Issue No. 82 - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Neal Kalberer Receives NSIC Noel Olson Volunteer Of The Year Award

Noel Olson (left) congratulates Neal Kalberer on being selected as NSIC Volunteer of the Year.
Neal Kalberer of the University of Mary was presented with the Northern Sun's 2012 Noel Olson Volunteer of the Year Award at the 13th annual NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet on July 11, in St. Cloud, MN. The award was given in recognition of Kalberer's many seasons as the public address announcer for Marauders football and basketball. A passionate advocate for U-Mary athletics, Kalberer was the man behind the microphone at Marauders football for 23 years and handled basketball for close to 17 years.

The Noel Olson Award recognizes the singular commitment of former NSIC coach and athletics administrator Noel Olson to the advancement of NSIC visibility, credibility and excellence throughout the nation during his tenure in the league. The award is intended to honor individuals who, as volunteers, have made significant contributions to the NSIC as a whole. More>>

Get Set To Hit The Links For The 18th Annual Marauders Boosters Golf Tournament, Friday, July 27
Register now for this year's 18-hole scramble format golf tournament at Hawktree Golf Club, benefiting Marauders Athletics. Click here for details and downloadable registration form!
Mark Your Calendar! 2012 Homecoming Weekend Is Sept. 21-23!
Come home to Mary for a great weekend of sports, fun and catching up. Be there Saturday, Sept. 22, when the Marauders take on Winona State University in football at 2:30 p.m. at the Bismarck Community Bowl. Other Homecoming Week contests include:

  • Volleyball vs. Minot State University, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., McDowell Activity Center
  • Men's soccer vs. Western Washington University, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m., Bismarck Community Bowl
  • Volleyball vs. Winona State University, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., McDowell Activity Center
  • Volleyball vs. Upper Iowa University, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m., McDowell Activity Center
  • Men's soccer vs. Simon Frasier University, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Bismarck Community Bowl
Watch your mail for details about these and other 2012 Homecoming events!
U-Mary Is Finalist For The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Of Commerce's Golden Eagle Award; Take 10 Seconds To Vote Online -- Deadline July 31
The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee invites the community to help select the recipient of the 2012 Golden Eagle Award. The Golden Eagle Award ties into the chamber's mission to support the business community by recognizing a member business and encouraging other businesses to develop military-minded practices. The five finalists are the University of Mary, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck State College, BNSF Railway and I. Keating Furniture World. Press Release | Vote Online
Marauders Athletics Offers Diverse Lineup Of Summer Youth Sports Camps
As part of its continuing commitment to serving the community, Marauders Athletics has scheduled the following summer youth sports camps/clinics for July 2012. Visit these links for more information, including registration deadlines:
  • Marauders Rookie Football Camp (grades 3-6), July 16-17 More>>
  • Volleyball Team Camp (high school), July 21-22 More>>
  • Mini Marauders Volleyball Camp (grades 2-6), July 23-24 More>>
  • Volleyball General Skills Camp (grades 5-9), July 25-27 More>>
  • High Performance Volleyball Camp (grades 9-12), July 27-29 More>>
  • Boys and Girls Soccer Skills Camps (grades K-6), Aug. 8 And 9 More>>
  • Women's Soccer Skills Camps (grades 7-12), Aug. 8 And 9 More>>
Dr. Béla A. Balogh, a member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty from 1972-2009, died July 8, 2012, in Eagan, MN. He provided leadership in the establishment of the university's psychology program and served as its director for 13 years, as well as helping coach Marauders football and youth ice hockey and soccer in the community. The family has established a scholarship at the University of Mary in his name.
John Orlund, '88, Appointed Executive Director Of Skokie Park District
MMGT alum and 23-year SPD veteran promoted to top management post at award-winning park district. Link to news story
Travis Ellison, '01, Named Market President At Dacotah Bank
MMGT grad promoted at Lemmon, ND, bank. 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].
Thorson Named Coach Of The Year By NDAPSSA, Wolf And Steffan Finalists For College Athlete Honor More>>
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U-Mary's In Rome!
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