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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 12, 2017


Marquette launches new cyber security center

Marquette has opened a new cyber security center on campus, the first of its kind in the Milwaukee area. The Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense will provide education and research to Marquette and the Milwaukee region. “There’s a need for people to understand and share knowledge because we know the criminals are sharing knowledge,” said Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the center.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, GM Today and Biz Times Milwaukee, April 9-10, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 10-11, 2017

Marquette exceeds $3 million fundraising goal

Marquette has exceeded its $3 million giving challenge fundraising goal set by Marcus Lemonis, alumnus and star of CNBC’s “The Profit.” Lemonis said he would donate $1.5 million if it was matched by an equal number of donations from the Marquette community. The donations will go to a new student-run business program, the Marcus Lemonis Pay the Profit Forward Program, housed within Marquette’s College of Business Administration, to provide initial funding for students to pursue business ideas.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, April 7, 2017

Historic Joan of Arc Chapel profiled

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, Marquette’s 15th-century place of prayer, was profiled in a series on historic Milwaukee structures. The chapel was moved brick-by-brick to the United States from France and has been a fixture at Marquette for more than 50 years. “Everybody says, the No. 1 special place and thing to keep on this campus is this chapel, right where it is,” said Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 10, 2017

Marquette President and student to run Boston Marathon together

Marquette President Michael Lovell and Ian Kloehn have been running together since the senior joined MU’s Running Club that Lovell created when he arrived at the school. It will be Lovell’s 30th marathon. Kloehn will attend medical school in Kansas City in the fall. “This is something that I wanted to use as my last hurrah at Marquette,” he said. “And, so it’s kind of coming to a close. It’s pretty emotional.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), April 9-10, 2017

Marquette to launch new nursing program

Marquette is launching a new program for nurse anesthesia to meet the growing demand for nurse anesthetists. “This program will address a critical need in the healthcare industry,” said Janet Wessel Krejci, dean of Marquette’s College of Nursing. “Our students will be prepared through rigorous curriculum and clinical experiences as expert clinicians for every setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 6, 2017

Marquette’s Visualization Lab hosting production of ‘Macbeth’

Marquette’s Visualization Lab is hosting a production of “Macbeth” produced by Umbrella Group Theatre. Chris Larkee, a Marquette visualization technology specialist, conjured up the ghosts who prod and frighten the real human actors using the same kind of virtual-world technology that video games use.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 7, 2017

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.9 FM), April 7, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an article, “Trump Is Just the Latest President To Follow the Path From Isolationist to Hawk.” Azari wrote, “If Trump’s actions turn into longer-term involvement in Syria, the country will need to pay for these interventions, and Congress ultimately holds the purse strings.”

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, April 11, 2017

Joseph Daniels, chair and professor of economics, wrote an opinion piece on the Trump administration’s trade policies. “I suggest that commerce and the Trump administration take a close look at productivity at home before pointing fingers abroad,” Daniels wrote.

Op-ed appeared in the Financial Times, April 6, 2017

Contract extended for Marquette women’s basketball coach

Marquette women’s basketball coach Carolyn Kieger had her contract extended through the 2022-23 season. Kieger led the team this season to a No. 5 seeding in the NCAA Tournament, the highest seeding in Marquette’s 10 appearances all-time. “We are thrilled with the direction the program is heading under Carolyn’s leadership,” Athletic Director Bill Scholl said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 11, 2017

Marquette hosts panel as part of a three-day conference on arts

Marquette hosted a panel of artists for a discussion on the future of the arts in Milwaukee. The panel was part of a three-day conference hosted by Marquette on the future of arts in urban life.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, April 10, 2017

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