Author: University of Mary

Energy Illustrated

The first edition of 360 Review begins with a two-page illustration showing the importance of various energy sources to North Dakota and the tremendous impact the shale oil revolution in the Bakken is having on the state’s economy and job market. Revenue streams from oil production, for example, increased from $4.5 to $38.56 billion from 2005 to 2013. The number of jobs (both primary and secondary employment) created by the petroleum industry in North Dakota increased from 27,571 to 81,540 in 2013. Although the oil prices remain low, oil production remains high. There have been many layoffs in the...

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Mary’s Second Annual Day of Service One of the Largest Service Events in ND

Close to 1,000 students participating, nearly doubling last year’s number   BISMARCK, ND — As part of the new Vision 2030 Campaign, University of Mary’s student body recommitted itself to becoming servant leaders of moral courage, providing a culture grounded in service, fostering a great capacity to pour themselves out in loving service to others. The new, campus wide Day of Service campaign that began in 2014 answers that pledge. Serving others is a big part of the University of Mary’s mission since being founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. Mary’s students take part in hundreds of service projects every year — from helping with homeless shelters in North Dakota to providing medical assistance in Guatemala. By all accounts last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and the second annual expects to be bigger than ever. “I witnessed first-hand the impact this wonderful event had last year, not only on the people we served, but also on my classmates,” commented University of Mary Student Body President Liv Stromme and coordinator for the event. “The joy of giving is a lifelong lesson that we live outside the classroom. The most significant opportunity is for these experiences to create a deep sense of community while assisting students in developing their hearts and life skills so it becomes a lifestyle of service.” Nearly 1,000 Mary students are volunteering...

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University of Mary Campaign Will Reshape Campus and Enrich our Students

  Vision 2030 Capital Campaign to raise $272 million for New Programs and Facilities BISMARCK, ND — As students began their walk to early morning class and the sun’s rays filtered through the fog casting an orange hue over campus from the eastern horizon on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, a thunderous pounding by a backhoe could be heard, putting an exclamation mark on the start of what will be a $272 million capital campaign at the University of Mary. Mary President Monsignor James Shea publicly announced the new and historic strategic plan at a press conference today, Monday, October 19, 2015. He stated the new Vision 2030 Campaign, the largest in the school’s history, spans the next 15 years over three phases and will not only markedly transform the look of campus, but just as importantly bring “distinction, service and relationships to our students and graduates, so they can live fully and live well with the insights necessary to be leaders in their workplace and community.” Shea added that as Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding areas in North Dakota continue to grow, so does the University of Mary as it welcomes more and more students from the region and around the world. “After two years of consulting and engaging our founding Sisters, alumni, faculty, administration, community members, students, parents, donors and trustees, we feel this is a collective vision for...

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University of Mary Launches New MBA in Virtuous Leadership

New program modeled in partnership with world-renowned author Alexandre Havard BISMARCK, ND — What is virtuous leadership? At the University of Mary, leadership is about more than theories, charts and balance sheets. It’s about the strength of character and the virtues that define an individual as a person and business leader. Today’s world is begging for faithful business leaders. A businessperson doesn’t just leave his Catholic, Christian convictions at the front door when walking into work in the morning. Virtue has been talked about for centuries but has fallen out of fashion in the modern world. Such luminaries as Aristotle, St. Paul, and St. Thomas Aquinas all taught that the human person is made for greatness — a greatness of soul or what we call the virtue of magnanimity. That’s why the University of Mary, together with the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute, is offering education in virtuous leadership through graduate-level study in the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business. The University of Mary joins acclaimed author and speaker Alexandre Havard in his belief that virtue and leadership do not come naturally but arise from the formation of character for excellence, and that such formation is vital for personal and professional growth and success. Virtuous leadership is life-changing. Witnessed to by staggering fluctuations in the Dow Jones industrial average, government bailouts and subsequent economic collapse in 2008, today’s business...

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U.S. Veterans’ Stories Told on Stage in North Dakota’s Theaters

GRAND FORKS, ND — History comes alive on stage across the state when the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre performs the words of U.S. veterans this November, called “Warrior Words.” The program began as a writing workshop in five cities in North Dakota, held between 2014-2015. Veterans from different generations representing World War II up through the current war in Afghanistan bravely shared their stories on paper. The workshop, funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, featured 44 veterans, ran two years and was facilitated by the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre. The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre then commissioned North Dakota writers to adapt their essays into stage monologues. Nine of those veterans’ works will be performed and tour in three North Dakota cities in November. Tour places and dates: Minot, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., in the Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall; Bismarck, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall on the University of Mary campus; Nov. 8, Dickinson, 2 p.m., in the Beck Auditorium on the Dickinson State University campus. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored in part by the N.D. Humanities Council. “The pieces are testaments to the individual experiences of war,” said Kathy Coudle-King, executive director of the theatre. “These are stories that you won’t find in your high school history books. They’re personal and insightful and come directly from the...

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