The Marian University Viewbook features the latest facts, program offerings, and student life opportunities of the Marian University experience.
Who Will You Inspire Tomorrow? Inspired Futures We know you have something special to bring to the world… whether it’s in business or biology, criminal justice or communication, accounting or art therapy, homeland security or healthcare, or any other point in between. At Marian University, your future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. Our graduates embark on truly inspired futures and achieve their professional dreams all over the country. And we help them get there. ፚፚ Marian ranks No. 12 as a “High Lifetime Return on Investment College” among all public and private Wisconsin colleges and universities by Affordable Colleges Online. ፚፚ More than 96 percent of students engage in internships, co-ops, field study, clinicals, and research, which exceeds both state and national averages by more than 20 percent. ፚፚ In 2012–2013, our nursing students earned a 94 percent pass rate on the Wisconsin NCLEX, the state nurse licensing examination. 88% Students who believe Marian University offers quality academic support. (77% is the national average) “I’m an education major. But what’s great about Marian is that they push you to find ways to apply lessons from other areas into your field of study. So I’m able to take ideas from history, music, and art, and use that knowledge to broaden my perspective as a future teacher. Erin Brei, Elementary/Middle Education Leopolis, Wisconsin Inspired Leaders Here’s just a sample of the impressive positions our graduates have achieved: • Chief Executive Officer, Ripon Medical Center • Clinical Lead RN, Intermediate Neurological/Medical Unit, Theda Clark Medical Center • CPA/Investment Advisor, Feucht Financial • Deputy U.S. Marshal • Director of Operations, American Security and Investigations • Director of Ticket Sales, Milwaukee Brewers • Lead Supervisor, Midwest Airlines/Frontier Airlines • National Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of America • Officer, Computer Forensic Specialist, Marquette University • Senior HR Partner, The Nielsen Company • Senior IT Administrator, Las Vegas Valley Water District • Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Milwaukee • Owner and Practitioner, Miller Chiropractic • Major and Health Services Administrator, United States Air Force Reserve • Vice President of Digital Business, Brady Corporation • Vice President of Operations, Energy Developments Incorporated Graduate Schools and Programs Here are some of the graduate schools and programs that have accepted Marian graduates: • DePaul University • Garrett Theological Seminary • Georgia State University • Loyola University • Marquette University • Northwest Missouri State University • St. Louis University • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology • University of Indianapolis • University of Louisville • University of Michigan • University of Nebraska – Lincoln • University of South Carolina • University of Wisconsin – Madison • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh • Washington University Learn more about career services at www.marianuniversity.edu/careerservices Inspired Learning When we say “inspired” learning, it means something. Ours is an applied liberal arts approach to education. That means you’ll focus just as much on why you’re learning something as you do on what you’re learning. It’s about finding real solutions to real problems. And it’s about using your knowledge and skills to make life a little better for everyone. At Marian, you’ll be guided by caring and supportive faculty whose doors are always open. You’ll explore a broad range of disciplines and understand how connected they really are. And you’ll be a valued part of a community that’s committed to helping you achieve your goals in life. TRiO Student Support Services Program The TRiO Student Support Services Program empowers Marian students from underrepresented populations to pursue graduate degrees by providing a heightened level of support and assistance, including: • • • • Individualized academic coaching Financial aid counseling One-on-one tutoring opportunities Academic and social activities Learn more about Marian’s academic programs at www.marianuniversity.edu/academicprograms Majors Minors Accounting Art (Studio) Art History Art Therapy (Expressive and Therapeutic Arts) Athletic Coaching Biology Business Administration Chemistry Communication Computer Forensics Criminal Justice Culture, Media, and Gender Studies English Environmental Science Finance Graphic Arts History Homeland Security Information Technology Jazz Studies Language Arts Leadership Liturgical Music Management Marketing Mathematics Ministry Music Natural Science Philosophy Pre-Law Psychology Public Relations Religious Education Social Studies Spanish Spanish Education Spanish for Health Care Sport and Recreation Management Theology Writing “At Marian, you will be challenged. You will learn how to effectively deliver an oral presentation. You will develop writing skills, so you can write clearly and concisely. You will learn how to research creatively, so that not only are you aware of the present, but what the future may hold.” James T. Gray, J.