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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.

Sept. 18, 2019


Alumni couple donates $1 million to Marquette University for faith formation programming 
Marquette alumni Nancy and Bill Stemper donated $1 million to support Catholic faith formation programs at Marquette University. The money will fund the Bill and Nancy Stemper Endowment for Excellence in Catholic Faith Formation. “With this gift, Nancy and Bill are profoundly infusing campus faith formation throughout Marquette,” Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said. “Our Catholic, Jesuit identity guides us forward and is foundational to our strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. The Stempers’ remarkable generosity and vision will now broaden the opportunities for more and more students to experience our faith-based activities, retreats, sacred spaces and service trips.”

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 17, 2019  

Wisconsin employers pilot new trauma-responsive job programs
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the importance of Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM) and the trauma-responsive job programs being piloted across the state. "You have to change entire systems, and that takes a lot of sustained effort," he said. Lovell presented his SWIM initiative at a meeting of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a consortium of regional business and civic leaders. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 13, 2019

Briggs and Al’s Run & Walk raises nearly $1 million 
Tens of thousands of people attended this weekend’s Briggs and Al’s Run & Walk. The annual event, which takes place on Marquette's campus and benefits Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was founded by former Marquette men's basketball coach Al McGuire. It has raised more than $18 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), Sept. 14, 2019  

Marquette University Law School hosts naturalization ceremony
Twenty-eight people from 18 different countries became U.S. citizens Tuesday during a naturalization ceremony in Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin presided over the ceremony. The event not only marked the final step in the citizenship process, but also honored Constitution Day — the federal observance recognizing the adoption of the Constitution and those who have become citizens. 

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 18, 2019

Similar story appeared on Yahoo News, Sept. 18, 2019 

Leadership team announced for Marquette’s new Institute for Women’s Leadership
Andrea Schneider, professor at Marquette University Law School, has been named the first director of the university’s new Institute for Women’s Leadership. Dr. Jean Grow, professor of strategic communication in the Diederich College of Communication, and Dr. Jennica Webster, associate professor of management in the College of Business Administration, will serve as co-directors with help from Sasha Parsons Waters of Marquette’s Women’s Innovation Network.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 12, 2019 

Similar story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 12, 2019  

Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, explained how federally funded research programs are improving human health and safety. “Federal funds are so important,” she said during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., hosted by Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. “Not only just for the translational aspects and the science and knowledge itself, but also the institutions too, the educational opportunities that it provides for students, the economic benefits.” 

Story appeared on Wisconsin Business, Sept. 17, 2019 

Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education, was a guest speaker on an episode of Relevant Radio’s “Living Our Faith.” In the segment, Henk talks with Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Father Paul Hartmann and Jose Vasquez about the Pallium Lecture on Sept. 19. 

Story aired on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s podcast, Sept. 13, 2019

Dr. William K. Lobb, dean of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, explained why half of Wisconsin’s counties are considered dental deserts. He said dental school graduates are choosing to practice near cities instead of rural Wisconsin areas, and that scholarships for dental students who provide dental care in rural areas would help.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, Sept. 17, 2019  

Dr. Matthew Hearing, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, commented on the opioid crisis in Milwaukee. He said the pill-per-person ratio increases when the millions of pills supplied to pharmacies are divided solely among people who actually use opioids as opposed to the total population. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 12, 2019  

Related story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 15, 2019


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