Issue No. 77 - Friday, February 10, 2012



U-Mary And BSC To Present 'Titanic the Musical,'
March 8-11

On April 15, 1912, the famed ship Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Newfoundland, Canada; 1,517 people died with only 711 surviving. This remains one of the quintessential disasters all time. In memory of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the University of Mary and Bismarck State College are collaborating to produce "Titanic the Musical" (story and book by Peter Stone; music and lyrics by Maury Yeston). The cast of 38, as well as the musical, technical, and production teams, draw on the talents of both U-Mary and BSC students and faculty. Performances are March 8-10 (7:30 p.m.) and March 11 (2 p.m.), at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 20 and are available on both the U-Mary and BSC campuses and at the U-Mary Butler Center, downtown. To reserve tickets, call: 223-4260 at U-Mary or 224-5511 at BSC. All tickets are general admission, $10 for the general public and $5 for students and staff of BSC and U-Mary.
 
Experts Bring Insights & Discussion To U-Mary, As Bioethics Seminar Series Continues
The Bioethical Challenges of Our Times seminar series brings together clergy, health care and legal professionals, and interested individuals from throughout the region and addresses 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. More>>
 
Screaming Norwegians To Visit U-Mary Feb. 16
¡The Screaming Norwegians! percussion duo will be featured at the Feb.16 convocation. Adam Cowger and Ben Wahlund, '00, "two friendly young men from North Dakota (transplanted to Chicago) who enjoy making music by hitting things with sticks," will perform at 11 a.m. in Arno Gustin Hall. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome. It'll be great-"Yah shore you betcha'"!
 
The Greenleaf Center For Servant Leadership Will Present At Feb. 23 Convo
"Ethics in Leadership" will be the focus of the Feb. 23 Business Ethics Institute convocation at 11 a.m. in Butler Hall of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. Join us for this free event.
 
Respiratory Therapy Program At U-Mary Continues to Rank Among the Elite in the Nation
Outcomes data recently released by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) places the respiratory therapy program at the University of Mary in the top 5 percent of respiratory therapy programs in the United States for graduate credentialing success. More>>
 
U-Mary Students Serve With Free Public Tax Prep
Low-income taxpayers, disabled, and the elderly can count on University of Mary accounting students to decipher the language, crunch the numbers, and do their tax preparation for FREE if they have an income of $50,000 or less. U-Mary's Tax Team of seven students who are IRS Certified VITA/TCE Volunteer Preparers will volunteer their time and talents as part of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 11, 18, and March 10, 17, 24, and 31. This FREE service will be provided at the Butler Center on 505 S. 7th Street in Bismarck. More>>
 
Couldn't Make It To Prayer Day?
John O'Leary, the keynote speaker, has graciously consented for a video of the full presentation to be available online. See it on YouTube! (Note, full version contains graphic images that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
http://youtu.be/QxxMpXZyJQQ.
 
Tim Tebow Headlines Blockbuster Speaker Lineup For
2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast At U-Mary

Tebow, along with eight other world-renowned leaders will share their experiences at the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast, to be held in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, May 4, 2012, and broadcast live at the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, in Arno Gustin Hall. Other speakers joining Tebow at this year's event are: Soledad O'Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN; Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and president of The Table Group; John Maxwell, leadership expert and best-selling author of "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership"; Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry; Roland Fryer, professor of economics at Harvard University and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory; Marcus Buckingham, strength strategist, best-selling author, and researcher; Urban Meyer, head football coach for Ohio State University; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; and Sheena Iyengar, author of "The Art of Choosing" and world-renowned expert of choice. This year's program will focus on the power of choice. There are a limited number of tickets available. Register online at www.umary.edu/leadercast. The $50 ticket price ($75, starting April 1, 2012) includes lunch and refreshments. More>>
 
 
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
 
Lindsey (Geiszler) Guss, '04, Receives Promotion At MDU Resources Group
Accounting and business administration alum is now financial planning supervisor. Link to news story
 
Erin Hill-Oban,'04, Discusses Women And Politics
Former U-Mary alumni director and campaign coordinator for ND gubernatorial candidate ND Sen. Ryan Taylor shares insider's perspective on women in the political arena in TV interview. Link to news video
 
Paul Laney, '04 & '05, Honored As National Sheriff Of The Year
B.S. management and MMGT, management grad and Cass County (ND) sheriff is recognized by National Sheriffs' Association with 2012 Ferris E. Lucas Award.
Link to news story
 
Danny Miles,'04, Joins Ulteig In Fargo
B.S., management, MMGT, grad, and licensed Senior Professional of Human Resources is appointed HR director. Link to news story
 
Paul Deede, '06, Advances At MDU Resources
Accounting alum and C.P.A. rises to income tax analyst II. Link to news story
 
Jennifer Volk,'08, Joins MDU Resources
Accounting and business administration grad accepts financial analyst position. Link to news 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].
 
 
MARAUDERS HEADLINES
 
USTFCCCA Ranks U-Mary Women's Indoor Team 15th In Nation More>>
 
NSIC Names Janet Johnson Women's Track Athlete Of The Week More>>
 
Evans Resigns As Women's Soccer Head Coach For Position At NCAA Div. I Wyoming More>>
 
Agnew Sets Record, Harmon Claims Title For Marauders at Cobber Duals More>>
 
Marauders Football Garners 28 Commitments For 2012 More>>
 
Eight Women's Soccer Commitments For 2012 Announced More>>
 
D2Football.com Names Steffan To IIs 2011 All-America Honorable Mention Team More>>
 
Pletan, Lozensky Named NSIC Players To Watch And Marauders Picked 12th In Preseason Baseball Coaches' Poll More>>
 
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Check Out U-Mary On YouTube
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