By Melissa Barclay, senior communication specialist in the Office of University Relations at Marquette University
This year was filled with unforgettable moments and memories on the Marquette University campus. Here are the top 10 most viewed Marquette Today feature stories of 2022.
No. 10: Shattering the glass frog ceiling
A unique and rare species of frog is getting attention on the Marquette campus and beyond. Read about how one teaching instructor is shattering the glass frog ceiling in this 2022 research spotlight.
No. 9: Call it a comeback
After a life-changing injury, a resilient nursing student aimed to give others the same extraordinary care she received. Marquette nursing student Annie Bruce shares her story of determination and strength in a popular feature.
No. 8: 21 tips for new teachers from Rev. Ryan Duns, S.J.
A well-respected Jesuit educator shared some best practices for new teachers as they entered the classroom in August. Rev. Ryan Duns, S.J., assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has 21 tips for new educators.
No. 7: Inspiring Black Marquette alumni
Marquette continues to celebrate the wide-ranging accomplishments of its alumni. A story on inspiring Black Marquette alumni was one of the top viewed stories in 2022.
No. 6: A letter from James Foley to Marquette
Marquette alumnus and journalist James Foley risked everything to report on the war in Syria. He was captured and executed by ISIS in 2014 but his memory and spirit live on. Read the heartfelt and hopeful words of the late Foley in a letter he wrote about the first time he was imprisoned in Tripoli, Libya. This was a top read of 2022.
No. 5: 20th anniversary celebration of men’s basketball’s Final Four run
The Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball team is known for its skills on the hardwood. In 2022, Marquette Today readers loved looking at this photo gallery of the 20th anniversary celebration of the men’s basketball team’s 2003 Final Four run.
No. 4: Living their calling
Two alumni who started at Marquette as engineering students are now on a faith-inspired journey as Jesuits. Justin Prom and Ryan Serfas are truly living their calling.
No. 3: 9 things you didn’t know about Marquette
Did you know that Marquette is home to orcs, goblins, elves and quidditch? If not, you’re not alone. That’s just one of 9 things you didn’t know about the home of the Golden Eagles which were highlighted prior to the men’s basketball team’s 51st appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed.
No. 2: Class of 2026 Move-In
Move-in day for first-year students at Marquette is an exciting and emotional day — and it’s always memorable. Check out this recap and photo gallery of move-in day for the Class of 2026.
No. 1: Commencement 2022 featuring Marquette legend Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade, a three-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist and one of the 75 greatest players in NBA history who led Marquette to the Final Four in 2003, served as Marquette University’s undergraduate Commencement speaker on Sunday, May 22.
Other top-read Marquette Today features included:
- Going Beyond Boundaries: Marquette makes strides on strategic plan themes, priorities
- Highlights from Marquette’s 2022 Commencement ceremonies
- Get to know new full-time faculty members
- Colleagues honored at Staff Excellence Awards
- Fast Facts on first-year graduate, professional students
- Saving lives will also save the economy: A present value analysis
- Inspiring Hispanic Marquette Alumni
- Photos from Engineers Week 2022
- Alumni advice for the class of 2022