PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Marquette President Lovell to speak at Archdiocese’s 175th anniversary event

May 3, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell will give the opening remarks at “175 Alive,” the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s 175th anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4.

President Lovell will reflect on the life of Archbishop John Martin Henni and his connection to Marquette University.

Henni, who arrived in Milwaukee in 1844, was the city’s first archbishop. Over the course of three decades, his idea for an "academy of learning" transpired into Marquette College, a small liberal arts school for men, named after Rev. Jacques Marquette, S.J., which opened its doors Aug. 28, 1881.

The anniversary celebration begins in Pere Marquette Park, proceeds to St. John’s Cathedral for an 11 a.m. Mass, and then onto Cathedral Square for a fun-filled family day of music, food and games.

Event information:
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Pere Marquette Park at 900 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee

Media wishing to attend should contact Shelby Williamson at or (414) 288-6712.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or