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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.

January 24, 2013


A semester of simulation success
Marquette University and Wheaton Franciscan teamed up to open the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation this past August, and it has been a success thus far. This center mirrors an authentic health care workplace where students can immerse themselves in a medical environment while engaging in hands-on experiences with cutting edge equipment.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Jan. 21, 2013

Traumatic brain injuries continue to capture headlines
The issue of traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, continues to attract attention in the news media. On Monday, Jan. 28, Marquette University will host a forum on the topic, which will feature experts, including George Koonce, director of development; David Leigh, clinical assistant professor and assistant athletic trainer; Matthew Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute; Carolyn Smith, M.D., executive director of Student Health Service; Dr. Michael McCrea, professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of brain injury research, Medical College of Wisconsin; research neuropsychologist, Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center; and Bill Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences.

Stories appeared on and, Jan. 21-24, 2013

Laurie Kontney, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, discussed body language and how the body and positions can telegraph one's true feelings.

Story was featured on, Jan. 22-24, 2013

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on the federal appeals court upholding Gov. Scott Walker's contentious Act 10, which prevented most public workers from participating in collective bargaining, saying though the decision could influence other courts hearing the case, the decision itself if not binding.

Associated Press story appeared on,,, and dozens of other websites, Jan. 21, 2013

Andrew Kahrl, assistant professor of history, commented on President Obama's inauguration, as well as past presidential inaugurations. Kahrl believes the tone of each inaugural reflects the president and his time, and the ones that we remember "...take place during times of uncertainty and monumental change."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2013

Milwaukee colleges review emergency-response protocols

Local colleges and universities are reviewing their safety plan in light of the recent mass shootings around the country. Marquette University added a text-message alert system and has more than 300 surveillance cameras on campus for protective measures.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 23, 2013

Felicia Miller, assistant professor of marketing, discussed how companies are using digital photo walls as an inexpensive, effective way to connect with consumers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 24, 2013
Story also appeared on, Jan. 23, 2013

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence in the Diederich College of Communication, believes the mainstream media can shoulder the blame in Manti Te'o's social media hoax regarding his dating scandal. "It really should ask some questions of adults who consider themselves journalists," Lowe said. "There should have been some questions asked that apparently weren't asked." Ben Greene, Marquette sophomore, also commented on social media use and the Te'o dating scandal.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 17, 2013

Michael O'Hear, associate dean for research and professor of law, commented on Judge John Des Jardins' creative sentencing, which holds people up to public scrutiny in an effort to convince them to not break the law again.

Story appeared on, Jan. 19, 2013

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the probability that Wisconsin home sales will increase in 2013; he predicts the increase will not be as drastic as in 2012.

Story appeared on, Jan. 21, 2013

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