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Franciscan Pilgrims' Progress

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.

64K by 6.4 Challenge Raises Funds for Technology

by Katie Bradley | Jun 06, 2014

Last week, the Office of Institutional Advancement raised $72,125 for the 64K by 6.4 Challenge, beating their goal of $64,000.

The three-day campaign raised money for the Simmons Technologies Capability Endowment, an endowment that allows Marian University to integrate cutting-edge technology into classrooms and throughout campus.   

“Technology changes daily and in order for Marian University to keep ahead of the ever-changing trends, it is imperative that we invest in our technological infrastructure,” said Kenith Britt, Ph.D., senior vice president of institutional advancement. “Your gifts allow us to support, research, and initiate activities that help students learn how to work with technology; improve the experiential learning activities that occur outside the classroom; and provide a platform that helps students build the skills necessary to be successful after leaving Marian University.”

Although the 64K by 6.4 Challenge has concluded, you can still give to this worthy cause. Please contact Kenith C. Britt, Ph.D., senior vice president of Institutional Advancement at kbritt@marian.edu to make your pledge or learn more. 

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