Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

October 13, 2011


Marquette community celebrates the opening of Engineering Hall
More than 750 alumni, faculty and students helped celebrate the opening of Marquette University's new $50 million Engineering Hall. The new hall is part of a larger plan for a 250,000-square-foot facility, with another $50 million second-phase addition already designed and fundraising under way.

Story appeared on, Oct. 7, 2011, and in Exclusively Yours, October issue

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WMLW-TV (Ch. 41), Oct. 7-8, 2011

MU president aims to keep old ideals relevant in changing world
Having become Marquette's president on Aug. 1, Father Pilarz is taking to heart the remarks to Jesuit university presidents last year by Jesuit Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, Oct. 6, 2011

Marquette to keep ban as concealed carry law takes effect
Marquette will maintain a weapons ban on campus to the extent allowable under Wisconsin's new concealed carry law. People will be allowed to carry in outdoor areas of campus, in student apartments, buildings leased from the university or in university lots or structures unless posted otherwise.

Associated Press story appeared on and at least nine other outlets, Oct. 12, 2011
Related story appeared on and, Oct. 12, 2011

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 12, 2011

Big East discussions continue
Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., commented on the changing dynamics of conference alignment, explaining that the presidents and athletic directors at the other Big East Conference schools were open to adding new teams.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2011 and on, Oct. 7, 2011

Related blog post appeared on, Oct. 7, 2011

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, was part of a panel that discussed how Wisconsin's political climate has changed over the past year.

Story aired on MPTV (Ch. 10), "4th Street Forum," Oct. 6, 2011

Wichowsky also talked about the Milwaukee County budget process with WUWM-FM (89.7), Oct. 13, 2011

William Cullinan, dean of health sciences, explained what occurs in the brain of fans as they watch the ebb and flow of a pennant race or a football game.

Stories aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), "Lake Effect," Oct. 11, 2011 and WITI-TV (Fox 6), Oct. 6 and 7, 2011

John McAdams, associate professor of political science,
commented on the ongoing Wall Street rallies, including an event planned for Milwaukee.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Oct. 10, 2011

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, spoke about unemployment projections and the impact of debt on the economy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2011

Behind-The-Scenes With Marquette: Coach Joe Amplo Checks In
Marquette's new men's lacrosse coach, Joe Amplo, talked about his strategies for getting recruits, staff, and other crucial elements of forming a competitive Big East squad.

Story appeared on, Oct. 7, 2011

College of Nursing chose Ministry Health Care as provider for grant project
Marquette University's College of Nursing has selected Ministry Health Care, located in Wausau, Wisconsin, to help identify and train nurses to serve in rural clinics and hospitals.

Story aired on WSAU (550 AM and 99.9 FM), Oct. 10, 2011

Marquette University. Be The Difference.