Author: University of Mary

University of Mary Welcomes Minnesota Twins Caravan to Campus

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary is rolling out the red carpet for Minnesota Twins great Tony Oliva, players Trevor May and Tyler Duffy, “The Voice of the Minnesota Twins” Cory Provus, and T.C. Bear. Bring your whole family and friends for this free event to meet and greet the Twins Caravan Monday, January 18, 2016, at the McDowell Activity Center (MAC) on campus from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Spring training is just around the corner — so come and hear from current players and the legend himself – Tony O. Find out the...

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Fire and Ice: The Poetics and Politics of the Bakken in Documentary Films

Marek R. Dojs | Assistant Professor of Communications, University of Mary >> Click here to view a PDF version of this article The 2015 Oscar nominations included one film about the North Dakota oil boom and surprisingly ignored another. In many aspects, “White Earth” deserved to be nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category even if the film didn’t win an Academy Award. Surprisingly, “The Overnighters” was left out of Documentary Feature consideration. Both movies steer clear of overtly political and environmental issues involved in fracking in the Bakken to present humanistic stories about people at the shale revolution’s ground zero. Since documentary films often carry...

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Grammy Nominee Matt Wilson Headlines University of Mary Festival

The popularity, prestige and tradition of annual Jazz Festival rooted by generations of dedicated music alumni BISMARCK, ND — Katie and Eric Rooke knew each other back in middle school. They weren’t childhood sweethearts, but in love with music. If music is what introduced the Rookes to each other, then it’s attending the annual University of Mary Jazz Festival over the past decades in various capacities that has helped bond them ­— first as classmates at Bismarck High School, then as Mary students and now as alumni. “We both ended up going to the University of Mary to major in...

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University of Mary to Create Region’s Most Cutting-Edge SynDaver™ Lab

BISMARCK, ND — One of the nation’s most respected health care programs in higher learning, the University of Mary in Bismarck, is creating a one-of-a kind anatomy lab that will bring hands-on learning to a new level. Dr. Jodi Roller, dean of the University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences, announced today the University of Mary is purchasing and hosting six new synthetic humans that will be part of “one of the most complete state-of-the-art synthetic anatomy learning facilities in the nation.” This SynDaver™ Labs technology, made possible in part through a $500,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill...

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BEK Communications Announces the New BEK Broadcasting Network

STEELE, ND — BEK Communications is launching the new BEK Broadcasting Network, in partnership with the University of Mary, to lead the region in production and distribution of prime North Dakota entertainment and content. The new network is a byproduct of the recently announced and nearly constructed broadcasting studios headquartered on the University of Mary campus. The BEK Broadcasting Network, with the help of Mary communications students working with state-of-the-art high definition television equipment, will deliver two new content channels from the studios at the University of Mary — BEK Prime and BEK 247. “We’re excited for our current communication students and those that will be attending Mary in the future to experience this innovative technology as they bring the new BEK Broadcasting Network programing into the homes of thousands of North Dakota residents,” said Marek Dojs (Doyce) assistant professor of communications in the School of Arts and Sciences at Mary. “Our students will start getting their hands-on experience in the coming weeks as the studios come to a completion.” BEK Prime content will be available statewide in western North Dakota on the Heroes and Icons network KNDB Ch-26/KNDM Ch-24 and in eastern North Dakota on CoziTV KRDK Ch-4. The BEK 247 channel (previously BEK Sports channel) will be available throughout North Dakota on cable affiliates and over-the-air on KNDB Ch-26.2 in Bismarck and KNDM Ch-24.2 in Minot and KRDK...

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