Events and Initiatives

College-Sponsored Events

Throughout the year, the Diederich College of Communication brings nationally known speakers to campus, encouraging students and faculty to explore vital communication issues. Faculty and graduate students also enjoy opportunities to present their research, creating a climate of intellectual curiosity in the college.

Annual Events

Lectures, symposia and conferences presented each academic year by the Diederich College of Communication.

Featured Guest Speakers

Each year, the Diederich College of Communication invites a number of distinguished academics and professionals to share their advice and experience with our community.

College-Wide Initiatives

Diederich College Initiative

This program was created by and for college faculty to initiate and sustain a variety of activities among faculty and students that would investigate various dimensions of communication ethics, values and social justice.

The O'Brien Fellowship

The Perry and Alicia O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University fosters excellence in journalism and improves the quality of news and information reaching the American public.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Housed within Johnston Hall, the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is a multimedia website that provides objective and professional reporting on urban issues in central city Milwaukee communities

Messmer Partnership

A growing partnership between the college and Messmer High School, a Catholic high school serving a diverse, urban population, encourages Messmer students to explore communication majors at Marquette

Urban Journalism Workshop

The Urban Journalism Workshop offers aspiring journalists a sense of the real world of news reporting. During this intensive two-week summer program, high school students use Diederich College of Communication facilities and equipment to provide content for the Urban Voice, a multi-media website capturing diverse perspectives and mirroring the converging worlds of media.