Issue No. 72 - Wednesday, August 17, 2011


2011 Fall Classes Start Aug. 23


The west wing of the Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership will house Saint Joseph's Hall for Men and Saint Scholastica's Hall for Women, faith-focused settings for students to explore the path God has for them. Saint Anne's Chapel will serve as a central gathering place for students in the new residences. Following the announcement that the University of Mary will be his home upon retirement, the Most Reverend Paul A. Zipfel expressed his delight at having the opportunity to contribute to the growth of young people's faith.
 
University Of Mary To Open Two Faith-Focused Residence Halls
Bishop Paul A. Zipfel to reside at U-Mary as spiritual mentor to students during his retirement. More>>
 
U-Mary Program Earns Highest Academic Certification For Quality
Exercise Science Program at U-Mary is one of three such programs in the region to earn CAAHEP accreditation. More>>
 
U-Mary Community Breathes Easier With No-Smoking Policy
Consistent with recommendations for good health and the Benedictine value of moderation, the university is affirming its commitment to promoting a culture of civic and individual wellness by becoming a tobacco-free campus. A policy prohibiting smoking activity of any kind, indoors or outdoors, on the University of Mary campus, at its satellite facilities, and at Annunciation Monastery, became effective on Aug. 15, 2011. On Jan. 1, 2012, the use of smokeless tobacco products, alternative tobacco products, tobacco extracts, and nicotine alternatives will be prohibited as well. With the new policy, which applies to employees, students, visitors and contractors, U-Mary joins more than 500 colleges and universities nationwide in providing a safer, healthier, smoke-free environment for living and learning.
 
Got A Business? Be Part Of U-Mary's 10th Annual Community Fair
You're invited to join other area businesses at the University of Mary's annual Community Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More>>
 
Alum! Share Your Crafts & Talents At The Homecoming Pre-Game
On Oct. 22

As part of Homecoming 2011 pre-game activities, we'd like to give alumni the opportunity to "show their stuff" -- and sell it -- in a special area with the Alumni Association information/ticket table. If you create, produce or sell handmade items like what you'd see at a street fair, or have a talent like face painting or balloon artistry, we'd love to hear from you. Pre-game activities are from
noon-2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct, 22, at the Community Bowl. If you're interested, e-mail [email protected], subject line: "Homecoming Pre-Game" today!
 
Thank you to everyone who attended our July alumni activities -- the Bismarck Social on July 13 and the Fargo Picnic on July 19. It was great to see you, and we hope you'll spread the word as future events are announced!
 
 
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
 
Betty (Lindstrom) Mills, '67, Receives ND State Bar Award
Social work alumna is recognized for promoting understanding of government and respect for legal system. Link to newspaper story.
 
Sister Jill West, OSB, '83, Celebrates Silver Jubilee
Social work graduate marks 25th anniversary of her religious profession at July 15, 2011, event. Link to newspaper story.
 
Interim Appointment Becomes Permanent For Keith Rangel, '03
Health and physical education alum's position as vice principal of Ripon High School, Ripon, CA, is made permanent. Link to newspaper story.
 
Erica (Zundel) Hager, '04 & '07, Takes Mandan Home-Based Business To The World
Business communication and Master of Management grad combines skills and hobby in growing business. Link to broadcast story.
 
Nick Thornton-Jack, '10, Takes Coaching Spot in Alaska
BUS-college studies grad and former Alaska Grizzlies lineman to share skills as assistant coach at Eielson High in Fairbanks. Link to newspaper story.
 
Listing Of 40 Under 40 Achievers Includes Seven With U-Mary Connections
Tony Hollar, '99 & '01; Emily (Fuhrer) Johnson, '05 & '08; Lori Johnson-Walker, '99; Heather Lundeen (faculty); Billie (Randash) Madler, '96 & '01 (faculty); and Sandy (Seibel) McMerty, '96, were named to ND Business Watch's 2011 "40 Under 40" list of top ND professionals. Link to magazine article.
 
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]
 
 
MARAUDERS HEADLINES
 
Football Media Day Kicks Off 2011 Marauders Season More>>
 
NSIC Preseason Football Poll Projects Marauders To Repeat 2010 Finish More>>
 
Marauders Land Eight On USTFCCA All-Academic Team More>>
 
U-Mary's Birch Signs With Rochester Honkers Baseball Club For Remainder Of Season More>>
 
2012 NSIC Softball Tournament Set For Rochester, MN More>>
 
NSIC Announces Postseason Changes In Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball & Softball For 2012-'13 More>>
 
Somerville Earns All-Star Game Bid In Arizona Collegiate Wood Bat League More>>
 

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.
 
Alums! Remember, There's A New E-mail Address For The Alumni Office: Contact us at [email protected]
 
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 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" or call (800) 408-6279, ext. 8370.
 
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 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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