Marquette community responds to the war in Ukraine

The Marquette community expresses support for the people of Ukraine, as the war with Russia and subsequent humanitarian crisis there continues.

The university has shared resources of humanitarian support.

In addition, resources are available on campus:  

The campus community has also been called to gather in prayer:  

Rev. James Voiss, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry, joined Pope Francis in calling for a communal prayer for peace.  

In addition, the Church of the Gesu hosted a prayer service for peace in Ukraine on March 8.  

Faculty and staff have contributed their voices and expertise to open a dialogue about the implications of the war. 

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs co-hosted a two-night panel discussion: “A Discussion on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” at the end of March.

A bake sale for Ukraine was held at Lalumiere Hall on May 9.

There are also several examples of Marquette alumni have joined in support for Ukraine, including Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani, who created a way to support Ukraine from Wisconsin with her “Ukraine Candle.” All profits from these candles go towards relief efforts in Ukraine. 

Katelyn Ferral, investigative reporter for the Journal Sentinel and Diederich College of Communication alumna has been on assignment in the Ukraine region covering the ongoing conflict.