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Brian Dorrington

About Brian Dorrington

Brian is the senior director of university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Brian at (414) 288-4719 or

Marquette’s Board of Trustees approves groundbreaking for athletic performance research center

News release, December 11, 2017

On Friday, Marquette University’s Board of Trustees approved groundbreaking on the first phase of construction for the athletic performance research center (APRC). The approval came after Marquette University leaders presented design plans to the trustees, which included relocating the facility to the heart of campus. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is expected in the coming weeks. […]


Lovell announces Marquette to install grotto of Blessed Virgin Mary behind St. Joan of Arc Chapel

News release, December 8, 2017

MILWAUKEE – On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announced that the university will install a grotto of the Blessed Virgin just west of St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The grotto will be in place by the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. President […]


Marquette to host annual O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism conference

News release, November 2, 2017

Conference to address threat of pandemics from diseases driven by human decisions A Nobel Peace Prize winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner will take the stage at the Diederich College of Communication’s annual O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism conference. The free, public event will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Lubar Center at […]


Marquette alumnus makes largest gift in School of Dentistry history

News release, October 17, 2017

$5 million planned gift will focus on scholarships for veterans Note: Photos are available upon request MILWAUKEE – During a university celebration over the weekend to honor Marquette School of Dentistry Dean William K. Lobb’s 20th anniversary, the longstanding leader announced that 1974 School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Paul Andrews pledged a $5 million estate […]


Marquette to host weeklong series of events Oct. 2-8; Homecoming, Alumni Reunions to combine celebrations

News release, September 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will host a series of events and celebrations during Homecoming Week and Alumni Reunion Weekend, with signature events taking place Oct. 4 – 8. “Homecoming week culminating with Alumni Reunion Weekend is the perfect opportunity for all members of the Marquette community to come together and celebrate. I am continually amazed […]


Milwaukee philanthropist Michael Cudahy gives $1 million to Marquette to support first-generation engineering students

News release, September 26, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee entrepreneur, business executive and philanthropist Michael Cudahy has given $1 million to support five full scholarships, including room-and-board for students attending Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering. Four students, all of whom are the first in their families to attend college and come from diverse backgrounds, started at Marquette this academic year. […]


Marquette University signs seven-year agreement to play home games at Bucks’ new arena

News release, August 15, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University have signed a seven-year agreement in which Marquette’s men’s basketball team will play its home games at the Bucks’ new sports and entertainment arena, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The announcement was made at a press conference today on the main concourse of the new Bucks arena […]


Marquette receives $1.2 million NSF grant to attract and retain secondary science, technology, engineering and math teachers

News release, May 16, 2017

Marquette University’s College of Education and Opus College of Engineering faculty have received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a 14-month master’s program that will attract and retain new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. The accelerated program, which will start in summer 2018 and is already accepting applications, targets people […]


CNBC television star Lemonis, Marquette University exceed $3 Million Challenge fundraising goal

News release, April 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community more than doubled down in this year’s giving challenge issued by alumnus Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s star of The Profit, combining to raise a total of $3,292,748. The challenge was met in less than two months by 2,769 donors who raised a total of $1,792,748. Lemonis added $1.5 million of […]


Marquette College of Communication announces 2017-18 class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, March 30, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that five journalists will join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism in August. Gary Harki and Anita Hassan, investigative reporters, The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk and Houston Chronicle, respectively; Erin Richards, an education reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Andy […]


Marquette graduate student wins three minute thesis competition, advances to regional competition

News release, March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History, won Marquette’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis competition, claiming the top prize of $1000. Borg will now represent Marquette University in a regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis. The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication […]


College of Education announces new undergraduate major for students to pursue careers outside the traditional classroom

News release, March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Education has announced a new major for undergraduate studies that will begin this upcoming fall, in time for the 2017-18 academic year. The new major, Educational Studies, is an interdisciplinary major for students interested in working in educational arenas outside traditional classroom teaching environments. Students declaring for the new […]


CNBC TV star Lemonis to launch new giving challenge with Marquette

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and The Partner, are teaming up to launch a new $3 million dollar giving challenge. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 17, in conjunction with the National Marquette Day pep rally, the challenge will run for two months. Lemonis will donate up to $1.5 million […]


Marquette selects construction manager for athletic performance research center

News release, January 20, 2017

Mortenson named construction manager MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has selected Mortenson to build its proposed athletic performance research center, in partnership with Aurora Health Care. Mortenson has wide-ranging experience in constructing both athletic and health care facilities, and the project will be led by the company’s Milwaukee office. Mortenson is the largest sports builder in […]


Marquette College of Communication and ASNE establish O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism

News release, January 3, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that it is establishing the O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism – and that it would be bestowed as part of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) annual awards contest. Inspired by the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship […]


Marquette to construct seasonal dome over portion of Valley Fields facility

News release, October 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University plans to construct a seasonal dome over a portion of its Valley Fields facility, enclosing the synthetic turf field adjacent to the stadium. The seasonal dome, which will provide practice and training facilities for intercollegiate athletes as well as club and intramural participants, is expected to be completed in January 2017. […]


WCTC, Marquette University partner to host third annual Cyber Security Summit

News release, October 19, 2016

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, October 19, 2016) – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and Marquette University will host the third annual Cyber Security Summit next week in association with the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and the Waukesha County Business Alliance. The event is designed to answer the call of state leadership to secure our critical network […]


‘Dark Side of the Full Moon’, a documentary about maternal mental health, to be shown at Marquette on Oct. 10

News release, October 5, 2016

MILWAUKEE – A free screening of the documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon will be held on Oct. 10 at Marquette University’s Cudahy Hall, Room 001, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. Marquette University’s College of Education and Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology are sponsoring the screening and a panel discussion in collaboration with the Moms […]


Marquette University to host events, media availability for Homecoming, Oct. 4 – 8

News release, September 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will host a weeklong series of events for the return of Homecoming, with signature events taking place Oct. 4 – 8. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Reigniting Tradition.” The tradition first dates back to the 1920s, but Homecoming has not taken place on the Marquette campus for several decades. […]


Water and manufacturing study led by Marquette, A. O. Smith and U.S. Council on Competitiveness stresses need for stewardship, innovation

News release, September 27, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Council on Competitiveness’ latest sector study, co-led by A. O. Smith Corporation and Marquette University, reveals challenges faced by water users in the manufacturing sector, where nearly half of industry water consumption is attributed. Leverage: Water and Manufacturing found that to meet increasing water demand, innovation in infrastructure, technology, investment and talent […]