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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

work/life balance for working parents

Too many demands and not enough time? Balancing work and home obligations is a daily challenge. This presentation outlines the basics of work-life balance. Training objectives include assessing personal life balance and identifying obstacles to maintaining balance, examining the role assertiveness plays in maintaining life balance, and learning coping strategies for maintaining life balance.

Presented by: Nancy Buchanan, Aurora Employee Assistance Program

Thursday, April 24 / Noon to 1:00 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

 

just in time for year-end - help from finance

Learn about fiscal year-end processing for your department and receive a brief refresher on the MyJob Purchasing and General Ledger functions from the Office of Finance. We will discuss the year-end timeline, invoice processing (including the new electronic approval workflow), credit card charges, monthly statements and encumbrances. The refresher segment on the Purchasing and General Ledger functions will include checking funds available and account inquiry drilldown.

Presented by Mary Jo Kuzma, Lorena Sanchez, Yvonne Jewett, Office of the Comptroller, and Dan Scharneck, Purchasing

Thursday, May 1 / 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 5 / 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 6 / 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Cudahy Hall Room 417 (all sessions are identical)

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educating for sexual assault/violence prevention

  • Thursday, March 27 / Session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)

Have you ever wondered about what Marquette’s first-year students receive for sexual assault prevention education? This is your chance to find out! Every year, 40 Marquette professionals volunteer to lead these programs. As a result of these efforts, they have educated over 90% of the first-year student population for the last 3 years. Attending this program will give you a better understanding of how this education is developed and implemented. 

Presented by: Dr. Chris Daood, Assistant Director for the Marquette University Counseling Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and Dan Bergan, Assistant Dean for University Apartments and Off Campus Student Services

 

bystander intervention training

  • Thursday, March 6 / Session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

Learn more about the Marquette University T.A.K.E.S.  A.C.T.I.O.N. program and the skills and strategies necessary for you to help create a healthy and safe campus environment. You will learn about 360 Proxemic Management, Engagement Phrases, and the multitude of simple intervention options.

Presented by: Sara Johnson, Coordinator of Alcohol Programs with the Office of Student Development, and Sergeant Jill Weisensel, Public Safety 

 

just in time for year-end - help from finance

  • Thursday, May 1 / 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 5 / 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 6 / 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cudahy Hall Room 417 (all sessions are identical)

Learn about fiscal year-end processing for your department and receive a brief refresher on the MyJob Purchasing and General Ledger functions from the Office of Finance. We will discuss the year-end timeline, invoice processing (including the new electronic approval workflow), credit card charges, monthly statements and encumbrances. The refresher segment on the Purchasing and General Ledger functions will include checking funds available and account inquiry drilldown.

Presented by:   Mary Jo Kuzma, Lorena Sanchez, Yvonne Jewett, Office of the Comptroller, and Dan Scharneck, Purchasing

           

weekly open meditation hour

  • Tuesdays, Joan of Arc Chapel, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

The Meditation Hour is contemplative time in the beautiful setting of Joan of Arc Chapel.  Open to the entire Marquette community, including students, faculty and staff. All are welcome and invited to drop in or stay for the hour.  A bell tones at 4:30 pm to mark the beginning of the hour and then rings again at 5:30 pm to end the session. People are free to come late or leave early.

Mindfulness meditation instruction is available at the beginning of the hour. People practice contemplation in their individual ways either through Meditation, prayer, just sitting quietly, contemplating, or resting the mind. Many sit in chairs, others sit on meditation cushions. For more information, visit:  http://marquette.edu/contemplative/.

       

 

 

 

 

Constructive Performance Appraisal Workshop for Managers and Supervisors

  • Wednesday, March 26 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Room 305

Performance management is crucial for achieving organizational, departmental, and individual goals; contributes to improved morale; helps build a climate of openness and trust; and adds to a participative work culture. To conduct an effective performance appraisal requires planning and preparation; facilitating agreement on performance ratings; identifying barriers impacting performance; identifying training and development needs; and setting goals for the next review period. This workshop will focus on how to ensure a fair and constructive performance evaluation process. Please encourage your direct reports to attend the employee workshop on strategies for working with you during performance appraisals on April 2nd.

