News Releases

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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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 purchases rare first edition, first printing of ‘The Hobbit’

News release, December 20, 2016

Classic edition of children’s book will be added to the university’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The copy of the children’s fantasy novel, obtained by the […]

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Marquette University develops community health-focused pre-dental post-baccalaureate program

News release, December 12, 2016

Program is a partnership between the College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry MILWAUKEE — Marquette University today announced the launch of a new community health-oriented post-baccalaureate program for students seeking to strengthen their applications for dental school. Established by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences in collaboration […]

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NPR host will deliver lecture during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

News release, December 12, 2016

Michel Martin to address King’s legacy, Jan. 18 MILWAUKEE — National Public Radio’s Michel Martin on Wednesday, Jan. 18, will speak at Marquette University on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sponsored by the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Diederich College of Communication, and the Center for Peacemaking, […]

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SunPower CEO to discuss changes in the solar industry at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering

News release, December 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Tom Werner, CEO and chairman of SunPower, will speak about how solar energy is changing the way the world is powered on Friday, Dec. 9, at noon at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering. Werner graduated from Marquette with an engineering degree in 1986 and is a member of Marquette’s Board of Trustees. […]

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