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End of the year story ideas from Marquette University

December 22, 2008

The goose is gone and the toys are assembled. Ah, yes, the week between Christmas and New Year’s… As you plan stories for the end of 2008, Marquette University offers a variety of story ideas and related experts to help.


Please feel free to contact any of these individuals directly; otherwise, call Andy Brodzeller or Chris Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7448, or, when the university is closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, call our 24/7 line at (414) 288-4849.


Paying for the holidays

Whether or not you cut back on holiday spending this year, your budget may have been stretched to get everything on your family’s wish list. Dr. Jim McGibany, associate professor of economics, can help you plan where to go from here, including how to manage credit card debt and preparing for tax season.  


Jim McGibany, associate professor of economics

(414) 288-7187 — office


Healthy holiday eating

Christmas might technically be over, but parties — replete with rich foods and drinks — still abound. And, don’t forget all those leftover cookies and candies. Barb Troy, clinical assistant professor and nutritionist, has advice for how to watch what you eat, even during the most tempting time of the year.


Barb Troy, clinical assistant professor and dietician

(414) 288-3868 — office

(414) 427-7412 — home

Working off that holiday weight

Staying mindful of your diet is only half the battle. Exercise is the other key component of successful weight loss and overall well-being. Whether just trying to burn off the excess holiday weight or committing to a New Year’s resolution, look to these experts for advice on exercise and training:


Paula Papanek, associate professor, exercise science

(414) 288-5069 — office


Chris Simenz, clinical assistant professor, exercise science

(414) 288-6175 — office


Chris Geiser, MS, PT, AT, program director, athletic training education

(414) 288-6210 — office


The physics of sledding

We know sledding, downhill skiing and snowboarding can be fun, but there’s real science behind schussing down a hill. Assistant Professor of Physics Christopher Stockdale can explain it.


Christopher Stockdale, assistant professor, physics

(414) 288-7069 — office

(414) 975-9634 — mobile


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