Author: University of Mary

University of Mary Honors Students’ Achievements at Annual Awards Banquet

BISMARCK, ND—Recently, more than 100 students were recognized for their service, leadership and accomplishments in areas ranging from academics to volunteerism at the 2018 University of Mary Awards Banquet. The festivities celebrate the University of Mary’s mission of servant leadership as exemplified for us through Jesus Christ, whose witness is particularly lived-out by the individuals recognized this evening. Monsignor James Shea, president of University of Mary, welcomed honorees, families and well-wishers, applauding award recipients for their dedication. “From the classrooms to the boardrooms, members of the university community give testimony to the dream of our founders and sponsors, the...

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Faith-Inspired Public Schools?

A Charter School in Chicago’s Wild West Might Have the Answer By Patrick J. McCloskey, Author, Editor-in-Chief, 360 Review Once there was an educational elevator that lifted underclass and working-class families into the middle and even upper classes with astounding efficiency. That elevator—faith-based (mostly Catholic) and neighborhood public schools—began breaking down in the 1960s, leaving many minority families on the ground floor. Catholic schools started closing and inner-city public schools began to fail. Today, on the South Side of Chicago—the nation’s murder capitol—the founders of Catalyst Maria High School and the adjacent Maria Kaupas Center believe they have found...

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Public Invited to Free Opera Concert

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary Vocal Arts Ensemble under the direction of Katherine Henjum, will present “Sunday Afternoon at the Opera”, Sunday, April 8th at 2 p.m., in the Russell Reid Auditorium at the North Dakota Heritage Center. As part of the State Historical Society’s Sensational Sunday Program, the Opera program will feature scenes from “Hansel and Gretel,” “La Serva Padrona,” “Eugene Onegin,” and the beloved “La Bohème.” Henjum, associate professor of voice at the University of Mary since 2003, is retiring at the end of this semester. She received an M.F.A. in vocal performance from the...

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University of Mary Receives $500,000 Grant from Andeavor for the New School of Engineering

BISMARCK, ND—Today, the University of Mary in Bismarck received a $500,000 grant from Andeavor, a premiere marketing, logistics and refining company, to support the development of a new laboratory within the New School of Engineering. The grant will support the development of an on-campus Control Systems Laboratory that will allow students to learn, apply and test underlying fundamental knowledge and state-of-the-art field applications used in engineering. “We are extremely blessed and grateful to Andeavor for its generous gift that will help foster the numerous skills needed in today’s engineering environment,” said University President Monsignor James P. Shea. “This grant...

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University of Mary Contributes to the United Way Emergency Homeless Shelter at Sunrise

BISMARCK, ND — Members of the University of Mary Physical Plant and students representing Marauders athletic teams donated and delivered over 70 sets of linens, pillows, sheets, mattress pads and other bedding materials to the United Way Emergency Homeless Shelter at Sunrise today. “Once it was determined that the University of Mary had a surplus of bedding, Physical Plant staff and the Department of Athletics came together to find the perfect place to donate these items,” said Kevin Becker, director of development with University of Mary Athletics. “The University of Mary is not only a big supporter of the United...

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