Author: University of Mary

University of Mary History Students Help Bring North Dakota WWI Stories to Life

Bismarck doctor caught in the crossfire of the ‘great conflagration’ BISMARCK, ND — Letter, after letter, after letter, found and read by a group of University of Mary students from Dr. Joseph Stuart’s Cultural History of the Great War class, help tell the story of North Dakota’s involvement in World War I and bring mixed emotions of charm, humor and sadness. “Our students would sign in at the North Dakota State Archives like regular researchers and then comb through four volumes of letters printed in newspapers from between 1918 and 1919, mostly, and then they were lovingly collected and...

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University of Mary Honors Alumni and Inducts Hall of Fame Class at 2017 Homecoming

BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of Mary recognized four outstanding alumni and six of its former athletes at its annual Alumni Recognition and Hall of Fame Induction Celebration over the weekend. These alumni were welcomed home to the newly built Lumen Vitae University Center where inside the Hall of Fame and Founders Hall are located and the site for the awards ceremony.   Bell Banner Award to Brooke Erstad, ‘03, ‘06 This award is in recognition of the ideals of the University’s sponsors, the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the Bell Banner Award honors alumni for modeling the values...

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University of Mary 2017 Homecoming Royalty Announced

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary has announced the selection of its 2017 Homecoming King and Queen and their court. Homecoming Queen is Eileen Leong of Pierre, SD. She is a senior double majoring in early childhood education and elementary education. Leong said one of her funniest college memories was when, “my friend got my kite stuck around a light pole so I climbed up the pole, channeling my inner Mulan, and ripped my jeans from front to back in the process.”       Homecoming King is Brandon Schott of Fargo, ND. He is a senior double...

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J. R. R. Tolkien Expert Joseph Pearce Speaks in University Ministry and Convocation series at University of Mary

BISMARCK, ND — Internationally acclaimed Catholic author Joseph Pearce returns to the University of Mary for two guest speaking events. Pearce will speak in the university’s “Grounds for Belief” series, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 8 p.m., in the Starion Bank Living Room, Lumen Vitae University Center. He will also deliver a convocation address Friday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m., at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business inside Butler Auditorium. Pearce is editor of the “St. Austin Review” and author of a wide range of bestselling books, including “Tolkien: Man and Myth,” “The Quest for Shakespeare,” and “Unmasking Oscar Wilde.” His autobiography...

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Volunteers and Students Here and Around the World Make Fourth Annual Day of Service the Best Ever

BISMARCK, ND — It’s amazing what hundreds of helping hands can do in a day’s time. The number of tasks that have been tackled by the University of Mary Day of Service volunteers since it began three years ago are staggering and run the gamut: shoveling tons of debris at an empty school in Mandan; database entry at a grade school, installing fence at a national park; zoo cleanup; apple picking for a world apple bobbing record; tree wrapping to protect from winter critters; cleaned ditches from campus to the capitol; ecumenical cleanup at Trinity Lutheran and prepared meals for...

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