Tuesday, July 24




news from the office of international education


International student orientation to be held August 20-23

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This three-day orientation is designed to help new students make a great start at Marquette and meet other new students from around the world.

OIE will host an orientation program for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll in fall 2018 beginning on Monday, August 20 at 9 a.m. in the second floor of Alumni Memorial Union. More details are posted to the orientation webpage.


Marquette global outreach to Manila, Philippines

Student Team Installs Postural Stability Software.

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center [OREC] / Department of Biomedical Engineering / Opus College of Engineering

This June four Marquette seniors visited the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) in Manila to assist physicians and surgeons as they acquired data to improve the treatment of children and young adults with orthopaedic disabilities. The four students were Matthew Coughlin, Daniel Edwards, James Markvart and Jashive Quintas. Two Biomedical Engineering faculty accompanied the students, Drs. Gerald Harris and Jacob Rammer.


Preparation for the trip was provided through a new course, BIEN 4931, Introduction to Applied Gait Analysis for Surgical and Rehabilitative Planning (Jr. Standing, 1 cr. hr.). Through the course, students learned to collect and process data from children and young adults with mobility challenges. An introduction to data interpretation was also provided to demonstrate how the data is used to improve surgical decisions, rehabilitation and follow-up care. Continue reading.



2018 Explorer Challenge Awards to tackle stigmatization of disability in Milwaukee Muslim community and improving nursing student coping skills

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The Explorer Challenge Award invites Marquette students, faculty, and staff to submit proposals for up to $25,000 in seed money for innovative projects that make an impact and advance Beyond Boundaries, Marquette's Strategic Plan. 

Gendered Disabilities and Milwaukee Muslim Immigrants: Empowering Muslim Women, Health Providers, and Researchers to Understand Stigmatizing Effects of Disabilities and Promote Positive Change

Dr. Enaya Othman, Department of Literatures and Languages


Dr. Enaya Othman will serve as Principal Investigator on a three-year research project aimed to end the cultural stigmatization of disability in the Muslim community in Milwaukee through outreach to women. The team will create a digital community archive—an online community where Muslim women, scholars, and health providers can learn more about each other.

Dr. Othman’s project includes organizing a symposium on Islam and Disability at Marquette and Raynor Libraries hosting the Community Digital Archive site as open source for information for community members and scholars.


Additional team members include:
  -Dr. Jeanna Abromeit, Alverno College, Professor Emerita of Sociology and former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  -Dr. Abir K. Bekhet (PhD, RN, HSMI), Associate Professor of Nursing
  -Dr. Irfan A. Omar, Associate Professor of Theology
  -Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, an expert in Digital Scholarship and a long-time AMWRRI volunteer
  -Dr. Tara Baillargeon (M.L.I.S., Ed. D.), Head of Research and Instructional Services and Assistant to the Dean for Digital Scholarship
  -Ms. Elizabeth Gibes (M.S.L.I.S.), Digital Scholarship Librarian

Use of Immersive Technology to Increase Student Self-Efficacy During Study Abroad

Theresa Schnable, College of Nursing


Theresa Schnable will serve as principal investigator on a three-year project to develop and test strategies rooted in simulation by using immersive or virtual reality (VR) technology to decrease student anxiety and its negative effects in study abroad programs. Through an interdisciplinary collaboration of nursing, engineering, international education, and counseling staff and faculty, the team will use a novel approach to better prepare students who are studying abroad with reflection and coping techniques for the stressful situations they may encounter.


After a pilot test is determined effective, the intervention will be incorporated into Marquette's nursing curriculum. After the initial design, the intervention will be expanded to additional nursing courses and similar study abroad programs.


Additional team members include:
  -Shelly Malin, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Nursing, Adolescent Health Expert
  -Christine Schindler, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Study Abroad Faculty Expert
  -John LaDisa, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Director of Visualization Laboratory
  -Karli Webster, Associate Director, International Education, International Education Expert
  -Jeff Roche, Counselor, Counseling Center, Cognitive Behavioral Strategy Expert


Learn more about the award and see all recent awardees.

The University of Antwerp honors Assistant Dean Joe Terrian with retirement ceremony

Dr. Liliane Van Hoof, International Director at Antwerp for 25 years

Joe Terrian has led Marquette's Marquette’s Business Summer Study Abroad program in Antwerp for 27 years.


On Monday June 11, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium, the University of Antwerp sponsored a Retirement Ceremony and Dinner to recognize Assistant Dean Joe Terrian’s retirement from Marquette University as well as recognize him for 27 successful years of directing Marquette’s Business Summer Study Abroad program. Dr. Liliane Van Hoof,  Professor Emeritus, former International Business Director, Mr. Jim Kelly, Program Coordinator and Mr. Wim Van Driessen from the Antwerp Management School planned the evening involving a reception, ceremony and dinner. Over 40 guests attended including past and current faculty, corporate visit executives, program administrators and past college deans. 

Five deans (past, present and future) from the Antwerp Faculty of Applied Economics were in attendance:
Dr. Rudy Martens, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Economics
Dr. André Van Poeck, former Dean of the Faculty of Applied Economics
Dr. Carl Reyns, former Dean of the Faculty of Applied Economics and Rector of the University of Antwerp
Dr. Karel Soudan, former Dean of the Faculty of Applied Economics
Dr. Koen Vandenbempt, Dean-elect of the Faculty of Applied Economics
Other directors in attendance included:
Dr. Liliane Van Hoof, Professor Emeritus, former International Business Director
Ms. Lena Candries, Director International Relations & Development
Mr. Wim Van Driessen, Quality and Accreditations Manager, Antwerp Management School
To date, 912 Marquette business students participated in the summer program; Terrian is planning to continue to lead the program in 2019.


Learn more about this program.



Catch up with our global correspondents

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Each semester, Marquette students studying abroad write about their experience on our blog.

Marquette students are across the globe! Read the latest from France, Italy, and Spain on the Marquette Global blog!