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University of Mary Approves Ice Hockey for 2018

BISMARCK, ND – The University of Mary agreed this week to pursue men’s hockey and will now wait for approval from the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in order to participate in their hockey program starting a year from now during the fall 2018 season. University of Mary Athletic Director Dale Lennon made the announcement today at the Marauders’ monthly booster luncheon. “Hockey is one of the most popular sports in North Dakota and throughout the region and will fit perfectly on our campus,” said Lennon. “Our state has teams at a variety of levels and the addition of...

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Lutheran Scholar Speaks at University of Mary’s Convocation Series on 500th Anniversary of Reformation

BISMARCK, ND — Internationally acclaimed Lutheran theologian Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is the guest speaker at two upcoming University of Mary events marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Wilson will speak on “Hidden Dimensions of Ecumenical Encounter” in the University’s Grounds for Belief series, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m., in Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business. She will also deliver a Convocation address on “Remaking the World with Law and Gospel” Friday, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m., in Butler Hall. Raised in New York, Wilson studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and has served as professor of the Institute...

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Warford Grotto Inspires Students of University of Mary

Ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration 4:30 p.m., today, September 8, public open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9   BISMARCK, ND — Former Mayor Dr. John Warford and his wife Jennifer, who previously served on the board of trustees at Mary, are lead donors for the university’s new Marian Grotto. The Warfords, people of great generosity and service to the community, were moved by their faith to make this gift to the University of Mary. As their desire grew in honor of the Blessed Mother, the need for a pilgrimage place of honor where students and...

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New State-of-the-Art Lumen Vitae University Center is a Social Hub for Students and Community

Ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 8, public open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9 BISMARCK, ND — Three years ago, in the spring semester of the 2014 academic year, Jason Shipman of Watford City, thought that his tenure as student body president would be pretty run-of-the-mill student government stuff: be at functions and be a strong advocate for his fellow students and classmates. Check and check to those two boxes. But Shipman and his Vice President, Liv Stromme from Bismarck, had no idea that their role and services would become so...

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University of Mary Welcomes Record Class for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Record enrollment and record development on campus continue to spearhead growth at Mary BISMARCK, ND — 2017 is a record-setting year at the University of Mary in Bismarck on several fronts. Today, on the first day of classes, North Dakota’s only private, Catholic university welcomed the largest incoming class in its history to Bismarck. Well over 600 new students are beginning their classes on the main campus, 13 percent more than last year. Those students are coming from across the nation and the world, with 36 states, two Canadian provinces, and seven countries represented in the recruitment class. The...

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