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University of Mary Physical Therapy Student Earns Prestigious State Award

BISMARCK, ND — Pediatric physical therapy is something near and dear to University of Mary graduate student Kaari Burbach. Her passion for helping others, especially youth with physical and intellectual disabilities, began shortly after graduating from Minot High School. That’s when she volunteered at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and saw a physical therapist providing hippotherapy to children—a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment through the use of horseback that improves coordination, balance and strength. From that point on she knew working with children through physical therapy, being involved and giving back to community would be part of her life. It...

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Community Welcome to Celebrate 45 Years of Concert Band at the University of Mary

Public invited to free Spring Concert BISMARCK, ND — In 1972 a Mandan High School music director was gaining recognition in the state for instilling an enormous amount of pride and passion into his young band performers—marching band, concert band and jazz ensemble. His excellence showed in the quality of music his students were producing. That success drew the respect of then-Mary College President Sister Thomas Welder. So much so, she asked this director—Ernie Borr—to start for Mary what would be the beginning of one of the most heralded and prestigious band programs in the Upper Midwest. “Ernie had an ability...

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Internationally Acclaimed Catholic Columnist George Weigel Headlines 2017 Vocations Jamboree

Weigel to deliver keynote address and receive prestigious Lumen Vitae Medal BISMARCK, ND — George Weigel, biographer of St. John Paul II and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, will offer the keynote address at the University of Mary’s Vocations Jamboree. For the second time in as many years, the University of Mary is partnering with the Diocese of Bismarck, Annunciation Monastery and Assumption Abbey to host the annual event, which is free and open to the public. The Vocations Expo, which will showcase the unique charism, mission and history of each group, draws vocation directors...

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University of Mary Presents Iconic Broadway Musical Hit Fiddler on the Roof

BISMARCK, ND — “Fiddler on the Roof” could be regarded as an example of when cultural traditions can go awry. Or at the very least, make life very interesting or cause complications between parents, their children and innocent bystanders in a changing political and social landscape. The 1905 story follows Tevye, a milkman, husband and father in Tsarist Russia, who tries to follow their Jewish tradition of having a village matchmaker find husbands for his five daughters. The plot thickens as the older daughter becomes less enthusiastic about the idea and convinces her sisters how little control they have over...

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University of Mary Surges Pass the $60 Million Milestone in Vision 2030 Fundraising Campaign

BISMARCK, ND — Drip. Drip. Drip. That sound of water is heard across North Dakota as the thermometer continues to climb and the snow recedes. Likewise at the University of Mary, as the temperature heats up, fundraising efforts continue to melt away at the $96 million Phase I goal. The University of Mary announced today it has surpassed the $60 million milestone mark in Phase I of its three-phased $272 million Vision 2030 Campaign. “We are deeply humbled and forever grateful to all our benefactors and friends of the University of Mary whose contributions have helped us reach this significant...

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