More than 250 participants from across campus and across Milwaukee participated in Marquette’s inaugural Community Engagement Symposium yesterday in the Alumni Memorial Union. Four leading practitioners of community engagement — two faculty members and two community partners — were honored at the event for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community. The symposium promoted engaged research […]
Alyson Gerdes, associate professor of psychology, has been working with the United Community Center to provide a program for Latino children struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Together, they operate Familia Sanas, or Healthy Families, which focuses on using a culturally-appropriate ADHD treatment for Spanish-speaking, Latino families in the greater Milwaukee area.
The inaugural Community Engagement Symposium will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event will provide community organizations, faculty and staff members the chance to engage in dialogue about, and networking related to, mutually beneficial, bidirectional research and learning opportunities, as well as the necessary tools and resources to support and strengthen partnerships. The symposium will […]
Through its Peace Works program, Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking will more than double its work in Milwaukee Public Schools this year to help students who have been reassigned to alternative schools for serious disciplinary violations to modify behavior, improve attendance and decrease suspensions.
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 […]
In celebration of Homecoming, Hunger Task Force, Campus Kitchens Project and Sodexo will host a “Stuff the Truck” food drive on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Westowne Square. The Marquette community is asked to bring nonperishable food items to stuff the truck. The goal is to beat last year’s record of […]
Project Homeless Connect is looking for volunteers to assist guests as they walk through a resource fair designed to provide the basics of what a person facing homelessness may need. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Gerry Fischer, associate […]
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 […]