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Numen Flumenque ("God and the River") Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ("For the greater glory of God") Founded as Marquette College August 28, 1881 Chartered as Marquette University 1907 Catholic, Jesuit, Private $360.3 million[1] Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. 730 7,955[2] 3,587 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Urban, 93 acres (380,000 m2) 11 NCAA Division I teams Navy Blue & Gold Golden Eagles

Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1881, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and currently has a student body of 11,500. Marquette is one of the largest Jesuit universities in the United States, and the largest private university in Wisconsin. Marquette’s largest college is the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences.



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Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. Marquette University was founded in 1881 by John Martin Henni, the first Catholic bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as Marquette College. The university was named after 17th century missionary and explorer Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. The highest


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priority of the new college was to provide an affordable Catholic education to the area’s booming German immigrant population. The school became a university in 1907. Marquette University High School, formerly the preparatory department of the university, became a separate institution the same year. In 1912, Marquette University became the first Jesuit university to admit female students. Marquette University acquired the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1913, and opened schools of medicine (including nursing), dentistry, and pharmacy. The School of Medicine separated from Marquette in 1967 to become the Medical College of Wisconsin. The two largest donations to Marquette University came within the same academic year. The second-largest gift was given by an anonymous couple who have, over time, donated over $50 million to the university. On December 18, 2006, President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. announced that the couple donated $25 million to the College of Engineering.[3] Less than five months later, on May 4, 2007, Marquette announced a $51 million gift from Raymond and Kathryn Eckstein that will directly benefit the Marquette University School of Law. The gift is currently the largest amount ever given to a Wisconsin university.[4]

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John P. Raynor, S.J. Library universities by U.S. News & World Report.[5] Washington Monthly, another nationally-recognized college ranking source, listed Marquette as 19th among the country’s 245 best universities. Washington Monthly "ranks colleges and universities on their contributions to society as engines of social mobility, fostering of scientific and humanistic research and promoting among students an ethic of service to country." The Washington, D.C.based Center for College Affordability & Productivity ranked Marquette 69th overall, based on professor reviews, graduation rates, student grants, and the success of graduates in their vocations.[6] Entrepreneur Magazine also included Marquette in rankings of the top 100 entrepreneurial universities and colleges in 2003, 2004 and 2005.[7] For 2007, Princeton Review named Marquette as one of the "Best 361 Colleges in the U.S.," a "College With a Conscience" for its continued dedication to service and ethics-based curriculum, and one of the best Midwestern schools. Marquette was named to the 2008 list of institutions on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Today the University includes 11 schools and colleges: • Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences • College of Business Administration • J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication • College of Education • College of Engineering • College of Health Sciences • College of Nursing • College of Professional Studies • Graduate School • Marquette University School of Dentistry • Law School

Academic reputation
University rankings
In 2009, Marquette ranked 77th overall among undergraduate programs for national


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with distinction. In 2009, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked Marquette 44th in the country for best value among private institutions.[8]

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Lake Michigan is roughly one mile east of the edge of campus. The campus encompasses 9th Street on the east, to 20th Street on the west, and from Wells Street on the north, to Clybourn Street on the south. Wisconsin Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Milwaukee, bisects the campus, placing academic buildings on the south side, and residence halls and other offices and buildings on the north side. The university is adjacent to the Marquette Interchange, so named because of its proximity to the campus.

College and program rankings
College of Health Sciences Many of Marquette’s College of Health Sciences programs have received top rankings in U.S. News & World Report: • The physical therapy program was ranked 19th in the nation in 2008.[9] • The physician assistant program was ranked 40th in the nation in 2007. • The speech-language pathology program was ranked 72nd in the nation in 2008. College of Business Administration • BusinessWeek listed Marquette’s College of Business Administration as 53rd among undergraduate business programs in 2008, and 36th overall in the category of "Academic Quality Rank".[10] • Based on data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Marquette University students scored in the top ten nationally (for first-time candidates without advanced degrees) for the following sections of the CPA Exam: #2 in Auditing, #3 in Financial Accounting & Reporting and #8 for Business Environment.[11] • The Graduate School of Management’s part-time master’s degree in business administration program was ranked 16th by U.S. News & World Report for 2008. • Princeton Review named Marquette’s part-time MBA program one of the top 290 MBA programs for 2008.[12] College of Nursing • In 2004, U.S. News also listed the College of Nursing as the 53rd best in the country. Its nursing-midwifery program was 18th nationally. The College has one of only five doctorate programs in the US with a "teacher/scholar" focus.[13] College of Engineering • The school’s biomedical engineering program was ranked 37th in 2008.

