ombudsman

 

 

public speaking, presentation delivery, and leadership development: marq our words - a toastmasters international club on the marquette campus

  • Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union

Public speaking and leadership positions can be a nerve-racking experience for many individuals.  Luckily there is a resource for mastering those skills, Toastmasters International, a professional development program that offers the opportunity to practice public speaking, leadership, constructive critiquing, writing, and project organization.  Marquette’s campus has its very own Toastmasters Club, Marq Our Words (MOW).  MOW is open to staff, students and members of the Milwaukee community.  MOW meets twice a month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday. Meetings are typically held in the Alumni Memorial Union. For more information, please contact the Vice President of Membership, Rose Trupiano rose.trupiano@mu.edu.

 

 

 


Passport Tour – gender and sexuality resource center

  • Friday, October 3 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Suite 425

Learn more about the Safe Zone program, as well as other resources and programs of Marquette’s first academic resource on gender and sexuality. The Center staff will offer a tour of the Center’s location in the Alumni Memorial Union, share information, and help you strategize about how the Center can support your work at Marquette.

Presented by: Dr. Susannah Bartlow, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

 

 

passport Tour – bowling at the annex

  • Tuesday, October 21 / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Union Sports Annex, 804 N. 16th Street

The Annex Bowling Center houses 12 lanes of fully computerized, league-approved bowling.  Go behind the scenes to see how the pinsetters operate and the lanes are oiled.  Then get ready for some bowling with a tutorial from a mystery bowling instructor!  Beginners and seasoned bowlers are both welcome.  Space is limited to 12 attendees. 

Presented by: Brad Schloss, operations coordinator, Alumni Memorial Union

 

 

passport tour - engineering hall

  • Thursday, October 23 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Lobby of Engineering Hall

Preparing our graduates to be leaders in technology and innovation on the global stage, Engineering Hall is a learning laboratory with steel bracing, mechanical systems, fire protection, and cabling left exposed for student observation.  Organized by global challenges — efficient energy, safe roads and infrastructure, healthy communities, and clean water — rather than the traditional department structure, see how the building’s unique design provides opportunities for students and researchers from multiple disciplines to collaborate and tackle these challenges.

Presented by: David Newman, Director of Engineering Operations

 

tour of the haggerty museum of art current exhibitions

  • Wednesday, October 15 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Lobby of the Haggerty Museum of Art

Alfred Leslie The Killing Cycle … (paintings)

Alfred Leslie & Frank O’Hara The Last Clean Shirt (film)

Clear Picture Looking at Communities from an Art Museum (permanent collection)

Nadav Kander Yangtze-The Long River (photographs)

Presented by: Lynne Shumow, the Haggerty's Curator of Education

For more information about the exhibitions visit www.mu.edu/haggerty.

employee wellness: going tobacco free

  • Wednesday, October 8 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite C (lower level)

Learn This session will focus on the increased risk of cancer and other chronic diseases that smokers face, different quitting mechanisms, and American Cancer Society cessation and prevention resources that are readily available to you, your friends and family who are trying to quit or at-risk to start.

Presented by: Representatives from the American Cancer Society

 

 

employee wellness: posture tips to ease your work

  • Wednesday, October 15 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)

Learn tips on how to improve basic sitting and standing posture and save your back, shoulders, and neck from the pains of sitting or standing all day. We will also focus on issues related to sitting at computer workstations.

Presented by:  Susana Arciga PT, CFMT

 

employee wellness: fitness at work

The Employee Wellness Committee will be offering 30 minute sessions on how to increase physical activity throughout the day while you're at work. Each session can be scheduled in your department at a time that works best for everyone. To schedule a demonstration in your department, please contact Kristin Kipp, Wellness Coordinator, at kristin.kipp@marquette.edu or at 8-5607.

 

employee wellness: smoking cessation - how traditional chinese medicine can help

  • Tuesday, October 21 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Room 254

Tobacco addiction has a profound chemical basis, but to really quit, we need a solution that also addresses mood, anxiety, stress, personal habits, boredom, willpower, and many other aspects of how we live. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has specific, targeted treatment for the individual. TCM can help strengthen your resolve, boost energy, fight stress, improve breathing, and tackle other issues that have prevented you from quitting in the past. Not everyone is ready to quit completely, but you might be ready to start feeling better. Healing is always a process, and all you really need to do is start.

Presented by: Carrie Murphy, LAc

 

employee wellness: the real truth about back pain

  • Thursday, November 13 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)

The vast majority of people suffer from low back pain at some point in their life. In this session, you will learn about the causes of low back pain, when to go to the doctor, and what procedures may or may not be necessary. We will also discuss more conservative treatment options for this condition.

Presented by:  Jeffrey Wilkens, MPT

 

 

 

 

social media we use to communicate with marquette students

  • Thursday, October 9 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

What’s new in social media? What are the strengths of Twitter, FaceBook, Tumblr, Medium, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Flicker, and Pinterest for reaching students? Learn how these social media interact and how we use them to convey the message of Being the Difference and promoting Marquette University.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication

 

 

content management and quality assurance of web pages

  • Thursday, October 23 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

This class is for people who manage department web pages. Learn about content management and quality assurance.

