Issue No. 64 - Monday, December 13, 2010

Join Us for Jazz! U-Mary Invites You to its 38th Annual Jazz Festival Concert, Friday, Jan. 28
Come in from out of the cold and celebrate 38 years of jazz with the hottest ticket in town, as the University of Mary presents its annual salute to jazz, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at 8 p.m., in the Bismarck Civic Center arena. In addition to the University of Mary Jazz Ensemble and University of Mary Vocal Jazz, this year's UMJF Concert will feature a stellar array of guest artists, including Jeff Coffin; saxophonist; Tom Giampietro, drums; Vladan Milenkovic, piano; Vijay Singh, vocalist; and Michele Weir, vocalist. Tickets for the Friday night Festival Concert are $10 and can be purchased through the U-Mary Music Department (701-355-8301), Eckroth Music, or Lee's Hallmark at Kirkwood Mall. More>>

First U-Mary Students Begin Studies on Rome Campus; Share Their Experience in Words and Photos
On Nov. 18, the first cohort of University of Mary students began their stay at the university's Rome, Italy, campus. More >>

University of Mary Optimist Club's Chillin' for Children Raises $2,500 for Carrie's Kids
Nov. 20, over 75 students spent most of the night outside - "Chillin' for Children," raising funds and awareness for local homeless young people. More >>

Don't be a Scrooge! Become A U-Mary Career Mentor and Give The Gift Of Tomorrow.
Want an easy way to give back to the university that won't strain your pocketbook? How about becoming a career mentor? As a career mentor you can help future U-Mary grads become tomorrow's leaders in a variety of ways (being an informational interview contact, job shadowing your work site, critiquing resumes, offering interview advice, speaking to a class, etc.). How you contribute and how active you want to be is up to you. For more information, please contact Kevin Allan, director of Career Services, at (701) 355-8050 or at [email protected]. If you would like to register to be a career mentor, visit (When registering initially, please begin by selecting "click here to register" at the bottom of the above Web page.)

Post-Christmas 'Cabin Fever'? Mauraders Baseball Camp for Kids Is Dec. 27-29
The 2010 Marauders Baseball Camp will teach infield, outfield, pitching, catching, base running and hitting skills for players in grades three through 12. Directed by Marauders baseball Head Coach Brad Walsh, the camp is set for December 27-29 in the Leach Fieldhouse on the University of Mary Campus. More >>

Visiting Oil Developer Springs Breaking News of Far More Oil Potential in North Dakota Than What Was First Predicted
Harold Hamm, founder, president, CEO and chairman of Continental Resources, and regarded as America's richest oilman, spoke about the promising future of oil in North Dakota during a recent visit to U-Mary and the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. More >>


Northern Sun Names 35 Marauders to 2010 NSIC Fall All-Academic Team
Thirty-five University of Mary student-athletes were honored as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team for the 2010 fall athletic season. More >>

Marauders Finish 11th at National Championships, Melissa Agnew Earns All-American Honors
The Marauders finished 11th in the country at the NCAA Div. II Cross Country National Championships--finishing seven places higher than a year ago--and Melissa Agnew became the first University of Mary women's cross country student-athlete to earn NCAA Division II All-American honors. More >>

Jacobson, Walker Named NSIC Field Athletes of the Week
The first week of the season two members of the University of Mary indoor track and field teams displayed midseason form. Ben Jacobson and Melissa Walker earned the first Northern Sun Men's and Women's Field Athletes of the Week honors of the 2010-2011 season after both reached national qualifying standards in two events apiece at the North Dakota State Bison Holiday Invitational. More >>

Erdmann Named NSIC Player of the Week
For the third time in his University of Mary playing career, Eric Erdmann was named the Northern Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week. 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?
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Alums! Remember, There's A New E-mail Address 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>>

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.

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