Author: University of Mary

Dr. John Warford, Mary’s Business Dean, Announces Retirement

BISMARCK, ND — Dr. John Warford, dean of the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business, has announced his retirement. After a long career of public service and active engagement in the civic and educational life of the Bismarck-Mandan community, he is seeking more time to devote to family, his interests as a rancher, and to assist in the flourishing family business, Warford Orthodontics. Dr. Warford and his wife, Jennifer, moved to Bismarck in 1973 to open Warford Orthodontics. As the community grew and expanded through the years, they proudly raised their family here and were active in...

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It’s Not Wrong If It Feels Right, Right?

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD, Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the University of Mary Many people today believe that moral judgments and values are merely expressions of sentiment. They deny that moral values are fixed or universally true, and instead, argue that we have changing emotions that might or might not correspond to the moral feelings of those around us. This can play out in various real-life situations when people say, for example, “You can’t really know what it’s like to have an unexpected pregnancy if you haven’t been in...

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University of Mary Nursing Program Students Score 100 Percent Pass Rate on Licensure Exams—Again

BISMARCK, ND — Patients are in the very best care with graduates of the University of Mary nursing program. For the second straight year, Mary’s entire senior nursing class from this past spring semester who are just entering the profession passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam after taking it for the first time. Dr. Glenda Reemts, professor and chair of the Division of Nursing at the University of Mary, says several factors account for the 100-percent pass rate: nursing faculty work heavily with students to prepare; a curriculum that follows industry quality and safety...

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University of Mary’s New Doctorate of Education Program Earns Prestigious Membership

BISMARCK, ND — The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) has accepted University of Mary’s new Doctorate of Education (EdD) program into its select group. The CPED is a consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education in the United States and throughout the world (U.S. Canada and New Zealand) that are committed to work together to undertake a critical examination and redesign of the doctorate in education (EdD). “The CPED is the knowledge forum on the EdD,” added Dr. Rod Jonas, dean of the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Science. “Our membership in the...

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At The Heart of The World

Reflections on Mandan History & Culture By Joseph T. Stuart, PhD, Associate Professor of History, University of Mary As early as the 16th century, Mandan Indians lived in villages on both sides of the confluence of the Heart and Missouri Rivers, near the present-day cities of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota. The Mandan referred to this area as “the heart of the world” because the Heart River (Natka Passahe or “river of the heart”) runs for 180 miles through the middle of their territory. Here, they believed, First Creator had made the world. Mandan villages, which are very near...

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