Issue No. 70 - Thursday, June 16, 2011

Over a dozen U-Mary alum and two former university employees came together with family, friends and neighbors to help Bruce Schumacher, '88 & '07, and Kristie (Huber) Schumacher, '07 & '08, sandbag their Bismarck home. The couple celebrated their second anniversary on June 14 by "paying it forward," filling sandbags for others. (Photo submitted by Bruce Schumacher)
Mary Community Puts Values Into Action Fighting Flood
The University of Mary's core values continue to come to the forefront in countless ways as efforts on the part of the university and its community to assist in flood-fighting and relief efforts go on. In recent weeks, the university has provided housing in its residence halls for 650-plus members of the ND Army National Guard and the ND Air National Guard, as well as for displaced members of the U-Mary community and their families. In addition, the University of Mary's McDowell Activity Center was designated as the emergency medical evacuation site for the City of Bismarck if called upon by the ND Department of Health. And university personnel have been encouraged to assist with sandbagging and other flood protection efforts by being allowed time off to help. From Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery helping to serve dinner to the National Guard on campus to the hundreds of alum, students, faculty and staff who are giving so generously of themselves, U-Mary's response to the unprecedented challenges facing North Dakota and Bismarck-Mandan exemplifies the university's mission of service and leadership, and the exceptional commitment to community that distinguishes the University of Mary and its family. May God bless and sustain us.
Mark Your Calendar For The 2nd Annual Fargo-Area Alumni Picnic July 19
Connect and reconnect at this fun family-friendly event Tuesday, July 19, from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., at Lindenwood Park, Rotary Shelter, Fargo, ND. We'll bring the food, bottled water, games and prizes, and you bring your family, friends and any other beverages you wish. Invitations will be going out very soon -- if you live in the Fargo area, make sure we have your mailing and e-mail address so you're not left out! RSVP by Monday, July 11, to [email protected] or
(800) 408-6279, ext 8370.
Sign Up Now For July 29 Marauders Golf Tournament!
The 17th Annual Marauders Golf Tournament benefiting Marauders Athletics will be held Friday, July 29, at Hawktree Golf Club. Registration is 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. start. Tourney will feature four-person scramble format. For more information, contact Eric Aldinger at (701) 221-4790 or Alex Aldinger at
(701) 471-4644.
Check Out The Redesigned U-Mary Web Site
The University of Mary Web site has a new look, feel and format, with lots of exciting new user-friendly features. Visit and the Alumni and Friends page soon for the latest goings-on at U-Mary and Alumni Association events and opportunities.
High School Students To Explore 'The Heart of Christ' At U-Mary Summer Institute
With the heart of Christ as their model, high school students will strive to find Christ within their own hearts and in others, and help bring Jesus into the world at the University of Mary's second annual Cor Christi Institute July 25-30, 2011. 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 showcases alumni-owned businesses, and we need to hear from you if you want to be included!
E-mail: [email protected], subject line: "Alumni-Owned Businesses."
Congratulations To Dallas Mavericks Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Floyd Jahner, '81, On The Mavs Winning The 2011 NBA Finals!
Jim Zalesky's Northern Plains Elite Wrestling Camp at U-Mary
(June 19-23)
Marauders Girls Basketball Jamboree Team Camp (July 10) More>>
Marauders Football Rookie Camp (July 11-12) More>>
Marauders Girls Basketball Competition Camp (July 11-14) More>>
Marauders Distance Running Camp (July 17-20) More>>
Marauders Men's Team Boys Basketball Offensive Improvement Camp (Aug. 1-3) More>>
Sister Joann Krebsbach, '65; Sister Donna Johnson, '66; And Sister Thomas Welder, (hon.) '09, Mark 50th Anniversaries
Philosophy-theology and SBS grad Krebsbach, nursing grad Johnson, and honorary alumna and President Emerita Sister Thomas Welder are among five Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery celebrating their 50th Jubilees
June 18. Link to newspaper story.
Dr. Mary Wakefield, '76, Speaks At Lake Region State College Graduation
Nursing alumna delivers address at 70th commencement ceremony. Link to newspaper story.
Luanne Axelson, '89, Returns To ND To Coach
Physical education grad named assistant women's basketball coach at Williston State College. Link to newspaper story.
Timothy Miles, '89, To Stay On At Colorado State University
Elementary education, physical education alum will continue as Ram's head men's basketball coach through 2016. Link to newspaper story.
Scott Larkin, '09, Featured In Flood-Fighting Video
Former English major highlighted in Ft. Mandan sandbagging video. Link to video news coverage.
Stacey Meyer, '09 & '10, Takes OT Skills To Golden Living Center
Occupational therapy grad joins staff of Mobridge, SD, facility. Link to newspaper story.
Ross Horner, '10, To Be Given Director Recommendation
June 28, MBA-management alum Horner will be recommended as the new director for the Civic Center in Columbus, GA. 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: [email protected]
Mexicano Elevated to Head Softball Post More>>
Softball Inks Four for 2012 Season More>>
Marauders Finish Seventh in U.S. Track And Field And Cross Country Coaches Assn. Program Of The Year Standings More>>
U.S. Track And Field And Cross Country Coaches Assn. Honors Five Marauders with Six All-American Citations More>>

U-Mary's In Rome!
Find out more about the new campus in Italy and opportunities to study there. More>>
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Alums! Remember, There's A New E-mail Address For The Alumni Office: Contact us at [email protected]
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 alum. Send photos to: [email protected]
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 be part of 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 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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