Category: News Release

New Book, ‘Frank’s Extra Mile’ Honors One of North Dakota’s True Gentlemen

University of Mary pays tribute to Starion’s 50th anniversary and its humble founder with a book launch celebration Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. BISMARCK, ND — In 1969, Frank Larson didn’t know much about banking when he bought his first bank in Oakes, North Dakota (First National Bank). That didn’t matter to Frank. The 40-year- old lawyer knew if he stuck to his Christian values and surrounded himself with good people who did know the business, he would stand a chance. Frank did more than that and his risk gradually turned to good fortune. It wasn’t by luck, but through genuinely...

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University of Mary Eclipses $100-Million Mark, Surpasses Goal and Closes Phase-I of Vision 2030 Capital Campaign

President Monsignor James Shea thanks and congratulates benefactors at the completion of the largest capital campaign in the history of western North Dakota. BISMARCK, ND — It took only three-and-a-half years for friends and donors across North Dakota and the rest of America to help the University of Mary raise $100,912,768 and blow past a Phase-I goal of $96 million. Phase-I by itself now stands as the largest successful capital campaign in the history of western North Dakota; Vision 2030,Education for Life, is a three-phased strategic plan and capital campaign totaling $272 million. “Words cannot express how honored and...

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University of Mary Invites Public to Attend Lectures by Two Prestigious Speakers

Monsignor Tom Richter and author Mike Aquilina to present at three free events on campus BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary is the site for three upcoming lecture events in February. Monsignor Thomas Richter is the speaker for the fourth annual St. Hildegard Lecture Series, Monday, February 11, 10 a.m., in Founders Hall at the University of Mary’s new Lumen Vitae University Center. His presentation entitled “Evangelization Without Complication” is free and open to the public. Coinciding with that topic, Richter penned a brief, but popular 25-page booklet entitled “Integrated Evangelization: How to Facilitate the Encounter with Christ.” Richter...

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University of Mary 2019 Freshman Fall Class is Filling Up Fast, Ahead of Last Year’s Historic Record Numbers

Critical scholarship and waitlist deadlines are fast approaching for potential incoming freshmen BISMARCK, ND— After record enrollment last year, the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, is at it again. For the second consecutive-year, the University of Mary plans to implement a waiting list for freshman applicants interested in enrolling in the 2019 fall semester. Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Richard Hinton, says the University of Mary is currently on pace to exceed even last year’s record class, and there just will not be space for all those freshmen. He noted that while there is still room for transfer students,...

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Employers Quickly Partner with the Statewide Workforce Development Initiative at Mary

BISMARCK, ND— It didn’t take long for employers across the state to embrace the Workforce Development Initiative announced earlier in January and headquartered at the University of Mary. MBI Energy Services, the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (DOCR) and McKenzie County Healthcare System, are the latest employers joining over 50 entities already partnered for workforce development training at the University of Mary. Attracting new employees and helping retain and develop current workers is the immediate objective of the Workforce Development Initiative at Mary that has the endorsement of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, higher education and businesses...

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