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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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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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