Marquette Magazine Spring 2015

Marquette Magazine

Marquette Magazine, Spring 2015

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In this issue: Jeff Richlen engineers Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, Kim Motley represents Westerners being held without representation and women suffering unimaginable domestic violence in Afghanistan, and the university community demonstrates how creativity, mixed with concern, leads to a better world.

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Greetings

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

Lovell-running

On more than one occasion, I’ve been asked if anything has happened since I joined Marquette University as its first lay president that confirmed I made the right choice. My reply has been that something happens every day that lets me know I did.

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An exclusive circle

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

Ulrich

Dr. Ulrich Lehner received a letter last fall that caused him to whisper, “Oh, my.” The letter notified the associate professor of theology that he was nominated to join the European Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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The March Continues

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

John-Lewis

Not unlike college students today, a young John Robert Lewis woke early and packed his backpack for the day. The books, apple and toothbrush he stuffed inside were not preparations for class. They were preparations for going to jail.

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Girl Powered – Senior design project creatively merges function and fashion

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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For students in the Opus College of Engineering, the senior design project represents the pinnacle of their Marquette experience — a chance to show they can work on a collaborative team to create a functional prototype of a machine designed to tackle one of any number of real world challenges. Several of the senior design projects are designed to serve others, […]

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Campus Q & A: Dr. Charles Franklin

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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Under Dr. Charles Franklin’s direction, the Marquette Law School Poll became the largest independent polling project in state history.

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Lightning round

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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Wonder what research attracts Marquette faculty scholars? Take a look at a few examples.

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Hitting the Ground Running

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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Dr. Michael R. Lovell pulls out his iPhone and taps deliberately on its screen. Next week, he will be inaugurated as Marquette’s 24th president — the first lay president in the university’s history. But on this September afternoon, Lovell is moving a step closer to a different sort of milestone: becoming Marquette’s first president on Twitter. At his […]

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A Private Moment with Amy Lovell

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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Amy smiles today when remembering her sister’s reaction. She and Mike were students then at the University of Pittsburgh, she in the pharmacy program and he in engineering school, and studying was vastly more important than dating. It was not a tough choice, she admits. After all, she’d already gone to Mass.

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Shaping an Animator

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

Pixar-Murphy

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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Finding God in a Concrete Jungle

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

Coldwell

When she was 12 years old, Katie Coldwell helped her mom serve dinner at a homeless shelter in Minneapolis and discovered what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

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A Place to Belong

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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Alumni rally to create a “place to celebrate” children with Down syndrome and support their families.

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Class notes: Genevieve Grdina, Comm ’09

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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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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Tiling the soil

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 20105

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Inner freedom is a personal reality we long for in our lives. We chase it like the receding horizon and it beckons us toward what God created us to be: free.

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The President’s Society

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

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The society recognizes and honors this special group of benefactors whose gifts demonstrated significant commitment to the university during the past fiscal year. Gifts including pledge payments, cash, matching gifts, stock, gifts-in-kind, and realized planned and estate gifts from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 count toward membership in the 2014 President’s Society.

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Summer 2014 Marquette Magazine

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

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Read the latest issue of Marquette Magazine with features including two graduates who have been ordained into the Society of Jesus, an alumni who wrote about his experience as a carnival worker and many other great stories.

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Greetings – from Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J.

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

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Among all the outstanding work that occurred this past year, it is impossible to overlook that of the Presidential Search Committee.

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Life size and 3D

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

Visualization

Computer images spring to three-dimensional life in the Visualization Lab that opened in January.

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Guardians of the game – Carolyn Kieger

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

Kieger

“Coach” Kieger — like the sound of that “The emphasis on character and integrity is what drew me to this institution in the first place and has drawn me back.”

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Guardians of the game – Steve Wojciechowski

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

Wojo

Coach Wojo gets started “Before you can talk about how you want to play, I think it’s important to talk about how you want to live. Because they’re connected.”

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