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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 simulation.law.marquette.edu, presents […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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**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 […]

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Marquette names next Opus Dean of Engineering

News release, May 12, 2015

Dr. Kristina Ropella, interim dean will assume permanent role MILWAUKEE – Dr. Kristina Ropella, interim Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the next Opus Dean, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. She will assume the permanent role on July 1. “Dr. Ropella is a renowned […]

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Exceptional graduates participate in Marquette’s Spring Commencement

News release, May 11, 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. To help round out graduation coverage, there are a number of graduates with interesting stories participating in the Commencement. These graduates are available for photo/video/interview opportunities. Please contact Jesse Lee, […]

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Marquette Lawyer, Spring 2015

Marquette Lawyer, Spring 2015

News release, May 11, 2015

In this issue: Screws v. United States and the birth of federal civil rights enforcement, challenges facing Catholic K-12 education, reflections on the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and excerpts from the Marquette Sports Law Review

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Marquette releases preliminary design concepts of new world-class athletic performance research center

News release, May 7, 2015

Marquette University is releasing preliminary design concepts of its planned world-class athletic performance research center, which is part of a strategic partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks. The facility, which was first announced by President Michael R. Lovell in his Presidential Address in January, will support elite-level intercollegiate and professional athletics, academic research, and campus health […]

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Marquette University psychology student named president of the national Active Minds Student Advisory Committee

News release, May 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Markie Pasternak, of De Pere, Wisconsin, has been named president of the national Active Minds Student Advisory Committee for a second term. Pasternak is a junior psychology major in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Since she was five years old, Pasternak has had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, yet she was not […]

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Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

News release, April 29, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Law School and College of Education will host a half-day conference titled “Pivotal Points: A Forum on Key Wisconsin Education Issues as Big Decisions Approach,” on Monday, May 11, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. As the Wisconsin state budget process enters its final weeks, Marquette will bring together experts […]

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Marquette University College of Nursing to host forum on violence against children in Milwaukee

News release, April 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University College of Nursing will host its sixth annual Health Care Forum, “Violence Against Children in the Milwaukee Community,” Wednesday, May 6, at 7:15 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, located at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The panel discussion on Milwaukee’s child abuse rates, which remain at around 3.3 to 3.7 substantiated […]

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