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Challenge and Beauty of Leadership
June 6, 2022
Asking people, including ourselves, to stare into an issue we would rather deny or avoid. Disappointing people at a rate they can stand so that, ultimately, they and the larger group can be more productive, more life-giving, more creative.
Narrative Intervention as a Therapeutic Technique
May 26, 2022
Narrative storytelling can use the messages in the story to help people understand grief, excitement, identity, and more. Stories have been used across all cultures to help people deal with the realness of life.
SIM Practice Makes Perfect
March 28, 2022
The SIM lab incorporates graduate counseling students into its program as a way to enhance their skills with practice counseling sessions in an exam room environment.
School Counseling Candidates at Work in the Community
January 21, 2022
School Counseling Graduate Students Teach Teamwork, Collaboration, and Communication During Friendsgiving at The Crossing.
Pursuing Pediatrics: Tips from MU-COM Alumni - Part 4
October 5, 2021
What should first-year DO students prepare for over the summer between their first and second years of medical school?
Pursuing Pediatrics: Tips from MU-COM Alumni - Part 3
September 30, 2021
What do alumni think it takes to be a good pediatrics applicant?
Pursuing Pediatrics: Tips from MU-COM Alumni - Part 2
September 28, 2021
What do alumni think are specific attributes or talents important to be successful in pediatrics?
Pursuing Pediatrics: Tips from MU-COM Alumni - Part 1
September 23, 2021
What inspired these alumni to choose pediatrics?
How My Degree from Marian University Saved My Way of Life
March 22, 2021
Donald McCann '20, recipient of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marian's online and accelerated programs, examines how he finished his degree in the "Nick of Time."
Supporting Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
December 1, 2020
Cindy Farren, director of special education and community outreach for the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, shares how she has helped and encouraged her current and past graduate students as they transitioned to teaching in a pandemic.
What MU-COM Alumni Have to Say About Dermatology Residency: Part 4
October 22, 2020
What should first-year DO students prepare for over the summer between their first and second years of medical school?
What MU-COM Alumni Have to Say About Dermatology Residency: Part 3
October 15, 2020
See if you agree on the benefits and pitfalls surrounding dermatology as outlined by five of our MU-COM alumni who were recently interviewed by Jessica R. Caruso, OMS-II.
What MU-COM Alumni Have to Say About Dermatology Residency: Part 2
October 8, 2020
Part two of OMS-II Jessica R. Caruso's interview of five MU-COM alumni who work in dermatology. Which attributes, abilities, and talents should students possess to help them match into dermatology?
What MU-COM Alumni Have to Say About Dermatology Residency: Part 1
October 1, 2020
Jessica R. Caruso, OMS-II, interviewed five MU-COM alumni working in dermatology. For part one of this series, they answer the question of why they selected dermatology as their desired residency placement.
9 Career Paths That Benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Knowledge
September 28, 2020
An understanding of applied behavior analysis (ABA) benefits professionals across a spectrum of career paths. Learn more about these opportunities.
Careers with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certification
September 16, 2020
Candidates in several career fields are required to have or greatly benefit from obtaining Board Certification in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Here’s what you should know.
How Do I Get Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certification?
July 17, 2020
Earning ABA certification requires a degree, completing the VCS-approved course sequence and practical experience, and passing the BACB’s exam. Learn more.
Inside Marian's Master's in Counseling Program: A Student's Perspective
July 14, 2020
Samantha Vargas, a master's in counseling student, shares experiences from her first year in the program.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
June 29, 2020
Used as therapy for autism and several other conditions, applied behavior analysis introduces, teaches, and reinforces key social and life skills. Learn more.
10 Tips on How to Survive Nursing School
January 14, 2020
Hear from a junior enrolled in the Leighton School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
A Community Forum on SIDS in Indiana
December 10, 2019
On November 6, 2019, the Indiana State Medical Association Alliance (ISMA-A) along with both the Pediatrics Student Interest Group and Women’s Health Club from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, hosted “Infant Mortality: Safe Sleep Initiative.”
What Does it Mean to Be a Transformational Leader?
November 20, 2019
Marian University President, Daniel J. Elsener, describes what it takes to be a transformational leader.
America’s Nursing Shortage: Why We Need You!
November 18, 2019
Nursing student and mother, Olivia Schuh, examines the nursing shortage and reflects on how it has affected her family and health care experiences.
