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Haggerty Museum of Art

Contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson is best known for sculptures and paintings that intermingle traditional Native American art with contemporary art and culture. The Haggerty Museum of Art will present Look How Far We’ve Come!, a solo exhibition of Gibson’s work, Feb. 2 – May 21, 2017.

Mission & Ministry

Trading places

Rev. Gerald Thomas “Tom” Krettek, S.J., rejoined campus as the new vice president for mission and ministry, succeeding Dr. Stephanie Russell, who joined the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as vice president for mission integration. Father Krettek was an associate professor of philosophy in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and rector of the Marquette Jesuit Community from 2000–05. He was provincial superior for the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus from 2005–11.


Doubling down

The Center for Peacemaking is more than doubling its work in Milwaukee Public Schools. The work is committed to helping students who have been assigned to alternative schools due to serious disciplinary violations to modify their behavior, improve attendance and decrease suspensions.


Mission week 2017 

The theme, Racial Justice: Black, White and the Call of the Church, calls the Marquette community to explore racial disparity and injustice through the lens of the Catholic Church, which challenges us to live the Gospel through love, atonement and redemption as we seek to treat each human being with dignity, respect and deep care. All events are open to the public. Visit for the full slate of events.


Freshman snapshot

Marquette’s enrollment of 11,294 students includes 8,238 undergraduates. This year’s freshman class is 2,002 full-time, first-time students, with 29 percent students of color, 55 percent women, and 22 percent first-generation students.


Clean sweep 

Dental faculty and students pitched in at Give Kids a Smile Head Start Day, when thousands of low-income families brought children to the School of Dentistry for free dental exams, cleanings and other treatments.


Curtain, curtain 

The upcoming spring portion of Marquette Theatre’s 2016–17 season features Thornton Wilder’s 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth comedic mix of satire, burlesque and farce. The season closes with the Cole Porter song-laced comedy musical Anything Goes. Call the box office for tickets (414) 288-7504.


First-generation scholars 

Donald, Eng ’66, Grad ’68, and Frances Herdrich have a soft spot for first-generation engineering students at Marquette. Their $3.5 million gift will provide endowed and current-use scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College. The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund a full room-and-board scholarship for an incoming freshman each year from 2017–21. After five years, up to five engineering students will simultaneously be Herdrich scholarship holders.


Welcome back

Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci returned to Marquette as the new dean of the College of Nursing, effective Jan. 1. Many nursing alumni remember Krejci, who served as associate dean for under-graduate programs in the college from 2004–07. Most recently Krejci was vice president for academic affairs and provost at Illinois State University.

Health Sciences

A gift for innovation

A $1 million gift from Dennis, Bus Ad ’73, and Barbara, Bus Ad ’72, Klein, established the Dennis and Barbara Klein Health Sciences Innovation Fund in the College of Health Sciences. It will support scientists in exploring new areas of study and help expand research, particularly of neuropsychiatric illnesses.

Law School

Domestic violence

Marquette Law School gathered restorative justice experts and survivors of domestic violence on campus in November to discuss the magnitude of the issue and pathways to healing. Stay up-to-date on up-coming conversations and conferences. Visit

Bus Ad

Creating connections 

“As a dean, I think often about the future of business education, and it should come as no surprise to those of you in the business community that much of that time is spent thinking about collaboration. How do we connect our students with industry? How do we connect students with each other? And how do we make it make sense for them? Tours like the one I was privileged to join are unique opportunities for us to begin answering those questions. … A cool helicopter ride doesn’t hurt, either.”

Ride along by reading Keyes Dean of Business Administration Brian Till’s story @, search “Birds.”

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