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Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Save the Dates 

Plan now to join us for these upcoming Marian University events. See you there!

Family Weekend

  • Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1

Campus Trick-or-Treat

  • Thursday, October 26

Homecoming Weekend 

  • Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29
    Join us for all the festivities, including class reunions for 2s and 7s, an all-alumni reception, the Knights taking on Sienna Heights in football, and more!

Gala

  • Friday, November 10
    JW Marriott, downtown Indianapolis

Alumni Basketball Game

Join us Saturday, February 18 for the 11th annual Marian University Alumni Basketball Game. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the women's alumni game begins at 9:30 a.m., and the men's alumni game begins at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be an all-alumni players reception. There will also be free-throw and three-point competitions between games with separate awards for men and women!

We encourage you to make a day of it by staying on campus as both Marian University teams take on Goshen College—Coach Katie Gearlds' women's team at 1 p.m. and the men's team at 3:30 p.m—and basketball alumni will be introduced at half time.

Register to play in an alumni game and/or purchase tickets for the all alumni players reception by emailing alumni@marian.edu. The $25 fee includes participation in an alumni game (if desired), the luncheon, and one basketball ticket for the afternoon.

Collegiate Career Expo

NEW Collegiate_Career_Expo_Logo_FinalThe College Career Center Consortium of Indiana will host a Collegiate Career Expo on Thursday, February 23. The event will take place in Indianapolis at the Marriott Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

—  If you're a student, alumni, or a recruiter, visit http://www.cccc-in.org/ for more information. 
—  If you have questions, contact Jenny Morris, director of career development, at jmorris@marian.edu.

Spring Play Antigone with Special Alumni Reception

Support the Department of Theatre and its talented students by attending Antigone, this spring's play. Join us for a special alumni reception prior to the show on Saturday, February 25 (curtain at 7:30 p.m.) by stopping by the Upper Lobby at 6 p.m. for light refreshments.

For more information about Antigone which runs from Friday, February 25, through Sunday, February 27, visit the Theatre Department website. You can buy tickets online or at the Box Office.        

All Call for Volunteers :: Networking Knights

On Wednesday, March 22, there will be a Networking Knights hosted at The Exchange.

— Contact Cathy Siler, director of alumni and parent engagement, at csiler@marian.edu if you are interested in participating as a volunteer.

Homecoming 2016 Photos

Thanks to all who participated in Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016!  Information regarding Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017 will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

View Homecoming 2016 pictures on Flickr

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Competition and Camaraderie: A Recap of the 2017 Alumni Basketball Games

by Michael Noone '63 | Feb 22, 2017
2017 Men's Alumni Basketball PlayersOver 30 past basketball alums laced up their shoes for a day of competition and camaraderie on Saturday, February 18, 2017. It was highlighted by our reception for all former MU basketball players, plus both the MU Men's and Women's varsity teams concluded their regular season play by beating their conference adversary, Goshen College on this same afternoon!

In the inaugural women's competition, Game MVP Lakan Hasser-Smith '16 led her "Gold" Team over their "Blue" Team counterparts 37-32, as Gold (which also included Jessica (Woods) Carr '09, Megan Egenolf '11, Kristen Houck '10, Mandy (Kot) Miller '08, & Anjellica Rospond '11) had both a balanced offense and frenetic defense to offset the guile and intensity of Blue. Blue was paced by Kaylee Walters '15 and her 11 points, but she had plenty of support from teammates Sarah (Bowling) Bangel '07, Lori (Warmoth) Fultz '02, Amie Larkins '14, Faith Reese '15, and Rachel Turk '13.   

In the Men's game, MVP Dion Smith '16 amassed 43 points from virtually every corner of the court as his "White" Team over-ran their "Blue" Team counterparts 92-66. Smith and his mates, which included significant scoring support from Drew Adams '14 (17 points) and Jake Sullivan '12 (14 points) and a relentless defense paced by Brandon Malone '11, Derek James '08, and Jess Chadwell '14 were a little too much for Blue. Blue was led by Jake Stafford '14 and Alex Sylvester '12 with 20 & 21 points respectively and equally strong contributions from Derek Huffman '06, Brad Metzger '03, Brandon Kaiser '09, Curtis Clem '13, and Jeremy Budreau '04.

In the shooting contests, Sylvester--no stranger to dominance in the Men's 3-point and Free Throw competitions--won both events. Turk and Fulton prevailed in the Women's 3-point and Free Throw shoot-outs respectively.   

As always, special thanks to the many who assured the success of this year's activities, but most especially Cathy Siler, Elizabeth Barrett, and Wil Hampton. Additionally, I would be remiss in not acknowledging the player recruiting accomplishments of Brad Metzger and Megan Egenolf, and certainly the support from our Athletic Director, Steve Downing, coaches and staff, including Mitch Huppert, Zach Wadley, and Adrianne Johnson '14. 

For More Information

Contact Cathy Siler in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at alumni@marian.edu or 317.955.6241.

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