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Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

An Evening with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Jim LarnerJoin the Marian University community on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Hilbert Circle Theater for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s mid-winter festival of musical masterworks inspired by the majesty of our planet: Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth” and Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” at 8 p.m.
 
This event is especially significant to Marian University as our own chair of the Department of Music, Jim Larner, Ph.D. ’79, will present the pre-concert “Words on Music” program.  Dr. Larner’s “Words on Music” begins at 7 p.m and is free to all ticket holders.
  
Discounted tickets are $16.50 each and can be purchased online. Tickets will be emailed to you upon payment.
 
If you have questions, please contact Cathy Siler, director of alumni and parent engagement, at csiler@marian.edu or 317.955.6241

Marian University Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings

indiana pacersFriday, January 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Join your Marian University community as the Pacers honor the 1965 and 1969 Washington High School teams, including Marian University's own Steve Downing.

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also receive a Pacers hat, a voucher for a hot dog, chips, and Pepsi product, and have an opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court after the game.

To order tickets, visit www.pacersgroups.com/tickets/1120. Use the Passcode: pacers

Mother Clarissa Dillhoff Award for Distinguished Achievement in Mentoring Presented to Doris Garland Downing '73

Doris Garland Downing 1973This award reflects the most important meaning of the word "mentor"--a person who is trusted to educate another. Mother Clarissa was a counselor and guide, and it was under her leadership that Marian University moved from Oldenburg to Indianapolis in 1937. Award recipients must be alumni of the university; demonstrate the spirit of mentoring by providing guidance, support, encouragement, and leadership to the university community, or to individual in the broader community; and contribute, through personal leadership, to the development and growth of the individual mentored. 

At the 2016 Gala, Doris Garland Downing '73 was awarded this honor. Since graduating from Marian University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1973, Doris Garland Downing has spent her career as a leader in education and it currently an adjunct faculty member and university supervisor for the Graduate Programs in Education at Marian University. For 35 years, she worked in the Indianapolis-area school systems as a teacher in the Indianapolis Public School system, assistant principal in Washington Township, and principal in Lawrence Township, where she was awarded the Indiana Four Star School award, State Blue Ribbon award, and the Principal's Lilly Grant. As a lifelong learner, Downing continued her education, receiving a master of science in elementary education from Indiana University, and is currently earning a doctor of education in education leadership from Indiana University. Additionally, she has been constantly giving back to Marian University by lending her talents in supporting student-athletes at study-tables and her time by managing the ticket office at football and basketball games. Her love for Marian University is evident in her continued commitment to the Knights.  

Save the Date 

The 2017 Gala will be hosted on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis. Save the date, and plan to join us for an incredible evening!

All Call for Volunteers :: Networking Knights

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 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.

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, 2017. The event will take place in Downtown Indianapolis at the JW Marriott from 10am to 3pm.

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.

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 pictures on Flickr

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President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Archbishop Tobin to Lecture at Marian University

by Mark Apple | Mar 04, 2014

Carolyn Woo, Ph.D., president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will deliver lectures on campus as a part of the university’s Global Studies Speaker Series.

Dr. Woo’s lecture, titled “God, Neighbor, Self”, will be held Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marian University Theatre. Dr. Woo joined CRS in January 2012 after a distinguished career in academics, including a stint from 1997-2011 as dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. She also served as associate executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Purdue University.

CRS was founded in 1943 by the Catholic bishops of the United States to serve survivors of World War II in Europe. Since then, it has become one of the world’s largest and most respected international relief and development agencies, each year reaching more than 130 million people in nearly 100 countries. Dr. Woo’s lecture represents Marian University’s eighth annual Global Studies Speaker Series event with CRS.

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.Archbishop Tobin’s lecture, “The Catholic Church: Catalyst for, or Obstacle to a Better World?”, will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marian University Theatre. Archbishop Tobin was appointed the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.

“Marian University is proud to provide this platform for Dr. Woo and Archbishop Tobin to address issues that are important to Catholics and the Church, and the broader community,” Dr. Pierre Atlas, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies at Marian University, said. “As central Indiana’s only Catholic university, it’s incumbent upon us to connect Church leaders to the community.”

Admission to both lectures is free to the public, although pre-registration is encouraged. To RSVP for the lectures, please visit www.marian.edu/lfcgs.

The Global Studies Speaker Series is offered through Marian University’s Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies (LFCGS), whose mission is to shape tomorrow’s leaders with values-centered global perspectives. LFCGS sponsors and promotes the study of contemporary global issues with special attention to Marian University’s core Franciscan values: dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

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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