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Marian University in the News

The people, programs, and potential of Marian University have been making the headlines in Indianapolis and beyond. Here's a look at the headlines. 

Marian Knights, the College Football Powerhouse You've Never Heard of

The Bleacher Report on December 10, 2014
Players at Marian are unlike most you’ll find in Division I football. Individual aspirations are replaced with team goals, while players who aren’t getting playing time are more concerned with their team winning than getting on the field.

The Knights are an example of football in its purest form. Off-field investigations and national spotlights are replaced by young men who want nothing more than to play the game they love and bring their school a second national title.

“This season has definitely been one I’ll never forget,” Lake said. “The chemistry and mentality of this team reminds me so much of 2012 because it feels like a family again, and collectively we are a stronger and more mentally tough team than a year ago.”

Triple Amputee Cyclist: "Not Giving Up"
The Indianapolis Star on October 5, 2014
Moise Brutus, his face a mask of fierce determination, is pedaling his bicycle around the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis. 

He is living a dream--a college athlete, a cyclist on a nationally renowned team at Marian University. 

Small College See Fast Growth
WISH-TV (CBS-Indianapolis)on September 2, 2014
Excerpt: Marian University is one of the fastest growing colleges in the country. 

A Chat with Tour de France Best Young Rider Coryn Rivera
www.bicycling.com in August 2014 
At just 22, Coryn Rivera has already amassed 58 national championship jerseys in road, track, and cyclocross. 

When she's not working on her marketing and entrepreneurship degree at Marian University in Indianapolis and tearing up the collegiate racing across the country, the California native rides for the United Healthcare professional cycling team. 

Need a Job or Career Change? "Come Explore Nursing" Event Wednesday Night
WXIN-TV (FOX-Indianapolis) on August 27, 2014
Registered nurses are Indiana's second most in-demand occupation, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's "Hoosier Hot Jobs" list. Meanwhile, a lot of Hoosiers want a career change or need a job. 

Marian University is hosting a "Come Explore Nursing" event Wednesday. It's a chance to learn about all the nursing programs the school offers, including the accelerated nursing program, a 16-month program designed for people with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing major. 

Recent College Grads Offer Advice to Incoming Freshmen
The Indianapolis Star on August 16, 2014
The 'freshmen 15.' Living away from home. for an extended period of time. Coming home on your own after a late night party. Roommate dynamics. 

For many people the first years of college are filled with new experiences, many positive, some challenging. We turned to a group of women who have recently graduated from college and asked what they might tell their younger selves or a sister embarking on their college careers today. 

Habitat Home Starts to Take Shape
WXIN-TV (FOX-Indianapolis) on August 8, 2014
Volunteers arrived Friday morning to help with FOX59's Habitat for Humanity Build. By 8:45 a.m. the home was already starting to take shape. 

It's Marian University's second year on this project. 

"It's important that we teach our students--and staff and faculty--the importance of service learning projects like this one," said Mark Apple from the University. 

Marian's Lake Nominated for Allstate Good Works Team
The Indianapolis Recorder on July 31, 2014
Excerpt: Tevin Lake, who is an Indiana native, has been named one of the nominees from Marian University. Lake, who is running back for the Knights, has an impressive community service resume. He conducted an Alzheimer's Awareness seminar at IUPUI, runs a Big Brothers Big Sisters program on campus in conjunction with football games and has also created activities for the residents of local homeless shelters.  

Marian University Adds Two Master's Degrees
Inside INdiana Business on July 9, 2014
Excerpt: Marian University has received accreditation for two new master's degrees in education. Starting in the fall semester, the university will offer a master's in educational leadership. those pursuing the master's degree in educational leadership can also earn a concentration in Catholic education distinction.  

Global Studies Speaker Series

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  • Dates: 17 – 17 Apr, 2013
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Address: Marian University Theatre in Marian Hall
  • Contact: Dr. Pierre Atlas
  • Email: lfcgs@marian.edu
  • Website: www.marian.edu/lfcgs
  • Phone: 317.955.6336

The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center
for Global Studies presents:

"The Church's struggle for peace in Sudan and South Sudan"

Bishop Paride Taban was born in 1936 and was ordained as a priest in 1964. Bishop Taban was Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Torit in Republic of South Sudan from 1983-2004, and was a co-founder of the New Sudan Council of Churches. During his two decades as bishop, he provided leadership in the midst of the most difficult circumstances of Sudan’s civil war—the world’s longest civil war that took the lives of two million people. As bishop, he was a spokesperson and advocate for the people of the Republic of the South Sudan, bringing food to the starving and traveling the world to secure additional relief.

After his retirement in 2004, he moved from Torit to a remote area in the Republic of Sudan and in 2005 founded the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, a place where people of different ethnicities and faiths live together. The Peace Village endeavors through education and demonstration farming to help people in Republic of South Sudan become self sufficient. It emphasizes the education of girls, but also provides classes for boys and adults. The school and farm intentionally bring people of different ethnic groups together in an attempt to promote trust and dialogue among the many neighboring ethnic groups. Bishop Taban calls the village a “small oasis of peace” in a country torn by ethnic and religious violence and hopes “to make the Republic of Sudan a nation where people live as brothers and sisters, different religions living as people of God.” For this work, and a lifetime as an exemplary witness for peace, Bishop Taban was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and on March 1, 2013, was awarded the Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

John Ashworth is a consultant to Catholic Relief Services on the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of the South Sudan and an advisor to Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has devoted the past 30 years to peace-building and advocacy efforts in northern and Republic of South Sudan. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1954 and first came to Africa in 1976, teaching science for two years in Idi Amin’s Uganda. After training as a Catholic priest in the United Kingdom, he arrived in Republic of South Sudan in April 1983, one month before the civil war began. He lived and worked there for the next nine years.

His pastoral ministry took him to churches, mosques, schools, prisons, barracks, and hospitals in north and south Sudan, and he was involved in humanitarian aid both in the south and amongst the displaced people in the shanty towns of Omdurman and Khartoum. John left Sudan in 1992, obtained a masters of arts in spirituality from Gonzaga University, and moved on from the institutional priesthood. He then returned to Sudan as director of Church Ecumenical Action in Sudan, a church-based humanitarian aid organization working in Republic of South Sudan, and serves as peace and justice advisor to various churches and agencies in the Republic of Sudan, including Catholic Relief Services and Pax Christi.

Among other tasks, Ashworth provides an Internet service circulating information and analysis on the Republic of Sudan, and has taken a keen interest in transitional and restorative justice. Ashworth is currently the Kroc-Catholic Relief Services Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he is writing a book on peace-building in the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of the South Sudan.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Marian University Theatre

Featured Speakers:

Bishop Paride Taban
Bishop Paride Taban
Bishop Emeritus, Catholic Diocese of Torit, Republic of Sudan, nominee for Nobel Prize for Peace and recipient of the 2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize

John Ashworth
John Ashworth
Kroc-Catholic Relief Services Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and an advisor to the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Sponsored by:

Catholic Relief Services


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