University News: Communication
News and stories from Marquette featuring the Diederich College of Communication. For more news, visit the Diederich College of Communication website.

Marquette Theatre presents Lee Blessing’s ‘Two Rooms’

News release, November 1, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Lee Blessing’s play Two Rooms will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Nov. 10-20. Two Rooms connects love to politics and the challenges of war. A civilian journalist is held hostage in a windowless cubicle in Beirut, while—overseas in America—his wife holds vigil for his return. […]

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Marquette University announces 2016–17 theatre season

News release, May 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Theatre’s 2016–17 season will be the 42nd in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Five selected plays around the theme “Worlds Collide” will explore this phenomenon and draw connections and comparisons. Whether they are this world and the spirit world, Beirut and the U.S., the distant past and the hopeful future, […]

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Marquette to host 5th annual Corporate Communication Summit

News release, April 1, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Developing the next generation of corporate communicators will be the focus of the daylong Corporate Communication Insight Summit at Marquette University on Friday, April 22. The fifth annual summit will be keynoted by Bridget Coffing, chief communication executive officer emeritus from McDonald’s Corporation. Open to the public, tickets are required and include breakfast […]

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Marquette College of Communication announces 2016-17 class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, March 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that Pulitzer Prize winners from regional newsrooms in the Midwest, and an investigative reporter from the Southwest, will join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism in August. The 2016-17 O’Brien Fellows are Jackie Crosby, a business reporter at […]

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Marquette Theatre to present ‘Wine in the Wilderness’

News release, March 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette Theatre will present Alice Childress’ Wine in the Wilderness at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre. The play will be directed by guest artist Marti Gobel and feature current Marquette students, alumni and a Milwaukee guest actor. Set during the Harlem race riots of 1964, Wine in the Wilderness deals with […]

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Marquette names next dean of Diederich College of Communication

News release, January 7, 2016

Dr. Kimo Ah Yun is longtime faculty member, administrator at Sacramento State MILWAUKEE — Dr. Kimo Ah Yun, associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a professor of communication studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State), has been named the next dean of the Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University President […]

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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 ‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’

News release, August 26, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Loose Lips Sink Ships will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre, Sept. 24 – Oct. 4. Loose Lips Sink Ships will feature book and lyrics by Jacinda Duffin and Laurie Flanigan Hegge and music by James Kaplan. Loose Lips Sink Ships pays tribute to the Greatest […]

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Marquette names first-ever James Foley scholar

News release, August 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE – On the one-year anniversary of James Foley’s tragic death, Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication has announced Jacob Zelinski as its first-ever James Foley Scholarship recipient. Zelinski, who will begin his freshman year next week at Marquette, graduated this spring from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. […]

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Marquette communication professor earns Fulbright award

News release, August 18, 2015

Dr. Robert Shuter will also present research on the ‘distracted student’ MILWAUKEE – Dr. Robert Shuter, professor emeritus of communication studies in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, has been granted a Fulbright Specialist award to share his expertise at the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication for October 2015. An internationally […]

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Dr. Jeremy Fyke recipient of Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

News release, July 30, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Jeremy Fyke, assistant professor of communication studies at Marquette University, is a recipient of one of the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards, which provides promising faculty with a semester long sabbatical for research. With the award, Fyke will work on several research projects during his sabbatical. Additionally, he plans to work with […]

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Marquette College of Communication announces next class of journalists to join O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, April 20, 2015

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication today announced the trio of journalists who will spend the 2015-16 academic year as part of the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. For the first time, the program will also support a fourth fellow who will spend the same nine […]

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ESPN “SportsCenter” host to speak at Marquette University

News release, April 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Linda Cohn, ESPN “SportsCenter” host and commentator, and author of Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking into the Boys’ Club, will be the keynote speaker the Axthelm Memorial Lecture Wednesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Cohn will present “No-Holds Barred: Breaking into Sports Broadcasting.” […]

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Employee engagement focus of Marquette’s Corporate Communication Summit

News release, March 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Activating employee engagement through corporate communication strategies will be the focus of a daylong conference at Marquette University on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The fourth annual Corporate Communication Summit will be keynoted by Maggie FitzPatrick, chief communication officer for Johnson & Johnson. Open to the public, tickets are required and include breakfast, lunch […]

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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 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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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 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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Shaping an Animator

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

News release, January 8, 2015

James Ford Murphy, Jour ’86, helped Pixar Animation Studios win several Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film. Now he’s wrapping up his directorial debut of Pixar’s short film, Lava.

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Class notes: Genevieve Grdina, Comm ’09

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

News release, January 8, 2015

Genevieve Grdina, Comm ’09, spends her work time like many employees — on her Facebook page. The difference? Her “likes” are good business. “We have to be signed into Facebook to access the internal servers, so I am on my personal Facebook account all day,” explains Grdina, an associate manager on Facebook’s corporate communications team.

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