2019–2020 Events

The College of Communication sponsors or co-sponsors several events each year. Below is a summary of our annual events. Additional details about each event will be provided once arrangements for speakers are made.

In addition, there are several concerts each year that showcase our music program and as well as full-length plays and performances from our Theatre Arts program. Both of these programs are an important part of the Arts at Marquette initiative. Please consider attending some of these events as well as our annual events to support the important work of our students and faculty. All events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2019 Events

Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture, Oct. 10, 2019

Randy Roguski and Brittany Wallman both of South Florida Sun Sentinel will be this year's lecturers. The lecture is co-sponsered by the Diederich College of Communication and the O'Brien Fellowship and presents the work of a journalist who examines ethical issues faced by industry professionals. Additional details about this year's lecture are forthcoming.

O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Conference

The O'Brien conference typically takes place in early November and highlights the important contributions of a journalist from The Journal Sentinel. The tentative date for this year's conference is November 6.

Spring 2020 Events

Nieman Symposium

The Nieman Symposium, named after Lucius W. Nieman, founder of The Milwaukee Journal, is an annual event sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication. This symposium is chaired by a faculty member of our Journalism department and takes place in late February.

Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Lecture

This program was established in 1994 to recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, one of America's foremost sports journalists, and his sister Bonnie Axthelm who was among the highest ranking women at 3M Europe during her lifetime. The Axthelm lecture takes place in late March or early April.

Scholarship Research Week

This is a week-long celebration of reseach and creative work by faculty and graduate students and will be scheduled during the last week in April.