Author: University of Mary

Public Invited to Free Spring Choir Concert

BISMARCK, ND—It may not seem like it at the moment, but spring really is coming. One sure way to know is the arrival of the annual University of Mary Spring Choir Concert, this Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert features the Concert Choir singing a variety of music including “Music, Spread Thy Voice Around” by Handel and “Regina Coeli” by Mozart, both accompanied by the University of Mary String Ensemble. The String Ensemble, directed by Dr. Everaldo Martinez, will also...

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University of Mary Honors Students’ Achievements at Annual Awards Banquet

BISMARCK, ND—Recently, more than 100 students were recognized for their service, leadership and accomplishments in areas ranging from academics to volunteerism at the 2018 University of Mary Awards Banquet. The festivities celebrate the University of Mary’s mission of servant leadership as exemplified for us through Jesus Christ, whose witness is particularly lived-out by the individuals recognized this evening. Monsignor James Shea, president of University of Mary, welcomed honorees, families and well-wishers, applauding award recipients for their dedication. “From the classrooms to the boardrooms, members of the university community give testimony to the dream of our founders and sponsors, the...

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Faith-Inspired Public Schools?

A Charter School in Chicago’s Wild West Might Have the Answer By Patrick J. McCloskey, Author, Editor-in-Chief, 360 Review Once there was an educational elevator that lifted underclass and working-class families into the middle and even upper classes with astounding efficiency. That elevator—faith-based (mostly Catholic) and neighborhood public schools—began breaking down in the 1960s, leaving many minority families on the ground floor. Catholic schools started closing and inner-city public schools began to fail. Today, on the South Side of Chicago—the nation’s murder capitol—the founders of Catalyst Maria High School and the adjacent Maria Kaupas Center believe they have found...

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Public Invited to Free Opera Concert

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary Vocal Arts Ensemble under the direction of Katherine Henjum, will present “Sunday Afternoon at the Opera”, Sunday, April 8th at 2 p.m., in the Russell Reid Auditorium at the North Dakota Heritage Center. As part of the State Historical Society’s Sensational Sunday Program, the Opera program will feature scenes from “Hansel and Gretel,” “La Serva Padrona,” “Eugene Onegin,” and the beloved “La Bohème.” Henjum, associate professor of voice at the University of Mary since 2003, is retiring at the end of this semester. She received an M.F.A. in vocal performance from the...

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University of Mary Receives $500,000 Grant from Andeavor for the New School of Engineering

BISMARCK, ND—Today, the University of Mary in Bismarck received a $500,000 grant from Andeavor, a premiere marketing, logistics and refining company, to support the development of a new laboratory within the New School of Engineering. The grant will support the development of an on-campus Control Systems Laboratory that will allow students to learn, apply and test underlying fundamental knowledge and state-of-the-art field applications used in engineering. “We are extremely blessed and grateful to Andeavor for its generous gift that will help foster the numerous skills needed in today’s engineering environment,” said University President Monsignor James P. Shea. “This grant...

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