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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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37th Annual Student Achievement Awards Happening Sunday, April 14

by Robin Buschner | Apr 04, 2013

Marian University will present the 37th annual Student Achievement Awards on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Marian University Theatre in Marian Hall. A reception will be held in Allison Mansion immediately following the awards presentation.

The awards program is designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Marian University students. In addition to the Alumni Distinguished Senior Award and John Sweany Maid and Knight of Marian Memorial Spirit Award, awards will be given in the areas of academics, student leadership, service learning, campus ministry, and others.

Thomas J. Enneking, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, “We are very proud of our students and are happy to take some time from our busy schedules to recognize some of their academic and co-curricular achievements. These students serve as positive role models on campus and in the community.  They are the embodiment of our vision to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world.”

To register to attend the Student Achievement Awards, contact Dale Selbe at dselbe@marian.edu or 317.955.6014.

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