Advisory: Marquette experts, stories for Memorial Day

May 26, 2022

U.S. flag on a campus buildingMILWAUKEE — With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, Marquette University has experts and story ideas available for the media.

Memorial Day history

Memorial Day traces its origins back to the Civil War and Decoration Day. Dr. James Marten, professor of history, can offer a historical perspective on the holiday and its origins, as well as the history of soldiers’ homes and other veterans’ issues. He can be reached at

Consumer trends

Dr. Felicia Miller, chair and professor of marketing, can speak to consumer trends surrounding Memorial Day and what they could look like this year due to the changing dynamics of the pandemic. She can be reached at

Experts are available for additional topics either by searching the Marquette experts directory or by contacting Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or