University News: Communication
News and stories from Marquette featuring the Diederich College of Communication. For more news, visit the Diederich College of Communication website.

Marquette University announces 2018–19 theatre season

News release, July 26, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Theatre’s 2018–19 season will be the 44th in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Six selected plays around the theme “Reflections” will explore this phenomenon and draw connections and comparisons. Shows include: “White Privilege,” “Little Women The Musical,” “Clybourne Park,” “Dooby Dooby Moo,” “Image of an Unknown Young Woman” and “The […]

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CBS Sports’ Bill Raftery to speak at Marquette University’s Axthelm Lecture

News release, April 20, 2018

Note to media: Shortly before the lecture begins, Bill Raftery will be available for a group interview at 3:40 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms on Monday. MILWAUKEE — Bill Raftery, analyst for CBS Sports college basketball, will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s 2018 Axthelm Lecture on Monday, April 23, at 4 p.m. […]

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Five journalists to join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, April 19, 2018

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. The incoming fellows for the 2018–19 academic year are (click on the fellows’ names to view their work): Natasha Haverty, independent journalist, Boston Erin Jordan, investigative reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette Ashley […]

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Marquette Theatre will present Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’

News release, March 14, 2018

MILWAUKEE —Marquette Theatre will present Pericles, Prince of Tyre at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, April 12-15, and April 18-22. Shakespeare’s fairytale adventure is about Pericles who flees a dangerous foe, the King of Antioch. While it appears he has lost his family, Pericles finds romance and adventure on his journey. This rarely […]

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Communication professor to keynote international conference

News release, March 2, 2018

Dr. Robert Shuter will discuss ‘Intercultural New Media Studies’ MILWAUKEE — Dr. Robert Shuter, professor emeritus of communication studies at Marquette University, on July 8 will deliver a keynote address at the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies conference at DePaul University in Chicago. Shuter’s address, Intercultural New Media Studies: The New Frontier in Intercultural Communication, […]

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Marquette University 2018 Nieman Conference to focus on ethics in journalism

News release, February 15, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Former journalist Dr. Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Nieman Symposium and Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. Zelizer has served […]

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Marquette Theatre will present ‘Student Body’

News release, January 22, 2018

MILWAUKEE —Marquette Theatre will present Student Body at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre, Feb. 15-18, and Feb. 21-25. Student Body is a play focused on the many questions that arise when a group of college students come across suspicious video footage. These college students become locked in an intense moral argument over how […]

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‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ to be presented by Marquette Theatre

News release, December 18, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Marquette Theatre will present A Year with Frog and Toad at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Jan. 14, Jan. 20-21, and Jan. 27-28. Based on Arnold Lobel’s books, A Year with Frog and Toad is an imaginative and entertaining children’s musical that follows the budding friendship of two unlikely amphibians, a cranky […]

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Marquette to host annual O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism conference

News release, November 2, 2017

Conference to address threat of pandemics from diseases driven by human decisions A Nobel Peace Prize winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner will take the stage at the Diederich College of Communication’s annual O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism conference. The free, public event will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Lubar Center at […]

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‘On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning)’ will be presented by Marquette Theatre

News release, October 23, 2017

Marquette Theatre will present On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Nov. 9-12, and Nov. 15-19. Eric Overmyer’s On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) is an exploration of finding one’s place in the world. Three Victorian women set out on their journey to conquer […]

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Pulitzer-winning Panama Papers journalist to keynote 2017 Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture

News release, September 12, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and coordinator of The Panama Papers investigation, will keynote the 2017 Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballrooms, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The “Panama Papers” series which won a 2017 […]

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Students in the United States and India hold different opinions on use of smart phones and tablets in college classrooms

News release, August 23, 2017

Marquette researcher says cultural differences show policies at U.S. colleges may need to be re-examined  MILWAUKEE – Should policies on the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops in college classrooms be examined for cultural bias? A study by a Marquette University researcher argues that it might be time for a re-evaluation of these policies […]

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Marquette University professors receive Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

News release, August 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Dr. Khadijah Makky, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences; Dr. Judith Maloney, clinical associate professor of biomedical sciences; Dr. Amber Young-Brice, clinical assistant professor of nursing; Ms. Kim Jensen Bohat, director of service learning in the Center for Teaching and Learning; and Mr. Jamie Cheatham, assistant professor of […]

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Artistic performance celebrating Joan of Arc and her namesake chapel set for April 28-30

News release, April 12, 2017

MILWAUKEE – “Hearken to my Voice,” a multi-disciplinary artistic performance commemorating the life of St. Joan of Arc and the chapel that bears her name on Marquette University’s campus will be held April 28-30. The performances on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, will begin at 5:30 p.m. The performance on Sunday, April 30, […]

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ESPN’s Jen Lada to speak at Marquette University’s Axthelm Lecture

News release, April 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — ESPN contributor and Marquette alumna Jen Lada will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s 2017 Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p.m in the Helfaer Theatre. Lada, contributor to ESPN’s digital platforms and to ESPN’s College GameDay, has covered important stories for the network, including two Auburn-LSU families coming together […]

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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 […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘Anything Goes’

News release, March 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The musical comedy Anything Goes will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre, Thursday, April 6, through Sunday, April 23. Anything Goes stars the dashing Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker who takes a leap of faith for a chance at debutante Hope Harcourt. Along with […]

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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 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 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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