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Marian University to Sponsor a Workplace Bullying Prevention and Awareness Seminar

Chris Lytle

Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) at Marian University recently announced a workplace bullying seminar to be held at the Marian University Theatre on August 12, 2015. This is a free event and open to the public. The topic—workplace bullying and prevention—is applicable to employees at any level including managers, supervisors, human resources personnel, and business owners. It is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This “Work Shouldn’t Hurt” seminar is the result of a collaborative effort between The Chris Lytle Foundation and the students and faculty of MAP’s current Meeting and Event Planning concentration. Classes within this concentration, as well as 31 other courses in MAP, are partnered with local businesses or non-profits to provide creative solutions for actual business challenges. MAP students have worked with organizations like Indy Parks, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Indy Eleven, and Broad Ripple Village Association...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.

Students and Faculty Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Service Project

by Katie McConnell | Feb 03, 2014

On Monday, January 20, Marian University students, faculty, and staff recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and service to the world by participating in the third annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. The service project was held at the Peaceful Grounds, where the 50 participants worked in hoop houses. Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds, Peaceful Grounds’ mission is to “create transformational opportunities for individuals and communities through food growing and service initiatives that promote sustainability and peace.”

A hoop house is similar to a greenhouse, meaning that it traps all heat and energy given off. In the house there are an abundance of piles of compost combining recycled beer mash and mulch.

“Our job was to shift and shovel and mix these piles, as well as prepare the way for a new water system,” said Junior Emma Laut. Laut has volunteered at the Martin Luther King Day of Service for the last three years.

When the service project was complete, students returned to campus for dinner, guest speakers, and reflection. Two of the speakers were current Marian University students, David Doub and Shaquona Ellis. The third speaker was the director of the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, Nancy Kirkpatrick. After the speakers, students had a period for reflection to talk about the service project and its connection to the Martin Luther King Jr.’s service.

“This day of service offers an abundance of benefits. From the grace of meeting fellow peers and completing a project, to learning about the passion of the Peaceful Grounds’ mission, the day in itself is a success. But more than that, this day offers the ability to reflect on the dignity of the individual.” said Laut.

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