Author: University of Mary

Bismarck Civic Leader and Professional Strategist Chosen as Director of Public Affairs at the University of Mary

BISMARCK, ND—The University of Mary today announced it has named alumna Brenda Nagel as its new director of the Office of Public Affairs. Nagel, the former senior director of Operations at Aetna, fills the position vacated by Dale Lennon who is now the university’s new athletic director. Nagel is a past Missouri Slope Area-wide United Way board member and trustee and current chair of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. She is a Chamber Leadership Program graduate and also earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree of science from the University of Mary. “I am overwhelmed with excitement to have...

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Myron Atkinson’s Legacy Lives on at The University of Mary

BISMARCK, ND — The name Atkinson is synonymous with Bismarck, North Dakota. Generations of Atkinsons have done their part to make this city and this state a much better place to live for all who proudly call it home. Like his father and grandfather before him, the late Myron Atkinson made it his responsibility, and the duty of his children, to be caring and kind public servants. There is no better example of a community-first person than their father, who, as a civic leader, understood the value and importance of a respected university that would help nurture and build character...

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University of Mary’s Upcoming Bioethics Seminar Gives Perspective to the International Case of Charlie Gard

Public invited to attend two-day event BISMARCK, ND — The case of Charlie Gard has prompted a fierce debate around the world about medical ethics and reached international attention when both Pope Francis and United States President Donald Trump immediately offered support to the parents of the terminally ill infant from the United Kingdom. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Great Ormand Street Hospital can discontinue life support to the baby, who has a rare genetic disease. His doctors have wanted to take him off life support, but his parents have sought to keep him alive to...

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360 Review: Shale War, Custer Solved, Math in Vegas, Parenting, Art & Culture, National Prize Winners

Stories that reflect the people and heritage of the Northern Great Plains BISMARCK, ND — While America is preparing to do more business with Saudi Arabia under the new federal administration, a “shale war” continues between the two countries. The fallout has global ramifications. The stakes are high, impacting oil and gas prices, North Dakota’s revenue and production, national security and U.S. aspirations to become a superpower in petroleum production. As award-winning author and energy writer Mark Mills masterfully details in the newest edition of 360 Review, North Dakota is the battleground for the Saudis’ preemptive strike, which began...

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Mary’s Engineering and PT Students Combine Skills to Empower Children with Special Needs

BISMARCK, ND — What happens when you combine the ingenuity and creativity of students from University of Mary’s physical therapy and engineering departments, and then add to it their love and enthusiasm for helping children in need? To find the answer, all anyone has to do is look at the smiles on the faces of two children and those at BECEP. That’s because each of these Bismarck children will be a proud new owner of a custom made, tricked out and fully mobile car. “A group of PT students are collaborating with engineering students along with myself, Drs. Terry Pilling...

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