Category: News Release

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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$210,000 Grant Supports Launch of Emergency Grant Program at University of Mary

Funds will address financial barriers to help low-income students stay enrolled to completion BISMARCK, ND —University of Mary has received a $210,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to operate and maintain a student emergency aid program. Emergency grants will be integrated into the college’s overall student success strategy with the goal of improving retention and completion rates. University of Mary serves students from diverse backgrounds, and a situation that might be a headache for one can be a major financial crisis for another. If a student is already struggling to make ends meet,...

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North Dakota Entities Partner for State’s First Skills Initiative

WATFORD CITY, ND — North Dakotans have read this book before. And it usually doesn’t end well. As the story goes, an oil boom draws thousands of people from around the country to the Peace Garden State. Jobs, jobs and more jobs are created in the industry. Then, after some years, oil production slows down and oil jobs dry up. These new people with specific skill sets who have come to the state and established roots in communities are forced to pick up their families and move elsewhere—creating a big void in the local and state economies, a shortfall...

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