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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 Class - Fall 2015

writer's workshop: email etiquette in the workplace

Email has become an essential part of everyday interactions in academic and professional contexts. It’s quick, it’s informal . . . and it’s easy to represent yourself in ways that don’t put your best foot forward. In this 60-minute workshop, we’ll talk about how to use email effectively for professional communications, look at some (sometimes humorous) examples of do’s and don’ts, and discuss strategies for managing email more efficiently.

Intended audience: Anyone (students, faculty, staff) interested in learning more about how to handle email communications effectively.

Presented by: Dr. Rebecca Nowacek, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Norman H. Ott Writing Center

Monday, October 19 / 11 a.m. – Noon

Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A (lower level)


Sessions by Category

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Marquette Topics

Passport programs

Benefits and Wellness

Technology - Media and Web

Technology Training - Office

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


managing student workers

  • Thursday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

During this course, 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


strategies for self defense

  • Wednesday, August 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Schroeder Field (open field north of Abbottsford Hall)

The best safety resource is you! Come participate in a self-defense class that 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


diversity in the workplace: building a culture of inclusion

  • Thursday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

The scope of diversity in the workplace includes race, gender, ethnicity, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, and more. It also includes how people think and interact with others as well as how they perceive themselves. During this training seminar we will discuss diversity issues in the workplace, increase your awareness of how you personally value diversity, and provide the skills necessary to manage your work environment effectively.

Presented by:  Nancy Buchanan, Aurora Employee Assistance Program


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

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.

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

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


employee wellness: understanding trauma and healing through acupuncture

  • Wednesday, July 15, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

In this seminar, we will look at the emotional roots of common disorders such as chronic pain, insomnia, IBS and GERD, fertility and even seasonal allergies. We will discuss ways to pinpoint where your issue started and how to start the process of healing.

Presented by: Carrie Murphy, LAc

skype for business essentials

  • Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudhay Hall 208

Learn to use Skype for Business to make and transfer calls, forward all calls and access your voicemail. View the availability of others, send instant messages and turn an IM into a call. Share your Desktop remotely with others. Invite others to join a current conversation or set up a conference in advance.

Presented by: IT Services


adobe contribute essentials

  • Wednesday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudhay Hall 208

Receive hands-on training with Adobe Contribute to format, edit and publish pages to a Marquette website. Learn 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


creating content for social media

  • Thursday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudhay Hall 208

Explore the use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and how we use them at Marquette to generate interest for events and encourage users to access web content.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication


desktop publishing essentials: adobe indesign

  • Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Johnston Hall 300

Do you create flyers or other small publications for your program or department? Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign to layout and publish professional materials with ease.

Presented by: Jennifer Harpham, Assistant Director, Wakerly Lab for Innovation & Creativity

safe computing

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

Know the do’s 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 for web pages

  • Thursday, August 6, 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


skype for business: online meetings and video

  • Tuesday, August 11 session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

Use Skype for Business for full web conferencing with audio and video, at no additional cost to you. Make one-click online meeting invitations and streamline communications and share information. Learn how to use the presenter controls, make presentations, whiteboard, polls and Q&A and record meetings for later viewing.

Presented by: IT Services








onedrive for business

  • Thursday, June 11, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Securely store up to 1,000 GB of your work files on OneDrive for Business and access them from anywhere. Create or edit in Office apps, like Word Excel or OneNote on any device. Share files and folders and sync them to your desktop.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


sharepoint for committees

  • Tuesday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use SharePoint to better collaborate on committees. Store agendas and take meeting minutes live. Co-author documents, tracking changes and keeping past versions. Filter just the documents you need to review. Add documents to SharePoint by emailing them as attachments. Collect feedback and submissions from colleagues outside of the committee.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


windows 8.1 essentials

  • Friday, June 19, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn about the revised desktop, start screen and charms bar. Get tips for navigating and searching, using File Explorer, and learn some useful keyboard shortcuts. Customize your Windows settings and personalize your desktop in this hands-on session.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


sharepoint for site users

  • Thursday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

SharePoint is how faculty and staff collaborate online at Marquette. Upload documents, edit them using 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.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


sharepoint for site owners

  • Friday, July 10, 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 or sub sites. Learn how to create new sub sites, document libraries and lists. Organize a document library by adding columns, folders and versioning. Manage permissions for all site contents. Improve site navigation by adding link bars and modifying Web Parts.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services






excel 2013 essentials

  • Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 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 spreadsheets. Change formatting and use basic formulas. Apply Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency. Sort and filter data and add charts or sparklines. Explore print options, track changes and make comments while you collaborate with others.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


make your powerpoint slideshow dynamic and interactive

  • Tuesday, July 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Fine-tune a presentation you have made. Add a theme for speed and consistency, and organize slides by dragging and dropping them or moving them into sections.  Quickly and easily insert online images, photos or saved images and insert shapes and Smart Art. Set it up so the slides advance automatically and the slides are narrated. Link from an outline to other slides in the presentation.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


word 2013 advanced features

  • Tuesday, July 28, 10:00 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


onenote 2013 essentials

  • Friday, August 7, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Learn how to take notes, prepare for meetings, do research, and collaborate with others using OneNote. Collect and annotate information from the Web and from files on your computer. Search and organize notes and make checklists.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


excel 2013: vlookup, goal seek, pivot tables and more

  • Thursday, August 13, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Update, search and extract meaningful information from a large data list. Explore the use of tables, filters, forms, find and replace, Vlookup, goal seek, and Pivot tables. Combine data from separate worksheets that have a field in common and check for updated records in a corresponding list.

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)