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Alumni Newsletters

The University of Mary is embarking on a robust effort to re-engage alumni and connect the entire university family with the greater community, as an integral part of the new strategic growth plan, “Vision 2030: Education for Life.” Starting in the fall 2014, alumni newsletters will be published and distributed electronically for each of the University of Mary’s schools: the Gary Tharaldson School of Business, the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences. One newsletter per school will be published in the fall semester and another per school will be published in the spring. You will also receive notice of a summer newsletter for all schools.

Gary Tharaldson School of Business 2015-16 Newsletter

Here is the alumni newsletter for for the Gary Tharaldson School of Business for the 2015-16 academic year.

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • Dave St. Peter, President of the Minnesota Twins, speaking at Lunch & Learn series.
  • Who’s Who at GTSB.
  • Leadership North Dakota Fall Summit featuring Dr. Mark Hagerott, Chancellor of the North Dakota University System, who spoke about cybersecurity challenges here and worldwide.
  • GTSB launching new cybersecurity undergraduate program.
  • GTSB launching new graduate degree programs in Virtuous Leadership.
  • GTSB adding Master of Public Information Program.
  • Focus on Alumni: Hannah Haynes, new Executive Director of Start Bismarck.

Please click here to download the Gary Tharaldson School of Business alumni newsletter. The next GTSB newsletter will be published in September 2016.

School of Arts & Sciences April 2015 Newsletter

Here is the Spring 2015 alumni newsletter for the School of Arts and Sciences (SOAS).

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • Performance of “The Mousetrap” as the kickoff play for our new theater program.
  • Retiring faculty: Dr. Marla Behm and professor and coach Roger Haug.
  • Six students studying in Peru for the spring semester.
  • The Annual Jazz Festival and performance at the Belle Mehus Auditorium with guest artists, including saxophonist Donny McCaslin.
  • SOAS faculty and student publications and presentations.
  • National Science Foundation S-Stem grant for low-income, minority and especially Native American students to study wildlife conservation or environmental science.
  • Focus on Alumni: recent graduate who works as Outreach Coordinator for FirstChoice Clinic.
  • New Humanities Honors Program, developed in consultation with Dr. Don Briel and Professor Clay Jenkinson, to begin this fall.
  • Media ecologist from Wheaton College spoke at Convocation about “The Seven Vices of the Virtual Life.”

 Please click here to download the newsletter for the School of Arts and Sciences.

 

School of Health Sciences April 2015 Newsletter

Here is the March 2015 alumni newsletter for the School of Health Sciences.

Highlights in this issue include the following articles:

  • Mission trip by students and faculty to remote villages in the high Andes.
  • Founder of Bio-Ethics Defense Fund speaks at Butler Hall.
  • SHS hosts annual interdisciplinary problem-based learning event
  • Dr. Will Beachey retires after 25 years as RT Director.
  • SHS faculty, student and alumni publications, presentations and awards.
  • Focus on Alumni: one SHS grad works as a physical therapist for the Chicago White Sox, and another grad works as a strength and conditioning specialist for the San Francisco Giants.
  • Nursing faculty hosts renowned education consultant to immerse students in the “flipped classroom” experience.

Please click here to download the newsletter for the School of Health Sciences.

Liffrig School of Education and Behavioral Sciences March 2015 Newsletter

Here is the February 2015 alumni newsletter for the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

Highlights in this issue include the following articles:

  • The University of Mary announces its third doctorate degree: an EdD.
  • Who’s who at the Liffrig School.
  • The annual poverty simulation changes perceptions.
  • Focus on Alumni: Aimee Copas, Executive Director for the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, and Troy Schultz, Deputy Warden of the North Dakota State Penitentiary.

Please click here to download the newsletter for the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

 

Gary Tharaldson School of Business January 2015 Newsletter

Here is the first alumni newsletter for 2015 and the second edition for the Gary Tharaldson School of Business.

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • GTSB assistant professor appointed VP for Financial Affairs.
  • Online accounting program ranked second in US, top in region.
  • Who’s who at GTSB.
  • Student investment club rebrands and beats S&P 500.
  • Sport and Leisure Management program.
  • Focus on Alumni: Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council.
  • Spring schedule for the Lunch and Learn Series.

Please click here to download the Gary Tharaldson School of Business alumni newsletter.

The next GTSB newsletter will be published in September 2015.

School of Arts & Sciences

Here is the first edition of the alumni newsletter for the School of Arts and Sciences (SOAS).

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • The Italian ambassador’s historic visit.
  • SOAS faculty teaching at the Rome campus.
  • Ten new faculty members.
  • Focus on Alumni: Jordan Vetter, teacher of the year at St. Mary’s Central Catholic High School.
  • Dramatic increase in Catholic Studies majors and minors.

Please click here to download the School of Arts and Sciences newsletter.

There will be a second SOAS newsletter in April 2015, so stay tuned.

School of Health Sciences

Here is the first edition of the alumni newsletter for the University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences.

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • New scholarships for nursing and other Health Sciences students.
  • A current student’s tragic yet inspiring experience with the birth of a daughter with Trisomy 18.
  • The new Master of Science in Bioethics Degree program.
  • The new Speech-Language Pathology Department.
  • Focus on four physical therapy clinics owned and run by our PT graduates, who have hired other University of Mary graduates.
  • Introductions of nine new faculty members.
  • Faculty awards, publications, presentations and other noteworthy achievements.

Please click here to download the School of Health Sciences newsletter.

There will be a second Health Sciences newsletter in March 2015, so stay tuned.

Liffrig School of Education

Here is the first edition of the alumni newsletter for the Liffrig school.

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • Renovations and new facilities in Boniface Hall.
  • Education professor’s Global Fellowship to China during the summer.
  • The successful Cadre student-teacher program.
  • New and retiring faculty.
  • Psychology professor presented in Atlanta, GA.
  • Bismarck Chief of Police Dan Donlin as the Focus on Alumni.
  • Teacher Shortage and the New MEd CIA program.
  • Proposed degree programs: new EdD through the Bismarck campus and new MEd at the University of Mary, Tempe.

Please click here to download the Liffrig School of Education newsletter.

There will be a second Liffrig School newsletter in February 2015, so stay tuned.

Gary Tharaldson School of Business

Here is the first edition of the GTSB newsletter.

Highlights in this issue include articles about:

  • The new dean, Dr. John Warford, the former Mayor of Bismarck.
  • Three professors presenting a paper on virtuous capitalism at a conference in the Philippines in February 2015.
  • A new graduate program focusing on leadership skills.
  • An 800-percent increase in military students since 2009, especially at GTSB, compared to 54 percent statewide.
  • A new satellite facility in Watford City, ND.
  • Focus an alumna, Molly Sullivan (’09).
  • Fall schedule for the “Lunch and Learn” series with Msgr. James Shea, Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Steve Scheel and Kathleen Neset.

Please click here to download the Tharaldson School of Business newsletter.

There will be a second GTSB newsletter in January 2015, so stay tuned.