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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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Alumni Hall Near Completion

by Amber Ferrari | Jun 25, 2014

Alumni Hall construction continues to move along quickly as we approach the end of June. The recent stretch of good weather has allowed both inside and outside work on the building to remain consistent.

Inside Projects:

  • The bookstore is close to being finished and is anticipated to be the first fully completed space.
  • Inside framing is complete.
  • Drywall installation is well underway.
  • Electrical work and plumbing are nearly finished.
  • Paint, flooring, and ceilings are set to be installed next.

Outside Projects:

  • 90 percent of glass around the building is installed.

Marian University will officially open Alumni Hall in time for classes to begin in August.

 Remember that the Alumni Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony takes place on Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m. as a part of Marian University Homecoming festivities. 

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