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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Alumni Hall Set to Open in August

by Amber Ferrari | May 22, 2014

While students may have headed home for summer, we are wasting no time readying the campus for their return in the fall! The construction of Alumni Hall, Marian University’s new student center, is moving quickly and is scheduled for completion in August 2014. As of May 21, plumbing, electrical rough-ins, and roof installation have been completed.

Projects scheduled in the coming weeks include:

  • inside framing
  • drywall
  • exterior masonry
  • fireplace construction

Students are eager for Alumni Hall to open. Becca Wagner ’15, clinical laboratory science major says, “It is funny to think that the foundation started as a pile of dirt and now there is an actual building there. I am excited to have a new place to study, and having Starbucks on campus will be nice.”

Alumni Hall RenderingMarian University will officially open Alumni Hall in August. The ribbon cutting will be a special part of the 2014 Homecoming festivities and takes place on Saturday, October 18.

To keep up with the progress of Alumni Hall, follow @MUProjects1 on Twitter.

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