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May 15, 2015
Current and Former University of Mary Presidents Earn Highest Honor from Two Catholic Colleges
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     At 31 years, Sister Thomas Welder, OSB, served the longest tenure as female president at any college or university in America at the time she retired in 2009. Days later, at age 34, Monsignor James Shea succeeded Welder and became the youngest serving college president in the United States, and still is today. On Saturday, May 16, 2015, both Welder and Shea will receive honorary doctorate degrees - the highest honor bestowed by any college or university -from Belmont Abbey College (Charlotte, NC) and Thomas More College, (Merrimack, NH), respectively.

May 13, 2015
NSIC honors Mary's Thorson, Stewart with end of year awards
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     Titles generally equal accolades and the four-time conference champion University of Mary women's track and field team earned two major honors today. No stranger to these awards, Mike Thorson was named the Northern Sun Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the fourth straight year and Kathryn Stewart is a repeat choice as the NSIC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.

May 13, 2015
NCAA selects nine University of Mary women for Division II Track and Field championships
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     Nine members of the University of Mary women's track and field team have earned the opportunity to perform on a national stage. The NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Track and Field / Cross Country Committee announced the participants for the 2015 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field championships and the nine selected Marauders will compete in seven events, five individual and two relays.

May 7, 2015
University of Mary Graduate Nursing Program Recognizes Student, Faculty and Healthcare Leader
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     The University of Mary graduate nursing program recently honored three individuals, one student, one healthcare professional and one faculty member, for their commitment to excellence in nursing.

May 2, 2015
University of Mary Alumni Association Names Jonathan Hofer Outstanding Senior
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     Jonathan Hofer of Rapid City, S.D., was recognized with the University of Mary Alumni Association's Outstanding Senior Award for 2015 at the university's annual President's Recognition Breakfast Saturday, May 2.

May 1, 2015
Students' Achievements Honored at University of Mary's Leadership Awards Banquet
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     The annual University of Mary Leadership Awards Banquet celebrated and recognized around 80 students for their service, leadership, and accomplishments recently. The following awards were presented:

April 24, 2015
University of Mary 55th commencement ceremonies are May 2
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     On Saturday, May 2, the University of Mary will award degrees to 830 graduates at its 2015 commencement. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Bismarck Event Center, Seventh Street and Front Avenue, Bismarck.

April 23, 2015
University of Mary and BEK Communications Partner to Provide Country's First Student-Run Remote TV Studio
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     It's a college student's dream come true. Thanks to a seven-figure investment by BEK Communications Cooperative they'll have the opportunity to do things no other college student in the country has ever done before. Starting this fall, all University of Mary communications students will have the chance to work with state-of-the-art high definition television equipment to broadcast live events remotely from the new BEK Broadcast Studios on campus.

April 16, 2015
University of Mary announces Outstanding Senior Award nominees
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     Sixteen students at the University of Mary have been nominated for the Outstanding Senior Award presented by U-Mary Alumni Association. These seniors will be recognized at the President's Recognition Breakfast on commencement day, May 2.

April 14, 2015
University of Mary and NISC Will Host Lunch and Learn on Being Wired Differently

     Business School and NISC Announce Capstone Course with NISC CEO and Employees as Adjunct Professors. University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea announced Tuesday, April 14, 2015, a new capstone course in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business, to be taught by National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) President and CEO Vern Dosch and NISC employees. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the noon Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce and the University of Mary, and today's program was entitled, "Wired Differently: Leadership Through Service." Wired Differently is the name of NISC's newly released business book that highlights the company's unique business model, servant leadership principles and shared values. Wired Differently will be the textbook for the new college course.

April 13, 2015
Students and North Dakota Communities to be Impacted Greatly by Half-Million Dollar Grant
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     University of Mary receives National Science Foundation money. The University of Mary will receive an S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation in support of the Biology Department's ECOWEB (Expanding Career Opportunities in Wildlife and Environmental Biology) program.

April 10, 2015
University of Mary Spring Concert to Liven the Stage

     The University of Mary Choirs will present their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel at the University of Mary. The concert is free and open to the public.

April 8, 2015
First Annual Big Band Extravaganza Hosted at the University of Mary
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     The University of Mary Music Student Organization is hosting their first annual Big Band Extravaganza on campus, in the Leach Field House, Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 7 p.m., to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank. A night full of music, fun, fellowship, and dancing is to be had while also supporting a cause.

April 2, 2015
Vatican Invites Director of University of Mary's Rome Campus to Read at Pope Francis' Easter Mass
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     Don't let the last name fool you - that's if you can pronounce it. Even though Thomas Schulzetenberg - pronounced Schull-tzen-berg - comes from great German heritage and is a native Minnesotan, he has a masterful understanding of the English language and especially the Catholic faith. These are two important prerequisites for the honor that has been bestowed upon him by Pope Francis. The Vatican has asked Schulzetenberg to lector in English during Pope Francis' Easter Mass, Sunday, April 5, 2015, at St. Peter's Basilica. The mass itself is attended by thousands of people and watched on TV by millions more around the world.

March 25, 2015
University of Mary Hosts Bismarck's First Ever TEDx Talks
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     The University of Mary has partnered with TEDx as TEDxUMary to bring their first live event to campus and the Bismarck-Mandan area. The event takes place in Mary's Butler Auditorium at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 5 p.m.

March 23, 2015
Pastor and Author to Speak at Mary on World War II Christian Martyr
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     Dr. Joel Lawrence, lead pastor at Central Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minn., will discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian martyr at the hands of Nazis, in Clairmont Center's Heskett Hall at the University of Mary on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 8 p.m. This event commemorates, to the exact day, the 70th anniversary of Bonhoeffer's death.

