Issue No. 75 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Get In The Spirit Of The Season At The Celebration Of Trees!
Visit, Vote, And Help Give A Family A Merrier Christmas!

Once again, the U-Mary Alumni Association is sponsoring a Christmas tree at Pride Inc.'s Celebration of Trees at Kirkwood Mall. Stroll through the holiday forest and get caught up in the wonder of the season. Then vote for your favorite tree (ours faces J.C. Penney's by Deb and Radio Shack). Voting is open through Nov. 20; then all trees and decorations will be donated to families in need in the community. (The Marauders stocking cap, tree-topper scarf and fleece blanket tree skirt go with our tree!) Help us earn No. 1 this year by casting your vote for our tree at the table in the area fronted by the Riddle's Jewelry, Claire's Boutique, and Coldwater Creek entrances.
Be A Hunger-Fighting Hero!
U-Mary social work students are conducting a food drive for Community Action's Backpacks for Kids Program. The goal is to fill 420 backpacks; Community Action distributes at least this many food-filled backpacks every Friday to local school children to ensure they have sufficient food over the weekend. The following food items are requested (no foods needing refrigeration or in glass containers please): cereal, yogurt bars, granola bars, fruit and pudding cups, canned or boxed meals, and jelly/jam. Drop off donations Nov. 14-17, at the Butler Center downtown, or at the following campus locations: Welder Library, the switchboard on north campus, the Student Development Office, or the Business Office and Admissions area. The food drive is being conducted in conjunction with U-Mary's Nov. 17 Poverty Simulation and National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-20.
Adele Swenson Recognized For Her Contributions As A Lifelong Servant Leader
Fargo resident Adele Swenson was honored with the University of Mary Harold Schafer Leadership Award at a special event in Fargo, on Nov. 3, 2011. See the video.>>
Kari Block And Mike Mabin Receive Alumni Recognition Awards At Homecoming
U-Mary honored two outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Recognition Awards and Hall of Fame Induction event, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Kari (Warberg)
Block, '04, was presented with the Bell Banner Award, and Mike Mabin, '85 & '91, was recognized with the Harold Schafer Alumni Leadership Award at this year's celebration. More>>
Link to news story.
Hausauer, (O'Donnell) MacDannald, And 1996 And 1997 Wrestling Teams Inducted Into Marauders Hall Of Fame
The University of Mary celebrated the history of U-Mary athletics when two All-Americans and two formidable teams were inducted into the Marauders Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of Homecoming 2011. All-American thrower Howard Hausauer, volleyball and softball dual sport standout Sarah (O'Donnell) MacDannald and the back-to-back national runners-up U-Mary wrestling teams of 1995-'96 and 1996-'97 were recognized for their athletic accomplishments. More>>
Volunteer Opportunity! Have A Good Time, Help Students, And Maybe Learn Something Yourself!
Career Services and University Dining Services are looking for a few individuals to serve as table hosts for the Etiquette Dinner they're sponsoring on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., in Chick's Place. You do not have to be well-versed in dining etiquette - just ready and willing to interact with the students at their table, facilitate conversation, get students to ask questions and help everyone have a good time while polishing their manners in preparation for their career searches. If you'd like to help make a difference in someone's future, contact Kevin Allen, director of Career Services at (701) 355-8050 or [email protected], by Monday, Nov. 14.
Take A Break From The Hustle And Bustle Of Holiday Preparations At
The U-Mary Chamber Concert

Join us for an eclectic program of great music on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at
3 p.m., in R.M. Heskett Hall. The U-Mary Chamber Concert will feature a percussion ensemble, a trumpet trio and quartet, string and woodwind quartets, and both a brass and a trombone quartet and ensemble. The wide-ranging musical selections, which span centuries and continents, were collectively chosen by the students and their directors. More>>
Come In From The Cold And Let Music Warm Your Soul At The Steel Band Concert
Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean as U-Mary's Steel Band shares the catchy rhythms of island favorites on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall. The program, under the direction of Percussion Studies Instructor Lucas Bernier, will include traditional calypso and soca music from Trinidad as well as American pop and jazz by Michael Jackson and Sonny Rollins, along with classical music by J.S. Bach. This event is free and open to the public.
The Tradition Continues With The 2011 Christmas At Mary Concert
The University of Mary Music Department invites you to its annual musical celebration of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel. The concert features the Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz, under the direction of Dr. Tom Porter, and Gabrieli Brass, under the direction of Dennis Gowen. The program will include a variety of music from traditional chants to holiday favorites such as "Little Drummer Boy" and "Grown Up Christmas List," as well as a composition for women's choir by Porter, "The Voice of an Angel." The concert is free and open to the public.
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].
Two Marauders Grapplers Place At Warren Williams/Daktronics Open More>>
No. 8 U-Mary Women's Cross Country Team Earns Third Straight Trip To NCAA Championships More>>
Men's Cross Country Places 11th At NCAA Central Regional More>>
Moody Selected By Skyforce In NBA D-League Draft More>>
Jones Headlines Six 2011 All-NSIC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team Selections For Marauders More>>

U-Mary's In Rome!
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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
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