Issue No. 75 - Wednesday, December 7, 2011



Join Us Jan. 27, 2012, For The 39th Annual
U-Mary Jazz Festival Concert

Enjoy a great evening of music with the U-Mary jazz and vocal jazz ensembles and guest artists Jeremy Allen (jazz bass), Luis Bonilla (trombone), Stephen Futrell (vocals), Chris Merz (saxophone), Amy Rempel (piano), and Kirby Shaw and Mike Waldrop (percussion). The concert begins at 8 p.m., at the Bismarck Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and are available at Eckroth Music, Lee's Hallmark at Kirkwood Mall, the U-Mary Music Department, or at the door. For more information, visit umary.edu/jazz, or e-mail [email protected].
 
Ignite Your Faith! Burn Survivor John O'Leary To Speak On Discovering God's Goodness In The Challenges Of Life At Prayer Day 2012
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 11 a.m., in the McDowell Activity Center (MAC), John O'Leary -- who as a child was burned over 100 percent of his body -- will share his remarkable story of hope, courage and faith at the annual University of Mary Prayer Day celebration. More>> | Online Registration
 
Bishop Kagan To Continue Tradition With Dec. 8 Mass At U-Mary
The seventh bishop of the Diocese of Bismarck, the Most Rev. David Kagan, will be the main celebrant at the Mass of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The public is invited to join the University of Mary community in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel for this continuation of the long-standing tradition of the bishop of Bismarck's annual visit to the campus.
 
Enjoy An Evening Of Song At Mary
The U-Mary Vocal Arts Ensemble will present An Evening of Song on Thursday,
Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in R.M. Heskett Hall. All are welcome, and admission is free.
 
American Bank Center Providing Complimentary Tickets To Season's First NSIC U-Mary Home Basketball Games
Stop by American Bank Centers for free tickets to Marauders men's and women's games Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday Dec. 10. Friday night is Hawaiian Shirt Night, and on Saturday, the first 200 fans to arrive will receive a free T-shirt, courtesy of American Bank Center. 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. In addition to basketball skills, U-Mary coaches and players will address physical fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, and individual practice routines. Fee includes pizza party and T-shirt. Call the Marauders Basketball Office at
(701) 355-8304 or (701) 355-8278 for details. More>>
 
Catch The Action Dec. 30, As Marauders Great Anthony Moody And The Sioux Falls Skyforce Battle The Dakota Wizards On U-Mary Night
U-Mary fans are invited to an exciting evening of high-flying hoops at the Bismarck Civic Center, when former U-Mary star point guard Anthony Moody comes to town with the Sioux Falls Skyforce on University of Mary Night with the Dakota Wizards. Discounted tickets will be available for all U-Mary alum and fans. Reserved tickets are only $13; general admission tickets are $8; and student tickets are $5 with student ID at the box office. To get this great deal, call Scott Woodmansee at (701) 258-BALL. Hurry, the deadline for this offer is Dec. 27.
 
Men's Soccer College ID Camp Set For Jan. 15-16, 2012
The University of Mary men's soccer coaching staff will hold a College ID camp on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 15-16, 2012, at the Leach Field House on the U-Mary campus. More>>
 
Pre-Service Teachers To Hold Free Camp For K-3 Students & Families
University of Mary Student North Dakota Education Association (SNDEA) pre-service teachers will hold Camp Ready Child, a free one-day family camp for students in grades K-3 on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the AMVETS Post 9 Club in Bismarck. The focus of Camp Ready Child is on providing a fun and educational day for local elementary school students as well as on educating parents about the North Dakota Education Association (NDEA) Ready Child Initiative and the importance of literacy. The first 50 students to register will be admitted into the camp. More>>
 
 
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
 
Scott Boespflug, '77, Rises To Rank Of Colonel In Guard
Business administration grad receives promotion from command group executive officer to colonel in North Dakota National Guard. Link to newspaper story
 
Jodie Gerving, '10, Is Now Preschool Teacher
Physical education and athletic training alum receives promotion at YMCA.
Link to newspaper story
 
Dr. Dan Jensen, '98, To Serve As Imaging Director At St. Luke's College
Master of Management graduate will direct Imaging Services at St. Luke's, where he chairs Imaging Sciences Education. Link to newspaper story
 
Mike Reitan, '03, Recognized With Book Of Golden Deeds
West Fargo Exchange Club taps assistant police chief and management program alum for annual award. Link to newspaper story
 
Kate Muggerud, '09, Takes Position In Bismarck
Marketing graduate joins KAT Communications. Link to newspaper story
 
Three U-Mary MBAs Selected For Bush Foundation Native Nations Rebuilders Cohort
Lorraine (Shepherd) Davis, '10; Joseph Eltobgi, '09; and Robert Shepherd, '10, are among third cohort of tribal leadership training program. Link to newspaper 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].
 
 
MARAUDERS HEADLINES
 
Walker Named NSIC Preseason Field Athlete Of The Year; Indoor Track & Field Women Projected Second, And Men Fourth In Coaches' Poll More>>
 
Marauders Wide Receiver Steffan Selected For Daktronics All-Region Team More>>
 
Grappler Johnson Wins 141 Title At Grinaker Open; Patron And Anderson Place More>>
 

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