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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 - Fall 2014

beginners guide to the spiritual journey

At times, people feel a restlessness stirring within them, but aren’t sure what it means.  Others have a vague longing for something more out of life, but are unsure where to go to explore it.  For others, a curiosity about faith and spirituality drives them to seek and learn more about it.  Wherever you find yourself, we invite you to join us for this lunchtime discussion about the spiritual journey.  Readings and reflection questions will be provided.  A light lunch will be served. Register by Tuesday, September 30, at 288-4545 or FaberCenter@marquette.edu.

Facilitated by: Michael Dante, Director, and Monica Meagher, Spiritual Director in Residence

Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 /Noon – 1 p.m., Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111


employee wellness: going tobacco free

This session will focus on the increased risk of cancer and other chronic diseases that smokers face, different quitting mechanisms, and American Cancer Society cessation and prevention resources that are readily available to you, your friends and family who are trying to quit or at-risk to start.

Presented by: Representatives from the American Cancer Society

Wednesday, October 8 / Noon - 1:00 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite C


a reflective approach to retirement

Thinking about retirement doesn’t have to be scary!  While making the transition from the work environment to retirement can provide many challenges, there are also opportunities.  Questions of meaning, uncertainty and purpose may surface with this transition, affecting not only how we see ourselves but how we relate to others.  Whether you have already made the decision to retire or are just considering retirement in the near future, please join us for this lunch time conversation to discuss some thoughtful and spiritual ways of addressing this transition.  A light lunch will be served.  Space is limited. 

Facilitated by: Michael Dante, Director, and Ellen Blonski, Administrative Assistant

Friday, October 31 / Noon - 1:00 p.m., Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111

Sessions by Category

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Marquette Topics

Passport programs

Benefits and Wellness

Technology - Media and Web

Technology Training - Office

myers-briggs type indicator

  • Thursday, June 19 / 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Memorial Union, Room 157

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory has helped millions of individuals gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others. The MBTI assessment enables personal transformation by giving people a powerful tool for improving how they communicate, learn, and work.  This session will provide feedback on participant’s individual assessments, which will be completed in advance.  The information learned will help you identify your unique gifts and enhance your understanding of yourself - your motivations, natural strengths, and potential areas for growth.

Presented by: Sara Pforr, director of Administrative Services, Office of Marketing and Communication, MBTI certified instructor



assertive communication techniques

  • Thursday, July 17 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite C

It's not just what you say but how you say it that makes the difference in relationships. Assertive people often have fewer conflicts, which translates into less life stress. This presentation offers an engaging approach to learning assertiveness skills and improving relationships by increasing your understanding of effective communication techniques.

Presented by: Nancy Buchanan, Aurora Employee Assistance Program


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/.






behind the scenes at the haggerty museum of art

  • Wednesday, July 23 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Lobby of the Haggerty Museum of Art

See where the Haggerty’s collection is stored and how it’s cared for on this tour of the permanent collection vaults.

Presented by: Lynne Shumow, curator of Education and Community Outreach, Haggerty Museum of Art


public speaking, presentation delivery, and leadership development: marq our words - a toastmasters international club on the marquette campus

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

Public speaking and leadership positions can be a nerve-racking experience for many individuals.  Luckily there is a resource for mastering those skills, Toastmasters International, a professional development program that offers the opportunity to practice public speaking, leadership, constructive critiquing, writing, and project organization.  Marquette’s campus has its very own Toastmasters Club, Marq Our Words (MOW).  MOW is open to staff, students and members of the Milwaukee community.  MOW meets twice a month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday. Meetings are typically held in the Alumni Memorial Union. For more information, please contact the Vice President of Membership, Rose Trupiano rose.trupiano@mu.edu.




Passport Tour – Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

  • Friday, July 11 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sensenbrenner Hall, First Floor

Come see the College of Arts and Sciences at its new home in the renovated Sensenbrenner Hall.  Learn more about the university’s heart of academic learning and expression, home to the core of common studies, study abroad, the honors program and award winning advising and introduction to inquiry programs.  

Presented by: College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff


passport tour - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation

  • Wednesday, August 13 / Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • College of Nursing, Clark Hall, lower level

The Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation provides a realistic health care environment where students can strengthen essential clinical competencies, develop sound clinical reasoning and prepare for high-risk situations.  Opened in August 2012, the center features the advanced technology that will allow Marquette nursing students and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare care providers to practice on the equipment they will encounter in clinical situations.

Presented by: Mary P. Paquette MSN, RN, Director, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation



employee wellness: acupuncture

  • Monday, July 21 / 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, and an acupuncture demonstration.

Presented by: Carrie Murphy, LAc


employee wellness: fitness at work

The Employee Wellness Committee will be offering 30 minute sessions on how to increase physical activity throughout the day while you're at work. Each session can be scheduled in your department at a time that works best for everyone. To schedule a demonstration in your department, please contact Kristin Kipp, Wellness Coordinator, at kristin.kipp@marquette.edu or at 8-5607.


