Drop in — through words and images — on artist Kirsten Leenaars as she turns a 27th Street storefront into a studio, engages students from two Near West Side schools on elusive concepts of home and happiness and creates the video-based exhibit that runs through December 23 at the Haggerty Museum of Art. And catch Leenaars in person, with fellow artist Fo Wilson, in a public conversation about “House/Home” at 3 p.m. this Thursday, October 6 at the Haggerty.
There’s something generating serious buzz near the corner of 19th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. It’s a marriage of Noon Run participants, students and urban beekeeping that’s creating “a team with a hive-like mentality” and spreading pro-bee awareness.
Near West Side Partners, Inc. today announced that Pete’s Pops has been named the winner of the inaugural Rev-Up MKE small business competition, and will locate their business in an empty storefront in the Near West Side. The winner was announced Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the conclusion of a “Shark Tank”-style live pitch event in […]
Year-long series of events will launch inclusive conversations on “Freedom Dreams Now” Marquette University is launching a year-long series of inclusive conversations bringing national experts together with those from Marquette and the Milwaukee community. Provost Dan Myers called on several groups on campus, including students, faculty and staff to create a Marquette Forum that is “Inspired […]
Near West Side Partners will host a fall open house and bus tour on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Following a brief presentation by Keith Stanley, executive director of Near West Side Partners, the tour will depart from the Ambassador Inn, located on 2301 W. Wisconsin Ave. The bus tour will highlight a wide […]
Through a collaborative project initiated by Marquette senior Allison Dikanovic, a new online magazine is telling the stories of teens making a difference in Milwaukee. The stories profile a set of compelling young people — including a self-described peacemaker in Sherman Park, a spoken-word poet and activist, and a young woman who became a SafeZones ambassador […]
President Lovell, Provost Myers and Dr. Welburn co-authored a letter after several incidents of unrest occurred in Milwaukee over the weekend. Read their letter, Milwaukee, our home.
Marquette has been selected to receive the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award for the Near West Side Partners initiative and several other partnerships that address issues of public concern. Marquette is just one of five universities and colleges nationwide to receive the honor among more than 100 nominations. The award is being presented by […]
Marking the culmination of a 26-week course that began last September, 20 students graduated from the Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) program on June 7. The ACRE program is an industry-supported initiative that recruits and trains minorities for professional careers in real estate development, property management and construction management.
Marquette teams up with Milwaukee partners to reduce crime and facilitate initiatives to improve housing and safety in the Near West Side area neighboring campus, while highlighting and celebrating some of the neighborhood’s gems.