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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 (with photo)
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 (with photo)
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 (with photo)
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 (with photo video)
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 (with photo)
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 (with photo)
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 (with photo)
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 (with photo)
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 (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 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.
December 18, 2013
University of Mary Enters into Workforce Training (with photo)
If you're a working adult and need to improve or add a certain skillset for your job or a completely new field, or an employer looking to improve the skillset of your workforce, University of Mary Worldwide will help provide customized training and continuing education coursework to meet those needs - no matter what it is or where you are located.
December 18, 2013
University of Mary Ranked among Top Colleges for Teacher Education (with photo)
The University of Mary has been named a top college for teacher education in a new ranking from The College Database.
December 16, 2013
Candrian named Student Nurse of the Year at the University of Mary (with photo)
Kayden Candrian, a junior nursing student from Beulah, N.D., was recently named the University of Mary Student Nurse of the Year.
December 6, 2013
Immaculée Ilibagiza's Story of Survival, Faith and Forgiveness Returns to Mary for Prayer Day (with photo)
On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, Immaculee Ilibagiza returns to Bismarck by popular demand for the 36th annual Prayer Day at the University of Mary. Her keynote presentation, "Immaculee Ilibagiza's Story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness," starts at 11 a.m. in the McDowell Activity Center on campus.
December 3, 2013
Classic and Contemporary Music Headline this Year's Christmas at Mary Concerts (with photo)
The University of Mary is ringing in the birth of Jesus with its annual Christmas at Mary Concerts, Saturday, Dec 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m., on campus in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.
November 25, 2013
University of Mary Partners with the Grand Forks Air Force Base (with photo)
Mary is First College or University in State to Locate on a ND Base
November 20, 2013
University of Mary Hillestad and Olson Receive State Occupational Therapy Awards (with photo)
University of Mary faculty member Carol Olson, PhD, and U-Mary graduate student Grant Hillestad have received occupational therapy awards for 2013.
November 8, 2013
University of Mary presents "Damn Yankees" Nov. 14-17 - Final production for retiring director Bev Huschka (with photo video)
University of Mary presents "Damn Yankees" Nov. 14-17 - Final production for retiring director Bev Huschka
November 1, 2013
Cardinal Dolan delivers keynote at THIRST conference in Bismarck (with photo)
His Eminence Applauds University of Mary and North Dakota for being a Light for the World Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, focused on the examples of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis I in his keynote address to the Eucharistic Congress held in the Bismarck Civic Center Oct. 26, 2013, sponsored by the University of Mary in Bismarck.
November 1, 2013
University of Mary presents its highest honor to Cardinal Dolan (with photo)
University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea presented the university's highest honor to a man he called "splendid in every way." Cardinal Timothy Dolan was presented with an honorary doctorate Oct. 26, 2013, at the Diocese of Bismarck THIRST Conference, held at the Bismarck Civic Center.
November 1, 2013
An Evening of Prayer, Fellowship and Entertainment at Mary with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan (with photo)
It was a hearty welcome for a man with a jovial laugh and a gregarious and holy presence - Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the College of Cardinals.
November 1, 2013
University of Mary and Stoneridge Software Announce Partnership to Offer Microsoft Dynamics AX Online Classes
It is estimated there will be a need for thousands of additional Microsoft Dynamics AX consultants worldwide in the next five years. To bring students and the business community an affordable and convenient way to learn, the University of Mary and Stoneridge Software have formed a partnership to offer Microsoft Dynamics AX courses online.
October 22, 2013
Nationally Renowned Social Architect Spearheads Nation's First Dining-Learning Commons at Mary (with photo)
When it's completed, the University of Mary will be the first college or university in the nation with a "dining-learning commons."
October 17, 2013
Mary Welcomes Fall with Band Concert (with photo)
The halls of the Department of Music at the University of Mary have been alive this fall with the sounds of saxes, trumpets, percussion, and a host of other instruments. Once again it's that time of year when the Mary Concert Band presents its fall performance.
October 17, 2013
Mary to Bestow Highest Honor on His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan (with photo)
The University of Mary in Bismarck will confer its highest honor on the highest-ranking Catholic in the United States.