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 





  • Wednesday, June 25 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Pinterest is the third most popular social networking site in the United States. 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


staying safe on social networking sites

  • Friday, July 11 session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

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


social media analytics

  • Friday, July 25 / 10:00 a.m. - 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 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


content management and quality assurance of web pages

  • Thursday, August 14 / 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


pivot tables in excel 2013

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

Extract meaningful information from large lists of data. See the "big picture" by analyzing data, and controlling how Excel summarizes the data. Use it to sort, count totals and give averages.

Presented by: Greg Nelson, IT Services


what's changing in the new sharepoint 2013 (for site users and owners)

  • Wednesday, June 11 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 19 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • (both sessions are identical)
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Preview the new SharePoint 2013 interface that makes it easier for site users to upload, edit on mobile devices, share, download, and delete files. Explore new ways to navigate and find the features you used in new places, including Site Contents, the Recycle Bin and Permissions and Site Settings.   Keep track of your sites, libraries and documents, and follow people. Administrators, manage a site easier – add content, logos and themes, manage permissions and customize navigation.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


word 2013 merge for email or personalized letters, labels, and envelopes

  • Friday, June 13 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Set up a mail merge using a list of data in Excel, Word, or Outlook Contacts. Send a document to many people via email and personalize parts of the message. Explore the use of a merge to create mailing labels and envelopes.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


introduction to microsoft onenote 2013 basics

  • Tuesday, June 17 / Session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

Replace your paper notebook with a digital one. Now free on Mac desktops, use OneNote to take notes, and capture ideas and information. Unlike on paper, you can move or delete pictures or text, and you can drag in files or web content. Then, search, organize and share your notes with other users.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


outlook 2013 mail and calendar

  • Tuesday, June 24 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore the new features of Outlook 2013. Respond faster and manage your mail and calendar. Search your mail and customize your view. Give other users access to your calendar or use a calendar or mail folder that you have permission to view. Use OneNote to make a meeting workspace to share meeting notes with your team on SharePoint. Collaborate with SharePoint calendars that you connect to Outlook for viewing and updating.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


switching to sharepoint 2013 for site users

  • July 1, July 9, July 17, August 4, August 15 / 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; July 15, noon to 1 p.m. (all sessions are identical)
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore hands-on how navigation has changed and use new ways to upload, create, share, delete and restore documents.  Edit documents using Office web apps from any mobile device. Track sites, libraries and documents. Follow people and set updates for sharing your activities in your profile. Learn about Newsfeed, OneDrive for Business, Sites, your own site and what you can use in place of a meeting workspace.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

switching to sharepoint 2013 for site owners

  • July 1, July 9, July 17, August 4, August 15 / 10:45 a.m. - noon; July 15, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. (all sessions are identical)
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Explore hands-on how where to find Site Settings and new ways to create subsites and manage permissions. Improve navigation on your site - edit the SharePoint site landing page, add links and rearrange apps, add a library, calendar or contacts. What are apps and how to add them. Customize your site, changing the look and editing the columns in a document library. Generate alerts for other users and access the site collection recycle bin.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

what's new in windows 8

  • Monday, July 7 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 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: IT Services


make a form using microsoft word

  • Tuesday, July 15 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Change a form that users previously printed and filled out to one that users fill out on their computer, then save a copy and email back to you. Restrict editing of the document, allowing users to edit only text fields, check boxes and drop-down lists.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


lync 2013 - beyond the basics

  • Monday, July 21 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Set up an online meeting and share your desktop, or a program, including PowerPoint. Add users to an IM, or add audio. Start or join a video call, video meeting, or a conference call.

Presented by: IT Services


excel 2013 charts

  • Tuesday, July 29 / Session cancelled. Please contact Human Resources with questions.

Create new charts, add titles, relocate the legend, add data labels, rescale the axis and format colors, font etc. Update the chart data and export the chart.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


make your powerpoint slideshow dynamic and interactive

  • Friday, August 1 / 9:30 a.m. - 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.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


excel 2013 basics

  • Tuesday, August 5 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Start a new spreadsheet from scratch. Use Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency and format numbers. Freeze panes so your headings stay visible while you scroll, and explore print options.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


edit a department web page using adobe contribute

  • Thursday, August 7 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

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

Presented by: Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services


use excel 2013 to sort, search, and update records in a large data list

  • Thursday, August 21 / 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Update and search an existing large data list. Use tables, filters, forms, Find and Replace and Vlookup. Combine data from 2 separate worksheets that have a field in common. Check for updated records in a corresponding list and use a formula to keep old entries if there is no new replacement.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


sharepoint for site users: step-by-step

  • Tuesday, September 9 / 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

Use a shared document library to collaborate. Upload documents, edit and save changes. Set alerts and send links to other users. Open a document library with Windows Explorer to move, copy or delete files. Link to a shared folder from your desktop or in My Documents and open files using Office Web Apps. Use a shared calendar or a contact list and connect it to Outlook.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services


sharepoint for site administrators

  • (Pre-requisite: SharePoint for site users or experience using SharePoint)
  • Friday, September 12 / 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cudahy Hall 208

This hands-on class is for the administrators of a department SharePoint site. Create new sites or sub sites, a library, calendar or contacts, and manage permissions. Organize a document library with added columns, folders and versioning. Make your site easy to navigate by adding, removing and editing Web Parts.

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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