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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.

December 19, 2014
Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism is the Keynote at Prayer Day Event
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     Prolific author and popular speaker, Dr. Lyle Dorsett, is the guest speaker at University of Mary's 37th annual Prayer Day, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 11 a.m., in the McDowell Activity Center.

December 19, 2014
University of Mary honored by Special Olympics North Dakota with Continuous Service Award

     For its longtime support of Special Olympics, with a particular focus on the annual state bowling and soccer tournaments, the University of Mary Athletic Department received the 2014 Special Olympics North Dakota Continuous Service Award.

December 2, 2014
Italian Ambassador to the United States to Speak at Mary

     The University of Mary in Bismarck is honored to welcome to its campus the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero. Because of the University of Mary's new campus in Rome, it is especially important that the ambassador be able to see first-hand the city of Bismarck and meet our students and faculty on campus.

November 21, 2014
University of Mary Accounting Program Ranked 2nd Nationally, Tops in North Dakota and Five-State Region

     Affordable Colleges Online, the experts in researching accredited, top quality and affordable online higher education opportunities for students, ranks the University of Mary accounting program second in the country for "Best Accounting Degree Programs 2014-2015," as reported by one of the nation's leading trade publications - Accounting Today.

November 14, 2014
Music Department Presents Annual Christmas at Mary Concerts

     The University of Mary is ringing in the birth of Jesus with its annual Christmas at Mary Concerts, Saturday, Dec 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., on campus in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.

November 13, 2014
Pioneering Higher Education, University of Mary in Bismarck Offers Year-Round Campus
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     Starting in Fall 2015, University of Mary students will have the option of completing a bachelor's degree in 2.6 years and a master's degree in four. Hailed as Year-Round Campus, this first-of-its-kind option provides a new and radical pathway for completing traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time and at a lower cost, with normal course loads and a full college experience.

November 11, 2014
Music Department Presents Annual Christmas at Mary Concerts

     The University of Mary is ringing in the birth of Jesus with its annual Christmas at Mary Concerts, Saturday, Dec 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., on campus in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel. The seasonal celebration will come alive with featured performances by the Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz under the direction of Dr. Tom Porter, and the Gabrieli Brass, under the direction of Dennis Gowen.

October 31, 2014
Shakespeare Comes to the University of Mary Stage

     The University of Mary theater program is proud to present "As You Like It," by William Shakespeare, as the fall theater production for 2014. The comedy is directed by Dr. Jamieson Ridenhour, and stars junior Clare Steinnon, of Madison, WI, as Rosalind and senior Caleb Shaffer, of Williston, ND, as Orlando.

October 30, 2014
University of Mary Offers New Exclusive Senior Year Free Scholarship to Nursing Students

     The University of Mary rolled out three new scholarships as part of its partnership with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

October 28, 2014
Catholic Health Initiatives Donates $10 million to the University of Mary

     Gift from national health system will fund scholarships, help strengthen and improve healthcare across the region


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