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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 (with photo)
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
October 27, 2014
Northern Sun names U-Mary's Roberson Offensive Player of the Week (with video)
Returning to the field for the first time since opening day, University of Mary quarterback Zach Roberson tied a school record with six touchdown passes to earn Northern Sun Offensive Player of the Week honors.
October 17, 2014
Holocaust Survivor and Interfaith Dialogue Expert to Present Lecture at Mary (with photo video)
Jewish scholar Dr. Harold Kasimow will present a lecture on "Saint John Paul II, Champion of Dialogue and Peace: A Jewish Perspective" on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., in Butler Auditorium at the University of Mary's Gary Tharaldson School of Business. The event is free and open to the public.
October 15, 2014
Students Take Servant Leadership to a New Level at the University of Mary (with photo video)
School will not be in session, so hundreds of students will be able to spend a minimum of two-and-a-half hours outside the classroom and in the communities of Bismarck and Mandan Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
October 3, 2014
University of Mary Set for Fall Concert, Welcomes Some of the State's Best High School Performers (with video)
The leaves are turning, and thoughts turn to fall colors and cool autumn nights. But the warmth of a new concert season is just beginning as the University of Mary Department of Music gears up for its annual Fall Band Concert on Saturday, Oct. 11.
October 2, 2014
University of Mary 2014 Homecoming Royalty Announced
The University of Mary has announced the selection of its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen and their court.
October 2, 2014
Mary Honors Alumni at 2014 Homecoming
The University of Mary will recognize three outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Recognition and Hall of Fame Induction on Friday, Oct. 3.
September 29, 2014
A Full Schedule of Activities During University of Mary's Homecoming Week
Homecoming week on the University of Mary campus begins today, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. It's a time to rev-up the spirit and enthusiasm before the big game and welcome home alumni.
September 23, 2014
University of Mary Set for Annual Poverty Simulation
About 80 University of Mary students will experience the virtual realities of poverty, as students and faculty from the social work program host the fifth annual Poverty Simulation at the University of Mary.
September 23, 2014
Marauders Run Past Golden Bears IN NCAA Division II Football (with video)
A punishing ground attack chewed up the clock and big fourth quarter defensive plays carried the University of Mary to a 20-13 win over Concordia University, St. Paul in Northern Sun conference play. Undefeated at home after two contests, Mary held the ball for nearly nine more minutes than the Golden Bears.
September 23, 2014
University of Mary to Host Day of Percussion and One-of-a-Kind Concert (with video)
This year's Day of Percussion clinics and concert bring an eclectic sound of music not often heard or seen in the Upper Plains.
September 4, 2014
University of Mary Welcomes Esteemed Christian Author and Scholar Dr. Timothy George (with photo)
As a Christian, Catholic and Benedictine institution the University of Mary believes ecumenical dialogue and religious literacy are crucial for life in the twenty-first century. The University's popular and nationally-admired Christian Leadership Center serves those ends by fostering healthy Christian dialogue and developing leadership in young adults, clergy, and working professionals.
August 26, 2014
The University of Mary Continues to Experience Growth as the New School Year Begins Today (with photo)
Because of its continued growth, the University of Mary in Bismarck expected it would have to house even more students on campus this year. That prediction quickly became reality at the start of the new school year. Classes begin today with the University of Mary at capacity and beds at a premium.
August 22, 2014
University adding Peru to its international partnerships (with photo)
Study abroad, service opportunities now available to University of Mary students in Peru
August 7, 2014
Singer Selected NSIC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Marauders Picked 9th in Coaches' Poll
The reigning defensive player of the year in the Northern Sun is projected to maintain his prestigious status for a second straight season. University of Mary All-American linebacker Grant Singer today was named the 2014 NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of league head coaches.
August 1, 2014
University of Mary and O'Meara Ferguson enter into Strategic Partnership: Patrick O'Meara joining the University of Mary as Chief Investment Officer and Vice President for Mission Advancement (with photo)
Today, the University of Mary announced that Patrick O'Meara, president and founder of the financial advisory firm, O'Meara, Ferguson, Whelan and Conway (O'Meara Ferguson), has accepted the position of Chief Investment Officer and Vice President for Mission Advancement at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.