Presented by: Jan Harwig, Office of Marketing and Communication

 

linkedin

  • Tuesday, November 4 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

93 million users in the USA have profiles on LinkedIn. Explore how they are using this tool to connect to other business professionals, to reach a wide audience with groups, and to advertise job openings. 

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication

 

 

 

safe computing: keep your computer up to date and secure

  • Thursday, November 13 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn the dos and don’ts of safe computing. Identify the risks of sharing data and personal information. Take steps to limit your audience, protect your privacy, and avoid being victimized by the myriad of online threats. Use third-party applications appropriately and take steps to minimize threats and protect your computer and operating system.

Presented by: IT Services

 

sharepoint for site users: step-by-step

  • Tuesday, September 9 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use a shared document library to collaborate. Upload documents, edit and save changes. Set alerts and send links to other users. Open a document library with Windows Explorer to move, copy or delete files. Link to a shared folder from your desktop or in My Documents and open files using Office Web Apps. Use a shared calendar or a contact list and connect it to Outlook.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

sharepoint for site administrators

  • Friday, September 12 / 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Pre-requisite: SharePoint for site users or experience using SharePoint

This hands-on class is for the administrators of a department SharePoint site. Create new sites or sub sites, a library, calendar or contacts, and manage permissions. Organize a document library with added columns, folders and versioning. Make your site easy to navigate by adding, removing and editing Web Parts.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

powerpoint 2013 essentials

  • Friday, October 10 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn the essentials of creating and fine-tuning a presentation in PowerPoint. Add a theme for speed and consistency and organize slides by dragging and dropping or moving them into sections. Make clean transitions from slide to slide. Easily insert images, shapes and Smart Art. Learn how to advance slides automatically and include narration.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

edit a department web page using adobe contribute

  • Tuesday, October 14 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Receive hands-on training on Adobe Contribute for formatting, editing and publishing a Marquette web page.

Presented by: Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services

 

 

sharepoint for site users

  • Wednesday, October 15 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore SharePoint 2013. Learn to how to navigate, upload, create, share, delete and restore documents. Edit documents using Office web apps from any mobile device. Track sites, libraries and documents. Set alerts to follow updates to the site.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

sharepoint for site owners

  • Friday, October 24 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

This hands-on class is for the owners of a SharePoint site. You will learn how to create new sites/sub sites, a library, calendar or contacts, and manage permissions. Explore features such as custom lists, mail enabled libraries, and versioning. In addition, you will learn how to more effectively organize a document library and make your site easy to navigate by adding, removing and editing Web Parts.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

pivot tables in excel 2013

  • Tuesday, October 28 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

This class will show you how to extract meaningful information from large lists of data. See the "big picture" by analyzing data, and controlling how Excel summarizes the data. Use it to sort, count totals and give averages.

Presented by: Greg Nelson, IT Services

 

 

microsoft onenote 2013 essentials

  • Thursday, October 30 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

If you are not currently using OneNote, you may be missing out on one of the most useful and easy-to-use Microsoft Office applications.  Easily capture ideas, whatever form they come in. Type, handwrite or sketch your thoughts. Clip links and webpages, insert photos and videos, embed tables, and attach files. Link notes to meetings. Share notes with others.  Keep all your notes together. Take advantage of powerful search and flags. Gathering information in one notebook saves time and increases productivity.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

use excel 2013 with large data sets

  • Thursday, November 6 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

This class is for users who need to work with large sets of data. Update and search an existing large data list. Use tables, filters, forms, “find and replace” and Vlookup. Combine data from two separate worksheets. Check for updated records in a corresponding list.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

managing your email in outlook 2013

  • Thursday, November 20 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Email getting out of hand? Learn how to respond faster and manage your email and calendar efficiently. Search your email and customize your view. Use rules and automatic replies. Collaborate with SharePoint calendars that you can manage in Outlook.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

microsoft word 2013: tips and tricks

  • Thursday, December 4 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use new features to copy and paste between documents and modify formatting. Compare or combine text, and work efficiently with long documents. Organize your document with headings and a hierarchical structure, links and bookmarks, headers and footers and a table of contents.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

excel 2013 essentials

  • Tuesday, December 9 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Start a new spreadsheet from scratch. Use Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency and format numbers. Freeze panes so headings stay visible while you scroll and explore print options.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

lync 2013 - im, conference/video calls, desktop sharing

  • Thursday, December 11 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use Lync for full web conferencing at no additional cost to you. Set up an online meeting with audio and video, share information, presentations, whiteboard, polls, and Q&A. Also learn how to record the meeting for later viewing.

Presented by: IT Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You!

The following individuals have recently given of their time and talent to the Grow with Marquette program.

  • Ellen Blonski, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Dr. Michael Dante, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Mary Dunnwald, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jan Harwig, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Calvin Jemison, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Kristin Kipp, Exercise Science
  • Julie Kuligowski, Alumni Memorial Union
  • Pam Lewis, IT Services
  • Dr. James Marten, History
  • Greg Nelson, IT Services
  • Mary Paquette, College of Nursing
  • Sara Pforr, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Darwin Sanders, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services
  • Lynne Shumow, Haggerty Museum of Art

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