Presented by: Dr. Kerry Egdorf, Marquette Ombuds

 

Making the Most of Your Performance Appraisal Workshop – Strategies for Working with Your Manager

  • Wednesday, April 2 / 10:30 a.m. - Noon
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227

This session is open to all Marquette employees. Who best knows your work? You do! Taking an active role in the evaluation of your work is crucial in determining a fair and accurate appraisal. Attend this workshop for strategies to work with your manager and make the most of your performance appraisal. Please encourage your manager to attend the manager's workshop on performance appraisals on March 26th.

Presented by: Dr. Kerry Egdorf, Marquette Ombuds              

MARQ OUR WORDS - A TOASTMASTERS CHAPTER FOR MARQUETTE

  • Lunch hour of the second and fourth Wednesday, every month
  • Alumni Memorial Union

Marq Our Words (MOW) is a Toastmasters International chapter for Marquette and its surrounding community. Toastmasters is a professional development program that offers members an opportunity to practice public speaking, leadership methods, constructive critiquing, professional communication, writing, and organizational skills. MOW meets twice a month over the lunch hour on the second and fourth Wednesday. Meetings are typically held in the Alumni Memorial Union. For more information, to visit the club, or to get on the MOW email list, please contact Michelle Sweetser, michelle.sweetser@mu.edu, or Lisa Ehret, lisa.ehret@mu.edu.

 

 

 


volunteering and service at marquette

  • Tuesday, February 11 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Join us for an opportunity to meet colleagues who are involved in leading and providing service opportunities for the campus community.  We will also be joined by a representative from the Milwaukee Nonprofit Center Inc. who will share how we can get involved on an individual basis in our communities.  Learn more about the volunteering opportunities through university groups and departments and see how easy and rewarding it can be to get involved.  Offer future ideas and share your volunteer events. 

Facilitated by: Kathleen Hawkins, Social and Cultural Sciences, and Ellen Blonski, Faber Center

 

marquette sports rehabilitation clinic

  • Tuesday, February 25 / Session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.
  • Cramer Hall, 604 N. 16 St. Room 215

The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic is a full-service rehabilitation/sports medicine clinic that offers the expertise of licensed physical therapists and licensed athletic trainers with the convenience of an on-campus location.  Based in the College of Health Sciences’ nationally ranked Department of Physical Therapy, the clinic offers Marquette students and employees full physical therapy and athletic training services, bone density scans, X-rays, custom orthotics, and free injury evaluations. Attendees will also have the chance to view some of the state-of-the-art equipment that is used in the body composition, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, and motion analysis laboratories.

Presented by: Jeffrey Wilkens, M. P.T., Clinic Director

 

 

 

career services center

  • Thursday, March 13 /Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Career Services Center, Holthusen Hall, First Floor

Come and learn about the the Career Services Center, which provides comprehensive career education and employment services for undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.  Learn about the many resources the Center offers, including individual counseling, the Kimberly-Clark Career Library, the CSC website, the MU Career Manager program, Career Fairs, and Career Services Center Seminars.   

Presented by: Career Services Center staff

 

 

haggerty museum of art, gallery talk

  • Wednesday, March 19 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Lobby of the Haggerty Museum of Art

Join Emilia Layden, Associate Curator, for a gallery talk and viewing of four distinct exhibitions—photography, contemporary art, Wisconsin craft, and historical decorative arts—that each explore the theme of consumption. 

Presented by: Emilia Layden, Associate Curator

 


exploring your spiritual wellness

  • Friday, January 24 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

The spiritual dimension of life is connected to a person’s overall wellness. Having a spiritual connection to God or one’s Higher Power fosters hope, resilience, clarity of purpose, and greater happiness. Please join us for this lunch time conversation to discuss the connections and benefits spirituality has with health. A light lunch will be served.

Presented by: Michael Dante, Faber Center Director and Kristin Kipp, Employee Wellness Coordinator

 

 

employee wellness: acupuncture

  • Monday, January 27 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C

Learn how traditional Chinese medicine uses acupuncture and herbs alongside personalized nutrition and exercise advice to beat stress, boost immunity, and maximize vitality. Join Carrie Murphy LAc for a brief talk, a question and answer, a tongue diagnosis lab, and an acupuncture demonstration.

