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

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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Diederich College of Communication receives $3.5 million gift

News release, December 15, 2014

Donation from alumna’s trust will fund capital improvement projects MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication today announced it has received a $3.5 million gift from the Bernice Shanke Greiveldinger Charitable Trust to fund capital improvement projects in the college’s Johnston Hall. This is the trust’s second gift to the university this year. In […]

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Marquette College of Communication accepting applications for 2015-16 O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, December 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication is accepting applications from journalists ready to spend nine months researching, reporting and telling the stories they care most deeply about – stories with the potential to change policies and lives. Now in its third year, the college’s O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism allows […]

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Dean Lori Bergen named to Poynter national advisory board

Marquette in the news

News release, November 5, 2014

From the Milwaukee Business Journal: “Marquette University dean Lori Bergen is one of five new members named to the national advisory board for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, in St. Petersburg, Fla.”

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Marquette communication dean named to prestigious Poynter National Advisory Board

News release, October 31, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, has been named to the Poynter National Advisory Board. The prestigious Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education and a strategy center that stands for excellence in journalism, media and 21st century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach […]

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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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