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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

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Alumni News

Clayton Family Circle of Honor Inductees and Venue Announced

by Katie Bradley | Feb 04, 2014

Marian University announced today that Mark Miles, chief executive officer of Hulman & Company, and Chuck Pagano, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, are the 2014 Clayton Family Circle of Honor inductees. These two people have made vital contributions to athletics in the Indianapolis community. In 2008, Miles led a successful effort to earn Indianapolis the right to host Super Bowl XLVI, and last year took the helm at a company whose holdings include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the iconic venue that helped put the city on the map. Pagano, whose public battle with leukemia inspired the “Chuckstrong” battle cry during his inaugural season as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has guided the local NFL franchise to back-to-back playoff appearances in his first two seasons.

The university also announced that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will serve as the venue for the event, which is being combined for the first time with the M-Club Wall of Fame Induction Dinner. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 with a reception, followed by dinner. The university is planning exciting activities for guests which, it says, can only be executed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Details about the evening’s activities will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor was created in part to honor, but also to inspire. Joe Clayton and his wife, Jan, agreed to lend their names to these awards because they believe in the character-building qualities associated with athletics in a university community. At Marian University, the faith tradition and values are active in many ways, including athletics. On the field and courts of competition, student-athletes learn respect, fair play, and teamwork. These values carry over into all areas of their lives: relationships, careers, parenthood, and community service.

Proceeds from this event will add to the general athletic scholarship fund, help enhance athletic facilities, and contribute to the championship fund.

For more information, contact Wil Hampton, executive director of athletic events, sponsorships, and marketing, at 317.955.6225 or whampton@marian.edu.

 We will announce the 2014 Wall of Fame inductees in the next Good News from Marian University email.

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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