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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 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 […]


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 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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]