Category: News Release

Dr. John Warford, Mary’s Business Dean, Announces Retirement

BISMARCK, ND — Dr. John Warford, dean of the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business, has announced his retirement. After a long career of public service and active engagement in the civic and educational life of the Bismarck-Mandan community, he is seeking more time to devote to family, his interests as a rancher, and to assist in the flourishing family business, Warford Orthodontics. Dr. Warford and his wife, Jennifer, moved to Bismarck in 1973 to open Warford Orthodontics. As the community grew and expanded through the years, they proudly raised their family here and were active in...

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University of Mary Nursing Program Students Score 100 Percent Pass Rate on Licensure Exams—Again

BISMARCK, ND — Patients are in the very best care with graduates of the University of Mary nursing program. For the second straight year, Mary’s entire senior nursing class from this past spring semester who are just entering the profession passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam after taking it for the first time. Dr. Glenda Reemts, professor and chair of the Division of Nursing at the University of Mary, says several factors account for the 100-percent pass rate: nursing faculty work heavily with students to prepare; a curriculum that follows industry quality and safety...

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University of Mary’s New Doctorate of Education Program Earns Prestigious Membership

BISMARCK, ND — The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) has accepted University of Mary’s new Doctorate of Education (EdD) program into its select group. The CPED is a consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education in the United States and throughout the world (U.S. Canada and New Zealand) that are committed to work together to undertake a critical examination and redesign of the doctorate in education (EdD). “The CPED is the knowledge forum on the EdD,” added Dr. Rod Jonas, dean of the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Science. “Our membership in the...

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University of Mary Student Discovers New Bacteria-Killing Virus

BISMARCK, ND — Sending a Star Wars fanatic on a scientific discovery mission could either mean a confrontation with the dark side or an exciting encounter with the forces of good. So, digging for soil samples in hopes of finding a virus that infects bacteria, or bacteriophage as it is called, could be regarded as both: a dirty crusade in an attempt to uncover something new and exciting. And that’s just what happened to Luke. No, not Luke Skywalker, but another ‘young Jedi’ named Luke Keller. The senior University of Mary biology student from Eagan, MN, unearthed a new...

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Year-Round Campus Brings International Scholar and Author to the University of Mary

Boston College Professor Dr. Peter Kreeft, regarded as one of the great writers and philosophers of our age, gives two public presentations on Thursday, June 22 BISMARCK, ND — A big name deserves a big stage. That’s why the University of Mary’s new and innovative Year-Round Campus, the only program of its kind in the United States, welcomes Dr. Peter Kreeft, one of the world’s premier Catholic philosophers who writes and speaks on an extraordinarily broad range of topics and who can communicate effectively with an enormously wide audience of readers—from philosophy, ethics and religion to literature, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein and—surfing. “People...

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