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Lynn Sheka

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

Photo/Video Opportunity: Marquette nursing students to demonstrate Commitment to the Profession, Oct. 7

News release, October 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE –Marquette University sophomore and direct entry nursing students will have their hands blessed and affirm their formal commitment to the call of being a nurse at the Marquette College of Nursing Commitment to the Profession Ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, located at […]


Marquette University names new vice president for university advancement

News release, September 13, 2018

Senior Villanova advancement leader to start in Marquette role on Oct. 1 Marquette University has named Tim McMahon as its next vice president for university advancement, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. McMahon will start in his new role at Marquette on October 1. He is currently serving as senior associate vice president in the Office of University […]


A letter from Father Wild regarding residence hall name removal

News release, September 4, 2018

Letter from Father Wild to President Lovell and Board of Trustees Dear Mike and members of the Marquette Board of Trustees: As a Jesuit, Catholic priest, I am filled with sorrow and abhorrence at any incident of abuse committed by a religious leader. While those feelings cannot atone for what people endured who have been sexually […]


Marquette University begins Doctor of Nursing Practice with nurse anesthesia specialization

News release, August 17, 2018

Marquette is the first academic institution in southeastern Wisconsin to offer the degree MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University College of Nursing this month will become the first academic institution in southeastern Wisconsin to provide a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialization in nurse anesthesia. Graduates of the program can take the national certification […]


Marquette nursing students participate in “blessing of the hands,” college’s first-ever white coat ceremony

News release, October 2, 2014

As part of Marquette University’s Family Weekend, College of Nursing students will participate in a Commitment to the Profession Ceremony, which will include a “blessing of the hands.” The ceremony will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu, located at 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Students, faculty and staff in […]


Marquette professor inducted into prestigious nursing academy

News release, July 29, 2014

Dr. Marilyn Frenn, professor of nursing at Marquette University, was recently named to the American Academy of Nursing Fellows. Frenn is one of 168 nurse leaders who were selected to join the Academy’s Class of 2014 based on their leadership in education, management, policy and work toward improving the health of the nation. Fellowship in […]


Marquette University elects John F. Ferraro chair of Board of Trustees

News release, May 5, 2014

John. F. Ferraro, a 1977 graduate of Marquette University’s College of Business Administration, has been elected chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, the university announced today. Ferraro serves as global chief operating officer at Ernst & Young, where he is responsible for the overall operations of Ernst & Young worldwide. Ferraro joined the […]


Marquette remembers distinguished alumnus and trustee emeritus Gerald (Gerry) Rauenhorst

News release, April 26, 2014

Marquette University remembers the life of one of our most illustrious and generous alumni, Gerald (Gerry) Rauenhorst. Gerry was Marquette’s longest-serving trustee, serving on the board from 1970 to 2000, when he was elected trustee emeritus. Gerry was recognized as Alumnus of the Year in 1969, and Marquette recognized Gerry’s unparalleled loyalty and commitment to […]


Marquette celebrates 25th anniversary of Hunger Clean-up

News release, April 22, 2014

University’s largest day of service brings together 1,800 volunteers Marquette University students, faculty and staff will join together to participate in Hunger Clean-up, Marquette’s largest day of service. Approximately 1,800 individuals will volunteer at 48 agencies throughout the city on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Westowne Square, adjacent to the Alumni Memorial […]


Marquette University to honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26

News release, April 11, 2014

Marquette University will honor 59 accomplished alumni and friends for their personal achievements and support of the university during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26. Short profiles of the honorees, including Alumna of the Year Rhona E. Vogel, Bus Ad ’76, are available on the Alumni National Awards website. The site allows individuals to send […]


‘Hamlet’ to be performed at Marquette University

News release, April 2, 2014

Marquette University Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Hamlet, a story of ambition, madness, death and darkness. Performances will run: Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. Maureen Kilmurry, […]


Marquette University College of Nursing to host forum on infant mortality in Milwaukee

News release, March 19, 2014

Marquette University College of Nursing, in partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, will host its fifth annual Health Care Forum, “Infant Mortality in the Milwaukee Community,” Monday, April 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, located at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The panel discussion on Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate, which is […]


‘Milwaukee Business Journal’ has honored Marquette University with four awards during the past year

News release, March 6, 2014

The Milwaukee Business Journal honored several Marquette University leaders and initiatives during the 2013-14 academic year that embody the university’s core principles of service, excellence, leadership and faith – principles that are lived out by our faculty, staff and students on campus and in the surrounding Milwaukee community. Central City Business Award – Marquette University […]


Marquette University’s interim provost and nursing dean selected to be part of Department of Health and Human Services national working group on pain relief

News release, February 27, 2014

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, Marquette University’s interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, was selected by the Department of Health and Human Services to serve on a working group to address professional education and training related to pain. In October 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services charged the Interagency Pain Research […]


‘Almost, Maine,’ to be performed at Marquette University

News release, February 11, 2014

Marquette University Theatre will present John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, a comedy that chronicles how the residents of the tiny town of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest of ways one winter night. Performances will run: Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at […]


2013: The year in review

News release, December 19, 2013

Marquette University had a memorable 2013 filled with celebrations, new initiatives, leadership changes, reflection and achievements. Here are some significant milestones: ACADEMIC The Diederich College of Communication received an $8.3 million gift to fund the O’Brien Fellowship in solutions journalism, which will bring three journalists from all types of media to Marquette each academic year […]


Marquette’s College of Nursing sponsors discussion on African-Americans’ perception of palliative care in Milwaukee

News release, November 22, 2013

Marquette University College of Nursing and the college’s Institute for Palliative and End-of-Life Care will host a panel presentation and discussion, “Palliative Care in African-American Communities: Focus Group Study,” Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The three principal investigators of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation-funded […]


Steve Forbes to discuss the benefits of a flat tax at Marquette University

News release, November 22, 2013

The Marquette University College Republicans will host Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, Monday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Forbes will present, “The Flat Tax Revolution,” which will argue how a flat tax could benefit the United States. In his remarks, Forbes […]


“The Boys Next Door” to be performed at Marquette University

News release, November 6, 2013

The difficulty of caring for four intellectually challenged men leads a burned-out social worker to examine his own life in Marquette Theatre’s performance of The Boys Next Door. The show will run from Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, 525 North 13th Street. Tom Griffin’s off-Broadway […]


Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Libraries sponsors national Muslim poetry event

News release, November 1, 2013

Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf, an award-winning historian from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will present “Islam and the Blues” as part of the Milwaukee Public Library’s Poetic Voices of the Muslim World traveling exhibition Sunday, Nov. 3 at     1 p.m. in Varsity Theatre, 1326 W. Wisconsin Ave. Diouf […]