News Releases

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Burke tied in Wisconsin governor’s race

News release, July 23, 2014

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that the Wisconsin governor’s race remains a dead heat, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker receiving the support of 46 percent of registered voters and Democratic challenger Mary Burke receiving 45 percent support. Eight percent […]


Marquette receives $792,000 research grant to enhance teaching and learning for primary math teachers

News release, July 21, 2014

Prestigious National Science Foundation award honors junior faculty teacher-scholar Dr. Marta Magiera, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a $792,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The award will support her research on effective ways […]


Marquette history professor receives 2014 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

News release, July 17, 2014

Dr. Peter Staudenmaier, assistant professor of history at Marquette University, was recently named one of the 2014 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Staudenmaier studies ethnic and environmental regeneration and connections between nation and nature. He hopes his work helps others recognize that having a better understanding of the choices that environmentally oriented groups and […]


Marquette English professor honored with teaching excellence award

News release, July 16, 2014

Dr. John Su, professor of English and director of the Core of Common Studies at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Su is known to be one of the most popular and most challenging professors in his department. Colleagues and former students […]


Engineering dean Bishop to leave Marquette; Ropella will serve as interim

News release, July 15, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of the College of Engineering, has resigned from his position at Marquette and will become dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Engineering. Dr. Kristina Ropella, executive associate dean, will serve as interim dean, effective July 15, 2014. Ropella earned her bachelor of science degree in […]


Two new $1 million gifts propel Marquette to break ground on new Jesuit Residence

News release, July 14, 2014

Celebratory groundbreaking to take place Aug. 15  Note: A photo of Bernice Shanke Greiveldinger and a new high-resolution architectural rendering are available, upon request. Marquette University has received two new $1 million gifts, which marks the completion of a nine-month, $15 million fundraising effort to build a new 40,000 square-foot on-campus residence for its community […]


Marquette University professors receive Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

News release, July 11, 2014

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova, associate professor of Spanish in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Pamela Hill Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism in the Diederich College of Communication, have been named the recipients of Marquette’s 2014 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award. Afinoguenova and Nettleton will collaborate on a multi-disciplinary, cross-college teaching initiative […]


Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School poll

News release, July 10, 2014

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, July 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the fourth Marquette Law School […]


Marquette physical therapy professor honored with Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

News release, July 9, 2014

Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, was recently named a recipient of the university’s 2014 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award. The award provides funding toward research and a one-semester sabbatical. Hyngstrom plans to use her sabbatical to apply for a National Institutes of Health grant to […]


Marquette history professor honored with university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 27, 2014

Dr. Daniel Meissner, associate professor of history in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, received the university’s highest teaching honor, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Meissner became the twelfth member of the History Department since 1965 to receive the Award for Teaching Excellence. Meissner is an expert on […]


Marquette professor to publish book on philosopher François Fénelon

News release, June 25, 2014

Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities will provide funding for research Dr. Ryan Hanley, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, has been awarded the 2014 Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities. With $20,000 annually for three years, Hanley will research and publish the first English-language book on the political philosophy of François Fénelon, […]


Marquette expanding popular Applied Investment Management program

News release, June 25, 2014

College of Business Administration adds emphasis on private equity and banking MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Business Administration is expanding its nationally acclaimed Applied Investment Management program, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration Dr. Mark Eppli announced today. The AIM program, which allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and […]


Ranney appointed visiting fellow at Marquette Law, will write book examining Wisconsin’s contributions to U.S. legal system

News release, June 24, 2014

Marquette University Law School has appointed Joseph A. Ranney as its Adrian P. Schoone Visiting Fellow in Wisconsin Law. Ranney, an attorney with DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., will use his fellowship to write a book that examines the role states have played in the evolution of American law, with a focus on the contributions made by […]


Marquette researcher receives $2.6 million grant to fund brain studies

News release, June 24, 2014

Research study will examine stress-induced relapse in cocaine addiction Dr. John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that will fund research on the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse. “Despite decades of research, […]


Marquette names Paul Mascari director and chief of public safety

News release, June 23, 2014

Senior lieutenant has served as interim associate director for the past nine months MILWAUKEE – Marquette University on Monday, June 23, announced that Senior Lieutenant Paul A. Mascari has been named director and chief of the Department of Public Safety, effective July 1. Mascari, who has been with DPS since 2004, most recently served as […]


Marquette exercise science professor honored with two prestigious awards

News release, June 19, 2014

Way Klingler Fellowship in science award will fund research into type 2 diabetes Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University, recently received two prestigious awards: the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, the university’s highest teaching honor, as well as the 2014-15 […]


Longtime Milwaukee Public Schools teacher leaves $2 million estate gift for Marquette University

News release, June 17, 2014

A Marquette University alumna, who spent her entire career teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools, bequeathed a $2 million estate gift to the university for endowed scholarship aid. The gift, which will be split between Marquette’s College of Education and Law School, is the largest donation in the College of Education’s history. Bernadette Steep, who died […]


Marquette College of Communication students contribute to series focusing on health care for the poor and published in two news outlets

News release, June 16, 2014

Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have teamed with journalists from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to produce national and local reporting that begins this week with a two-part series focusing on how poverty and health intersect. Both news outlets published the work in their print […]


Marquette sociologist honored for research excellence

News release, June 12, 2014

Dr. James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences at Marquette University, is the 2014 recipient of the university’s Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence. The annual award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated scholarly distinction and an all-encompassing belief in excellence. As an internationally known sociologist, Holstein’s research and writing projects have […]


Soccer-playing robot built by Marquette to compete in global competition

News release, June 5, 2014

Marquette only U.S. team to qualify in RoboCup teen size division MILWAUKEE – Students from Marquette University’s College of Engineering have qualified for RoboCup 2014, an international humanoid robot soccer competition. The event will be held in Brazil, July 19-25, following the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The Marquette students are the only American team […]