Marian University to host Academic Symposium, March 28-29

March 15, 2017

Marian University will hold its annual Academic Symposium on March 28-29 in the Stayer Center.

The keynote presentation will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. Dr. Mark Taylor will serve as the keynote speaker. His presentation will focus on “Teaching and learning in a digital age: Impacts on the goals and desired outcomes of learning and instructional practices.” Dr. Taylor is an internationally-recognized expert, writer, and speaker. Dr. Taylor will discuss the benefits, consequences, and implications for learning of technologies in the digital age and their impact on cognition, social, and working life.

In addition, the academic symposium will feature more than 30 workshop sessions throughout the day on Wednesday, March 29. Topics range from technology in education to social media and communications.

Participants will learn, discuss, debate, understand, and reflect upon the “Two Faces of Technology” at Marian University’s 14th Academic Symposium.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state, and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.