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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.

Reverence for the dignity of every individual stands out as the first, and perhaps most treasured, Franciscan value. Meeting Francis and Clare as we have done—intimately and in amazing detail—has shown us how different they were from each other and from us. But we have also witnessed how much they cared for each other and for others, especially the poor and the sick, the outcast and the vulnerable. Through their eyes we see that every man and woman is made in God’s image, a wonder to behold, no matter how different from us. Marian’s commitment to serve a diverse student body has been reaffirmed as an incredibly important feature of who we are and what we stand for as a Catholic Franciscan community...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.

Marian University Hosts Education Debate on Campus

by Katie Bradley | May 16, 2014

Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences EntranceToday, Marian University’s School of Education and Exercise Science, in partnership with Central Indiana Education Alliance, presented “The Hearing,” a simulation of the debates surrounding Brown vs. the Board of Education, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Held in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, debaters at the event included: Ms. Mary McCoy, from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ education office; Mr. Karega Rausch, from the Equity Project at Indiana University; Rev. Dr. Felipe Martinez, from Whitewater Valley Presbytery; and Rabbi Brett Krichiver, from the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.  

This event is a part of Education Weekend, which also includes a STEAM Day (STEM + Art) with interactive displays at the Keystone Fashion Mall on Saturday, May 17. Marian University will be represented by the Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing, the School of Education and Exercise Science, and the Office of Admissions.

If you’re in the area, please stop by the Fashion Mall and show your support for Marian University faculty and students.

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