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Sports and Recreation Management Academic Support From free tutoring to a fully staffed Learning and Writing Center, to the rich abundance of services in the Center for Academic Support and Excellence (CASE), you’ll find all the support you need at Marian. Services available at CASE include: • Academic advising • Academic support programs • Academic testing • Tutor program • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) • Disability Services • EXCEL Program • Foreign Language Retroactive Credits • Undeclared Program • NCLEX resources (state nurse licensing exam) The only resource center of its kind in Wisconsin, Marian’s Learning and Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring assistance to all students, and is staffed by master’s prepared learning specialists in reading, writing, math, science, and nursing. Accounting Art (Studio) Art Education (PK–Grade 12) Art Therapy (Expressive and Therapeutic Arts) Biology Biology-Cytotechnology Business Administration Chemistry Communication Organizational Communication Public Relations and Strategic Communication Criminal Justice Early Childhood/Elementary Education (PK–Grade 6) Elementary-Middle Education (Grades 1–8) English Literature Writing Exercise and Sport Science Finance Forensic Science Graphic Arts Health Care Administration History Homeland Security Human Resources Information Technology Management Marketing Mathematics Middle-Secondary Education (Grades 5–12) Biology Broad Field Science Broad Field Social Studies Chemistry English Mathematics Music General Music Liturgical Music Music Administration Music Education Choral General Instrumental Professional Education Nursing Psychology Radiologic Technology Social Work Sonography Spanish (PK–Grade 12) Spanish Education Sport and Recreation Management Theology Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Science Inspired Experience “Marian is known for helping students get started on their careers; for me, that was a big part of why I chose Marian. I’ve wanted to go into law enforcement since my freshman year of high school. And Marian has helped me capitalize on my strengths and brought out the best in me. My professors come in with their own experiences they’ve had on the job, and talk us through handling situations that they know we’ll encounter during our internships and after graduation. So the preparation I’m getting is really outstanding.” Jackie Ciocchetti, Criminal Justice Highwood, Illinois As a student at Marian, you’ll bring knowledge to life in ways most can barely imagine. We call it applied liberal arts… which means you’ll take the theoretical foundation of what you learn in the classroom—from your studies of the humanities, business, science, and the arts—and find meaningful, innovative ways to use that knowledge to solve problems and impact lives. It might be in a lab. Or an elementary school. A health clinic. A local business. Or in service to a community half a world away. Wherever it is, and whatever you find yourself doing, the common thread is that it’s a way of learning that will distinguish you throughout your career after you graduate. 96% Percentage of Marian students who gain hands-on experience in their fields before they graduate, topping the national average by nearly 20 percent. Real-World Learning Marian students engage in a broad range of real-world learning and working experiences. In many majors, these experiences are part of the curriculum, offering you the hands-on training that will position you for success after you graduate. Some of these include: • Clinical rotations • Internships • Practicums • Research • Service learning • Study abroad Inspired Community Giving back to our community and to the world isn’t simply a part of who we are at Marian. It’s the heart of who we are. That’s why our people devote more time to volunteer and service work each year than those at most other colleges and universities. It’s in our DNA. Of course, by participating in service learning and volunteer opportunities students develop the kind of perspective and key skills that will benefit them throughout their careers. But more importantly, it’s a way for us to improve lives and demonstrate the spirit that makes Marian, Marian. A Catholic Tradition Each year, in the Catholic tradition of service to the community, Marian students volunteer and participate in service learning projects at a wide variety of locations and organizations. Last year alone, here are some of the groups with whom our faculty, staff, and students worked: • Autism Speaks • Big Brothers and Big Sisters • Fond du Lac YMCA • Fond du Lac Food Pantry • Fond du Lac Humane Society • Friendship Corners, a mental health drop-in center • Home and Hospice Advantage • Loaves and Fishes • Salvation Army • Solutions Center Warming Shelter • St. Agnes Hospital • St. Mary’s Springs Academy Childcare Center • St. Vincent de Paul • Waters Elementary School 24,194 The number of service hours conducted by the Marian University community in 2012–2013. “Community and being involved is such a big part of Marian University, especially service learning. For one project, I went to work at a homeless shelter, and there was a gentlemen there that I spent a lot of time with. I learned a lot about his life story, and it really opened my eyes. When you participate in something like that, you’re obviously making a positive impact, but at the same time, it makes an impact on you.” - David Memenga, Nursing Ripon, Wisconsin Sabre Athletics At Marian, you’ll enjoy the action of NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics—either from the stands, or on the courts and fields yourself. Athletics at Marian presents a great way for the entire campus community to come together in spirit and fun. Men’s Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Hockey Soccer Tennis Track & Field