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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.

November 19, 2014


Marquette University community doubles challenge to collect 1,000 pounds of food in one hour
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell challenged the campus community to donate 1,000 pounds of food in one hour to benefit the Hunger Task Force. Students, faculty and staff not only reached the goal but doubled it, collecting 2,186 pounds of food. "At Marquette, service is at our core, and making a difference in the lives of others, particularly those less fortunate than us," said President Lovell.

Photo gallery appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 18, 2014

Story aired on three news outlets: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 18, 2014

Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and dean of the college of nursing,
participated in a roundtable discussion with higher education leaders in Milwaukee. The group covered topics such as budget cuts, innovative recruiting efforts, enrollment trends and attracting college students to the Milwaukee area.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 19, 2014

Marquette University ROTC cadets participate in first aid, battlefield wound training
Marquette University ROTC cadets participated in first aid and battlefield wound training sessions in the College of Nursing's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation. The realistic simulations prepare cadets to handle medical emergencies on the battlefield.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 14, 2014

Marquette student continues to recover in Spain

Jennifer Waters, a junior in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University, is making progress after she was grazed by a car in Madrid. Waters' memory and speech are starting to return.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 12, 2014

Story appeared on the website of at least two news outlets, including: Today's TMJ4 and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 14-15, 2014

Marquette University promotes innovative safety app for use on campus
In addition to the Blue Light safety phones on campus, Marquette University is encouraging students to download the BlueLight app, which allows students to contact the Department of Public Safety with the touch of a button. The app can give law enforcement a student's exact location. "Being able to get that information to the officers in a timely fashion is going to allow them to respond quicker to a certain situation," said Paul Mascari, chief and director of Marquette's Department of Public Safety.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 13, 2014

Nicholas D'Agosto, Comm '02, will play Harvey Dent in the new Fox television series Gotham, based on the characters and plotlines from the Batman franchise.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 17-18, 2014

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, commented on the European Space Agency probe that landed on Comet 67P. "It's a frozen history of what the universe looked like 4.5 billion years ago," said Stockdale. He hopes this historic achievement will have an impact on science education and inspire students to become part of the future generation of space exploration.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 13, 2014

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law,
commented on mental competency as it relates to the Waukesha, Wisconsin, "Slenderman stabbing" case. Geske explained that competency has nothing to do with the mental state of the defendant at the time of the crime, it is based on the defendant's ability to assist in her own defense.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 12, 2014

Janice Welburn, dean of libraries,
gave a presentation at Penn State University on diversity initiatives in research libraries Nov. 18. Welburn has a distinguished career in research librarianship, including the designation of Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Librarian of the Year in 2011.

Story appeared on the website of Penn State University, Nov. 11, 2014

Marquette University men's basketball signed a top 10 recruiting class

Steve Wojciechowski, Marquette head men's basketball coach, recruited one of the top 10 classes in the country prior to coaching his first game. Recruits Henry Ellenson, Nick Noskowiak, Matt Heldt and Haanif Cheatham, all top-100 players, all submitted their national letters of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 13, 2014

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