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Milwaukee home financing company wins social venture contest

News release, November 19, 2015

Strong Blocks takes top prize at 2015 Good Money Challenge MILWAUKEE – Strong Blocks, a Milwaukee-based venture that helps families who cannot qualify for financing become homeowners through its 21-month rent-to-own program, was the winner of the 2015 Good Money Challenge. The challenge, organized by Marquette University and sponsored by Milwaukee-based Brady Corporation, focuses on […]

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Mourning the loss of Rev. John Schlegel, S.J.

News release, November 15, 2015

Statement from Marquette President Michael R. Lovell on the death of Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., pastor of the Church of the Gesu: On behalf of Marquette University and our Jesuit community, we express our deep sorrow as we mourn the loss of Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., beloved pastor of the Church of the Gesu at […]

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Milwaukee County Chief Judge Maxine White to visit “On the Issues with Mike Gousha”

News release, November 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Maxine White, Chief Judge of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Judge White became chief judge in August, and is responsible for the administration of […]

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Marquette University receives $6 million in grants from Burke Foundation for Trinity Fellows and Burke Scholars programs

News release, November 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has received $6 million in grants from the Burke Foundation to continue and expand two longstanding, highly regarded scholarship programs founded by the late Richard A. Burke: the Trinity Fellows program for graduate students and the Burke Scholars program for undergraduates. Both programs incorporate volunteer service as a key component. Burke, […]

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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

News release, November 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will present results from a new poll of Wisconsin voters in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Nov. 19, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. How has support for Republican presidential primary candidates shifted in […]

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Former U.S. ambassador to Syria to discuss America’s coalition against the Islamic State after 18 months of conflict

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News release, November 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Robert S. Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014, will give a “report card” on America’s coalition against the Islamic State after 18 months of conflict on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ford will be at Marquette […]

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Former U.S. ambassador to Republic of Korea to give keynote lecture at Marquette University

News release, November 9, 2015

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12 Time: 5:30 p.m. Place: Weasler Auditorium 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. MILWAUKEE – Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2011-2014, will be the keynote speaker at the John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, […]

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Near West Side Partners representatives go “On the Issues” at Marquette Law School

News release, November 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Near West Side Partners representatives Michael R. Lovell of Marquette University, Tom Devine of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, Kelly Grebe of MillerCoors, Mike Lappin of Aurora Health Care and Matt Levatich of Harley-Davidson will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 9 […]

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More than 300 Marquette students to help older adults stay safe, independent and warm this winter

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News release, November 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE – More than 300 Marquette University students will travel to homes of older adults and help them get ready for Wisconsin’s winter during the 25th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, November 7. Marquette students will travel throughout Milwaukee, particularly the Near West Side, to assist older adults in raking leaves and cleaning […]

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Marquette Army ROTC team advances to 2016 skills competition at West Point

News release, November 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University Army ROTC’s Ranger Challenge nine-person co-ed team has won a regional military skills team competition, similar to a team decathlon, held at Fort McCoy near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The team advances to an international competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. in April, where it will compete against […]

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Marquette scientist receives $500,000 grant to study genes involved in growing rice in cold climates

News release, November 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Michael Schläppi has received a $500,000 federal grant for genetics and genomics research in an effort to grow rice in cold climates like Wisconsin. Schläppi, a geneticist and molecular biologist, is developing an experimental cold-resistant strain of rice. His research team successfully grew different rice varieties in four southeastern Wisconsin locations this […]

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Marquette Theatre presents “To Kill a Mockingbird: An African American Perspective” lecture

News release, October 30, 2015

Date: Monday, Nov. 16 Time: 6 p.m. Place: Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre 525 N. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI MILWAUKEE – Reggie Jackson of America’s Black Holocaust Museum will speak about the play To Kill a Mockingbird on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at Marquette University’s Helfaer Theatre. The play tells a story […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

News release, October 26, 2015

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 22 Times: Varies. Details below. Place: Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre 525 N. 13th St., Milwaukee MILWAUKEE – Marquette Theatre will present a special “Theatre and Social Justice Production,” To Kill a Mockingbird, which has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Based on the Pulitzer […]

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Law and social policy scholar Lacey to examine concepts of criminal responsibility in Marquette Law School’s Barrock Lecture

News release, October 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Nicola Lacey, Professor of Law, Gender, and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, will present “Socializing the Subject of Criminal Law? Criminal Responsibility and the Purposes of Criminalization” for this year’s George and Margaret Barrock Lecture on Criminal Law at Marquette University Law School on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. […]

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Marquette College of Nursing, VA Medical Center to co-host forum on caring for veterans

News release, October 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Nursing and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center will co-host “Mission Possible 2: Accessing Community Resources,” Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The two-hour event will begin with registration at 7:15 a.m. Veterans access care from within and outside of the VA […]

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Marquette Law School and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine future of the American public library

News release, October 22, 2015

MILWAUKEE – The mayor of Milwaukee, a leading national scholar of public libraries, the director of the American Library Association’s center on the future of libraries, and the director of the Marquette Law School Poll are among the guests scheduled to participate in an upcoming conference, titled “The Future of the American Public Library,” on […]

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Former Congressmen Obey, Petri go “On the Issues” at Marquette Law

News release, October 21, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Former U.S. Representatives Thomas Petri and David Obey will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Petri, a Republican, represented Wisconsin’s Fox Valley in Congress for 35 years. Obey, a Democrat, represented […]

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Marquette College of Nursing receives U.S. Department of Education grant for graduate studies

News release, October 20, 2015

MILWAUKEE – The College of Nursing has received a $442,917 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support three graduate fellows in the Ph.D. program. The fellowship program will be directed by Dr. Margaret Bull, professor and director of the Ph.D. program. “The College of Nursing is […]

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Marquette Presents forum series on depression to be held in Chicago

News release, October 19, 2015

Sports reporter Trenni Kusnierek will share her personal story MILWAUKEE – Trenni Kusnierek, a Marquette alumna and sports reporter for Comcast Sportsnet, will share her personal story of her battle with depression at the next Marquette Presents forum, this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. Experts […]

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**Photo/Video Opportunities** Marquette University to take part in James Foley virtual 5K, Rosary for Peace this weekend

News release, October 16, 2015

Parking: Lot on 16th Street between W. Wells Street and Wisconsin Avenue Virtual 5K Run – Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10:45 a.m., St. Joan of Arc Chapel Marquette University will have a team of about 100 runners, including President Michael R. Lovell, taking part in the Foley Foundation Virtual 5K at 10:45 a.m. The team […]

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