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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 Host Cancer Awareness Week

by Katie McConnell | Feb 04, 2014

From February 4- 6, Marian University sophomores Natalie Butler and Aly Witkowski are working to remind the campus community about the transformation that can come from cancer by hosting Cancer Awareness Week on campus. The event includes talks from a nurse at St.Vincent Health, a student survivor, junior Phillip Ryan, and a local family dealing with cancer.

“All of these will be in some way very educational, whether it's the medical aspect, the faith aspect, or the relationships with other people aspect, and how they grow,” said Witkowski.

In addition to bringing the community together to talk about cancer, Butler and Witkowski are raising money for what they call a “Marian University Room” at the St.Vincent Hospital and Health Center. The Marian University Room will be themed to reflect “a person’s walk with Christ as they battle cancer”. The room will be occupied by families and children on the oncology floor of the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.

“St.Vincent’s has invested so much of itself in Marian University and now we want to put Marian University into St. Vincent’s. It would be placing the faith side of Marian University as a source of hope for those who stay in the room and the doctors and nurses who treat in the room,” said Butler.

Cancer Awareness Week and the planned room are all a part of Butler and Witkowski’s sophomore service project for the San Damiano Scholars Program. 

The San Damiano Scholars Program is offered to incoming students who are interested in becoming leaders in parishes, schools, health care, and not-for-profits. All San Damiano Scholars are required to come up with a service project their sophomore year that will benefit an outside charity or the Marian University community. 

“The sophomore service project is an integral part of the overall San Damiano Scholars Program. The projects help students begin the transition into answering Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say I am?’ But more importantly, the projects give students some ‘real-world’ experience with running a program before the junior- and senior-year internships,” said, Mark Erdosy, executive director of the San Damiano Scholar Program. 

Anyone interested in donating to the Marian University Room can email Natalie Butler at
nbutler682@marian.edu. For more information on the San Damiano Scholars Program, contact Mark Erdosy at merdosy@marian.edu

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