July 31, 2014
New Coach. New Stadium. New Era
With the first day of practice just 15 days away and the opening game of the 2014 season 39 days out, the University of Mary football fans are getting their appetite whetted for the season with a new 30 second video promoting the home opener.
July 30, 2014
The University of Mary and the National Catholic Bioethics Center Put Bioethics at America's Forefront (with photo)
The University of Mary announces the development of a new degree, Master of Science in Bioethics, which will be offered in partnership with the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC). Mary becomes one of a select few Catholic universities in the U.S. to offer a master's of science program in bioethics and the first in North Dakota.
June 4, 2014
University of Mary announces second doctorate (with photo video)
The University of Mary's School of Health Sciences and the Division of Nursing are proud to announce that the university has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer its second doctoral degree - the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) - to continue to meet the health care challenges emerging today.
May 28, 2014
Bike2Believe Send-off from the University of Mary Just Hours Away (with photo)
The rigorous training is complete. The time to pedal across America has come. Now the public is invited to take part in the Bike2Believe send-off party Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., from the north Casey Center parking lot on the University of Mary campus.
May 16, 2014
Mary Wakefield to Keynote University of Mary Nursing Event (with photo pdf)
Mary Wakefield ('76), appointed by the president of the United States as the administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, is an alumna of the University of Mary nursing program and one of its proud pioneers.
May 13, 2014
Mary's John Oyloe invited to Minnesota Vikings rookie mini-camp (with video)
One of the top defensive players in University of Mary history has earned a shot in the National Football League. Former Marauders defensive lineman John Oyloe received an invitation to attend the Minnesota Vikings rookie mini camp, which begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday in Eden Prairie, Minn.
May 7, 2014
University of Mary Alumni Association Names Ryan Capouch Outstanding Senior (with photo video)
Ryan Capouch of Portland, N.D., was recognized with the University of Mary Alumni Association's Outstanding Senior Award for 2014 at the university's annual President's Recognition Breakfast Saturday, May 3.
May 3, 2014
Emergency Drills Planned at Mary (with photo)
The University of Mary will be the site for sirens, smoke and other simulated emergency drills next week. On Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 8 various emergency responders from Bismarck and the surrounding area will converge on Mary's Bismarck campus. A total of about 35 fireman, uniformed officers, medical personnel and hazardous material specialists are expected to participate in the drills.
April 22, 2014
University of Mary 54th commencement is May 3 (with photo)
On Saturday, May 3, the University of Mary will award degrees to 900 graduates at its 2014 commencement. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Bismarck Civic Center.
April 22, 2014
University of Mary plans Percussion Extravaganza, Chamber Concert
The public is invited to celebrate spring by enjoying the University of Mary's wonderful student musicians at concerts April 24 and April 26.
April 20, 2014
Popular Demand Allows People to View Tre Ore One More Time on Worldwide Web
After being inundated with requests for Monsignor James Shea's Good Friday sermons at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, www.telecaretv.org is replaying the Tre Ore today, April 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CDT (noon to 3 p.m., EDT). People can go to the above website and click on "Now Airing" at that time to view a replay of the service.
April 16, 2014
Monsignor Shea's Good Friday Sermons at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York to be Broadcast Live (with photo)
The Tre Ore service to be preached by University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, from noon until 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT) will be streamed live over the Internet at http://saintpatrickscathedral.org/live and on SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel 129.
April 14, 2014
University of Mary Rome Students Rendezvous with Head of Lourdes Medical Bureau (with photo)
Students studying at the University of Mary Rome campus this semester brought their classroom to Lourdes, France, last week. Lourdes, known for its exceptional beauty, is also where the Most Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 - and the subsequent miraculous healings at the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
April 2, 2014
University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea Given Honor to Preach the Tre Ore - a Long Standing, Historic and Famous Catholic Tradition - in America's Iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral (with photo)
University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea has accepted the invitation of His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, to preach the Tre Ore service on Good Friday from noon until 3 p.m., April 18, 2014, from America's most iconic Church, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, New York.
