With the opening of its new engineering school building, Marian University is once again showing why it is often considered among the most innovative colleges in the Midwest.
Marian University lands $5M grant from Fairbanks Foundation for engineering
Marian University said the grant would help educate “a pipeline of diverse engineering talent” to meet the workforce needs of central Indiana.Read More
Marian University teams with national player to launch preparatory school
Called Marian University Preparatory School, or MU Prep, the school initially will be open to Indiana students entering grades 6-9 in the 2022-23 academic year.Read More
College coalition launches diverse leadership program
Leon Jackson’s brainchild, a leadership development program for underrepresented groups, is up and running.Read More
University President Dan Elsener said the opening of the school comes amid enrollment that has exceeded expectations.
In this episode, Leon discusses his personal path to and through academia, how he became chancellor of Saint Joseph’s College, and his impact in that role to prepare diverse talent for success in higher education.
The school says the campaign, titled “Journey to 2030: Always Forward,” had already raised $240 million prior to the public launch last week.
We are all aware of the significant teacher shortage plaguing our state. It is incumbent upon our universities, both public and private, to aggressively recruit highly qualified and talented individuals to lead Hoosier classrooms.
The Indianapolis university said it was halfway to its $50 million fundraising goal for the school after a $24 million gift from the Witchger family and other donations.
The University of Notre Dame rated among the top 20 national universities in the annual college rankings, while Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished top of its class for the 22nd straight year.
Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, joined Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and leaders of Marian University on Friday for a roundtable about how to reopen K-12 schools and and universities.
Greg Rawski is replacing the retiring Russ Kershaw, who has led Marian’s business school since 2010.
Dan Elsener has served in the role since 2001, and has presided over a period of intense growth for the private Catholic university.
The majority of the money comes from Frank D. Walker, chairman emeritus of Walker Information and the Walker Family Foundation.
The college will open adjacent to the Marian campus in Indianapolis, but the institutions will study whether it makes sense to expand to other areas of the state. One location that will be studied is Saint Joseph’s closed campus in Rensselaer.
The college will aim to attract students by offering small class sizes and the opportunity to work part-time while attending school at employers who are working in partnership with Marian.
Sunday’s graduation ceremony includes 43 former St. Joseph’s College students who transferred to Marian after the Rensselaer college suspended operations last year.
The university’s $205 million in big gifts was about two-thirds of the $302.9 million in gifts of $1 million or more given by individuals to Indiana not-for-profits in 2017.
The Indianapolis-based university has big ambitions for boosting the national reputation of its teacher-training program—and it already is more than halfway to its fundraising goal.
Marian University in Indianapolis has one of the largest concentrations of displaced St. Joseph College students in the state.
Almost half of graduating students in Marian University’s novice College of Osteopathic Medicine are choosing to serve residencies in family medicine.
Marian University hopes to attract high-achieving students to its education program by sweetening the pot for those who earn a new state scholarship aimed at retaining teachers in Indiana.
Marian University is facing a lawsuit alleging the school acted with deliberate indifference while one of its professors sexually harassed a male student.