News Releases

Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE – A Catholic friar from Mexico who advocates for migrants will speak at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room 163 of the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University. It is the initial event of four spring forums sponsored by the Marquette Democracy Project. Friar Tomás González Castillo, founder and director of La […]

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Author Nichols goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss growing skepticism of established knowledge

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Author Tom Nichols will discuss his book, “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters” in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Nichols, a Naval War College […]

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Marquette to expand residence hall project

News release, February 23, 2017

Two additional floors will add 140 beds to facility’s west tower MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s new residence hall project will be expanded to accommodate 140 additional beds, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. A two-story addition to the facility’s west tower, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at its February meeting, will bring […]

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New trustees elected to Marquette board

News release, February 23, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s Board of Trustees elected three new members at its Feb. 22 meeting. The new trustees are Vincent Lyles, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee; Christopher Swift, chairman and CEO of The Hartford; and Joseph Walicki, vice president and president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions. Marquette trustees […]

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Kleefisch, Nygren go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss opioid abuse

News release, February 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and State Rep. John Nygren will discuss opioid abuse in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Kleefisch and Nygren, both Republicans, are co-chairs of the Governor’s Task […]

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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 researchers find NFL rule decreases concussions, increases lower-body injuries

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Two Marquette University economics professors in a study forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics have found that the National Football League’s “Crown of the Helmet Rule” (CHR) reduces the probability of a concussion occurring among players by 32 percent. However, the study by associate professors of economics Dr. Andrew Hanson and Dr. […]

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**Photo/Video Opportunities** National Marquette Day kick-off event is Friday at 6 p.m.

News release, February 16, 2017

What: On Friday evening, Marquette will kick-off National Marquette Day with President Michael R. Lovell and Head Basketball Coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger with a pep rally and fireworks event. The rally will include mac ‘n’ cheese, a s’mores roast, hot chocolate and more. On National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 18, alumni will gather […]

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Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, February 15, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Abele is a Democrat who has backed progressive causes and candidates, but who also says […]

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Former Gehl Foods chief goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss political reform and U.S. competitiveness

News release, February 10, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Katherine Gehl, former president and CEO of Gehl Foods, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Since overseeing the sale of her family’s Wisconsin-based business in […]

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Marquette Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

News release, February 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of Our Teeth will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 26. The Skin of Our Teeth is a comedy that mixes satire, burlesque and farce. Follow Wilder’s “first family,” the Antrobuses, from the ice-age straight up […]

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Marquette professor receives $555,636 NSF grant for solar power study

News release, February 3, 2017

Research will consider using a porous metal organic framework as a catalyst for solar-to-fuel conversion MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry at Marquette University, has received a $555,636 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to use a promising type of metal organic framework materials to work as a […]

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Activist Bree Newsome, Rev. Bryan Massingale and Rev. Jim Wallis to discuss racial justice during Mission Week

News release, January 31, 2017

MILWAUKEE — As part of Marquette University’s annual Mission Week, activist Bree Newsome, Rev. Bryan Massingale and Rev. Jim Wallis will be the featured guests for an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” on Tuesday, Feb. 7. That evening, Rev. Wallis and Newsome will present the Mission Week opening keynote address. During Mission Week, Marquette […]

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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 law professor, author O’Hear goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss mass incarceration

News release, January 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Michael O’Hear, a Marquette Law School professor and author of a new book that examines mass incarceration, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Jan. 26, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. O’Hear is a […]

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Marquette alumni couple issue $10 million challenge to honor longtime past president

News release, January 18, 2017

New residence hall facility will bear Father Wild’s name MILWAUKEE — Marquette University alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein have issued a $10 million challenge toward the construction of the university’s new residence hall facility, President Michael R. Lovell announced today in his annual campus address. The Ecksteins have challenged the university to raise $10 million; […]

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Marquette experts available to discuss presidential inauguration

News release, January 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette has several experts available for media interviews this week to discuss the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Please contact Joe DiGiovanni at Joseph.DiGiovanni@Marquette.edu or at (414) 288-6712 (office) or (414) 331-7880 (mobile) to arrange an interview with any of these experts. Lowell Barrington, associate professor […]

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Sportscaster, ‘McGuire’ playwright Enberg goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, January 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dick Enberg, an award-winning sportscaster and writer of the play “McGuire,” will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. In an event co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club, […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘Fancy Nancy The Musical’

News release, January 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Fancy Nancy The Musical will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Jan. 14‒15, and Jan. 21‒22. Fancy Nancy The Musical is based on Jane O’Connor’s best-selling book series, “Fancy Nancy.” Nancy is excited to dance in the school ballet with her friends, but when she gets the […]

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Marquette names new executive vice president for operations

News release, January 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has named Dave Lawlor as its new executive vice president for operations, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. Lawlor, who most recently served as vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the University of California – Davis, will begin in his role on Jan. 10. A new position for the university, […]

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