News Releases

Marquette accepting applications for inaugural Boost Program for social innovation

News release, July 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University is accepting applications for the first of several programs that will support social enterprises and socially innovative nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Known as the Boost Program, it is a collaboration with Santa Clara University’s Global Social Benefit Institute, and is designed to give high potential social enterprises a breakthrough in […]


Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine public attitudes toward collaboration in the Chicago ‘megacity’

News release, July 14, 2015

New Marquette Law School Poll surveys residents of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana   MILWAUKEE – Marquette Law School and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will present a conference titled, “Public Attitudes in the Chicago Megacity: Who are we, and what are the possibilities?” on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, […]


Marquette nursing professor appointed to national advisory board

News release, July 9, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Ronda Hughes, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University, was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the National Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice. Members of the NACNEP are selected for being authority leaders in the various fields of nursing and nurse education. The NACNEP advises […]


Dr. Serdar Bozdag receives Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

News release, July 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Serdar Bozdag, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science at Marquette University, has been awarded Marquette’s Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, which provides faculty with a one-semester sabbatical for research. The award will allow Bozdag to focus on the development of a computational tool for a whole genome. He wants to […]


Marquette history professor honored with teaching excellence award

News release, June 30, 2015

 MILWAUKEE – Dr. Kristen Foster, associate professor of history, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Foster, of Evanston, Illinois, is said to have the Jesuit characteristic of cura personalis in her DNA. “I like to think that my father passed along his love of […]


Dr. Ulrich Lehner awarded Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

News release, June 25, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Ulrich Lehner, associate professor of theology and director of undergraduate programs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, has been awarded the 2015 Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities. Lehner will receive $20,000 annually for three years, which he will use to research the roles of women during […]


Future Milwaukee accepting applications for 2015-16 class

News release, June 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE –The Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program, offered through Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies, is currently recruiting individuals for its nine-month program. Participants meet two times each month on Monday evenings from mid-September 2015 through mid-May 2016 and receive a certificate of completion upon graduation. Applications are available online; the deadline to apply is […]


Marquette guarantees admission to select Bruce-Guadalupe Community School students into Opus College of Engineering

News release, June 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Qualified students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School would be guaranteed enrollment in Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering under a new partnership between Marquette and the United Community Center. Beginning with the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School Class of 2016, select middle school students will be guaranteed admission to Marquette’s engineering program contingent on their academic […]


Marquette engineering students honored with national award for bridge project

News release, June 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Students from Marquette University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering in the Opus College of Engineering received the 2015 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education for its submission, Sechum Vehicle Bridge. The project was designed and constructed to aid three rural Guatemalan communities in safely crossing the Rio Pasaguay […]


Dr. Scott Reid awarded Way Klingler Fellowship in science

News release, June 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Scott Reid, professor and department chair of chemistry in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship in science. The award, which includes $50,000 annually for three years, will allow Reid to finish a project focused on a new roaming reaction […]


Lovell announces inaugural innovation fund awardees

News release, June 15, 2015

Marquette president grants nearly $5 million to 38 unique projects MILWAUKEE – Marquette President Michael R. Lovell today announced the university’s first-ever strategic innovation fund awardees. Thirty-eight unique projects led by Marquette faculty, students and staff across a variety of disciplines will receive nearly $5 million. Awardees fell into one of six thematic categories: academic […]


Marquette professor honored for research excellence

News release, June 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Nabeel Demerdash, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Marquette University, has been named the university’s 2015 recipient of the 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 a world-renowned authority and author in […]


Marquette Nursing professor honored with teaching excellence award

News release, June 9, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Diane Dressler, clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Dressler, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, is described by many as a “master teacher.” She was an early adopter of simulation technology and after educating future nurses for […]


Marquette joins Play It Forward Wisconsin Coalition

News release, June 9, 2015

University underscores support for new arena, related developments MILWAUKEE – Marquette University today announced it is joining the Play It Forward Wisconsin Coalition in support of the proposed sports and entertainment arena for downtown Milwaukee. “As we’ve said, when it comes to building a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, Marquette’s position is clear: The new […]


Marquette Law School, Public Policy Forum launch website to explore Milwaukee’s entertainment and cultural needs

News release, June 4, 2015

Site lets users set funding priorities, explore financing solutions MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School and the Public Policy Forum are partnering to launch an interactive website that encourages citizens to set their own cultural and entertainment priorities for Milwaukee – then decide how to pay for them. The site, which can be accessed at, presents […]


Stroke is topic of next ‘Marquette Presents’ forum

News release, May 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE – A panel of experts in biomedical engineering, medicine, physical therapy and speech pathology and audiology from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences and the Medical College of Wisconsin will headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Stroke – New Hope Through Rehabilitation.” The free forum is Friday, June 5, at 7:15 a.m. in […]


Public Policy Forum, Marquette Law School partner to launch new website focused on Milwaukee’s entertainment and cultural needs

News release, May 27, 2015

Site to be unveiled during June 4 “On the Issues” presentation MILWAUKEE – Public Policy Forum President Rob Henken and Marquette Law School Associate Dean Matt Parlow will launch a new website focusing on Milwaukee’s cultural and entertainment needs during an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, June 4, from 12:15 to 1:15 […]


Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod goes “On the Issues”

News release, May 21, 2015

MILWAUKEE – David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama and founding director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, June 2, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. A 40-year veteran of […]


Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art names new director

News release, May 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Susan Longhenry, director of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, an art museum affiliated with the University of New Mexico, has been named director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, announced her appointment, which was unanimously recommended to […]


**Photo/Video Opportunities** Marquette Commencement is May 17

News release, May 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s 134th Commencement will be held Sunday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. The event is open to the public. Marquette will provide a live webcast of the May Commencement ceremony which will be recorded for on-demand viewing. Sister Peggy […]