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Record Number of Volunteers Expected for University of Mary’s Fifth Annual Day of Service Event

BISMARCK, ND—University of Mary students, faculty and staff are hardy souls. They let nothing get in their way—including wind, rain, sleet, or dare we say, snow—when it comes to serving others first. That’s especially true when it involves the state’s largest one-day volunteer event, the 5thannual Day of Service. The day calls for cooler than normal temperatures and a chance of all of the above. This year, a record-breaking 1,200 to 1,500 volunteers are expected to converge on the Capital City to help give back to a community that has given so much to the university. University of Mary’s...

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University of Mary Women’s Cross Country Team Wins Prestigious Roy Griak Invite

FALCON HEIGHTS, MN – A dominant performance at one of the most prestigious meets in the nation earned the 4th-ranked University of Mary women’s cross country team the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational Women’s Maroon title. All-Americans Jaiden Schuette and Ida Narbuvoll finished second and third, respectively, and Taylor Hestekin placed eighth overall to help UMary claim its third Griak title in team in program history. The Marauders previously won the team title in 2011 and 2016. “I am extremely proud of these women today,” said Marauders head coach Dennis Newell. “They worked extremely hard to build a cohesive...

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University of Mary Faculty in Billings Earns State Honor, Recognized as a Hero

Kitzenberg setting high standards for Montana’s first occupational therapy program BILLINGS, MT — In the eyes of a parent with a son or daughter with autism, there is nothing more important than knowing the child is getting the best care and love possible from a health care provider, teacher or any caregiver. One of those encounters started years ago for a Billings family whose child with autism could only communicate basic needs and wants with gestures and behaviors. That was until he met Dr. Paula Kitzenberg, the current director of University of Mary’s Occupational Therapy program in Billings, and...

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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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