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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 - Summer 2015

managing student workers

Participants will explore the Millennial student employee mindset and the common challenges of managing a student workforce. We will discuss strategies and techniques for bringing out the best in you and your student workers.  The conversation will include a focus on hiring for attitude, creating a learning environment for transferable skills and opportunities to incorporate feedback.

Presented by: Ali Myszewski, Associate Director of Marketing and Programming, Alumni Memorial Union

Thursday, July 23 / 11 a.m. – Noon

Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)


strategies for self defense

The best safety resource is you! Come participate in a self-defense class which will focus on practical personal safety and awareness strategies, 360 Degree Proxemic Management, and basic self-defense techniques taught by Defense and Arrest Tactics Instructor Lieutenant Jill Weisensel.  Participants should dress for casual exercise with practical footwear and bring a water bottle. 

Presented by: Lieutenant Jill Weisensel, Marquette Police Department

Wednesday, August 19 / 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Schroeder Field (open field north of Abbottsford Hall)


Sessions by Category

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Marquette Topics

Passport programs

Benefits and Wellness

Technology - Media and Web

Technology Training - Office

employee wellness and the faber center: seeking balance in life - is it possible?

  • Tuesday, January 27, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union, 157

At times, people feeThis lunch time presentation will offer a variety of perspectives, suggestions and techniques to enhance our quality of life given our limited time, energy and resources.  A light lunch will be served. 

Presented by: Michael Dante, director, Faber Center, and Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator


spiritual care for the caregiver

  • Monday, March 23, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Many of us find ourselves in caregiver roles for aging parents, children with special needs or other loved ones requiring special care.  Join the Faber Center and our guest presenter, Ms. Alice Hatzenbeller, Pastoral Care Director at Clement Manor Health Center, as we discuss how to care for ourselves in the midst of caring for others.  A light lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality



year-end help from finance

  • Monday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall Room 208 (sessions are identical)

The Office of Finance is offering three sessions where you can learn about fiscal year-end processing for your department and receive a brief refresher on the Accounts Payable and General Ledger functions. We will discuss the year-end timeline, invoice processing (including the electronic approval workflow), credit card charges, monthly statements and encumbrances. The refresher segment on General Ledger functions will include checking funds available, account inquiry drilldown, and the new reporting tool (Business Intelligence).

Presented by: Mary Jo Kuzma, Lorena Sanchez, and Yvonne Brodzik, Office of the Comptroller


dealing with loss at work - tips for managers

  • Thursday, April 16 (Session cancelled.) Please contact Human Resources if you have questions about this topic.

Many employees will deal with loss throughout their tenure.  As a manager, how can you assist them in dealing with their grief when they return to work?  This seminar will assist managers in better understanding the signs and symptoms of grief.  We will also discuss what to expect when an employee returns to work after a loss, explore techniques to support employees through difficult times, and discuss signs indicating that an employee may need outside assistance.

Presented by: Nancy Buchanan, Aurora Employee Assistance Program



performance appraisals - workshop for managers

  • Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Presented by the Department of Human Resources, this session is designed for managers and supervisors responsible for completing annual performance appraisals.  Gain a better understanding of the process and learn how to effectively set performance objectives for your staff. 

Presented by: Liz Sides, Director of Employment, and Jennifer Burns, Director of Compensation


marq our words - a toastmasters chapter for marquette

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

Public Marq Our Words (MOW) is a Toastmasters International Chapter that offers professional development programming in public speaking, leadership, communication, writing, and organization. MOW meets twice a month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings are typically held in the Alumni Memorial Union. For more information, to visit the club we site at https://sp.mu.edu/sites/marqourwords/SitePages/Home.aspxor contact Michelle Sweetser, michelle.sweetser@mu.edu, or Lisa Ehret, lisa.ehret@mu.edu.


Passport Tour – church of the gesu

  • Thursday, March 12, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Church of the Gesu

Join us for this tour and learn more about this sacred space.  Come see the gothic design, Pietà sculpture, historic pipe organ and famous 28-foot Rose Window.

Presented by: John O’Brien, Executive Director of Operations and Parish Administrator, Gesu Parish


see dali in 3d!

  • Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Engineering Hall, Room 028

Meet outside the 3D Lab, in the lower level of Engineering Hall, room (028).  Maximum of 25 participants.

The Haggerty is currently collaborating with the College of Engineering, utilizing the MARquette Visualization Laboratory (MARVL) to present work from the museum’s permanent collection as it’s never been seen before. The Visualization Lab is a world-class facility offering an immersive environment where realistic versions of just about anything can be created and used as interactive content.

This class will offer participants the opportunity to see Salvador Dali’s Madonna of Port Lligat, and the 100-foot-long mural Keith Haring painted for the construction site of the Haggerty come to life three-dimensionally and larger than life.

