Alternative Break Inspires Ministry, Service

Chris Lytle

For many students, spring break is a vacation, a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life. But last year, Mary Carper and Kaylee Bluethmann (now sophomores) embarked on Marian University’s alternative spring break to Campton, Kentucky, and their experience wasn’t exactly a walk on the beach. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, the young women witnessed abject poverty - hungry people, living in a food desert, their lives oftentimes made even more complicated by a lack of education, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse.

Enter Sr. Susan Pleiss, OSF, pastoral associate at Good Shepherd Parish, the only Catholic Church in Campton, and all of Wolfe County. Both Mary and Kaylee were inspired by Sr. Susan’s outreach efforts...

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Undergraduate Conference of Academic Research and Excellence in Scholarship

by Tori Kincaid | Mar 19, 2013

On Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m., Marian University students across multiple disciplines will present their research at the Undergraduate Conference of Academic Research and Excellence in Scholarship. This groundbreaking event exemplifies our mission to be a Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Undergraduate Conference of Academic Research and Excellence in Scholarship

This event is sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts and James Norton, Ph.D., dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and was organized by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty members.

“The inaugural Undergraduate Conference of Academic Research and Excellence in Scholarship will be a unique opportunity for students from diverse academic disciplines to share intriguing questions and their journeys to find answers,” said Camp. “I encourage fellow students, faculty, and administrators to be a part of these conversations as we discover that searching for ‘truth’ is not always easy but is critical to being a life-long learner and informed citizens.”

According to Norton, “Their outstanding work exemplifies our Franciscan values and exercises responsible stewardship over one of our greatest resources—human knowledge.”

A schedule for the event is available on our web site. This event is open to the public at no charge, but registration is requested

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