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University of Mary’s 2018 Prayer Day Speaker Has Inspired Millions Around the World

BISMARCK, ND — As a youngster, John O’Leary was fascinated by fire — so much so, that after watching a group of older boys pour gasoline on the sidewalk and light it with a match, he decided to give it a try himself. O’Leary, a 9-year–old at the time, lit a piece of cardboard near a five-gallon can of gas in his family’s garage. The resulting explosion threw his body across the garage and changed his life forever. His parents were not home but three of his five siblings were. While on fire, O’Leary made his way to the front...

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UMary hockey wins debut 8-0 over NDSU in front of overflow crowd

MANDAN, ND – Any expectations for the first University of Mary hockey game in school history was exceeded before the puck even dropped for the first time. With fans lining up outside the Schwan Cadillac Area at the Starion Sports Complex long before the doors even opened, capacity was reached before the Marauders were introduced to their fans for the first time. Once the game commenced before the sold-out crowd, the Marauders put on a show on both ends of the ice, defeating the visiting North Dakota State University Bison club hockey team 8-0 in American Collegiate Hockey Association...

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University of Mary Sets New Enrollment Record; Fall 2019 Numbers Already Trending Higher

BISMARCK, ND—The University of Mary has more students today than at any time in its nearly 60-year history. The 2017 class was record setting, but this 2018 fall class is the biggest ever—and by a huge margin. Five-hundred thirty-three new freshmen are beginning their first classes on the main campus of the University of Mary today, Wednesday, September 5. That’s 22 percent more than last year, and also raises the number of students living on campus by 17 percent. According to preliminary numbers, the overall enrollment at Mary is expected to be over 3,600 students, an increase of more...

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Transformed Marauder Looks to Lead University of Mary into New Era of Athletics

University of Mary unveils new Marauders logo and brand BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary introduced its new family of athletic logos at a spirited rally today in front of cheering students, alumni, faculty, founding sisters, community supporters and media. University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea and Athletic Director Dale Lennon unveiled the new logo inside the McDowell Activity Center (MAC)—home of Marauders basketball, volleyball and wrestling—followed by a blessing from Annunciation Monastery Prioress Sister Nicole Kunze, and concluded with food, a photo opportunity and a chance to purchase brand-new Marauders apparel. “We knew our legacy Marauders...

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Public Invited to University of Mary’s Unveiling Ceremony of New Marauders Logo Design

BISMARCK, ND—The Bismarck-Mandan community is invited to attend and take part in a public ceremony Thursday, August 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McDowell Activity Center (MAC) on University of Mary’s campusfor the unveiling of the new Marauders logo design. Please join University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea and Athletic Director Dale Lennon Thursday for this historic public ceremony and press conference. The program also includes remarks from Shea and Lennon, followed by a logo blessing by Sister Nicole Kunze, Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. The event concludes with a free lunch...

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