Led by: Lynne Shumow, Curator of Education, Haggerty Museum of Art, Dr. John LaDisa, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Visualization Lab, and Christopher Larkee, Visualization Technology Specialist





passport tour - marquette university police department

  • Wednesday, July 8, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Marquette University Police Department
  • 749 N. 16th Street

Go behind-the-scenes with the new Marquette University Police Department.  Commissioned on May 1, 2015, the Marquette University Police Department will take a phased training approach to convert the university’s public safety officers to fully commissioned police officers, with approximately 35 commissioned officers expected to be in place by the start of the 2015-16 academic year.  The department has an extensive safety infrastructure throughout campus and in the near off-campus neighborhood, which includes more than 700 cameras, over 450 blue light phones, a state-of-the-art command information center and a nationally recognized student safety program.

Presented by: Chief Paul Mascari and staff, Marquette University Police Department



passport tour - university carillon

  • Tuesday, August 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Marquette Hall Tower

The university carillon sits in the tower atop Marquette Hall and is composed of 48 bells, which weigh 32 tons.  The carillon rings at noon every Wednesday and is played for special events.  Come see a view of the university like no other, and hear a mini-concert from inside this iconic Marquette structure.  (Please note you will need to climb a flight of stairs to reach the Carillon.) 

Presented by:  Dr. Mark Konewko, carillonneur and director of the Marquette University Chorus


gallery talk with current tendencies IV artists keith nelson and shane mcadams

  • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Haggerty Museum of Art

Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed

June 18 - August 30, 2015

The fourth installment of Current Tendencies celebrates the 30th anniversary of the inaugural exhibition season of the Haggerty Museum of Art. Construction Fence by Keith Haring will serve as a point of departure for the artists participating in the exhibition, each of whom has been commissioned to create site-responsive work. During this GROW program, two of the featured Current Tendencies artists, Shane McAdams and Keith Nelson, will talk about their work and their artistic process.

inside money: managing income and debt

  • Tuesday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union 157
  • Wednesday, February 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union 163 (Both sessions are identical)

The formula for successful investing? You plus knowledge.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you are in your career or how much you make. Reaching retirement goals requires the same things: spend less, save more. It’s really that simple.  TIAA-CREF’s workshop leaders will help you figure out which investment vehicles are right for you:  discover what stocks, annuities, mutual funds and IRAs are and which ones best fit your needs; learn about risk and finding your risk tolerance; see how the same savings principles work for short- or long-term goals.

Presented by:  TIAA-CREF representatives



employee wellness: core health

  • Friday, April 24, Noon to 1:00 p.m. *
  • Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic - Cramer Hall, Room 215 (location moved from library)

A strong, flexible core is essential to almost everything we do. Whether it's performing everyday tasks like housework or participating in recreational activities like skiing, your core muscles help control your movements. In this presentation, we'll discuss the anatomy of the core, talk about some common problems related to weak or inadequate core muscles, and discuss how physical therapy can help. We'll also discuss and demonstrate some exercises that can be done at home to help strengthen your core.

* rescheduled from March 6

Presented by:  Susana Arciga, PT, CFMT



employee wellness: stay healthy - what you need to know about preventing cancer

  • Thursday, March 26, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests. Join the American Cancer Society for this cancer prevention session and learn about ways you can protect yourself against cancer. In honor of colorectal cancer awareness month, we will also highlight information on colorectal cancer prevention and screening.

Presented by:  Beth Brunner, American Cancer Society


employee wellness: making strides against breast cancer

  • Tuesday, April 14 (Session cancelled) Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Join the American Cancer Society to learn about breast health, prevention, early detection and survivorship. With the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk of Milwaukee coming up on Saturday, May 2nd, we’ll talk about how you can unite with the Milwaukee community to honor breast cancer survivors, express hope and help finish the fight against breast cancer.

Presented by:  American Cancer Society representatives


planning today for a better tomorrow: financial and estate planning issues

  • Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union 163

In life, nothing is certain, but you can help improve your overall financial well-being by creating an estate plan. In this seminar, we will help you think through important lifetime planning issues and estate planning techniques, including:  understanding the current income and estate tax environment and what impact those changes may have on you and your overall estate plan; exploring the use of Roth conversions and how they can be an effective tool for tax and planning purposes; determining whether lifetime gifts to your loved ones or charity should play a role in your planning; evaluating trust planning and the reasons why it may make sense for your loved ones; understanding the importance of asset ownership and beneficiary designations; and exploring charitable giving techniques in today’s low interest rate environment.

Presented by:  TIAA-CREF representatives

social media@marquette

  • March 4, April 1, May 6
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Room 330B

An informal monthly session for anyone on campus whose duties include interacting via social media with prospective and current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We will discuss social media trends and issues, take questions, and brainstorm best practices.

Moderated by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication


twitter essentials

  • Tuesday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Start a conversation, 140 characters at a time. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you’ll set one up and learn the lingo. In this hands-on session, you will follow others, send tweets and direct messages, retweet, reply, mention users, favorite tweets and use hashtags.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication



digital photography essentials

  • Friday, February 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B

Make the most of your digital camera or smartphone by learning the techniques to take better pictures.  You’ll consider why you’re “making” the picture, use the rule of thirds, learn to focus and frame, shoot for a story, and look for composition, depth of field, pattern and details. Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone to experiment.