October 10, 2013
Enrollment Continues to Rise at the University of Mary (with photo)
The University of Mary in Bismarck continues to grow. The official fall census data shows Mary's overall enrollment number growing to 2,910 with the biggest jumps coming from a near-record freshman class and increase in transfer students.
October 7, 2013
Due to Popular Demand, Mary opens Military Counseling Courses in Bismarck (with photo)
Just a month after announcing a military families emphasis in the Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) program in Fargo, University of Mary Worldwide is now expanding that same offering to western North Dakota. Due to the high interest in the MSC military track the program will start next month in Bismarck.
October 4, 2013
University of Mary crowns 2013 Homecoming King and Queen (with photo)
Shane Dukart, Killdeer, ND, and Kaitlyn Wurnig, Huntley, MT, were crowned as the University of Mary's Homecoming King and Queen.
October 3, 2013
The University of Mary Proudly Welcomes the St. Louis Brass (with photo)
Are you ready for an evening of fun? One of America's longest standing quintets will perform on the campus of the University of Mary in Bismarck.
October 2, 2013
Mary to honor Outstanding Alumni at 2013 Homecoming
The University of Mary will recognize three outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Recognition Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Friday, Oct. 4.
September 30, 2013
One-Woman Play to Bring out Best in Aspiring Actress at Mary (with video)
At the age of three, still a toddler, Bekah Gross would put on skits.
September 27, 2013
Ecumenical Group to Help People ‘Renew' Their Spiritual Growth with Christ
The Renovaré Essentials Conference is a call for anyone who wants his or her faith refreshed, awareness awakened, or spiritual formation deepened.
September 19, 2013
Sr. Thomas Welder to Earn Prestigious Award (with photo)
Catholic Charities North Dakota is celebrating 90 years of compassion, action and hope.
September 13, 2013
An Authority on C. S. Lewis, the Creator of Narnia, to Speak at Mary (with photo video)
The Chronicles of Narnia have withstood the test of time - first with the series of children's books in the 1950s, and more recently with the success of various film iterations
September 11, 2013
Highly Acclaimed TOMS Shoes Vegabond Tour to Stop at Mary (with photo)
Bring your spirit, bring your wallet and bring a friend. Tomorrow the Bismarck-Mandan community will be treated to a special event that is sure to bring smiles to people's faces and help to those in need.
September 6, 2013
Regional Project Management Expert To Speak
A project's successful journey from start to finish is not linear, clean, forecast-able or easy. The job of a project manager is to deliver the project on time, on budget and with a smile on everyone's face, but others have conflicting interests.
September 5, 2013
Mary Designated a Registered Education Providers by PMI
The University of Mary Worldwide today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective immediately.
September 4, 2013
Mary Adds Counseling Program with Military Emphasis (with photo)
University of Mary Worldwide is proud to announce it is now offering the region's only military emphasis in the Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) with the addition of two courses to its program - COU 670 Counseling Military Families and COU 680 Trauma and Loss in Military Families.
August 27, 2013
Mary Welcomes the Schuermann's for Concert (with photo)
World-renown husband and wife duo are bringing their talents and expertise to the University of Mary for an evening concert the public won't want to miss.
August 23, 2013
The University of Mary Continues to Experience Growth, Expects One of School's Largest Freshman Classes
The new school year at the University of Mary begins Tuesday, August 27, 2013, with one of its largest freshman classes ever and almost all rooms filled to capacity. While the exact total enrollment numbers won't be known until Oct., when they are reported to the federal government, all indications are trending towards very strong enrollment and a near record number of freshmen students.
August 12, 2014
Beautiful, New Apartments at the University of Mary are Ready for Students (with photo)
Upperclassmen and graduate students scheduled to move into the University of Mary's new apartments this month on north campus can rest easy knowing their room is ready for occupancy.
July 12, 2013
University of Mary Music Department Earns Accreditation (with photo)
The University of Mary is now an associate member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). A prestigious honor in its own right, Mary earned this national accreditation in only its first attempt at assessment.
