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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.

April 18, 2013


Marquette community members affected by Boston Marathon tragedy offer reactions
Gary Krenz, chair and professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science; Sara Parks, senior; Tim McAuliff, sophomore; and John Pinkham, 2011 alumnus, all participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon and commented in separate interviews about their experiences in the wake of Monday's tragic bombing.

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM (AM 620), and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 15-17, 2013

Stories appeared on and, April 17, 2013

Margaret Callahan, dean of nursing,
was named a 2013 Business Journal Woman of Influence, honored in the "Mentor" category. She and the other winners will be honored in a special section in the June 7 issue of The Business Journal and at an awards event the same day at the Delta Center.

Story appeared on, April 18, 2013

Marquette students cited at nightclub for underage drinking
The Milwaukee Police Department caught 105 underage students at a local nightclub Thursday, April 11. Reports say that 78 were Marquette students. Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication, said that all students identified will be subject to the student conduct hearing process.

Blog appeared on, April 17, 2013
Stories aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 17, 2013

Will Hebert, senior health sciences student, and Kelly Maveal, senior education student,
discussed their volunteer experiences participating in Marquette's service day, which gives back to the community through various volunteer efforts such as Hunger Clean-up and Milwaukee women's shelters.

Story appeared on, April 11, 2013

A Chicago documentary tells an amazing 50-year journey of helping others

Marquette University will be featured in Chicago filmmaker Mary Fishman's documentary, "Band of Sisters," a film about nuns that focuses on changes in the Catholic Church from the time of the Second Vatican Council.

Story appeared on, April 12, 2013

Centare partners with Marquette and other universities to bridge tech skills gap
Marquette and other Milwaukee colleges have partnered with Centare Group on its new training program, "Apprentice Software Engineer." The program will take recent college graduates and teach them real work skills through mentorship and training.

Story appeared on, April 15, 2013

Marquette hosts benefit fundraiser for paralysis
Marquette's College of Health Sciences hosted a fundraiser to benefit those fighting paralysis, led by Bryon Riesch, a 2003 Marquette graduate who was paralyzed on a slip and slide. Riesch has now formed a foundation to support research and raise awareness for paralysis.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 12, 2013

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, commented on the circulating GOP bill that would nullify judges' injunctions saying that the bill is "an outrageous interference with the judicial process. (Judges are) the check and balance on the Legislature and the governor's office that is critical to a democracy."

Story appeared on,, and, April 12, 2013

Felicia Miller, assistant professor of marketing, commented on how the new Children's Hospital ad campaign has a very consistent theme in its attempt to sell itself to the community.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 11, 2013

Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate director of undergraduate studies and professor of theology, commented on Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech saying, "It was a powerful critique of what was going on in the country, but also in the church, and how the church is often an instrument of the status quo."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 15, 2013

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