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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. 9, 2019


Marquette alumnus donates $5 million for first-generation student scholarships
Marquette University alumnus Thomas H. Werner and wife Suzanne have committed $5 million to the university, dedicated to new first-generation scholarships. The gift will launch the Thomas and Suzanne Werner Endowed Scholars Program for First-Generation Students and will support the university's new Ready to Inspire Success and Excellence program. RISE aims to provide multicultural and underrepresented students with additional resources and connections before they begin classes. 

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 8, 2019

Marquette celebrates Educational Opportunity Program milestone
Marquette University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Educational Opportunity Program. EOP is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income and first-generation students to enter and succeed in higher education.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 3, 2019

Related interview aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 2, 2019

Marquette dedicates new Physician Assistant Studies Building
Marquette University dedicated its $18.5 million Physician Assistant Studies Building last Thursday. The facility houses the high-demand physician assistant program, a position that many areas of the healthcare industry rely on to address provider shortages. The program, ranked 26th in the country by U.S. News and World Report, has seen an increase in the number of applications over several years. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 3, 2019

Marquette’s On Your Marq program supports students with autism 
The On Your Marq program at Marquette University aims to improve educational outcomes and job prospects for students with autism. The program connects autistic students with university resources, including counseling for mental health challenges, tutoring for academic challenges, disability services for ADA accommodations and career services for helping students find employment after graduation.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2019

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the challenges facing Catholic higher education today: shifting demographics and cost structures, a changing curriculum, and addressing trauma and the mental-health needs of students.

Interview aired on the Commonweal podcast, Oct. 3, 2019

Rev. Joseph Mueller, associate professor of theology and rector of the Marquette Jesuit Community, shared his insights on how Catholics can offer a calming voice in a time of fiery political debates. “We need to recall things like we need to know the truth, we need to pursue justice if there’s been a wrong and to be prudent about it,” Mueller said. “We can say that no matter what state of information we have ourselves, we can recall that we are all citizens of this country and we don’t always agree. That doesn’t call into question someone else’s beliefs. We have a civic unity.”

Story appeared on Catholic News Service, Oct. 4, 2019

Marquette, SDC host 2019 Summit on Poverty, SWIM Conference
Marquette University and the Social Development Commission hosted the 2019 Summit on Poverty and Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee Conference Oct. 7-8. The summit consisted of several workshops and keynote speakers. Participants got to see how poverty and trauma are intertwined. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2019

Related story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7, Milwaukee NPR), Oct. 7, 2019

Dr. Kate Ward, assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the idea of universal basic income and its perceived place within religion. “Work in the Catholic tradition means all valuable human activity,” Ward said. “UBI raises the question of celebrating the value and the dignity of work. It’s anything where we emulate God’s creativity. UBI is a great way to provide a safety net for everybody and allow that,” she said.

Story appeared in America Magazine, Oct. 2, 2019 

Dr. Bob Henschel, adjunct associate professor in the Marquette School of Dentistry, was recognized for competing in his final sailboat race this past Labor Day weekend at the age of 90. Henschel, a retired dentist who teaches at the School of Dentistry one day a week, has competed in the prestigious Blue Chip Regatta nearly 30 times, winning the race in both 1974 and 1975. Henschel began sailing when he was just 10 years-old, and even though he has decided to stop racing for health reasons, he said he will always remember what made him fall in love with sailing. "That first feel of the wind powering you through the water," Henschel said. "Just hearing the water against the hull, that, to me, was fascinating."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 4, 2019

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