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...

Read more

Marian University Sponsors WTHR Health and Fitness Expo

by Katie Bradley | Apr 16, 2014

For the second year, Marian University will sponsor WTHR’s Health and Fitness Expo happening April 26-27 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The expo will include a Health Screening Zone with students from the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) and the Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing performing adult health screenings for blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, cholesterol.

Stop by the Marian University booth to learn more about children’s health, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and many other health-related activities. MU-COM will also sponsor the “Celebration of Wellness 5K” on April 26, at 8:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds. Register online.

Featured guests include: Andrew Luck, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts; Bret Michaels, legendary rocker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist; Nick Goepper, 2014 Olympic Winter Games bronze medalist skier; and Sarah Fisher, Verizon IndyCar team owner. For a complete list of events, visit the WTHR website.

At the door, tickets to the Health and Fitness Expo are $5 each, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. For free admission, register early using the promotional code “FREE TICKETS”.

News Media Contact

Mark Apple
Vice President of Marketing Communications

Turn a page, start a new chapter...#MakeItMarian

Get info Apply now

© 2016 Marian University
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the recruiting and selection of students for admission.