2018 News Articles


Freezin' for a reason: BUS 209 students take a deep dive for Special Olympics of Indiana

Marian University Knights took a frigid “Polar Plunge” to benefit Special Olympics of Indiana on December 7 and, by all accounts, had a...

College of Arts and Sciences hosts annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

An important part of Marian University's mission is focused on providing all undergraduates with personal attention from faculty mentors and...

Eight high school seniors awarded full-tuition Saint Mary Academic Scholarship

Eight outstanding school seniors from Indiana and Ohio have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to Marian University.


Cross-Cultural Research Symposium Featured 47 Undergraduate Projects

In today's global world, being culturally competent is an important asset that can help college graduates distinguish themselves in the...

Marian University Hires Leaders for Two-Year College

Marian University (marian.edu) has hired Jeffrey Jourdan to serve as executive director and Dr. Michael Nichols to serve as associate director and...

Meet the Staff: Karen Spear

Karen Spear, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, learned early on that she did not belong in her mother’s world of science and math.

Frank D. Walker Gift Will Fund Ethics Center at Marian University

Marian University (marian.edu) has commitments of nearly $9 million to open a new Center for Ethics in 2019.


History of American Civil Rights Movement was focus of October 12-16 field trip

Birmingham. Selma. Montgomery.

Approximately by Anna Buckner: An Art Exhibit at Marian University

Approximately is an exhibition featuring artwork by Anna Buckner. Approximately is on display in the Marian University Art Gallery located in the...

Marian University and Ivy Tech Community College Launch 2+2 Program

Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University are announcing a new 2+2 partnership that will allow students to transfer from Associate of...

Corrine (Purvis) Youngs ’11 Gives Back

“I want Marian to grow and flourish. I want students to have the same amazing college experience that I had here.”

Marian University and Saint Joseph’s College to Collaborate on Two-Year College

Saint Joseph’s College will collaborate with Marian University when the latter opens its previously announced two-year college in...


Want to be a K-12 Teacher? Join us October 20 for a free NGHES Workshop.

High-achieving high school students interested in pursuing careers as K-12 teachers are invited to Marian University for a scholarship workshop on...

Gallup survey shows Marian alumni have great jobs and lives

How do Marian University alumni rate their college experience?

Communication Program Keeps Pace with Digital World

Americans have more choices than ever in terms of how we locate, consume, and share news and information. And the number of adults who do so online...

Marian University to Offer Scholarships to Displaced Harrison College Students

Marian University (marian.edu) will offer financial assistance to former Harrison College students who were displaced when Harrison College...

Marian University Listed Among Top Regional Colleges in National Rankings

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its best colleges rankings in nearly 50 different categories.

Marian University to Open Two-Year College in Fall 2019

Marian University (marian.edu) will open an innovative two-year college adjacent to its westside campus in fall 2019, university officials...

Meet the Staff: Marian University Police Department Leadership

Interim chief Robert Richardson and Interim Lieutenant Steve Dickey have been working together in the Marian University Police Department for well...


Come Explore Nursing with Marian University and St. Vincent

There’s a nursing shortage in Indiana (and the rest of the country), and Marian University aims to address this demand by helping...

Piece by Piece by Fran Lattanzio and Nancy Nichols-Pethick: an Art Exhibit Coming to Marian University

Piece by Piece is a two-person exhibition, featuring collaged artwork by Fran Lattanzio and Nancy Nichols-Pethick.

Marian University to Welcome Largest Freshman Class in School’s History

Marian University (marian.edu) will welcome the largest freshman class in the school’s history when classes begin August 20, university...

Art major earns Gold Badge Certification in coding this summer

Maya Quandt, a graphic design major at Marian University who is also minoring in communication and art history, earned an industry- and...

21st Century Scholars Mentor High School Students

From registering for the ACT and SAT, to navigating the application process, to picking a school that is the best fit, preparing for college can be...

Professor of Education Receives Regional Chapter Counselor Award

Honored for her leadership and excellence in her role as chapter counselor, Susie Beesley, Ph.D., professor of education, was awarded the Regional...

Marian University Hires Alan Silva to Serve as Executive Vice President and Provost

Marian University (marian.edu) has selected Alan J. Silva, Ph.D., to serve as its new executive vice president and provost.

Student Named Outstanding Mentor

Since her freshman year, Amanda DiCicco ’20 and her buddy, Raelynn, meet every Thursday on campus to chat and take part in a weekly activity.

Marian University Awarded First Grant from National Institutes of Health

The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) has received a grant for over $300,000 to research rosacea, a common skin disorder,...


Education Students Travel to South Korea

This summer, the Klipsch Educators College kicked off their innovative new curriculum with a study abroad trip to South Korea.

Medical Student Becomes New Member of Student National Medical Association’s Board of Directors

The 2018 Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) was held in San Francisco, California, from March...


Marian University Hosts Second Annual Missionary Disciples Institute for High School Youth June 18-23

About 50 high school students from across the Midwest will visit Marian University next week as part of the university’s focus on educating a...


University Celebrates Success of 2017-18 School Year with Appreciation Dinner

On May 5, 2018, President and Mrs. Daniel J. Elsener hosted the annual President’s Appreciation Dinner.

