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

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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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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