Issue No. 91 - Thursday, April 4, 2013
The premiere of 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. Performances are April 4-6, 7:30 p.m. and April 7, 2 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall. Tickets are $8 regular admission/$4 for seniors and high school students. It is appropriate for those 16 and over. More>>
Author! Author! Join U-Mary In Welcoming International Author Annie Barrows To Campus April 10 & 11
* April 10, Public Reading, Book-Signing/Welcome Reception, 7 p.m., Harold Schafer Leadership Center Great Room, sponsored by the U-Mary English Department
* April 11, Convocation, 11 a.m., Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business, sponsored by the Campus Read Committee
Books will be on sale at the reading/signing, which will feature a question-and-answer segment that likely will include some of Barrow's amusing anecdotes about the development of the book. Both events are free and open to the public.
Celebrate The Class Of 2013
The University of Mary will hold its 53rd commencement on Saturday, May 4, at the Bismarck Civic Center. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Alumni and friends are also invited to attend Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.
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, with guest judges. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome.
Monday-Wednesday, April 22-24: The Paper Birds
11 a.m., Arno Gustin Hall
This three-day event focusing on social justice, to be held in cooperation with Bismarck State College and ArtsQuest 2013, will feature a talk by Patrick Atkinson, founder/executive director of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons, and workshops and presentations of "In A Thousand Pieces," depicting the brutal and isolated world of women forced into the sex trade, performed by The Paper Birds Theatre Company of Leeds, England (not recommended for viewers under age 14). Sessions and performances are free and open to the public. Visit bismarckstate.edu/artsquest for more information and a detailed schedule.
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, which is free and open to all.
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
Dr. Melody (Wacker) Schopp, '76 & '95, Speaks At Academic All-Star Team Awards Banquet
B.S. in elementary education and M.S. in education grad, and S.D. secretary of education addresses high school seniors at Argus Leader Media's event. Link to news story
Marilyn Schwartzbauer, '78, Earns Recertification
B.S. in Nursing alumna and longtime Sanford R.N. is recertified. Link to news story
Kristie Todd-Reisnour, '00, FNP, Is Recertified
M.S. in Nursing grad recertified as clinical densitometrist. Link to news story
Brittney Bornemann, '05 & '07, Has ND Debt Collection Paper Published
B.S. in business administration and M.B.A. alumna, who is an associate with the Rodenburg Law Firm, has white paper written with firm partner Joel Boon published by The National List of Attorneys. Link to news story
Christine Kujawa, '05, Recognized By Public Library Association
M.Mgt. grad is honored for commitment to intellectual freedom and Library Bill of Rights. Link to news story
Donald Santer Jr.,'09, Hired As COO At NDAD
M.B.A. alumnus has oversight of Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot charitable gaming. Link to news story
Mark Bakkum, '11, Hired At Western State Bank
B.S. in business administration grad now credit analyst at West Fargo, ND, institution. Link to news story
U-MARY SPORTS CAMPS
Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31: Boys Basketball Camp (Grades K-8)
9 a.m. to noon, University of Mary McDowell Activity Center and Leach Field house
Marauders men's basketball team and coaching staff will develop individual skills and some team strategies while incorporating competition drills each day. $120/one child, $100 each/multiple children. More>>
Sunday, June 2 And June 9: Varsity And JV Basketball Team Camp
McDowell Activity Center and Leach Field House
Basketball workshop for Midwest teams. $200 per team one date/$350 per team both dates. More>>
Monday-Wednesday, June 3-6: Boys Basketball Camp (Grades K-8)
9 a.m. to noon, McDowell Activity Center and Leach Field House
Learn individual and team skills from U-Mary men's basketball coaches and team. $120 for a single child/$100 each for multiple children. More>>
Saturday, July 13: Marauders Football Camp (Grades 9-12)
Watch for details! More>>
Monday And Tuesday, July 15 And 16: Marauders Rookie Football Camp (Grades 3-6)
8 a.m. to noon, Wachter Middle School
Marauders coaching staff's annual fundamental skills camp, $40 before July 3/$60 after. More>>
Monday And Tuesday, July 22 And 23: Mini Marauders Volleyball Camp (Grades 2-5)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., McDowell Activity Center and Leach Field House
Introduction for beginning volleyball players, $50. More>>
Wednesday And Thursday, July 24 And 25: Volleyball General Skills Camp (Grades 5-9)
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., McDowell Activity Center and Leach Field House
Skill-building camp. Overnight Camp-$220/Day Camp-$180. More>>
Friday And Saturday, July 26 And 27: Volleyball High Performance Camp (Grades 9-12)
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., McDowell Activity Center and Leach Field House
Get technical feedback for a higher level of play. Overnight Camp-$260/Day Camp-$220. More>>
Hartwell, Dixon Named Marauders 2013 NSIC Outdoor Track And Field Athletes To Watch More>>
NSIC Coaches Project Marauders To Win 2013 Women's Outdoor Championship, Agnew Named Preseason Athlete Of Year More>>
Experienced Marauders Football Squad Begins Spring Ball On March 22 More>>
Latest NSIC Showcase Features Agnew, Newell Plus Baseball, Softball Coaches "Braving The Shave" More>>
Familiar Faces Edwards, Miesbauer Round Out Marauders Football Coaching Staff More>>
U-Mary's In Rome!
Find out more about the campus in Italy and opportunities to study there. More>>
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