March 17, 2015
Former Ethiopian Prime Minister to Share Life-Changing Story

     Tamrat Layne, former prime minister from Ethiopia, has a story of revolution, power, betrayal and redemption to share. Layne will tell his story in the Dakota Stage building at 9 a.m., followed by a noon presentation in Butler Auditorium at the University of Mary's Gary Tharaldson School of Business on March 18, 2015.

March 13, 2015
Wounded North Dakota Veteran Needs A Home

     University of Mary Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy to Hold Benefit for Soldier and His Family. A North Dakota hero and his family need your help. After only two months into his first deployment in Mehraj, Afghanistan, Marine Corporal Mark Haegele of Bismarck, ND, a combat engineer from 2nd CEB, lost both legs and suffered hearing loss and injuries to both arms when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while clearing a compound.

March 12, 2015
New York City Actor and HBO Co-Star Makes Directing Debut at Mary with Classic Agatha Christie Whodunit
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     "Dark, devious and delightfully droll," that's how University of Mary's new Visiting Professor of Theater, Dan Bielinski, describes his unique interpretation of the longest-running play in history - Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap."

March 9, 2015
Mary Welcomes Notre Dame Dean of Business and Catholic Relief Services President Dr. Carolyn Woo
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     The long-serving Dean of the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business and the current President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services Dr. Carolyn Woo will address the topic, "Business as a Force for Good," on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11 AM in the University of Mary's McDowell Activity Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

February 18, 2015
Senator John Hoeven Talks Keystone Pipeline, Foreign Affairs and Other Hot Topics with Mary Students

     North Dakota Senator John Hoeven has been at the forefront of the Keystone XL pipeline bill. That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone as he is the Senate sponsor of the bill that is now waiting for President Obama's approval.

February 16, 2015
Acclaimed European Author to speak at the University of Mary

     Dr. Alexandre Havard, author of "Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence," and "Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity," will speak at the University of Mary's Butler Hall on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. He will speak on the values of virtuous leadership, focusing on the four cardinal virtues of prudence, courage, temperance, and justice.

February 10, 2015
Former Imprisoned Journalist Roxana Saberi Discusses Her Journey and Current Hot Spots Around the World
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     Roxana Saberi can relate to all the turmoil that is happening in the Middle East. She was once the center of the world's attention in 2009 when she was taken prisoner in Iran. Today, she will speak about current events and reporting abroad at the very popular Lunch and Learn Series at 12 p.m., in Butler Hall at the Gary Tharldson School of Business on campus. The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce and the University of Mary sponsor this popular monthly series.

February 10, 2015
University of Mary Nursing Students Earn State Posts and Honors

     The University of Mary Student Nurse of the Year (SNOY) is Kirby Greger, a junior nursing student from Mobridge, S.D. Greger was chosen through a three-part process: faculty selection of six junior nursing students; a classmate vote limited to three candidates; and a three-panel interview of candidates by career professionals.

February 9, 2015
Leading Expert on Thomas Merton to Share Insight on Writer's Life During 100th Anniversary of His Birth
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     University of Mary's Campus Ministry explores the life and legacy of Catholic convert, Trappist monk, and spiritual writer Thomas Merton (1915-68). This year marks the 100th anniversary of Merton's birth, and Campus Ministry is pleased to welcome Merton expert Dr. Christine Bochen to help us put the University of Mary on the Merton centenary map.

February 9, 2015
Mary Students Provide Public with FREE Tax Preparation Service

     There's no need to spend hard-earned money to have your taxes prepared. No need to be confused by federal and state tax forms. Have no fear - University of Mary's Tax Team is here. Now students, low-income taxpayers, people with disabilities and the elderly can count on accounting students in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business to decipher the language, crunch the numbers, and do their federal and North Dakota state tax preparation for FREE if they have an income of $52,000 or less.

February 5, 2015
Critically Acclaimed Author Speaks Tonight About His Book that Chronicles Heroic Courage of Military Chaplains
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     Author, historian and Prayer Day speaker Dr. Lyle Dorsett will be the guest speaker at a reception this evening (Thursday), February 5, 7-9 p.m., at Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan.

February 3, 2015
Burleigh County Honors Mary Faculty Member for Bravery
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     The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department awarded University of Mary Assistant Professor and Department of Athletic Training and Kinesiology Chair, Rachel Johnson Krug, the Guardian Angel Award.

January 29, 2015
Pope Francis and University of Mary Student Exchange Zucchettos
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     If he's not the envy of the entire world, millions of people would at the very least love to have the same experience that Andrew Meyer had with Pope Francis. The University of Mary student from Wahpeton, ND, traveled to the school's Rome campus in early January with his classmates to study for a four-month semester - knowing his life will be forever changed. But he didn't know just how life-changing it would be.

January 23, 2015
Esteemed Bioethics Expert to Present at the University of Mary

     Dr. Nikolas Nikas, co-founder, president and general counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF), will speak at a series of lectures about bioethics at the University of Mary School of Health Sciences on Jan. 27-28.

January 21, 2015
World-Class Artists to Perform at University of Mary Jazz Festival
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     The 42nd annual University of Mary Jazz Festival features world-renowned jazz artists and award-winning student jazz ensembles. Guests include saxophonist Donny McCaslin, trumpeter Joey Tartell, and North Dakota's own vocalist and pianist, Rachel Eckroth.

January 19, 2015
Renowned Scholar and Author to Lead Campus Ministry
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     The University of Mary has announced that Dr. Peter A. Huff has been selected as the university's new director of Campus Ministry.

January 9, 2015
New Doctor of Education helps answer the critical need for trained leadership at all levels of education

     The University of Mary's Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce that the university has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer its third doctoral degree - the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.). As a terminal degree it's the highest in its field and helps address the leadership challenges emerging today through K-12 and higher education, not only in North Dakota but also across the region and the United States.


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