2020 News Articles


Best of 2020: Nine Times Marian University Made History This Year

Together, the Marian University community persevered through 2020 and emerged as an even stronger community.

Brad Wucher to Serve as Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications

On December 14, Brad Wucher began serving as Marian University’s new vice president of enrollment, marketing and communications.

Two Marian University Students Selected as Orr Fellows

Kayla Fisher '21 and Elena Horen '21 were selected as Orr Fellows.

Marian University’s Gamma Eta Chapter of the Sigma Zeta Society Inducts 23 New Members

On Thursday, November 17, Gamma Eta, Marian University’s chapter of the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society, inducted...

Donor Profile: Scott Young ’98

Scott Young ’98 purchased his Scott Young first Marian University license plate on a whim, but he’s come to appreciate the decision on...

Donor Profile: Mary Rose Kozlowski Bailor ’70

Mary Rose Kozlowski Bailor ’70 regularly attended the daily 4 p.m. mass at Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel while a student at Marian...


As colleges retrench, Marian goes on offensive

The leaders at Marian University are quite bullish about its future.

Marian University Receives $2 Million Gift to Support Underrepresented Students Pursuing Degrees in Health Sciences and STEHM

On Friday, October 23, 2020, during Marian University’s Gala, President Daniel J. Elsener announced Marian University is partnering with the...

Marian University Places First in National Team Selling Competition

Marian University’s Byrum School of Business competed against 31 other schools including Penn State University, Baylor University, and...


Marian University Named as One of the Nation’s Top Teacher Prep Programs for Clinical Practice Experiences

Marian University’s Fred S. Klipsch Educators College undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named among the...

Marian University Receives Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Support Initiative for Parish Renewal/Iniciativa Parroquial de Renovación

Marian University has received a grant of $994,318 from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will help build on the Latin@ Leadership Initiative with a...

Marian University Announces Launch of the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering

We are excited to announce the Launch of the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering here at the Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.


Marian University Jumps to #3 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Most Innovative Schools, #5 in Best Value

Marian University jumped to #3 in US News & World Report’s annual rankings of Most Innovative Midwest Regional Universities, which was...

Coping with COVID: How one university is managing during a pandemic

Walk onto the Marian University campus in Indianapolis on a warm September afternoon and, at first glance, it appears all is normal.

Marian University and Ancilla College Form Partnership

Marian President Dan Elsener and Ancilla College President Dr. Michele Dvorak joined Gerry Dick via Skype to discuss a new partnership.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Ecolab: An Interview with Stephanie Schuck

Nowadays bars and restaurants — the places our city most often used to unwind — are closed, or places of paranoia; too enclosed and...

Prestigious International Scholarship Awarded to Marian University Student

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, created by the Department of State in order to foster friendly relations with other...

The Department of Art and Design Spring 2020 Graduates’ Exhibition, a Group Art Exhibit at Marian University

The Art and Design Spring 2020 Graduates’ Exhibition, featuring artwork created by the Department of Art and Design class of 2020, Allegra...

New Partnership Between Two Central Indiana Higher Education Schools

It’s an alliance between two catholic institutions of higher learning.Marian University in Indianapolis has announced it’s forming a...


Helping Hands Fund Keeps Julian Santos ’22 on Inspired Career Path

Ever since Julian Santos ’22 changed his mind about becoming a priest, he has been trying to catch up—financially, that is.

Bill Sherman ’65 Receives 2020 Snyder-Watt Leadership Award

As the first of 10 children and first-born son in his Irish Catholic family, Bill Sherman ’65 was supposed to become a priest.

Marian University and Ancilla College Announce Strategic Partnership

Ancilla College and Marian University jointly announce a collaboration of mission and operations, officials from the two institutions announced today.

Marian University Named 2020-21 College of Distinction for Career Development

Marian University has been named a 2020-21 College of Distinction for Career Development for its career services center, The Exchange.

Marian University Mandates Self-Assessment, Not Coronavirus Testing

Monday was the first day back for students at Marian University, one of the few colleges in the area to not mandate testing for everyone before...

Kenith Britt, Ph.D., to Serve as Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth and Innovation

Ken Britt, Ph.D., senior vice president of teacher learning excellence and founding dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educator’s College, has been...

Two Marian University Graduates Earn Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, designed to offer study and teaching opportunities to recent graduates and/or graduate students, is a...

Interview with Dr. LaTonya M. Turner on WHMB-TV 40

Marian University's own LaTonya Turner, Ph.D. newly appointed dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, discusses her background on...


Students Publish Collection of Prison Literature

When senior Lauren Milligan signed up to take a Line Editing class, she did not think it would be that much different from other classes in her...


Dr. LaTonya M. Turner to be Dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College

On July 1, LaTonya M. Turner, Ph.D., will begin her new role as the dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College at Marian University in...

Marian University Mourns the Loss of the Ultimate Knight

On Monday, June 22, 2020, Marian University lost to this world a true Marian Knight and an exemplar of the Marian spirit.


Marian University receives approval for school superintendent licensure program

The Indiana State Board of Education gave final approval today for Marian University to offer a school superintendent licensure program.

Marian University business students capture district championship in National Student Advertising Competition

After claiming the top spot in the National Student Advertising Competition’s (NSAC) Indiana-Illinois-Michigan district on April 9, students...

Matthew Sherman to Serve as Semler Chair for Applied Ethics at Marian University’s Walker Center for Applied Ethics

Matthew Sherman, Ph.D. will serve as the Semler Chair for Applied Ethics at Marian University’s Walker Center for Applied Ethics. Sherman...

San Damiano Scholars for Church Leadership Program Captures Attention at National Catholic Youth Conference

Grace Harmon ’22 thought it would be fun to celebrate her faith with 20,000 other students from around the country at the National Catholic...


Marian University to award an additional $5 million in scholarship support for high school seniors enrolled in Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program

In an effort to support families impacted by the recent significant economic downturn, Marian University will award 50 full-tuition scholarships to...

Marian University promotes Amanda Wright to dean of College of Osteopathic Medicine

Amanda Wright, DO will serve as the interim dean for the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) in Indianapolis.


Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine Learns Where 100 Percent of its Graduates Will Begin Their Residencies

With their May 2020 graduation fast approaching, the fourth class of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) took time away...


Marian University selects Marsha Casey to serve as Interim Senior Vice President for Health Professions

Marsha Casey will serve as the interim senior vice president for health professions at Marian University in Indianapolis.


Donor Profile: Wayne Hoeing ’86

Wayne Hoeing ’86 had no clear career aspirations when he came to Marian University as a first-generation college freshman from rural...

Marian University to honor Tamika Catchings, Indianapolis Indians at annual fundraiser

Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings and the Indianapolis Indians will be inducted into Marian University’s Clayton Family Circle of Honor...

Marian University awards full-tuition scholarships to eight high school seniors

Marian University named the eight high school seniors who will receive full-tuition scholarships to attend the Catholic university on...

Marian University’s Ruth Lilly Heath Education brings Healthy Choices Program to Morgan County youth

Nearly 2,000 students in grades 6-10 in the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, and Eminence...