Presented by: Carrie Murphy, LAc

 

 

employee wellness: heart health

  • Wednesday, February 5 / Session cancelled *

This talk will focus on what heart disease means for you and your overall health.  The discussion will include understanding the importance of prevention as well as treatment options and care for those already affected by heart disease.

Presented by: Michael Danduran MS, RCEP, Clinical Assistant Professor for Marquette University's Exercise Physiology Program

 

employee wellness: what is midwifery care?

  • Thursday, February 13 / Session cancelled *

This class is for Marquette employees who want to learn more about the many benefits of nurse-midwifery care. This class will discuss the ways midwives can help a woman maintain optimal health throughout her lifespan. Discussion will cover topics from preconception counseling, through labor and birth, to perimenopause and beyond, including routine health maintenance at various stages of life.

Presented by: Kathlyn Albert, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

 

employee wellness: fighting free radicals

  • Monday, March 3 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Scientists have estimated your cells take 10,000 free radical hits each day. Find out what a free radical is and why scientists believe it is one of the single most important things in your body to combat. 

Presented by: Ashley Morris, DPT, CPT, NC and Dawn Hans, CNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Term Care Insurance – Freshman session

  • Tuesday, March 18 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 19 session has been cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Room 448

At this session, you will learn about the cost of long term care, the role of Medicare and Medicaid, how to determine if long term care insurance is right for you, why people buy long term care insurance in their 40’s and 50’s.  We will also discuss the approximate cost of meaningful long term care insurance, the key coverage decisions consumers have to make, and how Wisconsin’s Partnership Program works.

Presented by: Scott Schwertfeger, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

 

Long term Care Insurance – sophomore session, advanced concepts

  • Tuesday, April 29 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 30 / Noon - 1:00 p.m. (both sessions are identical)
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Room 448

At this session, you will learn about the keys to picking a carrier, mutual companies vs. stock companies, CPI inflation protection vs. fixed inflation protection, combination Life/LTCi products, paying premiums vs. investing that same amount, tax considerations for LTCi, and how to be a smart LTCi policyholder. 

Presented by:  Scott Schwertfeger, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

 

employee wellness: posture tips to ease your day

  • Wednesday, April 2 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

This presentation will include tips on how to improve basic sitting and standing posture as well as sleeping position. These improvements will hopefully better your daily ritual and save your back, shoulders, and neck from the pains of sitting or standing all day. A discussion on sleeping position will increase your knowledge on better sleeping habits to better function throughout the day. Instructions on stretching and light exercises to help your posture will be taught.

Presented by:  Susana Arciga PT, OCS, CFMT, and Francisco Rivera MPT, ATC

 

employee wellness: the basics of breastfeeding

The benefits and value of breastfeeding have been well documented for babies, mothers, and our society.  This class is offered to teach mothers how to initiate breastfeeding in the hospital in order to get off to the best start.   Discussion will cover (1) building and maintaining breast milk supply, (2) identifying feeding cues and (3) knowing correct position and latch. 

 

 

work/life balance for working parents

  • Thursday, April 24 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Too many demands and not enough time? Balancing work and home obligations is a daily challenge. This presentation outlines the basics of work-life balance. Training objectives include assessing personal life balance and identifying obstacles to maintaining balance, examining the role assertiveness plays in maintaining life balance, and learning coping strategies for maintaining life balance.

Presented by: Nancy Buchanan, Aurora Employee Assistance Program 

 

 

 

safe computing

  • Friday, February 21 / 10:00 a.m. - Noon
  • 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: Justin Webb, IT Services

 

tips and tricks for taking and editing digital photographs

  • Friday, February 21 / 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B

Learn from Marquette’s Chief Photographer about how to take good photos. Bring along your camera and experiment with suggested settings. Use Photoshop to edit your photographs.

