Issue No. 76 - Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ignite Your Faith! Burn Survivor John O'Leary To Share His Story At Prayer Day, Feb. 2, 2012
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 11 a.m., in the McDowell Activity Center (MAC), John O'Leary -- who as a child was burned over his entire body -- will share his remarkable story of hope, courage and faith at the annual University of Mary Prayer Day celebration. More>> | Online Registration
Experts To Bring Insight & Discussion To U-Mary, As Bioethics Seminar Series Debuts Jan. 20-21
Health care professionals, legal professionals and clergy frequently grapple with serious ethical issues such as stem cell research, cloning, and euthanasia. The Bioethical Challenges of Our Times seminar series will bring together these and interested individuals from throughout the region and address many challenging issues. Sessions will help shed light and understanding as well as spawn lively discussion from participants regarding bioethics. Each session will have a new topic with a world-renowned expert in medical ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) in Philadelphia. While the presenters are from a Catholic organization, the content is relevant to individuals from all backgrounds. The first session is Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, 2012, in the Matt & JoAnn Butler Hall at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. It will feature guest speaker Father Tad Pacholczyk, who has Ph.D. in neuroscience from Yale University. More>>
Join Us Jan. 27, 2012, For The 39th Annual
U-Mary Jazz Festival Concert

Enjoy a great evening of music with the U-Mary jazz and vocal jazz ensembles and guest artists Jeremy Allen (jazz bass), Luis Bonilla (trombone), Stephen Futrell and Kirby Shaw (vocals), Chris Merz (saxophone), Amy Rempel (piano), and Mike Waldrop (percussion). The concert begins at 8 p.m., at the Bismarck Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and are available at Eckroth Music, Lee's Hallmark at Kirkwood Mall, the U-Mary Music Department, or at the door. More>>
U-Mary Honored With Soldiers' Angels Award
The University of Mary was recently recognized with the Crystal Angel Award from Soldiers' Angels, a national volunteer-led organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States military. The award, presented to Marauders Athletic Director Roger Thomas and Assistant Athletic Director Mike Offerdahl, was for U-Mary's efforts to go "above and beyond the call of angels in supporting our military personnel." Offerdahl spearheaded the recent "Treats for the Troops" cookie fundraiser that provided 1,121 dozen cookies for military members. Marauders athletics also recently held Military Appreciation Weekend.
Men's Soccer College ID Camp Set For Jan. 15-16, 2012
The University of Mary men's soccer coaching staff will hold a College ID camp on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 15-16, 2012, at the Leach Field House on the U-Mary campus. More>>
U-Mary Students Lead 'Martin Luther King Jr.: A Dream Fulfilled?' Discussion
On Monday, Jan. 16 2012, at 10 a.m., in Butler Hall, a panel of University of Mary students will reflect on the meaning and the challenge inherent in this address. The discussion is free and open to the public and audience participation is invited.
Expand Your View Of The Universe As Renowned Futurist Dr. Jack Bacon Discusses 'The Parallel Bang' In Free Presentation Jan. 23
Noted futurist and technological historian Dr. Jack Bacon will discuss the phenomenal rate at which human understanding of the universe is increasing and his ideas on what may happen to the world as we experience this "parallel bang" of understanding. The free public event, Monday, Jan. 23, at
7 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall, is sponsored by the Visiting Scientists Series. VSS is a partnership of Bismarck State College, Gateway to Science, Bismarck Public Schools,
ND Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, St. Mary's Central High School, U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Mary. The Energy Generation Conference has helped sponsor Bacon's visit to Bismarck. More>>
You're Invited To Bismarck-Mandan Healthy Family Fun Night, Jan. 28, At the YMCA
The YMCA, Go! Bismarck Mandan and the University of Mary's Emerging Leaders Academy are holding Healthy Family Fun Night on Saturday, Jan. 28, from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the YMCA, 1608 North Washington Street, Bismarck. The active and fun family-orientated event will feature kickball, dodge ball, ring toss, face painting, bouncing on inflatables and an open swim (register and bring your swimsuit!). Healthy Family Fun Night is free and open to families and kids preschool to 6th grade in the Bismarck-Mandan area. (All kids must be accompanied by an adult; use east entrance.) For more information, visit or call 255-1525.
Get A Taste Of DECAdent Desserts At 2nd Annual Collegiate DECA's Dessert-Tasting Event, Feb. 9, 2012
The University of Mary Collegiate DECA chapter invites you to its 2nd Annual DECAdent Desserts on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the IDEA Center, 2720 E. Broadway Avenue #2, in Bismarck. For only $5 a ticket, you will be able to sample decadent desserts from local entrepreneurs. More>>
Pre-Service Teachers To Hold Free Camp For K-3 Students & Families
University of Mary Student North Dakota Education Association (SNDEA) pre-service teachers will hold Camp Ready Child, a free one-day family camp for students in grades K-3 on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the AMVETS Post 9 Club in Bismarck. The focus of Camp Ready Child is on providing a fun and educational day for local elementary school students as well as on educating parents about the North Dakota Education Association (NDEA) Ready Child Initiative and the importance of literacy. The first 50 students to register will be admitted into the camp. More>>
Garret Senger, '84 & '07, Expands Role At MDU And Great Plains Natural Gas
Accounting and M.B.A., business administration, alum adds regulatory department oversight to vice presidential, controller, and COO duties. Link to newspaper story
Shawn Frank, '92, Promoted To Head Football Coach
U-Mary physical education graduate is tapped for top football coaching spot at Jamestown College. Link to newspaper story
Sheila (Vetter) Marquart, '97, Is Seminar Alum
Business administration graduate and Starion Financial senior vice president of Human Resources completes University of Wisconsin Advanced HR Management seminar. Link to newspaper story
Hope (Torpen) Wedul, '02 & '05, Rejoins Firm In HR Role
English undergraduate and management master's alum takes recruiter/HR generalist spot. Link to newspaper story
Michael Gallagher, '05, Joins Firm As Vice President
Fargo M.B.A. alum is now vice president, project manager, at Spectrum Aeromed. Link to newspaper story. Link to newspaper story
Renee (Gibbons) Muhonen, '09, Hired As Quality Director
M.S.N., nurse administrator, graduate is tapped for regional director of quality at Elim Care Inc. Link to newspaper story
Kenton Carlson, '10, Joins First Community Credit Union
Alum brings M.B.A, management, and rural marketing/financial experience to Bismarck ag/commercial loan spot. Link to newspaper story
Pao-Yueh "Claudia" Schollmeyer, '11, Accepts Accountant Position
Recent U-Mary M.B.A., executive, recipient is employed by Widmer Roel P.C. Link to newspaper story
If you're an alum who has been in the news recently, send the Alumni Office a link to the story so we can share the good word! E-mail: [email protected].
Wrestling Opener Moved Back To Jan. 15; As Marauders Face Two Of Nation's Best In Dual Doubleheader More>>
Marauders Women's Hoopsters Garner Votes In USA Today ESPN Division II Top 25 Poll For Second Straight Week More>>
Nikolic Earns NSCAA Men's All-North/Central Academic Team Honor More More>>
Softball Holds First Practice Of Season Outside As Bismarck Reaches Record Temps More>>

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