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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

October 06, 2011


Alumni couple donates $5 million to the engineering school
V. Clayton and Beverly Lafferty, an alumni couple living in Minneapolis, donated $5 million to Marquette University's College of Engineering to establish an endowed chair in electrical engineering.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on, Oct. 3, 2011 Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WMLW-TV, Oct. 3, 2011

$1.48 million federal grant to Marquette Neighborhood Health Center
The nurse-managed community health center at Marquette University won a five-year, $1.48 million federal grant to start a nurse-midwife practice and develop a breast-feeding support program.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 29, 2011 and on, Oct. 3, 2011

Marquette University ranked 10th nationwide for online influence ranked Marquette University 10th nationwide for its online influence, which was based on the "ability to drive action," through social media networks.

Story appeared on,, and, Sept. 30, 2011

Marquette celebrates opening of the new Engineering Hall
The Marquette University College of Engineering will celebrate the opening of its new $50 million facility, Engineering Hall, Friday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. Engineering Hall is the first phase of a planned $100 million project.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 3, 2011
Similar announcements appeared on, and, Sept. 30, 2011

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson featured in recent "On the Issues"
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to attendees at "On the Issues" with Mike Gousha at the Marquette University Law School about finding a front-runner among the Republican presidential candidates, as well as the possible emergence of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a GOP presidential contender.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and on and Poten & Partners, Sept. 30, 2011
Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 29 and 30, 2011

Tina Anderson and Sherry Webb, former students of the Marquette Associates in Commercial Real Estate Program, are making their housing project at the Mitchell Street Market Lofts on Milwaukee's south side a reality. The project started while they were students in ACRE.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 2, 2011

'Little Shop of Horrors' Keeps Shining at Marquette

Marquette University's season-opening production of Little Shop of Horrors sparkles. The fluid, enjoyable musical features wonderful direction and some impressive performances.

Review appeared on, Oct. 5, 2011

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, discussed the number of school unions in Wisconsin who met the deadline to seek recertification.

Assoicated Press story appeared on, and, and at least 7 other outlets, Oct. 1, 2011

Faculty offer perspectives on Brewers' playoff run
Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, commented on the economic impact of Wisconsin's sports-filled weekend with the Badgers, Brewers and Packers all playing at home and drawing sellout crowds.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 3, 2011

William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, shared what happens in fans' brains as they cheer the Brewers on during the playoffs.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 5, 2011

Shanyn Lancaster, assistant director of Student Health Services, discussed recent resarch indicating posts on Facebook could help identify college students at risk for binge drinking.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 4, 2011

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