Issue No. 79 - Thursday, April 5, 2012

Senior Faculty Member Father Victor Feser, OSB, will once again lead the commencement procession, carrying the University of Mary Ceremonial Mace.
Join Us As The University Of Mary Celebrates Graduation 2012!
On Saturday, April 28, the University of Mary will hold its 52nd commencement, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Bismarck Civic Center. The university will award more than 1,100 degrees to more than 1,000 students, the largest graduating class in U-Mary history. This will be the second straight year for the number of degrees to pass the 1,000 mark, and the first year for the number of graduates to top 1,000. During the ceremony, the university also will confer honorary degrees on three outstanding servant leaders. Noted North Dakota attorney and longtime supporter of Catholic education Al Wolf will be awarded the Doctor of Leadership and Philanthropy, honorus causa. Honorary doctorates also will be conferred posthumously on former faculty member and author Sister Mary Elizabeth Mason, OSB, and respected businessman and entrepreneur Duane "Dewey" Tietz. Sister Mary Elizabeth will receive the Doctor of the University, honorus causa, and Tietz, the Doctor of Leadership, honorus causa. A Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel, in the Benedictine Center, on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. All graduating students, family, guests, community and faculty are welcome.
Marauders To Host 2012 NSIC Outdoor Track Championships;
Volunteers Needed!

The University of Mary will host the 2012 Northern Sun Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 11-12 at the Bismarck Community Bowl. Over 600 student-athletes from the NSIC will participate as 11 women's teams and nine men's squads compete for the conference crowns. The U-Mary women's team captured outdoor titles in 2007, 2008 and 2010 while the men's program is looking for its first outdoor championships. Field events are set to begin at 11 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with running events slated to start at 12:50 p.m., both days. This will be the first time U-Mary, a league member since 2006, will host an NSIC championship event. This is a huge undertaking, and alumni are invited to join other U-Mary community volunteers to help make it a success. Please contact Track & Field Coach Mike Thorson at 355-8280 or at [email protected] to volunteer! Further information about the event will be posted on closer to the event.
U-Mary Faculty To Present Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale"
The University of Mary will present a narrated chamber ensemble performance of Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale," on Thursday, April 19. Part of U-Mary's Faculty Excellence Series, the 50-minute presentation of Stravinsky's 1918 masterpiece will be held at 11 a.m., in Arno Gustin Hall on the university campus. The public is welcome, and there is no charge for admission.
Join Us For A Free Evening Of 'Opera,' Featuring Scenes From
Some Of The Greats

From melodious strains to maniacal outbursts, enjoy scenes from "Tales of Hoffmann," "La Bohème," "The Medium," and "Die Zauberflöte," performed by Amber Olson, Brittany Bearsheart, Cymberly Estis, Erin Drevlow, Christian Radikowski, Josh Johnson and Leven Zuelke. Directed by Katherine Henjum, the performance by the University of Mary Vocal Arts Ensemble, will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m., in R.M. Heskett Hall. All are welcome, and there is no charge for admission. More>>
U-Mary Announces Dates For Girls Summer Basketball Camp
The Marauders women's basketball team has set the dates for four 2012 summer basketball camps providing fun and learning for girls in grades K-6, grades 7-12, and varsity/junior varsity divisions. More>>
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 his 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 on choice. This year's program will focus on the power of choice. There are a limited number of tickets available. Register online at The $75 ticket price includes lunch and refreshments. 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, PA. While the presenters are from a Catholic organization, the content is relevant to individuals from all backgrounds. More>>
Tim Miles, '89, Tapped For UNL Head Basketball Coach Spot
Elementary education and physical education alum and former Colorado State head coach takes servant leadership to new arena -- guiding the Cornhusker men's basketball program at the University of Nebraska.
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Arlene Gray, '94, Gains National Certification
B.A., music grad receives National Music Teachers Association certification.
Link to news story
Stephen Ambuehl, '99, Named Head Baseball Coach
B.S., physical and health education alum to coach seven-time state champion Canyon del Oro Dorados in Oro Valley, AZ. Link to news story
Erica (Zundel) Hager, '04 & '07, Featured In Story About Moms With Baby-Oriented Businesses
Article includes B.S. business communication and M.Mgt., management alum's business. Link to news story
Amy Carlson, '05, Joins Widmer Roel PC
Accounting and business administration grad and C.P.A. hired as staff accountant. Link to news story
Kilee (Dobogai) Harmon, '05 & '07, Appointed Development Director
Alum putting U-Mary B.S., business administration, M.B.A., business management, and M.Mgt. management degrees to work at the Saint Alexius Medical Center Foundation. Link to news story
Stuart Clark, '06 & '08, Joins KAT Communications
B.S., business administration, and M.B.A. alum hired as account manager.
Link to news story
Erin Mayo, '06, Takes Moorhead Wells Fargo Spot
M.B.A., business administration alum appointed credit analyst.
Link to news story
Kelly Wald, '09, Appointed To ND Department Of Agriculture Post
B.S., business communication alum hired as research and policy analyst.
Link to news story | Link to news story
Jaclyn (Ryan) Nye, '11, Joins Clearwater Communications
B.S., marketing and business administration grad takes communication specialist spot. 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].
Kelling Named Football Defensive Coordinator More>>
NSIC Names Melissa Agnew Women's Outdoor Track Athlete Of The Week More>>
Agnew, Wolf Set Records And Dixon Doubles Down In First Outdoor Track Meet More>>
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