July 10, 2013
Area Businesses Invited to 12th Annual U-Mary Community Fair (with photo)
The University of Mary encourages area businesses to take part in the 12th Annual Community Fair. The event, sponsored by America's Leadership University, provides an opportunity for businesses to market their products and services to over 800 University of Mary students.
June 28, 2013
Mary's Melissa Agnew named NDAPSSA College Female Athlete of the Year
Three-time national champion Melissa Agnew has garnered another impressive honor.
June 28, 2013
Mary Students Selected for Iacocca Institute (with photo)
University of Mary Students Crary and Hill Selected for Prestigious Iacocca Institute
June 17, 2013
Mary Participates in 2013 One Day Without Shoes Walk (with video)
University of Mary students come together for another great cause
June 12, 2013
The University of Mary Physical Therapy Program Earns Reaccreditation (with photo)
The University of Mary Physical Therapy Program Earns Reaccreditation
May 7, 2013
University of Mary Alumni Association Names Cassandra Becker 2013 Outstanding Senior (with photo video)
Bismarck native earns most prestigious senior award
April 29, 2013
University of Mary to Present 872 Degrees to 869 Graduates at 53rd Commencement (with photo video)
University of Mary celebrates 53rd commencement. Family and friends can also view ceremony LIVE on UStream.
April 3, 2013
University of Mary Grad Hits Field of Dreams in Fort Meyers, Florida
Brett Walker, a 2004 Master of Physical Therapy graduate of the University of Mary, just returned from working with the Minnesota Twins at their spring facility in Fort Meyers, FL.
March 25, 2013
U-Mary's Spring Theatre Production to Bring to Life ‘The Comically Tragically Historical Adventures of Alexander the Great (and Friends)'
The University of Mary's spring theatre production will showcase an original play by U-Mary student Joseph Smith. "The Comically Tragically Historical Adventures of Alexander the Great (and Friends)" whimsically portrays the events, conquests and travels of Alexander the Great during his short reign.
March 20, 2013
University of Mary Ushers in Spring With Host of Arts and Literature Events
The month of April will feature an exciting array of activities and events designed to showcase and enhance students' skills and further U-Mary's mission of serving the cultural needs of the people of the region.
March 14, 2013
University of Mary Offers 2013 Spring Garden of Musical Delights
From its annual Spring Band Concert in March to comic opera, choir, chamber music, ensemble, and steel band performances in April, the University of Mary has something for everyone's musical taste coming up! All concerts are free and open to the public.
March 8, 2013
Author, Scholar, Theologian, Professor is Special Guest Speaker at University of Mary's Christian Leadership Center
Dr. James R. Edwards, the Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, will lead a two-day event, April 11 and 12, at the University of Mary's Christian Leadership Center.
March 6, 2013
Public Invited to Annual Artists Celebrating Christ at the University of Mary
This year's Artists Celebrating Christ event will be held April 4 - 7 in the Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership building and the adjoining Gary Tharaldson School of Business building.
February 19, 2013
World-Renowned Leaders to Speak at University of Mary
Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, on May 10, 2013.
December 4, 2012
University of Mary and Dickinson State Collaborate to Meet the Growing Needs of Western North Dakota (with photo video)
The University of Mary, a private, Catholic university, is partnering with Dickinson State University, a public university, to offer master's-level degrees in education, business, nursing and counseling in Dickinson starting March 2013.
November 20, 2012
Dan and Heather Butler Honored at University of Mary Fargo Event (with photo)
Alumni Dan and Heather (Balken) Butler were recognized with the University of Mary Harold Schafer Alumni Leadership Award, and former director of Mary's Fargo program, Brenda Kaspari, was recognized for her service and contributions at a special event Nov. 8,
November 14, 2012
University of Mary Rings in the Holiday Season With Christmas at Mary Concerts (with photo)
The University of Mary Music Department will come alive with the sounds of the season as it presents the annual Christmas at Mary concerts, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.
November 1, 2012
U-Mary's Online M.B.A. Program Recognized as One of the Nation's Best (with photo)
The University of Mary earned a Top 30 ranking as a Best Buy among online business schools nationwide that hold regional accreditation in GetEducated.com's biennial rankings.
