Author: University of Mary

University of Mary’s Dr. Brenda Werner Earns Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

BISMARCK, ND — Today the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce surprised University of Mary’s Dr. Brenda Werner with the prestigious Crystal Apple Award as the 2017 Higher Education Outstanding Teacher of the Year. The Chamber of Commerce said it received several pages from peers and students documenting support of this amazing teacher. “Dr. Werner receives exceptionally high course evaluations from her students in all of her classes and is extremely passionate about teaching and meeting the needs of all her students,” added Dr. Rod Jonas, dean of Mary’s Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. “She has dedicated herself...

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University of Mary’s Vision 2030 Capital Campaign Surpasses Milestone

Bismarck, ND — The University of Mary recently eclipsed the 4,100-gift mark for its three-phased $272 million Vision 2030 Capital Campaign. The watershed mark is significant as Mary exceeds $63 million towards its Phase I $96 million goal. “We’re practically two-thirds of the way there for reaching our successful Phase I goal,” explained the Vice President for the Office of Public Affairs, Jerome Richter. “In less than a year we have doubled our amount of gifts, which is quite remarkable and increased our total dollars by nearly $20 million. The donation that put us at the 4,100 mark was a gift...

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Command & (Losing) Control

Nuclear Weapons & the Always-Never Dilemma By Joseph T. Stuart, PhD Assistant Professor of History, University of Mary On September 18, 1980, Senior Airman David F. Powell dropped the nine-pound socket that he was using with a wrench to unscrew a Titan II missile pressure cap. Although Powell was only 21 years old, he was already an experienced Titan repairman. But it had been a long day and he was tired. As the socket bounced on the work platform, he tried to catch it. Powell missed and the socket fell through the gap between the platform and the missile....

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University of Mary Men’s Track and Field Team Reaches Goal, Earns 3rd at NSIC Championships

St. PAUL, MN – Hard work, determination and senior leadership behind some of the nation’s top coaching has helped propel the Marauders men’s track and field team back from the depths of despair and defeatism to heights of resurrection and respect as they continue to improve and make good on their goal of a top three finish at the NSIC Outdoor Championships. Behind wins in a pair of throwing events by senior Andrew Dubiel and freshman Sven Dunkel, the University of Mary rallied on championship Saturday to take third at the Northern Sun men’s outdoor track & field championships. Sitting...

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Democracy in the Time of Choleric

Interview with In the age of group-think and deep political division nationwide that characterized the recent presidential election and its aftermath, any project aimed at finding common ground seems doomed. Yet what could be more important as the country faces critical domestic and foreign challenges going forward? This call is being answered via an online platform,, which facilitates voter participation in crafting proposals, co-authored by experts from both sides of the political aisle. Writing in the Christian Science Monitor last June, Michael Gerzon highlighted as a leading innovator in Civic Tech 3.0’s “touchscreen democracy,” which “turns...

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