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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.

Oct. 2, 2019

TOP STORIES

Marquette names first-ever innovator-in-residence
Chuck Swoboda, a 1989 Opus College of Engineering alumnus and former CEO of Cree Inc., was named Marquette University’s first-ever innovator-in-residence. As part of his role within the College of Engineering, Swoboda has launched a podcast called Innovators on Tap. The podcast is meant to highlight innovators and thought leaders across various fields. “It is an incredible honor to give back to my alma mater and to also learn from the next generation of innovators,” said the former chair of the Marquette Board of Trustees. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 26, 2019 

Educational Opprotunity Program to host Eric Thomas at CHAMPS Male Mentoring Launch
Marquette's Educational Opportunity Program will host motivational speaker Dr. Eric "ET" Thomas for the launch of the CHAMPS Mentoring program in Milwaukee. The mission of CHAMPS is to educate, empower and expose young African American and Latinx men beyond the walls of school in order to help them to achieve their dreams. The program develops their mindsets through culturally relevant conversations and interactions that will help them develop the skills and habits necessary to navigate life in a positive and productive way. The event is part EOP's 50th anniversary celebration taking place during the 2019-20 academic year.

Story appeared in The Milwaukee Courier, Sept. 30, 2019

Marquette School of Dentistry provides hundreds of kids free dental care on ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ 
More than 100 volunteer dentists, hygienists and faculty at Marquette University’s School of Dentistry offered free cleanings, exams and other dental care to hundreds of children Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The event focused on children 16 years and under from low-income families. "I think it's important for, obviously for the patients, because they're being able to hopefully get some care,” Dr. Conrad Nenn, clinical director, said. “But it's a good learning experience for our students also."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 28, 2019

Marquette to host No Studios Social Justice Summit
Marquette University and NO Studios will co-host a Social Justice Summit, Nov. 15-16. Titled "Art Activated,” the summit will highlight disenfranchisement, criminal justice reform and fair housing. Milwaukee-based NO Studios was founded by screenwriter John Ridley, who won an Oscar 2014 for Best Adapted Screen Screenplay for “12 Years A Slave.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 30, 2019 

Dr. Felicia Miller, associate professor and chair of marketing in the College of Business Administration, discussed the popularity of hard seltzers, which have become the fastest-growing segment of the spirits industry. Sales for the drinks rose over 600 percent from 2015 to 2016 and have steadily grown each year since. “For retailers, this is a great time for as long as it lasts," Miller said. "There's an affinity among millennials also to be unique, to not drink their parent's beer or their parent's wine. They want to create their own identity within their own values."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 29, 2019

Prof. Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, will be inducted into the Media Hall of Fame, Nov. 1 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Borsuk previously worked at a reporter, columnist and editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for nearly four decades, covering education, Milwaukee city government, courts and environmental issues. Since becoming a fellow at the Law School in 2009, he has written for the school’s faculty blog, Marquette Lawyer magazine and more. Milwaukee Press Club’s Media Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose journalism has positively impacted the community. 

Story appeared in The Jewish Chronicle, Sept. 27, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Evans, associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Dr. Deanna Arble, assistant professor of biological sciences, discussed circadian rhythms and the impact on the human body. Evans said traveling can throw off the internal clock, and so can technology. “The biggest disruptor is definitely going to be [blue] light at the wrong time of day," Arble said. "For the most part, the light at night doesn't break our system, it just causes unnecessary readjustment and re-training."

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR), Sept. 30, 2019

Marquette offers a look inside its new Physician Assistant Studies building
Marquette University recently opened a new 44,000-square-foot Physician Assistant Studies building. The facility was created to accommodate the school’s newly expanded program, which in 2018 received nearly 1,400 applications.

Slideshow appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 1, 2019

Related story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 30, 2019 

Andy Hunt, director of the Center for Real Estate in the College of Business Administration, will moderate a panel discussion as part of the 17th annual Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference. The event, which will take place Nov. 15 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, will examine where the city’s real estate industry currently stands and the challenges that need to be overcome to create more prosperity in the region. 

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 25, 2019 

Dr. Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, called artist Jim Mitchell “Milwaukee’s King of Comics,” in a piece about the city’s underground comics scene. "He's a very talented artist. His work was appreciated in the community and beyond," Carter said. Mitchell is best known for his comic strip "Smile," which he created for the underground newspaper The Bugle. 

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR), Sept. 27, 2019

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