Terence Miller awarded World Citizen Award by International Institute of Wisconsin

Fulbright logoTerence Miller, director of the Office of International Education, was awarded the World Citizen Award by the International Institute of Wisconsin at its annual World Citizen Celebration dinner Saturday, April 27. The event recognizes individuals that have played a leadership role in shaping the IIW and its commitment to the local and global communities.

With over 15 years of international higher education experience, Miller oversees international student and scholar services, study abroad, the English as a Second Language program, and manages strategic international partnerships here at Marquette. Miller has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University Law School teaching a seminar on International Human Rights in spring 2012.

Miller received his BA cum laude in Peace Studies & Government at Manhattan college and his Juris Doctorate from St. John's University. His legal career began as a criminal defense attorney for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. Miller served as a Maryknoll lay missioner for 10 years. He spent three years as a human rights attorney in Chile working for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, investigating the disappeared and executed under the Pinochet regime.

Upon his return to the United States in 1991, Miller worked for six years as a policy analyst on issues related to Africa and the Middle East and in 1993 was named director of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America’s (Maryknoll) public policy office in Washington, D.C. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of Washington Office on Africa, Churches for Middle East Peace, and Jesuit Volunteers: International.

The International Institute of Wisconsin is an organization dedicated to the promotion of international cooperation and understanding that initiates, coordinates and sponsors a variety of activities and programs about immigration and social services, refugee resettlement, citizen diplomacy and interpretation and translation.


Boston University scholarship honors Lu Lingzi

Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla logo The recent Boston Marathon tragedy has united people around the world through a focus on honoring those lost in the tragic event. In memory of Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China at Boston University who was killed on April 15 in the Boston attacks, BU created a scholarship fund with contributions from more than 600 donors from 14 countries. “It’s a fitting tribute and the right thing to do,” says Kenneth Feld (SMG’70), a BU trustee who proposed the memorial scholarship last Wednesday. Feld said when people in Lu's hometown in China, and others around the world asked through Facebook, Twitter, and several U.S. consulates in China what they could do to honor the student and memorialize the tragic events of the day, there was not yet a central fund set up. After proposing the idea to a committee, the fund was formed immediately and has grown exponentially in just days. Read the complete story in BU Today.


Student Job Openings at the Office of International Education

Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla logoThe Office of International Education is looking to fill several positions for this summer and the upcoming academic year. If you are interested in gaining experience in the field of international education – these jobs are for you! Check JobConnection for application instructions. If any of the positions haven’t been posted yet, they will be soon.

Orientation Intern – (Summer) This position is a key support for the dynamic and comprehensive orientation for new international students at Marquette. This includes 10 hours per week in July and 10-20 hours per week in August.

Global Student Assistant for Communications - This position supports marketing and communication efforts in the office. Responsibilities include writing and managing newsletters, updating social media platforms, promoting events, coordinating volunteers, project management and a variety of other projects.

Global Student Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services - This position assists staff with the international student admissions process. Students provide support for recruitment activities such as monitoring and responding to email inquiries, entering vital data from applications in the university’s database, and other administrative projects.

Global Student Assistant for Study Abroad - Study Abroad GSAs provide administrative support for the smooth operation of study abroad programs. Tasks include collecting and tracking applications and data files, editing pre-departure handbooks and other resource materials, responding to inquiries, among other projects.

Global Student Assistant for ESL - The ESL Global Student Ambassador will work 7-10 hours a week assisting the ESL lecturers in correcting tests and homework from the ESL listening, reading and writing courses. The ESL Global Student Ambassador will also assist in data entry and light photo-copying.


Marquette Alumni Travel Program to explore Cuba this fall

Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla logoThe Marquette Alumni Travel Program will be exploring Cuba this fall, November 25 - December 2. The travel program invites Marquette alumni to embrace the spirit of Father Jacques Marquette, famed Jesuit explorer and Marquette University's namesake, and explore unique and interesting areas of the world with old classmates and friends. Participants will take part in a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities throughout the week. For more information, contact Martha Moore at (414) 288-0398 or


Marquette Alumni Weekend in Rome

Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla logoThe Marquette University European Alumni Network will host its annual gathering of alumni and friends from across Europe on May 17-19, 2013 in Rome. Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends from all over Europe to connect and enjoy the many wonders of Rome. The preliminary itinerary is below:


4:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion with Marquette Alumni Living in Rome
Complimentary cocktail reception to follow
Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
Largo Angelicum 1
Morning - Tour of the Vatican Museum (Time TBD)
Cost: 15 €

Pending: Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

7:30 p.m. - Cocktails and Dinner at a Local Restaurant (Location TBD)
Cost: 55 €

10:00 a.m. - Pentecost Mass in the Square with Pope Francis I

The weekend allows plenty of time explore Rome on your own. Guests are responsible for their own airfare and hotel accommodations. For questions, please contact Martha Moore in Marquette University Alumni Engagement and Outreach at (414) 288-0398 or




CalendarFrom excursions to the Milwaukee Art Museum to holiday celebrations, the Office of International Education offers a wide variety of programming open to all Marquette students. Check our events calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events.

