Issue No. 54 - Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

Announcing the University of Mary's New Campus -- in Rome, Italy!
U-Mary has selected the city of Rome as the site for its new campus in Italy, which will be launched in fall 2010. A guest house and meeting center located in Monteverde Nuovo, a quiet area on the edge of Italy's capital city, and managed by the Handmaids of Charity will be home to U-Mary's new Italian campus. "The House of Hospitality ('Al Casaletto') is ideally suited to our needs," said university president, Father James Shea when making the announcement in early February.

This marks another step toward the realization of U-Mary's historic initiative. The program will feature specialized courses in the liberal arts, covering topics such as history, theology, art, architecture and music. Students will be afforded an in-depth experience of the city of Rome, with all of its ancient and Christian heritage. This enriching and unforgettable learning experience will be the only one of its kind offered by a North Dakota college and one of only a handful of such programs available across the United States
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U-Mary Launches 'Catholic Scholars Program'

Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, students who have attended Catholic high schools will be able to continue their Catholic education on a college level at a public school price, as U-Mary debuts its new "Catholic Scholars Program." The new initiative will allow graduates of any Catholic high school to receive free room and board on campus at U-Mary if they attend as a first-time freshman. more>>

U-Mary Music Ensembles Announce 2010 Spring Tour
Ensembles from the U-Mary Music Department will take to the road in February and March with free public concerts in Bismarck and Williston, ND, and four cities in Montana. The U-Mary Spring 2010 Music Tour, the first such tour in over a decade, begins on Thursday, Feb. 25, with 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. performances at Williston High School. more>>


University of Mary to Offer Catholic Studies Program
Beginning in fall 2010, the University of Mary will be offering a Catholic studies program. In so doing, it will become one of fewer than 50 colleges and universities across the United States and the only institution of higher learning in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming with such a program. more>>


U-Mary Students Provide Public With Free Tax Prep Service

Have no fear -- U-Mary's Tax Team is here! Students, low-income taxpayers, disabled and the elderly can count on U-Mary accounting students to decipher the language, crunch the numbers, and do their tax preparation for FREE if they have an income of $49,000 or less. more>>

U-Mary Human Services Institute Confronts Financial Literacy
University of Mary's 2010 Human Services Institute tackles debt issues and various financial topics with guest speakers and roundtable discussions on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. more>>


Send Us Your Favorite U-Mary Photos
Did you take photos at the 50th anniversary reunion last year? 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 a special Alumni Photo Gallery on our Web site. Whether from 50 years ago, or last year, send us your photographs and a brief description (including the year taken) for each. Our goal is to have an online gallery 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] by Monday, March 22, for inclusion in the debut gallery.

Learning to Lead:
New Book Presents the University of Mary's
First 50 Years in Words & Pictures

In commemoration of the University of Mary's 50th anniversary in 2009, the university is pleased to announce the publication of Learning to Lead: The University of Mary, 1959 -- 2009. Offered as a gift with online contributions of $25 or more. more>>

Show Your U-Mary Pride
The University of Mary Bookstore is now open online! more>>


Marauders Making Headlines
Perry Places Second at NSIC Multi Championships more>>
Thirty-one U-Mary Winter Sports Student-Athletes Earn Winter NSIC All-Academic Honors more>>
Pitchers Dominate for Marauders on Final Day of Las Vegas Tournament more>>

Nationally and Internationally Acclaimed Filmmaker Shares Message of Forgiveness at Prayer Day 2010
The power of forgiveness is in us all and exercising it can change lives, including your own. This was central to the message of Martin Doblmeier's keynote address at U-Mary's Prayer Day 2010. more>>

Get Married? Have a Baby?
Send your personal and professional news and photos to Sister Denise at [email protected], or complete the "keep in touch" form. If e-mailing, please include your name, address, year of graduation, phone number, and spouse's name.

Two North Dakota Students Selected as 2010 Global Village Institute Fellows
The Emerging Leaders Academy, in association with the Harold Schafer Leadership Center on the University of Mary campus, is pleased to announce the 2010 Global Village Institute fellowship recipients. Jesse Trapp of Jamestown, ND, and Cody Friesz of Garrison, ND, both juniors in the Emerging Leaders Academy, have been selected to participate in the June-August internship program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. more>>

Become a U-Mary Alum ... Again!
Contact us today so you can start your master's degree in May. Online or on-site master's degree programs available. more>>

Check Out U-Mary on YouTube
Videos feature athletic events, the impact of U-Mary on the community, and highlights, testimonials on the value and benefit of a University of Mary education, and more. more>>

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

Now There's a New Way to Give to U-Mary!
Supporting U-Mary is easier than ever with the university's new online giving option. Just go to www.umary.edu/giving 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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