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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.

February 27, 2014

TOP STORIES

NASA selects Marquette satellite to launch into space
NASA has selected Marquette as one of 16 organizations to launch a CubeSat, a small student-built satellite that weighs around three pounds, into space sometime in the next three years. The Marquette satellite is designed to carry out two main objectives: collect and transmit pictures from onboard cameras back to earth, and test the reliability of special computer memory used in space.

Story by WISN-TV (ABC 12) appeared on YahooNews.com and AOL.On News, Feb. 20, 2014

Associated Press story appeared on Madison.com, The Racine Journal Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Florida Times-Union, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fox 11 Green Bay, Minnesota Star Tribune and at least eight other news sites, Feb. 22, 2014

Interview with Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of the College of Engineering, aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 24, 2014


Charles Franklin, professor of law,
discussed the release of thousands of emails from a former aid of Governor Scott Walker and the impact the documents may have on voters. Franklin said it is not likely the communications will contain any new information that is overly damaging to the Walker administration.

Story appeared on Politico.com, Feb. 20, 2014

Wisconsin Public Radio story aired on WHAD-Radio (90.7 FM) and appeared on NPR.org, WYPR-Radio (88.1 FM), WESA-Radio (90.5 FM), WBFO-Radio (88.7FM), KQED-Radio (88.5 FM) and at least eight other sites, Feb. 20-24, 2014

Related stories aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WISC-TV (CBS 3), Feb. 24, 2014


Marquette's presidential search is on track

Marquette University's Presidential Search Committee and a national executive search firm have narrowed down the search pool from over 1,200 candidates to the most competitive, qualified candidates. The university remains on track to elect the next president by the end of the academic year.

Story appeared on JSOnline.com, Feb. 25, 2014


Marquette's Chris Otule a study in resilience

Chris Otule, Marquette men's basketball starting center, discussed all the roadblocks he has overcome in his six-year basketball career at Marquette. After breaking both his feet, tearing his ACL and having a prosthetic left eyeball, Otule has persevered to get where he is today. "For him to be who he is, it has helped lay the foundation for what this program is about," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Buzz Williams.

Story appeared in USA Today, Feb. 27, 2014


Roby Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning,
stated that a second enrollment staff member has been added in the Chicago area to work with students, parents and college counselors. The move is in response to a declining number of high school graduates in both the Northeast and Midwest.

Story appeared on BusinessWeek.com, Feb. 25, 2014


McGee Young, associate professor of political science and founder of H20Score,
was honored at this year's Milwaukee Business Journal "Forty Under 40" event, an awards program that highlights the careers and achievements of 40 people under the age of 40 who are making great strides in business and community involvement.

Story appeared on BizJournals.com, Feb. 21, 2014
Similar story appeared on Fox6Now.com, Feb. 24, 2014


ESPN documentary on 1977 basketball jersey screened on campus
Danny Pudi, Comm '01, actor and comedian, made his directorial debut with a new 15-minute installment for ESPN's "30 for 30" series, titled Untucked, shares the story of how player Bo Ellis designed the iconic jerseys of Marquette's 1977 national championship men's basketball team coached by the legendary Al McGuire. Pudi and Ellis visited campus to screen the film which is expected to to be released on ESPN's Grantland.com during the month of March.

Story appeared on OnMilwaukee.com, Feb. 20, 2014


SuJean Choi, associate professor of biomedical sciences,
spoke about a study released by the American Medical Association on obesity rates that shows a decline of obesity among toddlers, ages two to five.

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 26, 2014


Felicia Miller, assistant professor of marketing, talked about endorsement deals for athletes following the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 22, 2014


Susan Teerink, director of Student Financial Aid, offered tips on getting funds for college.

Interview aired on MPTV (MPTV 10) "Black Nouveau," Feb. 19, 2014



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