Marquette University President Michael Lovell will speak at the third annual Shorewood Authentic Learning Showcase, which will be held in the Shorewood High School Arena on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:00-8:30 pm. This signature event will feature dozens of K-12 student projects, including table exhibits and stage presentations. Each year, hundreds attend the event, including families, community members, partners, teachers, and students.
"We are honored and excited to have President Lovell attend our annual Authentic Learning Showcase event this year," said Superintendent Bryan Davis.
Dr. Michael R. Lovell is Marquette University’s 24th president, serving since 2014. Under his guidance, Marquette focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, and community renewal and development. President Lovell serves as co-chair of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Milwaukee Succeeds initiative and co-chairs Innovation in Milwaukee. Among the organizational boards on which he serves: Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Big East Conference and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Council on Competitiveness and serves on executive committees of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Greater Milwaukee Committee, The Water Council and Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, for which he is chair.
Prior to Marquette, he served the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee as chancellor and, earlier, dean of its engineering college. He previously held academic and research leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Kentucky.
President Lovell holds three mechanical engineering degrees including a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and numerous other organizations; is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and National Academy of Inventors; and holds U.S. and world patents.
Authentic Learning at Shorewood Schools connects students’ skills and knowledge to real-world issues and needs. Students participate in research and reflection, and collaborate with peers and engage with their community to advance their learning and present high-quality work to audiences beyond the classroom. These educational experiences build character and citizenship by improving their ability to make meaningful contributions to the world; increase wellness by building students’ confidence in their knowledge, skills, and individual strengths; and prepare students for their future in college and careers.
This year's Authentic Learning Showcase event is sponsored by the Shorewood SEED Foundation, Mod Pizza, and Clearwing Productions. All members of the Shorewood community are welcome to attend.