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Madonna University
Motto Sapientia Desursum (Trans. from Latin: Wisdom from Above)
Established 1937
Type Independent Catholic university
President Sr. Rose Marie Kujawa, C.S.S.F., Ph.D.
Students 4,500
Location Livonia, MI, USA
Campus Suburban, 80 acres (320,000 m2)
Ethnic Tradition Polish[citation needed]
Colors Blue and Gold         
Athletics NAIA
Nickname Crusaders
Affiliations Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Website www.madonna.edu

Madonna University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university located in suburban Livonia, Michigan, United States, on the western perimeter of metropolitan Detroit. Conducted by the Felician Sisters, it has extension campuses in southwest Detroit, Orchard Lake, Clinton Township, Michigan at the Macomb University Center, and at the University Center in Gaylord, Michigan. Though strong in its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church, the school attracts students and faculty of all faiths.


Founded by the Felician Sisters in 1937 as Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary college, the University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors toward associate and bachelor's degrees as well as 35 master's programs in clinical psychology, business, criminal justice, education, history and health professions. In May 2009, Madonna began offering its first doctorate, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Among the largest Catholic, Franciscan universities in the country, Madonna University is situated on an 80-acre wooded campus.

Madonna University’s commitment to developing a sustainable and eco-friendly campus was recognized when the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Gold level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the University’s 60,000 square-foot Franciscan Center.

The school is ranked by the U.S. News and World Report under the category "University - Master's" as a Midwest university, 88th in the 1st tier (2011).



Madonna University teams are known as the Crusaders. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.

The campus features a regulation-size gym located in the Activities Center, which seats up to 600 people; international-size soccer field, which hosts camps and tournaments; Ilitch Ballpark baseball field and fast-pitch softball field. Athletic grants and scholarships are available to students who show promising talent and have demonstrated academic success.


The Madonna Now is the university's magazine for alumni and friends. The Madonna Herald is the University's newspaper, which is produced by Madonna's Journalism Department headed by professor Neal Haldane. The Madonna Muse is an annual literary journal.

Madonna Online Radio[edit]

In the university's Franciscan Center studios, students operate an on-line radio station at Live 365. The format is freeform, and features occasional live broadcasts from students of the program. The broadcast is located at Madonna University On-Line Radio.


The Broadcast and Cinema Arts students also produce a television show, "Celebrate Michigan" that airs on MyTV20 in the Detroit area.


External links[edit]

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The Detroit News

The Detroit News
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:03:43 -0800

Livonia — Madonna University has named a longtime college official as the first lay president in the Catholic school's 78-year-history. The university announced Wednesday that Michael Grandillo becomes the seventh leader July 1, replacing Sister Rose ...

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:37:30 -0800

For the first time in the school's 78-year history, Madonna University has named a lay president. Dr. Michael A. Grandillo will succeed Sister Rose Marie Kujawa, effective July 1. The 4,200-student liberal arts university in Livonia plans to hold an ...


Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:52:30 -0800

In the shadow of Cape Canaveral, inclement weather has been keeping the Madonna University's softball team in a holding pattern during the past two days on its Space Coast Spring Trip. On Saturday, MU moved to Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville, Fla ...


Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:26:02 -0800

Rachel Melcher made the most of Senior Day scoring a game-high 22 points Saturday to lift host Madonna University to an 88-63 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference women's basketball win over Indiana Tech. The 5-foot-9 forward guard from Birmingham ...


Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:27:45 -0800

MADONNA (MEN) 66, UM-DEARBORN 57: Red shirt freshman forward Chris Dierker (Salem) scored a team-high 14 points, while Zak Lewis and Khalil Malone each added 12 to give Madonna University (13-15, 9-11) a WHAC men's basketball victory ...


Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:38:42 -0800

Michele Hayes unloaded for a game-high 26 points Wednesday night as the host Madonna University women's basketball team moved back into second place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference with a 71-59 victory over third-place Siena Heights.


Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:48:45 -0800

Sierra Calhoun is the main reason why the season came to an end Saturday night for a heartbroken Madonna University women's basketball team. The 5-foot-7 senior guard (Toledo Central Catholic) poured in a school record 41 points, grabbed 11 rebounds ...


Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:52:22 -0800

16 NAIA Division II) nailed 15 three-pointers and shot 54.5 percent from the field Thursday night en route to a 91-65 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference quarterfinal victory over visiting Madonna University. The second-seeded Racers, who improved to ...

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