Major buildings
• (AMU, for short), the student union, is at the center of campus. The five-story brick building, completed in 1990, contains a ballroom for 800 guests, offices for student organizations, a coffee shop called "Brew Bayou", the university’s information center, a post office, a branch US Bank, a game room, a cafeteria, and the campus gift shop. An adjacent auditorium is connected to the AMU by a covered promenade. Also part of the AMU is the Chapel of the Holy Family, which holds a student Mass each Sunday night. • , completed in 1894, is considered the spiritual center of the campus, although it is not affiliated with the university. The Jesuit parish was designed by architect Henry Koch in the French Gothic style. It is said to be a scaled-down version of Chartres Cathedral in France. Studentorganized Masses are held each Sunday in Gesu Church, along with the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, a traditional celebration at many Jesuit education institutions to begin the school year. • The features more than 8,000 works from the old masters to contemporary art works from such artists as Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring and Roberto Matta. • (currently under construction) will be the new home of Marquette’s law school, which is expected to move into the building upon its completion in Fall 2010. In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, plans call for a four-story "library without borders", two mock court rooms, a cafeteria, a workout facility, a conference center, and a small parking structure.[14] • houses the J. William & Mary Diederich College of Communications. Built at the turn of the 20th century, the fledgling

Marquette is located on a 93-acre (380,000 m2) campus in the near downtown Milwaukee neighborhood of University Hill, on the former Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.


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Marquette College almost went bankrupt to build this until Robert A. Johnston, a local confectioner, donated just over $100,000 to save the project. For a short while, Johnston Hall housed the entire College, including the Jesuit faculty. The now ivy-covered building once featured an observatory for astronomy students. Student Media is located in Johnston Hall. , built in 1924, is the four-story building that originally served as Marquette’s Science Building with offices, classrooms and labs. In 1976, it was renamed Marquette Hall in honor of the University’s namesake. One of the most widely-recognized buildings on campus, Marquette Hall is home to several offices, including Undergraduate Admissions on the first floor. The four-story building contains three lecture halls with 300 seats each. In the tower of Marquette Hall is the university carillon, a set of 48 bells that are played every Wednesday and for special events. building houses Wisconsin’s only dental school. Completed in 2002, the building holds pre-clinical labs, classrooms, and a community dental clinic. , named for the legendary Marquette basketball coach, was opened in 2004 and is home to the women’s volleyball and basketball teams and serves as the practice facility and administrative offices for the men’s basketball team. , completed in 2003, is named for one of Marquette’s former presidents. It contains many of J. R. R. Tolkien’s original manuscripts, and serves as one of the main study areas on campus.[15] houses the Marquette University Law School. One of the oldest buildings on campus, it is known for its stained-glass windows and traditional design, especially in the Howard B. Eisenberg Memorial Hall. Attached to it is the Law Library, which has contrasting, modern architecture. By 2010, the School of Law will be moved into a new facility south of the current one, and its future use is uncertain. , the only medieval structure in the Western Hemisphere still used for its original purpose,[16] is also located at Marquette. Originally built in France in the 15th century, the Chapel was donated to the university by Mr. and Mrs. Marc

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Johnston Hall Rojtman in 1964 the building was relocated to the U.S., first to New York, then to Milwaukee, where it was reconstructed piece by piece in 1966. Today, the St. Joan of Arc Chapel hosts daily weekday Masses at noon and 10 p.m. • is a hangout for students, especially during men’s basketball season. "The Annex," as it is called, is almost entirely underground and includes a restaurant, bar, sports court, and bowling lanes. In



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2003 ESPN columnist Jim Caple called it the "best place to watch a game."[17] • , used for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, and club athletics, is located across the Menomonee River in the Menomonee Valley, just south of the main campus. It is currently undergoing a renovation to add covered bleachers and other facility improvements. • (currently under construction) is the Student Services building. It stands on the former site of the 1212 Building and Parent’s Park and will span the entire 1200 block of West Wisconsin Avenue. Once completed in late fall 2009, Zilber Hall will house the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Office of the Bursar, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of Admissions.[18]