What Dogs Can Teach Us
October 28, 2019
Being a dog owner is a lot of work. They require time and attention and can cost a lot of money, but they can teach us a trick or two.
Marian’s paralegal studies program's mentor publishes true-crime bestseller
October 7, 2019
An interview with former Marian University student Jamie Collins on her #1 true-crime bestselling novel on Amazon, "I am Jessica."
Four ways to use The Exchange from out of town
June 25, 2019
Utilize The Exchange online to give your career journey a boost!
Can you have a fulfilling career in social services AND a decent paycheck?
May 20, 2019
Learn what social and community service managers do—what the workforce demand is, what their earning potential is, and what it takes to get started.
Student fights for autism awareness with support from The Chris Lytle Foundation
May 6, 2019
David Brinegar, business administration student in Marian's adult and online programs, takes action—goes beyond his class project to pursue his goals of raising awareness for autism and funding innovative research, support, and services.
A commencement day tribute
April 29, 2019
Commencement celebrates personal, educational, and professional victories achieved during years of hard work and dedication. To all of our 2019 graduates, we say: Congratulations and well done!
Reflections: A medical student’s path to residency
April 22, 2019
Adam Davis, DO candidate, MU-COM Class of 2019, shares his journey to medical residency with valuable advice for the incoming MU-COM Class of 2023.
If Holy Week were a night shift at the hospital
April 15, 2019
Join our campus minister for graduate, online, and interfaith ministries, Travis Woodfield, in a metaphorical walk through Holy Week as a medical professional working the hospital night shift.
Types of nursing degrees
April 1, 2019
Which path to a degree in nursing is right for you? Learn about your options.
Residency preparations: Advice from a fourth-year DO student
March 25, 2019
Ethan Charles Blocher-Smith, fourth-year doctor of osteopathy student, breaks down his best tips for medical students to prepare for successful residencies.
Inside an internship with The Chris Lytle Foundation
March 19, 2019
MAP student and soon-to-be graduate, Logan Handy, takes us inside her internship with The Chris Lytle Foundation and how they encourage the community to "Rise up against bullying."
Three ways to give your job search a boost today!
March 12, 2019
Tips from The Exchange to help you find the next step in your career path.
Making spring break memories
February 26, 2019
Since not everyone can hop on a flight and head somewhere sunnier for spring break, the staff from the College and Graduate and Online Programs decided to contribute stories for a stroll down memory lane.
Black History Month: Remembering African American Military Heroes
February 11, 2019
A tribute to the African American men and women who have served in the United States military.
A MAP snapshot for new and prospective students
February 4, 2019
What is MAP? What should you expect as an online student? Get the inside scoop on MAP and find our tips for online novices in this infographic.
Sorry. You chose that major/career. No backsies.
January 28, 2019
Changing your major is normal as you develop your skills and explore new interests; In fact, changing your career after graduation is just as common. Jenny Morris, director of career development for The Exchange, provides helpful insights and resources for students and alumni considering either.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019
January 15, 2019
Join the students of Marian University for the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21, at 10:30 a.m.
The origin of popular American Christmas traditions
December 10, 2018
Why do we bring a tree inside our homes? Why do we hang stockings? Why are poinsettias the flowers of choice? When did kissing under the mistletoe become a thing?
Earn your degree for you, and for them
December 3, 2018
Marian's Adult Programs' advisor, Lynn Wybiral, reflects on the role of higher education in building generations of successful citizens.
Hard work pays off for future nurse
November 19, 2018
Leslie Young goes all in with her online studies in a Health and Human Services bachelor's degree program to prepare for Marian's accelerated nursing program.
Social engineering and cyber attacks
October 29, 2018
As October and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month come to an end, we take a look at preventing cyber attacks and protecting your identity online.
Adult student studies abroad
October 23, 2018
Tiffany Wallace, a student in Marian's Adult Programs, takes advantage of study abroad opportunities: Gains insights on international business, expands worldview, and earns college credit.
Dream big: A graduate’s story
October 8, 2018
Stephanie Campbell '18 reclaimed her belief in herself and went on to earn her bachelor's degree in business administration from Marian's adult and online programs.
Downsizing and decluttering at home, work, and school
September 26, 2018
Downsizing at home and the office encourages productivity and reduces stress. How can students apply these same lessons in the pursuit of their degrees?
You're in medical school, but you're not alone
September 19, 2018
Second-year osteopathic medical student, Kathleen Hoban, shares the unexpected challenges that almost kept her from following her dream of becoming a doctor.
