La dedicación del Salón de las Banderas Tribales en noviembre de 2019.

Por Andrea García, asistente de posgrado en la Oficina de Diversidad e Inclusión Institucional

Tuve el honor de conversar con dos miembros de la comunidad del campus cuyo trabajo ha sido clave para que Marquette sea un lugar más inclusivo para estudiantes indígenas: Alex Liberato, navajo, estudiante del 4º año en la Facultad de Administración de Negocios y copresidente de la Asociación Estudiantil de Nativo Americanos (NASA por sus siglas en inglés); y Jacqueline Schram, anishinaabe (ojibwe), integrante de la banda de la comunidad de su padre, Primera Nación Sagkeeng en Manitoba, Canadá, sobre la Tierra del Tratado 1. …

Get to Know: Tina Boyle Whyte, adjunct instructor in the Department of Computer Sciences

Tina Boyle Whyte

We’re proud to spotlight Tina Boyle Whyte — a participating faculty member in the Department of Computer Science — as part of our new transformational faculty series. Going forward, we’ll be featuring Q&As with Marquette faculty, which will highlight their professional accomplishments as well as some personal fun facts.

Get to know Tina Boyle Whyte, an adjunct instructor at Marquette University in the Department of Computer Sciences. Tina served and is now retired from the United States Air Force Reserves after 30 years. Throughout her military career, Tina provided Leadership Development Training to over 700 reservists throughout the United States…

Young Alumnus of the Year recipient takes his passion for inclusivity into his professional crusade for health equity for all

Christian Villanueva. Photo by Chris Guillen.

By Martina Ibáñez-Baldor, Comm ’15

Being Mexican American has always been an important part of Dr. Christian Villanueva’s identity. “It’s who I am. I accept that it has influenced and impacted my life,” he says. “I’m very proud of my culture.” As part of Project BEYOND-2, a program that encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a career in nursing, Villanueva found an opportunity to share his culture with his predominantly white classmates. He regularly heard racist comments and wanted to change the narrative. “For me, it’s always felt personal. I wanted to change the closed-mindedness,” he says.

After learning…

A trio of Marquette nursing graduates discover their patient-care experiences unite them as attorneys practicing at the same firm

Attorneys and nursing alumnae (l to r) Sarah Frazer, Marilee Clausing and Ann Ford. Photo by Chris Gullien.

By Lora Strum

Sarah Frazer had just started as a trial attorney at Hall Prangle and Schoonveld LLC when she walked into the office of now-managing partner Marilee (Wiesemes) Clausing and noticed something. On the wall was a diploma from the Marquette University College of Nursing.

Frazer had the same degree waiting to be hung in her new office.

Frazer, Nurs ’04, discovered that not only is Clausing an alumna and a nurse, but that their colleague Ann (Kettelson) Ford, Nurs ’83, also pursued nursing before becoming a partner at HPS.

“We’re always looking for nurse attorneys,” Clausing, Nurs ’78…

Marquette Nurses on the front lines.

A robust strategic plan has Marquette’s College of Nursing striving to make an even greater impact on health care, when it’s needed more than ever

by Paula Wheeler

Marquette University’s College of Nursing has embarked on a holistic five-year strategic plan rooted in its greatest strengths and its steadfast mission to deliver what college leaders define as “The Marquette Nurse Difference.”

With six “big ideas” driving the initiative, the college aims to build on its signature attributes of teaching and learning excellence, leadership in practice, and research engagement, while also advancing diversity within its faculty and student body and engaging in more mutually beneficial initiatives with community partners. …

A long year amid a global pandemic puts an exclamation mark on the relevance and strength of the Marquette Nurse

Nursing students volunteered to administer COVID-19 vaccines to fellow students and faculty this spring. Although nursing students were not providing direct care to COVID-19 patients in their clinicals, vaccinations were a welcome form of protection. Photo by John Nienhuis.

By Lauren Sieben

When COVID-19 first started spreading in the U.S. last spring, nurses found themselves navigating frighteningly uncharted waters as they treated patients infected with an unpredictable and deadly virus. Marquette closed campus and moved to a remote-learning model, abruptly shutting down classroom and clinical learning. Educating Marquette Nurses required nimble, innovative faculty leadership and resiliency from students — strengths also found in their practicing counterparts on the front line. …

Innovative program equips engineers with business fundamentals

Photo by Jose Vazquez on Unsplash.

By Lauren Shaw, junior in the Diederich College of Communication and intern for the Office of Marketing and Communication

Learning never stops — and the Bridge to Business for Engineers initiative at Marquette University sponsored by Rexnord Corporation proves just that.

Bridge to Business is a six-day- non-credit- summer program designed for early-career engineers, taught by experts in the business field. The program — which is open to anyone with an engineering degree, including those currently pursuing graduate degrees, not just Marquette alumni — dynamically teaches participants the essential business fundamentals they need to be successful in their professional roles.

Brewed Ideas Challenge winners focus on sustainability, social justice and inclusion

Wendy Perez and Julie Aleman, winners of two awards during the 2021 Brewed Ideas Challenge for their textbook-lending program called “Community. Books. You.”

By Kelsey Otero, associate director of social innovation in the Office of Research and Innovation

“Never be quiet about your idea. You never know where it will go.”

Those are the words of Julie Aleman and Wendy Perez, the duo who won two awards as part of the 2021 Brewed Ideas Challenge.

Aleman and Perez’s winning idea “Community. Books. YOU.,” is textbook-lending platform promoting equitable education by borrowing out required textbooks to low-income and first-generation students on the Marquette University campus for free.

Community. Books. YOU. took home first place in both the social impact track and audience choice categories…

Entrevista con Tiffany Fulford, coordinadora de los programas y servicios de compromiso cultural en la Oficina de Participación e Inclusión

Foto por Oladimeji Odunsi en Unsplash

Por Nick Stephens, pasante en el área de comunicación de la Oficina de Diversidad e Inclusión Institucional

Nick: Tiffany, desde tu opinión y experiencia, ¿qué significa el Mes de la Historia de los Negros para ti?

Tiffany: El Mes de la Historia de los Negros es una celebración y un reconocimiento de la excelencia en la raza negra. Es un momento para recordarlo no únicamente en el mes de febrero, sino para que reflexionemos de qué forma la sociedad está afectando a las comunidades negras.

Necesitamos pensar cómo podemos elevar las voces de los negros, empoderarlas para que tengan todavía…

With help from a Lilly Endowment gift, Marquette is helping clergy and congregations deepen their faith.

Reverend Heidi Borkenhagen (front row, fourth from left) and other members of Pastoral Leadership in a Cultural Context, strengthened their leadership skills in clergy-focused programs funded by the Lilly Endowment.

By Tracy Staedter

After 10 years of serving as the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton, Wisconsin, Reverend Heidi Borkenhagen felt burned out. She loved her congregation, but says, “I was at a point where I wasn’t sure what God wanted from me.”

When she heard that Marquette was accepting applications for one of its three faith-based programs funded through the Lilly Endowment, she was intrigued. Seminars, retreats, site visits, workshops, consulting and more meant to help clergy examine contemporary issues through an Ignatian lens appealed to Borkenhagen. She had worked as a chaplain at two Jesuit universities and…

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