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Residence halls
Throughout the years, Marquette has absorbed many existing buildings in the area, especially for use as residence halls. Of the eight current student residence halls, only three (O’Donnell Hall, Schroeder Hall and McCormick Hall) were originally built by the university. Some examples of absorbed buildings include Charles Cobeen Hall and M. Carpenter Tower, both Art Deco buildings constructed in the 1920s on 11th Street that have been converted into undergraduate residence halls. Glenn Humphrey Hall, a student apartment complex that was once the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and David Straz Tower, which was formerly the Downtown Milwaukee YMCA, and is now a residence hall, recreation center and administrative office building. Mashuda Hall, a sophomore dorm, was once the Coach House Motor Inn where The Beatles stayed during their tour in 1964.[19] Abbottsford Hall served as The Abbottsford Hotel until the university purchased it for use as graduate apartments. It was converted into a freshman residence hall for the 2005-2006 academic year.[20] The university also purchased the Marquette Apartments complex in 2008, and it will be open as a sophomore residence hall, McCabe Hall, for the 2009-2010 academic year.[21] Marquette St. McCormick Hall in Joan of Hall autumn

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Student life and demographics
Marquette’s 11,500 students come from all 50 states, various U.S. territories, and represent more than 80 countries. Among these students are traditional-age undergraduates, adult undergraduate learners in the College of Professional Studies, and graduate


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Marquette’s colors are navy blue and gold, although powder blue has been incorporated in the 1970s and late 2000s. And, the Golden Eagle is the school’s mascot. Marquette is a Division I member of the NCAA and competes in the Big East Conference. The university has 11 varsity teams: basketball, cross-country, men’s golf, soccer, track & field, tennis and women’s volleyball. Football was discontinued by the university after the 1960 season for financial reasons. In 1962, Marquette was the first college to sign the first Hispanic player to play basketball on the college level in the U.S. In 2009, because of Marquette, Milwaukee was named by CNN as one of America’s great college basketball towns to visit.[24] Since joining the conference in 2005, the only Big East Championship won by the Golden Eagles was in 2008 by the men’s golf team. Marquette’s athletic rivals include Cincinnati, DePaul, Pittsburgh, Louisville, UW-Milwaukee, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin.

students pursuing master’s degrees and doctorates in the arts, sciences and engineering. Marquette University also has a moderate number of law students and dental students. The majority of Marquette’s students hail from the Midwestern United States, generally from the metropolitan areas surrounding Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Detroit, and St. Louis. The student body is roughly 85% Caucasian and 55% female, and many students are of a Catholic religious background. The retention rate for Marquette is high, with about 90% of students returning for their sophomore year.[22] Marquette administers an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP),[23] a federally funded TRIO program that is intended to motivate and enable low-income and first generation students, whose parents do not have a baccalaureate degree, to enter and succeed in higher education. Eligible students, who potential for success and enroll at Marquette, are provided with a pre-enrollment summer program, a network of supportive services, financial aid assistance, academic counseling, specialized courses, seminars, tutoring and educational and career counseling.

The current Marquette athletics monogram logo

Mascot and nickname
Marquette’s intercollegiate athletic teams were the "Warriors" from May 1954 to July 1994 when the nickname was changed to the "Golden Eagles". Prior to 1962 Marquette football was known as "Golden Avalanche" and other teams were known as "Warriors," "Blue and Gold," and "Hilltoppers". The Marquette Warriors (the nickname that preceded Golden Eagles) won the NCAA basketball championship in 1977. In 2004, Marquette began to consider changing the name back to Warriors, and conducted a poll that showed


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92 percent of alumni and 62 percent of students "identified" with that nickname. However, the Board of Trustees ignored the results of the poll on the grounds that previous logos had been disrespectful to Native Americans, and changed the nickname to simply "Gold". An intensely negative reaction by students, faculty, alumni, and fans led to yet another series of votes, which eventually pitted "Golden Eagles" against "Hilltoppers". Respondents were told in advance that writein votes for "Warriors" would not be tabulated, (although those results were later released) and "Golden Eagles" was restored in June 2005.

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Pep Band, which plays at all men’s and women’s home basketball games. In the Spring of 2005, a group of students formed The Warrior, an independent conservative newspaper, named for Marquette’s former nickname. Marquette Radio and MUTV, the student radio and television stations, were launched in the late-1960s to mid-1970s. MUTV airs student-produced programs, including newscasts, sports shows, and entertainment shows. Marquette Radio also airs student-produced shows with focuses on music, sports, news, and talk. A quarterly student produced magazine, the Marquette Journal, focuses on student life, though formerly the Journal was the school’s student literary magazine. In 2004, the magazine was a runner up for the Society of Professional Journalists "Mark of Excellence" award for Best Student Magazine Published More than Once a Year. Marquette’s on-campus security is composed of[27] (The Department of Public Safety) and[28] (Student Safety Program) employees. Students on campus use the many services provided by the two organizations, including the LIMO program, an entirely student staffed transportation service, which is the first of its kind in the country.[29] Hilltop was Marquette’s university-wide yearbook from 1915 to 1999. The publication, in its 84 years of existence, totaled over 30,000 pages in 82 volumes. Students’ color-plate sketches were often highly detailed, humorous or dramatic, and appropriate examples of contemporary artwork. In April 2006, Marquette’s librarians completed a digitally-archived collection of Hilltop.[30]




