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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 - Spring 2015

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

This lunchtime 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

Tuesday, January 27 / Noon - 1:00 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union 157

 

dealing with loss at work: tips for managers

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

Thursday, April 16 / Noon - 1:00 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

Sessions by Category

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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

        

 

dealing with loss at work - tips for managers

  • Thursday, April 16, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

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

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, March 6, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

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

 

employee wellness: making strides against breast cancer

  • Tuesday, April 14, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A

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
  • Wednesday, April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union 163 (both sessions are identical)

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

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 208

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

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.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

 

 

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

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