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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.

December 16, 2015


Marquette students expanding start-up business
The U.S. Olympic Speedskating team plans to train for the 2018 Olympics by wearing workout clothes embedded with sensors that were developed by a company created by Marquette students. Seiva Technologies' fitness clothes have sensors that track muscle activity and a gyroscope that follows movement patterns. "They redefine the way athletes measure performance," said Seiva CEO and co-founder Andrew Hampel.

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 11, 2015

Feature on Marquette senior highlights Educational Opportunity Program
Luis Feliciano, a senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, received plenty of assistance from Marquette's Educational Opportunity Program while attempting to graduate and become a U.S. national amateur boxing champion. Feliciano competed in the U.S. Olympic Boxing trials this month before returning to campus to take his finals. "The idea is to widen the net and give people the idea of upward mobility," said Joseph Green, director of Marquette's EOP.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 13, 2015

Marquette helps Milwaukee make gradual progress as water hub
Officials from Marquette, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin were on a panel discussing ways to increase academic research in Milwaukee, including the city's progress in its goal of becoming a global water technology hub. "The work in this area in Milwaukee also is being done in other categories such as chemistry, biology and engineering," said Jeanne Hossenlopp, Marquette's vice president for research and innovation.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 14, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dec. 14, 2015

Pam Stahler, program coordinator for peace works in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, teaches coping techniques to Milwaukee Public Schools students who were expelled from their schools. Stahler volunteers three days a week in an effort to teach students to control violent impulses.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Dec. 15, 2015

Karen Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of political science, and Charles Franklin, distinguished professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the final Republican debate of 2015. "There are so many (candidates), and it is really hard for me to say that someone came out on top," Hoffman said. "I think some had better nights that others." Franklin said, "The last month before the real voting begins is when the real shuffling begins."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 16, 2015

Similar story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), Dec. 15, 2015

Brian Spaid, assistant professor of marketing, and Terence Ow, associate professor of management, commented on AT&T's new GigaPower broadband service. AT&T is introducing the service to the Milwaukee area next year. In other markets, those who receive the new ultrafast service can get a discount if they allow the company to track their online activities and send targeted advertising. "The younger generation is probably more open to it," Ow said about the discount for the ultrafast connection. Spaid said, "This information is a gold mine for advertisers."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 15, 2015

Karina Sanchez, a senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, contributed an acrylic on canvas, "Una Sonrisa Dice Todo," for The Milwaukee Diabetes & Oral Health Gallery that was on display in a vacant Milwaukee storefront last month during Diabetes Awareness Month. "I want to be part of projects that bring awareness of different health issues within the Latino community and that advocate for better care and services," Sanchez said.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Dec. 10, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of On Milwaukee, Dec. 15, 2015

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