Author: University of Mary

World’s Top Vocal Jazz Group Ready to Make ‘Real’ Impression on North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota will have the opportunity to experience what many of the world’s top musicians and clinicians regard as the best vocal jazz group ever. The Real Group brings its 2016 tour to Bismarck on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., inside the Belle Mehus Auditorium. “They are a standard by which other groups are measured,” said University of Mary music chair and director of choirs, Dr. Tom Porter. “Anyone who is involved in a cappella choral music knows The Real Group and aspires to their level of perfection.” Seats are limited. Reserve your tickets...

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Of Rigs & Steeples

>> Click here to view a PDF of this article. On Father Brian Gross’s second day in Watford City, he drove from his church to the Outlaws Bar & Grill downtown. It was late on a Friday afternoon in June 2012, and the place was thronging with roughnecks and geologists, engineers and construction hands, the whole range of men who had headed to a corner of North Dakota for the fracking boom. Father Gross took a moment in the parking lot just to count license plates; he lost track after 32 states. The next afternoon, the young priest drove...

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University of Mary Students Provide Public with Free Tax Preparation Service

BISMARCK, ND — There’s no need to spend hard-earned money to have your taxes prepared. No need to be confused by federal and state tax forms. Have no fear — University of Mary’s Tax Team is here. Now students, low-income taxpayers, disabled and the elderly can count on accounting students in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business to decipher the language, crunch the numbers, and do their federal and North Dakota state tax preparation for FREE if they have an income of $54,000 or less. “We are all about serving others first at the University of Mary,” says Dr. Rhoda Sautner, CPA, University of...

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Oil: The Once & Future Fuel

Shale oil has the potential to reshape the global economy, and increase U.S. energy security, independence and affordability in the long term Mark Mills | Author and Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute >> To view referenced charts, click here to download a PDF version of this article. If oil didn’t exist, we’d invent it. It is a uniquely dense fuel with Goldilocks attributes: just the right combination of transportability, storability, safety and cost. That’s why civilization consumes nearly $2 trillion worth of oil a year. It’s the world’s largest traded commodity, with food in second place trading at 20 percent less. The shale oil boom,...

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University of Mary Welcomes Home Dale Lennon as the New Director of Public Affairs

BISMARCK, ND — Dale Lennon, regarded as one of the most successful football coaches at the University of North Dakota and known for his class and integrity, according to his former boss, Southern Illinois Athletic Director Tommy Bell, accepted an administrative role as director of Public Affairs at the University of Mary in Bismarck. “I feel extremely fortunate to be returning to the University of Mary as the director of Public Affairs,” said Lennon, who grew up in Knox, ND, and worked at his dad’s grain elevator while attending Rugby High School. “My family and I have maintained close relationships with...

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