Issue No. 65 - Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Prayer Day 2011 To Feature One-Man,
One-Act Play, 'Dodging Bullets'
This year's Prayer Day keynote presentation will be a play about forgiveness and redemption, written and performed by David Barker. "Dodging Bullets," a compelling theatrical reenactment of Barker's brother-in-law's attempt at killing him and his sister, in which Barker plays 10 different roles, will be presented Thursday, Feb. 3, in McDowell Activity Center. Click here for more information and/or to register online.

Join Us for Jazz! U-Mary Invites You to its 38th Annual Jazz Festival Concert, Friday, Jan. 28
Come in from out of the cold and celebrate 38 years of jazz with the hottest ticket in town, as the University of Mary presents its annual salute to jazz, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at 8 p.m., in the Bismarck Civic Center arena. In addition to the University of Mary Jazz Ensemble and University of Mary Vocal Jazz, this year's UMJF Concert will feature a stellar array of guest artists, including Jeff Coffin; saxophonist; Tom Giampietro, drums; Vladan Milenkovic, piano; Vijay Singh, vocalist; and Michele Weir, vocalist. Tickets for the Friday night Festival Concert are $10 and can be purchased through the U-Mary Music Department (701-355-8301), Eckroth Music, or Lee's Hallmark at Kirkwood Mall. More>>

Fargo Area Alumni Gather To Cheer On The Marauders & Catch Up With Friends, Saturday, Jan. 8. (Note Date & Time Change!)
Saturday, Jan. 8, the Marauders take on Minnesota State-Moorhead at Nemzek Fieldhouse. The women play at 2 p.m., and the men at 4 p.m.—and you're invited! Between games and at halftime at the men's game, there will be a social in Nemzek Hall, with food, beverages, and drawings for Marauders apparel. The first 50 people to RSVP to Shelby at [email protected] or (701) 232-7088 will receive free tickets. Tickets at the door are $7 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. For more information, call (701) 232-7088! Go Marauders!

University of Mary Honors Sister Denise Ressler, OSB, '66, With Establishment of Scholarship Fund In Her Name
Actively involved with the University of Mary Alumni Association for 31 years, first as a member of the Alumni Council and from 1989 to 2010 as director of alumni, Sister Denise has been a caring friend to generations of students and alumni. In recognition of her devotion to the growing university family, the University of Mary has established the Sister Denise Ressler Scholarship Fund. You can make your gift at (specifying that your gift is for the Sister Denise Ressler Scholarship Fund).

Spring 2011 Convocation Series Kicks Off Jan. 13
In the university's first spring 2011 convocation "Beyond the Smoke," members of the U-Mary Health PRO organization will shed light on the unknown effects of tobacco. And on Thursday, Jan. 20, Marauders athletes will share their experiences and insights gained from volunteering. Other offerings this semester will range from discussions of poverty and business ethics to performances of Irish literature, a vocal master class and concert by a Broadway vocal coach, and the 2nd annual U-Mary Poetry Slam. Featuring events and performances by visiting authors, artists, and widely recognized authorities from a range of fields, as well as presentations by faculty and students, University of Mary convocations are free and open to the public. More >>


Michael Silbernagel Named Head Strength And Conditioning Coach For Marauders Athletics
Another piece in the future success of University of Mary athletics clicked into place as Michael Silbernagel became the first full-time head strength and conditioning coach for the Marauders. More >>

Moody Selected As NSIC Player Of The Week

Demonstrating once again why he is considered one of the top players in the nation, University of Mary guard Anthony Moody was named the Northern Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week after a brilliant 30 point performance in a win over Bemidji State that capped a tremendous individual weekend as the Marauders claimed two decisive NSIC wins. More >>

U-Mary's In Rome!
Find out more about the new campus in Italy and opportunities to study there. More>>

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Alums! Remember, There's A New E-mail Address For The Alumni Office: Contact us at [email protected]

Keep The Memories Coming! Visit Our Online Photo Gallery Often And Share Your Favorite U-Mary Photos!
Did you take photos at the 50th anniversary reunion? How about on the day you graduated from U-Mary? Or general campus life pictures from the time you attended? U-Mary's Alumni Office wants to see and share your collection in our Alumni Photo Gallery. Send us your photographs with a brief description (including the year taken) for each. Our goal is to have an online gallery with photos representing every year in the university's history -- bringing U-Mary's past and present to life for current and future alums. Send photos to: [email protected]

Check Out U-Mary On YouTube
Videos feature athletic events; the impact of U-Mary on the community; highlights, testimonials, and more. More>>

U-Mary Alumni Groups On Both LinkedIn & Facebook Networks
Alumni and friends of the University of Mary are encouraged to join these groups. Join us! LinkedIn>> Facebook>>

It's Easy To Give Back With U-Mary Online Giving!
Supporting U-Mary is easier than ever with the university's online giving option. Just go to and follow the simple prompts to contribute by credit card or pledge a gift by check. All it takes is a few quick clicks to give forward to generations of students to come.

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