March 28, 2014
Metropolitan Opera "Top Brass" will perform at the University of Mary (with photo)
Two of the Metropolitan Opera's "Top Brass" performers will be on the University of Mary campus April 5 to perform a recital that is free and open to the public.
March 28, 2014
"Inherit the Wind" production as relevant today as ever
Longtime University of Mary theatrical director Beverly Huschka will direct her final drama for the University of Mary when she brings the classic American drama, "Inherit the Wind," to the stage April 3-6. Earlier this year, Huschka directed her final musical, "Damn Yankees," for the University.
March 20, 2014
Time to Reflect and Remember With The Clothesline Project at Mary (with photo)
The public is encouraged to see The Clothesline Project, a service of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services, during its April visit to the University of Mary campus. The Clothesline Project is a touring visual display of 230 T-shirts with handmade messages and graphic illustrations from victims that bear witness to violence against women and children in North Dakota.
March 17, 2014
Spring Band Concert to Feature
Student Composer, Opera "Carmen" Highlights, and Other Gems
Spring is but a heartbeat away, and there's no better tradition to usher in the welcomed warmth than the University of Mary's 2014 Spring Band Concert. There'll definitely be something for everyone at this free public concert, to be held Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.
March 14, 2014
University of Mary's Catholic Programs Offered at ASU Hailed Internationally (with photo)
The national and international communities continue to sing the praises of the University of Mary partnership with the largest state school in the United States. Regarded as one of the premier Catholic universities in America, the University of Mary based in Bismarck, ND, began its Catholic Studies and Theological Studies programs at Arizona State University in 2012.
February 27, 2014
University of Mary Hosts Presentation of George Weigel's Newest Book March 3 in Rome (with photo)
The University of Mary is honored to host the eminent Catholic scholar, George Weigel, as he unveils his newest book, "Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches," on Monday, March 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Instituto Maria Santissima Bambina, Via Paolo VI 21, located next to the colonnade of Piazza San Pietro.
February 25, 2014
Marauders Host First Round Playoff Tournament Basketball Game (with video)
The University of Mary women's basketball team prepares for the excitement of March Madness.
February 24, 2014
Rare Diseases Day Proclaimed by Governor Dalrymple (with photo)
Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a proclamation designating Feb. 28, 2014, Rare Diseases Day in North Dakota. This year's theme is "Alone we are rare; together we are strong!"
February 20, 2014
Mary Students Continue to Receive National Recognition for Serving the Underserved in Foreign Countries (with photo)
Mary Students Continue to Receive National Recognition for Serving the Underserved in Foreign Countries
February 14, 2014
Mary students take honors at Career Development Conference
Ten members of the University of Mary chapter of Collegiate DECA, the international association of marketing students, took first-, second-, or third-place honors at the 2014 North Dakota Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference held in Fargo Feb. 9-10.
February 5, 2014
U-Mary Students Provide Public with FREE Tax Preparation Service (with photo)
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, disabled 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 3, 2014
Bike2Believe exemplifies servant leadership: U-Mary student athlete will (with photo video)
University of Mary student athlete Joe Berger is one of three men who will bike across America this summer with the aim of raising $500,000 for cancer causes.
January 29, 2014
Warford Brings Leadership, Connections and Years of Local, National and International Business Savvy to Mary (with photo video)
The University of Mary announced at a press conference today that Bismarck's long-serving mayor, Dr. John Warford, has been appointed as its new dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. Warford is retiring from public service this year.
January 28, 2014
Mary Jazz Festival Features International Performers and two Concerts (with photo)
The sounds of young jazz musicians will heat up the cold weather when nearly 50 high school and junior high school jazz ensembles come to the University of Mary Jan. 31-Feb. 1 for the university's 41st Jazz Festival.
January 17, 2014
U-Mary Collegiate DECA to Sponsor Fourth Annual DECAdent Desserts Fundraiser
The only thing sweeter than making the most decadent desserts is being able to taste them - and knowing that the money raised at such an event is going to a great cause.
January 5, 2014
The University of Mary is Closed Monday and Pushes Back First Day of Spring Semester
The University of Mary Bismarck campus and the Butler Center in Fargo are closed Monday, January 6, 2014, due to inclement weather.