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The Emergence of Bismarck’s Jaiden Schuette on the University of Mary Women’s Cross Country Team

MITCHELL, SD—“What a way to start the trip,” shouted Lexi Zeis, as she entered her coach’s office this (Thursday) morning after hearing the news that the charter bus taking them to the NCAA Central Region Cross Country Championships in Kearney, NE, would be delayed by about an hour. “Worry about the things you can control, and not about the things you can’t control,” countered the whisker-faced Head Coach, Dennis Newell, whose mustache contorted as he grinned. “We’ll adjust and keep moving on.” That’s been the mind-set of the women’s team since last year when Ida Narbuvoll, one of their...

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Sisters of Annunciation and University of Mary Invite Public to Free Concert and Rededication of 54-Year-Old Reuter Organ

BISMARCK, ND — “They’re up there,” shouted Leslie Matters, pointing to the balcony about 100 feet away inside the beautiful and acoustic-friendly Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel. That’s where her husband, Justin Matters, and brother-in-law, Mark Matters, were, but hidden from view. Their muffled chatter could be heard, but not distinguished as the two crawled up inside the organ’s swell box, their bodies delicately positioned as to not accidentally bump, bend or break any of the tiny or massive aluminum and wooden organ pipes. Their job was to spend the better part of a day side-by-side these tubes—ranging in...

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University of Mary’s Knights of Columbus Awarded the Best in All Colleges and Universities in America

BISMARCK, ND — Day, after day, through all weather—including a late November and December onslaught of 55 inches of snow and frigid temperatures—at least two University of Mary Knights of Columbus Council members would brave their way outside on campus to the future site of the new Marian Grotto to say the rosary. Many University of Mary K of C members would say it was Mary herself, the university’s patroness, at work providing Her unwavering guidance and providential spirit for these students. “It was in response to this that I coined the term the “Mailman’s Rosary,” said senior math major, Joe...

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University of Mary, FOCUS partnering to offer new Catholic Philanthropy course

BISMARCK, N.D. (October 23, 2017) — The University of Mary is pleased to announce a groundbreaking new program in Catholic Philanthropy in partnership with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Mutually recognizing a critical need to train and equip a new generation of development professionals, the University of Mary and FOCUS are offering a graduate-level program in Catholic Philanthropy to provide vitally needed education in fundraising and development for the good of the Church and its many and varied apostolates. This new program offers both a graduate certificate in Catholic Philanthropy and a full MBA program with a...

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University of Mary History Students Help Bring North Dakota WWI Stories to Life

Bismarck doctor caught in the crossfire of the ‘great conflagration’ BISMARCK, ND — Letter, after letter, after letter, found and read by a group of University of Mary students from Dr. Joseph Stuart’s Cultural History of the Great War class, help tell the story of North Dakota’s involvement in World War I and bring mixed emotions of charm, humor and sadness. “Our students would sign in at the North Dakota State Archives like regular researchers and then comb through four volumes of letters printed in newspapers from between 1918 and 1919, mostly, and then they were lovingly collected and...

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