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Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

An Evening with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Jim LarnerJoin the Marian University community on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Hilbert Circle Theater for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s mid-winter festival of musical masterworks inspired by the majesty of our planet: Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth” and Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” at 8 p.m.
 
This event is especially significant to Marian University as our own chair of the Department of Music, Jim Larner, Ph.D. ’79, will present the pre-concert “Words on Music” program.  Dr. Larner’s “Words on Music” begins at 7 p.m and is free to all ticket holders.
  
Discounted tickets are $16.50 each and can be purchased online. Tickets will be emailed to you upon payment.
 
If you have questions, please contact Cathy Siler, director of alumni and parent engagement, at csiler@marian.edu or 317.955.6241

Marian University Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings

indiana pacersFriday, January 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Join your Marian University community as the Pacers honor the 1965 and 1969 Washington High School teams, including Marian University's own Steve Downing.

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also receive a Pacers hat, a voucher for a hot dog, chips, and Pepsi product, and have an opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court after the game.

To order tickets, visit www.pacersgroups.com/tickets/1120. Use the Passcode: pacers

Mother Clarissa Dillhoff Award for Distinguished Achievement in Mentoring Presented to Doris Garland Downing '73

Doris Garland Downing 1973This award reflects the most important meaning of the word "mentor"--a person who is trusted to educate another. Mother Clarissa was a counselor and guide, and it was under her leadership that Marian University moved from Oldenburg to Indianapolis in 1937. Award recipients must be alumni of the university; demonstrate the spirit of mentoring by providing guidance, support, encouragement, and leadership to the university community, or to individual in the broader community; and contribute, through personal leadership, to the development and growth of the individual mentored. 

At the 2016 Gala, Doris Garland Downing '73 was awarded this honor. Since graduating from Marian University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1973, Doris Garland Downing has spent her career as a leader in education and it currently an adjunct faculty member and university supervisor for the Graduate Programs in Education at Marian University. For 35 years, she worked in the Indianapolis-area school systems as a teacher in the Indianapolis Public School system, assistant principal in Washington Township, and principal in Lawrence Township, where she was awarded the Indiana Four Star School award, State Blue Ribbon award, and the Principal's Lilly Grant. As a lifelong learner, Downing continued her education, receiving a master of science in elementary education from Indiana University, and is currently earning a doctor of education in education leadership from Indiana University. Additionally, she has been constantly giving back to Marian University by lending her talents in supporting student-athletes at study-tables and her time by managing the ticket office at football and basketball games. Her love for Marian University is evident in her continued commitment to the Knights.  

Save the Date 

The 2017 Gala will be hosted on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis. Save the date, and plan to join us for an incredible evening!

All Call for Volunteers :: Networking Knights

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, there will be a Networking Knights hosted at The Exchange.

Contact Cathy Siler, Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement, at csiler@marian.edu if you are interested in participating as a volunteer.

Collegiate Career Expo

NEW Collegiate_Career_Expo_Logo_FinalThe College Career Center Consortium of Indiana will host a Collegiate Career Expo on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The event will take place in Downtown Indianapolis at the JW Marriott from 10am to 3pm.

If you're a student, alumni, or a recruiter, visit http://www.cccc-in.org/ for more information.

If you have questions, contact Jenny Morris, Director of Career Development, at jmorris@marian.edu.

Homecoming 2016 Photos

Thanks to all who participated in Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016!  Information regarding Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017 will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

View homecoming pictures on Flickr

Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni News

Canceled: The Global Life of a Modern Musician

by Katie Bradley | Jan 27, 2014

Due to inclement weather, The Global Studies Speaker Series event, "The Global Life of a Modern Musician," scheduled for this Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m., has been canceled. 

Dejan Lazić’s fresh interpretations of the piano repertoire have established him as one of the most sought-after and unusual soloists of his generation. He appears with such orchestras as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (where he was Artist in Residence last season), Swedish Radio, Danish National, Helsinki Philharmonic and Australian Chamber Orchestra. Lazić enjoys a significant following in the Far East appearing with NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon, Sapporo Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic, amongst others. He works with conductors like Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbanski and Osmo Vänskä.

Appearances this season include returns to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, both on tour and in Birmingham, under Andris Nelsons, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, where he performs both Brahms concerti, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and debuts with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Further afield, he appears for the first time with National Arts Center Orchesra Ottawa and will return to Indianapolis Symphony and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de Sao Paulo, the latter for the South American premiere of Lazic’s own transcription of the Brahms Violin Concerto as a piano concerto.

Dejan Lazic is also a passionate chamber musician. Recently Artist in Residence with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, he has given recitals at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Munich Prinzregententheater, Washington Kennedy Center, in Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul and, last season, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Sydney Opera House. This season he will appear at the Four Winds Festival in Australia, also appearing for performances and masterclasses at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.

With Channel Classics he has released a dozen recordings, including his critically acclaimed Liaisons series; the latest of which couples together CPE Bach/Britten. His live recording of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Petrenko received the prestigious German Echo Klassik Award 2009. His next release will be a recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto for Sony Music.

Dejan Lazić is also active as a composer. His works include various piano compositions, chamber music and orchestral works, as well as cadenzas for Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven Piano Concertos. His arrangement of Brahms’s Violin Concerto for piano and orchestra was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Spano in 2009 and was also released on disc in January 2010 to great acclaim. It has since been performed by Lazic at the BBC Proms, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, at Hamburger Ostertöne festival and in Japan. In summer 2014, Lazic gives the world premiere of his Piano Concerto, at the Aspen Music Festival, with Robert Spano conducting.

Born into a musical family in Zagreb, Croatia, Lazić grew up in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied at the Mozarteum. He now lives in Amsterdam.

For More Information

Contact Cathy Siler in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at alumni@marian.edu or 317.955.6241.

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