Women’s Basketball Cross Country Golf Hockey Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball 40+ Clubs and organizations on campus. www.marianuniversity.edu/studentclubs Learn more about Marian’s service learning at www.marianuniversity.edu/servicelearning Learn more about Sabre athletics at www.sabreathletics.com Inspired Living “Marian is like a big family. As a community of learners, faculty, staff, and students support each other in the classroom and beyond. We are proud to live the mission and core values of Marian, and make a difference both at Marian and within the Fond du Lac community.” Life on Marian’s beautiful campus in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is about community. Energy. Excitement. And fun. There are learning opportunities around every corner outside of the classroom. And there are friendly faces at every turn. Maybe you already know a smaller school is the right setting for you. Maybe you don’t. But when you come to Marian, you’ll find a place where you’re valued. Where your goals will be embraced. And where there are beautiful facilities—both inside and out—to live, relax, gather with friends, cheer on our beloved Sabre athletic teams, or compete in intramurals. Christina Kubasta, Assistant Professor of English School of Arts and Sciences Campus Housing Marian offers five student residence facilities, each offering outstanding accommodations, as well as its own personality. • Naber Hall • Marian Townhouse Village • The Duplexes • The Courtyards • Cedar Creek Apartments Learn more at www.marianuniversity.edu/housing Discover “Fondy” “Fondy” is the locals’ nickname for Fond du Lac—the city of 43,000 in which Marian is located. But, no matter what you call it, there’s never a shortage of things to do: ፚፚ Spend time at beautiful Lake Winnebago ፚፚ Ride your bike along the city’s expansive network of trails ፚፚ Explore the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts ፚፚ Play Frisbee at Buttermilk Creek Park ፚፚ Shop in Fond du Lac’s historic downtown or mall ፚፚ Join the YMCA or see a movie with Marian’s discounted rates ፚፚ Attend the dozens of annual festivals and events, like Fondue Fest, Walleye Weekend, the Wisconsin Street Rod Association Car Show, and the Fond du Lac Bicycling Gran Prix You’ll only be about an hour from Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. And for outdoor enthusiasts, you’ll find hiking, climbing, camping, skiing, boating, and other opportunities not far away. Learn more about student life at Marian. www.marianuniversity.edu/studentlife Marian Dining Marian offers several dining options, including • Hornung Student Center • The Hub • Erbert & Gerbert’s Bistro • Marian’s Coffeehouse, featuring Starbucks coffee Learn more at www.mariandining.com The Marian Experience Marian University is a co-educational, Catholic university that inspires personal and professional success through an applied, values-based education. Inspired Opportunities At Marian University, more than 96% of undergraduate students participate in on-the-job learning and research. Depending on your major, you may have the opportunity for inspired, real-world experience as early as your sophomore year. Affordable Education More than 99% of Marian students receive some form of financial aid, including: • Grants • Loans • Scholarships • Work-study Core Values Five core values inspire everything we do at Marian—in the classroom, in activities, in service to others, and in our relationships to each other: • Community • Learning • Service • Social Justice • Spiritual Traditions College Town Marian’s 78-acre, residential campus is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on the edge of Lake Winnebago. The city, about an hour from Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay, is home to three different colleges. Adult and Graduate Studies Marian has several highly respected adult undergraduate majors • 11 adult undergraduate majors • 10 master’s programs • 3 doctoral programs Our Students • 20—Average age of undergraduates • 1:3—Male-to-female ratio • 2,300—Total students from 19 states and 13 foreign countries • 1,400+— Traditional undergraduates Personal Attention • 12:1—Student-to-faculty ratio • 15—Average class size • 34%—Classes that have fewer than 10 students Come for a Visit See for yourself what Marian is all about. Find out how you’ll feel on our welcoming campus with a supportive environment. Schedule a visit today: 920-923-7650 or 1-800-2-MARIAN ext. 7650 or send us an email at email@example.com You also can schedule your visit online at www.marianuniversity.edu/visit 45 S. National Ave. Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699 1-800-2-MARIAN www.marianuniversity.edu Founded 1936 • Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes Worldwide Study Marian students have the opportunity to study abroad for a summer, semester, or the academic year. Students may choose from among 20 countries and 50 locations, including Australia, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Spain, and many more. Other opportunities for travel abroad include faculty-led trips, short-term language study programs, internships, and volunteer abroad programs. Options for Everyone You’ll find a rich variety of programs offered at Marian at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. • More than 50 undergraduate majors • EXCEL Program • Honors Program • Military Science/ROTC • NCAA Division III Athletics • TRiO/Student Support Services Program • Working Families Grant Program Marian at a Glance Apply now at www.marianuniversity.edu/apply