Issue No. 67 - Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We're In!!! #14 Marauders To Face Metro State In Central Region Opener
Fargo native Eric Erdmann scored 17 points as the Marauders defeated MSU Moorhead 70-65 for the first-ever NSIC tournament win for U-Mary.
The University of Mary men's basketball team continues to make its mark in the school's annals, qualifying for the NCAA regional tournament for the first time. The Marauders will open the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament against Metro State on Saturday, March 12, in Mankato, MN. Tip off is set for 8:30 p.m. More>>
     Fan Social: If you're able to make the game, there will be a social for fans, alum and friends at Jake's Pizza (near Mankato's arena), from 5:30 p.m. to about 7:45 p.m. Some food will be available, drinks are up to you!
Click here for directions, lodging and other info about attending the game.
     Can't Make The Game? A video stream of all seven games at the NCAA Central Region Tournament will be available online at The game also will be streamed online on the Minnesota State University athletic Web site at Buffalo Wild Wings and Reza's Pitch in Bismarck both will broadcast the webcast. You can listen to the game live with Jack Michaels, "The Voice of the Marauders," on ESPN 710 AM, starting at 8:10 Saturday night. Or listen to the live audio stream at

Join Us For An Evening Of Irish Festivities, March 17-19
Looking for a new way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Or just want to come in from the cold for a fun time and some great entertainment? March 17-19, the University of Mary will present an Evening of Irish Festivities, including music, dance, food and two Irish one-act plays, in the Benedictine Center Meeting Room and adjacent dining hall. More >>

U-Mary Lions Club Spearheads Local Marine Care Package Drive March 13
University of Mary Lions Club members will be collecting nonperishable items inside both entrances of Central Market on March 12, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and March 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More>>

Celebrate Benedictine Awareness Week, March 21-25
Alumni are invited to reflect and rejoice with the Sisters and the university community in events and activities that bring our legacy to life! More>>

Marauders Men's Team To Share Winning Ways In Boys Basketball Clinic & Camps
Boys in grades K-8 will have the opportunity to learn from the best when the University of Mary Men's Basketball Team will conduct a Boys Youth Basketball Clinic on April 25 at the Bismarck YMCA. The Marauders men's team also will host an Individual Skills Camp May 31-June 2 and an Offensive Improvement Camp Aug. 1-3, for boys basketball players on the U-Mary campus.

June & July Marauders Girls Basketball Camps Will Give Junior High & High School Athletes A Chance To Learn From The Best
A trio of upcoming University of Mary basketball camps will provide girls in grades seven through 12 a unique opportunity to improve individual and team skills. In the June Shooters Camp and the July Marauders Jamboree Team Camp and Competition Camp (with residential option), teen athletes will learn Marauders "winning ways" from U-Mary's acclaimed coaching staff.

Thanks To Alumni & Friends For Making The Feb. 24 Banquet A Success!
A total of 34 volunteers turned out to assist the U-Mary Alumni Association in serving The Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 24, in Bismarck. Thanks to your efforts, a full-course meal and musical entertainment were provided for 300 guests, and an additional 24 take-out meals were prepared at the conclusion of the evening. If you would like to participate in or need volunteers for an event, please contact the University of Mary alumni at [email protected].

GiANT Impact Announces Blockbuster Speaker Lineup For 2011 Chick-fil-A Leadercast at U-Mary
From entrepreneur and author, to sports anchor and college coach, each of the 11 presenters headlining this year's Chick-fil-A Leadercast has a story that will help foster the leader in each of us. The 2011 Chick-fil-A Leadercast will be held in Atlanta, on Friday, May 6, 2011, and broadcast live at the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, in Arno Gustin Hall, beginning at 8 a.m.
More >>


New U.S. Justice Department Task Force Includes U-Mary Grad
Tribal attorney Michelle (Rivard) Parks, '96, Spirit Lake, ND, has been named to the Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force. Direct link to newspaper story|press release

Brandi Schoenberg, '07, Crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2011
Schoenberg, a business communication/business administration grad employed at the ND Department of Commerce in Bismarck, will compete for the Miss USA title in June. Direct link to TV coverage (with video)

Corrie Villegas, '07, First Native American Student To Be Offered Spot In Montana Medical Laboratory Science Training Program
Villegas, a former Marauders basketball standout, who earned a B.S. in social and behavioral sciences, is continuing her educational journey. Link to newspaper story

Sarah McNulty, '05, Tapped For Coach Of The Year Honors
U-Mary biology education grad and soccer star receives national recognition for work with girls soccer. Link to newspaper story

SBS Grad Serves, Leads With Free Online Business Resource Site
Minneapolis consultant Carter McNamara, '78, founded and runs the Free Management Library. 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]


Moody, Erdmann Named To All-NSIC First Team; Moody Recognized As NSIC Player Of The Year More>>

Herbst Named Division II Bulletin Coach Of The Month More>>

Marauders Track & Field 11th In Final Regular-Season Rankings More>>

Davis (Softball), Pletan (Baseball) Marauders Named Student-Athletes Of The Week More>>

Marauders Claim NSIC Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship Once More; Walker, Thorson Garner Conference T & F Honors More>>

Seven Marauders Get All-NSIC Indoor Track & Field Recognition More>>

For the latest Marauders news and sports information, visit

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

Need To Advance Your Career?
Earn your master's degree and be an alum again. Check out our accelerated graduate programs at

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.

Help Us Keep the 'Connection' Growing!
Forward this to an alum or friend by clicking the link below

Miss an Issue of 'Connection'?
Click Here to link to the "Connection" Archives

Privacy Policy

Talk to us! Let us know what you are thinking! Contact alumni@umaryedu
Forward this newsletter to a friend or alum Click here to fill out our online keep in touch form Don't want to receive this newsletter? Click here to opt out