Clubs and organizations
See also: Marquette University Student Media The university has more than 230 student organizations in various fields of interest: • Alpha Sigma Nu, an international Jesuit honor society, founded at Marquette in 1915. • The international engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon founded at Marquette on November 13, 1983. • Marquette University Student Government (MUSG) serves as the official voice of the student body to university administration, promotes and sponsors campus events, and supports other student organizations.[25] MUSG was formerly known as the Associated Students of Marquette University (ASMU). • The Marquette University Players Society (MUPS for short), a s platform for studentproduced theater.[26] • The Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper founded in 1916, is the official campus newspaper. It is published in print on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year. The paper has won dozens of regional and national awards for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists. While most of the 40-person staff are journalism majors, students from all fields of study write for the paper. • There are many fine arts organizations at Marquette, including several choirs, such as the University Chorus, Gospel Choir, and the Liturgical Choir; the University Orchestra; the Symphonic Band; and the



School songs
The school songs, "The Marquette University Anthem" and the "Marquette University Fight Song," are generally sung by students and alumni during basketball games, accompanied by the pep band. However, the former is often played using the carillon bells of the Marquette Hall bell tower during the afternoon.[31] "The Marquette University Anthem," as it was originally known, is now referred to almost exclusively as "Hail Alma Mater." The tune was written by Liborius


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Semmann. The Fight Song is more commonly referred to as "Ring Out Ahoya," although the actual meaning of the word "Ahoya" is open to a great deal of debate. One leading theory is that the call of "Ahoya" was often made by sailors on the Potomac river while passing Georgetown University in Washington, DC, hence Georgetown getting its nickname of "Hoyas". The cheer/chant/call then made its way to Marquette through faculty moving between the two Jesuit schools.

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• Iota Phi Theta Sororities: • Delta Sigma Theta • Alpha Kappa Alpha • Sigma Gamma Rho • Zeta Phi Beta Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) • Delta Chi • Delta Sigma Pi • Kappa Sigma • Omega Delta • Sigma Chi • Sigma Lambda Beta • Sigma Phi Delta • Sigma Phi Epsilon • Triangle Fraternity Panhellenic Association (NPC) • Alpha Chi Omega • Alpha Phi • Alpha Omega Epsilon • Alpha Xi Delta • Delta Xi Phi • Pi Beta Phi • Sigma Kappa • Sigma Lambda Gamma

Greek Life
Greek life at Marquette is minor, with about 9% of all students being part of either a sorority or fraternity. There are 11 social sororities and 12 social fraternities on campus, each with its own unique defining characteristics.

The Marquette University anthem - Hail Alma Mater
Hail Alma Mater, Thee we do call. We’re here to greet thee, Dearest friend to all. We’re here to show thee Our love is strong. Hail Alma Mater! Marquette, hear our song!

Marquette University fight song - Ring Out Ahoya
Ring out ahoya with an M-U rah-rah! M-U rah-rah! M-U rah-rah! Rah rah rah! Ring out ahoya with an M-U rah-rah, M-U rah rah for Old Marquette! (Chanting) Goooo! Goooo! Go Marquette! Go! Go! Go! Go! Goooo! Goooo! Go Marquette! Go! Go! Go! Go!

Gesu Church from Wisconsin Avenue National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma

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Notable alumni

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• James Richie [32], professor of electrical engineering • Athan G. Theoharis, professor emeritus of history

Notable faculty


Les Aspin, first Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration • Les Aspin, professor of Political Science, 1969-1971; MU Center for Government renamed in his honor • Daniel Blinka, law professor • Tom Colbert, former Law School Dean • Matt Cook, English department lecturer, poet • Kevin Craig, professor of engineering • Nabeel Aly Omar Demerdash, 1999 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award Recipient • Arpad Elo, professor of physics, author of The Rating of Chessplayers, Past and Present • Alice Beck Kehoe, professor emeritus of anthropology • William Markowitz, professor of physics (1966-1972) • John McAdams, professor of political science, expert on the death penalty and the assassination of John F. Kennedy • Donald Neumann, professor of physical therapy, author of Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Physical Rehabilitation • Benjamin Percy, visiting assistant professor, author (2004-2007) • George Reedy, former Dean of the Journalism School

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