Thursday, April 26, 2012

Student government elects new officers

by Bradley Levi

The Knight Times congratulates the students elected into office for the Student Government of Marian University of Fall 2012.

Several positions still remain open for the elections.

Marian goes global

by Hadeiyah Ameen

Marian University is going global.

At the State of the University address on Feb 14 2012, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Dr. Jack Powell stated that Marian expects 20 of 350 incoming freshman will be international students.

Cycling: a global sport

by Hadeiyah Ameen

On March 29, the Global Studies Speaker Series continued with guest Daniel Lee, who informed the community about the global sport of Cycling.

German students meet Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor

by Brendan Dugan

Eva Kor survived the Holocaust and endured the horrifying genetic twin experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele. Despite this, she forgave the Nazis for the crimes they committed and has dedicated herself to promoting forgiveness.

Anatomy of the crucifixion

by Bradley Levi

The exhibition on the anatomy of the Crucifixion took place on March 29 in the Hackelmeier Library Auditorium. Dr. Joseph Bergerson and Dr. Charles Dietzen came to campus to present information about the Crucifixion from a medical perspective.

Biology students study in Puerto Rico

by Hadeiyah Ameen

Eight Marian biology students accompanied by three staff members went on their second “on location” lab trip to Puerto Rico. Their first lab trip was in the spring of 2010 when they traveled to Pensacola, Florida.

Nursing students serve in Honduras

by Brendan Dugan

This past Spring Break, eleven Marian nursing students traveled to Honduras to provide “medical brigades” as a key part of the Healthcare Missions (NUR 316) course.

Throughout the week, the students provided much-needed medical care, taught preventative healthcare practices, such how to adequately clean water for consumption, and distributed clothing and shoes. The students also taught in Bible school and participated in Mass on the Sunday they arrived.

Shoeless students stir debate

by Katie McConnell

On April 10, Marian student took off their shoes to take a stand.

Know as the Day without Shoes, TOMS, a one for one shoe company, challenged people from across the nation to go barefoot in an effort to raise awareness about children living in poverty who can’t afford shoes. By going barefoot,
participants hoped that it would strike conversations among their classmates about poverty in other nations.

Marian: Building Bridges, Med school

by Michael Schrader

With accreditation expected over the summer and the prospected
opening of the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences in July
of 2013, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine has already
started building connections with the Indianapolis community and other universities.

President Dan Elsener expressed the idea for MUCOM came from a three-step plan: there is a need, there is a passion around that need,
and finding the economic engine that can drive that need into a reality.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

First Show Choir initiated at Marian

by Bradley Levi

Fall 2012 will be the inaugural semester for Marian University’s Show Choir. Professor Libby Hearn will direct this ensemble.

"The Show Choir’s main goal for its first year is to establish an expectation and tradition of musical excellence,” said Hearn. “A secondary goal is for the choir to make a name for itself in not only the music community at Marian but throughout the city and state.”

Bird watching tours in the EcoLab

by Hadeiyah Ameen

When EcoLab Director and Professor David Benson was young, he was unaware of the variety of species of birds. A college field trip in Colorado introduced Benson to a “world of interesting diversity amongst critters” as he described it.