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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.

August 6, 2014


A true calling: Exclusively Yours magazine profiles President Michael R. Lovell

President Dr. Michael R. Lovell, was profiled in Exclusively Yours magazine. The feature focused on President Lovell's historic position as Marquette's first lay president, his first few weeks in office and his plans for the future.

Article appeared in Exclusively Yours, August 2014

President Michael R. Lovell named co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee initiative

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell has been named co-chair of the Greater Milwaukee Committee's Innovation in Milwaukee initiative, which focuses on supporting a local entrepreneurial environment. President Lovell joins fellow co-chairs Todd Teske of Briggs & Stratton Corp. and Jonas Prising of ManpowerGroup.

Stories appeared on,, and, July 31-Aug. 5, 2014

Energy lab to be built by group President Michael R. Lovell helped found

The Mid-West Energy Research Consortium announced it would open The Energy Innovation Center at a former research and development building of Eaton Corp. in Milwaukee's 30th Street Corridor. Marquette President Michael R. Lovell helped form the consortium when he was dean of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's engineering school. The consortium has grown from three engineering school and four companies to 76 members. President Lovell believes the energy center will encourage others to locate in the 30th Street Corridor, just as the Global Water Center has attracted water companies to the Fifth Ward.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on and, Aug. 1-2, 2014

Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science,
co-authored a study examining the physiological and psychological reasons why women pace themselves more evenly than male competitors do during marathons.

Story appeared on, Aug. 6, 2014

Marquette fundraising in fiscal 2014 exceeds last year's total by nearly 30 percent

Marquette exceeded its $50.4 million fundraising goal for fiscal year 2014 by nearly $10 million, raising a total of $60.7 million. The amount raised is nearly 30 percent higher than the fiscal year 2013 total of $47 million. Fundraising was successfully completed for two significant university priorities, The School of Dentistry expansion and the new Jesuit Residence, as well as 39 new scholarships.

Story appeared on, Aug. 4, 2014

Civil rights leader to receive honorary degree from Marquette

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will welcome Marquette's incoming class during New Student Convocation, Aug. 20. In addition, Rep. Lewis will receive an honorary degree in recognition for his civil rights leadership and years of public service.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 6, 2014

Marquette manufacturing report shows optimistic six-month outlook
A recent monthly manufacturing report by Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management found that more manufacturers in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois are reporting business growth and are optimistic about the six-month outlook on business conditions compared with June.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 1, 2014

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, and Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll,
commented on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's final decision to uphold Act 10, also known as Scott Walker's Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill. They said the court's rulings likely mean different things to different people.

Stories ran on and WUWM-FM (89.7), July 31, 2014
Similar story appeared on, July 31, 2014

Brian Schmit, professor of biomedical engineering,
will participate on a team of researchers with the Medical College of Wisconsin to evaluate recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients. The team of researchers received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research.

Story appeared on, July 30, 2014

John Pauly, chair and professor of journalism and media studies,
commented on the merger between Journal Communications, which includes newspapers like the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The E.W. Scripps Company of Cincinnati. "One of the biggest changes will be how the Journal Sentinel thinks of itself, because it traditionally prided itself on being a local news organization on different platforms," Pauly said.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Aug. 1, 2014

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