Presented by: Dan Johnson, Instructional Media Center

 

content management and quality assurance of web pages

  • Friday, March 7 / 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

social media analytics

  • Friday, March 21 /Session postponed. New date TBD. Please contact Human Resources for further information.
  • 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 sites 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

 

pinterest

  • Tuesday, April 29 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Pinterest is the third most popular social networking site in the US. It lets you create a virtual pin board to organize and share things you find on the web or images you pin to your profile. You can browse pin boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication

 

 

new features of office 2013

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on the following dates (sessions are identical): February 11, March 28, May 16
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore the new time-saving features that make the upgrade worthwhile in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which make the upgrade worthwhile. Watch the demonstration or follow along hands-on.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

organizing and analyzing data in excel 2013, part 1

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

Turn rows of data into a table with drop down lists so that you can sort and filter to show only data that meets specific criteria. Use Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency and use a form to input data. Use search, data icons, and conditional formatting. Use VLookup to find a value in another worksheet. Format numbers to show zeros at the head of the number. Print headings and a header/footer on every page.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

microsoft onenote basics

  • Tuesday, February 18 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use Microsoft OneNote for taking meeting notes and collecting information from the Web. Jot down notes in meetings and collect information from the Web and other places on your computer. Insert printouts or attach Word and Excel documents and access your notes on SharePoint.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

organizing and analyzing data in excel 2013, part 2

  • Tuesday, February 25 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Set up a pivot table with subtotals and pivot charts. Group and ungroup data, sort and filter and create a calculated field. Filter Pivot table data using slicers.

Presented by: Greg Nelson, IT Services

 

edit a department web page using adobe contribute

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

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

Presented by: Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services

 

use lync to communicate

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

Pay attention to Presence in Outlook and use it to start communicating. Start with an IM and escalate to a phone call or video call. Invite others to join a current conversation, or set up an online conference in advance. Experiment hands-on in the lab as we use Instant messaging, desktop sharing and online, phone and video conferencing.

Presented by: Cliff Brown, IT Services

 

sharepoint for site users: using lists and libraries

  • Tuesday, March 11 (Friday, April 4 session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.)

Find sites you have access to. Edit SharePoint documents and organize them in folders. Share links to a document with others and get alerts when changes are made. Use SharePoint lists where you enter data, manage contacts, share a calendar, and manage your faxes. Open lists in list or datasheet view and add or edit an item, add an attachment, download a copy of the list.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

sharepoint for site owners: managing permissions, creating sub sites, and managing lists and libraries

  • Tuesday, April 8 session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

If you are the new administrator of a SharePoint sub site to manage then this class is for you. Make a new sub site and manage permissions for document libraries and lists like Contacts. Improve navigation and add, modify and delete web parts.  Set up a document library with folders and allow email to be sent to the library. Set up a data list with customized columns.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

what's new in windows 8

  • Tuesday, March 18 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

The upgrade to Windows 8 presents a new interface, removing the Start menu. Get some help figuring out the features and learn where items you were familiar with in an older version of Windows are located. Explore the touchscreen interface for use on a tablet PC and the Applications that are available for Windows 8.

Presented by: Cliff Brown, IT Services

 

powerpoint tips and tricks

  • Tuesday, April 1 / 10:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Create a sample interactive slide show. Insert images, hyperlinks, some animation and transitions and then use a USB microphone to record the narration in PowerPoint.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

tips and tricks for writing and collaborating with word 2013

  • Tuesday, April 15 session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

Collaborate with other authors using simple markup as you track changes and make and reply to comments on documents. Copy and paste between documents and remove bothersome formatting, as you compare or combine text, and work efficiently with long documents. Organize your document with headings and a hierarchical structure and collapse and expand parts of the document. Use hyperlinks, bookmarks, headers and footers and a table of content.

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.

  • Kristin Adler, Career Services Center
  • Jack Bartelt, Student Educational Services
  • Cliff Brown, IT Services
  • Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Dr. Michael Dante, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Jan Harwig, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Andrew Hunt, College of Business Administration
  • Calvin Jemison, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Kristin Kipp, Exercise Science
  • Julie Kuligowski, Alumni Memorial Union
  • Pam Lewis, IT Services
  • Wally Mason, Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Dr. Paul McInerny, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Katie Mullens, Office of the Bursar
  • Rob Mullens, Alumni Memorial Union
  • Greg Nelson, IT Services
  • Angela Nixon, Department of Human Resources
  • Merry Otero, Department of Human Resources
  • Jamie Overman, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Darwin Sanders, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services
  • Andrew Seifert, Office of Administration
  • Lynne Shumow, Haggerty Museum of Art
  • John Sweeney, Recreational Sports
  • Sergeant Jill Weisensel, Public Safety
  • Mike Whittow, Office of Administration

 

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