MAP student makes impact at local non-profit
September 10, 2018
Joey Baertschi turned his degrees in paralegal studies and business administration into a new career and service to the community.
How online courses appeal to different learning styles
August 20, 2018
Online courses can appeal to students from all different learning types. Find out what kind of learning style you have.
7 study tips to help you through med school
August 13, 2018
Samantha Collins, second-year osteopathic medical student, shares 7 study tips to help you get through medical school.
MAP business student hosts fundraiser for Indy Humane
August 3, 2018
Kylie Ray, a senior in Marian's Adult Programs, is hosting a fundraiser, inspired by her senior project, at Moe & Johnny's on Friday, August 17 in support of Indy Humane.
Treat yourself better
July 17, 2018
Milie Fang, second-year osteopathic medical student, shares 3 essential points to fostering self-care while attending medical school.
Happy Father's Day!
June 15, 2018
A New Balance: Baby. Work. School.
June 12, 2018
Melanie Martz, Online Instructional Designer and Academic Support Specialist at Marian University, tries to balance working full-time and taking graduate level courses with a new baby at home.
Finding success through failure in medical school
May 22, 2018
Second-year osteopathic medical student, Samantha McDonald, provides insights into the challenges of medical school by sharing her struggles and successes.
Men of Honor: New partner for Marian's online programs
May 14, 2018
Students of Marian's online programs gain real-world experience while supporting Men of Honor in their efforts to help felons successfully re-enter society.
Nurses inspire, innovate, and influence
May 7, 2018
Thank a nurse May 6-12, 2018, in celebration of Nurses Week!
What is Nurses Week?
May 4, 2018
Learn about the origin of Nurses Week, which is May 6-12, 2018.
Congratulations, MAP graduates!
April 30, 2018
A special message for MAP graduates from the executive director, Amy Bennett.
Semi-pro athlete goes back to school for nursing as a 2nd degree
April 19, 2018
Indy Crash quarterback Christy Fox-Martini pursues her dream of becoming a nurse as a student in Marian's online nursing program.
Looking forward: A unique two-year college
April 9, 2018
President Daniel J. Elsener explores how Marian's values and mission may impact underprepared student populations in the Indianapolis area through a unique two-year college.
4 steps to expanding your network
March 21, 2018
The Exchange at Marian University is here to help you build your professional network. Take advantage of their expert advice.
Is public speaking your worst nightmare? Part 3
March 19, 2018
It's time to move beyond your fear of public speaking. Let's break down what great presentations are made of—real world tips—part three of three.
Is public speaking your worst nightmare? Part 2
March 12, 2018
It's time to move beyond your fear of public speaking. Let's break down what great presentations are made of—the delivery—part two of three.
Is public speaking your worst nightmare? Part I
March 5, 2018
It's time to move beyond your fear of public speaking. Let's break down what great presentations are made of—topic selection—part one of three.
Traits of a great paralegal
February 12, 2018
Senior paralegal and MAP instructor Laura Herrera details what great paralegals are made of.
Snapshot of Marian University for online students
February 5, 2018
Are you considering taking a few online prereqs or even completing your degree through MAP; but are not yet familiar with Marian University? Allow us to make the introduction.
Cabin fever? Choose Nashville for a weekend getaway
January 29, 2018
Looking for a quick get away during spring break? Find out why Nashville is a great choice for Hoosiers.
To post, or not to post: A lesson in netiquette
January 22, 2018
9 netiquette rules for online students, by etiquette specialist and marketing instructor, Beverly Randolph Fernandez.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 11, 2018
MAP graduate and Marian University Alumna, Natasha Blakemore-Evans reflects on the meaning of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Marian Edition
December 22, 2017
Adaptation from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
Don't wait for graduation to capitalize on career opportunities!
December 18, 2017
MAP student Brian Slaughter's is a great example of why students shouldn't wait to take advantage of unexpected career opportunities.
Top 10 Tech Tips for Today's College Student
December 13, 2017
From one college student to another, here are 10 tech tips for maximizing time and efficacy while earning your degree.
Top 10 Reasons to Become a Nurse
December 4, 2017
Steady industry growth, great wages, flexibility and more—learn about these benefits and the other top reasons to become a nurse.