Two Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Marian University students Ruthann Gorrell '19 and Htoo Thu '20 were awarded the United States Department of State’s Benjamin A....

Meet the Staff: Mona Kheiry

Mona Kheiry, M.S.Ed, instructional designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning, helps faculty teach more effectively and develop and design...


Marian University Hosts Annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner

On April 24, 2018, more than 500 leaders in the Indianapolis and surrounding area, Marian University alumni and students, new friends, and...

Marian University to Award Record 933 Degrees at Commencement Ceremonies

Marian University will award 933 degrees at its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 6 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State...

Meet the Staff: Jeanette DeBruhl

For nearly 10 years, Jeanette DeBruhl served as an academic advisor in the Leighton School of Nursing, guiding students on their journeys to...

Marketing Major Completes Internship at Indiana Statehouse

An interest in politics and public service drew Olivia Kalscheur, a marketing major at Marian University, to an internship during the spring 2018...

NICU Experience Leads to Nursing Career

According to Parents magazine, just five percent of mothers actually give birth when anticipated. While most children are born anywhere from 37 to...

Kappa Delta Pi Officers Recap 2017-18 Highlights and Look Ahead to Graduation

Hoosier natives and Marian University seniors Megan Bell and Morgan Keenan have a lot in common.

Scott Bruns ’96 Wants to Give More Students Opportunities

Scholarships allowed Scott Bruns ’96 to choose Marian University for college, a decision he credits with changing his life trajectory.

Marian University Establishes Language Honor Society Chapters

On March 28, Marian University hosted three language honor society initiation ceremonies for German, Spanish, and French. Honor societies include:...

Meet the Staff: Fletcher Kitchell

Fletcher Kitchell is both a staff member and a student. He came to Marian University as a seminarian, but discerned that he was not called to be a...


Layers: Development of Meaning Through Process, a Group Art Exhibit Coming to Marian University

Layers: Development of Meaning Through Process, featuring artwork created by Visual and Creative Arts graduating seniors, Claire Thompson and Keith...

Meet the Faculty: Deeb Kitchen, Ph.D.

Now in his second semester at Marian University, Deeb Kitchen, Ph.D., serves as assistant professor of sociology and director of peace and justice...

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Learn Where They Will Begin Their Residencies

With their May 2018 graduation fast approaching, the second class of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) took time away...

Freshmen get small business start-up experience with BUS 109 competition

What return do venture capitalists typically expect on their investments?

Winter sports recap: Post-season accolades are abundant

As the 2017-18 winter sports season comes to a close, post-season accolades for the Marian University Knights are plentiful.

Marian University Announces 2018 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

Marian University’s 81st Commencement Ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Indiana State...

Marian University Hosts Transformational Leadership Conference

On Saturday, February 24, Marian University hosted the Transformational Leadership Conference (TLC) for over 75 participants, including...

Marian University to Offer Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry

Marian University (www.marian.edu) has received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission to offer a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry.

Meet the Staff: Karma

At eleven months old, Karma is Marian University’s youngest employee.


Meet the Staff: Ed Ventura

Ed Ventura is the man behind marian.edu.

Nursing and Medical Students Learn Together

In nursing schools across the country, students learn how to intubate patients, take blood pressure, and check the pulse of their patients.

Ivy Tech Community College, Marian University Partner for Reverse Transfer Initiative

Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University have partnered to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred...

Marian University Students Selected as Orr Fellows

After completing the competitive application and interview process, Hana Roessler ’17 and Stephanie Purdy ’18 were selected as Orr...

Rebirth: by Corey Crum an art exhibit coming to Marian University

Rebirth, featuring artwork created by Corey Crum, will be on display in the Marian University Art Gallery located in the Michael A. Evans Center...

Speech Team Celebrates Successful Season, Prepares for State Tournament

“The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue, the articulatory tools,” the Marian University Speech Team repeats together, warming up at...

A-Team students get project management and consulting experience

According to a January 2018 blog post by LinkedIn Learning, 2,000 employers surveyed report the top three skills they seek in new employees are:

Meet the Staff: Jennifer Schwartz

Overseeing records and registration for all students, Jennifer Schwartz leads the way in the Office of the Registrar.


Meet the Faculty: Christy Moore, Ed.D.

For Christy Moore, Ed.D., associate professor in the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, teaching was always a career she wanted to pursue.

Marian University Opens New Dining Commons

As students returned from winter break, some shuffled across campus to classes, others hit up the bookstore to purchase this semester’s...

First Annual Visual and Creative Arts Juried Student Exhibition Coming to Marian University

The first annual Visual and Creative Arts Juried Student Exhibition, juried by Stephanie Lewis Robertson, MFA, will be on display in the Marian...

Students Make an Impact through Service

At Marian University, service isn't just a resume builder, it's a part of our DNA.

Nelson Hired as Director of Catholic School Programs

Kurt Nelson, Ph. D, is the new Director of Catholic School Programs for the Klipsch Educators College at Marian University. Nelson will develop,...

Meet the Staff: Patrick Verhiley

Patrick Verhiley '07, director of recruitment for the San Damiano Scholarship Program, can be found visiting Catholic high schools and...