By Jill Nuelle, communication intern in the Office of Marketing and Communication
College can be one of the happiest times in a person’s life — but it can also be stressful.
A study conducted by Mike Haischer, who is now the research lab manager for the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at Marquette, in partnership with experts at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, analyzes perceptions of stress in male and female college students, as well as the different coping mechanisms students employ to deal with stress.
Dr. derria byrd, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership in the College of Education, is the recipient of a 2021 Way Klingler Early Career Award.
The Way Klingler Early Career Award is used to support promising new scholars in critical stages of their careers. The competitive awards are given to select full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review.
The awards are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and to cover a portion of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester release from teaching.
derria’s broad research agenda focuses on how social power marginalizes…
This Saturday marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks that took place on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Two decades later, the Marquette community continues to thoughtfully reflect on how the events forever changed our country and shaped our collective reality, as we remember with great respect and honor the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost that day.
Below are some ways Marquette is recognizing this anniversary with new, insightful resources, as well as examples of past writings that underscore the significance of this tragedy…
By: Michael Vazquez, graduate assistant in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Engagement and Inclusion at the end of last month hosted its very first Bienvenidos event.
Bienvenidos is a welcome program that provides incoming and returning Latinx students at Marquette an evening filled with food, laughter, music and good company.
The event featured a DJ from Werk Latin Dance Company, the Chilango Express food truck, churros and giveaways for students. Throughout the evening, students danced to Latinx music, mingled and enjoyed tasty food.
Several Latinx-based student organizations, such as the Latin American Student Organization, Hispanic…
Por Saúl López, Licenciatura en Artes ’19, Maestría en Artes ’20, asistente de posgrado en la Facultad de Educación
Las finales de la NBA 2021 hicieron que la atención de todo el mundo se volcara sobre Milwaukee.
Cuando faltaban 30 segundos para que se terminara el partido 6, Francisco Manzano-Aréchiga, exalumno de Marquette quien ahora trabaja como coordinador de mercadotecnia para el equipo, recuerda estar pensando: “Espera, esto está ocurriendo de verdad. No es un sueño.”
Y antes de darse cuenta, los Bucks trajeron a la ciudad su primer Campeonato de la NBA en los últimos 50 años.
By Paula Wheeler
Systematically documenting how today’s mothers have handled a health crisis unlike any in their lifetimes can shed light on issues of concern to broader society, says Dr. Karen Slattery, professor emerita of journalism and media studies. She is one of three Diederich communication scholars who have teamed up to explore the untenable dilemmas the coronavirus pandemic has created for mothers and how moms have leveraged communication to foster resilience.
“We haven’t been in this situation before, where all of our social institutions, both formal and informal, have just closed up and gone away for a while,” Slattery…
By Lauren Sieben
In 2016, a video posted to YouTube showed a routine test of a SpaceX rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A few seconds into the clip, smoke begins snaking out from the side of the rocket. A minute passes, then boom: An explosion erupts and a mushroom of flames erupts from the structure. Fire engulfs the rocket and the launchpad below.
The stunning footage ran on news broadcasts around the world, and the public immediately started asking: What went wrong?
SpaceX and its CEO Elon Musk quickly took to Twitter to share frequent updates on the…
While the 2020–21 academic year was unlike any other at the Diederich College of Communication because of the coronavirus pandemic, faculty and staff nevertheless provided students with unique opportunities to expand their skills and networks. Many beloved learning activities and engagements had to adapt, and other innovative experiences emerged. Here, a few of our Diederich students reflect on how their plans transformed and how they found silver linings amid the year’s uncertainties.
By Hal Conick
While working on his doctorate at Penn State University,
Dr. David Brinker, Comm ’09, Grad ’13, experienced a magic moment of democracy.
Brinker brought two groups of undergraduate students — one from urban Philadelphia and another from rural Pennsylvania — into a classroom. He asked them whether universities should allow concealed carry of firearms on campus.
The controversial topic was beside the point: Brinker wanted to find out how people create and share reasons. What influence would the students’ interpersonal relationships have on their ability to consider another person’s reasons? …
By Lauren Sieben
Lorna Mahlock arrived in the United States from Jamaica in 1985 at 17 years old. Just three months later, she enlisted in the Marine Corps.
Her older brother had been thinking about enlisting, but he decided the process sounded too difficult. “So I said OK, let me go talk to the recruiter,” Mahlock says.
That tenacity took Mahlock from enlisted Marine to commissioned officer. Today, she serves as brigadier general; she became the first Black woman promoted to the position in 2018.
During Mahlock’s decades-long military career, she has worked as an air command and control officer…