Issue No. 59 - Thursday, July 15, 2010

The University of Mary Bids Farewell to its Longtime Director of Alumni
On June 30, 2010, Sister Denise Ressler, OSB, retired as director of alumni after 21 years of service. A U-Mary graduate herself (B.A. in education and in history and social sciences in 1966), she was actively involved with the Alumni Association for 31 years, first as a member of the Alumni Council and as director of alumni since 1989. A caring friend, genuinely interested in students and their post-graduation lives, she kept track of moves and marriages, births and passings, updating alumni records and sharing class news in Momentum and on the Web. She also played a central role in the annual alumni recognition and outstanding senior awards, and in coordinating alumni participation in events such as Hot Diggity Dog Night, Christmas in the Park, and the Adopt-A-Highway program. In July 2009, she helped bring together more than 600 alumni from across the country for the university’s first All-School Reunion.

Although retired, she plans to stay connected to the university, helping with the U-Mary archives and library, and keeping in touch with alums. She also will expand her involvement with her community, serving as archivist for Annunciation Monastery and a member of the Visitation Committee, and fulfilling her recent appointment to the Monastery Council. In addition to spending more time in prayer and meditation, she looks forward to relaxing with a game of pinochle and a good puzzle or two. Good-bye and God’s blessings, Sister Denise!

U-Mary Targets Growing Need With Unique Degree Program in Correctional Management
In fall 2010, the University of Mary will launch a new degree program geared toward meeting the emergent demand for correctional managers at all levels. The first program in this field in the United States to have been developed in collaboration with federal and state agencies, the Bachelor of Science in correctional management ... More>>

Register Now for July 30 Marauders Boosters 16th Annual Golf Tournament: Deadline July 20
The Marauders Boosters 16th Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting the University of Mary Athletics Department, is set for July 30 at the Hawktree Golf Club in Bismarck. Register by July 20! More>>

Area Businesses Invited to 9th Annual U-Mary Community Fair
Area businesses are invited to take part in a unique event that provides an opportunity for businesses to market their products and services to over 1,000 University of Mary students. More>>

University of Mary to Offer Catholic Studies Program
Beginning in fall 2010, the University of Mary will be offering a Catholic studies program. In so doing, it will become one of fewer than 50 colleges and universities across the United States ... More>>

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U-Mary's Going to Rome!
Find out more about the new campus in Italy and opportunities to study there. More>>

Need to Advance Your Career?
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Alums! Remember, there is a new e-mail adress 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 last year? 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: [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 join these groups. Join us! LinkedIn>> Facebook>>

Now There's a New Way to Give to U-Mary!
Supporting U-Mary is easier than ever with the university’s new 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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