Issue No. 78 - Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Father James Shea, president, University of Mary (left), and Michael M. Crow, president. Arizona State University, seal the historic agreement between their two schools.
U-Mary And ASU To Begin Historic
Academic Partnership

Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Mary have entered into a collaborative agreement that will provide an opportunity for ASU students to take courses from U-Mary in theological studies or Catholic studies as a complement to their ASU degree. In addition to taking single courses, ASU students may earn a major or minor in theological studies or Catholic studies through U-Mary. The courses will be taught at the Newman Center in Tempe, AZ, adjacent to the ASU campus. Classes will begin in fall 2012.

"This exciting collaboration with Arizona State University serves students in an entirely new way," said University of Mary President Father James Shea. "Through what we believe to be an unprecedented academic partnership of public and Catholic higher education, ASU's impressive offerings are expanded and some of U-Mary's best degree programs find a new home. We're thrilled to be part of this endeavor." More>>
Northern Sun Honors Thorson, Wolf And Johnson; 14 Women Earn All-NSIC Honors
The University of Mary earned three major 2012 Northern Sun postseason awards: Mike Thorson was selected the NSIC Women's Coach of the Year; Dakota Wolf earned the NSIC Women's Track Athlete of the Year; and Tess Johnson was named the NSIC Newcomer of the Year. Additionally, 14 Marauders earned All-NSIC honors. More>>
Thirteen U-Mary DECA Members Qualify To Compete At International Conference In April
Thirteen members of the University of Mary chapter of Collegiate DECA, the international association of marketing students, took first-, second-, or third-place honors at the 2012 North Dakota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference held in Fargo, ND, Feb. 12-13. This qualifies them to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference April 21-25, in Salt Lake City, UT. More>>
New Book From U-Mary Press Chronicles Story Of Selz
In this extensively researched book, noted North Dakota author and scholar Father William C. Sherman takes readers on a compelling historical journey spanning the Communist Revolution, rising Russian nationalism, and two bloody world wars that gave rise to enormous resentment of the Germans. In words and photos, this slim, 32-page volume details the heroic and sad moments of the German past, combining memories, interviews, and historical information that has become available with the fall of Communism. The book will enlighten the thousands of Americans and Canadians who see the name Selz in their genealogies about the world their ancestors built and what happened to their relatives who were not fortunate enough to get to the New World. Selz Russia Home Colony, a publication of the University of Mary Press, is available from the University of Mary Bookstore for $14.95. For details, call (701) 355-8282. More>>
Annual Artists Celebrating Christ Event To Be Held March 22-25
Artists Celebrating Christ (ACC), a unique interdenominational event, will bring together Christian artists from across the nation at the University of Mary, March 22-25, 2012, at the Benedictine Center and Gary Tharaldson School of Business. 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. In the spirit of service and stewardship, proceeds after expenses will benefit ND Teen Challenge. Artists Celebrating Christ 2012 is sponsored in part by Dakota West Arts Council; the Christian Leadership Center; the University of Mary; and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Morton County. More>>
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>>
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 Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., March 17, 24, and 31. This FREE service will be provided at the Butler Center on 505 S. 7th Street in Bismarck. More>>
Join Us For 'The Soldier's Tale' On Thursday, April 19
This 50-minute Faculty Excellence Series convocation features a narrated chamber ensemble performance of Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece. It will be held in Arno Gustin Hall, 11 a.m., and is free and open to the public.
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 The $50 ticket price ($75, starting April 1, 2012) includes lunch and refreshments. More>>
Zachary Dosch, '08 & '10, Joins Starion Financial
B.S., business administration and financial services and banking, and M.B.A., management grad now business banking officer in Mandan, ND. Link to news story 1 | news story 2
Matthew Binder, '06 & '08, Hired At Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
B.S. business administration and M.B.A., executive alum has taken a research analyst intern spot in government affairs group. Link to news story
Kristyn Nelson, '11, Is Intern With Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
B.S., accounting graduate interning as account payable specialist.
Link to news story
Kelly (Kostelecky) Gunsch, '96, Hired As Development Officer
Former social studies education major joins Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in Bismarck. Link to news story
Melanie (Goebell) Nicklos, '11, Joins Starion Financial
B.S., management alum is personal banker in north Bismarck. Link to news story
Lisa Feist, '01 & '02, Named Manager
B.U.S., college studies and M.S.O.T. grad takes over as Seeds of Hope manager. Link to news story
Jerry Serhienko, '77, Running For Morton County Commissioner
Former Mandan City commissioner and B.S accounting grad announces candidacy. Link to news story
Sandy Kjelvik, '06 & '11, Speaks On 'Operational Efficiencies and Leadership'
B.S. management and M.B.A., management alum and Discovery Benefits chief information officer-vice president of human resources is featured in Business Talks series. 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 Finish 13th In Nation As Agnew, Wolf And Stewart Earn All-American Women's Track And Field Honors More>>
Nagel, Johnson Earn NCAA All-American Honors At Wrestling Championships More>>
Exciting Marauders Women's Basketball Season Comes To Close At NCAA Regionals More>>
Three Marauders Earn All-NSIC Men's Indoor Track Honors More>>
Women's Basketball's Murray, Collins Named To All-Northern Sun Squad More>>
Marauders Forward Damon Smith Earns All-Northern Sun Honors More>>
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