Advisory: Updated list of Marquette stories, experts for COVID-19, safer-at-home related topics
April 15, 2020
MILWAUKEE — With safer-at-home regulations across the country forcing changes to everyday life for everyone, Marquette University has been actively involved in the community as a resource to those in need, while also providing faculty expertise on a host of related topics.
Several Marquette colleges and offices have been providing community outreach and resources. While some pro bono services have gone online, other areas, such as the Center for Peacemaking and 707 Hub, have reached out to the community to help small businesses and urban students through this difficult time.
707 Hub supporting small businesses: The 707 Hub has been busy collaborating with partners throughout the city to offer several notable programs to assist small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes such initiatives as the Brew City Match program, which allocates funds to support the small businesses that are vital to Milwaukee with grants of up to $1,200 to assist with rent and payroll support; “Made in the Near West Side,” a Facebook Live feature highlighting premier, local restaurants demonstrating how to cook their respective specialties; and 707 Hub Virtual Meetings, remote one-on-one appointments with 707 Hub’s entrepreneur-in-residence to discuss next steps, apply for resources, and how to creatively pivot or strategically position the business.
Marquette Center for Peacemaking: The Marquette Center for Peacemaking is working with Milwaukee Public Schools and private, urban schools to address community connections and strengthen the infrastructure for students and families to access behavioral health and educational resources. This includes distributing at MPS food pickup sites resources on stress, coping and resilience; connecting with students and families through online learning platforms; delivering psychological services by telehealth and phone; supplying educational materials and emergency supplies for families; and increasing access to internet, laptops, or computers so families can utilize many resources and services that are now only offered remotely.
Marquette provides community support through COVID-19 pandemic
An updated list of faculty experts available for coronavirus-related topics is available in our online directory and is continually updated as more experts become available. If no expert is listed for a specific topic of interest, consult our general experts directory.
Marquette’s faculty experts have contributed expertise in their respective areas to the campus community, from tips to navigate circumstances dictated by the coronavirus pandemic to informational Q&As and essays on the non-medical impact of the pandemic.
Topics have included wading through misinformation on coronavirus, as well as keeping the faith, managing stress, exercising and remote working. Professors have even shared early expectations of supply chain management and the COVID-19 and water.
Media interested in reaching a faculty expert, these features or any other programs at Marquette University should contact Kevin Conway in the Office of Marketing and Communication at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Marquette will exercise best practices in social distancing for all media interviews to protect the health, safety and well-being of our university community and our partners in the media. Interviews will be done remotely via Skype or a similar mutually agreed upon technology; b-roll footage may be captured on a limited basis and in close coordination with the Office of Marketing and Communication.
About Kevin Conway
Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or email@example.com.