Marquette Univeristy College of Communication

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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Alumni Profile: Kathryn Janicek

Communication, 2012

Kathryn Janicek does more by 4 a.m. than many people accomplish all day. As executive producer for NBC Chicago’s morning TV show, her workday starts shortly after midnight, when she opens her email and begins planning the news for more than 200,000 daily viewers.

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Daily Show director Chuck O’Neil Dissects TV News

Communication, 2012

As director of the satirical news program The Daily Show, Chuck O’Neil attempts to create an authentic studio look and feel as much as possible.

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Catching up with Rose Richard

Communication, 2012

Rose Richard spent nearly three decades helping students and left a distinguished legacy as a beloved assistant dean in the Diederich College.

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End note: show and tell

Communication, 2012

Once, the power of the pen was heralded as the path to change hearts and minds. Today, the pen is not dead. It just has a new ally.

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Communication News

Communication, 2011

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Innovative new programs, faculty research, student and faculty awards, and more.

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The centennial of journalism at Marquette

Communication, 2011

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At the height of yellow journalism 100 years ago, Rev. John Copus, S.J., a former journalist turned Jesuit priest, decided that Marquette University’s urban campus in Milwaukee would be the perfect place to start the first journalism program at any Catholic university in the world.

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Teaching the digital generation

Communication, 2011

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Today, a simple 140-character Twitter message can connect her students with accomplished practitioners of PR and social media. In the past two years, speakers from Forrester Research, Lands’ End, Hanson Dodge Creative and more have visited Ekachai’s class, Emerging and Social Media in the Marketplace, in person or via Skype.

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Diederich today

Communication, 2011

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Dean Lori Bergen arrived in July 2009 as the fifth dean of the Diederich College in just six years — a period marked by the retirement of Bill Elliott in 2005, a year with interim Dean Ana Garner, two years with Dean John Pauly before he assumed provost responsibilities for Marquette, and interim Dean Lynn […]

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Johnston Hall gets a new look

Communication, 2011

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A longtime resident of Johnston Hall recently retired after an astonishing 73-year tenure. Sure, his performance often wasn’t up to snuff, but getting stuck in his presence became a rite of passage for decades of students. That’s right, the notorious Johnston Hall elevator is gone — or at least walled up. And down the hall […]

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The power of partnership

Communication, 2011

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For months, Marquette theatre students rehearsed and prepped for The Laramie Project, a riveting production that chronicles life in Laramie, Wyo., after the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard. The play, about a homosexual youth, sparked a lot of conversation on campus — engaging talk-backs after the show; a well-attended speech by Judy Shepard, the victim’s […]

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Coming home

Communication, 2011

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Danny Pudi, Comm ’01, and star of the NBC sitcom Community, reflects on how campus has changed in the decade since he left.

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Digging digital

Communication, 2011

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“Hollywood meets Madison Avenue.” That’s how Don McNeill, Comm ’90, describes his work as head of Digital Kitchen, a digital agency that has produced award-winning advertising and marketing for Google, Target, Nike, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, HBO, the 2010 World Cup and more.

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From MUTV to the national news

Communication, 2011

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Ben Tracy, Comm ’98, Grad ’04, knows how to rack up the frequent flier miles. As a national correspondent for CBS News, the Los Angeles-based reporter recently covered the natural disaster and nuclear crisis in Japan, the royal wedding in Britain, and breaking news across the United States’ West Coast — in between stops in […]

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Doing well by doing good

Communication, 2011

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If there’s any doubt that Lisa Osborne Ross helps promote Marquette’s mission, consider the fact that her son has a tattoo of the letters “AMDG” — which stands for the Jesuit motto Ad majorem Dei gloriam, for the greater glory of God.

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