Issue No. 74 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Homecoming Is Oct. 21-23: Be There!

Join Us For Homecoming 2011
The University of Mary is excited to invite you and your family to be part of the 2011 Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 23. This wonderful weekend of football vs. the Bemidji State Beavers, volleyball, fun, and fellowship will provide alumni, parents and friends a unique chance to share in the Marauders spirit and catch up on all that's happening at U-Mary. As part of our Homecoming tradition, two outstanding alumni - Mike Mabin, '85, and Kari (Warberg) Block, '04, - will be honored with Alumni Recognition Awards; and Howard Hausauer, '94 and '97; Sarah (O'Donnell) MacDannald, '97; and the 1995-'96 and 1996-'97 U-Mary wrestling teams will be inducted into the Marauders Hall of Fame. We hope you will take a moment to RSVP and join us for this fantastic fall weekend!
Pope Benedict XVI Greets University Of Mary Students
During the Holy Father's Sunday Angelus on Sept. 4, 2011, at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope extended a special welcome to students and staff from the University of Mary's Rome Campus. Among the students and faculty present was Father James P. Shea, President of the University of Mary. Video>>
U-Mary Women's Basketball Welcomes Young Cancer Patient As Honorary Team Member
The U-Mary women's basketball team's "adoption" of a local pediatric brain cancer patient into the Marauders family through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation was celebrated at an ice cream social on Oct. 4. Marauders men's and women's basketball will host a cancer awareness weekend on Feb. 17-18, 2012. More>>
DECA To Hold Saturday Pancake Breakfast
The 7th Annual DECA Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee's locations in Bismarck, Minot, Jamestown, Grand Forks and Fargo. Tickets are $5 for all you can eat! They are available through Collegiate DECA members or by contacting Karel Sovak at 355-8042 or [email protected].
Student Physical Therapy Association To Host Home Run Heroes
Games will be held in Leach Field House on Oct.17, and 24, from 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Participants include children with moderate to severe physical disabilities from kindergarten through grade 12. For more information, contact the Physical Therapy Department at 355-8053.
Convocation To Feature Dr. Alveda King
On Thursday, Oct. 20, Dr. Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, will share personal insights on the prolife movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle at 11 a.m., in Arno Gustin Hall. All are welcome, and there is no charge for admission.
Nancy Jones Schafer Is Featured Speaker At First 2011 Christian Leadership Center Event
Former North Dakota first lady Nancy Jones Schafer will give a presentation entitled "Shaping Faith Through Leadership," on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at
7 p.m., in Butler Hall of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. The event will be sponsored by the Christian Leadership Center. All are welcome, and there is no charge for admission. More>>
Alum! Be Part Of The 'Battle For The Paddle' U-Mary Vs. Minnesota State University-Moorhead Game - Saturday, Oct. 29! Take The Fan Bus And/Or Come To The Alumni Pre-Game Social
     The fan bus departs from Central Market (1190 W Turnpike Ave., Bismarck) on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 a.m. and returns by approximately 9 p.m. The cost is $35/person and includes transportation, a light breakfast, a ticket to the U-Mary vs. Minnesota State University-Moorhead "Battle for the Paddle" game (1 p.m. kick-off), and a $5 gift card to Moorhead's Buffalo Wild Wings for the pre-game social hosted by the U-Mary Athletic Department and the U-Mary Alumni Association (see below). Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 26, to Mike Offerdahl at (701) 355-8373 or [email protected].
    Alum who want to attend only the pre-game social from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings (2201 2nd Ave. N, Moorhead), should RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 26, to Shelby Bierwagen at (701) 232-7088 or [email protected] to get one free ticket to the football game and a $5 gift card for Moorhead's Buffalo Wild Wings. No RSVP, no free ticket or gift card!
'No Exit' To Be U-Mary Fall Theater Production
University of Mary students, under the direction of Nita Ritzke, will present the existentialist French play "No Exit," by Jean-Paul Sartre, on Thursday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov 5, at 7:30 p.m., and in a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6, at
2 p.m. in Arno Gustin Hall. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for seniors and students. University of Mary students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with the showing of their Mcard. To reserve tickets, call (701) 355-8146 from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "No Exit" is appropriate for audiences over 16. More>>
Mini-Marauders Basketball Clinic Set For Dec. 11
The University of Mary men's and women's basketball teams will host the Mini-Marauders Basketball Clinic for boys and girls in grades K-6 on Sunday,
Dec. 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More>>
Jean (Henschel) Stockton, R.N., '76, Recognized As Longest-Tenured Employee
Director of clinical services and nursing alum was honored as first Hospice of the Valley staff member to reach 30-year service mark. Link to newspaper story.
Cheryl (Engleman) Kalberer, '74, '76 & '90, Gives Back As Certified Student Leadership Challenge Facilitator
As the only Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator in the Upper Midwest, the MDT and math/science composite and secondary education undergrad and Master of Education, secondary administration alum is sharing what she learned to help determine the impact of Emerging Leaders Academy programs. Link to newspaper story.
Lisa Corbin,'95 & '02, And JoAnn Lindermann, '94, Are Full-Time Faculty
Corbin is putting her B.S. in accounting and M.B.A. to work as an assistant professor of accounting, and Lindermann is now an assistant professor of nursing at Dickinson State University. Link to newspaper story.
Deputy Bryan Sleeper Dies Sept. 28, 2011, While On Duty
A 1997 University of Mary graduate with a Bachelor of University Studies in college studies, he was a member of the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
Link to obituary.
Eric Tuchscher, '04, Earns Authorization To Use Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Mark
Business administration alum completes Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards initial certification requirements. Link to newspaper story.
Denise Laymon,'10, Appointed Development Director
Business management alum and current U-Mary Master of Science in Strategic Leadership student is tapped for director spot at Lake Region Healthcare Foundation in Fergus Falls, MN. 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]
Upward Mobility Continues As Women's Cross Country Marauders Improve to 8th in National Rankings More>>
Bachman-Williams, Gravely Named Marauders Student-Athletes Of The Week For Soccer Achievements More>>
Marauders Footballer Broome Named NSIC Defensive Player Of The Week More>>
Marauders Women's Cross Country Team Breaks Into National Top 10 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 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 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.
Help Us Keep the 'Connection' Growing!
Forward this to an alum or friend by clicking the link below.
Miss an Issue of the 'Connection'?
Click here to link to the "Connection" archives.
Privacy Policy
Talk to us! Let us know what you are thinking! Contact [email protected]
Forward this newsletter to a friend or alum Click here to fill out our online keep in touch form Don't want to receive this newsletter? Click here to opt out