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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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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0700

Madonna University used a pair of pitching gems to open Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference women's softball play Sunday by sweeping a double-header against visiting Siena Heights University. The Crusaders won the opener, 7-1, as senior Bree ...


Sat, 07 Mar 2015 21:19:59 -0800

The Detroit Institute of Arts is bringing its traveling art classroom to Madonna University, DIA Away: Think Like an Artist, on Thursday, March 19. Visitors will discover the way artists think, and they will also be able to use creative thinking skills ...
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:27:52 -0700

Madonna University racked up a total of 29 hits Friday to sweep Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference baseball newcomer Marygrove College in a double-header at Ilitch Ballpark, 12-2 in eight innings and 12-0. The Crusaders, who improved to 14-4 overall ...


Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:37:11 -0700

Alex DeYonker picked the right time to chalk up his first collegiate baseball pitching victory Thursday in Grand Rapids. The Madonna University left-hander no-hit No. 20-ranked Point Park University (Pa.), 4-0, in the first game of a double-header at ...


Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:22:36 -0700

Junior Evan Piechota's 1-hitter highlighted Madonna University's double-header sweep Tuesday of visiting Concordia University as the Crusaders improved to 8-0 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. The right-hander from Livonia Stevenson ...


Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:58:02 -0700

This agreement offers a unique opportunity for students interested in a career in forensic science, said Jodi Lynn Barta, Ph. D., associate professor in biological and health sciences and director of Madonna University's forensic science program. “We ...


Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:22:45 -0700

It was a tough weekend for the Madonna University women's softball team, which dropped three-of-four games in Grand Rapids after returning from their spring trip to Florida. On Saturday, No. 4-ranked Lindsey Wilson improved to 16-3 overall by sweeping ...


Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:44:05 -0800

After letting one slip away in the opener, the Madonna University baseball team bounced back Thursday in the second game to beat No. 6-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College, 13-2, in a non-conference matchup played at the Grizzly Complex in Lawrenceville, ...

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