Marquette Univeristy College of Communication

Letter from the dean

Comm, 2014

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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

Ravel

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

Johnston

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

Ugland

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

NNS

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

Obrien

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Endnote

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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Letter from the dean

Communication, 2012

I can’t escape the theme of new beginnings as I reflect on this year and anticipate the next. It’s been a year of inauguration and commencement, births, birthdays and rebirths.

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News

Communication, 2012

Living the mission … covering the election … big ideas on campus … heavy-hitting internships … meet the editors … see the difference … Corporate Communication Commons

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Navigating the Maze

Communication, 2012

Students who put out a magazine tend to be nocturnal and freakishly good at multitasking. They have to be. The typical staffer at The Marquette Journal juggles a full load of credits, a part-time job and some semblance of a robust social life, along with the daily demands of putting out a quality publication twice […]

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Sports Dynasty

Communication, 2012

It was June 1998, and all eyes in the sports world were watching the NBA Finals: Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls vs. Karl Malone’s Utah Jazz. Jordan’s winning jump shot in Game 6 — with hand extended at the free-throw line and mere seconds left — helped the Bulls clinch their sixth championship, cementing their dynasty. […]

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Fight for the Future of the Internet

Communication, 2012

The issue reached a flashpoint after the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act caught the attention of anti-copyright activists as these bills were quietly wending through Congress. In January 2012, they became the subject of a heated debate when Wikipedia, Google and an estimated 7,000 websites coordinated online protests with blackouts and signature […]

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Turner Takes on Leadership

Communication, 2012

In her 27 years as a Marquette professor, Dr. Lynn Turner has served in every leadership capacity for the Diederich College — department chair, director of graduate studies, faculty congress president and acting dean.

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