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December 12, 2013 | Issue 4 | Volume 10

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Access to grades, tuition and financial aid information must be granted by student

Marquette recognizes the importance of empowering students to manage all aspects of their lives, including their finances and grades. Parents and guardians play a role in coaching students in financial management, and in order to do so effectively, may desire access to their student's information. If more information regarding grades, financial aid and/or tuition payments is needed, there are some things that parents and guardians need to know.

There are three areas of CheckMarq that students can grant guest access — My Grades, My Bursar and My Financial Aid Account. My Grades access allows guests to see midterm and final semester grades. My Bursar Account access allows guests to see the student's current tuition balance. This component also includes links for guests to pay tuition via credit card or e-payment. Finally, access to My Financial Aid Account allows guests to see what financial aid is offered to the student and whether the student has accepted the aid.

Only students can set up guest access through their indvidual CheckMarq account, which needs to be confirmed every 180 days after guest access passwords expire. For more information, visit the Guest Access Policy in the At Marquette Student Handbook. A full description and step-by-step instructions on how students grant CheckMarq Access are available on the IT Services website.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Vacant House Watch program and shuttle to train and bus station available for Christmas break

Students living off campus can register their properties with the Department of Public Safety for Vacant House Watch while they are away from campus during the winter break. DPS officers will discreetly monitor the property periodically during their routine patrols of the neighborhood. Apartment units within an apartment complex cannot be monitored by Public Safety. Only houses which offer a publicly visible entrance and windows into your living space (such as a rented house) can be monitored.

Students must fill out the Vacant House Watch form, which can now be completed online. Students are also encouraged to discontinue mail and newspaper service over extended absences and to activate alarm systems if they are available.

Public Safety will also provide shuttles to the Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus stations for winter break. Shuttles will run every hour, on the hour, Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., leaving from the DPS office in Parking Structure 1 on 16th Street. Starting at 5 p.m., students can request a ride to the Amtrak or bus terminal using the LIMO service, which runs until 3 a.m. LIMO service will also be available on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., to get students from the train and bus stations back to campus. LIMO requests are made by calling DPS at (414) 288-6363. No reservation or notice is needed for the hourly shuttle on Dec. 13. Whether using the shuttle or LIMO service, students should plan ahead as departure and pick-up times cannot be guaranteed.

Marquette University Medical Clinic opens second location

The Marquette University Medical Clinic opened a second clinic for students on the east side of campus Nov. 4. The new location is located in the 707 Building, adjacent to Cobeen and Carpenter Tower residence halls and just a block from Straz Tower residence hall. The clinic is open Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide care for limited illnesses, including common cold, sinus infection, sore throat, swollen glands, ear aches, rashes and common infections. Students visiting the Marquette Medical Clinic – East will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be accepted.

The main Marquette University Medical Clinic, located in the lower level of Schroeder Complex, will continue to be available to students for all medical services. Appointments are required for most services and can be scheduled online.

Presidential Position Description approved by Board of Trustees

The Marquette University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Presidential Position Description at their Dec. 4 meeting. The description was prepared by the search committee using the feedback provided in-person and online by more than 1,100 members of the Marquette community. Updates on the presidential search are available online, along with upcoming milestones.

Senior Week May, 12-17; Spring Commencement, May 18

All parents, family and friends are invited to attend Commencement weekend, May 16 to May 18. The all-university Baccalaureate Mass will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The all-university Commencement ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. More information regarding individual college commencement ceremonies, all of which take place in the afternoon of Sunday, May 18, will be available online beginning in January. Tickets are not required for the Mass or all-university Commencement ceremony, but each college has different guidelines concerning tickets for individual college ceremonies so please contact individual colleges for specific details.

Senior Week will take place May 12-17 and includes a variety of events for graduating seniors and their families to celebrate their accomplishments and provide one last memory of their time at Marquette. Parents of seniors will receive an email with information regarding senior week events they are invited to participate in.

Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

All members of the Marquette community are invited to explore "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness" during Mission Week 2014, which will take place from Sunday, Feb. 2, through Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The capacity to forgive and be forgiven informs individuals' spiritual, psychological and social development in profound ways. Mission Week 2014 will examine the theme of forgiveness in many forms, from the interpersonal to the international.

Marquette Magazine: Remembering Nelson Mandela

The university community mourns the passing of the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Students who participated in Marquette's popular South Africa Service Learning Program reflected and commented on Mandela's influence and impact in a Marquette Magazine online exclusive.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Marquette parents basketball game, Feb. 15

Mark your calendar for this annual Marquette parents event when the men's basketball team plays Xavier on National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. A block of tickets has been reserved for Marquette parents and are available for $22 each on a first-come, first-served basis. You can purchase tickets online and view recommendations for pre- and post-game dining and Milwaukee entertainment on the Marquette Parents Website. Please contact Julie Murphy, assistant dean for new student and family programs at 414-288-5769 or julie.h.murphy@marquette.edu with questions or special needs.

Save the date: Lil' Sibs 2014, April 11-13

The Residence Hall Association is beginning to prepare for Lil' Siblings Weekend 2014, April 18-20. Registration will be available in early February.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Fall sports win Big East Championships

Marquette Athletics wrapped up its most prolific fall semester with men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball all claiming Big East Conference regular season and tournament championships. All three programs advanced to their respective NCAA Championships with the Big East's automatic bid and the men's soccer team won its first NCAA tournament game in program history, a 1-0 overtime victory over Akron on Nov. 24.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Saturday, Dec. 14:
Residence halls close at noon

Sunday, Dec. 15:
Mid-year Commencement

Saturday, Jan. 11:
Residence halls open at 8 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 13:

Spring semester classes begin

Monday, Jan. 20:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused

Sunday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb. 7:
Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

Saturday, Feb. 15:
Marquette Parents Basketball Game/National Marquette Day

Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 7:
Midterm exams

Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17:
Spring break, classes excused

Thursday, April 17 – Monday, April 21:
Easter holiday, classes excused

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Vacant House Watch program and shuttle to train and bus station available for Christmas break

Marquette University Medical Clinic opens second location

Presidential Position Description approved by Board of Trustees

Senior Week, May 12-17; Spring Commencement, May 18

Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

Marquette Magazine: Remembering Nelson Mandela

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Marquette parents basketball game, Feb. 15

Save the date: Lil' Sibs 2014, April 11-13

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Fall sports win Big East Championships

IMPORTANT DATES

Dec. 14: Residence halls close at noon

Dec. 15: Mid-year Commencement

Jan. 11: Residence halls open at 8 a.m.

Jan. 13: Spring semester classes begin

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused

Feb. 2-7: Mission Week 2014, "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness"

Feb. 15: Marquette Parents Basketball Game/National Marquette Day

March 3-7: Midterm exams

March 8-17: Spring break, classes excused

April 17-21: Easter holiday, classes excused