October 30, 2012
Internationally Acclaimed Speaker and Consultant to Share Expertise on Hollywood and Christianity at Prayer Day (with photo)
Christian creative consultant Barbara Nicolosi will be the featured guest speaker at University of Mary's annual Prayer Day Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in the McDowell Activity Center (MAC), at 11 a.m.
October 8, 2012
U-Mary PT Students Help ND Dept. of Health Bring Fall Prevention Workshops to Bismarck Seniors
Four graduate students in the University of Mary's Doctor of Physical Therapy program are working with the North Dakota Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Control Division to bring Stepping On - a national program for adults 60 years and over to help prevent falls - to Bismarck.
September 26, 2012
University of Mary Awarded Military Friendly Schools ® Title from Victory Media Inc.
Victory Media has named University of Mary to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list.
September 26, 2012
The University of Mary Launches its Largest-Ever Campaign for Growth and Development
Expanded health care programs, new student center and residence hall highlight planned growth.
June 25, 2012
Area U-Mary Students Earn Recognition at 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference
Six students at the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, were among Top Ten event finalists and two took first-place honors at the 2012 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference held in April in Salt Lake City, UT.
May 16, 2012
Mary Program Presents Fundraiser Check to Bismarck Cancer Center (with photo)
The University of Mary's Campus Read program raised over $2,200 for the Bismarck Cancer Center.
April 30, 2012
Mary Initiates Partnership with Another Premier Public Higher Ed Institution
The University of Mary, America's Leadership University, is partnering with the two-year Alexandria Technical and Community College, in Alexandria, Minnesota, to offer undergraduate degree programs.
April 30, 2012
University of Mary Alumni Association Names Theresa J. Ell 2012 Outstanding Senior (with photo video)
Theresa J. Ell of Bismarck was recognized with the University of Mary Alumni Association's Outstanding Senior Award for 2012 at the university's annual President's Recognition Breakfast, Saturday, April 28.
April 26, 2012
Mike Miksche Receives Prestigious U-Mary Student Development Shining Star Award (with photo)
A junior from Fergus Falls, MN, majoring in occupational therapy, was selected to receive U-Mary's Shining Star Award for April 2012.
April 30, 2012
University of Mary Presents Over 1,100 Degrees to Over 1,040 Graduates at 52nd Commencement (with video)
On Saturday, April 28, America's Leadership University awarded more than 1,000 degrees for the second consecutive year, with the number of individual graduates for the first time passing the 1,000 mark at 2012 ceremony. Revised April 30, 2012
April 17, 2012
University of Mary Earns 'StormReady University' Status From National Weather Service (with video)
On April 17, at a ceremony held on the University of Mary campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, officials from NOAA's National Weather Service recognized the achievement of the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, in becoming a StormReady® University.
April 12, 2012
University of Mary and Military Ovation to Sponsor Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Support of the Military Child
The University of Mary, America's Leadership University, is partnering with Military Ovation, a new support organization, to sponsor Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visits to three area communities, bringing free dental care to children of military families.
March 22, 2012
Master Drummer From Ghana to Bring Traditional African Music to U-Mary on March 26 (with photo)
On Monday, March 26, African master drummer Sowah Mensah will give a free public lecture/workshop about traditional African music.
March 1, 2012
Historic University of Mary-Arizona State University Collaboration Announced (with photo)
Two premier American universities, one public and one private, collaborate for unprecedented academic endeavor.
February 29, 2012
Charlotte Walter Receives Prestigious U-Mary Student Development Award (with photo)
A freshman from Howard, SD, double-majoring in athletic training and physical therapy, was recognized with the Shining Star Award for February 2012.
February 23, 2012
Thirteen U-Mary DECA Members Qualify to Compete at April International Conference
Thirteen 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 2012 North Dakota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference held in Fargo, ND, Feb.12-13.
February 22, 2012
New Book From U-Mary Press Chronicles Story of Selz
In this extensively researched book, noted North Dakota author and scholar Father William C. Sherman takes readers on a compelling historical journey.
February 20, 2012
Respiratory Therapy Program At U-Mary Continues to Rank Among the Elite in the Nation (with video)
Outcomes data recently released by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) places the respiratory therapy program at the University of Mary in the top 5 percent of respiratory therapy programs in the United States for graduate credentialing success.
