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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 brian.dorrington@marquette.edu.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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A.O. Smith Corp. and Marquette University to hold Sept. 27 news conference to highlight national study results on water security threats and solutions

News release, September 23, 2016

Media availability at A.O. Smith World Headquarters at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 (11270 West Park Place – Milwaukee, Wis. 53224). Please RSVP to brian.dorrington@marquette.edu Just weeks after Mayor Tom Barrett urged the Milwaukee community to install water filters to protect against lead, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, A.O. Smith Corporation and Marquette University […]

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Marquette and Archdiocese to honor Mother Teresa with Mass; MU hosting archives exhibit for canonization into sainthood

News release, August 26, 2016

Mother Teresa came to Marquette in 1981 for university’s highest honor MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will honor Mother Teresa with a Mass on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at noon on Marquette’s campus. The Mass will take place near a Mother Teresa statue outside of Schroeder Complex (561 N. 15th Street), just north of Clybourn Street. Rev. […]

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Marquette computer scientists awarded $1 million NSF grant to develop model for career change into computing

News release, July 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University computer scientists in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences have received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to help low-income, academically talented students quickly learn the skills needed to change careers into computing. The award will build off an innovative I.T. Boot Camp Marquette computer scientists piloted […]

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Marquette, UC–San Francisco study shows poor reporting on mental health interventions for LGBT community

News release, June 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE — A Marquette University professor and a co-investigator at the University of California–San Francisco have published a study that shows researchers are not reporting sexual orientation and transgender identities in psychotherapy outcome studies for anxiety and depression. The authors say this poses significant challenges for determining whether or not these treatments work for LGBT […]

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Marquette College of Communication announces 2016-17 class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, March 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that Pulitzer Prize winners from regional newsrooms in the Midwest, and an investigative reporter from the Southwest, will join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism in August. The 2016-17 O’Brien Fellows are Jackie Crosby, a business reporter at […]

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Marquette University to partner with Aurora Health Care on Athletic Performance Research Center

News release, January 20, 2016

Aurora announces $40 million capital investment in the project MILWAUKEE – Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell today announced in his second Presidential Address that the university will partner with Aurora Health Care in constructing its state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Research Center. The center will serve as a national destination for scientific research in human performance. […]

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CNBC television star Lemonis partners with Marquette University to launch $1 Million Challenge

News release, December 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit, are teaming up to launch a $1 million giving challenge on Jan. 5, 2016. The challenge will run through March 12, and Lemonis will donate up to $300,000 of his own funds. There is no minimum donation for individuals who contribute. The […]

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Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell to attend White House welcome ceremony for Pope Francis

News release, September 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell will attend the welcome ceremony for Pope Francis at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 23. President Lovell will be available to speak to the media about this special honor on Friday, Sept. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Chapel on […]

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Marquette University to host October events to honor alumnus James Foley

News release, September 15, 2015

Three events will take place near slain journalist’s birthday MILWAUKEE –Marquette University will host three events in mid-October to honor alumnus James Foley. A 1996 graduate of Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Foley was kidnapped in Syria and later murdered by Islamic State militants while on assignment as a reporter covering […]

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Marquette names first-ever James Foley scholar

News release, August 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE – On the one-year anniversary of James Foley’s tragic death, Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication has announced Jacob Zelinski as its first-ever James Foley Scholarship recipient. Zelinski, who will begin his freshman year next week at Marquette, graduated this spring from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. […]

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Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art names new director

News release, May 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Susan Longhenry, director of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, an art museum affiliated with the University of New Mexico, has been named director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. Gary Meyer, vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, announced her appointment, which was unanimously recommended to […]

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Marquette releases preliminary design concepts of new world-class athletic performance research center

News release, May 7, 2015

Marquette University is releasing preliminary design concepts of its planned world-class athletic performance research center, which is part of a strategic partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks. The facility, which was first announced by President Michael R. Lovell in his Presidential Address in January, will support elite-level intercollegiate and professional athletics, academic research, and campus health […]

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