Issue No. 68 - Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Alumni Gatherings Highlight Graduation 2011 Activities
As the University of Mary gears up to welcome a new class of alumni at its 51st commencement, current alum will be catching up with college friends and teammates at a number of special gatherings being held in conjunction with graduation. Kicked off by U-Mary Men's Soccer Alumni Gatherings & Games, April 9-10, upcoming graduation-related events in Bismarck will include:
  • April 12: Graduation Celebration for all 2011 Graduates hosted by the Alumni Association & Council from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings
  • April 16-17: U-Mary Football Alumni Gathering at 6 p.m. at the Elks on Saturday; scrimmage on Sunday. For more information, e-mail Myron Schulz at mschulz@umary.edu
  • A Baccalaureate Mass, Friday, April 29, 2011, from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
  • Commencement 2011, Saturday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., friends, family, and alum are invited to celebrate the achievements of 2011 graduates at the Bismarck Civic Center.
Fargo-Area Alumni! Join Us At A Post-Grad Get-Together On May 5
U-Mary alum living in or near Fargo are invited to spend a great couple of hours socializing and networking with other alumni on Thursday, May 5, from 5:01 p.m.-7 p.m., at The Winery, at 1404 33rd St. S, Fargo. Alumni are welcome to bring a friend or significant other. The entry fee is $5 for alum, $7 for non-alum, and includes appetizers and two drink tickets (each good for one glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage). For more information, or to RSVP, please e-mail Erin at elhilloban@umary.edu or call (701) 355-8370.

Classical Meets World Music When NYC-Based Silver Roots Visits U-Mary
Juilliard-trained musicians Shawn Wyckoff (flute) and Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) headline "Silver Roots: Classical and Folk" -- a mind-bending, sonic adventure spanning multiple countries, cultures and traditions -- at University of Mary's R.M. Heskett Hall on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 7:30 p.m."Silver Roots: Classical & Folk" features performances at the crossroads of classical and world music, inspired by the magnetic sounds of Ireland, Germany, Japan, China, Canada, the United States and other nations. Audience interaction and requests determine which additional countries and styles Silver Roots explores! More>>

One Of U-Mary's Own Returns From The Bright Lights Of Broadway
New York City Broadway Vocal Coach William Demaniow, will present a solo concert "Notes from NYC: the Sound of The City's Indie Theater," at 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 14, 2011, in R.M. Heskett Hall, Clairmont Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of the University of Mary. Demaniow will also present a master class "Living the Lyric" on Thursday at 11 a.m., in R.M. Heskett Hall. Both the concert and master class are free and open to the public. More>>

Are You An Alum With A Business? Let Us Help Get The Word Out

If you're an alum who owns a business, send us its name, business and location(s) along with your name, and a link to your business's Web site. A new feature of the Alumni & Friends page of www.umary.edu will showcase alumni-owned businesses, but we need to hear from you if you want to be included! E-mail: alumni@umary.edu, subject line: "Alumni-Owned Businesses."

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. More>>

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

Andy Leer, '10, Hones Skills With Minnesota Twins
Former Marauders shortstop and 2010 Twins draft pick practices with team in Ft. Myers, FL. Link to newspaper story.

Brandi Schoenberg, '07, Talks Perspective
Miss North Dakota USA and communication/business administration grad meshes strengths, goals. Link to newspaper story.

Steven Wolfe, '03, Comes Back From Swine Flu
Social behavioral sciences grad reflects on struggle, loss of twin. Link to newspaper story.

Brett Walker, '03 & '04, Takes PT Skills To The Pros
U-Mary DPT is working with Chicago White Sox trainers. Link to newspaper story.

Annette (Schneider) Freund, '72, Joins Bergen County Workforce Investment Board
Former English major appointed to three-year term helping employers, employees. 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: alumni@umary.edu.

MARAUDERS HEADLINES

Div-II Bulletin, Basketball Times Name Moody to All-American More>>

Coombs Named Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week More>>
For the latest Marauders news and sports information, visit goumary.com.



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 www.umary.edu/cade.

Alums! Remember, There's A New E-mail Address For The Alumni Office: Contact us at alumni@umary.edu.

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: alumni@umary.edu.

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>> "Like Us" at 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 www.umary.edu/giving 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.

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