February 2, 2012
Childhood Burn Survivor Shares Moving Story and Insights into God's Love at Prayer Day 2012 (with video)
UPDATED COVERAGE WITH VIDEO of full presentation, courtesy of speaker--On Feb. 2, 2012, childhood burn survivor John O'Leary shared his remarkable story of hope, courage and faith as the keynote speaker for the University of Mary's annual Prayer Day celebration.
February 1, 2012
U-Mary Students Provide Public with FREE Tax Preparation Service
U-Mary's Tax Team of seven U-Mary students who are IRS Certified VITA/TCE Volunteer Preparers will volunteer their time and talents as part of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.
January 30, 2012
Tim Tebow Headlines Blockbuster Speaker Lineup for 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast at U-Mary (with photo)
Tebow, along with eight other world-renowned leaders will share their experiences at 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast, to be held in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, May 4, 2012, and broadcast live at the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, in Arno Gustin Hall.
January 12, 2012
Bioethics Experts Bring Insight and Discussion to the University of Mary i
The First in a Yearlong Series of Bioethics Seminars Begins Jan. 20-21.
November 30, 2011
U-Mary and BSC Partner in 'Seamless' Transfers in 10 Program Areas (with video)
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, Bismarck State College and the University of Mary announced an agreement that will allow BSC students enrolled in 10 program areas to even more easily transfer to the University of Mary to earn bachelor's degrees in those areas.
November 15, 2011
Come In From The Cold And Let Music Warm Your Soul At Free Steel Band Concert
Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean as U-Mary's Steel Band shares the catchy rhythms of island favorites at a fee concert Nov. 22.
November 14, 2011
2012 Prayer Day Speaker Has Inspired Millions Around the World (with photo)
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.
October 31, 2011
2011-'12 U-Mary Campus Read Program, Featuring 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' to Benefit Bismarck Cancer Center (with photo video)
Cancer Survivor to Share His Story of Hope, Help and Healing
November 11, 2011
University of Mary Students to Experience What it's Like to be Poor in 2nd Annual Poverty Simulation
U-Mary Food Drive to benefit Backpacks for Kids.
November 8, 2011
U-Mary Students to Present Chamber Music Concert
Brass, percussion and string students will present a free public concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Arno Gustin Hall.
November 4, 2011
Adele Swenson Recognized for Her Contributions as a Lifelong Servant Leader (with video)
Fargo resident Adele Swenson was honored with the University of Mary Harold Schafer Leadership Award at a special event in Fargo, on Nov. 3, 2011.
November 1, 2011
Jazz-Up Your Fall Season With a Concert!
The University of Mary Jazz Ensemble will present its Fall Concert on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome!
October 31, 2011
Bismarck, ND, Continues to Make National News for Vibrant Economy, Growth
BISMARCK, ND-Bismarck, ND, home of the University of Mary, was featured on the Sunday, Oct. 30, edition of ABC News.
October 26, 2011
Alyssa Noel Receives Prestigious U-Mary Student Development Shining Star Award (with photo)
Sophomore Alyssa Noel from Linton, ND,was selected to receive U-Mary's prestigious Student Development Shining Star Award for October.
October 20, 2011
U-Mary Features Galante, Harbinson, Arnold, Elgar, Brahms and Saint-Saëns in the 2011 Fall Band Concert
The University of Mary will present the 2011 Fall Band Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel. It is free and open to the public.
October 18, 2011
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Shares Personal Insights on Prolife Movement (with video)
Civil rights activist Dr. Alveda King spoke on Oct. 20, 2011, as part of the fall 2011 U-Mary Convocation Series.
October 7, 2011
University of Mary Names Four New Trustees (with photo)
The University of Mary announces the addition of four new members to its board of trustees. They are: Bill Daniel, Bismarck, ND; Kathleen Gaddie, Minot, ND; Tim Hennessey, Bismarck; and Sister JoAnn Krebsbach, OSB, Bismarck.
