Marquette English professor reflects on the value of a liberal arts education

By Dr. Elizabeth Angeli, associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

I was recently a guest on Marquette Career Services Center’s podcast, It’s Happening! In the podcast, the hosts Graicey and Maria and I talk about my time as a senior at Marquette with no definite plans after graduation. My senior year was heavy with the weight of uncertainty and with a great longing for certainty. Maria asked me how I pivoted from uncertainty to certainty, and I shared that it wasn’t one pivot but a series of small pivots.

I found myself reflecting quite…


An interview with Danielle Nussberger and Joseph Ogbonnaya

Rev. Bernard Lonergan, S.J.

With the recent passing of our beloved colleague Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., student of Rev. Bernard Lonergan, S.J., and former director of the Marquette Lonergan Project, direction of the program has been assumed by Dr. Joseph Ogbonnaya, associate professor of systematic theology. In this interview, Dr. Heidi Bostic, dean of the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, speaks with Dr. Ogbonnaya as well as Dr. Danielle Nussberger, chair of theology.

Heidi Bostic: Who was Bernard Lonergan?

Danielle Nussberger: Bernard Lonergan was a Jesuit priest philosopher, economist, and theologian born in Montreal, Canada. He is famed for his 1975 book Insight…


How the diversity of a liberal arts curriculum informs the human spirit for a career in medicine.

By Lauren Sieben

Eduardo Dolhun, M.D., Arts ’88, arrived at Marquette as a freshman with plans to study biology. His goal: to become a marine biologist, following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Jacques Cousteau.

“Over the course of my first and second year, I fell in love with humanities and the questions that they asked,” he says.

So Dolhun switched gears, changing his majors to philosophy and Spanish literature. After graduating, he moved to Spain and began a philosophy doctoral program…


Alumna Dr. Malore Brown recognizes the Educational Opportunity Program that supported her dreams of a Marquette degree is just as relevant today as it was when it launched 50 years ago.

By Lora Strum

Dr. Malore Brown, Arts ’88, can’t think of the word she’s looking for in English.

“I’m still thinking in Spanish,” Brown laughs.

Trilingual in English, Spanish and French, Brown is a regional public engagement specialist with the U.S. Department of State, a role that allows her to leverage her career in library sciences against her love of international relations. She has served at the U.S. embassies in Nigeria and Ghana and traveled to many more West African countries to encourage students and others to take advantage of the educational and informational resources available through the U.S. government.


Studying how state litigators use lawsuits to influence public policy is a “true joy” for a political science professor.

By Dan Shafer

Dr. Paul Nolette is the Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science

Since Donald Trump became president, state attorneys general have filed more than 100 multistate lawsuits. In Barack Obama’s eight years as president, that number was just 78. As the role of state attorneys general continues to grow and evolve, so has Dr. Paul Nolette’s study of it.

“Not only do I think it’s an important institution in American politics now, it’s something that raises all sorts of very interesting questions about the relationship between the states and the federal government, and political ambition and public policy and all of these sorts of issues that have been interesting…


Postdoctoral fellow and undergrad students from Dr. Karen Andeen’s lab contribute to prestigious international projects.

By Chris Barncard, Comm ’03

For physicists, searching for the smallest, most elusive building blocks of the universe now means collaborating around colossal international experiments. A duo from the lab of Marquette Assistant Professor of Physics Karen Andeen — postdoctoral researcher Dr. Matthias Plum and undergraduate Jack Smedley — was selected in the last year to contribute to two of the most significant projects on the planet.

Plum spent several weeks in January at the South Pole — where the Antarctic summer bathes a barren plain of snow in sunlight 24 hours a day, and temperatures peak around 25 degrees…


Researcher focuses on assessing and improving the written reporting skills of first responders.

By Shelby Williamson

On top of treating and transporting patients — often in high-intensity, life-or-death situations — emergency medical responders are required to write comprehensive reports about each 911 call to which they respond.

Dr. Elizabeth Angeli, assistant professor of English and leading expert in EMS writing, is working with the Milwaukee and Kenosha fire departments on a first-of-its-kind research project assessing the writing capabilities of first responders in training. The goal, Angeli says, is to transform EMS education by creating effective training programs that equip first responders with the skills necessary to compose well-written, detailed patient reports.

Angeli says…


Evolutionary biologist breaks ground by developing a method to identify sex chromosome systems in reptiles.

By Sarah Koziol, Arts ’92

Dr. Tony Gamble, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

As a child, Dr. Tony Gamble reveled in the outdoors — playing in the mud and unearthing nature’s varied residents. When he learned that he could make
a living doing just that, it was a “huge discovery” for him.

“I feel like I’ve won the lottery in that I can go to work every day and do things I am super excited about,” says Gamble, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Now, as an evolutionary biologist, Gamble has made a name for himself by discovering chromosomal truths about geckos that could influence the field’s understanding of…


A history professor ensures the story of how a group of Marquette educated nuns served a rural Guatemalan village is not forgotten

Maryknoll Mission Archives

By Delia O’Hara, Jour ‘70

Sister Rose Cordis, M.D., a Maryknoll nun born Dorothy Erickson in Boston, was an experienced physician when, in 1961, she arrived on muleback to start a hospital in Jacaltenango, a Maya pueblo in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.

The people of this rural town had asked Maryknoll, which had already assigned priests and schoolteachers to Jacaltenango, to send a doctor as well. “Madre Rosa,” as the Jacaltecs affectionately called Sister Rose, Med ’51, had worked for eight years in Bolivia at the first hospital established by the Maryknoll sisters in Latin America. A graduate of…


Psychology course internships provide students with real-world social justice experiences while tackling community challenges along the way.

By Jennifer Anderson

Esme Lezama Ruiz, a psychology major, has given a lot of thought to her future. She’s made plans for graduate school, and after that she wants to earn a doctorate in forensic psychology and work for the FBI. But for all her carefully formulated goals, Ruiz felt that the part of her plan that was missing was real-world experience. This is where the yearlong Field Studies course helped round out Ruiz’s résumé and give her a chance to take up Marquette’s challenge to all of its students to become men and women for others.

For the past…

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