Farewell Event
Friday, May 3
5-7 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Join us for a night of appetizers, drinks and recognition of graduating seniors. Come say goodbye to your international and study abroad friends, and share with us your plans for next year!


Study Break
Sunday, May 5
6-7:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

During finals week, we'll offer students a place to come relax and take a break from studying. With food, good company and talk this will be the perfect way to
re-energize and study for finals week.


Whirled Fest: A Global Dance, Dining & Shopping Experience
Saturday, May 11
Noon-5:30 p.m.
Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI

Immerse yourself in a day full of dance, food and culture from around the globe. Costumed dancers representing a variety of countries will thrill you! Cuisine from nations both familiar and intriguing will tempt you! And unique items in the international bazaar will certainly entice you. Admission is Free. Visit the Cedarburg Cultural Center website for more information.


Sunday, May 19
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BMO Bradley Center

Bill Cosby will be the Commencement speaker at this year's spring ceremony.
As part of the ceremony, Cosby will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree. "Bill Cosby was a pioneer in breaking down racial stereotypes on national television," said Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Marquette University president. "That commitment to breaking boundaries combined with his deep commitment to education is a powerful example for our graduates."


Scholarships & Conferences

Check out our scholarships and conferences webpage dedicated to keeping up-to-date listings of scholarships, fellowships and academic conference opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Click on the links below for details and the complete listing.

Fellowships, Scholarships and Conferences

- Shorewood Family Seeking French Tutor for the Summer
- DAAD Research Grants
- Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship
- National Committee on U.S. - China Relations Colloquium
- U.S. - Norway Fulbright Foundation Roving Scholar Grant
- Conflict Transformation Across Cultures hosts annual summer peace-building workshop
- Conference at Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue seeking papers for the promotion of Italian culture
- Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant Opportunities in India and South and Central Asia
- Invitation to attend the 8th International Conference on Language Teacher Education
- Invitation to attend the 6th annual Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Conference





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Emily Pettinger, COMM '13

I remember my official visit to Marquette. It was a cold, gray day over spring break, and campus was dead. I took a tour and met with an admissions counselor who told me about Marquette's motto: Be The Difference. I loved that. It stuck with me. Though it was windy and not a student was in sight, I could not ignore the recurring thought in my head. I should go to Marquette.

It is now during these final weeks that I fully understand why my intuition was so strong that day. Marquette was the right choice for me. I have grown and learned so much through the unique Marquette experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today, experiences that I would not have gotten anywhere else.

After graduation, I am moving to Honduras for a 13 month volunteer position at Amigos de Jesus, an orphanage and home to over 70 Honduran children. Though a little nervous yet extremely excited, my Marquette education played a huge role in this decision.

I studied abroad in Rome my junior year. I remember writing my application telling advisors that I wanted to learn about other cultures, people and ways of life. And I did, but I also learned so much more. I learned that there is a world out there bigger than myself. I learned about humanity; that we all want similar things out of life and how important it is to just be good. Be good to family, be good to friends, and be good to people.

Upon my return I caught the travel bug. I started to research international volunteer programs I could apply for after graduation, thinking it may be something I would like to do - to truly live out Marquette's motto of Being the Difference. When I heard about the opportunity to travel to Panama through Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization that was started by Marquette students, I immediately applied. I was accepted into a group of students and to an experience that changed my life. Through living simply in community with an indigenous tribe and other Marquette students, my post-graduation aspirations were affirmed. This is what I wanted to do. I knew that moving to Honduras to work at Amigos de Jesus would be the right decision for me.

As graduation looms around the corner and nostalgia sets in, I’ve had to remind myself of how excited I am to begin my journey of Being the Difference. I’m also extremely comforted knowing I will always have Marquette. I will always look to my Marquette experiences to lead me to new ones, and for that I am thankful.


Office of International Education
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881