Author: University of Mary

$210,000 Grant Supports Launch of Emergency Grant Program at University of Mary

Funds will address financial barriers to help low-income students stay enrolled to completion BISMARCK, ND —University of Mary has received a $210,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to operate and maintain a student emergency aid program. Emergency grants will be integrated into the college’s overall student success strategy with the goal of improving retention and completion rates. University of Mary serves students from diverse backgrounds, and a situation that might be a headache for one can be a major financial crisis for another. If a student is already struggling to make ends meet,...

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Where the Boys Are(n’t)

Alarming Trends in Male College Outcomes By Brenda Werner, PhD Graduate Education Chair, University of Mary In North Dakota, as in other rural states, there is a severe shortage of math and science teachers. As a university education professor, I recently applied for a grant to support preparing education students to teach math and science in high-needs schools. One criteria I was asked to address on the application form was how to draw females more effectively into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. Often, grant money goes to programs designed to give girls a leg up. But...

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Leadership’s Future Tense

Organizational Culture, Growth & Succession By Vern Dosch, CEO of National Information Solutions Cooperative Some industry analysts might argue that establishing a technology company in the Midwest is not the best long-term decision. After all, given the numbers of IT employees who are retiring now and in increasing numbers over the next 15 to 20 years, no one expects to find a surplus of IT experts in small- to medium-sized cities in our region. That view is shortsighted. Knowing what I do now about connectivity and the work ethic in the Midwest, and about National Information Solutions Cooperative’s (NISC)...

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Pell Mell vs. Pall Mall

The Unpopular Origins of Populism By Jesse Russell, PhD Assistant Professor of English, University of Mary On March 4, 1829, Andrew Jackson was inaugurated as the seventh president of the United States. Following a new American tradition, Jackson hosted a reception at the White House. As well as the usual suspects of Washington’s high society, Jackson invited the frontiersmen and hillbillies who had helped sweep him into the White House. After losing a bitterly contested election in 1824, Jackson drew on the support of the American people and ran again in 1828, defeating John Quincy Adams, a fixture of...

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North Dakota Entities Partner for State’s First Skills Initiative

WATFORD CITY, ND — North Dakotans have read this book before. And it usually doesn’t end well. As the story goes, an oil boom draws thousands of people from around the country to the Peace Garden State. Jobs, jobs and more jobs are created in the industry. Then, after some years, oil production slows down and oil jobs dry up. These new people with specific skill sets who have come to the state and established roots in communities are forced to pick up their families and move elsewhere—creating a big void in the local and state economies, a shortfall...

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