Author: University of Mary

University of Mary Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Catholic Studies Founder, Dr. Don Briel

Students reflect on Briel’s profound impact as mentor and model of the Catholic faith   BISMARCK, ND — Today we honor Dr. Don Briel, founder of America’s first Catholic Studies program. Guided by his own thorough study of Blessed John Henry Newman and Christopher Dawson, Briel directs students across the nation towards the integration of the truth of the Catholic faith with university studies and—importantly—with daily life. While his ingenious Catholic Studies programs work to revitalize American culture at a national level, he is dear to us at the University of Mary in a particular way. Holding the University of...

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Jane Senger scholarship announced at the University of Mary, in Bismarck, ND

BISMARCK, ND — An endowed scholarship has been established at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, in honor of Jane A. (Goven) Senger. The Jane A. (Goven) Senger Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to nursing students at the University of Mary who meet the academic standards necessary to complete a nursing degree and have financial need. This endowed scholarship will help nursing students for generations to come and continue Jane’s legacy of excellence in nursing and service to others. “Through the generosity of the Senger family, the University of Mary will be able to continue what it has always...

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University of Mary Enrollment is ‘Booming,’ School Considers First Ever Waitlist for Applicants

Catholic university in Bismarck, ND, on pace for historic recruitment levels across the board BISMARCK, ND — After years of strong enrollment numbers—bucking national trends for similar colleges and universities—the University of Mary is accustomed to growth. This year, though, the growth looks to be surpassing even lofty expectations. For the first time in the school’s history, the University of Mary could be forced to use a waiting list for applicants interested in enrolling in the 2018 fall semester. Currently, the University of Mary has 33 percent more commitments from incoming freshmen than at this time last year, along with...

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University of Mary’s Award-Winning Filmmaker Writes and Produces First Period Western Film Made in North Dakota’s Badlands

BISMARCK, ND—It became a defining moment for award-winning filmmaker Dan Bielinski. In the spring of 2015, just a few months after becoming University of Mary’s theater director, Bielinski loaded up the car with his entire family for a short vacation that led them west from Bismarck to the Badlands. “Suddenly, there were canyons everywhere,” recalls Bielinski of the moment he first set eyes on the majestic North Dakota Badlands. Since that moment “I’ve been thinking of a western film.” Twenty months later, Bielinski began to write and eventually produce what has become the first period western film made in...

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University of Mary Welcomes St. Gianna Beretta Molla’s Daughter, Gianna Emanuela, to Annual Vocations Jamboree

Public invited to free keynote presentation BISMARCK, ND — Impacted by her mother and father’s love for one another, her love for family, her love for the Catholic faith, and her love for life, Gianna Beretta Molla viewed life as a beautiful gift from God, especially growing up in northern Italy with 12 siblings. While medicine became her mission and career after World War II, Molla, a pediatrician, also chose marriage as her vocation. She once again embraced both as gifts from God and dedicated herself to forming a truly Christian family. After marrying Pietro in 1955, their family...

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