Business of Sports: Inside Indy Eleven
November 27, 2017
Mike Henn, Director of Sales at Indy Eleven and MAP adjunct professor, will give students an unparalleled look inside the business of sports this March in an eight-week hybrid course.
November 20, 2017
Thanksgiving thoughts from the MAP students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the November Throwdown Thursday.
Divorced to Degreed—One Woman’s Story of Resilience
November 13, 2017
Major life events, such as divorce, often acts as a catalyst for many adults to go back to school and finish their degrees.
Does Education Pay Off?
November 6, 2017
MAP advisor, Lynn Wybiral, speaks with Eliot Forrest '17 on his professional success and plans.
Planning for Success: Things to Consider Before Starting an Online Program
October 30, 2017
Liz Osika, Director of Instructional Design and Technology at the Center for Teaching and Learning makes valuable recommendations students should consider before starting an online program.
Dread The Thought Of Writing?
October 23, 2017
Worried your writing skills aren't up to snuff? This week's blog post shares resources and strategies to achieve better academic writing.
Calling All Overachievers, Supermoms/dads, and Perfectionists…
October 16, 2017
From one overachiever to another—here are five tips for keeping your inner perfectionist in check while earning your degree.
8 Time Management Tips for Coping with the Stress of Going Back to School
October 9, 2017
8 valuable time management tips for adult students going back to school.
What are you made of?
October 2, 2017
Tameria Cox, the director of nursing academic services for Marian’s online accelerated nursing program in Indy, reflects on Marian University's new tagline, "What are you made of?"
Changes I've Seen in Higher Ed
September 12, 2017
Take a closer look at the changes in higher education as seen through the eyes of Amy Bennett, a 26-year administrator.
Financing Your Education
September 4, 2017
The Office of Financial Aid at Marian University explains the financial aid process and financing options for students.
East Side Boxing Gym Makes Kids and Community a Priority
August 28, 2017
Join MAP partner, Title Boxing Club, as they support the youth of Sim’s Boxing Gym for a Cookout & Donation Party September 6, 2017.
Developing a Successful Writing Process
August 21, 2017
The Director of the Marian University Writing Center, Mark Latta, shares four strategies to develop better writing habits.
MAP Paralegal Students at Work
August 15, 2017
Three students from the MAP Paralegal Studies program highlight multiple pathways to career entry and advancement.
Chris Lytle Foundation Fundraiser
July 27, 2017
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with games, face painting, bounce houses, a dunk tank, celebrity guests, silent auction, food trucks, and a vendor fair. Admission is free to the public!
When MAPping Out Your Course of Study, Think English First
July 24, 2017
5 excellent reasons why adult students should take their foundational English courses early in their academic career.
Celebrating Our 80th Anniversary
July 10, 2017
Marian university celebrate 80 years in Indianapolis. Check out how you can get involved in the festivities!
Education is Independence
July 3, 2017
In honor of Independence Day, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and MAP instructor, Eric Chitwood, focuses on our right to the pursuit of education.
Will You Be LinkedIn… or Left Out?
June 19, 2017
Jenny Morris, the Director of Career Development for The Exchange—Marian University’s career office, shares compelling reasons why you should be on LinkedIn.
An Unexpected Day in the Life of a Paralegal
June 12, 2017
Instructor Herrera shares some of her favorite aspects as well as unexpected moments in her career as a paralegal.
Don't Let Your Fear of Technology Keep You from Earning Your Degree
June 5, 2017
When students go back to school they are often hesitant about their computer skills; which is why Management Information Systems classes are so important to their success.
Writing Tips for Business Students
May 30, 2017
Instructor Wriston is here to help you develop your written communication skills and gain clarity in your business writing.
Mom Confessions: College Edition
May 22, 2017
Elizabeth Griffith, from the Marian University staff and a current graduate student, shares with us an inside look at a few of the less often spoken of realities that parents going back to school face.
A Look Under the Hood of E-Learning
May 15, 2017
If online courses and e-learning are new to you, this should help you understand what you can expect from Canvas, Marian's Learning Management System.
A Commencement Day Story
May 8, 2017
In honor of graduation season, Natasha Blakemore-Evans '15, shares her Commencement memories.
The Benefits of Online Classes
May 1, 2017
Dr. Pechous outlines how students benefit from taking online classes by sharing examples from her own courses along with some friendly advice.
Dreams Can Come True
April 24, 2017
Marian University graduate Sherry Hardaway, shares about her struggles and successes on the road to obtaining her bachelor's degree through MAP.
