Category: News Release

University of Mary Vision 2030 Capital Campaign Reaches $75 Million Milestone

New engineering program moving full steam ahead BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary’s record-breaking Vision 2030 Capital Campaign continues its steady climb. The fundraising campaign just reached the $75 million mark, moving closer to its Phase I goal of $96 million, and the funding of a facility for the popular new School of Engineering launched three years ago. “We’re excited to announce, through the generosity of many people and businesses locally, regionally and nationally, we’re on track for the future refurbishing of the former University Dining Center (UDC) space on north campus that will transform into a fully...

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Public Invited to Annual Spring Band Concert

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary Concert Band will present its spring performance on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. on the University Campus. “We’re pleased to present the first-ever acoustic large-ensemble performance in Founder’s Hall, located in our brand-new Lumen Vitae University Center,” said conductor Dennis Gowen, professor of music at the University of Mary. “It’s a pleasure to perform our spring concert there, and what a treat we have in store for our music friends who attend the performance!” The concert will open with a nod to the centenary of American composer Leonard Bernstein as the...

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The Dash Grant is Helping University of Mary Students Financially Every Day—Without Having to Repay

Students are encouraged to apply if they need help BISMARCK, ND — Unexpected financial burden affects many people, but some college students feel the burden more intensely and with life-altering consequences. “One day my car started making sounds,” said a University of Mary student who wanted to be unidentified for this story. When she took her vehicle to the mechanic, she learned that it would need extensive repairs that would cost over $800. This financial burden came out of nowhere. Just like that, she had to figure out how she would pay for this. She had recently heard about...

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Public Invited to an Evening with George Weigel, Hosted by the University of Mary in St. Paul

The event is free and open to the public, Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. St. PAUL, MN — The University of Mary is honored to host “An Evening with George Weigel,” the internationally acclaimed and preeminent Catholic scholar, as he discusses his newest book, Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II on Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., hosted at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Regarded by Robert P. George as “a giant” in the Catholic world, Weigel is the authority on the Catholic Church, and is perhaps best known for...

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University of Mary Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Catholic Studies Founder, Dr. Don Briel

Students reflect on Briel’s profound impact as mentor and model of the Catholic faith   BISMARCK, ND — Today we honor Dr. Don Briel, founder of America’s first Catholic Studies program. Guided by his own thorough study of Blessed John Henry Newman and Christopher Dawson, Briel directs students across the nation towards the integration of the truth of the Catholic faith with university studies and—importantly—with daily life. While his ingenious Catholic Studies programs work to revitalize American culture at a national level, he is dear to us at the University of Mary in a particular way. Holding the University of...

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