News Releases

Award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian to speak at Marquette University

News release, March 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Award-winning writer, filmmaker and inspirational philanthropist Pavithra Mehta will keynote Marquette University’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship After Hours Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 17. Mehta is Marquette’s 2015 Social Entrepreneur in Residence, sponsored by the university’s Social Innovation Initiative. Her keynote, “When Compassion and Business Meet: The Aravind Eye Care System’s Story of […]

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Marquette engineer to be inducted into National Academy of Inventors

News release, March 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Joseph Schimmels, associate dean for research and professor of mechanical engineering at Marquette University, will be included into the National Academy of Inventors on Friday, March 20. Election to the National Academy of Inventors is an exclusive professional distinction for academic inventors, who are nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to […]

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Marquette Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’

News release, March 11, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Stephen Sondheim’s play Company will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre April 9-19. Directed by local musical theatre artist Niffer Clarke, the production will run: Thursday, April 9, through Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, through Saturday, […]

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Marquette Law School to host 2015 Restorative Justice Conference

News release, March 10, 2015

Survivors, community members explore impact of human trafficking MILWAUKEE – Martina Vandenberg, President of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, will give the keynote address at the 2015 Restorative Justice Conference hosted by Marquette Law School, March 19-20 in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The topic of this year’s conference is “Restorative Justice […]

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Sister Peggy O’Neill will deliver Marquette Commencement address

News release, March 4, 2015

Former university president Father Robert Wild will receive honorary degree MILWAUKEE – Marquette University alumna Sister Margaret “Peggy” O’Neill, S.C., will be the keynote speaker at Marquette University’s 134th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 17. Sister O’Neill is the founder of El Centro Arte Para la Paz in El Salvador, an agency dedicated to helping the […]

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Marquette elects two new members to Board of Trustees

News release, February 27, 2015

 MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University Board of Trustees has elected two new members: Todd A. Adams and Hon. Janine P. Geske. Todd A. Adams is the president and chief executive officer of Rexnord Corporation, a global diversified industrial company based in Milwaukee. Adams joined Rexnord in 2004; he was appointed senior vice president and chief […]

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Marquette accepting applications for ImpactNext business model competition

News release, February 19, 2015

Partnership with Milwaukee-based Fashion Angels’ ‘Future She-E-O Contest’ MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship is now accepting applications for its annual ImpactNext business model competition. Entries are due by Thursday, March 26. This year, the competition has broadened its community member category and is seeking applications from entrepreneurs from across Wisconsin, in addition […]

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Wisconsin Assembly leaders Barca, Vos to speak at Marquette Law conference on campaign finance regulation

News release, February 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin State Assembly leaders Robin Vos and Peter Barca will be among the guest speakers at a Marquette University Law School half-day conference titled, “Campaign Finance Regulation in Wisconsin: The Law as It Was, Is, Should Be, and Will Be,” on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8:15 a.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan […]

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**Photo/Video Opportunities** National Marquette Day kick-off event

News release, February 18, 2015

What: Marquette will kick-off National Marquette Day with President Michael R. Lovell and Men’s Head Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski with “Fire Up Marquette,” a pep rally and fireworks event. The rally will include chili, a s’more roast, hot chocolate and more. On National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 21, alumni will gather in Milwaukee and around the […]

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Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to examine separation of powers controversies in Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture

News release, February 17, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will present “Separation of Powers Controversies in the Bush and Obama Administrations: A View from the Trenches” for Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture Tuesday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street. The nation has […]

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Marquette College of Communication students contribute to investigative journalism focusing on hazardous chemicals used in the flavoring industry

News release, February 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have teamed with a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to investigate the hazards of diacetyl and other chemicals used in the flavoring industry. Journal Sentinel reporter Raquel Rutledge’s “Gasping for Action” told readers of the news organization’s print and […]

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Notre Dame’s Daniel Myers named Marquette’s next provost

News release, February 16, 2015

Has served as VP and associate provost for faculty affairs at ND since 2011 MILWAUKEE – Dr. Daniel J. Myers, vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been named Marquette University’s next provost, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. A sociology professor and member of Notre Dame’s […]

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College of Communication student awarded journalism study tour to Japan from Scripps Howard Foundation

News release, February 13, 2015

Editor’s note: Photo available upon request MILWAUKEE – Kelly Meyerhofer, a junior from Lake Geneva studying journalism and political science, was awarded a nine-day journalism study trip to Japan from the Scripps Howard Foundation. Meyerhofer was among nine other collegiate journalists from around the country who won the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting […]

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Marquette University announces 2015-16 theatre season

News release, February 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette Theatre’s 2015-16 season will be the 41st in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. The theme of this year’s productions is “Celebrating Strong Women.” Shows include: Loose Lips Sink Ships; To Kill a Mockingbird; Ivy + Bean; As You Like It; and Censored on Final Approach. Loose Lips Sink Ships Sept. […]

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Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki goes “On the Issues” at Marquette Law

News release, February 9, 2015

MILWAUKEE – The Most Rev. Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee, will be the featured guest of an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Monday, Feb. 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Archbishop Listecki has seen a number of changes since his installment five years ago. Appointed by […]

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Obesity myths and facts topics of next Marquette Presents forum

News release, February 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE – A panel of experts from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences, including a neuroscientist, physical therapist and exercise scientists, headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Obesity: Myths, Facts and What Everyone Should Know.” The free forum is Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:15 a.m. in the third-floor Monaghan ballroom of the Alumni Memorial […]

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Marquette University develops accelerated STEM-MBA program

News release, February 5, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University today announced a new STEM-MBA, a unique accelerated degree program for undergraduate students in selected science, technology and mathematics majors. It will be available beginning in the fall 2015 semester. The five-year program – the first of its kind in the area and one of only a few nationwide – provides […]

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Marquette presents David Ives’ ‘The Liar’

News release, February 5, 2015

MILWAUKEE – David Ives’ adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s play The Liar will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre. The Liar will be directed by Jamie Cheatham, assistant professor of theater arts. The Liar portrays a cheeky adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th century version, which tangles the audience in an […]

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Pew Research Center’s Taylor goes “On the Issues” to discuss impact of changes to U.S. population demographics

News release, February 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Paul Taylor, a senior fellow at Pew Research Center, will be the featured guest of an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Taylor is the author of The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown. […]

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Marquette receives $500,000 grant to create new pastoral leadership program for early career clergy

News release, February 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has received a $500,000 grant to develop a pastoral leadership program for early career clergy. The five-year grant was awarded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., which supports the causes of religion, community development and education. The new program is designed to equally address the personal faith formation of ministers and their […]

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