Volunteer and Change Lives
April 18, 2017
MAP Instructor Tiffany Lemons writes on the personal and professional impact volunteers have on organizations.
An Easter Prayer for Personal Rejuvenation
April 12, 2017
Marian alumna, Natasha Blakemore-Evans, shares an Easter prayer and call for personal rejuvenation.
Nurses Need Liberal Arts Courses
April 10, 2017
Dorothy Gomez, Acting Dean of the Leighton School of Nursing and Associate Professor, writes on the important role liberal arts courses play in building excellent nurses.
The Lasting Value of Art Appreciation
April 3, 2017
If you're wondering why you are required to take art appreciation as part of your degree, read this submission by Elizabeth Griffith, artist and marketer.
I've been in your shoes
March 27, 2017
As a former non-traditional student herself Lynn Wybiral, MAP advisor, has helped adults in the pursuit of their degrees for most of her career.
Care of God’s Creation—Michaela Farm
March 23, 2017
Learn about Marian University's roots down on the farm in Oldenburg, Indiana as we honor the Franciscan values of Peace and Justice by celebrating "Care of God's Creation."
March 20, 2017
Let the legacy of Sr. Theresa Hackelmeier inspire you to be courageous in the pursuit of your education.
“Starting Five” Guide to Public Speaking
March 14, 2017
MAP communications instructor, Mike Henn, shares his top five keys to successful public speaking.
The Paralegal: An Essential Cog in the Legal Practice
March 6, 2017
Attorney Judy Pippin describes the incredible value smart, organized, and savvy paralegals play in legal practices.
5 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Undergraduate Business Studies
February 27, 2017
Instructor Eric Chitwood shares his top recommendations for business students to get the most value from their time at Marian University.
Classes Designed with the Adult in Mind
February 20, 2017
Adults learn differently than traditional-aged college students. Take a look at how Dr. Pechous relates the subject matter to her adult students for optimal retention and interaction.
Marian University's Connection to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
February 13, 2017
IMS founders built historic homes that are now part of the Marian University campus located on Cold Spring Road, formally known as "Millionaires Row."
You Want to Be a Paralegal? Great Choice, but Let’s Be Real…
February 6, 2017
Practical advice and insights on the career outlook for paralegals.
11 Tips for Non-Traditional Students
January 23, 2017
Helpful tips for making the back to school transition easier for adult students.
Do I really have to file a FAFSA? (And answers to other financial aid questions)
January 13, 2017
Understanding the FAFSA from the Marian University Office of Financial Aid.
Faculty Spotlight: Eric Chitwood
January 9, 2017
Meet Eric Chitwood, MAP instructor, life-long learner, naval officer, and marathon runner.
A Career in Nursing…One Prerequisite at a Time
January 4, 2017
Explore why nursing prerequisite courses are important to your future in nursing school and your career.
My Decision to Go Back to School as a Working Mom
December 19, 2016
Karen Sloan, MAP alumna, reflects back on her choice to enroll at Marian's Adult Programs and earn her degree.
Benefits of Earning a Business Degree
December 12, 2016
MAP instructor Dr. Pechous illustrates practical reasons for students to earn a business degree.
An Introduction to Health and Human Services
December 5, 2016
Take a closer look at MAP's newest program, the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services.
MAP's Accelerated and Online FAQ
November 30, 2016
Compilation of frequently asked questions for Marian's accelerated and online courses through MAP.
Top 5 Reasons Displaying Gratefulness in the Workplace Really Pays Off
November 23, 2016
Five ways an attitude of gratitude affects your life at home and at work.
A Personal Milestone in Higher Education
November 21, 2016
Reflections from 25 years in higher education from Amy Bennett, the executive director of Marian's Adult Programs.
Career Change: The Paralegal Path
November 14, 2016
Marian alumna Melody Schlegel shares the journey that brought her to a new career as a paralegal.
Understanding Online Nursing Prerequisites
November 9, 2016
A quick guide to understanding online nursing prerequisites; including their importance in helping students gain entrance into nursing school and creating a strong foundation on which to build their skills.
Tips to Adult Students from an English Instructor
October 28, 2016
Hear from Stacy Wriston, one of the MAP English instructors, with tips to help alleviate worries adults going back to school face.
Bye, Bye Mandatory E-books
October 26, 2016
Textbook policy change explained for Marian's Adult Programs online and hybrid courses.
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