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Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Reverence for the dignity of every individual stands out as the first, and perhaps most treasured, Franciscan value. Meeting Francis and Clare as we have done—intimately and in amazing detail—has shown us how different they were from each other and from us. But we have also witnessed how much they cared for each other and for others, especially the poor and the sick, the outcast and the vulnerable. Through their eyes we see that every man and woman is made in God’s image, a wonder to behold, no matter how different from us. Marian’s commitment to serve a diverse student body has been reaffirmed as an incredibly important feature of who we are and what we stand for as a Catholic Franciscan community...read more

Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Marian University to Dedicate the Frank A. Gale Integrative and Advanced Science Laboratory

by John Armitage | Nov 27, 2012
This modern chemistry lab will create more opportunities for Marian University’s science students to engage in scientific inquiry and pursue novel undergraduate research.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Marian University will dedicate the Frank A. Gale Integrative and Advanced Science Laboratory in Marian Hall. This modern chemistry lab will create more opportunities for Marian University’s science students to engage in scientific inquiry and pursue novel undergraduate research.   Frank A. Gale is the father of Marian University graduateNancy Werner ’59. In some ways, Werner represents the beginning of a 50-year history at the university of preparing women for careers in chemistry. She was taught by one of Indiana’s pioneering female chemists, Sr. Mary Rose Stockton, OSF, who was one of the first women to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in Indiana. Sr. Mary Rose helped found the Indiana chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry, in 1971 and served as the national organization’s historian for many years.Sarah Waller ’09 is a recent graduate who is earning her Ph.D. in chemistry at Indiana University, is one modern-era reference point.   Schedule of Events 4:30-5 p.m. Dedication and tour,Marian Hall Room 254   5-6 p.m. Celebration in the second floor lobby of Marian Hall Theatre
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