Issue No. 90 - Monday, March 11, 2013
Usher In Spring With A Garden Of Musical Delights At U-Mary's Annual Free Band Concert On Sunday, March 24
U-Mary Alumni Association To Sponsor/Serve At The Banquet, April 4; It's Not Too Late To Volunteer For This Great Event
On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the Alumni Association will take part in The Banquet, to be held in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church. Begun in 2005 to serve Thursday evening meals and provide companionship to people in need, The Banquet provides a complete, hot, home-cooked meal, and is free to anyone who attends -- no questions asked. The Alumni Association is currently accepting volunteers to help with food preparation, set-up, serving the meal, and cleanup. Volunteer shifts are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., 4:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., and 5:10 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Paul Keeney, director of alumni, at 355-8370 or [email protected].
Annual Artists Celebrating Christ Event To Be Held April 4-7 At U-Mary
Artists Celebrating Christ (ACC), a unique interdenominational event, will once again bring together Christian artists from across the nation at the University of Mary's Benedictine Center and the Gary Tharaldson School of Business, Thursday-Sunday, April 4-7. Highlights will include a juried art show, artwork from young area students, art classes and tours of the exhibits for students, presentations, and a Quick Draw and Silent Auction. Event times vary, with a schedule being available at www.accartshow.com. In the spirit of service and stewardship, proceeds after expenses will benefit ND Teen Challenge. Artists Celebrating Christ 2013 is sponsored in part by Dakota West Arts Council; the Christian Leadership Center; Image Printing; the University of Mary; and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Morton County. No charge for admission. More>>
ALSO IN APRIL
Thursday-Sunday, April 4-7: 'Tragically Historical Adventures Of Alexander The Great (And Friends)'
April 4-6, 7:30 p.m.; April 7, 2 p.m., Arno Gustin Hall
This original play by U-Mary student Joseph Smith, brought to the stage by cast and crew of U-Mary students and faculty, whimsically portrays the events, conquests and travels of Alexander the Great during his short reign. Tickets are $8 regular admission/$4 for seniors and high school students; call 355-8263 to reserve yours. Appropriate for those 16 and over.
Wednesday And Thursday, April 10 And April 11: Annie Barrows, Author Of This Year's Campus Read, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
April 10, Public Reading, Book-Signing/Reception, 7 p.m., Harold Schafer Leadership Center Great Room
April 11, Convocation, 11 a.m., Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business
Both events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 13: Chamber Ensemble Concert
11 a.m., Kirkwood Mall
The Chamber Music Concert features a wide variety of ensembles and music, showcasing smaller student ensembles such as Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble, Sax Quartet, Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble and Trombone Trio. Chamber music developed from entertainment in people's homes, and provides opportunities to feature the individual musicians, as the music is often one person per part.
Sunday, April 14: Choir Concert
3 p.m., Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
The U-Mary Spring Choir Concert features a variety of music, including Mozart's mini-masterpiece "Regina Coeli" and "The Unclosed Ring," a set of three works by Latvian composer Juris Karlsons. Four chamber groups will be conducted by student conductors Jordan Boehm, Amber Olson, Krystal Laskowske, Caitlin Nicks, Clayton Perala, Craig Goettle, and Nikkita Starr. A special feature of the concert will be the premieres of two student compositions, "Ave Maria" by Leven Zuelke (a senior from Miles City, MT), and "Ignis Divine" by Jordan Boehm (a junior from Mandan, ND). Free and open to all.
Wednesday, April 17: Public Reading By Guest Poet And U-Mary Poetry Slam Host Ray McManus
7:30 p.m., Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-Op, 4th and Thayer
Poet Ray McManus (winner of the South Carolina Poetry Prize and author of "Driving Through the Country Before You Were Born" and "Red Dirt Jesus") will give a free, public reading of his work.
Thursday, April 18: Planet Under Pressure Convocation
11 a.m., Arno Gustin Hall
How our planet is changing and why we should care, a talk by Dr. Krystyna Gorzelska. All are welcome, no charge for admission.
Thursday, April 18: Fourth Annual Poetry Slam
7 p.m., R.M. Heskett Hall
Student poets recite their original, crowd-pleasing poetry while competing for fabulous prizes. Guest judges yet to be named. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome.
