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 announces next class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, April 24, 2014

Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication today announced the next three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism during the 2014-15 academic year. The new O’Brien Fellows are Brandon Loomis of The Arizona Republic, Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and […]

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‘Sports Illustrated’ staff writer to speak at Marquette

News release, April 14, 2014

Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated and college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication 2014 Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Davis will present, “Relationships Between Coaches and Players: Will There […]

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Marquette communication dean honored with Scripps Administrator of the Year Award

News release, April 8, 2014

Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, has been honored with the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year Award. Established in 1953, the foundation’s national journalism competition honors the best annual work in the communications industry and in journalism education. “Lori has demonstrated a remarkable ability […]

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‘Hamlet’ to be performed at Marquette University

News release, April 2, 2014

Marquette University Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Hamlet, a story of ambition, madness, death and darkness. Performances will run: Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. Maureen Kilmurry, […]

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Marquette professional-in-residence awarded national fellowship to support social justice documentary

News release, February 24, 2014

Danielle Beverly, visiting professional-in-residence in Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, has been awarded a prestigious National MediaMaker Fellowship from the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco. National MediaMaker Fellowships support emerging artists in immersive workshops while they attend two leading national documentary film festivals. Beverly, who was one of […]

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Marquette University media ethics lecture to be delivered by expert from Poynter Institute

News release, February 18, 2014

Kelly McBride, Poynter Institute senior faculty and editor of The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, will deliver Marquette University’s Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Helfaer Theatre, 525 N. 13th St. The lecture is free and open to the public. McBride, who started at the […]

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Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair to give lecture on how data destroyed the promise of civil rights for African-Americans

News release, February 18, 2014

One of Marquette University’s three Ralph H. Metcalfe Chairs this semester, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library, will give a lecture titled, “Guilty Until Statistically Proven Innocent: How Data Destroyed the Promise of Civil Rights,” Monday, Feb. 24, at […]

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‘Almost, Maine,’ to be performed at Marquette University

News release, February 11, 2014

Marquette University Theatre will present John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, a comedy that chronicles how the residents of the tiny town of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest of ways one winter night. Performances will run: Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at […]

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Dr. Jeremy Fyke explores the million-dollar question: What am I supposed to do with my life?

Marquette Magazine, Winter 2014

News release, January 29, 2014

Fyke, an assistant professor of communication studies in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, invites students to consider greater life callings when job hunting. His professional and personal research interests include tackling big questions about careers, vocations and the discernment process.

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Second City funny girl

Marquette Magazine, Winter 2014

News release, January 29, 2014

The Second City theatre has a reputation for discovering some of the nation’s greatest comedic talent. Newcomer Carisa Barreca, Comm ’02, is making her mark as a resident actor on Second City Chicago’s e.t.c. stage.

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Chasing Harley

Marquette Magazine, Winter 2014

News release, January 29, 2014

John Scott Lewinski travels 75,000 miles covering Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary THUNDER RIDE.

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Experts available: 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23

News release, January 22, 2014

Sochi, Russia, will welcome athletes from all over the world to the XXII Winter Games Feb. 7-23. As the eyes of the world fixate on the athletes, Marquette University has experts and former Olympians available to help you with your Olympic news coverage. Please feel free to contact any of these professors and staff directly; […]

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“The Boys Next Door” to be performed at Marquette University

News release, November 6, 2013

The difficulty of caring for four intellectually challenged men leads a burned-out social worker to examine his own life in Marquette Theatre’s performance of The Boys Next Door. The show will run from Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, 525 North 13th Street. Tom Griffin’s off-Broadway […]

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Marquette College of Communication to host conference focusing on Milwaukee County’s troubled mental health system

News release, October 7, 2013

County executive among those expected to participate in solutions-based discussion The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication will host a community discussion on how to better care for those with mental illness. The event, “Milwaukee County’s Mental Health: Solutions to a Chronic Crisis,” will take place Friday, Oct. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to […]

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Ugland awarded Fulbright to teach in the Czech Republic

Marquette Matters, September/October, 2013

News release, September 24, 2013

Dr. Erik Ugland, associate professor of digital media and performing arts, has always wanted to live abroad. His wish will come true this spring when he travels to the Czech Republic as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Marquette University announces 2013-14 theatre season

News release, August 14, 2013

Marquette Theatre’s 2013-14 season will be the 39th season in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, located at 525 N. 13th St. This year’s five productions will explore the many ways people reach out to one another. Shows include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a musical comedy that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards; The Boys […]

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USA Today article by College of Comm student

Students in the news

News release, August 2, 2013

USA Today featured Marquette University  Diederich College of Communication student Alexandra Whittaker’s article on on how to nail a Skype interview.

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Marquette College of Communication hires director to lead solutions journalism initiative

News release, July 30, 2013

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence, to help guide fellowship program  Journalism professional in residence Herbert Lowe will take on the added role of director of journalism for social change at the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of the college, announced today. A journalism faculty member […]

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Solidarity with Boston

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2013

News release, July 19, 2013

Members of the Marquette community reflect on the tragedy and vow to return to Boston to run again.

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Class Notes

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2013

News release, July 19, 2013

If Mary Schwager, Comm ’93, calls, you might be in trouble. Schwager strolled into some of the Boston-area medical marijuana clinics that popped up in the wake of Massachusetts legalizing the drug for people with debilitating illnesses. Armed with X-rays of her dog’s arthritic elbows that she pretended were hers, she walked out, unexamined, with a doctor’s certification for marijuana. […]

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