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 College of Communication hosting conference on health care, energy, Great Lakes

News release, October 7, 2014

Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication is hosting its annual O’Brien Conference, featuring the work of the 2013-14 O’Brien Fellows. Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times, Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lillian Thomas of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all published in-depth series of stories after spending the 2013-14 academic year at Marquette completing […]

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Marquette communication professor receives National Communication Association award

News release, September 15, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Lynn Turner, professor of communication studies at Marquette University, will be honored with the National Communication Association’s Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication. Turner and her co-author Richard West will be honored at the NCA 100th Annual Convention in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 22. Turner, […]

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Letter from the dean

Comm, 2014

News release, August 1, 2014

That quote from the Greek statesman and champion of the arts and literature, born nearly 500 years before Christ, resonates for us in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

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Honoring Phylis Ravel

Comm, 2014

News release, August 1, 2014

Phylis Ravel, artistic associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, passed away in 2012 after a long and influential Marquette career. Today, her legacy lives on.

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Johnston Hall, through a lens

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Johnston Hall’s hallways became part art gallery when they housed unique photo exhibits from alumni who are professional photographers.

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Ugland awarded Fulbright to the Czech Republic

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Throughout its history, the United States has grappled with tension between free press rights and national security. Today, the debate over technology surveillance is a political hot-button issue.

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The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is an awardwinning online source for objective, professional multimedia reporting on urban issues in 17 Milwaukee communities.

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In search of solutions

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

The O’brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism and other innovative programs in the Diederich College are training journalists to change the world.

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Finding mindfulness

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Communication students and professionals are known for, well, communicating. But can shutting it off make their work better?

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Q&A: Dean Lori Bergen, Ph.D.

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Rebooting the college for the digital age with Dean Lori Bergen, Ph.D.

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The grapevine: Barbara Weeks Thompson Jour ’74

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Search Barbara Weeks Thompson’s profile photo on her company’s website. She’s tossing a Marquette basketball — signed by former coach Hank Raymonds — in the air. She’s smiling and proudly wearing her Marquette athletics zip-up jacket. And she’s standing in front of a “We are Marquette” sign from when the men’s basketball team went to the […]

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The grapevine: Alumni Q+A: Jeff Kamin, Comm ’93, and Leif Brostrom, Comm ’10

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Jeff Kamin and Leif Brostrom took the trek up I–94 toMinneapolis after graduating, and both found themselvesworking for public media. Today, they’re connected by neighboring buildings and shared experiences.

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The grapevine: Marissa Evans Comm ’13

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Marissa Evans, Comm ’13, is a health policy Web reporter for Kaiser Health News in Washington, D.C. In May 2013, the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2013 student journalist of the year launched an online news venture, InHue Magazine. Today, the website is overflowing with recipes, beauty tips and health news for women of color. In an industry in which […]

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The grapevine: Soley and Havice Retire

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Drs. Lawrence Soley and Michael Havice wrapped up their Marquette careers with 60 years of combined experience in the college.

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The grapevine: Nick Ashooh Jour ’76

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

Nick Ashooh was going to Milwaukee. He might as well have been going to the moon. Ashooh’s first time on an airplane was a trip to begin his undergraduate career at Marquette. When he landed, he found a place where the streets were laid out in a grid and just about everybody — even store cashiers — smiled and […]

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End note – Art: revealing the us in the other

Comm, 2014

News release, July 31, 2014

It is not a passive thing to sit in the audience. It is also not a safe thing. We file in, avoiding eye contact and clutching tickets. We sort ourselves into aisles that are lettered and numbered in illogical fashion, we search for but can’t spell mezzanine, and we politely share the armrests as though nothing transformative is […]

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Marquette College of Communication students contribute to investigative journalism focusing on environmental threats to the Great Lakes

News release, July 28, 2014

Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have teamed with a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to produce reporting that includes a four-day series this week focusing on threats to the Great Lakes. Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan’s “A Watershed Moment: Great Lakes at a Crossroads” seeks to […]

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“Here I am, Lord”

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

News release, July 23, 2014

Nathan Wendt, Comm ’01, and Paul Shelton, Arts ’03, processed up the aisle of Church of the Gesu with three other Jesuits. Witnessed by family, friends and their Jesuit brothers, the five men were ordained in a holy and heady celebration of Catholic faith that spilled out onto campus.  “It feels very gratifying to be […]

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Two new $1 million gifts propel Marquette to break ground on new Jesuit Residence

News release, July 14, 2014

Celebratory groundbreaking to take place Aug. 15  Note: A photo of Bernice Shanke Greiveldinger and a new high-resolution architectural rendering are available, upon request. Marquette University has received two new $1 million gifts, which marks the completion of a nine-month, $15 million fundraising effort to build a new 40,000 square-foot on-campus residence for its community […]

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Marquette College of Communication students contribute to series focusing on health care for the poor and published in two news outlets

News release, June 16, 2014

Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication have teamed with journalists from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to produce national and local reporting that begins this week with a two-part series focusing on how poverty and health intersect. Both news outlets published the work in their print […]

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