Author: University of Mary

A ‘Who’s Who’ of Modern Jazz Artists Headline the 45th Annual University of Mary Jazz Festival Concerts

The ‘mother’ of the Mary music department hits a milestone   BISMARCK, ND — For many current and past music students, Kyia Zubke has been their mom away from home. And for music faculty, she’s been the harmony that makes the department sing for the past three decades. From selling T-shirts and concert tickets, to coordinating the guest artists’ flight schedules and making sure the event goes off without a hitch, Kyia Zubke has done it all during her 30-years as University of Mary’s music department administrative assistant, and more appropriately — “jazz fest queen.” “One festival in particular,...

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North Dakota’s Wealthiest Man, Gary Tharaldson, a True Rags to Riches Story

Books can be purchased at the University of Mary Bookstore  and through Amazon.   BISMARCK, ND — Anyone privileged to know Gary Tharaldson would know he is North Dakota through and through. Born to a rural family with a large garden, some dairy cows and no personal transportation, he and his family lived day-to-day doing what they needed to do to survive. And like so many small town kids, he turned to sports as an outlet—which for Gary would teach him about overcoming limitations and achieving goals that would prove powerful early and often through life. “In sports, I was a...

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White House Invites University of Mary Students to Rose Garden

BISMARCK, ND — Today, 20 University of Mary students from Bismarck, ND, will be special guests of the president of the United States in the Rose Garden—the traditional staging ground for major policy announcements and diplomatic receptions—as he addresses, via satellite, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers at the March for Life event in D.C. Testament to their courage and devotion to this movement, this is the third year in a row that the University of Mary in Bismarck has garnered the national spotlight at the world’s largest pro-life event that gives witness to and celebrates the dignity of human...

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University of Mary Student Invited to Meet Vice President Mike Pence — Again

BISMARCK, ND — Katrina Gallic’s ethics teacher, Scott Cleveland, PhD, had just posed the topic of discussion for class: Is “good” subjective or objective and what are the following consequences to that answer? Then, Tuesday at about 12:15 p.m. her iPhone vibrated with an incoming email. “March for Life Reception with Vice President Pence,” it said in her inbox. Could this be spam mail? “No, it looked real,” Gallic said, a senior marketing major at the University of Mary, with minors in philosophy and Catholic studies. After last year’s March [for Life incident], I don’t assume these things are...

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University of Mary Part of 12 Charter Buses in North Dakota Convoy to March For Life

BISMARCK, ND — Over 600 people in 12 charter buses from the University of Mary and other organizations representing Catholic education throughout North Dakota are just hours away from taking to the streets of Washington, DC, at the 45th Annual March for Life Friday, January 19, themed Love Saves Lives. While they’ll be arm-in-arm with pro-lifers from across the state, nearly 200 students, faculty, staff and University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea will be armed with banners, signs, chants and a whole lot of pride and honor taking part in what has become the event of the year...

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