Presented by: Dan Johnson, Instructional Media Center



safe computing: keep your computer updated and secure

  • Thursday, April 2, session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources with questions.

Know the dos and don’ts of safe computing. Identify the risks of sharing data and personal information and take steps to guard your privacy. Minimize online threats and protect your computer and data.

Presented by: Jeremy Edson, IT Services

content management and quality assurance of web pages

  • Thursday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Do you manage a department web page at Marquette? Learn about content management and web quality assurance and bring questions about maintaining your site.

Presented by: Jan Harwig, Office of Marketing and Communication



social media analytics

  • Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Social media provides a marketing tool to engage users and share information. Use and interpret metrics to gauge the impact of using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram and blogs. Capitalize on the data generated on these sites to get detailed performance reports and extract meaning from the data collected.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication



photoshop elements essentials

  • Thursday, April 30, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B

Enhance your digital images in Photoshop Elements. Learn about cropping techniques, straightening images, adjusting levels, color corrections, blemish retouches and more.

Presented by: Dan Johnson, Instructional Media Center



getting office 365 for home and using onedrive for business

  • Thursday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Want to access your work files securely from anywhere? Need Microsoft Office on a personally owned computer or mobile device? Learn how to download and install Office 365 on up to five computers and up to five mobile devices. Then securely store and access your work files on Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business from anywhere.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



excel 2013 essentials

  • Thursday, February 12, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Whether you are new to Excel or would like a refresher, this session will give you hands-on experience with editing spreadsheets. You'll change formatting and use formulas. Apply Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency. Sort and filter data and add charts or sparklines. Freeze panes so headings stay visible while you scroll and explore print options.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



pivot tables in excel 2013

  • Tuesday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Turn large columns of data into meaningful information with PivotTables in Excel 2013. This Excel feature can help you analyze data to see trends and offer summaries. Learn how to create a PivotTable, sort and filter results, count totals and give averages.

Presented by: Greg Nelson, IT Services



sharepoint 2013 for site users

  • Wednesday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (both sessions are identical)
  • Cudahy Hall 208

SharePoint is how faculty and staff collaborate online at Marquette. Upload documents, edit them with Office Web Apps and save changes. Set alerts and send links to other users. Open a document library with Windows Explorer to easily move, copy or delete files. Link to a shared folder from your desktop or the My Documents folder. Use a shared calendar or a contact list and connect it to Outlook.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



sharepoint for site administrators

  • (February 19 session cancelled)
  • Friday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. to 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 SharePoint sites. Learn how to create new subsites, document libraries, calendars and contacts. Organize a document library by adding columns, folders and versioning. Manage permissions for all site contents. Make your site easy to navigate by changing the link bars and modifying Web Parts.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



windows 8.1 essentials

  • Thursday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (both sessions are identical)
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Microsoft introduced a new look and feel with Windows 8, and version 8.1 adds improvements. Learn about the revised desktop, start screen and charms bar. Customize your Windows settings and use Windows Explorer to search for files in this hands-on session.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

onenote 2013 essentials

  • Monday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 417

Use OneNote to type, handwrite or sketch your notes all in one place. Collect and annotate information from the Web and other places on your computer. Organize notes into sections or new notebooks. Flag important notes with tags and search all of your notes to find specific or related items.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



onenote 2013 advanced features

  • Wednesday, March 18 session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.

Take OneNote to the next level. Embed files from different applications, including spreadsheets, making them editable and searchable in OneNote. Link notes to meetings, and share your notebook with others. Access notes on multiple computers and mobile devices and track changes by multiple authors, syncing them to OneDrive for Business.



powerpoint 2013 essentials

  • Friday, March 20, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn how to create and fine-tune a presentation in PowerPoint 2013. During this hands-on session, you’ll apply a theme for a consistent design and compose slides by inserting text, images, shapes and SmartArt. Rearrange slides, add transitions and organize slides into sections. Explore Presenter view and using speaker notes.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services



video conferencing with lync 2013

  • Thursday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. to 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: Dan Smith, IT Services



adobe contribute essentials

  • Monday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Receive hands-on training with Adobe Contribute to format, edit and publish pages to a Marquette website. Discover how to edit text, add links, insert images and tables, upload documents or roll back to a previous version of a page.

Presented by: Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services



word 2013 advanced features

  • Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Master advanced features of Microsoft Word 2013. Work efficiently with long documents and apply styles. Organize your document with headings and a hierarchical structure. Use links and bookmarks, edit headers and footers and compile a table of contents. Use Word to compare and combine documents.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, 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




Contact Human Resources


Marquette University Department of Human Resources
David Straz Tower, Room 185
915 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 288-7305 | (414) 288-7425 (FAX)