Marquette professor's death inspires "Day of Kindness"
MILWAUKEE - It's a time of mourning, but you won't find anyone shedding tears.
Marquette University students today launched a social media campaign dubbed #FatherNausTaughtMe to honor the late Father John Naus.
The campaign includes making today a Day of Kindness, encouraging everyone to tell jokes and perform good deeds like holding the door open and saying hello to a new friend.
Naus attended Marquette then returned as faculty for 49 years, and he earned a reputation as a jovial mentor to generations of Golden Eagles.
"He was the greatest guy and he would always come in so happy," recalled sophomore Marissa Filter. "He'd sit in a Marquette wheelchair and wear Marquette sweatpants and Marquette shirt and Marquette everything."
The university will hold a more formal memorial on Thursday evening at Church of the Gesu.
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