Monday-Wednesday, April 22-24: The Paper Birds
This three-day event focusing on social justice to be held in cooperation with Bismarck State College and ArtsQuest will feature guest speaker Patrick Atkinson, and workshops and performances of "In A Thousand Pieces" by British performance troupe The Paper Birds. Sessions and performances are free and open to all. Watch for details!
Thursday, April 25: Steel Band Concert
7:30 p.m., Arno Gustin Hall
Join the U-Mary Steel Band for their spring concert. Music will include a variety of Caribbean, classical, heavy metal, pop, and the premiere of a new composition by David Sorenson, '15. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Saturday, April 27: U-Mary Percussion Ensemble and Honor Percussion Ensemble
3 p.m., Arno Gustin Hall
Join the University of Mary Percussion Ensemble for their Spring Concert. The event will include music by Steve Reich, Lou Harrison, Patrick Long, and others. The U-Mary Honor Percussion Ensemble, an auditioned group consisting of top high school percussionists from central North Dakota, will be featured at the concert.
World-Renowned Leaders to Speak at University of Mary
Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, on May 10, 2013. This one-day leader development event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA, to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Bismarck. This year's speakers include: Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA; John Maxwell, best-selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie "Act of Valor"; Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field; David Allen, best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert; and Condolezza Rice, secretary of state (2005-2009), via exclusive Simply Lead video interview. A limited number of tickets are available. Register online at www.umary.edu/leadercast. More>>
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Paulette (Miller) Bullinger, '73, Shares Writing Journey
B.S. in social work alumna tells story behind her book "Nothing Hidden." Link to news story
Gretchen (Fider) Chilson, '00, To Represent Minnesota On Music Tour
B.A. in vocal and instrumental music grad tapped for Minnesota Ambassadors of Music European tour. Link to news story
Roxanne Johnson, '02, FNP, Now With Essentia Health
M.S.N., alumna is member of clinic staff in Valley City, ND. Link to news story
John Wobbema, '02, Joins Corporate Technologies
Master of Management, information technology, graduate takes system engineer spot in Fargo. Link to news story
Daniel Keith, D.D.S.,'05, Becomes Part of Jesperson Orthodontics
B.S. in business administration alumnus, is now with Bismarck practice. Link to news story
Janel Buchholtz, '05, Hired At Alliance Real Estate
B.S. in management alumna is Realtor at Bismarck firm. Link to news story
Cassandra Borlaug, '11 & '12, Now Practicing In Fargo
B.U.S. in college studies, with minor in special education, and M.S. in Occupational Therapy graduate finds spot for skills at Pediatric Therapy Partners. Link to news story
Matt Ahonen, '11, Is Now Credit Officer In Fargo
B.US. in accounting alumnus, joins Bell State Bank and Trust. Link to news story
Patty Teagle, LAPC, '12, Hired At NuVation Health Services
M.S. in Counseling is part of Bismarck staff. Link to news story
Sara Stolt, '12, Receives Promotion
M.S. in Strategic Leadership alumna rises to manager of human resources planning post at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Link to news story
U-MARY SPORTS CAMPS
Sunday, March 24: High School Girls Soccer Camp (Grades 9-12)
2 p.m. to 6 p.m., University of Mary
Technical and tactical individual and group instruction with training by top-level Div. II soccer players and U-Mary coaching staff. More>>
Monday, April 1: Mini-Marauders Boys Basketball Camp (Grades K-6)
9 a.m. to Noon, McDowell Activity Center & Leach Field House
Instruction in dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, rebounding, footwork, with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. $35/one child, $30 each/multiple children. More>>
Sunday, April 7: Boys Soccer Camp (Grades 7-12) And Boys & Girls Soccer Camp (Grades K-6)
2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Reichert Field
Technical and tactical individual and group instruction with training by top-level Div. II soccer players and U-Mary coaching staff. The fee for either camp is $45. More>>
Melissa Agnew Brings Home Marauders' First NCAA Individual Championship As U-Mary Places Ninth Overall More>>
Dominating DMR Performance Wins NCAA Championship, Jennifer Agnew All-American In 5,000 More>>
Marauders Softball Team Finishes Spring Break On A High Note More>>
Sensational Start Turns Sideways For Johnson At NCAA Wrestling Championships More>>
Trattles Throws Third No-Hitter In Marauders History To Lead U-Mary To Sweep Of Penn State Beaver More>>
NSIC Track And Field Honors Thorson As Coach, Agnew As Athlete Of The Year More>>
U-Mary's In Rome!
Find out more about the campus in Italy and opportunities to study there. More>>
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