October 4, 2011
Nancy Jones Schafer to Headline First 2011 Christian Leadership Center Event (with photo)
Former North Dakota first lady Nancy Jones Schafer will give a presentation entitled "Shaping Faith Through Leadership," on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at 7 p.m., in Butler Hall of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. The event will be sponsored by the Christian Leadership Center.
September 26, 2011
University of Mary to Present ‘No Exit'
University of Mary students, under the direction of Nita Ritzke, will present "No Exit" Thursday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov 5, at 7:30 p.m., and in a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall.
September 23, 2011
U-Mary Music Students to Perform in Free Noon Concert Monday
Recital is open to all.
September 23, 2011
U-Mary Graduate Studies Fair is the Place to Kick-Start Your Career with Grad School!
The U-Mary Graduate Studies Fair, Thursday, Oct. 6, is the place to be to learn about the University of Mary's respected online and on-site master's degrees and doctoral program, as well as seven additional programs offered by other regional schools.
September 22, 2011
Kalberer Shares Lessons in Leadership as Upper Midwest's Only Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator (with photo)
Bismarck, ND - Celebrating 10 years as "America's Leadership University" in 2011, the University of Mary is continuing its commitment to developing the leader in every student with help from the Midwest's only Student Leadership Challenge certified facilitator.
September 21, 2011
Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra to Perform at U-Mary Sunday, Sept. 25
The Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra--which features a significant complement of U-Mary music faculty, students and grads -- travels to U-Mary this weekend.
September 12, 2011
U-Mary Faculty To Share Poetry and Images
Thursday, Sept. 15, faculty from the University of Mary will present a poetry reading and photography show at 7 p.m. in R.M. Heskett Hall in the Clairmont Center.
August 3, 2011
U-Mary Program Earns Highest Academic Certification for Quality
Exercise Science Program at U-Mary is one of three such programs in region to earn CAAHEP accreditation.
August 1, 2011
University of Mary to Open Two Faith-Focused Residence Halls
Bishop Paul A. Zipfel to Reside at Mary as Spiritual Mentor to Students During His Retirement
July 19, 2011
Area Businesses Invited to 10th Annual Community Fair
The University of Mary encourages area businesses to take part in its annual Community Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for businesses to market their products and services to over 1,000 University of Mary students, while students learn about area offerings and meet potential employers.
June 22, 2011
University Urges Students to Share Housing Plans, As Flood Creates Bismarck Housing Shortages
In light of the tight rental market as flood-impacted Bismarck area residents seek temporary housing, the University of Mary is reaching out to assist its students who have NOT yet secured housing for fall 2011.
May 12, 2011
U-Mary OT Professor Recognized As Chamber's Outstanding Higher Education Teacher (with video)
Wednesday, May 11, The Outstanding Teacher of the Year Committee of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce presented Dr. Janeene Sibla, associate professor and occupational therapy program director, with the 2011 Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Higher Education Award.
May 2, 2011
University of Mary Presents More Than 1,000 Degrees to Largest-Ever Graduating Class (with video)
Bismarck, ND (Updated from April 21 release) - On Saturday, April 30, the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, recognized 990 graduates with a total of 1,001 degrees, at its 51st commencement.
April 29, 2011
South Dakota Business Student Earns First DECA Servant Leadership Award at U-Mary
The University of Mary Collegiate DECA chapter, Marauders on Business (MOB Squad), has named Carl Morris the first recipient of its International Career Development Conference (ICDC) Servant-Leader Award.
April 28, 2011
U-Mary Student Equity Club Outperforms Market, Heads to Wall Street
The University of Mary's student investment organization is planning a trip to Wall Street after posting gains in its first year of operation that outperformed the S&P 500. Formed in 2009,
April 18, 2011
Christopher Van Horssen Receives Prestigious U-Mary Student Development Shining Star Award
Sophomore Christopher Van Horssen, Clancy, MT, majoring in nursing at the University of Mary, America's Leadership University, was selected to receive the prestigious Student Development Shining Star Award for April.
April 15, 2011
High School Students to Explore ‘The Heart of Christ' At U-Mary Summer Institute
With the heart of Christ as their model, high school students will strive to find Christ within their own hearts and in others, and help bring Jesus into the world at the University of Mary' s second annual Cor Christi Institute July 25-30, 2011.